Defense minster: Israel won't allow Gaza reconstruction if Hamas rebuilds infiltration tunnels
Indirect Israel-Hamas talks to restart next week in Cairo
UN: Israel must uphold human rights law in its treatment of Palestinians
Abbas adds 'hard labor' to punishment for Palestinians who sell land to hostile countries
WATCH: IDF detains Palestinian boy that rights group says is disabled
Netanyahu instructs Likud MKs to push through Lapid's flagship housing plan
Netanyahu's opponents seek to thwart his attempts to advance Likud leadership race
Report: Israeli officials fear Obama will try to avoid bringing Iran nuclear deal before Congress
Three in four Israeli Jews oppose a Palestinian state if it means dividing Jerusalem
Israel Cancer Association to kick off 'Knock on the Door fundraising campaign'
After dying of brain tumor, IDF soldier's organs save 6 lives
*Scientists use cocktail to reprogram adult stem cells*
*When the anecdotal goes viral*
US agency gives $1 million to boost Israeli Arabs in hi-tech
Israeli gas firm signs bid to sell natural gas to Egypt
Israel surely in 'front line' for climate refugees, says expert
Sa'ar remains defiant: Migrant holding facility won't close, it'll expand
IDF’s reliance on aerostats is up
Leading Jewish, Arab Israeli artists to perform in Daniel Pearl memorial concert
Amy Winehouse guitarist to play at Zappa Tel Aviv
Art inside and out
Review: Acre Festival
Landesberg leads Maccabi TA to victory over Eilat
Maccabi Tel Aviv back to winning ways against Haifa
Blue-and-white rowers take on the Charles
Israeli driver Nissany gets invite from F1 team
IDF arrests two Hamas members in West Bank
New York protesters decry Met Opera's 'Death of Klinghoffer' as anti-Semitic
Will this Shabbat be the one that Jews around the world observe?
US social security payments to Nazi war criminals scandalize Jewish world
Argentine far-left leader jailed for threatening Jewish rally at Iranian Embassy
Frankfurt kosher butchers accused of selling unkosher meat
Emerging ‘bad deal’ with Iran puts Israel on offensive
Turkey grants passage for Iraqi Kurds to fight Islamic State in Syria
Iran takes action to comply with interim nuclear deal with powers, IAEA says
Women attacked with acid in Iran targeted because of 'bad hijab,' some fear
US resupplies Kurds in Kobani, seeking to bleed ISIS
October 21: Changing approach
Who is fit to be chief rabbi of Jerusalem?
A Palestinian state can only emerge from negotiations
Our World: Obama, the virtuoso manager
Let Zoabi talk
Guarantor of the natural world
The fierce estuary of memory
Crossroad to nowhere
US-led air strikes slow advance of Islamic State near Syrian border town
Arrivals: Archeologist uncovers motivation behind aliya
Book Review: Unfettered ambition
Book Review: Mandatory reading?
Grapevine: An age-old problem
The tribal route
Not lost in translation
Happy Eva After: Tom, get thee to the land of limits
A scroll for soldiers
Exiled – to Kfar Saba
How the media helps perpetuate a high cost of living
The vote on Palestine: A very British compromise
Letting the thugs rule, on and off the Mount
Some ally, Turkey!
A song for TISHREI: 'A good word'
סִימָנִים עַל הַחוֹל
פֶסְטִיבַל שֶקְסְפִּיר הַבֵּינְלְאוּמִי
Just a nice Jewish girl
The spirit moved them
Giving Schulhoff an airing
The Travel Adviser: An unstoppable force
Maritime voyage: Halifax to Prince Edward Island
Surgery complications caused Joan Rivers' sudden death
Frontlines Podcast: London's vote for Palestine
Richard Gere to star in Joseph Cedar’s new movie
L’incendiaire de la mosquée al-Aqsa
Quand le dauphin se fait crocodile
L’aliya de France a son mentor
« J’assiste personnellement à la Résurrection des morts ! »
Emmanuel Ruben : un résident temporaire
Gil Shohat : portrait d’un artiste atypique
Oh les filles, oh les filles…
Revisiter le sionisme
Israël au pied du mur
Retour sur l’opération Bordure protectrice : décryptage de la situation moyen-orientale
Les petites phrases d’Yigal Palmor
Malgré quelques revers, l’Etat islamique se porte bien
David Azrieli, 1922-2014
Dimanche 13 juillet
Deux familles, une histoire
Il était une fois en Israël
Et tu choisiras la vie
Les rêves déçus de Gabi
Coup de théâtre de fin d’année
Boucler la boucle
Pope Paul VI, first pontiff to visit Israel, moves closer to sainthood
Dutch Christians boycott church over exhibit on Palestinian children
Christian Pastor warns Ebola is God's Punishment for Obama dividing Jerusalem
Evangelical support for Israel? Look to the east
Vatican promotes military force in to protect Christians from Islamic Extremism
Free Schach Distribution in Honor of Sukkot
Covenant of Brothers, Covenant of Life
Celebrating the New Year in KKL-JNF Parks and Forests
International Cleanup Day in Ashkelon
Central America Celebrates Independence at the Rabin Center
European Parliament Member Bastiaan Belder Tours the Negev
KKL-JNF Helps Chile Deal with the Gall Wasp Pest
KKL-JNF and Fair Planet in Ethiopia–Seeds of Hope
Cleanup Day Activities in Central Israel
International Cleanup Day: Cleaning Together in Northern Israel
Care of the Forests Continues Even in a Sabbatical Year
Nevatim Celebrates 60 Years and Dedicates a New Reservoir
A Successful Annual Fundraising Event for KKL Milan
Der Wienerwald in Israel - The Vienna Woods in Israel
AFTER DAYS OF WAR, GIVING KIDS A CHANCE TO BE KIDS
European Leadership Conference 2014 - Brussels, Belgium
Living Green in Israel: the Contest and the Winners
Addressing Climate Change Conference
Nurturing the Foresters of the Future
Saving the Sabras
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Shamir hints vote motivated by anti-Semitism; Hanegbi: This won't help the Palestinians; Tibi hopes vote will bring wave of support for Palestinian statehood.
By LAHAV HARKOV
UN secretary-general Bank Ki-moon says Israel must reverse settlement activity:.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Prime minister meets visiting UN chief, says Palestinian unilateral measures won't advance peace, but rather they will make situation on the ground worse.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
On visit to the US, Netanyahu is long on hope and short on talks of threats and fears.
By HERB KEINON
Netanyahu repeated his position that dealing with Iran should be a top priority.
By MICHAEL WILNER
American officials had warned Israeli government in 2010 to avoid more surprises on settlement activity; new tenders announced as Netanyahu met President Obama.
Netanyahu complained to Ban that the council was focusing its investigation on Israel, rather than on Hamas which used UN facilities over the summer to attack Israel.
Prime Minister's first meeting of trip to be with Indian PM Narendra Modi.
PM says at cabinet meeting that he spoke to the parents of the slain Israeli teens, telling them that nothing could balm their pain, but that there was justice.
By LAHAV HARKOV,HERB KEINON
Prime minister says "it is clear to Hamas that we will not accept a drizzle of rockets."
Prime minister sends condolences to UK after David Haines beheaded: "The main difference between ISIS and Hamas is that these guys cut off heads, while the other guys shoot at heads."
According to Channel 2, the premier made the remark during an appearance before the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee prior to Gaza operation.
Gaza news: According to Channel 10, Netanyahu has stated that there are no preparations being made for the Cairo talks.
The prime minister told Channel 10 that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas would “have to choose between peace with Israel and peace with Hamas.”
Jordanian newspaper says leaders met in Amman; Prime Minister's Office does not comment on report.
Moderate forces in Middle East bring new diplomatic opportunities for Israel, prime minister says.
The PM came back down to earth this week when data showed that 50% of Israelis are dissatisfied with him and just 38% satisfied.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Eshkol chairman tells residents not to come home, because there is not a "real cease-fire;" half of the cabinet ministers, many in coalition opposed to cease-fire.
PM thanks BoI for its "seriousness and professionalism...in maintaining the stability of economy."
President Rivlin and Prime Minister Netanyahu are presented the new bill by Bank of Israel Governor Flug.
Netanyahu confident despite expected criticism from Likud activists at the upcoming Likud central committee meeting in rocket-stricken Ashkelon.
Normally when an Israeli prime minister embarks on a military operation, he has to choose between taking steps that the public wants taken and doing what the international community wants him to do.
La guerre de Gaza a pris fin. Mais le Premier ministre doit maintenant relever de nouveaux défis face aux attaques de ses adversaires de tous bords
By LESLIE SUSSER
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
The White House used extremely tough language to slam Israeli building advances in Silwan and Givat Hamatos. But Netanyahu didn’t recoil from a very public spat. Why?
Spoke with Obama "at length" of rapprochement with Arab states.
In far-reaching speech to General Assembly, Netanyahu slams Abbas, indicating way to peace is no longer through direct talks, but via wider rapprochement with Arab world.
Netanyahu angered Lapid last month when he froze the legislation in order to pass it along with other bills related to the 2015 state budget.
“Feiglin has not been persuaded that there is a good enough reason to hold quickie elections," a source close to the MK said.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reflected a wide consensus opinion when he publicly sparred with the White House over plans to build in Givat Hamatos and allow Jews to move into Silwan.
Iran foremost on Netanyahu's mind, even at dedication of new road into Jerusalem.
Deadly virus has claimed the lives of more than 4,490 people worldwide, says WHO.
Gadi Arieli expresses surprise over report that PM, Minister Katz had joined forces in an effort to unseat him.
Construction and Housing Minister Uri Ariel accuses PM of giving terrorists a prize by limiting construction for Jews over pre-1967 armistice line.
Ben-Gurion Airport will begin infrared camera checks of fevered arrivals from African countries at risk of Ebola
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
Inside own party, Shas leader says he will not tolerate insubordination by former chairman Eli Yishai.
PM moved up last two races in order to catch his potential competitors off guard.
After a marathon meeting, ministers overwhelmingly vote to approve budget; Peretz was only minister to oppose.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,NIV ELIS
The prime minister convened the top police and Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) brass to discuss the recent sharp increase of violent incidents in the capital.
The Hatnua MK says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s UN speech was no better than that of Mahmoud Abbas, who accused Israel of genocide in the Gaza Strip.
The avowedly left-wing American Jewish lobby called on the premier to retract the statement.
After Netanyahu left the White House, Obama’s spokesman Josh Earnest issued a sharply worded statement attacking Israel.
Only way to ensure that territory ceded by Israel does not turn into “third Iranian enclave around Israel's border” is to have long-term security presence.
Herzog: I would form government with Liberman
The two leaders are expected to discuss the latest developments in the Middle East.
Differences about Iran, Islamic State and the Palestinians are real and deep and rooted in vastly different governing philosophies.
PM meets Jewish leaders in New York, says generation that fought in Gaza in summer can stand in comparison with any other.
MKs said he could have countered Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s fiercely anti-Israel speech by offering the international community a new diplomatic horizon, but he failed to do so.
Netanyahu always places the focus first and foremost on security; He sees his historic role as leader of Israel not necessarily as being the one who will bring peace.
Defense establishment to receive NIS 6 billion in supplementary funds, with an additional NIS 7-8 billion to be earmarked for covering the costs of Operation Protective Edge.
By NIV ELIS
Surprisingly buoyant, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu sits down with ‘the Post’ and extols policy-making based on looking at the region as it truly is, without wishful thinking.
An upbeat Netanyahu showed no outward signs in his Jerusalem office of strain from either the Gaza military operation or the percolating political crisis both within his party and the coalition.
Egyptian media had published earlier in the week that the White House had declined a meeting between Sisi and Obama.
Now no longer the country's president, Shimon Peres is more free to criticize Netanyahu.
PM scheduled to return from US on October 3 before Yom Kippur: "When I return from the US, whoever wants can meet with me," he tells Likud ministers in wake of Sa'ar's resignation.
Population increases by 173,811; the number of new Olim to Israel the past year stands at 24,801; most popular boys' names are Joseph, Daniel and Ori; Tamar, Noa and Shira most popular for girls.
By Lidar Gravé-Lazi
Sounding a bit like he is in election campaign mode, PM sums up the passing year saying it was "especially challenging" for Israel.
“The goal is to submit the budget to the government as soon as possible in order to move forward and improve the Israeli economy and the lot of Israel’s citizens,” Lapid said.
By NIV ELIS,ARIEL ZILBER
According to Channel 2, Netanyahu was enraged by Sa’ar’s refusal to back his controversial proposal to postpone the date of presidential elections, which were held earlier this summer.
The Finance Minister's comments came a day after his ministry rejected a tax, reportedly proposed by Netanyahu's office, on those who own multiple homes.
Former Shin Bet chief attacks PM and defense minister for freezing cabinet members out of decision-making process, praises Bennett for taking initiative, insisting tunnel threat be addressed.
Lapid himself continued talking tough publicly, telling reporters in Ashkelon that he would leave his post if asked to raise taxes.
By GIL HOFFMAN,LAHAV HARKOV
Turbulence between Likud and Yesh Atid will continue, but the coalition will go on.
The PM and Likud MK Danon each held Likud events at the same time.
NIS 1.3b for the South not finalized, as ministerial meetings canceled while Netanyahu, Lapid cannot agree on the 2015 budget.
Netanyahu: Any responsible leader would increase defense spending; coalition sources say PM, Lapid done politicking, ready to seriously outline budget.
Hofi served as Mossad director from 1974 to 1982; Ya'alon calls him a "brave and measured commander"; Netanyahu: He worked all his life on behalf of Israel's security.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
Both Likud and Yesh Atid leaders say they don’t want election or compromise.
Defense minister speaks at cyber-conference, claims defense budget has been harmed for political reasons; Peres: Threat of terror posed to Arab states brings opportunity for Israel to win new allies.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB,JPOST.COM STAFF
Prime minister centers in on Iranian threat amid international focus on Islamic State.
Yesh Atid MK Ofer Shelah told a town hall gathering in Tel Aviv that the premier “was using the issue of the state budget to go head-to-head with the finance minister."
By LAHAV HARKOV,GIL HOFFMAN,ARIEL ZILBER
Feiglin takes credit for Bennett’s rise; New religious party on the cards.
On the 13th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, PM warns of threat of radical Islamist terrorism threatening the region.
Bayit Yehudi leader vows to take party to the top of the political pyramid following his success in passing a controversial party constitution.
Attendees discuss measures Israel can take to prevent the possibility of the establishment of Islamic State cells in the Jewish state.
By HERB KEINON,JPOST.COM STAFF
Lapid has issued threats over the past two weeks to quit the coalition if taxes are raised, if he does not get his way on the 2015 state budget, or if his 0% VAT housing plan does not pass into law.
PM criticized his faction colleagues for not showing enough support during Operation Protective Edge.
Prime minister hosts Norwegian FM Brende, says groups such as Islamic State, Hamas "form a clear and present danger to our civilization, to our way of life, our values."
Netanyahu’s message is that without downplaying the significant dangers posed by Islamic State, the world’s No. 1 challenge is preventing Iran from gaining nuclear capability.
n 2013, the state comptroller announced he would investigate the financial controversies surrounding Netanyahu, as well as other public officials, relating to their foreign trips.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
It is safe to assume that Netanyahu understands that declaring 400 hectares in Gush Etzion as state land is not exactly going to win Israel any points abroad.
39 percent of respondents said the Bayit Yehudi leader best represents views of the Right versus 28 percent who selected Netanyahu.
Akunis cited polls indicating that the public does not think Israel won in Gaza as proof of the failure.
Labor, Shas, Meretz say Lapid is making poor people pay for Operation Protective Edge without cutting tax breaks for the wealthy.
Speaking at weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu justifies expected budget cuts, says security is always number one priority.
PM says some ministers need to understand meaning of "collective responsibility"; Livni warns of oncoming "diplomatic intifada."
Intelligence Minister Steinitz: Focus on threat of ISIS must not come at the expense of preventing Tehran from going nuclear.
When Education Minister Shai Piron alluded to the commentary in passing, Netanyahu urged – jokingly – for him to continue.
Israel, US put out brief communiqués from just-completed strategic dialogue that illustrates difference of focus.
‘Give peace a chance,” sang The Beatles: The message applies not only to relationships between nations but between people, not only on a group basis, but on one to one.
Was Netanyahu right to criticize the White House’s position on the proposed building in Givat Hamatos and the purchase of homes in Silwan or was the prime minister out of line with his statements?
By MATT SOLOMON
Three key speeches reveal a new strategic mindset that the world needs to assimilate.
By DAVID M. WEINBERG
I find it odd that leaders and citizens on the Right are perturbed by what they consider Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s Jekyll/Hyde approach to a two-state solution.
By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Even within the Likud I can think of one or two worthy candidates, not to mention several senior politicians from other parties.
By SUSAN HATTIS ROLEF
Lapid has no intention of making enemies. He also wants to be seen in the eyes of his perspective constituents as someone who took steps to lower housing prices.
By JPost Editorial
As an ardent supporter of Israel, watching Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu one sees many contradictions.
By RONN TOROSSIAN