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Tel Aviv opens up citywide bomb shelters following rocket attacks

The cities of Givatayim, Ramat Gan and Bnei Brak have made similar announcements.

Bills to legalize outposts, repeal Disengagement pass preliminary vote

A series of bills regarding unauthorized settlements are set to be voted on today. Defense Minister Benny Gantz has submitted an appeal to delay the vote, in light of security concerns.

Mansour Abbas, head of the Ra'am party, seen at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem, on

Abbas suspends coalition talks due to escalation

Swearing in delayed to next week, Likud blames the violence on the 'left-wing' coalition.

10/05/2021

Jerusalem face-off: Arab, right-wing politicians clash at Sheikh Jarrah

“With blood and spirit we will free Palestine,” the Arab residents and activists chanted as they attempted to block Religious Zionist Party leader MK Bezalel Smotrich.

The ‘change coalition’ gets a Middle East reality check - analysis

Monday’s events serve as a Middle East reality check, showing that no Israeli government can avoid diplomatic and security issues, even if it really wants to.

Netanyahu: Gaza terrorists crossed red line with Jerusalem rockets

Netanyahu warned that Israel will “respond with great force,” and that the current confrontation “could continue for some time.”

Jerusalem Day: Palestinians cheer rocket fire at Damascus Gate

Suddenly, as sirens became audible in the far distance, a cheer erupted from the crowd. The young men seemed to clap in unison with the sirens.

American singer/songwriter LP to perform in Ra’anana in September

LP has released four albums since 2001 and has written songs for Rihanna (“Cheers - Drink to That”) and Christina Aguilera (“Beautiful People”), among others.

Lilach Pnina Livne opens a new home for art

Dozens of dancers, artists, friends and fans gathered to visit the latest addition to the re-awakened art scene with cultural events returning to full swing after a year of COVID-19 restrictions.

Israeli businessman, Shaul Elovitch and his wife Iris arrive to District Court in Jerusalem for a co

Netanyahu trial: Defense tries to cut half of bribery charges out of trial

The defense undermined the prosecution with the text Elovitch sent Yeshua saying Netanyahu “would commit suicide for me” to show the commitment of both sides to the media bribery scheme.

Gal Gadot touts women’s stories in new series

Israeli superstar to ‘Post’: Their determination surprised me and inspired me

Doctors, Finance Ministry to meet after healthcare system’s strike

The healthcare system is expected to only operate in instances of emergency throughout the day on Monday.

View of Lifta, an abandoned Palestinian Arab village on the outskirts of Jerusalem. March 8, 2017.

Arab village of Lifta, abandoned in '48, to house new Israeli neighborhood

The western neighborhood in Jerusalem which was abandoned in '48 will be resettled with 259 housing units, including a luxury hotel.

Race for president set for June 2

Jewish Agency chairman Isaac Herzog will formally announce in the days ahead that he is a candidate.

10/05/2021

Mossad chief, ex-PM, ex-DM, other top officials to testify in Case 3000

The state finally filed its indictments in the affair mixing bribery and national security on Monday after years of probes.

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Israeli companies make videos to hire skilled recruits

As Israel suffers from a shortage of skilled programmers and engineers, more and more companies are looking to videos on TikTok and other social media networks to get the word out.

10/05/2021
Amir Yaron attends a ceremony whereby he is sworn in as Bank of Israel governor by Israel's Presiden

Low inflation to keep Israel rates 'accommodative' -central bank chief

A key question, the governor said, is how much of the gain stems from bottlenecks in the economy and adjustments in supply and demand.

By REUTERS
10/05/2021
WILL THE Submarine Affair eventually sink Netanyahu?

Case 3000 indictments advanced against some Netanyahu aides

State announces indictments in "Submarine Affair" against the prime minister's former chief of staff and other senior officials. Netanyahu's closest confidant and ex-navy chief won't be charged.

Israel Opera soars to new heights with ‘The Bat’

Conductor Dan Ettinger, with his well-coiffed head of white hair and sparkling energy, was a marvel to behold as he led the musicians on a no-holds-barred 90-minute performance.

Jerusalem Day: Memorial for Ethiopian Jews takes place at Mount Herzl

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin both laid wreaths at the memorial event for Ethiopian Jews who perished on the journey to Israel

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Noam Party leader calls for closure of IDF Gender Affairs Department

In a letter to the IDF chief, MK Avi Maoz demanded that the Gender Affairs Adviser to the Chief of Staff unit be closed immediately, saying that it weakens Israel.

By SHIRA SILKOFF
10/05/2021
Yehuda Meshi Zahav, Chairman Israel's Zaka rescue unit poses for a picture outside his mother shiva,

Facebook, WhatsApp altered haredi community attitude toward sexual abuse - study

A new study from Tel Aviv University reveals a significant change over the past decade in the Haredi community's attitudes toward sexual abuse after many years of repression of the issue.

An Israeli policeman holds his weapon as he stands next to an injured Israeli driver after his car c

WATCH: Attempted lynching of Israeli driver in Jerusalem riots near Temple Mount

A lone police officer arrived at the scene moments after the car swerved off the road and fired warning shots into the air to disperse the mob.

10/05/2021

Jerusalem Day: Temple Mount to be closed to Jewish visitors

The decision to close Temple Mount to Jewish visitors follows days of rising tensions between Jews and Arabs across the Old City.

By SHIRA SILKOFF
10/05/2021
Dov Lipman

Former Israeli MK sued two women for libel over sexual harassment claims

The women’s lawsuit accuses Dov Lipman of trying to silence them and “damage their right to express their truth and their positions.”

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA , JERUSALEM POST STAFF
10/05/2021
JEWS CROWD onto a British army armored car as they celebrate in downtown Jerusalem the morning after

KKL-JNF releases photos of Jerusalem during British Mandate

The campaign was done with the goal of connecting Jewish communities around the world with the city of Jerusalem.

 A GENERAL view of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City last year.

Jerusalem ranks as Israel's number one destination for incoming tourists

Compared to the 74% of tourists who visited Tel Aviv that same year, Jerusalem pulled out just ahead of the White City as Israel's most popular destination.

Jerusalem's current and former mayors open visitor center near Kotel

The Chain of Generations visitor center's opening coincides with the timing of Jerusalem Day, which celebrates the capture of east Jerusalem in 1967.

A ROCKET IS fired toward Israel from the southern Gaza Strip in February.

IDF attacks Gaza targets in response to rockets, incendiary balloons

Two rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip. One rocket fell in an open area and Air Defense Artillery combat soldiers intercepted the second.

Can Israel calm the storm brewing over Jerusalem? -analysis

This is the time for Israel to be smart, not only right.

10/05/2021

BGU program promoting girls in STEM wins Astronautical Federation G3 prize

The G3 award is granted yearly to organizations who work for diversity in the field of space research and have shown excellent results.

09/05/2021

Top Court defers hearing on Sheikh Jarrah evictions

The postponement came after the Palestinian families filed a request demanding that Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit weigh in on the case.

Israeli police officers detain a Palestinian suspected of throwing stones during clashes

Security forces brace for capital, Gaza violence ahead of Jerusalem Day

Sheikh Jarrah court decision delayed following intense international pressure.

Arthur Rubinstein prize winners tour Israel

The prize winners are Juan Perez Floristan from Spain (1st Prize), Shiori Kuwahara of Japan (2nd Prize) and Cunmo Yin from China (3rd Prize)

By MAXIM REIDER
09/05/2021
Wadi al-Joz in east Jerusalem

East Jerusalem land ownership: Different rules for Jews, Arabs

Just after the 1948-1949 War of Independence, the Absentee Assets Law was used to take over homes and lands that Arabs had left empty or abandoned during or following the fighting.

IDF sends reinforcements to West Bank amid Jerusalem violence

Security forces on Friday increased their alert level and sent more than two and a half extra battalions for reinforcements after two terrorists were killed.

Bennett, Lapid aim to swear in government Thursday

Bennett made significant progress in a meeting with Ra'am (United Arab List) head Mansour Abbas on Sunday, and he will meet with him again with Lapid on Monday.

09/05/2021
PM Benjamin Netanyahu with parliamentary adviser Rivka Paluch, who tested positive for coronavirus

Advisor to PM allegedly urged Meron bereaved families to promote Netanyahu

Rivka Paluch, who was appointed as the prime minister's contact with the families of victims of the Meron tragedy, turned to the bereaved families in recent days with highly unusual requests.

Yitzhak Arad: Hero and historian

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Yitzhak Arad, a man who’s legacy will forever stay with us."

Arab foreign ministers to hold meeting on Jerusalem unrest

On the eve of the meeting, PA President Mahmoud Abbas and Jordan’s King Abdullah discussed during a phone call the situation of Jerusalem.

Reality stronger than any coalition deal - analysis

If violence breaks out after the government is formed, Ra'am (United Arab List) head Mansour Abbas will not only be able to scream about it like every other MK.

09/05/2021
Police Officers stand guard during clashes between Palestians and Israeli police outside Damascus Ga

How Jerusalem's police shoot first and ask later - analysis

It is not that the police caused the uptick in violence, but they certainly ran headfirst, full-speed, guns blazing into the trap that was set for them.

‘We feel betrayed,’ doctors say ahead of health system strike

“This strike is about the attitude of the Finance Ministry towards the health care system of Israel,” Israel Medical Association president, Dr. Zeev Feldman, told The Jerusalem Post.

Coronavirus in Israel: Less than 1,000 active cases in the whole country

A family returning from abroad and breaking the quarantine requirements has generated several new cases of Chilean variant, the Health Ministry said.

Civilians awarded war certificates for support in Lebanon security zone

"We will proudly present the certificates to those who stood with IDF soldiers shoulder to shoulder in battle and maintained security in the area..."

Likud rebellions against Netanyahu ignored

"With all due respect to all of Netanyahu's accomplishments, enough already!"

09/05/2021
A Palestinian gestures during clashes with Israeli police at Damascus Gate on Laylat al-Qadr during

Canada, Quartet slam Jerusalem violence, int'l pressure grows on Israel

"Such actions are a violation of international law and impede the achievement of a peaceful settlement."

Canadian court reverses settlement product labeling requirement

The court determined that a lower court decision was made improperly and is not binding.

The departure hall at the almost empty Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv on January 25,

Israel approves aid package to El Al, Israir

The Israeli government approved an assistance package of nearly NIS 750 million to aid the country's ailing aviation industry following the coronavirus crisis.

09/05/2021

Jerusalem Day: Israel's budding tech hub

Several new developments of recent months point toward the city's continued growth, explains Roy Munin, CEO and co-founder of Made in JLM.

09/05/2021

Brazilian lone soldier works to honor parents lost to COVID-19

In Israel, Thiago Benzecry mourned without any family nearby to support him.

By MARCUS GILBAN/JTA
09/05/2021
Balloon units prepare incendiary and explosive balloons to launch towards Israel, August 12, 2020

Incendiary balloons cause numerous fires throughout southern Israel

Numerous fires broke out throughout the weekend in southern Israel, mostly along the Gaza border and in the Eshkol Regional Council, amid heightened tensions in the region.

First woman in the position: Anat Gold appointed Central Region Director at KKL-JNF

Anat Gold, 51, from Meitar, has been appointed Director of the Central Region of KKL-JNF. Gold broke the ‘glass ceiling’ as the first woman to be appointed manager in a KKL-JNF field position.

KKL-JNF to hold Jerusalem Day activities

A tour of Rehavia will focus on the building and management of the state in its early days, in the neighborhood which became the cultural, economic, and legal center of the State.

Netanyahu: We won't let extremist forces disrupt the peace of Jerusalem

"We won't allow any violent public disturbances," said Netanyahu as he promised to uphold freedom for worship or all religions own the city.

Arab world condemns Israel Police for violent Temple Mount clashes

"Every time Israel challenged sovereignty in al-Aqsa Mosque, it lost – and so it will be this time as well."

09/05/2021
Groups of Jewish youth movements wave Israeli flags as they celebrate Jerusalem Day by the Great Syn

Jerusalem Day: Increased calls to alter Flag March route through Old City

Israel Police is ready to change the plan of events if needed, and Arab Meretz MK Esawi Frej warned of Jerusalem Day turning into "Meron 2.0."

Dozens injured as Palestinians riot in Jerusalem, al-Aqsa

Tensions have risen throughout Israel during Ramadan over the potential eviction of Palestinians from homes in Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.

Hospitals to strike on Monday: ‘Doctors thrown out like the garbage’

“We are aware of the damage a strike causes,” Israel Medical Association's chairman said. “We are not looking for a bonus. We are looking to give the citizens of Israel the healthcare they deserve."

Smoke rises after an explosion as Palestinians take part in a night protest held along the Gaza side

IDF strikes Gaza after rocket launched at Israel amid Jerusalem unrest

A number of rioters were injured along the Gaza border as IDF soldiers responded with rubber bullets and tear gas.

09/05/2021

Temple Mount violence: Netanyahu says Israel protects right to worship

Some 17 police officers were injured, in addition to around 205 Palestinians, over half of which were treated in Jerusalem hospitals.

Jerusalem violence puts Lapid-Bennett gov't in jeopardy amid Arab anger

"Al-Aqsa is a red line," Abbas warned on Saturday. "The aggression toward the holy site and its worshipers is unacceptable and offensive."

09/05/2021
President Rivlin meeting with President Moon of South Korea

Israel, South Korea to sign free trade agreement

South Korea is the first country in Asia with which Israel has a free trade agreement, and Israel is the first in the Middle East to sign such an agreement with Seoul.

A fake moving truck titled "Crime Minister Movers" on Balfour comes to "Take Bibi home"

Anti-Netanyahu protesters bring boxes to Balfour to 'help Bibi pack'

Protesting organizations urge the "Bloc of Hope" to complete negotiations, form gov't

08/05/2021

What should we be talking about this Mother's Day? - comment

A discussion of some of the issues that affect mothers in Israel today.

08/05/2021

IDF bolsters troops in West Bank following attempted terror attack

No Israeli injuries were reported after three Palestinians opened fire.

IDF maps home of Tapuah Junction terrorist - watch

The large, two-story home in the town of Turmas Ayya near Ramallah was mapped ahead of possible demolition.

Lapid wishes officers a speedy recovery as Arab MKs blame police, gov't

The most controversial incident of the night was one in which Israeli officers appear to throw stun grenades directly into al-Aqsa Mosque, as Muslim worshippers were praying.

One week after Mount Meron, Chief of Police discusses the tragedy

In a conversation with N12, Kobi Shabtai recounts why he decided not to call for a commission of inquiry • The Police knew there were dangers and weaknesses, but couldn't do anything about it.

Border Police clash with protesters, MKs in Sheikh Jarrah - Watch

"If they evacuate them - there will be war," one participant from the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Isawiya reportedly said.

Confiscated perscription drugs

Meuhedet to offer prescription delivery

Meuhedet signed a long-term agreement to cooperate with Epharma, an online pharmacy, to enable members to order prescriptions.

Could Israelis take fewer matriculation exams to graduate school?

Almost all high school graduates in Israel have taken the Bagrut exams, but such tests cause students to memorize information at the expense of in-depth learning.

Stephan Micus

La Familia heads banned from entering Beitar Jerusalem games - court

"This decision will help eradicate violence and racism on the field," the club wrote.

West Bank

Muslim worshipers seen waving Hamas flags at Temple Mount

Muslim worshipers visiting the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City in light of Ramadan's last Friday prayers, were seen waving Hamas flags, a video published by Kan showed.

Yitzhak Arad, Holocaust survivor, freedom fighter, historian dies at 95

“I, who witnessed the Holocaust, and saw how helpless we were – the most important thing was to establish a Jewish state that would be independent."

Chief rabbi of Syrian Jewish community dies

Hamra fought with everything he had to bring Syrian Jews to Israel and with his help those communities and their culture survived.

Swastika painted onto car in Negev kibbutz

"We are shocked by the swastika painted tonight in Kibbutz Hatzerim by antisemitic thieves who broke into vehicles."

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PA distributes illegal 'pay for slay' salaries at post offices - PMW

While the banks complied and closed the accounts, the PA turned to alternative methods, such as post offices, to continue the 'pay for slay' program.

Negotiations on unity government begin

Both teams want to reach an agreement as soon as possible, sources in the parties said after the meeting.

European powers tell Israel to stop Jewish building in east Jerusalem

The joint statement came as tensions mounted in east Jerusalem ahead of a hearing that could see Palestinian families evicted from Sheikh Jarrah.

By REUTERS
07/05/2021

Police block Jerusalem Old City streets for final Ramadan Friday prayers

Drivers can use Begin Boulevard as an alternative route, while residents of the Jewish Quarter may enter through Jaffa gate. Those wishing to pray by the Western Wall can arrive via public transport.

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Israel Police taser use continued to rise in 2020 despite coronavirus

Police used tasers 572 times last year, an 8% rise when compared to 2019, and a 24% rise compared to 2018.

Israeli security forces clash with protesters outside a home of a Jewish family during a protest aga

Clashes spark between Palestinians, Otzma members in Sheikh Jarrah - watch

Itamar Ben-Gvir announced earlier today that he will be setting up office in the high-alert neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah.

Top 10 challenges Lapid, Bennett face on the way to change

POLITICAL AFFAIRS: Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett crossed a hurdle when the Yesh Atid leader inherited Netanyahu’s mandate, but there are still obstacles ahead

06/05/2021

Holon ousted in Champions League quarters

The upstart Israeli squad was unable to match the Spanish League ACB team as veteran guards Vitor Benite and Alex Renfroe orchestrated the offense and did as they pleased.

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
06/05/2021

The Mount Meron tragedy is the ultra-Orthodox's Chernobyl disaster

MIDDLE ISRAEL: Who will be part of the commission of inquiry, what will they investigate, what will it find and what will these findings mean?

Coronavirus: Where will Israelis fly abroad, what red tape is in the way?

TRAVEL ADVISER: Israelis are starting to grasp that a trip of a few days or a week to Cyprus or Greece will likely be less expensive than vacationing in Israel, but the top destination is to the US.

Israeli wrestler narrowly loses match for Olympic spot

Mitch Finesilver has impressive run at World Olympic Qualifiers, but falls to Ukraine's Mykhailov in semifinals.

UAE-Israel trade offers global import opportunities for Israeli firms

About 52% of the UAE’s total population and 62% of Israel’s total population have received at least one vaccine dose, allowing both economies to reopen faster than other places around the world.

By SARA TOTH STUB
06/05/2021

Female IDF soldiers shamed for filing sexual assault complaint

The women are in Border Police Unit 636, and have been ostracized since one of them accused one of the male soldiers of sexual harassment.

Tel Aviv prepares for return of int'l travel, calls on tourists to return

Israel is preparing for the return of international tourism following a year-long hiatus due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with skies set to open up to foreign tourists in late May.

The National Library

National Library of Israel, UAE counterpart sign MoU

The MoU represents the most significant institutional agreement between Jerusalem and Abu Dhabi since the signing of the Abraham Accords just over half a year ago.

The entrance of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is seen in The Hague March 3, 2011.

Can Israel avoid a showdown with the International Criminal Court?

JPost One-on-One weekly 'Zoomcast': Yonah Jeremy Bob and former Israeli legal adviser and diplomat Alan Baker

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