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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," said Blue and White MK Yair Lapid.

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

Join Prof. Jan-Werner Mueller, Prof. Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser, Dr. Jordon Kyle, Prof. Yuli Tamir and leading IDI researchers, public figures and journalists

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
'Alternative' poverty report: Over 1m. Israeli children living in poverty

A poverty report by the non-profit Latet organization shows that one-quarter of all Israelis are currently living in poverty.

09/12/2019
Naftali Bennett visits soldiers-to-be at recruitment base

Giving the new recruits a small speech before they go on their way, Bennett gave the group a few words of advice

By OMRI RON
09/12/2019
David Ben Avraham is treated by a paramedic following his release from jail, while friend Haim Pereg
Palestinian convert to Judaism freed from Hevron jail

David Ben Avraham was beaten and tortured by fellow inmates, who were told of his conversion.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
09/12/2019
Naama Issachar lawyers to hold press conference discussing her situation

The conference will be held by Avi Himi and will focus on the efforts made so far to have her released from Russia.

By OMRI RON
09/12/2019
Sun penetrating the clouds above the mountains near Chengdu, China. "It looks like Genesis to me," s
With rains returning to Israel, cloud seeding is being renewed

The amount of rain a cloud produces can be increased using a special compound

By OMRI RON
09/12/2019
Luxembourg urges EU to recognize Palestinian state

Israel is reportedly concerned about the initiative, but Israeli and European officials noted that the issue will likely not be discussed during the EU Foreign Affairs Council on Monday.

Nathaniel Felber
Critically injured soldier smiling, communicating 1 year after attack

On Sunday, Nathaniel’s mother Judi Felber told The Jerusalem Post that her son has made good progress since regaining consciousness.

Likud divisions on display in turbulent meeting

Central committee cancels primary for party list; Netanyahu supporters heckle Sa’ar after PM applies Sa’ar will give up West Bank.

A Geminids meteor shower is seen above the mountain range in Nagarkot. 2017
Geminid meteor shower to light up sky over weekend, moon to dim show

Only 10-20 nights every year have showers reaching 20 meteors an hour, so the show is still worth braving the December chill, especially since the Geminids are often bright and intensely colored.

08/12/2019
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a cabinet meeting, December 2019.
Netanyahu's new campaign pitch: 'I can move US public opinion' – analysis

The prime minister has been singing that tune to conferences around the country – and around the world – for years.

08/12/2019
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the media at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, i
Dozens of hi-tech officials ask High Court to fire Netanyahu

The petition runs parallel to one already filed by the Movement for the Quality of Government in Israel to the High Court and an expected future petition by the Labor Party.

Cannabis reform freeze: Court 'irresponsible, demagogic'

Following a petition submitted by the Medical Cannabis Association, the High Court of Justice issued an interim order temporarily freezing reforms to the supply of medical cannabis in Israel.

08/12/2019
25 MPs from around the world say nations must protest anti-Jew boycotts

On Monday, the IAF delegation will meet with Blue and White No. 2 Yair Lapid, as well as with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan attends a cabinet meeting, December 2019.
Are Erdan, the court and police uniting on weapons possession sentences?

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said that the state prosecution cuts too many plea bargains regarding weapons possession crimes and that the sentences for the deals are too lenient.

Hamas Chief Ismail Haniyeh attends a meeting with members of international media in Gazaa
Hamas, PIJ say ceasefire contingent on Israel’s actions

Egyptian sources: "Significant progress made towards achieving long-term ceasefire."

Israel's Foreign Affairs Minister Avigdor Liberman, 2011
Labor leader calls out Liberman for anti-haredi rhetoric in Twitter spat

“If Israel is important to you, stop your disqualifying and hateful rhetoric before a civil war breaks out here," Peretz tweeted to Liberman.

08/12/2019
Guatemalan president to Israeli president: Your enemies are my enemies

Rivlin asked Giammattei whether he would also be meeting with the Palestinian leadership during his visit, and the reply was a definite "no."

Deutsch's Olympic dreams in limbo with Shabbat marathon

A late switch in the Olympic schedule, which moved the marathon from Sunday to Saturday will prevent the “Marathon Mom” from competing.

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
08/12/2019
Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and Gideon Sa'ar (R)
Netanyahu implies Gideon Sa’ar will withdraw from West Bank

Potential Likud leadership rival Sa’ar attacks back, calls for application of Israeli sovereignty over all Jewish settlements.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a cabinet meeting, December 2019.
Netanyahu: Baghdad attack carried out by Iraqi Shi'ite militias

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened the cabinet meeting on Sunday afternoon.

08/12/2019
Sheba Medical Center to assist in measles crisis on island of Samoa

The Sheba team will be on site at the tiny island of Samoa for two weeks to help contain the crisis.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
08/12/2019
Students meet at the Rose Garden in Jerusalem and head towards the Knesset to protest third election
Jerusalem students protest potential third elections on Knesset steps

The Jerusalem Student Council organized the event to “help promote the power of students to influence government decisions,” they said in a statement.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
08/12/2019
The IDF Search and Rescue Unit takes part in a drill, December 2019.
IDF's Search and Rescue brigade drills for multi-front war

Thousands of troops took part in drill which took place from the Golan Heights to the Negev

Netanyahu insists Jordan Valley annexation discussed with Pompeo

The prime minister also said that if direct elections for PM are initiated, he will win.

08/12/2019
Nikki Haley: Canada made a 'deal with the devil'

The former UN ambassador described the monthly Security Council meetings as a "monthly Israel bashing session."

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
08/12/2019
Knife used in an attempted stabbing in Hebron, December 2019.
Two stabbing attacks thwarted 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.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
08/12/2019
US AMBASSADOR to the United Nations Nikki Haley and Israel’s UN envoy Danny Danon, tour a tunnel in
Danny Danon leads fellow Ambassadors on tour of Poland and Israel

The ambassadors to the UN will gain a greater understanding of Israel's strengths and challenges.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
08/12/2019
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R)
Netenyahu, Putin discuss tensions in Syria over Iranian entrenchment

Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz met Sergey Lavrov in Rome earlier in the day, where the matter was also raised.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
08/12/2019
Arye Stern
Chief Rabbi Aryeh Stern calls for market merchants to be more observant

Rabbi Stern who is a frequent customer at Jerusalem's market assured stall owners that their piety would be rewarded: "Thanks to the Sabbath observance, your livelihoods will be enriched.".

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet to discuss possible pol
Direct elections for PM or a coalition scramble? Politicians react

Israel tried direct elections in 1996, 1999 and 2001, eventually reverting to the current proportional representation system.

By CODY LEVINE
07/12/2019
Hundreds protest ongoing police presence in Isawiya

Israeli, Palestinian and international protestors demonstrated against the police in Isawiya

By ABSEITZ
08/12/2019
Netanyahu-Sa’ar showdown at Likud event tonight

Passing the bill would allow more candidates on the Likud list to enter the Knesset if the party enters the government.

07/12/2019
Bennett warns IDF will act against Gazan terror groups at right time

DM Bennett: Our enemies have become accustomed to firing rockets with no consequences

Art flourishes in Miami

At about the same time, Miami Art Week, is held from December 2-8, and features Art Miami, a modern and contemporary art fair market.

By BEN G. FRANK
07/12/2019
Grapevine December 8, 2019: London showcase

A roundup of news from around Israel.

Bruce Springstein performs in 2012 concert
Springsteen’s ‘Western Stars’ on local screens for one night

Both Yes Planet and Cinema City theaters will participate in the one-day event.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
07/12/2019
Mark Twain
Mark Twain in the Holy Land

A new exhibit at the New-York Historical Society brings the famous writer’s journey back to life.

By HOWARD BLAS
07/12/2019
Windfall for Beit Lessin

Even though he makes his home in Peru, “there’s always a warm corner of my heart for Israel,” and for Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai whom he called “a giant in his generation.”

By HELEN KAYE
07/12/2019
NSO’s challenge: Will it open up?

Is it able to prevent potential abuses by its clients?

Mike Pompeo Benjamin Netanyahu
State Dept. contradicts Netanyahu: No annexation plan raised with Pompeo

“It wasn’t a topic of discussion,” the official said in a press briefing

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Haifa U. mice memory manipulation could work on humans

"We were able, for the first time, to cause mice to assign a negative value to an event that never took place."

Labor MK Omer Bar-Lev
Labor-Gesher MK trying to get 61 signatures to promote Yuli Edelstein

Labor-Gesher MK Omer Bar-Lev said that it is time to set aside ego and consider the option that seems to him the only way to avoid a third election.

07/12/2019
MK Ofer Shelah speaks at a Saturday event in Beersheba.
Ofer Shelah: Netanyahu wanted another election from the first day

Shelah has previously been outspoken on Netanyahu's political conduct.

07/12/2019
Channel 12 poll: Blue and White largest party with 34 mandates, followed by Likud with 33

Poll reveals little change in terms of the distribution of seats between the parties.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
06/12/2019
FM Katz discusses Iran, Issachar, with Russian FM Lavrov in Rome

The meeting comes amid contentious bilateral issues between the two countries, particularly on Russia’s role in the Middle East, and Naama Issachar, who was sentenced in Russia for drug smuggling.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
06/12/2019
Gantz vows to beat Netanyahu if there are elections

Knesset to vote to enable March 3 election.

06/12/2019
Israeli author David Grossman
David Grossman book banned in Russia for 'causing teen pregnancy, STDs'

The commissioner's directive was circulated across all public libraries and bookstores, where all copies of the book "Someone to Run With" are now no longer available for sale.

By ANNA BRESKY/MA'ARIV
06/12/2019
Tel Aviv U partners with Columbia U to offer joint undergraduate program

Students will spend two years on the Israeli campus, followed by two years in New York and gain two Bachelor's degrees, one from each institution.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
07/12/2019
Shabbat candles
Shabbat candle-lighting times for Israel and U.S.

See Shabbat times for your area.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
06/12/2019
Former Miss Iraq speaks out at UN about Jewish refugees

Sarah Idan, who received death threats after she posted the selfie with Miss Israel, Adar Gandelsman, spoke of what she learned about the issue when she visited Israel last year.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Morocco normalization talk is Israeli spin, State Dept. says

The comment came following persistent reports in Israel that Jerusalem is very close to establishing official ties with Rabat, attributed to anonymous sources.

Soldiers attached to the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, Iowa National Guard and 10th Mo
Trump may deploy 14,000 troops to counter Iran aggression

Multiple reports citing unnamed officials say Trump is planning to deploy the troops to counter increased Iranian adventurism in the region.

By JTA/RON KAMPEAS
06/12/2019
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a cabinet meeting, December 2019.
Likud: Netanyahu ready to serve only six more months

Blue and White: Netanyahu must say it publicly

06/12/2019
David's Sling Weapons System Stunner Missile intercepts target during inaugural flight test
IDF tests rocket propulsion system

The test comes as tensions remain high with Iran.

Tsfat municipality
Safed city engineer compensated with NIS 250,000 for wage discrimination

Cheli Tal worked as the city engineer since 2014, soon after which she discovered that she was being paid considerably less than her male equals working within the municipality.

06/12/2019
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion surprises even his harshest critics

Municipal Affairs: One year since the new mayor opened the door to his office in Safra Square in downtown Jerusalem, he has begun putting into place the policies he envisioned.

NY to DC, Paris, Dublin, Hague: Israel gains legitimacy around the world

According to a report on Channel 13, the US has approached the UAE, Bahrain, Oman and Morocco to promote normalization of ties.

06/12/2019
Mike Pompeo Benjamin Netanyahu
Netanyahu plays statesman in Portugal - analysis

The prime minister also argued that he has unique abilities to bolster US-Israel ties.

From Dellal upward – dancer, choreographer and arts leader

Yair Vardi leaves an unmistakable legacy.

By ORI J. LENKINSKI
05/12/2019
British rockers Caravan return to Israel to mark 50 years of music

The band has previously performed here in 2011 and 2014.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
05/12/2019
Orthodox Jews on the Temple Mount
WATCH: Regular Jewish prayers being held daily on Temple Mount

Police deny changes at the site, but video footage suggests blanket ban on non-Muslim prayer not enforced.

david bowie
Absolute non-beginners – David Bowie’s heroes keep his legacy alive

All-star alumni band led by longtime pianist Mike Garson coming to Israel for two shows

05/12/2019
Maccabi tops Hapoel at first Bloomfield derby

The defending champs doubled their lead in the 88th minute when Itay Shechter was pulled down in the box by Orel Degani and Cohen slotted home the spot kick from 11 meters.

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
05/12/2019
Body found in an open area in Shefar'am, police suspect murder

This is the second body found today, following reports of a drowning occurring in the vicinity of the Yarkon River in Ramat Gan.

By ALON HOCHMON
05/12/2019
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet in Jerusalem, October 1
Netanyahu, Pompeo push forward with US-Israel defense pact

The prime minister argues it’s important for him to be first in rotation with Gantz because of unique ties to the US.

NETANYAHU
Netanyahu: Direct elections for prime minister ‘becoming interesting'

Netanyahu made the comment in response to a reporter’s question if he would resign.

Isaac Herzog meets with former president George W. Bush

The meeting comes amid Bush’s recent trip to the Gulf region, where he discussed growing concern over Iran’s regional ambitions and Israeli-Palestinian peace.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
05/12/2019
100 Years of Ford and the Jews - From Antisemitism to Zionism

If the elder Henry Ford's antisemitism is legendary, his grandson's Zionism and support of Jewish causes is certainly less well-known.

By ZACK ROTHBART
08/12/2019
IDF’s 215th Division drills for war with Hezbollah

Hundreds of troops and reservists participated in a tactical drill in the Jordan Valley.

TA cardiology panel to focus on digital health

"The purpose of the conference is to bring together all the factors that make up the world of start-ups and innovation in cardiovascular diseases and to present the problems in the field."

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
05/12/2019
David Shimron
State to indict 2 top Netanyahu aides, ex-navy commander in Case 3000

Attorney-General Mandelblit and Justice Minister Ohana continue to fight over Shai Nitzan successor.

Israel ambassador calls on UN to recognize Jewish refugees

Ambassador Danny Danon introduced the resolution at a General Assembly discussion marking 72 years since the November 29 Partition Plan.

A visit to the Czech Republic
Israel, Czech Republic sign multi-million air defense radar deal

ELM multi-mission radar systems are used by IDF in Iron Dome, David’s Sling missile defense systems.

Israeli elections to be held on February 25 at the earliest

By law, if the Knesset is dispersed automatically on Wednesday night when the deadline to form a government passes, election would be held on March 10.

05/12/2019
Conservative leader Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn are seen during a televised debate
Foreign Minister Israel Katz says he hopes Corbyn loses British election

"I won't meddle in internal elections but I personally hope that he won't be elected, with this whole wave of antisemitism... I hope the other side wins," he said.

By REUTERS
05/12/2019
Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman
Kingmaker Avigdor Liberman gives up on coalition

Gantz: I trust Netanyahu less than when talks started.

05/12/2019
Olive Leaf at the Tel Aviv Sheraton Hotel  serves excellent food in beautiful surroundings
Tel Aviv ranks No. 7 in top locations every food lover should visit

'For stellar street food there’s nothing like Tel Aviv’s hummus, falafel and shakshuka, served at hole-in-the-wall joints, street stands, and stalls lining local markets,’ the BBC said.

WHO SHOULD head the haredi education administration?  (Pictured: Geula neighborhood
Torah showcase

Rabbi Eliyahu and Chanie Canterman, the directors of Chabad of Talbiyeh, have their hands full this month with gala events marking Yod Tet Kislev and Hanukka

THE TEL AVIV skyline; the area around the city is home to many Israeli start-ups
Gush Dan office occupancy rates continue climb

Despite the increase in skyscrapers in Gush Dan, office occupancy is still rising, with Tel Aviv at 94%, Ramat Gan 93%, and Herzliya 92%, according to a study by CBRE Israel.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
04/12/2019
JAPANESE FANTASY’ by Alex Landsberg
The fantasy of Japan

The Japanese Fantasy layout is designed to, at least, give us some idea of what we are missing from over there.

04/12/2019
WHO SHOULD head the haredi education administration?  (Pictured: Geula neighborhood
Jerusalem politics: Expect the unexpected

Last week, Yoav Zimran was appointed head of the haredi education administration at Jerusalem municipality. As Zimran is secular, this appointment arouses curiosity.

04/12/2019
ESTHER RADA: I am simply not trying to copy Billie Holiday. There’s no point in doing that.
Lady Rada takes on Holiday

Israel’s beloved star vocalist performs Lady Day in her own way.

04/12/2019
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Turkish delight in the Jewish Quarter

The Sidi Omar Mosque, ironically also known by the local Arab residents of the Old City as “mosque of the Jews,” was built in the 14th century, but since June 1967 has scarcely been in use.

04/12/2019
SOMEONE AT Safra Square seems, ‘sof sof,’ to have realized that pupils need more time in the educati
Jerusalem round-up by Peggy Cidor

Six new carousel parking installations on track to arrive this week in Jerusalem’s Givat Shaul neighborhood will provide 90 new parking places while using only six parking spaces

04/12/2019
 Studio of Her Own in the Litvionvsky Painter’s House will undergo renovations, but for now most of
Pounding the Yemenite-Iraqi beat

“I have Iraqi and Yemenite parents. Sometimes that works well, and others not so well,” she says with a mischievous twinkle in her eye.

04/12/2019
ARTIST HEDDY BREUER ABRAMOWITZ (center) and Studio of Her Own founder Zipi Mizrachi look through pie
Fusion of art, artistry: Studio of Her Own moves into Litvinovsky's home

The new Studio of Her Own in the Litvinovsky Painter’s House – Beit Hatzayar will be a home for women artists to meet, learn and create.

Chess pieces
Checkmate in Jerusalem

Growing up with a chess-playing dad

04/12/2019
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