03.31.2017 | 4 Nisan, 5777
Palestinian woman shot dead in stabbing attack lost son in police shooting
UN looks for Trump foreign policy hints from tough-talking envoy
Arab states to UNESCO: Reject Israeli sovereignty over all of Jerusalem
Watch: Hamas threatens top Israeli officials over Gaza assassination
Security cabinet unanimously approves new settlement, first time in 25 years
Israeli figure skater Bychenko books spot in 2018 Olympics
Crunch clash between Beersheba, Mac TA
Holocaust Remembrance Day poster contest winner addresses stolen identity
Deal ends coalition crisis over public broadcasting
Israel to slash payments to UN, give money instead to supportive countries
Bill would cancel property–tax discount for foreign-funded NGOs
WATCH: Babies try gefilte fish for the first time
Italian fare with French flair
Seafood takes pride of place at Abrage
The Russia Ballet Theater will perform ‘Don Quixote’
Vigdorchik brings in sponsorship for Israel’s rhythmic gymnastics
Amid floundering season, Maccabi Tel Aviv visits Barcelona
Jerusalem Post’ prize goes to Bright Dairy
Innovation technology giant EON Reality coming to Israel
Israeli bird-watching event raises NIS 254,000 to save black storks
Your Taxes: New Israel-Canada tax treaty
Violence strikes the health system again
Iodine-free salt create ‘national health problem’
Three children poisoned in Passover cleaning incidents
Israel falls behind in the war against smoking, says expert
Paraguay to replace ‘shackle-and-hoist’ kosher slaughter method
Israel turning garbage dump into energy resource
A multi-pronged approach to
water economy innovation
$900,000 awarded to Israeli-American mobile video tech partnership
Column one: Israel’s silenced majority
Editor's notes: Trump’s process to peace
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March 31, 2017: Speak truth
'Syrian refugee numbers pass 5 million mark in Mideast'
US-Israeli activist raises funds for Syria via new taxi service
Arab world surprisingly mum on Modi visit to Israel
New PLO ambassador to US has high hopes for Trump era
Iran: Russia can use military bases 'on case by case basis'
Iran sanctions 15 US firms, citing Israel ties and 'human rights'
British MP: Iran is trying to threaten Israel by establishing a second front in Syria
Mossad chief: Iran is main threat to Israel with or without nuclear deal
US military official to JPost: ISIS is in its death throes, but still a ruthless enemy
Will ISIS use chemical weapons against Israel or Israelis in Europe?
US weighs deploying up to 1,000 'reserve' troops for ISIS fight
France's far-right Le Pen loses EU parliament immunity over ISIS tweets
Report: Jewish White House official named as source in Trump-Russia investigation
For first time in decades, Pakistan allows one citizen to register as a Jew
Jews slam Belgian region's plan to ban ritual slaughter
British Baroness calls on government to prosecute Brits serving in the IDF
Minority Report: Lesser-told stories and personalities from the Israeli tech community
Technion develops hydrogen production method that blows others out of the water
Alto: The Israeli startup aiming to help Americans with disabilities
Trump accepts Amona settlement exception, US official says
David Friedman sworn in as new US Ambassador to Israel
AIPAC to lobby against Trump foreign aid cuts
Report: Trump calls over UN settlements resolution likely intercepted
Analysis: Clinton falls amid assault on establishment
Clinton concedes: 'We have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling'
Hillary Clinton and the glass ceiling: Cracked but intact
NY hassidic village loyal to Clinton despite Trump popularity among ultra-Orthodox
Trump reportedly picks friend of Jared Kushner to serve in administration
Trump calls UN 'sad,' days after Israeli settlements vote
Saddam Hussein's daughter touts Trump's 'political sensibility'
Dermer calls on Trump to move embassy to Jerusalem
This week in 60 seconds: Pre-Passover tensions
Star Catcher: Astrology for the week of March 31, 2017
Grapevine: Italian film festival
Grapevine: Crossing the line
Podcast: Three Ladies, Three Lattes
Podcast: Does Trump love Jews or embolden antisemitic voices?
Why Starbucks failed in Israel (and only in Israel)
Taxicab Diplomacy: Trump vs. Clinton
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How Sarah Silverman's new show plans to take on politics
Israeli-American mogul Haim Saban gets Hollywood star
Pregnant Jenna Jameson to give baby Hebrew name
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
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Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
Just A Thought: On Jewish memory
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World leadership has changed, but Israel support still needed, says Cardoza-Moore
Thousands gather to see restored site of Jesus’s tomb in Jerusalem
Building Mitzpe Ilan, a Young Community on the Seam Line
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Czech Parliament Representatives in Israel
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Radical Islamic immigration strategy
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The firing of two missiles at Israeli aircraft bears witness to the growing confidence of Assad's army.
By YOSSI MELMAN
The man, Essam Zaytoon, presented himself as the "Spokesman of the Southern Front's Foreign Relation Office."
By MAAYAN GROISMAN
In a statement issued on Wednesday, Quneitra's local council said that it "strongly denounces the distribution of aid packages with Hebrew captions which were supplied by the Israeli enemy."
The overtures from Damascus were part and parcel of an attempt by the Assad regime to gain vital intelligence assistance from the West in his quest to put down an Islamist-led insurgency.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
No one will say this publicly, but the continuation of the fighting in Syria as long as there is a recognized authority in Damascus, allows Israel to stay out of the swamp.
By ALON BEN-DAVID
This week, government forces captured the police directorate and the courts complex in Mosul, moving toward the denser warren of the Old City.
By JONATHAN SPYER
PM speaks with Moscow’s Jewish community at the end of his two day visit in Russia.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Syrian Preisdent Bashar al-Assad said Monday that he expected to see Moscow play a crucial role in preventing a future conflict with Israel, days after Syria targeted Israel with a ballistic missile.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF,JOY BERNARD
Is partition of the formerly united Syrian Arab Republic inevitable?
"The victims are overwhelmingly civilians who are thought to oppose the government," the report said.
State news agency SANA published photos of Assad in a meeting and quoted him as praising the industrialists' contributions to Syria's war-torn economy.
"We want peace with Israel and all the peoples around the world.”
By BEN LYNFIELD
'Unification' of Aleppo, Syria is good for the region, Adel Amar says.
Opposition officials said they had expected a first group of wounded people to leave on Tuesday evening.
Syrian army is close to taking back full control of Aleppo, which was Syria's most populous city before the war and would be his greatest prize so far after nearly 6 years of conflict.
The fall of Aleppo will be a huge blow to the rebels in a war that has taken the lives of more than 400,000 people.
Speaking in English to Russia's state-backed Rossiya 24 channel, Asma Assad, a London-born former investment banker, did not say who made the offers.
The president is reportedly concerned over whether the US has international legal standing to strike Assad, whose government is still represented at the United Nations.
By MICHAEL WILNER
This cease-fire, agreed between the US and Russia, received its death blow Monday, when a humanitarian aid convoy was bombed west of Aleppo, killing 21 people and destroying 18 of the 21 trucks.
Iranian media reports that its proxy Hezbollah has already deployed a large contingency of fighters in the Quneitra area, located between Syria and Israel's Golan Heights.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,REUTERS
In the Sunni-Shia proxy war currently under way, no side has a clear and obvious advantage.
Putin and Assad reportedly discussed the possibility of a comprehensive agreement with Israel including the Golan Heights.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA,JPOST.COM STAFF
Turkish authorities have suspended or detained around 50,000 soldiers, police, judges, civil servants and teachers since the coup attempt, according to the latest Reuters tally on Wednesday.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
Main Syrian opposition group calls for UN probe of alleged Russian strikes using substances that are designed to set fire to objects or burn people.
Last week, the Syrian government announced its decision to raise fuel prices so that liter of gasoline now costs 225 Syrian Pounds instead of 160 Syrian Pounds.
Heavy clashes broke out between the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad and Hezbollah fighters early Thursday morning in two villages in Aleppo's southern suburbs.
The Syrian Revolution Coordinator group in Palmyra claimed on its Facebook page that "Assad and ISIS allow Russia to conquer and vandalize Palmyra and its culture."
In a conflicting report to Iranian sources, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it had confirmed from its sources the death of 20 Iranians, including 13 advisors.
Israel and pragmatic Sunni states preparing for the day radical sub-state groups target them.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
Republican Senator Richard Black arrived in Syria for a visit of solidarity with "the legitimate government of Assad who is fighting against terror groups."
The video shows ISIS forces leaving the town in a mass convoy of vehicles, while several Syrian Arab Army helicopters fly above them to assure their safe withdrawal.
Europe fearful that escalation in fighting will bring surge in migrants.
The chief coordinator of Syria's main opposition bloc: "The Golan is Syrian land and it will be returned to Syria."
Diplomatic source says that a lack of coordination between Bashar Assad's troops and supporting forces could lead to future instability.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
The rebel group released a video announcing: "The Adeat Brigade, in collaboration with the Secret Missions Brigade, assassinated the bodyguard of Asma Assad, the criminal Hussamm Shalish."
British based publication al-Hayat cites unnamed diplomatic source as saying "the timing of the move and its political context is still not clear."
Some suggest Gaddafi was easier to rehabilitate than the Syrian who oversaw 300,000 deaths
By ROBERT SWIFT/ THE MEDIA LINE
With the advances of Assad's army, and the recapture of Palmyra, ISIS now finds itself threatened on three sides.
Arguments over Assad's fate were a major cause of the failure of previous UN peace efforts in 2012 and 2014 to end the bloody civil war.
Top Israeli lawmaker says ramifications of Moscow's pullout could not yet be gauged.
Assad believed anti-Israel foreign policy would ensure Syrian stability.
By HUNTER STUART
The intelligence department claimed that Hezbollah, in cooperation with forces in the Lebanese army, plans to initiate a wave of attacks against its own facilities in Lebanon.
The issue came to the forefront this week after the Joint List parties Balad and Hadash condemned the decision of Gulf states to label Hezbollah a terrorist organization.
The truce does not apply to Islamic State and al Qaeda affiliate the Nusra Front, and the Syrian government and Moscow have said they will not halt combat against those militants.
US-Russian agreement marks first serious effort to broker a cessation of hostilities in the conflict since it first began five years ago.
The prospect of a cease-fire– between embattled Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and the rebels fighting for his ouster– was first declared in Munich on February 12.
According to a report on a well-known Syrian opposition website, the Lebanese terror organization has established several prisons in the areas where it enjoys the biggest dominance in Syria.
Killing continues, but humanitarian aid gets through.
In new documentary film, the Islamist Jaish al-Islam opposition group claims to reveal complex built to house military and political leaders under the Syrian capital.
Expert: As long as Assad controls Damascus, their lives will remain protected.
Sectarian strife likely to continue for the foreseeable future, expert tells ‘Post’
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON,REUTERS
Syrian president survived alleged assassination attempt, but 4 of his convoy members were killed in the attack, when Grad missiles launched by the opposition faction hit the convoy.
'Financial Times' reported that the head of Russia's GRU military intelligence agency traveled to Damascus at the end of last year to ask Assad to step down only to be angrily rebuffed.
Regime forces storm village of Samdaniya al Gharbiya in the Syrian Golan Heights.
Since early October, nearly 100 Revolutionary Guard fighters or military advisers, including at least four senior commanders, have reportedly been killed in embattled Syria.
Aim of renewed BND contacts with Damascus is to exchange information about militants, especially those in Islamic State, according to Germany daily.
Hamas’s refusal to support Syria's Assad, Iran’s major ally in the region, has angered Tehran, prompting it to cut off its financial and military aid to the Gaza-based movement.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
The appointment of Suleiman Franjieh faces big challenges including resistance from politicians who campaigned against Syrian influence in Lebanon.
Arriving in Austria, Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said he was not entering the talks bound by any preconditions.
Russian leader says positive developments on military front in Syria would provide basis for long-term political solution.
It is not only Islamic radical groups that critics of the plan fear could end up gaining US-supplied firepower.
On four-day Mideast trip, German FM travels to Saudi Arabia, attempts to bring Tehran and Riyadh into talks to reach a solution to the four-year-old Syrian conflict.
Fred Hof, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton's special representative on Syria, writes in 'Politico' that in early 2011 it seemed possible to pull Syria out of Iran's orbit.
By HERB KEINON
Damascus: Europe trying to misrepresent the Russian intervention in Syria.
The blood feud between Sunnis and Shi’ites in Syria and the region is not going to go away because of Russia’s attacks
Syrian army and allied militia carried out ground attacks on insurgent positions in Syria backed by Russian air strikes.
Britain's parliament will vote soon on whether to approve military action in Syria against Islamic State.
In his first address to the UN General Assembly hall in a decade, Putin chides Western powers for their efforts to undermine Assad.
Iranian President says removal of Assad would turn Syria into an extremist safe haven.
Hammond's comments appeared to underline a rift between Europe's main powers over the role of the Syrian leader after more than four years of civil war.
Neither a grand ‘4+1’ (Russia, Iran, Iraq, Syria plus Hezbollah) war against ‘terror’ nor a regime pullout from Damascus to an Alawi enclave in the western coastal area appears to be in the cards
US secretary of state stresses that timing of departure has to be decided through negotiation.
The source described the weapons as highly accurate and effective.
The fact that Iran, Hezbollah, and Russia are willing to escalate conflict by entering ground forces and increasing arms shipments means that Assad’s position in power is assured for the near future.
According to Lebanese sources, small numbers of Russian personnel have taken part in operations, but larger contingents are planned to be deployed.
Expert tells ‘Post’: Moscow "has definitely raised the quality of equipment it is sending" to Syria.
"It's absolutely clear we need a comprehensive plan across Europe," British Finance Minister Osborne said.
The initiative proposed by Russia, a vital ally of Assad, would involve the Syrian government joining regional states that have backed Syrian rebels in a shared fight against the Islamic State group.
The world mostly ignores the plight of the Syrian people, and in Assad’s world of evil incarnate, that may be the ultimate punishment.
By KENNETH BANDLER
The Iraqi experience of “democracy” indicates Syria’s likely future: a united country fragmented into tribes and regions based on religious sectarian views, in the name of democracy.
By RUKAYA SABBAH
This coalition is but a new adventure for Prince Mohammed bin Salman, drawing attention away from the failures of the previous coalition for his war on Yemen.
By RAMY AZIZ
Right now, this group and its nihilistic- jihadi outlook controls nearly 50% of the country, not to mention large segments of neighboring Iraq.
By MOHAMMAD ASLAM
What a pity if, after standing so courageously against an outside enemy, France were to yield to an inner enemy that dreams, in its way, of bringing the nation to its knees.
By BERNARD-HENRI LÉVY
"Syrian President Bashar Assad stayed in Damascus while representatives of 17 countries, the UN, and European Union gathered in the Austrian capital to discuss his country’s fate."