04.30.2016 | 22 Nisan, 5776
Hamas: 'There will be an explosion' unless Israel lifts Gaza blockade
Two Palestinian teens attempt to stab IDF soldier at West Bank checkpoint
Palestinians clash with IDF forces as Jewish worshipers visit Joseph’s Tomb
Exclusive: Israeli envoy slams Austria’s hosting of Palestinian hijacker terrorist
IDF soldier who shot subdued Palestinian driven by 'twisted ideology'
Palestine, ISIS flags banned from Eurovision song contest
In Depth: ZAKA founder explains why Haredim entering the workforce is a Torah value
NYT: Israel denies waiting for Obama successor to strike defense aid deal
Gal-On endorses Berko to head key Knesset panel
Mimouna all night long
Katz: We can’t count on US at UN
Music maestro Zubin Mehta remains young at heart
ISRAELI OPERA Gounod: Romeo and Juliet TA Opera House, April 18
Dining: A roadside attraction
J’lem wraps up first place and home court in postseason
Rajkovic suspended following Sakhnin brawl
Tensions run amok as Mac TA, Sakhnin brawl in rematch
Sinai Says: New horizons open up for Casspi following breakthrough season
Your investments: Omer and building wealth
COLUMN ONE: Defeating Hamas in America
Israel’s economy: Reasons to be cheerful – and some for concern
MIDDLE ISRAEL: Should we visit Auschwitz?
Terror victims' kin have no right to sue Iran in US courts, Zarif says
Fragile economy forces Iran's top leaders to form alliance
From petrol to pesco: ISIS turns to 'non-traditional' terror funding
Italy nabs four suspected in ISIS plot to attack Israeli embassy, Vatican
Analysis: The limits of the Iran-Russia alliance
Report: Iran looks to deploy Hamas in the battle to liberate Mosul from ISIS
VIDEO: ISIS forces withdraw from strategic town under Assad’s protection
Boston-area men charged in ISIS-inspired beheading plot against police
UK Labor leader announces new initiatives to curb anti-Semitism within party
Chelsea soccer club warns fans against anti-Semitism before Tottenham match
After claiming Hitler was Zionist, ex-London mayor refuses to back down
'I'm ashamed I did nothing to stop injustice,' ex-Nazi SS officer says
How much money is the life of the world's richest Jew worth?
Rx for Readers: Attending to hygiene in geriatric homes
Country feels heat, wildfires break out in Jerusalem, Galilee
Tech Talk: Start in Germany
Haifa and NY researchers collaborate on treatment for two deadly cancers
TA pub fined NIS 50,000 in anti-tobacco suit
Optical guide will keep orthopedic procedures on target
Something strange in the air at Haifa Earth Day
Nation celebrates spring festival at natural wonders
‘Israel needs to invest in Negev, Galilee for future population hike’
In 5 years, driverless cars based on Israel's Mobileye tech
TECH TALK: Women's Empowerment
Country’s young computer innovators create apps at HackTrack TLV
'Ban anyone from Middle East - but not Israelis,' says US Senate candidate
Journalist hit with anti-Semitic hate mail after profile on Trump's wife
US Republican Cruz names Fiorina as running mate
Trump on foreign policy: Iran deal allowed it to become a 'great power' at Israel's expense
VIDEO: A 'Hassidic Jew' and 'devout Muslim' walk the streets of New York
This week in 60 seconds: Priestly blessings and religious brawls
Grapevine: Finally, a family center
Just Torah: Passover: A means – not an end in itself
Briefing: The Democratic showdown on Israel
Podcast: Is Bibi the worst option except all the rest?
Briefing: Bernie Sanders, Monica Lewinsky, and an uneventful cyber attack
Exclusive: Some Trump Vodka, popular as kosher for Passover spirit, may not be kosher
WATCH: Superman's got nothing on Israel!
Can you match the President to his opposing candidate?
Animals are just the best.
Can you solve this riddle?
Peace train building up steam
Hezbollah at a crossroad
A survivor’s story
A year after quake, Israelis still helping Nepal recover
Necessary Stories: Grasping at the void
Trees for grandchildren
Bellicose culture mogul
In the heart of Africa
Veterans: Comic timing
Books: Seeing God’s face
Books: Between tribalism and universalism
Hot off the Arab press
A musical journey back to the Holy Temple
Hello, goodbye Jerusalem
This week in Jerusalem
Seen by engagement
Turning the (Seder) tables
‘Seas’ the day
Worn out with your workout?
The secret of the lost color
הַצַלָמִים – יְרוּשָלַיִם בְּעֵינֵי צַלָמֶיהָ
Palestinian Christians slam PA for refusal to recognize Easter
Orthodox Christians mark Palm Sunday at Jerusalem church
Israeli brewery resurrects beer recipe from time of Jesus
A different Passover Seder
Eurovision Contestants Plant Trees in Israel
KKL-JNF and The Italian State Forestry Corps Sign a Memorandum
Cornerstone Ceremony for ANZAC Museum in Beersheba
The 19th Walk for Water: Touring the Desert, Loving Israel
A Tree Avenue for the Mashabim Air Force Base in the Negev
Greek President Plants Olive Tree in Jerusalem Grove of Nations
Italian Environment Minister Discovers Negev Agriculture
Kenyan President Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
Italy-Israel Friendship Tree Planted in Italian Ambassador’s Garden
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
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
Appeasement for Peace?
Just look at Miriam now
It's The Jews Fault, They Could Have Prevented WWII!....
The scandal involving former IDF chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi is not about crime, but about a politician who thought he was still a general, and a general who thought he was already a politician.
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
The Tel Aviv 25 Index rose slightly today, with Oil Refineries the biggest gainer, but Teva was down after losing its Copaxone patents case, and Israel Chemicals fell sharply.
By AVIV LEVY
Affair is alleged 2010 plot to illegally undermine then defense minister Ehud Barak's choice for IDF chief of staff.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB,JPOST.COM STAFF
Avi Benayahu claims that the damaging attack has come from former defense minister Ehud Barak's camp.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
Barak filed a declaration in a case in the Lod District Court on Tuesday in which he made the allegations against Ashkenazi, other officers.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Former IDF chief of staff tells the 'Post' the the security situation in Israel is "more positive today than it was in the past."
IDF chief says those involved in Harpaz Affair "crossed lines," and that he could not accept such conduct under his command.
Relations between former chief of staff and defense minister became dysfunctional to a worrying degree, State Comptroller writes.
Defense minister says Israel shouldn't go to war "unless we have to"; Ashkenazi urges inclusion of military brass in war planning.
By BEN HARTMAN
The defense minister picked a fight with Maj.-Gen. Kochavi in escalation related to ongoing Harpaz Affair investigation.
By YAAKOV KATZ
Former IDF chief of staff rejects claims of wrongdoing on his part in the so-called Harpaz affair.
Lindenstrauss due to release report next week to IDF officer, Defense Ministry officials involved in alleged plot to get Galant appointed chief of staff.
Defense establishment fears former IDF chief could be targeted by Hezbollah in revenge for 2008 Mughniyeh assassination.
Could Defense Minister be scrapping deputy IDF chief appointment due to the Harpaz document?
Former IDF chief of staff will become Chairman of Board of Directors at Shemen Industries.
At counter-terrorism conference former IDF chief says relations with Turkey need to be restored, if Assad falls it would weaken Iran, Hezbollah.
Relations with Turkey need to be restored, Assad's downfall could help Israel, Palestinians don't want violence, ex-chief of General Staff says.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
“I served 40 years in the army. I knew how to take responsibility and I always told the truth – this time as well,” former chief of staff quoted as saying.
New evidence shows wife of former chief of General Staff mediated between Boaz Harpaz and Moshav Amikam, where Yoav Galant lives.
By YAAKOV KATZ, JOANNA PARASZCZUK AND JPOST.COM ST
Alleged ‘Galant Document’ forger sent 1,500 messages to Ashkenazi’s wife.
By YAAKOV KATZ AND JOANNA PARASZCZUK
US military commander Mullen, about to retire, worked closely with former IDF chief Ashkenazi.
Netanyahu was not questioned as a suspect, but as a witness about the feud between Ehud Barak and then-IDF chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB,BEN HARTMAN
Yacimovich moves up race for party chairman because she is afraid of facing former IDF chief, a source close to Ashkenazi said.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Israel says trial in absentia against Ashkenazi, other retired senior IDF commanders is politically motivated.
Labor leader: Report shows Barak, Ashkenazi have “twisted” motivations; Livni says Netanyahu unable to manage national security issues.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Polls show Labor nearly tripling in size after election; Yacimovich in talks with high-profile defense experts, social protest leaders.
Netanyahu charges that those unwilling to set "red lines" on Iran cannot give Jerusalem a "red light" on attack.
By HERB KEINON
Netanyahu charges that those unwilling to set red lines on Iran should not stop Israeli action; former IDF chief Ashkenazi says strong US ties a "security necessity"; MK Danon calls Clinton's Iran stance a "slap in the face."
By HERB KEINON AND JPOST.COM STAFF
Ministerial Committee on Legislation gives outgoing Lindenstrauss 3 months to finish report despite term ending, pending Knesset approval.
Former Mossad head frames assistance as Jewish moral imperative.
Former Mossad chief Dagan notes radicals no longer in Arab League; Ross lays out steps to restore faith in two-state solution.
At Presidential Conference in J'lem, former US Mideast envoy lays out steps for Israelis, Palestinians; Ashkenazi speaks on Tal Law.
Leaders at the 'Post' conference: Israel shouldn't lead Iran strike, should improve relationship with Obama.
Former IDF chief of staff predicts post-Assad Syria could be positive for Israel if not aligned with Iran, Hezbollah.
The bill would shorten the cooling-off period currently required for top security officials from three years to one.
Journalist turned politician scolds people who post anti-haredi jokes on his Facebook wall.
Channel 2 investigative report claims former IDF chief worked with alleged "Galant Document" forger to gather dirt on defense minister.
Qui se cache derrière la Fondation Rashi ? Pour attirer des partenaires stratégiques, la dynastie Leven a décidé de mettre un visage sur les créateurs de cette œuvre philanthropique majeure
By ABIGAIL KLEIN LEICHMAN
L’ancien chef d’état-major de Tsahal, Gabi Ashkenazi, est impliqué dans un scandale qui n’a rien d’un crime, mais tout d’une erreur d’appréciation
Shelly Yachimovich annonce des primaires pour le mois de novembre. Les commentaires acerbes vont bon train.
Who has the inside track to become the next prime minister?
Catch a glimpse behind the scenes as The Jerusalem Post's top reporters share their insights live from The Jerusalem Post Conference.
Friends of the IDF host annual gala bringing together prominent dignitaries, soldiers in event.
By MICHAEL WILNER
FM describes as "kangaroo court" Ankara's trial in absentia of IDF officers involved in 2010 'Mavi Marmara' killing of 9 Turks.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB, TOVAH LAZAROFF, REUTERS
By JPOST.COM STAFF, TOVAH LAZAROFF AND REUTERS
Ashkenazi, other former army commanders put on trial for the death of 9 Turks on the ship; foreign ministry: This is a "show trial."
When the handshake took place, the crowd at the event broke out in raucous cheering.
The new Facebook campaign called, "Run, Gabi Run" (in Hebrew) is seeking funding for advertising in newspapers that will call upon him to enter politics.
The poll found that 43 percent of Israelis do not want him to enter politics and only 31% want him to begin a political career. The remaining 23% had no opinion or declined to answer.
Associates: 'Closed file allows him to enter politics.'
Ruling paves way for political career; Harpaz Affair saga closes in after over 5 years; Weinstein still slams Ashkenazi for conduct unbecoming.
Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein is expected to close the Harpaz Affair.
Foreign Ministry calls South African BDS activists' claim of arrest warrants against former IDF chief, other top commanders from Mavi Marmara false.
Herzog is said to seek a delay in Labor elections so as to avoid competition with former IDF cheif Gabi Ashkenazi, as well as other figures.
Friend of staff says center-left parties have tried to woo former IDF chief; Yesh Atid’s Stern: I talked to him about joining us.
At Jerusalem Post Annual Conference, Post Contributing Editor says Ashkenazi and Dagan responsible for current situation with Iran.
Channel 1 reported that investigators have compiled evidence that is likely to serve as the basis for an indictment against Gabi Ashkenazi, two others.
By ARIEL ZILBER
Justice Ministry kept in the dark about existence of tapes.
Former IDF chief allegedly failed to alert police to existence of forged document; police also recommend Ashkenazi's associates Avi Benayahu and Erez Winner be indicted.
Police will recommend that three former high-ranking IDF officers be indicted for releasing classified documents from the army and for breach of trust.
By JPOST IVRIT STAFF
The convoluted affair at the heart of the defense establishment poisoned the atmosphere among the top brass
By YOSSI MELMAN
In this excerpt from ‘The Negotiator,’ Gershon Baskin describes some
of his behind-the-scenes efforts to secure Gilad Schalit’s release.
By GERSHON BASKIN
Victims apparently shot execution-style; Egypt’s military will need to use commandos to control peninsula, says expert.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON AND REUTERS
Ashkenazi says Egyptian army is too busy with domestic concerns to pose any threat to Israel, but warns situation in Egypt is still volatile; Hanegbi hopeful Morsi's ouster could strengthen future diplomatic ties with Cairo.
By JPOST.COM STAFF, REUTERS
Police say Ashkenazi is under suspicion of breach of public trust, obstruction of justice and disclosing classified information.
Avichai Mandelblit was questioned earlier this month under suspicion of fraud and breach of trust in connection with the Harpaz Affair.
Ashkenazi’s wife, Ronit, was questioned in previous rounds, however this time it appears she was not.
Police say Ashkenazi and wife under suspicion of breach of trust, obstruction of justice and giving away classified information.
Ashkenazi and his wife Ronit questioned for alleged involvement in Harpaz Affair amid speculation he may have spied on Barak.
Mandelblit served as IDF's Military Advocate-General in 2011 when affair broke; decided at time there was no evidence implicating officers.
Ashkenazi unlikely to be questioned in near future over Harpaz Affair.
By BEN HARTMAN,YONAH JEREMY BOB
Avi Benayahu and Erez Winner released from police custody to five days house arrest.
Back and forth on narrative leaves credibility of Harpaz in question.
Justice Ministry says the decision was made due to new evidence that has emerged; Ashkenazi "will cooperate fully."
Former IDF chief of staff under fire for making "sexist" comment; Likud's Hotovely says he's "unfit to pursue public leadership."
Ran Nizri tells Knesset Control C'tee indictment delayed to allow ongoing investigation to be completed.
MK Ben-Eliezer, Histadrut head Eini attempt to persuade former IDF chief to run, saying he is the only hope to unseat Yacimovich.
By BEN CASPIT
There were two major differences between the powerful defense figures – one wore a uniform and the other did not.
Harpaz Report calls for criminal investigation, committee of inquiry against those involved, says defense minister.
State Comptroller criticizes Ashkenazi, but says former IDF chief of staff's aide egged Harpaz on, blasts Barak for abuse of power.
IDF chief of staff freezes promotion of Col. Erez Viner, suspected of forging document in Harpaz affair.
State Comptroller lashes out at Weinstein for accusing him of misleading public with statements over the Harpaz Affair.
Weinstein says that Lindenstrauss never raised criminal charges, "not explicitly, not as a hint, not in writing, not verbally."
Former IDF chief says he, his family were victims of "attack campaign."
TA activists dub base 'Camp Sucker,' lamenting law which "legislates discrimination"; PMO says cabinet won't vote on law.
By BEN HARTMAN AND JEREMY SHARON
Parents of fallen IDF soldier St.-Sgt. Kobi Smileg lose petition against Major Eli Michelson, who they claim did not do enough to save their son.
By RON FRIEDMAN
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Olmert accuses PM of exaggerating on Iran nukes, but Steinitz says Tehran could produce 20-30 nukes a year; the two join Gabi Ashkenazi, Meir Dagan, Michael Oren and Alan Dershowitz at annual conference in New York.
Modi’in isn’t in the South and close to Gaza. Not in the North and close to Hezbollah. It’s smack in the Center, “far away” from all the fighting and rockets.
The offensive, which was approved on Tuesday, will concentrate on destroying Hamas's network of tunnels.
With its enormous wealth, and assertive foreign policy, Qatar could, if it desired, play a positive role.
By KENNETH BANDLER
Unfortunately, the most important, required apologies have not been forthcoming at all.
By DAVID M. WEINBERG
If it hasn’t already, our defense establishment needs to put its house in order, for Israel’s sake.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
With this mock trial, Ankara appears to have signaled loudly and with insolent finality that it is not interested.
Exactly who among these selfless individuals would agree to head the party and to become prime minister?
By JERUSALEM POST READERS