01.21.2017 | 23 Tevet, 5777
Israeli security forces predict uptick in tensions as Trump inauguration looms near
Training for the next missile attack or earthquake to hit Israel
Erdan calls to probe Arab MKs after policeman’s death
Beduin allege police frame-up in teacher’s death
UN envoy: 'A true friend of Israel will enter the White House today'
MK Tzipi Livni threatened with arrest if she lands in Brussels
Netanyahu congratulates ‘my friend President Trump’
Israeli minister: We all pray for ‘serious, courageous’ President Trump
Jazz: Back to bassics
Top 10 things to do
Art: From the mysterious to the macabre
Beersheba firmly in control heading into Petah Tikva duel
Another humbling setback for Mac Tel Aviv
Yellow-and-blue braces for visit from Red Star Belgrade
J’lem brought to grinding halt in St. Petersburg
Leonardo DiCaprio showcases Israeli solar thermal plant on Instagram
Tech Talk: Israeli technology strong in TV industry
New device enables disabled people to summon their electric wheelchair
Weizmann Institute scientists ‘overhear’ viruses ‘conspiring’ to coordinate infections
Do Israeli coffee machines contain lead?
Ministry D-G: Country’s health system is starving
The West Bank has become Israel's garbage can
Greek energy developer: We are here to open the Israeli gas market
Drilling firm to pursue water, gas, oil projects
Hydroponic farm for refugees, foreign workers launches on Tel Aviv rooftop
Israel's Gaza expert: The IDF officer who had coffee with Arafat, Yassin and Hamas
Column One: Netanyahu's shameless opponents
Remembering Ari Rath
Middle America speaks, but the Coasters don’t hear
Turkish parliament approves presidential system, paving way for referendum
Trump to develop missile defense system against Iran, North Korea
The globalist: Barack Obama’s legacy in the Middle East
Blazing Tehran building collapses; 75 hurt, deaths feared
Watch Live: Zarif discusses Iran's future foreign policy
House bill would target Iran's airline and test its nuclear deal
Rouhani: Trump's talk 'propaganda,' he can't cancel Iran nuclear deal
Report: Istanbul nightclub attacker says he was directed by ISIS
Families of Americans killed in ISIS attacks suing Twitter
8 Egyptian police killed in north Sinai attack
ISIS claims responsibility for Istanbul club attack
US Jewish groups congratulate Trump on inauguration
Jewish world weighs in on Ivanka and Jared's piety on inauguration day
Rabbi Hier remembers Zion and Jerusalem in benediction for President Trump
Soros: Trump is a ‘would-be dictator’ destined to fail
Israel secures top-10 ranking in 2017 Bloomberg Innovation Index
Israeli device to prevent GPS disruptions hits the market
Ramat Gan start-up wows elderly with robot helper
Jewish groups toe ideological lines in reactions to Trump inaugural address
President Trump vows to 'unite the civilized world' against terrorism
Washington protests turn violent as Trump assumes presidency
Donald Trump is president
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
This week in 60 seconds: Attack or accident?
Metro Grapevine: Top tips
Parashat Shmot: Yes you can!
Ask the Rabbi: May Jews serve in foreign armies?
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
Destination:Unknown, TEDx most recent event will be held in Tel Aviv
Palestinian flag-waving fan arrested after accosting models Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner
Jewish comedian Chelsea Handler blames Kardashians for Trump election
Has actress Lindsay Lohan converted to Islam?
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
It’s time for wide
recognition of Palestine
Gotta have faith
Hemmed in from all sides
The challenges ahead
Art: Seeing between the lines
A voice from the past
Palmah vs Gandhi
to the limit
– and beyond
Employment population ratios
a survivor’s soul
Grapevine: Like clockwork
City Notes: TEDx takes Tel Aviv
Road to recovery – with the Stroke Club
A night for women – and men
Swings and roundabout jazz
לַעֲבוֹר אֶת הַקִיר
מַעַרְכוֹת בְּטִיחוּת אַקְטִיבִיוֹת
The Christian Edition- one month free subscription
Christians flock to Jordan River baptism site despite landmines
A poor, Catholic farmer's religious duty
The Roman Catholic Dutchwoman who hid Anne Frank and family
Accessible Garden and Pathways Inaugurated at ILAN Haifa
Russian-Speaking Journalist Deputation Visits Israel
Sierra Leone President Plants a Tree in the Grove of Nations
Celebrating 115 Years
We will win but how long will it take? Including Bibi's Building Bluff
Is a Jewish safe haven possible in the Diaspora; is America the “exception”?
Potentially Misleading Statistics on Global Terrorism
Still Looking for Israel at Harvard
In a statement issued on Tuesday, Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament said that Iraq is determined to sue Israel for bombing the nuclear reactor and force it to pay reparations.
By MAAYAN GROISMAN
ISIS issued an ultimatum to Christians: pay a tax, convert to Islam, or die by the sword.
The monastery, which was built in the 6th century and served Mosul's Christian citizens for 1400 years, has now entered the long list of ancient sites in the Arab world that were destroyed by ISIS.
La bataille pour libérer la ville irakienne des mains de l’Etat islamique est déterminante pour l’issue du conflit
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Avraham Shama se souvient des offices de son enfance en Irak, marqués par le dépouillement
By AVRAHAM SHAMA
Pointing a lens at one of the Middle East’s least understood groups.
By ARIEL DOMINIQUE HENDELMAN
The suspect put down a backpack containing a self-made nail bomb at the Christmas market on Nov. 26, but the device did not go off because the detonator failed, according to local media.
Khairuldeen Mahkzoomi, an Iraqi refugee who escaped Saddam Hussein's regime, was escorted from a Southwest flight and interrogated for saying a traditional Arabic farewell.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
The photos released on Friday, while graphic, were unlikely to have the same impact as the images depicting abuse of Abu Ghraib detainees that emerged in 2004.
Italy, Germany and UK are leaders in training Peshmerga forces to root out Islamic State in Iraq.
By LAURA KELLY
The diplomat suggested that Israel demand visits take place in broad daylight.
By HERB KEINON
As forces gather to take on Islamic State in its Iraqi stronghold, the battle is likely to be merely a chapter in the wider story of conflict in the country.
By JONATHAN SPYER
What citizens of other countries are reading about the Middle East.
By COMPILED BY THE MEDIA LINE
By PASCALE PEREZ-RUBIN
The Iraqis, many from Mosul and the nearby city of Tel Afar, ride around on motorcycles telling them where to take up positions.
Islamic State, trying to show the world that they can run a state, churned out millions of “official documents.”
By LINDA GRADSTEIN/THE MEDIA LINE
Iraqi officials say they continue to gain ground against the militants who still hold about three-quarters of the country's largest northern city.
Reports have circulated for the past year that the Islamic State leader was no longer in charge of the organization.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
Source: "Sometimes [al-Baghdadi] used to joke around... But now he no longer does."
A Reuters reporter visited the site of the mass grave, where residents said the ultra-hardline militants buried victims who had been shot or beheaded.
Slowly but surely, ISIS’s empire of terrorism, rape and murder is being liberated.
As ISIS battles to retain control over their last stronghold in Iraq, newly leaked document shows just how much of a conventional army it is.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
Iran and Turkey are engaged in a contest for supremacy in northern Iraq,
even as the fight against Islamic State continues.
"Jews, Christians, Shiite heretics and all nations have allocated their media, all their money, all their equipment, and all their armies to fight against Muslims and jihad fighters in Mosul."
Kurdish official says ISIS leader remained in Iraqi city despite coalition offensive on city.
By HAIM ISROVITCH/MAARIV ONLINE
Iraq's counter-terrorism forces enter city suburbs as Mosul battle goes more smoothly than predicted, but much lies ahead.
Flanked by their four children, they looked behind them to see if any jihadists were still around to carry out their threats of shooting anyone who tried to flee Islamic State.
The army's counter-terrorism unit had paused its advance last week after it made ground quicker than forces on other fronts, to allow them to close the gap and get nearer to the city.
The US said that as many as 900 Islamic State militants were killed so far in the attempt to retake Mosul.
Kurds do not forget the times of hardship; they know what is at stake here in northern Iraq.
How Golda Meir’s biography became a best-seller in Iraqi Kurdistan and why people there are so interested in Israel.
By NATAN ODENHEIMER
"It won’t be easy or pleasant. As they get closer we expect fighting to get tougher."
As the Iraqi army and Kurds fight side-by-side against ISIS in Mosul, Kurds wonder whether their unique role in fighting extremism will be remembered when the war ends.
Elite counter-terrorism units advance to liberate Christian towns on Nineveh plain as ISIS suicide bombers try to slow the attack on their regional capital in Iraq.
The US officials said Islamic State set the sulfur plant ablaze on Thursday during fighting around al-Mishraq, which is south of Mosul.
The offensive that started on Monday to capture Mosul is expected to become the biggest battle fought in Iraq since the US-led invasion in 2003.
Residents of Mosul said they are being used as human shields and not allowed to leave their homes.
An offensive to retake Mosul from Islamic State began on Monday.
By GIDEON KUTS / MA'ARIV,YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
Sakhnin couple arrested in September following long-winded return from Iraq with their three children, the Shin Bet announces Thursday.
Attacking Iraqi forces are still 12 to 30 miles (20 to 50 km) from the city itself and US officials believe that Islamic State is most likely to use chemical weapons later in the campaign.
“The recapture of Mosul will herald another beginning, not an end to radicalism, extremism and violent sectarianism.”
By BEN LYNFIELD
The battle for Mosul is expected to leave behind a vast humanitarian crisis, the UN estimates around a million to be displaced.
Mosul is the last major stronghold of ISIS in Iraq and its headquarters in the country. The Islamist group recently lost Dabiq in Syria to a coalition of Syrian rebel groups
Relations between the two regional powers are already broadly strained by the Syrian civil war and the rise of the Islamic State militant group.
52 years after Peres kindled a special relationship between the Kurds and Israel, Kurdish activists in Duhok hold a memorial service for him.
US military testing to see if chemical agent used in attack; no American forces injured.
Islamic State's last major city in Iraq is under threat as American forces increase ahead of planned operation.
Iraq’s army and the Kurdish peshmerga are within striking distance of Mosul, but strategy and regional concerns put them at a crossroads.
It’s World War I trench-style warfare and the Peshmerga are defending a 1,000 kilometer front line.
With news from France and the attempted coup in Turkey making its way to the front lines, there is a feeling of normalcy here in Kurdistan.
The success of the Falluja operation launched on May 23 gives fresh momentum to Iraqi forces in the campaign to retake Mosul.
Mosul is Iraq's largest northern city and Islamic State's de facto capital in the country.
“What is today happening in Syria and Iraq is a deep-seated US-Zionist conspiracy that has triggered war in Muslim territories."
The document was allegedly issued in May by ISIS' Fallujah province and was recently obtained by the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Units in the city of Karamah.
It is not the first time Iraq has demanded that Jordan extradite Hussein's daughter, who has been living in Amman since 2003, when American forces occupied Iraq and toppled her father's regime.
The latest graves found contained the remains of at least 40 people.
Iraqi-born Saga al-Dulaimi, who escaped from marriage to the infamous leader of ISIS, recounts to Swedish media of her life with one of the world's most wanted terrorists.
Twenty-five years after Iraq’s Saddam Hussein launched Scud missiles at Israel, the residents of Mount Shingal reveal a secret about the 1991 Gulf War.
According to the report, Hamas forces would fight for Mosul's liberation alongside Hezbollah fighters and the Shi'ite Houthi militias which are currently struggling in Yemen.
According to Alsumaria news, an Iraqi news site, the terror organization shattered in the past few days Adad gate, which was part of the northern sector of the Acropolis walls of ancient Nineveh.
Iraq’s ill-fated Mosul offensive is symbolic of the country’s problems.
In a video released on the Facebook page of the Iraqi social media campaign, "Fallujah is dying of hunger," the woman demands from the world: "save us from ISIS or bomb us with chemical weapons."
In a statement released Sunday, the organization claimed: "the United States increasingly intervenes in Iraq's issues with its presence in the Iraqi joint operations command."
The residents of Taza in northern Iraq have suffered immensely at the hands of ISIS. ISIS prolonged campaign of shelling has led to the death of a two-year-old girl and has wounded 370 others.
By MAARIV ONLINE
Iraqi foreign minister praised Lebanese Shi'ite group for 'preserving the dignity of the Arabs.'
The wife, Diane Kruger, has reportedly fled ISIS territory accompanied by two girls who helped her, and her current location is not known.
"We believe that Daesh is now beginning to lose. We see them in a defensive crouch," said US Army Col. Steve Warren.
"We are afraid the radioactive element will fall into the hands of Daesh," says senior security official with knowledge of the theft, using an Arabic acronym for ISIS.
The boy, Ayham Hussein, was discovered by ISIS henchman as he was listening to a portable compact disc player.
According to a member of the Security and Defense committee in the Iraqi parliament, the US nationals were kidnapped from a house of prostitution in the area.
Asaib Ahl al-Haq, Kata'ib Hezbollah and the Badr Organization are the principle focus of the probe into how the men were snatched in the Dora neighborhood, south of Baghdad, US sources said.
As the Islamic State retreats in Iraq and Syria, the Kurds are gaining ground and inching closer to statehood
A pamphlet distributed to ISIS fighters in October 2014, defines slave women as part of the loot the organization's fighters are allowed to take after winning on the battlefield.
By REUTERS,MAAYAN GROISMAN
The future of Iraq in its current form is far from certain.
By ABDULLA HAWEZ
Mosul has been under Islamic State (ISIS) rule for over two years. The city is still home to over a million civilians, who are trapped there.
By ABDULSALAM KHANJAR
While terrorist talent isn’t always necessarily replenished in the same quality or quantity, it does grow back.
By BRIDGET JOHNSON
The Iraqi decision to start the offensive on October 17 took the Turks by surprise and preempted a Turkish move toward Mosul.
By JACQUES NERIAH
It doesn’t take a genius to recognize that the US had a plan to win the battle against Saddam Hussein in Iraq and no plan to win the peace.
By LARRY SNIDER
The Kurdish experience in Iraq demonstrates what Kurds can achieve in cooperation with the international community and adhering to contemporary, liberal democratic norms.
By DELOVAN BARWARI
It is important to raise our voices and speak to the international community so that people know that no one outside is helping us.
By NASIR PASHA KHALAF
I was six years old then, practically a man in the Jewish tradition, yet my eyes were still half-shut, my head in dreamland.
There are many reasons Israel should foster ties and cooperation with the Kurds, including support of an independent Kurdish state in Northern Iraq.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
“When terrorists target mosques and Muslims, you know terrorism has nothing to do with Islam,” a friend wrote on Facebook.
Two days in 1941 led directly to the violent expulsion of 120,000 Iraqi Jews from their land, the confiscation of their property and possessions.
By HEN MAZZIG
Shavuot falls on the 75th anniversary of the cruel and bloody riots against the small Jewish community in Iraq.
By ZVI GABAY
In keeping with this irresponsible, even criminal nonchalance, Iraqi authorities have done next to nothing to prepare for a possible collapse.
By DANIEL PIPES
Raghad Hussein, the eldest daughter of the former Iraqi dictator, speaks of her hopeful stance on the incoming White House administration.
"He's proving to the world what it means to have an unqualified commander in chief."
"The only way you can be comfortable about Trump's foreign policy, is to think he doesn't really mean anything he says."
"Saddam Hussein was not a good person. Who cares?" the GOP presidential frontrunner told supporters in Ohio.