06.25.2016 | 19 Sivan, 5776
Missing IDF soldier's family: Netanyahu failing a test by signing deal with Turkey
Did Israel promise not to assassinate Hamas's leader as part of Turkey deal?
Abbas retracts charge that rabbis called to poison Palestinian water
Reflections: My Gaza war
Meeting the Queen in Jerusalem
Coalition chairman calls Mossad, Shin Bet ‘leftists’
Israel grants first Darfuri refugee status, after year of legal battles
Simply the best
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
High school sweethearts
Dining: A bonanza for Bindella
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
Turkish official: Regional security problem binds Israel and Turkey
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
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
Ex-prostitute alleges Orthodox businessmen mistreated her on ‘mile high’ NYPD job
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
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
Grapevine: Good Tuesday
The Tisch: Halla bookends
Parshat Shlah: Constructive criticism or defeatism?
Grapevine: With strings attached
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
A Jewish woman’s view
The Iran nuclear deal: One year on
Is BDS headed for defeat?
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
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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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
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
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.
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.”
Would be the first contested GOP convention since the 1940s.
By MICHAEL WILNER