05.26.2016 | 18 Iyar, 5776
'World Health Organization condemnation of Israel is anti-Semitism,' says Lapid
Salafi group in Gaza claims overnight rocket launching at Israel
Knesset warns Arab MKs against Temple Mount visits during Ramadan
Israel forming civil defense units in preparation for possible conflict with Hezbollah
Public unaware that civil divorce unavailable in Israel poll finds
1998 Haifa killer convicted of manslaughter after 18-year hunt
Morocco refuse to play Israel in wheelchair tennis World Cup
Poll: Almost half of Israeli Jews don't want Arabs teaching their kids
NGO asks High Court to unlock some of nuclear agency's secrecy
Knesset panel once again erupts into war over ‘NGO bill’
US says Israel's rightist coalition 'raises legitimate questions'
Will Liberman be a settlement builder or right-wing scapegoat?
Tel Aviv documentary festival announces film winners
Palestine Literature Festival highlights local and international writers
Taking it all off
HaClique’s music is still alive and kicking
Disappointing denouement for Mac TA
Jerusalem, Hap Tel Aviv resume captivating quarterfinal
Israel by the campfire: Hundreds of thousands participate in Lag Ba'Omer festivities
Know comment: The day after Abbas
Supporting the Wall
Candidly Speaking: I stand by my critique of ADL’s Jonathan Greenblatt
Egyptian Muslims attack Christians, strip woman naked over rumored affair
Male doctor helps Saudi woman deliver baby - and is then shot by husband
Iran has limited, indirect access to US dollars, Treasury official says
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'
Too hot for Tehran: Glam couple flee Iran after model photos deemed 'un-Islamic'
Escape to victory: 'Anti-Iranian occupation' team wins soccer cup
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
Self-described anti-Semitic German pastor resigns from interfaith position
German police investigate Britons' Nazi salute at death camp
Neo-Nazis salute ‘Aryan goddess’ Taylor Swift
French court orders suspect in 1980 synagogue bombing back to jail
'Smart car' tech to get boost from US-Israel collaboration
Research shows exposure to dirty air may raise risk of heart disease
Tech Talk: Student hackathons are the new rage
Most medical marijuana users benefit from treatment, finds Ben-Gurion University study
Rx for Readers: Stresses over sleep lines
Litzman blasts Palestinian ‘political attack’ on Israel at WHO’s yearly assembly
‘Smart park’ coming to capital’s Sacher Park
Analysis stage begins at latest Golan drilling site
Green tech at the forefront of talks on US-Israel collaboration
Israel faces lack of enforcement of environmental policies, says report
Tech Talk: CES Asia 2016
Tech can’t thrive without women, says Israeli-born Oracle CEO
Who needs Hillary? Trump, Sanders mull televised debate
Sanders' pro-Palestine backers could spark uproar at Dem convention
Jewish leaders push to get two-state solution proposal on next president's desk
Sanders picks critics of Israel, BDS backer to write Democratic platform
Grapevine: Born in Jerusalem
Podcast: The mystery of Tel Aviv’s Jane Doe alleys
This week in 60 seconds: The Green Prince takes New York
Tradition Today: Counting the days
Briefing: Liberman, Trump and fascism
Podcast: A stable Israeli government? Fat chance
Grapevine: Animal husbandry
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
Whose land is it?
A Jew in ancient Rome
The Russian Underground
SpaceIL: To the moon!
Veterans: Reaching one’s full potential
Books: Unlikely characters
Books: Totally certifiable
Books: Beauty and boredom of war
Pavements for pedestrians? Not in Jerusalem
Inside Gilo: Who pays for that?
This week in Jerusalem
Here and now at the Israel Festival
An oddly individual thing – handwriting
Agriculture is having a (vertical) field day
Walking the food trail in Haifa
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Protectors of the Holy Land
Digging with the Bible
Sanctifying God in the Rhineland massacres
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
Naming Sheba Medical Center, an Oasis of Healing, Hope and Peace
Living with Doubt
This Week in Israeli History: IAF Established, 14,500 Ethiopian Jews Airlifted to Israel and Latrun
Son of Hamas leader was made famous by 2014 documentary.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
In response to rocket fire launched towards Israel late Wednesday night, the Israeli Air Force attacked two locations that were part of Hamas' terror infrastructure in the Gaza Strip.
By MAAYAN GROISMAN
Intercepted consignment consists of hundreds of pipes that can be used for producing mortars and dozens of electric motors that can be used for building terrorist infrastructure.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
“I urge Hamas not to carry out these executions and I call on [PA] President [Mahmoud] Abbas to establish a moratorium on the implementation of the death penalty.”
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
According to Palestinian law, the death penalty can be implemented in cases of collaboration with Israel, drug trafficking and murder.
Efraim Halevy says at JPost Conference that "the leadership of Hamas knows they have no chance of destroying Israel."
By BEN HARTMAN
"Abu Ammar fought against us, confiscated our weapons, jailed us, tortured us and had security coordination with Israel," the Hamas official said.
COGAT tells Saudi news site that the ISIS operative was due to undergo military training in Gaza.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
Shin Bet says teen suspect involved in tunnel-digging arrested, divulges information on the group's efforts.
Mahmoud Atauna was arrested in mid-April after infiltrating Israel from Gaza with knives on a murder mission; Gazan tunnel networks includes showers and dining tables.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
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."
Other charges include providing illegal military training to operatives, conspiring to commit murder, attempted murder, membership in an unlawful organization and numerous weapons offenses.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB,DANIEL J. ROTH
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.
The IDF declined to provide information on reasons for arrest.
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 Hamas statement was made even as Israeli authorities have yet to confirm that the explosion was indeed a terrorist attack.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,DANIEL K. EISENBUD
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.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN,JPOST.COM STAFF
"We have proven our ability to detect deep tunnels and strike them," senior IDF source says.
While one spokesperson claims group is not looking for military confrontation with Israel, another claims Hamas forces already have enough to "force" a prisoner exchange.
The senior leader of the terrorist group that controls Gaza says the Palestinian people opt to continue the so-called current Jerusalem intifada.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA,JPOST.COM STAFF
This report comes amidst Hamas' increased deployment along the Gaza border and a strengthening of its military wing.
Source says coming Passover holiday could see 'unstable respite' shattered due to Hamas attack or renewed Jerusalem tensions.
Ex-Hamas official: Stop deluding people of Gaza
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.
On Monday, a letter written by "the community of Israeli Beduins" and addressed to the Kassam Brigades was spread on Palestinian social media networks.
The group's military wing, Izzadin Kassam Brigades, released a televised statement through official Hamas media in Gaza.
By MAARIV ONLINE
Hamas leader Saleh al-Arouri is said to have played a role in the kidnapping and murder of American-Israeli Naftali Fraenkel and Israelis Eyal Yifrah and Gil-Ad Shaer.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
The Hamas leader spoke shortly before a Gazan rocket exploded in an uninhabited area of the Sha'ar Hanegev regional council on Monday night.
Although Israel fully evacuated Gaza more than ten years ago, important actors in the international community still perceive the Strip as a territory under Israel’s responsibility.
By GILEAD SHER,JONATHAN HEUBERGER
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.
Despite weekend rocket fire from Gaza, the Palestinian terrorist group isn't presently believed to be interested in a military confrontation.
Former US intelligence officer Bruce Bechtol sheds light on North Korea’s pervasive
involvement in the military buildups of Iran, Syria, Hezbollah and Hamas.
Mohammad Jamal Kaluti, 21, carried out a shooting attack on an Egged bus in the capital's Ramot neighborhood Wednesday morning accompanied by another Palestinian.
"In the next days, the West Bank's settlers will witness additional surprises from Hamas," the Palestinian terror group declared Thursday.
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.
Spokesman for the PA security forces in the West Bank rejects Likud Minister Elkin's claims that it is a matter of time until the PA collapses.
The 'Al Quds' newspaper reported that Hamas authorities in Gaza are searching for the people trapped in the tunnel collapse.
As soon as he ceases his hunger strike, Muhammad al-Qiq will be permitted to meet with members of his family.
By ARIK BENDER
"I think nobody here in the region is looking for a war," Mahmoud Zahar says.
Hamas official to 'Al-Hayat': "[It] seems that Israel is interested in decreasing the pressure on the Strip's residents and easing their path to rehabilitating Gaza from fear things will explode."
According to Iranian ambassador to Beirut, every family of a martyr will receive $7,000, while a family whose home was demolished by the IDF will receive $30,000.
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.
The play was part of the ceremonies for the 47th anniversary of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and was watched by leaders of the Democratic Front and student representatives.
Many citizens blame Hamas for the suicide wave, claiming that the movement is disconnected from the reality in Gaza.
Commercial drones were found on an Israeli truck carrying a shipment of toys into Gaza.
The video, titled "Dig and Advance," presents people from different sectors of Gazan society, such as a journalist, a builder and a doctor, comparing their role in the Palestinian resistance.
Last month, Haniyeh vowed that his group will never stop digging tunnels and upgrading rockets in preparation for any possible confrontation with Israel.
It is no secret that Hamas is preparing a new round of hostilities.
By YOSSI MELMAN
The main issue for Israel’s decision makers is: what is the red line that, once crossed by Hamas, demands a proactive military operation against the tunnels?
By AMOS YADLIN
A video released by the organization on Sunday presents some of the organization's fighters striding inside the tunnel carrying arms, and shows the improvised rockets the organization possesses.
The defendant was convicted of forbidden activity involving using his property for terrorism purposes
Hamas’ praise of Corbyn coincides with a media firestorm in the United Kingdom surrounding recent revelations of extremist anti-Israel and anti-Jewish expressions by Labor members.
"This is a continuous effort that demands great determination, and to which we are committed.”
By HERB KEINON
IDF carefully watching Hamas's 25 battalions; source adds that military wing is gradually growing in power at expense of its political wing.
Palestinian officials from the coastal enclave are in Egypt in an effort to rebuild tattered relations between the two parties.
Elian complained that 360 bomb shelter-type installations were distributed to various groups, but not to the Beduins.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Premier thanks Hollande after his government shut down Al Aksa TV broadcasts from satellite provider EUTELSAT.
By DANA SOMBERG
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.
Incident takes place two weeks after Israel Police detained a reporter from "The Washington Post" along with an Arab colleague in Jerusalem.
Iran's decision to reembrace Islamic Jihad after two years of strained relations came following a visit to Iran in April by a high-level delegation from the organization.
Hamas representative Salah al-Bardawil said that the members of an alleged Fatah terror cell provided Hamas with information and documents that indicate that they had planned to kill Sisi.
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."
Last week, Hamas deployed several hundred fighters along the Gaza-Sinai border together with Egypt to prevent ISIS fighters in the region from breaching the coastal enclave.
By ROSIE PERPER
According to the report, Hamas forces would fight for Mosul's liberation alongside Hezbollah fighters and the Shi'ite Houthi militias which are currently struggling in Yemen.
According to Hamas's Interior Ministry, the maneuver was enacted in order to "find points of collaboration with Egyptian forces on the border."
Appointment of Dr. Basri Saleh Smoudi draws criticism from top Fatah leader in the West Bank.
According to sources in Gaza, Hamas has imposed a complete media blackout on the details of the incident.
Ahmed Yousef, who previously served as advisor to former Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, made his criticism in an article he published over the weekend.
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.
Sources say that Abbas has decided to expand the Fatah team that is currently negotiating with Hamas to include more officials.
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.
A senior Hamas delegation is expected to arrive in Cairo on Sunday evening, according to Hamas spokesman Ismail Radwan.
The London-based Arab daily A-Sharq al-Awsat reported Monday that Hamas' Public Works Department started removing images of senior Muslim Brotherhood leaders.
According to a Hamas member, Suleimani urged Hamas's delegation to stay neutral in the Saudi-Iranian conflict so that will not suffer the consequences of aligning with one side later.
Hamas refused to admit responsibility in Sinai security incidents, Al-Ahram says.
Al-Sabireen's charity association, al-Bakiyat as-Salihat, was established in Gaza in 2004.
Egypt, historically the Palestinians' major backer, has brokered several truces between Israel and Gaza factions and tried to heal past rifts between rival Palestinian factions.
Lawsuit, submitted by Egyptian lawyer, is due to be heard in the Alexandria Court of Urgent Matters on March 23.
Interior Ministry Magdi Abdel Ghaffar told a news conference that the attack was ordered by Turkey-based leaders of Egypt's oldest Islamist movement and coordinated with Hamas.
The teacher, Nadia Abu Eisha, was slightly injured after an unknown group of people had thrown acid in her face while she was heading to work in a Hebron school.
Hamdan refused to give details about the rapprochement between Hamas and Egypt, but stated: "We want our relations with Egypt to be strong."
Jibril Rajoub rules out the possibility that Hamas-Fatah talks would lead to a “reconciliation” agreement between the rival Palestinian factions.
Splinter group of Hamas' military wing claims killed member's links with Hamas leaders outside Gaza transformed him into a traitor in the eyes of his colleagues in the Kassam Brigades.
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
By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
We know that if Israel laid down its arms it would be destroyed, while if Hamas would drop its arms, and the Palestinian Authority would stop the incitement, there would be peace in Israel.
By DOV LIPMAN