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Israeli films included in Cannes official lineup

Being selected for the festival this year means that the film can be promoted as an “Official Cannes Selection,” which confers prestige and can help the film attract audiences.

WHO WILL rule this? Palestinians wave flags at traffic on Highway 1 leading to the Dead Sea
Could annexing Palestinian towns minus citizenship be apartheid?

There certainly cannot be any comparison to classic apartheid in South Africa where there was one country and the minority systematically suppressed the majority because of a racist ideology.

New study dates Temple arch at 2,000-years-old

The research also led to the discovery of a previously unknown theater-like structure.

IDF officer injured during live fire exercise

Turning a Byzantine well near Arad into a dance stage

The current cast of “Perforated Earth” includes 14 performers and three musicians.

An illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depicts the 2019 N
Israel to test first 70,000 people for coronavirus antibodies

By sampling a portion of society, health officials will be able to gauge around what percentage of total Israelis had the disease.

Israel's new Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi
With Ashkenazi as FM, Israel and Poland can now hit 'reset'- analysis

By initiating the call with Czaputowicz, Ashkenazi showed that he was no Israel Katz.

Rabbi Stav slams Yamina for ignoring religion and state while in office

Head of the Tzohar rabbinical association accuses Yamina leaders of using concern over rabbinical judges committee as a political tool, says ‘public won’t buy’

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz at the swearing in of the Knesset
Gantz motorcade to cost taxpayers NIS 23 m. annually

While the sources said Gantz tried to minimize his travel costs, sources in the Likud said the coalition agreement guaranteed Gantz the same treatment as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

MIGAL researchers working vigorously to find a new coronavirus vaccine
Israeli tech’s response to COVID-19 offers lessons to the world – report

Merav Yachin: “Since early March, the entire institute has pivoted its COVID-19-related work to support governments around the world in facing the emergency.”

Peace Now activists warn: Annexation will lead to war

Activists protested in Tel Aviv against the Israeli intent to annex the Jordan Valley and parts of the West Bank on July 1.

Tel Aviv to double length of bike paths by 2025

The plan, which was announced on World Bicycle Day, will aim to reach strategic goals that prioritize pedestrians and cyclists in the city.

IDF Nahal troops complete Gaza war simulation
South African lone soldier slams IDF for withholding coronavirus grant

The soldier, former paratrooper Shiron Eisenberg, deserves a special grant from the IDF to help him with his rent during the coronavirus outbreak – he never got it.

IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi visits Bnei Brak
Security chiefs meet amid fear of violence surrounding possible annexation

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi met with Shin Bet head Nadav Argaman and other senior defense officials to discuss preparations and possible scenarios that could play out.

15% of food purchased during COVID-19 lockdown thrown away – survey

The key reason behind the significant food waste was excess food preparation, likely due to eating only at home for a lengthy period of time, while another major cause was expiration dates.

Money for terror.
Dichter to PM: Enforcing law against PA ‘pay for slay’ not optional

Bennett: "You say you want to fight terrorism. The best way to do it is to dry it out and take away its money."

Israeli start-up focusing on data discovery, privacy secures $14 million

The investment efforts were led by Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) and National Grid Partners (NGP) – additional investors include, Connecticut Innovations, Mindset Ventures and Ocean Azul Partners.

62nd Grammy Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 26, 2020 – Dua Lipa
Drop Dua Lipa songs from Israeli radio, petition demands

'It is not fitting that a radio station affiliated with the IDF continue to broadcast her songs'

Young Boys' Christian Fassnacht celebrates scoring their first goal with Moumi Ngamaleu
Israel's Plus500 to sponsor Swiss soccer champions Young Boys

The Haifa-based firm's logo will feature on the front of Young Boys official jersey and training shirts for national and international matches.

Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem Aryeh Stern visiting parents of Iyad al-Halak
Jerusalem chief rabbi visits parents of slain Iyad al-Halak

Rabbi Aryeh Stern expressed his pain over killing of special needs man by border police, tells parents he was bringing ' message of peace and reconciliation.'

Flawed N95 masks imported to Israel, June, 2020
Defense Ministry, Police thwart delivery of 1.5 million flawed N95 masks

The masks were found to be flawed once they arrived in Israel and were not sent to medical teams

Finance Ministry extends 'return to work' grant eligibility

The amendment to the ministry's long-awaited NIS 6 billion assistance package, announced on Wednesday, follows wide-ranging criticism from the private sector during the past week.

A Jordanian national flag is lifted near a tent at the "Island of Peace" in an area known as Naharay
Five Jordanians on trial for allegedly plotting attacks against Israel

One of the suspects, trained in preparing explosives, recruited four other local Jordanians; together, they started to plan their infiltration and attacks.

Roman Abramovich,  the Russian billionaire businessman and owner of the soccer team Chelsea FC.
Roman Abramovich buys estate in Israel for record $64.5m

The deal on the property in Herzliya Pituah, which includes a mansion and a guest house, as well as a tennis court and a swimming pool on a 2.35-acre property, was closed in late January.

PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands ahead of their talks
Breaking China: A rupture looms between Israel and the United States

For years, Israel has been working to dramatically expand trade with China. Now, that push is running up against strong opposition from the White House.

S President Donald Trump unveils his Middle East peace plan together with Prime Minister Benjamin Ne
Deutch warns: Trump's reelection not reason to jump the gun on annexation

"That's not how to make decisions that impact... the long-term security needs of Israel," the democratic representative said.

90% of Israelis have taken loans, according to new survey

Some 54% of secular people have taken bank loans, as opposed to only 36% of ultra-Orthodox people.

Violent clashes between police and residents of Bedouin village in Negev
After attack on soldiers by Bedouins, IDF releases special guidelines

Among the orders: Soldiers must report such incidents to the police as soon as possible

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz arrive at the Knesset ple
Israeli gov’t updates and extends some coronavirus emergency regulations

Changes relate to use of ritual baths and determining new restricted zones.

Black Lives Matter protesters demonstrate on Tel Aviv boardwalk

Gavriel Chichester, the host of Tuesday night’s protest, was joined by approximately 200 people.

PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu points to a map of the Jordan Valley
Israel won't annex Palestinian towns, Palestinians won’t get citizenship

The plan the Trump administration released in late January, titled “Peace to Prosperity,” would allow for Israel to apply civil law, as opposed to military law, to 30% of the West Bank.

Coronavirus hackathon envisions solutions for a new way of living

SCE students participated in a hackathon on returning to a new normal: How to press the elevator buttons without risking coronavirus?

People at the movies (Illustrative)
For Italian Republic Day, Israelis offered free movies to watch from home

Festa della Repubblica is marked on June 2 annually, this year, the Israeli Cinémathèque offers people to watch online Italian films.

What can US learn from Israel’s military experience with riots

Over the years Israel became more proficient at dealing with clashes, from using heavy handed tactics to trying to minimize clashes and reduce contact between security and rioters.

Do the benefits of annexation outweigh the costs?

The best guarantee of being able to demilitarize a Palestinian state will be to keep it from having a border with neighboring Arab states, from which arms could be smuggled.

Board members deny politics in new Keren Hayesod CEO losing job

“I don’t think the decision was political,” a board member said. “If there was pressure from the prime minister’s family, she would not have been chosen in the first place.”

Congo's first 'Drive-Thru' COVID-19 testing facility established with MDA

MDA chief: 'We are happy to share knowledge... for the sake of saving human lives'

A general view picture shows the Israeli settlement of Efrat (L) in the Gush Etzion settlement block
Science Ministry planning for EU grant suspension if annexation happens

The ministry plans to ask individual European states to cooperate on scientific research if the EU will no longer do so.

Israeli missile strikes target at sea from 248 miles

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) successfully tested a new precision-guided tactical missile on Tuesday, able to hit a target from 248 miles and 56 miles.

Israeli-made 'disinfection tunnel' promises safer coronavirus crowds

The tunnel is equipped with an automated aerosol spray system which quickly disinfects individuals, clothes and potentially contaminated belongings.

A man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him
Islamic hackers release hundreds of Israeli credit card details online

The annual #OpIsrael cyber attack was able to acquire hundreds of ID numbers, credit card details and phone numbers.

Trump's plan pits settler ideologues against the pragmatists

This battle has long marked the settlement movement – and it has emerged here as well, as it stands on the precipice of history.

DNA analysis of Dead Sea Scrolls unveils their once secret origin

“We came up with the idea of using the genetic information of the skin they were written on to investigate the possible connection between different fragments."

Yamina accuses Netanyahu of ‘contempt’ for religious-Zionist community

MKs Shaked and Smotrich denounce the decision to give the chairmanship of the committee for selecting rabbinical judges to the ultra-Orthodox Shas Party.

Yes Satellite launches English-subtitles VOD service

The service is offering its Hebrew-language series with English titles so English-speakers won’t have to wait years for the series to pop up with English translations on Netflix or other services.

An illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depicts the 2019 N
Joint List MK headed to quarantine after driver diagnosed with COVID-19

This news comes after an employee in the Prime Minister's Office tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.

PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu visits the Jordan Valley community of Mevo’ot Yericho in February
Netanyahu tells settlers he is committed to negotiations with Palestinians

"We are standing before a historic opportunity to apply sovereignty on the territory of Judea and Samaria."

IDF soldiers attacked by Bedouins stealing from base

An initial IDF investigation revealed that IDF officers attempted to catch the thieves, but within minutes were surrounded by a group of rioters who came to reinforce and assist the thieves.

Coronavirus and public transport: Thermal cameras, payment apps

The new measures include thermal cameras on trains, considerations of using private companies and the implementation of a delayed payment app option.

What are key mistakes that Olim from the U.K. might make with their investments?
Webinar: Aliya Financial Mistakes

Wednesday, June 3rd, 10:30 AM

El Al cargo flights grounded due to Airports Authority debt

This is the latest in a series of financial woes experienced by El Al in recent months; IAA's workers union threatened to shut down Israel's airports next week.

Izhar Shay
Minister calls for colleague in cabinet to be fired

Opposition leader endorses government’s plan

Two 45 kg LPG (Liquified petroleum gas) cylinders in New Zealand
Gas co's. threaten: Allow techs into homes despite corona or lose service

Gas regulations require a test every five years and prohibit providing gas without the tests and repairing leaks.

MORE THAN 1,800 students from all over the world study at the IDC Raphael Recanati International Sch
IDC Herzliya to change its name to Reichman University

“IDC Herzliya becoming a university is an important milestone in the development of the Israeli higher education system."

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
IDF soldier arrested after threatening Netanyahu

The solution is to "justly take down Bibi" like what "happened in the past with a prime minister who they unjustly took down" – and police "need to be stoned to death," he posted according to Ynet.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives for a speech at his Jerusalem office, regarding th
Will US audiences warm to TV show about Netanyahu?

“Bibi,” the longtime Israeli prime minister’s ubiquitous nickname, will be based on the bestselling biography “The Netanyahu Years” written by veteran Israeli journalist Ben Caspit.

Tel Aviv’s response: Neighborhood farmers’ markets and to-go cocktails

Here are some of the ways that Tel Aviv residents are adapting to the new normal.

BUT WHO will help the senior citizens?
High-risk adults worry amid coronavirus, but mainly about friends, family

As of now, there are 2,006 active coronavirus cases in Israel, 32 are reportedly in serious condition, of those 29 are on ventilators.

Likud MKs applaud Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of his first trial hearing on Sunday
5 final takeaways from High Court’s green-lighting Bibi as PM

The fully explained decision had profound revelations

An empty Knesset Plenum
Knesset committee limits Palestinian citizenship and entry into Israel

Out of 22,000 requests, 9,200 had been approved, 3,600 received temporary residence and others were refused

62nd Grammy Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 26, 2020 – Dua Lipa
Dua Lipa shares anti-Israel post on Instagram

The post also referenced the events regarding the killing of George Floyd by a police officer, and included several hashtags of "HumanRights" and "fighting for justice."

Protesters call on gov't to fund domestic violence prevention program

Domestic abuse hotlines see over 100% increase in calls amid coronavirus pandemic

Applying Israeli law to the Golan in 1981 and the West Bank in 2020

When it comes to the Knesset debate, it is unlikely to be completed in one day, but there may be echoes of the kinds of arguments MKs had in 1981.

KFC to open two new branches in Israel

In February, the first new branch of the fast food chain was opened in Nazareth, this time using the original recipe.

Large fire breaks out on Mount Carmel, segments of Highway 6 are blocked, June 1st, 2020
Large fire breaks out on Mount Carmel, segments of Highway 6 are blocked

Highway 6 tunnels have been blocked from both directions in the area of Tel Kashish interchange due to fires along Route 70. Police forces and firefighters have been called to the scene.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz arrive at the Knesset ple
Government repels four 'no confidence votes' initiated by opposition

“There has never been a government that mocked its people more, and it is doing it at the hardest time ever,” Lapid claimed.

EU ambassador to Israel pays tribute to victims of 2001 terror attack

The massacre occurred exactly 19 years ago on June 1, 2001, when Saeed Hotari, a terrorist affiliated with Hamas, blew himself up in a suicide bombing outside the Tel Aviv nightclub.

Government approves NIS 300 million financial aid for Israeli hotels

About 50% of all visitors to hotels are tourists, which means that without them, it is nearly impossible to maintain the everyday operational fees that the hotels require.

Gantz orders IDF to prepare for annexation at once

Jordanian officials reportedly lament Blue and White leaders talking about them, but not to them; annexation talk is a rejection of ties with Arab world, UAE FM says.

Bennett backs away from open opposition to Trump plan

His rejection was based on opposition to a Palestinian state and information he had received that the US map for the application of sovereignty was finalized, and that no changes could be made.

Face-shaped fountainhead uncovered at the Tzipori National Park in the Galilee.
Talmud comes alive in 1,800-year-old marble face found in Galilee

Similar artifacts have been uncovered over the years in several locations in Israel, including Caesarea and Beit Shean.

UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash is seen during preparatory meeting for the G
UAE's Gargash: Israeli annexation talk rejects peace with Arab world

“Any unilateral Israeli move will be a serious setback for the peace process, undermine Palestinian self determination [and] constitute a rejection of the international [and] Arab consensus."

Israelis wear face masks for fear of the coronavirus as they walk through the market in Ramle on May
Israel’s education minister: Schools with coronavirus will close instantly

People report trouble getting screened * PMO staffer tests positive for COVID-19

Iranian flag and cyber code [Illustrative]
Iran, Israel cyberattack exchange may continue

A western official warned that while both attacks were relatively harmless, 'it never stops at that'

State comptroller to review gov't's conduct in coronavirus crisis

The review will look into the conduct of relevant authorities and areas in which the coronavirus pandemic has been managed.

Palestinians look on as Israeli police set up a checkpoint in the Arab east Jerusalem neighbourhood
Hundreds attend funeral of Iyad al-Hallak in east Jerusalem

The funeral procession passed near Lion’s Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City where al-Hallak was shot and killed.

Israeli nonprofit Ogen Group raises $30m. for coronavirus aid

Twenty-five percent of Israeli non-profits, on which hundreds of thousands of Israelis depend for daily services in healthcare, welfare, education and more, have ceased operations entirely.

In pandemic, 40% of Israelis struggle with finances, basic needs

“Having one or two members of a family dismissed from their jobs or put on unpaid leave creates an economic crisis that affects the whole family."

Public transportation safety questioned amid Israel's reopening

Temperatures are not checked on buses or at bus stops and no one is responsible for making sure masks are on correctly, at least initially.

God TV says threat of closure to Shelanu TV ‘religious discrimination’

Evangelical media group accused of seeking to proselytize Jews in Israel says the threat to cancel cable contract is unprecedented and could violate Israel’s freedom of religion laws.

Palestinian demonstrators protest by the separation barrier, with Modiin Illit in the background. Fe
UN to warn donor parley of PA economic collapse, annexation violence

The AHLC meets twice a year in the fall and spring. This year’s spring meeting was delayed due to the pandemic.

‘THE SHOCK, trauma and carnage wrought by coronavirus should be cause for introspection and reflecti
Israeli expert's recipe to prevent a second coronavirus lockdown

Eli Waxman, a professor at the Weizmann Institute of Science, said there are three steps to stopping the country’s next closure: Test, trace, isolate. And it all has to be done within two days.

World diamond federation acquires Israeli Get Diamonds digital platform

The coronavirus pandemic prevented the possibility of flying to meetings and exhibitions, so trading became digital.

Owner of Tel Aviv's Barby Club on hunger strike near PM's Residence

Shaul Mizrahi: Gov’t won’t let me reopen, won’t compensate

The week in readers' pictures

Jerusalem Post readers send us their best shots from the week of May 24, 2020.

Sara Netanyahu in court  in the Prepared Food Affair on June 16th, 2019
Two employees suspected of lying in favor of Sara Netanyahu during trial

Police suspect the two were pressured in giving false testimony in a lawsuit filed by former employee Shira Raban against Sara Netanyahu for workplace abuse.

Israel offers to teach its secrets against coronavirus abroad

“I think that now it is very clear that early detection of symptoms and monitoring of the patients in the early stage of the disease make a big difference."

Exciting return to the pitch for Israeli soccer clubs

Beitar Jerusalem draws Beersheba • Maccabi Tel Aviv blanks Hap Haifa • Hap TA edges Mac Haifa

Leviathan gas rig continues operations despite Turboexpander suspension

Earlier on Sunday, the Energy Ministry said in a statement that the security torch at the rig had been lit as a precautionary measure, to prevent air pollution.

Why Gideon Sa'ar should worry Netanyahu much more than Miri Regev

Asked if he agreed with Netanyahu’s charges that the legal establishment were trying to overthrow him, Sa’ar reiterated what he has been saying for months.

Settler leader: Trump’s plan completes 2005 Samaria evacuations

“It is inconceivable that precisely this government will determine facts on the ground that would abolish Israeli [rule] on settlements that were already uprooted,” Yossi Dagan said.

Plan for 'Fiddler on the Roof' movie remake ignites passions

A large cohort feels that a remake of Fiddler was unnecessary at best and sacrilege at worst.

Freshman Knesset member Gadi Yevarkan lights a candle in memory of the victims of the Holocaust
Gadi Yevarkan: I cannot rest with the image of George Floyd's murder

"This is one of the most racist, cruel and deadly events ever recorded," said Deputy Public Security Minister Gadi Yevarkan.

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