04.30.2016 | 22 Nisan, 5776
Hamas: 'There will be an explosion' unless Israel lifts Gaza blockade
Two Palestinian teens attempt to stab IDF soldier at West Bank checkpoint
Palestinians clash with IDF forces as Jewish worshipers visit Joseph’s Tomb
Exclusive: Israeli envoy slams Austria’s hosting of Palestinian hijacker terrorist
Herzog pens letter to Corbyn, urges Labor delegation to visit Yad Vashem
IDF soldier who shot subdued Palestinian driven by 'twisted ideology'
Palestine, ISIS flags banned from Eurovision song contest
In Depth: ZAKA founder explains why Haredim entering the workforce is a Torah value
NYT: Israel denies waiting for Obama successor to strike defense aid deal
Gal-On endorses Berko to head key Knesset panel
Mimouna all night long
Music maestro Zubin Mehta remains young at heart
ISRAELI OPERA Gounod: Romeo and Juliet TA Opera House, April 18
Dining: A roadside attraction
J’lem wraps up first place and home court in postseason
Rajkovic suspended following Sakhnin brawl
Tensions run amok as Mac TA, Sakhnin brawl in rematch
Sinai Says: New horizons open up for Casspi following breakthrough season
Your investments: Omer and building wealth
COLUMN ONE: Defeating Hamas in America
Israel’s economy: Reasons to be cheerful – and some for concern
MIDDLE ISRAEL: Should we visit Auschwitz?
VIDEO: Iran urges young boys to take up arms in Syria, 'reach Jerusalem'
Rouhani allies make modest gains in Iran run-off election
Terror victims' kin have no right to sue Iran in US courts, Zarif says
Fragile economy forces Iran's top leaders to form alliance
Analysis: The limits of the Iran-Russia alliance
From petrol to pesco: ISIS turns to 'non-traditional' terror funding
Italy nabs four suspected in ISIS plot to attack Israeli embassy, Vatican
VIDEO: ISIS forces withdraw from strategic town under Assad’s protection
Boston-area men charged in ISIS-inspired beheading plot against police
NYU Graduate Student Union members appeal pro-BDS resolution
Britain's Labor Party launches anti-Semitism inquiry
UK Labor leader announces new initiatives to curb anti-Semitism within party
Chelsea soccer club warns fans against anti-Semitism before Tottenham match
How much money is the life of the world's richest Jew worth?
Rx for Readers: Attending to hygiene in geriatric homes
Country feels heat, wildfires break out in Jerusalem, Galilee
Tech Talk: Start in Germany
Haifa and NY researchers collaborate on treatment for two deadly cancers
TA pub fined NIS 50,000 in anti-tobacco suit
Optical guide will keep orthopedic procedures on target
Something strange in the air at Haifa Earth Day
Nation celebrates spring festival at natural wonders
‘Israel needs to invest in Negev, Galilee for future population hike’
In 5 years, driverless cars based on Israel's Mobileye tech
TECH TALK: Women's Empowerment
Country’s young computer innovators create apps at HackTrack TLV
'Ban anyone from Middle East - but not Israelis,' says US Senate candidate
Journalist hit with anti-Semitic hate mail after profile on Trump's wife
US Republican Cruz names Fiorina as running mate
Trump on foreign policy: Iran deal allowed it to become a 'great power' at Israel's expense
VIDEO: A 'Hassidic Jew' and 'devout Muslim' walk the streets of New York
This week in 60 seconds: Priestly blessings and religious brawls
Grapevine: Finally, a family center
Just Torah: Passover: A means – not an end in itself
Briefing: The Democratic showdown on Israel
Podcast: Is Bibi the worst option except all the rest?
Briefing: Bernie Sanders, Monica Lewinsky, and an uneventful cyber attack
Exclusive: Some Trump Vodka, popular as kosher for Passover spirit, may not be kosher
WATCH: Superman's got nothing on Israel!
Can you match the President to his opposing candidate?
Animals are just the best.
Can you solve this riddle?
Peace train building up steam
Hezbollah at a crossroad
A survivor’s story
A year after quake, Israelis still helping Nepal recover
Necessary Stories: Grasping at the void
Trees for grandchildren
Bellicose culture mogul
In the heart of Africa
Veterans: Comic timing
Books: Seeing God’s face
Books: Between tribalism and universalism
Hot off the Arab press
A musical journey back to the Holy Temple
Hello, goodbye Jerusalem
This week in Jerusalem
Seen by engagement
Turning the (Seder) tables
‘Seas’ the day
Worn out with your workout?
The secret of the lost color
הַצַלָמִים – יְרוּשָלַיִם בְּעֵינֵי צַלָמֶיהָ
Palestinian Christians slam PA for refusal to recognize Easter
Orthodox Christians mark Palm Sunday at Jerusalem church
Israeli brewery resurrects beer recipe from time of Jesus
A different Passover Seder
Eurovision Contestants Plant Trees in Israel
KKL-JNF and The Italian State Forestry Corps Sign a Memorandum
Cornerstone Ceremony for ANZAC Museum in Beersheba
The 19th Walk for Water: Touring the Desert, Loving Israel
A Tree Avenue for the Mashabim Air Force Base in the Negev
Greek President Plants Olive Tree in Jerusalem Grove of Nations
Italian Environment Minister Discovers Negev Agriculture
Kenyan President Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
Italy-Israel Friendship Tree Planted in Italian Ambassador’s Garden
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
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
Appeasement for Peace?
Just look at Miriam now
It's The Jews Fault, They Could Have Prevented WWII!....
By ALLON SINAI
Yellow-and-blue back to three points behind leader Beersheba with 4 matches left; Huge clash next week.
The 25-year-old became the 30th Israeli to book her spot in Brazil after winning the World Qualification Tournament in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Or Sasson ended the over-100 kilogram competition in second place, only being stopped in the final by Olympic and world champion Teddy Riner of France.
Nelson Levy showed her potential by finishing in fifth place at the recent world under-21 championships.
Levy is set to be handed a four-year deal, with the IFA having an exit clause after the conclusion of World Cup 2018 qualifying.
Without a loss in 7 months, Hap Beersheba faces slumping Mac Haifa • National coach to be named today.
Hapoel manhandles Kiryat Gat while Maccabi Tel Aviv stunned by Nahariya; Hap TA, Eilat triumph
Beitar is on the verge of wrapping up third place in the standings, opening a 14-point gap over Bnei Sakhnin in fourth with five matches to play.
Aharony has been auditioning for several operatic productions in New York and has just been accepted into the Tri Cities Opera program in upstate Binghamton, New York.
By DANIELLE ZIRI
Filmmaker Helen Yanofsky’s documentary debut tells the fascinating story of the man behind the Jerusalem Boxing Club.
By HANNAH BROWN
The Eurocup will include only 24 teams next season, with the Euroleague being trimmed down to 16 teams.
On Monday, Hapoel Tel Aviv (11-15) goes to Hapoel Eilat (13-13).
After Nate Robinson’s thrilling debut, Hapoel was brought back down to earth with a painful double-overtime loss at Ironi Nahariya last week.
Yellow-and-blue lives dangerously but claims win ahead of Beersheba’s visit to Jerusalem
Faiga and Hilman only received their visas to the Muslim state in recent days and their trip to Doha was kept under wraps until their arrival on Sunday.
Sela was hoping to claim his second straight Challenger title, entering the event on the back of his 20th career triumph on the circuit in Shenzhen, China.
Zubari finished the prestigious Trofeo Princesa Sofia sailing event in Palma de Mallorca in eighth place on Saturday to increase his lead over Mashiah in the internal battle between the two.
Reds defeat Acre 1-0 to steer clear of relegation zone, Netanya down after loss to K8.
Rishon handed the Germans their first loss last week, claiming an 88-84 overtime victory at home. Darryl Monroe led the way with 28 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists.
The 24-year-old, who rose 57 places to No. 266 in the world rankings, needs to be placed among the top 59 in the Olympic rankings on July 11 in order to qualify for Rio.
Bar, Cukierman knocked out of Israel Open; Djokovic advances to Miami quarterfinals
A noncompetitive, friendship- building league, Buddy Baseball provides an opportunity for boys and girls with special needs to build self-esteem and create lasting memories on the baseball field.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Tapiro leads locals to easy win ; Gilbert Brown wins dunk exhibition, Swann triumphs in three-point contest.
Sela, who could climb almost 20 places in the new rankings with a win, is targeting his first title of the year, losing in the final in Happy Valley, Australia in January.
Israelis aim to maintain supremacy over foreigners in All-Star game • Rishon still alive in Europe.
Continental club competitions will undergo sweeping changes next season, with FIBA to launch its new Basketball Champions League, while the Euroleague will change its format to include only 16 teams.
Two first-half goals send blue-and-white to defeat under interim coach Alon Hazan.
Israel’s figure skaters are registering historic accomplishments in international competitions and the sport is blossoming at the youth level.
The national team doesn’t play its first World Cup 2018 qualifier until September 5, when it hosts Italy.
Reds shrug off rough first quarter at home vs arch nemesis to extend slim first-place lead.
“We have been waiting to play in a match like this for a long time,” said Beersheba coach Barak Bachar. “This is a great experience and I don’t think there are any favorites.”
Hapoel sits just two games above last place in the BSL standings, which will lead to relegation to the National League at the end of the season, after a 101-80 loss to Bnei Herzliya.
Performing to the theme music from Sherlock Holmes, Samohin rose from ninth place after the short program to first overall with a personal best free program score of 165.38 points.
Maccabi enters the game one point back of leader Beersheba after slashing the margin by four points over the past couple of weeks.
At the end of the day, it will be money, or rather the lack of it, which will decide the identity of the next blue-and-white boss.
The Israelis will be guided by Hapoel Jerusalem coach Danny Franco and Maccabi Haifa coach Rami Hadar.
Yellow-and-blue returns to winning ways with win over Ness Ziona, closing within a game of Hapoel
"I’m looking to continue to improve and I believe in my abilities and I’m aspiring to win the gold,” said Kratysh.
Beersheba, Mac TA lead championship playoff race, tight fight to avoid joining Netanya in relegation
The inaugural game in the Holy Land – anticipated to be the start of a full-fledged program – will be held under the auspices of Dean Klassman, the man at the helm of Buddy Baseball in Chicago.
By JERUSALEM POST SPORTS STAFF
International Women’s Day on Tuesday was a perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of local female athletes.
Kostiantyn Voronov, who moved to Israel from Ukraine last year, was only beaten in the final of the under-20 event by France’s Charles Colleau.
League leader twice comes back from behind, but can only manage 2-2 draw to move 3 points clear.
It made the most of a listless Maccabi display on Sunday to defeat the yellow-and-blue on the road.
Maccabi defeats Hapoel in back-and-forth Haifa showdown to move up to fourth place.
Sharon Drucker’s team outscored Nahariya 31-16 in the third quarter on Saturday to open a 19-point gap (74-55) from which the visitors could not return.
Yellow-and-blue cuts deficit from Beersheba with win over Kfar Saba.
With home-court advantage in the tie against Sweden, Ran is confident that the team will manage to bounce back against the seven-time winners.
Israel last played in the World Group in 2013, losing 5-0 to France in the first round.
Yellow-and-blue to face Bnei Sakhnin in State Cup semis while Hap Beersheba gets Mac Haifa.
Maccabi and Beersheba comfortably progressed to the semifinals on Wednesday, building on their first leg victories to join Maccabi Haifa and Bnei Sakhnin in the last four.
Greens host Bnei Yehuda in quarters 2nd leg with tie even, Sakhnin favorite against Ashkelon
Premier League leader survives nervy finish to beat Kfar Saba 2-1 and move five points clear
The bronze medalist from the 2008 Beijing Olympics began the day in 22nd place, but rallied to finish Thursday’s three races in fourth, second and ninth.
A quick glance at the national team’s accomplishments over recent decades.
Zubari got the championships off to a perfect start on Monday.
Israeli youngster Daniel Harrari is tied for fifth after finishing third in the Blue Group.
Beitar Jerusalem is set to face disciplinary action after dozens of its supporters ran across the pitch ahead of Sunday’s match at Hapoel Acre.
Living in Canada, Levin is following the most unlikely of dreams as he pursues a professional ice hockey career.
By SAMMY HUDES
Yellow-and-blue beat Maccabi Ashdod 83-75 to bring some cheer to the club in the midst of one of its worst seasons ever.
After drawing its past two games, and with Beersheba winning six league matches in a row and 16 of 18, Maccabi found itself eight points back of first place ahead of Sunday’s encounter.
Struggling yellow-and-blue faces Ness Ziona after Rishon meets Ashdod in first game at Yad Eliyahu.
Beersheba is unbeaten in its past 17 league games, a run stretching back to late September, winning 15 of those matches to open a five-point gap over three-time defending champion Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Israel’s marquee basketball clubs Maccabi Tel Aviv and Hapoel Jerusalem underwhelm in European action
With one coach already being sacked and players coming and going throughout the campaign, Maccabi’s management has all but given up on this season.
Pe’er kicked off the action for Team Israel on Center Court in Saturday afternoon’s match against Ukraine’s Bondarenko.
By HOWARD BLAS
The winner of Wednesday’s game will advance to the round of 16.
Bachar’s boys extend gap with victory over Netanya ahead of tonight’s TA derby at Bloomfield.
Israel faces Croatia in its final Pool C tie on Friday.
Pe’er is still in the fold, although she has looked like a shadow of her former self over recent years.
Round-of-16 berth hinges on Olimpija duel and next week’s Novgorod clash • Jerusalem playing for pride.
Adelson is reportedly planning to meet with the owner of the Raiders, Mark Davis, in Las Vegas on Friday.
Tel Aviv’s disappointing campaign went from bad to worse with 2-1 loss in last 16
Kazan is on a five-game winning streak, and has won eight of its last nine Eurocup games after triumphing 92-82 at Yad Eliyahu Arena last Wednesday.
The Cavs have moved on and so will Blatt.
Hap TA visits Kfar Saba in last 16; Ness Ziona looks to pull off another upset vs Sakhnin
Haifa stunned Jerusalem 87-72 on the road in the State Cup round of 16 on December 24 and exactly one month later claimed an impressive 82-72 win in the capital on Sunday.
Maccabi moved two points clear of Hapoel Beersheba, which hosts Beitar Jerusalem on Sunday, with a 3-1 win over Maccabi Petah Tikva at Bloomfield Stadium.
Sela, cheered on by a flag-waving contingent of fans, was knocked out in the third round in Melbourne for a second straight year after losing to Nadal in the round of 32 in 2015.
The 27-year-old guard, back at his boyhood club six years after asking to leave the team for Hapoel Gilboa/Galil due to limited playing time, had 16 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds.
The 57-year-old’s four-year tenure as Israel coach came to an end last October, a day after the national team’s Euro 2016 qualifying campaign finished in bitter disappointment.
Maccabi entered the game on the back of two straight wins in Eurocup action.
Nadal has a heart-breaking injury record at the Australian Open, being forced out of his title defense in 2010 with knee trouble.
Eliyahu is set to earn in the region of $1.5 million over the next three seasons.
The aroma of a full roster has permeated their present seven-game win streak.
By CHRIS PARKER
Glushko, ranked No. 128 in the world, made easy work of Eri Hozumi (190) of Japan, claiming a 6-3, 6-1 victory.
Fourth-place Petah Tikva had gone seven matches without defeat before losing 1-0 to Bnei Sakhnin last Saturday.
Speculation regarding Farmar’s future at Maccabi had been raging for weeks after he failed to settle at the club.
Yellow-and-blue beats Mac Haifa 2-1 at Bloomfield to close in on Beersheba at the top.
Yellow-and-blue’s new coach confident of claiming championship • Leader Beersheba hosts Acre