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Israel's Hula Valley offers bird watchers an unrivaled experience

A visit to the Hula Valley Nature Reserve and the new KKL visitors center lets you enjoy a bird-like flying experience and interactive attractions, alongside old-school bird watching.

By MORAN SNIR
22/02/2020
A laborer works on an apartment building under construction in the Har Homa neighborhood of Jerusale
Four EU nations condemn Israel’s Har Homa, Givat Hamatos announcement

Building in these areas would undermine the viability of a future Palestinian state, the Irish minister for foreign affairs said.

Korean Air KE957 at Ben-Gurion Airport, February 22, 2020
South Korean gov't files complaint against Israel amid coronavirus fears

An additional 1,000 tourists from South Korea currently traveling in Israel have been instructed to avoid public places, and instead remain in isolation in their hotels.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
23/02/2020
Likelihood of Israeli infected with coronavirus has 'risen significantly'

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that he would hold a meeting about the coronavirus in the Health Ministry's "war room" on Sunday morning.

23/02/2020
Israeli cycling team set to complete in the 2020 UAE Tour

As a World Tour competitor, Israel Start-Up Nation got an automatic bid to participate in the 2020 UAE Tour.

Murder or mitzvah? Hunters deals with the morality of Jews killing Nazis.

The blood-soaked series boasts a cast packed with Jewish actors, many with close personal connections to the Holocaust.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
22/02/2020
Fire fighters.
Apartment fire badly burns one-year-old baby in Jerusalem

After initial investigations, it is assumed that the fire began when a heater was left operating near the the baby's cradle which was comprised of nylon and fabric, causing it to catch fire.

By OMRI RON
22/02/2020
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Tarantino reveals newest project: A Half-Israeli son

Quentin Tarantino, 56, and his Israeli actress/model wife Daniella Pick, 36, officially became the proud parents of a baby boy on Saturday afternoon, after Pick gave birth Tel-Aviv's Ichilov hospital

Moovit
Israeli mobility app Moovit expands to 100 countries worldwide

Moovit uses up to six billion anonymous data points daily, the company says, "to add to the world's largest repository of transit and urban mobility data."

22/02/2020
Woman lightly wounded in stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City

Tensions remain high following release of Trump’s peace plan

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Assi Azar to be in Israel's first major campaign starring an LGBTQ couple

Insurance company AIG hired Azar and his husband, Albert Escola, to star in their Israeli ads for the next two years, marking the first major commercial campaign headed an LGBTQ couple.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
22/02/2020
A man wears a mask as he walks past a mural showing a modified image of the Chinese Communist Party
Hebrew-speaking Chinese reporter sways Israeli ‘hearts and minds’

In an opinion piece on the Begin Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, an Israeli academic warns that Israelis respond a little too well to Hebrew speaking Chinese media stars.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
22/02/2020
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Kan 11 Poll expert: Israel heading to fourth elections

A Kan 11 polling exper told "The Marker" that Israel is headed to a fourth round of elections, and laments tribal voting patterns.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
22/02/2020
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Israeli settlement winery introduces label named for Mike Pompeo

The Psagot winery has been active in efforts to resist international efforts to prevent goods produced in Israeli settlements from being labeled “Made in Israel.”

By BEN HARRIS/JTA
22/02/2020
Al Pacino
The real story behind ‘Hunters,’ Al Pacino’s new nazi-hunting series

The series has garnered mixed reviews and raised questions about the ethics of Jews taking violent revenge.

By LIOR ZALTZMAN/JTA
22/02/2020
Blue and White to Labor: Remove Gantz from your ads

Blue and White demands Labor-Gesher-Meretz replace all the ads they use, across the country, by Sunday morning.

By ERIC BENDER/MAARIV , JERUSALEM POST STAFF
22/02/2020
Blue and White leader Benny Gantz at a faction meeting in the Knesset
Benny Gantz: If I’m elected and indicted- I will resign from my position

Blue and White leader MK Benny Gantz spoke about the investigation regarding the company he stood at the helm of, and declared that if after being elected prime ministerhe is indicted- he will resign

By MAARIV ONLINE
22/02/2020
Yeruham promotes construction of vaccine production facility

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has already decided to establish a vaccine production facility in Israel and is currently conducting a process of preparing infrastructure.

By ALAN ROSENBAUM
21/02/2020
Coronavirus quarantine ward at Sheba Hospital in Ramat Gan
Israeli who returned from coronavirus cruise ship tests positive

Sheba doctor: ‘On our end, it is not a big surprise’

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz at a faction meeting at the Knesset, November 18, 2019
State attorney announces investigation into Benny Gantz’s failed company

At this stage, Blue and White leader Benny Gantz, who headed the cybersecurity company, is not expected to be treated as a suspect, only as a fact witness.

A Likud party election campaign billboard depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is see
'Maariv' poll: Blue and White 36, Likud 32, Yisrael Beytenu 8

The picture of the blocs have the center-left bloc with the Arab Joint List receiving 58 mandates, and the religious-right bloc winning 54.

By MAARIV ONLINE
21/02/2020
Israelis from aboard ‘coronavrius cruise ship’ land in Israel - watch live

The Israelis flew on a private jet chartered from Thailand through arrangements made by the Health and Foreign ministries.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
21/02/2020
US police delegation in Israel for joint counter-terror consultations ahead of Sept.11 anniversary
Meet Maj. Sabrina Saadi, Israel's first hijab-wearing police officer

"My message to religious Muslim girls like me: You can prove yourself and feel equal."

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
21/02/2020
With the new Givat Shaul location, there will be less hassle about broadcasting staff travelling to
Grapevine: Public broadcasting returns to Jerusalem

After three years broadcasting from Modi'in, Public Broadcasting broadcast the 6am news from Jerusalem on Sunday.

Internationally acclaimed artist Tamar Hirschfield turns mundane office equipment into intriguingly
Koresh Gallery brings art to the people

A living and breathing street-level space beyond museum walls sparks and shares creative output.

20/02/2020
The corruption of rabbis on the religious Right

Middle Israel: How does a rabbi excuse a transgression of the Ten Commandments? Well, the same way Catholic clergy once sold repentance notes known as indulgences: for money.

Hotovely to 'Post': Likud-led gov't will better serve Diaspora Jewry

Political Affairs: Diaspora affairs minister talks of the importance of Jewish identity

An Akira passenger plane from Tel Aviv lands in front of the Jerusalem airport terminal at Atarot, 1
Jerusalem launches Waze-linked parking website for tourists, olim

A round up of this week's events from Jerusalem: the city has launched a website to help visitors park, and has moved the driving test center away from an area with children crossing.

20/02/2020
Yair Lapid: 'Israel needs a reset'

Political Affairs: Yair Lapid on the elections, the challenges facing Israel, and the primacy of values

A cityscape of Tel Aviv is seen during the night-time in Israel May 27, 2017. Picture taken May 27,
Arnona tax netted local authorities NIS 30.2 billion in 2018

Municipal property tax (Arnona) is one of the main sources of income of local authorities, and its advantage is that it constitutes non-earmarked self-generated income, thus supporting the authority’s economic independence.

By YAIR ASSAF-SHAPIRA
20/02/2020
Eilat Israel’s winter wonderland
The ‘WOW’ factor returns to Eilat

Hanoch Rosenn outdoes himself with latest version of Las Vegas-style extravaganza

By SHANNA FULD
20/02/2020
A SCENE from ‘Minyan.’
Berlin film festival kicks off with drama on J.D. Salinger

Last year, an Israeli film, Nadav Lapid’s Synonyms, won the festival’s top honor, the Golden Bear.

PM Benjamin Netanyahu and Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion announce new housing units in Har Homa
Netanyahu solidifies united Jerusalem with Givat Hamatos, Har Homa pledge

Israel views Har Homa and Givat Hamatos as essential to its vision of a united Jerusalem, while opponents believe they make the division of Jerusalem along the 1949-1967 armistice line impossible.

Director Steven Spielberg poses at the premiere of the HBO documentary film 'Spielberg' in Los Angel
Steven Spielberg's daughter to start career in adult entertainment

She claimed her unusual choice is her way to combat difficult experiences, including body-shaming and what she described as grooming.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
21/02/2020
Haredi
UTJ releases campaign video with Mendy Weiss

In the video, UTJ uses modern music and specific haredi concepts to attract voters.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
20/02/2020
The Hague
ICC grants most requests to weigh in on Palestinian statehood

Last week, the Czech Republic, Germany, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Hungary and Uganda as well as a large number of NGOs and experts filed arguments saying that Palestine is not a state.

Ultra-orthodox in the IDF: A Nahal Haredi swearing-in ceremony
Investigation finds IDF did not deliberately falsify Haredi draft numbers

Recommendations include clarifying legal definition of Haredi and gradually reducing age of exemption for ultra-Orthodox.

Irish MP apologizes for saying Mossad tanked Jeremy Corbyn's campaign

Réada Cronin told a commenter that "When the Nazis come back, and they’re on the march, it’ll be Jeremy Corbyn who will stand with you. You are a disgrace to your forefathers."

By LEON SVERDLOV
20/02/2020
Palestinian health workers wearing protective masks walk in a quarantine zone installed by the minis
Coronavirus scare sparks riot, tire burning in Jericho

The Palestinian Authority has denied rumors that coronavirus has been discovered in Jericho, after the rumors sparked panic and protests.

Elad Gabar, alleged pedophile, extradited to the US to face justice

Elad Gabar is accused of using the internet to blackmail 150 minors and of sexually assaulting 19 of them.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
20/02/2020
Holocaust survivors inaugurate forest in the memory of Lithuanian Jews

The new forest is part of a series of KKL-JNF forest rehabilitation projects, including in the Negev desert.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
20/02/2020
religios soldier IDF praying
Tel Aviv mayor attacks Miri Regev, demands NIS 100,000 and an apology

Some non-religious Jews view the stands as obtrusive and object to them being near schools as these efforts might be seen as an attempt to make children more observant against their parents ' wishes.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
20/02/2020
An employee at Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer testing the special area where the Israelis who
This is how an at-home coronavirus quarantine works

The Health Ministry has announced that anyone returning from China, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore or Thailand should remain quarantined at home for 14 days. What would such a quarantine be like?

AZRIELA JANKOVIC, 39 LOS ANGELES TO CENTRAL ISRAEL, 2015 I KNOW a mannequin so generous she would gi
Aliyah stories: Los Angeles to Central Israel

AZRIELA JANKOVIC, 39: "We brought a dream back with us"

By Rivkah Lambert Adler
20/02/2020
Myisrael giving 100%, all of the time

Each year, Myisrael highlights 18 carefully selected nonprofits from many different sectors in Israeli society that are helping vulnerable people from all cultural backgrounds break cycles of poverty

By ARNIE DRAIMAN
20/02/2020
Israel’s top directors fly economy to Berlin

Although their films are the biggest local box-office hits in Israeli history, Maktub and Forgiveness creators Guy Amir and Hanan Savyon aren’t ones to waste money.

PM Benjamin Netanyahu and Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion announce new housing units in Har Homa
Netanyahu announces 2,200 new housing units in Jerusalem's Har Homa

Givat HaMatos and Har Homa are both over the Green Line in east Jerusalem.

20/02/2020
KAT TET B’NOVEMBER Street, here in Ramat Hasharon, commemorates the November 29, 1947 UN vote to par
Observations: Remember the past, live the present

Education is urgently required to ensure that those who come after us will be imbued with love for the one Jewish state.

Ein Moda
Tour Israel: Day-tripping

The region is full of breathtaking landscape and gushing springs, which are the perfect salve for people looking to get away from their hectic lives for a few hours and finally be able to relax

By MEITAL SHARABI
20/02/2020
DR. GEORG HERLITZ at the Central Zionist Archives in Jerusalem, 1947.
The Central Zionist Archives and the Theodore Herzl Archive: A journey

On February 1, 1933, the day after the Nazis seized power, Herlitz directed a request to the executive branch of the Zionist organization to move the archives to Palestine.

By SUZANNE BERNS
21/02/2020
Ya’acov Heruti, one of Israel’s first anonymous soldiers

The ‘Magazine’ gets the lowdown on the former LEHI operative, today 93, who almost assassinated the British foreign secretary in 1948

Foreman wearing a face mask works as a cargo ship docks at a container terminal of Qingdao port
Israeli businesses request government aid to counter coronavirus impact

"As the time required to eradicate the virus grows longer, the economic impact grows exponentially."

20/02/2020
A general view picture shows the Bedouin city of Rahat, southern Israel July 17, 2017. Picture taken
Bedouin youth assault Jewish teens over a girl in Beersheba skate park

"I told him 'hey man, we don't want to get involved, let's stop' and then the other one came and punched me straight in the eye."

Moshe Ya’alon addresses The Jerusalem Post Elections Conference last year
Ya’alon: Iran wants its own nukes, not from North Korea

In his book and interview with the ‘Magazine,’ Moshe Ya’alon covers Iran, Gaza, politics and fighting corruption

Father of terrorist who killed Ron Kukia asks for forgiveness

‘In the name of the Abu Judeh family, I ask for forgiveness. We condemn all physical and verbal violence’

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
20/02/2020
IDF soldiers searching in the West Bank for the terrorists who killed Rina Shnerb, August 2019
High Court approves demolitions of Rina Shnerb’s killers’ homes

Last week, the IDF informed the family that it intends to demolish their houses. The family had filed an appeal against the demolition, but did not denounce the murder when asked to in court.

The Israelis who were aboard the "Diamond Princess" cruise ship after disembarking
Israelis who were on 'coronavirus cruise' take off from Japan to Israel

Earlier on Thursday, another one of the Israeli passengers was found to have contracted the virus and was taken off the ship to a Japanese hospital for further treatment.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
20/02/2020
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PA removes Israeli calf ban, Israel removes Palestinian agriculture ban

The ban on importing calves from Israel was taken in September by PA Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh as part of his plan to achieve “gradual economic disengagement” from the Jewish state.

Israel’s economic growth has left most people behind - study

“The national budget needs to include engines of equality and not just engines of economic growth. The Israeli government needs to invest in regions of the country neglected by the business sector."

20/02/2020
Prosecution to recommend probing Fifth Dimension affair

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz is not a suspect in the case.

Jewish-American pedophiles flee justice by coming to Israel – report

Jewish Community Watch founder Meyer Seewald told CBS that the same thing that is going on in the Catholic Church is happening “in our community.”

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
20/02/2020
Benny Gantz (L) and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R)
Why Gantz should have said yes to debate - analysis

Netanyahu delivered what could have finally been that game changer on Tuesday night when he challenged Gantz to a debate. But Gantz deliberately dropped the ball.

19/02/2020
Rivlin lands in Fiji ahead of Pacific Islands meeting in Nadi

Rivlin was the guest of honor at a dinner alongside other Pacific Island leaders. All guests wore traditional shades of blue.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
21/02/2020
Fighter pilot's helmet given to his family 36 years after his death

The helmet was found by a backpacker who shared a picture of it on social media.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
19/02/2020
Children's theater productions performing in Tel Aviv for Purim

The Seven Dwarfs and Snow White by Roy Segev and Shirili Deshe will be one of three premieres at the festival. The musical (appropriate for ages six-12) doesn’t quite match the story we know.

By HELEN KAYE
19/02/2020
International Criminal Court
The ICC judge who could determine Israel’s fate – analysis

The three ICC judges are the same exact three judges that ruled against Israel in a Comoros case relating to the 2010 'Mavi Maramara' flotilla.

Labor leader Amir Peretz and Meretz chairman Nitzan Horowitz
Left-wing politicians: 'The era of annexation, Arab transfer has ended'

The time has come to end any talk of unilateral annexation and the transfer of Israeli-Arabs to a Palestinian state, the leaders of Labor-Gesher-Meretz said.

Muslims pray at the Grand Mosque during the annual Haj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi A
Netanyahu promises direct Mecca flights – deletes post

A Facebook post promising the flights, written in Arabic and Hebrew, was deleted moments after going live online.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
19/02/2020
A dish at Meshek Barzilay in Tel Aviv
Talented women are making their mark on Tel Aviv's culinary scene

In the White City, stereotypes of a restaurant industry dominated by men are passé.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
20/02/2020
Ultra-orthodox in the IDF: A Nahal Haredi swearing-in ceremony
IDF internal report: Haredi enlistment figures deliberately falsified

If the new enlistment figures do indeed show that the rate of ultra-Orthodox enlistment has not been rising, then the government’s entire strategy for the issue would have to be called into question.

Police conduct midnight search of former MK Yehudah Glick’s home

Officers were looking for documents they suspected Glick took from police earlier when he was first detained for “walking slowly” on the Temple Mount

Parents of Gil-Ad Shaer spread Purim joy across the globe

The SonShine Foundation was created to honor the memory of Gil-Ad Shaar, one of the three boys kidnapped and murdered by Hamas in 2014.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
20/02/2020
Science and Torah collide: How yeshiva students ended up at CERN

This year was the first year that Migdal HaTorah made the trip to Switzerland, but the yeshiva has operated based on the principles of logic, science and Torah working as one since it opened in 2013.

20/02/2020
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Roltime to market Pierre Cardin brand watches in Israel

Pierre Cardin is considered one of the world’s leading and best-known fashion watch brands.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
20/02/2020
Benny Gantz promises legislation to ban PM from serving under indictment

Blue and White leader promises raft of anti-corruption measures following announcement of Netanyahu’s March 17 court date.

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki.
Palestinian FM dodges European Parliament question on Israeli captives

MEP Charlie Weimers, of the European Conservatives and Reformists group, pointed out that the European Parliament passed a resolution in 2018 that called for the safe return of Israelis.

Isawiya
Jerusalem mayor halts demolition warrants in Arab neighborhood

The decision was made due to the city working on a full-scale plan that will place “the well being of the local residents” at the center.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
19/02/2020
Cathay Pacific to halt Hong Kong-Israel flights amid coronavirus fears

The airline, which typically has six weekly flights between the two cities, said it would delay flights from February 24 until March 28.

19/02/2020
The IDF Search and Rescue Unit takes part in a drill, December 2019.
IDF Comptroller finds increase in violence by commanders against soldiers

The report was presented to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Naftali Bennett and to the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Ya'acov Litzman visit Sheba Medical Center at
Israel readies for return of 11 ‘coronavirus cruise’ travelers

The Israeli embassy in China helped Tomer Zevulun obtain the necessary permits for him to leave the region and return to Israel via Ukraine.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with Republican congressmen Mike Johnson of Louisiana and Jim Jord
Netanyahu meets with Republicans after Temple Mount visit

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with visiting Republican congressmen Mike Johnson of Louisiana and Jim Jordan of Ohio.

Beachfront Brasserie del Borgo offers an eclectic menu
Italian in name only: new beachfront restaurant in Herzliya

The one-page food menu does not reflect what we thought we’d see in a restaurant whose name is in the Italian language (meaning “the neighborhood brasserie”).

By BUZZY GORDON
19/02/2020
The Negev’s LOGON presents ‘The Sound of Music’
'The Sound of Music' production in the Negev

Still one of the ‘favorite things’

By PATRICIA GOLAN
19/02/2020
Ex-NSC chief Amidror: IDF will have to destroy Hezbollah ‘beast’

However, calls to refrain from killing Nasrallah: ‘He lives in a basement. Why eliminate him?’

The Jewish Music Days Festival at Bar Ilan University

The Jewish Music Days Festival offers an eclectic sweep of sub genres and cultural subtexts

19/02/2020
Lionel Richie makes Election Day choice easy

Richie never made it to Israel, until this year, when he will be arriving as part of his international “Hello” tour on March 2, facing stiff competition from Netanyahu and Gantz on election day.

19/02/2020
Teva CEO Kåre Schultz at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, February 19, 2020
After turbulent years, Teva CEO Schultz forecasts stability

Teva completed its two-year major restructuring plan in 2019, reducing its cost base by over $3 billion and net debt by more than $9b.

19/02/2020
Bennett fights against voter defection in appeal to Anglo voters

In particular, he attacked the Likud, without directly mentioning Netanyahu’s name, as not being sufficiently right-wing.

Masa Israel seeking Israeli employers to participate in internship program

The lot of participants consist of university graduates all stemming from diverse educational, social and professional backgrounds - many of whom bring with them a resume of prior work experience.

Oil spill near Eilat
IDF officer convicted after failing to clean up extensive gasoline leak

The IDF neglected to carry out orders by the Environmental Protection Ministry until the end of 2018.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
19/02/2020
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