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Ara Malikian as likely to blow his audience away as beguile them

Grammy-nominated eclectic violinist mixes Bach and Led Zeppelin to sublime effect

20/01/2020
Benjamin Netanyahu announces that if reelected, he will extend Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan V
Smotrich asks Netanyahu to hold vote on Jordan Valley annexation next week

Smotrich's proposal was also seen as a threat against Netanyahu that his vote in favor of immunity could be lost if Netanyahu does not initiate the vote on the Jordan Valley.

20/01/2020
Hangman’s noose
Shin Bet sued by Otzma for NIS 2.5m. for alleged Jewish informant suicide

Activist indicted for mere price tag attempt after heavy Shin Bet interrogation

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with US envoy Brian Hook and US Ambassador David Friedman
The team behind the US 'Deal of the Century' is heading to Israel

The team is still considering whether to release the plan before Israel's election in March

A STATUE of Martin Luther King.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day still relevant in current era

Also known as MLK Day, it was largely overshadowed in Israel this past Monday by pre-election political shenanigans

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Shin Bet Director Nadav Argaman at an awards ceremony for the
Shin Bet chief Argaman: We thwarted 560 terror attacks this year

Argaman was speaking at a ceremony to give prizes to top performers in the country's intelligence agencies.

Benjamin Netanyahu and Yuli Edelstein at swearing in of 21st Knesset
Will Netanyahu bring down Yuli Edelstein with him? - Analysis

Edelstein, who lived in Gush Etzion for 20 years, thereby joined the community of accused "left-wing traitors" that includes hawks like Gideon Sa'ar, Moshe Ya'alon and President Reuven Rivlin.

20/01/2020
Israelis won't see any visiting foreign leaders in Jerusalem

High barricades and security checkpoints placed along the streets surrounding the President's Residence ensure that not even Rivlin's next door neighbors will have any luck seeing foreign dignitaries.

Israeli director to make new Hitler comedy

The film follows the success of Taika Waititi’s 'Jojo Rabbit,' which received six Oscar nominations.

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Horoscopes for Hodesh Shvat 5780: A hint of the new era to come

2020 is a spiritual shkiah period, and hodesh Shvat 5780 is a hint of the new era to come. May Asher-like abundance and generosity to others be our inheritance.

By LORELAI KUDE
20/01/2020
Cluster of explosive devices land near Jerusalem

Incident comes after dozens of others landed in southern Israel over the last week.

A McDonald's Big Mac burger.
Burgernomics: How the Big Mac suggests the shekel is too weak

Economists have compared the price of a Big Mac worldwide to gauge the relative strength of currencies - but the results should be taken with a pinch of salt.

20/01/2020
At least two severely injured in explosion northeast of Haifa

Other Israeli media reports say that four were seriously injured in the explosion and that all are severely burned.

20/01/2020
ETHIOPIAN CHILDREN attend Jewish studies class while awaiting immigration to Israel, in Gondar.
Chief Rabbinate accepts position recognizing Beta Israel as Jewish

The step comes after several high-profile cases in which the Jewishness of Ethiopian Jews was challenged by rabbinic authorities.

Leah Goldin, mother of Hadar, speaks at a press conference, August 5, 2018
‘Get our sons out of Gaza just like you’re freeing Naama from Russia’

Hamas is also holding two civilian captives who wandered into Gaza: Ethiopian-Israeli Avera Mengistu and Bedouin-Israeli Hisham al-Sayed.

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely
Hotovely, Hanegbi, Akunis receive vacant ministries

The cabinet will approve the new appointments Tuesday.

Sunbathers visit the Mediterranean Sea at Dor Beach, northern Israel August 28, 2018. Picture taken
Israel ranks No. 29 'Overall Best Country' in new report

It is “very highly developed in... life expectancy, education, [and] per capita income," but "has one of the most unequal economies in the Western world, with significant gaps between rich and poor."

IDF to receive NIS 2 billion for protection against rockets

Funds reportedly passed on Sunday following meeting of defense and finance officials.

Monday morning's accident that claimed the life of a 65-year-old man in Tel Aviv
Jerusalem expects snow on Tuesday, mayor warns drivers to use caution

Three people died on Sunday night, Monday in what appear to be weather-related traffic accidents.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
20/01/2020
Apple's Siri calling Rivlin the "President of the Zionist Occupation State"
Apple's Siri calls Israel 'Zionist Occupation State'

Apple corrected the problem with Siri now saying that "Reuven Rivlin is the President of Israel," yet it has yet to formally address the controversy.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
20/01/2020
20,000 pilgrims flock to Jesus’s baptismal site on Jordan River (January 2020)
20,000 pilgrims flock to Jesus’ baptismal site on Jordan River

Qasr al-Yahud (“the Castle of the Jews”) is located in the West Bank about 40 km. east of Jerusalem, on the border with Jordan. It is one of the holiest sites in the Christian world.

Chelsea players Ruben Loftus-Cheek (left) and Cesar Azpilicueta (right) and stand in front of the cl
Chelsea unveils mural with Jewish soccer players murdered at Auschwitz

English soccer club also becomes first team to formally adopt IHRA working definition of antisemitism

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
20/01/2020
IDF vehicle hit by train in southern Israel

The vehicle stalled on the tracks during a navigation training for combat soldiers in the South.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
20/01/2020
Hangman’s noose
Shin Bet blamed for suicide of alleged Jewish informant, lawsuit filed

The family of the Jewish settler, who killed himself roughly two years ago, is suing the security service for 2.5 million NIS.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
19/01/2020
Beit HaNassi, the residency of the Israeli President
President’s Residence needs to be enlarged

To build another residence for the president while a new residence for the prime minister is under construction would be too great an expenditure when Israel is already facing a mammoth budgetary deficit.

Alut launches ‘Space City’

De Beer, an international artist with many of his works done with community collaboration, invited children on the autism spectrum to participate in an imaginary trip to outer space.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
19/01/2020
Tel Aviv’s winter fest has something for everyone

Musical attractions galore will be enhanced by Moshe Shai’s classic photo display.

19/01/2020
Palestinians take part in a rally marking the 31st anniversary of Hamas' founding, in Gaza City
IDC identifies Hamas bitcoin front with Iran links - report

A website called “cash4ps” enables Hamas to send and receive money out of Gaza for operational terror purposes while simultaneously providing a measure of anonymity to either donors or beneficiaries.

Israel's Education minister Rafi Peretz
Bayit Yehudi plotting to bring down leader Rafi Peretz

A meeting has been called by Bayit Yehudi MK Moti Yogev and former MK and deputy defense minister Eli Ben-Dahan for party members to discuss ways to “renew and rehabilitate” Bayit Yehudi.

Major road closures are expected as world leaders arrive in Jerusalem for the fifth World Holocaust
With world leaders arriving in Israel comes closed roads, frustration

Leaders from 46 countries, accompanied by high-level delegations, will make their way to the capital in the coming days, ahead of the Fifth World Holocaust Forum at Yad Vashem on Thursday.

Blue and White aims to target voters sick of elections

Likud intends to run a positive campaign.

19/01/2020
Holocaust Forum: A historic event, but missed opportunity for cooperation

Thursday’s event is important because remembering the Holocaust and combating antisemitism are important.

The logo for HBO
Keshet announces new collaborations with major US platforms/networks

Keshet also announces new projects that will focus on a range of topics including a CIA and Mossad mission and a fictional sinkhole opening in Los Angeles.

Palestinian terror attack in Hebron
Palestinian daily: One murder can prevent Holocaust remembrance event

The PA daily newspaper 'Al-Hayat al-Jadida' published an opinion on Saturday calling on readers to commit murders to halt the events of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
19/01/2020
Benjamin Netanyahu lauds gas exports as regional obstacles grow

Jordanian Parliament votes to stop importing Israeli resource, Turkey flexes its muscles in Eastern Mediterranean

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a cabinet meeting, December 2019.
Netanyahu: Additions to health basket were 'courageous and correct'

Concluding four months of deliberations, the Health Basket Committee recommended the addition of 141 new treatments and technologies worth NIS 500 million ($145m.).

19/01/2020
French President Macron to visit Israel for Holocaust Forum

French President Emmanuel Macron will be among world leaders attending the World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem this week.

By DEBORAH DAHAN
19/01/2020
PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a conference in Jerusalem Wednesday. Will the US act
Netanyahu to focus on Iran when meeting leaders during Holocaust Forum

“I will discuss Iran, the various developments in the region and strengthening ties between the countries,” the prime minister said.

Israeli comic book team wins Japan's International Manga Award

The 80-page comic Piece of Mind by Guy Lenman and Nimrod Frydman is the second Israeli comic to win at the prestigious event.

19/01/2020
Jerusalemites brace for traffic chaos as world leaders arrive

Leaders from 46 countries - accompanied by high-level delegations - will make their way to the capital in the coming days, ahead of the Fifth World Holocaust Forum at Yad Vashem on Thursday.

19/01/2020
Study finds 16% of Holocaust survivors in Israel are over 90 years old

Ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Israel’s Holocaust Survivors’ Rights Authority has just released data on survivors living in Israel.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
19/01/2020
THREE ISRAELI teenagers forge a special bond, but a looming draft date dares to tear them apart
A third of Israeli youth do not enlist in IDF

New data shows that 32.9% do not enlist at all and another 15% do not complete their military service.

Hezbollah tunnel
IDF lays new infrastructure to detect sounds of Hezbollah digging

Military says there is no intelligence on new cross border tunnels – project is defensive in nature.

Stormy weather batters Israel, causes traffic jams and car accidents

Following a week of relative calm and increased temperatures, the winter weather has returned in force, causing difficult commutes and car accidents throughout the country.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF , EYTAN HALON
19/01/2020
Martin Luther King Day to be observed in Jerusalem

New study finds least integrated states in US are Iowa, Wisconsin and Washington, DC.

Environmental NGO: Waste is being illegally burned in the West Bank

he organization has videotaped evidence of the burning, and the recordings are being sent to the relevant authorities in a bid to make them take the issue seriously.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
19/01/2020
Israeli, Palestinian and International students simulate peace talks

Students from around the world will join Israeli and Palestinian students at the negotiating table to try and establish trust, moderated by professional conflict resolution academics.

By OMRI RON
19/01/2020
Liberman to Regev: 'I only greet humans'

Liberman made the comment when the pair crossed paths in the Channel 13 studios. Regev has denounced it as "offensive and humiliating."

By MAARIV ONLINE
19/01/2020
FROM LEFT: Almog Kapah, Idele Ross and Vered Sasportas.
Stepping up and stepping out

The motto of the Havana Club is ‘Grey Hair – we don’t care.’

Yaffa Issachar lands in Israel, hopes Putin will release her daughter

Anticipation is high that Russian President Vladimir Putin during his Thursday visit to Israel will announce his intention to pardon and release the 26-year-old yoga teacher.

Defense Minister Naftali Bennett and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Did Bennett teach Netanyahu
Bennett to ban ‘left-wing anarchists’ from W. Bank

In its statement on the matter, Bennett’s office specifically mentioned the group Anarchists Against the Wall, which works to support Palestinian protests against the West Bank security barrier

Palestinian and Israeli women who took part in the Roots women’s photography workshop plant a tree
Millennials: There will be a nuclear attack in the next decade

Most Israeli and Palestinian millennials believe that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will “never end."

500 Bedouin school students have no running water

Hundreds of kids study in a building that has no running water.

By YASSER OKBI/MAARIV
18/01/2020
IDF soldiers respond to a stabbing attack near the Cave of the Patriarchs, January 2020.
Stabbing attempted at Cave of the Patriarchs

Tensions in the region have risen dramatically since Defense Minister Naftali Bennett announced the funding of a new Jewish neighborhood in Hebron.

18/01/2020
Amir Peretz: With us Hamas will not get a single dollar from Israel

Discussing the Middle East situation, Peretz said, “Precisely because of the Iranian threat, we will build the axis of moderate countries in the Middle East.”

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
18/01/2020
Film producer Harvey Weinstein arrives for his arraignment at Manhattan Criminal Court in New York,
Jury picked for Harvey Weinstein trial

The former Hollywood producer faces multiple charges, including rape and sexual assault, for which he could get life in prison.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
18/01/2020
Hank Azaria will no longer voice Apu on 'The Simpsons'

"I won't be doing the voice anymore, unless there's someway to transition it or something," Azaria said in an interview with SlashFilm.

By REUTERS
18/01/2020
Murder-suicide suspected in Petah Tikva: Bodies of man and woman found

A man and a woman were found dead in a Petach Tikva apartment on Friday evening, discovered by the woman’s son.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
18/01/2020
MDA ambulance arrives at the scene where a man was hit by a car in Haifa
Why doesn't Israel have emergency dispatchers?

There have been several laws unsuccessfully proposed to found a single, unified rescue body; many argue that it could have rescued the young couple who drowned in a stuck elevator on January 4.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
18/01/2020
Second largest Israeli food and beverage company bans animal testing

Following criticism regarding a recent study in which mice were starved, killed and dissected, Strauss Group announced that it is banning animal testing.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
17/01/2020
Quentin Tarantino at the Jerusalem Cinemateque on December 14, 2019.
Quentin Tarantino on Tel Aviv, missiles and learning Hebrew

The director is married to Israeli singer/model Daniella Pick, who is pregnant with their first child, and he said he doesn’t just feel at home in Tel Aviv — it really is his home now.

Children sit in an auto rickshaw in Tal Abyad, Syria
US, Israel cooperation leads the way in pediatric disaster preparedness

Physical and psychological factors make children particularly vulnerable but their specific needs are now being addressed, thanks to a close partnership between American and Israeli experts.

By STEVEN GANOT/THE MEDIA LINE
17/01/2020
Netanyahu spoke with Putin: 'We will do everything to get Naama back home'

A week before the Russian president is set to arrive, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu posted a video revealing that they spoke: "I'm optimistic, I feel he truly wants to reach a solution."

By ERIC BENDER/MAARIV , ANA BERSKY/MAARIV
18/01/2020
A Palestinian incendiary balloon that landed in a field in Israel
Explosive device attached to balloons from Gaza land near Ashdod

The episode marks the last of a series of incidents occurring in the past few days.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
17/01/2020
Thousands of Jerusalem apartments sit unoccupied for long periods
Jerusalem: An empty city?

In 2017 there were 163,000 empty apartments in Israel, of which around 73,000 had been unoccupied for long periods and were termed “ghost apartments.” Of these, 15,100 were said to be in Jerusalem.

17/01/2020
Tel Aviv University students on campus
They support BDS and promote draft resistance: Is this human rights?

Meet Prof. Rachel Giora and Dr. Anat Matar from Tel Aviv University.

By DR. DANA BARNETT
17/01/2020
Entrepreneur Zayid Zayid has launched the T&E fashion complex in Shfaram.
Entrepreneur Zayid Zayid opens Israel's largest women's fashion complex

The gospel of women’s evening gowns will come from Shfaram.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
17/01/2020
Disturbances on Temple Mount during Friday prayers at al-Aqsa

On Thursday, Hamas called for Palestinians to protest against Israeli “violations” at religious sites in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
17/01/2020
Bible Lands Museum
Jerusalem exhibition unveils rich history of Yemenite Jewry

Bible Lands Museum show details mysterious kingdom that abandoned polytheism and adopted Jewish rituals nearly 2,000 years ago

By MAYA MARGIT/THE MEDIA LINE
17/01/2020
Olim attend an employment fair especially for their community.
Olim struggle to find work as immigrant employment fair kicks off

Over 1,000 olim attended an employment fair organized by the Immigration and Absorption Ministry.

17/01/2020
US Vice President Mike Pence to attend Holocaust forum in Israel

This year’s conference coincides with the 75th anniversary of the Allies’ liberation of Auschwitz

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
17/01/2020
In 'Incitement,' director Zilberman tries to get in Yigal Amir's head

In Zilberman’s retelling, Amir’s road to perdition is paved with real or perceived personal slights and the misguidance of certain rabbis — and even of his own mother.

By TOM TUGEND/JTA
17/01/2020
Busy week for Israel's basketball and soccer leagues

Hapoel Jerusalem, Mac TA victorious in continental play • Haifa ousts Uhm El Fahem in State Cup

FROM LEFT: Prof. Federico Cinquepalmi, director of the international affairs office for university a
Grapevine: All roads lead to Jerusalem

Movers and shakers in Israeli society.

Calculating taxes
Triple trouble?

Questions and answers on taxes.

By LEON HARRIS
16/01/2020
Why Democrats are leaving out Israel while debating the Mideast

On a frigid winter night in an auditorium on the campus of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, six Democratic presidential candidates talked for 30 minutes on Tuesday about the Middle East.

17/01/2020
Defense Minister Naftali Bennett attends a cabinet meeting, December 2019.
Does Bennett victory over Netanyahu mean he’s no longer in his pocket?

Bennett did not blink. He kept refusing Netanyahu until the prime minister gave into him.

18/01/2020
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting, January 2020.
Final hurdle preventing Netanyahu immunity removal likely next week

Netanyahu announced on Thursday that he was formally joining the Likud's petition to the High Court against Knesset legal adviser Eyal Yinon's ruling allowing the House Committee to be formed.

18/01/2020
Ayelet Shaked and Naftali Bennett, 2019.
Defense Minister Naftali Bennett: Doing the right thing

Defense Minister Naftali Bennett did that late Wednesday evening by steadfastly refusing to incorporate the far-right, Kahanist Otzma Yehudit Party onto his Yamina list.

Religious-Zionist parties; Outward unity, inner turmoil

Making order of the political chaos in the religious-Zionist sector.

Whitney Houston, Doobies lead R&R Hall of Fame nominations

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020 class of inductees runs a gamut from shimmering R&B-laced pop and classic ‘90s hip-hop to industrial rock and foursquare glam-rock.

By RANDY LEWIS
16/01/2020
‘Ajami’ director on ‘Chained,’ his ‘Love Trilogy’ and truth-telling

‘Cinema speaks in many different voices,” said Yaron Shani, the director of Chained, which opened recently in theaters throughout Israel. “With cinema, I try to go with what’s true.”

The Provincial Dance
Contemporary Russian dances

The M.ART festival presents contemporary Russian culture to the Israeli audience

By ORI J. LENKINSKI
16/01/2020
Soprano Hibla Gerzmava  bringing encore performance to Israel
Soprano Hibla Gerzmava bringing encore performance to Israel

The internationally renowned coloratura soprano-singer, returns to Israel for a single concert as part of her world tour.

By MAXIM REIDER
16/01/2020
Chinese choreographer Yang Liping returns to Israel with  a spectacular production of Starvinsky’s ‘
The Cycle of life

Chinese choreographer Yang Liping returns to Israel with a spectacular production of Starvinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring.

By NERIA BARR
16/01/2020
Netanyahu calls on Otzma to drop out, Otzma refuses

Bayit Yehudi in chaos, with efforts afoot to oust leader Rabbi Rafi Peretz.

There are 192,000 Holocaust survivors living in Israel

Last year 14,800 Holocaust survivors died, making it more important than ever to honor those we have with us.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
18/01/2020
Prison cell block
Detention extended for Jewish terror suspect

The Petah Tikvah Magistrate's Court on Monday had already ordered three other suspects released, while extending the prime suspect's detention until Thursday.

PAKISTANI SHI’ITE Muslims walk with a banner and signs during a protest against US and Israel over t
Voices from the Arab Press: Who's Stronger: Iran or the US?

The recent events in Iraq and Iran will have far-reaching consequences in the region.

By MEDIA LINE
16/01/2020
King David Hotel, Jerusalem, prepares arrival next week of royals, presidents and foreign ministers
King David Hotel prepares to welcome world leaders before Holocaust forum

“It’s going to be like a mini United Nations with controlled chaos and the security will be like Fort Knox,” said Sheldon Ritz, the Dan Hotels chain’s director of sales for embassies and ministries.

A teenage boy looks at his smartphone screen.
Teenager launches online course to help break smartphone addiction

With half of all children receiving their first phone between the ages of 10 and 12, smartphone addiction is becoming a problem worldwide.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
19/01/2020
‘WHEN YOU are forced into a zero-sum game, it is incredibly difficult to switch to a different track
Lessons from the movie ‘Marriage Story’

Anyone who is involved in the process of divorce will tell you that most couples start off from a place of wanting an amicable divorce, but few end up getting one.

Shabbat thrown under the bus, some lines cancelled, others added

According to an official from the Transportation Ministry, dozens of lines were cancelled in order to prevent a transgression of the Sabbath laws.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
16/01/2020
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