05.28.2016 | 20 Iyar, 5776
Hezbollah is broke thanks to US sanctions, says White House official
'World Health Organization condemnation of Israel is anti-Semitism,' says Lapid
Salafi group in Gaza claims overnight rocket launching at Israel
Knesset warns Arab MKs against Temple Mount visits during Ramadan
Netanyahu’s government may be near collapse, report says
Israeli-Arab named first-ever 'Miss Trans Israel'
Bennett: Netanyahu's cabinet compromise 'meaningless spin'
Poll: Party led by Kahlon, Ya'alon, and Sa'ar could topple Netanyahu
Resigning minister: Liberman defense appointment ‘extraordinarily cynical’
Environment minister resigns in protest of Liberman's entry into coalition
Rocket Man rocks Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv documentary festival announces film winners
Palestine Literature Festival highlights local and international writers
Taking it all off
Mac TA, Eilat into Final Four; Jerusalem closing in
Morocco refuse to play Israel in wheelchair tennis World Cup
Disappointing denouement for Mac TA
Jerusalem, Hap Tel Aviv resume captivating quarterfinal
My Word: Taiwan revisited
As I See It: Democracy in turmoil
The unlikely likelihood of a centrist bloc
Israel’s spectacular champions
Forbidden felines: Saudi cleric declares selfies with cats 'un-Islamic'
Report: Israel and Arab states discuss new Palestinian leader to succeed Abbas
IAEA: Iran's uranium stockpile stays within limit set by nuclear deal
Arab World: ISIS shifting tactics as it loses territory, recruits
US pro-gun lobby to 'Ayatollahs of Iran': You haven't met alligator wrestlers, cowboys of America
Senior Iranian official: Secret, second wife of Iran's FM 'spied for the West'
Too hot for Tehran: Glam couple flee Iran after model photos deemed 'un-Islamic'
Escape to victory: 'Anti-Iranian occupation' team wins soccer cup
ISIS plans to ignite ethnic war in Fallujah upon leaving the city, document allegedly reveals
Analysis: Islamic State may be down, but it's far from out
US prosecutors move to unseal case of Ivy League student who defected from ISIS
Australia holds five suspected of plotting sailing trip to join ISIS
Steven Spielberg, in Harvard commencement speech, says anti-Semitism on the rise
London’s Muslim mayor joins pledge to fight anti-Semitism
Forging links with the Diaspora through dialogue
Self-described anti-Semitic German pastor resigns from interfaith position
Surprise! Anti-BDS gift box coming straight to your front door
'Smart car' tech to get boost from US-Israel collaboration
Research shows exposure to dirty air may raise risk of heart disease
Most medical marijuana users benefit from treatment, finds Ben-Gurion University study
Rx for Readers: Stresses over sleep lines
Litzman blasts Palestinian ‘political attack’ on Israel at WHO’s yearly assembly
‘Smart park’ coming to capital’s Sacher Park
Analysis stage begins at latest Golan drilling site
Green tech at the forefront of talks on US-Israel collaboration
Israel faces lack of enforcement of environmental policies, says report
Tech Talk: Student hackathons are the new rage
Tech Talk: CES Asia 2016
Tech can’t thrive without women, says Israeli-born Oracle CEO
NY Times editor calls out Trump for ignoring supporters’ anti-Semitic tweets
Who needs Hillary? Trump, Sanders mull televised debate
Sanders' pro-Palestine backers could spark uproar at Dem convention
Jewish leaders push to get two-state solution proposal on next president's desk
Grapevine: Loving the city
Star Catcher: Astrology for the week of May 27, 2016
Grapevine: Language legislation
VIDEO: Is this the most racist ad you have ever seen?
Podcast: The mystery of Tel Aviv’s Jane Doe alleys
Briefing: Liberman, Trump and fascism
Podcast: A stable Israeli government? Fat chance
Grapevine: Animal husbandry
Employees send their boss on a special vacation
WATCH: Kittens are the best audience
WATCH: 6ft Balloon Bursts in Slow Motion
22 Photographs where time really stood still
'In the navy'
On the 50th anniversary of Agnon’s Nobel Prize
Books: Blood diamonds
The forgotten casualties
The good news and the bad
Homage to Anne
Necessary Stories: The plowman meets the reaper
Artist of patterns
Veterans: Reaching one’s full potential
Books: Unlikely characters
Books: Totally certifiable
Books: Beauty and boredom of war
An African night in Jerusalem
In your footsteps, Orwell
This week in Jerusalem
Always look on the bright side of yourself
The long and winding road
From chaos to creation
An oddly individual thing – handwriting
Agriculture is having a (vertical) field day
אַלְמָז פּוֹסַעַת בִּשְבִילֵי יַלְדוּתָה
סְטֶנְד-אַפּ שֶל רוֹתֶם אַבּוּהָב
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Christian leaders seek insight into Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Protectors of the Holy Land
Digging with the Bible
Green Journey – Cycling on the Trails of the Living
Remembering Isaac Ochberg
Czech prime minister plants tree in Jerusalem grove of nations
Dado Scenic Lookout Dedicated on Israel's Northern Border
Golani Soldiers Clean up the Forests of Northern Israel
Greek President Plants Olive Tree in Jerusalem Grove of Nations
Italian Environment Minister Discovers Negev Agriculture
Kenyan President Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
Hugging a Tree? Beware of the Pine Processionary Caterpillar!
UN World Water Day 2016: Better Water, Better Jobs
International Forest Day 2016: Saying Thank You to the Trees
US Forestry Service Shares Remote Sensing Tech with Israel
KKL-JNF and The Italian State Forestry Corps Sign a Memorandum
JNF USA & Alexander Muss High School in Israel
Both Receive Charity Navigator's Highest Rating
First-Ever Birthright Israel Trip for Jewish Law Enforcement Announced
90 Year-old Giuditta Matalon Embraces the Children of Israel
Peonies and Pineapples in the Negev Desert
An Interview with Israel Prize Winner Prof. Yossi Katz
Arava Open Day 2016
The Acacia Tree Stars in the Arava Ecosystem
The Burqa-wearing Trojan Horse
A Second Daniel; A Tudor Intrigue by Neal Roberts
Jewish history and demography
“Fascism is looming over the US…” a response to Dr. Laitman
Speaking at The Jerusalem Post’s fifth annual conference in New York, Gamliel discussed social inequality, harnessing technology to reduce gaps, as well as the new coalition deal.
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
When Tevye and his fellow villagers are forced out of Anatevke by the czarist police, they head for New York, Chicago and Krakow.
By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL / JTA
Without public financial support, most of the artistic events and venues simply cannot survive.
By PEGGY CIDOR
The good news is that it is never too late to change for the better.
By BARRY DAVIS
“We wholeheartedly believe in the importance of our work and in what we give to the public.”
By ORRI J. AVRAHAM
Next weekend, Monteiro Freitas will arrive in Israel for the first time to perform this work during the Israel Festival in Jerusalem.
By ORI J. LENKINSKI
"But when I came across what happened in Terezín, everything changed for me"
Although the theme is ephemera, it is hoped that the exhibition will have a lasting impact.
By SHAINA OPPENHEIMER
In Jerusalem’s beating heart, next to the light rail stop, a place has been set up to enable people to meet and talk, listen to music, catch a show and more.
Leading men and women of letters from around the world will rub shoulders with our own leading literary figures.
Sign from Iran is a feast for the eyes, the mind and the heart.
“Until now, the city’s residents were required to travel to Jerusalem to access top-quality performances, or chose to miss out entirely. There was a real thirst for locally held performances."
By YAEL BRYGEL
Via Australia and New York City, a welcome newcomer on the Holy City social scene.
By KEREN PREISKEL
All health-giving bases seem to be covered.
“Eyes of the Nation” celebrates the beauty of Israel’s diverse community, threading photographs together to show we can find unity through variety.
“Be wise in what you want to say and be and express. Don’t just consume. Don’t just buy.”
By ORIT ARFA
The Docaviv film festival ran from May 19-28.
By HANNAH BROWN
The six-day festival, which is in its ninth year, is holding sessions in eight cities throughout Israel, Gaza and the Palestinian Authority, including in Haifa, Jerusalem and Nablus.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Austrian choreographer Doris Uhlich presents "More Than Naked" at the Israel Festival.
A slew of local rockers play salute to the iconic ’80s new wave band as part of the Israel Festival.
‘Orange’ returns, while truth is stranger than fiction.
The Israeli production of ‘Billy Elliot the Musical’ opens in June.
By ZACK ORYAN ORATZ
The Tikva Theater of Berlin presents ‘Cursed Is the Heart.’
East melds with West at the Israel Festival.
The LGBT film festival comes to town.
Many dance genres combine in Chaignaud and Begnolea’s piece.
What to do this weekend and beyond.
By SHAWN RODGERS
An interview with French conductor Daniel Kawka.
By MAXIM REIDER
By JPOST.COM STAFF
South Africa’s ‘pop-chazzan’ breathes new life into an Israeli folk classic.
By BENITA ZIVE
Live Park, Rishon Lezion, May 22.
By ELIOT ZIMELMAN
“It was a life changing experience for me,” says Wild.
The short film, which stars Evgenia Dodina, tells the story of a single mother who finds herself without her son for one day, and tries, in that short space of time, to find a man.
Two time winner of the Grand Jury Prize for documentary film will attend the first screening of her film at the festival
At this year's festival Ronit Raphael treated the stars, including model Irina Shayk, French actress Juliette Binoche and American actress Julianne Moore.
Who does and doesn’t use the wildly popular social network that has changed the way we live – and why.
By CARL HOFFMAN
Bad send-off for ‘The Good Wife.’
Shani Klein portrays a compelling character.
Myrna Herzog presents a 17th-century musical program, ‘Passion and Madness.’
Classical musician Sharon Kam will perform in Israel.
By OMER SHOMRONY
A heavyweight combo celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Blue Note label.
The Israel Festival takes place May 24 to June 11.
Yasmeen Godder presents her latest work at the Tmuna Theater.
Elton John brings his Wonderful Crazy Night tour to Tel Aviv.
By DAVID BRINN
Israel’s favorite indie folk group is spreading its wings.
Maya Michlal Gelfand debuts ‘Bound’ with the Kolben Dance Company
Popular artists scheduled to perform in Rishon Lezion on June 8.
Chris Martin refers to video as "one of best ever made."
By CORAL BRAUN
Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, Herzliya, May 8.
By ORA BRAFMAN
The Antiquities Authority called the discovery the biggest treasure uncovered in at least 30 years.
What is known is that she filmed in Ireland, and she keeps her clothes on, a relatively rarity in GOT.
Filmmaker Leah Gottfried has created a new Web series about Orthodox Jewish dating in Manhattan.
By AMY SPIRO
Tomorrowland is one of the biggest electronic music festivals held in the world, taking place annually in Boom, Belgium since 2005.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Goodbye to ‘The Good Wife,’ hello to Darren Star’s latest.
Tania Maria is one of the leading lights of jazz-inflected Brazilian music.
Baritone Lucio Gallo takes on the lead role in Verdi’s ‘Macbeth’.
Over the past couple of decades Nakatani, who hails from Osaka, Japan, has become one of the leading lights on the avant garde side of the jazz tracks.
Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon recently attended the cornerstone laying ceremony for Osem’s new Bamba factory in Kiryat Gat.
By MICHAL GALANTI
Jordan cancels show on religious grounds due to band’s pro-LGBT outlook.
By NOGA TARNOPOLSKY/THE MEDIA LINE
By URY EPPSTEIN
Yehonatan Indursky’s debut, ‘Before Memory’, to be set among ultra-Orthodox in Bnei Brak.
On Friday, May 6, American rock singer Chris Cornell performed at the Charles Bronfman Auditorium in Tel Aviv.
How did Shakespeare put it? “There’s a divinity that shapes our ends/Rough hew them how we will” (Hamlet).
By HELEN KAYE
The founder of British prog rock greats Porcupine Tree and friend to Aviv Geffen and Ninet muses on his solo career, his ‘second home’ Tel Aviv and the death of rock.
Ryan Hamilton, Ty Barnett and Sarge lead laughing lineup to benefit Koby Mandell Foundation.
Batsheva Dance Company ‘Adam’ – Roi Assaf ‘Yag’– Ohad Naharin Suzanne Dellal, May 1.
Other intriguing Jerusalem Jane’s Walk slots include City Story, which will examine life in downtown Jerusalem through urban art.
Remembrance Day memories, Independence Day exuberance.
The young cast members are this film’s high notes.
The Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra performs in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
Tim Berne and his jazz quintet perform at Levontin 7.
The Duke Ellington Orchestra will get audiences ‘in the mood.’
‘Horses in the Sky’ gallops toward its gala opening.
Culture Ministry organizers hope to promote international partnerships, co-productions and collaborations among filmmakers at annual showcase.
Israeli band Benjamin’s Brother nominated for ‘Best Narrative’ at the Berlin MVAs.
By ARIEL DOMINIQUE HENDELMAN
Frank Stella’s work is all about getting rid of conventional ideas – especially where art is concerned.
By DAVID STROMBERG
Astrith Baltsan’s blend of music, history, family and Zionism connects with audiences worldwide.
By SARAH HERSHENSON
In an Arad hangar, artist Dorrit Yacoby’s legacy lives on after her death.
By ANGELA LEVINE
Viewers can take a lot from this show in terms of the strength of the human spirit and the ability to constantly grow and evolve personally, creatively and spiritually.
By SARAH LEVI
With one foot well into the 10th decade of her eventful life, Bloch looks back on years of work as she paces through her crowded living room.
The members of the audience at Thursday’s Night Shows at Nekarot will be able to rock, and maybe even do a little rolling, to a selection of Monica Sex numbers.
“The items were mostly selected based on their beauty. We tried various options, but even with the sacred artifacts of Italian Jewry, you see the aesthetics."
Philosophers, intellectuals and curious attendees will gather for a night of lectures and discussion focusing on issues of democracy and human rights, violence, the future of humanism, and more.
The colorful collection of artwork conveys the stories of the patients’ road to recovery and further serves as a vehicle for patients to release emotions.
Tim Isberg, a lieutenant-colonel in the American army, will be one of the star turns at this year’s Jacob’s Ladder Festival.
Far-fetched? That is what happened 23 years ago in the Tel Aviv local elections with the Walking Man initiative.
“I didn’t believe a film could have so much power to impact on people. Anyone who has seen it has taken a lot from it.I certainly did.”
The modest size of the Givatayim Observatory should not belie Israel’s advances in the field of astronomy.
1983 song offers a rare declaration of full-throated Israel support by a mainstream American rocker.
By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Four IDC students launch viral ‘hot dudes’ social media account.
Astrology for the week of May 13, 2016
By MARALLYN BEN MOSHE
That elephants suffer in circuses is one of those so-called facts everyone seems to know, although I was unable to find proof.
By BARBARA SOFER
LGBTQ Jews who are feeling increasingly welcomed and included as part of their local community and in the broader organized Jewish world.
By STUART S. KURLANDER
By OZ ALMOG
I wish that Israel may prevail as both a civil democracy and a Jewish nation state. I wish that the Israeli flag may continue to express both these ideas.
By MARC NEUGROESCHEL