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Monday morning's accident that claimed the life of a 65-year-old man in Tel Aviv
Three dead on roads overnight, bringing January total so far to 13

An elderly couple and a man in his 60s died in two separate traffic accidents within hours of each other, less than 24 hours after a 20-yr-old motorcyclist was also killed.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
20/01/2020
Apple's Siri calling Rivlin the "President of the Zionist Occupation State"
Apple's Siri calls Israel 'Zionist Occupation State'

Apple corrected the problem with Siri now saying that "Reuven Rivlin is the President of Israel," yet it has yet to formally address the controversy.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
20/01/2020
20,000 pilgrims flock to Jesus’s baptismal site on Jordan River (January 2020)
20,000 pilgrims flock to Jesus’ baptismal site on Jordan River

Qasr al-Yahud (“the Castle of the Jews”) is located in the West Bank about 40 km. east of Jerusalem, on the border with Jordan. It is one of the holiest sites in the Christian world.

Chelsea players Ruben Loftus-Cheek (left) and Cesar Azpilicueta (right) and stand in front of the cl
Chelsea unveils mural with Jewish soccer players murdered at Auschwitz

English soccer club also becomes first team to formally adopt IHRA working definition of antisemitism

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
20/01/2020
IDF vehicle hit by train in southern Israel

The vehicle stalled on the tracks during a navigation training for combat soldiers in the South.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
20/01/2020
Hangman’s noose
Shin Bet blamed for suicide of alleged Jewish informant, lawsuit filed

The family of the Jewish settler, who killed himself roughly two years ago, is suing the security service for 2.5 million NIS.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
19/01/2020
Beit HaNassi, the residency of the Israeli President
President’s Residence needs to be enlarged

To build another residence for the president while a new residence for the prime minister is under construction would be too great an expenditure when Israel is already facing a mammoth budgetary deficit.

Alut launches ‘Space City’

De Beer, an international artist with many of his works done with community collaboration, invited children on the autism spectrum to participate in an imaginary trip to outer space.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
19/01/2020
Tel Aviv’s winter fest has something for everyone

Musical attractions galore will be enhanced by Moshe Shai’s classic photo display.

19/01/2020
Palestinians take part in a rally marking the 31st anniversary of Hamas' founding, in Gaza City
IDC identifies Hamas bitcoin front with Iran links - report

A website called “cash4ps” enables Hamas to send and receive money out of Gaza for operational terror purposes while simultaneously providing a measure of anonymity to either donors or beneficiaries.

Israel's Education minister Rafi Peretz
Bayit Yehudi plotting to bring down leader Rafi Peretz

A meeting has been called by Bayit Yehudi MK Moti Yogev and former MK and deputy defense minister Eli Ben-Dahan for party members to discuss ways to “renew and rehabilitate” Bayit Yehudi.

Major road closures are expected as world leaders arrive in Jerusalem for the fifth World Holocaust
With world leaders arriving in Israel comes closed roads… and frustration

Leaders from 46 countries, accompanied by high-level delegations, will make their way to the capital in the coming days, ahead of the Fifth World Holocaust Forum at Yad Vashem on Thursday.

Blue and White aims to target voters sick of elections

Likud intends to run a positive campaign.

19/01/2020
Holocaust Forum: A historic event, but missed opportunity for cooperation

Thursday’s event is important because remembering the Holocaust and combating antisemitism are important.

The logo for HBO
Israel's Keshet announces HBO and NBC collaborations

Keshet also announces new projects that will focus on a range of topics including a CIA and Mossad mission and a fictional sinkhole opening in Los Angeles.

Palestinian terror attack in Hebron
Palestinian daily: One murder can prevent Holocaust remembrance event

The PA daily newspaper 'Al-Hayat al-Jadida' published an opinion on Saturday calling on readers to commit murders to halt the events of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
19/01/2020
Benjamin Netanyahu lauds gas exports as regional obstacles grow

Jordanian Parliament votes to stop importing Israeli resource, Turkey flexes its muscles in Eastern Mediterranean

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a cabinet meeting, December 2019.
Netanyahu: Additions to health basket were 'courageous and correct'

Concluding four months of deliberations, the Health Basket Committee recommended the addition of 141 new treatments and technologies worth NIS 500 million ($145m.).

19/01/2020
French President Macron to visit Israel for Holocaust Forum

French President Emmanuel Macron will be among world leaders attending the World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem this week.

By DEBORAH DAHAN
19/01/2020
PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a conference in Jerusalem Wednesday. Will the US act
Netanyahu to focus on Iran when meeting leaders during Holocaust Forum

“I will discuss Iran, the various developments in the region and strengthening ties between the countries,” the prime minister said.

Israeli comic book team wins Japan's International Manga Award

The 80-page comic Piece of Mind by Guy Lenman and Nimrod Frydman is the second Israeli comic to win at the prestigious event.

19/01/2020
Jerusalemites brace for traffic chaos as world leaders arrive

Leaders from 46 countries - accompanied by high-level delegations - will make their way to the capital in the coming days, ahead of the Fifth World Holocaust Forum at Yad Vashem on Thursday.

19/01/2020
Study finds 16% of Holocaust survivors in Israel are over 90 years old

Ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Israel’s Holocaust Survivors’ Rights Authority has just released data on survivors living in Israel.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
19/01/2020
THREE ISRAELI teenagers forge a special bond, but a looming draft date dares to tear them apart
A third of Israeli youth do not enlist in IDF

New data shows that 32.9% do not enlist at all and another 15% do not complete their military service.

Hezbollah tunnel
IDF lays new infrastructure to detect sounds of Hezbollah digging

Military says there is no intelligence on new cross border tunnels – project is defensive in nature.

Stormy weather batters Israel, causes traffic jams and car accidents

Following a week of relative calm and increased temperatures, the winter weather has returned in force, causing difficult commutes and car accidents throughout the country.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF , EYTAN HALON
19/01/2020
Martin Luther King Day to be observed in Jerusalem

New study finds least integrated states in US are Iowa, Wisconsin and Washington, DC.

Environmental NGO: Waste is being illegally burned in the West Bank

he organization has videotaped evidence of the burning, and the recordings are being sent to the relevant authorities in a bid to make them take the issue seriously.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
19/01/2020
Israeli, Palestinian and International students simulate peace talks

Students from around the world will join Israeli and Palestinian students at the negotiating table to try and establish trust, moderated by professional conflict resolution academics.

By OMRI RON
19/01/2020
Liberman to Regev: 'I only greet humans'

Liberman made the comment when the pair crossed paths in the Channel 13 studios. Regev has denounced it as "offensive and humiliating."

By MAARIV ONLINE
19/01/2020
FROM LEFT: Almog Kapah, Idele Ross and Vered Sasportas.
Stepping up and stepping out

The motto of the Havana Club is ‘Grey Hair – we don’t care.’

Yaffa Issachar lands in Israel, hopes Putin will release her daughter

Anticipation is high that Russian President Vladimir Putin during his Thursday visit to Israel will announce his intention to pardon and release the 26-year-old yoga teacher.

Defense Minister Naftali Bennett and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Did Bennett teach Netanyahu
Bennett to ban ‘left-wing anarchists’ from W. Bank

In its statement on the matter, Bennett’s office specifically mentioned the group Anarchists Against the Wall, which works to support Palestinian protests against the West Bank security barrier

Palestinian and Israeli women who took part in the Roots women’s photography workshop plant a tree
Millennials: There will be a nuclear attack in the next decade

Most Israeli and Palestinian millennials believe that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will “never end."

500 Bedouin school students have no running water

Hundreds of kids study in a building that has no running water.

By YASSER OKBI/MAARIV
18/01/2020
IDF soldiers respond to a stabbing attack near the Cave of the Patriarchs, January 2020.
Stabbing attempted at Cave of the Patriarchs

Tensions in the region have risen dramatically since Defense Minister Naftali Bennett announced the funding of a new Jewish neighborhood in Hebron.

18/01/2020
Amir Peretz: With us Hamas will not get a single dollar from Israel

Discussing the Middle East situation, Peretz said, “Precisely because of the Iranian threat, we will build the axis of moderate countries in the Middle East.”

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
18/01/2020
Film producer Harvey Weinstein arrives for his arraignment at Manhattan Criminal Court in New York,
Jury picked for Harvey Weinstein trial

The former Hollywood producer faces multiple charges, including rape and sexual assault, for which he could get life in prison.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
18/01/2020
Hank Azaria will no longer voice Apu on 'The Simpsons'

"I won't be doing the voice anymore, unless there's someway to transition it or something," Azaria said in an interview with SlashFilm.

By REUTERS
18/01/2020
Murder-suicide suspected in Petah Tikva: Bodies of man and woman found

A man and a woman were found dead in a Petach Tikva apartment on Friday evening, discovered by the woman’s son.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
18/01/2020
MDA ambulance arrives at the scene where a man was hit by a car in Haifa
Why doesn't Israel have emergency dispatchers?

There have been several laws unsuccessfully proposed to found a single, unified rescue body; many argue that it could have rescued the young couple who drowned in a stuck elevator on January 4.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
18/01/2020
Second largest Israeli food and beverage company bans animal testing

Following criticism regarding a recent study in which mice were starved, killed and dissected, Strauss Group announced that it is banning animal testing.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
17/01/2020
Quentin Tarantino at the Jerusalem Cinemateque on December 14, 2019.
Quentin Tarantino on Tel Aviv, missiles and learning Hebrew

The director is married to Israeli singer/model Daniella Pick, who is pregnant with their first child, and he said he doesn’t just feel at home in Tel Aviv — it really is his home now.

Children sit in an auto rickshaw in Tal Abyad, Syria
US, Israel cooperation leads the way in pediatric disaster preparedness

Physical and psychological factors make children particularly vulnerable but their specific needs are now being addressed, thanks to a close partnership between American and Israeli experts.

By STEVEN GANOT/THE MEDIA LINE
17/01/2020
Netanyahu spoke with Putin: 'We will do everything to get Naama back home'

A week before the Russian president is set to arrive, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu posted a video revealing that they spoke: "I'm optimistic, I feel he truly wants to reach a solution."

By ERIC BENDER/MAARIV , ANA BERSKY/MAARIV
18/01/2020
A Palestinian incendiary balloon that landed in a field in Israel
Explosive device attached to balloons from Gaza land near Ashdod

The episode marks the last of a series of incidents occurring in the past few days.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
17/01/2020
Thousands of Jerusalem apartments sit unoccupied for long periods
Jerusalem: An empty city?

In 2017 there were 163,000 empty apartments in Israel, of which around 73,000 had been unoccupied for long periods and were termed “ghost apartments.” Of these, 15,100 were said to be in Jerusalem.

17/01/2020
Tel Aviv University students on campus
They support BDS and promote draft resistance: Is this human rights?

Meet Prof. Rachel Giora and Dr. Anat Matar from Tel Aviv University.

By DR. DANA BARNETT
17/01/2020
Entrepreneur Zayid Zayid has launched the T&E fashion complex in Shfaram.
Entrepreneur Zayid Zayid opens Israel's largest women's fashion complex

The gospel of women’s evening gowns will come from Shfaram.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
17/01/2020
Disturbances on Temple Mount during Friday prayers at al-Aqsa

On Thursday, Hamas called for Palestinians to protest against Israeli “violations” at religious sites in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
17/01/2020
Bible Lands Museum
Jerusalem exhibition unveils rich history of Yemenite Jewry

Bible Lands Museum show details mysterious kingdom that abandoned polytheism and adopted Jewish rituals nearly 2,000 years ago

By MAYA MARGIT/THE MEDIA LINE
17/01/2020
Olim attend an employment fair especially for their community.
Olim struggle to find work as immigrant employment fair kicks off

Over 1,000 olim attended an employment fair organized by the Immigration and Absorption Ministry.

17/01/2020
US Vice President Mike Pence to attend Holocaust forum in Israel

This year’s conference coincides with the 75th anniversary of the Allies’ liberation of Auschwitz

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
17/01/2020
In 'Incitement,' director Zilberman tries to get in Yigal Amir's head

In Zilberman’s retelling, Amir’s road to perdition is paved with real or perceived personal slights and the misguidance of certain rabbis — and even of his own mother.

By TOM TUGEND/JTA
17/01/2020
Busy week for Israel's basketball and soccer leagues

Hapoel Jerusalem, Mac TA victorious in continental play • Haifa ousts Uhm El Fahem in State Cup

FROM LEFT: Prof. Federico Cinquepalmi, director of the international affairs office for university a
Grapevine: All roads lead to Jerusalem

Movers and shakers in Israeli society.

Calculating taxes
Triple trouble?

Questions and answers on taxes.

By LEON HARRIS
16/01/2020
Why Democrats are leaving out Israel while debating the Mideast

On a frigid winter night in an auditorium on the campus of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, six Democratic presidential candidates talked for 30 minutes on Tuesday about the Middle East.

17/01/2020
Defense Minister Naftali Bennett attends a cabinet meeting, December 2019.
Does Bennett victory over Netanyahu mean he’s no longer in his pocket?

Bennett did not blink. He kept refusing Netanyahu until the prime minister gave into him.

18/01/2020
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting, January 2020.
Final hurdle preventing Netanyahu immunity removal likely next week

Netanyahu announced on Thursday that he was formally joining the Likud's petition to the High Court against Knesset legal adviser Eyal Yinon's ruling allowing the House Committee to be formed.

18/01/2020
Ayelet Shaked and Naftali Bennett, 2019.
Defense Minister Naftali Bennett: Doing the right thing

Defense Minister Naftali Bennett did that late Wednesday evening by steadfastly refusing to incorporate the far-right, Kahanist Otzma Yehudit Party onto his Yamina list.

Religious-Zionist parties; Outward unity, inner turmoil

Making order of the political chaos in the religious-Zionist sector.

Whitney Houston, Doobies lead R&R Hall of Fame nominations

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020 class of inductees runs a gamut from shimmering R&B-laced pop and classic ‘90s hip-hop to industrial rock and foursquare glam-rock.

By RANDY LEWIS
16/01/2020
‘Ajami’ director on ‘Chained,’ his ‘Love Trilogy’ and truth-telling

‘Cinema speaks in many different voices,” said Yaron Shani, the director of Chained, which opened recently in theaters throughout Israel. “With cinema, I try to go with what’s true.”

The Provincial Dance
Contemporary Russian dances

The M.ART festival presents contemporary Russian culture to the Israeli audience

By ORI J. LENKINSKI
16/01/2020
Soprano Hibla Gerzmava  bringing encore performance to Israel
Soprano Hibla Gerzmava bringing encore performance to Israel

The internationally renowned coloratura soprano-singer, returns to Israel for a single concert as part of her world tour.

By MAXIM REIDER
16/01/2020
Chinese choreographer Yang Liping returns to Israel with  a spectacular production of Starvinsky’s ‘
The Cycle of life

Chinese choreographer Yang Liping returns to Israel with a spectacular production of Starvinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring.

By NERIA BARR
16/01/2020
Netanyahu calls on Otzma to drop out, Otzma refuses

Bayit Yehudi in chaos, with efforts afoot to oust leader Rabbi Rafi Peretz.

There are 192,000 Holocaust survivors living in Israel

Last year 14,800 Holocaust survivors died, making it more important than ever to honor those we have with us.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
18/01/2020
Prison cell block
Detention extended for Jewish terror suspect

The Petah Tikvah Magistrate's Court on Monday had already ordered three other suspects released, while extending the prime suspect's detention until Thursday.

PAKISTANI SHI’ITE Muslims walk with a banner and signs during a protest against US and Israel over t
Voices from the Arab Press: Who's Stronger: Iran or the US?

The recent events in Iraq and Iran will have far-reaching consequences in the region.

By MEDIA LINE
16/01/2020
King David Hotel, Jerusalem, prepares arrival next week of royals, presidents and foreign ministers
King David Hotel prepares to welcome world leaders before Holocaust forum

“It’s going to be like a mini United Nations with controlled chaos and the security will be like Fort Knox,” said Sheldon Ritz, the Dan Hotels chain’s director of sales for embassies and ministries.

A teenage boy looks at his smartphone screen.
Teenager launches online course to help break smartphone addiction

With half of all children receiving their first phone between the ages of 10 and 12, smartphone addiction is becoming a problem worldwide.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
19/01/2020
‘WHEN YOU are forced into a zero-sum game, it is incredibly difficult to switch to a different track
Lessons from the movie ‘Marriage Story’

Anyone who is involved in the process of divorce will tell you that most couples start off from a place of wanting an amicable divorce, but few end up getting one.

Shabbat thrown under the bus, some lines cancelled, others added

According to an official from the Transportation Ministry, dozens of lines were cancelled in order to prevent a transgression of the Sabbath laws.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
16/01/2020
A SCENE from the Beit Hillel Theater Workshop’s production of ‘Fiddler on the Roof.’
Fiddler on the Israeli Roof

‘Too Jewish.” That’s what potential backers said about Fiddler on the Roof when it was proposed to them in 1964. It could never bring in a general audience.

ENVELOPED IN a cave in Beit Guvrin.
A winter full of hiking

Wander during winter season and enjoy seeing the landscape adorning itself afresh. Should you be lovers of rain showers and not easily intimidated by puddles, here are a few ideas for the winter.

By MEITAL SHARABI
16/01/2020
Up close and personal: Artists tell their Holocaust stories

Opened Wednesday and on display through July 5, The innovative exhibit features eye witness drawings made during and immediately after the Holocaust.

By MARIA LISELLA
16/01/2020
NIV NEHEMIA with wife Sigal and their five children.
Don’t leave a hero behind - Israeli requests help with medical costs

The family of Niv Nehemia, the Israeli hero severely wounded in a 2017 knife attack in a Yavne supermarket, appeals for assistance with medical expenses.

By ALAN ROSENBAUM
16/01/2020
Osem to scout for packaging solutions under $2.1b. Nestlé plan

In September 2019, Nestlé announced its ambition to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, signing the United Nation's "Business Ambition for 1.5°C" pledge.

16/01/2020
cover - The military chief  Israel needs?
Aviv Kochavi: The military chief Israel needs?

IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi wraps up a tumultuous first year in command.

A woman stands at the counter inside a Israel Post office in Jerusalem
Israel Post to begin checking all mail for tariffs: delays, fees expected

Up until now, Israel's postal service was not required by law to check every package in order to evaluate and charge taxes and tariffs, as are private companies such as UPS and DHL.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
16/01/2020
U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit at the P
Party fields Trump as Knesset candidate

Few 'Anglo candidates' in realistic slots.

16/01/2020
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R)
Putin weighing up Naama Issachar release before Israel visit - report

The conversation "strengthened the prime minister's optimism that the matter of Naama Issachar's release is progressing towards a solution."

Bringing the True North to Canadian lone soldiers in the IDF

Aim of the event is to show the appreciation and care felt by the embassy for the lone soldiers who’ve left their home to serve in the IDF.

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion and Isawiya middle school students inaugurate new park
Isawiya gets new playground, as tensions with police remain high

The police reported a 'dramatic increase' in the number of violent disturbances in Isawiya, with 'clearly nationalist activities of violent and inflammatory nature.'

16/01/2020
Defense Ministry begins construction of smart-fence along Gaza border.
Finnish MP arrested after breaking through Gaza border fence

The five-person group was trying to call attention to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza by crossing through the barrier, according to the

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
16/01/2020
An F-35 on the runway during the Blue Flag drill
Israeli Air Force inaugurates second F-35 squadron

The 116th "Lions of the South" will join the 140th "Golden Eagle" squadron to protect Israel's skies.

Calf (Illustrative)
Calves descend on Naftali Bennett's home in protest of PA boycott

The calves grazed the grass near Bennett's home as farmers stated that they "don't have the money to continue to feed them."

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
16/01/2020
Palestinians in the Ar Rifa'iyya village sit by the rubble fo the Rib'i family home, demolished Thur
IDF razes Palestinian home, school as Israel tightens hold on Area C

A small clash broke out at the scene between the IDF and Palestinians.

BUSCH TRIO
Musicians with a mission

Omri Epstein says that the vast majority of classical musicians currently have to muddle through in far less nurturing conditions.

16/01/2020
Benjamin Netanyahu celebrates cancer patient's 20th birthday

Sara Netanyahu met Mika Lipsker over a decade ago while volunteering for an organization that supports pediatric cancer patients and their families.

16/01/2020
Pancake tower
We should all be eating more blintzes this year

How to go about making a blintz that’s mostly a memory?

By MELISSA KLURMAN/JTA
16/01/2020
New Right, Bayit Yehudi and National Union unite, leaving Otzma out

Despite deep personal and ideological differences between them and high drama negotiations, the parties came together.

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