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Labor leader: Minority government on the way

Peretz said he would take on the role of mediator to build such a government and then to expand it by bringing in other parties afterward.

President Rivlin will not be quarantined following Australia trip

In view of the guidelines set down by the Health Ministry, there is currently no ban on travel to and from Australia.

National Library of Israel releases rare photos of Black Hebrew community

The photo collection shows the community when it was first established in Dimona, 50 years ago.

Benny Gantz, leader of Blue and White party, speaks during an election campaign rally in Ramat Gan,
Blue and White fires strategist after leaked insults of Gantz

MK Omer Yankelevich also caught on tape but apologized.

Tel Aviv Marathon
Tel Aviv Marathon 2020: Road Blocks

The road maps app WAZE will be updated in real time, and police advise drivers to use the app in order to navigate safely.

A Palestinian villager rides his donkey past a mural in the West Bank village of Awarta near Nablus
New app allows users to see distance of home to proposed Palestinian state

A new app released by the Israeli pro-settler NGO Regavim will allow users to measure the proximity of their homes to the Palestinian state that is currently being proposed in the Trump peace plan.

Provincial Dance Company: Impressive visuals, shallow sand dunes

Once more, the stage was filled with hanging props of sand filled thin transparent plastic containers shaped like ancient jugs.

Johnathan Gotlibovich to play the Spring Festival in Kfar Blum

The 42-year-old cellist will share the stage at several performance junctures over the three days with his viola-playing twin brother, Yuval.

‘Sixteenth Lamb’ quintet reunite for the first time

Now, over 40 years on, the Hakeves Hashiha Asar gang are back together for the first time, with Gov, Broza, Ravitz, Geffen and Rechter reuniting to record “Pnina.”

'Bibi has Tibi-phobia, and it's spreading like coronavirus'

Political Affairs: Joint List faction chairman Ahmad Tibi lays out demands to enable a Benny Gantz-led government: No Trump plan, no attacking in Gaza

Israel counts the climbing cost of coronavirus

Financial Affairs: As Israel has limited ports of entry by land, the fear of traveling through international airports could hit the country particularly hard.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits MDA's National Operations Center in Kiryat Ono, February 27
Three Israelis recover from coronavirus, WHO warns of 'decisive point'

People can be worried and rightly so. The most important thing is to calm down and do the right things to fight this very dangerous virus.”

NIKOS PAPANIKOLOPOULOS has coached Peristeri to an unexpected Champions League Top 16 result in his
Hapoel Jerusalem take on Athens' Peristeri BC as playoffs begin

Jerusalem has had quite the season thus far, capturing the Israel State Cup earlier in February along with the League Cup that it won in the preseason while finishing atop its Champions League group.

Nintendo Israel celebrates International Pokémon Day with Pokémon league

Starting in February, fans of the popular Pokémon video game series can come every few weeks to the Nintendo store in Dizengoff Center, Tel Aviv, and challenge for a badge.

“Public Interaction: A Printed Mask on my Face” (2019)
Ready for Purim, 3D masks bring Instagram filters to life

The masks are of such a high resolution that they can trick facial recognition technologies.

High Court rules access to surrogacy for same sex couples

The High Court gave the state 12 months to fix 'discriminatory' policy.

Ruining the Dream - a troubling look at Israel's health care system

“We have the best doctors in the world, but they can’t make their dreams come true."

Ben-El and Static rap duo conquer America

Israeli rap duo make beautiful music in the US

Many people around the world have never seen a bank branch yet manage their financial world simply

A vision of the near future of banking as seen from the perspective of the offices of the head of the Bank of Israel.

Senior OECD official: Israeli education system is 'average at best'

Recent PISA examination results revealed a growing gap in scholastic performance between Hebrew-speaking and Arabic-speaking pupils.

Israeli participation in UAE World Tour affects more than the race track

Israel Start-Up Nation’s roster consists of 30 riders, from 16 different nationalities, hailing from five continents, possessing multiple and sometimes contrasting religious views.

An El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 737-900ER airplane takes off from the Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas a
El Al cancels all flights to Italy, Thailand; postpones Tokyo route launch

The airline expects revenues to drop by $50-70 million between January and April as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Bennett advances 1,800 new settler homes, says won’t give land to Arabs

The list of projects that were advanced include the approval of a master plan for 620 homes in the Eli settlement and a 2 million sq.m. industrial park off of Rt. 5 in the West Bank's Samaria Region.

Tobi Lovv: First Nigerian IDF officer looks to build bridges

“Over the years I knew I would join the army and as I got older and as we visited Israel and I kept seeing soldiers, it moved from his [my father’s] desire to being my desire."

State to indict two more top defense officials in Case 3000

The Submarine Affair has jumped to the forefront right before next week's election.

First wine made by a blind and deaf person in Israel

Yossi Samuels is the inspiration behind Shalva, an association dedicated to providing transformative care for individuals with disabilities, empowering their families and promoting social inclusion.

Exhibit showcases Israeli artists alongside artists from Eritrea and Sudan

In her exhibition ‘Other Name,’ curator Yael Fibak Ilan presents works by known Israeli artists alongside unknown artists from Eritrea and Sudan

Lurid Nazis, luminous lovers and Lindbergh as leader

Hunters, the Amazon Prime series, is not exactly subtle.

Girlanda: A string of dances

Girlanda will string together five separate worlds. No one voice will stand out or shine brighter than the others.

American jazz comes to Israel

The American vocalist will enjoy the substantial backing of the Eyal Vilner Big Band, led by the eponymous 34-year-old New York resident Israeli saxophonist, for her tour here.

Jeff Koons to have first-ever one-man art exhibition in Tel Aviv

The arrival of Jeff Koons to Israel, both in person and in his creations, is a momentous occasion for the Israeli art community and the museum.

Art for the open-eyed

This art display at the Jerusalem Artists’ House is unique

Coronavirus confirmed in Israeli who returned from Italy, traveled El Al

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri expressed his intention to sign an official document on Thursday, barring Italian travelers from entering Israel.

South Sudan independence celebrations
US Treasury Department lifts sanctions against former IDF general

Israel Ziv was sanctioned in December 2018 over accusations of selling arms to South Sudanese during its civil war

Starcatcher’s ‘Chicago’ dazzles the city

The energetic music and dance of Chicago comes to life on the Jerusalem stage March 5 to March 21.

As the ‘shuk wars’ heat up, is Mahaneh Yehuda’s character at stake?

Some 140 years ago, Mahaneh Yehuda market – aka the shuk – was established on a plot of about 30,000 square meters.

A marcher dressed as Superman performs opposite the Great Synagogue in the annual Jerusalem parade d
Are Jerusalemites happier?

Only 58% of Jerusalem residents are satisfied with their economic situation, which is below the national level (62%) and the corresponding level in Tel Aviv (64%).

The band is back just in time for Purim

Netanyahu announces new housing, Friedman plays guitar, Rita is set to deliver a preformance and a Jerusalem Chabad is going strong

Alean El-Krenawi (L) with Labor leader Amir Peretz, February 27, 2020
Amir Peretz demands Arab minister to join coalition

Peretz criticized Blue and White leader Benny Gantz for not forming a minority government after the September election. He advised him to correct that mistake after Monday's race.

European ambassadors hold Jerusalem meeting with Israel over E1 fears

Those who participated in the meeting were; Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

UN HIGH COMMISSIONER for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet reacts during a forum on women of African de
This is what UN blacklisted Israeli companies really do

The UN commission has been working hard for three years and reputedly spending millions on this name-and-shame list of 112 companies. What has it come up with? Most of the companies are Israeli.

READY TO ride: Roey Schwartz-Tichon.
Making public transportation on Shabbat happen

A couple of months ago, Getting Around on the Weekends was finally launched, and was a success, both among Israelis who use public transportation, as well among the general public at large.

Darom Adom: Southern Israel is in bloom

Don't miss out on the red flowers and all the south has to offer.

CBN CEO Gordon Robertson on the Ophel in Jerusalem’s Davidson Center. Archeologist Eilat Mazar belie
Countering college campus anti-Israel propaganda in film

“We were not telling enough of the story of what is coming out of Israel from an innovation standpoint, so we decided to tell that story.”

MASA ISRAELI participants at the Khan Be’erot camping area at the Ramon Crater (Makhtesh Ramon).
Masa-Israel: The journey of a lifetime

Every year, 30,000 11th-grade students – from both secular and religious schools – take the Masa journey, with between 1,200 and 1,500 students going each week throughout the school year.

TO THE summit: (front from left) Paratrek CEO Omer Zur and co-worker Rowee Benbenishty; cliimbers wi
Access Israel climbs Kilimanjaro

“Climbing a mountain is more about the mind. If you take it easy and relax, all goes easy,” said Sabino (“Sabi”) Kweka.

AMNEH HEBE, a Kabul resident, takes a break during motorcycle practice at the Western Galilee villag
Muslim and Bedouin girls take to the road on motorcycles

When a religious Muslim woman rides a motorcycle, it is big news.

Passengers and children stand on the desk of the cruise ship Diamond Princess, as the vessel's passe
Two more Israelis from Diamond Princess cruise ship recover from virus

A fourth Israeli is expected to be hospitalized until sometime next week.

Meet the Israeli volunteers giving those in need a helping hand

Today, the nonprofit is run by CEO Israel Almasi and has grown to provide a wide range of non-medical services, from assistance with flat tires to small home repairs.

By Rivkah Lambert Adler
THE ISRAELI Andalusian Orchestra Ashdod made a triumphant return to the Andalussyat Festival in Casa
Israeli orchestra's classic Sephardic style fits Morocco

When the Israeli Andalusian Orchestra Ashdod takes the stage, what you hear is only a small part of what you get

Israel may host the 2027 FIBA World Championship

FIBA President Hamane Niang agreed to promote the Sports and Culture minister's request to host competitions in Israel for the tournament.

The late Ziv Hagbi
Chess contest to be held in memory of man killed in terrorist attack

Ziv believed in chess as an educational tool and led his son in his first steps in the field before he was killed at the age of 35.

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man walks next to Likud party election campaign banners in Jerusalem Februa
Gantz hits back, accuses Netanyahu of ‘hate crime against democracy’

Blue and White been buffeted by a torrent of attacks by Netanyahu over the last week.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives to a tent during his visit to the Chaim Sheba Medi
Coronavirus could make the difference as Israelis head back to the polls

As many as 400,000 Israelis may stay away from the polls over coronavirus fears, a poll has found.

Ex-NSC chief Nagel: Bibi purchase of submarines was fully justified

Other top defense officials: Additional submarines were corrupt/nonsensical

The Israeli Opera presents  a new production of  ‘The Barber of Seville’
The Israeli Opera's 'Barber of Seville': Amusing, not exciting

Director Martin Lyngbo placed emphasis on modernity of staging more than on conservatism of Rossini’s ideas and respect for his own humor

A confirmed coronavirus patient is wheeled to a hospital at Chuncheon, South Korea, February 22, 202
Coronavirus fear causes panic in plane as passenger reports fever

A medical team was dispatched to treat an Israeli woman who was feeling sick on a flight from Italy to Israel due to coronavirus concerns.

Could studying ancient ink help shed new light on the Dead Sea Scrolls?

The study of manuscripts offers scholars a treasure trove of information hidden in plain sight, complementing those presented by the texts themselves

Benny Gantz, leader of Blue and White party, speaks during an election campaign rally in Ramat Gan,
Benny Gantz: We will never go back to '67 lines – watch

"I hope that they decide to give up dreams, illusions," Gantz said of the Palestinian Authority. "The right to return will never happen. We will never go back to '67 lines."

Ben-Gvir: Charges against Netanyahu 'fabricated,' we must save him

There has been “a legal junta” that “hunts Netanyahu” made by people who wish to “appoint the Left [to leadership],” he alleged.

Seven year-old girl killed, four injured in car ramming in Ramle

The paramedics reported they gave first aid to a woman and a girl who were moderately injured.

NGOs: Gov’t blind to violations of Turkish construction workers’ rights

The new complaints and testimonies joined dozens of other complaints collected by HRM and Kav LaOved since 1999

Lapid: ‘Israel won’t be a democracy if Netanyahu passes immunity law’

Blue and White MK criticizes Palestinian leadership over rejection of Trump plan, says ’always saying no isn’t diplomacy.'

Former PM Ehud Olmert: Liar Netanyahu's career is over

Olmert says, "I met Abbas, he met murderers."

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon signs order removing duties on imported butter

Domestic butter has been a rare sight on Israeli supermarket shelves since early 2019, with local producers protesting reduced profits due to government-set prices and high duties on imported goods.

Ayelet Shaked: Blue and White’s only ideology is ‘just not Netanyahu’

‘Yes, just not Bibi because he has decided to destroy democracy,’ Yair Lapid retorts

Sheka and Teka, Israel Electric Corporation mascots
Electric Corporation offers gay employees NIS 30,000 for surrogacy process

The announcement was made on Israel's Family Day, marked on the 30th of the Hebrew month of Shvat, to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Henrietta Szold, founder of Hadassah.

Noble Energy vice president voices support for supplying gas to Gaza Strip

The Palestine Power Generation Company canceled a $1.2 billion deal in March 2015 to purchase gas from Leviathan, citing regulatory delays to the project.

Labor's Shabbat bus
Ultra-Orthodox MK: We will ban new, Shabbat public transport networks

In an interview with The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday, Yamina party leader and Defense Minister Naftali Bennett refused to rule out voting for such a ban.

Quarantined coronavirus voters urged to show caution

The quarantined voters will be given special voting kits with gloves to make sure their ballots do not spread the virus if they have it.

PRESIDENT REUVEN RIVLIN makes friends with a koala bear
Rivlin holds tête-à-tête with Health Ministry on coronavirus in Australia

Australia's main apprehension was the possibility that Israel would quarantine travelers hailing from there, and that Israeli citizens would be warned against travel to the country.

Entrepreneur Dov Moran speaks at the Maariv Business Conference, Herzliya, February 26, 2020
Dov Moran: Israel's hi-tech success predated the leadership of Netanyahu

"Hi-tech was here long before Netanyahu, and the high point was during the 1990s," Moran, the developer of the USB flash drive, told the Maariv Business Conference in Herzliya.

PM Benjamin Netanyahu at Likud Party meeting, Feb. 9, 2020
Hezbollah could use Likud app to harm Israeli security: Ex-Mossad chief

"Everyone who has an Israeli SIM card can download the app. This means that our friends from Hezbollah can also do it, as well as IRGC operatives and Hamas operatives in Nablus and Gaza."

Tel Aviv University researchers discover a non-breathing living animal

"Living in an oxygen-free environment, it has shed unnecessary genes responsible for aerobic respiration and become an even simpler organism” – lead researcher Prof. Dorothee Huchon of TAU.

Economy Minister Eli Cohen speaks at the Maariv Business Conference Herzliya, February 26, 2020
Likud minister criticizes Barkat appointment

"It is not right to make appointments before an election," Economy Minister Eli Cohen told Maariv's Business Conference.

Rivlin pledges to help extradite alleged pedophile Leifer to Australia

"We were very confused about it all, and we hope that [things] will move along a lot faster,” one of the victims said Wednesday.

Jason Greenblatt joins OurCrowd as Middle East special envoy

“I am looking forward to embarking on this challenging and exciting journey with [founder and CEO] Jon Medved and the rest of the talented team at OurCrowd,” Greenblatt stated.

Israeli hi-tech industry faces shortage of 18,500 employees - study

As of the end of 2019, approximately 321,000 Israelis were employed in hi-tech firms across the country, increasing by 8% during the past year and accounting for 9.2% of all employees.

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz, Yisrael Beteynu chairman Avigdor Liberman and Prime Minister Benj
A beginner’s guide to Israel’s third election in the past 12 months

Israeli politics are famously tumultuous, but this is beyond unprecedented: Israel has never held two successive elections, let alone three.

Arab Village may become Palestinian despite internal opposition

In the coming elections, the turnout among Triangle residents will be at the center of public attention.

Trails are seen in the sky as Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepts rockets that were fired from
Citizens of the Gaza border communities protest ceasefire

The protest is supported by the ‘Israeli victory project’, which has the stated goal of bringing Israeli victory over the Palestinians in order to settle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Eli Moyal, former Sderot mayor has passed away at the age of 67

Moyal suffered a heart attack a week and a half ago. He served as mayor between the years 1998-2008, during a time of rocket attacks on the city.

Israeli 2020 elections get their own Japanese anime show

The show, in Japanese, is made by Israelis and is getting some excited feedbacks.

PRESIDENT REUVEN RIVLIN makes friends with a koala bear
Grapevine: All the world loves a scandal

Movers and shakers in Israeli society.

Former IDF chief of staff Lt.-Gen. (res.) Gabi Ashkenazi
Netanyahu slams former IDF chief of staff: Apologize to the Druze

Former IDF chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi said he feels ashamed for Netanyahu for his lies and that he was offered the role of Defense Minister by the Prime Minister.

Gantz warns Netanyahu becoming ‘Israeli Erdogan’

'This is a critical moment for democracy, and people must wake up,’ says Blue and White leader at campaign rally in Ramat Gan

Haifa U. students provide legal aid to Syrian refugees in Greece

The Arab-Israeli students conduct research, provide legal aid and help overcome language and cultural barriers refugees may face.

Passengers and children stand on the desk of the cruise ship Diamond Princess, as the vessel's passe
Israeli diplomats under coronavirus quarantine in Tokyo

It is still unclear if any of the Israeli embassy officials have the coronavirus.

Defense Minister Naftali Bennett at the Defense Ministry on February 25, 2020.
Bennett to ‘Post’: 95% chance of large Gaza military offensive in future

Yamina leader refuses to rule out backing retroactive immunity legislation for Netanyahu

Israeli Health Minister Yaakov Litzman arrives for a situation assessment meeting regarding the nove
Hebrew U prof. defends cry that ‘ultra-Orthodox are spreading coronavirus’

Israeli chemist Prof. Amiram Goldblum posted on Facebook that some ultra-Orthodox towns, as well as large neighborhoods in Ashdod and Jerusalem, “should be put under quarantine”

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