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Incendiary balloons spotted in the Gaza border area - report

Police are currently on the scene and have closed off the area while they deal with the balloons.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
29/01/2020
Israeli researchers unveil first all-optical ‘stealth’ encryption tech

The innovative breakthrough is that if you can’t detect it, you can’t steal it.

29/01/2020
U.S. President Donald Trump and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deliver joint remarks on
White House plan is a seal of approval for Netanyahu’s longtime vision

Some famous Netanyahu phrases, like “if they give, they’ll get, if they don’t give they won’t get,” and “Palestinian state-minus,” are reflected in the plan.

MACCABI HAIFA continues to keep the pressure on the Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Premier League season
Mac Haifa stays within striking distance of 1st

Maccabi Tel Aviv holds four-point lead atop table • Beitar Jerusalem edges Ness Ziona • Beersheba held

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
29/01/2020
A SCENE from ‘The Barber of Seville.’
‘Barber of Seville’ cuts into town

We all know the story, right? Right.

By HELEN KAYE
28/01/2020
IN THE CZECH film ‘The Painted Bird,’ Petr Kotlar plays a Jewish boy wandering through a desolate po
Why is Holocaust the filmmakers’ beacon? - analysis

Holocaust pictures would always be made, just as in the olden days Hollywood churned out cowboys vs Indians sagas.

By TOM TUGEND
28/01/2020
TIV TAAM launches a NIS 1.8 million price-cutting campaign to lower the prices on 1,000 products.
Tiv Taam to slash prices

More than 1,000 of the non-kosher chain’s most popular items will have price reductions comparable to those of Shufersal Deal.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
28/01/2020
PRESIDENT REUVEN RIVLIN and Polish President Andrzej Duda.
The politics of Holocaust remembrance

Movers and shakers in Israeli society.

Benny Gantz and Benjamin Netanyahu at swearing in of 21st Knesset
Netanyahu's plan: Contriving a contrast

Netanyahu wants the public - or at least whatever undecided voters still - exist to think long and hard about that contrast.

28/01/2020
Bahrain, UAE, Oman envoys at White House unveiling of Trump peace deal

Ambassadors from the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Bahrain participated in the rolling out of the White House's peace plan.

Israel exports medical cannabis for first time

In January 2019, the government approved exports of Israeli-grown medical cannabis

28/01/2020
Thousands of Israelis currently in China, could coronavirus come here?

Health Ministry warns that while no patients suffering from coronavirus were found in the country, “it could happen any day.”

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
28/01/2020
Kobe Bryant vigil to be held for legendary Laker in Tel Aviv

The cause of the crash was unknown, and an investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board could take months.

Arab MK, Amir party likely to be disqualified today

MKs to vote to rule out parties running but Supreme Court makes final decision

28/01/2020
Israeli soccer star Eran Zahavi to return from China due to coronavirus

It is unclear if he will be back by February 22, when the next soccer season begins.

28/01/2020
Incendiary balloons spotted in Bnei Shimon Regional Council

Police were called to defuse the balloons; tensions high as US about to unveil "Deal of Century."

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
28/01/2020
Bedouins protest facing Beersheba police, warn of a second al-Hiran

Dozens of Bedouins protested against the Authority to Develop and Settle Bedouins in the Negev.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
28/01/2020
The finalists in the high school English-speaking contest flanked by the two judges
Israel: why unity and uniqueness can coexist

Take Jerusalem, where so many different communities live together despite their differences. It is possible here, but I believe it is possible anywhere.

By YNON REINER
28/01/2020
Smotrich: The self-appointed rulers are against Netanyahu

The transportation minister slammed Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit, saying he is not qualified to speak on behalf of the State of Israel.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
28/01/2020
Rivlin in Germany: We're grateful for German commitment to our safety

President Reuven Rivlin met Jewish and non-Jewish school children, as well as German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
28/01/2020
Dr. Assaf Shapira
Expert: Israel's political parties must be more fiscally responsible

Political parties are running into deficits as the ongoing rounds of elections hits their financial reserves hard.

28/01/2020
Diana and Donald Rich and their dog Taffy on the Israel Trail
The changes that come from traveling the Israel trail

The Israel Trail was inaugurated in 1995, the brainchild of Avraham Tamir, who was inspired by hiking the Appalachian Trail.

A view from the highway of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on the planet
Coming alive at the Dead Sea

Swimming in the Dead Sea is a unique experience like nowhere else on Earth.

By ROBERT HERSOWITZ
28/01/2020
Schoolchildren learn ways of calming themselves during rocket attacks
The NGO dealing with the PTSD of the Gaza border communities

Israelis living closest to Gaza have just 15 seconds to get themselves and their families to a safe room. Doing this repeatedly increases stress levels among almost everyone living there.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
28/01/2020
Bennett instructs IDF to prepare for immediate escalation

Additional troops said to come from Golani Brigade’s elite Reconnaissance Battalion over concerns violence will break out

The Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron
The Hebron celebration near the Cave of the Patriarchs

An estimated 40,000-50,000 Jews converged on the small Jewish neighborhood in Hebron

Naftali Bennett and Rafi Peretz – allies in the right-wing party Yamina
Naftalli Bennett and the trials of Religious Zionism

Religious Zionism was never in a position to lead the Zionist enterprise, though it was part of it since 1902

Nadaf, 65, (center) remembers the hard life her father had farming their land when she was a child a
New Gardening method takes root in Baka al-Gharbiya

Hydroponic gardening uses no soil, instead growing plants in a solution of water and nutrients

By JUDITH SUDILOVSKY
28/01/2020
IDF to reinforce troops in Jordan Valley ahead of 'Deal of the Century'

According to reports, the additional troops will come from the Golani Brigade’s elite reconnaissance battalion over concerns that violence will break out in the area.

US President Donald Trump addresses a gathering of mayors in the East Room of the White House on Jan
Will Donald Trump's Deal of the Century succeed where others have failed?

Trump’s message to both: “You have six weeks to get this [plan] going, if you want it,”

By MARK WEISS
28/01/2020
Richard Wagner (1813-83) in 1871
Richard Wagner's troublesome history in Israel

Many Israelis have a problem with Richard Wagner an unlikeable man, with his despicable views, a user and betrayer of women, wrote some of the world’s most divine music

By JANE BIRAN
28/01/2020
A view towards the dense, chaotic skyline of Gush Dan
Israel's choice- concrete canyons or a more creative design process

With the increasing population Israel must postulate whether it wants to create nothing but building in an attempt to keep up with population growth or find a more creative idea.

By BEN DANSKER
28/01/2020
HOLOCAUST FORUM
Trump's peace plan and various other news

A recap of some of the most noteworthy events in recent times

28/01/2020
Russian and Israeli delegates meet at the Russia Israel business dialogue forum in Jerusalem, Januar
Russia-Israel trade exceeds $5 billion for second year running

The two nations are working on a free trade agreement to further improve trade, particularly in high-tech.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
28/01/2020
Shimon Cahaner
Shimon Cahaner, legendary IDF soldier, dies age 85

During the Six Day War, “Katcha,” as he is best known, became famous for his heroic role in the five-hour battle for Ammunition Hill on June 6, 1967.

Netanyahu withdraws request for immunity, trial to start within weeks

"As I have done all my life, I will continue to invest all for the future of our country and for you, the citizens of Israel."

Netanyahu to Moscow as Naama Issachar pardon goes to Putin

The governor of Moscow signed Issachar's pardon request on Tuesday morning and the document was forwarded to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

US President Donald Trump welcomes Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House
Settlers welcome sovereignty, upset at Palestinian statehood

Among their objections was the possibility that through negotiations, the plan would allow for a Palestinian state to have representation in some of Jerusalem.

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz and MK Yair Lapid
United Torah Judaism denies possibly joining Gantz-led coalition

"If there will not be such an option, we will have to choose between staying in the opposition – an option we took for 20 years – or join a coalition."

By LEON SVERDLOV
28/01/2020
Blue and White leader Benny Gantz speaks to the press after meeting President Donald Trump in Washin
7 things to watch as Trump unveils his Israeli-Palestinian peace plan

Whatever it’s called, the deal, plan or vision is sure to reverberate across the Jewish world and beyond — even if it faces long odds.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
28/01/2020
Netanyahu meets with settler leaders in Gush Etzion after the US stated that settlements are not ill
Settler leaders stress importance of sovereignty to Netanyahu

Settler leaders said they were “waiting patiently” for US President Donald Trump’s unveiling of his peace plan on Tuesday, known as the Deal of the Century.

State treasurer from Kansas visits IDF troops

Jake LaTurner, Kansas's state treasurer, recently visited the Israel Defense Forces' (IDF) Yehuda Regional Brigade base near Jerusalem earlier this month.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
28/01/2020
The Wittcoff-Broida Family joins Aleh Negev-Nahalat Eran Founder Major General (res.) Doron Almog,
It all started with water

Enthusiastic supporters of Jewish National Fund-USA’s work explain how they came to pivot on innovative projects in Israel.

By ALAN ROSENBAUM
27/01/2020
US President Donald Trump welcomes Blue and White leader Benny Gantz at the White House
Gantz: Trump plan can be implemented when we have ‘stable’ government

Gantz also called the plan a “significant historic milestone.”

A SCENE FROM ‘Rapture, Blister, Burn.’
A happy life – in theory

Ra’anana’s Center Stage presents ‘Rapture, Blister, Burn’

By ARLINE BROWN
27/01/2020
Israeli Alma Har’el wins Director’s Guild award

Sam Mendes won the top prize for direction of a feature film, for his World War I epic, 1917.

FROM LEFT, Julian Pacheco Tinoco, Samy Katsav and Juan Orlando Hernández
The Lounge

An offshore patrol vessel built by Israel Shipyards, that was recently purchased by the Honduran Navy, was officially featured in the Central American country.

By MICHAL GALANTI
27/01/2020
THE TOUCHIT store at Ben-Gurion Airport
Duty-free moves from airport to Eilat

The TouchIt stores in Eilat, with an investment of NIS 2 million, will operate in the Ice Mall and in the Red complex.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
27/01/2020
Amar’e debuts for Maccabi Tel Aviv, but win overshadowed by Bryant tragedy

Yellow-and-blue tops Hapoel in somber Tel Aviv derby Maccabi Haifa shocks Hapoel Jerusalem

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
27/01/2020
Joint List MK Heba Yazbak (Balad) and Attorney-General Dr. Avichai Mandelblit
A-G Mandelblit to allow Joint List MK Heba Yazbak to run for Knesset

Yabzak told Mandelblit that she stands behind her words but does not call for action or violence.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
28/01/2020
Police will no longer conduct racial profiling on Dan bus line

The Association for Civil Rights has hailed the decision as a victory, after it filed a petition against the police over discriminatory tactics against Ethiopians.

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump greets Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House last year
Trump meets Netanyahu at the White House

US President Donald Trump welcomed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on Monday ahead of their scheduled meeting.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
27/01/2020
Russian Pardon Commission recommends Naama’s release

During his trip to Israel last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin personally told Issachar’s mother Yaffa that her daughter would be freed.

Holocaust survivors tell ambassadors about their trauma

The survivors also called for greater understanding of Israel’s military actions in defending itself, saying that the country acted strongly to protect another calamity befalling the Jewish people.

Facebook: No coordinated efforts to skew Israeli elections identified

More than 35,000 Facebook employees are currently tasked with ensuring the safety and security of users on the platform, including overseeing the strategy of protecting election integrity.

27/01/2020
Rabbi Haim Druckman studying with Simcha Goldin, father of slain soldier Hadar Goldin
Senior rabbis demand Netanyahu reject Palestinian state

The rabbis however that they would welcome the terms of the proposals allowing Israel to annex territories in the West Bank.

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz and MK Yair Lapid
Six-week deadline for Trump deal would put Gantz in hard place - analysis

Trump’s so-called Deal of the Century could end up being an electoral calamity for Gantz and Blue and White.

Two men detained on suspicion of spying for Hamas
Two Israeli citizens arrested for spying for Hamas

Gazans, both born to Israeli mothers, were recruited to spy for terrorist group

Dr. Emmanuel Levy, one of three winners of the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists
Three Israeli researchers from Weizmann Institute win Blavatnik Awards

These prizes are awarded to scientists under the age of 42, who have already made significant achievements and show promise for future innovations in their fields.

By HANNAH HEPNER
27/01/2020
World WIZO elects new chairperson in Tel Aviv

The new management was elected by the expanded General Assembly of WIZO, which gathered for the 100th anniversary of the organization, an event attended by over a thousand WIZO supporters.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
27/01/2020
International Criminal Court
ICC leader condemns antisemitism, won’t back down from controversial cases

‘A guiding ethos of the world order following WWII – that was coeval with the Holocaust – was engraved in the commitment of ‘never again’

A general view picture shows houses in the Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim, in the West
Netanyahu may annex Ma’aleh Adumim before Jordan Valley - report

Israel holds that E1 and Ma’aleh Adumim must be part of the final borders of the state, in order to ensure territorial contiguity with that area and a united Jerusalem.

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri during a visit to the Jordan Valley, January 27, 2020
Arye Deri: ‘We’re already preparing for West Bank sovereignty’

It is presumed that the plan would allow for Israel to apply sovereignty over some or all of the West Bank settlements, starting with the Jordan Valley.

Michael Oren
Michael Oren: Every time Palestinians were offered peace they said 'no'

Israel's former ambassador to the US told Fox News that the 'Deal of the Century' is 'aimed at two customers:' the Israelis and the Sunni Arab world.

27/01/2020
Prime Minister's Office exits Genesis Prize partnership

Move done to stop interpretation that PMO role brings political dimension to prize

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
27/01/2020
President Reuven Rivlin meets with Polish President Andrzej Duda on International Holocaust Remembra
President Reuven Rivlin meets with Polish President Andrzej Duda

The president is in Poland to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, marking 75 years since the liberation of Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
27/01/2020
Ambulance
73-year-old man found dead in Jerusalem mikveh

The circumstances surrounding the man's death are not yet known.

By MAARIV ONLINE
27/01/2020
Naama Issachar's pardon request to be discussed by committee on Monday

Issachar officially requested a pardon on Sunday in hopes it would lead to her release from a Russian jail, where she is serving a 7.5-year sentence for cannabis possession.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
27/01/2020
A Jewish woman and a Palestinian one hugging in the Ramallah Muqata'a, November 28, 2019
Jewish, Arab, Druze youth to commemorate Holocaust together in Yad Vashem

The event's goal is to create solidarity among all groups within Israeli society, using the memory of the Holocaust as a link to create empathy and tolerance.

By LEON SVERDLOV
27/01/2020
Joint List MK Heba Yazbak (Balad) and Attorney-General Dr. Avichai Mandelblit
A-G slams Joint List MK accused of terror-sympathizing

The motion to ban Yazbak is expected to be supported by both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud and his rival former IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz's Blue and White.

By LEON SVERDLOV , MAARIV ONLINE
27/01/2020
US PRESIDENT Donald Trump greets Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House last year
'Deal of the Century' may split Netanyahu from Israeli Right

Settlers and right-wing politicians who battled to retain any of the settlements under Israeli sovereignty are now expecting to see a plan that would give them most, if not all of them.

Gantz's uphill battle in Washington- Analysis

Gantz is working against not only a sitting prime minister but also a sitting US president

26/01/2020
U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit at the P
By inviting Gantz for a meeting Trump hopes to get support for his deal

The US president has broken with tradition as he will meet with both Benny Gantz and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Nikki Haley on 'Deal of the Century': It takes two hands to clap

The former US Ambassador to the UN said that people can always say the American peace plan is released too soon or too early, “you can’t win in this situation.”

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
27/01/2020
Nikki Haley Israel
Nikki Haley, Kochavi meet to discuss Iran, regional threats

The two’s relationship arose from a 2017 helicopter tour Kochavi, then the deputy chief of staff, gave Haley when she visited Israel as the UN ambassador.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
27/01/2020
A trail of smoke can be seen as rockets are fired from Gaza towards Israel
Israeli Air Force strikes in Gaza Strip following rocket attack on Israel

The IAF struck a Hamas outpost in retaliation to earlier attacks on Israel, the IDF spokesperson reported.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
26/01/2020
Chinese man, Israeli woman, taken to hospital for suspected coronavirus

An Israeli woman in her 60s was admitted to Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center on Sunday after returning to the country from China.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
27/01/2020
David Bitan in Knesset on February 5, 2018.
Likud MK David Bitan indicted for bribery

Bitan allegedly accepted hundreds of thousands of shekels when he was the vice mayor of Rishon Letzion in exchange for promoting the business interests of various powerful businessmen.

Palestinians hold Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) flags, December 23, 2013
Western world nations support terror-linked Palestinian NGOs - report

A new report by NGO Monitor finds that eight Palestinian NGOs have links to the terrorist organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
27/01/2020
Religious anti-draft protests turn violent in Jerusalem, 38 arrested

The protests led to a massive shut down of public transportation in the city following the arrest of a ultra-Orthodox youth.

Alma Har’el first Israeli,first woman, to win key Directors Guild Award

Har’el used her win for the critically acclaimed coming-of-age drama written by and starring Shia LaBeouf to make a passionate plea for women directors who lost their health insurance.

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin talks during a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Nicosi
Reuven Rivlin to address German Bundestag

Since taking office in July 2014, Rivlin has also hosted Chancellor Angela Merkel, as well as a succession of German presidents and other high ranking German dignitaries.

Bennett will ‘support Trump plan’ if it includes annexing settlements

Yamina party leader says however that party will never support establishment of Palestinian state.

Weeping in coal - the feminist art of Hannan Abu-Hussein

Hannan Abu-Hussein explores such loaded issues as violence against women and the complexities of Arab-Israeli relations in ‘My Body-Soul-Honor-Property,’ currently at the Givat Haviva Art Gallery.

Israel warns against all non-essential travel to China

"The health system is organized and ready, and in constant contact with the World Health Organization and health agencies worldwide," the ministry said in a statement.

26/01/2020
Naama Issachar requests pardon from Putin

“I will return your girl home,” Russian President Vladimir Putin allegedly told Yaffa Issachar, Naama's mother.

MK Miki Zohar, 2019.
Blue and White blasts Likud for immunity boycott

MK Miki Zohar, announced that MKs from Likud and legislators from parties in the current caretaker government would not come to the meetings and would not vote.

26/01/2020
Defense Minister Bennett approves IDF's Momentum multi-year plan

Defense Ministry: NIS 11.6 billion spent in 2019 on increasing IDF's lethality

Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman visits the Jordan Valley.
Liberman to PM: Hold Jordan Valley vote now to show you're serious

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief political rival, Blue and White head Benny Gantz are on their way to Washington to hear details of the plan from Trump in separate meetings.

Israeli settler leaders to join Netanyahu in Washington for Trump talks

Netanyahu will meet with Trump on Monday and Tuesday.

Cars drive past the King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia December 18, 2018
First Israelis are permitted limited visits to Saudi Arabia

Ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia have been warming up in recent months.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF , REUTERS
26/01/2020
Burgerim restaurant
Israeli fast food chain Burgerim unable to pay Foodgod, nearing bankruptcy

Burgerim opened its first restaurant in Tel Aviv in 2011 and has expanded to more than 200 locations.

By HANNAH HEPNER
27/01/2020
The Instagram application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017.
Benjamin Netanyahu joins the Dolly Parton Challenge

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel Defense Forces and Labor-Meretz chairman Amir Peretz joined the Dolly Parton Challenge.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
26/01/2020
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