Israel News

Israel news features every important moment from the Jewish State involving politics, celebrities, and innovation. This is the hard hitting, fast paced news that represents the Jewish nation in an un bias frame so that truth about Israel is represented in the media. There is no other substitute for the best Israel news on the web.

Ruttensteiner holds court after busy run

Blue-and-white coach discusses National Team’s recent performances, coronavirus concerns and more.

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
20/10/2020
Israeli forces stand at the scene of a car ramming in the West Bank that injured two soldiers, March
Terrorist involved in ramming attack in 2019 sentenced to 4 years in jail

Two of the involved terrorist were shot and killed by IDF forces on the spot, while the third one, a minor, was arrested and sentenced on Monday.

Erekat’s Hadassah care must be top priority for Israel - comment

Treating chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat in a Jerusalem hospital should serve as a reminder of what it means to be a Jewish state.

The Shas - Likud bloc is proving to be stronger than COVID - analysis

“There is no alternative to Bibi,” Shas MK Moshe Abutbul told Radio Tzafon on Tuesday.

20/10/2020
Students working fewer hours due to COVID-19, Shoresh study warns

Several data sources were used to calculate the true extent of COVID-19 damage among students.

70 Members of the Knesset sign pact of mutual respect

The MKs have promised to try to treat each other more cordially from now on.

20/10/2020
The Opening of the 26th World Zionist Congress in Jerusalem in 1964.
Are venerable Zionist institutions still relevant to Israel? - Analysis

Is the WZO really the best forum for debate between the Jewish state and the Diaspora? The nay-sayers have a strong argument.

Naftali Bennett
Naftali Bennett endorses early election

Likud and Blue and White are to join forces to stymie probes

20/10/2020
The Tel Aviv Opera House.
For the Israeli Opera, the show must go on

"Now all we are waiting for is a government approval of our plan, so we can open our doors to the public,” said Israeli Opera general manager Zach Granit."

A scene from ‘Dear Comrades,’ being screened at the Arava Film Festival.
Arava Int’l Film Festival announces November program

The festival will feature the best of recent films from Israel and around the world.

A mink farm is seen during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Oploo
Israel, Germany begin agriculture cooperation to fight climate change

Germany experienced drought in the past four years and Israel has extensive experience in agriculture in arid conditions, Prof. Vinnie Altsein from Volcanic Institute told the ‘Post.'

A Ryanair Boeing 737-800 plane
Israelis trapped in Greece after RyanAir flights cancelled

As a result of the coronavirus crisis, many airlines have been forced to cut services and staff in order to save money from the major drop in demand.

20/10/2020
Students return for the new school year, September 1, 2020
Education Ministry blames Health Ministry's 'indecisiveness’ in reopening

A senior official in the Health Ministry said that his ministry is not prepared to return children in grades one and two to school because of “indecision in the Health Ministry.”

IDF reserve soldiers
PM vows to do more for army reservists 'those who do more should get more'

Netanyahu said the reservists were the wellspring of innovation within the army.

vaccination against the flu
Edelstein: By end of 2020, 4.2 million Israelis could receive flu vaccine

Health experts to begin discussing protocol for administering flu vaccine.

Hadassah president denounces WZO coalition agreement

Masorti director: We will leave Zionist institutions and establish new ones if we have no place at the table

A photo illustration shows the applications Facebook and Instagram on the screen of an iPhone
Facebook Israel announces lightweight Instagram app

Instagram Lite was created in Tel Aviv as part of a global effort to make the internet, and web applications, accessible to the global market.

Thousands of Israelis try to break world record for largest beach clean-up

During the event volunteers will work at about 100 spots along the coasts of the Mediterranean, Kinneret and Red Sea to clean the beaches.

Israel says UAE visit 'making history' - Palestinians call it 'shameful'

The UAE and Gulf neighbor Bahrain became the first Arab states in a quarter of a century to sign deals.

By REUTERS
20/10/2020
UK joins Israel's red list, travelers require 14-day isolation on arrival

Britain is set to be listed as a red country starting October 23.

Police arrest 11 suspects, confiscate dozens of weapons in Shuafat in east Jerusalem, Oct. 2020
11 arrested, dozens of weapons confiscated in east Jerusalem

During the operation, large stockpiles of weapons, equipment and ammunition were found in Shuafat.

Ultra-Orthodox residents walk through of the Mea She’arim neighborhood of Jerusalem, August 2020
Several ultra-Orthodox cities to be removed from red-zone list

"I call on all public in red cities, on the haredi public, to fulfill the regulations”

UAE-Israel Business Council invites UAE, Bahrain businessmen to Jerusalem

Israel and the UAE have already signed several commercial deals since mid-August, when they first announced they would establish full relations.

Israeli soldiers evaThe IDF Home Front Command drills gas a chemical weapons attack against Israel i
IDF not prepared for chemical weapons attack

Englman recommended that the commander of the land forces lead a campaign to improve combat units’ readiness for chemical weapons warfare.

Israel names its coronavirus vaccine candidate: Brilife

Human trials expected to start by the end of the month.

First responders sent to quarantine after saving life of girl with COVID

“The beautiful thing about volunteering is that if we would have known that the victim was a coronavirus patient, that would not have prevented us from doing everything necessary to help her."

YouTube Kids launches in Israel, Oct. 2020
YouTube Kids launches in Israel as kids stick to screens during pandemic

"The app will allow parents to get more involved in their children’s viewing habits” * screen time of 3-12 year olds is up from 2.2 to 3.6 hours a day

Phone hackers break into bank apps, steal over NIS 500,000

The coronavirus crisis made it harder for many of the victims to notice the suspicious activity in their bank accounts.

Calculating taxes
Israel's pension system ranked third-best in the world

The Mercer CFA Institute Global Pension Index rated Israel's pension system 74.7 out of 100, giving it a B grade.

By ZEV STUB
20/10/2020
Israel will not reach its energy goals - comptroller

In early 2020, the state failed to reach its goal in wind-turbine produced power, 2.6 megawatt to the 730 megawatts that were called for.

El Al to offer flights to Belgrade increase flights to Athens, Kyiv

Belgrade is currently listed as a green country and so Israelis can fly there without being obligated to enter quarantine upon their return to Israel.

Matriculation exam grades higher this summer amid coronavirus

Exam concessions were made out of a desire to ensure that students taking the exam were not affected by the coronavirus crisis.

By ELIAV BATITO/MAARIV ONLINE
19/10/2020
Israeli hospital tells dozens who weren't tested: 'You have COVID-19'

The mistake occurred due to a computing error which was fixed on the same day it was revealed.

EU calls on Israel not to demolish Palestinian herding villages

Right wing Israeli politicians have argued that the battle political and that Palestinians.

Netanyahu, Katz won’t compromise on budget with Blue and White

Duo pledge to toughen stance even if it means going to elections.

19/10/2020
Israel Start-Up Nation takes aims at Vuelta in the Tour de France

After successful debuts at the Tour de France and Giro, blue-and-white cycling team in Spain for final Grand Tour race.

By JERUSALEM POST SPORTS STAFF
19/10/2020
FROM LEFT: Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif Al Zayani, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Un
Will the normalizations continue if Trump isn’t reelected?

The Trump administration has pushed hard for more countries to establish diplomatic relations with Israel since the United Arab Emirates announced it would do so on August 15.

Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Fleur Hassan-Nahoum meets with UAE businessman Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor
Jerusalem deputy mayor, senior UAE businessman discuss economic ties

"Business and economy are the best foundation to bring peoples of different nations together. Their interest becomes common, the safeguard of a long-lasting cooperation."

Cyber chief: Major hacks can cause more damage than nukes

On the one hand, cyber weapons are like the spear since they are “relatively easy to develop, it is just a code, like letters, like numbers.”

Two men suspected of murdering spouse

A separate woman was found beaten to death shortly after, husband attempted suicide.

Children are returning to school in Israel amid the coronavirus pandemic. August 24, 2020.
Education Ministry presents plan to reopen schools

Some 1,617 fines were issued for violations of coronavirus regulations on Sunday.

IDF closes section of Gaza border for engineering work

Israeli farmers were earlier ordered not to work in areas near the Gaza border due to concerns of possible sniper fire.

Over 70% of Holocaust survivors need financial aid - comptroller

The report suggested one single information point be created to help survivors.

First Etihad passenger plane lands in Israel

The company’s ‘Greenliner’ 787 is set to take tourism senior officials to a tour in the country ahead of regular commercial flights.

19/10/2020
Bill aims at ending double taxation for Israelis who earn income abroad

MK Cotler-Wunsh’s bill has support across political spectrum, but political infighting could prevent its advancement.

19/10/2020
Tiberias man arrested for molesting 11-year-old girl

The investigation raised suspicions that Agbaria used to also have conversations of a sexual nature with a friend of the victim (also 11 years old) and tried to persuade her to meet with him as well

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Naftali Bennett tour Mount Avital in the Gola
Netanyahu tells Likud he's not worried about the polls

"I never succeed in the polls, only in the elections," Netanyahu said.

19/10/2020
Finance Minister Katz extends Disability Grant Law for children

As part of the law passed in the Knesset, disabled children will receive grants in two installments.

19/10/2020
ZAKA volunteers transfer body of 42-year-old found alone days after he died
ZAKA calls for public vigilance as 121 people found dead alone this year

‘The neighbors told us that after a terrible smell began leaking into the stairwell, they called the police.’

19/10/2020
Humanitarian aid provided by the Israeli embassy in Panama
Israeli Embassy in Panama helps isolated border tribe

‘In this unique operation, a historic debt was repaid that the State of Israel owed to the Panamanian people.’

55% of Israelis think recent lockdown was politically motivated

The survey also highlighted the lack of trust in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to manage the coronavirus crisis.

Netanyahu boards ship from UAE to highlight economic boost from ties

“Everything that arrives here will simply lower the cost of living and every citizen of Israel will feel it in his pocket."

MK Yair Lapid speaks during a protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calling on him to qu
Lapid: Fine yeshivas NIS 100,000 for violating coronavirus restrictions

"An educational institution that doesn't abide by the law wouldn't get a shekel from the state."

19/10/2020
Man prays at Western Wall amid coronavirus
Tourism Ministry invites world to send 'enote' to Western Wall

Submissions will be collected from October 19 through October 21, 2020.

The sun rises over Haifa Bay, 2006.
Police arrest suspect for attempting to incite violence, IDF kidnappings

The unnamed male suspect, from the Northern Israeli-Arab town of Daburiyya, projected the calls to violence while participating in a protest organized in support of an Islamic Jihad terrorist.

Haredi children return to school amid the coronavirus crisis
30,000 ultra-Orthodox yeshiva students return to school today

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky told ultra-Orthodox school principals to open their doors the day before.

Israir
Russian fighter jet flies close to Israir passenger flight over Cyprus

While the passenger plane was never put in serious danger, it was not an isolated incident, with multiple civilian flights in the area having been interrupted by Russian fighters that day

Man marries at hospital so his father with coronavirus can watch from afar

"We all teared up when the groom waved excitedly to his father from the area [where the chupa was]," said the coronavirus ward's head nurse.

Flood breaks out in Jerusalem coronavirus hotel

Though the water was not particularly deep, it was hot, and video of the incident showed steam rising from the water.

Israelis protest against Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Habima Square in Tel Aviv on O
Black Flags protest group opens for first time in Bnei Brak

Hundreds in Israeli city of Bnei Brak reportedly join, though some dismiss effort as cynical ploy.

By MAYA MARGIT/THE MEDIA LINE
19/10/2020
Rishon beats Beersheba in Balkan battle

Nahariya, Hapoel Tel Aviv also victorious • Maccabi Tel Aviv falls to Olympiacos on buzzer-beating 3.

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
19/10/2020
Members of the Unemployed Union in Israel protest outside the Tel Aviv Government Complex, calling f
Almost 1m. Israelis unemployed, half below the age of 34

The report revealed that during the month of September, both women and young people were more likely to file for unemployment, and at rates higher than even during the first wave.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu climbs out of the 'Rahav,' the fifth submarine in the navy's fleet
A-G Mandelblit rejects appeal to expand case 3000 investigation

He further noted that there is no reason to intervene in Netanyahu's sale of personal stocks before the submarine acuisition, in accordance with his initial decision on the case.

Italian Zodiac clock
Horoscopes for Hodesh Heshvan 5781/2020 (October 18-November 16)

Transforming ‘mar’ (bitter) into ‘ram’ (greatness)

By LORELAI KUDE
18/10/2020
Is Israel a failing state? - analysis

The events on Sunday comprise the largest incident of civil disobedience ever witnessed in the Jewish state.

Halting the spread of the little fire ant

One of the country’s most tenacious pests, it’s almost invisible and its bites are painful and persistent.

By DOMINIK DOEHLER , ZAVIT/SCIENCE , ENVIRONMENT NEWS AGENCY
18/10/2020
Alternate Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benny Gantz
Gantz threatens to pass bill that would end Netanyahu’s career

Poll finds Bennett could form government without Likud, haredi parties, Arabs

18/10/2020
Coronavirus czar's team members threaten to quit over haredi schools

The health minister threatened to de-fund schools that opened against regulations.

Ilana Rovina
Arts pioneer Ilana Rovina dies

Ilana Rovina was extremely popular in the 1960s and 1970s, especially during the Yom Kippur War when she traveled constantly to the front lines to sing to the troops.

Dolphins spotted swimming near the coast of Netanya - WATCH

The sighting featured an estimated 8 individuals, including two calves. The school was seen playing amidst the waves.

Agreement gives powerful post to religious Zionists, ultra-Orthodox slates

The agreement gives the chairmanship of the WZO to the Likud, and initially chairmanship of KKL to Mizrachi Olami, the mainstream modern Orthodox and religious-Zionist slate.

A haredi family walks down the street in the Makor Baruch neighborhood of Jerusalem
Jerusalem Post photographer attacked by haredim

The Jerusalem Post's Marc Israel Sellem was attacked by an ultra-Orthodox couple while attempting to take photographs.

18/10/2020
Israel, Bahrain sign peace statement in Manama

The flight, number 973 like Bahrain’s country code for phone calls, is the first El Al flight to Manama.

Gov't approves deposit for large bottles, expected to encourage recycling

Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel called the step "a win-win-win situation."

Gov't approves budget for dealing with fire damage in Nof HaGalil

The plan is meant to provide Nof HaGalil with a budget of NIS 25 million that will be invested in rehabilitating public infrastructure and supporting residents.

The logo of Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd, the country's largest telecom group, is seen.
Bezeq operating license for Area C formalized after 36 years

Settler housing approval in Beit El 'meaningless' unless army base moved.

34 years after capture, Ron Arad's wife: 'Let's not repeat same mistakes'

In a moving Facebook post, Tami Arad recalled early years of hope and despair waiting for her husband to return home.

By SARAH BEN-NUN
18/10/2020
Majority of Arab News poll respondents happy Gal Gadot will play Cleopatra

The editors of the website seemed surprised by the results, headlining the article, “Shockingly, most Arab News readers in favor of Israeli actress Gal Gadot as Cleopatra.”

Enforce the COVID-19 laws with sensitivity and determination -analysis

One message that the disengagement sent is that when the Israeli government makes a decision that then gets the imprimatur of the Knesset, it will carry it out, regardless of how difficult.

18/10/2020
High Court of Justice prepares for hearing on whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can form the
Vetting of potential new state attorney starts despite Likud opposition

There has been no permanent replacement since December 2019.

Smuggling of 30,000 spoiled eggs from West Bank foiled near Jerusalem

According to the Agriculture Ministry, the eggs were unfit for consumption, and eating them could pose a real health risk for consumers.

The week in readers' pictures

Jerusalem Post readers send us their best shots of the week.

A "Cyber Horse", made from thousands of infected computer and cell phone bits, TAU.
Coronavirus pandemic damaged students' education prospects - survey

About a quarter of students have also considered either quitting their studies or at least putting them on hold.

By OMRI RON
18/10/2020
Nuphar on this week's cover of La-Isha.
Celebrating life and womanhood: Eylon Nuphar

A breast cancer survivor who isn't afraid to confront society's beauty standards.

By SARAH BEN-NUN
18/10/2020
Alternate Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Benny Gantz at the weekly cabinet meeting, at the M
'Everything's ok': Gantz released from hospital after feeling unwell

"In times like this it's not worth it to take too many risks," said Gantz.

Wedding with 150 people, found by police helicopter, violates COVID-19 rules

Israel Police gave out more than 4,000 tickets to people who violated coronavirus restrictions in the 24 hours between Friday and Saturday evening.

By OMRI RON
18/10/2020
The 66th "Speedo" Swim.
The latest coronavirus culture cancellation: Kinneret Swim

It's been around since 1954. This year, it will be cancelled for the first time.

By SARAH BEN-NUN
18/10/2020
Ilana Rovina
Israeli singer, actress Ilana Rovina dies after infected with coronavirus

Rovina was one of Israel's first pop stars in the '50s and '60s and released a string of hits.

Students and a rabbi at an ultra-orthodox school in B'nei Brak, July 2017
Thousands of ultra-Orthodox return to school, defying govt. decision

These children are living in deep red-zone areas, including Bnei Brak, Beitar Illit, and some Jerusalem neighborhoods.

Israeli border policewmen chat with local residents at the entrance to Bnei Brak as Israel enforces
Aid package announced as UTJ MK protests lockdown on COVID-19 red zones

A ministerial team presented an aid package for red zones that will remain in lockdown shortly, after MK Yaakov Asher canceled a committee meeting citing the lack of an aid package.

18/10/2020
George Deek, appointed Thursday as Israel's first Christian-Arab ambassador. He will serve in Azerba
Israeli envoy to Azerbaijan slams violence, threats on civilians

The ambassador noted that Israel stands in solidarity with their Azeri friends, and offered to provide humanitarian aid to the country.

Travelers at Ben-Gurion Airport in March - to bring tourists back to Israel is not an act of lunacy.
Travel Advisor: It’s a mad, mad world

How the coronavirus travel ban is affecting the Israeli psyche.

Shai Nitzan defends both A-G and himself

Dismisses attack on him as a private call.

Load more
Subscribe for our daily newsletter
Subscribe for our daily newsletter

By subscribing I accept the terms of use