05.25.2016 | 17 Iyar, 5776
Hezbollah says it is digging tunnels 'to make Israeli enemy lose sleep'
Blair: Normalization steps, plus Arab initiative could bring peace
Israel: Hamas stealing 95% of civilian cement transferred into Gaza
Arab Bank to appeal historic terror financing judgment – but tied to settlement
UTJ: Yisrael Beytenu obligated to support haredi bills circumventing court
Palestine Literature Festival highlights local and international writers
Taking it all off
Analysis: Will Liberman's Right hand wither in the Kirya
Temple Mount activist Glick sworn in as MK
Livni: New government will isolate Israel, ramp-up BDS
HaClique’s music is still alive and kicking
Dining: East meets West in the North Market
SINAI SAYS: Beersheba’s title a testament to resilience of owner Alona Barkat
Maccabi Haifa lifts first title in five years
Sela ousted in five sets in first round of French Open
Maccabi Tel Aviv, Eilat, Rishon all jump out to 2-0 advantages
Genocide scholars who minimize the Holocaust – and some who are coming to town
Is it democratic when rejects govern the country?
Think Again: Why the Palestinians can’t dance, in Obama’s own words
The Human Spirit: A somber day at the circus
US pro-gun lobby to 'Ayatollahs of Iran': You haven't met alligator wrestlers, cowboys of America
Iran to renew financial support for Islamic Jihad after two-year hiatus
Satellite images purport to show ISIS attack on Russian air base in Syria
Iran's defense minister: 'Zionist conspiracy' to blame for Iraq, Syrian conflicts
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
ISIS plans to ignite ethnic war in Fallujah upon leaving the city, document allegedly reveals
Analysis: Islamic State may be down, but it's far from out
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
'Increase in aliya among youth and academic professionals'
WATCH: Brussels Jewish museum commemorates shooting victims
New York county passes BDS law
Rome mayoral candidate promises to name street after fascist politician
Kicking of wedding season with money tips for newlyweds
Analysis stage begins at latest Golan drilling site
Flug: Israeli brainpower fueled growth for 37 years, but is hitting a wall
Rx for Readers: Stresses over sleep lines
Litzman blasts Palestinian ‘political attack’ on Israel at WHO’s yearly assembly
Health Ministry faulted for hands-off policy
Prevent Lag Ba’omer accidents and tragedies
Green tech at the forefront of talks on US-Israel collaboration
Israel faces lack of enforcement of environmental policies, says report
Committee votes to reduce regulations on food pesticides
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
Jewish leaders push to get two-state solution proposal on next president's desk
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
Tradition Today: Counting the days
Parshat Bechukotai: The Source of Hope
Bob Dylan’s forgotten pro-Israel song, revisited
Briefing: Liberman, Trump and fascism
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!
Veterans: Reaching one’s full potential
Books: Unlikely characters
Books: Totally certifiable
Books: Beauty and boredom of war
Pavements for pedestrians? Not in Jerusalem
Inside Gilo: Who pays for that?
This week in Jerusalem
Here and now at the Israel Festival
An oddly individual thing – handwriting
Agriculture is having a (vertical) field day
Walking the food trail in Haifa
הַצַלָמִים – יְרוּשָלַיִם בְּעֵינֵי צַלָמֶיהָ
The Christian Edition- one month free subscription
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
Ancient Approaches to Modern Exile
Interviewing a friend
Enough With the Ghosting - Have a Real Break Up!
Hamas announced another naval commando death in September.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Haniyeh’s announcement came in response to reports in the Israeli media to the effect that Hamas is preparing for another war with Israel.
By ABU KHALED TOAMEH
Haniyeh's sisters, holders of Israeli citizenship, live in the Beduin town of Tel Sheva, a suburb of Beersheba.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
"The siege will not last long. Due to Palestinian efforts it will be removed without a political price," said Haniyeh, without explaining how his vision would transpire.
Hamas leader says organization recuperated, rebuilt arsenal, since last summers Operation Protective Edge.
In April, it was reported that only a quarter of the promised $3.5bn pledged to help rebuild Gaza after last summer's war between Hamas and Israel had been delivered.
"If there won't be quiet in Israel, Gaza will pay a very heavy price," Ya'alon warns.
European, int'l diplomats mediating between parties on cease-fire, opening of seaport and release of Israeli soldiers' bodies, Ahmed Yousef tells Ma'an.
Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv notes that Hamas leader's daughter is one of thousands of Gazans that it treats every year.
Haniyeh was giving a special sermon to mark the Muslim holy day of Eid al-Adha.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
Leader calls on Palestinian Authority to reexamine policy towards negotiations with Israel.
Hamas leader says terror group's arms are "sacred," demands calls for disarmament also apply to Israel.
According to Palestinian sources, Kerry cancelled his visit to the region due to lack of progress in talks.
The news of Haniyeh’s hospitalization was first reported by Channel 2’s Arab affairs analyst Ehud Yaari.
Head of Hamas's political wing speaks in front of thousands as Gaza celebrates what it says is a victory over Israel.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
"The history of the Hamas movement has proven more than once that it is stronger after every targeted killing of one of its senior members,” says former Hamas PM.
Shekel continues to weaken as conflict heats up again; global trends as well as local conditions contribute to potential economic effects.
By NIV ELIS
Gas installation, located about 30 km off the coast of Gaza, didn't suffer any damage in first attack of its kind.
It isn’t reasonable that some parts of the population groan under the tax burden and the cost of living, while large companies enjoy sweeping tax breaks.
By LEON HARRIS
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
[Video] Third attack on central city in three days intercepted.
By JPOST.COM STAFF, YAAKOV LAPPIN, MICHAEL OMER-MA
IDF strikes 200 targets overnight, hitting Hamas offices; PM calls US President Obama to discuss options for "de-escalating."
By JPOST.COM STAFF AND YAAKOV LAPPIN
Efforts to uncover ancient cemetery in Lviv repeatedly thwarted.
By EITAN AROM
Palestinian Center for Public Opinion poll finds 33% of Palestinians would vote for Barghouti as opposed to 29% for Abbas.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu stressed Sunday that Israel would not deal with a Palestinian government backed by Hamas.
By HERB KEINON
According to Ma'an News Agency, Haniyeh calls the end of recent US-backed peace talks an "unquestionable fact."
As Abbas's move to join 15 international organizations stalls efforts to save peace talks, Hamas PM Haniyeh says negotiations are "outside the Palestinian consensus" and "bound for failure."
Despite Erdogan's statements that PM's apology "satisfied Turkish expectations," Israel only apologized for operational mistakes.
Denial comes shortly after Abbas's office says Haniyeh expressed support for effort to upgrade to non-member state.
Hunger-strikers say they'll refuse vitamin supplements, prison clinics; solidarity demonstrations take place across W. Bank.
By REUTERS AND JPOST.COM STAFF
Rivlin sent invitation to Turkish speaker in November; Çiçek says he will only come to Knesset after relations normalized.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Cemil Çiçek, Turkey's parliament speaker, rejects Knesset speaker's November invitation to visit Israel.
In press conference with IHH in Turkey, Hamas PM says protest ship "captured the hearts" of Gaza residents.
“Open letter for the people in Gaza” aroused a wave of protest among advocates of Israel.
Anwar Musalem, a Kurdish leader from the besieged Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani, spoke to Ma’ariv Hashavua by telephone this week.
By YOSSI MELMAN
Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says deal could help build confidence between Iran and other countries fighting ISIS.
Abu Mohammed says delegation of Australian sheikhs came to the Strip "to learn steadfastness, sacrifice" from Hamas.
Yellow-and-blue’s title defense continues with quarterfinal series against Turkish champion.
By ALLON SINAI
Palestinians are being used as pawns to test Israel’s military strength and divert attention.
By RAPHAEL ISRAELI
WePower founder Michal Yudin says there have been substantial gains, but the empowerment of women has not progressed to the extent that she envisaged
when she set out on her mission.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
A well established diplomat in Gaza told the Jerusalem Post that the daughter has returned to living with her family.
By NOAM ROTENBERG
Senior Hamas leader Zahar warns of renewed violence if blockade of Gaza not broken.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,REUTERS
State Department says Fatah-Hamas reconciliation deal could "seriously complicate" peace efforts; Abbas says deal doesn't contradict talks with Israel.
The move envisions forming a unity government within five weeks and holding national elections in six months.
Fatah delegation to Gaza meets with Hamas leaders; Haniyeh: The current circumstances do not allow further separation of the factions.
By YASSER OKBI
According to the prosecution, the two women entered Gaza via Egypt to circumvent the ban on their traveling to the Strip.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Doctors in Petah Tikva reportedly deemed 1-year-old Amal Haniyeh's chances of survival as slim before returning her to Strip.
By JPOST.COM STAFF, KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Girl admitted to Petah Tikvah hospital in serious condition for acute infection of the digestive tract.
Palestinian Tamarod group fails to organize uprising against Hamas on day commemorating anniversary of Arafat's death.
Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh denies allegations it is involved in Sinai terror attacks on Egyptian soldiers.
Ma'an quotes Haniyeh saying Hamas does not count on "attempt to bring life to dead body called negotiations."
Hamas gives Egyptian cleric diplomatic passport; PA leadership in Ramallah critical of cleric for deepening Palestinian divisions.
Senior Hamas member Ahmed Yousif claims movement has not carried out any attacks inside Israel since 2004.
Jailed Fatah leader would defeat Abbas, Haniyeh in PA presidential elections; poll finds 55% support a two-state solution.
Veteran leader is elected for fourth term, despite previous announcements that he does not intend to run for re-election.
Haniyeh says inaugural Gaza school will prepare kids as young as 12 to establish Palestinian state "from the river to the sea."
A recent poll shows Hamas leader Haniyeh would beat PA President Abbas if elections were held today.
By LINDA GRADSTEIN/THE MEDIA LINE
Exiled leader says Hamas will "never recognize legitimacy of Israeli occupation;" PM spokesman slams terror group as "murderous."
Exiled Hamas leader in first visit to Strip tells supporters that the organization will "never recognize the legitimacy of the Israeli occupation" in front M-75 missile model; promises to free prisoners held by Israel.
By JPOST.COM STAFF AND REUTERS
Hamas PM appeals to Arab states, other states to help pay for reconstruction in the Strip following IDF Gaza operation.
Iranian president phones Hamas PM Ismail Haniyeh, says Gaza op shows that "Zionists have reached the dead point."
Mahmoud Abbas summons Egyptian envoy to protest visit, says Egyptians making big mistake dealing with Hamas prime minister.
Hamas prime minister tells int'l delegation in Gaza, "we will not recognize Israel," according to Hamas-affiliate Al-Resalah.
Hamas PM says Netanyahu's coalition deal was for internal reasons, but may have had "external motives."
Hamas criticizes Egypt for blocking oil supplies; fuel crisis has caused lengthy electricity blackouts.
Abbas meets Haniyeh for first time since 2007.
Now that Hamas has left Syria, its leaders are finally able to voice their true feelings about Assad.
Unity deal with Fatah hits snag with Hamas hardliners; Gaza Hamas leader concludes "successful" visit to Iran.
Hamas PM wraps up Iran visit, saying the "gun is our only response" and that "the path of resistance continues."
Zahar calls Mashaal-Abbas agreement a ‘mistake’; At Tehran rally with Haniyeh, Ahmadinejad says nuclear program advances to be announced soon.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH AND REUTERS
Iran's first vice president tells Hamas Prime Minister Haniyeh that Palestinian issue is a "red line," adding that Israel will soon "be punished" for "plots, aggression," AFP reports.
Hamas PM ignores reported warnings against visit from Gulf states, is expected to discuss "regional developments."
Gaza-based leadership urges changes in unity deal; Abbas's dual role as PA president and PM at heart of the dispute.
Hamas political bureau head says he will continue to “serve his people, his cause and his movement, as well as causes of the nation.”
Hamas PM campaigning in Arab, Islamic countries ahead of elections for key position, Adnkronos International reports.
Journalist who said Hamas’s Ismail Haniyeh was the “legitimate Palestinian prime minister” is summoned for interrogation by PA security forces.
Hamas’s Haniyeh says Cairo won’t close border to Gaza, support future IDF operations there.
By HERB KEINON AND JPOST.COM STAFF
Hamas's Haniyeh tells 'Independent' that Egypt will no longer support blockade, IDF military operations in Gaza.
Hamas PM Haniyeh, on tour of Mideast, tells reporters in Cairo Israel on a campaign against Muslim symbols in Jerusalem.
MK says decision was made due to the heavy work load involved in Knesset and his wish to step back after the death of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.
By JEREMY SHARON
Security forces do not have a specific warning of an attempt, but “there’s something in the air,” according to officer.
By BEN HARTMAN
Kerry, will have to find areas where Israel could make some concessions regarding Gaza, without contradicting its aim to demilitarize the area once the fighting ends.
President Putin, on this the 71st anniversary of the disappearance of Raoul, use your authority and integrity to answer the prayers of thousands of people.
By DAVID HERMAN
Israel fights not only for its survival but constitutes the forward position for the world’s democracies. It is time for the rest of the peace-loving democratic world to join us.
By JPost Editorial
Situated between viral conflicts in Syria and Iraq, Jordan’s relative anonymity may be drawing to a close.
By MATHEW MARKMAN
Reaching an agreement with Iran was a brilliant move that served this purpose, and effectively neutralized any call for military action, specifically by Israel.
By EPHRAIM ASCULAI
Israel, too, has caught the product liability wave that has taken other western countries by storm.
By BENJAMIN LEVENTHAL AND MENACHEM C. KLEIN
The shadow of Chamberlain clouds our horizon. We would do well to remember what Churchill said: You were given the choice between war and dishonor.
By JERUSALEM POST READERS
Reports of Israel’s medical care for Palestinians, including Palestinians involved in violence against Israel, goes back many years.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Bashing Israel as a racist, failed state in Boston or Berlin doesn’t make anyone less racist in Israel.
Some local banks will not open accounts for Americans and we fear that the latest check-cashing difficulties are not unrelated. It’s difficult being an American abroad.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
Original Thinking: What will happen when you have pressured Israel into allowing a Palestinian entity to take hold on the 1967 borders, an entity that is taken over by a radical Islamic force bent on Israel’s destruction?
By BARRY SHAW
How can trust between people, so important to a future of peace and stability, exist in this hostile atmosphere of alienation?
By LIRON LIBMAN
Hamas should be made to understand that it is miscalculating Israel’s willingness to continue taking fire and could face undesirable consequences, to the point of losing its hold on Gaza.
By MICHAEL HERZOG
"Operation Defensive Shield" in Gaza must be different from Operation Cast Lead; the rocket fire did not stop as a result of the operation.
By GILAD SHARON
The Region: Hamas infighting weakens it, but the issues involved are tactical, not strategic.
By BARRY RUBIN
With Haniyeh’s current trip Abbas is no longer the exclusive Palestinian leader traversing the globe.
By KENNETH BANDLER
On Friday, Israel’s Under-19 national team secured a spot in the 2014 European Championship finals after edging Georgia 1-0 in a winner-takes-all encounter.