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Former Miss Iraq speaks out at UN about Jewish refugees

Sarah Idan, who received death threats after she posted the selfie with Miss Israel, Adar Gandelsman, spoke of what she learned about the issue when she visited Israel last year.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Morocco normalization talk is Israeli spin, State Dept. says

The comment came following persistent reports in Israel that Jerusalem is very close to establishing official ties with Rabat, attributed to anonymous sources.

Soldiers attached to the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, Iowa National Guard and 10th Mo
Trump may deploy 14,000 troops to counter Iran aggression

Multiple reports citing unnamed officials say Trump is planning to deploy the troops to counter increased Iranian adventurism in the region.

By JTA/RON KAMPEAS
06/12/2019
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a cabinet meeting, December 2019.
Likud: Netanyahu ready to serve only six more months

Blue and White: Netanyahu must say it publicly

06/12/2019
David's Sling Weapons System Stunner Missile intercepts target during inaugural flight test
IDF tests new rocket propulsion system

The test comes as tensions remain high with Iran.

Tsfat municipality
Safed city engineer compensated with NIS 250,000 for wage discrimination

Cheli Tal worked as the city engineer since 2014, soon after which she discovered that she was being paid considerably less than her male equals working within the municipality.

06/12/2019
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion surprises even his harshest critics

Municipal Affairs: One year since the new mayor opened the door to his office in Safra Square in downtown Jerusalem, he has begun putting into place the policies he envisioned.

NY to DC, Paris, Dublin, Hague: Israel gains legitimacy around the world

According to a report on Channel 13, the US has approached the UAE, Bahrain, Oman and Morocco to promote normalization of ties.

06/12/2019
Mike Pompeo Benjamin Netanyahu
Netanyahu plays statesman in Portugal - analysis

The prime minister also argued that he has unique abilities to bolster US-Israel ties.

From Dellal upward – dancer, choreographer and arts leader

Yair Vardi leaves an unmistakable legacy.

By ORI J. LENKINSKI
05/12/2019
British rockers Caravan return to Israel to mark 50 years of music

The band has previously performed here in 2011 and 2014.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
05/12/2019
Orthodox Jews on the Temple Mount
WATCH: Regular Jewish prayers being held daily on Temple Mount

Police deny changes at the site, but video footage suggests blanket ban on non-Muslim prayer not enforced.

david bowie
Absolute non-beginners – David Bowie’s heroes keep his legacy alive

All-star alumni band led by longtime pianist Mike Garson coming to Israel for two shows

05/12/2019
Maccabi tops Hapoel at first Bloomfield derby

The defending champs doubled their lead in the 88th minute when Itay Shechter was pulled down in the box by Orel Degani and Cohen slotted home the spot kick from 11 meters.

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
05/12/2019
Body found in an open area in Shefar'am, police suspect murder

This is the second body found today, following reports of a drowning occurring in the vicinity of the Yarkon River in Ramat Gan.

By ALON HOCHMON
05/12/2019
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet in Jerusalem, October 1
Netanyahu, Pompeo push forward with US-Israel defense pact

The prime minister argues it’s important for him to be first in rotation with Gantz because of unique ties to the US.

NETANYAHU
Netanyahu: Direct elections for prime minister ‘becoming interesting'

Netanyahu made the comment in response to a reporter’s question if he would resign.

Isaac Herzog meets with former president George W. Bush

The meeting comes amid Bush’s recent trip to the Gulf region, where he discussed growing concern over Iran’s regional ambitions and Israeli-Palestinian peace.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
05/12/2019
100 Years of Ford and the Jews - From Antisemitism to Zionism

If the elder Henry Ford's antisemitism is legendary, his grandson's Zionism and support of Jewish causes is certainly less well-known.

By ZACK ROTHBART
05/12/2019
IDF’s 215th Division drills for war with Hezbollah

Hundreds of troops and reservists participated in a tactical drill in the Jordan Valley.

TA cardiology panel to focus on digital health

"The purpose of the conference is to bring together all the factors that make up the world of start-ups and innovation in cardiovascular diseases and to present the problems in the field."

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
05/12/2019
David Shimron
State to indict 2 top Netanyahu aides, ex-navy commander in Case 3000

Attorney-General Mandelblit and Justice Minister Ohana continue to fight over Shai Nitzan successor.

Israel ambassador calls on UN to recognize Jewish refugees

Ambassador Danny Danon introduced the resolution at a General Assembly discussion marking 72 years since the November 29 Partition Plan.

A visit to the Czech Republic
Israel, Czech Republic sign multi-million air defense radar deal

ELM multi-mission radar systems are used by IDF in Iron Dome, David’s Sling missile defense systems.

Israeli elections to be held on February 25 at the earliest

By law, if the Knesset is dispersed automatically on Wednesday night when the deadline to form a government passes, election would be held on March 10.

05/12/2019
Conservative leader Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn are seen during a televised debate
Foreign Minister Israel Katz says he hopes Corbyn loses British election

"I won't meddle in internal elections but I personally hope that he won't be elected, with this whole wave of antisemitism... I hope the other side wins," he said.

By REUTERS
05/12/2019
Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman
Kingmaker Avigdor Liberman gives up on coalition

Gantz: I trust Netanyahu less than when talks started.

05/12/2019
Olive Leaf at the Tel Aviv Sheraton Hotel  serves excellent food in beautiful surroundings
Tel Aviv ranks No. 7 in top locations every food lover should visit

'For stellar street food there’s nothing like Tel Aviv’s hummus, falafel and shakshuka, served at hole-in-the-wall joints, street stands, and stalls lining local markets,’ the BBC said.

WHO SHOULD head the haredi education administration?  (Pictured: Geula neighborhood
Torah showcase

Rabbi Eliyahu and Chanie Canterman, the directors of Chabad of Talbiyeh, have their hands full this month with gala events marking Yod Tet Kislev and Hanukka

THE TEL AVIV skyline; the area around the city is home to many Israeli start-ups
Gush Dan office occupancy rates continue climb

Despite the increase in skyscrapers in Gush Dan, office occupancy is still rising, with Tel Aviv at 94%, Ramat Gan 93%, and Herzliya 92%, according to a study by CBRE Israel.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
04/12/2019
JAPANESE FANTASY’ by Alex Landsberg
The fantasy of Japan

The Japanese Fantasy layout is designed to, at least, give us some idea of what we are missing from over there.

04/12/2019
WHO SHOULD head the haredi education administration?  (Pictured: Geula neighborhood
Jerusalem politics: Expect the unexpected

Last week, Yoav Zimran was appointed head of the haredi education administration at Jerusalem municipality. As Zimran is secular, this appointment arouses curiosity.

04/12/2019
ESTHER RADA: I am simply not trying to copy Billie Holiday. There’s no point in doing that.
Lady Rada takes on Holiday

Israel’s beloved star vocalist performs Lady Day in her own way.

04/12/2019
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Turkish delight in the Jewish Quarter

The Sidi Omar Mosque, ironically also known by the local Arab residents of the Old City as “mosque of the Jews,” was built in the 14th century, but since June 1967 has scarcely been in use.

04/12/2019
SOMEONE AT Safra Square seems, ‘sof sof,’ to have realized that pupils need more time in the educati
Jerusalem round-up by Peggy Cidor

Six new carousel parking installations on track to arrive this week in Jerusalem’s Givat Shaul neighborhood will provide 90 new parking places while using only six parking spaces

04/12/2019
 Studio of Her Own in the Litvionvsky Painter’s House will undergo renovations, but for now most of
Pounding the Yemenite-Iraqi beat

“I have Iraqi and Yemenite parents. Sometimes that works well, and others not so well,” she says with a mischievous twinkle in her eye.

04/12/2019
ARTIST HEDDY BREUER ABRAMOWITZ (center) and Studio of Her Own founder Zipi Mizrachi look through pie
Fusion of art, artistry: Studio of Her Own moves into Litvinovsky's home

The new Studio of Her Own in the Litvinovsky Painter’s House – Beit Hatzayar will be a home for women artists to meet, learn and create.

Chess pieces
Checkmate in Jerusalem

Growing up with a chess-playing dad

04/12/2019
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion (R) with Avi Berkowitz, Assistant to the President and Special Representa
Moshe Lion meets Avi Berkowitz at the White House, thanks President Trump

"I am leaving the White House after a fascinating meeting with Special Envoy Berkowitz," Lion tweeted. "All we can say for now is - thank you, President Trump."

Christians in Jerusalem

In honor of the upcoming Christmas holiday, which is just around the corner, we are bringing readers a few statistics about Jerusalem’s Christian population.

By OMER YANIV
04/12/2019
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Chinese VP Wang Qishan attend the Committee on Innovation in I
Chinese human rights delegation visits Israel

The delegation met with Sino-Israel Global Network and Academic Leadership, an Israeli think-tank and academic organization that works to strengthen relations between the two nations.

By DALE ALUF
04/12/2019
Israel arrivals: Hoop dreams

After he realized his dream of playing professional basketball, he wasn’t getting a lot of minutes with Givat Shmuel, and wasn’t making a lot of money.

By BERNARD HACKER
04/12/2019
PRESIDENT REUVEN RIVLIN gestures to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the President’s Residence o
Rivlin will consider pardon if Netanyahu resigns, confesses

According to the report, Netanyahu has not yet responded to the idea which has been floated by a variety of third parties, though in the past he rejected any talk of a plea deal or pardon.

Hundreds of Haredi IDF veterans took part in the “Profession for a Lifetime” academic studies and em
Open sore of ultra-Orthodox enlistment not improving - analysis

The law defined as ultra-Orthodox any man who from between the ages of 14 and 18 studied for at least two years in an ultra-Orthodox educational institution.

Ben Ezer - fruit gift boxes
Parashat Vayetze: Gratitude – acknowledging truth

Judah, of course, did not intend to express gratitude to Tamar for what she had done. He meant to admit the truth.

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
04/12/2019
Palestinian employees of United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) take part in a protest again
Effort to remove UNRWA Facebook fundraising page fails

Last month, the United Nations voted to extend UNRWA’s mandate until 2023. UNRWA’s mandate is renewed every three years in two stages. The second stage of the approval is expected to occur this month at the General Assembly.

EALLAN HIRSHFIELD outside the Cave of the Patriarchs.
Hebron: The power of one

A look at the man who made it his mission to strengthen our connection with the City of our Fathers.

State: Best interest of Filipino child doesn’t trump deportation

sraeli law does not include jus soli – a rule that the citizenship of a child is determined by the place of its birth.

Mateh Yehuda Wine Festival
Grape times at the Mateh Yehuda Wine Festival

Nevo Hazan, a man with great passion for his boutique winery, did not imagine that being a dedicated family man would have such a strong impact on his life.

By MEITAL SHARABI
04/12/2019
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara speak to the press before boarding the plane to
Netanyahu: Trump pressure weakening Iran economically and politically

The prime minister pointed to protests in Tehran, Beirut and Iraq as results of sanctions on Iran.

REFRESHING VINHO Verde white wines at the beautiful Covela Winery.
Wine Talk: Enchanting and sensual

The new twinning initiative between Israeli and Portuguese wineries, will bring the two countries together.

Baking cookies
Pascale Kitchen: Cookies - Baking recipes

This week I felt like baking light, airy cookies with creamy fillings. They are my favorite treat to enjoy with coffee. They also last a long time – up to two weeks.

PROF. AVNER DE SHALIT, Political Science and Strategy
EMET Prize to be awarded: ‘Israel’s Nobel Prize’ goes to 11 winners

Ilana Ashkenazi, director of the EMET Prize, adds, “The EMET Prize illustrates how academic and professional excellence can improve the human condition, in all areas of life.”

By ALAN ROSENBAUM
04/12/2019
Clear and clean
The dry season: Winter is finally here!

Winter is finally here, so this week we look at new salves for dry skin, new ways of measuring temperature, fantastic solutions for the outdoors and extra-fine bedding.

By NERIA BARR
04/12/2019
‘Everyone knows somebody’: The opioid epidemic among Israel’s Orthodox

One of the culprits is fentanyl, a painkiller that is 1,000 times more potent than heroin.

By TARA KAVALER/THE MEDIA LINE
04/12/2019
RABBI DANIEL SILVERSTEIN (left) and Paz Faigenbaum, who organized ‘Men’s Heartspace,’ smile big on I
Israel marks International Men’s Day

Men take a moment to celebrate masculinity and look deeply into what it means to be a man in today’s society.

By BEN BRESKY
04/12/2019
MANNY WAKS’S greater goal: Changing the culture around discussion of child sex abuse.
Jewish Agency and Kol v’Oz partner to protect children

“We know of 60 convicted and credibly accused perpetrators of child sexual abuse who have made aliyah,” says Manny.

By HANNAH WACHOLDER KATSMAN
04/12/2019
Einat Wilf
Former Labor MK under investigation for assaulting 6-year-old boy

The father of one of the students claims that while serving as a chaperone, Wilf intervened in a game between two students, got up and pushed one of the children up to the fence.

By ALON HOCHMON/MAARIV
04/12/2019
Deep breaths: Smoking pollution in Tel Aviv
Deep breaths: Smoking pollution in Tel Aviv

I live in Tel Aviv, a city conducive to being outside, but it’s very hard to enjoy that experience when I inadvertently inhale smoke from multiple cigarette.

By ASHLEY FLUNGER
04/12/2019
Business umbrella group calls to cancel national election holiday

Protesting the estimated NIS 1.5b. cost of an additional paid holiday, the group published an advertisement in Hebrew-language newspapers, declaring: "We are fed up with funding your elections!"

04/12/2019
TEDxJaffaWomen event
TED talks coming to Israel celebrate women

TEDxJaffaWomen is part of a series of TEDx talks around the world titled TEDxWomen, which take place once a year after the global TEDWomen.

06/12/2019
Israeli artificial pollination start-up targets California almond market

Field trials in Israeli almond orchards were completed successfully, substantially increasing crop yields.

04/12/2019
President Reuven Rivlin at the annual memorial ceremony for Israel's first prime minister, David Ben
Reuven Rivlin: Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz are going crazy

The president made the remarks while speaking at the annual memorial ceremony for Israel's first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion.

04/12/2019
UK's Spinnaker to acquire Israeli cannabis company Kanabo

The deal size was “comfortably within” the 5 million to 30 million pound ($6 million-$39 million) range.

By REUTERS
04/12/2019
IDF arrests two ISIS members who were planning to commit a terror attack in Jerusalem
Police thwart ISIS terror attack in Jerusalem - WATCH

Ahmed Jabbis, 21, and Basel Abidat, 19, were arrested based on concrete intelligence about their planned attacks.

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz, Yisrael Beteynu chairman Avigdor Liberman and Prime Minister Benj
Netanyahu challenges Liberman to join government

Yisrael Beytenu revealed on Wednesday that the party supports forming a technocratic government to prevent a third round of elections.

04/12/2019
Money
Crescendo to raise $100m. to invest in Israeli software start-ups

The fund will invest in fields such as big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning with an emphasis on software that transforms traditional sectors.

By REUTERS
04/12/2019
IDF admits haredi conscription much lower than stated

IDF claims the discrepancy stems from the way it defines ultra-Orthodox recruits

Fire and Rescue workers next to the light rail in Jerusalem where a 19-year-old woman was killed
19-year-old woman killed after being hit by light rail in Jerusalem

"At around 12:20 a.m. a woman fell between two wagons as the train was moving. MDA paramedics that arrived at the scene could only call her time of death."

Fox clothing billboard
Images of women on adverts vandalized in Israeli city

“We must bring to justice whoever perpetrates an act of vandalism and takes the law into his own hands,” acting Ashdod Mayor Avi Amsalem told Kan.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
04/12/2019
Actress Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson is back as Black Widow

Black Widow first appeared in Marvel’s “Iron Man 2” and since then has appeared in four “Avengers” films, as well as “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Captain America: Civil War.”

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
04/12/2019
Gal Gadot to bring Israeli series, Queens, to the US

Gadot and her husband, Jason Varsano, will be teaming up with Endemol Shine North America and Endemol Shine Israel to remake the Israeli series, which will air its second season next year.

Renen Schorr on the past and the future of the Sam Spiegel Film School

Schorr is usually too busy to reminisce, but he takes understandable pride in telling the school’s origin story.

Duty Free’s Touch It opens kosher line of electronics

The decision to open the department is due to consumer demand from the observant community that lives abroad.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
03/12/2019
Grapevine: A smoke-screen trip?

Gershman, whose focus was on people doing good, said that he was disturbed by the growing paranoia in the world with regard to Muslims.

Maccabi TA whips Maccabi Haifa

Hapoel J’lem takes down Maccabi Ashdod, Hapoel Eilat slips by

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
03/12/2019
The slips used to vote in the 2019 elections, April 9th, 2019
Why shortening the agony of a third election is no reprieve? - analysis

There have been calls across the political spectrum in the Knesset to limit the race in third elections to only 30 days.

03/12/2019
Shimon Peres Hospital planned to built in Beersheba
New hospital approved for Beersheba to enhance healthcare to periphery

The decision marks the most concrete action taken on the matter since September 2014, when the government decided on a multi-year plan to develop the south and establish a new public hospital.

03/12/2019
Israelis who missed work due to rockets to be paid, excluding Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv is located abut 65 kilometers (40 miles) from the Gaza border and is therefore not included in the order, even though Home Front Command ordered non-essential businesses closed there.

03/12/2019
Ireland's Foreign Minister Simon Coveney speaks during a news conference in Dublin, Ireland
Irish FM says govt. blocking anti-settlement bill

The foreign minister also announced the Irish funding of a new solar plant in Gaza.

03/12/2019
20% of disabled Israelis experience workplace discrimination

Large proportion of Israelis with disabilities say place of work does not provide for their disability, while 15% say their doctors’ clinic is not accessible.

Israeli singer Anna Zak
Festigal's removal of the word, 'freicha,' from song sparks debate

In a clip of a performance by the singer/model that will be part of the upcoming Festigal holiday show, the song title has been changed to "I Feel Like Dancing" and "freicha" does not appear.

Lightning strikes over the Mediterranean sea during a rain storm near the city of Ashkelon
New climate change report spells disaster for Israel

A new report published on Tuesday by the Ministry of Environmental Protection paints an alarming picture of the future of the state of Israel.

By IDAN ZONSHINE
03/12/2019
A pilot VR classroom at INSEAD's Fontainebleau campus
INSEAD and Israeli start-up to launch world's first VR classroom

Promising immersive learning and real-time analytics in the classroom, the VR facility will be developed at INSEAD's Fontainebleau campus, south of Paris.

03/12/2019
Malka Leifer, a former Australian school principal who is wanted in Australia on suspicion of sexual
Supreme Court rejects Malka Leifer’s appeal against new psychiatric review

Three-member expert panel scheduled to review alleged pedophile’s mental state on Wednesday, ahead of court hearing next week to discuss whether she is mentally fit for extradition

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Likud members in December 24th, 2018
Netanyahu asks to defer Likud vote as Sa’ar support grows

The central committee meeting was set for Thursday, but Netanyahu has asked to delay it because of his trip to Lisbon to meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

JP Morgan Chase
JP Morgan to be Israel gov't bonds primary dealer, says Finance Ministry

Israel’s government bonds will be included in the World Government Bond Index (WGBI) starting in April 2020 and are expected to comprise about 0.3% of the index.

By REUTERS
03/12/2019
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet in Jerusalem, October 1
PM to Lisbon to meet Pompeo

According to the Prime Minister's Office, Netanyahu will leave on Wednesday, and return the next day.

03/12/2019
Defense Minister Naftali Bennett visits Hatzor airbase, December 3, 2019
Bennett signs executive order placing economic sanctions on terrorists

First restrictions target British-based Hamas operative.

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet to discuss possible pol
No agreement reached during Netanyahu, Gantz talks as third election looms

"In short, Netanyahu has decided on elections," said Blue and White. "Nevertheless we will continue until the last moment to try and exhaust every opportunity to form a government."

03/12/2019
Intel reportedly negotiating to acquire Israeli chipmaker

Should Intel complete the acquisition of Habana Labs, the deal would represent the company's second largest in Israel so far.

03/12/2019
Effi Naveh in court
Efi Nave, judge to be indicted in sex for judgeship scandal

Nave is suspected of having sexual relationships with Eti Karif and with a female lawyer whose husband is a magistrate’s court judge and was seeking promotion to become a district judge.

Students from middle schools in Nazareth and Nof Hagalil study together and create joint projects
PISA tests: Israeli students consistently behind developed world

The PISA examinations showed Israeli students underperforming in reading, mathematics and science. They also reveal a growing gap between Hebrew-speaking and Arabic-speaking pupils.

03/12/2019
Third of Israelis in the periphery do not feel safe and consider moving

40% of Israelis living in the northern and southern periphery areas don't feel safe, a new survey published by the Knesset's Research and Information Center found.

Bible contest organized by Israeli embassy in Abuja, Nigeria on November 27, 2019.
Christians and Muslims take part in Israeli-organized Bible contest in Nigeria

Out of the 1,900 people who presented their candidacy, twelve contestants from all over the country were selected through an online quiz to attend the final stage.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
03/12/2019
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