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A radiologist examines breast X-rays after a cancer prevention medical check-up at the Ambroise Pare

COVID-19 vaccine can cause false positive on mammogram

Other vaccines, such as the shingles vaccine, pneumonia vaccine or the diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis (D-TaP) vaccine, can cause the false positive as well.

Tummy tuck, liposuction, most preferred plastic surgery procedures

Breast augmentation also remains one of the most popular procedures in Israel, for both men and women, with some 16,000 undergoing procedures each year.

Drugs confiscated by Israel Police

Use of drugs, alcohol among Israeli youth tripled during COVID crisis

"More and more young people and teenagers have turned to alcohol and drugs to relieve boredom or deal with their distress."

A ROCKET IS fired toward Israel from the southern Gaza Strip in February.

IDF strikes Hamas targets in Gaza in response to rocket fire

A rocket landed in an open area in Israeli territory earlier on Thursday, setting off rocket sirens in Sderot, Ibim and Nir Am in southern Israel.


Independence Day event held for first time at Museum of Tolerance

The museum, located between Zion Square and the neighborhood of Mamilla, is still undergoing construction.

DENI AVDIJA is averaging 6.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 23.5 minutes in 50 games played

Deni Avdija navigating the learning curve

Israeli rookie exhibits positive perspective on highs and lows of 1st season with Washington Wizards


Nations around the world say: Happy 73rd, Israel!

Landmark buildings as well as municipalities and city halls in cities all over the world light up in blue and white to celebrate Israel's 73rd Independence Day.

Fair-feathered news: Israel welcomes first-ever Chinese pond heron

The bird itself is fairly common, but this is the first time it has ever been seen in Israel.


Israeli composer Oded Zehavi's works to be performed in Tel Aviv

The title of the new work, Arlozorov 178, was, naturally, spawned by Zehavi’s home address, wherein it was scored.


Digital art: Making art accessible, affordable to all

Digital art is the ideal medium to strike a balance between accessibility and exclusivity.

Israel's kings: How the coalition crisis is reshaping political norms

POLITICAL AFFAIRS: The ongoing political crisis is creating a new normal in which anyone can reach the top.

Israel's new Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi

Ashkenazi to start forum with counterparts from UAE, Greece, Cyprus

On the agenda for the foreign ministers’ meetings are economic issues, security, tourism, battling coronavirus and establishing a “green corridor” for travel between the countries.

Coronavirus shows olim how to organize, make their voices heard

IMMIGRANT AFFAIRS: Coming on the back of the pandemic and 10 months of not seeing their families for routine visits, this emotional distress has stirred something among the immigrant population.

Religious Zionist party head Bezalel Smotrich in Sa-Nur, April 15, 2021.

Smotrich: Arab parties are the enemy, no government can depend on them

In Sa-Nur, Smotrich clarified that the only option was a government with Likud, Shas, UTJ, Yamina and New Hope. Then, he would demand the settlement be rebuilt.

Coronavirus & Israeli Tech

Independence Day: The technologies making Israel proud in 2021

A new Israeli COVID test developed at Sheba Medical Center can detect coronavirus in a fluid sample in just 20 seconds • artificial corneas, animated ancestors, drones, desalination and more...


Israel Police looks to cast global net of cooperation in post-COVID world

POLICE AFFAIRS: In the fields of intelligence operations, science, medicine and technology, Israeli knowledge is in much demand, and the same can be said of the expertise of the Israel Police.

73 years later, sister visits where brother died defending Gush Etzion

He chose to help defend the kibbutzim in the Gush Etzion region, whose presence was considered essential to the defense of Jerusalem.

Ultra-Orthodox extremists burn Israeli flags on Independence Day

"Their wrongful deeds worthy of condemnation have long since taken away from them the title of 'ultra-Orthodox,' they do not deserve it."

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin and Education Minister Yoav Galant att

WATCH: Israel Prize Ceremony commences on Independence Day

This is the first year, the hosts noted, where the prize is equally given to men and women: four to men, four to women, adding up to the final eight.

Rabbinical court approves public shaming to force get refuser's hand

After Aryeh Leib Kishon refused to give his wife a get, despite both religious and secular sanctions and pressure, the court resorted to public shaming.


Meet the IDF soldiers protecting Israel's eyes in the rain, sun, and snow

The battalion was posted there last month, and its mission is to protect one of the most valuable assets for Israel’s security — the place that was dubbed as the “eyes of the country.”


Remembrance Day: 'All that I have left of you is a photo on a wall'

"Remembrance Day is a time when everyone grieves together. I remember him all year, but once a year for one day, everyone remembers him together with me."

THERE IS now a broad social realization that the elderly are the main risk group that needs to be pr

16 nursing home residents test positive for coronavirus after vaccination

None of the infected showed symptoms of the disease. Additionally, the Health Ministry will look into the possibility of them having contracted one of the COVID-19 variants.

Gilad Abrahomov, 16, wins the 2021 International Bible Quiz for Youth on Israel's 73rd Independence

Independence Day: Gilad Abrahomov, 16, wins International Bible Quiz

As ever, the participants had to contend with the most detailed minutiae from the Bible, answering questions spanning the entire Biblical canon.

Rivlin's Independence Day Swan Songs

President Reuven Rivlin welcomed the traditional Independence Day ceremonies for the last time.

'Leave the politics out' of Mt. Herzl Remembrance Day ceremony, Netanyahu!

The prime minister received backlash from someone in the crowd for his promise to establish a Memorial Hall for Martyrs there.

An IDF soldier

IDF vet's self-immolation leads to protests outside Defense Ministry

The protests demanded there be changes in the defense ministry's rehabilitation program, claiming it "provides disabled veterans with poor treatment and steals their rights."

38 Olim land in Israel as part of a Nefesh B’Nefesh Group Aliyah Flight

Despite the coronavirus, more than 20,000 olim came to Israel this year

Over the past decade, 262,905 people immigrated to Israel.

How did one company take charge of Israel's medical cannabis market?

Since November of 2020, any Israeli company wishing to export cannabis has first been required to work with Panaxia.

For first time since COVID-19, Tel Aviv to hold live concerts for kids

Independence Day celebrations to welcome hundreds of children thanks to rapid COVID-19 testing


Happy Birthday to Israel! A celebration in pictures

Take a look at Israel's celebrations of the country's 73rd Independence Day.

Shtisel: How a TV show on a haredi family has enthralled Jews and non-Jews

Even those who don’t generally watch television at all, let alone Israeli TV, have been caught up in the phenomenon that is Shtisel.

By Rivkah Lambert Adler

CEO of Pfizer proud of Israel's achievements on Independence Day

"Along with other Jews in the world, I take immense pride in Israel," Albert Bourla said at Israel's Independence Day ceremony.

Third time's the charm for Batsheva Ensemble's 'Girlanda'

For the third attempt, the company has decided to return to its ‘Plan A’ and hold the performances on the stage of the Suzanne Dellal Center.

Children are returning to school in Israel amid the coronavirus pandemic. August 24, 2020.

Taking a look at Israel's population by age groups

The ages are usually studied using a chart known as the “age pyramid.”


Grapevine: All that jazz

Movers and shakers in Israeli society.

Raphie Etgar's final offering at Museum on the Seam shows social flashpoints

Etgar’s swansong is called “Life/ Still Life/ Land” and, true to the museum’s enduring sociopolitical purview, takes a sober and unblinking look at the acerbic side of society here.


Arrivals: ‘No one promised me a rose garden’


7+3 top Israel stories from Israel's 73rd year

Check out this recap of the 10 articles readers found most interesting, heart-warming, and astounding this year.

Israel police car (Illustrative)

Police investigating several crime scenes on the night of Independence Day

A 19-year-old was gravely injured in a shooting in Fureidis, and was taken to Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in Hadera.

Celebrate the outdoors this summer

This week let’s enjoy the new season and find new ways to enjoy the outdoors.

Masa Fellows participate in memorial ceremony at Latrun

Remembering Israel’s fallen at Masa's Remembrance Day ceremony

The Masa-sponsored event focuses on immigrants who fell during their military service in Israel or were victims of terrorist attacks.

The Australian-Israeli relationship: Where roots continue to blossom

The Magazine decided that commemorating ANZAC was an appropriate time to interview Australia’s relatively newly arrived Ambassador to Israel, H.E. Paul Griffiths.

Students from Tzfira Ulpena dedicate literary piece to fallen Druze soldiers

The piece analyzes a duet between Ivri Lider and Nassrin Kadri "From the village to the town square."

Still rolling: Getting inspired by Paralympic gold medalist Namer Wolf

Wolf competed in five Paralympics, representing Israel in London, Seoul, Barcelona, Atlanta and Sydney, from 1984 until 2000.


Hasbara: Why erasing women is harmful

Why remove images of women from frum publications?


Erased: Why the removal of female faces in the haredi world is a problem

“Wanton destruction of property is a sin... Yet certain individuals have decided, against all halachic literature, that vandalism is excusable when it makes women disappear.”


An Independence Day they will never forget: ‘Not like the fourth of July’

New immigrants from America share what Yom Haatzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, means to them

Staff at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem wave at the IAF flyover on Independence Day.

Israel celebrates nearly coronavirus-free Independence Day

After a year of lockdowns and limitations, families gather to celebrate 73 years of independence.


‘Two-Gun Cohen’: The Chinese general who swung the UN vote

The story of the only Jew, probably the only Westerner, to become a general in the Chinese Army.


Israel celebrates 73: Celebrations begin at Har Herzl

Join the country in its Independence Day ceremony

COVID: After isolation, kids with cancer get a break with Zichron Menachem

"Cancer patients suffered a lot during the coronavirus pandemic, much more than the general population."

Ceremony honors Israel's fallen National Service members

Mk Orbach promises to work for National recognition of those who fell during service.

Independence Day: Looking back at our history to prepare for the future

As far as is known, there was never a period following the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE when there were no Jews in the Land of Israel.

Remembrance Day: Memorial held for fallen haredi IDF soldiers

A bereaved father: We gathered here today in memory and in honor of our dear sons, who gave their lives for the Land and people of Israel, and sanctified Heaven both in life and through their deaths.

Back to roots for the bar mitzvah boy: A memorable visit to Beit Hagdudim

The Jewish Battalions Museum in Avichail has meaningful memories.

Independence Day: A spoonful of hope

This 73rd Israel Independence Day we sing our National Anthem – Hatikvah - The Hope.


The heroic story of the Jewish Brigade in WWII

Tortured in Nazi concentration camps, these individuals survived to fight back. Many had lost relatives, who were assumed to have been gassed and slaughtered.


An Independence Day memory from 1973

"I could not forget that these men and women guarded me as long as I lived in Israel; they guarded and protected the Jewish state and all of its people."


Yom Kippur War: Remembering ’73 as Israel turns 73

My experience serving in the Yom Kippur War.


COGAT's Brig.-Gen. Munir Amar: His legacy lives on

Israel was shocked by the death of the Druze commander. His was a future lost.


Ex-Mossad chief Efraim Halevy on Iran, Hamas and Israel's political crisis

Halevy should know something about difficult situations. Since arriving as a teenager to Israel in the year of its birth, 1948, he’s been involved in some of the country’s most earthshaking events.


Independence Day: After COVID-19, Israelis redefine ‘independence’

Curfews and masking requirements, as well as surveillance by the Shin Bet security agency, left Israelis thinking about what freedom really is.

Remembrance Day 2021 in pictures

Remembrance Day ceremonies commemorated Israel's fallen soldiers and victims of terror, who lost their lives in the fight for the country's existence.

Noa Tishby to host BGU ceremony honoring Dr. Ruth

Dr. Ruth is a respected sex therapist, media personality, Holocaust survivor and at one point an Israeli sniper in the IDF.

Israel Border Police stop as the siren rings out across Israel to mark Yom Hazikaron, April 28, 2020

5 ways to stream Israel’s Remembrance Day services from home

In Israel, the day is marked with one- and two-minute sirens when the country halts and everyone stands in silence.


WATCH: Pollard dedicates Torah Scroll written in prison to Joseph's Tomb

"I feel a personal connection to this place, to Joseph who is buried here and to everything that he went through," Pollard said.

Kohavi: We send our soldiers only on worthy missions, vow to protect them

This year, the attendance at the ceremony was limited to 5,000 people, under the Green Pass

Palestinian prisoners wait to be released from Ketziot prison, southern Israel, October 1, 2007

New bill: Terrorists to lose citizenship unless they return 'pay-for-slay' money

The proposed bill will take away citizenship from terrorists who were jailed and received a monetary reward from the Palestinian Authority.


Attorney-General: Cabinets cannot decide without justice minister

The special cabinets feature only some selected ministers from the government in order to allow more rapid and efficient decisions.

Jerusalem to illuminate buildings in honor of Independence Day

The municipality also commemorated Remembrance Day in Israel by projecting via remote-controlled smart systems the word "Yizkor."

Vials with Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine labels are seen in thi

Israeli TV star compares COVID-19 vaccine to Nazis, claims kills children

Pitussi also defended her right to express her opinion on the coronavirus vaccine.

Tel Aviv center closes after vaccinating nearly 20,000 foreign nationals

The vaccination center was initially established in partnership with Ichilov Medical Center.

Lead actor from Netflix hit Shtisel to headline JNF-USA event

Michael Aloni will be interviewed by Danna Stern, Managing Director of Israel’s yes Studios, who Hollywood Reporter credits with “turning Israel into a global television powerhouse.”

Vaccinated Palestinians to pray at the Temple Mount during Ramadan

In honor of the first Friday of Ramadan 10,000 vaccinated Palestinians will be allowed to enter the Temple Mount to pray.

Diaspora Minister pushes rule change for parents of pregnant women

While vaccinated foreign-nationals may visit their family in Israel, the government is still denying non-vaccinated parents to help their pregnant daughters.

First Arab-Israeli Remembrance Day ceremony took place in Ar'ara

Four memorial candles were lit during the ceremony, one for each of the fallen from the Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Druze communities.

Netanyahu, Bennett finish 4th meeting in coalition talks

Bennett said the blocs in Israel are no longer Right and Left or for or against Netanyahu remaining in power.

The 'Under the Stretcher' NATAL commercial

Emergency hotline gets 300% more calls after soldier lit himself on fire

Israel's Trauma and Resiliency Center is prepared for more emergency calls in the wake of the soldier's attempted suicide and Remembrance Day.


International Writer's Festival in Jerusalem comes back for 9th time

Israeli writers taking part include David Grossman, Meir Shalev, Etgar Keret, Eshkol Nevo, Dror Mishani, Zeruya Shalev and Agi Mishol.

Independence Day: Classic Israeli films, TV series for the holiday

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Trailer drops for ‘Beauty Queen of Jerusalem’

The epic series is scheduled to launch on Yes TV in Israel in early summer.

Israel unveils expanded roster for Tokyo Games

Israel's baseball team for the 2021 Olympics:


Independence Day interview with Israeli hoops ambassador

Former NBA player and blue-and-white National Team captain Gal Mekel imparts Israeli pride

El Al Israel Airlines planes are seen on the tarmac at Ben Gurion International airport in Lod

Coronavirus: Vaccinated foreigners to be allowed into Israel in May

The tourists will need to undergo a PCR coronavirus test before boarding the plane and another PCR test and a serological test when they arrive in Israel.

COVID-19: Residency visa holders still struggle to enter Israel

People with temporary residency and work visas who live and work in Israel but are not citizens have faced severe difficulties in gaining re-entry permits to the country.

Coronavirus: Gyms open across Israel, Knesset's gym stays closed

The Knesset itself does not operate under Green Pass rules.


Netanyahu: 'We will bring our captives and missing home'

During the Remembrance Day ceremony, Netanyahu promised that Israel will not stop until it has brought home captive and missing soldiers or citizens of the country.

Isi Leibler, courageous and principled Jewish leader, passes away at 86

'Jerusalem Post' readers knew him through his incisive columns on events of the day, which he began writing in 2000.

Israel Philharmonic releases film detailing its origins - watch

The Orchestra’s opening concert was conducted by Arturo Toscanini, the greatest conductor of his time, in Tel Aviv on December 26, 1936.

COVID-19: What happens when Israel's unpaid leave program ends June 30?

As of this week, more than 547,000 people are still out of work according to Israel Employment Services, a bit less than 10%, despite the reopening of the economy.

Sudanese protesters chant slogans as they gather ahead of a rally to put pressure on the government

Sudan due to send first delegation to Israel next week, sources say

Sudanese and Israeli government spokesmen had no immediate comment.


REE Automotive to build customized electric vehicles with Magna

Magna manufactures cars for Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Jaguar and other automotive brands.

Tipalti CEO and co-founder Chen Amit

Tipalti acquires in Israeli fintech deal

The value of the deal was not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close in the coming months.


New agricultural fellowship grant creates global impact

The Dean Family Fellowship Grant program is a 5-year partnership between JNF-USA, the Dean family from Philadelphia, PA., and AICAT.

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