02.26.2017 | 30 Shevat, 5777
Israeli minister: Trump opening new peace path with Israel-Sunni efforts
Dershowitz calls on banks to close accounts that boycott Israel
Former senior PA official: 'Hamas is willing to go back to '67 borders'
Lebanese media claims Israel threw smoke bombs across the border fence
Report: Trump may pull US out of UN Human Rights Council due to Israel bias
Netanyahu meets with Aussie FM against imposing PA state on Israel
Basketball: Hapoel Jerusalem snaps skid in Rishon
Soccer: Mac Tel Aviv tied on points with Beersheba
Foreign Ministry likely to declare strike
New Zealand surprised Israel by sponsoring anti-settlement UN resolution
The quiet comeback of Mel Gibson
Dance review: One. One & One
Coldplay arrives in Israel to scout possible concert locations
Movie Review: ‘Personal Affairs’
Casspi waived by New Orleans Pelicans after breaking thumb
Israeli star Casspi cut from NBA's Pelicans after suffering injury
Study may lead to new strategies to combat bacterial infection
The damage that could stem from lack of movement
New Worlds: Crystallization made crystal clear
From Start-Up Nation to Scale-Up Nation
Technion researchers’ ‘breakthrough’ discovery could lead to new antibiotic types
Environmental Protection Ministry orders closure of ammonia facility
Israeli firm to build second sewage treatment plant in Ethiopia
Building frustration in the wild, wild east
Rihanna the rhino gives birth to first calf at Israeli zoo
Fundamentally Freund: Operation Menashe 2017 is underway
February 26, 2017: Selecting judges
The uphill battle over returning to Jerusalem
Shot in the foot
Iran holds naval war games amid rising tensions with US
Iraqi forces advance past Mosul airport, pushing into city’s west
Iran plans to buy Kazakh uranium, seeks Russia help to make nuclear fuel
Attack on Syrian security forces in Homs kills 42
Iran warns Arab states: Don't be enticed by Israeli attempts to win Arab allies
Iran sends delegation to Saudi for talks on rejoining haj
ISIS releases 'proof' it fired rockets on Israel
What do the warning shots from Sinai mean?
Why does a weakened ISIS see Trump presidency as a lifeline?
Refugee who took selfie with Merkel sues Facebook
US almost deports visiting Holocaust scholar
'Impact of BDS is worse than most people realize'
Texas school teacher fired for 'kill some Jews' tweet
White Supremacist leader Spencer booted from conservative conference
Astronomers find seven Earth-size planets where life may be possible
‘Startups as far as the eye can see, all the way to the sea’
Mobileye outfits 4,500 NYC Uber & Lyft cars with anticollision tech
Donald Trump and American Jews: The first good week?
US Democrats pick Perez over Ellison to lead party
Pence's Twitter blunder: whose flag is it, anyway?
Trump likes two-state solution, but says he will leave it up to Israelis, Palestinians
Analysis: Clinton falls amid assault on establishment
Clinton concedes: 'We have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling'
Hillary Clinton and the glass ceiling: Cracked but intact
NY hassidic village loyal to Clinton despite Trump popularity among ultra-Orthodox
Trump reportedly picks friend of Jared Kushner to serve in administration
Trump calls UN 'sad,' days after Israeli settlements vote
Saddam Hussein's daughter touts Trump's 'political sensibility'
Dermer calls on Trump to move embassy to Jerusalem
La La set to win Oscars
Pyramid of expectations in Cairo
A unique haven for groups and families in the Western Galilee
Israeli tourist arrested for climbing Brooklyn Bridge for a selfie
Podcast: Three Ladies, Three Lattes
Podcast: Does Trump love Jews or embolden antisemitic voices?
Why Starbucks failed in Israel (and only in Israel)
Taxicab Diplomacy: Trump vs. Clinton
'Dancing with the Stars' celeb gives baby Hebrew name
Trump appears to invent Sweden terror incident
Disney drops top YouTube star over antisemitic videos
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
A taste of its own medicine?
Art that isn’t what
Books: The mystery of things
that remain unresolved
Moshe Gershuni: Up in the sublime, down in the gutter
From Tehrangeles with love
‘We need to stop the silence’
Who decides when Iran has gone nuclear enough to attack?
Love thy French brother
Where Jerusalem creates
The art of leaving Jerusalem
Rapping in English
City Notes: Bloomberg fund grants $1 million to Beersheba
Exhibition: Hello Dolly
Always in the mood for a melody
מֵחוֹדֶש יָנוּאָר צָרִיך לְשַלֵם עַל שַׂקִיוֹת נַייְלוֹן
שִידוּרִים חַיִים מֵהַכְּנֶסֶת
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Pope suggests "better to be atheist than hypocritical Catholic"
John Quincy Adams: Supporting the Jewish homeland with the Bible in hand
Baptist leaders tour Israel
Dedicating a Grove to Avi Sasportas, a Victim of Hamas Terror
“My Angel in the Sky”
CFI Parliamentary Chairman Plants a Tree in Israel and Visits Gaza Border
O.L.E.I Helps Restore Burnt Neveh Shalom Forest on Tu Bishvat
25 year after Khojaly genocide: 'the unforgettable facts between denial and historical justice'
Squaring the two-state circle
J Street's 2017 National Conference
Hapoel enters round-of-32 second leg trailing Besiktas 3-1 • Manchester United advances
By ALLON SINAI
Maccabi registered just its third win in the past 13 continental games by eking out an 85-84 victory over Baskonia Vitoria two weeks ago.
By JERUSALEM POST SPORTS STAFF
Casspi part of deal involving superstar teammate DeMarcus Cousins.
Beersheba continues to struggle on the road, failing to win for a fifth straight league match away from Turner Stadium, a streak stretching back over two months.
Yellow-and-blue closes to within two points of Beersheba following Kjartansson hat-trick against K8.
Eight runners share their stories en route to the White City’s big event.
By AMIR AFSAI
Defending champion extends lead over Mac TA to eight points; Yellow-and-blue names Lito as new coach.
Beersheba is coming off a 1-0 defeat to Maccabi Tel Aviv in Netanya last weekend which cut the gap at the top to just five points.
Tel Aviv hosts the second leg in three weeks.
As disastrous as its season has been so far, Maccabi has yet to lose three straight games over all competitions.
Hapoel finishes Top 16 with 5-1 record thanks to victory over Nizhny Novgorod in Russia.
Next month in South Korea, 16 countries will play in the quadrennial baseball tournament known as the World Baseball Classic (WBC), a “World Cup” for baseball. One of them is Israel.
By ELLI WOHLGELERNTER
Israel’s dream of returning to the World Group was already dashed for another year on Saturday when the blue-and-white dropped to an unassailable 3-0 deficit.
Ben-Shimon leaves Beitar with the team sitting in fifth place in the Premier League standings, tied on points with Ironi Kiryat Shmona in fourth.
Former NBA star scores 24 for Jerusalem in BSL conquest of arch-rival Tel Aviv • Wyatt out for Holon
Maccabi Tel Aviv has been one of the busier teams, with players both coming and going.
Maccabi parted ways with American forward Sonny Weems earlier this week, voiding his contract after he failed to complete a drug test on Saturday.
Hapoel improves to 4-1 with victory over Vilnius, can secure first place with win in Russia next week.
Beck also represented Israel at the past summer’s Rio Olympics, finishing tied for 31st place.
The yellow-and-blue dominated the remainder of the match, but Haifa looked to have netted a winner in the 86th minute through substitute Roei Kehat’s header.
Maccabi Tel Aviv considering cutting American forward • Yellow-and-blue beats Ashdod in BSL.
Reigning champion outlasts Kiryat Shmona 2-0 ahead of top-of-the-table clash with Maccabi Tel Aviv.
“This was an amazing tournament and a superb achievement for Oliel,” said Glickstein. “It will help his ranking, his level of play, his confidence and his belief in his own abilities.”
Since going on a club record ninematch winning streak in the league, Beersheba has won just two of six games.
Yellow-and-blue injects some life back into its continental campaign with home conquest of Kazan.
The yellow-and-blue fell to a 6-13 record with its ninth defeat from the past 10 continental games, leaving it in 15th place out of 16 teams.
Ra’anana downed in shootout • Bnei Yehuda blows out Ashkelon • Beitar Jerusalem conquers Sakhnin
Maccabi still has 12 more regular season games to try and resurrect its European campaign.
Maccabi Petah Tikva claims 1-1 draw against league leader thanks to Magbo’s super strike.
Seven defeats from its past eight games have seen Maccabi fall to 14th place and a 6-11 record, three games back of Darussafaka in eighth position, which leads to the quarterfinal playoffs.
Hapoel suffers first defeat of the Top 16, losing to Zenit by 20 points in Russia to fall to 2-1.
There are, however, very few athletes who have had such a profound impact on their sport as the one Rivkin has had on rhythmic gymnastics in Israel over the past decade.
Kjartansson nets lone tally to beat last-place Reds • Bnei Sakhnin blasts Ironi Kiryat Shmona
Maccabi led by as many as 18 points early in the fourth quarter, but allowed Holon within three points in the final minute.
Maccabi dropped to a 6-11 record, three games back of eighth place in the standings, giving Real a run for its money for much of the night, only to struggle when it mattered most once more.
Jerusalem improved to 8-6 in the BSL and showed further encouraging signs that it is starting to hit top form.
Luzon, who only joined the team in September to replace Eli Gutman, will leave the club after Thursday’s match at Ironi Kiryat Shmona, deciding to quit due to the dramatic changes the squad is undergoing.
Hapoel claims 22-point win over Russians behind Jerrells and Jones, climbs to 1st place in Group G.
The second all-Premier League showdown will see Beitar Jerusalem welcome Hapoel Kfar Saba on Saturday night.
Israel will play in Pool B at the World Baseball Classic.
Weems leads as yellow-and-blue squeaks past Blatt’s Darussafaka 93-92 for first win since November.
Tel Aviv is still only two games back of Red Star Belgrade in eighth place – which leads to a playoff berth – and has 15 more games to make amends for its disastrous first half.
Hapoel opens Eurocup Top 16 with road victory after erasing 20-point deficit on back of big night by Jerrells.
The final semifinalist will be decided on Tuesday when Hapoel Beersheba of the National League hosts Hapoel Holon.
Shechter penalty gives hosts first win in four games, leaves Maccabi eight points behind Beersheba.
Meanwhile, Tel Aviv got back on the winning track, with an easy conquest of the visiting Silverbacks.
The final semifinalist will be decided in Tuesday’s game between Hapoel Beersheba of the National League and Hapoel Holon.
The second cup semifinalist will be decided on Sunday.
Ahead of decisive week for club’s future, Hapoel falls to 1-0 defeat to Mac PT; Mac Haifa held by Bnei Yehuda.
Holon stays hot
Israel Tennis Association CEO Shlomo Glickstein is optimistic the country’s players will enjoy a good season in 2017.
Hapoel’s players showed an impressive fighting spirit in a 1-1 draw at reigning champion Hapoel Beersheba on Sunday, moving four points clear of the relegation zone.
Important BSL victory in first game in charge for Bagatskis ahead of crucial contest vs Vitoria.
An eight-game run gave Khazaniuk a one-set and 4-0 lead which she was never going to squander.
Hapoel has allowed just 67.7 points in victories over Ulm of Germany.
Bagatskis takes charge after Darussafaka hands yellow-and-blue record fifth straight Euroleague loss.
Maccabi has won just two of its past eight league matches, but can close within six points of leader Hapoel Beersheba for at least 24 hours with a victory over the struggling Ashdod.
David Blatt and Darussafaka host the yellow-and-blue in Istanbul after Maccabi dropped to its fourth straight defeat in the competition on Wednesday, squandering an 18-point.
Sports Personality of the Year finalists include Bachar, Gerbi, Sasson, Shaziri and Zahavi.
Israel’s Ido Bilik and Ofek Shalgi also secured themselves a medal on Monday in the 420 Class boys event.
Hapoel Jerusalem hosts Herzliya while Haifa visits Ashdod.
Pair of late tallies sink Reds; Greens up to 3rd place, just a point behind Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Yellow-and-blue embarrassed by Belgrade in Euroleague, casting serious doubt over future of coach Hadar
Dyson shines in the clutch as Jerusalem tops Ulm to clinch second place and easier Top 16 draw.
Eilat seized control by outscoring Jerusalem 27-16 in the third quarter to take an eightpoint gap (71-63) into the final 10 minutes.
Yellow-and-blue closes gap from first place to seven points; Beitar Jerusalem hosts leader Beersheba tonight.
Tel Aviv faces five of the league’s top six teams in its following five games.
Despite 2-1 triumph at home over Dundalk, yellow-and-blue fails to qualify for knockout stage.
The sport’s development is improving slowly but surely on the path to the 2024 Olympics.
By ALON MELAMED
Maccabi will be eliminated with a draw even should AZ lose.
Second straight Euroleague defeat for Maccabi Tel Aviv as lowly Bamberg blows out Israeli powerhouse.
Wyatt ended the game with 31 points, scoring 18 of them in the fourth quarter and overtime, with Holon trailing by as many as 13 points early in the final frame.
Hapoel to be deducted nine points for requesting a stay of legal proceedings; Beitar beats Haifa 2-0.
Coach Shota Arveladze is in serious danger of losing his job, but is looking forward to making changes to the team’s squad in the January transfer window, assuming he still has his job by then.
Yellow-and-blue back to .500 in Euroleague after failing to capitalize at home against Istanbul.
Maccabi has won three straight Euroleague games to improve to a 5-4 record, moving above .500 for the first time this season with an impressive 80-73 triumph over Olympiacos in Athens last week.
Hapoel snaps two-game skid in Eurocup with victory over Slovenians, improving to 4-2 in Group D.
Maccabi’s title challenge has collapsed over recent weeks.
Even with resting stars, yellow-and-blue cruises to 5th overall consecutive conquest • BSL bottleneck.
Despite a poor first half, Beersheba registered its seventh straight league win, beating Hapoel Kfar Saba 2-0 on the road.
“Israel has maintained its place as one of the world’s leading nations in Ju-Jitsu,” said Ayelet president Arik Kaplan. “I’m certain we will also register success in the World Games.”
The 1-0 loss to the Czechs at Turner followed by the 2-0 defeat in Prague left Beersheba on four points.
Two wins in three days last week saw Maccabi improve to 4-4 in the Euroleague, with an impressive 87-77 victory over Fenerbahce Istanbul being followed by a nervy 74-73 triumph at Unics Kazan.
Hapoel falls to 3-2 in Eurocup following tight defeat to Valencia, its fifth straight over all competitions.
The official announcement has been delayed time and again, but top American coach David Marsh is set to be put in charge of Israeli swimming’s preparations for Tokyo 2020.
Valencia visits Jerusalem, with Reds intent on snapping skid, securing Eurocup Top 16 berth.
Shalva is renowned all over the world for providing stateof- the-art care and community outreach services to thousands of families with special needs children in Israel.
Just three victories in first 10 league matches for Jerusalem after Altman and Shechter trade tallies at Teddy.
A failure to win for a fourth straight league game would have seriously hurt its hopes of claiming the championship, but Kjartansson’s late header ensured it moved back up to second place.
Hapoel has lost its last three games over all competitions in humbling fashion, being thrashed by Hapoel Holon (99- 76) and Ulm (103-77).
This section is dedicated to young new immigrants who have surpassed all expectations and developed personal careers and successful businesses while getting used to life in Israel.
By MARTINA BIALEK