09.30.2016 | 27 Elul, 5776
Watch: Netanyahu and Abbas shake hands at Peres funeral
Report: Gazan terror tunnel collapses, kills 3
Fatah-linked Facebook shows Peres going to hell for 'crimes' against Palestinians
Israel grants permission for Abbas to attend Peres's funeral in Jerusalem
Obama at Peres funeral: Abbas's presence reminds us of the unfinished business of peace
Clinton: Peres was a dreamer who never gave up
Read: President Reuven Rivlin's eulogy
Netanyahu eulogizes Peres: We were political rivals, but we became close friends
Peres hoped America would reject Trump's vision
Peres bombshell: I stopped an Israeli strike on Iran
Court overturns Parole Board’s early release of Rabbi Pinto
Arab party head: Peres brought disaster to my people, despite merits of the 90s
This week on TV: Rebellious robots,return of SJP, and ‘Princess Shaw’
Movie Review: ‘My King’
Chef Nir Zook opens first kosher venture in Tel Aviv
The sound of (vocal) music
Beersheba satisfied with nil-nil outcome vs Southampton
Hapoel Tel Aviv, Beitar Jerusalem both in need of wins
Hapoel Jerusalem, Maccabi Tel Aviv in final
Peres had appreciation of power and impact of sports
TAU and Swiss scientists to crash spacecraft into comet today
Could Israel become a linchpin of China’s trade strategy?
Peres’s final contribution: His corneas
Apple reportedly developing iPhone 8 in Israel
Hospital officials: More funds needed for healthier food
'Israeli hospitals need increased funding to provide healthful meals'
Global agtech investors find 'rich pipeline of opportunities' in Israel
Israel to supply gas to Jordan in $10 billion deal
Israeli pathfinder in plant-based biopesticide industry earns posthumous award
Israeli solar tech could make clean water a global reality
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Editor's Notes: Peres’s qualitative edge
My Word: Population density, people power and blessings
Grapevine: Shimon Peres: A personal memoir
Abbas: Fatah will hold major congress this year
In northern Iraqi Kurdistan, hundreds pay respects to Peres
Report: Iranian spy masters 'running covert war' in Syria
Congress rejects Obama veto of Saudi September 11 bill
Iran atomic chief: Trump presidency wouldn't endanger nuclear deal
Iran has missiles that can hit Israel, Revolutionary Guards official says
Rouhani: Zionists pressuring US to violate Iran nuclear deal
Obama threatens to veto two Iran-related bills
Did ISIS use chemical weapons in rocket strike near US troops in Iraq?
Report: ISIS shoots down Syrian warplane allegedly killing pilot
France's 'first all-female ISIS cell' allegedly sought to strike Eiffel Tower
ISIS ploting to massacre Christians in Belgian shopping mall
Israeli, US Jews close despite political, religious differences
Ukrainian President: No Ukrainian has the right to forget Babi Yar
Lauder recalls a memorable conversation with Peres
US Jewish groups mourn Shimon Peres, laud his contribution to Israel
Agritech investor: Opportunities abound with Israeli entrepreneurs
Tech Talk: Intel gets smart with ‘learning building’
New Israeli tech sees machines leading the blind
Peres was a man of psalms, Clinton says
Who won the first Trump-Clinton presidential debate?
Comment: For Israel at Hofstra it was Passover
Good times come as Israel omitted from the US debate
London's Muslim mayor backs Clinton for US president
When politicians get sick: Is Hillary Clinton's health like Ariel Sharon's?
Debilitating image of Clinton jolts US presidential race
Palestinians: Donald Trump shows 'disregard for international law'
Trump campaign: Clinton should be disqualified for event hosting Palestinian teacher
Pride and affirmative prejudice: Donald Trump and the Jews
Trump proposes disarming Clinton bodyguards: 'Let's see what happens to her'
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This week in 60 seconds: Israel mourns a founding father
Podcast: Does Trump love Jews or embolden antisemitic voices?
Why Starbucks failed in Israel (and only in Israel)
Taxicab Diplomacy: Trump vs. Clinton
PODCAST: After Turkey, Africa and Egypt, is Saudi Arabia Israel’s next ally?
Not so regal behavior: Saudi princess allegedly orders guard to kill French decorator
Kim Kardashian calls for help for Jewish cancer patient from Israel
Swiss judge: Muslim students must shake female teachers' hands or face fine
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
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Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
Muzzling the media
A stark prognosis for the Middle East
The road past Mosul
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Social media affiliated with Palestinian party demonizes the former Israeli president.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
“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.”
By ADAM RASGON
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.
Palestinian figure serving life sentence called for armed resistance in order "to be faithful to the legacy of Arafat," on 10th anniversary of late Palestinian leader's death.
By BEN HARTMAN,KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Palestinian figure serving life sentence calls for move in order "to be faithful to the legacy of Arafat," on 10th anniversary of late Palestinian leader's death.
Speaking during a memorial marking 10 years since Arafat's death in Ramallah, Abbas said Arafat should "remain immortal in the hearts of our people."
A series of bombings targeted homes and vehicles of 15 senior Fatah officials in the coastal enclave last week.
November 7th explosions were conducted by the Hamas military branch, and were not coordinated with the political branch, a western intelligence source revealed.
By NOAM ROTENBERG
Comments come in response to Fatah and Hamas leaders meeting in Gaza ahead of an international donor conference.
By HERB KEINON,REUTERS
Rival factions have reached agreement to allow the Palestinian Authority to operate in the Gaza Strip.
Factions resumed negotiations in Cairo on Wednesday.
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 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.
Leader from Gaza's ruling Hamas party says PA president is facing a "political crisis"; Mahmoud Zahar boasts that vehicular terror attacks are a "Palestinian invention."
This year’s anniversary comes amid increased tensions between Israel and Hamas, along with Palestinian infighting between Fatah and Hamas.
Fatah accused Hamas of being behind the explosions to foil the rally plans. Hamas denied any link and vowed to investigate.
Thousands of employees crowded at the gates of Gaza post offices from the early hours of the morning to collect individual payments of $1,200.
According to study, summer war with Israel seems to have increased Hamas’s popularity at the expense of Fatah.
According to the Palestine Now news agency, documents show that Abbas ordered the monitoring of phone conversations of some of the more prominent political figures in the West Bank.
Hamdallah says rivalry between his Fatah party and Hamas is behind the two Palestinian factions.
By REUTERS,JPOST.COM STAFF
Announcement means that members of Hamas’s security forces and armed group will not receive salaries for now.
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
There are moments in history when courageous leadership is required to turn the tide of history.
By DOV LIPMAN
Hamdallah’s visit was purposely conspicuous. It was aimed at showing potential donor countries that they could help fund the rebuilding of a different kind of Gaza from before.
By RUTHIE BLUM