Netanyahu promises to ‘vigorously’ oppose Palestinian moves at UN
Court orders Ministry of Defense to recognize man as IDF widower
Cabinet oks 'price targeting' to lower housing costs
'Livni, Peres urged Kerry to stall Palestinian bid for statehood at UN'
Planting seeds for peace and health
'We have weak civil servants'
Health funds took in 9% more from supplementary health insurance in 2013
Ministry axes costly safe-sex video clip
Tech Talk: Haredim in hi-tech
Watch out! You are being followed in the supermarket
Jerusalem and Tel Aviv among 14 cities to receive Bloomberg grants
Israel's Energiya to build solar field in Georgia
Audience participation required
Dreidel challenge puts new spin on breaking a Guinness World Record
Jerusalem’s Bloomfield Science Museum lights up during Hanukka
Gentrified in Jaffa
Yellow-and-blue makes it seven straight
Mac TA cruises past Mac PT to cut gap from first place
Israel women’s basketball icon Liron Cohen retires
Glushko and Sela triumph for second straight year
Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick to run in Likud primaries
Lapid warns Netanyahu would cancel Haredi-IDF legislation
Hardline national-religious rabbis come out in support of Yishai’s new party
Tekuma: The cult of Orit Struck?
MKs call for digital voting in next election
Price tag perpetrators sentenced to unprecedented 30 months in prison
PA begins campaign to amass support for Israeli withdrawal resolution
Netanyahu: Israel is under attack on two fronts at once
Hamas arrests global jihadis who fired rocket on Friday, defense minister says
MK Hanin Zoabi says office robbery in Nazareth was 'a political act'
Czech Jews protest invitation of Putin to Holocaust memorial
Jewish Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's son assaulted and robbed
A journey to Saskatchewan’s Jewish past
The Jewish roots of podcast sensation 'Serial'
PHOTO GALLERY: Jews, dignitaries worldwide mark third night of Hanukkah
Syria says Israeli drone downed in Kuneitra province
Price tag for Middle East chaos: $35 billion
Israel acknowledges upside of diplomacy with Iran, Obama says
Elevating US-Israel alliance, Obama hails his role
Iran's support for Syria tested by oil price drop
The modern-day miracle of Israel
FOR ZION'S SAKE: Europe doesn't care about dead Jews
Poll dancing and wishful thinking
REALITY CHECK: Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett’s vision for the future is truly disturbing
Letters to the editor: Dec. 21, 2014
The last war but one
Why Fitch’s A+ gets a D
A love song for Jerusalem, sung in two genders
Grapevine: An international ‘Marriage’
This Week in Jerusalem: Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs
View from the hill
Three Ladies, Three Lattes: Shabbat peace
Happily Eva After: The one in which I acted the turkey
Where the blind lead the sighted
Grapevine: Celebrating in sign
Campaign jockeying reveals growing cracks in haredi walls
Turkey and the Islamic State
Abandoning the diplomatic battlefield to our enemies
Ignoring strategic reality
A song for Kislev: 'Sea of Sheaves'
שְתִיקָתוֹ שֶל בָּרוּך
שָרִים מִקוֹל הַלֵב
The miraculous oil of the olive
‘The peace process is like rock and roll – it is never going to die’
A smiling survivor
La droite s'effrite
L'union fait la force
Hanin Zoabi persiste et signe
La conférence du JPost
L'Andalousie séfarade, sur le chemin du retour
La cuisine juive dans l'espace et le temps
Les bougies de Safed
Transmuer la terreur en lumière
Autopsie d'une fuite de pétrole
L’éléphant blanc de Tel-Aviv
La violence dans les communautés juives orthodoxes : venir à bout du tabou
Affaires de femmes ?
Comment Abbas tire avantage de la mort d’Abou Ein
Frappes en Syrie, Damas accuse Tsahal
Al-Sissi n’est pas Moubarak
Le temps joue en faveur de Téhéran
Ciblés parce que juifs
Procès Lee Zeitouni : suite et fin
Peu d’espoir pour Pollard
Le prochain bras de fer entre Israël et les Etats-Unis
WATCH: Jerusalem Latin Patriarch leads mass in Gaza ahead of Christmas
Christmas in the Holy Land: Pilgrims and the Virgin Mary
Government halts Christmas Day conversions in India
Jewish influence on Christmas music
Hijabs, kippot and Santa hats: The Haifa Festival of Festivals
The Moshav Movement Honors KKL-JNF
KKL-JNF at the Diplomatic Conference
New Bike Single in Lahav Forest in the Negev
40,000 Cranes at the Winter Bird Festival
Serbian PM Plants a Tree in the Grove of Nations
Sharing and Learning - German Forestry Students Intern with KKL-JNF
Israel and Finland Connect through the Environment
KKL-JNF Experts Visit China for Future Environmental Collaborations
The Shamir Drilling Project
Graduation Ceremony for Rosh HaAyin’s Volunteer Firefighters
Nigerian Forestry Delegation Sees KKL-JNF Desert Afforestation First-hand
In his Footsteps: Heritage Excursions in Memory of Yitzhak Rabin
JNF USA Doctors Mission Connects to a Healthy Israel
KKL Brazil Holds Annual Gala Dinner in São Paulo
JNF Toronto Negev Dinner 2014 Honors Dr. Max Glassman
Israel Today and Tomorrow: KKL France Mission Visits Israel
Living Green in Israel: the Contest and the Winners
Addressing Climate Change Conference
Nurturing the Foresters of the Future
Saving the Sabras
12.22.2014 | 30 Kislev, 5775
Defense Minister held an evaluation meeting with Central Command senior officers
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
The IDF’s Beduin trackers provide the ‘Post’ with a glimpse into their risk-fraught, life-saving missions.
During recent violent protests following the death of an Arab youth allegedly killed by a police sponge-covered bullet during a riot, witness says police "just watched and came at the last minute."
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
Defense minister says that the atmosphere in Gaza is one of frustration and anger; rebuilding in Gaza will take years directing difficult questions at Hamas.
Earlier, two rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome; at least 17 rockets hit Israel on Wednesday.
By BEN HARTMAN,YAAKOV LAPPIN
Rockets fired after IAF strikes Gazan mortar launcher used to fire shells at Kibbutz Kerem Shalom.
Launcher fired projectiles at Kibbutz Kerem Shalom; IDF reports that nine mortars in total were fired on southern Israel from Gaza; all landed in open areas.
Defense Minister Ya'alon: Any violation of our sovereignty will be met
with harsh response.
Military says IDF forces hit targets, including Syrian army command post in response to missile originally fired into Israel from Syrian territory.
Jerusalem will likely respond forcefully against those responsible for cross-order missile attack.
IDF conducts nine security raids in the West Bank and Jordan Valley; Palestinian killed during raids.
Air Force retaliates for rocket launching towards southern Israel; no damages or injuries reported.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Earlier in the day the IAF attacked two targets in the coastal territory following a morning rocket attack on Israel.
After rocket lands in southern Israel early Saturday, IAF retaliates with 2 strikes in southern part of strip, reportedly causing no damages or injuries.
After morning rocket attack on Eshkol, IDF and Shin Bet coordinate airstrike on terror operative planning attacks in Israel; Palestinian media report of casualty.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Following attack, PM says Abbas is responsible for rockets fired from Gaza on Israeli towns; projectile lands near road in Eshkol Regional Council.
Affair is alleged 2010 plot to illegally undermine then defense minister Ehud Barak's choice for IDF chief of staff.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB,JPOST.COM STAFF
Projectile lands near road in Eshkol Regional Council, no injuries reported in the attack.
Defense minister says "0% chance" of Hamas recognizing Israel, warns Palestinian unity deal will lead to Hamas control of West Bank.
Decision to close Home Front Defense Ministry was not personal, Netanyahu tells Knesset.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Strategic affairs minister says measures taken to downsize establishment should not be publicized so as not to inform Israel's enemies.
In addition to the freeze on training, the IDF will reduce operations to the point where only the most basic, vital functions continue.
Defense officials warn tiff with Treasury could bring military to "full stop" in 2015.
Air, ground, sea branches linked up to one another, also with Military Intelligence.
Defense minister notes that terrorists in Gaza have amassed 10,000 rockets; IAF chief: Air Force is quietly fighting a "war between the wars."
The improvement in payments most obviously relates to more competently keeping track of payments.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
IDF readjusting to decentralized bases of Israel's foes, such as Hezbollah; channeling relevant intelligence to battalions during combat is the
main focus of changes, source says.
The army’s top officer told Knesset members that the economic realities have forced the military to adjust accordingly.
By LAHAV HARKOV,YAAKOV LAPPIN
IDF chief expresses concern for ability of army to remain prepared amid changing threats in the face of defense cuts.
Structures were demolished to make way for the tallest office building in Israel and a future light rail station.
Some 1,000 American soldiers arrive in Israel for biennial exercise due to start on Sunday morning; armies to test joint abilities to respond to projectile attacks.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,REUTERS
As compensation, Israeli defense system manufacturer may get a production role in developing US arms sale to Warsaw.
V.-Adm. Eliezer Marom says that offshore rigs are subject to threats from international terrorists, and that cooperating would heighten security.
Phenomenon of Israeli Arabs traveling to Syria poses high risks for security, intelligence agency warns.
New unmanned system could be applied to Israel's border patrol duties and forward combat engineering missions.
A senior naval source tells Post planned upgrade is part of an overall strategic vision in which the navy plays a growing role in the IDF’s warfare capabilities.
Woman has three daughters in car, including 1-year-old baby; admits to trying to smuggle men into Israel for money.
System identifies and tracks the sources of surrounding signals, such as power, radio broadcasts, or geo-location communications.
Device will map out bunkers, provide engineering troops with a precise picture of target; tender is part of plan to increase number of unmanned platforms.
Col. Arik Elazar: "This is the front that has been chosen by our enemies as the next big target. They know they can’t defeat us militarily. They therefore seek to target the home front, and hit our civilian sector."
To maintain combat readiness, IDF has allocated millions of shekels to allow forces to take "breaks" from security duties in order to train.
In letter to PM, Likud politician cites ongoing resistance from Defense Ministry over division of authority.
Dan Ronen resigns over dispute with the Defense Ministry that he says has left the Israeli civilian sector unprepared for emergencies.
Haifa resident held on suspicion that he traveled to Lebanon and contacted Hezbollah agents; released to house arrest.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB,BEN HARTMAN
Defense ministry official says satellite is highly flexible in its ability to maneuver, allowing it to gather intel on many targets.
Wind Shield radar to be carried into enemy territory, track the sources of incoming rocket, missile and mortar fire.
Danon says his only regret was that he did not resign before the prime minister got a chance to fire him.
By GIL HOFFMAN
US secretary of defense to meet with Ya’alon, discuss the Iranian nuclear program and Israeli-American military cooperation.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN,REUTERS
Defense Minister tells Knesset panel that Israel opposes Hamas-Fatah reconciliation, thinks it probably won't come to fruition anyway.
Le nouveau submersible de la marine israélienne procure une capacité de riposte nucléaire vitale au pays. Un crocodile aux dents longues
By YOSSI MELMAN
L’ancien chef d’état-major de Tsahal, Gabi Ashkenazi, est impliqué dans un scandale qui n’a rien d’un crime, mais tout d’une erreur d’appréciation
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
Journal de guerre d’un reporter au quartier général de l’armée de l’air israélienne pendant l’opération Bordure protectrice.
By REUVEN BEN-SHALOM
La disparition d’un des derniers géants : Asher Ben-Natan, artisan de la réconciliation avec l’Allemagne et ancien ambassadeur en France
By MICHELLE MAZEL
Deux nouveaux livres révèlent certains des succès et des échecs de l’agence d’espionnage israélienne. Un brin de lumière sur les hommes de l’ombre
Israel Space Agency says satellite has already made 1,000 revolutions around the Earth.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
India today is Israel’s largest purchaser of defense technology.
By JAGDISH N SINGH
The cabinet must make decisions while knowing only what prime and defense ministers choose to tell it.
By EVELYN GORDON
The ‘Post’ joins an F-16C squadron at Ramat David Air Base for a peek into the life of its fighter pilots; as an integral part of the IDF's long-range reach, squadron could play role in any strike on Iran.
New class of IDF combat medics mark graduation from the United Hatzalah combat medic-to-civilian emergency medical technicians’ course.
Armed squads have recently become component in IDF's response program to terrorist infiltration; Sderot receives one too.
Target missile tracked successfully, but second stage of trial cancelled by defense officials.
Opposition members slam ‘last-minute hijack’ of funding.
The president said Carter "brings a unique blend of strategic perspective and technical know-how" to the job.
By NOAM AMIR/MAARIV HASHAVUA
Ya'alon: Israel and the IDF will in the coming years face the most complex security challenges in all sectors.
he IDF is “substantially dependent on the calling up of citizens for reserve service in emergencies,” Knesset committee says.
The defense minister was close with Chuck Hagel, even as ties with the White House deteriorated.
By MICHAEL WILNER,HERB KEINON
Figures represent a considerable increase of dissatisfaction with the tough conditions of service compared to recent years.
The decision represents a reversal of an earlier, controversial cost-cutting move to cancel the guards.
Barak-8 is being jointly developed by India's Defense Research and Development Organization.
Israel, US finalizing sale of 31 more planes from 19 already.
With Gantz stepping down in February, defense minister expected to announce decision soon.
Contract an "important milestone in our satellite communication activity," says company official.
India taps Israel's Spike anti-tank missile over US Javelin, says military source.
In recent years, Israel has installed multiple layers of defenses around its offshore platforms.
RT’s balloons gather intelligence for the army but can do a whole lot more.
The decision is part of "lessons learned" from Operation Protective Edge, defense sources said.
Lapid promises that the budget will tackle the high cost of living, says electricity prices will come down by double-digits in 2015.
By NIV ELIS,LAHAV HARKOV
Defense Ministry awards tender to Soreq Nuclear Research Center and Ben-Gurion University to set up center.
Officials collecting data to see how latest version of air defense system will operate against threats.
Speaking at Calcalist National Conference in Tel Aviv, the economy minister slams Ya'alon for failing to implement recommendations.
By NIV ELIS
Hatnua MK Elazer Stern continues campaign of pressure against national-religious combined yeshiva and IDF service program, calling for draft of Hesder students instead of reservists.
By JEREMY SHARON
The Navy’s new submarines provide vital second strike capability.
‘THE JERUSALEM POST’ is given a demonstration of Elbit’s latest helmet that the IAF is soon to be using to train future flight cadets.
Israel Defense Ministry declines comment on report of western diplomat; source says Israeli intel is "scrubbed" of evidence of Israeli origin before delivery by the US to Arab nations, Turkey, Iran.
Defense minister tours Jordan Valley, praises their role in maintaining quiet eastern border despite attempts to infiltrate it.
Shalom served as Shin Bet chief from 1981-1986 when he retired amid the Kav 300 scandal.
Police say Ashkenazi and wife under suspicion of breach of trust, obstruction of justice and giving away classified information.
Ashkenazi and his wife Ronit questioned for alleged involvement in Harpaz Affair amid speculation he may have spied on Barak.
According to security statistics, March saw more attacks than previous three months with 157 incidents reported.
Defense minister says finance ministry "does not meet written agreements, and does not carry out government decisions, and laws."
Defense Minister tells mourning families at a cemetery in Tel Aviv that their ability to cope with loss is the "height of bravery."
Some of highest profile terrorist acts, and counter terrorist actions, took place with David "Dado" Elazar at the helm.
By HERB KEINON
Ya’alon to bereaved families: When the siren pierces the air, your personal loss becomes everyone’s loss.
Netanyahu, Lapid could not agree over who would take up position first.
By LAHAV HARKOV,YONAH JEREMY BOB
Amir Peretz overcame naysayers who mocked the Iron Dome, and now he hopes to do the same with his plans for ‘environmental justice.’
By GIL HOFFMAN,SHARON UDASIN
Through this approach, Israel is placing Hamas’s plans to take over the West Bank via the reconciliation with Fatah in real doubt, and setting back the organizations’ efforts to rebuild itself in the West Bank.
Why isn’t this being effectively combated? Simply stated, there aren’t enough Jews in the world.
By SHMULEY BOTEACH
The IDF’s top echelon recoils from confronting the problem of billions misspent each year on benefits for disabled veterans who were injured other than in the line of duty.
By JPost Editorial
During my service, I experienced periods of elation and joy, countered by streaks of disappointment and despair.
By NOAM IVRI
Israel’s security challenges are immense and the details of the defense budget must of necessity remain classified.