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Israeli company focusing on advanced irrigation tech secures $3 million

The round was led by investors Gefen Capital and Hubei Forbon Technology Co. Ltd. participated in the most recent round of funding alongside new investor Trendlines Agrifood Fund.

Former Shin Bet deputy-director Yitzhak Ilan
Former Shin Bet deputy director speaks out about secret operations

"Only high-level morals can allow a detective to understand when the suspect before him is making a false confession."

By BEN CASPIT/MAARIV
28/05/2020
Superman
The return of Superman? Henry Cavill hints caped days not over

The British actor who took on the role of Superman in 'Man of Steel' hinted that talks are being held about him reprising the role in a future film.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
28/05/2020
Thousands honor drowned dancer Ayman Safiah at his funeral

In a rare step, the Arab-Muslim dancer was laid to rest in the Muslim Cemetery with mourners greeted at the local church’s hall to show community unity in the wake of his tragic death.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
28/05/2020
PASSENGERS WEARING masks push trolleys yesterday at the departures terminal at Ben-Gurion Airport.
Brussels Airlines, Austrian Airlines to renew Israel flights in mid-June

Austrian Airlines flights between Vienna International Airport and Ben-Gurion Airport will fly every Sunday, Thursday and Saturday.

28/05/2020
Claude Goasguen, ‘Israel’s best friend in France,' dies of COVID-19

French lawmaker and politician Claude Goasguen was 75-years-old at the time of his death, he was a strong supporter of Israel and the Jews of France.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
28/05/2020
Several rivers, nature reserves are safe to enter, Health Ministry says

The Health Ministry has greenlighted the Nachal Gilabon, Jordan River, Magrase Nature Reserve and Nahal Meshushim Nature Reserve to open to the public.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
28/05/2020
DNA study supports Bible: Canaanites homogeneous group, lived in Israel

The study analyzed individuals who lived over the course of a significant period of time, over 1,500 years.

IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi visits the parents of fallen soldier Amit Ben Yigal.
Aviv Kochavi visits mourning parents of murdered IDF soldier Ben Yigal

Ben Yigal was killed when his unit conducted an operation in Ya'bad and arrested numerous suspects.

28/05/2020
Gal Gadot wonder
Gal Gadot surprises nurses dressed as Wonder Woman on morning talk show

Four Detroit medical professionals dressed as Wonder Woman spoke with Good Morning America host T. J. Holmes over video chat when they were surprised by real-life Wonder Woman Gal Gadot.

28/05/2020
Marius Nacht to step down as Check Point chairman

Bringing almost three decades of leading the Israeli cybersecurity giant to a close, entrepreneur and philanthropist Nacht will be replaced by Check Point vice-chairman Jerry Ungerman.

28/05/2020
People pose in front of a display showing the word 'cyber' in binary code, in this picture illustrat
Israeli cyber czar warns of more attacks from Iran

Directorate chief says ‘cyber winter is coming’.

Woman who helped normalize Israel-Sudan relations dies of coronavirus

According to foreign sources, Israel decided to try and give her medical treatment for the coronavirus, due to her previous involvement with laying the ground work for the Israel-Sudan normalization.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
28/05/2020
Gymnasia Rehavia school in Jerusalem
Seven faculty members in Jerusalem school test positive for coronavirus

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, over 130 students and 30 staff members were put in isolation.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
28/05/2020
THE JORDAN VALLEY – calls to annex it are a provocative political act
IDF not yet tasked with annexation

Despite announcements by the prime minister on the annexation of the Jordan Valley beginning in July, the army has not been instructed to create a related document on the required procedures.

By TAL LEV RAM
28/05/2020
Despite coronavirus measures, Masa students will be able to enter Israel

Fellows who arrive in Israel will be required to remain in quarantine for 14 days, during which they will receive orientations, Hebrew-language course and educational seminars.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
28/05/2020
Ahead of Shavuot, Rivlin visits farmers in Emek Hefer region

Many farmers have suffered due to the coronavirus pandemic, and fear for the future of Israeli agriculture.

28/05/2020
A patient receives chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer
Student struggles to fund her mother's only life-saving cancer treatment

Riben has been struggling to find a way to fund an alternative cancer treatment that requires payment of NIS 25,000 every three weeks.

By CELIA JEAN
28/05/2020
David Friedman, family make thousands of Shavuot cheesecakes for elderly

Together, they worked to prepare thousands of mini-cheesecakes for the elderly and those unable to leave their homes ahead of the holiday of Shavuot.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
28/05/2020
17-year-old girl, dog, wild boar get into fight in Haifa

While Israel is known for the many stray cats roaming the streets, lesser known are the wild boars that roam the streets of Haifa.

By CELIA JEAN
28/05/2020
Will Netanyahu's trial take place in the courtroom or on the street?

The prime minister’s agents are trying to entrench a perception among the public that he is facing a political – rather than a criminal – trial.

By YEDIDIA STERN
27/05/2020
Amir Yaron attends a ceremony whereby he is sworn in as Bank of Israel governor by Israel's Presiden
Shavuot: Time to realize financial potential

Don’t rely on the government, there's no time like the present to take control of your financial situation.

By AARON KATSMAN
27/05/2020
PRESIDENT REUVEN RIVLIN gives cheesecake and cold lemonade to soldiers from the Erez Brigade.
Grapevine: In memory of Nechama Rivlin

Just before Shavuot each year, Nechama Rivlin would distribute cheesecakes to soldiers at the roadblocks around Jerusalem.

Small toy figures are seen in front of diplayed Amazon logo
E-commerce could prove a viable answer for under-employed people

E-commerce businesses should note that the international tax landscape is changing and monitor developments.

By LEON HARRIS
27/05/2020
PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu, wearing a face mask, stands inside the courtroom at the Jerusalem
My Word: Trying times for the prime minister and country

Netanyahu is definitely obsessed by the media, but it’s mutual.

IDF soldier who lost leg in terror attack honored by chief of staff

Ibrahim served in the IDF Armored Corps unit when he was struck by a car in a ramming attack in the West Bank earlier this month.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
27/05/2020
ANDREW ABIR
The Anglo playing a key role in jump-starting Israel’s economy

“We haven’t seen a contraction on a yearly basis in the Israeli economy for an awful long time, this is a very rare event.”

28/05/2020
SHAUL ELOVITCH appears in Jerusalem District Court Sunday at the start of their trial.
The other defendants in Netanyahu's trial could determine his fate

Who are Netanyahu's co-defendants, and how could they affect the outcome of the trial for the prime minister?

PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu and his codefendants in court on Sunday.
Netanyahu has had his day in court, but what has really changed?

“It can’t be” that one man can be prime minister and stand trial at the same time, it was intoned. Yet here we are.

27/05/2020
RUTH IN Boaz’s field. Conversion dilemmas are now a national affair, not a personal one.
As post-Soviet immigration turns 30, what conclusions can be drawn?

The largest immigration in Zionist history was pulled in by the Israeli establishment’s one part, and actively rejected by its other part, the Chief Rabbinate.

LEFT-WING ACTIVISTS demonstrate against US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan, in Tel A
Can annexation be undone?

Opponents of Israel’s sovereignty plan express pessimism that it can be reversed if approved.

Benjamin Netanyahu attends international coronavirus summit

The leaders said that re-opening schools would not lead to a second outbreak of the virus, based on the case in their countries.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
27/05/2020
GIDEON SAAR in his Knesset office this week: Leadership is based on advancing your ideology, and the
Gideon Sa'ar: 'We, as public servants, are judged by our deeds'

Gideon Sa’ar talks to the ‘Post’ about Netanyahu, the reforms needed in the legal system and why he won’t let there be a Palestinian state.

A view shows the Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim in the West Bank February 25, 2020.
Mixed messages on West Bank sovereignty leaves diplomats flailing

“It’s enough, we need a policy, we need talking points,” diplomatic source laments as Gantz says it could take weeks.

MUSICIAN ZEEV TENE and his band Nimas Li (‘I’ve Had It’) will rock from the rooftops of HaShoftim St
Israeli artists and musicians display their exit strategies

Choreographer Yasmeen Godder invited 50 people to imprint their bodies on cloth as a means to give human bodies their presence again.

Coronavirus keeps olim separated from their families, with no end in sight

“I’ve been grateful to be in Israel but also very worried about my family,” Shira said, pointing out the situation related to COVID-19 is much worse in America.

WHILE ISRAELI soccer teams are ready to return to game action, league officials are focused on provi
Israeli soccer season set to kick off again

Championship chase resumes: Mac TA vs Hap Haifa, Beersheba at Jerusalem, Greens host Reds

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
27/05/2020
The basic error is to treat all the settlements alike
US official blasts settler leader for lie that harms Israel, Jewish people

The understanding had been that Israel could expand its hold on the 70%, should the Palestinians fail to come to the negotiating table within a four year period.

Two thirds of Anglo and French olim think coronavirus will increase aliyah

64% of French and English speaking immigrants to Israel believe that the coronavirus pandemic "will significantly increase" immigration to Israel.

IDF against Noa Kirel's new ad: We didn’t like what we saw

IDF Manpower Directorate allowed singer Noa Kirel to take part in a commercial for Yes+, without realizing the commercial is based on the anti-Vietnam War musical ‘Hair.'

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
27/05/2020
High Court: Netanyahu forming gov't is moral flaw in Israeli society

"The dismissal of the petition does not make it appropriate in the public aspect."

By MAARIV ONLINE
27/05/2020
10,000 students to return to ulpans next week

Like other educational institutions, ulpans were shuttered when the COVID-19 pandemic struck but have remained close until now, while numerous other educational frameworks reopened several weeks ago.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe visit the Jericho Agro Industrial Park, May
Coronavirus could help investors identify most promising start-ups

Israeli start-ups nimble enough to adapt to the changing market could do very well, if able to prove to corporations how their innovations can increase efficiency.

Municipalities aim to take command ahead of second coronavirus wave

Municipal control and regulation system will allow each municipality to identify and locate

Gantz leaves Netanyahu in anger over Regev interview

Regev told Yediot Aharonot that "Gantz is still half baked" and "not ready yet."

27/05/2020
Naftali Bennett
Naftali Bennett: Trump peace plan map needs to change

'The map is not good for Israel. It must be corrected.'

Reservists on Duty and Students Supporting Israel hold a protest outside the Students for Justice in
ADL blames anti-Zionist student group for anti-Israel radicalism on campus

In November 2019, SJP at California State University at Fullerton erected an “apartheid wall” exhibit that included a panel with a message reading “Zionism=racism.”

Shmaltz – Ashkenazi soul food in Jerusalem
Shmaltz – Ashkenazi soul food in Jerusalem

Schmaltz, Yiddish for chicken fat, was used instead of oil in Eastern European Jewish cooking, Ephraim Greenblatt says.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
27/05/2020
Meat galore
Meat galore

Whenever we peruse the extensive menu, we always plump for the sticky chicken wings as a starter, no matter what other goodies are offered.

Pizza Pozza
It’s official: Restaurants in Israel are reopening

On Wednesday, many eateries around the country resumed regular operations – with restrictions.

By BUZZY GORDON
27/05/2020
Benjamin Netanyahu
Netanyahu to PID: Probe police for threats about stocks case

Police had counterattacked Netanyahu for blasting law enforcement

RINA SCHENFELD: This connection between words and movement is so inspiring for me and the dancers.
To dance or not to dance

It was during this confusing period that Rina Schenfeld was informed that she had won the prestigious Rosenblum Prize for the Performing Arts in the lifetime achievement category.

By ORI J. LENKINSKI
27/05/2020
THE HERZLIYA MUSEUM of Contemporary Art.
Will the museums survive the coronavirus shutdown?

As they contemplate opening their doors after Shavuot, museums around the country are still putting the pieces together.

By NERIA BARR
27/05/2020
A SCENE FROM ‘The Pride Revolution,’ with Gal Uchovsky taking a selfie with a group of people.
Israeli pride, Netflix negatives and choice chick flicks

The Pride Revolution, a three-part documentary series on KAN 11 on the LGBT community in Israel, begins running on Saturday nights at 9:15 starting May 30.

Jerusalem is finally open for business

This Sunday all roads led to Jerusalem, and not because it happened to be Rosh Hodesh Sivan.

Ayman Safiah's body discovered at sea

Known as the 'Arab Billy Elliot,' Safiah was a world-class ballet dancer and a teacher, as well as an LGBTQ rights activist.

By LEON SVERDLOV
27/05/2020
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu with Chinese President Xi Jinping, May 9, 2013.
Resolution of Sorek 2 controversy ushers in new stage of Israel-China ties

Having a strategic plan would be a way to show China that Jerusalem still wants to keep up ties, while protecting Israel’s strategic interests.

Torah and outer space: The odd case of black hole Sagittarius A*

Can a supermassive black hole that looms in the center of the Milky Way inspire new understandings in Judaism?

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
27/05/2020
THE CRITICAL Mass bike ride is back.
Cleaning up Jerusalem’s cycling act

While there has been much talk in Jerusalem's municipality of plans to construct more dedicated bicycle paths, progress has been slow.

27/05/2020
LIVNATT AFFRIAT prepares sufganiyot in December.
Gourmandises and the best sufganiyot in Jerusalem defeated by coronavirus

“So many people have been calling us and telling us not to close,” chef Yoel Affriat revealed. “Maybe we will open up again in the future.”

27/05/2020
Mahane Yehuda market reopens after coronavirus restrictions had it shut down for the most part
The dark side of Jerusalem’s nightlife

“We are all happy about the development and success of the shuk, but the problem is that there hasn’t been a balance found between the entertainment areas and their owners to earn their living."

27/05/2020
Jerusalem finally has a budget for 2020

The budget is approved after a five-month delay – due to the lack of a national government and the coronavirus restrictions.

27/05/2020
LEOR HOLZER: While his bookstore will remain open, the situation is fragile.
With a little help from my friends: Campaigns to cover coronavirus losses

Even though Holzer’s NIS 25,000 Headstart campaign ended successfully last week, he adds, with a sad smile, that this doesn’t even begin to cover the losses caused by the coronavirus.

27/05/2020
PURCHASING MEALS through the Headstart campaign is one of the ways customers can support Rehavia eat
Jerusalem landmark eateries struggle to stay afloat amid coronavirus

'We are braced for six to eight difficult months. That’s where the biggest fear comes in.’

By ELIANA RUDEE
27/05/2020
THE WEDDING is great, but in real life getting to ‘happily ever after’ is not always easy.  (Picture
Building a happy marriage

A valuable manual for those pre-marriage, long-marrieds to find help

CHRISTIAN SAUNDERS, acting Commissioner-General of the UNRWA Agency for Palestine Refugees, attends
Destructive Western indulgence of the Palestinian dream

Refugee issue has no legitimate historical precedent or international parallel.

By GLENN C. ALTSCHULER
27/05/2020
Arieh King campaigning at Mahaneh Yehuda
Jerusalem deputy mayor calls Trump peace plan 'final solution'

"Now, Netanyahu reveals the Palestinazi state," King said.

By LEON SVERDLOV
27/05/2020
IF YOUR date isn’t calling, you might want to reach out to the person who made the introduction.
Ghosting, inappropriate behavior and coronavirus dating

We welcome you to submit your questions about dating, online profiles, dating etiquette, relationships and more.

By ELANA VIVAT
27/05/2020
Electric scooter injuries jumped 152% in 2019 alone

Overall, 31.8% of all deaths and 29.6% of injuries on Israel's roads involved Arab citizens, despite representing only 21% of the wider population.

27/05/2020
Holiday delicacies
Happy Shavuot: Favorite dairy dishes, alcohol-free beer and cosmetics

This week, make your favorite dairy dishes for the holiday, take a sip of light alcohol-free beer and scrub away the dreariness of lockdown with some pampering new cosmetics.

By NERIA BARR
27/05/2020
Finance Ministry's 'return to work' plan meets mixed responses

The proposal is expected to be approved by the government on Sunday, before requiring the Knesset to approve an amendment to the basic law on the state economy.

27/05/2020
Power of Together: Community Ties that Bind in Times of Need

Jewish National Fund-USA has been providing financial, emotional, and practical support through its Western Galilee Now tourist association to an area of Israel that has been hard-hit by COVID-19.

By JOSHUA WOOLF
27/05/2020
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he delivers a speech at his Jerusalem office,
Benjamin Netanyahu talks relations with leaders of DR Congo, Georgia

The prime minister spoke with President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Félix Tshisekedi and Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia.

Noa Helinger
MASKerade: Innovation and altruism in times of coronavirus

The stories behind the masks.

By Rivkah Lambert Adler
27/05/2020
Knesset advanced Norwegian Law in preliminary reading

The bill will still have to go to the Knesset Law Committee and then back for two more readings in the Knesset Plenum before it becomes law.

27/05/2020
Rivlin to Australian PM: Leifer won’t be able to evade justice

The accused sex offender’s attorneys said they plan to appeal both the decision that she is mentally fit and an extradition, if it is approved, to the High Court of Justice.

PNINA TAMANO-SHATA, newly appointed aliyah and integration minister and the first Ethopia-born minis
Pnina Tamano-Shata: From desert exodus to member of cabinet

“Just Pnina” doesn’t do justice to the historic moment of her ascending to her new position, as the first-ever minister of Ethiopian descent.

NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL head Meir Ben-Shabbat attends a state audit committee meeting at the Kness
Meir Ben-Shabbat makes decisions under pressure, with lives on the line

The National Security Council head shuns the spotlight but his impact is vast.

28/05/2020
Israel approves mobilization of hospital-grade ventilators to West Bank

Project Rozana will be funding onsite training for Palestinian ICU medical professionals, which will take place at Rambam Hospital in Haifa.

Benny Gantz vows to protect legal system

'Just like Israel needs a functioning government, it needs a strong and independent legal system.'

27/05/2020
A volunteer hugs Nir, a cow fitted with prosthetic leg at "Freedom Farm"
Demand for dairy products skyrockets leading up to Shavuot holiday

Many Jews around the world have the tradition to eat dairy for at least one of the meals on the holiday of Shavuot.

27/05/2020
India evacuates 115 citizens from Israel as part of 'Vande Bharat Mission'

Passengers received protective gloves and masks as they prepared for takeoff.

27/05/2020
IDF launches investigation into Noa Kirel's recent advertisement

The controversial video gained negative traction once it had aired owing to the fact that she is a popular public figure and was seen wearing a foreign army's uniform.

By CELIA JEAN
27/05/2020
Israeli students  wear protective face masks as they return to school for the first time since the o
2019/20 school year to be extended until July

The decision was made to help bridge the educational gap caused by the crisis this year, and to assist in parents going to work, helping to restore the economy to full activity.

By CELIA JEAN
26/05/2020
Patient Room of the Future virtual tour, featuring (l-r) moderator Avner Halperin, Prof. Amitai Ziv,
Healthcare 2030? After coronavirus, Israeli hospital has an idea

The initiative was initially supposed to be launched in September, but coronavirus sped things up.

Netanyahu to Israelis: Have fun, we're easing coronavirus restrictions

Government approves lifting restrictions on swimming pools, restaurants.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
26/05/2020
U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he welcomes Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at th
Settlers fighting to change Trump's map ahead of July annexation

In the absence of any sign that the US would change its map, the settlers have embarked on a campaign that on Monday had officials from the Prime Minister’s Office on the phone with them.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu with Chinese President Xi Jinping, May 9, 2013.
US meddling in ‘marriage made in heaven’ - analysis

The coronavirus has helped heat up the fierce global competition between the US and China, with the two superpowers now on a collision course.

26/05/2020
University of Haifa.
U of Haifa receives $1.15m. donation to support Israeli musicians

The donation is the latest contribution to the university's broader mission of community building and urban development across northern Israel.

By TOBIAS SIEGAL
26/05/2020
Revealed: These are the corona supplies the Mossad hunted down for Israel

Knesset closes in on new Shin Bet coronavirus surveillance law

PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU consults with Avichai Mandelblit.
Netanyahu and Mandelblit: The tragic journey from allies to bitter enemies

Mandelblit was so successful as cabinet secretary that Netanyahu aggressively backed him to become attorney-general in 2016. In doing so he put his accuser in office.

WHO expects hydroxychloroquine safety findings by mid-June

A study in British medical journal The Lancet found patients getting hydroxychloroquine had increased death rates and irregular heartbeats, prompting the WHO's intervention.

By REUTERS
26/05/2020
Australian sisters Nicole Meyer and Dassi Erlich who were allegedly sexually abused by former headte
Leifer court ruling presages extradition, easing of tension over the case

Judge Chana Miriam Lomp’s decision does have an air of finality about it in terms of the final outcome.

Finance Ministry offers grants for each employee returning to work

The draft proposal published by Finance Minister Israel Katz aims to provide employers with grants worth NIS 7,500 for every employee who returns to the workplace after June 1.

26/05/2020
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