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A Magen David Adom ambulance [File]
Man seemingly attempts to murder woman, commits suicide

The incident occurred a mere five days after over 12,000 people gathered in Tel Aviv, calling on the government to fund programs battling domestic violence.

06/06/2020
Jews and Arabs protest against annexation in Tel Aviv

"It's up to all of us to stand up to authoritarian leaders and work together to build a peaceful future for every Palestinian and every Israeli," Sanders said in a video message to the protesters.

06/06/2020
German foreign minister to visit Israel, warn against annexation

Netanyahu has said he will bring sovereignty in the West Bank to a vote in the coming weeks, which the coalition agreement would allow him to do as early as July 1.

Israeli hikers turn Lifta natural spring into bubble bath

Inspectors from Israel's Nature and Parks Authority are currently investigating the incident.

Beaches close as Israelis flock to coast

Tens of thousands of people headed outside to enjoy the nice weather at nature reserves, national parks and hiking sites on Saturday.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
06/06/2020
Israelis wear face masks for fear of the coronavirus as they walk through the market in Ramle on May
Israel has record number of daily coronavirus tests

The number of people testing positive for coronavirus has continued to rise and stands, at the time of writing, at 17,706, out of which 2,336 are currently sick.

By MAARIV ONLINE
06/06/2020
Prof. Yisrael Aumann
Israeli Nobel laureate: We should annex now, not 'talk it to death'

The Nobel winning Game Theorist is now marking his 90th birthday, “I used to do science,” he jokes, “now I do sales”.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
06/06/2020
Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) poses for pictures at The Hague
Do Palestinians uphold Oslo Peace Accords signed with Israel?

While the Palestinian Authority claimed it is no longer obligated to the Oslo Peace accords following recent Israeli declarations, the legal team at the ICC knows better.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
06/06/2020
BDS News
Israeli BDS activist seeking asylum will be deported from Canada

Gilad Paz, 38, who identifies as part of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BSAM) against Israel, has been living in Montreal since 2016.

By DAVID LAZARUS/JTA
06/06/2020
Anti-annexation protest restrictions removed, thousands to march

The police objected to the mass protest, citing coronavirus infection concerns. Organizers said they will limit the number of protesters to 2,000.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
06/06/2020
Body of missing 14-year-old Yehuda Bilog found in Ashdod

"I was hoping for a miracle, but unfortunately today he was spotted without any signs of life and after medical examinations we have nothing left but to determine his death."

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF , ALON BEN-DAVID/MAARIV
06/06/2020
BDS
BDS petition blames Israel for US police brutality

The petition was circulated online and signed by hundreds of campus organizations and individuals, which included among other demands for abolishing US police forces.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
05/06/2020
PASSENGERS WEARING masks push trolleys yesterday at the departures terminal at Ben-Gurion Airport.
Intelligence Services Ministry lists countries in talks to resume flights

The document provided a list of 20 'green' countries that are most likely to reopen due to low or dropping rates of coronavirus infection.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
05/06/2020
An Israeli flag is seen on the first of Israel's El Al Airlines order of 16 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners
Arrivals: Living by the Jewish calendar

“While my life was always ruled by the Jewish calendar,” says Vernon, “we always had to deal with living in the United State in a more secular culture, which was dominated not by our culture."

Hebrew University receives $1m from US couple for coronavirus lab

Researchers are also studying the impact of social isolation, the economic crisis as well as developing tools and processes to prevent the spread of the virus.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
05/06/2020
Did Ya'acov Litzman encourage US coronavirus carriers to come to Israel?

An official who worked alongside the Health Ministry claims that former health minister Litzman deliberately arranged for the arrival of US citizens with no health insurance, many of them carriers.

By ANNA BARSKY/MAARIV , MOSHE COHEN/MAARIV , MAAYAN HARONI/MAARIV
05/06/2020
Airport workers briefly halt all flights, protest government inaction

After approximately two hours, the dramatic strike action - impacting both passenger and cargo flights - was postponed.

Chezy Levy's appointment as D-G of Health Ministry approved

Levy replaces outgoing director-general Moshe Bar Siman Tov, who held the post since 2015.

By MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN , JERUSALEM POST STAFF
05/06/2020
PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu, wearing a face mask, stands inside the courtroom at the Jerusalem
Will the High Court manage potential Bibi conflicts on legal appointments?

The justices were especially concerned about Netanyahu trying to influence legal appointments to tamper with his bribery trial.

Suspect arrested in Jerusalem in Yehudah Glick attack

Glick was severely beaten on Thursday when he visited the bereaved family of Iyad al-Halak, a Palestinian man who was shot by Border Police last Friday.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
05/06/2020
Histadrut labor federation chairman Arnon Bar-David
Hundreds of thousands will not receive unemployment benefits for June

The Finance Ministry prefers encouraging employment, rather than paying the unemployed. Chairman of the Histadrut stated that a solution must be found: "people need an income."

Jesus Christ
Israel's State Twitter knocks tweet calling Jesus 'Palestinian'

'God:Jesus was a Palestinian. Jesus: Hey Dad, remember when you gave that speech about Jewish values at my Bar Mitzvah?'

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
05/06/2020
Protesters blocking the road at a protest against the expansion of police authority in Tel Aviv
Anti-Netanyahu protesters block Tel Aviv road shouting "I can't breathe"

Earlier this week, Netanyahu said that police will not raid citizens' apartments during a statement to the public in light of the controversy around the bill.

By LEON SVERDLOV
06/06/2020
Palestinian kids display their textbooks
Norway to withhold funding to Palestinians over hateful, violent textbooks

The European Union commissioned a report by the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research following a report by the NGO IMPACT-se that found incitement to hatred and violence.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
04/06/2020
College graduation during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in California
In times of uncertainty, financial goals should be long term

If you are worried about a large market drop, it may mean that you have an incorrect asset-allocation.

By AARON KATSMAN
04/06/2020
SARA, A local resident and shuk employee, is glad just to be back at work.
Israeli government rolls out back-to-work job grants

The government is awarding NIS 875 a month for each employee added to the workforce since April 2020.

By LEON HARRIS
04/06/2020
PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu and Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen
Can Israel’s friends save it from the EU’s wrath?

Israel probably won’t face economic sanctions from Europe if it moves forward with sovereignty in the West Bank, but there are other ways to make Jerusalem pay.

Empty El Al Israel Airlines check-in counters are seen at Ben Gurion International airport in Lod, n
Seven yeshiva students stuck in Ben-Gurion Airport in limbo over entry

Thirteen students who had obtained permits to return to their institutions had a scheduled flight, which they boarded because they did not know about the policy change.

IDF paratroopers on Temple Mount shortly after the capture of the Old City in 1967.
'East Jerusalem is Israeli, open the city’

Amid some ambivalence, the government moved speedily toward annexation immediately after 1967 Six Day War

By ABRAHAM RABINOVICH
04/06/2020
Joshua's Altar at Mt. Ebal
‘Joshua’s altar site may be outside of Israel’s borders’ - settler leader

Sources involved in mapping efforts says final boundaries yet to be determined

MOSHE BEKER performs for residents at the Meditteranean Towers in Savyon.
Blocked out of clubs and theaters, performers turn to senior homes

“It is a win-win situation, for the artists and for us too."

04/06/2020
Yehudah Glick beaten while leaving home of killed Palestinian's family

Iyad al-was shot by Border Police on Friday.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
04/06/2020
A SCENE from ‘Asia.’
New Israeli movies that will be coming to a theater near you – eventually

It’s not only art-house films that are awaiting release.

A general view of Jerusalem's old city shows the Dome of the Rock in the compound known to Muslims a
Temple Mount prayer session held with Christian pastors for peace in US

“There is no excuse for allowing the flames of division to burn, we are all children of one God, and we have to say not more violence,” said Glick as he ascended to the Temple Mount.

Bar Ilan University President Prof. Arie Zaban
Bar Ilan President: We feel the impact of BDS but are not afraid

“Ensuring that our students know more about the Jewish nation is part of our DNA and it is not about the religious aspect, but about knowledge.”

Parties start membership drives

Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage Minister Rafi Peretz sent a letter to the party’s current members informing them of a “big membership drive of religious Zionists."

04/06/2020
Maccabi Tel Aviv marching toward title

Yellow-and-blue still undefeated after blanking second-place Maccabi Haifa • Beitar Jerusalem blanked at Bloomfield by Hapoel Tel Aviv

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
04/06/2020
A unique masked adventure in Jerusalem

While Israeli soccer has returned, attending games is a much different experience than ever before.

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
04/06/2020
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Mevo'ot Yericho in the Jordan Valley
Settler leader doubles down, says Trump is not Israel's friend

Netanyahu issues strong condemnation of settler leadership’s approach to annexation

Fatah leader calls for peaceful protests to foil annexation

Rajoub warned that Israel would “target” PA President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian security forces if the situation in the West Bank deteriorates.

Porn actresses line-up at the opening of the "Venus" erotic fair in Berlin
Israelis on Pornhub, what do the chosen people choose to watch?

Pornhub Insights released their findings about how much porn various countries consume online, among them Israel.

By JOSH ARONSON/ MAARIV
04/06/2020
THE 2019 EMET Prize award ceremony.
2020 EMET Prize winners announced

The EMET Prize is known as Israel's Nobel Prize, awarded for excellence which make significant contributions to Israeli society.

A prostitute in Israel waiting for a client.
Israeli former athletics champion arrested for allegedly trafficking women

The woman, a Ramat Gan resident in her 50's, allegedly recruited women from overseas and ran a sex-trafficking network.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
04/06/2020
Workers install 5G telecommunications equipment on a T-Mobile tower in Seabrook, Texas. May 6, 2020
Bidding process to construct Israeli 5G network ends

Existing Israeli mobile operators were able to compete for the tender by submitting joint proposals to secure bandwidth commencing from 700 megahertz (MHz) and 2,600 MHz offered by the ministry.

04/06/2020
Rescue forces searching for 14-year-old Yehuda Bilog
Israeli surfer saves three teens, police searching for fourth

14-year-old Yehuda Bilog went missing on Wednesday at Hakshatot Beach in Ashdod. Police are searching for him and his parents refuse to leave the beach.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
04/06/2020
Celebrate Clint Eastwood’s birthday with his 10 best movies

As actor and director, his films have grossed nearly $3 billion worldwide, and last year’s outstanding Richard Jewell proves he remains at the top of his game.

By BEN FLANAGAN
04/06/2020
Top 10 Arts and Culture in Israel

Upcoming events in Israel

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
04/06/2020
'The Dead Don't Die'
Movie's get creative during coronavirus lockdown

Two series from Israel and abroad examine life in today’s bizarre and often scary reality.

Military Police intelligence officer indicted for rape and other offenses

The officer is charged with raping a female soldier he recruited as an informant

Behind the scenes of Israel advocacy in the age of social media

The opportunity the Internet presents to poison minds against Israel is evident, and Israel detractors work to flood social sites like Facebook and Twitter with antisemitic and anti-Israel content.

By YAKIR FELDMAN
04/06/2020
A VIEW of the settlement of Eli, in Samaria. Yesha Council deputy head Yigal Dilmoni said yesterday
Anglo advocates for Judea and Samaria voice support for Trump

“Trump’s vision for peace recognizes the undeniable truth that Israel has legitimate and rightful claims to Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley."

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
04/06/2020
A protester holding an "Abuse isn't Love" sign at a protest against violence against women in Tel Av
Parents, siblings allegedly attempt to murder woman in Wadi Ara

When the hospital caregivers asked what happened the family claimed she “jumped off the roof,” but when she regained consciousness, she told police about the attack.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
04/06/2020
SARA, A local resident and shuk employee, is glad just to be back at work.
Jerusalem's Mahaneh Yehuda shuk: Back with a smile and a whimper

HOW is the good old shuk doing, as the country tries to free itself of the pandemic lockdown and economy go-slow shackles?

04/06/2020
Jerusalem's population in numbers

While the population growth rate in Jerusalem is the same as that of the Israeli population, the various populations within the city are growing at different rates.

By YAIR ASSAF-SHAPIRA
04/06/2020
Why are so many government bodies still located outside of Jerusalem?

Today, five years after the due date, many such bodies remain outside of the capital. Moreover, the Strategic Affairs Ministry just moved to Tel Aviv a few days ago.

04/06/2020
Moshe Lion: A mayor for all Jerusalemites

Lion's capacity to establish a respectful dialogue with Arab residents and develop a high level of trust has won him praise both from them.

04/06/2020
This week in Jerusalem: A round-up of city affairs

The municipality has approved an ambitious project to give a strong boost to the economy and development of east Jerusalem.

04/06/2020
Gymnasia Rehavia school in Jerusalem
Grapevine: All the wrong reasons

Movers and shakers in Israeli society.

Meet Jerusalem Zoo's new cub: The lion called Lion

Lion’s sibling has not been named yet because zookeepers are waiting to discover its gender.

The Michael Levin Base - Expanding Levin's legacy for lone soldiers

“As the number of lone soldiers in the IDF continues to increase, so do their needs. The Michael Levin Base is the newest organization to fill that expanding service role."

By Rivkah Lambert Adler
04/06/2020
Benny Gantz: We have not done enough for the Jewish Diaspora

The conference, titled "The Diaspora Conference," focused on the concept of "the impact of the coronavirus on world Jewry."

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
04/06/2020
THE OUTSIDE of Jerusalem District Court, where the trial of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will t
State indicts Jewish teens for sawing down Arab olive trees

Because the defendants are both 16 and legally minors, their names are under gag order.

Only 2,300 foreign visitors arrived in Israel during May

Among the visitors arriving in May, approximately 2,200 were considered tourists - remaining more than one day in the country - and another 100 were day visitors.

04/06/2020
The unknown story of smuggling weapons to help win Israel's independence

Never before have readers gotten such an inside look at some very feisty – but also courageous and noble – characters, who changed the course of history.

By AARON LEIBEL
04/06/2020
How Israel almost landed on the Moon

Using the story of Beresheet as its background, To the Moon on a Plastic Bottle traces how Israel’s unique cultural style has made the country a world leader in technology.

wedding
The quiet after the storm

By HADASSAH CHEN
04/06/2020
Coronavirus and the new dining experience

Though I am pleased for the restaurant entrepreneurs whose livelihoods were turned upside down by the virus, I’m not among those rushing back out to eat.

04/06/2020
Tortoises held illegally released back to the wild after police operation

The police searched the culprit's house after a report was filed against the owners.

By OMRI RON
04/06/2020
Ein Ashkaf and Ein Khod - Israel's secret springs

Israel's natural springs are full of blessed water, and this is great news for anyone who loves hiking to any of the multiple springs spread throughout the Judean Hills.

By MEITAL SHARABI
04/06/2020
The future of tourism: When will the people come back to visit?

How different will people’s next vacation here in Israel or somewhere overseas look this year? Will they continue to go to the same places they go to every year?

By ILANA SHTOTLAND
04/06/2020
What will be the 'new normal' for Israel's gap year programs?

According to EMA Care, an estimated 80% of programs will close down permanently if they are not able to reopen in the fall.

04/06/2020
How is the Israeli housing market bearing up?

“In terms of sales and purchases, Israel’s property market has been stagnant for quite some time now. It has not changed much since the COVID-19 outbreak.”

By ILANA SHTOTLAND
04/06/2020
OMAD Shakur of Sudan shares his experiences in ‘Illegal Human Being’ in south Tel Aviv
The legacy of refugees through art and culture

Today, with refugees flooding in to so many countries, this accolade to a refugee legacy is particularly poignant.

Customers wait outside an IKEA shop
Severe building violations could partially shut new Ikea store

"This is a clear case in which construction preceded planning."

04/06/2020
Brain scan
Are you and your brain the same age? According to BGU, not always

Using this model, the researchers are able to center in on which part of the brain has aged the most – useful in its own right when diagnosing patients with neurodegenerative diseases.

Gvanim: The non-profit improving the lives of special-needs persons

Gvanim’s uniqueness is that each person has a plan developed specifically to meet his/her specific needs.

By MAXINE LIPTZEN DOROT
04/06/2020
ELIANNA & Ariel Stern, Tel Aviv
Israel PORCHraits: Documenting coronavirus lockdown via family photographs

Despite coronavirus lockdown, Lisa Rich found a new outlet – taking family photos outside the front doors, balconies and porches of peoples’ homes and apartments.

Hanan Ashrawi
PLO official condemns construction plan of 'Silicon Wadi' in E. Jerusalem

The "Silicon Wadi" project joins the government's five-year plan to reduce socio-economic gaps and for economic development in east Jerusalem.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
04/06/2020
Attorney-General Avichay Mandelblit
Gov't approves transferring funds to impoverished municipalities

About 78% will be given to Arab and Druze communities who were damaged by the coronavirus crisis.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
04/06/2020
President Reuven Rivlin visits Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems

“Elbit is an asset to Israel’s security, a shining example of Israeli creativity and innovation. Israeli industry is the backbone of Israel’s economy,” Rivlin said.

The Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa mosque are seen from Silwan.
Woman escorted by police off Temple Mount for asking to nurse her baby

The woman was told that she couldn't nurse her baby because it was a holy place, and was escorted off the premises.

By CELIA JEAN
04/06/2020
balad party
Joint List MK tests positive for coronavirus, Knesset meetings canceled

On his Twitter page, Shehadeh asked anyone who has recently been in close proximity to him to immediately go into isolation.

S President Donald Trump unveils his Middle East peace plan together with Prime Minister Benjamin Ne
Netanyahu slams settler leader for insulting Trump

Netanyahu denounced Elhayani's words and affirmed that Trump was a "great friend" of Israel who had taken historic action on Israel's behalf.

THE JORDAN VALLEY – calls to annex it are a provocative political act
Stabbing attempted at West Bank checkpoint, attacker dropped weapon

The terrorist exited his vehicle with a knife in his hand, but in the process, he dropped the knife, allowing the IDF soldiers standing guard to confiscate it and apprehend the attacker.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
03/06/2020
Yehoshua Kleinman, a resident of Asfar in Judea. June 3, 2020
Jewish Settlers: ‘Trump’s plan could be good for us’

Some settlers in Asfar, Ma’aleh Amos not phased by enclave idea

Israeli films included in Cannes official lineup

Being selected for the festival this year means that the film can be promoted as an “Official Cannes Selection,” which confers prestige and can help the film attract audiences.

WHO WILL rule this? Palestinians wave flags at traffic on Highway 1 leading to the Dead Sea
Could annexing Palestinian towns minus citizenship be apartheid?

There certainly cannot be any comparison to classic apartheid in South Africa where there was one country and the minority systematically suppressed the majority because of a racist ideology.

New study dates Temple arch at 2,000-years-old

The research also led to the discovery of a previously unknown theater-like structure.

IDF officer's condition improves after being wounded during drill

Lt.-Col. Avichai Mor Yosef was accidentally shot in the abdomen by another commander during a live-fire drill into Wednesday night.

Turning a Byzantine well near Arad into a dance stage

The current cast of “Perforated Earth” includes 14 performers and three musicians.

By ORI J. LENKINSKI
04/06/2020
An illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depicts the 2019 N
Israel to test first 70,000 people for coronavirus antibodies

By sampling a portion of society, health officials will be able to gauge around what percentage of total Israelis had the disease.

Israel's new Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi
With Ashkenazi as FM, Israel and Poland can now hit 'reset'- analysis

By initiating the call with Czaputowicz, Ashkenazi showed that he was no Israel Katz.

03/06/2020
Rabbi Stav slams Yamina for ignoring religion and state while in office

Head of the Tzohar rabbinical association accuses Yamina leaders of using concern over rabbinical judges committee as a political tool, says ‘public won’t buy’

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz at the swearing in of the Knesset
Gantz motorcade to cost taxpayers NIS 23 m. annually

While the sources said Gantz tried to minimize his travel costs, sources in the Likud said the coalition agreement guaranteed Gantz the same treatment as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

03/06/2020
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