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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

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.

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

Ultra-Orthodox cities have lowest number of COVID-19 fines

Ultra-Orthodox cities have been the sites of some of the most severe COVID-19 outbreaks in the country

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.

Coronavirus in Israel: Lockdown extended until the end of January

Over 10,000 new cases recorded in 24 hours * Death toll stands at 4,080

Meet the former lone soldiers helping olim understand their rights

The struggle focuses on creating both an immediate and long-term solution.

20/01/2021
A European Union flag flies outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Decem

EU fumes as Israel pushes back at Biden with over 2,000 settler homes

Azari: "No such thing as a settlement in east Jerusalem"

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
Prof. Yaron Zelekha

Itzik Shmuli rules out run for Labor leadership, leaving party

Yaron Zelekha running with three professors.

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.

Third time's the charm? Another Israeli receives COVID vaccine overdose

The incident comes less than a week after a 67-year-old woman from Jerusalem received five doses of the Pfizer vaccine in one inoculation.

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

Israel starts vaccinating 40-year-olds, aims at 250,000 shots per day

As of Tuesday, 2.2 million Israelis have been inoculated, including 422,000 people who have had both doses.

Does Pfizer's deal with Israel on coronavirus research harm privacy?

It is unclear whether the government will follow or ignore recommendations from the Helsinki Committee.

First time: National Insurance Institute buys works of disabled artists

“I hope a day will come in which all government offices will display art made by people with disabilities,” one artist said.

In blow to Netanyahu, settler leader leaves Likud for New Hope Party

Elhayani: Netanyahu rejected Likud values; New Hope the home for those who believe in a Likud with the values of Begin and Shamir.

Building an Amazon store, for 'normal' Israelis

A lot of people dream of setting up a store on Amazon, but it is a lot more difficult than it looks.

19/01/2021

By most measures, Jews have better quality of life than Arabs - report

This was the first year in which CBS compared data in this way.

19/01/2021

Dizengoff Center to grant 'green passports' to visitors as protest

As part of the joke, visitors to the mall will receive the 'passport' that will allow them to enter all shops.

Israeli woman gives birth to twins in bathroom overnight

"It was an interesting experience," the new mother said.

19/01/2021

Yiddish-style ‘God Bless America’ celebrates presidential inauguration

Berlin originally wrote “God Bless America” for a musical revue while he was serving in the US Army in 1918.

Gantz: Wide-scale settler outpost legalization 'irresponsible'

The defense minister spoke amid a push by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to place the issue on the government's agenda.

A patient is comforted by a doctor in hospital.

Coronavirus in Israel: Pregnant woman transferred as hospital beds lack

As of Monday, there are 14 people intubated in the coronavirus treatment units.

Former IDF paratrooper wins about $1 million in poker

Herzog credits much of his success to his military service, where he spent three years as a paratrooper.

Cyberattacks could disable Israeli academic institutions: INCD

The warning comes after a cyberattack targeted Ben-Gurion University earlier in January.

19/01/2021
SOCIAL MEDIA GIANT Twitter

Vast majority of Israelis say social media discourse is violent - poll

Two-thirds believe online discourse has become more radicalized since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

19/01/2021

Efsharibari program working to combat health effects of COVID lockdowns

Some 54 local authorities, including about five million residents, were participating in the Efsharibari in the City program as of January 2021.

Netanyahu’s COVID-19 fatal flights of folly - analysis

As many as two-third of returnees did not adhere to the quarantine requirement.

Dugit Beach along the coast of the Kinneret, Jan. 2021

Kinneret rises by 4.5 cm, to 1.05 meters below the upper red line

Further rainfall and snowfall is expected on Tuesday and Wednesday.

19/01/2021
Israel's Knesset

Almost 40% of Israelis think Capitol riot could occur in Israel - poll

The Darkenu movement also asked additional related questions on the topic of political assassinations in Israel.

19/01/2021

Jerusalem, Dubai, Barcelona look to travel tech to save tourism industry

Group of cities, which also includes Johannesburg, Lisbon and Paris, launches international forum aimed at reviving global tourism sector.

By MAYA MARGIT/THE MEDIA LINE
19/01/2021
PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu visits a coronavirus vaccination facility in Nazareth last Wednesd

24th Knesset: Another round of abnormal elections

The approaching elections, like the three that preceded it, will once again be about “yes Bibi” versus “no Bibi”.

Israeli chef Assaf Granit's Paris restaurant receives Michelin star

Within three months of opening in 2019, Shabour was rated as the Paris’s best restaurant, according to French daily Le Figaro’s gastronomical guide, Le Figaroscope.

UK, Egypt warn Israeli settlement activity could harm peace efforts

Plans were advanced just three days before US President-elect Joe Biden is set to take office on January 20.

Cocaine

Police now believe Dubai-based Israeli behind failed cocaine smuggling

Last November, Israeli media reported the biggest ever failed smuggling attempt of cocaine into Israel.

Hagai El-Ad, Executive Director of B'Tselem, a leading Israeli human rights organisation

B'Tselem spoke at Haifa school despite education minister's ban

Last week, B'Tselem called Israel an apartheid state for the first time since it was founded 31 years ago.

18/01/2021

Israel's Health Ministry deputy D-G: Balance key in COVID-19 response

Grotto: No problem sharing information with Pfizer

UAE visa exemption to be delayed due to high COVID infection rates

The almost five month delay comes as Israeli officials discuss further restrictions on flights into and out of the country.

18/01/2021
Ben-Gurion Airport is empty amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Four-hour ‘Check2Fly’ tests to launch right after lockdown

The announcement comes after the Health Ministry approved the rapid tests on January 7.

TikTok video leads police to two minors suspected of abusing puppies

On Sunday the Aruar Police Station received a complaint of animal abuse together with a TikTok video showing two individuals torturing young puppies.

Rishon edges Jerusalem in Balkan League

Strong final frame boosts Goodes’s club over Reds • Holon advances by disposing Hapoel Tel Aviv.

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
18/01/2021
Aryeh Deri speaks at online event

Deri promises to back Netanyahu for PM in campaign launch

Shas leader vows to oppose budget cuts to welfare benefits despite ‘large deficit’ created by COVID-19 crisis.

Saudi Arabia hosts Israeli racers for Dakar Rally after new inroads

The rally website listed the teams as Belgian and American - a possible indicator of official reluctance to publicize an Israeli presence.

By REUTERS
18/01/2021
Stones placed in remembrance lie on grave tablets on the Mount of Olives Jewish cemetary as the sun

Adelson was buried on Mount of Olives – why not renovate this holy site?

Adelson's wish to be buried on the Mount of Olives shows his clear love of the Holy City of Jerusalem, ICHH claims.

‘Umm al-Hiran incident imperfect, but reasonable’

Nissenkorn: PM failed at politicizing case to attack Shai Nitzan.

Synagogue broken into in Petah Tikva, Dec. 18, 2021

Two synagogues in Petah Tikvah vandalized

"The feeling is terrible, it is a feeling of pain and deep crying."

By ALON HOCHMON/MAARIV
18/01/2021

City of David recognized as 'testament' to US Judeo-Christian heritage

"We are fulfilling another, larger purpose: to unify Americans around our foundational principles and values."

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh  in Ramallah. August 25, 2020

Shtayyeh: Israel must allow Jerusalem Arabs to participate in elections

The PA will also ask the European Union to send observers to monitor the elections, Shtayyeh added.

A Boeing KC-46A Pegasus sits on the tarmac at Boeing facilities at Boeing Field in this aerial photo

As Israeli major aircraft deal held up, US purchases more KC-46 tankers

The company delivered the first KC-46A to the Air Force in January 2019. Since then, Boeing has delivered 42 tankers to four different bases.

18/01/2021
Rockets

IDF strikes Hamas tunnel workshops after 2 rockets fired toward Israel

Rocket sirens were not activated because the rockets fell in open areas.

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot, January 18, 2021.

Coronavirus in Israel: 16-year-old in ICU from COVID-19 complications

"It is important to understand that the pandemic is not over, and it might even be harsher among young adults."

Ichilov Medical team at the coronavirus unit, in the Ichilov hospital, Tel Aviv, Israel, July 28, 20

Rivlin meets with heads of public hospitals

Hospitals have been suffering for months from financial deficits that have now reached the lowest ebb.

Amid COVID-19, lonely big dogs remain stuck in adoption shelters

Larger dogs remain in shelters as puppies and cats are more likely to be adopted.

18/01/2021

Two Israelis refuse to wear masks on flight from Dubai

The two reportedly refused to put on their masks because they were eating sunflower seeds.

Snow at the Hermon Mountain ski site, Jan. 18, 2021

Kinneret rises by 3.5 cm amid wet winter weather

On Sunday night, about two centimeters of snow fell on Mount Hermon.

18/01/2021

Netanyahu: There has never been a greater ambassador than David Friedman

Netanyahu thanked Friedman for "fixing the injustices and discrimination that the diplomatic world has subjected Israel to over the years.

Yoav Gallant

Gallant: Groups that call Israel ‘apartheid state’ barred from schools

The decision was made a day before a planned online lecture by B’Tselem’s director-general Hagai El-Ad at Hebrew Reali School in Haifa.

THE HADASSAH-UNIVERSITY Medical Center campus is seen in Ein Kerem.

Baby born to coronavirus patient dies two days later

According to the hospital, the woman in her ninth month of pregnancy was struggling with a serious case of coronavirus.

Israel under CENTCOM: Why does it matter?

What does CENTCOM do and why is the inclusion of Israel in its area of responsibility important?

By MARCY OSTER/THE MEDIA LINE
18/01/2021

Baruch Padeh makes EMG testing accessible for Israel's north

The EMG tests the function of nerves in the limbs and body.

Religious soldiers pray during training

The haredi draft management office is falling apart

Some key officers and soldiers that help run the section for drafting haredis into the IDF have left, thus leaving a critical manpower shortage in the department.

Underfunding puts care for 2 million citizens at risk, hospital heads say

The rally took place in a tent filled with hospital beds representing the beds that will soon be empty because the hospitals will be able to treat only urgent cases.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz

Gantz: Whoever prays in a synagogue, mosque puts life of others in danger

Defense Minister calls to reopen education system before anything else

17/01/2021
The Moshavim Movement

The Moshavim Movement

A business consultant from Lahav, a Bank Hapoalim branch manager, a dairy farm owner and an exotic fruit farmer explain how to cope with the financial crisis – and even emerge from it stronger.

By DUDU LEVY REICH
17/01/2021
Advocate Yael Gertler and Holocaust survivor Yaffa Einhorn at an Aviv for Holocaust Survivors center

Justice Ministry unit set to audit non-profits for Holocaust survivors

The unit will implement the expertise of external accounting firms to help run and check that the organizations are operating according to their mandate.

GUITARIST SYLVAIN SYLVAIN performs in San Diego, California, in 2006.  (Kevin Winter/Getty Images/TN

Sylvain Sylvain, Jewish co-founder of legendary New York Dolls, dead at 69

Family fled Egypt in 1950s: ‘They confiscated all our belongings, we started all over again,’ guitarist told ‘Post’

By LARRY MCSHANE
17/01/2021
LARS EIDINGER plays a Nazi officer at a concentration camp in ‘Persian Lessons’ in 2019. (Courtesy H

New Holocaust film: Jewish inmate makes up a language to survive

For a movie about the Holocaust, the Belarussian film Persian Lessons has some comic potential.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ
17/01/2021
Chess4Solidarity prepares for a competition between Israel and Bhutan

Israel and Bhutan to go head-to-head in post-normalization chess match

However in this recent tournaments players from Lebanon, Syria and other countries that do not have diplomatic ties with Israel have logged in to play.

Police rescue driver in flood‏

Nahariya's streets flooded, blocked due to heavy raining - watch

"We will not be able to go through a flood of this magnitude every two weeks. We need to solve this now," Mayor Marelli said.

Egypt, Jordan intelligence chiefs meet Abbas in Ramallah

The visit of the two intelligence chiefs was in the context of ongoing coordination between the Palestinians and the two Arab countries in preparation for engaging the Biden administration.

Ron Huldai, Mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo, speaks during the Eurovision Semi-Final allocation draw

Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai’s cultural reopening plan met with skepticism

Ron Huldai announced last month that he was creating a new party called the Israelis that would be running in the March national elections

Home Front Command tests rocket-proof windows for hospitals

This comes as a breakthrough as so far, shielded windows in secure spaces (Mamad) were usually small and located high up on the wall.

17/01/2021
Coronavirus commissioner Prof. Ronni Gamzu

Gamzu on death of 47-year-old corona patient: ‘I take responsibility’

Gamzu told KAN Radio that he will “try very hard to visit the family and offer a personal explanation.”

Israel's economy could grow 4.6% in 2021

Israel's economic performance was the seventh-best of the 37 OECD-member countries, the report showed.

17/01/2021

Jonathan Pollard out of quarantine, strolling Jerusalem – In Pictures

Pollard landed in Israel on December 30 and immediately entered quarantine per government-imposed COVID-19 restrictions.

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Alternate Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Benny

Gantz: Netanyahu bypassed me, tried to stop push for Palestinian building

"If the prime minister wants to raise objections, he knows my number!"

Netanyahu: I hope to resolve West Bank settler outpost issues within days

At issue is whether Israel would make a major policy declaration in favor of expanding its settlement footprint in Area C of the West Bank.

Ofer forest

DNA helps police solve 16-year-old murder case in northern Israel

In 2005 police received a report of a young woman's body found near Ofer Forest in northern Israel.

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