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The capital of the south celebrated in the photography of Liat Lombrozo

High-Tech Park Bayside Negev opens new ‘Smart Art’ photography exhibition.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
13/11/2019
Blue and White not expecting breakthrough in Liberman meeting

Liberman accuses Netanyahu of "begging Egypt to help us surrender."

Israeli official: Ceasefire could be reached tonight

The official warned that, at this time, “everything is happening at once.”

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
14/11/2019
Picture this and that

Illustration Week – offering 79 exhibitions – brings a splash of color to Tel Aviv

13/11/2019
Can the gatekeepers hold on?

Will the rule of law survive the hardball politics of 2019?

Joe Lynn Turner’s classical gas

Vocalist for Rainbow and Deep Purple to ‘rock the opera’ with Ra’anana Symphonette

13/11/2019
Maccabi Tel Aviv crushes Eilat to book spot in State Cup quarterfinals

Rishon edges Yavne in round-of-16 • Herzliya stuns Maccabi Haifa • Ness Ziona overcomes Ashdod

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
13/11/2019
An injured woman is evacuated to hospital after a rocket was fired from Gaza into Israel, in Ashkelo
Ashkelon woman injured after Islamic Jihad rocket strikes house

The woman, in her mid-sixties, was reported to have been cut by shards of glass.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
13/11/2019
Blue and White leader in a meeting with Gaza border communities leaders
Gantz visits Gaza Border Communities: Operation must end with deterrence

"I came here mostly to show solidarity and to hear the citizens of this area, the Gaza border communities must be strengthened regularily and not because there's an operation," Gantz claimed.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
13/11/2019
ROGER HODGSON
Hodgson gives more than a little bit in TA

Roger Hodgson, former co-frontman/co-founder of Supertramp, opened his show Monday night by asking the audience to set aside its concerns and embark on a musical journey.

By ELIOT ZIMELMAN
13/11/2019
From Poland with piano love

The entire four-day program (November 13-16) has a Polish scent to it, with many of the concerts devoted to works by Chopin, although not all pertain to the classical genre.

13/11/2019
Yisrael Beteynu leader Avigdor Liberman meets with President Reuven Rivlin, November 13, 2019
President Rivlin and kingmaker Liberman meeting on coalition

Liberman accuses Netanyahu of "begging Egypt to help us surrender."

13/11/2019
Nine Gazans killed in Israeli air strikes Wednesday

A father and his son were among the dead with another son badly wounded, said family members.

By REUTERS
13/11/2019
Energy Minister Steinitz: Israel to be coal-free from 2025

An earlier decision to shut four coal-fired production units in Hadera by 2022 has already been approved by the government.

13/11/2019
Are IDF West Bank Courts open to the public? Intense disagreement

There was intense disagreement at a Hebrew University conference on Tuesday about whether these courts are open to the public or not.

Marriage, Israeli-style: Couples wed in the shadow of rocket attacks

After a long day of reporting on missile strikes, Channel 12 news reporter Branu Tegene was filmed dancing at a wedding in Sderot – and Netta Barzilai surprises couple at their Beersheba wedding.

Siege of Leningrad monument
Jerusalem hosts dedication ceremony for heroes of besieged Leningrad

It is estimated that between 600,000 and 1.5 million people died in the course of the 900-day-long siege of Leningrad, tens of thousands of Jews among them.

Russian Hacker’s extradition removes possibility for Naama Issachar swap

A Russian hacker being held in an Israeli prison is no longer a potential bargaining chip for the return of an Israeli-American woman being held in a Russian prison.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
13/11/2019
Israeli PM Netanyahu and Indian PM Modi shake hands at a press conference in New Delhi.
After Gaza rocket fire, Indians tweet #IndiaWithIsrael in show of support

In India the hashtags #IsraelUnderFire, #IsraelUnderAttack and #IndiaWithIsrael were trending on Twitter long after most of the world shifted focus.

ISRAEL’S AMBASSADOR to the UN Danny Danon leads a delegation of UN ambassadors on a tour  of Ashkelo
Jewish Agency Fund for Victims of Terror supports Israel's south

Herzog stated that The Jewish Agency will continue closely monitoring the situation, providing support and assistance to those affected by any further rocket fire.

Israeli bride Shiklar poses for a wedding photo in front of an Iron Dome rocket launcher
Love in Israel beats rockets from Gaza

One couple took it upon themselves to invite southern couples whose wedding halls were in the affected areas to join their wedding for free.

Home Front Command announces directives amid Gaza tension

The Home Front Command will reassess the situation Wednesday morning at 6:00 a.m.

Our Common Destiny Launches Crowdsourcing Phase

The mission of Our Common Destiny is to help Jews from all over the world work together to develop a shared set of ethics, values and principles.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
12/11/2019
Jacob’s Ladder music festival closes down

Annual Anglo gathering for over 4 decades sunk by rising costs, growing bureaucracy.

12/11/2019
House where Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Bahaa Abu Al-Ata was assassinated by the IDF
Hamas’s Islamic Jihad Dilemma - Analysis

The assassination of Abu al-Ata came as a surprise to PIJ leaders, who rushed to announce that their group was now at war with Israel.

Security situation intrudes on President Rivlin’s Shazar Prize reception

Rivlin welcomed the laureates, their families and members of the administrative public council of the Zalman Shazar Center, named for Israel’s third president.

What will be the political fallout of the security situation? - Analysis

“This might take time,” Netanyahu said. “We have to let the IDF do their work.”

No end game in sight for trade war, China business expert warns

"I see Israel in a position of having to choose between America and China," said McGregor.

12/11/2019
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with newly-appointed Defense Minister Naftali Bennett and IDF Chie
Netanyahu snubs new defense minister Bennett in press conference

The press conference took place an hour and a half after Bennett officially took the new role.

Rocket miracles: Two near-deadly rocket strikes in Israel during barrage

A rocket from Gaza landed on Route 4 in Gan Yavne this morning, creating a crater in the road.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
12/11/2019
IFCJ provides hundreds of protective vests to emergency response units

The fellowship has been heavily involved, via donor money, in enhancing the security of civilians living close to the Gaza Strip.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
12/11/2019
Labor MK Omer Bar-Lev
Left-wing MKs accuse Netanyahu of starting war for political advantage

The comments drew criticism from MKs on the Right and the Left

Israel under Gaza rockets: Caring for your pets in times of emergency

"If you need to move to safer areas in response to the rocket attacks, you should bring your pets with you."

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
12/11/2019
A CLASSROOM
Israeli schools, stores to start reopening after day-long shut down

This is the first time since Operation Protective Edge in 2014 that the country is on such high alert.

By ANNA AHRONHEIM , JERUSALEM POST STAFF
13/11/2019
Israel is leading the world in bus making

Bus maker Ha’argaz wins MAN competition

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
11/11/2019
Ukraine joins Israeli game ‘Real Manager’

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
11/11/2019
Jerusalem and all that jazz...festival

Back on the home front, drummer Amir Bressler will lead the Liquid Saloon quintet, taking in African rhythms, spacey beats and psychedelic jazz.

11/11/2019
Nir Hefetz, a former associate of Benjamin and Sara Netanyahu and state witness in Case 4000
Nir Hefetz to Minister Ohana: Apologize for your words - or I'll sue you

The state witness sent a threatening letter if he did not apologize for his remarks at the Knesset plenum, which he violated a prohibition order, he would sue.

By MAARIV ONLINE
11/11/2019
Expo 2020 gives Israeli de facto official representations in Dubai

In past years, Israel has increasingly participated in international events in the UAE. Its flag has been unfurled and its national anthem has been played.

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Shas Deputy J’lem mayor: I will not allow Conservative synagogue take over

“It doesn’t matter what community it is. If you have a synagogue no one will take it from you by force. Who has heard of such a thing?”

A general view of the Bushehr main nuclear reactor, Iran
Ex-security chief: Israel needs to attack Iran to stop nukes, ‘ring of fire'

Amidror said, “there might come a situation where we will have to act directly in Iran to stop the Iranians. The world is not ready to act…not NATO, not the US…they prefer to close their eyes.”

Jordan's King Abdullah (wearing a black shirt) and Crown Prince Hussein pray as they take part in a
Jordan's king tours enclave along Israel border after end of lease deal

The king on Sunday declared an end of the arrangement, which many Jordanians saw as a humiliation that perpetuated what they regarded as an Israeli occupation of Jordanian territory.

12/11/2019
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the Makor Rishon educational conference, November 11 201
Netanyahu to Gantz: Gov't with Arab list 'slap in face' of IDF soldiers

"There is one other government that must not be established, and this is a minority government that includes the Arab parties," the prime minister said.

Finance Ministry director-general Shai Babad participates in a Knesset Finance Committee meeting,
Finance Ministry director-general: Budget deficit is 'not a catastrophe'

Israel's growing budget deficit is a problem which needs to fixed, but is "not a catastrophe or a financial crisis," Finance Ministry director-general Shai Babad said on Monday.

11/11/2019
Netanyahu’s lawyers: Positive coverage in media isn’t a bribe

The lawyers responded to Shimoni’s court ruling, which has similar characteristics to Case 4000.

11/11/2019
Finally, a court decision that favors Netanyahu - analysis

Nothing about Monday’s ruling changes indications received by the 'Post' that Mandelblit will indict the prime minister in Case 4000, the "Bezeq-Walla Affair."

Beersheba soccer club shocked by lowly Ness Ziona

First-place Maccabi Tel Aviv blanks Hapoel Haifa • Maccabi Haifa dispatches Beitar Jerusalem

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz
Gantz: We are willing to compromise

“We in Blue and White will do everything to make sure there won’t be a third election within a year," Blue and White leader Benny Gantz stated, praising Liberman’s efforts.

Liberman put Netanyahu and Gantz in the prisoners’ dilemma - analysis

An introduction to game theory from Nobel winner Robert Aumann can help us analyze the political situation.

Russia condemns Israel's rejection of hacker's appeal against extradition

Yesterday, the Supreme Court rejected Russian hacker Alexei Burkov's appeal of Justice Minister Amir Ohana's decision to order his extradition to the United States.

By MAARIV ONLINE
11/11/2019
Israelis with Polish citizenship can enter U.S. without visa

Just over a month ago, on October 4, US President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he nominated Poland for the Visa Waiver Program.

11/11/2019
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a discussion on the Israeli-Jordanian relations
Netanyahu: We help Jordanian king Abdullah in many covert ways

Netanyahu claimed that Israel and Jordan cooperate in security aspects as well as trade, intelligence and water.

By ARIK BENDER/MAARIV
11/11/2019
Amazon packages awaiting dispatch
Amazon launches free shipping to Israel, Hebrew-language website

According to Amazon, international orders "with at least $49 USD of eligible items and shipping to an address in Israel qualify for Free International Shipping."

11/11/2019
72nd Cannes Film Festival - After the screening of the film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" in compe
Quentin Tarantino and Daniella Pick rent North Tel Aviv house

The two tied the knot in Los Angeles nearly a year ago and announced Pick's pregnancy in late August. The marriage is the first for Tarantino, 56, and Pick, 35.

Construction work to begin on new Jerusalem entrance road

Two tunnels will be built underneath the city's Har Nof and Yefe Nof neighborhoods, and the highway will include three interchanges at Motza, Nahal Revida and Bait Junction.

11/11/2019
Blue and White leader Benny Gantz speaks at the Yitzhak Rabin memorial rally, Tel Aviv, November 2 2
52% of Blue and White voters in favor of coalition with Arab parties - poll

"I thought this party would share a consensus of a Jewish and democratic state," Minister Bezalel Smotrich said. "It's sad that there's a minority blinded by their hatred of Netanyahu."

By ALON EINHORN
11/11/2019
Bennett goes straight to work as Defense Minister

Since Kochavi assumed his role in January of last year, he has never had to deal with someone sitting across the hall from him and working closely with him on a day-to-day basis.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
11/11/2019
Blue and White leader Benny Gantz at UTJ Yaakov Asher's son's wedding
Benny Gantz gets cursed at a wedding: 'Terrorist, go with the Arabs'

Upon entering the hall, however, he was received with enthusiasm as the crowd surrounded him in dancing and took pictures of him.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
11/11/2019
Gender activists to Erdan: Women murdered for their gender, do something

Activists said that a tweet by Minister Gilad Erdan "indicates that women's blood is not equivalent" to his own.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
11/11/2019
Argentina vs. Uruguay soccer match scheduled for Tel Aviv under BDS attack

Over the weekend, protesters demonstrated in front of the Barcelona training camp calling on the stars to cancel the sold-out match in Israel.

By JTA
11/11/2019
Reuven Rivlin, Benny Gantz and Benjamin Netanyahu meet on September 23, 2019.
Poll: Netanyahu would beat Gantz in direct PM election

Latest poll indicates little change in Israeli voting preferences.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
11/11/2019
Anti-Israel demonstrators at the World Conference on Racism in Durban, South Africa, in 2001; Muslim
Israel’s ambassador rebukes German TV outlet for airing anti-Israel slogan

The 'Bild' paper wrote that broadcast of the slogan was “tasteless.”

PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu greets the bemedaled veteran of the Red Army Emil Zigel on Victory
Israel to commemorate World War II veterans and siege of Leningrad

Event comes amid Israel’s increased efforts towards commemorating Red Army soldiers fallen in World War II

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
11/11/2019
SOCIAL MEDIA GIANT Twitter
Ex-IDF intel. officer: Not all Hezbollah's Twitter accounts were suspended

Twitter announced last week that it had suspended numerous Hezbollah and Hamas affiliated accounts following a letter and implied threats from US Congressmen demanding the social media giant prevent itself from being used by terrorists.

A SCENE from ‘Hard Love.’ (Erez Becker)
Jerusalem to host international arts festival

Taking place from December 3-10, the festival, produced by Theater Company Jerusalem and managed by Osnat Gispan, will feature over 100 artists at Beit Mazia in Jerusalem.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
10/11/2019
Letters
November 11, 2019: PA constantly cries poverty

Readers of the Jerusalem Post have their say.

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra reveals the brilliance of Britten

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra - Benjamin Britten: ‘The War Requiem, Op. 66’

By URY EPPSTEIN
10/11/2019
Blue and White leader Benny Gantz attends the memorial ceremony for Yitzhak Rabin, Jerusalem, Novemb
Gantz signals turn towards minority government without Netanyahu

“On a moral and ethical level, and on a practical level, you cannot lead a government if and when an indictment is submitted against you,” Gantz said to Netanyahu.

El Al's CEO presents a model of the Dreamliner that will fly between Chicago and Tel Aviv
El Al launches Tel Aviv-Chicago route

The route will be offered three times a week – on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays – flying passengers on a 282-seat Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

Nir Hefetz, a former associate of Benjamin and Sara Netanyahu and state witness in Case 4000
Nir Hefetz: Court ‘can just kill me’ if it’s neutralizing gag order

Significant details were already revealed last week regarding a third party who the police used to pressure Hefetz, a former Netanyahu family media adviser, to turn state’s witness in February 2018.

Border Police officers in Yitzhar
15 injured in Yitzhar clashes as police attempt to arrest resident

Zarug has been barricaded in him home for over three hours and its unknown how he is doing. Attorney Nati Rom was refused entry to check on him.

Uri Ariel
Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel resigns, retires from political life

Ariel stayed on in his ministerial position over the last six months during which he was no longer an MK because he believed it was important to keep an experienced hand at the head of the ministry.

New Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett
What will Naftali Bennett do as Defense Minister? - analysis

Even if Bennett is just temporarily filling the role, there hasn’t been a full-time defense minister since Yisrael Beitenu chairman Avigdor Liberman quit in November 2018.

From the Kremlin to Binyamin: Russia's chief rabbi in ancient Shiloh

Russia's chief rabbi praised the people of the Binyamin region on keeping the traditions and history of the people of alive in modern Israel.

10/11/2019
Perfect match: How Birthright alumni saved the lives of 100s of strangers

Birthright Israel and Gift of Life celebrate 15-year partnership of life-saving bone and stem cell marrow transplants.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Half of Israelis think Diaspora Jews should be taken into account in policy decisions

The 2019 Israeli Foreign Policy Index by the Mitvim Institute showed that Saudi Arabia and Egypt are the most important Arab countries for Jerusalem to cooperate with.

Rocket siren system in Israel
IDF to hold nation-wide drill with new, more specific siren system

The drills, taking place in the mornings of November 26-28, have alerts that display the names of municipalities and/or areas within municipalities, not just general areas.

10/11/2019
Aryeh Deri during Shas Conference on February 10th, 2019
Shas's Deri attacks Liberman for supporting Arab Joint List

"Liberman has taken an additional step towards his political and ethical abyss and declared clearly that he prefers to sit with members of the Joint List... rather than his brothers and sisters."

10/11/2019
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the Israeli government's memorial for Yitzhak Rabin, Nov
Netanyahu: Yitzhak Rabin was wrong, but he was not a traitor

The PM recalled the bitter debate over the 1993 Oslo Accords, approved by Rabin and his government, that set in motion a peace process for a two-state resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

A Jordanian national flag is lifted near a tent at the "Island of Peace" in an area known as Naharay
Jordan: We’ve applied sovereignty to every inch of Naharayim, Tzofar

“Israel regrets Jordan’s decision to terminate the annexes,” the Foreign Ministry said as it explained that Jordanian law will now fully apply to those tracts of land.

Reuven Rivlin, Dalia Rabin: Vicious hatred could spark political assassination

They were speaking at the Ner Yitzhak ceremony, which marks the official beginning of a series of annual memorial events on the anniversary of Rabin's death.

NASA to send Israeli solar-power generator to International Space Station

One small step for space agencies, one giant leap for private commercial space missions.

10/11/2019
Police officers walk out of the courtroom where a man set himself on fire
Israeli man self-immolates in a courtroom

The defendant was brought to court for threatening a health clinic employee, telling her to "call security – I'll show you what's what!" It is unclear why he decided to set himself on fire.

By ALON EINHORN
10/11/2019
Hamas rocket
Gaza orphan's self-immolation sparks outcry on social media

After the death of Karajeh, the Palestinian Construction Contractors Union in the Gaza Strip announced that it would “adopt” his homeless brother, Aboud.

Clean Energy Israel
10% green electricity for Israel in 2020?

Despite the rather sobering numbers, Israel did register some successes in its strive to produce green energy.

By RACHELI WACKS
10/11/2019
A vial of the measles, mumps, and rubella virus (MMR) vaccine is pictured at the International Commu
Measles infection causes ‘immune amnesia,’ leaving kids vulnerable to other illnesses

When it comes to measles, the opposite is true, according to two studies published Thursday.

By MELISSA HEALY
10/11/2019
Elon Musk's Tesla aims to enter Israeli market

The full-time, Tel Aviv-based position will include responsibility for "driving the Service, Sales and Delivery strategy and operations in Israel," Tesla said in an online job posting.

10/11/2019
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the swearing-in ceremony of the 22nd Knesset, the
Netanyahu: Liberman is coordinating with Arab Joint List, Gantz

“I hope it’s not so, but it looks like Liberman is coordinating with the Joint List and Blue and White on all the details,” Netanyahu said.

MK Moshe Gafni speaks in an ultra-Orthodox rally
Israel ‘under threat’ by lack of basic education for ultra-Orthodox children

Prof. Dan Ben David predicts that by 2065, some 35% of Israel’s population will be ultra-Orthodox, compared to its current level of 9% of the population.

High Court approves Russian hacker extradition to U.S.

Last week, the hacker and an Israeli woman in a Russian prison for cannabis possession had both requested the High Court to block his extradition to the US.

Former Netanyahu aide Nir Hefetz
Attorney threatens to 'sue whoever caused the leak' in Case 4000

Attorney Shulamit Eshbol, who represents an anonymous person associated with Nir Hefetz, referred to the case on KAN Bet and said that her network was considering suing those involved.

By MAARIV ONLINE
10/11/2019
Uri Ariel
Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Uri Ariel resigns

Ariel quit the Knesset even before the April 2019 elections, but has remained in office as the agriculture minister ever since.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
10/11/2019
20th annual 'Wheels of Love' bike ride kicks off

In order to ensure the safety of those participating, certain roads will be temporarily blocked off during the fund-raising event.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
10/11/2019
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