05.26.2016 | 18 Iyar, 5776
UN official calls on Hamas to halt public executions
IAF retaliates on Hamas targets after rockets were launched into Israel
No resolution in sight on regulation of Beduin settlement
Hezbollah says it is digging tunnels 'to make Israeli enemy lose sleep'
100 citizens petition High Court for atomic agency transparency
Disappointing denouement for Mac TA
Jerusalem, Hap Tel Aviv resume captivating quarterfinal
Knesset panel once again erupts into war over ‘NGO bill’
US says Israel's rightist coalition 'raises legitimate questions'
Will Liberman be a settlement builder or right-wing scapegoat?
Palestine Literature Festival highlights local and international writers
Taking it all off
HaClique’s music is still alive and kicking
Dining: East meets West in the North Market
SINAI SAYS: Beersheba’s title a testament to resilience of owner Alona Barkat
Maccabi Haifa lifts first title in five years
Time for a strong, genuine and united opposition
Face to face
The Imam Academy against radical Islam
Iran has limited, indirect access to US dollars, Treasury official says
US pro-gun lobby to 'Ayatollahs of Iran': You haven't met alligator wrestlers, cowboys of America
Iran to renew financial support for Islamic Jihad after two-year hiatus
Satellite images purport to show ISIS attack on Russian air base in Syria
Senior Iranian official: Secret, second wife of Iran's FM 'spied for the West'
Too hot for Tehran: Glam couple flee Iran after model photos deemed 'un-Islamic'
Escape to victory: 'Anti-Iranian occupation' team wins soccer cup
ISIS plans to ignite ethnic war in Fallujah upon leaving the city, document allegedly reveals
Analysis: Islamic State may be down, but it's far from out
US prosecutors move to unseal case of Ivy League student who defected from ISIS
Australia holds five suspected of plotting sailing trip to join ISIS
'Increase in aliya among youth and academic professionals'
WATCH: Brussels Jewish museum commemorates shooting victims
New York county passes BDS law
Rome mayoral candidate promises to name street after fascist politician
Most medical marijuana users benefit from treatment, finds Ben-Gurion University study
‘Smart park’ coming to capital’s Sacher Park
Kicking off wedding season with money tips for newlyweds
Analysis stage begins at latest Golan drilling site
Rx for Readers: Stresses over sleep lines
Litzman blasts Palestinian ‘political attack’ on Israel at WHO’s yearly assembly
Health Ministry faulted for hands-off policy
Green tech at the forefront of talks on US-Israel collaboration
Israel faces lack of enforcement of environmental policies, says report
Tech Talk: CES Asia 2016
Tech can’t thrive without women, says Israeli-born Oracle CEO
Travel, tourism and entertainment in the technological age
Australian tells BBC he created bitcoin, but some skeptical
Jewish leaders push to get two-state solution proposal on next president's desk
Sanders picks critics of Israel, BDS backer to write Democratic platform
UK's Cameron says ready to meet Trump, pans 'very dangerous' Muslim remarks
Sanders wants Dem platform to better reflect Palestinian aspirations
Tradition Today: Counting the days
Parshat Bechukotai: The Source of Hope
Bob Dylan’s forgotten pro-Israel song, revisited
Briefing: Liberman, Trump and fascism
Podcast: A stable Israeli government? Fat chance
Grapevine: Animal husbandry
Briefing: Eurovision and Europe’s vision for peace
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
'In the navy'
On the 50th anniversary of Agnon’s Nobel Prize
Books: Blood diamonds
The forgotten casualties
Whose land is it?
A Jew in ancient Rome
The Russian Underground
SpaceIL: To the moon!
Veterans: Reaching one’s full potential
Books: Unlikely characters
Books: Totally certifiable
Books: Beauty and boredom of war
Pavements for pedestrians? Not in Jerusalem
Inside Gilo: Who pays for that?
This week in Jerusalem
Here and now at the Israel Festival
An oddly individual thing – handwriting
Agriculture is having a (vertical) field day
Walking the food trail in Haifa
הַצַלָמִים – יְרוּשָלַיִם בְּעֵינֵי צַלָמֶיהָ
The Christian Edition- one month free subscription
Digging with the Bible
Sanctifying God in the Rhineland massacres
‘Christians are children of the Holy Land; now is the time to integrate’
Dado Scenic Lookout Dedicated on Israel's Northern Border
Golani Soldiers Clean up the Forests of Northern Israel
Canadian University Students Visit Israel with JNF Canada
New Kindergartens, Youth Center for Kiryat Malachi
Greek President Plants Olive Tree in Jerusalem Grove of Nations
Italian Environment Minister Discovers Negev Agriculture
Kenyan President Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
Italy-Israel Friendship Tree Planted in Italian Ambassador’s Garden
Hugging a Tree? Beware of the Pine Processionary Caterpillar!
UN World Water Day 2016: Better Water, Better Jobs
International Forest Day 2016: Saying Thank You to the Trees
US Forestry Service Shares Remote Sensing Tech with Israel
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
First-Ever Birthright Israel Trip for Jewish Law Enforcement Announced
90 Year-old Giuditta Matalon Embraces the Children of Israel
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
Ancient Approaches to Modern Exile
Interviewing a friend
Enough With the Ghosting - Have a Real Break Up!
Fatah, Hamas could attempt reconciliation and elections; succession of Abbas could be source of instability, defense minister says.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
Israel believes these funerals fuel additional violence.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
The IDF outlines the parameters of its military thinking and practice.
By YOSSI MELMAN
The ‘Post’ joins the high-risk Kometz unit for a nighttime repair of the life-saving Gaza electronic border fence.
Gush Etzion Regional Council hopes 38 dunam site will become a Jewish tourist center.
From the Jerusalem Post's '50 most influential Jews.'
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
One battalion is always training for dealing with a rocket or missile impact zone.
First introduced in last summer’s Gaza conflict, Israeli UAV is harbinger of drones’ growing role.
Ya'alon: This successful project will become operational in 2016
Defense Minister held an evaluation meeting with Central Command senior officers
The IDF’s Beduin trackers provide the ‘Post’ with a glimpse into their risk-fraught, life-saving missions.
The state expects to complete the sale by the end of 2015.
By NIV ELIS
Elbit's Canary has been developed in conjunction with the Defense Ministry, and uses sensors made by the Israeli start-up LifeBEAM.
Rabbi Estrin celebrates a new landmark a year-and-a-half after becoming the US Air Force's first bearded chaplain following the lifting of a ban on displays of religious belief.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Le nouveau submersible de la marine israélienne procure une capacité de riposte nucléaire vitale au pays. Un crocodile aux dents longues
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
India today is Israel’s largest purchaser of defense technology.
By JAGDISH N SINGH
93 senators voted in favor of Carter and five voted against. Carter will serve as the US President Barack Obama's fourth defense secretary.
By MICHAEL WILNER
Defense minister says the Likud won't agree to a prime ministerial rotation.
Yoav Galant, Avigdor Liberman, and Naftali Bennett all have their eyes on the plum position.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Liberman says Yisrael Beytenu will not enter into any coalition without demands being met.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
“The Jewish state is adopting characteristics of a fascist regime,” said Joint List MK Haneen Zoabi (Balad).
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
Head of IDF Casualty and Wounded Department, Brig.-Gen. Eli Lotan: Passing on rumors can har any one of us, and should worry all of us.
The Western client, which Elbit declined to name, will receive products from Elbit's new E-LynX Software Defined Radio family over the next three years.
The figure for 2015 represents a small rise from that of 2014, when Israel exported 5.6 billion dollars of defense products.
Israel's Rafael, India's Reliance Defense to cooperate on air defense systems, air-to-air missiles, and surveillance balloons.
State Comptroller: Soldiers, officers directly communicated with donors to IDF; IDF: New Personnel Directorate body is regulating all donations.
Defense minister orders probe of NGO; Ya'alon's comments draw fire from opposition MKs.
Defense minster to meet with US counterpart Ashton Carter to discuss ways to deepen America’s security cooperation with Israel.
Hanegbi also said he plans to ask Knesset Legal Advisor Eyal Yinon for permission to administer polygraph tests to the committee’s members to find out who leaked the information.
Has the fracture with the US about security funding and the departure of high ranking officials in the Defense Ministry led to a delay in the development of the Arrow, Iron Dome, & David's Sling?
By NOAM AMIR/MAARIV HASHAVUA
"Why do you post such nonsense," wrote Aviv Reuven. "You aren't a 17-year-old girl who is still growing up. You are an elected official!"
Israel Navy will likely be first client to order Elbit Systems' Seagull unmanned surface vehicle.
Rafael-produced system will enable troop transporter to move across battlefields rife with anti-tank and RPG threats.
In 2022, male soldiers will have their service time reduced by a further 2 months.
Ya'alon meets with ex-Missile Defense Organization chief Yair Ramati, apologizes "for way in which announcement was made."
Yair Ramati was ousted from his position after the Defense Ministry said it found that he had placed classified data on his personal computer.
Speaking at formation ceremony, Brig.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot says "boastful remarks by Hezbollah and threats by ISIS underscore need for this capability."
Group accuses defense minister of "appointing himself as the minister of silence and fear."
The Arrow 3 missile defense system operates in space, traveling at twice the speed of a tank shell to leave the atmosphere. It is designed to seek and destroy Iranian Shihab 3 missiles.
Training school stops instructing cadets on how to use veteran platform.
Memo sets out real spending figures for 2016-2020, increased the R&D budget, and includes 50% increase in soldier salaries starting January 1.
Van Leer Institute study examines differences in approved budgets and budget implementations for every year between 2000 and 2014.
Following the lessons of the Gaza conflict – the world’s first network-based war – Southern Command is implementing a digital revolution.
Official says government had provided more than $3 billion for missile defense to Israel for David's Sling and other missile defense programs since 2001.
The detonations were carried out by IEOD, an Israeli firm that won the tender issued by the Defense Ministry.
The draft cycle is part of "the IDF's concept as the people's army, which receives male and females from all segments of Israeli society to a range of roles," the army said.
New division to specialize in warfare against asymmetric terrorist threats.
Event to take place against the background of world-wide decreases in defense-related spending in most regions, which has also affected Israeli exports.
Asia Pacific was region with most Israeli defense product purchases.
Ben-Dahan admits Ya'alon did not update him on policy change; "not all Palestinians are terrorists, but all terrorists are Palestinian," Ben-Dahan says.
Navy receives new submarine flotilla commander.
PM Netanyahu, President Rivlin attend event at opening of colossal police facility.
By BEN HARTMAN
At the LAAD international exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, 18 Israeli defense companies will be present.
Defense minister gives overall assessment on the Middle East.
By YOSSI MELMAN,NOAM AMIR/MAARIV HASHAVUA
Col. Aviram Hasson, of the Defense Ministry's missile defense administration says Hezbollah gets a lot of accurate weapons from Iran.
The system, dubbed "Safe Ground," has begun serving commanders planning war exercises around the country in recent months.
In wake of Operation Protective Edge, Defense Ministry takes steps to protect Israel's youth.
Some 200 factories produce parts for the Merkava and Namer across Israel, most of them located in peripheral areas, and employing around 10,000 employees.
Two-day exercise will test Central Command's ability to mobilize many forces in response to sudden security escalation.
Defense minister praises bilateral defense cooperation; Warns of bad deal that will turn Iran into nuclear breakout state.
Israel strengthening ties, expanding technological collaboration with India, "a country with exceptional R&D capabilities."
India and Israel are jointly developing the Barak 8 air and missile defense system.
Following death of Spanish UNIFIL peacekeeper, Ya'alon tells Spain's defense minister Israel is investigating incident, will cooperate with UNIFIL and Spanish officers.
The newest drone unit in the ground forces went into action during Operation Protective Edge over Gaza last summer.
Aircraft made by US defense giant Lockheed Martin came into service in Israel some 40 years ago, and are currently coming up to the end of their operational lifespan.
RT's balloons were used heavily by the IDF during the conflict with Hamas in Gaza.
The contract aims to bring total number of air-crafts to 14, doubling the airborne effort's number of flight hours.
We must turn hints, riddles and mysteries into intelligence, MI chief says.
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.
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
The Locker Committee has presented a core existential dilemma: How much defense spending is appropriate? And who decides?
By SHLOMO MAITAL
Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot will have to face the challenges posed by a disintegrating Mideast.
On the surface it appears the ties of friendship between the Jewish state and the secular Muslim state can serve as a model for all, but the two are much more linked on strategic importance, defense.
By HERB KEINON
Report: The 92,000 Palestinians who work for Israelis make on average NIS 198 per day, while their peers in the Palestinian territories make just 45% of that, on average.
The JPost Podcast's weekly briefing catches you up on the most important stories from the past week.
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 Stern Stern HOFFMAN,SHARON UDASIN
What about the 811 “faceless soldiers” who pledged their lives to Israel’s defense between 1940 and 1950?
By ROBERT HERSOWITZ
Perhaps Israel is experiencing a rebalancing of priorities, a change in national character.
By THANE ROSENBAUM
While I do not think that gays should be abused or deprived of their human rights, to override the word of God and allow them to be married is something Israel should not be involved in.
By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, speaking about the Gaza Strip at the Herzliya conference, noted correctly that today Gaza is totally dependent on Israel.
By GERSHON BASKIN
The duty of a society that aims for perfection is to allow all its members to choose and shape their lives as they see fit; to dream and then fulfill those dreams; to live their lives freely.
By RAFI FEUERSTEIN