05.30.2016 | 22 Iyar, 5776
Hebron shooter's lawyers: Bring terrorist's body back to Israel
Israeli flag stirs up controversy in Arab beach soccer tournament in Egypt
Security forces arrest Hamas cell for April bus bombing in Jerusalem
President Rivlin congratulates Jordan on Independence Day in Arabic
Coalition crisis over as Netanyahu and Bennett reach compromise
Fighting for Israel on another front Reservists on Duty group counters BDS
Bill tries to improve food at afternoon childcare programs
Slovakia, Lithuania open pro- Israel parliamentary caucuses
Republicans join Democrats in anger at AIPAC
Standing the test of time
Film on Eritrean killed when mistaken for terrorist wins at Docaviv festival
Comedy for Koby to give Israelis comic therapy
Hapoel TA forces Game 5 against Jerusalem
Israeli gymnast wins bronze medal at European championships
J’lem aims to finish off Hapoel in Game 4 in Tel Aviv
Mac TA, Eilat into Final Four; Jerusalem closing in
May 29: Free speech for BDS...
Tennis-playing part of a long Israeli tradition
Is an informed discourse still possible in Israel today?
Want to defeat BDS? You need an army
Iran; Pilgrims will not attend haj in Mecca blaming Saudi 'Sabotage'
WATCH: German MP gets pied in the face due to stance on Syrian refugees
Khameini warns new Iranian parliament against Western 'schemes'
Forbidden felines: Saudi cleric declares selfies with cats 'un-Islamic'
US pro-gun lobby to 'Ayatollahs of Iran': You haven't met alligator wrestlers, cowboys of America
Senior Iranian official: Secret, second wife of Iran's FM 'spied for the West'
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
CDU minister: Put Jewish member on looted art panel
'French Jews experiencing worst situation since 1945'
Labour readmits activist suspended for blaming slave trade on Jews
LA gala raises funds for IAF foundation
BGU researchers: Staring, not crowding, most bothers obese air travelers
Leviathan signs $3b. deal to power planned electric plant in Be’er Tuviya
Country ‘lags behind’ in fighting smoking, says prevention council
As layoffs loom, Intel doubles down on Israeli fintech
New worlds: Simulation on microchip offers insight into dynamics of cellular function
Without research, there is no medicine
‘Smart park’ coming to capital’s Sacher Park
Analysis stage begins at latest Golan drilling site
Green tech at the forefront of talks on US-Israel collaboration
Digitized Talmud and mobile app to be launched
'Smart car' tech to get boost from US-Israel collaboration
Tech Talk: Student hackathons are the new rage
Tech Talk: CES Asia 2016
NY Times editor calls out Trump for ignoring supporters’ anti-Semitic tweets
Who needs Hillary? Trump, Sanders mull televised debate
Sanders' pro-Palestine backers could spark uproar at Dem convention
Jewish leaders push to get two-state solution proposal on next president's desk
Captain America revealed as a secret Nazi in new comic
The personal account of a Canadian lawyer hiking the Israel National Trail
Grapevine: Loving the city
Star Catcher: Astrology for the week of May 27, 2016
Podcast: The mystery of Tel Aviv’s Jane Doe alleys
Briefing: Liberman, Trump and fascism
Podcast: A stable Israeli government? Fat chance
Grapevine: Animal husbandry
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
The good news and the bad
Homage to Anne
Necessary Stories: The plowman meets the reaper
Artist of patterns
Veterans: Reaching one’s full potential
Books: Unlikely characters
Books: Totally certifiable
Books: Beauty and boredom of war
An African night in Jerusalem
In your footsteps, Orwell
This week in Jerusalem
Always look on the bright side of yourself
The long and winding road
From chaos to creation
An oddly individual thing – handwriting
Agriculture is having a (vertical) field day
אַלְמָז פּוֹסַעַת בִּשְבִילֵי יַלְדוּתָה
סְטֶנְד-אַפּ שֶל רוֹתֶם אַבּוּהָב
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Christian leaders seek insight into Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Protectors of the Holy Land
Digging with the Bible
Green Journey – Cycling on the Trails of the Living
Remembering Isaac Ochberg
Czech prime minister plants tree in Jerusalem grove of nations
Dado Scenic Lookout Dedicated on Israel's Northern Border
Golani Soldiers Clean up the Forests of Northern Israel
Greek President Plants Olive Tree in Jerusalem Grove of Nations
Italian Environment Minister Discovers Negev Agriculture
Kenyan President Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
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
Do Not Leave Our Fate To Others!.......
Two States for Me, None For You
The Gender Crisis
It ain't done till it's done
“Enforcement steps were taken against two illegal constructions which were built without a permit in Rass Azria,” says Civil Administration.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Whereas the European Union sees the labeling as a way to press Israel to make concessions to the Palestinians regarding the settlements, Israel views the move as unfairly taking sides.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Meet the non-governmental organizations behind the European labeling lobby.
By RO YEGER
Deputy foreign minister heads to Europe to battle boycott and delegitimization; Opposition leader Herzog: Marking products awards a prize to terrorism.
“When you do labeling you harm 10,000 Palestinian families and you do not do anything to the very strong economic system in Israel."
Israel: This gives a prize to terror and Palestinian obstinance.
If Israel continues expansion of settlements over the Green Line, "the marking of products will just be the beginning," European Union official tells Army Radio.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Led by France, the Europeans are seeking a leading role in the peace process, but Benjamin Netanyahu is distrustful of their motives.
By LESLIE SUSSER
“The strategic implications of these demolitions are clear. These demolitions are occurring in parallel with settlement expansion,” said coordinator for Humanitarian and UN Development Activities.
Nabil Abu Rudaineh, spokesman for the PA presidency, said the decision would sabotage US and EU efforts to resume the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF,HERB KEINON,KHALED ABU TOAMEH
“We have no intention to respond to a research paper from one research institute or another,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson says.
By HERB KEINON,REUTERS
Gabbay: ‘We must reduce emissions and ensure long-term energy stability.’
By SHARON UDASIN
Under the accord reached in Vienna last week, Iran will be subjected to long-term curbs on its nuclear program in return for the lifting of US, European Union and UN sanctions.
Former London mayor Boris Johnson accused by European Council president of "political amnesia" for comments comparing EU to Nazi leader.
According to Boris Johnson, the leader of the Brexit campaign, the ambitions of the EU to unify the continent under one government body is comparable to Hitler's attempt to conquer Europe.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,REUTERS
Approximately 750 people came to the three-day event’s opening session Friday.
The need for "inclusive narratives" of diasporas was discussed at the European Union conference.
By HANNAH BROAD
“The situation on the ground has become dire, the challenge to the Jewish communities has become nothing less than existential.”
In 2013 the EU’s Agency for Fundamental Rights dropped a definition of anti-Semitism from its website, eliciting harsh criticism from Israel and Jewish communities worldwide.
By SAM SOKOL
“Our partnership with EJC will facilitate ADL’s involvement in helping provide a safer environment for European Jews,” said ADL national director Jonathan Greenblatt.
Non-diplomatic discussions with the EU, however, are continuing, with the Brussels seminar a case in point.
By HERB KEINON
"Freedom of expression does not give anyone the right to incite to hatred," says WJC president.
Activists claim draft regulation is already making it harder to access archives.
The EU’s preliminary General Data Protection Regulation is part of a comprehensive push for privacy protection in the digital age.
The Belgian League Against Anti-Semitism (LBCA) said Thursday that it had filed a complaint against the 45-year-old Maltese official.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,TAMARA ZIEVE
EU labor union president denies charges he is anti-Semitic, saying incident has been "blown out of proportion"; complainant says she was physically and verbally attacked.
By TAMARA ZIEVE
In the end, with all of the theatrics and corny Euro pop, it was a deeply serious and political song that won the contest.
By BEN HARTMAN
Heideman has been involved for decades addressing Israel issues, anti-Semitism and the boycott, divestment, sanctions campaign in his capacity as international president of B’nai B’rith.
The EU formally adopted the decision to relocate 40,000 refugees from Italy and Greece, but ex-Communist Eastern states blocked a proposal which would relocate 120,000 across several countries.
In recent days, it has been the scene of massive numbers of migrants crossing the border to reach destinations in northern Europe.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's deputy said Athens had wrecked any hope of compromise with its euro zone partners by overwhelmingly rejecting further austerity.
By GIL HOFFMAN
The European Broadcasting Union's guidelines on spectator conduct includes an 'official flag policy.'
The chairman of the committee, Renato Soru, an Italian member of the European Parliament and an entrepreneur, decided to take Margalit’s initiative forward.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee members hold high-level meetings in Brussels.
By LAHAV HARKOV
EU is reportedly willing to provide Israel compensation in order to resume suspended involvement in diplomatic dialogue on peace efforts with the Palestinians.
The goods were discovered by customs officials as the representative and his driver attempted to enter into Israel from Jordan.
A e new law requires greater disclosure of who owns companies by demanding that companies disclose who are the controlling persons of a company.
“Do not lecture or threaten us; this does not impress or frighten us. Do not label or boycott us; you already did that.”
The European Union has been fairly public in the last few years about its financial support for illegal Palestinian construction in Area C, including the placement of its logo on those structures.
bill would require products imported from countries that label Israeli goods to be labeled “Attention: This product is manufactured in a country that chose to label goods from the State of Israel.”
The bill will be brought to its first reading Wednesday in the Knesset, where it is expected to pass with the support of coalition parties and Yisrael Beytenu.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN,HERB KEINON,JPOST.COM STAFF,LAHAV HARKOV
An overwhelming majority of Czech MPs rejected the labeling move, saying that labeling is reminiscent of Nazi Germany and that it would be punishing the only democracy in the Middle East.
Government says it does not want to "punish" US, Russia and UN for EU’s move on labeling settlement products.
Confirmed to 'Post': Germany’s top spy Gerhard Konrad to oversee the EU Intelligence Analysis and Situation Center in Brussels.
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
Faaborg-Andersen made distinction in Tuesday interview between terrorism in Europe and in Israel, radio station clarifies.
The Prime Minister's office denies reports claiming Israel will blacklist Sweden, Belgium, Ireland, France, Luxembourg and Malta.
A European Commission spokeswoman said Mogherini met Netanyahu in Paris on the sidelines of the global climate conference.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN,HERB KEINON
In light of the EU's recent settlement labeling guidelines, PM calls for temporarily suspended diplomatic contact with EU bodies and their representatives until reevaluation is complete.
‘Post’ contributor details list of ways Jerusalem should fight back.
By AMY SPIRO
“In this case there foremost is a danger of a stigma. An anti-Israeli movement might exploit the decision and put it to use on anti-Israeli campaigns.”
Israel has suspended diplomatic dialogue with the EU for a few weeks to protest the labeling measure, which has been in the works since 2012.
By MICHAEL WILNER,TOVAH LAZAROFF
Zionist Union lawmaker Hilik Bar tells MEPs they should promote trust-building steps that will increase cooperation between Israel and the Palestinians, whereas labeling does the opposite.
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked called the decision "anti-Israel and anti-Jewish," and said she plans to look into possible legal action against the EU.
The guidelines have been in the works since 2012.
By REUTERS,TOVAH LAZAROFF
The US is opposed to boycotts against and efforts to delegitimize Israel, but also does not support settlement activity, which the US believes is illegitimate.
“From our perspective, the problem is that the Palestinians have no desire to conduct serious negotiations, and no amount of bureaucratic creativity can help that,” one official said.
A formidable network of NGO officials and European diplomats is committed to go from product labeling to major economic warfare.
By GERALD M. STEINBERG
The report warns that the group appears to have already manufactured rudimentary chemical warfare shells and used them to attack Kurds in Iraq and Syria on at least three occasions.
"The attacks mean the necessity of an even deeper revision of the European policy towards the migrant crisis," Konrad Szymanski said at a Saturday briefing.
Germany's foreign minister says the EU sanctions are likely to remain in place at least until January.
Safely in Berlin, Syrian refugees weigh in on Israel, ISIS and the western world.
By URIEL HEILMAN/JTA
"All I need is permission to put these people on this island. I don't need anymore from them. I'll pay them for the island, I'll provide the jobs, I'll take care of logistics," he said.
The US Congress received the Iran nuclear agreement on Sunday and it will have 60 days from Monday to decide whether to approve or reject the deal.
Research collaboration with Israel is of value to the EU in view of Israel’s scientific creativity. Yet during several decades the EU has maligned and defamed Israel.
By MANFRED GERSTENFELD
Islam is to terror as rainfall is to flooding.
By MARTIN SHERMAN
Through its illegal settlements policy, the EU is conducting a stealth war against Israel.
By MELANIE PHILLIPS
These letters contained a number of inaccuracies that misrepresented the legislation and repeated the slogans of their Israeli NGO clients.
"We should urge our government to immediately cease its path of scientific self-destruction in the name of right-wing politics, before it is too late."
By DAVID NEWMAN
With the appointment in 2001 of Shimon Peres as foreign minister the labeling issue was one of the first the foreign minister had to contend with when he assumed office.
By YORAM DORI
While the vast majority of Israelis realize that land for peace did not work, it seems opportune that Israel changes the public narrative to help with world opinion.
By FARLEY WEISS
If the Israeli government concludes that the EU has become inflexible or even fossilized, there are still other strategic partners.
By MICHAEL GAERTNER
It would be worthwhile to introduce the option of lifetime nomination for repeat offenders, who produce an unabating flow of anti-Semitic slurs and incitement.
Netanyahu’s reaction to the new guidelines was “shame on you” (you being Europe).
By SUSAN HATTIS ROLEF
The time has come to stand up to Europe. If we refuse to do so, a day will soon come when labels will lead to their inevitable end point: a full European economic boycott of the Jewish state.
By CAROLINE B. GLICK
Maybe Israel has reacted strongly to the labeling decision. But maybe there is a good reason.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
A list of candidates who have taken cheek to a new high (or low)
By LIAT COLLINS
Now they are going place yellow labels on Israeli products. They might as well shape the labels as Stars of David.
By DAVID M. WEINBERG
There’s hope for my buddy Mafoofnik, who thinks some new initiatives will return stability to what has long been a topsy-turvy business.
By LAWRENCE RIFKIN
It is still unclear what the resounding “no” vote in the Greek referendum portends for the future of Greece – and for the future of the entire European Union.