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Igal Ahouvi Art Collection launches online platform

More private collectors are beginning to unfurl some of the pieces of art they have so lovingly gathered from all corners of the world for our remote, Internet-based viewing pleasure.

30/09/2020
An f-16 with the 117th squadron takes off from Ramat David airbase in northern Israel.
IAF officially closes 117th First Squadron

The oldest squadron in the IAF was closed as part of the IDF's Momentum multi-year plan

Storyteller brings his family saga to life

“In Detroit, I saw how important Jewish and Israel education are, and this completely changed my professional focus.”

By LISA SAMIN
30/09/2020
B’yad Rama: A labor of love

The aim of the organization is to help women who are unable to become pregnant naturally by helping them in different ways.

By MAXINE LIPTZEN DOROT
30/09/2020
President of the World Jewish Congress Ronald Lauder
The treasure of the Negev

WJC president Ronald S. Lauder marks the fifth anniversary of the Lauder Center for the Advancement of Employment in the Negev

By TALIA LEVIN
30/09/2020
Ten days in, the national lockdown doesn't seem to be working

The report warned that movement during the lockdown has not dropped enough.

30/09/2020
Leon Sternberg and his art

He seemed too normal to be such an amazing artist. I expected some crazy story with drugs, love and God.

By HADASSAH CHEN
30/09/2020
Israelis wait for the light rail on Jaffa Street. September 30, 2020.
COVID-19 lockdown may last over a month: How will Israelis be affected?

909,460 Israelis are currently unemployed, according to the Employment Service.

Rising trend: House swapping

Due to limited options for vacationing overseas and outrageous holiday rental prices, many more families have decided to try out house swapping for the first time.

By SIGAL BEN DAVID
30/09/2020
Israeli officials at an event honoring the delivery of an Iron Dome battery to the US Army.
Israel delivers first Iron Dome battery for US Army

The agreement to purchase two batteries was signed last year

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Petition to permit mass demonstrations delayed at High Court

The court gave the government until October 7 to respond to a petition to permit mass protests and did not even set a hearing date.

Moshav memories – The farmer’s mate

You can’t imagine how beautiful is the end of the day in summer on a moshav. And who knew that cows had a sex life?

Nadav Argaman: Passing the Shin Bet torch

Who will fill his shoes when his term ends in May 2021?

13 Uman pilgrims returning on flights to Israel had COVID-19

Another 46 people who were infected in foreign countries returned to Israel last week.

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Israel ranked 23nd in sustainability among 60 countries

While the average world rating for local water and sanitation infrastructure was 72%, in Israel it was 82%.

Israel leads world in pandemic testing – but also positivity rate

Situation in Jewish state on par with Iran and much higher than in Saudi Arabia.

By JOSHUA ROBBIN MARKS/THE MEDIA LINE
30/09/2020
Sharifa Abu Muammar
Suspects indicted in murder of Ramle teacher killed by stray bullet

Police allege that the two suspects, aged 26 and 27, ambushed a member of Muammar's family due to tensions between the opposing families.

Hapoel Jerusalem in Greece for BCL Final 8

Revamped Reds face Burgos to start tournament, with sights set on capturing continental title

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
30/09/2020
‘Tehran’ debuts globally, sets critics talking

The website Decider, known for its “Stream it or Skip it” advice, had a clear verdict: “Stream it.”

View of Bank Hapoalim branch in central Jerusalem on December 11, 2019.
Hapoalim launches escape room game to promote financial good conduct

The family game can be played at different difficulty levels.

Why are some ultra-Orthodox rabbis ignoring COVID-19? - analysis

In the ultra-Orthodox world, standards of behavior are largely set by the rabbinic leadership.

Netanyahu, in UN speech, warns of more Hezbollah peril for Beirut

PM says ‘no doubt’ other Arab, Muslim states will sign treaties.

Jewish men pray outside a synagogue in the northern Israeli city of Tzfat, September 23, 2020.
Shas Council of Torah Sages call for outdoor prayer services only

‘Those who don’t abide by regulations are potential murderers’ say leading ultra-Orthodox rabbis.

An Orthodox Jewish Talmudic seminary student wearing protective suit, gloves, face mask and a face s
Coronavirus: Priestly blessing at Western Wall to be livestreamed

Every year, some 750,000 people visit the Western Wall, with the peak occurring at Sukkot's Chol HaMoed, which happens next week.

An Israeli police officer and an Israeli soldier at a temporary "checkpoint" in Jerusalem, to check
Video of soldiers enforcing protest near Knesset causes political uproar

"We emphasize that the soldiers are operating in accordance with government decisions and as part of the nationwide effort of combating the coronavirus pandemic," the IDF noted.

By TOBIAS SIEGAL , MAARIV ONLINE
29/09/2020
Portrait of Rabbi Miriam Levinger at her home in Makor Gideon, Hebron, West Bank, on March 8, 2016
Miriam Levinger, mother of Hebron’s Jewish community, passes away at 83

She was the kind of leader that comes about once in a hundred years

Israeli cyber-company Salt Security closes deal with Carrefour, Equinix

Thanks to a unique algorithm and an innovative platform, it offers effective cyber-protection against possible attacks targeting Application Programming Interface (API).

A United Arab Emirates (UAE) flag waves alongside an Israeli flag
Amir Peretz discusses cooperation with Emirati industry minister

"We are a world power of gas and oil" and would be happy to collaborate with you to produce "green energy and clean refining projects, along with other issues."

Jerusalem Old City merchants: Coronavirus restrictions are ruining us

“Because of the coronavirus epidemic, I have had to close my coffee shop for long periods several times. That has killed our business: It’s total devastation,” said café owner Izzat Rajaby.

By MOHAMMAD AL-KASSIM/THE MEDIA LINE
29/09/2020
Memorial for those who fell in the Yom Kippur War, 2020
Netanyahu: Preemptive strike against Iran still an option

Gantz on coronavirus: "We didn't respond as was fit, but we will succeed this time as well."

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Watchdog: Law enforcement must check if Netanyahu prosecutor broke law

The ministry watchdog said this is doubly important during a time when the state prosecution is under a microscope due to its decision to prosecute the prime minister.

Knesset votes 46 to 38 to limit anti-Netanyahu protests

Three detained, including general, at violent protests

30/09/2020
Temple Coins introduces limited edition Abraham Accord medallion

The coin, designed by numismatic artist Aharon Shavo, shows the Israeli and UAE flags flying over silhouettes of Jerusalem's Old City and the Abu Dhabi skyline.

Israelis who fell sick with COVID-19 twice: Second time was worse

"I feel like a leper," said one repeat victim, who was first infected in June. "They put it into our heads... that we were immune for at least three months and that we were developing antibodies."

29/09/2020
Police disperse mass celebration of Vizhnitz Hassidim after Yom Kippur

The Grand Rabbi of the Viznitz hassidic community Rabbi Yisrael Hager held a celebratory ‘tisch’ gathering attended by hundreds of hassidim in Bnei Brak.

Yom Kippur passes peacefully as prayers held outside

As holiday commenced, top rabbis told followers to keep health rules

Celebrating Bess Myerson, ‘The One and Only Jewish Miss America’

The documentary spotlights her early life and probes the politics of the pageant and how she overcame antisemitism to win.

An MDA medic wearing protective gear against coronavirus waits outside Shaare Zedek Hospital, Jerusa
50% decrease in first aid treatments to bike riders on Yom Kippur

Some 305 people fainted, became dehydrated and felt unwell due to the fast, MDA said.

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IDF soldier injured in terror attack beats coronavirus

Nethaniel Felber remains in critical condition following the terrorist attack that took place in 2018.

IDF Home Front Command equips coronavirus hotels for Yom Kippur

All of the hotels have also been equipped with medics, Shofars and proper meals for before and after the fast including 20% more food for beak fast meals.

Israeli parents join youth in int'l strike for climate change action

"You can’t expect a mother to do nothing when their child’s whole future is at risk."

27/09/2020
IDF Chief of Staff orders troops to remain on base for a month

Decision comes after spike in coronavirus cases in the military

Israeli kitchens grow in sophistication during COVID-19, designer says

With 18-years of experience in kitchen design, Main Designer at Avivi Kitchens Shlomi Cohen shares with the 'Post' how the pandemic led to a surge of interest in innovative design.

Ofer Malls Group to launch online shopping for customers amid coronavirus

Customers, unable to visit malls due to the coronavirus regulations in place, will now be able to order from their favorite stores and have items delivered to their homes free of charge.

Coronavirus czar Prof. Ronni Gamzu
Gamzu: Public nonchalance, government mismanagement reason for lockdown

The corona commissioner also accepted a portion of the blame himself, claiming that he understands the gravity of the decisions he makes and that they can affect lives as well as livelihoods.

Israeli diagnostic company partners with AID Genomics on COVID-19 testing

As part of the agreement, AID Genomics will finance the purchase of equipment needed to allow Todos' clients to meet capacity requirements.

Israel’s modern Yom Kippur debacle

During the first wave of the virus, Israel bought thousands of ventilators because it thought that’s what was needed. Did it recruit or train staff to use them?

26/09/2020
Czech military to purchase 4 Israeli aerial defense batteries

SPYDER is a quick reaction, low-to-high surface-to-air missile system designed to counter attacks by a variety of aerial threats including aircraft, helicopters and UAVs.

Protesters demonstrate outside the prime minister's residence in Balfour.
Watch: Virtual 'Balfour protest' draws over half a million online viewers

During Israel's first coronavirus lockdown in March, six months ago this week, Darkenu organized their first virtual protest, which was attended by nearly 830,000 people.

Demonstrators protesting outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's residence during the lockdown.
Tens of thousands protest against Netanyahu as fines issued for violations

Fines issues to demonstrators for violating social distancing rules * Knesset to reconvene to limit protests following failure to pass bills

Israel under High Holy Day coronavirus lockdown in pictures

A collection of photos showing Israel under its second lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic.

Gantz installs mezuzah in office to 'ensure safety, security of Israel'

According to Chabad.org, Gantz said it was necessary to complete the installation of the mezuzah before his trip to "help ensure the safety and security of Israel."

Minister of Health Yuli Edelstein speaks during a press conference about the coronavirus COVID-19,
Health Minister visits United Hatzalah headquarters amid COVID-19

In honor of his visit, American donors Ron and June Daniels as well as Joel and Adele Sandberg gifted life-saving medical equipment to United Hatzalah's volunteer service.

ISRAELI ACTRESS Niv Sultan plays an undercover Mossad agent and gifted computer hacker who is tasked
‘Tehran’ is a groundbreaking Israeli spy show about immigrant identity

"I have been in the business for 33 years, and I have been waiting and hoping that one day there will be characters that show us as Iranians as complex human beings, not just terrorists."

By LIOR ZALTZMAN/JTA
26/09/2020
Michael Oren cares more about future of literature than democracy

With success as a historian, ambassador and politician, is Oren now hoping to make his name as a novelist?

By BEN SALES/JTA
26/09/2020
Nearly half of all Israelis lie during epidemiological inquiries - report

Approximately 45% of all Israeli who tested positive for coronavirus reported during their epidemiological inquiries that they had no contact whatsoever with other people.

An MDA medic wearing protective gear against coronavirus waits outside Shaare Zedek Hospital, Jerusa
MDA prepares for a challenging Yom Kippur in light of coronavirus pandemic

Chairman of the Histadrut Arnon Bar-David dispatched an urgent letter to Health Minister Yuli Edelstein, warning him of a complete collapse of the MDA.

Women Advancement Authority seeks to promote women in senior positions

The authority noted that current data indicates a degree of inequality in positions of authority.

25/09/2020
Knesset fails to decide on protest regulations as Israel enters lockdown

Edelstein tried to make emergency rules to stop protests • Zohar: “People will see the thousands gathering in Balfour, and on Yom Kippur there will be mass prayers. The 2nd Yom Kippur War awaits us."

Lior Ashkenazi in 'Footnote.'
Eytan Fox’s 'Rabbi' will be first TV project for Tadmor Entertainment

Rabbi will be about a charismatic and influential Orthodox rabbi whose world collapsed when he was accused by teenage male students of sexual advances.

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Navy, Defense Ministry test new naval missile system

System will be integrated onto the Sa'ar 5 and Sa'ar 6 corvette missile ships

KKL-JNF leaders outline organization’s strategy

Three KKL-JNF leaders outlined the scope and significance of the organization’s activities in brief remarks at The Jerusalem Post Conference.

Hava Zingboim receives Israeli innovation award

Known as “the Israeli guru of cosmeceuticals,” Zingboim began her career in the US, studying a unique specialization track in advanced cosmetics at Scott & White Medical Center in Texas.

The logo of state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).
IAI employee arrested for trying to sell jet engine parts

A company employee had contacted civilians and offered to sell spare parts for IAI jet engines worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Israel Police prepare for new coronavirus lockdown regulations, Sept. 25, 2020
Police promise new lockdown regulations will be more strictly enforced

While checkpoints were reported in multiple locations over the past week, many commuters reported that they were able to travel between cities without being stopped or questioned.

An empty school is seen after Israel shut schools as part of precautionary measures against coronavi
Outrage as school teacher who committed indecent acts receives light sentence

"What message is conveyed to the victim? To children in general? What message is conveyed to the offenders?"

25/09/2020
Commanders disciplined following coronavirus outbreak at Bahad 1

Some 30 cadets at the IDF's Bahad 1 officers training academy were diagnosed with the deadly virus two months ago.

Arkadi Duchin sets his sights on Abu Dhabi

“I’m sure there’s a lot more than horses and sweets there, but I don’t really know what there is. I think it’s a humorous song. I’m not trying to put down anybody.”

Pathological perversion: Assi Meshullam presents an altar of pain

Sculptures showcased by Meshullam form a peculiar place of worship, in a partially successful attempt by the artist to offer an antidote to the religious visuals we know

25/09/2020
Yom Kippur, the time to review apologies Israel's leaders owe its people

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: It's been a year of biblical blunders.

25/09/2020
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a press statement at the PM's office in Jerusalem, o
Netanyahu may end de facto settler freeze, allow plans for 5,000 homes

The move comes in the aftermath of a Channel 12 poll that showed Netanyahu’s Likud party had dropped to 29 mandates, compared to the 36 mandates it had received in the March elections.

Ichilov Medical team at the coronavirus unit, in the Ichilov hospital, Tel Aviv, Israel, July 28, 20
'We are at the height of war - a coronavirus war'

Israel peaks at more than 7,000 new patients in a single day.

US Chamber of Commerce holds panel concerning the future of Haifa’s port

Chairman of the Haifa Port Company board of directors Eshel Armony said that Israel’s growth is “fantastic” and the population keeps growing.

Israel lacks its usual holiday spirit amid new coronavirus lockdown

In the Jewish state, Jews from across the religious spectrum are feeling an aching loss for the spiritual highlights of the year.

Dr. Nimrod Novik and Dr. Ebtesam al-Ketbi are seen addressing The Jerusalem Post Annual Conference.
‘Israelis excited about chance to visit UAE’

Israel and the UAE are two leading countries in the region that are driven by science and technology.

Opposition leader Yair Lapid at The Jerusalem Post Annual Conference.
Lapid: Netanyahu made Israel a branch of Republican Party

Lapid criticized Netanyahu for not meeting with Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden when he went to Washington.

25/09/2020
Computer code and an Israeli flag
IIA to improve speech-recognition services in Hebrew and Arabic

Analyzing Semitic languages such as these has been considered more challenging, hindering the development of high-quality speech recognition tools.

WZO: Promoting aliyah through the Hebrew language

Marina Rosenberg-Koritny, head of the Aliyah Promotion Department, establishes a worldwide Hebrew learning network

Israel of 1993 to Israel of 2020

Jennifer Stern, 50 - from Woodmere, New York To Hashmonaim, 2006

IAF Colonel (res.) Kobi Regev monitors in real-time the participant's simulated flights.
Former IAF pilots offer online combat flight course

The purpose of this new course is to offer a chance to anyone who has always dreamed of feeling what it is like to fly a real combat aircraft.

Moshe Debby – Building trust with clients and the public

For Moshe Debby, founder and chairman of the Debby Group, the establishment of trust is especially important during the corona pandemic.

Gov't allows IDF Intelligence to receive information on civilians – report

The approval, a "general permit for information disclosure," will allow the IDF Intelligence Directorate to receive any information that the Tax Authority may have, on every single citizen.

El Al Israel Airlines planes are seen on the tarmac at Ben Gurion International airport in Lod
El Al's lawyer petitions gov't over identity of new majority stakeholder

El Al's new owner, 26-years-old Eli Rozenberg, challenged after buying NIS 359 million worth of stock: Prove you're the real owner, or the airline's license might be revoked.

TEST TUBE with coronavirus label is seen at the end of January.
IDF Epidemiological Investigation Center can handle 2,000 new cases daily

"Rise in number of cases are out of control," says commander of the center; total of 2,500 investigators will be working by the end of November.

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The Garbuz family sends thanks

Lawrence Garbuz, Eliezer Yitzchak ben Shifra, and his family express their gratitude to all of those who prayed on his behalf

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RBG documentary filmmakers reflect on passed judge’s extraordinary life

“She had a sense of humor and a real sparkle to her.”

By MAKEDA EASTER/LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS
24/09/2020
Defense Minister Benny Gantz is seen addressing The Jerusalem Post Annual Conference.
Gantz 'concerned' about maintaining Israel’s advantage in region

Engel: It is inevitable that the Saudis will come to the table

24/09/2020
Yair Lapid to 'Post': Netanyahu made Israel a branch of Republican Party

The next US administration, Senate and Congress could be led by Democrats who are “extremely angry at Israel’s government.”

25/09/2020
Nefesh B’Nefesh chief: Aliyah interest surges despite COVID-19

Since April, 16,000 families have contacted the Nefesh B’Nefesh hotline requesting information about aliyah, which is an increase of more than 300% over the previous year

Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Michael Lurie, head of the land maneuver systems directorate at Rafael
Rafael head of land maneuver systems directorate praises IDF Trophy system

The Trophy system detects missiles when launched and destroys the incoming missile before it can reach the tank.

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