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Joint Arab List MK Aida Touma-Sliman
Arab MK’s hold conf. in Knesset to fight exclusion, no other MK’s show up

MK Aida Touma-Suleiman expressed her shock at this lack of support, urging other MKs to “gather their courage facing the incitement,” against Arab-Israelis.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
19/11/2019
Mike Pompeo Benjamin Netanyahu
Netanyahu approves Jordan Valley annexation bill after U.S. changes policy

Approval of bill by Netanyahu comes following change in US stance regarding the legality of Israeli settlements in the West Bank

Fatou Bensouda
ICC to rule on 'War Crimes,' how will it rule post U.S decision? -analysis

The US announcement on settlements is not expected to be decisive regarding the International Criminal Court Prosecutor decision regarding Israel and alleged war crimes.

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet to discuss possible pol
Netanyahu, Gantz to hold fateful late-night meeting

Netanyahu met with Liberman for the second time in three days on Tuesday morning at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem.

19/11/2019
Netanyahu meets with settler leaders in Gush Etzion after the US stated that settlements are not ill
Netanyahu: U.S. legalization of Israeli settlements will stand test of time

When pressed by the 'Post' if his next step was the application of sovereignty, the prime minister brushed off the question.

Geneva
U.N. rights office says Israeli settlements remain unlawful

The US abandoned its four-decade-old position that they were "inconsistent with international law" on Monday.

By REUTERS
19/11/2019
Saudi film to open Women’s Film Festival in Jerusalem

In addition to the screenings, there will be special events that will include master classes and panels, and a celebration of women in the Israeli film industry.

The Grand Rabbi, or Rebbe, of the Satmar Hassidic community Rabbi Zalman Teitelbaum arriving at Ben
Satmar Grand Rabbi arrives in Israel for ten-day visit

Head of the radical, anti-Zionist hassidic community Rabbi Zalman Teitelbaum will distribute tens of millions of dollars to anti-Zionist communities and institutions.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet in Jerusalem, October 1
How does U.S. settlement decision impact coalition talks? - analysis

As dramatic as the announcement was, it’s not clear that it will do much in terms of untangling our current political knot.

sraelis from the Druze minority together with others take part in a rally to protest
High Court drops the ball on Jewish Nation-State Law - analysis

Late on Monday, the High Court once again ordered that a scheduled hearing would be pushed off until June 2020.

Tel Aviv to launch Shabbat bus program on Friday

The transportation network will connect certain Tel Aviv area cities together over the weekends, such as Ramat HaSharon, Giv'atayim, Kiryat Ono and Tel Aviv-Yafo.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
19/11/2019
Iron Dome anti-missile system fires interception missiles as rockets are launched from Gaza towards
Iron Dome intercepts four rockets fired into Golan from Syria

The alarm was sounded in several towns near the Israel-Syria border; people living there reported they heard explosions.

By TAL LEV RAM/MAARIV
19/11/2019
Lindsey Graham, United States Senator (R) from South Carolinaat the 7th Annual JPost Conference
Conservative lawmakers celebrate settlements announcement

"This announcement is a repudiation of President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry's ill-informed efforts to target Israeli presence in the West Bank."

Gas-masked children of Kibbutz Barkai protest local pollution

In May of 2019, an international report by Greenpeace defined Kibbutz Barkai as the community with the most polluted air in Israel, more than even the largest cities and industrial areas in Israel.

By IDAN ZONSHINE
19/11/2019
EU to Trump: settlements are illegal

While the U.S. has changed its policy, the EU retains its stance on the matter

Rashida Tlaib: Donald Trump is a lawless king-like dictator

Several other liberal lawmakers and thought leaders also reacted.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
19/11/2019
Argentina, Uruguay clash and draw in Tel Aviv's Bloomfield Stadium

The two South American rivals brought their culture and vigor to the Israeli pitch, in one of the largest soccer matches to ever grace the state.

Jerusalem, Holon into State Cup quarters

Reds set up date with Mac TA • Nahariya, Ness Ziona, Rishon, Herzliya, Gilboa round out last-8

By Uriel Sturm
18/11/2019
Right tries to win over Liberman as Gantz’s deadline looms

With only two days left until Gantz's mandate to form a government ends, the right has called for Liberman to join a coalition under Netanyahu.

Israeli flag
Right demands West Bank Annexation, Left says it's still occupation

Right-wing politicians demanded that Israel immediately annex the West Bank settlements in light of the US's dramatic announcement, while Left-wing politicians insisted that Israel still "occupied."

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF , TOVAH LAZAROFF
19/11/2019
An Israeli settlement next to a Beduin camp in the West Bank.
Land Authority publishes tender for first ever Ma’aleh Adumim hotel

Israel has long held that Ma’aleh Adumim would be part of its sovereign territory in any two-state arrangement with the Palestinians

Policeman who killed Solomon Tekah likely to be indicted for negligent homicide

Shai Nitzan said that the policeman would first receive a pre-indictment hearing before a final decision was made.

ICC
Two impending ICC decisions that could shape Israel’s future - analysis

If the ICC Prosecutor’s decision about the Mavi Marmara is dangerous because the ICC pretrial chamber has already showed its cards, these decisions are far bigger in their implications.

A Jewish settler walks at the Jewish settlement outpost of Adei Ad B in the West Bank
Does U.S. shift on settlements increase the chances for peace?

There is importance in stating the truth even if it doesn’t have a direct tangible outcome.

18/11/2019
Eyeing early intervention, new mental health center opens in Jerusalem

The Israeli centers are modeled on the clinical and strategic model of its Australian partner, which has assisted more than 550,000 children and young adults since it was established in 2006.

19/11/2019
French Holocaust survivors celebrate bar, bat mitzvahs at Western Wall

‘I am doing this in memory of my family who died in the Shoah.’

Arab Joint List's Odeh: Netanyahu trying to set off civil war

"The more Jews and Arabs hate each other—the more he earns," the parliamentarian said. "His only hope is our despair."

By LEON SVERDLOV
18/11/2019
Taking the ‘illegal’ out of ‘settlements’ - analysis

It alters the parameters of the conversation.

18/11/2019
U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo listens during a news conference in Reykjavik
West Bank settlements not illegal, Pompeo announces in historic shift

U.S. Ambassador Friedman to ‘Post’: New policy advances the cause of Israeli-Palestinian peace • PM: Policy rights a historical wrong

18/11/2019
Haredim unlikely to compromise on religion and state political issues

MK Miki Zohar said that the ultra-Orthodox factions would need to compromise on religion and state issues to entice Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman back to the right-wing bloc.

Defense Minister Naftali Bennett (Right) and IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi (Left)
Naftali Bennett: I will do everything to prevent a mercenary army

"IDF as the 'army of the people' is a basic value," Bennett said. "We will do everything to keep the IDF that way and not, God forbid, an army of mercenaries."

By LEON SVERDLOV
18/11/2019
600 defibrillators to be installed at lottery booths across Israel

The company hopes to reduce deaths by cardiac arrest following similar successful schemes abroad

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
18/11/2019
Blue and White leader Benny Gantz at a faction meeting at the Knesset, November 18, 2019
Benny Gantz: Talking to Likud has been like talking to a wall

Gantz called on Netanyahu to apologize to Israeli Arabs for his criticism of them, which he said crossed all redlines.

18/11/2019
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the right-wing bloc faction meeting at the Knesset
Right-wing bloc assails ‘dangerous’ Arab Joint List-backed gov’t

“This is a fateful moment in Israel’s history," Netanyahu said at the meeting in the Knesset. "It could be that in the next 48 hours, we will have a government that depends on terror supporters.”

Joint List MK Ahmad Tibi (below) yells at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Knesset on Wednes
Ahmad Tibi files complaint for incitement against Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu’s recent statements attacking the Joint List are dangerous and could lead to the murder of one of the party’s leaders, Tibi told the 'Post' on Sunday.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
18/11/2019
silhouette of a man [Illustrative]
Who is the sexiest man in Israel?

Pnai Plus reported that tens of thousands voted and that Tamir Steinman won handily with 23% of the vote. Steinman said in response to this honor: "Thanks very much. I wish us all only quiet days."

ATTORNEY-GENERAL Avichai Mandelblit faces a decision that not only will determine his career.
Avichai Mandelblit no longer to the rescue - analysis

Now that it is clear that the attorney-general will not rule on Netanyahu's cases by the Wednesday night deadline, Gantz cannot rely on him to make his biggest political decision for him anymore.

18/11/2019
Rivlin does not discount possibility of third election

"The real sovereignty of Israel is in the people of Israel," Rivlin said, "and the rule of law is the only law that counts."

A firefighter walks past the flames at the Idan haNegev Industrial Park in Lehavim, near Beersheba
Fire breaks out in factory near Beersheba

Large firefighting forces from Rahat and Beersheba have rushed to the scene in an attempt to combat the flames and prevent the fire from spreading to the fuel tank located in the factory.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
18/11/2019
Husband of slain Maria Tal charged with murder of his wife

Maxim Tal was arrested initially in mid-October after his wife, 29-year-old Maria Tal, was found dead in their apartment in Kiryat Biyalik, her body covered in stab wounds.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
18/11/2019
The collapsed palm tree that hit two girls in Kibbutz Bahan
Tree collapses on two girls on their way to school in central Israel

Two girls aged 9 and 10 on their way to school were hit by a tree that collapsed as a result of strong winds in Kibbutz Bahan in central Israel on Monday morning.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
18/11/2019
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and  Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit
Courts ask police to complete investigations in Case 4000

The Attorney-General has been seeking to complete investigation into Bezeq-Walla collusion case in recent days. Police responded to his request and returned the case materials to him.

By ALON HOCHMON/MAARIV
18/11/2019
F-16 planes on the runway during the Blue Flag drill
U.S. Air Force chief David Goldfein visits Israel

Chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, David Goldfein met on Friday with Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi and Israeli Air Force Commander Amikam Norkin.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
18/11/2019
Faroe Islands will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

“The Faroe Islands love Israel,” Faroese Foreign Minister Jenis av Rana told Politiken.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
18/11/2019
Hapoel Jerusalem’s Bar Timor drives to the basket against the Hapoel Holon defense during the Reds’
Violent brawl breaks out at National Cup of Basketball game

Game between Hapoel Be’er Sheva and Hapoel Holon turns violent during eight game of National Cup of Basketball.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
18/11/2019
money
Amadeus leads investment in Refundit to digitize VAT

Amadeus is an IBEX 35 company, listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange under AMS.MC. The company is also part of the EuroStoxx50 and has been recognized by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
17/11/2019
Klil opens Roll Profile plant in Karmiel

The Klil subsidiary will create aluminum roller blinds and shutters with polyurethane foam, and Rolbox designed roller shutter boxes, with the approval of the Standards Institute.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
17/11/2019
Blue and White leader Benny Gantz
Despite vague progress, Blue and White MKs skeptical of success

Telem willing to vote for minority gov’t if Liberman does too.

A MEMBER of the Ethiopian Jewish community in Israel wears a medallion with the Star of David as he
Celebrating the Sigd

Each evening, there will be performances and talks from those who took part in the evacuation from Ethiopia, and film showings.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
17/11/2019
Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman
Liberman to be deciding factor in fate of coalition

In a joint statement of Likud and Yisrael Beytenu, both sides reported progress and called the discussion "professional and good."

18/11/2019
Ashdod offers ‘equality’ series of artistic events

The concerts are the idea of Nurit Topaz, whose position within the city government is a liaison to develop plans for people in the community with different special needs.

By SARAH HERSHENSON
17/11/2019
Benjamin Netanyahu and IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi in Tel Aviv on Tuesday
Netanyahu won’t transfer terrorists' bodies to Gaza until MIAs returned

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: "No change in policy of targeted assassinations."

Improvisation Indian style

Sitar master Shahid Parvez Khan exemplifies diversity at Jerusalem Int’l Oud Festival.

18/11/2019
Students from middle schools in Nazareth and Nof Hagalil study together and create joint projects
Arab, Jewish shared learning program kicks off this year doubled in size

Program teaches students English in joint classroom and builds friendships at the same time.

IAI Heron TP static display at ILA 2018
India considering buying ‘armed version’ of Israeli drone

The Heron TP is Israel's largest unmanned aerial vehicle with an 85-foot wingspan, the same as a Boeing 737 airliner. It can stay airborne for 24 hours and carry a 1-ton payload.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
17/11/2019
A firefighter attempts to extinguish a fire burning scrubland
State indicts Gazans for incendiary kites, attacking IDF soldiers

Visam Dibari, 20, was accused in Beersheba District Court of making and sending incendiary kites over the Gaza border fence with the express purpose of harming Israeli agriculture.

WILL THEY laugh again in a few weeks? Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Avigdor Liberman
Netanyahu, Liberman meet on unity

Negotiations between Blue and White and Yisrael Beytenu went well on Sunday, the two parties said.

17/11/2019
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Likud emergency event
Netanyahu: Government backed by Joint List an existential threat to Israel

Some Likud members strongly believe Gantz will need the support of Arab-Israeli MKs, whom they consider to be untrustworthy should Israel clash with Palestinian factions.

Former Le Figaro editor: Anti-Zionism is antisemitism

Antisemitism in France up 76%, according to French Jewish leaders.

Ahead of decisions in Netanyahu’s cases: Nitzan postponed convention

The convention of top State Attorney officials was postponed after Maariv broke the story about a request Nitzan made to judges and prosecutors asking them to defend the State Attorney.

By MATAN VASSERMAN/MAARIV
17/11/2019
Blue and White leader Benny Gantz
Blue and White may call Knesset vote on gov’t without a coalition

Party sources admit Gantz unlikely to form government before deadline.

Electric scooter injuries soared on Israel's roads in 2019

While the total number of accidents represented a slight decrease since last year, the number of fatal accidents increased by 14% from 200 to 228.

17/11/2019
Blue and White leader Benny Gantz meets with Avigdor Liberman, November 14, 2019
Blue and White, Yisrael Beytenu: Major progress made to form government

The statement was released shortly after reports that Blue and White cannot form a government by Wednesday at midnight.

17/11/2019
MK Ahmad Tibi (Joint List) at the Knesset August 8, 2018.
Tibi: Netanyahu inciting to kill us; Odeh asks Knesset for bodyguard

Tibi called upon President Reuven Rivlin and Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit to take a stance against incitement.

17/11/2019
Netanyahu’s right-wing bloc vows yet again to stay together

Netanyahu called the meeting in light of what he said was an emergency – that Blue and White may form a minority coalition with the Joint List’s votes.

Krembo.
Winter is in, but delicious Krembos are out

Krembo's stocks in supermarkets are at a dramatically low level, with some stores not offering any of the chocolate-coated marshmallow cream and wafer snacks at all.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
17/11/2019
Benjamin Netanyahu's younger son is looking to rent in Jerusalem

Unlike his older brother Yair, Avner has shunned the limelight and filed for a restraining order against a political activist who was haranguing him in public.

A train passes through Savidor Center Station, Tel Aviv.
Daily test runs begin on high-speed Tel Aviv-Jerusalem railway

Passengers currently wishing to travel between the two stations are required to change trains at Ben-Gurion Airport.

17/11/2019
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and then-Education Minister Gideon Sa'ar in 2012
Gideon Sa'ar: Conspiracy plots, delusions emanating from Netanyahu's house

For a long time, Sa'ar has experienced tense relations with the prime minister and his family.

By ANNA BRESKY/MA'ARIV , JERUSALEM POST STAFF
17/11/2019
Bellator 234 returned to Tel Aviv, showcasing top Israeli MMA talents

Three out of the final six fights featured Israeli fighters.

Reuven Rivlin, Benny Gantz and Benjamin Netanyahu meet on September 23, 2019.
Likud calls emergency meeting, political system gears up for dramatic week

Gantz's mandate expires at midnight on Wednesday. Netanyahu warns that the Blue and White leader is looking to form minority government with Arab support.

By ARIK BENDER/MAARIV , ANA BERSKY/MAARIV
17/11/2019
PRESIDENT REUVEN RIVLIN is flanked by Stephen Hoffman (left), chairman of the board of the Mandel Fo
Grapevine: Seeing them for who they are

Movers and shakers in Israeli society.

A scene from 'She Loves Me.'
The J-Town Playhouse Presents ‘She Loves Me’ at the AACI Theater

Based on the play Parfumerie by Miklos Laszlo, the story has been adapted many times for stage and screen over the years.

By ARIEL DOMINIQUE HENDELMAN
17/11/2019
PRESIDENT REUVEN RIVLIN greets UK Ambassador Neil Wigan and his family at the President’s Residence
Meet the Ambassador: A return for the British ambassador

Neil Wigan returns to Israel after previous stint as political attaché.

Jay Leno accepts the Humanitarian Award.
Actress Renee Willett defies the missiles, spends week in Israel

“Plus, the handsome men don’t hurt.”

By YAKIR FELDMAN
16/11/2019
Joe Lynn Turner’s classical gas

Vocalist for Rainbow and Deep Purple to ‘rock the opera’ with Ra’anana Symphonette

16/11/2019
Classes to resume in Ashkelon, Sderot, Eshkol after week of rocket barrage

The Council informed the region that they are hoping for "happy and quiet days ahead."

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
16/11/2019
A Magen David Adom ambulance [File]
Toddler dies after being locked in washing machine playing hide-and-seek

Investigations have begun on case in which a three-year-old from the Tarabin tribe in the Negev was killed. Soroka Hospital doctors declared his death after he was rushed to them unconscious.

By ALON HOCHMON/MAARIV
16/11/2019
WATCH: Iraqi protesters defend themselves from cops, with lions

As massive protests rock Baghdad, one protester brought a young lion for protection.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
18/11/2019
Palestinians take part in a rally marking the 31st anniversary of Hamas' founding, in Gaza City
Hamas: ‘We won’t allow Israel to pick the time and place of each clash’

Hamas spokesperson Fawzi Barhum further stated that a joint command of all Gaza-based factions was established to jointly decide how to respond in the future to Israeli actions.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
16/11/2019
IDF tanks along the Gaza border
Ex-IDF General slams ‘cowardly’ politicians, 'we have to kill everyday'

“This is not how we wanted to live,” said former head of Southern Command Tzvika Fogel.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
16/11/2019
A computer with an automatic facial recognition system shows German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiz
Microsoft to probe work of Israeli facial recognition startup it funded

AnyVision, based outside Tel Aviv, has come under scrutiny following reports by Haaretz’s TheMarker business newspaper and NBC News that its technology is used to surveil Palestinians.

By REUTERS
16/11/2019
Hamas leader: We have thousands of traps, we will crush Tel Aviv

Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar spoke on Al-Aqsa TV and vowed that his terror group has thousands of missiles.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
16/11/2019
Avraham Burg
Ex-Knesset speaker Burg welcomes labeling of West Bank products

In a public letter printed by the Guardian on Friday former Jewish Agency head Avraham Burg and other notable Israeli signatories called on the EU to "ban the import of Israeli settlement goods."

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
16/11/2019
Hamas Chief Ismail Haniyeh attends a meeting with members of international media in Gazaa
Hamas leader holds phone conversation with PIJ before firing rockets

Haniyeh expressed his condolences over the death of former PIJ leader Bahaa Abu al-Ata, the two men agreed to increase cooperation between their respective groups.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
16/11/2019
IDF strikes Hamas targets after rocket fire towards Beersheba

Both rockets intercepted by Iron Dome missile defense system.

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Why did Iran’s leader support Jews in speech and bash Israel?

Statements come amid recent ceremony commemorating Jews that fell in battle during Iran-Iraq War

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz given the mandate and 28 days to form new government by Rivlin
Gantz blasts Netanyahu for not giving in on bloc

President attempting to avoid third election

15/11/2019
Border patrol soldiers discover and rescue abused dogs in Jerusalem

During an operation, the soldiers found the dogs and called the veterinary service in order to provide them with medical care

By OMRI RON
15/11/2019
MEININGER group secures Tel Aviv location for hybrid hotel

A mix of traditional double rooms and dormitory beds will be on offer to guests

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
15/11/2019
Right-wing voters distrust public institutions, poll shows

The poll shows that few of the right-wing voters have trust in the institutions of the state.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
15/11/2019
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