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Danon invites 'dozens' of UN ambassadors to tour the City of David

"We hope that this in turn will encourage the ambassadors to stand for truth, the truth of the rights of the Jewish People to Jerusalem and to the State of Israel."

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
12/12/2019
Wertheims take over majority of Mizrahi Bank

The two joined the bank’s shareholders in December 2016, but according to Israeli law had to undergo a trial period until this week.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
11/12/2019
Bir Zeit University near Ramallah
Bir Zeit University bans ‘paramilitary’ rally, sparking student protests

The administration announced it has decided to “evacuate all students quickly and until further notice.”

 TANYA ROSENBLATT MARCIANO
Israel veterans: Stop being a spectator...

... and get into the game!

By Rivkah Lambert Adler
11/12/2019
‘JACOB WRESTLING with the Angel,’ fresco of Eugène Delacroix.
Jacob’s & Herzl’s struggle

Herzl’s interpretation of Jacob’s conflict also is indicative of his own.

11/12/2019
JSO’s ‘Rigoletto’ success

It is a pleasure to be able to report that the performance was, on the whole, a success with flying colors.

By URY EPPSTEIN
11/12/2019
Lifetime award for poet Rivka Miriam

Born in Jerusalem in 1952, Miriam took as her pen name the names of two close family members who perished at Treblinka.

By HELEN KAYE
11/12/2019
FAITH IN God allows us to see beyond the horizon
Parashat Vayishlach : The light at the end of the night

Faith in God allows us to see beyond the horizon; to see the light at the end of the tunnel, even when that light is still hidden.

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
11/12/2019
BEIT HAKEREM, 1925.
Beit Hakerem – My kind of town

‘There is a spot of earth supremely blest, A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest… ”

The writer talks strawberries with the team behind Noy Hasadeh: mom Galit, and sisters Noy and Raz.
Pascale's Kitchen: Strawberry season

Strawberries are finally in season, and these juicy red berries can be seen in every market.

Winter festivities  in the Western Galilee
Tour Israel: Winter festivities in the Western Galilee

Every once in a while, Hanukkah and Christmas fall on the same week, and this year happens to be one of those years.

By MEITAL SHARABI
11/12/2019
BOATS AND luxury yachts dot the transparent sea on a sunny summer day in Mallorca, Spain.
The kosher cruise of a lifetime

By ALAN ROSENBAUM
11/12/2019
Israeli Andalusian Orchestra Ashdod brings its talent to Morocco

The Israelis were warmly accepted in Casablanca and the orchestra's CEO, Jacob Ben Simon, got an award for his ongoing efforts to bring his musicians to the festival.

The stirring tale of a stellar recording outfit graces the capital’s Jewish Film Festival
Hitting the Blue Note in Jerusalem

The stirring tale of a stellar recording outfit graces the capital’s Jewish Film Festival

11/12/2019
RABBI ZVI YEHUDA KOOK (right) – whose father Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook founded Mercaz HaRav – stands
Theodor Herzl vs. Rabbi Kook

“As rabbi of Jaffa, Kook was requested to eulogize Herzl who passed away just two months ago. For a rabbi raised in the world of the yeshivas of Lithuania it was a difficult and challenging act."

By YITZCHAK WEISZ
11/12/2019
Herzl’s vision as a celebration of Judaism and life

The seeds for a Jewish transformation, planted by Herzl, were in full bloom at the first Herzl Conference on Contemporary Zionism.

11/12/2019
A nurse prepares a drip bag at the Hospital Roland Mazoin in Saint-Junien, France
Cancer, heart disease named leading causes of Israeli deaths

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics report, differences were identified between leading causes of death among Israel's Jewish and Arab populations.

11/12/2019
MODERN-DAY HERZL: ‘Herzl Smokes’ mural in Jerusalem’s Talpiot neighborhood, 2018.
Herzl – It’s about time

The “Herzl 2019” Magazine generated robust discussion since it was published three months ago. To continue the conversation, here are three more articles from leading Herzl thinkers.

By DR. ALIZA LAVIE
11/12/2019
SHIRYON FIGHTERS
When will female IDF soldiers see the inside of a tank?

All of us were willing to give our all to our army service and now we’re being told that we’re not good enough because we’re girls’

By SIGAL BEN DAVID
11/12/2019
An IAF Yasur helicopter, often used in search-and-rescue missions
Norkin to decide on future air fleet

The F-15IA’s assets closely match most missions carried out by the IAF, such as dealing with enemy missile launch sites or terrorist targets on Israel’s northern or southern borders.

A WORKER packs completed orders at an Amazon fulfilment center. These simple brown boxes have ignite
Can free Amazon shipping to Israel...

... lead to inner peace?

By ALAN ROSENBAUM
12/12/2019
Rivlin complains of anti-Israel bias to United Nations ambassadors

While Rivlin welcomed them cordially – emphasizing the fact that they were in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel – he could not refrain from taking a jab at UNESCO.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a cabinet meeting, December 2019.
Likud denies Netanyahu mulling preventing election by giving up immunity

The reports said that Netanyahu was holding rounds of consultations on whether to give up his immunity.in order to call the bluff of Blue and White, who made it a precondition for coalition talks.

11/12/2019
Dr. Naomi Azrieli, Chair and CEO of the Azrieli Foundation, announced a gift of $18 million to Yeshi
Azrieli Foundation gifts $18 million to Yeshiva University

The money will continue to support the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, as well as to bolster scholarships.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
11/12/2019
Boeing 737 MAX unveiled (REUTERS/JASON REDMOND)
Israel Aerospace has a fix to get 737 freighters flying again

The Transportation Ministry, which oversees the CAAI, said IAI's proposed solution was being tested by the authority.

By REUTERS
12/12/2019
Protest in front of Labor Court
A-G: families who receive 'pay for slay' payments forfeit state benefits

Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit has urged the National Labor Court to reject a family's request for state benefits while receiving of 'pay for slay' payments.

Likud MK Gideon Sa'ar addresses a delegation of the Israel Alliance Foundation, December 10, 2019
Likud primary likely on December 26

“I will conduct a positive, clean, and pertinent campaign, and present an agenda for Israel's future,” Likud challenger Gideon Sa'ar.

11/12/2019
Labor leader Peretz to Blue and White: Stop giving false hope

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz said on Tuesday night that negotiations could begin if Netanyahu would just reiterate the same commitments he made ahead of the past two elections.

11/12/2019
Yisrael Beteynu leader Avigdor Liberman addresses the media, December 11, 2019
Avigdor Liberman: Everyone to blame for election except me

The Yisrael Beteynu leader accused Prime Minister Netanyahu of acting only out of his own interest.

Health Ministry Director-General Moshe Bar Siman Tov
Health Ministry D-G commits to NIS 500m. 'health basket' addition

Despite ongoing financial instability, director-general Moshe Bar Siman Tov said it was imperative that medical treatments are funded.

12/12/2019
Investigators surround the body of a suicide bomber following an explosion near the Sbarro pizzeria
Palestinian teen suicide bomber honored with plaque at Bethlehem school

Ayyat al-Akras was just 17 when she blew herself up in Jerusalem, killing two and injuring 28, near a supermarket in Jerusalem on March 29, 2002.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
11/12/2019
Alejandro Giammattei plants a tree with KKL-JNF world chairman Daniel Atar
Guatemala's Giammattei: Time to recognize Jewish people's right to Israel

The president-elect, in town on an official visit and in support of the Israel Allies Foundation annual event, visited with local leaders and planted a tree through KKL-JNF in the Hula Valley.

A protester holding an "Abuse isn't Love" sign at a protest against violence against women in Tel Av
NGOs hold ‘trial,’ highlight violence against migrant women

Sponsored by the Organization of Women to Women and the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants, the mock trial included the actual testimonies of three female migrant victimsץ

A young David Amato attempting to learn how to play the trumpet, despite an injured right hand
David Amato, a Hanukkah baby who spread his wings

The story of an exceptional man honored with Mexico’s Order of the Aztec Eagle.

By DAVID GEFFEN
10/12/2019
Israel elections:time to vote.
Holding Israeli elections a day before Super Tuesday in the US

Super Tuesday is the most important day in the US primary calendar when fully 14 states will be holding primaries and selecting their delegates.

11/12/2019
Alan Dershowitz arrives at Manhattan Federal Court in September
Israel politics: How it really is

How it really is: Why am I angry? You should be too!

(Top of the previous page and above) Two untitled works by Hannan Abu-Hussein featured at this year’
Hannan Abu-Hussein hopes to bring about positive change

Is the paintbrush mightier than the pen?

Edelstein: European ‘boycott of Jewish products’ hurts Israel ties

"“If, God forbid, a country adopts a boycott of Judea and Samaria, the relations between Israel and that country will be harmed," Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein said.

Poll: Blue and White expected to gain 37 seats, Likud drops to 33

With Netanyahu heading the Likud the party receives more seats but the right-bloc falters, while Sa'ar leading the party would have fewer votes but the bloc gets strengthened.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
11/12/2019
Demonstrators protest against Chile’s government in Santiago on November 28
Understanding global chaos

While Israelis look inward, staring at our navels and focusing on our exasperating political deadlock, things are happening in the world.

By SHLOMO MAITAL
10/12/2019
USS George H.W. Bush israel
China wins on Haifa port, but fights with US for the future - analysis

China will start running the port in 2021, and the US will need to decide whether to continue to dock its Sixth Fleet there or follow through on its threat to pull out.

Anat Peled and Lev Cosijns, proud recipients of the Rhodes scholarship
Two Israeli women win prestigious Rhodes scholarship

Anat Peled and Lev Cosijns are both delighted to have been awarded the highly prestigious Rhodes scholarship.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
12/12/2019
UN ambassadors visit Israel, say 'it is like a dream'

"When you come to Jerusalem and Israel, you live what you have read in the Bible. For me, as a Christian, it is like a dream," said Ambassador Perks Master Ligoya from Malawi.

10/12/2019
Nekrutman with a Blessing Bethlehem delegation
David Nekrutman: Connecting Christians

David Nekrutman, 45, is a charismatic man of many talents. An American-Israeli Orthodox Jewish theologian, he is a writer, public speaker and pro-Israel activist

By PAUL CALVERT
10/12/2019
Herzl’s portrait hangs in the Jewish Museum, Vienna
The ancient Jewish art of blending in

For centuries Jews living in the Diaspora had to be constantly on guard and aware of those who threatened their survival.

By ROBERT HERSOWITZ
10/12/2019
Ethiopian Israelis celebrate the holiday of Sigd in Jerusalem on November 27
Mequnante’s healing: A reset for Israel and its Ethiopian community?

An Ethiopian kid had been killed by a police officer and this was not investigated; my wife was arrested at a demonstration last week!

10/12/2019
The statue of Jesus and the 12 Apostles on the Mount of Beatitudes in the Galilee
From Mafia ‘associate’ to Christian supporter of Israel

According to official 2018 statistics from the Tourism Ministry, no less than 61% of tourists visiting Israel last year were Christian, while only 22% were Jewish.

10/12/2019
THE KNESSET – lawmakers have different ways of expressing their frustration over the coalition crisi
Knesset to vote on dispersing itself, sending Israel to third elections

Netanyahu and Gantz blame one another for failure to negotiate unity coalition.

11/12/2019
Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein
Israel elections: Game of throne

Netanyahu has yet to leave the political stage, but Likud’s succession struggle is already under way.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a ceremony to inaugurate a dozen factories in Ashkelon o
Israel elections: Third time lucky?

Israel faces yet another election after both Netanyahu and Gantz fail to form a government.

By MARK WEISS
10/12/2019
A view of the Judean Desert overlooking the caves of Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found
Masada and its scrolls

Masada was first built as a fortress by a Hasmonean priest Jonathan, either the brother of Judah the Maccabee (152–143 BCE) or Alexander Janneus (103–76 BCE).

By LAWRENCE SCHIFFMAN
10/12/2019
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Naftali Bennett visit an army base on the Gol
A battle too important to be left to Netanyahu

Netanyahu is no saint, but the charges are definitely verging on legal terra incognita and paving the way for further judicial imperialism.

By AMIEL UNGAR
10/12/2019
Moshe Dann
The symbol of Masada

The adoption of Masada as a modern symbol for the State of Israel, however, is controversial because of what Josephus wrote took place there.

10/12/2019
NGO puts politicians on empty cans to stop preserving Israeli poverty

On Monday, Latet released their annual "alternative" poverty report, which unlike the State of Israel's official poverty report, measures poverty according to households lacking essential needs.

Moshe Holtzberg,
Israel news: Fourteen Days

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote to Moshe, “Your story continues to inspire everyone. It is one of miracle and hope overcoming tragedy and immeasurable loss.”

10/12/2019
Tourists visit the ancient fortress of Masada
The fall of Masada

Two thousand years ago, 967 Jewish men, women and children reportedly chose to take their own lives rather than suffer enslavement or death at the hands of the Roman army.

By JODI MAGNESS
10/12/2019
US investment bank Stifel announces opening of Israel office

The Israel office, Raymond said, will enable Stifel to provide improved service and execution to clients operating in Israel or active in the Israeli market.

10/12/2019
From left - Jon Boydon, Emma Hatton, Jenna Lee-James and Peter Eldridge soak up the applause before
The bohemian rhapsody of Queen Symphonic

The air was full of excitement and curiosity in Tel Aviv last night as the Ashdod Symphony Orchestra took the stage with cast members of the West End's We Will Rock You musical.

By ALEX WINSTON , RACHEL WOLF
10/12/2019
WOMEN IN ISRAEL still earn less than similarly educated men in the same age group, relative to other
Israel's gender pay gap increased in 2018, report finds

The 27.5% gender wage gap shows a significant increase since the 2017 report, when the median gap stood at 24.7%.

10/12/2019
Project for permanent US embassy in Jerusalem.
Mayor Moshe Lion gives green light to US embassy project

At the moment, two different locations are being considered as sites for the future embassy. A final decision is expected to be made in the coming months.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
10/12/2019
Malka Leifer, a former Australian school principal who is wanted in Australia on suspicion of sexual
Psychiatric opinion on Malka Leifer delayed for a month

'How much longer can we hold on?' one of the alleged victims asked.

Likud MK Gideon Sa'ar looks out over the Bedouin outpost of Khan al-Amar, West Bank, December 10, 20
Sa'ar vows to ensure Jewish continuity from Jerusalem to Dead Sea

The challenger for the Likud leadership slams Benjamin Netanyahu for broken promises in Jordan Valley.

10/12/2019
The first of Israel's El Al Airlines order of 16 Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets lands at Ben Gurion Inte
El Al to operate three non-stop test flights to Melbourne

The flights, the longest carried out by an Israeli airline to date, will be served by El Al’s new fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

10/12/2019
BEITAR JERUSALEM at Ashdod SC in Premier League action.
Maccabi TA draws Maccabi Netanya, still yet to concede

Beitar Jerusalem rallies for 2-2 result in Ashdod • Hapoel Haifa blanks Bnei Yehuda • Hap TA victorious

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
10/12/2019
Natan Sharansky
Genesis Prize Foundation names Natan Sharansky 2020 winner

Natan Sharansky is being recognized for his lifelong struggle for human rights, political freedom and for his service to the Jewish people and the State of Israel.

A taxi driver collects a passenger near the Jerusalem Bus Station
Israeli taxi driver finds $60,000 cash left in his cab and returns it

“I am a man of faith,” Barkat said. “The money isn’t mine, and I returned it wholeheartedly.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
10/12/2019
Gilad Erdan
Erdan bans operations of PA's Governor of Jerusalem

Geith is an Israeli citizen who was assigned as the Governor of Jerusalem by PA President Abbas in 2018. He was investigated for his possible involvement in the kidnapping of realtor Issam Akel.

10/12/2019
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman
Julian Edelman wears custom cleats to support baseball in Israel

In a post on social media featuring a close-up photo of the cleats, Edelman recalled his first visit to Israel in 2015, which he called a “meaningful experience.”

By MARCY OSTER
10/12/2019
Immigrant offered spot on Ukrainian Olympic team, joins IDF instead

Liana Volganov, a mountaineer and a wall climber, was offered a position on Ukraine’s Olympic team for Tokyo 2020, but decided that she would rather join the IDF Artillery Corps.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
10/12/2019
Houthi rebels threaten Israel in statements to Arab media

The statement come amid continued threats emanating from Houthi militias following the seizure of a ship that was carrying missile components from Iran to Yemen.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
10/12/2019
Anti-racism head to police: Control racist remarks after Tekah incident

Tekah’s killing shook the country, and led to nationwide protests by the Ethiopian community about dangerous discrimination by police and racism against Ethiopians.

People holding mobile phones are silhouetted against a backdrop projected with the Twitter logo
What were the most popular tweets, hashtags in Israel in 2019?

“In 2019, Israelis used Twitter to connect, campaign, learn, debate and have conversations,” Twitter explained in a release.

THE EASTERN entrance to the Carmel Tunnels
Chinese envoy rails against US ‘bullying’ Israel over investments

“China never set obstacles to US-Israel cooperation, so I don’t think it makes any sense for the US to question China-Israel cooperation,” Zhai Jun added.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a meeting with lawmakers from 25 countries from the Israel Alli
Netanyahu tells Christian leaders: Stand with the truth about Israel

“We are not occupiers in a foreign land. This is our homeland since Abraham the Patriarch came here 3,500 years ago. The word ‘Jew’ comes from ‘Judea,’” Netanyahu said.

Avichay Mandelblit attends Ayelet Shaked's goodbye party.
High Court to A-G: Say whether Netanyahu can run for PM before elections

Avichai Mandelblit has already made it clear that he is not interested in personally being that hand that forces Netanyahu out of office.

CEO of Hazorfim Yakov Merdinger looks at produced silver candlesticks and menorahs.
Uniting the Jewish people through producing Hanukkah menorahs

‘Hanukkah for all Jewish people represents our strong roots,’ says Hazorfim CEO Yakov Merdinger.

Israeli citizens with disabilities renew their protest to receive improved benefits.
Statistics show apathy in Israel towards people with disabilities

Although there has been a significant improvement in attitudes towards people with disabilities, the statistics presented by Oren Helman's Sikuy Shaveh (Equal Chance) were troubling.

2019 EMET Prize Laureates, back row from left to right: Professor Benjamin Z. Kedar, Professor Avner
‘Israel’s Nobel Prize’ goes to 11 winners - Watch live

The award has been awarded annually since 2002 to Israeli citizens in recognition of “academic or professional excellence."

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
09/12/2019
THE ‘RUSLAN’ anchors at the port of Istanbul on its way from Odessa to Israel in 1919.
New exhibition reveals the secrets of the Israeli ‘Mayflower’

On December 19th, 1919, Ruslan, carrying 600 travelers from Odessa, docked at the port of Jaffa. It has been dubbed “the Israeli Mayflower,” because many of its passengers entered Israel's pantheon.

By ALAN ROSENBAUM
09/12/2019
Automotive giant DENSO eyes deeper collaboration with Israeli start-ups

Researchers from the country's leading academic institutions and more than 100 start-ups attended the event to learn how they can collaborate with the $48.3 billion Japanese mobility supplier.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
09/12/2019
NGO launches women's initiative for Israeli-Palestinian peace

IPF’s millennial-led network is called Atid and it is focused on mobilizing support for a viable two-state solution between the Israelis and Palestinians.

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz shakes hands with Blue and White MK Yair Lapid
Blue and White decides no Gantz-Lapid rotation for PM

Gantz and Lapid ran as joint candidates for prime minister in the April and September elections.

09/12/2019
Snow in Jerusalem, February 20, 2015
Israel to hold extreme-weather exercise as winter arrives

The "Storm Suit" exercise includes scenarios for extreme winter weather conditions that will test inter-organizational competence and efficiency.

By ALEX WINSTON
09/12/2019
Haredim enlist in national service
IDF: Ultra-Orthodox enlistment numbers wrong due to technicalities

Senior IDF officials explain discrepancies in figures provided for ultra-Orthodox enlistment during Knesset committee hearing.

Efi Nave in court
Supreme Court rules against Efi Naveh in border fraud case

The new legal blow to Naveh comes just days after the state prosecution announced that it will likely indict him for bribery in a sex-for-judgeship scandal.

A LOOK at Sheba Medical Center doctors and nurses using the latest in cutting-edge technology
Israel's Peregrine Ventures raises $115 mln medical tech fund

Peregrine said its partners include institutional and private equity investors from Israel, the United States, Europe and Australia.

By REUTERS
09/12/2019
Blue and White No.2, Yair Lapid, speaks at the Israel Allies Foundation conference, December 9, 2019
Yair Lapid begs Brits not to vote for Jeremy Corbyn

‘Usually you’re not supposed to interfere with elections in other countries, but in this case I’ll make an exception,” the Blue and White MK said.

09/12/2019
Critically injured IDF soldier makes electrifying marriage proposal
Critically injured IDF soldier makes electrifying marriage proposal

Ron Abbuttbul proposed to his girlfriend Lee 250 meters (820 feet) above sea level at the Orot Rabin power plant of the Israel Electric Corporation where he works.

Guatemala's president-elect, Alejandro Giammattei, speaks an Israel Allies Foundation conference, De
Pres.-elect to 'Post': Guatemala will designate Hezbollah a terror org.

Giammattei also said that he would reconsider his country's policy on Israeli settlements, potentially aligning it with the new US policy: settlements are not illegal.

Over 160 vehicles damaged in suspected Jerusalem 'price tag' attack

MK Touma-Sliman: If price tag attackers are ignored, there will be a pogrom on the Palestinians

09/12/2019
 Israel Democracy Institute's conference on "Populism and Policy", December 9, 2019
Populism & Policy: Where does Israel go from here? - Watch

The Jerusalem Post's Gil Hoffman appears on a panel at the Israel Democracy Institute's conference in English on the topic of populism and policy.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
09/12/2019
A-G asked police for clarification about making Nir Hefetz state witness

In light of the criticism from the public regarding how Nir Hefetz’s testimony was attained, Mandelblit requested clarification about intrusive questions regarding a woman who was called to testify

By MATAN VASSERMAN/MAARIV
09/12/2019
Lightning strikes over the Mediterranean sea during a rain storm near the city of Ashkelon
Winter is here: Snow and unusual amounts of rain

The cold weather that started on Friday has gotten more severe, temperatures dropped and rain has started to pour down upon the country.

By MAARIV ONLINE
09/12/2019
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