06.25.2016 | 19 Sivan, 5776
Abbas retracts charge that rabbis called for poisoning Palestinian water
Reflections: My Gaza war
Democratic platform drafters align on Israeli-Palestinian stance
Netanyahu slams Abbas ‘blood libel’ as he flies to Rome in new diplomatic push
Israel grants first Darfuri refugee status, after year of legal battles
Simply the best
High school sweethearts
Dining: A bonanza for Bindella
British ambassador: UK's relationship with Israel won't change significantly
Why did the IDF release 61-year-old secret documents only now?
Rwanda looks to Israel as model of how to persevere after genocide
Security cabinet set to finalize agreement normalizing ties with Turkey next week
Dining: A popular hot spot
Italy's Seppi subdues Israel's Sela in Wimbledon tuneup
Israeli track and field athletes still looking for Rio push
Sinai Says: Blatt’s NBA legacy takes a hit with Cavaliers’ championship after his ouster
Even in Jerusalem, Game 7 awakens strong emotions
Are Start-Up Nation’s ‘seven years of plenty’ coming to an end?
Uber harnessing popular support for ride-sharing against Katz
TechCrunch Comes to Tel Aviv, hosts Meet-Up
Motti Zisser, international business wunderkind and generous philanthropist succumbs to cancer
Sperm with fragile DNA can be sorted out to improve chances of pregnancy
Emotions give clues to behavior in baseball
Health scan: Lend me your ear
Israeli Crohn’s disease group becomes full member of European federation
New desalination plant a 'mistake' or case of NIMBY syndrome?
Haifa ammonia production to be relocated– three years behind schedule
Summertime is here, but stay safe
New Israeli cannabis farmers continue to fight for growing license
Hackers and companies alike finding clever new ways to circumvent privacy
MIT magazine names Mobileye 6th most innovative company
Think Again: Suffering in silence no longer
Thoughts to Ponder: The Kotel - Have we gone mad?
In Plain Language: The song of the wandering Jew
The Human Spirit: Spotlight
Is airport planned for Israel-Jordan border clouding neighborly ties?
Erdogan meets Hamas leader in Istanbul as Turkey-Israel detente looms
Gaza-based pro-ISIS group urges Muslims on social media to donate for weapons
Syrian opposition accuses Russia of using incendiary bombs
Iran regime trying to brush prostitution problems under the rug
Iranian commander threatens to make Bahrain’s royal family ‘disappear’
Iran claims it thwarts bombings in Tehran, other cities
Israeli NGO threatens to sue Boeing over deal with Iran
After Obama touts military gains, US officials warn campaign against ISIS could backfire
Analysis: ISIS leader al-Baghdadi is living on borrowed time
ISIS destroys Syrian satellite dishes in bid to ban 'un-Islamic' TV during Ramadan
Seeing it as it really is
Rabbi who converted Ivanka Trump slams Israeli rabbinate's 'cruel' rejection of US convert
From Jewish schools to churches, Brits vote on EU referendum
Led Zeppelin didn't steal ‘Stairway’ riff from Jewish rocker, jury rules
La révolution harédite
Riyad vs Téhéran
La bataille pour la droite s'annonce serrée
L'idéologie de " la monarchie de Judée "
Giuliani to 'Post': US is ready to vote for Trump if he doesn’t blow it
Poll: Israelis even on Clinton vs. Trump
Former NYC mayor to young people: Don’t let Donald Trump mislead you
Republican Jews targeting Democrats over Sanders' platform picks
The Tisch: Halla bookends
Parshat Shlah: Constructive criticism or defeatism?
Grapevine: With strings attached
This week in 60 seconds: The defense minister gets a new vehicle
Podcast: From Tel Aviv, a story of hope for Orlando
Briefing: 'King Bibi' pulls it together, again
Podcast: The mystery of Tel Aviv’s Jane Doe alleys
Briefing: Liberman, Trump and fascism
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
The killers of Yatta
Looking toward the Likud
Adventures in the valley
Anarchy in the Jewish State
Striving for kedusha
Lerner in the Mirror
Setting the record straight
Bye bye banks
Veterans: A colorful life
Books: Evil innate
Books: Forever changed by tragedy
Hot off the Arab press
‘The Last Witnesses’
Home is where the hearth is
What’s your pleasure?
Talking about transitioning
When is a chair not a chair?
אַלְמָז פּוֹסַעַת בִּשְבִילֵי יַלְדוּתָה
סְטֶנְד-אַפּ שֶל רוֹתֶם אַבּוּהָב
The Christian Edition- one month free subscription
Christian Birthright educates millennials as voices for Israel
Presbyterians to hear anti-Israel onslaught at General Assembly
Up Close: The first renovation of the Church of the Nativity in modern times
The Scholarship is from Canada, the Foresters from Israel
The Family Landau De Vries Park, a Forest Park in the Desert
KKL-JNF holds its 6th Latin American Leadership Conference
A Double Celebration of Shavuot and Metulla's 120th Anniversary
JNF South Africa Delegates Get in Touch with the Real Israel
Picking Cherries in the Desert at the Yatir Forest Cherry Festival
Czech prime minister plants tree in Jerusalem grove of nations
Greek President Plants Olive Tree in Jerusalem Grove of Nations
Italian Environment Minister Discovers Negev Agriculture
Kenyan President Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
Planning a Sustainable Future through Water Sensitive Cities
Burnt Trees and Charred Earth in Jerusalem’s Arazim Valley
Hugging a Tree? Beware of the Pine Processionary Caterpillar!
Andrew Viterbi at a KKL-JNF Milan Gala Event
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
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
Outing a Charismatic Sexual Predator
Tze'enah U-Re'enah / צְאֶינָה וּרְאֶינָה
They Are Bought!........
YoungDiplomats.com : The New Generation of Israeli Diplomats
A young Israeli-born woman decided to return to her homeland and become an entrepreneur. Tamar Schapira-Bernstein proves that dreams can come true.
By ELEANOR COHEN
Resignation reportedly due to Finance Ministry efforts, without consulting board, to establish recovery plan to restore HMO’s financial health.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
Study released Wednesday found that 80% of Israeli households "could not make ends meet."
By NIV ELIS
The Histadrut has campaigned on raising the minimum wage from NIS 4,300 a month to NIS 5,300 a month.
A thorny tax question over the years has been whether “pool cars” available for general use need to be allocated for tax purposes to particular employees.
By LEON HARRIS
“This is huge news for the sector and the economy in general. The employment terms we agreed upon are unprecedented,” Union of Construction Workers chairman Yitzhak Moyal says.
By ILAN COHEN
How is it that in every case of banks rigging markets, whether in the UK or the US, the same pattern of a multibillion- dollar fine and some discreet “letting go” of individual traders is repeated.
By PINCHAS LANDAU
Former Likud minister says 0 VAT plan will not help housing prices.
There is a gradual erosion of confidence in the banking institutions, in the people who run them and in the governments and agencies who are supposed to regulate them.
Finance Minister Yair Lapid said it was the nation's duty to help reservists to give back to them for their "wonderful mobilization."
Finance minister will reportedly not have 1st draft of budget ready by start of July, as is customary, over disagreements with top ministry officials.
Looking toward the next budget, the ministry is aiming to create a simpler, more readable, and understandable budget that can be explored digitally.
The average salary was NIS 9,260, led by an 11.4% annualized increase in the information- technology and communication sectors in the third quarter.
Israel to set up a World Bank fund designed to help market Israeli goods in developing countries.
That is the question underpinning a petition against the Tax Authority, its director general, Moshe Asher, Google, and Facebook.
By ELA LEVY-WEINRIB
Finance Ministry agrees to Knesset Finance C'tee request to provide proposed budget changes at least a week in advance.
12-month deficit through August well below the 4.65% target for the year; Finance Minister Lapid welcomes data.
The Treasury, of Israel or any other country, does not have the ability to determine how large people’s pensions will be in the relatively distant future when they retire.
Open up the business section or watch business TV and you are sure to find something about the Federal Reserve and “tapering.”
By AARON KATSMAN
The bill would put a series of regulations in place for executives making over NIS 3.5 million a year.
According to the report, Israel’s hi-tech sector grew at a rate of 9 percent a year.
Though Venture Capital investment has reached its pre-dot-com-bust levels, Israel's high-tech sector faces a shortage of skilled labor.
Overall 2016 budget plans a NIS 35 billion deficit, amounting to 2.9% of GDP.
Noting Israel's unexpectedly low deficit of 2.15% in 2015 Moody's says that the country's fiscal performance is improving "beyond expectations."
If two of the players join forces, they would control 40% of the market, and prices would creep back up.
According to the Finance Ministry, the move would increase the state’s revenues by NIS 500 million a year and put taxation on natural resources closer to that of oil and gas.
NIS 75 million to be given to to young medical specialists who decide to work in the periphery.
By SHARON UDASIN
Economy Minister Arye Deri is unlikely to use his authority to approve the government's gas deal by circumventing an antitrust commissioner and plans to wait for a new one to be appointed next month.
By LAHAV HARKOV,SHARON UDASIN
The Finance Ministry has been withholding funds from the IBA, making it increasingly difficult for the public broadcasting service to meet its operational costs and to pay for new productions.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
The announcement occurred a day after Steinitz's office had reported a breakdown in talks with the companies.
First of plans will broaden a mechanism for doling out subsidized state land to developers who promise the lowest cost for their units.
Without proper tax enforcement the government may be losing out on NIS 175 million a year.
Critics say a three-year budget was legally problematic and lacks support from finance ministry officials.
Committee will seek to find balance between competition and financial stability.
Strategic affairs minister says measures taken to downsize establishment should not be publicized so as not to inform Israel's enemies.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
The army’s top officer told Knesset members that the economic realities have forced the military to adjust accordingly.
By LAHAV HARKOV,YAAKOV LAPPIN
IDF chief expresses concern for ability of army to remain prepared amid changing threats in the face of defense cuts.
Exemption would save young couples with at least 1 child 18% on homes; Foreign Ministry expects legislation will take 3-4 months.
Since the Finance Ministry officials have little respect for our Foreign Service personnel, it's no surprise that negotiations have dragged on.
By JPost Editorial
Lapid also criticized the staff of the budget department of the Finance Ministry he heads for having too much power.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
Finance Minister stresses haredi community must contribute to national security, receive professional training and go into the job market.
Margalit condemns decision as "counterproductive, poorly timed."
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
Mère de famille, écrivain à succès et journaliste féministe, Lihi Lapid tient aussi, désormais, le rôle d’épouse du ministre des Finances.
By ROBERT SLATER
Après un début de mandat houleux, le ministre des Finances Yaïr Lapid revient sur ses objectifs à venir.
By GILL HOFFMAN ET NIV ELIS
Experts et analystes scrutent les tendances du marché. Avec l’année nouvelle, la reprise s’annonce imminente, pour un démarrage en douceur.
It all goes on perks for civil servants, whose average pay is twice that of private-sector workers.
By EVELYN GORDON
Israeli banks may be turning information on their American account holders over to the IRS, setting off financial nightmares for people who haven’t filed properly.
Finance Minister Yair Lapid says sanctions on Iran must remain because "they work."
Kahlon surpasses last election polls that put him at 8 seats; Although likely to snag Finance portfolio, could also demand Construction Ministry.
Source says delay due to coalition shakeup; Jabareen: Experience shows that promises have never been met
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
Finance minister: I hope the Labor Party will join us
By GIL HOFFMAN
The stipend paid by the company to survivors from this fund is NIS 2,700 every quarter.
By JEREMY SHARON
In 2022, male soldiers will have their service time reduced by a further 2 months.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
The committee approved various portions of the bill one-at-a-time over several days, and parsed out a few particularly controversial sections for later approval or approval by other committees.
He said he would be happy with any Zionist party entering the coalition, even including Meretz.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN,LAHAV HARKOV
MKs authorize VAT cut from 18 to 17%.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Kahlon: Budget reflects new order of priorities, to improve citizens' lives
A 5-year plan would include a 350m budget and another 135m would include funding for community and nature centers and youth groups. Another 150m would go to boosting police and security.
Joint List MK Jabareen to ‘Post’: The government offered a 200 million shekel increase in this year’s budget, but the Arab leadership is asking for 600m.
Finance Ministry: economic strength of the system can withstand the small cut
By HAYAH GOLDLIST-EICHLER
For comparison, the 2014 summer war with Gaza reduced economic growth by an estimated NIS 3.5 billion.
A year after then-communications minister Gilad Erdan pushed through a law calling to dismantle the Israel Broadcasting Authority, the Finance Ministry is seeking to close the IBA at months end.
Druse and Circassian municipal mayors as well as a deputy minister protested outside the Finance Ministry and Prime Minsiter’s Office Sunday.
The logic behind a tax increase is to make it less profitable for investors to buy apartments and rent them out, thus keeping more apartments on the market for people who want to buy them.
Parking payment app rushing to sign contracts before current deal expires.
In exclusive interview, the Zionist Union’s economist argues why his housing plan is best.
Deputy Bank of Israel Governor Nadine Baudot-Trajtenberg may have to quit if her husband Manuel Trajtenberg is to become Finance Minister.
The highest average wages were paid out to Israeli state-owned firms, starting with the ports in Haifa, where workers earned NIS 28,790 per month.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH,NIV ELIS
Early elections not necessary, says defense minister.
Growth for all of 2014 is projected at 2.2 percent, with Israel's 50-day war in July and August having shaved off about half a percentage point.
Lapid: Budget shows our values and priorities, will fight poverty.
Ministry reports detail spending on holiday gifts, unusual supplies, employee perks; advocates hail increased transparency.
Peretz sole dissenting vote, calling it a plan born from political deals; Treasury promises significant increase to Health Ministry
By NIV ELIS,JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
The Finance Minister's comments came a day after his ministry rejected a tax, reportedly proposed by Netanyahu's office, on those who own multiple homes.
Opposition and coalition lawmakers charge that 73 days after Gaza operation began, the Finance Committee has not approved any transfers of funding to local authorities that were impacted by rockets.
Peretz says government plan would be disastrous for environment
Bill seeks to lop off the 18% value-added tax on new apartment purchases from eligible young couples; Lapid says debate on law has become "circus."
Finance minister to present a budget proposal to the cabinet Sunday.
Don’t trust anyone when it comes to protecting your insurance and pension rights
By SHLOMO MAITAL
Social bonds could link performance with funding and, ultimately, rebuild the public’s trust, eroded by years of waste and corruption.
To date, tens of thousands of consumers every year are unable to pay their water bill, a majority of which live under the poverty line.
By SHARON UDASIN,Lidar Gravé-Lazi
Despite a government mandate that all agencies will relocate to capital by 2015, two ministries say insufficient space has been provided.
Lapid announces new funds intended to resolve compensation issues of survivors who made aliya after October 1, 1953.
By Lidar Gravé-Lazi
Tax hikes possible, Tax Authority official says; tourism has been one of hardest-hit industries, losing an estimated $350 million.
My answer was that the Labor Party has no patriotic duty to commit both physical and ideological suicide in order to save Netanyahu and what he stands for.
By SUSAN HATTIS ROLEF
The populist locomotive must be stopped in its tracks.
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
Construction is one of the few fields in which relatively uneducated workers can hope to earn high salaries.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
The special NIS 15 billion economic development plan, will be devoted to education, transportation, road infrastructure, employment initiatives, housing, culture, sports and other areas.
By GILA GAMLIEL
After a lot of heavy negotiations, the budget has finally been approved by the government and passed on to the Knesset for final approval.
By DAN ILLOUZ
The first state budget to bear Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon’s byline is expected to amplify his claim to the mantel of social reformer.
Israel’s last elections proved how right David Ben-Gurion was when he said that, in Israel, whoever does not believe in miracles is not a realist.
By DANIEL DORON
Since the earliest days of the state, the IDF has been an agent of socialization.
By JONATHAN ROSENBLUM
“Israel’s national security cannot rely solely on the defense establishment" former IDF Deputy Chief of Staff.
By PAUL HIRSCHSON
In the final analysis, Flug has shown that she essentially subscribes to the groupthink of her counterparts abroad.
Dovik Lautman was a rare gem of a man – an industrialist, philanthropist, national activist, mentor, friend and great human being.
By ISABEL MAXWELL
Barriers still remain, whether these be explicit gender discrimination or more subtle forms of societal attitudes and norms.