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Palestinian governor of Jerusalem arrested again

Adnan Ghaith was accused of undertaking illegal activities in East Jerusalem on behalf of the Palestinian Authority.

By MOHAMMAD AL-KASSIM/THE MEDIA LINE
22/11/2019
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the media at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, i
The bribery charges could sound the legal death knell for Netanyahu

Bribery requires a high and clear level of intent and a demonstrated quid pro quo, making it a weightier charge.

Supporters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu protest outside his residence following Isra
Benjamin Netanyahu's indictment: The PM comes out swinging - analysis

Netanyahu has made clear he will fight, and fight hard.

22/11/2019
Vehicles drive along a road in the Jordan Valley
My word: Diplomatic declarations and facts on the ground

Pompeo's announcement is a timely reminder that opinion on the legality of West Bank settlements is just that - opinion

Interior Minister Arye Deri at a Shas campaign rally
The lion roars again: The story of Arye Deri

Before there was Benjamin Netanyahu, there was Ayre Deri.

Benjamin Netanyahu charged with bribery, fraud, breach of trust

The indictment will significantly impact the ongoing efforts to form a coalition before December 11 when the period of 21 days expires.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu whispering in cabinet government meeting on July 23, 2018
Netanyahu, it's time to step down - comment

The harsh and severe indictment filed against Netanyahu came while he is still serving as prime minister. This is an unhealthy situation, one that is bad for the government.

21/11/2019
Donald Trump vs. Benjamin Netanyahu: Like birds of a feather ...

“They weren’t looking to get the truth, they were looking to get me,” the PM said.

22/11/2019
IDF’s International Cooperation Unit commander steps down after 32 years

The Jerusalem Post had the opportunity to sit down and speak with Brig.-Gen. Erez Maisel.

Zeroing in on the Tower

Zero One Digital Festival shows public that technology and art aren’t mutually exclusive

21/11/2019
Prison for VIPs: Not a regular convict, not the life of a leader

A convicted prime minister is likely to follow in the custodial footsteps of former prime minister Ehud Olmert.

22/11/2019
Labor Party leader Amir Peretz, August 2019
Labor to petition High Court to remove Netanyahu from office

“Netanyahu’s indictments are the reason we don’t have a government,” Peretz said. “In a democracy, we cannot accept a prime minister under indictment.”

Timeline: What is next for Netanyahu legally?

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had just been indicted, what's next?

PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu. He cannot be a unifier
Blue and White rules out coalition with Netanyahu

Blue and White party vows not to form coalition with Netanyahu following indictment announcement

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF , GIL HOFFMAN
21/11/2019
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the swearing-in ceremony of the 22nd Knesset, the
What are the cases Netanyahu has been indicted for?

Understanding the cases the prime minister faces

Discount CEO: Bank strong despite turmoil in financial arena

At Jerusalem Post conference, Lilach Asher Topilsky receives award for her mark on the banking sector

Gordon Robertson, CEO, Christian Broadcasting Network at the 7th Annual JPost Conference in NY
Gordon Robertson: Survival of the Jewish people is a miracle

“You are a light to the nations,” said Robertson. “Shine on, and be as bright as you can be.”

By ALAN ROSENBAUM
21/11/2019
WIZO – Standing up for the rights of Women

Lazovsky emphasized that the issue of domestic violence concerns men and women alike, from all sectors of Israeli society.

By ALAN ROSENBAUM
21/11/2019
Shaked hopes to ‘knock some sense’ into leaders to stop election

“They’re dragging the whole country to an election over four months,” Ayelet Shaked lamented.

Innovation in Diplomacy

“In order to think outside the box, first you need to know what is in the box. Professionalism is knowing what’s inside the box – and knowing what’s inside is hard work.”

By ALAN ROSENBAUM
21/11/2019
MARIA (RIGHT) and Natali Radu.
A twin aliyah

“We dreamed about living in Israel,” says Maria. “We understood that Israel was a place of opportunity for us and we could make a better future for ourselves.”

By LISA SAMIN
21/11/2019
'The Sacrifice' of Isaac’ by Caravaggio
Did Abraham pass the test?

It is thus puzzling that in the aftermath of the Akeda, God never seems to appear to Abraham again.

By NECHAMA GOLDMAN BARASH
21/11/2019
‘IN EVERY situation, in any state we’re in, we can open our hearts and talk to our Creator.’ (
Parashat Chayah Sarah: Prayers- Self-confidence, acceptance and despair

Our nation’s three daily prayers are among the important legacies we received from the fathers of the nation.

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
21/11/2019
President Reuven Rivlin and Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein
Rivlin hands over mandate, begs MKs to prevent third election

Rivlin told the MKs, each of whom now has the chance to form a coalition, that their political fate does not matter as much as the everyday life of the average citizen.

21/11/2019
Sylvan Adams, Businessman, Philanthropist and activist, working to strengthen the State of Israel at
Sylvan Adams – Israel’s Self-Appointed Ambassador

Since his aliyah, the dynamic Adams has devoted his time, resources and energy to promoting Israel to the world as a normal place, where people live their lives much as others do around the globe.

By ALAN ROSENBAUM
21/11/2019
YESHA Council’s chief foreign envoy Oded Revivi
Efrat mayor: Israeli-Palestinian cooperation is a way of life in West Bank

Revivi explained that true economic cooperation between Israel and the Palestinians is expressed by the Palestinian workers that are employed in Judea and Samaria.

By ALAN ROSENBAUM
21/11/2019
Attempt to overthrow Netanyahu in Likud begins

Gantz begins drafting majority to form government.

22/11/2019
Energean to supply natural gas worth over $1b. to Alon Tavor power plant

Supply will commence at first gas from the Karish gas reservoir offshore Israel, owned and operated by Energean.

21/11/2019
A BOY holds the Jordanian national flag during a protest near the US Embassy in Amman, Jordan.
Jordan canceled a religious conference due to an Israeli delegation

This was done in response due to "The people's rage over Israel's violations in Jerusalem, its aggressive actions in Gaza and Prime Minister Netanyahu's support of annexing the Jordan Rift Valley"

By YASSER OKBI/MAARIV
21/11/2019
The Schaffels are greeted by their daughters upon their aliyah.
Aliyah with a Chicago Flavor

‘We feel like we are on vacation. Our apartment overlooks the Mediterranean, and I feel like I am living in a hotel. It’s a dream. Netanya is a senior citizen playground’ – Ginger Pinchot.

By ALAN ROSENBAUM
21/11/2019
Casual gourmet  Japanese
Casual gourmet Japanese in Israel

Kitto Katto serves authentic Japanese cuisine unlike any other in Israel.

By BUZZY GORDON
21/11/2019
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion speeks at the Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference.
Mayor Moshe Lion: No one should contest Jerusalem

“Israel is the capital of the Jewish nation,” he said, “and no one will contest this.” Jerusalem's tourism director said we need to make the city more attractive for both visitors and residents.

By ALAN ROSENBAUM
21/11/2019
Kosher sushi that is worth the wait

You don’t go to Sushiya for the atmosphere. It’s a small place with just 26 seats on hard wooden benches.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
21/11/2019
Israel in 2040 — Exciting, Innovative, and Strong

What will the 90-year old State of Israel be like?” mused Daniel Atar, world chairman of Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF).

By ALAN ROSENBAUM
21/11/2019
Benjamin Netanyahu rejects charges: Police set me up

Netanyahu: Indictment is an “attempted coup,” says investigators need to be investigated.

22/11/2019
Kfar Blum offers
Kfar Blum offers

No, it’s not quite Hanukkah or Christmas, but a brand new season of musical weekends is about to kick off in the verdant surroundings of the Pastoral Hotel at Kibbutz Kfar Blum in the Upper Galilee.

21/11/2019
The Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference

Politicians and diplomats take to the stage to discuss the challenges Israel faces today.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
21/11/2019
Up, up and away
Fall of Berlin Wall: Up, up and away

It’s been 30 years this month since the fall of the Berlin Wall and it’s hard to remember what a wonderful surprise that historical event was and how much it changed Europe.

Dancing with myself
Tmuna Festival at Tmuna Theater: Dancing with myself

Katz and Maayan have a long history of making work that touches on the psychological, healthy or less so, the personal and the human.

By ORI J. LENKINSKI
21/11/2019
Oud Festival
Jerusalem Int’l Oud Festival - Shahid Parvez exemplifies diversity

Over the years, the Jerusalem International Oud Festival has delved into all sorts of sounds and culture, beyond the strict bounds of the Arab world.

21/11/2019
Satmar grand rabbi gives $5 million to institutions refusing state money

Zalman Teitelbaum hands out donations at ‘Pure Shekel’ ceremony in Jerusalem during 10-day visit to Israel

It’s time for Israel to start annexing settlements near eastern Jerusalem

If neither of these landmark decisions were enough to “open the gates of hell,” as Imam of the Egyptian mosque al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb claimed it would, why is this announcement any different?

By SETH KING/JTA
21/11/2019
Hollywood group launches largest-ever survey on sexual harassment

The Hollywood Commission on Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality said the survey was open to anyone who "has worked or tried to work in any area of entertainment."

By REUTERS
21/11/2019
PEOPLE VISIT the Hall of Names at the Yad Vashem World Holocaust Remembrance Center in May.
75th anniversary of liberation of Auschwitz to bring close to 40 world leaders to Israel

At least 36 world leaders, among them three monarchs and Russian President Vladimir Putin, will be in Israel’s capital on January 22-23 for the Fifth World Holocaust Forum (WHF).

No clemency for sex offenders Rivlin tells Association of Rape Crisis Centers

One of them by the name of Shira said that in starting a security and safety campaign among high schoolers, she met not so much with opposition as with indifference.

HANITA FOREST
A fun day out in the Western Galilee

Autumn is a delightful time for a trip, even if your idea of a perfect outing does not include going on long treks upon verdant forest trails.

By MEITAL SHARABI
20/11/2019
Films to be NIS 10 on Thursday for Cinema Day

Israeli films will also be part of this event, including the huge hit, Forgiveness.

Hats off to Helbock

Jazz pianist arrives from Austria to play John Williams scores in Tel Aviv.

20/11/2019
lifting weights at the gym
Wintry delights

This year Hanukka and Christmas are celebrated at the same time and the Ben Ezer Plantations are once again getting ready to send gifts from Israel to friends and family around the Globe.

By NERIA BARR
20/11/2019
Likud MK Gideon Sa'ar speaks at the The Jerusalem Post-Ma'ariv Elections Conference, September 11 20
Sa’ar to contest Netanyahu plan to cancel Likud leadership vote

Sa’ar will give his first reaction to the developments at The Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference on Thursday.

AN UNLIKELY trio: Karam abo Mosa.
Unlocking potential through World ORT

‘If I hadn’t made it to World ORT’s Kfar Silver Youth Village, I would not have succeeded.’

By ALAN ROSENBAUM
20/11/2019
Pizza with olives and mushrooms
Pascale's Kitchen: Pizza party!

There’s nothing like the smell of homemade dough baking in your oven to draw all your family members like a magnet to the kitchen.

Gantz concession speech: Netanyahu is leading Israel down a dangerous path

“Most of the nation chose to weaken extremists and most of the nation chose to go a different way than Netanyahu."

21 days of chaos start as race to form a government begins - Analysis

We are in the last leg of the marathon in which there are 21 days to form a government, with potentially any Knesset member able to lead the charge.

Israeli director wins prize at Iranian film festival

The film was co-produced between Nepal and the UK, with the participation of the companies Blue Shadows and 168 Wardour Filmworks.

Jewishness of egg-donation children cast into doubt

The rabbis of the rabbinical court rejected the position that the Jewish status of a baby is determined by the birth mother.

Yaakov Hagoel, Vice-Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the World Zionist Organization on November 21, 2
Amb. Dermer, Elan Carr, discuss anti-Zionism vs. antisemitism

The Israeli Embassy in Washington on Tuesday hosted a symposium titled “Anti-Zionism and antisemitism.”

UNHRC members learn about inclusion in Shalva visit

During their visit, the visiting ambassadors to the UN Human Rights Council met with several of Shalva’s program participants and professional staff as well as Yossi Samuels.

Technology. (Illustrative)
NSO: Arm of the defense establishment or negligent bad boy? - EXCLUSIVE

They suggested that the most interesting question regarding Facebook is not whether NSO hacked WhatsApp, as described in the lawsuit, but rather what this hack means.

A table at Leyla bar-restaurant in Tel Aviv
Jerusalem's finest restaurants

A variety of special events ranging from gastronomy to history, art, design, music, tech, innovation – and eating – will encompass every corner the city.

By COURTESY
20/11/2019
Ruben Mass house.
GRAPEVINE: Writing in Jerusalem, Honoring the Holocaust

Some 100 years earlier, German poet Heinrich Heine, who was born Jewish but converted to Christianity, wrote that where one burns books, one will in the end burn people.’ It was a fateful prophecy.

SATMAR GRAND RABBI Zalman Teitelbaum
Jerusalem honored by the Satmar Rebbe

A royal visit: The Satmar Rebbe makes a historical visit to Jerusalem

20/11/2019
SAFRA SQUARE is cracking down on delinquent dog owners.
Jerusalem affairs round-up

Last week, the municipality took a major step against dog owners who do not clean after their pets.

20/11/2019
‘The man is unworthy,’ Smotrich slams Liberman during right bloc meeting

“I think we need to be much more statesmanlike and less aggressive,” Zohar said in response.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
20/11/2019
MOSHE LION celebrates his victory in the 2018 mayoral election.
Moshe Lion marks first year as mayor of Jerusalem

'I invite residents to stroll on Jaffa Road on Shabbat morning and see how clean it is all the way from Jaffa Gate to the Central Bus Station'

20/11/2019
DABO, THE traditional Sabbath bread of Ethiopian Jewry.
Shabbat breads - exotic style!

A relatively “new” Shabbat bread in the States is the pull-apart challa, resembling a flower with dough “petals” that are pulled off the challa and distributed among the diners.

20/11/2019
Haredi leaders call Liberman antisemitic

“We witnessed a shameful and ugly horror show produced by Liberman that was full of lies, ignorance and hatred worthy of the worst haters of religion and Jewish tradition of all time.”

20/11/2019
A lock is seen on a closed shop in the Old City of Jerusalem as part of the general Palestinan strik
Israel Police shutter multiple Palestinian institutions in Jerusalem

Erdan issued the order after intelligence information revealed that the Palestinian Authority was operating a branch of the Palestinian Education Ministry in al-Aytam school in Jerusalem’s Old City.

20/11/2019
Massive fire rages by Mevaseret Zion, near Jerusalem
Massive fire rages by Mevaseret Zion, near Jerusalem

As a result of the fire, police forces have begun evacuating citizens from the homes closest to the fire.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
20/11/2019
Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman
Liberman rules out minority government and right-wing coalition

Blames Netanyahu and Gantz equally, turned down rotation as prime minister.

20/11/2019
A ROCKET fired from Gaza by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad heads toward Israel this week
Prison guards run off bus during rocket siren, leaving prisoners on board

The guards did not respond when the prisoners asked them about why they were being left behind.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
20/11/2019
Blue and White leader Benny Gantz
Gantz: Netanyahu would do anything to drag Israel to third elections

"Show me one concession, even a little one, made by blue and white," said head of the Likud negotiation talks MK Yariv Levin.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
20/11/2019
Soccer Football - International Friendly - Argentina v Uruguay - Bloomfield Stadium, Tel Aviv, Israe
Cultural impact of prestigious soccer game goes far beyond the pitch

While on-the-field efforts were truly something to remember, the off-the-field organizational work to make this event possible, is another story to tell.

IDF Nahal troops complete Gaza war simulation
IDF lone soldiers to commanders: Here are our rights, safeguard them

Rachel Lester, 24 from Los Angeles, undertook filming and editing on her own time, on top of her responsibilities in the IDF's Spokesperson's Unit.

20/11/2019
Grapevine: Diplomatically speaking

Movers and shakers in Israeli society.

Dance Review: ‘Curtain Up’ events

The overall quality of this edition was higher than most previous ones, yet it still remained within Suzanne Dellal audience’s safe zone.

By ORA BRAFMAN
19/11/2019
By George… it must be George Michael Relived

The former construction worker from the UK perfectly captures Michael’s latter day look, and his voice is an uncanny double.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
19/11/2019
Israeli vibes to the world

Jazz-wise, things appear to be taking off nicely in Turkey.

20/11/2019
A general view shows the Israeli settlement of Beitar Illit in the West Bank April 7, 2019
U.S. counters BDS, UN, with claim Israeli settlements legal - analysis

Former US president Barack Obama and his administration referred to the settlements as illegitimate.

Sometimes a settlement is just a settlement - analysis

Few, it appears, bought Pompeo's statement at his press conference that “the timing of this was not tied to anything that had to do with domestic politics anywhere.”

19/11/2019
PRESIDENT REUVEN RIVLIN gestures to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the President’s Residence o
Rivlin: Ugly incitement against Arab citizens must end

18 NGOS to Rivlin: Denounce Netanyahu’s racist remarks against Arabs

Iranian armed forces members march during the ceremony of the National Army Day parade in Tehran, Ir
Ex-Mossad chief: Israel must disrupt Iranian influence in Iraq

Yatom was responding to hundreds of newly leaked Iranian documents that offered a detailed portrait of how aggressively and successfully Tehran has penetrated Baghdad.

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz at a faction meeting at the Knesset, November 18, 2019
Today at midnight: The four ways to make an Israeli government

Minority, unity or right-wing gov't? Elections? Outcome is still unknown

20/11/2019
More than 100 scientists protest Energy Ministry: Drop gas, go solar

The letter came in response to declarations by the energy minister earlier this month that Israel will move into a coal-free era of power production by the end of 2025.

70 years on, Oslo Children's Disaster commemorated

27 Jewish children making aliyah from Tunisia were killed in a plane crash on November 20, 1949.

OMAR SHAKIR, Human Rights Watch Israel and Palestine director, looks up before a hearing at the Supr
HRW official to be deported by November 25 after High Court Chief ruling

Official appealed for wider High Court panel to block deportation

President Reuven Rivlin lays a wreath at the official memorial ceremony for Dr. Chaim Weizmann, Nove
Rivlin: If Israel is to be successful, it must be united

The president's comments came during a speech at a memorial event for the first president of Israel, Dr. Chaim Weizmann.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
19/11/2019
Joint Arab List MK Aida Touma-Sliman
Arab MKs hold conf. in Knesset to fight exclusion, no other MKs show up

MK Aida Touma-Suleiman expressed her shock at this lack of support, urging other MKs to “gather their courage facing the incitement,” against Arab-Israelis.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
20/11/2019
Mike Pompeo Benjamin Netanyahu
Netanyahu approves Jordan Valley annexation bill after U.S. changes policy

Approval of bill by Netanyahu comes following change in US stance regarding the legality of Israeli settlements in the West Bank

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