05.30.2016 | 22 Iyar, 5776
Palestinian-American activist accuses Israel and US of shared legacy of ethnic cleansing
Shin Bet: 2 minors arrested for terror stabbing of elderly women in Jerusalem
Hezbollah deputy: No war this summer 'unless Israel chooses'
Hebron shooter's lawyers: Bring terrorist's body back to Israel
Bennett launches Knesset Question Hour with one-liners and debate
Joint taskforce established to examine state of early childhood day care
Ya'alon hints at fundraising for new party in letter
Political turmoil expected to go on after Liberman sworn in
Irish FM: BDS is a 'legitimate political viewpoint'
Classical Review: Gloria
Taking pride in film
Alice Cooper for president!
Standing the test of time
Hapoel TA forces Game 5 against Jerusalem
Israeli gymnast wins bronze medal at European championships
J’lem aims to finish off Hapoel in Game 4 in Tel Aviv
Mac TA, Eilat into Final Four; Jerusalem closing in
Our World: The old generals’ old plan
King Agrippa I: The last Maccabee
Normalization talks with Turkey advancing
Turkey's Erdogan: No Muslim family should engage in birth control
Chew your way to tolerance: New spoof ad seeks to end Islamophobia
Iranian woman diguised as a man sneaks into soccer match
Iran says pilgrims will not attend haj in Mecca, blaming Saudi 'sabotage'
Khameini warns new Iranian parliament against Western 'schemes'
US pro-gun lobby to 'Ayatollahs of Iran': You haven't met alligator wrestlers, cowboys of America
Senior Iranian official: Secret, second wife of Iran's FM 'spied for the West'
ISIS plans to ignite ethnic war in Fallujah upon leaving the city, document allegedly reveals
Analysis: Islamic State may be down, but it's far from out
US prosecutors move to unseal case of Ivy League student who defected from ISIS
Australia holds five suspected of plotting sailing trip to join ISIS
New York Jews sing, dance with locals in Morocco and Tunisia
CDU minister: Put Jewish member on looted art panel
'French Jews experiencing worst situation since 1945'
Labour readmits activist suspended for blaming slave trade on Jews
Majority of Israelis ignore illegal public smoking
Environment ministry to ensure beaches are 'bikini ready' with cleanup program
Israeli researchers discover Pilates exercises help after heart attack
In first, New Zealand 'innovation' delegation comes to Israel
BGU researchers: Staring, not crowding, most bothers obese air travelers
Country ‘lags behind’ in fighting smoking, says prevention council
Leviathan signs $3b. deal to power planned electric plant in Be’er Tuviya
‘Smart park’ coming to capital’s Sacher Park
Analysis stage begins at latest Golan drilling site
Digitized Talmud and mobile app to be launched
'Smart car' tech to get boost from US-Israel collaboration
Tech Talk: Student hackathons are the new rage
Sanders: Israel has a right to US protection
NY Times editor calls out Trump for ignoring supporters’ anti-Semitic tweets
Who needs Hillary? Trump, Sanders mull televised debate
Sanders' pro-Palestine backers could spark uproar at Dem convention
Briefing: 'King Bibi' pulls it together, again
Captain America revealed as a secret Nazi in new comic
The personal account of a Canadian lawyer hiking the Israel National Trail
Grapevine: Loving the city
Podcast: The mystery of Tel Aviv’s Jane Doe alleys
Briefing: Liberman, Trump and fascism
Podcast: A stable Israeli government? Fat chance
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
'In the navy'
On the 50th anniversary of Agnon’s Nobel Prize
Books: Blood diamonds
The forgotten casualties
The good news and the bad
Homage to Anne
Necessary Stories: The plowman meets the reaper
Artist of patterns
Veterans: Reaching one’s full potential
Books: Unlikely characters
Books: Totally certifiable
Books: Beauty and boredom of war
An African night in Jerusalem
In your footsteps, Orwell
This week in Jerusalem
Always look on the bright side of yourself
The long and winding road
From chaos to creation
An oddly individual thing – handwriting
Agriculture is having a (vertical) field day
אַלְמָז פּוֹסַעַת בִּשְבִילֵי יַלְדוּתָה
סְטֶנְד-אַפּ שֶל רוֹתֶם אַבּוּהָב
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Christian leaders seek insight into Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Protectors of the Holy Land
Digging with the Bible
Green Journey – Cycling on the Trails of the Living
Remembering Isaac Ochberg
Czech prime minister plants tree in Jerusalem grove of nations
Dado Scenic Lookout Dedicated on Israel's Northern Border
Golani Soldiers Clean up the Forests of Northern Israel
Greek President Plants Olive Tree in Jerusalem Grove of Nations
Italian Environment Minister Discovers Negev Agriculture
Kenyan President Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
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
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
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
WWII Japanese First Suicide Bombers; Atomic Bomb in Context
Do Not Leave Our Fate To Others!.......
Two States for Me, None For You
The Gender Crisis
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
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.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
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.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
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.
By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN
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.
Despite weekend rocket fire from Gaza, the Palestinian terrorist group isn't presently believed to be interested in a military confrontation.
Palestinian medical sources say 10-year-old boy, 6-year-old sister killed in IAF strike; Hamas member to Israel: Don't test our patience.
Just moments earlier, rocket sirens sounded in Israeli towns adjacent to the border with the Gaza Strip.
By MAARIV ONLINE
Israel Navy's Squadron 916 of fast patrol boats is training for such scenarios, while patrolling Gaza's coast, where Hamas disguises its naval units as fishing boats.
Prime Minister's Office released the premier’s letter to Mandelblit which included an endorsement of such a move.
By HERB KEINON,Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
The 'Al Quds' newspaper reported that Hamas authorities in Gaza are searching for the people trapped in the tunnel collapse.
Authorities closed off a major highway, Route 232, leading in and out of the Eshkol regional council.
By NOAM AMIR/MAARIV HASHAVUA
Coordinator for government activities in the territories tells Saudi news site that reports Israel agreed to a seaport were false.
In the Hannibal Protocol incident between 29 to 150 Palestinian civilians were killed.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
"I think nobody here in the region is looking for a war," Mahmoud Zahar says.
The draft resolution demands the UN Environment Program send a group of experts to the Gaza Strip to conduct an assessment of the environmental impact of the recent wars in Gaza.
The employee, Rami Riyan, who works at Gaza's Interior Ministry, wrote a post on Facebook attacking the Ministry of the Treasury which decided to buy new cars for government's directors general.
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.
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.
The relocation of the lion to a zoo near Tulkarm was facilitated in a joint effort by the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories and the Gaza Ministry of Agriculture.
The circumstances behind the incident are being investigated by the Shin Bet.
Israel believes that Mengistu was held by Hamas after illegally crossing the border, but the Islamist movement governing Gaza has provided no information about his whereabouts or condition.
PM, who quit Sharon's government to protest Gaza withdrawal, said leaving the Strip did not achieve the former premier's goals of bringing about security and peace.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
The company in question, Mashav Initiating and Development, is responsible for selling cement to the Palestinian Authority, by way of its subsidiary, the Nesher cement company.
By BEN HARTMAN
Incident takes place two weeks after Israel Police detained a reporter from "The Washington Post" along with an Arab colleague in Jerusalem.
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.
In the audience, Alaa Abu Qassem, a Gaza student who had never been to the movies before, reveled in the new experience.
Hamdan refused to give details about the rapprochement between Hamas and Egypt, but stated: "We want our relations with Egypt to be strong."
Got a minute? Here's the week in review.
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.”
Senior Fatah official Jibril Rajoub threatened to take undefined “decisive steps” to keep Hamas from “holding the Gaza Strip hostage.”
Would be the first contested GOP convention since the 1940s.
By MICHAEL WILNER