02.28.2017 | 2 Adar, 5777
Facebook closes official Palestinian Fatah account
'Gaza war in 2014 caused by Egyptian regime change, Palestinian arrests'
Peace proposals offered by activists on Right and Left
Knesset caucus formed to free Israeli held captive in Gaza
Settler activists protest as evacuation of Ofra homes begins ahead of demolition
Two killed in overnight shooting incident in Netanya
State comptroller report on 2014 Gaza war due today
Security cabinet ministers: Gaza war was avoidable
‘Submarine Affair’ becomes criminal probe
The sounds of Jewish music
A snapshot of Asia's best
'Moonlight' wins best picture, after 'La La Land' mistakenly announced
Imri Ziv’s "I Feel Alive" named Israeli entry for Eurovision 2017
Jerusalem needs to be at its best for Gran Canaria test
Yellow-and-blue ekes out dramatic win over Maccabi Haifa
Beersheba regains lead over Mac Tel Aviv
Shivek sacked by Rishon Lezion despite championship heroics
Investors bet on windfall gains for Israeli tech, defense under Trump
Do people look like their names? Hebrew University research says yes
Taub Center says Israel is ‘unprepared’ to deal with elderly
Gili May to head issue management unit of Israeli ad firm
U. of Haifa to provide free depression treatment using new techniques
Child gets brain cyst from his dog
Environmental Protection Ministry orders closure of ammonia facility
Israeli firm to build second sewage treatment plant in Ethiopia
Building frustration in the wild, wild east
Rihanna the rhino gives birth to first calf at Israeli zoo
Our World: Perez, Ellison and the meaning of antisemitism
The future of Palestinian diplomacy in the Trump era
February 28, 2017: Glick on Menendez
George W. Bush says ISIS 'thugs' can be 'degraded and defeated'
Egypt deports top Palestinian official on arrival at Cairo airport
Australian arrested on charges of helping ISIS develop missile tech
Rouhani likely to win reelection
Iran holds naval war games amid rising tensions with US
Iran plans to buy Kazakh uranium, seeks Russia help to make nuclear fuel
Iran warns Arab states: Don't be enticed by Israeli attempts to win Arab allies
UK watchdog: Islamic State planning terror attacks in Britain
ISIS releases 'proof' it fired rockets on Israel
What do the warning shots from Sinai mean?
Why does a weakened ISIS see Trump presidency as a lifeline?
ADL receives second bomb threat at San Francisco office
US Jewish groups call on gov. entities to 'speak out' against antisemitism
MP Gerald Kaufman, critic of Israel, dies at 86
Jewish Pennsylvania lawmaker hopes cemetery vandalism will unite community
Waze and SPNI team up to prevent wildlife from becoming roadkill
Germany seeks Israeli technology
From Start-Up Nation to Scale-Up Nation
Astronomers find seven Earth-size planets where life may be possible
Report: Trump mulling axing antisemitism envoy as part of budget plan
Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel pokes fun at new world under Trump
Analysis: No comfort in Perez
Trump is not an antisemite, says Hoenlein
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
La La set to win Oscars
Pyramid of expectations in Cairo
A unique haven for groups and families in the Western Galilee
Israeli tourist arrested for climbing Brooklyn Bridge for a selfie
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
'Dancing with the Stars' celeb gives baby Hebrew name
Trump appears to invent Sweden terror incident
Disney drops top YouTube star over antisemitic videos
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
A taste of its own medicine?
Art that isn’t what
Books: The mystery of things
that remain unresolved
Moshe Gershuni: Up in the sublime, down in the gutter
From Tehrangeles with love
‘We need to stop the silence’
All eyes on the ball?
Love thy French brother
Where Jerusalem creates
The art of leaving Jerusalem
Rapping in English
City Notes: Bloomberg fund grants $1 million to Beersheba
Exhibition: Hello Dolly
Always in the mood for a melody
מֵחוֹדֶש יָנוּאָר צָרִיך לְשַלֵם עַל שַׂקִיוֹת נַייְלוֹן
שִידוּרִים חַיִים מֵהַכְּנֶסֶת
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Egypt's Christians fleeing ISIS violence left in limbo
Pope suggests "better to be atheist than hypocritical Catholic"
John Quincy Adams: Supporting the Jewish homeland with the Bible in hand
Dedicating a Grove to Avi Sasportas, a Victim of Hamas Terror
“My Angel in the Sky”
CFI Parliamentary Chairman Plants a Tree in Israel and Visits Gaza Border
O.L.E.I Helps Restore Burnt Neveh Shalom Forest on Tu Bishvat
25 year after Khojaly genocide: 'the unforgettable facts between denial and historical justice'
Squaring the two-state circle
J Street's 2017 National Conference
Efraim Halevy says at JPost Conference that "the leadership of Hamas knows they have no chance of destroying Israel."
By BEN HARTMAN
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
The Tel Aviv Museum held a gala to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Dada Movement, an artistic discipline that mocked materialistic and nationalistic attitudes.
By MICHAL GALANTI
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.
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.
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 Stern Stern 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.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
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."
Boaz Harpaz indicted for forgery, fraud in affair related to former Defense Minister Ehud Barak, former IDF-Chief-of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi, Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit.
"He understood security as well as the diplomatic issues that contribute to it, he was a talking encyclopedia. The man never stopped looking forward, and it was amazing to see it."
By GIL HOFFMAN
What is the secretive Pnima movement and why has it been joined by two former IDF chiefs who are seen as future challengers to Netanyahu?
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
Every time the Likud has been defeated since 1974, the party that defeated it has been led by a former general, except the 2006 election.
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