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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

Netanyahu 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
National Security Council's Meir Ben-Shabbat: The quiet influential type

Meir Ben-Shabbat shuns the spotlight, but as Israel’s longest-serving National Security Council head, his impact is vast.

27/05/2020
Israel approves mobilization of hospital-grade ventilators to West Bank

The NGO will also 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
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
Jerusalem Film Festival opening event at Sultan's Pool, July 28, 2018
Jerusalem Film Festival announces ‘We Are One’ lineup

The Jerusalem Film Festival is one of 21 international festivals from 35 countries.

Israeli artists use Netanyahu's COVID-19 speeches as song lyrics

Even the song's title, translated as "Distancing is Love," is a reference to a speech given by Netanyahu on March 17th, when the world was only just starting to realize the scope of the Coronavirus.

By TOBIAS SIEGAL
26/05/2020
An Israeli girl stands as she hold balloons at the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem on May 13, 2020
Post COVID-19, one-third of Israelis stressed and anxious - CBS survey

The report, “Civil resilience during the coronavirus crisis,” was the first state-run survey of its kind conducted after the lockdown was lifted.

Checkmarx execs: Positive momentum drove acquisition during COVID-19

Checkmarx's CEO will speak about the company's $1.15 billion acquisition on The Jerusalem Post website on at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, organized by Startup Grind.

26/05/2020
Expanded Norwegian Law set to pass Wednesday

Bill proposed to prevent indicted from seeking presidency

26/05/2020
N12, Dana Weiss sue Yair Netanyahu for libel

Yair Netanyahu, son of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, lashed out at the reporter and claimed she is in a “bribe-like” relationship with Attorney General-Avichai Mandelblit.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
26/05/2020
IDF teaches cadets the language needed to win the next war

Cadets in officers course are taking part in advanced field training in central Israel

New Olim and communal responsibility - watch

Nefesh B’Nefesh features pre-Shavuot Zoom program Wednesday evening

Alfred Dreyfus' descendant: Netanyahu’s trial is nothing like his

In an interview with French i24, Yael Perl Ruiz slams Yair Netanyahu for comparing his father’s trial to that of her great-grandfather.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
26/05/2020
Police search for missing dancer Ayman Safiah

Safiah was last seen on Sunday morning in the sea close to Neve Yam in Atlit.

By ORI LENKINSKI
26/05/2020
Israel's northernmost start-up hub opens in Upper Galilee

In addition to welcoming start-ups, the center will also represent a facility for hi-tech companies based in central Israel but which are interested in expanding operations to northern Israel.

26/05/2020
Israeli start-up focused on AI agricultural solutions secures $7 million

“We are thrilled to have JVP, an international leading VC fund, and Syngenta as strategic and industry expert investors to help fuel Greeneye’s growth,” said co-founder and CEO Nadav Bocher.

Malka Leifer, a former Australian school principal who is wanted in Australia on suspicion of sexual
Malka Leifer fit for extradition, judge rules

Jerusalem District Court rules that after six-year-long legal battle alleged sex offender Malka Leifer is fit for extradition, appeal of decision to Supreme Court likely.

Palestinians protest against the Deal of the Century Middle East peace plan in Bethlehem, Jan. 2020
COGAT warns of wave of violence as annexation plans progress

The statements by Abu-Rukun come as terrorist attacks in the West Bank are on the rise after a lull during the coronavirus outbreak.

26/05/2020
Noble Energy violated Leviathan air emissions permit, says ministry

The Environmental Protection Ministry announced that it would commence enforcement proceedings.

26/05/2020
IDF weapons
Four suspects arrested for attempting to steal weapons from IDF base

Indictments against the four men, including an IDF soldier, are to be filed on Monday with the Southern District Attorney's Office.

Israel rejects Chinese bid to build Sorek 2 amid pressure from the US

Friedman, Hendel discuss US warnings against Chinese involvement in 5G networks.

A man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him
Cyberattacks target Israeli labs working on coronavirus vaccine

The attacks attempted and failed to damage the vaccine development process, but did not attempt to steal information.

26/05/2020
El Al Boeing 777 258 ER
With El Al's fate in gov't hands, airline braces for crash landing

Coronavirus killed what was left of the national carrier’s struggling business. El Al needs both a bailout and management reforms; the future of Israel’s aviation industry hangs in the balance.

By TARA KAVALER/THE MEDIA LINE
26/05/2020
A general view of the pool at the Royal Beach Hotel in Eilat, Israel, June 12, 2018
Hotels returning to normal: High occupancy in Eilat over Shavuot

"In Eilat there is the highest rate of domestic tourism - 90%. For hotels based also on foreign tourism, the recovery will take a long time."

By MOSHE COHEN/MAARIV
26/05/2020
Jewish worshippers pray in full view of police on Temple Mount
A-G cancels indictment of woman who fought with police on Temple Mount

The woman was warned against committing further crimes, as the attorney-general could then consider renewing the legal proceedings.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
26/05/2020
Netanyahu meets with settler leaders in Gush Etzion after the US stated that settlements are not ill
47% of Israeli Anglos support West Bank annexation – i24 poll

The poll also found that a vast majority of French-speaking Israelis (90%) support an annexation of parts of the West Bank.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
26/05/2020
A lioness seen with her 6-weeks-old Asiatic lion cubs, at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem on
In historic first, Jerusalem Biblical Zoo welcomes Asiatic lion cubs

The cubs will soon be shown to the public, since the famous Jerusalem zoo has opened its doors once again now that many of the coronavirus restrictions have been lifted.

26/05/2020
Progressive prayer platform by Western Wall still closed after 2 years

Jerusalem City Hall engineering department issued stop-work order against repair of wooden planks at site.

New legislation to increase technological cooperation between Israel, US

The legislation would enhance collaboration on the research and development of technology used for national defense.

TAU team to represent Israel in L’Oréal Brandstorm finals

The team was led by marketing researcher Dr. Irit Nitzan and Nurit Hod. It will represent Israel in the finals, which will be held online in June.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
25/05/2020
KFAR SABA
Beersheba VC fund moves to Kfar Saba in NIS 30m. deal

SIBF manages investments in Israeli technology companies and start-ups amounting to hundreds of millions of shekels, and recently began raising another $200m.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
25/05/2020
Schenfeld’s dilemma: To dance or not to dance

In one of her poems, Schenfeld writes, “Word replaced movement. Threw it out the door.”

By ORI J. LENKINSKI
25/05/2020
Israeli cartoonist Michel Kichka explores coronavirus

One of the best-known Israeli cartoonists encourages his students at the Bezalel Academy of Art to draw about their shutdown experience

What on earth is media bribery, and should it be a crime? – analysis

How could Mandelblit indict Netanyahu for a nonexistent crime that is unheard of not only in Israel, but on most of the planet?

An exhibition at Expo Tel Aviv
Unconventional times test Israel's international convention industry

The Health Ministry is expected to publish regulations regarding the reopening of convention centers later this week.

25/05/2020
El Al Worker's Committee members riot over management meeting with pilots

The meeting was called to discuss the return of more pilots to work full time, after El Al extended the unpaid leave of thousands of employees until June 30.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
25/05/2020
Magen David Adom medical team members, wearing protective gear, is handling a Coronavirus test from
Israel, India work together on rapid-result coronavirus test

The goal of tests with rapid results is to enable people “to go back to their routine as much as possible considering coronavirus will be with us for a while."

Eight new deputy ministers sworn in

New Knesset speaker meets with Rivlin

25/05/2020
PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu visits the Jordan Valley community of Mevo’ot Yericho in February
Netanyahu: We will move forward with annexation in July

Map committee member Levin denies Yesha Council complaint thatUS rejected settler changes to sovereignty map

Australia's handling of COVID-19 crisis opens door for Israeli businesses

"Australia is in the midst of its exit strategy, and unlike in other places, when there is a crisis or downturn they believe the way to move forward is through adaptability and innovation."

25/05/2020
Prof. David Kazhdan becomes first Israeli to win the Shaw Prize

Prof. David Kazhdan is one of the great luminaries of the representation theory, his originality and knowledge are incomprehensible.

By CELIA JEAN
25/05/2020
Kochavi fires officer, censures 4 others for role in soldier's suicide

Cpl. Niv Lubaton committed suicide after he was being recruited as a source by Military Police.

Are deep security ties between Israel and Jordan at risk? – analysis

King Abdullah has warned of a major clash with the Hashemite Kingdom should Israel follow through with annexation. That wouldn't be good for either side.

Lapid accuses Netanyahu of attempting coup

"Are there any principles you are still willing to fight for?" Lapid asked his former political allies.

25/05/2020
The scene of a suspected car ramming attack near Hebron
IDF soldier who lost leg in terror attack released from hospital

Sgt. Shadi Ibrahim was struck two weeks ago in the south Hebron Hills; Two Palestinians shot by IDF in West Bank

Jerusalem Municipality presents record NIS 11.2 billion budget

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Monday morning that he had ordered a special project for the development of Jerusalem worth NIS 200 million

25/05/2020
At rally, cultural sector questions reopening plan

The movie industry is feeling the pressure acutely because the big summer releases, such as Wonder Woman 1984 with Gal Gadot, have been postponed until at least the fall.

Ehud Olmert: Netanyahu will go to prison for many years

Prime Minister will go to jail for many years says former prime minister.

25/05/2020
GDP contracted by 7.1% in first quarter, sharpest drop in 20 years

The dramatic drop comes after GDP expanded by 4.6% in the fourth quarter of 2019.

25/05/2020
Religion, civil law, and love - watch Matan's Pre-Shavuot program live

Matan, a pioneer in the field of advanced Torah learning for women for over 30 years, presents a special day of learning online

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
25/05/2020
Dichter: Trump map worrisome, settlements should be annexed

Binyamin Regional Council head Israel Ganz, who hosted Dichter, told him that “We must safeguard the settlements, and they in turn will safeguard us.”

3,500-year-old plate depicting power struggle in ancient Negev discovered

Imri Elia, a resident of Kibbutz Niri, found the small engraved clay plate featuring two human figures near Tel Jemmeh.

A man wears a face mask for fear of the coronavirus as he takes the train to Haifa, on March 17, 202
Israeli researchers develop 'self-disinfecting' mask amid coronavirus

In recent weeks, the coronavirus pandemic has forced the hands of governments across the globe to require their national constituency to wear face masks when venturing out of the house.

IDF soldiers searching the area after West Bank stabbing attack
Attempted stabbing attack near Shiloh, no IDF soldiers injured

The Palestinian WAFA news agency reported that a number of Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian shepherds in the plain between Mughayir and Turmus Aya, located near Shiloh

25/05/2020
Undercover agent helps police arrest over 60 arms, drug traffickers, May 25, 2020
Undercover agent helps police arrest over 60 arms, drug traffickers

During the operation, the agent bought 5 M-16 assault rifles, 3 Kalashnikov assault rifles, 4 sidearms and 3 explosives, as well as 10 kilograms of cocaine and over a kilogram of heroin

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
25/05/2020
Dershowitz on Netanyahu trial: 'Israel should be deeply ashamed'

Dershowitz added that if the prosecutors wanted to charge Netanyahu with a crime there should be certain precedents and parameters set around what constitutes the exploits as actionable offenses.

Police Commissioner Roni Alsheich speaks in Knesset
Committee led by Netanyahu delays book of fmr. police chief Alsheich

The former police commissioner was responsible for gathering evidence that is currently being used in the ongoing corruption trial against Netanyahu.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
25/05/2020
A SCREEN grab from the film ‘Viral.’
CoPro documentary market to take place online

The CoPro Market, which is celebrating its 22nd year, normally takes place in Tel Aviv.

ISRAEL PORTNOY: If you don’t have some major tragedy then things won’t really be real.
From the flames

Israel Portnoy recovers from last year’s devastating fire in Mevo Modi’im with the help of his music.

26/05/2020
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Head of Mossad Yossi Cohen
Netanyahu thanks Mossad chief for purchasing coronavirus medical gear

The Mossad received heavy criticism for its purchases in late March after a covert operation accidentally brought 100,000 incomplete coronavirus test kits to Israel from an unidentified Gulf state.

The country needs to come first, not Netanyahu – analysis

All these allegations have a common denominator that reveal what the public has known about Netanyahu for years: this is a man who enjoys the good things in life and is obsessed with media coverage.

24/05/2020
How will Netanyahu's trial look if the judges let him drag it out?

For those who thought that the next court date of July 19 is when witnesses will be called, it is not even close.

Edelstein, Tropper announce end to culture restrictions in June

The announcement comes after nearly three months of no theater or stage shows, but will it be enough to save live performances?

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
25/05/2020
The enigma behind the Negev's 1,500-year-old Christian communities

Remains of over 180 houses were also revealed by the researchers, together with many agricultural installations including dams, cisterns, wine presses and a pigeon tower.

Buses to allow 75% capacity starting Thursday, trains return in June

Intercity buses will increase from 23 passengers to 46 passengers, and urban buses will increase from 20 to 49 passengers. Taxis will allow two people at a time.

Buses to allow 75% capacity starting Thursday, trains return in June

Intercity buses will increase from 23 passengers to 46 passengers, and urban buses will increase from 20 to 49 passengers. Taxis will allow two people at a time.

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