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Israeli security forces at the scene where a home was hit by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip in A

Rockets barrage from Gaza continues, hitting Ashdod and Beersheba

Hamas rocket barrages on southern Israel continued Sunday with almost 300 projectiles launched at Israel since Saturday.

Lod resident, 56, first Jewish victim from Arab riots in mixed city

Seven people suspected of being involved in violent riots in Lod were arrested during the night between Sunday and Monday as additional Border Police units were dispatched to the city.

Ads emphasize coexistence between Arabs and Jews

As violence broke out between Arabs and Jews all over Israel during the past week, several commercials in recent days have emphasized the commitment to coexistence that many Israelis feel.

Likud, Blue and White deny talks between Netanyahu and Gantz

While Blue and White denied that any sort of deal with Likud was taking place, Yamina confirmed that they would be reentering into discussions with Likud on Tuesday.

17/05/2021

Ancient Acre hotel ripped apart in hateful riots

As tensions reached a peak in Israel, with escalations between Israel and Gaza as well as riots by both Arabs and Jews targeting one another, many have fallen victim to the hate being spewed.

17/05/2021
A missile falls as smoke rises near a tower housing AP, Al Jazeera offices (C) during Israeli missil

Israel showed US ‘smoking gun’ on Hamas in AP office tower, officials say

“We showed them the smoking gun proving Hamas worked out of that building,” a senior diplomatic source said. “I understand they found the explanation satisfactory."

Man killed in Ramat Gan rocket fire was disabled, unable to reach shelter

The 55-year-old who died in a direct rocket hit to his home had been ignored by the welfare system and should not have been living alone, according to his one surviving sister.

Presidential candidates scramble to sign up supporters

Glick, Peretz say they already have enough MKs backing them to run.

17/05/2021

Gaza conflict brings double trouble to Israel's tourism sector

Just a few weeks after the Israeli Tourism Ministry announced a multi-pronged plan to restart inbound tourism, rockets began firing from Gaza, slamming the industry so soon after the coronavirus.

17/05/2021

Internal riots more concerning than rockets, says Ashdod hospital head

Located some 25 kilometers from the Gaza border, Ashdod has been the target of multiple rocket barrages for the past week.

Children play a game of "Arabs and Jews" outside a school in Gaza City, Palestinian Territories, Feb

IDF pilot suspects children in vicinity, calls off airstrike - watch

Faced by allegations of indiscriminately striking targets in Gaza without distinguishing between Hamas officials and civilians, the IDF has decided to publish documentation that proves the contrary.

Macaque injured from rocket shrapnel expected to make recovery

Surgery was conducted in order to remove rocket shrapnel fragments from the macaque's spine.

Mansour Abbas visits Lod, calls for calm amid Arab-Jewish violence

After calling for calm, Abbas also indicated that some of the rioters were not residents of Lod.

Can we sort out the concept of civil liberties in a Jewish state?

Legally mandated halachic requirements have created a situation in Israel where many citizens, Jewish and non-Jewish, do not have the right to marry within the state.

By NECHAMA GOLDMAN BARASH
16/05/2021
Rockets are launched by Palestinian militants into Israel, in Gaza May 12, 2021.

Over 2,900 rockets fired, 10 Israelis killed since onset of hostilities

Some 191 Israelis have also been injured in riots and clashes between Jews and Arabs in the country.

Severe violence, disturbances continue across the country

Arab 12-year old boy suffers severe burns from petrol bomb attack in Jaffa, Arab extremists suspected of mistakenly targeting Arab, not Jewish home.

A long exposure picture shows iron dome anti-missile system fires interception missile as rockets fi

PIJ premiers missile named for Soleimani used in fighting - watch

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad premiered its newest missile on Sunday named for Qasem Soleimani, the former-IRGC Quds Force major-general.

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a press conference with Health minister Yuli Edelste

Netanyahu: We hope fighting won’t continue for long

Netanyahu made the remarks soon after a Security Cabinet meeting, in which ministers decided to continue the operation in accordance with the IDF’s plans.

'Israel has enough targets to keep striking Hamas in Gaza' - IDF officers

As the international community pushes for a ceasefire, the IDF is ready to keep going.

Royal Caribbean cancels Israel cruises due to ongoing unrest

At the time of writing, no future cruise dates have been announced.

Residents of Ramat Gan in shock after Gaza rocket hits neighborhood

"We heard a very loud boom and everything shook," said one resident. "There was destruction in the apartment and there was panic."

By MOSHE COHEN/MAARIV
16/05/2021

Israel works to build int’l support for Operation Guardians of the Walls

Israel’s ambassadors are trying to cut through the Hamas narrative that Israeli actions, especially in Jerusalem, are to blame.

Netanyahu: We won't tolerate pogroms against Jews, lynching of Arabs

We will not allow our Jewish citizens to live in fear of murderous Arab gangs. We will not allow Jews to take the law into their own hands and attack innocent Arabs, or lynch an innocent Arab.

Recharging, Rejuvenating and Relaxing at Jerusalem's Inbal Hotel Spa

Cleanliness is the sine qua non of quality spas, and the Inbal Spa was immaculate. But it was not sterile – it radiated warmth. The receptionists, practitioners and attendants were warm and helpful.

Police arrest protesters at Jerusalem Jewish-Arab solidarity event

The protest, organized by Standing Together, was a display of solidarity and a shared hope for peace between Jewish and Arab communities in Israel.

By SHIRA SILKOFF , EVE YOUNG
16/05/2021

Netanyahu: The big winner in Gaza, Jewish-Arab violence - analysis

The immediate result of the Gaza and domestic violence is that Netanyahu will continue in his role • the prime minister always looks good when there is crisis and chaos

The Austrian Federal Chancellery hoisted Israeli flag on its roof.

Iran's Zarif cancels Austria visit after chancellery displays Israel flag

In addition, the country of Austria also officially recognized Hezbollah as a terrorist group

Rockets land in central Israel - in pictures

Damage can be seen from the rocket that fell in Ramat Gan on Saturday morning.

An IDF artillery unit fires towards Gaza Strip near the Israel-Gaza border in Southern Israel, May 1

Why did the IDF attack on Hamas's 'Metro' not go as planned?

The demolition of the tunnel in the northern Gaza Strip, known as the "metro" did not work to the expected extent.

By TAL LEV RAM/MAARIV
15/05/2021

Did IDF deception lead to massive aerial assault on Hamas’s ‘Metro’?

At midnight, the IDF Spokesperson’s English department tweeted that “IDF air and ground troops are currently attacking in the Gaza Strip."

15/05/2021

What is the cost of Israel's current military campaign?

To answer that, a number of different aspects of the economy need to be considered.

15/05/2021
An ambulance driving in the central Israeli city of Elad, April 5, 2020

MDA ambulances switch sirens to sound less like rocket sirens

Bin said in a statement after making the decision earlier this week that "these days, we must show maximum sensitivity to the concerns of the Israeli public."

Israeli metal rockers Orphaned Land celebrates 30th anniversary

World-famous Israeli rockers to celebrate 30th anniversary with gala performance with orchestra and choir in Tel Aviv

15/05/2021

What is behind the onscreen infatuation with haredim?

Shows such as 'Shtisel' and 'Unorthodox' have taken the world by storm.

Alternate Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Benny Gantz attends a conference of the Israeli Tel

Gantz: Extremists spread misinformation on Facebook and TikTok

In response, the Facebook and TikTok executives expressed commitment to prevent incitement from their platforms.

Muslim doctor lightly injured protecting Jewish man from lynch

Awad, who was lightly injured himself from the conflict, evacuated the Jewish man from Muslim rioters. He put his own body in between the Jewish man and the Muslim rioters.

Narratives pave the way for endless war against Israel - analysis

Together with the argument that Palestinians have a “right” to resist and that all of Israel is “occupied”, this presents a case for excusing and justifying endless war against Israel.

Gaza Violence: These are the victims of Hamas rocket attacks

An unprecedented escalation in violence between Israel and Gaza has left many Israelis - in a constant state of uncertainty, wondering if they will get the chance to see tomorrow.

A trail of smoke can be seen as rockets are fired from Gaza towards Israel

Pentagon pulls US military personnel from Israel 'out of caution'

During a press conference, Defense Department Secretary John Kirby said the US Central and European Command staffers flew on a C-17 aircraft in order to prepare for the pickup.

Netanyahu says IDF's Gaza campaign to continue as UNSC to meet Sunday

Egyptian efforts to mediate a cease-fire have not so far failed as both sides rebuff requests to stop attacks.

Three-day Poets' Festival in Metulla uses poetry as therapy

There are not a few poetic works which challenge the intellect, and invite us to delve as deeply as possible into some hidden meaning, lurking somewhere beneath the textual surface

14/05/2021
AN EMPLOYEE holds freshly-harvested medical cannabis flowers at Pharmocann, an Israeli medical canna

Israel startup looks to add 'Transparent-C' to the cannabis industry

Cannabis plants contain an enormous number of active ingredients that can affect the body in a variety of ways.

14/05/2021

Otzma Yehudit's Ben-Gvir is intifada instigator, police commissioner says

Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai held Ben-Gvir responsible for encouraging violence among Arabs and Jews and starting an intifada.

'He was full of love': Family and friends mourn fallen IDF soldier

St.-Sgt. Omer Tabib who was killed yesterday by an anti-tank missile fired by Hamas from the Gaza Strip into Israel.

By MAARIV ONLINE
14/05/2021

Athletes weigh in on Israel’s current conflict

Different extremes expressed on social media, with support for both blue-and-white and Palestinians

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
14/05/2021

I spent the night in a bomb shelter with my kids

My family moved to Israel for many reasons, but certainly this was not one of them. I do not want such violence to be the reality in Israel; I want peace.

By SHARON WEISS-GREENBERG/JTA
14/05/2021

Israeli mom: 'Now is the time to talk about an end to endless conflict'

"It is not disloyal, antisemitic, anti-Zionist, self-hating or traitorous to demand that the Israeli government work proactively toward security, justice, equality and dignity for all human beings"

By LEAH SOLOMON/JTA
14/05/2021
Head of the Yamina party Naftali Bennett gives a press conference at the Knesset, the Israeli parlia

Bennett backs down from anti-Netanyahu gov't as Jewish-Arab riots grow

Bennett caved to pressure from the Right and decided that he will not form a government with Mansour Abbas, citing the recent violence.

13/05/2021
Advocates Aryeh Rachlin & Jane Olman

Purchasing real estate in Israel during COVID - A growing phenomenon

The coronavirus pandemic has seen people turn to more conservative areas of investment.

By ADVOCATES ARYEH RACHLIN & JANE OLMAN
13/05/2021

Reshuffling Israel's coalition deck amid Jewish-Arab violence

POLITICAL AFFAIRS: Officials in Naftali Bennett's party said the events of recent days have created a situation bringing back the possibility of a right-wing coalition.

13/05/2021

Israel's escalation with Gaza won't change coalition chances - analysis

The thugs' hatred of those who practice a different religion pales in comparison to the animosity those who are forming a government feel for Netanyahu.

13/05/2021

Israel in chaos: 10 Border Police units called up to quell Arab-Jewish violence

Riots have spread across several cities throughout Israel with mixed Arab and Jewish populations.

Yael Katz plays in a soccer match

From Buenos Aires to Jerusalem: Meet the soccer star who made aliyah

“There is no road, the road is made by walking, by walking one makes the road, and upon glancing back one sees the path.” – “Wanderer” by Antonio Machado

By ESTHER POSNER
13/05/2021
Mr. Isaac Herzog, chairman of the Jewish Agency, speaks at the European Jewish  Association's virtua

Race begins to succeed Isaac Herzog at Jewish Agency

Ten candidates touted for top position in Jewish world, should Herzog become Israel's next president.

13/05/2021

For Jerusalem Arabs, violence dashes hopes of economic recovery

"Corona was very hard, because our business relies on tourists, but at least we had local Israelis coming in. Now, with the current situation, even that has stopped during the past few days."

13/05/2021
Hamas supporters watch armed Hamas militants parade in central Gaza City.

Why anti-tank missiles pose a threat along Gaza border

The use of anti-tank missiles, often Kornet missiles, has plagued Israel for years.

Closure, curfew declared over Lod following severe riots

Hundreds of demonstrators gather outside Lod courthouse to protest ongoing detention of suspects in shooting of rioter Monday night.

Israeli plastic giant, leading R&D 3D printing firm announce partnership

The two companies launched a new filament with a significantly reduced carbon footprint in order to enable sustainable & eco-conscious manufacturing.

Israeli EMT recalls giving CPR during rocket attack

According to the account, head of the local United Hatzalah chapter Asher Tzvi Shwed was able to save the life of a 46-year-old man who was jogging in a soccer field.

Mansour Abbas: Violence proves need for partnership

"I am not giving up on future cooperation," the Ra'am Party head said. "It could be that these incidents emphasize the need for true partnership with understanding, initiating together."

13/05/2021

Soldier killed as cabinet okays more attacks

1,200 rockets pound Israel • International community urges de-escalation

White for Shavuot: What to buy for the holiday

This year, take a look at a new and revolutionary toothbrush that may actually make your teeth whiter, and try to keep your eyes protected from viruses with new and revolutionary lens coating.

By NERIA BARR
13/05/2021

Shavuot: Hikes, trips, activities for the holiday

Shavuot this year is in mid-May, in the heart of spring, so on almost any hike we’ll enjoy warm and pleasant weather.

By MEITAL SHARABI
13/05/2021

Despite COVID-19, a historic Beersheba sewing machine shop stitched on

Opened in 1960 by Vilna native Abraham Kamenman, the shop today is a leading national importer of sewing machines, selling and repairing sewing machines for clients across Israel.

By ANAV SILVERMAN PERETZ
13/05/2021
People wave Palestinian flags during Eid al-Fitr prayers

Eid al-Fitr: Thousands of Palestinians at Temple Mount after night of clashes

Clashes continued in Jerusalem and the West Bank on Wednesday night, with at least two terrorist incidents reported in the West Bank.

13/05/2021

An Israeli irony: Status quo erodes as haredi political power increases

Israel's dilemma of reconciling religion and state has been ongoing since the country was founded.

13/05/2021

Thousands sign petition for the release of Jewish men after Lod riots

The three Jewish men were arrested during the Lod riots after attacking an Arab citizen, and their detention has been extended, to the anger of many.

I was excited for Israel to get back to normal. Then the rockets began.

Several converging factors suggest things could get worse before they get better.

By URIEL HEILMAN/JTA
13/05/2021

I grew up in a divided Jerusalem. I’d like to live in a shared one.

Since Israel’s establishment, 3,000-year-old Jerusalem as its eternal capital has been a self-evident fact.

By GILEAD SHER
13/05/2021

Israel's morale needs to be built up - comment

Long ago the quaint concept that wars here would be fought at the frontiers has been replaced with bombs and rockets indiscriminately targeting civilians

12/05/2021

Bennett to Netanyahu: Don't stop until Hamas pays heavy price

The former defense minister encouraged the prime minister to take more action against Hamas, even though a continued escalation could prevent the Yamina leader from forming a government.

12/05/2021

A-G responds to riots: Police must treat Jews and Arabs equally

Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit supports using the IDF in Lod as necessary, as border police have bolstered local police.

Israel’s Kneller Agency signs int’l ‘first-look’ deal

“We’re seeing such incredible material from Israeli filmmakers, showrunners, and creators break through with global audiences and The Kneller Agency is helping drive the charge.”

Israel's French Film Festival celebrates 18th anniversary

It’s the 18th anniversary of this festival, and during this lucky year audiences at the cinematheques can see over 20 of the best contemporary French movies at in-person screenings.

‘First coronavirus, now this,’ says mom who gave birth under Gaza rockets

As she was giving birth, the sirens blasted several times. The vast majority of the hospital is a secured structure, allowing doctors to continue their work, but the experience was still challenging.

Netanyahu trial: Did Yeshua continue scheme after dramatic 2016 meeting?

Defense portrays ex-Walla CEO as pushing conspiracy, continues to try and undermine his credibility.

Oakley's new sunglasses make Israel debut

At a price of NIS 1,200, the brand-new Oakley Kato can be found in optical stores across the country.

By JERUSALEM POST SPORTS STAFF
12/05/2021

Nefesh B’Nefesh presents outstanding Anglo olim with Bonei Zion Prize

The honorees were celebrated at the Tower of David Museum with Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion in a ceremony that was originally scheduled to be held last year but was postponed due to COVID-19.

Yeshiva rabbi, Jerusalem cafe owner: A tale of two Aryehs

Rabbi Aryeh Bina of Netiv Meir and Aryeh Lipschitz of Café Tuv Taam, who both retired in about 1986, were in their own ways pioneers, instrumental in fostering strengths among diverse populations.

By PESSY KRAUSZ
12/05/2021

Jerusalem highlights May 14–20, 2021: What's new in the capital?

With Hebrew, English, and French language lectures for the holiday of Shavuot, Jerusalem has something for everybody during this holiday.

Grapevine: Turning in

Movers and shakers in Israeli society.

Israeli rapper Nissim Black breaks into the liquor business

He met a guy in Mahaneh Yehuda who made whisky, and they agreed to be business partners. The result is “Hava Whisky: A Blackened Whisky.”

By ALAN ZEITLIN
12/05/2021

Jerusalem: Israel's largest city, nearly 1 million residents

Jerusalem’s main population groups, Jews and Arabs, are both growing in number.

By YAIR ASSAF-SHAPIRA
12/05/2021

Jonathan Groff visited Israel to prepare for Mossad agent role

Groff, who appeared in such shows as Glee, Mindhunter and Looking, will be starring in a new series created by Israeli director Eytan Fox.

Pelosi condemns Hamas terrorism, calls for end to violence

Pelosi added that "Hamas’s accelerating violence only risks killing more civilians, including innocent Palestinians," and concluded with a prayer for a quick resolve to the violence.

Arab politicians call for calm, criticize police amid riots in Israel

Mansour Abbas of the Ra'am Party, a kingmaker in ongoing coalition negotiations, called on Arab leaders to promote calm in the community.

Ashkelon was a city of rocket survivors

Although Palestinians in Gaza have launched rockets at Ashkelon for more than a decade, they are now more powerful and the pace more frequent than anyone can remember.

Jewish and Arab residents of Lod still simmering

According to Jewish residents of the city, Arab protesters began approaching the Jewish neighborhood of Nof Naveh at around 1 p.m. throwing rocks and petrol bombs.

Israeli start-up Upstep gains major foothold in US

In the first four months of 2021, the company also increased its sales volume in the US by more than 100%.

Jazz is fine and dandy in Israel's Mitzpe Ramon

“It is such a special place. You get audiences there that I would never be able to access in other places. There is a unique atmosphere there.”

11/05/2021

Blatt, Jerusalem overcome Gilboa/Galil

Maccabi Tel Aviv tops slumping Eilat • Madar propels Hapoel Tel Aviv • Nahariya relegated

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
11/05/2021

Yeshua admits: No personal knowledge of relations between PM, Elovitch

Elovitch’s sale of Yad2 earned him around NIS 800 million of the NIS 1.8 billion that the state has said were part of the bribery scheme.

Advice on how to help special-needs children during this security crisis

For children on the spectrum, she suggested creating a “social story,” a method used for people with autism to help them make sense of the world.

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