04.28.2017 | 2 Iyar, 5777
For Abbas, meeting with Netanyahu is the easy part
Russia slams alleged Israeli strike on Syria
Arab merchants shut stores in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners
Remaining alert: 15 years after Israel's biggest West Bank op since 1967
Basketball star Amar’e Stoudemire reveals he is learning Hebrew
Basketball: Jerusalem beats Herzliya for 3rd straight win
Soccer: Beersheba looking to clinch championship at Mac TA
Bennett wins re-election as Bayit Yehudi head
Storming the Labor Party leadership
Netanyahu’s muscular diplomacy
Trump may announce US embassy move to Jerusalem during Israel visit
Television: ‘Girls,’ guys and Oprah
Movie Review: A soft rain permeates ‘After the Storm’
The best of both worlds at Kitchen Bar
Veneziana in Haifa
Vered helps Beitar leap over Petah Tikva into 3rd place
American Heart Association picks United Hatzalah as training partner
Israeli greens to march in global campaign against Trump climate policies
Israel’s united and uniting rescue team
A radiant idea
Teen pot smokers run high risk of schizophrenia, Israeli researchers find
Bird makes a rare stop in Israel after 'wrong turn'
Two million head to the outdoors this Passover holiday
Kinneret’s deceptive depths a new danger to swimmers
Editor's Notes: Why we are hosting Sebastian Gorka
Column one: Netanyahu’s bold move against Europe
Independence Day: Celebrating the process
Rooted in 3,000 years of history
New photos emerge of Jewish convert Jenna Jameson's baby
Report: Desperate Syrians sell kidneys, eyes to Lebanese organ traffickers
Assad behind April 4 chemical attack, French intelligence confirms
Turkey detains 800 people over suspected links to US-based cleric
Khamenei says next Iranian president should be less engaged with West
Trump says Iran violating ‘spirit’ of nuclear deal
Tillerson: An 'unchecked Iran' could follow same path as North Korea
Trump administration certifies Iran compliant with nuclear deal
Iraqi forces using siege and stealth to evict ISIS from Mosul
Egypt says air strikes kill ISIS leaders in Sinai
Islamic State seeking alliance with al Qaida, Iraqi vice president says
US-backed forces launch new attacks on Islamic State in Syria
US Holocaust Museum condemns reported persecution of gay men in Chechnya
Wisconsin students blame Israel for violence against African-Americans
The French Jewish community's hardening position against Le Pen
NYC council candidate's platform: Stop 'greedy Jewish landlords'
Tel Aviv to house world's first construction tech hub
Minority Report: In pursuit of Optima results
Israeli firm, US Department of Defense to fight infectious disease together
Families of Holocaust victims and survivors reunited thanks to MDA tracing unit
S.Korea, US warn of punishment for N.Korea; US stresses sanctions
Ivanka Trump hissed at W20 Summit for defending father
Trump: UN Security Council must ready new sanctions on N.Korea
Larry King: Trump presidency highlights his lack of experience
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
Grapevine: Happy 69th
Star Catcher - Astrology for the week of April 28, 2017
Grapevine: Tracing unit
Grapevine: Goldin’s letter
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
Dry Bones Cartoon - April 24, 2017
Ivanka Trump visits Holocaust memorial in Berlin
Dry Bones Cartoon - April 27, 2017
Dry Bones Cartoon - April 19, 2017
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
Just a Thought: On sirens
Publicly lauding Israel – from Iran
Unable to fight
Pascale’s kitchen: From the old country
A kashrut controversy – for one day
Adventures in bentsching
Touring the city
From prayer to fulfillment: Israel’s first birthday
Q&A with Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota
A hero of two armies
Celebrating at 60
Savta Suzy and Saba Momi
לְכָל אֶחָד יְרוּשָלַיִם
אַלְבּוֹם חָדָש: שָלוֹש
אַחַת. אַחַת וְאַחַת
הַמַסָע אֶל הַצִיוּר: אַבְרָהָם פֶרְדוֹ
The Christian Edition- one month free subscription
Texas professors condemn Israel trip for students
Pope Francis urges the powerful to act humbly in surprise TED talk
Reflection and Prayer in Jerusalem from A Truth Seeker
Austrian Chancellor Plants Tree at the Grove of Nations
Fighting Fire with Fire
KOSHER IN CUZCO
Radical Islamic immigration strategy
The Oscars and Hollywood's hypocrisy; Dear Hollywood, If You Want To Help Women, You Must Strictly And Unapologetically Defend The Values That Have Allowed Women To Thrive.
The New Israel Fund's Law of Return
Hapoel back into the top four; Eilat strengthens hold on first with comeback victory over Hap TA.
By ALLON SINAI
Much like fellow Jewish boxers Young Perez and Harry Haft, whose stories are far better known, Efrati was forced to fight to entertain the Nazis.
Alex Shatilov will now turn his focus to September’s World Championships in Montreal, Canada.
Many of Europe’s top judokas skipped the first major continental championships since the Rio Olympics, with the Israel delegation also missing its biggest stars.
Southerners conquer Bnei Sakhnin as Beitar holds yellow-and-blue to draw at Teddy
Beersheba will already be able to celebrate another league title should its margin be at nine points.
Yellow-and-blue loses fifth straight league game • J’lem gathers momentum • Eilat up to first place.
The main event will see a roster of the league’s best Israeli players face the BSL’s top foreigners, with the night to also feature slam dunk and threepoint competitions.
Reigning champion makes it seven straight wins with 2-0 victory over Beitar Jerusalem at Turner.
Katash’s men claim eighth consecutive home win, boosting hopes of finishing regular season in first.
Tel Aviv is coming off a painful 25-point home drubbing at the hands of Ironi Nahariya, falling to 13-13.
By URIEL STURM
A season which promised so much last summer, with the club assembling the most expensive roster in its history, disintegrated before it almost began.
Europa League still on Jerusalem’s radar; four-club battle against relegation heating up.
Late tally not enough for Beitar Jerusalem; 2-1 conquest sets up Bnei Yehuda duel for yellow-and-blue.
That would certainly be a welcome and unsurprising development when considering Maccabi’s complete failure in signing coaches over the past two seasons.
Maccabi or Beitar will be firm favorites to lift the cup in the final in Jerusalem next month.
Hapoel fails to gain ground in BSL with disheartening defeat • Eilat, Mac Haifa record resounding victories.
The team will be rebuilt from scratch ahead of Tokyo 2020 and Vigdorchik was put at the helm once more despite the controversy which surrounded the side ahead of Rio.
By JERUSALEM POST SPORTS STAFF
Blue-and-white coach Levy takes stand against insubordination after public complaints over starting lineup.
Tel Aviv couldn’t build on its surprise 81-79 win over Fenerbahce in Istanbul two days earlier.
National team coach still has backing of IFA • Blue-and-white loses ground, but remains ahead of Albania.
Facing global powerhouse in Gijon, Israel hopes for respectable showing in World Cup qualifier.
Maccabi’s roster is set to undergo a complete overhaul yet again this summer, with only five players likely to continue in 2017/18.
Only the winners of each group will qualify automatically for Russia 2018, with the eight best runners-up to advance to home-and-away playoffs.
Hapoel knocked out in the semifinals after suffering heavy defeat to Valencia in Game 3 of series.
After home win, Hapoel confident of upsetting Valencia in Game 3 of Eurocup semifinal series
Southerners back alone in 1st place by 3 points • Bnei Yehuda blanks Ra’anana in relegation battle.
Yellow-and-blue stays hot by blanking Sakhnin • Beitar Jerusalem beats Maccabi Petah Tikva
By ALLON HACHMON
Sasson, who will run with his brother Alon, sold his judo suit from Rio for $100,000 to benefit Shalva’s children.
Second straight disappointing Euroleague campaign for yellow-and-blue sealed with defeat in Istanbul.
After losing 83-68 in the best-of- three series opener in Spain on Tuesday, Hapoel has to win on Friday in order to force a decisive Game 3 in Valencia next Wednesday.
Starting from this weekend, the league will be split into two sections.
A run of nine defeats from 10 games over a two-month stretch basically rendered the final third of Maccabi’s regular season as meaningless.
Spencer Weisz, the Ivy League's Player of the Year, is expected to pave a successful path for Princeton.
By MARC BRODTSKY/JTA
After both teams lacked sharpness in the first 45 minutes, Zrihen gave Beersheba a stranglehold on the match with two goals in 10 minutes.
Maccabi claimed its 13th victory in 14 matches over all competitions since coach Shota Arveladze was sacked at the beginning of January.
Underdog Team Israel defeats Cuba to remain undefeated in tournament.
Millions of shekels, a chance to qualify for European competition and plenty of pride were on the line for Haifa.
World Baseball Classic quarterfinals kick off with Israel hoping to maintain momentum.
For Jews and Israelis, for philosemites and pro-Israel advocates, for baseball fans and casual observers – this is so much fun!
By ELLI WOHLGELERNTER
Haifa is part of a three-way battle for the final two tickets to the top-six championships playoffs
Israel had already secured its progress to next week's action in Tokyo after the Netherlands defeated Chinese Taipei on Wednesday.
“This was an amazing day for our team,” said national team coach Doron Levit.
Milano has fared even worse than Maccabi since their last meeting, sitting in last place in the standings with a 7-17 record.
WITH HER legacy as a fierce and resilient competitor intact, 29-year-old Shahar Pe’er – Israel’s all-time highest-ranked tennis player (No. 11 in 2011) – closed the curtain on her playing career.
The 17-year-old from Maccabi Ma'alot overcame two opponents from fencing powerhouse Italy before defeating Ukraine's Inna Brovko 15-13 in the final.
Tightly waged duel with host South Korea results in 2-1 victory in 10 innings for blue-and-white
Brenner replaced Arik Shivek as coach last week after working as his assistant, as well as under previous coaches Sharon Drucker and Tzvika Sherf.
“The most important thing is that we took the three points,” said Maccabi coach Lito Vidigal. “It’s very important for us to think only about the next game.”
After winning Game 1 in Israel by 20 points, Hapoel never trailed in the second game of the best-of-three series, registering an 85-79 win on the road.
Veteran forward Devin Smith also won’t be available despite avoiding a serious injury after hobbling out of last week’s BSL win over Maccabi Haifa.
Reigning champion registers first road victory since December, extending gap at the top to six points.
Team Israel plays Chinese Taipei in its second game on Tuesday before wrapping up Pool A action against the Netherlands on Thursday.
With the distraction from Amar’e’s homophobic comments behind it, Hapoel aims to sweep Gran Canaria
Maccabi had lost any realistic chance of finishing among the top eight and reaching the quarterfinal playoffs before Thursday’s game.
The reigning champion has seen a 10-point gap at the top of the standings slashed to a mere three points by Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Maccabi is in 13th place out of 16 teams with an 8-15 record, winning only three of its past 14 games.
Yellow-and-blue completes double win over Mac PT while Beitar advances despite loss in K8.
The 29-year-old reached No. 11 in the world rankings six years ago, higher than any other Israeli tennis player in history.
After reaching the last eight of the competition for just the second time in seven years, Hapoel is targeting a place in the semifinals for the first time since 2006.
Another defeat to Haifa would have left it tied on points with Hapoel Holon at the top of the table, had Gregory Vargas’s long-rangeattempt at the buzzer been a few centimeters stronger.
Defending champion cruises to 3-0 win over Kfar Saba to open three-point gap at the top.
Hapoel enters round-of-32 second leg trailing Besiktas 3-1 • Manchester United advances
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.
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.
Israel is one of 16 countries playing in the quadrennial baseball tournament known as the World Baseball Classic (WBC), a “World Cup” for baseball.
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.
Not renowned for being a
winter sports power, Israel
faced a major dilemma
ahead of the upcoming
World Figure Skating
By PAUL ALSTER
Israel's national baseball team is heading to the quarterfinals of the World Baseball Classic.
By ASHLEY O'BRIEN
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