07.27.2016 | 21 Tammuz, 5776
Two members of Muslim Wakf arrested for attacking tourist on Temple Mount
Terrorist's family claims shock, says rabbi-murderer 'loved life'
‘Hamas tries to vanish, but we can see them’
Turkey deal was struck five years ago, security chief reveals
Bats in the bus station: Tel Aviv hub houses makeshift cave
Amar'e Stoudemire to join Hapoel Jerusalem?
'If Israel leaves West Bank, PA, Jordan will collapse'
A-G to rule on use of ‘abandoned property law’ to save Amona outpost
Budget debates turn nasty
Bennett invokes 2014 Gaza war in warning over 'past mistakes'
New on the small screen
A touch of Truffaut
Spanish to a tee
Beersheba set for next continental challenge
47 arrested in mass crackdown on Israeli soccer fan club 'La Familia'
Top Jewish American soccer players targeted by Israeli clubs
Not just fun and games: Seeking tech behind video games
Health Ministry launches plan to eradicate hepatitis C
Delek makes bid for exploration license south of Cyprus
Israeli researchers find way to detect cancer cells before becoming brain tumors
Arab-Israeli children much more likely to die in accidents
Health ministry to take lead in combating child hot car deaths
Economic committee chairman calls for guidelines to protect animals during live shipments
Nation’s cleanest beaches named
For the love of crows
Birthright Excel Ventures: A 2-month long crash course on startups and entrepreneurship
Grapevine: Not in the basket
Letters to the Editor: Fall guy
Fighting for justice
For the first time since Syria war began, Israel opens up border to humanitarian aid
Bombings kill at least 31 in northeast Syria city
Is Gaddafi’s son returning to politics?
Entire region concerned about ‘day after’ Iran deal expires
Iran destroys 100,000 satellite dishes in morality-driven crackdown
Iran left with no choice but to confront the US, official warns
Iranian Kurdish leader to ‘Post’: Iran regime is a common enemy
Jihadis call on 'lone wolf' terrorists to attack Israeli athletes at Rio Olympics
Report: ISIS operating sleeper cells in Lebanese refugee camps
One mile from ISIS feels safer than France or Turkey to Kurdish peshmerga
ISIS claims responsibility for Nice attack
DNC staffers question Holocaust Remembrance Day statement in leaked emails
Jewish groups rally against anti-Israel bias at UN
Analysis: ‘Mikve law’ throws cold water on Israel-Diaspora relations
'Dramatic increase in anti-Semitic violence in US'
Healthcare hackathon organizers seek to be ‘light unto others’
WATCH LIVE: Peres, Rivlin and Netanyahu launch Israeli Innovation Center
Israeli startups are used around the globe
Protesters torch Israeli flag outside Democratic National Convention
Democrats close ranks ahead of Clinton nomination
Clinton makes history, secures US Democrats' White House nomination
Clinton aide to 'Post': Trump 'clueless' on Israel, foreign policy
A dog watches a horror movie, his reaction is priceless!
Could Fitbit be inaccurate? Worth checking these facts
Star Catcher: Astrology for the week of July 29, 2016
Grapevine: Changes at the TA Museum
PODCAST: After Turkey, Africa and Egypt, is Saudi Arabia Israel’s next ally?
Podcast: From Tel Aviv, a story of hope for Orlando
Briefing: 'King Bibi' pulls it together, again
Podcast: The mystery of Tel Aviv’s Jane Doe alleys
This is how cats catch their rides in Thailand...
Do you believe in the Paranormal?
100-Year-Old Theater Converted Into Stunning Bookstore
Second Lebanon War veteran's road to redemption
Empowering women globally
The American spirit’s impact
The word of a woman
The outpost on Oliphant Street
Dark years on the Côte d’Azur
Hot off the Arab press
Summertime chickpea dishes
Treats for Shabbat morning
A blend of wine, Judaism and Zionism
The last of Jerusalem’s Mohicans
Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs.
Fun in the park
All lives matter
‘The Simpsons,’ for a change
Born, raised and educated in a vineyard
‘חָרִיש’, עִיר חֲדָשָה בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל
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Pope's trip to Poland overshadowed by killing of French priest
Israel’s blessing to the world
Remembering the 'Exodus'
President of Paraguay Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
Honoring Holocaust Rescuer Belgian Prince with a Tree in Israel
Perth and Merhav Am, Different but the Same
Canadian Young Professionals Visit Gaza Border Communities
Overnight Camp for Children with Special Needs Breaks Barriers
Spanish Village Connects with its Ancient Jewish Roots
Expo Forest Inaugurated in the Negev
Czech prime minister plants tree in Jerusalem grove of nations
The Scholarship is from Canada, the Foresters from Israel
Planning a Sustainable Future through Water Sensitive Cities
Burnt Trees and Charred Earth in Jerusalem’s Arazim Valley
Hugging a Tree? Beware of the Pine Processionary Caterpillar!
KKL-JNF holds its 6th Latin American Leadership Conference
Andrew Viterbi at a KKL-JNF Milan Gala Event
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
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
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
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
After knocking off Sheriff, Hapoel visits Greek champ Olympiacos in first leg of 3rd qualifying round.
By ALLON SINAI
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.
By JERUSALEM POST SPORTS STAFF
“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.”
By LOGAN NEWMAN
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.
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.
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.
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