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John Benjamin Hickey
Eytan Fox’s ‘Sublet’ to have its Tribeca premiere online

Late last week, the festival announced that it would go on, in an online version, with juries awarding prizes although the films cannot be screened for an audience.

Netanyahu, Pompeo talk Iran and coronavirus

According to the Prime Minister's Office, Pompeo wished Netanyahu a happy Passover, and Netanyahu wished Pompeo a happy Easter.

THE JORDAN VALLEY – calls to annex it are a provocative political act
Jordan rejects any Israeli West Bank annexation steps

The importance of sovereignty in the coalition talks between Blue and White Party head Benny Gantz and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has kept the topic in the headlines.

Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem January 2
Naftali Bennett slams Health Ministry amid coronavirus crisis

According to the defense minister, there are too few tests and people wait at least 5-6 days before receiving a result.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF , ANNA AHRONHEIM
09/04/2020
Coronavirus: EU supports Palestinians with 71 million euros

Shtayyeh: Palestinian economy could lose $3.8 billion.

Prison cell block
PA welcomes Russian aid in prisoners release

Despite earlier claims that “the ball is in Israeli hands now,” it seems both Russia and Egypt are seeking a role in any future deal if one is struck.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
09/04/2020
MICHAEL ALONI in his role as Akiva in the hit TV series ‘Shtisel’
Cast of ‘Shtisel’ offers video Passover greetings from their homes

“We’ll be back soon, as soon as this whole thing is over."

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
09/04/2020
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives for a speech at his Jerusalem office, regarding th
Did Benjamin Netanyahu's Passover seder break coronavirus regulations?

During the video, the son of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Avner, can be clearly seen. This is after Netanyahu ordered families not to visit one another on the holiday.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
09/04/2020
Great character actor, Allen Garfield, is dead from the coronavirus

Deadline reported that Garfield, who was 80, died on April 7 of complications of COVID-19. He had been living at the Motion Picture Home in Woodland Hills, California.

Yitzhak Rabin
Yitzhak Rabin's grandson wishes coronavirus on Netanyahu, apologizes

“I don’t wish for anyone to get sick with coronavirus, including Netanyahu. Apologies for that,” Yonatan Ben Artzi tweeted Tuesday night.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
09/04/2020
Yisrael Beytenu leader MK Avigdor Liberman and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Avigdor Liberman: Benjamin Netanyahu is false Messiah, machine of lies

Yisrael Beytenu leader slams Prime Minister, claims that not a single friend of Netanyahu from his return from New York City in 1988 stuck by him

By BEN CASPIT/MAARIV , JERUSALEM POST STAFF
09/04/2020
via dolorosa
On an empty Via Dolorosa before Easter, praying for the world's sick

"We are living in strange days. Usually at this time the Old City was full of ...pilgrims coming for Holy Week," he said after his group prayed outside the locked door of the church.

By REUTERS
09/04/2020
Home is where the radio is

Judging by the current output of the likes of Gilad Kahana and Yoav Kutner, it is how you do your job, rather than where you do it, that makes the all-important difference.

09/04/2020
Restaurant Review: Al Dente

We asked the waiter to choose our dinner, and we tasted a nice range of dishes.

By RAFAELLA CHURGIN-GRADSTEIN
09/04/2020
Reflections: Be strong through the hard times of coronavirus lockdown

That’s when I lost it.

By HADASSAH CHEN
09/04/2020
Grapevine April 10, 2020: Rena remembers

A round up of news from around Israel.

Creatively Speaking: Passover meets Pablo Picasso

How can the artistic genius of Pablo Picasso help us not just endure, but actually thrive in our current situation?

By BENJIE HERSKOWITZ
09/04/2020
Giving Thanks: Sweets treats for doctors’ devotion

These days, hospitals unfortunately are suffering from a severe shortage of protective medical supplies.

By ILANA SHTOTLAND
09/04/2020
Altogether alone: ‘Seated in Seclusion’ at the Israel Museum

The show opened at the Israel Museum on March 4, which transpired as not particularly great timing.

09/04/2020
Magen David Adom medical team members, wearing protective gear, are handling a Coronavirus test from
This Week In Jerusalem: Lockdown in the holy city

It became evident to the municipality on Sunday evening that the national government’s special coronavirus team was planning to call for lockdowns in areas where the virus was rampant.

09/04/2020
Interview with Moshe Lion: The mayor faces the coronavirus threat

Of all the problems and difficulties facing us now, what would you point to as Jerusalem being most affected?

09/04/2020
Coronavirus shopping list: Put on a mask

Dr. Bronner’s introduces, especially for these days, an organic herbal spray that kills bacteria quickly when soap and water are not available.

By NERIA BARR
09/04/2020
Snatching success from the jaws of failure

“The Goren family is a staunch supporter of our mechina, and they are closely involved in our activities,” says Shai Weisblum, the director of Oz Shlomo.

By TALIA LEVIN
09/04/2020
A gold award for Israeli manga

The award was created in 2007 by then-foreign minister Taro Aso as part of his efforts to use Japanese culture as a diplomatic tool.

09/04/2020
Police at a temporary "checkpoint" on road number 1 outside Jerusalem on April 8, 2020, to check if
Hilltop youth quarantined together after refusing state facility

The group rioted on police bus, broke windows and tried to escape after fearing they were being taken to a Shin Bet detention center.

Finance ministry to create a loan fund worth 6 billion NIS

This fund will provide businesses impacted by the coronavirus up to 8% of their yearly earnings, up to NIS 100 million.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
09/04/2020
A PANORAMIC view of east Jerusalem.
Israelis wary of Palestinian moves in East Jerusalem

Amid COVID-19 threat, NGOs bring aid that Israel considers illegal

By DIMA ABUMARIA/ THE MEDIA LINE
08/04/2020
Experts: Israel ahead of curve on coronavirus

Put together by a team of 30 experts, the report demonstrated that strict regulations were bringing about a positive trend, but also warned that isolation measures should remain in place.

By MAYA MARGIT/THE MEDIA LINE
08/04/2020
President Reuven Rivlin meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thursday, November 15, 2018
President Rivlin speaks with Pope Francis on coronavirus

“The disease shows us that it respects no borders and that no-one is immune," Rivlin told the Pope.

By LEON SVERDLOV
09/04/2020
Magen David Adom medical team members, wearing protective gear, are handling a Coronavirus test from
Coronavirus hotel for Arab Israelis opens in Haifa

Some 15 patients have reportedly been hospitalized in the facility.

By LEON SVERDLOV
08/04/2020
Justice Minister Amir Ohana speaks at the Israeli Bar Association on June 10, 2019
Amir Ohana extends judicial emergency order

The emergency order first went into effect mid-March due to the coronavirus outbreak, freezing all non-essential proceedings.

El Al workers get Israelis home in time of COVID-19, but get no masks

Saying this is an ongoing thing, El Al workers claim that air-crew members get a full body suit to protect themselves from coronavirus when they are told “no masks arrived for you.”

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
08/04/2020
The Hampton Synagogue invites Jews to enjoy Passover Jewish music

The pre-recorded show will be aired on the Jewish Broadcast Service on Wednesday.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
08/04/2020
Jerusalem holds ‘world’s largest’ burning of bread for Passover

The Jewish custom is meant to both ensure no unleavened bread is in the house and also symbolizes new beginnings.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
08/04/2020
Deep breaths: Smoking pollution in Tel Aviv
Drug dealers disguise as food delivery guys in time of coronavirus

“These are stressful times,” a weed smoker told Ynet, “so we actually smoke a lot more.”

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
08/04/2020
Family of COVID-19 victim slams nursing home: State-run 'death camp'

The family of the 97-years-old Holocaust survivor rage against what they regard as blatant neglect.

By YASSER OKBI/MAARIV , JERUSALEM POST STAFF
08/04/2020
An empty hospital bed at Hasharon Hospital
IFCJ brings crucial aid to Israel's hospitals fighting coronavirus

With the resources of U.S. Jewish organizations stretched to the limit to help people locally, The Fellowship is the largest international charity that is focused exclusively on helping Israel.

The Israeli Magen David Adom national emergency service at a coronavirus testing complex in Bnei Bra
New Horizon campaign introduces Israelis to Arabs who combat coronavirus

21% of the medical workers in Israel are Arabs, so are 47% of the pharmacists, a new campaign asks why should they not enjoy representation in government.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
09/04/2020
Government deficit climbs to 4%, 'sharp increase' ahead due to coronavirus

Explaining the rising deficit, the Finance Ministry said "the effects of the coronavirus crisis began to manifest themselves on the Israeli economy and budgetary activity" in March.

09/04/2020
Residents stand on their balcony as they watch Israeli soldiers performing for them in a bid to assi
Lockdown won’t be extended despite corona count hitting around 10,000

86 people dead * Testing in senior facilities increases * PM slams Bennett for public attack

El Al flight carries reagents for coronavirus tests and protective suits from South Korea
Coronavirus tests and protective gear arrive in Israel before Passover

"I thank the Defense Ministry and El Al, who we sent to the end of the world in order to bring lifesaving equipment here."

Pro-Israel Americans warn Benny Gantz against annexation of West Bank

A number of the signatories are also active in the Democratic Party, which still emphatically embraces two states while President Donald Trump has retreated from the outcome.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
08/04/2020
RIVLIN
Rivlin: Passover reminds us that the Jewish people are all one family

'This is our story, our anchor, what binds us together – even when we need to be apart.'

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
08/04/2020
IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi visits Bnei Brak
Chief of Staff visits Bnei Brak as IDF distributes food

In an attempt to curb the continued spread of the highly infectious and deadly virus, Bnei Brak was turned into a “restricted” city, with residents only allowed to leave for specific reasons.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
08/04/2020
An Israeli woman and a child sit at a playground near a kindergarten
Psychologists, social workers to be considered 'essential workers'

About half of the people in these jobs have gone on leave since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, impacting the services provided to at-risk children and youth.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
08/04/2020
Israel brings 1 million masks from China for IDF soldiers

The masks were procured from China and shipped to Israel in order that the IDF can begin using them within days.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
08/04/2020
Amar’e Stoudemire immerses in Judaism during coronavirus lockdown

The Maccabi Tel Aviv star reflects on his religious lifestyle and how it’s helped combat coronavirus.

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
07/04/2020
Health Ministry decides to offer coronavirus checks to the elderly

The decision came hours before an emergency court session to discuss an appeal by the association of the elderly people’s homes in Israel.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
07/04/2020
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he delivers a speech at his Jerusalem office,
Benjamin Netanyahu’s successful stalling strategy – analysis

Once Gantz is at the end of his mandate, he will have no leverage left, and he will have to make more concessions to Netanyahu.

07/04/2020
Post poll shows Labor dead, Netanyahu soar

Asked whether they were satisfied with Netanyahu’s handling of the crisis over the coronavirus, 68% said yes, and only 30% said no. Among Likud voters, 95% said they were satisfied.

07/04/2020
Day passes with no coalition talks

Blue and White said agreements were reached on every dispute, including portfolios, the judicial selection committee and how to implement US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan.

07/04/2020
Business owners exploit coronavirus crisis to raise food prices

Within the last two weeks alone it was discovered that dozens of businesses have already raised the prices of foods such as eggs, milk, cheese and challah.

By CELIA JEAN
07/04/2020
A man types into a keyboard during the Def Con hacker convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Israel cyber chief: We are protecting vaccine efforts from hacking

Infected persons alerts database delayed by a week to secure privacy; Guarding Passover Zoom Seders from attack.

PM Benjamin Netanyahu with parliamentary adviser Rivka Paluch, who tested positive for coronavirus
Ben-Artzi: If Netanyahu is seeking 4th election, he should get COVID-19

The grandson of late prime minister Yizhak Rabin took to social media to claim that if Netanyau doesn’t mean to form a unity government he should end up in prison.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
07/04/2020
Coronavirus lockdown: Life-saving or lunacy?

“Lockdown is lunacy,” Prof. Yoram Lass, a member of the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, told The Jerusalem Post. “It's impossible to stop a virus by government decree.”

Israeli delivery management firm Bringg raises additional $30 mln

With the outbreak of COVID-19, the delivery market has, in a matter of weeks, seen adoption that was predicted to occur in a few years’ time, Bringg said.

By REUTERS
07/04/2020
Israel under lockdown: Updated guidelines in English

The Jerusalem Post helps you understand the government's latest restrictions

'Israel could be a leader in the post-coronavirus digital world'

"As in every crisis, there are new opportunities and there is a lot of activity in Israel to detect what these possibilities will be," Prof. Leonardo Leiderman said in a webinar.

08/04/2020
Israel helps Palestinian sheikhs return from Indonesia

Katz thanks Germany for cooperation in bringing Israelis home

Yoav Galant
Immigrants now eligible to get welfare payments without visiting ministry

The payments will be made automatically and in full to the eligible immigrants and 'returning citizens.'

By CELIA JEAN
07/04/2020
Israeli arrested for spying for Iran

The man, whose identity is under gag order and cannot be published, was indicted on serious security offenses in the Lod District Court.

Netanyahu: I’m willing to negotiate captives’ release with Hamas

The Prime Minister's Office statement came a day after Hamas leader in Gaza Yahya Sinwar offered a prisoner exchange.

Hamas plans to demand medical aid from Israel due to coronavirus – report

According to Channel 13 reporter Zvi Yehezkeli the Hamas leadership views COVID-19 as a threat to their control of the Gaza Strip.

By MAARIV ONLINE
07/04/2020
Beating Passover countdown, millions of eggs flown into Israel

The extra supplies follow the arrival of some 4.62 million eggs imported from four European countries on Sunday.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
07/04/2020
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra shares Passover coronavirus medley

Each of the 20 musicians featured in the video submitted self-recordings of their sections to compose the final medley.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF , CELIA JEAN
07/04/2020
The Yizkor Project - In Memory of the Jewish Victims of COVID-19

One of the many tragedies of the coronavirus is that people are dying as statistics, not as individuals.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
07/04/2020
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the nation on the coronavirus outbreak, March 19, 2020
Israelis are happy with Israel's handling of coronavirus crisis - survey

"If you would have said two months ago that Bibi would shut down the entire country and the nation would be supporting him, no one would believe you."

By ZEV STUB
07/04/2020
IDF's Military Intelligence adds coronavirus to list of 'enemy' targets

“Over the past month we have been focused on a new enemy: corona.”

Some of the packages sent to Bar Ilan University
Bar-Ilan U. Hospital gets medical donation from Chinese alumni

The group of Chinese alumni said that they decided on the initiative out of appreciation to the school.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
07/04/2020
An empty school is seen after Israel shut schools as part of precautionary measures against coronavi
Special education students to return to school after Passover

Approximately 52,000 special education students will return to study in small groups, according to clear and precise guidelines from the Health Ministry.

A Jewish ultra-Orthodox man looks onto a local billboard with instructions related to the coronaviru
Here's how Jerusalem is teaching ultra-Orthodox, Arabs about coronavirus

As both sectors tend to shun or distrust the mainstream media, distributing information comes with unique challenges.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
07/04/2020
priestly blessing
'Limited' Priestly blessing at Western Wall to be broadcast online

In most years, tens of thousands of Jews crowd the Western Wall Plaza to receive the priestly blessings.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
07/04/2020
Baroness Ariane de Rothschild
Coronavirus: Rothschild Foundation donates NIS 50m. to Israeli hospitals

The donation will help 22 hospitals acquire respirators, ICU beds, and other medical equipment

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
07/04/2020
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discusses the impact of coronavirus with representatives from the
Finance Committee approves amendment to increase budget for 2020

"350,000 disadvantaged senior citizens in the state of Israel, whom Netanyahu announced would be receiving a grant of NIS 500, will receive an additional NIS 450 to their grants," MK Shmuli said.

DR. ARKADAI ZELTSER in the Hall of Names at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem.
Yad Vashem to mark Remembrance Day with global name-reading from home

Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial based in Jerusalem, is creating a global name-reading initiative to mark Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
07/04/2020
Emergency flight to bring Israelis home stranded in Argentina

The Israeli embassy in Argentina is trying to find enough passengers for a flight that with 60 passengers would bring Israelis currently stranded in the country back home on Saturday.

By JTA STAFF
07/04/2020
Mossad Director Yossi Cohen
US intel community in crisis, but Israeli-US intel cooperation unimpacted

US intelligence officials to Israel before Trump’s inauguration: Be careful sharing intelligence with incoming administration.

Finance Office opposes coronavirus aid package to hard-hit El Al

El Al chairman Eli Defes warned earlier on Monday that El Al is "likely to close" if the government does not provide financial assistance within the coming days.

The High Court of Justice during a hearing
High Court working on human rights petitions during coronavirus crisis

On Monday, the state filed a legal brief regarding a dispute over how much access to lawyers security detainees will have during the coronavirus period.

Gantz annexation veto turns him into possible peacemaker – analysis

Unlike Netanyahu, Gantz fears the instability that would follow, particularly with neighboring Jordan.

A view shows the Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim in the West Bank February 25, 2020.
A Gantz annexation veto turns him into a possible peacemaker

For Gantz it is the peace process itself and the link he makes between regional stability and dialogue.

IDF and police gear up for Passover holiday with more troops deployed to help

Thousands of tons of food to be delivered to troops, residents of Bnei Brak; police to enforce government regulations over holiday.

Israel among first to try experimental Japanese coronavirus drug

The drug is to be tested on a total of 80 patients at Hadassah, Sourasky, Poriah Hospital in Tiberias and Soroka Hospital in Beersheba, together with researchers from Hebrew University.

Can we both save lives and the economy? Israeli scientists say 'Yes'

Simply placing everyone in quarantine is not a good enough solution.

Can we both save lives and the economy? Israeli scientists say 'Yes'

Simply placing everyone in quarantine is not a good enough solution.

The tunnels beneath the Western Wall.
You can now experience a tour of the Western Wall Tunnels from your sofa

The coronavirus lockdown affords a unique opportunity to explore landmarks like the Western Wall Tunnels while staying at home.

Border Police go about coronavirus inspections in Mea Shearim, a haredi neighborhood in Jerusalem.
Man arrested for breaching quarantine while positive for coronvirus

The police located the man in a house in Mea Shearim, a haredi neighborhood in Jerusalem, and informed him that he was violating Health Ministry guidelines.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
06/04/2020
IDF soldiers support fellow Jews by praying Kaddish for passed loved ones

The soldiers serve with teh Netzach Yehuda unit, which allows haredi youth to serve in Israel's defence forces.

The Bank of Israel building in Jerusalem
Bank of Israel cuts benchmark interest rate to 0.1%

In addition to lowering the interest rate, the bank said it would also provide monetary loans to banks for a term of three years, with a fixed interest rate of 0.1%.

06/04/2020
Labor to merge with Benny Gantz's Blue and White Party

MK Michaeli "shocked Ben-Gurion's party will die."

06/04/2020
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