Majority of Gulf Arabs support two-state solution, US think tank says
Watch: East Jerusalem terrorist who killed infant girl hails Palestinian kidnappers of Jewish teens
Right-wing minister mulls relocating to sensitive east Jerusalem neighborhood
IDF kills Palestinian who hurled firebomb at motorists on West Bank highway
Erekat: Resolution to be put to Security Council calling for Palestinian state by 2017
Ya'alon says international calls for Israeli withdrawal from Judea and Samaria are 'irrational'
Israel-US ties have reached 'crisis' point, Lapid says
Israeli firm beats out US in winning lucrative arms deal with India
Ya'alon snub 'should come as no surprise,' US official says
*National photonics and electro-optics center for Negev*
*Yearning to breathe free*
Rates of bariatric surgery have doubled since 2012
Doctors remove pen cap from boy's lung, warn of dangers of sucking on pen caps
Five scientific balloons to launch simultaneously Wednesday in Israel, Europe
Tel Aviv U. launches fuel substitutes accelerator
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
South Africa’s funniest Jew to bring laughs to Israel
At home with Martha
Renée Zellweger responds to Twitter’s shock at her current appearance
Lord of the dance to play ‘Dangerous Games’ in Israel
Mac Haifa hosts Ra’anana hoping to get campaign on track
Maccabi TA yet again outplayed in Moscow
IFA punishes Sakhnin with NIS 15K slap on wrist for honoring Bishara
Maccabi Tel Aviv poised for first real test at old nemesis CSKA
Poland bids to reclaim forgotten past as haven for Jews
Pro-Israel German-language Jewish magazine launches
Jewish leaders alarmed by UKIP’s new European ally
Jewish leader compares eastern Ukraine to Gaza
Israeli youth now eligible for work permits in Australia
Sisi responds to Sinai terror attacks: Egypt to establish buffer zone on Gaza border
Is Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas channeling his inner Richard Nixon?
Jordan's Arab Bank starts appeal against Hamas finance ruling
Iran accuses Israel of benefiting from strife in Egypt, following attacks in jihadist-ridden Sinai
Egypt declares emergency in Sinai after attacks kills 33 security personnel
Am I a Zionist?
Lateral thinking about Hamas and the Gaza Strip
The border with Egypt
For Zion's Sake: Embracing Jabotinsky and Begin, but with a condition
October 26: Time has come
Guarantor of the natural world
The fierce estuary of memory
Crossroad to nowhere
What happened to Renée Zellweger?
Staying honest in the ‘Wild East’
Book Review: Expectations and reality
Book Review: Dancing with the Iranian devil
Grapevine: Synagogue spirit
A very ‘Jerusalem’ chief rabbi race
Grapevine: A worthy ‘Hatan Torah’
City Notes: Haifa holds viewing event in response to soccer ticket protest
A long way from the countryside
Is Israel safer Than America?
Sacrificing for a dignified life on Earth: Israel, justice and human redemption
Shirt-fronting Putin can help eradicate Islamic State crisis
How the media helps perpetuate a high cost of living
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סִימָנִים עַל הַחוֹל
פֶסְטִיבַל שֶקְסְפִּיר הַבֵּינְלְאוּמִי
‘Russia’s goal is to destabilize the EU and NATO’
The way we were?
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Grapevine: Music as a bridge
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Israël au pied du mur
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Il est temps de changer de partenaire
David Azrieli, 1922-2014
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Une gauche en perte de repères
Bennett : le vent en poupe
Et tu choisiras la vie
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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
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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
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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
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Der Wienerwald in Israel - The Vienna Woods in Israel
AFTER DAYS OF WAR, GIVING KIDS A CHANCE TO BE KIDS
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‘Sometimes they’ll fire and run away... this time they stayed and fought,’ says Negev police official
By BEN HARTMAN
IDF kills smugglers in return fire.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
Egyptian security force pins blame for attack, which left two Israeli soldiers injured, on Sinai-based Islamist group.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
PA president says Palestinian government will be responsible for reconstruction of Gaza, not a particular party or faction.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Disagreement among Palestinian factions could undermine truce with Israel which postponed its negotiations by one month to allow for Palestinians to resolve their issues.
The Hamas delegation consists of Mahmoud Zahar, Khalil al-Hayeh, and Musa Abu Marzouk, while the Islamic Jihad team is headed by Khaled al-Batsh and Nafez Azzam.
Israel will raise its demand to prevent the rearming of Hamas and the eventual demilitarization of Gaza.
By HERB KEINON
Two others were seized after a group emerged from tunnel leading from Gaza.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri says invitations to conference in Cairo to be extended soon.
Filmed killings reminiscent of images posted on the Internet by Islamic State; group says the Egyptian men provided Israel with intelligence.
Jordan will continue to push for consultations on the draft resolution its diplomats presented to the Security Council on behalf of the Arab group at the UN.
By ANNA HIATT
Mashaal, who is based in Qatar, has been blamed by Israeli officials in recent days for sabotaging a long-term truce along the Gaza front.
US reportedly agrees to serve as guarantor that Israel will uphold what has been agreed to thus far in Egypt.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,KHALED ABU TOAMEH,HERB KEINON
No deal in sight two days before Gaza cease-fire expires; Hamas says Egyptian proposal unacceptable, threatens to renew fighting; Israel says they have yet to agree to a proposal.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH,HERB KEINON
Palestinian Authority president gives speech during meeting of PA leadership in Ramallah, says Egypt has no replacement as mediator.
Une alliance entre l’Egypte, l’Arabie Saoudite et Israël est-elle envisageable
By ZVI MAZEL
It is clear that President al-Sisi's approach to fighting Radical Islam is deeper than traditional western approaches to the problem.
By TAWFIK HAMID
Israel has been left with no option but to retaliate after Hamas made it amply clear by its behavior that it had no genuine intention of returning to the cease-fire of 2012.
By JAGDISH N SINGH
The report regarding the Rabaa incident in Egypt seems to be at best biased, unprofessional, and defective.
Both suggest that an increased investment in public diplomacy might eventually pay dividends.
By EVELYN GORDON
We are not the slaves in Egypt we once were. We are not the exiled people of a thousand years ago. We are here, back in our ancient homeland, thriving contributors to the world.
By FARANAK MARGOLESE
It seems that Sisi isn’t too upset over the prospect of Israel continuing its military operation in Gaza.
By NEVILLE TELLER
The West seems intent on venting its frustrations on Israel while a jihadi Islamic caliphate is strengthening its hold in the Mideast while Israel, Egypt are the only 2 countries in region which can stop radical Islam.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first plane crash in Israel and the centenary since the outbreak of WWI.
By GIL ZOHAR
"Putting forward a solar vision for the Palestinians is consistent with the stated Likud-government’s policy of two states for two peoples," says CEO in solar sector.
By SHARON UDASIN
Egyptian leader vowed to crack down on Islamist terrorism, which he said must be rooted out "relentlessly."
Ties between Washington and Cairo strained over Egyptian human rights violations, army ouster of democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi.
By Ariel Ben Solomon
Egyptian leader and Putin agree to cooperate against terrorism, discuss free trade zone.
Pipeline carried gas from Egypt to Israel for several years until saboteurs began thwarting the flow through Sinai pipeline explosions.
As the line grew, physical altercations ensued, prompting Eilat police to arrive at the scene and restore order.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
Egypt under Sisi wants a diplomatic agreement on Gaza that strengthens Abbas and weakens Hamas.
By YORAM MEITAL
For the Saudis and other Gulf Arab states, and Egypt as well, Qatar has become insufferable.
By BRUCE MADDY-WEITZMAN
The sites around Nitzana, including Kadesh Barnea winery (now called Ramat Hanegev), is testament to the layers of history here.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
What citizens of other countries are reading about the Middle East.
By THE MEDIA LINE
By COMPILED BY THE MEDIA LINE
In a televised speech to the nation, Sisi, who sat alongside his top generals and security advisors, lashed out at “foreign powers who are trying to break Egypt’s back.”
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman warns Cairo to prevent Israel from "spreading sedition" in Egypt.
Dozens more were wounded by a car bomb that targeted a Sinai checkpoint near the border with the Gaza Strip.
By REUTERS,JPOST.COM STAFF
At least 25 soldiers were killed and dozens more were wounded by a car bomb that targeted a Sinai checkpoint near the border with the Gaza Strip.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,REUTERS
Another soldier was injured by the collapse and two others are missing.
Walid Waqed Atallah, the most wanted man in Egypt, is the head of Ansar Bayit al-Maqdis, a radical Islamist group that has also claimed credit for launching rockets at Eilat.
"The current environment in Egypt is not conducive to genuine democratic elections and civic participation," former US President Jimmy Carter said in a statement on Wednesday.
Security forces also arrested dozens of members of the Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis terrorist organization.
Erdogan delivered a speech which featured stinging criticism of Sisi's rise and what he called the UN's inaction after Morsi's overthrow; Egypt accuses Turkish leader of supporting terrorists.
IS spokesman praises Sinai terrorists for carrying out "blessed operations against the guards of the Jews, the soldiers of Sisi, the new Pharaoh of Egypt."
The boat full of Gazans was heading to Italy when it capsized near the Malta coast; 500 people are believed be dead.
Egyptian authorities tell group of 12 parliamentarians that the security situation in Sinai bordering Gaza is “very dangerous.”
The victim was abducted two weeks ago by the organization, which sought to coerce him to confess his membership with Mossad, Egyptian sources said.
Arab news outlet "Elaph" responds to "Jerusalem Post" report on allegations that Jews were fabricating Egypt’s past.
By JOANNA PARASZCZUK
The United States called on each country to work with clerics to convey a message that Islamic State's ideas are contrary to Islam.
This is the eighth beheading claimed by the Islamic State linked group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis in under a month.
Theory states that foreign archaeologists, are secretly aiding the Jewish State by undertaking "espionage and counterfeiting of Egyptian history."
Kerry is to travel to region in the coming week for talks with Gulf leaders to determine whether they are prepared to back up their anti-jihadist rhetoric.
The footage, which was posted on YouTube, appears to show a group of men celebrating a gay wedding on a Nile riverboat.
A burning desire to topple Arab dictators leads a young student from upscale Cairo to fight with Islamic State, now he dreams to bring jihad home to Egypt.
Senior commander from Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis says Islamic State has provided instructions on how to operate more effectively.
Former Muslim Brotherhood leader says the organization communicated with extremist groups in Sinai and set up training camps with them when former president Morsi was in power.
Security source says initial investigation reveals the involvement of the al-Qaida affiliated Sinai-based terrorist group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis.
By Ariel Ben Solomon,REUTERS
Egyptian president hailed slain leader for “thinking outside of the box” in signing Camp David Accords.
Egyptian president accuses the two nations and the Muslim Brotherhood of trying to destabilize Egypt, the Egypt Independent reports.
Two buses carrying tourists near Egypt's Sharm al-Sheikh crash in a head on collision killing dozens on board.
Security forces also destroyed two tunnels on the border near Gaza, destroy a number of terrorist hideouts, and arrest dozens.
EU foreign ministers call for all terrorist groups in Gaza to disarm; Israel's Foreign Ministry releases statement welcoming the EUs support of demilitarization.
Mubarak was sentenced to life for complicity in the deaths of demonstrators, but an appeals court subsequently ordered a retrial.
Both countries face criticism for giving Israel time to destroy Hamas, an affiliate of the Muslim Brotherhood, a sworn enemy of both countries.
"We demand that they return the treasures they stole from us, including the interest they denied the Egyptian economy for many decades," political scientist tells Egyptian TV.
Israel is not used to having size on its side, but in the Gaza conflict it does – and this may require strategies it never previously considered.
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
Israel’s “continued procrastination” does create proper climate for achieving a permanent cease-fire, spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri of Hamas says
By HERB KEINON,KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Israeli and Palestinian officials still silent on Egypt's truce proposal as current 72-hour cease-fire's end fast approaches; Hamas says this is the final cease-fire.
As Netanyahu briefs coalition on cease-fire efforts, Palestinian sources say Israel has accepted few demands, and no progress has been made on key issues.
Islamic Republic says Cairo has refused for more than two weeks to approve dispatch to be delivered via Egypt.
The Rafah passage has been open on-and-off for humanitarian cases, transferring medical equipment and students.
Announcement follows unconfirmed reports that the Egyptians would agree to the deployment of some 1,000 PA policemen along the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt.
Israel, going into truce with its eyes “wide open,” well aware of how Hamas and Islamic Jihad had broken numerous ceasefires, official says.
Egypt claims truce has been accepted by both sides, no confirmation from Hamas; rockets continue to be launched at Israel, officials vow no negotiations to take place "under fire".
Palestinian fear Israeli airstrikes in retaliation as Hamas renews rocket fire on Israel following the end of a 3-day truce.
By REUTERS,HERB KEINON
Azzam al-Ahmad, a Palestinian Authority official, said that “all the reports of an extension of the cease-fire are based on Israeli sources."
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA,KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Delegation arrived Tuesday for truce talks.
'Our finger is still on the trigger,' admonishes senior Hamas official, if Palestinian demands are not met; says major demand is lifting blockade on Gaza.
French FM says cease-fire, 2-state solution, security for Israel is only option; Palestinian delegation suggests possible breakthrough in Cairo talks.
Senior Fatah official heading PA delegation to talks says he believes Israel will join talks in coming days.
The current proposal is similar to the original Egyptian one put on the table on July 15, which Hamas rejected because their demands were not met and they were not consulted in its formulation.
Palestinian sources say officials from Hamas, Fatah and Islamic Jihad will discuss Egyptian proposal as united government; Lifting blockade of strip to top the agenda.
Fatah official Yasser Abd Rabbo claims announcement was made with consent of all Palestinian factions, however Hamas says cease-fire cannot exist while Israeli forces are inside Gaza.
Representatives from Hamas, Islamic Jihad and PA travel to Egyptian capital for discussion on draft truce, which the 2 Gaza terror groups previously rejected.
A win-win solution requires changing perspectives and context. Gazans could have access to an air and sea port in nearby El Arish, under full Egyptian control.
By MOSHE DANN
The undeniable reality of anarchy in Sinai is that the boundary between crime and terrorism is so blurry that the distinction effectively disappears.
By JPost Editorial
Netanyahu has consistently demonstrated that he is no partner to a deal for Israeli-Palestinian peace.
By GERSHON BASKIN
An interview with Jonathan Schanzer, vice-president for research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and an expert on terrorist financing.
By ERIC R. MANDEL
Two former generals, Egypt’s Sisi and Israel’s Eiland, show the way forward with bold new thinking about ‘regional solutions’ to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
By DAVID M. WEINBERG
A 20 km slice, north to south, could be given to the Gazans to camp in while their cities are rebuilt.
By STEPHEN GABRIEL ROSENBERG
The partnership that has emerged in this war between Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia is a direct consequence of Obama’s abandonment of the US’s traditional allies.
By CAROLINE B. GLICK
"There is something very wrong with our world where the founders of terrorism are recognized as diplomats and peacemakers."
By RABBI MARVIN HIER
The only way in which Hamas can conceivably wrest an achievement from its rout on the battlefield is by hoodwinking the global aggregate of gullible governments.
Egypt, Fatah, the Saudis and some of the Gulf Arabs publicly condemned the Israeli invasion but all privately cheered it on in the hope that it could destroy the Islamist terror group that they all see as a threat to them as well.
By DOUGLAS BLOOMFIELD
India has been more willing to carve out mutually beneficial bilateral relationship with Israel, including deepening military ties, countering terrorism threats to both societies.
By HARSH V. PANT
From it’s earliest days, the Muslim Brotherhood used violence as a strategy. It formed a “secret apparatus” to attack government officials and foreigners in Egypt, even killing two Egyptian prime ministers.
By MICHELE BACHMANN
Formula allegedly includes implementation of cease-fire in Gaza, opening border crossings between Gaza, Israel.