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Israel's morale needs to be built up - comment

Long ago the quaint concept that wars here would be fought at the frontiers has been replaced with bombs and rockets indiscriminately targeting civilians

12/05/2021

Bennett to Netanyahu: Don't stop until Hamas pays heavy price

The former defense minister encouraged the prime minister to take more action against Hamas, even though a continued escalation could prevent the Yamina leader from forming a government.

12/05/2021

A-G responds to riots: Police must treat Jews and Arabs equally

Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit supports using the IDF in Lod as necessary, as border police have bolstered local police.

Israel’s Kneller Agency signs int’l ‘first-look’ deal

“We’re seeing such incredible material from Israeli filmmakers, showrunners, and creators break through with global audiences and The Kneller Agency is helping drive the charge.”

Israel's French Film Festival celebrates 18th anniversary

It’s the 18th anniversary of this festival, and during this lucky year audiences at the cinematheques can see over 20 of the best contemporary French movies at in-person screenings.

Mr. Isaac Herzog, chairman of the Jewish Agency, speaks at the European Jewish  Association's virtua

Race begins to succeed Isaac Herzog at Jewish Agency

Ten candidates touted for top position in Jewish world, should Herzog become Israel's next president.

12/05/2021

‘First coronavirus, now this,’ says mom who gave birth under Gaza rockets

As she was giving birth, the sirens blasted several times. The vast majority of the hospital is a secured structure, allowing doctors to continue their work, but the experience was still challenging.

Netanyahu trial: Did Yeshua continue scheme after dramatic 2016 meeting?

Defense portrays ex-Walla CEO as pushing conspiracy, continues to try and undermine his credibility.

Oakley's new sunglasses make Israel debut

At a price of NIS 1,200, the brand-new Oakley Kato can be found in optical stores across the country.

By JERUSALEM POST SPORTS STAFF
12/05/2021

Nefesh B’Nefesh presents outstanding Anglo olim with Bonei Zion Prize

The honorees were celebrated at the Tower of David Museum with Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion in a ceremony that was originally scheduled to be held last year but was postponed due to COVID-19.

Yeshiva rabbi, Jerusalem cafe owner: A tale of two Aryehs

Rabbi Aryeh Bina of Netiv Meir and Aryeh Lipschitz of Café Tuv Taam, who both retired in about 1986, were in their own ways pioneers, instrumental in fostering strengths among diverse populations.

By PESSY KRAUSZ
12/05/2021

Jerusalem highlights May 14–20, 2021: What's new in the capital?

With Hebrew, English, and French language lectures for the holiday of Shavuot, Jerusalem has something for everybody during this holiday.

Grapevine: Turning in

Movers and shakers in Israeli society.

Recharging, Rejuvenating and Relaxing at Jerusalem's Inbal Hotel Spa

Cleanliness is the sine qua non of quality spas, and the Inbal Spa was immaculate. But it was not sterile – it radiated warmth. The receptionists, practitioners and attendants were warm and helpful.

Israeli rapper Nissim Black breaks into the liquor business

He met a guy in Mahaneh Yehuda who made whisky, and they agreed to be business partners. The result is “Hava Whisky: A Blackened Whisky.”

By ALAN ZEITLIN
12/05/2021

Jerusalem: Israel's largest city, nearly 1 million residents

Jerusalem’s main population groups, Jews and Arabs, are both growing in number.

By YAIR ASSAF-SHAPIRA
12/05/2021

Jonathan Groff visited Israel to prepare for Mossad agent role

Groff, who appeared in such shows as Glee, Mindhunter and Looking, will be starring in a new series created by Israeli director Eytan Fox.

Gaza escalation undermines formation of Bennett-Lapid coalition

One more complication in building a government caused by the escalation: Bennett intends to appoint Sderot Mayor Alon Davidi to a senior ministerial post.

12/05/2021
Rockets are launched into Israel from Gaza, May 10, 2021

Israel under fire: Live updates on rocket alerts

Over 700 rockets have been fired towards Israel since Monday afternoon. See where sirens are sounding.

Pelosi condemns Hamas terrorism, calls for end to violence

Pelosi added that "Hamas’s accelerating violence only risks killing more civilians, including innocent Palestinians," and concluded with a prayer for a quick resolve to the violence.

Arab politicians call for calm, criticize police amid riots in Israel

Mansour Abbas of the Ra'am Party, a kingmaker in ongoing coalition negotiations, called on Arab leaders to promote calm in the community.

Ashkelon was a city of rocket survivors

Although Palestinians in Gaza have launched rockets at Ashkelon for more than a decade, they are now more powerful and the pace more frequent than anyone can remember.

Jewish and Arab residents of Lod still simmering

According to Jewish residents of the city, Arab protesters began approaching the Jewish neighborhood of Nof Naveh at around 1 p.m. throwing rocks and petrol bombs.

Two Israelis dead, over 90 injured after Gaza rockets strike Ashkelon

Tel Aviv Municipality opened bomb shelters amid concern that Hamas and Islamic Jihad will try to launch rockets toward the center of the country on Tuesday.

Israeli start-up Upstep gains major foothold in US

In the first four months of 2021, the company also increased its sales volume in the US by more than 100%.

Jazz is fine and dandy in Israel's Mitzpe Ramon

“It is such a special place. You get audiences there that I would never be able to access in other places. There is a unique atmosphere there.”

11/05/2021

33-year-old man killed in Lod amid violent riots across Israel

"The residents were forced to shoot in the air in front of a crowd that did not care, until they fired in their direction and wounded two of the rioters," a witness told Israeli media.

Blatt, Jerusalem overcome Gilboa/Galil

Maccabi Tel Aviv tops slumping Eilat • Madar propels Hapoel Tel Aviv • Nahariya relegated

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
11/05/2021

Pollard: Israel should expel US diplomats

Israel should leave the UN, which is "Knesset of hate," he tells Merkaz Harav Yeshiva

11/05/2021

Yeshua admits: No personal knowledge of relations between PM, Elovitch

Elovitch’s sale of Yad2 earned him around NIS 800 million of the NIS 1.8 billion that the state has said were part of the bribery scheme.

Roman Zadorov

Roman Zadorov to receive retrial in Tair Rada murder case

"Facts, or evidence, have been discovered that may change the outcome of the trial in favor of the applicant," outgoing Supreme Court deputy chief justice Hanan Melcer noted in his decision.

Advice on how to help special-needs children during this security crisis

For children on the spectrum, she suggested creating a “social story,” a method used for people with autism to help them make sense of the world.

Ashkenazi shortens diplomatic trip to Korea amid Gaza rocket attacks

The delegation, led by Economy Minister Amir Peretz, will remain in Seoul and sign the economic trade agreement with South Korea on Wednesday.

For tech companies near Gaza, rockets are 'back to the routine'

Despite the security challenges, a growing number of hi-tech start-ups have been moving their operations from the crowded center of the country to periphery towns

11/05/2021
Israel develops new 'bitcoin' currency (Illustrative)

Is Israel on the way to a digital shekel?

The central bank has been examining the issue of central bank digital currencies (CBDC) since 2017, and has yet to make any decisions.

11/05/2021
Israeli police clash with Palestinians at the compound that houses Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

Jerusalem Day festivities shaken by rockets, violent riots

Police stormed the Temple Mount to disperse rioters who fired fireworks and threw stones at security forces. Over 700 people were injured in the clashes, according to the Red Crescent.

Blinken says rocket attacks on Israel must stop 'immediately'

"While we urge de-escalation on all sides, we also recognize Israel's legitimate right to defend itself, to defend its people and its territory."

11/05/2021
AFTER RALLYING from a two-goal deficit to draw Maccabi Tel Aviv, Maccabi Haifa has a strong hold on

Maccabi Haifa retains grip on pole position

Comeback draw at Maccabi Tel Aviv keeps Greens on pace for title • Petah Tikva grabs the crucial win.

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
10/05/2021

Bills to legalize outposts, repeal Disengagement pass preliminary vote

A series of bills regarding unauthorized settlements are set to be voted on today. Defense Minister Benny Gantz has submitted an appeal to delay the vote, in light of security concerns.

Mansour Abbas, head of the Ra'am party, seen at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem, on

Abbas suspends coalition talks due to escalation

Swearing in delayed to next week, Likud blames the violence on the 'left-wing' coalition.

10/05/2021

Jerusalem face-off: Arab, right-wing politicians clash at Sheikh Jarrah

“With blood and spirit we will free Palestine,” the Arab residents and activists chanted as they attempted to block Religious Zionist Party leader MK Bezalel Smotrich.

The ‘change coalition’ gets a Middle East reality check - analysis

Monday’s events serve as a Middle East reality check, showing that no Israeli government can avoid diplomatic and security issues, even if it really wants to.

Netanyahu: Gaza terrorists crossed red line with Jerusalem rockets

Netanyahu warned that Israel will “respond with great force,” and that the current confrontation “could continue for some time.”

Jerusalem Day: Palestinians cheer rocket fire at Damascus Gate

Suddenly, as sirens became audible in the far distance, a cheer erupted from the crowd. The young men seemed to clap in unison with the sirens.

American singer/songwriter LP to perform in Ra’anana in September

LP has released four albums since 2001 and has written songs for Rihanna (“Cheers - Drink to That”) and Christina Aguilera (“Beautiful People”), among others.

Lilach Pnina Livne opens a new home for art

Dozens of dancers, artists, friends and fans gathered to visit the latest addition to the re-awakened art scene with cultural events returning to full swing after a year of COVID-19 restrictions.

Israeli businessman, Shaul Elovitch and his wife Iris arrive to District Court in Jerusalem for a co

Netanyahu trial: Defense tries to cut half of bribery charges out of trial

The defense undermined the prosecution with the text Elovitch sent Yeshua saying Netanyahu “would commit suicide for me” to show the commitment of both sides to the media bribery scheme.

Gal Gadot touts women’s stories in new series

Israeli superstar to ‘Post’: Their determination surprised me and inspired me

Doctors, Finance Ministry to meet after healthcare system’s strike

The healthcare system is expected to only operate in instances of emergency throughout the day on Monday.

View of Lifta, an abandoned Palestinian Arab village on the outskirts of Jerusalem. March 8, 2017.

Arab village of Lifta, abandoned in '48, to house new Israeli neighborhood

The western neighborhood in Jerusalem which was abandoned in '48 will be resettled with 259 housing units, including a luxury hotel.

Race for president set for June 2

Jewish Agency chairman Isaac Herzog will formally announce in the days ahead that he is a candidate.

10/05/2021

Mossad chief, ex-PM, ex-DM, other top officials to testify in Case 3000

The state finally filed its indictments in the affair mixing bribery and national security on Monday after years of probes.

PR image – Appsflyer employees

Israeli companies make videos to hire skilled recruits

As Israel suffers from a shortage of skilled programmers and engineers, more and more companies are looking to videos on TikTok and other social media networks to get the word out.

10/05/2021
Amir Yaron attends a ceremony whereby he is sworn in as Bank of Israel governor by Israel's Presiden

Low inflation to keep Israel rates 'accommodative' -central bank chief

A key question, the governor said, is how much of the gain stems from bottlenecks in the economy and adjustments in supply and demand.

By REUTERS
10/05/2021
WILL THE Submarine Affair eventually sink Netanyahu?

Case 3000 indictments advanced against some Netanyahu aides

State announces indictments in "Submarine Affair" against the prime minister's former chief of staff and other senior officials. Netanyahu's closest confidant and ex-navy chief won't be charged.

Israel Opera soars to new heights with ‘The Bat’

Conductor Dan Ettinger, with his well-coiffed head of white hair and sparkling energy, was a marvel to behold as he led the musicians on a no-holds-barred 90-minute performance.

Jerusalem Day: Memorial for Ethiopian Jews takes place at Mount Herzl

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin both laid wreaths at the memorial event for Ethiopian Jews who perished on the journey to Israel

female soldier

Noam Party leader calls for closure of IDF Gender Affairs Department

In a letter to the IDF chief, MK Avi Maoz demanded that the Gender Affairs Adviser to the Chief of Staff unit be closed immediately, saying that it weakens Israel.

By SHIRA SILKOFF
10/05/2021
Yehuda Meshi Zahav, Chairman Israel's Zaka rescue unit poses for a picture outside his mother shiva,

Facebook, WhatsApp altered haredi community attitude toward sexual abuse - study

A new study from Tel Aviv University reveals a significant change over the past decade in the Haredi community's attitudes toward sexual abuse after many years of repression of the issue.

An Israeli policeman holds his weapon as he stands next to an injured Israeli driver after his car c

WATCH: Attempted lynching of Israeli driver in Jerusalem riots near Temple Mount

A lone police officer arrived at the scene moments after the car swerved off the road and fired warning shots into the air to disperse the mob.

10/05/2021

Jerusalem Day: Temple Mount to be closed to Jewish visitors

The decision to close Temple Mount to Jewish visitors follows days of rising tensions between Jews and Arabs across the Old City.

By SHIRA SILKOFF
10/05/2021
Dov Lipman

Former Israeli MK sued two women for libel over sexual harassment claims

The women’s lawsuit accuses Dov Lipman of trying to silence them and “damage their right to express their truth and their positions.”

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA , JERUSALEM POST STAFF
10/05/2021
JEWS CROWD onto a British army armored car as they celebrate in downtown Jerusalem the morning after

KKL-JNF releases photos of Jerusalem during British Mandate

The campaign was done with the goal of connecting Jewish communities around the world with the city of Jerusalem.

 A GENERAL view of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City last year.

Jerusalem ranks as Israel's number one destination for incoming tourists

Compared to the 74% of tourists who visited Tel Aviv that same year, Jerusalem pulled out just ahead of the White City as Israel's most popular destination.

Jerusalem's current and former mayors open visitor center near Kotel

The Chain of Generations visitor center's opening coincides with the timing of Jerusalem Day, which celebrates the capture of east Jerusalem in 1967.

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

IDF attacks Gaza targets in response to rockets, incendiary balloons

Two rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip. One rocket fell in an open area and Air Defense Artillery combat soldiers intercepted the second.

Can Israel calm the storm brewing over Jerusalem? -analysis

This is the time for Israel to be smart, not only right.

10/05/2021

BGU program promoting girls in STEM wins Astronautical Federation G3 prize

The G3 award is granted yearly to organizations who work for diversity in the field of space research and have shown excellent results.

09/05/2021

Top Court defers hearing on Sheikh Jarrah evictions

The postponement came after the Palestinian families filed a request demanding that Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit weigh in on the case.

Israeli police officers detain a Palestinian suspected of throwing stones during clashes

Security forces brace for capital, Gaza violence ahead of Jerusalem Day

Sheikh Jarrah court decision delayed following intense international pressure.

Arthur Rubinstein prize winners tour Israel

The prize winners are Juan Perez Floristan from Spain (1st Prize), Shiori Kuwahara of Japan (2nd Prize) and Cunmo Yin from China (3rd Prize)

By MAXIM REIDER
09/05/2021
Wadi al-Joz in east Jerusalem

East Jerusalem land ownership: Different rules for Jews, Arabs

Just after the 1948-1949 War of Independence, the Absentee Assets Law was used to take over homes and lands that Arabs had left empty or abandoned during or following the fighting.

IDF sends reinforcements to West Bank amid Jerusalem violence

Security forces on Friday increased their alert level and sent more than two and a half extra battalions for reinforcements after two terrorists were killed.

Bennett, Lapid aim to swear in government Thursday

Bennett made significant progress in a meeting with Ra'am (United Arab List) head Mansour Abbas on Sunday, and he will meet with him again with Lapid on Monday.

09/05/2021
PM Benjamin Netanyahu with parliamentary adviser Rivka Paluch, who tested positive for coronavirus

Advisor to PM allegedly urged Meron bereaved families to promote Netanyahu

Rivka Paluch, who was appointed as the prime minister's contact with the families of victims of the Meron tragedy, turned to the bereaved families in recent days with highly unusual requests.

Yitzhak Arad: Hero and historian

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Yitzhak Arad, a man who’s legacy will forever stay with us."

Arab foreign ministers to hold meeting on Jerusalem unrest

On the eve of the meeting, PA President Mahmoud Abbas and Jordan’s King Abdullah discussed during a phone call the situation of Jerusalem.

Reality stronger than any coalition deal - analysis

If violence breaks out after the government is formed, Ra'am (United Arab List) head Mansour Abbas will not only be able to scream about it like every other MK.

09/05/2021
Police Officers stand guard during clashes between Palestians and Israeli police outside Damascus Ga

How Jerusalem's police shoot first and ask later - analysis

It is not that the police caused the uptick in violence, but they certainly ran headfirst, full-speed, guns blazing into the trap that was set for them.

‘We feel betrayed,’ doctors say ahead of health system strike

“This strike is about the attitude of the Finance Ministry towards the health care system of Israel,” Israel Medical Association president, Dr. Zeev Feldman, told The Jerusalem Post.

Coronavirus in Israel: Less than 1,000 active cases in the whole country

A family returning from abroad and breaking the quarantine requirements has generated several new cases of Chilean variant, the Health Ministry said.

Civilians awarded war certificates for support in Lebanon security zone

"We will proudly present the certificates to those who stood with IDF soldiers shoulder to shoulder in battle and maintained security in the area..."

Likud rebellions against Netanyahu ignored

"With all due respect to all of Netanyahu's accomplishments, enough already!"

09/05/2021
A Palestinian gestures during clashes with Israeli police at Damascus Gate on Laylat al-Qadr during

Canada, Quartet slam Jerusalem violence, int'l pressure grows on Israel

"Such actions are a violation of international law and impede the achievement of a peaceful settlement."

Canadian court reverses settlement product labeling requirement

The court determined that a lower court decision was made improperly and is not binding.

The departure hall at the almost empty Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv on January 25,

Israel approves aid package to El Al, Israir

The Israeli government approved an assistance package of nearly NIS 750 million to aid the country's ailing aviation industry following the coronavirus crisis.

09/05/2021

Jerusalem Day: Israel's budding tech hub

Several new developments of recent months point toward the city's continued growth, explains Roy Munin, CEO and co-founder of Made in JLM.

09/05/2021

Brazilian lone soldier works to honor parents lost to COVID-19

In Israel, Thiago Benzecry mourned without any family nearby to support him.

By MARCUS GILBAN/JTA
09/05/2021

First woman in the position: Anat Gold appointed Central Region Director at KKL-JNF

Anat Gold, 51, from Meitar, has been appointed Director of the Central Region of KKL-JNF. Gold broke the ‘glass ceiling’ as the first woman to be appointed manager in a KKL-JNF field position.

Netanyahu: We won't let extremist forces disrupt the peace of Jerusalem

"We won't allow any violent public disturbances," said Netanyahu as he promised to uphold freedom for worship or all religions own the city.

Groups of Jewish youth movements wave Israeli flags as they celebrate Jerusalem Day by the Great Syn

Jerusalem Day: Increased calls to alter Flag March route through Old City

Israel Police is ready to change the plan of events if needed, and Arab Meretz MK Esawi Frej warned of Jerusalem Day turning into "Meron 2.0."

Smoke rises after an explosion as Palestinians take part in a night protest held along the Gaza side

IDF strikes Gaza after rocket launched at Israel amid Jerusalem unrest

A number of rioters were injured along the Gaza border as IDF soldiers responded with rubber bullets and tear gas.

09/05/2021
President Rivlin meeting with President Moon of South Korea

Israel, South Korea to sign free trade agreement

South Korea is the first country in Asia with which Israel has a free trade agreement, and Israel is the first in the Middle East to sign such an agreement with Seoul.

A fake moving truck titled "Crime Minister Movers" on Balfour comes to "Take Bibi home"

Anti-Netanyahu protesters bring boxes to Balfour to 'help Bibi pack'

Protesting organizations urge the "Bloc of Hope" to complete negotiations, form gov't

08/05/2021
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