Histarut threatens Monday Egged bus strike
Lapid seeks NIS 700 pay boost for soldiers
'Likud politicians instructed to emphasize that Congress can override Obama's veto'
Fox news anchor blasts Netanyahu's 'dicey' politics of 'sneaking' into Congress for speech
Hebrew U. scientists map brains of the blind
‘Policing children’s Web surfing may backfire’
*Why some parents suddenly refuse to vaccinate their children*
*Hungry for a new life*
Israel seeks solutions for 20 million tons of salt set to pile up annually
Israeli innovators receive grants to aid developing world
Tel Aviv-bound United Airlines passengers demand NIS 1.2m. for consecutive canceled flights
Genetic markers in olive breeding to bring cheaper, higher quality oil to consumers
Undercover cop reveals huge cocaine ring in south Tel Aviv
Nir Bergman’s journey to bring ‘Yona’ to the screen
Emma Watson launches second phase of famous gender equality campaign in Davos
Grapevine: In tragedy and triumph
Sela remains upbeat despite being overpowered by Nadal
Yellow-and-blue machine continues to roll on
Mac TA moves top; Beersheba falls in Haifa
Eilat gearing up for Israman competition
Beit Shemesh court: Remove signs warning women to dress modestly
Environmentalist Yael Cohen Paran chosen for 24th spot on Labor-Hatnua list
Khalon calls for expanded benefits, credit for small businesses
Yishai and Ben-Ari ‘in unification talks’
Gal-On petitions to ban broadcast of Netanyahu speech to Congress
Labor activist: Bayit Yehudi acts against Jewish values, name is misleading
Hezbollah in first response since Syria strike: Zionists will fail in attempts to set new rules
Rivlin blasts attack against Druse guard who served in President’s Residence
'Hezbollah promised not to avenge Israeli attack from Lebanese soil'
Report: Iranian general was killed in Israeli strike because he didn't turn off his phone
What was behind Israel’s strike in Syria that killed an Iranian general?
Ukrainian Jews look to evacuate city as Jewish woman reportedly killed by shelling
New report on anti-Semitism finds France is most dangerous country for Jews
Kiev to appoint special envoy to combat anti-Semitism
Kippah-wearing Swedish reporter assaulted in Malmo
The invitation to Netanyahu to address US Congress was unknown to democratic leadership
15 protesters killed on anniversary of Egyptian uprising against Mubarak
Zarif and Kerry get a little too friendly for Iranian regime
Rivlin praises Abdullah for bringing stability to region
Ex-Obama aide takes president to task for 'not being tough enough' with Iran
Obama, world leaders head to Saudi Arabia to offer condolences following king's death
New Israel-Gaza war in the cards?
A message from American Jewry: BDS is a real threat, not paranoia
Palestinian boycott of Israel is misguided
Letters to the Editor: January 25
When will we hear of Jacob’s daughters?
Two revolutions, two outcomes
Oil spill fallout
Arrivals: Securing his own freedom in Israel
Book Review: The lady doth protest too much
Book Review: Translating Patrick Modiano
Hot off the Arab press
Grapevine: A man of many talents
A not so tight budget
This Week in Jerusalem
Mud-slinging and more
Happily Eva After: Ushering in 2015 the Eva way
Giving Beit Shemesh children a helping hand
Red in the South
Anti-Semitism and the battle against Jihad
US, Britain and France will be next if ICC indicts Israel
Combating terror: The tough battle ahead
Lebanon reaches the limit
A song for Shvat: 'Song of the grasses'
אַתְ לְבַדֵך תָבִינִי
18 recommendations that could determine Israel’s fate before the ICC
La liste de Herzog
Le parti national religieux a un nouveau nom
Promesses et programmes de campagne
Les mots valent mieux que la violence
Coexistence festive à Haïfa
Festival du film juif de Jérusalem, que la lumière soit !
Un autre regard sur l’Ethiopie
Une démocratie tronquée
Hautement qualifiés, fortement motivés
2014, un excellent cru pour l'aliya
Loin de la campagne
Unis contre la terreur islamique
Le califat : rêve ou cauchemar pour l’islam ?
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Frappes en Syrie, Damas accuse Tsahal
Al-Sissi n’est pas Moubarak
Le 11 septembre français ?
Une semaine de deuil
Un éléphant dans un magasin de porcelaine
L'aveuglement de l'Occident
Birth control ban doesn't mean breed 'like rabbits,' Pope says
Pakistani Christians protest Charles Hebdo
WATCH: Orthodox Christians take the plunge to commemorate Jesus's baptism
Pope says Mass for crowd of over 6 million in Manila, appeals for suffering children
Anti-Christian prejudice: The last acceptable form of bigotry
Friends of JNF Australia Visit Negev Communities
International Dental Convention Participants Tour the Negev with KKL-JNF
Holiday Cheer as KKL-JNF Distributes Christmas Trees
The Moshav Movement Honors KKL-JNF
Serbian PM Plants a Tree in the Grove of Nations
Sharing and Learning - German Forestry Students Intern with KKL-JNF
Israel and Finland Connect through the Environment
KKL-JNF Experts Visit China for Future Environmental Collaborations
The Shamir Drilling Project
Graduation Ceremony for Rosh HaAyin’s Volunteer Firefighters
Nigerian Forestry Delegation Sees KKL-JNF Desert Afforestation First-hand
In his Footsteps: Heritage Excursions in Memory of Yitzhak Rabin
WMC 2015 Closing Evening Reception
Living on the Edge in the Gaza Periphery
Former UN Ambassador Dan Gillerman at WMC 2015
WMC 2015 Opening Reception at Beit Hatfutsot
Living Green in Israel: the Contest and the Winners
Addressing Climate Change Conference
Nurturing the Foresters of the Future
Saving the Sabras
01.25.2015 | 5 Shevat, 5775
Fars News Agency says Israelis buying up property in ISIS-held areas.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Political satire mocks rituals of Islamic State.
According to the Arab-language Al-Mayadin television network, the Hermes Model drone was shot down near Baghdad Airport, the third Israeli UAV to be intercepted in last week.
The militant group has also been selling stolen goods from ransacked churches on the black market in order to fund their terrorist mission.
By ARIEL COHEN
More than 250,000 Christians have fled Northern Iraq amid ISIS persecution.
In a video message to the Christians of Erbil, Pope Francis prays for peace and encourages Christians to remain steadfast in their faith.
More than 250,000 Christians have fled Northern Iraq amidst ISIS persecution.
These refugees join the already 1.4 million internally displaced persons and 200,000 refugees already residing in the Kurdish region of Iraq.
Christians were in Iraq long before Muhammad was born
By LELA GILBERT
“We cannot resign ourselves to imagining a Middle East without Christians, who have professed the name of Jesus there for over two thousand years," Pope Francis said.
“What we’re trying to achieve is a partnership between religious actors...to provide as much aid as possible to hundreds of thousands of new refugees who are fleeing IS," says IsraAID director.
Rien ne semble remettre en question l’existence future de l’Etat islamique : ni les Kurdes, ni l’armée irakienne, ni les frappes aériennes américaines.
By JONATHAN SPYER
Save a Child’s Heart organization operated on the 17-month-old boy at Wolfson Medical Center in Holon.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
The current Indian government should use the model of King Akbar to curb radical Islamists in India and the region.
By JAGDISH N SINGH
Islamist group is advancing on three fronts, but the fantaticism that serves it well in the battlefield is leading to increased internal and external resistance.
"Can this really be happening in the modern world?"
Most revered for his Arabic to English translation of the Koran, Nessim Joseph Dawood was a revolutionary in introducing the West to Arab literature and culture – but his life story is so much more.
By MARION FISCHEL
19-year-old Lance Cpl. Sean P. Neal of Riverside, California, died Thursday in Baghdad.
By MICHAEL WILNER
Dutch prosecutor says motorcyclists are permitted to engage with Kurds battling jihadists, as long as they do not join terror groups.
US security officials say have no information to support threat.
"Islamic Police" have cars and boats; Residents say militants arrest dissidents.
Iraqi authorities to meet in French capital with some 30 other countries and organizations to coordinate response to Islamic State.
Arab tribes have been fighting and allying with each other for centuries. And tribes also tend to unite against an invasion by outsiders.
By Ariel Ben Solomon
Al-Shabaab Islamists, affiliated with al-Qaida, were targeted in the attacks.
"That means that a terrorist attack is highly likely, but there is no intelligence to suggest that an attack is imminent," the home secretary said.
Central Command says strikes were aimed at supporting humanitarian efforts in Iraq and protecting US personnel and facilities there.
Obama promises to prevent genocide of Iraqi Yazidi minority on Mt. Sinjar despite denying any possible combat role for US troops in Iraq.
Inside the Kurdish-Islamic State war
The actual number of ISIS fighters is relatively small, but their achievements have been nothing short of spectacular.
By BRUCE MADDY-WEITZMAN
The Torah scroll was written on the finest deerskin available in Bahdad and completed in 1912; It now resides at the Ohel Ari Synagogue in Ra'anana.
War jets fly over Syrian town of Kobani after days of heavy raids against jihadist group.
An Iraqi author describes how the foundations for sectarianism, civil war and corruption grew out of the US invasion of Iraq in 2003
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
What citizens of other countries are reading about the Middle East.
By COMPILED BY THE MEDIA LINE
Armed group demands $200 million from the Japanese government to save hostages' lives.
"This is evil, you Sheik" scrawled on body; spate of other attacks on ISIS fighters suggests that opposing group is responsible
A growing band of foreigners are dodging authorities to join the fight against the terrorist group that has killed thousands and taken vast parts of Iraq and Syria.
Cantlie is seen "reporting" on life in the northern Iraqi town of Mosul, where "business as usual" reigns.
Terrorist group also claims sniper killing of an Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander in Iraq.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON,REUTERS
The accounts from Yazidi women in Iraq are consistent with claims made by Kurdish women in Syria who have also come under the thumb of ISIS.
According to the report,the women were buried in large mass graves after they were killed.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
Group executing civilians and fighters on "massive scale," according to UN.
"They are our brothers. They are good people. They love life, a lot like us, really," woman tells Israel Radio.
US officials would not confirm or deny if Baghdadi, the group's overall leader, had been targeted.
Soldiers to serve "in a non-combat role, to expand our advise and assist mission and initiate a comprehensive training effort for Iraqi forces," the Pentagon announced on Friday.
By MICHAEL WILNER,REUTERS
Security authorities are also reportedly investigating 5 suspected Egyptians who trained with Islamic State and returned from Syria to carry out terrorist attacks.
John Cantlie narrates from the Turkish-Syria border town wearing black civilian clothing.
Nevertheless, a clear majority favors military action against the extremist group.
Announcement marks a significant policy shift by Ankara -a government that has long been hostile to Kurdish nationalists
Monitor group says extremist group has taken to the air for first time in three aircraft.
Minister slams Mossad, CIA for spying on Iran's nuclear, military facilities.
American aircraft hit 18 IS targets in Kobani, 5 positions in Iraq on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The coalition to fight ISIS is a fraud and ISIS is selling Muslim women to Jews, according to Imam Saleh Jawhar.
The US and Dutch militaries also carried out three airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq near Tal Afar and Hit on Friday and Saturday, Central Command said in a statement.
Ahmed Habashi, 23, hailed from from the village of Iksal, just south of Nazareth
Australians and Dutch conduct combat flights; Belgian plane bombs and "neutralizes" target.
By REUTERS,JPOST.COM STAFF
Jenan Moussa of Dubai-based Alaan TV gathered exclusive images and documents from the bombed headquarters of the so-called Khorasan Group in Aleppo.
Jets attack a heavy weapons position that was endangering Kurdish forces and they subsequently attack an (IS) armed pick-up truck in the same area, defense secretary says.
Piles of cash estimated to be worth millions, says unidentified man in video.
Diplomats, soldiers, children abducted three months ago in Iraq are back home.
Friday session chaired by Secretary Kerry is open to Iranian participation, US says; Obama not opposed to meeting with Rouhani.
Politicians will begin debating legislation on Tuesday to give President Barack Obama approval to arm and train rebels who oppose both Islamic State and the Syrian government.
Powers focus on Iraq over Syria, plan to retake Mosul; DC, Tehran spar over talks.
"ISIS is recruiting these women in order to be baby factories. They are seeing the establishment of an Islamic state and now they need to populate the state," expert says.
US to send CIA officers to Jordan for security and intel coordination, reports Arab newspaper.
The kingdom imprisoned dozens of people last month in security trials amid fears that the conflicts in Iraq and Syria will radicalise a new generation of young Saudis.
Mohammed Majul Hamoud says was ordered to lie face down and was handcuffed; "Anyone who moved or raised his head was shot."
Amos Yadlin says IDF would have less trouble eliminating Islamic State terrorists than Hamas operatives hiding in Gaza hospitals.
The strikes are meant to thwart Islamic State attacks on the 15,000 residents of the besieged town of Amerli
Washington wants broad group of allies before striking Syria; UK, Saudis likely to participate; Kerry to unite Mideast against terrorism.
Iranians have been present in Kurdistan and pushing for their interests for a long time, says expert.
Pope Francis calls parents of murdered journalist expresses condolences, states Western countries "justified" in taking action against Islamic State.
Islamic Republic dismisses report that Tehran is ready to help counter Sunni Islamist group in return for progress on talks with world powers.
Islamists demanded ransom for American journalist; Iran conflates nuclear diplomacy with ISIS response.
The abundance of foreign fighters in Islamic State ranks pose a serious threat, could use Western passports to keep low profile in home countries.
The beheading of an American journalist, with another held and threatened, is a direct challenge to the leadership of Barack Obama.
FAA warns American pilots about anti-aircraft weapons as Islamic State continues its encroachment into the country.
US broadens military mission against Islamic State by widening scope of security requirements for US assets, personnel in Iraq.
Key facility retaken by Kurdish forces after major campaign of American airstrikes.
Kurdish official: "We believe it's because of their creed: convert or be killed."
Haider al-Abadi is seen as a far less polarizing figure that has a chance of uniting Iraqis against Sunni insurgents.
Obama said the US had broken the Islamic State’s attempted siege of Iraq’s Yazidi minority.
“Thousands of men were killed in front of their families and many old men have died from thirst and illness,” says Khalida Khalil.
Iraq’s president nominates successor to longtime PM; US warplanes conduct bombing campaign on Islamic State fighters at base of Mount Sinjar.
The newly declared caliphate buries some alive in mass graves and takes Yazidi women as slaves, US continues to bomb Islamic State positions near Kurdish capital.
Nearly a dozen targets were successfully eliminated by US forces on Friday.
Two F/A-18 aircraft dropped 500-pound laser-guided bombs on a mobile artillery piece near Arbil, the Pentagon said.
Senior Iranian official says finding suitable replacement for Maliki was difficult, saying
IS terrorists tell women: Don full-face veils, cover hands and feet, wear loose clothing, don't wear perfume, or face punishment.
Israel would be acting lawfully by introducing a General Assembly resolution calling for Iran’s expulsion from the United Nations.
By LOUIS RENÉ BERES
The ambition of both Iran and the IS is wide territorial expansion.
By YARIV LEVIN
Jews perhaps know more than others about having their cultural possessions plundered.
By KENNETH BANDLER
We’ve done enough battling an enemy that grows new appendages like a hydra.
By H.A. GOODMAN
For past decades, Western diplomacy was defined by an assumption that the root of all problems in the Middle East was the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Over the decade since the invasion of Iraq, Republicans and Democrats alike have learned the hard way the limits of the US’s ability to effect change.
By JPost Editorial
Western leaders failed to recognize the similarities between the Islamic State and Hamas.
By MICHEL GURFINKIEL
The deafening silence from the West is similar to that which greeted previous genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda and Sudan, where crimes that could have been prevented.
Israel has become the canary in the coal mine, exposing a dangerous species of pacifism sweeping across Europe and parts of the US.
By ARIEL HARKHAM