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BGU program promoting girls in STEM wins Astronautical Federation G3 prize

The G3 award is granted yearly to organizations who work for diversity in the field of space research and have shown excellent results.

09/05/2021

Top Court defers hearing on Sheikh Jarrah evictions

The postponement came after the Palestinian families filed a request demanding that Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit weigh in on the case.

Israeli police officers detain a Palestinian suspected of throwing stones during clashes

Security forces brace for capital, Gaza violence ahead of Jerusalem Day

Sheikh Jarrah court decision delayed following intense international pressure.

Arthur Rubinstein prize winners tour Israel

The prize winners are Juan Perez Floristan from Spain (1st Prize), Shiori Kuwahara of Japan (2nd Prize) and Cunmo Yin from China (3rd Prize)

By MAXIM REIDER
09/05/2021
Wadi al-Joz in east Jerusalem

East Jerusalem land ownership: Different rules for Jews, Arabs

Just after the 1948-1949 War of Independence, the Absentee Assets Law was used to take over homes and lands that Arabs had left empty or abandoned during or following the fighting.

Israel Opera soars to new heights with ‘The Bat’

Conductor Dan Ettinger, with his well-coiffed head of white hair and sparkling energy, was a marvel to behold as he led the musicians on a no-holds-barred 90-minute performance.

IDF sends reinforcements to West Bank amid Jerusalem violence

Security forces on Friday increased their alert level and sent more than two and a half extra battalions for reinforcements after two terrorists were killed.

Bennett, Lapid aim to swear in government Thursday

Bennett made significant progress in a meeting with Ra'am (United Arab List) head Mansour Abbas on Sunday, and he will meet with him again with Lapid on Monday.

09/05/2021
PM Benjamin Netanyahu with parliamentary adviser Rivka Paluch, who tested positive for coronavirus

Advisor to PM allegedly urged Meron bereaved families to promote Netanyahu

Rivka Paluch, who was appointed as the prime minister's contact with the families of victims of the Meron tragedy, turned to the bereaved families in recent days with highly unusual requests.

Yitzhak Arad: Hero and historian

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Yitzhak Arad, a man who’s legacy will forever stay with us."

Arab foreign ministers to hold meeting on Jerusalem unrest

On the eve of the meeting, PA President Mahmoud Abbas and Jordan’s King Abdullah discussed during a phone call the situation of Jerusalem.

Reality stronger than any coalition deal - analysis

If violence breaks out after the government is formed, Ra'am (United Arab List) head Mansour Abbas will not only be able to scream about it like every other MK.

09/05/2021
Police Officers stand guard during clashes between Palestians and Israeli police outside Damascus Ga

How Jerusalem's police shoot first and ask later - analysis

It is not that the police caused the uptick in violence, but they certainly ran headfirst, full-speed, guns blazing into the trap that was set for them.

‘We feel betrayed,’ doctors say ahead of health system strike

“This strike is about the attitude of the Finance Ministry towards the health care system of Israel,” Israel Medical Association president, Dr. Zeev Feldman, told The Jerusalem Post.

Coronavirus in Israel: Less than 1,000 active cases in the whole country

A family returning from abroad and breaking the quarantine requirements has generated several new cases of Chilean variant, the Health Ministry said.

Civilians awarded war certificates for support in Lebanon security zone

"We will proudly present the certificates to those who stood with IDF soldiers shoulder to shoulder in battle and maintained security in the area..."

Likud rebellions against Netanyahu ignored

"With all due respect to all of Netanyahu's accomplishments, enough already!"

09/05/2021
A Palestinian gestures during clashes with Israeli police at Damascus Gate on Laylat al-Qadr during

Canada, Quartet slam Jerusalem violence, int'l pressure grows on Israel

"Such actions are a violation of international law and impede the achievement of a peaceful settlement."

Canadian court reverses settlement product labeling requirement

The court determined that a lower court decision was made improperly and is not binding.

The departure hall at the almost empty Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv on January 25,

Israel approves aid package to El Al, Israir

The Israeli government approved an assistance package of nearly NIS 750 million to aid the country's ailing aviation industry following the coronavirus crisis.

09/05/2021

Jerusalem Day: Israel's budding tech hub

Several new developments of recent months point toward the city's continued growth, explains Roy Munin, CEO and co-founder of Made in JLM.

09/05/2021

Brazilian lone soldier works to honor parents lost to COVID-19

In Israel, Thiago Benzecry mourned without any family nearby to support him.

By MARCUS GILBAN/JTA
09/05/2021
Balloon units prepare incendiary and explosive balloons to launch towards Israel, August 12, 2020

Incendiary balloons cause numerous fires throughout southern Israel

Numerous fires broke out throughout the weekend in southern Israel, mostly along the Gaza border and in the Eshkol Regional Council, amid heightened tensions in the region.

First woman in the position: Anat Gold appointed Central Region Director at KKL-JNF

Anat Gold, 51, from Meitar, has been appointed Director of the Central Region of KKL-JNF. Gold broke the ‘glass ceiling’ as the first woman to be appointed manager in a KKL-JNF field position.

KKL-JNF to hold Jerusalem Day activities

A tour of Rehavia will focus on the building and management of the state in its early days, in the neighborhood which became the cultural, economic, and legal center of the State.

Netanyahu: We won't let extremist forces disrupt the peace of Jerusalem

"We won't allow any violent public disturbances," said Netanyahu as he promised to uphold freedom for worship or all religions own the city.

Arab world condemns Israel Police for violent Temple Mount clashes

"Every time Israel challenged sovereignty in al-Aqsa Mosque, it lost – and so it will be this time as well."

09/05/2021
Groups of Jewish youth movements wave Israeli flags as they celebrate Jerusalem Day by the Great Syn

Jerusalem Day: Increased calls to alter Flag March route through Old City

Israel Police is ready to change the plan of events if needed, and Arab Meretz MK Esawi Frej warned of Jerusalem Day turning into "Meron 2.0."

Dozens injured as Palestinians riot in Jerusalem, al-Aqsa

Tensions have risen throughout Israel during Ramadan over the potential eviction of Palestinians from homes in Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.

Hospitals to strike on Monday: ‘Doctors thrown out like the garbage’

“We are aware of the damage a strike causes,” Israel Medical Association's chairman said. “We are not looking for a bonus. We are looking to give the citizens of Israel the healthcare they deserve."

Smoke rises after an explosion as Palestinians take part in a night protest held along the Gaza side

IDF strikes Gaza after rocket launched at Israel amid Jerusalem unrest

A number of rioters were injured along the Gaza border as IDF soldiers responded with rubber bullets and tear gas.

09/05/2021

Temple Mount violence: Netanyahu says Israel protects right to worship

Some 17 police officers were injured, in addition to around 205 Palestinians, over half of which were treated in Jerusalem hospitals.

Jerusalem violence puts Lapid-Bennett gov't in jeopardy amid Arab anger

"Al-Aqsa is a red line," Abbas warned on Saturday. "The aggression toward the holy site and its worshipers is unacceptable and offensive."

09/05/2021
President Rivlin meeting with President Moon of South Korea

Israel, South Korea to sign free trade agreement

South Korea is the first country in Asia with which Israel has a free trade agreement, and Israel is the first in the Middle East to sign such an agreement with Seoul.

A fake moving truck titled "Crime Minister Movers" on Balfour comes to "Take Bibi home"

Anti-Netanyahu protesters bring boxes to Balfour to 'help Bibi pack'

Protesting organizations urge the "Bloc of Hope" to complete negotiations, form gov't

08/05/2021

What should we be talking about this Mother's Day? - comment

A discussion of some of the issues that affect mothers in Israel today.

08/05/2021

IDF bolsters troops in West Bank following attempted terror attack

No Israeli injuries were reported after three Palestinians opened fire.

IDF maps home of Tapuah Junction terrorist - watch

The large, two-story home in the town of Turmas Ayya near Ramallah was mapped ahead of possible demolition.

Lapid wishes officers a speedy recovery as Arab MKs blame police, gov't

The most controversial incident of the night was one in which Israeli officers appear to throw stun grenades directly into al-Aqsa Mosque, as Muslim worshippers were praying.

One week after Mount Meron, Chief of Police discusses the tragedy

In a conversation with N12, Kobi Shabtai recounts why he decided not to call for a commission of inquiry • The Police knew there were dangers and weaknesses, but couldn't do anything about it.

Border Police clash with protesters, MKs in Sheikh Jarrah - Watch

"If they evacuate them - there will be war," one participant from the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Isawiya reportedly said.

Confiscated perscription drugs

Meuhedet to offer prescription delivery

Meuhedet signed a long-term agreement to cooperate with Epharma, an online pharmacy, to enable members to order prescriptions.

Could Israelis take fewer matriculation exams to graduate school?

Almost all high school graduates in Israel have taken the Bagrut exams, but such tests cause students to memorize information at the expense of in-depth learning.

Stephan Micus

La Familia heads banned from entering Beitar Jerusalem games - court

"This decision will help eradicate violence and racism on the field," the club wrote.

West Bank

Muslim worshipers seen waving Hamas flags at Temple Mount

Muslim worshipers visiting the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City in light of Ramadan's last Friday prayers, were seen waving Hamas flags, a video published by Kan showed.

Yitzhak Arad, Holocaust survivor, freedom fighter, historian dies at 95

“I, who witnessed the Holocaust, and saw how helpless we were – the most important thing was to establish a Jewish state that would be independent."

Chief rabbi of Syrian Jewish community dies

Hamra fought with everything he had to bring Syrian Jews to Israel and with his help those communities and their culture survived.

Swastika painted onto car in Negev kibbutz

"We are shocked by the swastika painted tonight in Kibbutz Hatzerim by antisemitic thieves who broke into vehicles."

money

PA distributes illegal 'pay for slay' salaries at post offices - PMW

While the banks complied and closed the accounts, the PA turned to alternative methods, such as post offices, to continue the 'pay for slay' program.

Negotiations on unity government begin

Both teams want to reach an agreement as soon as possible, sources in the parties said after the meeting.

Mount Meron tragedy shows need for bolstering religious Jewish unity

Over and over again, the same refrains were uttered: “We must unite,” “We all share the same fate” and “We must learn to live together with one another despite our differences.”

European powers tell Israel to stop Jewish building in east Jerusalem

The joint statement came as tensions mounted in east Jerusalem ahead of a hearing that could see Palestinian families evicted from Sheikh Jarrah.

By REUTERS
07/05/2021

Police block Jerusalem Old City streets for final Ramadan Friday prayers

Drivers can use Begin Boulevard as an alternative route, while residents of the Jewish Quarter may enter through Jaffa gate. Those wishing to pray by the Western Wall can arrive via public transport.

Taser

Israel Police taser use continued to rise in 2020 despite coronavirus

Police used tasers 572 times last year, an 8% rise when compared to 2019, and a 24% rise compared to 2018.

Israeli security forces clash with protesters outside a home of a Jewish family during a protest aga

Clashes spark between Palestinians, Otzma members in Sheikh Jarrah - watch

Itamar Ben-Gvir announced earlier today that he will be setting up office in the high-alert neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah.

Demonstrators protest outside the opening session of the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR)

Australia won’t go to anti-Israel Durban Conference, prime minister says

“We will not associate Australia with one-sided and contentious language that singles out Israel or with an event that champions such language,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.

Top 10 challenges Lapid, Bennett face on the way to change

POLITICAL AFFAIRS: Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett crossed a hurdle when the Yesh Atid leader inherited Netanyahu’s mandate, but there are still obstacles ahead

06/05/2021

Holon ousted in Champions League quarters

The upstart Israeli squad was unable to match the Spanish League ACB team as veteran guards Vitor Benite and Alex Renfroe orchestrated the offense and did as they pleased.

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
06/05/2021

The Mount Meron tragedy is the ultra-Orthodox's Chernobyl disaster

MIDDLE ISRAEL: Who will be part of the commission of inquiry, what will they investigate, what will it find and what will these findings mean?

A protest by disabled IDF veterans in Jerusalem, May 5, 2021

Agreement reached on budget to reform rehabilitation for IDF veterans

Promised reforms for the rights of disabled veterans, dubbed One Soul, had been stalled due to budgetary disputes.

Coronavirus: Where will Israelis fly abroad, what red tape is in the way?

TRAVEL ADVISER: Israelis are starting to grasp that a trip of a few days or a week to Cyprus or Greece will likely be less expensive than vacationing in Israel, but the top destination is to the US.

Israeli wrestler narrowly loses match for Olympic spot

Mitch Finesilver has impressive run at World Olympic Qualifiers, but falls to Ukraine's Mykhailov in semifinals.

UAE-Israel trade offers global import opportunities for Israeli firms

About 52% of the UAE’s total population and 62% of Israel’s total population have received at least one vaccine dose, allowing both economies to reopen faster than other places around the world.

By SARA TOTH STUB
06/05/2021

Female IDF soldiers shamed for filing sexual assault complaint

The women are in Border Police Unit 636, and have been ostracized since one of them accused one of the male soldiers of sexual harassment.

Tel Aviv prepares for return of int'l travel, calls on tourists to return

Israel is preparing for the return of international tourism following a year-long hiatus due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with skies set to open up to foreign tourists in late May.

The National Library

National Library of Israel, UAE counterpart sign MoU

The MoU represents the most significant institutional agreement between Jerusalem and Abu Dhabi since the signing of the Abraham Accords just over half a year ago.

The IDF's new Sa'ar 6-class corvette warship

Second Sa'ar 6 corvette warship on its way to Israel

The first Sa'ar 6 warship, the INS 'Magen,' arrived in Israel in December, and two more are slated to arrive by the end of 2021, and will become the backbone of the Israeli Navy.

The entrance of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is seen in The Hague March 3, 2011.

Can Israel avoid a showdown with the International Criminal Court?

JPost One-on-One weekly 'Zoomcast': Yonah Jeremy Bob and former Israeli legal adviser and diplomat Alan Baker

Israel Police face protesters fighting against the construction of the light rail in Jerusalem, Janu

Jerusalem Day 'Dance of Flags' parade route dangerous - police chief

"The passage of the parade in sensitive areas, when all warnings relate to a possible flare-up... would be irresponsible."

Prime Minister Benjmain Netanyahu (L) and Ehud Olmert (R)

Netanyahu family sues ex-PM Ehud Olmert for defamation

The former prime minister had called current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 'mentally ill' * Suit demands NIS 837,000 in damages.

Yamina MKs vow not to rebel against Bennett after Chikli defection

After Lapid receives mandate, Netanyahu warns of "shameful attempt to build a left-wing government with votes of the Right."

06/05/2021

EU countries to open up to Israeli tourists

The EU Council updated the list of non-EU countries, for which it suggests easing up restrictions, to include Israel.

British Embassy in Israel launches VC club

The venture capital club, launched in partnership with the law firm Taylor Wessing, will provide UK and Israeli VCs and investors exclusive access to cutting-edge start-ups.

06/05/2021

Israel-New Jersey trade relations grew in 2020

New Jersey's population is about nine million, and, due to its similarity in size, is often used as a comparison point for Israel's geographic size.

06/05/2021

Ag-tech company Prospera acquired for $300 million

Prospera's machine vision technologies monitor plant development, health & stress by analyzing multiple layers of climate & visual data from a crop field & providing actionable insights to growers.

06/05/2021

Women's soccer player has assaulter detained by police

According to the report, this is not the first time Moore Shaked has been sexually assaulted, the last was when she was 17. At the time, she didn't know how to react to the situation

WestEnd Films buys rights to female-soldier series, Dismissed

Israeli TV series ‘Dismissed’ headed internationally

Israeli Television Academy award winner Nir Berger (Dead End) and Atara Frish (Heroine), created the series and Frish is also the director.

Head of New Right party Naftali Bennett [L] and MK Ayelet Shaked [R]

Ayelet Shaked supports Naftali Bennett in face of attacks by Netanyahu

The Yamina MK reiterated her support for her party's leader, following numerous attacks by the prime minister and right-wing MKs who blame him for preventing a right-wing government.

Jerusalem highlights: May 7-13

What is going on in Israel's capital this week?

Hapoel Holon continues to advance in the Basketball Champions League

American guard Tyrus McGee takes aim at powering Hapoel Holon in Champions League playoffs

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
06/05/2021

Grapevine: Tribute to Isi Leibler

Movers and shakers from Israeli society.

 A GENERAL view of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City last year.

Jerusalem Day: A poem called 'Jerusalem'

Jerusalem’s story covers thousands of years, but this segment began in 1948.

Jerusalem Day tribute honoring city landmark and the people who made it so

Living in Jerusalem in the 1920s was not simple.

By CHARLES TICHO
06/05/2021

Holocaust education: Exploring new models of memory

The ‘Holocaust or Hope Mini Museum and Escape Room’ takes a completely different approach from what most people would expect.

Yad Vashem's Berthe Badehi on the split-second decision that saved her life

Badehi, 89, is a French Holocaust survivor, who tells her story in French or English to local and visiting groups that come to Yad Vashem.

Jerusalem in 2021: By the numbers

“Jerusalem Facts and Trends for 2020 – A Glimpse” is the exhaustive and highly detailed picture of the city in numbers and figures.

06/05/2021

'O.K-19' evening to have long-awaited dance premiere

This month, Fresco Dance Company will finally premiere 'O.K-19', which is comprised of On by Adi Salant and Kapow by Eyal Dadon.

By ORI J. LENKINSKI
06/05/2021

What defines Jewish music?

From Shlomo Carlebach to Debbie Friedman to Yiddish tunes, there is a vast history to explore.

By MIRIAM KATES LOCK
06/05/2021

How my shingles reminded me every day counts

This is Israel, so everyone is willing to share their interesting life stories with someone like me who is always interested.

Eating our way through Nazareth this Independence Day

Mona’s Nazarene tasting tour has five stops, each more decadent than the one before.

06/05/2021

Remembering my mother on Mother's Day

Our mother stays with us throughout our lives, even when we are mothers, or even grandmothers, ourselves.

Arrivals: ‘What you lose in materialism you gain in spirituality’

VICKY & YITZHAK MAIS FROM NEW YORK TO JERUSALEM, 1973

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