03.01.2017 | 3 Adar, 5777
'Hamas doesn't want war, but the situation in the Palestinian territories is explosive'
Israeli shoots, kills terrorist during attack in family home
Israel 'obsession' may cause US to leave UN Human Rights Council
Asia presses FIFA for urgent solution to Israeli-Palestinian dispute
‘Ticking time bomb’ ammonia tank to be emptied by April 1
20 arrested in suspected international fraud ring
Knesset grants initial approval for 'parental leave bill'
Breaking the Silence and Israeli government cut a deal
Fatboy Slim to break cultural and musical boundaries in Tel Aviv
Where does the Avi Buffalo roam
The sounds of Jewish music
A snapshot of Asia's best
Flag returns to Israeli tennis player's profile after 'mysterious' disappearance
Hapoel Jerusalem star Stoudemire in hot water for homophobic comment
Sinai Says: Disposable nature of Israeli soccer coaches becoming farcical
Jerusalem moves ahead in Eurocup quarters
Knesset to establish medical license appeal process for immigrants and returnees
Tech talk: Did someone say Skittles?
Transforming the Galilee into a food-tech stronghold
German delegation explores Israeli agriculture industry
Do people look like their names? Hebrew University research says yes
Taub Center says Israel is ‘unprepared’ to deal with elderly
U. of Haifa to provide free depression treatment using new techniques
Migrating starlings swoop over southern Israel
Environmental Protection Ministry orders closure of ammonia facility
Israeli firm to build second sewage treatment plant in Ethiopia
Building frustration in the wild, wild east
March 1, 2017: A capital’s ills
Caila’s ninth birthday
Center Field: Covalent Jewish bonding
Iran, uranium and Israel’s stakes in Kazakhstan’s leadership transition
Ex-CIA spy held over Egyptian cleric's kidnapping to be freed
ISIS attacks on Sinai Christians pose challenge to Sisi
Palestinian Authority to hold municipal elections in West Bank only
George W. Bush says ISIS 'thugs' can be 'degraded and defeated'
Rouhani likely to win reelection
Iran holds naval war games amid rising tensions with US
Iran plans to buy Kazakh uranium, seeks Russia help to make nuclear fuel
Iran warns Arab states: Don't be enticed by Israeli attempts to win Arab allies
UK watchdog: Islamic State planning terror attacks in Britain
ISIS releases 'proof' it fired rockets on Israel
What do the warning shots from Sinai mean?
Why does a weakened ISIS see Trump presidency as a lifeline?
Jewish groups disturbed by Trump's false flag suggestion
Mothers hit hard by wave of JCC bomb threats
Former UK chief rabbi joins battle against Israel Apartheid Week
ADL receives second bomb threat at San Francisco office
Waze and SPNI team up to prevent wildlife from becoming roadkill
Trump opens first address to Congress condemning antisemitism
Bipartisan letter calls on Trump to preserve antisemitism envoy
Trump reportedly questions authenticity of JCC bomb threats
Report: Trump mulling axing antisemitism envoy as part of budget plan
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: Broadcast news
La La set to win Oscars
Pyramid of expectations in Cairo
A unique haven for groups and families in the Western Galilee
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
'Dancing with the Stars' celeb gives baby Hebrew name
Trump appears to invent Sweden terror incident
Disney drops top YouTube star over antisemitic videos
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
A taste of its own medicine?
Art that isn’t what
Books: The mystery of things
that remain unresolved
Moshe Gershuni: Up in the sublime, down in the gutter
From Tehrangeles with love
‘We need to stop the silence’
All eyes on the ball?
Love thy French brother
Where Jerusalem creates
The art of leaving Jerusalem
Rapping in English
City Notes: Bloomberg fund grants $1 million to Beersheba
Exhibition: Hello Dolly
Always in the mood for a melody
סֶקֶר עַל הָעִישוּן וְעַל שְתִייַת הָאַלְכּוֹהוֹל
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Egypt's Christians fleeing ISIS violence left in limbo
Pope suggests "better to be atheist than hypocritical Catholic"
John Quincy Adams: Supporting the Jewish homeland with the Bible in hand
Dedicating a Grove to Avi Sasportas, a Victim of Hamas Terror
“My Angel in the Sky”
CFI Parliamentary Chairman Plants a Tree in Israel and Visits Gaza Border
O.L.E.I Helps Restore Burnt Neveh Shalom Forest on Tu Bishvat
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
Netanyahu, Trump tout tight security ties as PM returns from Washington.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
The sanctions were similar to actions taken by the Obama administration targeting Iran's ballistic missile network.
By DANIELLE ZIRI
"What this executive order is doing is making our country less safe."
By MICHAEL WILNER
The big questions are what are the Trump administration’s options and what does it intend to do.
By YOSSI MELMAN
"The Trump Administration condemns such actions by Iran that undermine security, prosperity, and stability throughout and beyond the Middle East and place American lives at risk."
Philip Gordon says US allies will not support revisiting nuclear pact.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Trump may be planning a more nuanced approach to the Middle East than what he offered on the campaign trail.
Several critics of the agreement believe its worst elements are disproportionately loaded at the beginning of the deal, which has passed, and at the very end.
Republican leadership on the Hill is waiting for Trump to take the lead.
"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.
US court ruling made on grounds that Tehran and Damascus provide financial backing to the Palestinian terrorist group, to which the attacker belonged.
By JULIE STEIGERWALD
Yadlin also said that it is “a moral and democratic injustice,” for Israel not to do more to help resolve the conflict in Syria.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Christina Fernandez has faced several criminal charges since leaving office a year ago.
Il livre sa vision d’une solution pacifique au conflit et de la façon dont Israël doit traiter avec la nouvelle administration américaine
By YAAKOV KATZ
The four star general is the alleged source of information that was leaked to the press regarding a cyber attack on Iranian nuclear facilities in 2010.
In an exit memo, UN envoy also promoted the importance of the UN in ensuring the success of a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.
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.
By HERB KEINON
Liberman said that three central problems facing the two countries and that must be dealt with were "Iran, Iran and Iran."
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
Amos Yadlin noted that one of the current problems with Iran's nuclear-related dynamics is that neither the Iran nuclear deal nor UNSC Resolution 2231 actually ban Iranian missile testing.
Netanyahu said that “we are in a period of diplomatic opportunities, and also challenges."
PM makes remarks at weekly cabinet meeting hours before leaving for London for his first visit with UK counterpart Theresa May.
In a speech made at Yad Vashem a day prior to International Holocaust Memorial Day, Netanyahu addressed the Iranian threat and pointed to the new American president as a strong ally.
By HERB KEINON,DANIELLE ZIRI
Dora 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
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.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
The energy minister says that since the Iran has expanded operations all over the region ever since signing the nuclear deal.
By GIL HOFFMAN
"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.
US President Donald Trump's stern approach towards Iran could very possibly be strengthening Rouhani's support base, but it is also challenging the Iranian president on several different fronts.
Trump made the comment on Friday after the Iranian president said during anniversary celebrations of the Islamic Revolution that Iran "will make anyone who speaks with language of threats regret it."
On the 38th anniversary of Iran's Islamic Revolution, hundreds of thousands attended the rally, rife with anti-US and anti-Israeli sentiment.
US officials are reported to have said that government agencies have been consulted about a proposal to classify Iran's most powerful security entity as a terror group.
Khamenei's comments follow days of heated exchanges between US and Iranian officials.
By REUTERS,MICHAEL WILNER
A spokesman from the Iranian Foreign Ministry said that the country's most recent missile launch was not meant as a message to the Trump administration.
Trump told Fox News host Bill O'Reilly that he thought the deal with Iran was the "worst deal I've ever seen negotiated," adding that "I think it was a deal that never should have been done."
By REUTERS,JPOST.COM STAFF
"This government is not afraid Iran will walk away from the deal, so it has more freedom... this advantage allows it to put pressure on Iran” and to respond to Iranian provocations.
Iran’s officials vowed to continue launching “roaring missiles,” which they characterized as defensive in nature.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,MICHAEL WILNER
"You see they write on the side of their missiles, in Hebrew, Farsi and English, ‘Death to Israel and death to America’ — this is not a peaceful nation.”
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
According to Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the death sentence is due to be carried out in two weeks.
Iran said test did not breach Islamic Republic's nuclear agreement with world powers or a UN Security Council resolution endorsing the pact, but the test drew a tough response from the US.
The aim of the military exercise in Semnan province was to "showcase the power of Iran's revolution and to dismiss the sanctions."
Some scared Iranians are even preparing escape plans, just as they did in the eight-year war with Iraq when Saddam Hussein's jets pounded Iranian towns and cities.
After announcing new sanctions on Friday, the Trump administration was adamant in its rebuke of Iran, saying that Iran behaved in a "belligerent and lawless" manner across the Middle East.
The US Treasury released a statement on Friday in which it announced the new sanctions.
Iran's decision to test-fire a ballistic missile on Sunday helped trigger Trump's decision, which could be announced as early as Friday.
German newspaper said the Sumar cruise missile was built in Iran and traveled around 600 km in its first known successful test.
American officials said on Monday that the test occurred on Sunday outside Semnan, about 140 miles east of Tehran.
Filmmaker Asghar Farhadi compared the Trump administration to Iranian hardliners as both use fear of outsiders "to justify extremist and fanatic behavior by narrow-minded individuals".
In a speech on Saturday, the Iranian president made remarks that criticized US President Trump's new strategic moves, saying that "they have forgotten that the Berlin Wall fell years ago.
While the Gulf Arab states are concerned by US President Donald Trump's polarizing language and future strategic decision, they are rejoicing over his explicit opposition to Iran.
By WILLIAM MACLEAN/ REUTERS
According to Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's family, Iranian courts have accused the aid worker of being the head of recruitment for the BBC Persian service and knowingly marrying a British spy.
The administration also stated it would make defeating "radical Islamic terror groups" its top foreign policy goal.
Everyone had been evacuated from the building, state TV said, but firefighters were still trying to control the blaze and police have cordoned off the area.
Power: "Israel reported to the UN that Iran uses commercial flights to supply arms to Hezbollah. According to the Secretary General's report, Iran did not even deny these allegations."
"Hijab is a belief, it's a religion and that's not important when we're playing."
The bill seeks to impede Iran's suspected use of its civilian airline for military purposes, including in its involvement in the Syrian conflict.
"I am optimistic about the future of the nuclear deal... the deal is good for the United States but he doesn't understand," says Iranian president of Trump.
Any indication that the US backs the group's goal of regime change in Tehran would confirm suspicions among hard-liners in Iran that the US seeks the Iranian government's overthrow.
An unidentified UAV approaches the no-fly zone in Iran's capital on Monday and was fired at. Iranian sources claim it was not a military drone.
Trump, who will take office on Friday, has threatened to either scrap the agreement, which curbs Iran's nuclear program and lifts sanctions against it, or seek a better deal.
Rafsanjani, a pragmatist who favored liberal political and economic policies, died of a heart attack aged 82.
Saudi Arabia cancelled military aid last February when Beirut failed to join other Arab states in condemning attacks by Iranian demonstrators on Saudi missions in Iran.
Tehran threatened last month to retaliate against a US Senate vote to extend the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA), saying it violated the landmark agreement.
Rafsanjani's death ahead of May's presidential election was a blow to moderate president Hassan Rouhani.
The Iranian vessels came within 800 meters of the Mahan, which was escorting two other US military ships near the Strait of Hormuz.
The vote is a boost to Iran's military establishment - the regular army, the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and defense ministry.
Rafsanjani, 82, died from a heart attack despite efforts by doctors to save him.
Iranian Interior Ministry denies claims.
Both Arash Sadeghi and his wife have been jailed by Islamic Republic.
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
Music is coming: Ramin Djawadi, the composer for the show who wrote the catchy title track, takes a production of music from "Game of Thrones" on a live performance tour across North America.
The astute Kazakh president is likely to strike a careful balance between the interests of Jerusalem and Tehran.
By MICHAEL TANCHUM
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
Should the Iranians abandon the deal, it would be their fault.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
“The days of turning a blind eye to Iran’s hostile and belligerent actions toward the United States and the world community are over."
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Much of the regional international developments in the Middle East will probably be defined by their rivalry.
By DAVID BATASHVILI
Trump and Netanyahu must craft a strategy to combat the malign influence of the mullahs.
By DAVID M. WEINBERG
Russia has fulfilled a long-held dream of reaching the warm water of the Mediterranean and is casting itself as the hegemon in the region.
By OFRA BENGIO
The Iranian parliament also decided this week to boost funding for the Iranian military and Revolutionary Guards Corps to 5% of the state budget.
The very fact that Iran has succeeded time and again at pretending reformers exists is evidence of how well its narrative has influenced others.
There are only militarists, theocrats, nationalists, extremists, the extreme right, the populist right, the fundamentalists, the Inquisition leaders, and floggers and executioners.