07.01.2016 | 25 Sivan, 5776
Palestinian sources say Hamas seeking to repair relations with Iran, report says
Peretz takes credit for 10 years of quiet
Rena Ariel blames mother of Palestinian terrorist for daughter’s death
Terror attack in Netanya: Palestinian wounds two, killed by civilian
AIPAC lauds Senate for additional foreign aid, anti-BDS action for Israel
New Israel Fund awards Breaking the Silence $20,000 consolation prize
Quartet report to highlight threats to peace
Netanyahu links terror attacks to Islamic extremism, UN envoy to 'Palestinian resentment'
Party 'til the break of dawn: Tel Aviv to celebrate 'White Night'
Coming and going on the small screen
A fishy tale
Twice as nice
Israeli soccer star Eran Zahavi completes record transfer to Chinese club
Philip Stein, Optical International to vie for title
Israeli-Slovenian rowing duo making waves
Hapoel Jerusalem threatened with BSL suspension
Feel the Power: Mobile stations will try to avoid summer outages
Israeli start-up's headphones adapt to people's unique earprints
Living With History
Israelis shrug off fears of hi-tech bubble
Nazareth Hospital insists on serving only whole wheat bread
Health Ministry rankings seen boosting hospital performance
Weizmann study links viral infections in pregnant women to autism, schizophrenia risk
Alleged kidnapping of Yemenite children opens Pandora’s box in Knesset
Israel leading a ‘water revolution’ in arid California
New desalination plant a 'mistake' or case of NIMBY syndrome?
Haifa ammonia production to be relocated– three years behind schedule
GRAPEVINE: Virtual Independence Celebration
MY WORD: From Entebbe to Erdogan’s Turkey
COLUMN ONE: Israel’s diplomatic spring
Editor's Notes: Turkey and the media war
Assad: West secretly cooperating with Damascus against militants
Lebanese army says it foils planned attacks by Islamic State
Violent clashes erupt in Nablus, Hamas calls on parties to unite against Israel
WATCH: 250 ISIS fighters killed in deadliest ever US airstrikes against the group
High marijuana use a growing phenomenon in Iran
Iran regime trying to brush prostitution problems under the rug
Iranian commander threatens to make Bahrain’s royal family ‘disappear’
Iran claims it thwarts bombings in Tehran, other cities
Was the Istanbul attack an act of retaliation for Turkey-Israel accord?
Report: Turkish intelligence warned of ISIS attack in Istanbul weeks ago
MKs slam Corbyn’s ‘anti-Semitic’ comparison of Israel to ISIS
Jeremy Corbyn appears to compare supporters of Israel, ISIS at release of anti-Semitism report
Belgian court upholds kosher ritual slaughter rights
New French immigrants: ‘We don’t see a future in France anymore’
Another Israeli app wins a prize
Are Start-Up Nation’s ‘seven years of plenty’ coming to an end?
Trump, Clinton respond to Turkey terror attack
Sanders appointee to 'Post': Democratic platform should include 'occupation,' right to boycott
Exclusive: For first time, Democrats to condemn BDS, recognize Palestinian right to self govern
Analysis: Trump, Clinton election to impact Israeli migrant dilemma
Astrology for the week of June 1, 2016
Grapevine: Worthy cause
British Jews denounce neo-Nazi 'Miss Hitler' pageant
Viva Italia at Cafe Landwer!
Podcast: From Tel Aviv, a story of hope for Orlando
Briefing: 'King Bibi' pulls it together, again
Podcast: The mystery of Tel Aviv’s Jane Doe alleys
Briefing: Liberman, Trump and fascism
Employees send their boss on a special vacation
WATCH: Kittens are the best audience
WATCH: 6ft Balloon Bursts in Slow Motion
22 Photographs where time really stood still
A Jewish woman’s view
The Iran nuclear deal: One year on
Is BDS headed for defeat?
Striving for kedusha
Lerner in the Mirror
Setting the record straight
Bye bye banks
Veterans: A colorful life
Books: Evil innate
Books: Forever changed by tragedy
Hot off the Arab press
The law and the reality
Guess what? Jerusalem has a beer garden
This week in Jerusalem
F.I.G., the permaculture center
Better late than never
A rose is a rose is a rose
Klezmer all around
‘חָרִיש’, עִיר חֲדָשָה בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל
אוֹנִיוֹת מַשָׂא עֲנָקִיוֹת
מֵהֶזְנֵק טֶכְנוֹלוֹגִי לְזִינוּק כַּלְכָּלִי
הַתָנָ"ך שֶל אִימָא
The Christian Edition- one month free subscription
Raising Arrows: Charity with a happy heart
StandWithUs disappointed with anti-Israel Presbyterian GA
ADL slams Presbyterian Church decision to explore 2-state solution alternatives
Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Courtyard Park Dedicated in Kfar Chabad
Spanish Village Connects with its Ancient Jewish Roots
Expo Forest Inaugurated in the Negev
The Scholarship is from Canada, the Foresters from Israel
The Family Landau De Vries Park, a Forest Park in the Desert
A Double Celebration of Shavuot and Metulla's 120th Anniversary
JNF South Africa Delegates Get in Touch with the Real Israel
Czech prime minister plants tree in Jerusalem grove of nations
Greek President Plants Olive Tree in Jerusalem Grove of Nations
Planning a Sustainable Future through Water Sensitive Cities
Burnt Trees and Charred Earth in Jerusalem’s Arazim Valley
Hugging a Tree? Beware of the Pine Processionary Caterpillar!
KKL-JNF holds its 6th Latin American Leadership Conference
Andrew Viterbi at a KKL-JNF Milan Gala Event
KKL-JNF and The Italian State Forestry Corps Sign a Memorandum
JNF USA & Alexander Muss High School in Israel
Both Receive Charity Navigator's Highest Rating
Peonies and Pineapples in the Negev Desert
An Interview with Israel Prize Winner Prof. Yossi Katz
Arava Open Day 2016
The Acacia Tree Stars in the Arava Ecosystem
When Your Pipe Runs Out of a Basic Necessity (Water in Samaria)
Like Father Like Son (it doesn’t have to be so)
Guilty Before Found Guilty, Israel’s Policy
The BREXIT murders -- an English Lord and European Democracy
Though some Olim struggle to get high-level jobs because their Hebrew is not up to snuff some companies hire them specifically for their native language skills.
By NIV ELIS
Two 'Freedom Flights' from France, Ukraine to arrive this week.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
"We want to live a calm and happy life and help Israeli society."
By BENJAMIN GLATT
Jewish Agency official Ben-Haim: Despite terrorism and anti-Semitism, most not ready for Israel yet.
By STEVE LINDE
Increasing numbers of new immigrants arrive to Israel from all over the world, Central Bureau of Statistics finds.
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
This summer, a power couple finally moved their home from Toronto to Jerusalem.
By MARION FISCHEL
Airport Official: We will not stop any Jew from leaving the country.
By ALI IBRAHIM AL-MOSHKI AND YASSER RAYES THE MEDIA LINE
Walter Benjamin plans to make aliyah when he recovers from the injury he sustained in the attack.
Earlier this week, a clandestine mission performed by the Jewish Agency culminated in the aliya of 19 Jews, fourteen from the town of Raydah and a family of five from the capital Sanaa.
NBN aims to bring 4,000 North American olim in ’16.
By DANIELLE ZIRI
The last time a group of Kaifeng Jews made aliya was in 2009.
By CORAL BRAUN
Youth movement opens center in Gondar, Ethiopia, to cater to last-standing of historic Jewish community.
There are around 50,000 Jews in South Africa with annual aliya figures fluctuating around the 200 mark for the past several years.
By SAM SOKOL
Entrepreneur Aaron Frenkel recounts his role in flying Jews from the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe to Israel.
As children integrate and parents struggle, one mother wonders, “whether Israel really wants us or only our children.”
More than 7,900 French Jews made aliya in 2015, up 10% from the previous year, when the western European nation became the leading source of immigrants here with 7,000 olim.
“In Israel, we don’t feel threatened with imminent violence. The feeling of security with our police and army plus unity of the population reinforces the generalized feeling that we are not alone.”
Around 20% of Israelis in England hold only an Israeli passport; 21% hold dual citizenship, and 23% are dual citizens who were born outside of Israel, “mainly in the UK,” the report added.
The Justice Department has not yet revealed the terms of Pollard's release.
The IFCJ pledged nearly $90,000 to bolster security at 25 synagogues and schools run by Chabad, including in Paris and Toulouse.
La crise d’adolescence s’exacerbe avec l’aliya. Les ministères de l’Intégration et des Affaires sociales mobilisent donc leurs troupes. Objectif : prévenir la déscolarisation des adolescents issus de l’immigration française, en quête d’identité, afin de prévenir leur dérive
By KATHIE KRIEGEL
Le regard de la société israélienne sur les nouveaux immigrants s’est modifié. Il aura permis d’organiser le Forum des associations francophones en Israël. Etat des lieux
"Israel makes me smile, I can get used to the sunshine."
By MIRANDA LEVINGSTON
Every immigrant is familiar with the feeling of helplessness when they have an issue but have no idea where to turn.
By AVIVA BAR-AM
Rehavia still thought of as one of Jerusalem’s high-class residential areas, with a distinctive central European accent and the continued presence of the Prime Minister’s Residence.
By JOHN BENZAQUEN
The Knesset passed in a final reading a law instituting the holiday on the seventh of the Hebrew month Cheshvan.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Among the attendees was Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who spoke of his lifelong connection to American Jewry as well as the contributions US Jewry has made to Israel.
By LAHAV HARKOV,LAURA SIGAL
The Jewish population in the country represents about 6.337 million residents -74.8 percent of the total population
52 survivors have made aliya in the last seven years, Nefesh B’Nefesh director says.
Project initiated by Triguboff Institute gets students started in former Soviet Union before aliya.
By JEREMY SHARON
Moshe Arens to be recognized for lifetime achievement.
Tour will include Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and the northern part of the country.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Rabbi in group brings centuries old torah scroll.
Around 9,000 people have been waiting in Addis Ababa and Gondar transit camps for the past several years in the hopes of making their way to the Jewish state.
Legislation to mark a day in honor aliya and immigrants, that was nearly a consensus among Zionist parties, became unexpectedly controversial.
Many came from war-torn zones bordering Russia, where violence between Russians and Ukrainians has caused thousands of Jews to flee.
By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN
Interior Minister Aryeh Deri presented Klarsfeld, who is not Jewish, with the citizenship earlier this week at a ceremony in Jerusalem.
Bill sponsor Robert Ilatov says it is important because it salutes immigrants and thanks them for their contributions to Israel.
Panel calls on Israel to provide funding to increase the number of languages in which mental health services are provided.
Dentists who have been working for at least 5 years would be exempt from taking a test; Certified occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech therapists and dietitians will be able to practice.
Foreign lawyers blindsided by new exam may leave country.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
As a survivor of the Hyper Cacher shooting in Paris, Patrice Oualid says his body and heart are wounded forever, but his philanthropic Lev Tov organization offers him a sign of hope.
Bill would require Knesset, state institutions and educational system to devote one day every year to immigrants.
Aliya has been on the rise in recent years, driven largely by the flow of immigrants from France and Ukraine; IFCJ to double size of its aliya program.
Poor language skills, and differences in academic and professional accreditation serve as barriers.
9,000 waiting in Addis Ababa and Gondar, MK Naguise: This is a ‘great day for the Jewish people’
“They must be brought to Israel and reunited with their families. They are undivided part of our community,” says MK Abraham Naguise.
This figure was some 85 percent lower than last year, which saw 1,355 Ethiopians arrive in Israel.
The conditions of Pollard's parole have not yet been released but they are expected to include a ban on him leaving the US for five years and he is to be forbidden from giving interviews.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
Sheldon (Shmuel) Gellar, 78, from Michigan to Jerusalem, 1988.
By ABIGAIL KLEIN LEICHMAN
Saphira Tessler-Greenberg, 25, from Potomac, Maryland, to Ra'anana 2010.
By SUSAN DE LA FUENTE
Nina Brenner-Buckstein, 32, from Hollywood, Florida, to Ramat Beit Shemesh, 2009.
By RIVKAH LAMBERT ADLER
Jeremy Lustman, 42, From Silver Spring, Maryland, to Hashmonaim, 2009.
Dov Izikowitz, 47, from Johannesburg to Givat Olga, 2009.
By GLORIA DEUTSCH
Aliya from Brazil has risen sharply in recent years, with 2015 seeing the arrival of 500 olim.
Although making aliya was hardly a foregone conclusion, Israel was always part of Weisz’s life.
Profile of Elisheva Auerbach, 93, who made aliya from Amsterdam, via Bergen-Belsen to Herzliya in 1944.
Gillian Braunold, 60 From London to Zichron Ya’akov , 2012.
Hillel Fuld From Queens, NEW YORK To Jerusalem , 1993.
Shashi Ishai, 60, from New Jersey to Netanya, 2009
Mervyn ‘Rocky ’ Muravitz, 75, who made aliya from Durban to Ramat Gan in 1977.
Norman Feingold, 90 From Manchester to Netanya, 2008.
Australian-Jewish philanthropist Harry Triguboff is working to streamline the integration process for Jews from the former Soviet Union.
Noble has built an extremely successful career as a dispensing optician by day and is a very versatile musician by night.
By WENDY BLUMFIELD
Following are a few remnants and stray yarns, accumulated over the last year, that may or may not suggest a pattern.
By PHILIP GOLD
Bonds are strong among those immigrants housed in Haifa’s Mahaneh David in the 1960s.
Changing the view is a metaphor for many adjustments in our lives.
The homecoming of Batya Wieczorek.
By MICHAEL FREUND
"The Gifted Experience" seeks to "strengthen the positive and honest approach to life experiences" through "networking with the online community."
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
A round-up of news from around the nation.
Must aliya always mean a career decline?
By BRIAN BLUM
How much more does it really cost to live in Israel?
I’m a member of the family. And I have the cards to prove it.
By ZIONA GREENWALD
These past months have been fraught with vociferous attempts and actions to exclude our fellow Jews and those who might wish to join us.
By BRENDA KATTEN
Marking Land Day this year in Umm al-Hiran.
By ARIK ASCHERMAN
The end of the Jewish community in Yemen can be placed in the context of a larger trend, the increasing intolerance within the Arab-Muslim world for minorities.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
From the outset, it might seem that Israel is but a branch of America, since American influence is apparent just about everywhere in Israel. But this is not the case.
By TEHILLA MARKOVITZ
My challenge to Orthodox American Jews is blunt: Stop pretending to be so halachically scrupulous when you’re picking and choosing what to observe.
By Gil Stern Stern TROY
It is thus puzzling that those of us who long ago made the decision to move to and remain in Israel for life should be hesitant to cancel our bureaucratic affiliation with the country we left.
By RUTHIE BLUM
After 20 years, we'd changed so much. Everyone and everything does, of course. Why would I expect that we’d be exactly the same as when we first got together?
Let’s gather in all the disparate elements of the entire Jewish people, including those who were once lost to us, and finally reunite them together as one in Zion.
"Somewhere between 6,000 and 9,000 Ethiopians who strongly identify with the Jewish community were being denied aliya."
By JEROME M. EPSTEIN
Pollard is expected to be welcomed by his wife, Esther, and his attorney, Eliot Lauer. They – and Pollard himself – have said that it is his dream to make aliya.
We must face the many challenges of integrating Ethiopians with eyes wide open.