05.24.2016 | 16 Iyar, 5776
Palestinians reject Netanyahu’s call for direct Paris talks
On this day: Israel withdraws from Lebanon, ending 18-year ordeal
'First signs of new cold war emerging in Syria,' former senior IDF commander warns
Israel resumes Gaza cement shipments after ban over Hamas theft
From Bimah to Bandstand
Special report blasts Netanyahu for 'Bibi Tours Affair'
Sela ousted in five sets in first round of French Open
Maccabi Tel Aviv, Eilat, Rishon all jump out to 2-0 advantages
UK professor yields to BDS, turns down prize from Israeli university
Bennie Begin: Capital punishment for terrorists is ‘unfit, even moronic'
Knesset passes law against human cloning for next 4 years
Concert Review: Deep Purple
A walk on the Wild side
Israeli films win at Cannes
Lots of pride on the line in State Cup final
Beersheba party continues with next season in mind
How they sold us the Iran deal
Isi Leibler: Wrong on all counts
Pope Innocent III: Theology vs. reality
No holds barred: The loneliness of the desert
Human remains from EgyptAir crash site said to indicate blast on board
Hardliner elected as head of Iran's top clerical body due to tap Khamenei successor
ISIS plans to ignite ethnic war in Fallujah upon leaving the city, secret document reveals
Analysis: Islamic State may be down, but it's far from out
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
Holocaust denial in Iran can be tackled by media, say experts
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
WATCH: From paying tuition to 'funding Hamas'?
Far-right Austrian candidate’s near loss is 'wake-up call' to centrists in Europe
'F**k Israel, long live the Intifada' angry mob screams at Jewish UC student
Marseille: The elegant Europort of the South
Israel, South Korea announce free trade talks
Prevent Lag Ba’omer accidents and tragedies
Committee votes to reduce regulations on food pesticides
Study: Stress worsens Crohn’s disease
Health scan: On/off button for inheriting responses to environmental changes
Sharpen your medical mind
French PM Valls inaugurates Israel's latest—and largest—solar field
Cabinet approves Levianthan gas deal
Gas deal may soon be back on track after partners reportedly agree to update
Tech Talk: CES Asia 2016
Tech can’t thrive without women, says Israeli-born Oracle CEO
Travel, tourism and entertainment in the technological age
Australian tells BBC he created bitcoin, but some skeptical
Sanders picks critics of Israel, BDS backer to write Democratic platform
UK's Cameron says ready to meet Trump, pans 'very dangerous' Muslim remarks
Sanders wants Dem platform to better reflect Palestinian aspirations
‘Post’ poll: Israelis think Trump would be better than Clinton at fighting terrorism
Bob Dylan’s forgotten pro-Israel song, revisited
Briefing: Liberman, Trump and fascism
Grapevine: Underwriting Israel’s future
Podcast: A stable Israeli government? Fat chance
Grapevine: Animal husbandry
Briefing: Eurovision and Europe’s vision for peace
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!
Arrivals: The art of saving her son
The Tisch: Counting for unity
Books: A lost stage
Pavements for pedestrians? Not in Jerusalem
Inside Gilo: Who pays for that?
This week in Jerusalem
Here and now at the Israel Festival
A life outlined by the paintbrush
Rocking in the Western Galilee
Italian Jewish looks, at Beit Hatfutsot
Revolutionizing the coffee shop and supermarket industries
הַצַלָמִים – יְרוּשָלַיִם בְּעֵינֵי צַלָמֶיהָ
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Digging with the Bible
Sanctifying God in the Rhineland massacres
‘Christians are children of the Holy Land; now is the time to integrate’
Dado Scenic Lookout Dedicated on Israel's Northern Border
Golani Soldiers Clean up the Forests of Northern Israel
Canadian University Students Visit Israel with JNF Canada
New Kindergartens, Youth Center for Kiryat Malachi
Greek President Plants Olive Tree in Jerusalem Grove of Nations
Italian Environment Minister Discovers Negev Agriculture
Kenyan President Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
Italy-Israel Friendship Tree Planted in Italian Ambassador’s Garden
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
What is France up to in the Middle East?
Game of Thrones: Returning from the dead and grappling with religion
What You Admire, You Can Become
If this is true, why are we talking about a Palestinian State?
Israeli delegation met with Egyptian officials in Cairo in attempt to prevent discussion of resolution.
By YOSSI MELMAN
Thousands of worshipers to ascend Temple Mount.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet on Sunday for yet another round of intensive talks.
By MICHAEL WILNER
Jerusalem only district with increased construction, showing a 12.7% rise over the previous year.
By NIV ELIS
Governments are straining to save their financial systems and shore up their banks, and they are managing to do so – at least in the short term and at great cost.
By PINCHAS LANDAU
Peres and Amano spent a considerable amount of time discussing the IAEA’s role as a leading professional organization in blocking Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Will Iran’s tenacious defiance finally triumph over the pusillanimity of the US administration?
By NEVILLE TELLER
Internal medicine wards are usually populated by the elderly, as they suffer from more complex chronic conditions.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
"Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini will issue a joint statement to declare that Iran has met its end of the bargain."
Statement is departure from past US characterizations of the controversial site, which has been shut off to international nuclear inspectors since 2006.
If Vienna talks yield a deal, it will be up to the IAEA task force to verify that Iran is upholding its terms, and if there is no deal it will have to warn the world if Tehran is producing a bomb.
P5+1 proposes mechanism to ensure access to sensitive Iran sites.
White House reportedly considering a suspension of sanctions on Iran's ballistic missile work.
Israel continues to ready itself for the stark reality at the end of the Iran nuclear talks.
The International Atomic Energy Agency is investigating allegations of explosives tests and other activity by Iran.
Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says deal could help build confidence between Iran and other countries fighting ISIS.
Head of Israel's Atomic Energy Commission rejects Iran's "diplomatic vocabulary" at the conference.
Labor leader and Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander stated amid loud applause that he regarded statehood for the Palestinians not as a gift to be given, “but as a right to be recognized.”
By JERRY LEWIS
After Obama offers up 300 Americans to help coordinate the fight against ISIS, the Iranian supreme leader says intervention in Iraq is unnecessary.
Director General: Agency is analyzing information provided by Iran, will provide assessment after "acquiring a good understanding of the whole picture."
Iran will not be ready to address concerns about nuclear activities until the UN has access to a location at the Parchin base southeast of Tehran.
The IAEA report made clear that Iran so far is undertaking the agreed steps to curb its nuclear program.
Negotiations resume in Vienna as UN report identifies Iranian efforts to circumvent sanctions regime.
Israeli official says comments "should serve as a wake-up call to anyone who has any doubt about the duplicity of the Iranian regime.
By HERB KEINON
IAEA says Tehran is reducing its most proliferation-prone nuclear stockpile as required by interim deal with world powers.
Report - to have been prepared last year - would almost certainly have angered Iran and complicated efforts to reach nuclear deal.
During weekend talks, IAEA inspectors hope to start addressing long-held suspicions that Iran has worked on developing atom bomb.
Obama made a plea for time to explore diplomacy in his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday night.
By Michael Wilner
Delay in construction of plant, which is supposed to convert enriched uranium to harmless powder, preventing implementation of nuke deal.
IAEA is likely to need more inspectors in Iran and is also examining whether to set up a small, temporary office there.
As technical talks with Tehran are set to resume in Geneva, Iranian foreign minister says nuclear program will continue; no sanctions will be eased until a nuclear agreement is implemented, says Western diplomat.
By MICHAEL WILNER IN WASHINGTON, JPOST.COM STAFF
Experts from both sides meet for the first time in Vienna to start working on the recently signed deal; On the agenda: Date for stopping the sensitive nuclear activity and sanctions relief.
Iranian deputy FM warns deal not legally binding and Iran has right to undo it if world powers fail to hold up their end of the bargain.
In anticipation of sanctions relief, Russian oil giant expresses interest in resuming ties, India pushes Iranian port project.
IAEA director-general Amano says agency might need more funding for verification work.
Access granted to IAEA will give immediate indication of seriousness with which Tehran takes the deal, says proliferation expert.
By HENRY ROME
Following halt in uranium enrichment from late August to early November, Tehran resumed conversion at faster pace.
Yukiya Amano says UN nuclear watchdog will issue latest quarterly report on Tehran's nuclear ambitions in coming days.
Islamic Republic to open up Arak heavy water site and Gachin uranium mine to IAEA inspectors; move comes as UN nuclear chief visits Tehran.
IAEA seeks breakthrough that will facilitate long-stalled investigation into suspected nuclear arms research.
Israeli and longtime New York-resident bassist Barak Mori gets to strut his stuff at the Red Sea Jazz Festival in Eilat.
By BARRY DAVIS
John Brennan likely told Israeli officials that intelligence monitoring is sufficient to track possible military dimensions of Tehran's program, according to MEMRI report.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
It is Herzi Halevy's first US trip since being appointed in September.
By REUTERS,JPOST.COM STAFF
The US and Israel sharply criticized Argentina at the time.
By Mati WAGNER
Arab states had submitted the non-binding text which called on Israel to join a global anti-nuclear weapons pact
By TOVAH LAZAROFF,REUTERS
The ambiguities in the Iran deal must be scrutinized by the only forum that is conducting a serious review of this flawed deal: the US Congress.
By EMILY B. LANDAU
The stumbling blocks in the way of a final Iran nuclear agreement are not as big as they seem.
With the ball firmly in Tehran’s court, after the extension of nuclear talks, the question is whether Iran’s supreme leader will give his negotiators the flexibility needed to conclude a deal.
By YOSSI MELMAN,Ilan Evyatar
President Hassan Rouhani has never lost sight of the goal of pushing
forward Iran’s option for military nuclear capability.
Iranian President Rouhani voices hope that sanctions would be removed in January, "delivering one of the electoral promises of the government" before polls open on February 26.
Within hours of the IAEA vote, UN officials warned that Iran may have violated a separate set of international laws by conducting yet more ballistic missile tests.
The IAEA’s latest report on Iran is unlikely to hinder implementation of July’s nuclear deal
According to IAEA report, Iran's stockpile of low-enriched uranium has increased in the past 3 months; senior diplomat says increase is normal fluctuation.
IAEA to provide assessment of Iran's activities by end of the year.
"Significant progress" in IAEA inquiry, agency's Amano says.
"This is a very unusual verification approach, which has no reason to be confidential unless a very special reason - proprietary, economic or security - calls for it," expert says.
After vote, Netanyahu says he had called 30 world leaders and convinced them to reject proposal given the situation in the Mideast, especially Iran's efforts to obtain a nuclear weapon.
Iran will not receive additional sanctions relief until UN watchdog satisfied with its investigation of site; Biden to meet Jewish leaders in Miami next week.
UN nuclear watchdog requests additional funds for Iran deal enforcement.
Dore Gold says Iranians have been pouring asphalt there to make it more difficult to take ground samples and prove previous nuclear activity.
By HERB KEINON,MICHAEL WILNER
Bloomberg reports that US intel officials briefed lawmakers on findings.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Nothing in the 150 pages of the Vienna accord will convince the unconvinced. The debate long ago became an ideological confrontation.
Iran nuclear talks approach endgame, negotiators push on sticking points.
No "breakthrough moment," UK says as two-year diplomatic effort enters its endgame.
Iran's supreme leader specifically rejects limits on Tehran's research and development into nuclear technology that would last a decade or more.
Iran's deputy FM reiterates that Tehran will not permit inspectors access to the country's nuclear scientists, according to local media report.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,REUTERS
IAEA chief Amano says emerging deal would help UN atomic watchdog to better monitor Iran's nuclear program.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
IAEA chief Amano says Iran yet to clarify issues relating to explosives tests and other measures that might have been used for bomb research.
Confidential IAEA reports says Tehran continues to withhold full cooperation in 2 areas of investigation that it was supposed to have given by August last year.
Obama promises more aid, loan guarantees to Jordan.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON,REUTERS
The New York Times quotes Yukiya Amano, chief of the UN nuclear watchdog the IAEA, as saying that Iranian cooperation has not been forthcoming.
By MICHAEL WILNER,TOVAH LAZAROFF
Iranian news report interviews cheif of Iranian Atomic Energy Organization who says Iran has complied with the intrusive IAEA inspections.
Bilateral US-Iran talks to resume Thursday in Geneva; Steinitz says options under discussion qualify as ‘bad deal.’
By MICHAEL WILNER,LAHAV HARKOV
IAEA report: Iran diluted 75 percent of its stockpile of 20 percent enriched uranium; State Department says Tehran meeting commitments.
By MICHAEL WILNER,REUTERS
Details on dilution will be confirmed this week in IAEA report; enriching uranium to this point constitutes the hardest part of the process toward the production of nuclear bombs.
Saudi Interior Ministry also lists Nusra Front and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, whose fighters are battling Syrian President Assad.
Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz says IAEA should not withhold information for diplomatic reasons.
Report notes Tehran is converting some of uranium reserve into oxide for producing reactor fuel, less suitable for bombs.
By Michael Wilner/REUTERS
Moscow, Tehran say moves against companies who evaded sanctions violates spirit of interim nuclear accord.
Expert-level talks over Iran deal hit snag in Vienna after new measures; Russia echoes Iranian criticism.
Netanyahu is "not impressed" with the report, says Iran already has all it needs to produce a nuclear bomb.
Yukiya Amano says Iran still has "a lot to do" to complete possible plutonium-producing Arak reactor.
FM Zarif says framework deal possible, but no disaster if there was further delay; Fabius: Nuclear talks can't last forever.
By REUTERS, JPOST.COM STAFF
The bill increases the minimum amount of time in prison before someone serving a life sentence can turn to the parole board from seven years to 15.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Regrettably, the IAEA ignored serious elements of IAEA director Yukiya Amano’s final report on Iran’s nuclear program.
By KENNETH BANDLER
The Iranian regime sees Israel as its arch-enemy, and even if its leaders have toned down their rhetoric in the past year or so, they clearly oppose the existence of the Jewish state.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
It would be imprudent not to assume that Iran already has a working nuclear explosive mechanism design, received from Pakistan, the same way Libya did.
By EPHRAIM ASCULAI
It is most unfortunate that the politicians, in their haste to conclude an agreement, gave up on the most basic of professional principles, thus paving the road for shortcuts.
With all the claims, counter- claims, denials and explanations, one thing becomes certain: Iran will have a role in inspecting itself. It almost does not matter what this role will be.
The Iran deal is a total and stunning victory for Tehran, and no amount of window dressing will hide this fact.
By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
With regard to “Senior US official: IAEA will get the access it needs” (June 30), I am appalled by the comment of “a senior Obama administration official.”
We may never know what exactly happened Sunday night at Parchin, but we certainly know that it will take hundreds more mysterious explosions to prevent Iran from getting the bomb.
By CAROLINE B. GLICK
Elul, the month of forgiveness and reconciliation, is just around the corner, and I have a confession to make.
By BARRY SCHLESINGER
The forces that pretended to promote peace were too weak and undecided, and surrendered with unsuppressed satisfaction – both Mr. Netanyahu and Mr. Abbas.
By URI SAVIR
Jewish community councils across the country need to get much more involved in an issue with the potential to harm all minorities.
By DOUGLAS BLOOMFIELD
If the Israeli government concludes that negotiations with the Palestinians are doomed to fail, it should abandon bilateral negotiations.
By JONATHAN ROSEN
Iran has yet to make its first big concession to prove to the world that it is trustworthy. Failure to do this could doom the whole negotiation process.
Mac TA defeats Petah Tikva for 12th victory in 13 matches to increase margin over Beersheba to nine points.
By ALLON SINAI