Does Susan Rice think Benjamin Netanyahu is a racist?
Wave of violence sweeping Israel is 'terrorism,' US says
Netanyahu offered vague terms for West Bank withdrawal, former US peace negotiator says
Ex-justice: Oversight ‘czar’ should also critique attorney general
Low-calorie bread Catch-22
Out and About : Top 10 Things To Do
Oo la la!
Maccabi Tel Aviv out to avenge recent flops as BSL season tips off
Israel on brink of securing spot in Euro 2016 playoff
Oman cancels Israeli windsurfers' visas
Appreciation: The loss of a renaissance man
Rocket from Gaza lands in southern Israel triggering sirens
Ya'alon urges licensed civilians to carry firearms; Riots reported in Arab towns
Joint List MKs rally in Tel Aviv, Umm al-Fahm
Defense sources fear clip of police shooting suspected terrorist could spark more violence
Abbas working to restore calm in West Bank, Israeli defense sources say
NYC mayor de Blasio to visit Israel, Israeli businessman to foot bill
Edelstein: Romania strong ally in fight against anti-Semitism
Jewish MP in Iran decries ‘destruction of mosques in the Muslim World’
Hebrew education – in Harlem
Report: Russian Jewish leader endorses aid to Assad
Khamenei bans Iran from negotiations with US
Sources: US enforcement of Iran arms embargo slipped during nuclear talks
US measure for Iran victims to get paid before sanctions waived inspired by Shurat Hadin
Analysis: The best reason for Iran deal? The West will learn where to drop bombs
ISIS vs. al-Qaida: Zawahiri says Baghdadi is not the leader of the Muslim world
'ISIS militants blow up ancient Arch of Triumph in Palmyra'
WATCH: Russian warplanes bomb ISIS targets in Syria
'Russia can't claim to fight ISIS terror, while supporting Assad's terror'
Two alleged Hezbollah associates face arms, money laundering charges in New York court
Israel, Iran trade barbs at UN nuclear disarmament panel meeting
Saudi Arabia protests Czech translation of Salman Rushdie's 'Satanic Verses'
Report: Russian cruise missiles aimed at Syria accidentally land in Iran
How to cope with holiday’s excess calories and winter’s illnesses
Health scan: Israeli physicians slowly warming to medical marijuana
Global space community to reach for the stars
Still too soon to determine production potential of Golan Heights oil
Ness Ziona residents threaten to sue Rehovot for raw sewage flow
Burgeoning alternative fuel firms in Israel grow fivefold in less than three years
IN PICTURES: 1,500 eagles pass over Israel on migration route
Israeli parking app, coming to a university near you
Tech talk: Battle Hacks are back
Facebook pegs Israeli satellite to provide African Internet
Israel to host first international 'Under 30' Forbes Summit
Moody’s keeps Israel rating stable
United Airlines to launch non-stop Tel Aviv-San Francisco route
Israel might be heading for the moon
Grapevine: Mission Accomplished
This week in 60 seconds: Terror hits Israel
Grapevine: Labor of love
A faintly Jewish echo
Love, heartbreak, and a brooch – circa 1994
My Word: Succot and the ghosts of intifadas past
Into The Fray: What now?
Looking up to Heaven
Column One: Abbas must be stopped
Parting Shot: Crossing the threshold
Who is a hero?
The diplomacy profession
Coexistence in a cone
2016 Budget: Not just numbers
The good doctor’s advice
Courage, rabbis, courage!
Fresh cooking tips from France
Meandering along the Rhine River, soaking up the rich Jewish heritage
Food does grow on trees
A treasure trove of historical posters
Is your dog Jewish?
Ironic Mother Earth
Neighborhood Watch: Regenerating Safed
Cancer Chronicles: Side effects
Feeling uneasy at the moment?
מִשִירֵי רָחֵל: זֶמֶר נוּגֶה
אֲנִי בְּחוֹפֶש, תִסְתַדְרוּ לְבַד
Living in a shoebox
Building health in Rwanda
‘The Sabbath is on Saturday not Sunday’
Born to dance
Bereshit: The Subatomic and Atomic
America wants out and let the chips fall where they may!
Computer Generated Spirituality
The Tower and the Sword
Do Not Fear - Do Laundry!
Inauguration of the Masonic Forest Square in Jerusalem
Free Schach Distribution in KKL-JNF Forests
Remembering the Victims of 9/11
600 Holocaust Survivors Enjoy Touring with KKL-JNF
greenXchange at EXPO Milano
First Tree after Shmita Year Planted by Bavarian Agriculture Minister
Prime Minister of Lithuania Plants Tree in Jerusalem
KKL-JNF International Expo Mission to Milan
An Ecological Festival at the Shafir Winter Pond
KKL-JNF Global Landscapes Seminar at Expo 2015
New Bio-filters Purify Surface Runoff Water for Reuse
Future Tour Guides Discover the Negev with KKL-JNF
Got Water Problems?
$100 Million JNF Boruchin Israel Education Advocacy Center Opens
JNF Canada Pays Tribute to the Honourable John Baird
From Sunny Israel to Cold Canada
Renewable Energies for the Future in the Arava
LDA Conference: Science and Technology for Forests
The Negev Conference on Agricultural Research and Development
Arava Open Day: Food Security for Israel and the Entire World
Melinda and Chelsea: The Inspiring Story of Aliyah Across the Ages
An Olah Reports From Nepal
How One Oleh is Helping to Transform the Way People Drink Water
From Think Tank to Environmental Consultant
Why People Love Volunteering in Israel
How Natalie Edwards Built a Successful Career in Israel’s Startup Industry
5 Tips to Land a Job in Israel
Starting Your Own Business in Israel: Real Life Examples
Where Are They Now? The Olim of the July 2014 Charter Flight
36 Hours in Southern Israel
Food Shopping In Israel
How Women Can Have it All in Israel
Why Retirees are Thriving in Israel
Thanks to Aliyah video
6 Frequently Asked Questions about Israeli Healthcare
Starting Over in Israel
Spotted on Social: Moshe Somers’ Activity List
Sam Eisenberg: From Nativ to Aliyah
WATCH: Why Olim #LiveLoveIsrael
5 Ways that Olim Kick Back
WATCH: Highlights of 221 Olim Landing on the July 2015 Charter Flight
“WATCH: Highlights of 232 Olim Landing on the August 2015 Charter Flight”
Make yourself at home… in Israel
10.10.2015 | 27 Tishri, 5776
Ben Carson: Tragedy of Holocaust could have been greatly minimized should the Jews have been armed
Germany's Jewish community head fears Muslim migrants' anti-Semitism
US airstrike kills at least 19 in Afghan hospital run by aid group
Israeli man killed in New York elevator tragedy
Gunman kills 9 at Oregon college, dies in shootout with police
Council of Europe cancels anti-circumcision measure after joint Jewish-Muslim effort
Huge Nazi banner for film causes outcry in France
Hindu mob lynches Indian Muslim rumored to have killed a cow
Suspected Islamist rebel faces ICC for destruction of Timbuktu Muslim heritage sites
World leaders converge on UN with focus on Syria
Study: Evidence found of summertime water flows on Mars
WATCH LIVE: World leaders gather in New York for 70th annual UN General Assembly debate
ISIS fighter on a street in the city of Mosul, June 23, 2104..
The United States is considering taking the fight against Islamic State militants into Syria after days of airstrikes against the group in Iraq and the beheading of an American journalist, the White House signaled on Friday.President Barack Obama, soon to end a two-week working vacation on the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard, has not yet been presented with military options for attacking Islamic State targets beyond two important areas in Iraq, said White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes.But Rhodes made clear that going after Islamic State forces based in Syria is an option after the release of a video this week showing one of the group's fighters beheading American journalist James Foley and threatening to kill a second American, Steve Sotloff."We will do what's necessary to protect Americans and see that justice is done for what we saw with the barbaric killing of Jim Foley. So we're actively considering what's going to be necessary to deal with that threat, and we're not going to be restricted by borders," he said.The US effort against Islamic State thus far has been relatively limited. US forces have conducted more than 90 airstrikes in Iraq to protect the Iraqi Yazidi religious minority and attack Islamic State positions around the Mosul Dam.Extending the fight into Syria would allow opportunities for disrupting the group's supply lines. Republican Senator John McCain told Reuters this week that Islamic State fighters have moved military equipment seized in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul into Syria and that they hold enclaves in Syrian territory that have been identified.A move into Syria, even only with air power, would be a reversal for Obama. He stepped back from a threat to launch airstrikes in Syria a year ago in response to a chemical weapons attack against civilians it blamed on forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad.Time and time again over the past year, Obama has rejected greater involvement in the three-year-old Syrian civil war out of concern about getting entangled in a conflict with no clear positive outcome for the United States.But officials say the situation now is different because Islamic State militants represent a direct threat to Americans and American interests. General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Thursday that Islamic State cannot be defeated without addressing the part of the group that is based in Syria.US forces have already had one direct ground engagement with Islamic State militants in Syria. The White House said this week that a rescue mission this summer aimed at securing the freedom of Foley, Sotloff and a handful of other American hostages led to a firefight in which a number of militants were killed. The hostages were not at the location.The United States is taking the Islamic State militants far more seriously now than it did six months ago, when Obama told the New Yorker magazine that they were the "JV team," which is short for "junior varsity" and means they are not the best players on the field.Rhodes said the group is far more dangerous now than it was six months ago.
Your comment must be approved by a moderator before being published on JPost.com.
Disqus users can post comments automatically.
Comments must adhere to our Talkback policy. If you believe that a comment has breached the Talkback policy, please press the flag icon to bring it to the attention of our moderation team.
Sign up for our newsletter
Please insert a valid email address
By signing up to The Jpost mailing list, I hereby