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Bennett tells Netanyahu, government: You are killing the people of Israel

"You are ruining the lives of millions of citizens of the State of Israel."

TLV Municipality gets backlash over plans to light up with Lebanese flag

While Israel has offered humanitarian aid to Lebanon, some felt like Huldai's suggestion was one step too far.

Israeli coronavirus delegation to India to return in coming days

Delegation collected 20,000 samples from confirmed coronavirus patients within nine days

Israel looking to bring top scientists home during coronavirus pandemic

ScienceAbroad is trying to help by informing scientists about the NIS 280,000 two-year Shamir scholarship to help scientists return and set up a lab here. The scholarship is by the Science Ministry.

PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz pass each other in the
Likud, Blue and White avoid coalition crisis by voting against promises

The votes come as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz disagree over whether to pass a two-year budget or a separate budget for each year.

Ashkenazi urges Latin American countries to ban Hezbollah

Foreign Minister offers Beirut disaster aid: “We differentiate between Hezbollah and the Lebanese people.”

MEN DRAPED in tallitot pray outside their homes in Safed on April 13.
Health Ministry considers changing coronavirus restrictions in synagogues

Health Minister Yuli Edelstein expressed caution regarding easing restrictions on the number of worshipers allowed in houses of prayer.

Health Minister Yuli Edelstein at Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, August 5, 2020
Health Ministry advances medical marijuana reforms to reduce price by 50%

Edelstein explained that medical cannabis helped his late wife Tanya when she suffered from severe pains.

YOAV GALLANT: The Iranians are the most significant and dangerous threat to Israel and the entire We
Education minister a no-show at Knesset meeting on opening school year

"The Education Ministry ordered everyone to boycott this discussion," said Blue and White MK Ram Shea.

Israeli aid should be on the ground in Lebanon, regional policies prevent it

In interviews I conducted in recent years, the Home Front Command described its new technological innovations to help map and locate survivors after a disaster.

Pupils sitting behind partition boards made of plexiglass attend a class at a primary school
School ‘irrelevant’ to children during COVID-19, principal tells Knesset

Education at lowest point in history because of ‘political feuds.’

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End of an era: Jerusalem to remove all remaining public phones

"The removal of public telephones is another part of the plan to improve the city's surface. Unmaintained telephones have become a nuisance that has no real need," said Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion.

Talmudic scholar Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz hospitalized, in critical condition

The 83-year-old scholar, most famous for his translation of the Talmud, is battling a severe lung infection unrelated to the coronavirus.

For some Israelis, COVID-19 has meant being separated from their families

“I always ask, does he remember me? Does he recognize me?” Yaara Mizrachi, who has not seen her baby in four months, said.

MIRI BEN-ARI and Young D: "I’m obsessed with African music, I love it." August 2020
An African beat from violinist Miri Ben-Ari

Ben-Ari, who likes to work in all genres of music, is currently exploring African sounds.

A Visa credit card is seen on a computer keyboard in this picture illustration
Visa in credit card payment app agreement with Max

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the transition to digital payments.

FORMER INTELLIGENCE MINISTER Dan Meridor advocates ‘analyzing the logic’ of Hezbollah and Hamas in p
Ex-intel. minister to ‘Post’: Not crazy for Mossad to expand

Operations budgets for the Mossad have also been skyrocketing as the IDF will need to cut billions from its budget in the coming years.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sits next to foreign minister Israel Katz during a cabinet
800,000 to get 'Check for Every Citizen' aid on Wednesday

On Wednesday eligible Israelis (above the age of 18) will start receiving their NIS 750 payments as well.

The JDC office in Jerusalem
JDC rocked by internal strife over CEO search process - Special Report

Several senior officials have expressed concern over manner in which new CEO is being selected and its impact on NGO's future.

How COVID, Hong Kong, 5G spying broke Israel’s US-China balance

There have been reports of China trying to hack foreign research for arriving at a coronavirus cure.

Yuli Edelstein visits new Sylvan Adams Children's Hospital in Holon

The construction of the new building was funded by Save a Child's Heart donors from Israel and around the world. The medical center will help treat children with heart diseases as it will be used as an International Pediatric Center.

HANANEL EVEN HEN and Shiran Habush celebrate during their corona-era wedding at an Efrat public park
Jewish marriage on the wane in the Jewish state ahead of Tu B'Av

Critics blame Chief Rabbinate, lack of marriage choice, for the decline in the number of Jews marrying in Israel, and increase in cohabitation.

Netanyahu eats falafel, supporter yells 'death to Leftists'

Netanyahu ordered a falafel and asked the owners if they had received the government assistance that was due to them.

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IAF to take part in drill in Germany, a first since outbreak of COVID-19

IAF Commander Maj.-Gen. Amikam Norkin also set to fly to Germany to meet with his counterpart

IDF officer who nearly died 12 years ago reunites with his savior

The near-death experience stayed with Yaakov Bar-Yochai, who spent years searching for the volunteer who saved his life.

Tel Aviv municipality offers couples to get married in outdoor locations

Against the backdrop of the coronavirus outbreak, Tel Aviv-Yafo municipality wants to help the city's couples to celebrate the happiest day of their lives in a variety of opendoor locations.

IDF soldiers in Beitar Illit delivering food packages to those in need.
IDF's Coronavirus Command to begin operations on Thursday

Led by Brig.-Gen. Nissan Davidi, it will work to cut the chain of infection

Israelis protest against Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside Prime Minister Netanyahu'
Israelis more optimistic about national security than democracy - poll

Just over a third of Israelis are optimistic about the future of democratic governance, against 59% who are optimistic about national security.

Israel’s first medical cannabis center to open in November

The center houses physicians who specialize in psychiatry, orthopedics, gastroenterology and cardiothoracic surgery.

‘Technology will not save Israel from the coronavirus’

In new report, Dr. Tehilla Shwartz Altshuler says Shin Bet surveillance nor HaMagen alone will be enough to stop the spread of COVID-19.

A WELCOME relative newcomer in the shuk, Beer Market specializes in local and craft beers
Israel's Beer Breweries reports 34% increase in beer consumption

As International Beer Day nears amid coronavirus, Israeli breweries sat Israelis are already prepared and have been drinking more beer.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu removing his mask
Likud facing debts, firing staff, mulling selling branches - exclusive

Party director-general: Just streamlining after elections

COVIDon, Cupid's viral brother, is preparing for Tu B'Av
Love (and coronavirus) is in the air this Tu B'Av: Meet COVID-19 cupid!

With the coronavirus outbreak continuing to impact daily life in the country, the Health Ministry introduced COVIDon, Cupid's 19-year-old brother from central Israel (originally from Wuhan).

Moshe Klughaft (right) and Sefi Shaked
Israeli strategists open 'corona time' online consulting service

Due to the continued spread of the novel coronavirus, Klughaft and Shaked are spending their time grounded in Israel and Portugal without the ability to travel to meet with clients overseas.

Blue and White threatens to stop Netanyahu from running

Netanyahu: Strange manifestations at protests

Elderly provided with comfort, hope by Israeli org. amid coronavirus

Life's Door felt it was vital to provide emotional support to these seniors, as the elderly everywhere are suffering from isolation and its devastating consequences.

Netanyahu on Syria: We will do what is necessary to defend ourselves

In an interview with Ynet News, Defense Minister Benny Gantz warned that while the country is not looking for an escalation, Israel will respond to any actions taken against it.

A general view of Jaffa Clock Tower, in Jaffa, Israel
Suspect arrested in assault on gay Arabs in Jaffa

The Different House – for Empowering the Arab LGBT Community, said that, after hearing "complicated" eyewitness accounts, they couldn't "unequivocally determine the specific circumstances."

A Google search page is seen through a magnifying glass in this photo illustration taken in Berlin,
Israeli AI start-up to partner with Google

The partnership is part of an ongoing effort by to provide small business with the means to successfully survive the coronavirus pandemic.

Hospital worker in Israel breaks quarantine, hops on plane to Ukraine

The worker, reportedly from Bat Yam, contracted COVID-19 and was showing symptoms of the illness before boarding the plane.

An Israeli flag is seen on the first of Israel's El Al Airlines order of 16 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners
El Al pilots earn on average NIS 95,000 per month

Half of the pilots were brought back with full salaries – even though many are not flying due to the coronavirus – while about 90% of workers are on unpaid leave, according to El Al's workers union.

Serbian handballer playing in Israel breaks isolation, seen at practice

Those arriving in the country from non-"green" states are supposed to go into quarantine for at least two weeks to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus from country to country.

Temi robotics to downsize operation in Israel after shift to China

After receiving a $15 million investment from Joy Capital, a Chinese investment firm, the majority of Temi's operations have been moved over to China.

Jerusalem's King David Street to get a 'facelift'

Upgrading the street began on August 2, and will continue for around 10 months.

Tens of thousands of pedophiles operate in Israel every year

In July alone, there were 22 cases of pedophilia recorded in Israel and brought to the attention of the media

140 new olim from France arrive at Ben-Gurion Airport

The new immigrants were met by Aliyah and Integration Minister Pnina Tamano-Shata and IFCJ president Yael Eckstein.

JIMBO J – rapper/actor Omer Habaron
Nacht Foundation to fund 80 artists to recreate Israeli musical classics

The roster takes in almost every genre and style on offer across the broad spectrum of the Israeli pop, rock and ethnic music.

Israeli army Technicians carry out a diagnostic test for coronavirus in a IDF lab in central Israel
New Israeli law to allow compulsory job recruitment in case of emergency

"This is a rather extreme law," said MK Haim Katz.

MACCABI TEL AVIV swingman Deni Avdija poses with the trophy after being voted the Most Valuable Play
Tying a bow on a campaign for the ages

Reviewing all the awards and best moments as Mac TA’s Avdija earns MVP, Zoos top defender

People vote in Jerusalem on election day, March 2, 2020.
Can ‘kamikaze’ drive to elections be stopped? - analysis

Even Likud MKs who do not believe he is bringing Israel closer to elections because of his trial are concerned that he might do it to avoid the changeover in the Prime Minister’s Office.

Gantz at Home Front Command: 'Only a senseless enemy will test Israel'

Gantz went on to describe the challenges Israel is facing in current times, both in terms of security on all fronts as well as the coronavirus crisis.

PM Benjamin Netanyahu adds third new lawyer to trial team

Lawyer Boaz Ben Tzur is another senior litigator with experience in white collar crime defense, and joins veteran lawyer Yossi Segev, and younger lawyer, but rising star, Amit Hadad.

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Education Ministry plan needs 7,500 teachers, ‘Corona Czar’ not consulted

To fully open the year, 50,000 additional teachers will be needed.

Netanyahu: Annexation still on the agenda

The prime minister said the matter is currently in the Trump administration’s hands.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu removing his mask
Netanyahu dismisses claims he wants to go to elections

Liberman: PM leads with elections due to his legal troubles

IDF ‘endangered lives’ on West Bank roads

Among the top issues was communication failures and disputes over which body was actually in charge.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Minister of National Infrastructure, Energy & Water Resources
Comptroller: Better oversight needed on foreign investments in Israel

The comptroller expressed specific concern about cases in which “the companies controlling [national infrastructure] belong to factors with interests that do not align with Israeli interests.”

Defense Ministry failed to see holes in US-Israel military aid – report

Regarding safeguarding local Israeli defense producers, the report said that the Defense Ministry budget for purchases in recent years has been NIS 12 billion.

Airlines must reimburse customers by October 1 - report

Any airline that can't prove a loss of at least 70% in earnings will need to reimburse customers immediately. El Al will need to reimburse customers over one billion NIS.

Millions of shekels wasted on unbuilt residence for PM

Had the project been built, protests would not be taking place in a residential neighborhood.

Decision to award tender for IDF cannon made with incomplete information

Defense Ministry, IDF rejects claims in the report, say proper decision-making processes were carried out.

Mossad Director Yossi Cohen
The Mossad explodes with growth while IDF shrinks - report

State Comptroller report is extremely rare and detailed disclosure of usually classified internal Mossad proceedings and debates regarding long-term future of the organization.

Fire in Ein Kerem in Jerusalem, August 3, 2020
Firefighters battling forest fire in Jerusalem's Ein Kerem

Strengthening winds in the area have caused the fire to intensify.

RESIDENTS OF the South take cover last week after hearing sirens warning of incoming rockets from Ga
Israelis near borders still don’t have access to shelters - report

Public shelters found to be inadequate for 2.6 million citizens, evacuation plans are incomplete, says State Comptroller’s Report.

Israel's representatives at the International Chemistry Olympiads in 2020
Israel wins 1st gold medal in decade at International Chemistry Olympiads

Israel has participated in the Olympiads since 2006. The Olympiads this year were run by Turkey, but took place over Zoom due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Students at Yeshivat Migdal HaTorah return to in-person classes as coronavirus regulations lifted
Israel prepares to greet 21,000 foreign students amid COVID-19 outbreak

The students will only be allowed into the country if the institutions they're learning in are approved by the Health Ministry and commit to upholding quarantine regulations for two weeks.

World’s largest cargo plane lands in Israel

Antonov An-225 is carrying US military Oshkosh trucks to be fitted with Iron Dome missile defense systems

Israel Police officers giving out tickets for not wearing a mask in public
Majority of Israelis concerned over coronavirus, 70% wear masks regularly

Some 70% of respondents said that they make sure to wear a mask in all required cases – with 21% wearing one in most cases.

Expecting 16,000 US students, Gamzu warns rule-breakers will be deported

Some 16,000 young adults from the United States alone are scheduled to enter Israel before Rosh Hashanah for study, seminary and pre-army programs.

Deep breaths: Smoking pollution in Tel Aviv
No change in the overall number of smokers in Israel - report

The report further revealed that 25.3% of Israeli adult males smoke, in comparison to 15% of adult females.

IDF thwarts terrorist attack along Syrian border, August 2, 2020
Israel Defense Forces (IDF) thwarts attack along Syria border fence

Four-man cell crossed Alpha Line into Israel and was planting bombs on fence before being struck by air and ground forces

Back-to-school market drops to NIS 300m

The nationwide chain has invested in developing online sales activities, with a fast delivery system to the customer’s home. About 15% of its back-to-school purchases have been made online, it said.

Danny Danon: Extending the arms embargo against Iran is urgent

In an interview to The Jerusalem Post, the outgoing ambassador spoke about his highest and lowest points, as well as what he believes is important when dealing with Iran.

A drawing from Hadar Mordechay’s book.
Exhibition at the Musrara Art School in Jerusalem: an undecided journey

Grappling with topics such as the urban experience and sexual self-expression, some of the projects hit the aesthetic mark while others remain a mere promise.

Shalom Assayag
Police drama ‘Manayak’: Israel’s next big hit on TV

The channel’s new series, the gripping and suspenseful Manayak (Hebrew slang for snitch or rat), is about corruption within the police force, and is perfectly in tune with the current moment.

Israelis have more in common than not with one another - opinion

There is another reality out there – reflected in a meeting of reservists.

Deep breaths: Smoking pollution in Tel Aviv
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, smoking rate in Israel remains unchanged

The percentage of Israelis who smoke is higher than in OECD countries.

Tel Aviv’s legendary drive-in theater returns

The screenings are exclusively for DigiTel Resident Card holders. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time via the municipality website:

Netanyahu lauds 'day of good news' as Israelis receive benefits

‘I wish I was in a position where I could say I’ll give the money to charity,’ an unemployed tour-guide told ‘Post,’ ‘but my wife and I can’t do that’

Demonstrators protest against Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside Prime Minister offic
Sympathy from Netanyahu? Not going to happen - comment

Comparing the media in Israel to North Korea, Netanyahu lashed out against the protests which he said trampled democracy and were an “incubator for the coronavirus.”

Miki Zohar: Feels like coalition with Blue and White might collapse soon

"This is like a couple who wants a divorce and are about to sign on it any minute," Coalition chairman Miki Zohar claimed.

Shas leader Arye Deri (right) and UTJ leader Ya'acov Litzman (far left) attend a meeting in Jerusale
Ultra-Orthodox parties to thwart High Court override bill

Likud MK and coalition chair Miki Zohar has stated that he would recommend PM Netanyahu support opposition bill to institute Knesset override of High Court decisions, threatening new coalition crisis

The week in readers' pictures

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

Israelis outraged as a kilogram of avocados can reach up to NIS 100

Many in the report have expressed their anger at the high prices currently presented on the market, with some people interviewed saying most of the product is unusable.

Who will be Israel's next prime minister? 28% say Bennett

It is important to note that a plurality of respondents (33%) say that no party chairman or public figure mentioned in the survey has a strong chance.

Vans with slogans aimed at Britain's Labour Party are driven around Parliament Square ahead of a deb
Labour MP apologizes for 'clumsy' antisemitic tweet

The veteran MP apologized for cryptic tweets in relation to Richard Desmond and Philip Green, both of whom are prominent British businessmen and Jewish.

Court slaps Yair Netanyahu with restraining order

In addition, it orders him to delete tweets he had posted online against protest leaders.

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Is Israel going to elections? Here are Netanyahu’s 5 options

A look at what the under-pressure prime minister can do to avoid a fourth election in 19 months.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu climbs out of the 'Rahav,' the fifth submarine in the navy's fleet
Why Netanyahu still probably won't get indicted in Case 3000 - analysis

The problem for making Netanyahu a suspect both in the past and even now is the difference between the law and "what everyone knows" is common sense.

Cabinet authorizes Hotovely as ambassador to UK

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked Hotovely “for years of dedicated work in the Knesset and the cabinet.

Gamzu: Any foreign student who disregards restrictions will be deported

“Any institution that disrespects the restrictions will be closed,” the new coronavirus czar said.

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