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Amir Yaron attends a ceremony whereby he is sworn in as Bank of Israel governor by Israel's Presiden
Bank of Israel governor warns election would be terrible news for economy

Yaron noted that the political uncertainty could trigger a downturn in the market as the economy already faces "considerable difficulties" amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Compromise proposal gives hope of avoiding elections

Blue and White backs down from "anti-Bibi-bill" * Finance Minister: Pass budget now despite extending deadline.

Canada defeats Israel at hockey
Israel's hockey team captain to play with the Polish Auschwitz team

Eliezer Sherbatov, 28, signed last week to the local team in Oswiecim, the Polish name for Auschwitz.

A NEW bride and groom visit a blossoming almond grove in Latrun on their wedding day in 2019.
Event Venues Association: End pirate weddings and events in homes

The Association also made mention of the illegality of these 'pirate' outside of the coronavirus restrictions.

Amid coronavirus crisis, Israel Festival to adapt and move forward

Social distancing and online events won’t prevent the September gala from going ahead

Peace Now demonstration outside of the Kochav HaShahar settlement in the West Bank.
Who is convicted murderer Yona Avrushmi?

“I don’t harm anyone, I don’t go to demonstrations… I stay at home, I study, eat, drink, that’s it,” said the convicted murderer.

THE GLOWING Yismach Moshe Synagogue at night, a major religious center of Ashdod’s Moroccan Jewry.
Changes to synagogue worshiper limits to be proposed by next week

Ultra-Orthodox MKs and the ultra-Orthodox community at large has bristled at the tight restriction of just 10 worshipers allowed in a synagogue, regardless of its size.

Haim Bibas, Chairman of the Federation of Local Authorities in Israel.
Modi’in mayor denies reports he aims to form party to trick voters

Party reportedly meant to attract those disappointed with Netanyahu, and then join him after elections

IAF's second F-35i squadron becomes operational

The 116th Lions of the South squadron is based out of Nevatim in southern Israel.

One-year vs. two-year budget for Israel? Economically, which is best?

“The slump we are currently experiencing is one of the worst we ever had.”

A prayer for parents of new IDF inductees - watch

The Tzohar Rabbinical Organization has composed a special prayer for the recruitment day for the recruits' parents.

When Jews from pre-state Israel vacationed in Lebanon

There was a time when Lebanon's coastal cities and snowy peaks were leading tourist destinations for the Jewish residents of Mandatory Palestine

The week in readers' pictures

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

90% of coronavirus aid packages sent to citizens

By Monday, some 4.1 million Israelis will have received their stimulus funds.

Tel Aviv to open 'sail-in' floating theater in Hayarkon Park boating lake

The move follows the reopening of the city's legendary drive-in theater, and will be held in accordance with the Health Ministry's 'Purple Ribbon' standards.

Rivlin speaks to Israeli citizens caught in web of bureaucracy

During the present health and economic crisis, the number of requests for assistance has intensified.

Ogen gives loans to businesses, nonprofits due to COVID-19 financial loss

The loans will be government backed with an interest rate of 3.1%, and all borrowers will pay the same consistent rate.

Young couples find love in Israel on the Masa program

Some come to get closer to Israel, some come for personal and professional growth, but nearly everyone leaves with experiences and memories to last a lifetime – and some even find love.

Seventeen-year-old Shmuel Aharon Glick is laid to rest on August 9, 2020
17-year-old yeshiva student killed while riding his bike in Jerusalem

"We provided him with medical treatment and performed advanced and prolonged resuscitation until we reached the trauma room.”

PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz pass each other in the
Haredim vow revenge if Netanyahu initiates election

PM supports compromise proposal that could prevent race

Gantz refuses to rule out law banning Netanyahu from serving as PM

No agenda set for cabinet meeting as coalition crisis hits new high. Blue and White leader accuses Netanyahu of seeking elections for "personal and political considerations."

Senior citizens learn how to use social media platforms amid pandemic

They’re also discovered that it’s a lot of fun sharing what they’ve found on the Internet.

Scholars trace Earth’s magnetic field in 586 BCE through Jerusalem’s ruins

In August 586 BCE, after months of siege, the Babylonian troops breached the walls of Jerusalem and proceeded to destroy and burn the city, including the Holy Temple.

Dolphin next to a dead friend
Mediterranean dolphin spotted off Haifa's coastline - WATCH

IMMRAC researchers noted that the particular dolphin spotted on Saturday was healthy and didn't present any signs of weakness or disease.

Protesters demonstrate outside the prime minister's residence in Balfour.
Thousands attend nationwide anti-Netanyahu protests

On Saturday, protesters made their way to bridges and intersections across the country on Saturday afternoon in a massive display of the anti-Netanyahu sentiment that has sparked protests.

Israeli wine service Vinsent disrupts Bordeaux during COVID-19

The Bordeaux system of selling wine had been in place since 1855, but during COVID-19, more and more clients are using Vinsent to buy wine online.

Israeli students  wear protective face masks as they return to school for the first time since the o
Israel must hire 15,000 teachers to shrink classes amid coronavirus crisis

When school opens Sept. 1, “it will not be possible to enable full education for everyone,” Gallant said.

Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in a scene from the 1987 film "Dirty Dancing."
‘Dirty Dancing’ sequel starring Jennifer Grey announced

Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer confirmed the news on Thursday.

Israeli police officers scuffle with demonstrators during a protest against Israeli prime minister B
Murderer of Peace Now activist calls anti-Netanyahu protesters ‘germs’

He also referred to the current cohort of anti-Netanyahu protesters as “evil people” and “haters of Israel."

A ROCKET IS fired toward Israel from the southern Gaza Strip in February.
Hamas threatens to end ceasefire with Israel amid rising tensions - report

Incendiary balloons found near Gaza border communities early Saturday.

Facebook affirms, deletes fake profiles calling to harm Netanyahu

Some of Netanyahu's critics have suggested that the posts were part of a "false flag" operation to undermine criticism of the prime minister.

Israel Police and Magen David Adom.
Rishon Lezion: 23-year-old stabbed to death during beach brawl

Police investigators have since arrived at the scene of the stabbing to conduct a preliminary investigation of the incident.

Democratic US presidential candidate Joe Biden at a campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., Ju
Biden intervened to keep ‘occupation’ out of Democratic platform

Foreign Policy reported Thursday that Biden intervened after pro-Israel groups appealed to him.

Bat Yam man in serious condition as Israel sees fifth drowning this week

According to Ynet, this is the fifth case of a drowning death in Israel this week and the twenty-sixth since the beginning of May.

Kochavi congratulates Maglan force on thwarting Iran-backed terror cell

Four-man squad was killed after placing explosives along the Syrian border fence last week

Israeli composer behind two of Muimui Guitargirl's viral music videos

The song is the second produced with Loretta Kay Feld, the first being 'Keep America Singing,' and the fifth released on Muimui Guitargirl's YouTube channel.

Where does Israel's early education rank among other OECD countries?

The study is especially important as Israel ranks highly with its fertility rate, and percentage of children below the age of four-years-old.

Anti-Netanyahu protest to be held outside embassy in DC Sunday

Sydney, London, Cambridge, Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco also set for Sunday

Solar Guerrilla addresses the issue of climate change in an innovative and thought-provoking manner.
Tel Aviv Municipality launches action plan to combat climate change

Tel Aviv Municipality committed to take action against climate change threats by launching a multi-year action plan.

The centrality (or not) of Israel for progressives

Of course, I learned about more than Sanders’ family-like dynamics with his progressive endorsees. Notably, here were four thorns in the sides of the centrist and right-wing pro-Israel movement, and Israel never came up in their conversation.

Israeli tourism officials: Ready for foreign visitors when skies open up

When the skies finally open and Israel begins welcoming foreign visitors, what can they expect? What tourist attractions will be open to them? What coronavirus prevention measures will be in place?

Israeli TV show 'Tehran' goes global

The producers are hoping that Tehran can draw an international audience once it debuts on Apple and that it will become a talked-about hit the way Fauda and Shtisel have.

Gesher Theater presents its productions via Facebook

The Gesher Theater is using the current coronavirus crisis as an opportunity to present past productions as well as more recent ones, hoping to entertain its fans and to attract new audiences.

Amid northern border tensions, IDF observation unit is first defense

With the northern border particularly sensitive, the IDF’s observation unit is the first line of defense against attacks.

PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz pass each other in the
Are Netanyahu and Gantz doomed to divorce? - analysis

Netanyahu and Gantz appear to be on a collision course that would end in a historic fourth election.

Netanyahu's budget maneuvers - economically absurd, socially mad

MIDDLE ISRAEL: The former governor of the Bank of Israel represented truth, warning that Benjamin Netanyahu’s budgetary maneuvering is economically ruinous.

An Israeli flag is seen on the first of Israel's El Al Airlines order of 16 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners
IAA presents airport labs tender that will allow opening the skies

“There’s no doubt Israeli flight must return,” Transportation Minister Miri Regev said, “I got the green go-ahead to do so from the Prime Minister [Benjamin Netanyahu].”

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on June 30, 20
68% say fourth election would be Netanyahu’s fault - poll

Haredim ask Netanyahu, Gantz to stop election

A NEW bride and groom visit a blossoming almond grove in Latrun on their wedding day in 2019.
Coronavirus: ‘What’s good for the goose, good for the gander’ - analysis

Why is a holy and wholesome wedding in the age of coronavirus any less important than thrice weekly protests in Jerusalem against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu?

Netanyahu visits 'cancer' hero at Rachashei Lev

Hila openly shared her fears and anxieties about her condition. She spoke of her decision to shave her head and to create a video that can empower other girls.

Deni Avdija heading from MVP to NBA

After helping Maccabi Tel Aviv capture championship, 19-year-old Israeli star set for next step

Yoav Galant at cabinet meeting on March 17th, 2019
Education minister: Plan to return students to school 'won't be perfect'

Education Minister Yoav Gallant said that the plan will focus on creating smaller classrooms and learning from home when possible.

Medical experts give Ronni Gamzu’s coronavirus plan an A+

'The Jerusalem Post' asked three top health experts how they would grade Gamzu’s plan – and all of them gave it top scores.

Coronavirus crashes Israel's real estate market

American Jews encouraged to buy fast.

Heineken to interview John Terry during Champions League final screening

Heineken, marketed in Israel by Tempo, has organized similar events in previous years, making the public screenings of Champions League finals a kind of tradition among soccer lovers in Israel.

Sovereignty Movement heads ask Yankelevich, Blue and White for support

The discussion with Yankelevich "reflects the ever growing Israeli consensus surrounding the application of sovereignty in Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley," the Sovereignty Movement said.

A screen capture of the live stream feed from a hearing at the High Court of Justice
NGO to High Court: End discrimination against Arab towns’ development

The NGOs filed on behalf of all Arab local authorities in Wadi Ara and 74 area residents, several local councils and the communities of Umm al-Qatif, Misar, and Al-‘Iryan.

SHALOM ASSAYAG (left) and Amos Tamam star in ‘Manayak.’
'Manayak': Israel’s next big hit

'Manayak' is about corruption within the police force.

‘The Commitments’
Alan Parker films featured on Israeli television following his passing

'Manayak' is a gritty police drama running Sundays, Monday at 9:15 p.m.

FLY LIKE a bird: YMCA staff, 2019. Ellen is in the third row, second from right, with glasses on her
Spinning as a way of life

Ellen's light is out too soon.

First lesbian woman to be appointed to Tel Aviv's religious council

Sperber intends to close the gap between religious and LGBT identities, and help LGBT people who, regardless of their level of observance, are still Jewish and have religious needs.

Birthright Excel concludes 2020 summer program

Fellows participated in lectures by professionals from all sectors of Israeli society, workshops and leadership training, and weekend activities beyond the boardroom.

Travel Israel: Mateh Yehuda Rural Food Festival

The festival runs from August 5-22 and features dozens of men and women who are professional or amateur cooks.

The sinister message behind ‘Israel just gives aid for PR’ – analysis

Israel, as a world leader in search and rescue missions and disaster response, has a lot to offer Lebanon in its time of great need.

LINDI YUAN, Mandarin: 'There’s not just one taste that characterizes Chinese food.'
Jerusalem’s ethnic food scene coping and thriving amid coronavirus crisis

As corona continues, journey with us through the Holy City's diverse culinary landscape to see how eateries are coping and even thriving

SALAH ZAHWY, wine grower of Allone Habashan vineyard on the Golan Heights.
Wine Talk: Redemption & revival on the Golan Heights

No activity in the vineyard of a serious winery takes place without the authority and approval of the winemaker.

High Court of Justice prepares for hearing on whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can form the
High Court gives rabbinate 90 days for solution to women’s Halacha exams

The interim ruling comes following a petition by three NGOs to the court, which argued that women are discriminated against by the state since they cannot obtain the same qualifications as men.

INDEPENDENT BUSINESS owners and workers from the tourism sector call for financial support
Jerusalem deputy mayor: Tourism not enough to survive coronavirus crisis

Deputy Mayor Fleur Hassan-Nahoum on the tourism nosedive and the efforts to keep Jerusalem’s central source of income from fully tanking

The Hotel Montefiore restaurant has taken over an adjacent parking lot to create a COVID-19-friendly
Tel Aviv restaurants take to streets to survive

Municipality expands limits on outdoor seating in bid to help eateries counter 60-70% drop in clientele.

BLESSING ALBERT of Botswana, in Gilboa: ‘The existence of women in agriculture is the basis of beaut
Israel's special agriculture program aims to create a better world

Israeli program turns students from developing countries into agricultural and economic powerhouses.

JONA LAKS, survivor of Dr. Josef Mengele’s twins experiments, and granddaughter Lee Aldar
Mengele’s unethical research was part of existing beliefs, practice

Mengele’s background, the study of medicine and anthropology, was well suited to Nazi ideology.

THE CANARY Wharf tower in London’s East End.
Jews breaking into the arts

Creating a parallel world to traditional English theater

OREN SAYS, ‘Ben, can you make the mud cake?’ It’s really mug cake.
Dirty deeds

Ben really should get up and have something to eat, but... he’s a soldier now. He’s earned the sleep.

Screenshot of the video published by the Health Ministry.
Health Ministry removes coronavirus video after Chinese Embassy complaint

It opens with the character saying: “Hi, my name is COVID, 19, from the center of the country, originally from Wuhan in China. Made in China, but works well!"

Marina Chvatova leaving Shaare Tzedek Hospital
Corona patient leaves Shaare Zedek Hospital after 99 days

Marina spent 99 days in the hospital’s coronavirus unit, which is believed to be the longest stay for a hospitalized coronavirus patient in the entire world.

New Jewish fundraising campaign launched following Lebanon blast

The aim of the campaign is to raise NIS 1 million for Israeli Flying Aid, a non-profit organization that provides relief for communities stricken by natural distastes or human conflict, according to the organization's website.

Police open criminal investigation into wedding attended by thousands

Police initially fined organizers of the wedding the grand rabbi's grandson, but subsequently opened a full criminal investigation due to ‘blatant violation of regulations.'

US-Israel sign collaboration to strengthen biodiversity conservation

"The US Government looks forward to exploring opportunities for cooperation and exchange with the Israel Nature and Parks Authority in our efforts to promote sustainable management of biodiversity."

Pupils sitting behind partition boards made of plexiglass attend a class at a primary school
Almost a quarter-million of Israel's students have no computer at home

Ministry officals confirmed this number, but added that they are working on mapping out all the students who are in need of computers, so they can pass the information on to the Education Minister.

Ronni Gamzu visits the Home Front Command on July 29, 2020
Only 17% of Israelis comprehend new coronavirus restrictions - survey

In comparison to similar surveys, conducted only a few months ago the current survey suggests an overall decrease in public spirit.

A STAR of David is seen at the new Holocaust museum called the House of Fates in Budapest, Hungary,
Window of New Mexico Holocaust Museum smashed by vandals

The head of the museum does not think it is a coincidence.

National Library of Israel to put 300 workers on unpaid leave

Under the suspension, the library will stop the lending of books and close reading rooms.

8 incredible Israeli shows you may not have heard of

It’s no secret that for more than a decade now, Hollywood has turned toward Israel to look for new show formats that could be adapted well for English-language audiences.

Ofer Sirkin Mall to host youth employment fair

The fair will take place August 6, in cooperation with the Petah Tikva Municipality.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wearing a medical mask amid coronavirus pandemic
1 in 10 Israelis fully support Netanyahu's handling of coronavirus - poll

The poll was done on the backdrop of nationwide demonstrations, mainly in protest of the prime minister's handling of the coronavirus outbreak and the consequent financial crisis.

El Al plane
Gov't approves $75m. bid for major stake in El Al to US millionaire's son

Now El Al must decide whether to accept the offer or take a government bailout package that would include a government-backed loan and a stock offering on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

Israeli army Technicians carry out a diagnostic test for coronavirus in a IDF lab in central Israel
New robot to enable faster coronavirus tests in the IDF

IDF officials emphasized the impotence of the lab in preserving the operational continuity and preparedness of IDF forces.

How is coronavirus affecting developing countries?

Lack of coronavirus tests and challenges to impose lockdowns due to dire economic conditions were indicated as especially problematic.

MK Yair Lapid speaks during a protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calling on him to qu
Lapid: Netanyahu’s failure in fighting coronavirus is ‘poetic justice’

Bennett to PM: ‘People are dying because of you’ * Netanyahu accuses Left of playing politics

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