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Beny Steinmetz

Swiss criminal court finds Israeli businessman guilty of corruption

Steinmetz said he would appeal the ruling, which also included a 50 million Swiss francs ($56.48 million) fine.

22/01/2021
SOCIAL MEDIA GIANT Twitter

Social media sees 20% drop in Arab objection to normalization with Israel

Perhaps Arab states are beginning to approach normalization with Israel in a more positive light.

GIDEON SAAR in his Knesset office this week: Leadership is based on advancing your ideology, and the

Gideon Sa'ar among Bloomberg's top 8 people to watch in 2021

The New Hope Party leader was included in the list for his political advancements against former coalition partner and now-opponent, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Arab-Israeli 21-year-old killed after anti-violence protest

The young man was shot while parking his car with police forces close by.

Protesters cry out as construction accidents peak

Socialist activists protested the deaths of 67 construction workers during 2020 in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Nazareth, and Sakhnin on Friday.

Bnei Brak residents clash with police trying to enforce COVID lockdown

The incident was condemned by many politicians, including by ultra-Orthodox MKs who called on extremist factions in the ultra-Orthodox community to cooperate with the police.

Anti-vaccination coercion doctor launches party to ‘heal’ Israel

Dr. Arieh Avi believes his "Rapeh" Party can cross the threshold in Israel's next election.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews seen in the street of the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Mea Shearim on a rainy

Journalist attacked by haredi mob in Mea She'arim

When he left his car to retrieve the camera tripod, he was bombarded by stones and trash bags, as well as other objects. He has sustained multiple injuries.

Joe Biden's calls for unity should be heeded in Israel

US-ISRAELI AFFAIRS: Some of what he was addressing in America exists here to the same damaging degree.

22/01/2021
The almost empty Ben Gurion International Airport, outside of Tel Aviv, on January 18, 2021.

Tourism expert to gov't: Israel is ignoring international travel protocols

"The rest of the world is adopting coronavirus travel standards that the Health Ministry has not even begun to examine," he said.

Airstrike in Syria

4 family members killed in alleged Israeli airstrike in Syria - report

The attack is the first one attributed to Israel to take place under President Joe Biden's administration.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein seen during the vaccination of

Israel Elections: Poll finds Yair Lapid, Gideon Sa'ar tied for second

Coalition can be formed without Likud, haredim and Arabs.

22/01/2021
Nava Fruchter Katz from Efrat

Efrat council member joins Labor leadership race

Ya’alon fields candidate who backs polygamy

22/01/2021
The citadel walls of the Tower of David Museum are illuminated during the "King David" light and sou

City of Jerusalem starts light project to illuminate historic buildings

The project is expected to be completed by June 2021, and will cost about NIS 6 million.

Settlers mark 30 days since Sandak's death, protest throughout West Bank

In one incident, a five-year-old Palestinian boy was injured after the vehicle he was in was stoned by settlers near the Givat Asaf junction.

Graffiti threatening Arab bus drivers found in Modi'in Ilit

Graffiti on one wall read "Death to Arab bus drivers."

Picking through trash in Tel Aviv's Carmel Market

About two million Israelis live below the poverty line - report

Bituach Leumi (National Insurance) published a short and overdue report from past data on poverty and inequality in Israel.

By MAARIV ONLINE
22/01/2021
Hadassah Medical Center medical staff member receives the second round of the Covid-19 vaccine, at t

Nurses are helping Israelis bend the rules to get COVID-19 vaccines

Israel’s vaccination success — accompanied by a spike in COVID cases — is partially due to the country’s universal health care system, its tech savvy and its small size.

By SAM SOKOL/JTA
21/01/2021
An ambulance driving in the central Israeli city of Elad, April 5, 2020

Some hospitals to stop receiving ambulances due to financial woes

Health Ministry rules to begin vaccinating teens 16-18 as early as next week.

Netanyahu's right-wing reign suffers three blows in one week

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's credibility as a right wing leader took a beating this week, even as his numbers remained high in the polls.

Due to COVID-19, Holocaust Remembrance Day observed online

There will be a number of online programs that will mark this day, which is held on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

JSO’s ‘Days of Light’ marks Holocaust memorial

The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra (JSO), like numerous other purveyors of cultural wares these lockdowned days, has lined up an intriguing and attractive roster of shows for the near future.

21/01/2021

Israel Elections: Menachem Begin's son, Bennie, runs with Gideon Sa'ar

Sa'ar also drafted a granddaughter of former Likud prime minister Yitzhak Shamir, attorney Michal Diamant.

21/01/2021

Modi'in charitable initiative feeds families while supporting businesses

With the charity, the benefactors and the families supported being local, the initiative serves a symbol of togetherness within the Modi'in community.

Israeli Air Force F15 planes.

IAF: 'We need to be fit, sharp, and always ready to strike'

While it may seem as if Israel is going through a relatively quiet period along its borders at the moment, one branch of the IDF is busy 24/7 – in the air.

21/01/2021

Meretz's new Israeli-Arab candidate vows to fight for Jews, Arabs alike

POLITICAL AFFAIRS: Together with Esawi Frej, who will be fifth on the list, Rinawie Zoabi will ensure that the party’s top five is 40% Arab, which she called courageous.

Nachman Shai: The IDF's most trusted voice during the Gulf War

HOMELAND AFFAIRS: The IDF spokesman during the Gulf War in 1991 recalls being the go-to authority for most Israelis during a period of uncertainty

By ORI LEWIS
21/01/2021
WILLY WORKMAN and Hapoel Holon progressed to the Champions League playoffs on Wednesday night.

Holon advances in Champions League

Victory over Cholet sends Israeli side to playoffs • Gilboa/Galil ousts Rishon in Balkan League

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
21/01/2021

Will Amazon build an AWS cloud server farm in Israel?

Other cloud providers like Microsoft, Google, IBM and Oracle have also been invited to submit bids.

21/01/2021
 Hapoel Beersheba vs Maccabi Haifa

Israeli soccer raring to get back on pitch

Leader Maccabi Haifa hosts Sakhnin • Mac TA visits Netanya • Beitar Jerusalem at K8

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
21/01/2021

Gantz decides to remove 'Galatz' radio station from IDF

Gantz said that the decision is a moral one, to keep the IDF out of politics, and not due to budget cuts.

21/01/2021

Protestors produce 'Hamilton' cover against Netanyahu, Israeli politicians

"They lock us in for months on end and bleed us dry with taxes" and "turn elections into farces."

Coronavirus in Israel: Some foreign yeshiva students getting vaccines

According to the Health Ministry, only Israeli citizens can get the vaccine.

Religious Zionist Party: We won't enter gov't unless outposts legalized

Religious Zionist Party head Bezalel Smotrich promised to place legalization of the outposts into the text of any coalition agreement his party would sign should it enter the government.

After a year of wait, Israel's vaccinated CEOs ready to travel overseas

While there are still a number of uncertainties about how air travel will open up, some CEOs are looking forward to catching up again with their overseas teams.

21/01/2021

Coronavirus closures hitting the self-employed hardest - report

When a similar survey was conducted in June, around 80% of self-employed respondents were working, half of which were working only part-time.

21/01/2021
MEN PRAY outside during the third nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Bnei Brak on Thursday. (Yossi Zel

Police close Bnei Brak synagogue amid coronavirus restrictions

Police closed a synagogue in Bnei Brak on Wednesday that operated illegally even though it was supposed to be closed due to coronavirus restrictions.

A nurse prepares Russia's "Sputnik-V" vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for inocula

Israel clears way for COVID vaccines to Palestinians in West Bank, Gaza

Goldin family calls to block jabs to Gaza until captives are released.

Dogs and cats found in Ramallah apartment

40 cats and two dogs in neglected condition found in Ramallah apartment

The police arrested the 50-year-old man residing in the apartment after he threatened them, and he was taken to a psychiatric examination.

The IDF West Bank Courts continues to be disrupted by political and legal battle.

Israeli sibling rivalry turns into NIS 23m. lawsuit with Domicile, Grass

Domicile alleges the change of policy, upending 20 years of cooperation, was done in bad faith and is in violation of their agreements.

An American Airlines Airbus A321-200 plane takes off from Los Angeles International airport (LAX)

American Airlines to launch new direct New York-Israel flights

Flights begin May 6, tickets go on sale January 25.

People who arrived on a flight from England arrive to the Dan Panorama Hotel used as a quarantine fa

Israelis returning from Dubai flip tables, break partition at corona hotel

"The people to blame are the representatives of the State of Israel who threw us in a hotel without reaching out to us or hearing us at all."

US Ambassador to Israel bids farewell with trip to Western Wall

Friedman came full circle, as when he began his role as ambassador, landing in Israel in May of 2017, his first act was to pray at the Western Wall.

New photos show Golda Meir in Yom Kippur War operational meetings

Pictures released show prime minister Golda Meir meeting with top generals and soldiers in briefings

Jewish, Muslim EMTs perform lifesaving CPR in tandem

The two volunteers, EMTs Keren Ezouz and Imad Zoabi, responded to the scene after the mother of the victim alerted United Hatzalah that her son collapsed for unknown reasons.

Yoav Gallant

More time, fewer tests: Israeli matriculation exams change due to COVID

"I want to say to [students], your future is promised just as it was for those before you," Education Minister Yoav Gallant said.

21/01/2021

Israeli medtech start-up receives FDA approval

The new upgrades to the company's flagship device include a revamped infusion pump, administration sets and accessories.

Tu Bishvat: For the first time ever, plant a tree via Zoom

Planting a tree in the Land of Israel has great meaning and creates a profound connection between the person planting the tree and the land.

'Father of kittens' at Al-Aqsa in Jerusalem passes away due to COVID

For decades, Younis would drive over 90 minutes from his home in Arara, an Arab-Israeli town in northern Israel, five times a week to feed the cats and birds at the compound.

21/01/2021

Rashida Tlaib says Israel 'racist,' denying COVID vaccine to Palestinians

According to the Oslo Accords, health and social welfare are under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority, not the Israeli government.

21/01/2021
Solar panels at one of the projects of Enlight Renewable Energy

Gila Gamliel publishes video discussing green energy between Israel, US

In the video, she spoke about technologies being developed in Israel in the field of renewable energy storage.

21/01/2021

Stolen Israeli identities worth about $14 on the dark web

Israeli fullz are not the cheapest on the market, but also aren't the most expensive.

21/01/2021

A long-lost Elie Wiesel poem - A serendipitous literary finding

After his initial discovery of the long-lost poem, Mechael Pomeranz “contacted the Wiesel family agent with my ideas to highlight the poem.

By Rivkah Lambert Adler
21/01/2021

Lockdown, according to Google

The current closure, imposed in late December, has affected almost exclusively the retail sector (including restaurants, cafes and recreation).

By YAIR ASSAF-SHAPIRA
21/01/2021

Grapevine: United in devotion

Movers and shakers in Israeli society.

Grand Mufti’s Jerusalem mansion to become synagogue

The synagogue will be part of a future 56-apartment Jewish neighborhood in east Jerusalem.

By GIL ZOHAR
21/01/2021

Yad Vashem marks Int'l Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021

A number of poignant new online activities and content have been unveiled.

By HARRY BROWN
21/01/2021

Balfour protests: When rights of protesters shatter rights of neighbors

Tensions reach a boiling point between residents and those anti-Netanyahu protesters camped outside his residence on Balfour Street.

21/01/2021

This week in Jerusalem - A round-up of city affairs

What has been going on in Israel's capital this week?

21/01/2021

Tali Friedman: Leading the men at Mahaneh Yehuda market

As of two months ago, Friedman became the first woman to be elected chair of the Mahaneh Yehuda Merchants’ Association.

21/01/2021

Arrivals - A panoramic view

Shai Rubin - From Atlanta to Beit Shemesh, 2012

By ESTHER POSNER
21/01/2021

Aharon David Gordon - New access to a compelling early Zionist

Unfortunately, there is little available on Gordon for the English reader, until now.

By ARI ACKERMAN
21/01/2021

Israel's annual motor vehicle inspections - explainer

Do you have a safety vest? Inflated spare tire and tool kit?

By MORDECHAI ZUCKER
21/01/2021

Israeli autonomous drones safeguard power grid in hurricane-prone Florida

Monitoring technology provides potentially lifesaving assistance

By TARA KAVALER/THE MEDIA LINE
21/01/2021

With Biden in the White House, these Israeli Elections will be different

Experts are divided on whether US President Joe Biden will try to tip the scales in favor of any candidate

By URI COHEN/THE MEDIA LINE
21/01/2021

Tu Bishvat: Trees in Jerusalem & the Judean Hills

A census of Jerusalem trees undertaken seven years ago by the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel reported that some 4,900 trees in the city that are at least a half-century old.

By DAVID GEFFEN
21/01/2021
Shekels and dollars

Off the books: Underreporting income to survive in the corona age

‘If the government is screwing me over, why should I feel bad about screwing the government back a little bit?’

By DUDI FATIMER
21/01/2021

Kedma: The non-profit filling in the gaps with compassion

Kedma has been helping gap-year students find meaning and connection since before the coronavirus pandemic.

By JESSICA LEVINE KUPFERBERG
21/01/2021
Donald Trump and Joe Biden

From Trump to Biden; from West Bank annexation to Israeli apartheid

The settlement movement is now almost precisely where it was four years ago and in some ways it is in an even worse position.

Haim Ramon: Former minister's autobiography blows through history

New autobiography tells how the former minister repeatedly pushed, sometimes changed history, and sometimes just turned people off.

20/01/2021

Israel's ‘Queen’s Gambit’: Young female chess players of the Jewish State

The newly trendy game of chess has had a home in the Jewish state for years.

20/01/2021

Israel Start-Up Nation geared up for season

Blue-and-white cycling team newcomer Chris Froome committed for long term, wants 5th Tour title

By JERUSALEM POST SPORTS STAFF
20/01/2021
Donald Trump and Joe Biden

For Israelis to remember: Biden is not Trump, nor Obama - analysis

If beginnings are any indication, however, Israel already has something positive to lean on.

20/01/2021

US Embassy changes, then changes back Twitter name

The name changed sparked speculation on social media that the Biden administration had forced the change, though the title had not been changed on the embassy website.

‘Trafficked’ digs into Tel Aviv’s underworld

The eight-parter takes viewers into some of the darkest, most hostile and most dangerous places on planet Earth.

20/01/2021

Coronavirus: Almost 800 people dead in 2021

Two health funds start to open appointments for the vaccines to 35 year-olds.

L-R) Yifat Alon Perel, Minister of Economic and Trade Affairs at the Israeli Embassy, Washington, DC

Optimism in Israel for Biden's economic policies

The new administration is expected to continue to build on Israel's normalization agreements with the Gulf countries.

20/01/2021
The smashed window of the police car in the ultra-Orthodox Ezrat Torah neighborhood in Jerusalem, as

Police clash again with ultra-Orthodox extremists for COVID-19 violations

17 arrested in clash at Satmar hassidic school in Jerusalem.

Visibly pregnant 34-year-old Narkis receives her coronavirus vaccine in Tel Aviv, January 21, 2021.

Coronavirus in Israel: Over half a million already got both shots

Some Israeli health funds to vaccinate people 35-years-young * 2,8 million Israelis already got at least the first

Redesign the JPOST logo for Tu BiShvat!

The top 10 logos receiving the most votes online will be presented to an expert panel of judges who will declare the final winner.

MK Yoav Kisch of the Likud speaks to supporters on Gideon Saar's Likud leadership campaign opening e

Deputy health minister warns COVID could postpone election

Liberman: Netanyahu wants to make himself a dictator

20/01/2021

Friedman: Israel needs 'guard rails' against Chinese investment

“I think Israelis understand the threat China presents to the world.”

‘Being an LGBT-friendly company takes more than most employers think’

"Being inclusive is so much more than tolerance. It means making sure that the company culture is inclusive, that its policies are inclusive, and that it offers equal visibility to all workers."

20/01/2021

IDF preparing for large-scale war simulation drill this summer

There is also an important message to be conveyed to Hezbollah in the north, the Syrians in the east, and obviously to Iran, both in proximity and in distance.

By TAL LEV RAM/MAARIV
20/01/2021
A wintery storm of rain and hail hits Jerusalem, Israel

Israel's stormy weather reaches mid-week peak

Winter has, indeed, come. This chilly week kicked off with flooding, extreme winds and rain, and this pattern is expected to continue into the weekend.

By MAARIV ONLINE
20/01/2021
MAJOR LEAGUER and Israel Olympic National Team catcher Ryan Lavarnway (center) coaches young Israeli

Field of Peace launched to unite Israeli and UAE youth

Israel Baseball Association and Dubai Little League announce new baseball tournament to take place in both countries.

Trump-era ends without West Bank settler outpost legalization

International concern has grown over the settlements, out of fear that their construction could make it difficult for Biden to relaunch Israeli-Palestinian talks.

Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Hagit Moshe to head Bayit Yehudi

First woman ever to head a religious party * Smotrich invited her to discuss having their parties run together in the elections.

19/01/2021

COVID-19 underlines rabbis control over ultra-Orthodox, not the state

Less than two weeks ago, Netanyahu phoned Kanievsky junior to implore that his grandfather, for the first time during the pandemic, call for schools in the ultra-Orthodox sector to be closed.

Basketball and soccer leagues set to resume despite lockdown

Despite extension of lockdown, Israeli sports teams get nod to resume play • Maccabi Tel Aviv close to signing Cline.

By Uriel Sturm
19/01/2021

COVID-19 highlights the haredi fissure in Israeli society - analysis

Deri realizes that the type of behavior being broadcast nightly into the homes of frustrated and angry Israelis could lead to a backlash against the haredi public.

19/01/2021

Israel Police clash with ultra-Orthodox COVID-19 regulation violators

Ultra-Orthodox rabbinic leadership calls for community to get COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible.

After 50 years, Netanya orchestra fights to survive lack of funds

After a 50-year history of full performance seasons throughout Israel, the NKO is confronted with the possibility of extinction.

By SARAH HERSHENSON
19/01/2021

Who is Dainius Adomaitis?

New Hapoel Jerusalem coach from Lithuania has big shoes to fill after taking over from Katash.

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
19/01/2021
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