04.30.2017 | 4 Iyar, 5777
Questions over Israel-Hamas conflict prompt $7m. Hollywood court battle
Abbas, Jordanian king coordinate stance ahead of Trump meeting
Report: Egypt, PA coordinate positions ahead of Abbas, Trump meeting
IDF imposes West Bank, Gaza closures ahead of Israeli Memorial Day
Israeli youth workers exploited, unaware of their basic rights, report finds
Knesset speaker reaches out to disgruntled Israeli families of fallen troops
Swimming for a cause: From the Dead Sea to the Pacific Ocean
Bennett shows the door to Uri Ariel
Mexican diplomat to be honored for challenging UNESCO on anti-Israel vote
An oasis of creativity
Comedy in the age of Trump
Television: ‘Girls,’ guys and Oprah
Hadar quits Hapoel Tel Aviv after less than four months
Beersheba secures back-to-back titles
How do you say slam dunk in Hebrew?
Basketball: Jerusalem beats Herzliya for 3rd straight win
Study: Widows continue emotional relationship with deceased partner
Teaching med students with movies, objects and rare books
New Worlds: Veggies also have cholesterol
Israeli urban tech-integrator brings smart city management to East Africa
American Heart Association picks United Hatzalah as training partner
Israeli greens to march in global campaign against Trump climate policies
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
The cost of freedom on Israel's 69th birthday
Leaving the region better than we found it
April 30, 2017: Opinion on opinions
The hilltop youth – the inevitable result of 50 years of ‘occupation’
EU trapped between Trump and Tehran
Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia
Iran's Khamenei rebuffs president's detente policy with West
Pope, at Cairo Mass, urges unity against fanaticism
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
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
Flip-flopping neo-Nazi used to back Trump, now blasts his 'Jew loving'
Names revealed of Jewish targets of South African twin terror suspects
President Trump proclaims May 'Jewish American Heritage Month'
Holland has first Jewish military wedding since Holocaust
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
Toned-down White House press dinner carries on without Trump
Trump says he thought being president would be easier
Trump: I want to see peace with Israel and the Palestinians
S.Korea, US warn of punishment for N.Korea; US stresses sanctions
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
These comedians want to bring Yiddish humor to TV
Grapevine: Remembering a world that was
Grapevine: Happy 69th
Star Catcher - Astrology for the week of April 28, 2017
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
Publicly lauding Israel – from Iran
Unable to fight
Pascale’s kitchen: From the old country
A kashrut controversy – for one day
Adventures in benching
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
Israeli couple commemorates pregnant daughter, 4 grandchildren slain by terrorists
לְכָל אֶחָד יְרוּשָלַיִם
אַלְבּוֹם חָדָש: שָלוֹש
אַחַת. אַחַת וְאַחַת
הַמַסָע אֶל הַצִיוּר: אַבְרָהָם פֶרְדוֹ
The Christian Edition- one month free subscription
European pro-Israel lobby goes into the lion’s den
Christians, Muslims must live in peace, leading reverend says
Texas professors condemn Israel trip for students
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
Washington boasted of "holding the UN accountable by calling out false and defamatory anti-Israel" and "removing a blatantly biased report against Israel" among Trump's first 100 days achievements.
By REUTERS,JPOST.COM STAFF
The bill enjoys broad support from both Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, including its chairman and ranking member.
By MICHAEL WILNER
If Trump's claim of Obama's wiretapping is false, will he be seen as the boy who cried wolf?
Netanyahu, Trump tout tight security ties as PM returns from Washington.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Liberman is in Moscow for International Security Conference along with Defense Ministers from 24 other countries including Saudi Arabia, Syria and Iran.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
Report: Iran transfers new technology to Houthi rebels as US increases airstrikes against al-Qaida in Yemen.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
The tweet was one of seven by Khamenei related to the Iranian mother’s day.
"The Palestinian intifada continues to gallop forward in a thunderous manner so that it can achieve its other goals until the complete liberation of Palestine," Khamenei said.
Interior Ministry reports show high volume of cases
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
“There is a golden opportunity with this new American administration to seize the regional approach to peace.”
By GIL HOFFMAN
German investigators say the Pakistani suspect's assignment was to identify Israeli and Jewish institutions for possible attacks.
Dora Kadisha-Nazarian, daughter of one of the richest Jewish-Persian families in the US, tells of her family’s extraordinary history that led them from Iran to Los Angeles.
By NATAN ODENHEIMER
Israël a alerté la Russie sur les possibles implications d’une présence permanente
de l’Iran en Syri
By HERB KEINON
Prime Minister Netanyahu is trying to put the Islamic Republic back on the international agenda.
"You see this? This is why we have to have a strong Israel," Michael Oren's father would say.
By LAHAV HARKOV
'Mad Dog Mattis' is on the third leg of his five country Middle East tour.
Amidror, a fellow at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, said that Iran bears responsible for Syrian President Bashar Assad's actions.
Comments come after recent military exchanges between the IDF, the Syrian Assad regime and Hezbollah.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
The deal allows Iran to expand the number of centrifuges it can use to enrich uranium, as well as the number of facilities it can use to host enrichment, in nine years.
While North Korea is focused on South Korea, Japan and the US, its connection to Iran may be a serious threat to Israel.
PM points to the ad hoc regional coalition that is being consolidated against Iran and could open doors for normalizing Israel's relations with regional countries.
By UDI SHAHAM
According to foreign reports, Israel has acted on a number of occasions to disrupt arms shipments from Iran intended for Hezbollah.
PM to discuss Syrian civil war developments in meeting with Putin in Moscow on Thursday.
The INSS conference discussed how Israel could benefit from alliances with Sunni countries, while the US could leverage a close relationship with Russia to deal with Iran.
Offering few details of their plans, Pence characterized US President Donald Trump as personally committed to brokering peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
Israel is "very concerned” Assad is giving concessions to Iran that could bring its military to Israel’s borders.
Liberman said that three central problems facing the two countries and that must be dealt with were "Iran, Iran and Iran."
More than 50 years later, an Iranian intellectual’s praise of Israel is translated into English
By AARON LEIBEL
Leaders and businessmen seek to strengthen moderates and prevent collapse of nuclear deal, profit prohibiting sanctions
"Some say since we took office the shadow of war has been faded away. This is not correct."
Most sanctions imposed on Iran over its nuclear program were lifted in 2016 under a deal with six major powers, including the US, in 2015.
The Iran deal, Trump said at a State Department press availability, “only delays their goal of becoming a nuclear state.”
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
30 men were charged with sodomy, drinking alcohol, and using psychedelic drugs.
Tehran examining jet delivery swap with Turkish Air, leaders want to show nuclear deal is paying dividends
Tehran built equipment to produce ‘hundreds of tons of precursors for VX, sarin and mustard gas.
The Iranian president has registered to run for a second term in the May election, according to Iranian state television.
Just because Ahmadinejad officially registered to run, however, does not mean he will be allowed to do so.
The announcement comes as a challenge to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's authority.
The Iranian president spoke against last week's airstrikes on Syria, which came in reaction to the chemical attack that is believed to have been ordered by the Assad regime and killed scores.
The Iranian president also called for an independent investigation into the chemical attack in Syria.
With each round of fighting, Iran seems to grow stronger, as it has in Syria and Lebanon, with its proxies or affiliates becoming part of the government.
According to Tzuriel, the most important development in Syria of late has been the strengthening of the Iranian- Shi’a axis there.
Israel is increasingly acting in the military and political sphere to redefine the power balance in Syria with the hopes of returning the quiet to its northern border.
By YOSSI MELMAN
Kurds are divided among the states of Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Iran. East Kurdistan, or Rojhelat as Kurds call it, is the Kurdish area in Iran.
Six years on from the start of Syria’s bloody civil war, Iranian machinations in the country have become the greatest strategic threat to Israel.
Iranian FM says that regional issues, including Syria, would be discussed at a meeting in the Kremlin later on Tuesday.
Tehran's move came two days after the US imposed sanctions on 30 foreign companies or individuals for transferring sensitive technology to Iran for its missile program.
Labor MP Joan Ryan used the stage she was provided with at a parliamentary debate on Iranian influence in the Middle East to warn of Iran's mounting threats against the Jewish state.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Over the years, the State Department and the White House have noted the anniversary, but the FBI has not weighed in.
"As long as the current regime exists, with the nuclear agreement or without it, Iran will continue to serve as the main threat to Israel's security."
A report released by the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center assesses that Iran has lost thousands of fighters and more than 10 generals while engaging in the Syria-Iraq wars.
Iran’s “nuclear file is a concern for everyone,” said Kemal Okem, Turkey's ambassador to Israel.
On Saturday night, the start of the Purim holiday, Netanyahu visited an Israeli synagogue, where he told children celebrating Purim that Iran seeks to kill the Jews just as the Persians did.
In an interview to a Kuwaiti newspaper, the Iranian official revealed that Hezbollah has recently inherited new missile factories from Iran and is training intensely to prepare for an attack.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA,JPOST.COM STAFF
The Book of Esther, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif wrote, “tells of how Xerxes I saved Jews from a plot hatched by Haman the Agagite, which is marked on this very day [Purim].”
"He has distorted the Iranians' pre-Islam historical era and attempted to misrepresent events," Iran's parliament speaker says of PM.
Uncertainty remains over the timing of the rest of the orders as banks shy away from deals with Iran.
Remarks come after Netanyahu said that Israel hopes to reach “specific understandings” with Russia to prevent Tehran from permanently setting up a base of operations in Syria against Israel.
Najafi told various outlets that he was taught to hate Israelis while growing up in Iran.
By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
A US official told Reuters on Monday that multiple fast-attack vessels from the Revolutionary Guard had come within 600 yards of the USNS Invincible.
President Trump’s pushback against Iran’s missile test has been heard loud and clear in Tehran.
By EMILY B. LANDAU
The call reportedly came while Netanyahu was, for the fourth time, being questioned by police regarding two cases under investigation.
The incident comes just days after Iran successfully completed a series of tests on the advanced Russian-made S-300 missile-defense system, making it fully operational.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM,REUTERS
Levinson’s family said they believe Robert is still alive,
Jerusalem had tried to block sale of the advanced Russian-made missile defense system to Tehran.
Rouhani seems to be the best president Israelis could expect for Iran, even though the direction for Iran’s Middle East policy comes from the Revolutionary Guard and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
By BEN LYNFIELD
Iran's annual exercises will be held in the Strait of Hormuz, the Gulf of Oman, the Bab el-Mandab and northern parts of the Indian Ocean.
The acquisition would not violate Iran's landmark 2015 deal with world powers over its disputed nuclear program as the deal did not set limits on the Islamic Republic's supplies of uranium ore.
Trump’s urge to shed Obama’s Middle Eastern legacy can hardly be more explicit, but what his impact will be is no more predictable than his next tweet.
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
Would it be the Mossad or IDF Intelligence? Trying to find the answer through conversations with former top-ranking officials on one of the most sensitive topics (that is still) on the table.
Relations between the two regional powers worsened after hundreds of people, many of them Iranians, died in a crush at the 2015 pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
A commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards cautioned the US against underestimating Iran's capabilities, saying that the US better be careful or it shall receive "a slap in the face."
Iran forbids athletes from competing against Israelis in sporting events; often players will feign illness or injury to avoid matches.
The energy minister says that since the Iran has expanded operations all over the region ever since signing the nuclear deal.
"How can one deal with a nation whose intent is to destroy us?" Saudi FM asks at Munich confab.
By BEN LYNFIELD,ANNA AHRONHEIM
"The Zionist regime (Israel) poses the biggest threat to regional and international peace and security by possessing hundreds of nuclear warheads in its arsenal."
Dore Gold, former Foreign Ministry director-general, says not ‘one iota’ of moderation has been seen from Tehran.
Total's chief executive said that its investment decision hinges on the renewal of US sanctions waivers.
Relations between predominantly Shi'ite Iran and the mainly Sunni Arab countries of the Gulf remain strained over their support for opposing sides in the conflicts in Syria and Yemen.
Sources: Trump's administration is considering insisting the International Atomic Energy Agency toughen its policing of Iran's compliance, including demanding access to military sites.
A nuclear Iran would be far more dangerous to American interests than a nuclear North Korea.
By ALAN DERSHOWITZ
The presence of Iran casts an ominous shadow on the whole Gulf
By ERIC R. MANDEL
From South Korea and Japan to Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Israel, America’s allies are wondering whether Trump’s recent actions are a sign of his commitment to defend them.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
“They turned away from defenseless men, women and children who died gasping for breath when Assad’s forces dropped their poisonous gas.”
By KENNETH BANDLER
The source of China and Saudi Arabia’s increasing alignment of interests is China’s effort to create its self-declared 21st Century Maritime Silk Road.
By MICHAEL TANCHUM
The Iran deal Trump needs to make with the Russians is clear.
By CAROLINE B. GLICK
To this day no one has been prosecuted for the two terrorist attacks, though little doubt remains that Iran and Hezbollah were behind them.
Tough measures are needed toward the Islamic Republic.
By AFSHEEN JOHN RADSAN AND ROBERT DELAHUNTY
Netanyahu’s prioritization of the Iranian threat as the geopolitical map shifts is a living example of the radical change in Jews’ standing in the world.
The role of liberal democracies and, above all, the United States is distinguished also by their capability for maintaining order in an international society based upon certain values.
By ARASH SALEH
The astute Kazakh president is likely to strike a careful balance between the interests of Jerusalem and Tehran.
There is a growing evolution in Cory’s position on Israel which is becoming more aligned with the left wing of the Democratic party.
By SHMULEY BOTEACH