04.27.2017 | 1 Iyar, 5777
Patriot missile fired at drone entering Israeli airspace from Syria
Palestinians must admit defeat, Republican caucus says
Palestinians put life on hold for hunger striking prisoners
Controversial visitors center on Mount of Olives to be fast-tracked
Storming the Labor Party leadership
Netanyahu’s muscular diplomacy
Asylum-seekers protest 20% wage deduction law
Trump team arrives in Israel to discuss presidential visit
Trump considering Israel visit, White House official confirms
Television: ‘Girls,’ guys and Oprah
Movie Review: A soft rain permeates ‘After the Storm’
The best of both worlds at Kitchen Bar
Veneziana in Haifa
Vered helps Beitar leap over Petah Tikva into 3rd place
Mac TA back in 1st after rout of Kiryat Gat
Beersheba on the brink of championship
Miller dismissed from Mac TA camp for bringing girlfriend
American Heart Association picks United Hatzalah as training partner
Israeli greens to march in global campaign against Trump climate policies
Israel’s united and uniting rescue team
A radiant idea
Teen pot smokers run high risk of schizophrenia, Israeli researchers find
Bird makes a rare stop in Israel after 'wrong turn'
Two million head to the outdoors this Passover holiday
Kinneret’s deceptive depths a new danger to swimmers
Independence Day: Celebrating the process
Rooted in 3,000 years of history
Shared private grief – Leave the butterfly alone
As I See It: The British Foreign Office remains true to type
New photos emerge of Jewish convert Jenna Jameson's baby
Report: Desperate Syrians sell kidneys, eyes to Lebanese organ traffickers
Assad behind April 4 chemical attack, French intelligence confirms
Turkey detains 800 people over suspected links to US-based cleric
Khamenei says next Iranian president should be less engaged with West
Trump says Iran violating ‘spirit’ of nuclear deal
Tillerson: An 'unchecked Iran' could follow same path as North Korea
Trump administration certifies Iran compliant with nuclear deal
Iraqi forces using siege and stealth to evict ISIS from Mosul
Egypt says air strikes kill ISIS leaders in Sinai
Islamic State seeking alliance with al Qaida, Iraqi vice president says
US-backed forces launch new attacks on Islamic State in Syria
Time to speak loudly and clearly
NYC council candidate's platform: Stop 'greedy Jewish landlords'
Jewish officials hail Austria’s decision to adopt antisemitism definition
Study: For US Jews, education dims faith
Tel Aviv to house world's first construction tech hub
Minority Report: In pursuit of Optima results
Israeli firm, US Department of Defense to fight infectious disease together
Families of Holocaust victims and survivors reunited thanks to MDA tracing unit
S.Korea, US warn of punishment for N.Korea; US stresses sanctions
Ivanka Trump hissed at W20 Summit for defending father
Trump: UN Security Council must ready new sanctions on N.Korea
Larry King: Trump presidency highlights his lack of experience
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
Grapevine: Happy 69th
Star Catcher - Astrology for the week of April 28, 2017
Grapevine: Tracing unit
Grapevine: Goldin’s letter
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
Dry Bones Cartoon - April 24, 2017
Ivanka Trump visits Holocaust memorial in Berlin
Dry Bones Cartoon - April 27, 2017
Dry Bones Cartoon - April 19, 2017
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
Just a Thought: On sirens
Publicly lauding Israel – from Iran
Unable to fight
Pascale’s kitchen: From the old country
A kashrut controversy – for one day
Adventures in bentsching
Touring the city
From prayer to fulfillment: Israel’s first birthday
Q&A with Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota
A hero of two armies
Celebrating at 60
Savta Suzy and Saba Momi
לְכָל אֶחָד יְרוּשָלַיִם
אַלְבּוֹם חָדָש: שָלוֹש
אַחַת. אַחַת וְאַחַת
הַמַסָע אֶל הַצִיוּר: אַבְרָהָם פֶרְדוֹ
The Christian Edition- one month free subscription
Texas professors condemn Israel trip for students
Pope Francis urges the powerful to act humbly in surprise TED talk
Reflection and Prayer in Jerusalem from A Truth Seeker
Austrian Chancellor Plants Tree at the Grove of Nations
Fighting Fire with Fire
KOSHER IN CUZCO
Radical Islamic immigration strategy
The Oscars and Hollywood's hypocrisy; Dear Hollywood, If You Want To Help Women, You Must Strictly And Unapologetically Defend The Values That Have Allowed Women To Thrive.
The New Israel Fund's Law of Return
It is presumed that the threat of the US leaving the UNHRC could force it to change policy, including its policy on Israel.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF,GIL HOFFMAN,HERB KEINON
"In order for this Council to have any credibility, let alone success, it must move away from its unbalanced and unproductive positions."
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Saudi Arabia maintains membership, but Russia loses seat.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF,REUTERS
The group’s mission is to inform the public about human rights violations and to pressure government institutions to redress them.
By TAMARA ZIEVE
Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Emmanuel Nashon said "We do not react to such preposterous allegations."
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Human Rights Watch says legalizing the quarries was the best way to address any safety and environmental issues that might exist.
Israeli envoy says panel needs behavioral therapy to treat obsession with Israel.
A report examined the ability of children to protect their own rights in 197 different countries.
Israel, backed by its ally the United States, accuses the Geneva-based Human Rights Council of bias against it.
Nasser Nawaja is expected to be released Monday or Tuesday, along with PA-sympathizers Ezra Nawi and Guy Boteva.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Report accuses government of careening down a “slippery slope” of unprecedented infractions against human rights.
In speech to UNHRC, Abbas reiterates vow that the Palestinians will not be unilaterally bound by the Oslo Accords.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH,TOVAH LAZAROFF
In the Lutheran resolutions, there was no mention of the PA’s behavior.
By RAFAEL MEDOFF/JNS.ORG
T’ruah seeks to cultivate a new generation of clergy.
By DANIELLE ZIRI
Les crises humanitaires en Irak et en Syrie sont loin d’être la préoccupation essentielle en Occident
By MICHELE MAZEL
The 12 families of Lifta will have to go, sooner or later. Where to? No one knows.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Abbas and new UN Secretary-General Guterres among speakers.
Burkas "should be banned wherever legally possible. It does not belong in our country," Merkel said to applause.
In a secret ballot by the 193-member UN General Assembly, Hungary received 144 votes, followed by Croatia with 114 votes and Russia with 112 votes.
Veteran diplomat Thae Yong Ho, a counselor at the North Korean embassy and deputy to the ambassador, was named as the defector by the BBC.
The US objection to the database, he said, is not a reflection of its policy on West Bank settlements.
Out of the 41 resolutions before the UNHRC, 12 deal with human rights situations in individual countries. Five of those resolutions are focused on Israeli actions.
The group said it was surprised by Israel’s response since it “regularly meets and corresponds with Israeli government officials."
"We are striving to create the first-ever research and treatment center for maltreated kids."
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
"The UNHRC has been taken over by some of the worst human rights violators in the world, Israel said, adding "The council has long abandoned it founding principles of universality and impartiality."
There are a number of what they term “anti-Israel” NGOs on the list of organizations where students can intern, including B’Tselem.
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
It has been difficult for the Council’s special investigators to gain access to certain countries, even though they are tasked with fact finding, Hussein said.
The refusal stems from Israel deep conviction that the investigations are biased and akin to a “kangaroo” court whose negative judgment against Israel is already proscribed.
The move came less than six months after the European Union published new guidelines for labeling products made in Israeli settlements.
Group of nearly a dozen US politicians pens letter to Obama administration requesting inquiry, Politico reports.
It is expected that the United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday will formally appoint Michael Lynk to the post to replace Indonesian diplomat Makarim Wibisono.
Four of the resolutions, including one that calls on Israel to return the Golan Heights to Syria, have already been posted on the UNHRC website.
Lapid to call for end to council funding at Geneva rally
Lapid said on Tuesday that “the UNHRC lost its legitimacy long ago” and the demonstrators will protest its “hypocrisy and disproportionality.”
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN,LAHAV HARKOV
Report released last week, titled “Growing up on death row: The death penalty and juvenile offenders in Iran,” calls the Islamic Republic the world leader in executing people under 18.
By LAHAV HARKOV
The report also accused Israel of taking "inadequate action against Israeli settlers who injured 84 Palestinians and damaged their property in 130 incidents."
Yitzhak Kadman tries to be "a voice for those who can’t speak for themselves."
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
As part of his human rights activism, Keyes has used political comedy and satire to highlight human rights violations.
By HERB KEINON
Police will have to inform passers-by that they are in a zone where they could be searched, so that they can avoid the area if they wish.
By LAHAV HARKOV,YONAH JEREMY BOB
“I fail to see the problem with a grant that we are clearly proud of,” B'Tselem spokesperson said.
Israel is the only country for which the UNHRC has assigned a permanent special investigator.
"Frequent violent incidents have led to casualties in Israel and the West Bank, sown fear and undermined the regular routine of life,” report states.
Many pro-Israel feminists view a series of recent developments in the world of feminism vis-a-vis Israel with confusion and anger since Israel has the most advanced women’s rights in the Mideast.
30 men were charged with sodomy, drinking alcohol, and using psychedelic drugs.
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
The pro-Palestinian activist who is known for her controversial statements claimed on Monday that Zionists don't support human rights and therefore cannot claim to support women's rights.
By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
Although Egyptian women have made major strides
in parliament and in fighting female genital mutilation,
the deeply religious society remains very much
rooted in conservative traditions.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Israeli state courts have added terrorism charges to the indictment against the top World Vision Gaza manager who enabled Hamas to take over part of the organization's operations.
By his own account, Iranian businessman Babak Zanjani helped circumvent sanctions by arranging billions of dollars of oil deals through a network of companies.
Dual British-Iranian national has been detained since early April and is accused by Iran's Revolutionary Guards of trying to overthrow the Iranian government.
Both the Palestinian Authority and Hamas have been accused of the abuses.
By KATIE BEITER / THE MEDIA LINE
Online dating platforms, such as Grindr, are jeopardizing the safety of the conservative Muslim country's homosexual population, according to local lifestyle media.
By JULIE STEIGERWALD
“Iran has proved that its sickening enthusiasm for putting juveniles to death, in contravention of international law, knows no bounds."
Iranian media report that revealed details of the phenomenon in Tehran has allegedly made waves in the Islamic Republic.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
Egypt's religious authority issued a fatwa stating that ripping out human organs from a live captive to transplant them in another body is prohibited, whether or not it endangers someone's life.
By MAAYAN GROISMAN
Deputy Crown Prince's remarks about women's right to drive aroused a hot debate between liberals and conservatives in Saudi Arabia. Surprisingly, many women were on the side opposing women's driving.
Atena Farghadani, 29, was sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison for her political cartoons criticizing the government's anti-family planning legislation.
Since the closure of the Iran nuclear deal negotiations in July, Khamenei has intensified his efforts to block Western influences into Iranian society.
A UN report, along with one by Amnesty International, has spurred commentary from ordinary Iranians on social media.
The prostitution network, revealed by the Lebanese police in the coastal city of Jounieh, north of Beirut, included 75 women, most of them Syrian.
The international Jewish human rights organization gives Twitter a grade of "B" in a report card of social networking companies' efforts to fight online activity by militant groups.
Politicians slam Italian PM for making almost no reference to Iran's human rights record during presser with Rouhani, and for "surrendering" Italy's cultural identity by hiding nude statues of women.
Indonesia, Ethiopia and the Philippines have also banned the flow of migrant workers to Saudi Arabia until they could be assured the workers were given basic labor rights.
By YASIN KAKANDE/REUTERS
According to the official, in a highly unusual intervention, the department's hierarchy overruled its own staff's assessments of Oman's deteriorating record on forced labor and human trafficking.
Woman identified by initials "A.Kh" to be executed by stoning for alleged complicity in murder of her husband, according to local media.
"The Egyptian government's opaque travel restriction policy violates both the Egyptian constitution and international human rights law," says report.
The world community has done little to champion human rights in Saudi Arabia.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
Terms like ‘white privilege’ and ‘cultural appropriation’ are easily thrown around, but they’re not without their merits
By LAWRENCE RIFKIN
What is the state of freedom of information in Israel? Like in the US, there is good and bad news.
By TEHILLA SHWARTZ-ALTSHULER
The rare light of compassion that Israeli doctors and nurses have shown without hesitation to helpless victims of war is now being eclipsed by the unthinking bureaucratic buck passing.
“Most of those killed were shot while attacking Israelis or suspected of intending an attack.”
By GERALD M. STEINBERG
The very fact that Iran has succeeded time and again at pretending reformers exists is evidence of how well its narrative has influenced others.
It is time to take action when an institution’s activities range from ineffective to detrimental.
By BRENDA KATTEN
Since 1960 a new feudal-style colonial elite has arisen. It was at first necessitated by the lack of education among the new states that were born in Asia and Africa.
It is time to acknowledge that it was the alt-left the American voter was responding to when he or she cast a ballot for Trump, not the alt-right.
By RUTHIE BLUM
Was Guterres exempting Palestinians from their responsibility for allowing Hamas to turn Gaza into an Islamist, terrorist state?
Adalah calls itself “an independent human rights organization,” and thus its statements enjoy some of the halo effect attached to this self-anointed status.
By JOEL H. GOLOVENSKY
The link between the anti-Zionist BDS Movement and BLM is evident in the posters seen at both their rallies.
Jewish community refugee initiative reunites Yazidi brothers.
By SHARON CHISVIN
I am not without sympathy for the displaced Arab settlers that the West has made into Palestinians.
By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
If Eleanor Roosevelt and René Cassin were alive today, and beheld a body that legitimizes murderers, dictators and anti-Semites, would they not be revolted by what has become of their creation?
By HILLEL NEUER
I yearn for a day when Israel will appoint an ambassador to the UN who will use the international arena to advance Israel’s interests by promoting human rights.
By MICHAEL SFARD
Walk through the world-class memorial and museum that is Yad Vashem, take in the photos, hear the testimonies, and then reconsider.
By JUDY MONTAGU
As we mark International Women’s Day, Israel is proud to be a champion for the empowerment of women and gender equality.
By GILA GAMLIEL
The universal principles that are a prerequisite for human rights – for fundamental equality in society – do not yet exist in the Middle East.
By GABRIEL YOUSEF
To counter the pre-apology attack, artists and NGOs for human rights and peace will on Friday, February 5, present a performing arts response called Blacklisted: A Show with a Glimmer of Hope.