01.20.2017 | 22 Tevet, 5777
Israeli security forces predict uptick in tensions as Trump inauguration looms near
Training for the next missile attack or earthquake to hit Israel
Erdan calls to probe Arab MKs after policeman’s death
Beduin allege police frame-up in teacher’s death
Trump to son-in-law Kushner: 'If you can't produce peace in the Mideast, nobody can'
Poll: Erdan top PM pick in Likud, Lapid most popular overall
Beersheba firmly in control heading into Petah Tikva duel
Another humbling setback for Mac Tel Aviv
State still has no solution for Amona families
Life stipend for Armon Hanatziv terrorist’s family
Jazz: Back to bassics
Top 10 things to do
Art: From the mysterious to the macabre
Yellow-and-blue braces for visit from Red Star Belgrade
J’lem brought to grinding halt in St. Petersburg
Leonardo DiCaprio showcases Israeli solar thermal plant on Instagram
Tech Talk: Israeli technology strong in TV industry
New device enables disabled people to summon their electric wheelchair
Weizmann Institute scientists ‘overhear’ viruses ‘conspiring’ to coordinate infections
Do Israeli coffee machines contain lead?
Ministry D-G: Country’s health system is starving
The West Bank has become Israel's garbage can
Greek energy developer: We are here to open the Israeli gas market
Drilling firm to pursue water, gas, oil projects
Hydroponic farm for refugees, foreign workers launches on Tel Aviv rooftop
Editor's Notes: The Gaza expert
Column One: Netanyahu's shameless opponents
Remembering Ari Rath
Middle America speaks, but the Coasters don’t hear
The globalist: Barack Obama’s legacy in the Middle East
Blazing Tehran building collapses; 75 hurt, deaths feared
Outgoing US envoy says UN needs to 'push' Iran on arms embargo
Iranian duo's move to Bulgaria makes history in women's volleyball
Watch Live: Zarif discusses Iran's future foreign policy
House bill would target Iran's airline and test its nuclear deal
Rouhani: Trump's talk 'propaganda,' he can't cancel Iran nuclear deal
Report: Istanbul nightclub attacker says he was directed by ISIS
Families of Americans killed in ISIS attacks suing Twitter
8 Egyptian police killed in north Sinai attack
ISIS claims responsibility for Istanbul club attack
Yolocaust: What happens when you do yoga on top of a Holocaust memorial?
Jewish groups mobilize for march on Washington
An insider’s view: Eight years watching the first Jewish US president
ADL urges US Jewish institutions to be alert following bomb threats
Israel secures top-10 ranking in 2017 Bloomberg Innovation Index
Israeli device to prevent GPS disruptions hits the market
Ramat Gan start-up wows elderly with robot helper
Thousands protest in New York on eve of Trump inauguration
American-Israelis to rally in Tel Aviv in solidarity with DC Women’s March
LGBTQ activists stage dance protest outside Mike Pence's DC home
Watch: Invoking Netanyahu and Putin, Indian right-wing group hails Trump
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
This week in 60 seconds: Attack or accident?
Metro Grapevine: Top tips
Parashat Shmot: Yes you can!
Ask the Rabbi: May Jews serve in foreign armies?
Podcast: Three Ladies, Three Lattes
Podcast: Does Trump love Jews or embolden antisemitic voices?
Why Starbucks failed in Israel (and only in Israel)
Taxicab Diplomacy: Trump vs. Clinton
Destination:Unknown, TEDx most recent event will be held in Tel Aviv
Palestinian flag-waving fan arrested after accosting models Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner
Jewish comedian Chelsea Handler blames Kardashians for Trump election
Has actress Lindsay Lohan converted to Islam?
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
It’s time for wide
recognition of Palestine
Gotta have faith
Hemmed in from all sides
The challenges ahead
Art: Seeing between the lines
A voice from the past
Palmah vs Gandhi
to the limit
– and beyond
Employment population ratios
a survivor’s soul
Grapevine: Like clockwork
City Notes: TEDx takes Tel Aviv
Road to recovery – with the Stroke Club
A night for women – and men
Swings and roundabout jazz
לַעֲבוֹר אֶת הַקִיר
מַעַרְכוֹת בְּטִיחוּת אַקְטִיבִיוֹת
The Christian Edition- one month free subscription
Christians flock to Jordan River baptism site despite landmines
A poor, Catholic farmer's religious duty
The Roman Catholic Dutchwoman who hid Anne Frank and family
Accessible Garden and Pathways Inaugurated at ILAN Haifa
Russian-Speaking Journalist Deputation Visits Israel
Sierra Leone President Plants a Tree in the Grove of Nations
Celebrating 115 Years
We will win but how long will it take? Including Bibi's Building Bluff
Is a Jewish safe haven possible in the Diaspora; is America the “exception”?
Potentially Misleading Statistics on Global Terrorism
Still Looking for Israel at Harvard
Palestinians on social media blasted the Swiss initiative as a “waste of money.”
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
Palestinian movement's spokesman charges that “all chances for peace and stability will be lost” if Trump follows through with campaign pledge to move mission.
By ADAM RASGON
“If Mr. Trump wants to translate his campaign propaganda into actions, no one should expect the Palestinians to surrender,” says the senior Fatah official.
Israeli forces reportedly arrest former Tulkarem and Jenin governor, Talal Dweikat, early Wednesday.
"I believe that any American act of stupidity will ignite the Palestinian territories," says senior Fatah official.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
“Our relations with everyone must be good, but no one will dictate to us any position or idea."
On the ground in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Abbas is likely to intensify his crack down on Dahlan loyalists, Abu Sada predicts.
By BEN LYNFIELD
Approximately 1,400 Fatah members from the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and Palestinian diaspora will convene at the Congress to elect leaders to the movement’s top two leadership bodies.
Social media affiliated with Palestinian party demonizes the former Israeli president.
“The decision to suspend them is purely political. Basically, Hamas and Fatah have failed to overcome their differences, and we, the people, are stuck in the middle.”
The post continued by stating that "170,000 martyrs" on the Palestinian side have been killed over the decades-long conflict with Israel, with hundreds of others locked inside Israeli jails.
By DANIEL J. ROTH
Four days into the electricity crisis in Tulkarem, local leaders of Fatah are resigning from their official posts in protest of the arrest of a number of their members.
This is the second intra-Palestinian dialogue to be organized by the NGO in the country this year.
Emad Halayqa, an activist in the Hamas-affiliated student union Kutla Islamiya at Birzeit University in Ramallah, described on Facebook his mistreatment by PA intelligence services.
By MAAYAN GROISMAN
Close associate of PA President fears for Abbas's life, and the closing of the window for making peace.
Ziad al-Thatha, a senior Hamas official, said that the talks with Fatah would continue in the future to discuss a number of “thorny” issues.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
On Monday, the group organized rallies in the West Bank in support of Palestinian intel service and Abbas, blaming Hamas for spreading lies about intelligence chief Faraj.
Senior official tells Israel Radio that "sooner or later" Fatah will be forced to join the current uprising.
Israeli authorities ban senior Fatah official from leaving West Bank via Allenby Bridge, say Palestinian sources.
Both the PLO and Fatah accused Israel of turning its back on signed agreements with the Palestinians.
By ABU KHALED TOAMEH
The film, posted onto the group's Facebook page, is set to Arabic music with lyrics celebrating "the heroes of a mighty people" setting "fires against the [Israeli] occupier."
The PA has thus far stopped short of suspending security coordination with Israel despite increased pressure from the Palestinian public and several Palestinian factions.
“There will be no peace until Israel’s occupation of Palestine ends,” writes imprisoned Fatah leader.
By BEN HARTMAN
Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigades posts call for more violence on its Twitter account.
Fatah leaders reportedly demanding that their representatives be given a green light to participate in the funerals of the Palestinian assailants killed by the IDF.
Fatah denies it is part of a new group called General Command Of The Third.
The announcement came as PA president calls for international protection for the Palestinians “before matters get out of control.”
A Fatah-affiliated armed group claimed full responsibility for the shooting attack.
With talks rife that Abbas could step down as president, exiled politician Mohammed Dahlan is watching the chessboard of Palestinian affairs with a seasoned eye and contemplating his next move.
Mohammad Shtayyeh, a member of the Fatah Central Committee, made the remarks in an interview to the Jordanian 'Al-Ghad' newspaper.
Official says that the Palestinian diplomatic modus operandi is one of brinkmanship: refuse to negotiate, and then threaten different various “doomsday scenarios.”
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN,HERB KEINON,KHALED ABU TOAMEH
The 80-year-old Abbas reportedly wants to retire due to his age and out of the desire to be "an ordinary citizen."
“Hamas wants to win Israeli recognition at the cost of the Palestinian national project,” says Fatah spokesman.
Senior Hamas official claims Palestinian Authority leader refuses to share power.
The important point that the PA’s defense team hoped to make was that any alleged wrongdoing attributable to PLO or Fatah employees cannot be transferred or placed at the feet of the PA.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB,FRANK G. RUNYEON
The case court could carry as much as a billion dollar price tag if the plaintiffs win and could have a range of diplomatic and financial implications for the PA.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said that Hezbollah has "the right to respond to Israeli occupation, especially following the last aggression on Syria.”
Tensions in Fatah spilled into violence over the past week as Dahlan’s supporters attacked Abbas loyalists on a number of occasions.
Senior Fatah official says Palestinians want to bring Israel to trial " for every crime it committed against our people.”
Upon signing the Rome Statute on Wednesday, Abbas said that he intended to file war crimes complaints against Israelis.
The image, posted Wednesday on the Fatah Facebook page, displays a rifle, the Fatah flag and the words “lingering on your skulls.”
Palestinian media reports attribute incitement to supporters of former senior Fatah official Muhammad Dahlan, who Abbas ousted from the movement in 2011.
Mahmoud Zahar: We took weapons from them and carried out operations, but then [the Israelis] said to Arafat "Listen, this is not what we brought you for."
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
President Reuven Rivlin expressed his condolences for the death of Abu Ein on Thursday and vowed that Israel would thoroughly investigate the incident.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH,HERB KEINON,JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH,TOVAH LAZAROFF
PA president accuses Israel and Hamas of holding negotiations together, saying that Fatah has no presence whatsoever in the Strip.
Deux ans après l’opération Bordure protectrice, la vie semble avoir repris son cours dans la bande de Gaza. Mais au-delà des apparences, les Gazaouis paraissent en proie à une véritable crise
By GRAHAM JAMISON
Mahmoud Abbas est décidément passé maître dans l’art du double langage
By MICHELLE MAZEL
Although security coordination remains good, PA leadership unhappy about Israeli steps to ease conditions for Palestinians, which remove motivation to participate in demonstrations.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
The division between Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, and Fatah, which dominates the West Bank, has lasted for more than nine years. Will it soon come to an end?
The Constitutional Court is widely seen as a mechanism that enables Abbas to purge his opponents including Dahlan and his supporters.
The divide between Abbas and Dahlan supporters "is a reality now."
Dahlan and many of his allies attended and were elected to leadership positions at the last congress in 2009.
The Constitutional Court also specified in its ruling that Abbas did not violate the law when he issued a decree revoking the immunity of PLC parliamentarian and top Abbas rival Muhammed Dahlan.
Elections were postponed numerous times since due to Operation Protective Edge in 2014 and internal dysfunction.
The Arab Quartet, comprised of Jordan, Egypt, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia, has reportedly pressured Abbas to allow the return of Dahlan and his allies to Fatah.
The last Fatah General Congress took place in 2009 in Bethlehem, with more than 1,000 Fatah members participating.
Palestinian researcher says Fatah cannot declare itself the dominant force in Palestinian society.
Hamas’s official website said that Palestinian Authority Security Forces has arrested eight and summoned seven of its and other factions’ members.
Abbas and Arabi are expected to discuss the recent measures that were taken in order to solve the Palestinian issue, especially the French peace initiative.
Dahlan, a bitter rival of Abbas, was driven from Gaza after Hamas seized control of the coastal enclave in 2007.
Hamas representative Salah al-Bardawil said that the members of an alleged Fatah terror cell provided Hamas with information and documents that indicate that they had planned to kill Sisi.
The cell was allegedly preparing to carry out a series of assassinations against Fatah and Hamas leaders in Gaza, and paint them as part of an "ISIS scheme to destabilize the Gaza Strip."
Abbas allegedly dismissed the governor of Nablus, Akram Rajoub, after the latter wrote a post on his Facebook page criticizing Abbas' leadership.
The melee broke out during a rally marking the 28th anniversary of the assassination of the PLO’s Khalil al-Wazir (Abu Jihad), in Tunisia.
Appointment of Dr. Basri Saleh Smoudi draws criticism from top Fatah leader in the West Bank.
Official likely killed by bomb placed under vehicle.
Sources say that Abbas has decided to expand the Fatah team that is currently negotiating with Hamas to include more officials.
Jibril Rajoub rules out the possibility that Hamas-Fatah talks would lead to a “reconciliation” agreement between the rival Palestinian factions.
On the eve of the talks, both Hamas and Fatah expressed cautious optimism regarding the prospects of reaching a deal that would end their rift.
Last week, Fatah accused Nablus university professor of calling for the killing of Abbas and members of the PA security forces for their alleged collaboration with Israel.
Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi makes remarks in interview with Palestinian TV.
Among those detained by Hamas are prominent leaders of Fatah in different parts of the Gaza Strip, the officials said.
By stealing their people's land and distributing it among their followers, Hamas and Fatah are further undermining the Palestinian dream of establishing a proper state.
Joint List MK Basel Ghattas meets with jailed Fatah leader in prison where he is serving life sentences plus 40 years for murders and attempted murder.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
Ch. 1 report cited PA officials as saying 80-year-old's surprising announcement of retirement is due to fatigue; Abbas advisor labels report "Israeli rumors."
The move can be seen as an indication of Abbas’s full confidence in Erekat and that he even considers him fit to serve as the next PA president.
Fatah officials have denied the report, Israel Radio reports, saying that talks between the two sides have not concluded.
Bardaweel claims Palestinian Authority head ordered Israeli arrest of Khaleda Jarrar
Senior Fatah official accuses Hamas of seeking to “neutralize” Egyptians by inviting Saudi intervention in internal Palestinian affairs.
Hamas security forces break up demonstration calling for end to Hamas-Fatah rift.
The Palestinian Authority has accused Fatah gunmen of imposing a rein of terror and intimidation on Balata camp residents and wealthy families living in Nablus.
Western governments sought to advance a United Nations Security Council resolution that would confer upon the Ramallah administration a mandate to rule Gaza.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
"Do you feel any national responsibility toward the Palestinians and their cause?” Fatah spokesman asks Hamas.
Munir al-Jaghoub, who heads Fatah’s Information Department in the Office of Mobilization and Organization, was attacked after walking out of a mosque in his village of Beita, south of Nablus.
The attack was the second of its kind against a senior Fatah official in less than 24 hours.
“The camp has been hijacked by an armed group that is terrorizing and threatening to kill residents who dare to speak out,” the Fatah Office of Information and Culture said.
Senior Hamas official says a number of suspects have been arrested in connection with alleged scheme.
Palestinian Authority says can't fulfill its responsibilities toward Palestinians in enclave unless Hamas relinquishes control.
The opportunity now upon us may be lost forever as the PLO comes back to win its zerosum game against Israel.
By CAROLINE B. GLICK
It is unlikely that elections held in either Gaza or the West Bank will be particularly free or fair...
By JPOST EDITORIAL
Abbas’ Fatah organization grew out of secular ideologies. Its largest threat now comes from the growing fundamentalist revivalism sweeping the Islamic world.
By ABRAHAM H. MILLER
But while Israel is in the midst of election season, Hamas and Fatah have failed to settle their differences and embark on the democratic process of choosing a political leadership.
By JPost Editorial