NGO: Fire UNRWA staff members that post photos glorying the death of Jews
Palestinian teen shot dead by police during east Jerusalem riot
Court sentences 3 for planning to kill Jews praying on Temple Mount, e. Jerusalem attacks
Former Israeli national security advisor: Little can be done to prevent lone attackers
'Israel sees no sign that terror wave subsiding, IDF prepared for escalation'
Haim Katz joins crowded race for Likud central committee head
Netanyahu: Israeli-Russian cooperation has successfully prevented 'unnecessary accidents'
Mr. Odeh goes to Washington
Jerusalem emergency fund’s oversight underscores Barkat’s feud with Foreign Ministry, Elkin
Classical Review: Barrocade Ensemble
Going Gaga over Naharin
Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival opens this week at Cinematheque
Dancing to the capital
Rishon edges Holon to continue impressive start to campaign
Maccabi Tel Aviv steamrolls back into first
Basketball: Late run secures Jerusalem's dramatic win at Hapoel Tel Aviv
Soccer: Beersheba back on track with easy win
Wiesenthal Center: Fight Israel’s enemies with truth
Ukrainians erect monument to ‘national heroes’ who killed Uman’s Jews in 18th century
South African rabbinate to regulate circumcision after rabbi botches bris
German man flaunts Auschwitz-inspired 'tramp-stamp' at water park
South African mohel banned for life for botching bris
Fugitive Israeli Rabbi Eliezer Berland may have surfaced once again in South Africa
Khamenei: ISIS 'vile' but Palestinians face worse terrorism from Israel
New phone app 'Israel's Nightmare' educates users on Iranian missile capabilities
Analysis: How Iran exploits ISIS to wage terror
IN PICTURES: Thousands of Iranian soldiers stage mock siege of Temple Mount
French intelligence source: Paris attack suspect likely fled to Syria
Anonymous follows through in cyber war on ISIS: Extremist website hacked with Viagra
Mali, Paris attacks fueled by complex ISIS–al-Qaida rivalry
Analysis: Are France and the EU serious about combating jihadism?
'Every day in Jordan it seems there is a protest against Israel'
How long can Russia maintain its sanctions against Turkey?
TAU neuroscientists: Brains are not gendered
In the face of BDS movement, Britain and Israel agree to expand scientific cooperation
New cases of HIV carriers in Israel on a slow decline
Mothers play a large role in preventing eating disorders
2,000-year-old terraces restored 5 years after Carmel Forest fire
Deputy Attorney General: geopolitical concerns have been part of gas discussions since beginning
Environmentalist group to UN: Israel's greenhouse gas targets ‘bear no practical significance'
'Gas deal maintains regional stability and peace with Jordan and Egypt'
Israeli robotics expert: West 10 years ahead of ‘enemy’ in warfare technology
Israeli e-commerce works around Israel Post as Black Friday demand spikes
Israeli start-up AudioBurst wants to be the Google of radio
Tech talk: Get in the Ring
Israel's Mindspace expands abroad, as competitor WeWork expands in Israel
Farewell to a giant – a tribute to Maurice Ostroff
Sean Penn speaks out about humanitarian work on visit to Israel
Meet Leem Lubany, the Israeli Arab beauty turning heads in Hollywood
Why did Hollywood actress America Ferrera want to convert to Judaism, have a bat mitzva?
Grapevine: Four-footed friends
My leader: David Ben-Gurion
Borderline Views: Bennett and the Council for Higher Education
Samuel Huntington revisited: A wake-up call for the West
No Holds Barred: UK Jewish students try to silence mention of Israel
The strange flight of the painted bird
Swinging in the Holy Land
Books: A primer for every palate
Books: Grappling with childlessness
Tour Israel: No-hike outing
Neighborhood Watch: Downtown Jerusalem coming into its own
Life, Life, Life: The newest grief
City Health: Young smokers? Ho hum, but the IDF is concerned
Corridors of Power: War time
The newest grief
‘If it’s good enough for me, it’s good enough for the museum’
Blues from the roots, in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem by way of LA
Changing the view
מִשִירֵי רָחֵל: בְּגַנִי נְטַעְתִיךָ
מוֹפָע חָדָש: אִינְסָאנִיָה
סְטְרִיט וַייְז הִיבְּרוּ
The power of education
At the crossroads
Going with the Romanian flow
Label Palestinian Business, Not The Settlements
Should Your Child Go To A College Whose Faculty
Supports The Anti-Semitic Boycott Against Israel?
Law, Tradition, and "Stare Decisis"
MDA – The Israeli Emergency Medical First Responder
Whose Mission Is to Save Lives
Where Future Leaders Learn
Historical Agreement Signed Between KKL-JNF and the State of Israel
JNF Canada Dedicates New Bike Path with Gilad Shalit
Ben Gurion Accessible Park in Dimona
Furrows in the Desert in Turkana, Kenya
Portugal Entomologists Tour the Negev with KKL-JNF
Mississippi Governor plants a tree in Israel
Honduras President Plants Tree in Jerusalem
The Acacia Tree Stars in the Arava Ecosystem
Agriculture Festival at Hula Lake Park
An Ecological Festival at the Shafir Winter Pond
KKL-JNF Global Landscapes Seminar at Expo 2015
JNF Canada Negev Dinner 2015 in Toronto
KKL France Mission Parts from Israel by Planting Trees
Got Water Problems?
$100 Million JNF Boruchin Israel Education Advocacy Center Opens
Renewable Energies for the Future in the Arava
LDA Conference: Science and Technology for Forests
The Negev Conference on Agricultural Research and Development
11.30.2015 | 18 Kislev, 5776
Hollande: Fights against climate change, terrorism linked
WATCH: Man with gun drives cross-country to allegedly attack Islamic enclave in NY
BDS activists in Germany inspect stores to force labeling of Israeli products
Running guns to the heart of Europe: 'Need a Kalashnikov in Belgium? No problem'
Mali targeted again: Suspected jihadists kill 3 at UN base
Poll: Trump takes 12 percent dive in less than a week
US officials: Russia didn't give downed jet's flight plan to US
Ruderman Foundation: Trump mocking disabled reporter ‘unacceptable’
Obama on Thanksgiving urges generosity to Syrian refugees
Eagles of Death Metal describe horror of Paris terror attack
Obama reviews homeland security posture entering holiday season
Police clarify that hostage situation in northern France not linked to terror
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan .
ANKARA - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered what the government said were unprecedented condolences on Wednesday to the grandchildren of Armenians killed in World War One by Ottoman soldiers.In a statement issued on the eve of the 99th anniversary of the deeply contested deaths, Erdogan unexpectedly described the events of 1915 as "inhumane", using more conciliatory language than has often been the case for Turkish leaders.A Turkish government official said it was the first time a Turkish prime minister had offered such explicit condolences, but it was not immediately clear if it would be enough to bring about a thaw in relations between Ankara and its neighbor.The exact nature and scale of what happened during fighting that started in 1915 is highly contentious and continues to sour relations between Turkey and Armenia, a former Soviet republic.Turkey accepts that many Armenians died in clashes, but denies that up to 1.5 million were killed and that this constituted an act of genocide - a term used by many Western historians and foreign parliaments.Earlier in April, for example, a US Senate committee resolution branded the massacre of Armenians as genocide.Erdogan's statement - unusually released in nine different languages including Armenian - repeated previous calls for dialogue between the two countries, and the setting up of a historical commission to probe events surrounding the killings."It is with this hope and belief that we wish that the Armenians who lost their lives in the context of the early 20th century rest in peace, and we convey our condolences to their grandchildren," he said."Having experienced events which had inhumane consequences - such as relocation - during the First World War, should not prevent Turks and Armenians from establishing compassion and mutually humane attitudes among towards one another."
ON THE DEFENSIVEAlthough striking a conciliatory tone, Erdogan re-iterated a longheld Turkish position that the deaths of millions of people during the violence of the period should be remembered "without discriminating as to religion or ethnicity".Turkey is a Muslim state, while Armenia is Christian."Using the events of 1915 as an excuse for hostility against Turkey and turning this issue into a matter of political conflict is inadmissible," he added.Armenia has up to now declined the offer for a joint historical commission, as it regards the alleged genocide as an established historical fact and believes Turkey would use such a commission to press its own version of events.Armenia accuses the Ottoman authorities at the time of systematically massacring large numbers of Armenians, then deporting many more, including women, children and the elderly and infirm in terrible conditions on so-called death marches.Last December, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu made Turkey's first high-level visit to Armenia in nearly five years, raising the prospect of a revival in peace efforts between the historical rivals which stalled in 2010.Turkey cut ties and shut its border with Armenia in 1993 in support of Turkic-speaking Azerbaijan, which was then fighting a losing battle against Armenian separatists in Karabakh. The frontier remains closed.
Sign up for our newsletter
Please insert a valid email address
By signing up to The Jpost mailing list, I hereby