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Rockets are launched into Israel from Gaza, May 10, 2021

Israel under fire: Live updates on rocket alerts

Over 1,200 rockets have been fired towards Israel since Monday afternoon. See where sirens are sounding.

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.

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.

'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

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.

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

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

13/05/2021

Israeli metal rockets Orphaned Land celebrates 30th anniversary

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

13/05/2021
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

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.

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

What is behind the onscreen infatuation with haredim?

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

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
13/05/2021

Is silencing women, holding them captive to be the norm in Israel?

THERE IS a relentless push to theocracy in Israel, one incident at a time. We see creeping infringement on public space, limiting the rights and human dignity of women, in multiple ways.

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.

Gaza escalation undermines formation of Bennett-Lapid coalition

One more complication in building a government caused by the escalation: Bennett intends to appoint Sderot Mayor Alon Davidi to a senior ministerial post.

12/05/2021

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.

Two Israelis dead, over 90 injured after Gaza rockets strike Ashkelon

Tel Aviv Municipality opened bomb shelters amid concern that Hamas and Islamic Jihad will try to launch rockets toward the center of the country on Tuesday.

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

33-year-old man killed in Lod amid violent riots across Israel

"The residents were forced to shoot in the air in front of a crowd that did not care, until they fired in their direction and wounded two of the rioters," a witness told Israeli media.

Blatt, Jerusalem overcome Gilboa/Galil

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

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
11/05/2021

Pollard: Israel should expel US diplomats

Israel should leave the UN, which is "Knesset of hate," he tells Merkaz Harav Yeshiva

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.

Roman Zadorov

Roman Zadorov to receive retrial in Tair Rada murder case

"Facts, or evidence, have been discovered that may change the outcome of the trial in favor of the applicant," outgoing Supreme Court deputy chief justice Hanan Melcer noted in his decision.

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.

Ashkenazi shortens diplomatic trip to Korea amid Gaza rocket attacks

The delegation, led by Economy Minister Amir Peretz, will remain in Seoul and sign the economic trade agreement with South Korea on Wednesday.

For tech companies near Gaza, rockets are 'back to the routine'

Despite the security challenges, a growing number of hi-tech start-ups have been moving their operations from the crowded center of the country to periphery towns

11/05/2021
Israel develops new 'bitcoin' currency (Illustrative)

Is Israel on the way to a digital shekel?

The central bank has been examining the issue of central bank digital currencies (CBDC) since 2017, and has yet to make any decisions.

11/05/2021
Israeli police clash with Palestinians at the compound that houses Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

Jerusalem Day festivities shaken by rockets, violent riots

Police stormed the Temple Mount to disperse rioters who fired fireworks and threw stones at security forces. Over 700 people were injured in the clashes, according to the Red Crescent.

Blinken says rocket attacks on Israel must stop 'immediately'

"While we urge de-escalation on all sides, we also recognize Israel's legitimate right to defend itself, to defend its people and its territory."

11/05/2021
AFTER RALLYING from a two-goal deficit to draw Maccabi Tel Aviv, Maccabi Haifa has a strong hold on

Maccabi Haifa retains grip on pole position

Comeback draw at Maccabi Tel Aviv keeps Greens on pace for title • Petah Tikva grabs the crucial win.

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
10/05/2021

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.

PR image – Appsflyer employees

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.

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

female soldier

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
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