07.23.2016 | 17 Tammuz, 5776
Netanyahu phones Abbas, offers condolences on brother’s death
How can Israeli air defense systems counter the drone threat?
'Palestinians, Sudan working to restrain Israeli breakthrough in Africa'
B’Tselem: 63% of casualties in 2014 war were civilians
FM official visits Chad as Israel seeks to establish ties with majority Muslim states
Deadly Munich shooting perpetrated near 1972 massacre of Israeli Olympians
The Jerusalem Post's top 5 stories of July 22
Israel, Palestinian Authority in African diplomatic battle
Life in the West Bank’s capital of ‘martyrs’
James Caan believes Trump makes the US an offer it can’t refuse
Lee Memphis King gets all shook up
Films and fanfare on the small screen
Fast-paced period piece
Kenyan-born runner going the distance for Israel at the Olympics
Israeli triathlete Darmon rolls into Rio for 1st Olympics
Haifa hopes to turn things around in Estonia
Sinai Says: Jumping through hoops to explain perplexing gymnastics coaching decision
Nation’s cleanest beaches named
Kahlon says Israel has a real estate bubble, and it will burst
Israel Chemicals denies reports it plans to de-list from TASE
Israeli doctors save young boy from flesh-eating bacteria
School nurses announce intention to strike
Two Knesset panels push to boost women’s roles in academia
Health groups blast gov’t plan to boost public medicine
For the love of crows
Steinitz slams delays in natural gas deal for causing ‘billions in damages’
Looking to relax by the sea? Steer clear of Israel’s most crowded beaches
Editor's Notes: Stop alienating
COLUMN ONE: Turkey – Roger out
Erdogan’s false flag operation
Letters to the Editor: Feeling disgust
61 dead, 200 wounded in bloody Kabul attack claimed by ISIS
Erdogan vows Turkish military shake-up as emergency rule takes hold
Jihadis call on 'lone wolf' terrorists to attack Israeli athletes at Rio Olympics
Turkish academics ‘very scared’ as government imposes travel ban
Iran left with no choice but to confront the US, official warns
Iranian Kurdish leader to ‘Post’: Iran regime is a common enemy
Landau: Secret Iran documents underline a ‘very serious’ problem
White House on defensive as Iran says ambitious nuclear plan a 'matter of pride'
Report: ISIS operating sleeper cells in Lebanese refugee camps
One mile from ISIS feels safer than France or Turkey to Kurdish peshmerga
ISIS claims responsibility for Nice attack
Hungary's Tokaj wine region revives Jewish heritage
Munich Jewish community leader: We will not be intimidated by terror
Lauder to Polish officials: Apologize for doubting role in pogroms
US rabbis raise $3.5m. in campaign to ‘save’ French olim from secular lifestyle
WATCH LIVE: Peres, Rivlin and Netanyahu launch Israeli Innovation Center
Israeli startups are used around the globe
Samsung president poised to ramp up investing in Israel
Israel's high-tech raises record $1.7b in second quarter
Hillary Clinton picks Virginia Senator Tim Kaine for VP
On Trump, Jewish voters not taking the bait
Trump rejects historic parallel of 'America First' slogan
Pence, Cruz, Gingrich cite Israel on contentious GOP convention night
Grapevine: The degree of what is offensive
Grapevine: Mount of Olives music
This week in 60 seconds: Erdogan dodges coup, but Kerry fails to dodge door
It takes a village
PODCAST: After Turkey, Africa and Egypt, is Saudi Arabia Israel’s next ally?
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
100-Year-Old Theater Converted Into Stunning Bookstore
TripAdvisor reviews in jail? Yes.
Guinea Pigs Don’t Like Sharing Food
A Chalkboard Sign Spotted In Brooklyn, New York, Mocks Europe After Brexit
Second Lebanon War veteran's road to redemption
Empowering women globally
The American spirit’s impact
A Jewish view on ‘Nature Deficit Disorder'
A call for historical accuracy
The debatable laugh
Images of Jerusalem past
Hot off the Arab press
Summertime chickpea dishes
Treats for Shabbat morning
A blend of wine, Judaism and Zionism
The last of Jerusalem’s Mohicans
Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs.
Fun in the park
From ghost town to a valley of giants
RAW FOOD: Passing fad or here to stay?
Another kind of romantic exchange
A German-Israeli love story
‘חָרִיש’, עִיר חֲדָשָה בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל
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Israel’s blessing to the world
Remembering the 'Exodus'
$100 million Christian theme park makes the Bible ‘come alive’
President of Paraguay Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
Honoring Holocaust Rescuer Belgian Prince with a Tree in Israel
Perth and Merhav Am, Different but the Same
Canadian Young Professionals Visit Gaza Border Communities
Overnight Camp for Children with Special Needs Breaks Barriers
Spanish Village Connects with its Ancient Jewish Roots
Expo Forest Inaugurated in the Negev
Czech prime minister plants tree in Jerusalem grove of nations
The Scholarship is from Canada, the Foresters from Israel
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!
KKL-JNF holds its 6th Latin American Leadership Conference
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
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
Intel Minister Katz tells the JPost Annual Conference that the venture would seek to connect the Palestinian territory to the movement of people and goods.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
High figure ‘casts doubt’ on claim that all of IDF’s targets in Gaza were legitimate, says left-wing group
By ELIYAHU KAMISHER
Dr. Asaf Ashar, a leading port and shipping international expert, tells ‘The Jerusalem Post’ why setting up a port for the Strip in Egypt is the most practical – and secure – solution
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
Up until now, Israel had only allowed the import of cars and a limited number of vans and trucks into Gaza through the Kerem Shalom Crossing.
By ADAM RASGON
Suspect works as a truck driver in Gaza, clearing sand from Hamas and Islamic Jihad tunnel digging sites.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Rights group says IDF investigations ‘lack independence and impartiality’
By JOSH SOLOMON
Two years after Operation Protective Edge, Israel and Hamas ready for next round.
Sha'aban al-Sayed, whose son Hisham disappeared in Gaza in 2015, dismisses recent protests held over the Israel-Turkey deal as unhelpful.
The report has been a number of months in the making and is expected to both spell out what the Quartet believes are the reasons for the current diplomatic impasse and how it can be broken.
By HERB KEINON,TOVAH LAZAROFF
In exclusive meeting on Monday, Israel Katz discusses the details of the project that his ministry estimates will cost $5 billion.
By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN
Last week, UN special coordinator for the Middle East peace process Nickolay Mladenov urged donors to step up to the plate to help rebuild Gaza.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Israeli official warns that decision could still be reversed if there is another Hamas violation.
By REUTERS,TOVAH LAZAROFF
Security experts sit down with the ‘Post’ to discuss the risks and merits.
In Bethlehem, Palestinians commemorated the Nakba by creating a special "Return train." The black-painted train was decorated with slogans such as "return is our right and our will."
By MAAYAN GROISMAN
Turkey downgraded diplomatic relations and ejected Israel's ambassador in 2011, a year after Israeli commandos stormed the Mavi Marmara.
IAF strikes two Hamas targets early on Saturday after rocket attack on Eshkol; Cross-border mortar fire ends over the weekend; Former Shin-Bet chief: Israel needs to improve Gaza's economic situation
Peri pointed to the economic destitution in Gaza as a key reason Hamas does not want to enter into another conflict with Israel.
By ROSIE PERPER
Hezbollah leader went on to accuse Saudi Arabia of causing the collapse of ceasefires in Syria and thwarting peace talks.
Four targets hit by airstrikes after the IDF reported that soldiers stationed in the area came under mortar fire.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN,JPOST.COM STAFF
The Palestinian Islamist group claimed that Egypt mediated a truce with Israel after 24 hours of escalation and tit-for-tat attacks, Arab press reports said.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,YAAKOV LAPPIN,NOAM AMIR/MAARIV HASHAVUA
Hamas's military wing, faced with the prospect of losing its trump card, is escalating the situation.
Mushir al-Masri, a senior Hamas leader, said: "The Israeli escalation is a new development and the Palestinian resistance is conducting consultations to decide how to react to it."
There were no injuries among IDF soldiers in the attacks.
Former commander of the IDF Southern Command offered an ambitious idea to alleviate humanitarian situation in Gaza.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
Over 800 trucks carrying all manner of goods cross into Gaza on a daily basis.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN,TOVAH LAZAROFF
Islamic Jihad has traditionally used social media to post images and video clips of fallen Israeli drones.
Palestinian terrorist movement makes threat at an event in Gaza that presented a model of the Israeli bus that exploded in a Hamas bombing in Jerusalem last week.
"Hamas had a miracle," opposition leader says during visit to the Eshkol region where a Hamas infiltration tunnel dug from Gaza was recently uncovered.
By JULIE STEIGERWALD,Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
Anwar Eshki, a retired Major General in the Saudi army said in an interview with AL-Jazeera that he opposes arming the Palestinians, "like Iran does," because it will be counterproductive.
By MAAYAN GROISMAN,HERB KEINON
Mohammad Abu Srour is the father of Abdel-Hamid Abu Srour. The pro-Hamas Palestinian Information Center said the younger Abu Srour was a member of the Kassam brigades.
The IDF on Tuesday detonated the Hamas attack tunnel it uncovered 10 days ago leading from the southern Gaza Strip into Israeli territory.
Military blows up passageway dug by Hamas into southern Israel.
By NOAM AMIR/MAARIV HASHAVUA,YAAKOV LAPPIN
Hamas will have to reluctantly go back to the drawing board and consider whether it is worth investing all those resources into the tunnels project.
Four were sentenced to death by hanging, a fifth by firing squad.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
The Kassam Brigades tried to sew panic among Israelis, stating that the IDF had not revealed all of the details about the tunnel, and Hamas would release this information "at the right time."
Residents living in southern Israeli communities near the Gaza border have responded with simultaneous relief and applause along with concern in light of the IDF's announced discovery.
Israeli politicians and officials respond to the announced discovery of a cross-border Hamas tunnel dug from Gaza into Israeli territory.
"We have proven our ability to detect deep tunnels and strike them," senior IDF source says.
This report comes amidst Hamas' increased deployment along the Gaza border and a strengthening of its military wing.
According to Israel Radio report, the terrorist organization invests hundreds of thousands of dollars each month in the subterranean digging activities.
COGAT says that some of the private sector cement for the restoration of the Strip had been taken by Hamas.
Crew jumps overboard before the army destroyed the suspicious fishing boat.
Senior Palestinian fishing official says move to extend distance fisherman can operate off the coast of southern Gaza is set to take effect Sunday afternoon.
Abbas's administration and Israel coordinate security in the West Bank despite the stalling two years ago of US-sponsored negotiations on Palestinian statehood.
By DAN WILLIAMS/REUTERS
The video appears to be an attempt by Islamic Jihad to ride the wave of Palestinian outrage toward Israel following the "execution" of a Palestinian terrorist by an IDF soldier in Hebron Thursday.
Sami Nisman and Naim Abu Ful, previously served as officers in the PA security forces in the Gaza Strip.
Cholera or typhoid outbreak due to Gaza's lack of sewage treatment infrastructure could contaminate region's drinking water, expert says.
On Friday night, Israel shut down the Islamic Jihad TV station in the West Bank, Palestine Today, for inciting terrorism against Israelis.
"The Palestinian resistance and its weapons are legitimate and acting against it is strictly prohibited," the Gaza prosecutor stated.
The tunnel’s collapse, which is officially being labeled “a work accident,” claimed the life of Abdel Salam Aid Al-Batniji, 36, of the Izzadin Al-Kassam Brigades.
"If we cut off from Gaza - we would be cut off from half of the Palestinian problem," says Intelligence Minister Israel Katz.
The former foreign minister and current MK received the summons on Thursday during a trip to Britain, but the incident was kept quiet until Sunday.
The Hannibal Protocol gained worldwide attention in 2014, when numerous Palestinian civilians were killed after IDF initiated a massive counterattack in vain after Hamas attempted kidnap a soldier.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB,YAAKOV LAPPIN
"It's not a nightmare, it's a very realistic scenario," says IAF air defense chief Brig.-Gen. Zvika Haimovich.
Israeli security forces confiscate a mailed shipment of 10 motorized drones thought to be intended for terrorist purposes.
The findings, reportedly, focus on the lack of information provided to the security cabinet regarding the severity of the threat posed to southern Israel by Hamas’s cross-border attack tunnels.
Aides to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday assailed the comptroller, retired judge Yosef Shapira, for leaking details of the report to the press.
The controversial tactic consists of firing a warning missile above or near an intended target, to give residents time to flee before the real strike.
IDF carefully watching Hamas's 25 battalions; source adds that military wing is gradually growing in power at expense of its political wing.
Initial reports show that during a planned operation near the security fence in northern Gaza, an explosive device targeting an IDF D9 bulldozer detonated remotely.
By NOAM AMIR/MAARIV HASHAVUA
Democrat candidate inflated Gaza death toll; Elkin: Politicians sometimes make mistakes.
By LAHAV HARKOV
In the past five years, the number of working children between the ages of 10 and 17 has doubled to 9,700 in the territory, according to the Palestinian Bureau of Statistics.
A combination of the IDF Spokesman’s Office, operational commanders and their allies leaked classified operational details, including a real-time internal recording of communications.
Latest tunnel collapse comes 9 days after another tunnel caved in on the terrorist group's operatives in the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun.
A number of tunnels have collapsed on Palestinian tunnel workers in the past year, leading to their deaths. The exact reasons for the collapse of the tunnels remains unclear.
The 'Lady Leyla' vessel is the first aid ship sent by Turkey since Ankara and Jerusalem signed a deal last week reconciling a six-year rift in diplomatic ties.
By MAARIV ONLINE,JPOST.COM STAFF
Jihadis online have been encouraging people to donate by citing verses from the Koran praising those that contribute financially to jihad.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
A controversial statement of Hamas leader about life in the coastal city under Hamas's rule enraged many Gazans.
Footage emerges from graduation ceremony for kindergarten run by Palestinian terrorist group.
"My ambition is to become a famous international star and to break Guinness records."
The three were found guilty of murder in separate cases and sentenced to death after a trial.
Organizers said that while Gaza is often synonymous with war and destruction, the festival sought to bring life back to the region through cinematic escapism.
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."
the delegation, headed by the organization's Secretary General Ramadan Abdullah will visit Iran for a few days and meet Iran's President Hassan Rouhani.
There is an alternative therapy center in Gaza City that treats its patients using bee sting, which they claim has a variety of healing qualities.
According to Hamas's Interior Ministry, the maneuver was enacted in order to "find points of collaboration with Egyptian forces on the border."
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA,JPOST.COM STAFF
In October 2014, donor countries have pledged $3.5 billion to help reconstruct Gaza, but according to a World Bank report prepared for the AHLC meeting, $1.48 billion of that sum had get to be paid.
Led by Jalila Dahlan, the wife of Mohammad Dahlan, a former senior Fatah official, the project aims at helping 50 handicapped Gazans start their life as couples.
The transfer of the latest lioness marks the 5th transfer in eighteenth months of the large-cat breed from Gaza to the West Bank.
According to sources in Gaza, Hamas has imposed a complete media blackout on the details of the incident.
The video, released on Tuesday, shows a mass-repentance event conducted in Gaza's al-Neel school by a religious preaching group from the Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs.
“It’s obvious that Christian legacy and human beings are being targeted in our region,” cleric charges.
The campaign, spread on Twitter under the hashtag "Gaza misses Umrah (the Mecca pilgrimage)," was launched in light of the approaching visit of Saudi Arabia's King Salman to Cairo later this week.
The discovery was first made on Saturday, as construction workers prepared the ground for a shopping center.
The United Nations estimates that 80 percent of the population is aid dependent, with unemployment rising to its current level from around 35 percent five years ago.
Palestinian reports suggest that a special unit of the Kassam Brigades, Hamas’ military wing, headed secretly to Sinai on Friday, in order to kidnap and return to Gaza one of its members.
The London-based Arab daily A-Sharq al-Awsat reported Monday that Hamas' Public Works Department started removing images of senior Muslim Brotherhood leaders.
The landlords of the destroyed homes gathered Sunday morning outside the building of the Ministry of Public Works and Housing.
Al-Sabireen's charity association, al-Bakiyat as-Salihat, was established in Gaza in 2004.
By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
The highest-paying jobs in Gaza are as diggers of Hamas attack tunnels.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
The truth is that Hamas has not been deterred at all – not this week when we blew up the tunnel, and not during our most recent largescale foray into Gaza during Operation Protective Edge.
By LIOR AKERMAN
Residents in the Gaza periphery are nervous.
Obdurate refusal of two-staters to admit any possibility of error reveals ideological fanaticism and intellectual dishonesty.
By MARTIN SHERMAN
From the groves of Gaza to the Mossad
By GILAD SHARON
Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon warns that Israel will hit Gaza even harder if “attempts to disrupt the calm in the South continue.”
Would be the first contested GOP convention since the 1940s.
By MICHAEL WILNER