09.26.2016 | 23 Elul, 5776
Mashaal to step down as Hamas leader next year
US judge says Facebook has ‘moral obligation’ to contain terrorist rhetoric
Reservists group calls to cancel Physicians for Human Rights funding
Prisoner dies while exercising, sparking Palestinian hunger strike
Netanyahu: No matter US election results, we'll have a friend in the White House
Israel belts Great Britain advances to World Baseball Classic
Netanyahu: I didn’t compare Azaria’s parents to those of fallen soldiers
Maccabi TA thrashed by CSKA in Moscow; Jerusalem beaten by Red Star Belgrade
Soldier at Hebron shooter trial: Terrorist may have exploded at any moment
Togo president: Israel holds key to troubles in Africa
Ambassador from Down Under shows over-the-top enthusiasm
State appeals Parole Board's early release of Rabbi Pinto from jail
Ophirs handed out awards, too
Yusuf/Cat Stevens’ triumphant return to New York City
TV pet peeves
Regev in eye of storm over Ophir Awards walkout
Maccabi TA crushes Hapoel 5-0 in derby
The women coaches leading Israel's male baseball team to victory
‘Tipat Halav’ clinics are losing their pediatricians
October is International Breast Cancer Awareness Month
New Israeli tech sees machines leading the blind
Israeli drip irrigation giant says 'hola' to Costa Rica
Bee rhythms more affected by social interactions than sunlight
Fighting suicide with life
Israeli pathfinder in plant-based biopesticide industry earns posthumous award
Israeli solar tech could make clean water a global reality
Elkin: Israel should be part of Australian-led climate discussions
Work progressing at Israeli horticulture center in Rwanda
Back to Africa
The long-overdue good-bye
'Iran and Russia in danger of becoming war crimes accomplices'
Christian writer who 'insulted Islam' murdered in Jordan
Battle rages near Aleppo, air onslaught continues
Yemen to protest Iranian weapon smuggling at UN Security Council
Rouhani: Zionists pressuring US to violate Iran nuclear deal
Obama threatens to veto two Iran-related bills
Iran threatens to 'turn Tel Aviv and Haifa to dust' if Israel missteps
Iran's new warship warns: 'US should go to Bay of Pigs, Persian Gulf is our house'
Did ISIS use chemical weapons in rocket strike near US troops in Iraq?
Report: ISIS shoots down Syrian warplane allegedly killing pilot
France's 'first all-female ISIS cell' allegedly sought to strike Eiffel Tower
ISIS ploting to massacre Christians in Belgian shopping mall
Rivlin to meet with Jewish and world leaders in Ukraine
California governor signs anti-BDS bill into law
Bernie Sanders’ brother running for UK parliament
Former Chief Rabbi of France, Joseph Sitruk, passes away
A first: Cukierman takes GoforIsrael investment conference to China
Algae – more important than we thought
Israeli startup, Mattel bringing Barbie from 'life in plastic' to digital Barbie world
Clinton assures Netanyahu she will enforce Iran deal
‘Trump won’t jettison Judea and Samaria,’ advisor says
After prepping Trump for debate, Giuliani says US should abandon two-state solution
Study shows how Jewish vote could play crucial role in key states
London's Muslim mayor backs Clinton for US president
When politicians get sick: Is Hillary Clinton's health like Ariel Sharon's?
Debilitating image of Clinton jolts US presidential race
Livni: Clinton health hysteria would not be the same if she were a man
Trump campaign: Clinton should be disqualified for event hosting Palestinian teacher
Pride and affirmative prejudice: Donald Trump and the Jews
Trump proposes disarming Clinton bodyguards: 'Let's see what happens to her'
Media 'warms up the gas chamber' for Republicans, Trump's son says
Sailing adventures along the Baltic Sea
Swiss judge: Muslim students must shake female teachers' hands or face fine
Star Catcher: Astrology for the week of Sptember 23, 2016
Metro Grapevine: Holiday Giving
Podcast: Does Trump love Jews or embolden antisemitic voices?
Why Starbucks failed in Israel (and only in Israel)
Taxicab Diplomacy: Trump vs. Clinton
PODCAST: After Turkey, Africa and Egypt, is Saudi Arabia Israel’s next ally?
Who said it? Yair Lapid or the Ikea catalog?
Take our Quiz: What should Netanyahu's UN gimmick be this year?
5 reasons why Brangelina's divorce is Jewish related
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
Coupling Trump and Netanyahu
Money to spend
Back out of the bottle
A never-ending struggle
From Tex-Mex to Rugelach: Four great new cookbooks
Book Review: The Iran Wars
Hot off the Arab press
Quiche, the ultimate comfort food
Corridors of Power in Jerusalem: Separate and not equal
This week in Jerusalem
A tribute to Barry Chamish
All Jerusalem’s a stage
A love letter to Italy
Hate into hope, ugliness into color
Jazz: The big picture
Getting to know Ian Lawrence
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After WWI, Christian Zionists sought a political expression in the world
IFCJ provides more than NIS 6m. in aid for Rosh Hashana
Pope Francis prays for Shimon Peres to have a full recovery after stroke
Latam Countries Celebrate Independence with KKL-JNF
Korea-Israel Friendship Forest Dedicated in Jerusalem Mountains
Coexistence at the Naturally for Israel Conference in Cologne
Israeli and Aussie Youth Clean up the Kinneret Shores Together
We will win but how long will it take? Including Bibi's Building Bluff
Is a Jewish safe haven possible in the Diaspora; is America the “exception”?
Potentially Misleading Statistics on Global Terrorism
Still Looking for Israel at Harvard
A UEFA rule states that political, ideological and religious messages are unsuitable for sports events.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
The Egyptian Olympic Committee summoned Islam el-Shehaby to speak at a hearing on the matter, and said they will release their decision in the next 48 hours.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA,REUTERS
Israel indirectly stirred up controversy during the opening ceremony of a beach soccer tournament in Egypt after the Israeli flag was featured in a documentary film presenting the tournament.
By MAAYAN GROISMAN
With the recent culmination of the Rio Olympics, it's time to evaluate the sports venues and resources in Jerusalem and Israel’s other major cities.
By SARAH STONE
Blake Gailen and Ryan Lavarnway each powered two-run homers in the fifth inning, while Cody Decker added a blast in the seventh.
By ELLI WOHLGELERNTER
Mental coach Justine Siegal and IAB exec Margo Sugarman help blue-and-white contend in the World Baseball Classic.
By HOWARD BLAS
Reigning-champion Beersheba already trails Maccabi Tel Aviv by six points, albeit having played one match fewer.
By ALLON SINAI
After three hours of baseball, Israel walked away with a 5-2 victory.
By JOSH SOLOMON
A 5-2 victory on Thursday night over Great Britain at MCU Park on Coney Island definitely got things off on the right note.
By JERUSALEM POST SPORTS STAFF
Ashley Silber took the men’s top prize, Nikita Ben- Ami emerge as the ladies’ champion, while Amos Aharoni finished first in the super seniors event.
One day earlier, Israeli rower Moran Samuel also took home a bronze.
In 2013, Jaziri withdrew from the Tashkent Challenger tournament before his match against Israel’s Amir Weintraub.
After three consecutive 2-2 draws to start the season, Beitar registered a comfortable 3-0 win over Hapoel Ashkelon at Teddy Stadium.
Beersheba was playing its first-ever group stage match in European competition, but it fully deserved its victory against the three-time European champion, which won its last title just 6 years ago.
Israeli swimmer took first medal in Rio by finishing third in 200m IM before competing in 100m free final.
Next week Israel’s international baseball team will be playing in the World Baseball Classic’s qualifying tournament.
After epic duel, Weinberg and Erenlib finish 4th in quad tennis; Blue-and-white goalball team faces Turkey in quarters.
Oliel, the tall, hard hitting left-hander with solid ground strokes and serve, showed the New York crowd how much potential he has.
Oliel next faces No. 13 seed Nicola Kuhn of Spain for a place in the quarterfinals.
Israel to be represented by 33 athletes in 11 disciplines.
Heavily favored Azzurri claim tense 3-1 World Cup qualifier win over Israel in Haifa.
Shelly Krolitzky, 17, is the first Israeli female in the main draw of the US Open junior tournament since Julia Glushko in 2007.
Blue-and-white braces for powerhouse, aiming to register stunning upset in Haifa.
The Israeli men are currently slated to play in Group B in a 16-team tournament.
The diverse team – including many Israeli born players alongside American immigrants – is made up of players competing in the eight-team Kraft Family Israel Football League.
Lurie says “the differences between South African football and the Israeli game is that the game in South Africa is more skillful, whereas the game in Israel is more tactics-based and more physical."
By GABRIEL SMITH
Zahavi will be making his first appearance in Israel since moving to Guangzhou R&F in China from Maccabi Tel Aviv in late June, and will also be serving as captain in a qualifier for the first time.
Blue-and-white sends 33 athletes in 11 disciplines with high hopes of matching 8 medals from London.
The striker netted 13 goals in 35 appearances in China before returning to Scandinavia and joining Malmo.
While it didn’t feel that way on Tuesday, a place in the Europa League groups is no scant consolation.
Yellow-and-blue enters second leg vs Split up 2-1 • Jerusalem aims to overcome deficit in France.
“In soccer anything is possible.”
“Hapoel is a good team. We were very well organized in the first half but we were far more positive in the second half. We took the game to them."
Gerbi is considered to be one of the delegation’s best medal hopes in Rio, but has experienced several near misses in recent major events.
“My brand has always been about peace and education and I am now extending my brand internationally,” said Stoudemire to the Post.
By SHARON AHARONI
Muki will face world No. 2 Rustam Orujov of Azerbaijan in the semifinals later Monday. A win and he's guaranteed a gold or silver medal.
Beersheba has already secured itself continental soccer deep into the winter, as even should it lose in the playoffs it will receive a place in the Europa League group stage.
World Judo Championship bronze medalist Golan Pollack aims to repeat his surprise accomplishment from last year.
Gymnast Shatilov fails to reach finals; judoka Rishony out in first round; swimmers fall short in pool.
Israel (7-0) secured itself at least a silver medal by beating Wales 10-3 in the semifinals on Thursday at Szent Istvan University.
Following Friday’s Opening Ceremony in Rio, four blue-and-white athletes begin competition.
Following scoreless draw in Greece, Israeli champion controls own destiny heading into second leg.
The wrestler is not as menacing in person as she is in pictures of her on the mat.
By LOGAN NEWMAN
Maccabi on verge of progress following 3-1 win in Romania, Jerusalem draws 1-1 in Latvia
Stoudemire, who also has offers from China, retired on Tuesday after signing a oneday contract with the New York Knicks.
After knocking off Sheriff, Hapoel visits Greek champ Olympiacos in first leg of 3rd qualifying round.
Lonah Chemtai gained Israeli citizenship earlier in 2016 through her coach, Dan Salpeter, after the two married in Kenya.
The well-being of the gymnasts and the coaching staff was what should have been the focus all along.
Violence at soccer matches has grown to be a national concern as some fan clubs like Beitar Jerusalem’s La Familia have gained notorious reputations for racist chants and violent outbursts.
By ELIYAHU KAMISHER
Israeli champion with plenty of work to do in second leg of second qualifying round despite home win.
Israel will send its biggest ever delegation to an Olympic Games, with the official addition of golfer Laetitia Beck on Monday taking the blue-and-white team to a total of 47 athletes.
Israeli champion seeks to make statement in 1st Champions League qualifier vs Tiraspol.
Knyazyeva-Minenko set a career-best 14.78m on her way to second place at last year’s Worlds, and will likely have to improve on her season-best of 14.25m to have any chance of finishing on the podium
Shahaf needed to clear 1.93m in the high jump to reach Rio, one centimeter better than the personal best she set three years ago.
Maccabi Tel Aviv got life without Eran Zahavi off to a winning start in Netanya last Thursday, beating ND Gorica of Slovenia 3-0 in the first leg of the qualifiers.
Unlike most Olympic sports, Israeli-Arabs play a significant role in the local boxing community and Ahmad Shtewe from Nazareth believes it helps promote co-existence.
The 28-year-old will earn an estimated $12.5 million over the next two-and-a-half years, as well as a $20,000 bonus for each goal he scores.
The finals of the Jerusalem Softball League will feature a pair of old rivals.
“We decided to do something new for us and not finish the season like that,” Fistravec said. “Not many crews do the same what we did: to do it together, to go in the doubles Slovenia and Israel.”
Hapoel Jerusalem owner Ori Allon is confident that this decision will not result in the team missing next season’s BSL campaign.
Sela, ranked No. 71 in the world, was playing in his first ATP Tour quarterfinal since losing to Denis Kudla in the last eight in Atlanta last July.
Lenskiy, who won the 100m final in the first day of the championships on Wednesday, needs to set a time of 23.20 seconds in order to qualify for Rio.
Sunrise had passed at some point while down in the dark bar, and this new reality of the Cavaliers as NBA champions set in as the crowd spilled out onto the freshly-swept Jerusalem streets.
By JOSH SOLOMAN
The 24-year-old was forced to pull out due to an ankle injury, but will be fit to compete in the Rio Olympics in two months.
One of the biggest challenges facing the 45-year-old is dealing with meddling owner Tabib.
Mac TA takes on Rishon.
In recent years, it has been Yarden Gerbi who has taken over the mantle, becoming the first Israeli to be crowned judo world champion in 2013.
Robinson scores 25 points to give Tel Aviv home win and tie series against champion at 2-2.
Alex Shalitov registered a score of 15.300 points to finish in third place and collect his sixth career medal in the event.
Despite an injury crisis and its underwhelming performance three days ago, Hapoel Tel Aviv aims to force a decisive Game 5 against Hapoel Jerusalem in the BSL quarterfinals.
Nahariya imploded, allowing Wyatt to give Eilat the lead and celebrate a sweet win after Nahariya’s Gilbert Brown missed at the buzzer.
By ALLON HACHMON
"This is a sad day for sports, and an even sadder day for Paralympic sports," said Israel coach Nimrod Bichler.
Tel Aviv is still licking its wounds from dropping the Premier League championship after three years.
Beersheba could already face the likes of Scottish giant Celtic, Austrian champion Red Bull Salzburg and BATE Borisov in the second qualifying round of the Champions League.
Tel Aviv dropped to a heartbreaking overtime defeat in Game 1 in Jerusalem last week despite a stunning 46-point performance by Nate Robinson.
Israel’s Sela among those who will resume play today, trailing Brown 2-1 in sets in the first round.
It was the Israeli delegation’s second medal in London, with Gal Nevo ending the 200m individual medley final in second place last week.
The defending champion took a 1-0 lead with a 99-97 overtime victory last Thursday.
Victory over Sakhnin ensures Southerners edge Maccabi TA in dramatic final day to the season.
Barnea finished two-hundredths of a second behind Kopelev.
Ness Ziona would have stayed up with a win as Maccabi Kiryat Gat suffered an 85-82 overtime loss to Maccabi Rishon Lezion.
Champagne on ice as Southerners at Haifa needing just 2 points to clinch championship; Beitar hosts Mac TA.
Blatt was among numerous coaches interviewed for the Rockets’ opening.
Long-time Southerner puts club on brink of jubilation, Mac TA’s run of three straight titles all but over
Yellow-and-blue thrashes Reds in penultimate regular season game; Mac Haifa, Nahariya clinch home-court.
Maccabi Tel Aviv hosts Hapoel Tel Aviv in the final derby of the BSL regular season on Sunday night.
Meanwhile, Andy Murray reached the final of the Madrid Open for the second year running by beating Rafael Nadal in straight sets 7-5, 6-4 on Saturday.
Lyat, 24, was living in Jerusalem when she felt something was missing from her life.
Should Blatt sign with the Kings, he would team up with Israeli forward Omri Casspi.
Goalless draw at Maccabi Tel Aviv keeps Southerners atop table with three games remaining
Yellow-and-blue back to three points behind leader Beersheba with 4 matches left; Huge clash next week.
By MARC ISRAEL SELLEM
Israeli institutions and projects around the country have benefited from the extraordinary generosity of individual donors and community foundations.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN