02.25.2017 | 29 Shevat, 5777
Former senior PA official: 'Hamas is willing to go back to '67 borders'
Lebanese media claims Israel threw smoke bombs across the border fence
According to foreign reports: Israel's covert missions undergo a change
Hamas denies allegation that UNRWA employee was elected to Hamas leadership
New Zealand surprised Israel by sponsoring anti-settlement UN resolution
One Israeli killed and eight injured in car accident in Cuba
Israeli star Casspi cut from NBA's Pelicans after suffering injury
Compromises from Israel necessary for peace, but not on security, Pence says
Israel: Human Rights Watch is ‘propaganda' group, can’t have workers permit
UN: Israeli culture of impunity boosted by Hebron shooter's lenient sentence
Former PM slams A-G Mandelblit for 'not doing enough' in Netanyahu probe
It's official: Coldplay is coming to Israel
Movie Review: ‘Personal Affairs’
Indian restaurant Mau Pau in Tel Aviv packs a punch
Gershwin’s plenty of something
Yellow-and-blue has chance for 1st
CSKA sends Maccabi Tel Aviv to another Euroleague defeat
Beersheba knocked out of Europa League
Technion researchers’ ‘breakthrough’ discovery could lead to new antibiotic types
‘$3.75 billion investment in Israel's Leviathan gas reservoir a blow to BDS’
Ashdod woman dies after medic is mistakenly told it wasn’t an emergency
Brain catheterization treats rare tinnitus
Medical emergency in Israel: 101 or 1221?
Environmental Protection Ministry orders closure of ammonia facility
Israeli firm to build second sewage treatment plant in Ethiopia
Building frustration in the wild, wild east
Rihanna the rhino gives birth to first calf at Israeli zoo
Deepening ties Down Under
Column One: Toward a true US-Israel partnership
Letters to the editor: Readers react to sentencing of Elor Azaria
Rushing to conclusions
Iran plans to buy Kazakh uranium, seeks Russia help to make nuclear fuel
Attack on Syrian security forces in Homs kills 42
Egypt's Christians flee Sinai amid Islamic State killing spree
Palestinians throw shoes at Trump poster to mark Hebron street closure
Iran warns Arab states: Don't be enticed by Israeli attempts to win Arab allies
Iran sends delegation to Saudi for talks on rejoining haj
'Iran ready to give US slap in the face'
ISIS releases 'proof' it fired rockets on Israel
What do the warning shots from Sinai mean?
Why does a weakened ISIS see Trump presidency as a lifeline?
Refugee who took selfie with Merkel sues Facebook
Texas school teacher fired for 'kill some Jews' tweet
White Supremacist leader Spencer booted from conservative conference
Report: Attackers saw off Jewish man’s finger, beat his brother near Paris
French aliya climbs amid rise in antisemitism
Astronomers find seven Earth-size planets where life may be possible
‘Startups as far as the eye can see, all the way to the sea’
Mobileye outfits 4,500 NYC Uber & Lyft cars with anticollision tech
Tech Talk: Cyber criminals breach enterprises in 40 countries
Trump likes two-state solution, but says he will leave it up to Israelis, Palestinians
Trump wants to expand US nuclear arsenal, make it 'top of the pack'
Pence: Trump vowed to fight bigotry in all forms as he addressed antisemitism
Trump, the Jews and the political weaponization of antisemitism
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
Israeli tourist arrested for climbing Brooklyn Bridge for a selfie
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'Dancing with the Stars' celeb gives baby Hebrew name
Trump appears to invent Sweden terror incident
Disney drops top YouTube star over antisemitic videos
Dominican paper apologizes for Baldwin-Trump photo flub in Israel article
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Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
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‘We need to stop the silence’
Who decides when Iran has gone nuclear enough to attack?
Love thy French brother
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City Notes: Bloomberg fund grants $1 million to Beersheba
Exhibition: Hello Dolly
Always in the mood for a melody
מֵחוֹדֶש יָנוּאָר צָרִיך לְשַלֵם עַל שַׂקִיוֹת נַייְלוֹן
שִידוּרִים חַיִים מֵהַכְּנֶסֶת
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Pope suggests "better to be atheist than hypocritical Catholic"
John Quincy Adams: Supporting the Jewish homeland with the Bible in hand
Baptist leaders tour Israel
Dedicating a Grove to Avi Sasportas, a Victim of Hamas Terror
“My Angel in the Sky”
CFI Parliamentary Chairman Plants a Tree in Israel and Visits Gaza Border
O.L.E.I Helps Restore Burnt Neveh Shalom Forest on Tu Bishvat
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Politically correct Jewish actions strengthen anti-Semitic forces
How Samantha met Adrian
Trump stopped short of reasserting a US commitment to eventual Palestinian statehood and instead said again that he would be “satisfied with whatever makes both parties happy.”
"It would be wonderful, a dream would be that no country would have nukes, but if countries are going to have nukes, we’re going to be at the top of the pack," Trump said.
"Speaking just yesterday President Trump called this a horrible and painful act," Pence said at the Fabick Caterpillar plant in Fenton, Missouri.
So why did it take the Trump administration five tries to get it right?
By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL / JTA
In the open letter from “members of the Frisch School Community,” the signatories expressed “alarm” at Trump’s executive order barring immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority nations.
President's remarks come day after vandalism attack at Jewish cemetery near St. Louis and fake bomb threats called into 11 Jewish community centers in the US.
By REUTERS,JPOST.COM STAFF
Trump: McMaster is a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience.
By MICHAEL WILNER
US vice president visits site where nearly 32,000 deaths at the hands of the Nazis were recorded.
Jim Mattis, on his debut trip to the region as Pentagon chief, was expected to meet Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahayan and US embassy representatives.
The resolution passed on December 23, 2016, when 14 out of the 15 voting members of the Council voted in favor of the resolution.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
The US president's comments were a message for the Palestinians, said Alan Dershowitz, who will be a speaker at The Jerusalem Post Conference in New York on May 7.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Trump said he was “the least antisemitic person that you’ve ever seen in your entire life.”
Netanyahu: The Jewish people have no greater friend.
Letters from rabbis, Holocaust survivors decry David Friedman's use of term against J Street ahead of his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday for the position of US ambassador to Israel.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,RON KAMPEAS/JTA
Whatever Trump has planned will take shape on Wednesday as he hosts Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the first time in the Oval Office.
Michael Flynn, point person for Netanyahu visit, resigns amid scandal.
As of Monday, the congressional bill tracking website showed 113 co-sponsors, all of them Democrats, and 13 Jewish members out of the 20 Jewish Democrats in the House.
The leaders of the two Arab states that hold relations with Israel discuss the conflict, particularly in light of Trump's ascent to power.
David Friedman testifies before Senate for role as Israel envoy.
Trump appears ready to make significant asks of Netanyahu – and they will be public, bold and reflective of Trump’s ambitious goal to seal the deal of all deals.
Hezbollah leader says Wednesday's Trump-Netanyahu meeting signaled the death of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
Arab League, Egypt underline backing for a two-state resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Joint List lawmaker Ahmad Tibi urges Trump to learn the details of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and back the two-state solution.
By UDI SHAHAM
Abbas said that settlement building was destroying the hope of a two-state solution and would increase instability and extremism.
By ADAM RASGON
The MKs' fear comes amidst a White House official referring to the possibility of replacing the two-state solution with "something else."
By BEN LYNFIELD
On the eve of the meeting, a senior White House official said it was up to the Israelis and Palestinians themselves to decide on the shape of any future peace.
“The Trump administration faces this fundamental choice. Is it going to be an administration that is a partner and facilitator of the creeping annexation of the West Bank."
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
It’s “absurd” for the center to “attack the most supportive leader the Jewish people and the state of Israel have ever had,” Yossi Dagan says in defense of Trump.
"I must tell you the people of Missouri are inspiring the nation by your love and care for this place, for the Jewish community in Missouri, and I want to thank you for that inspiration."
“America is a nation built on the principle of religious tolerance. We must protect our houses of worship and religious centers.”
American Jewish Committee (AJC) CEO David Harris told The Jerusalem Post that he has found the new administration's response to the phenomenon "disappointing, to say the least."
By TAMARA ZIEVE
Democratic contender in the latest US presidential election condemns recent JCC bomb threats, Jewish cemetery desecration and "online attacks" against Jews.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,JTA
The ADL released a statement calling Trump's response to questions about the rise of antisemitism in the US "mind-boggling."
By TAMARA ZIEVE,JTA
Offering few details of their plans, Pence characterized US President Donald Trump as personally committed to brokering peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
Netanyahu has started relying on the court to disqualify bills he does not like but reluctantly passes.
By GIL HOFFMAN
In Australia, PM also says the Golan “will never go back to Syria, it will always remain a part of Israel."
By HERB KEINON
No one is spared as Israel’s best-known satire program starts its new season
By DANIEL CLINTON
For many years, one major diplomatic asset Israel had going for it was its close, intimate relationship with the United States.
Every US president in recent memory has committed during electoral campaigns to moving the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem only to relent on the promise when taking office.
Netanyahu, shortly after returning from his first meeting with Trump as president, says it is "a new day and a good day" for the US-Israel relationship.
On Thursday, The Wall Street Journal reported that some US intelligence officials are withholding certain intelligence from Trump because of continued concerns it will be compromised or leaked.
Australian ambassador tells post: Visit "massively significant."
“There is a joint strategic understanding and deep friendship,” Netanyahu said.
Contrary to what the Israeli Right and Left's spin doctors are saying, nothing much actually happened in Washington during the joint press conference.
Nonetheless, the prime minister says it is vital for Israel to "retain security control" in the West Bank.
A new opposition arises in Israel and the US: The media
By ELIYAHU KAMISHER
The Trump-Netanyahu era begins with a public display of affection in Washington and the rejection of what many feared would be a shaky start between Israel and the new White House administration
It’s a “new day” in Israeli-US ties, Netanyahu said.
The United States and the international community have never recognized Israeli sovereignty in the Golan Heights.
Netanyahu: "I do not want to annex two million Palestinians. I do not have any interest in that.”
Bennett: The Palestinian flag has come down.
"The Israelis are going to have to show some flexibility," Trump said in the joint press conference. "And I think they'll do that."
By MICHAEL WILNER,TOVAH LAZAROFF
Unlike some national security issues which can take years to come into focus, a number of these questions will be clarified in the coming days.
Trump administration officials suggested that peace between the parties might be possible in another framework.
Speaking with reporters on Tuesday, press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump plans to emphasize his interest in reaching a “comprehensive agreement that would end the Israeli- Palestinian conflict.”
For Netanyahu to score political points with his voter base, the best he can hope to gain from Trump is to agree to disagree on the conflict.
I know them both-- Netanyahu better than Trump-- and I believe they will get along well.
By ALAN DERSHOWITZ
Organizers said they were protesting against Trump because he did not see Palestinians as equals.
Trump’s urge to shed Obama’s Middle Eastern legacy can hardly be more explicit, but what his impact will be is no more predictable than his next tweet.
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
A commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards cautioned the US against underestimating Iran's capabilities, saying that the US better be careful or it shall receive "a slap in the face."
The energy minister says that since the Iran has expanded operations all over the region ever since signing the nuclear deal.
Trump and Netanyahu may not like the Iran nuclear deal, they may not have made it, and they may enforce it more aggressively than the Obama administration, but attempts to “rip it up” are over.
Total's chief executive said that its investment decision hinges on the renewal of US sanctions waivers.
A source with knowledge of the matter said that the two sides had discussed "politics, security and the future of the peace process."
By ADAM RASGON,JPOST.COM STAFF
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US president cites a Friday night terror incident in Sweden during his rally in Florida, but there was no terror attack reported in the country.
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A roundup of big essays on foreign policy and Western ideology.
By DAVID M. WEINBERG
If business people such as Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank must apologize for their conservative views for fear of losing business, this is not liberalism and certainly not pluralism. This is tyranny.
By MICHAEL LAITMAN
Gen. McMaster will have to familiarize himself with all these challenges quickly, with a much broader perspective than the one he perhaps had in the past.
By GAL PERL FINKEL
That surface goodwill is likely to last only until Trump does something Netanyahu doesn’t like, such as get serious about limiting settlements or making peace.
By DOUGLAS BLOOMFIELD
It’s easy in an age of complicated politics and entrenched powers to despair – but that’s not what good democratic citizens or Zionists do.
By GIL TROY
For Trump to grasp that his country and Israel are fighting the same war is cause for trepidation among their shared enemies.
By RUTHIE BLUM
"The 1993 Oslo Accords did not require a sovereign Palestinian-Arab entity."
By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
The time has come for the US to tell the Palestinians that they must negotiate with Israel if they want a Palestinian state, and must agree to end the conflict.
In the final reckoning, neither Trump nor Netanyahu managed to achieve the main goal of the exercises – namely to reduce the hostility and lack of objectivity of the reporting related to them.
By SUSAN HATTIS ROLEF
Instead of commenting on the recent bomb threats to Jewish community centers, Trump ignored the issue and unfathomably responded by speaking about how many Electoral College votes he received.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
The two-state model is widely viewed as the formula for Middle East peace. But the fact of the matter is that it makes peace impossible to achieve, by holding normal relations between Israel and its Arab neighbors hostage to grandiose peace deals.
By CAROLINE B. GLICK
"To me it seemed like the opposite happened: Wednesday night did not mark the death of the Palestinian state. It was more like the resurrection of one."
By YAAKOV KATZ
A little something forgotten? The president of the United States is participating in the trivialization of the Nazi genocide.
By DR. STÉPHANIE COUROUBLE-SHARE
"The abrupt resignation of the national security adviser, Lt.-Gen. Mike Flynn, plunged the Trump administration into turmoil."
By MELANIE PHILLIPS
So what to make of the Donald and Bibi speak and what does it pertain going forward?
By ILAN EVYATAR
"Like President Trump, we believe that Israel is a key strategic ally, with shared moral, ethical and democratic values. With that in mind, we hope both leaders will focus on radical Islam..."
Israel should work closely with the Trump administration and make sure there are no surprises.
"Two-states, one state, no state, it doesn’t really matter to Trump."
By DAVID BRINN
Donald Trump is not a fascist. The real problem with his way of governance is its escalating arbitrariness, which undermines the predictability behind the American legal order.
By DANNY ORBACH
Trump created the first new paradigm for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a quarter of a century and became the first US president to set aside the principles of the 1993 Oslo Accord.
It didn’t take long for the new administration to send a chilling message to the Jews.
The early timing of the visit seems to reflect its importance for both leaders.
Both during his campaign and following his victory, President Trump had stated in interviews that he wants to broker “the ultimate deal” between Israel and the Palestinians.
By AMIR PERETZ
Trump’s approach of pragmatic deal-making is cause for cautious optimism.