05.27.2016 | 19 Iyar, 5776
'World Health Organization condemnation of Israel is anti-Semitism,' says Lapid
Salafi group in Gaza claims overnight rocket launching at Israel
Knesset warns Arab MKs against Temple Mount visits during Ramadan
Israel forming civil defense units in preparation for possible conflict with Hezbollah
MK blasts police for ‘hiding’ nationalist gang rape case
In huge blow to Israel, Netherlands declares BDS ‘free speech’
Public unaware that civil divorce unavailable in Israel poll finds
1998 Haifa killer convicted of manslaughter after 18-year hunt
NGO asks High Court to unlock some of nuclear agency's secrecy
Knesset panel once again erupts into war over ‘NGO bill’
US says Israel's rightist coalition 'raises legitimate questions'
Tel Aviv documentary festival announces film winners
Palestine Literature Festival highlights local and international writers
Taking it all off
HaClique’s music is still alive and kicking
Morocco refuse to play Israel in wheelchair tennis World Cup
Disappointing denouement for Mac TA
Jerusalem, Hap Tel Aviv resume captivating quarterfinal
Israel by the campfire: Hundreds of thousands participate in Lag Ba'Omer festivities
My World: Taiwan revisited
As I See It: Democracy in turmoil
The unlikely likelihood of a centrist bloc
Israel’s spectacular champions
Egyptian Muslims attack Christians, strip woman naked over rumored affair
Male doctor helps Saudi woman deliver baby - and is then shot by husband
Iran has limited, indirect access to US dollars, Treasury official says
US pro-gun lobby to 'Ayatollahs of Iran': You haven't met alligator wrestlers, cowboys of America
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
Self-described anti-Semitic German pastor resigns from interfaith position
German police investigate Britons' Nazi salute at death camp
Neo-Nazis salute ‘Aryan goddess’ Taylor Swift
French court orders suspect in 1980 synagogue bombing back to jail
'Smart car' tech to get boost from US-Israel collaboration
Research shows exposure to dirty air may raise risk of heart disease
Tech Talk: Student hackathons are the new rage
Most medical marijuana users benefit from treatment, finds Ben-Gurion University study
Rx for Readers: Stresses over sleep lines
Litzman blasts Palestinian ‘political attack’ on Israel at WHO’s yearly assembly
‘Smart park’ coming to capital’s Sacher Park
Analysis stage begins at latest Golan drilling site
Green tech at the forefront of talks on US-Israel collaboration
Israel faces lack of enforcement of environmental policies, says report
Tech Talk: CES Asia 2016
Tech can’t thrive without women, says Israeli-born Oracle CEO
Who needs Hillary? Trump, Sanders mull televised debate
Sanders' pro-Palestine backers could spark uproar at Dem convention
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
Grapevine: Born in Jerusalem
Podcast: The mystery of Tel Aviv’s Jane Doe alleys
This week in 60 seconds: The Green Prince takes New York
Tradition Today: Counting the days
Briefing: Liberman, Trump and fascism
Podcast: A stable Israeli government? Fat chance
Grapevine: Animal husbandry
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
אַלְמָז פּוֹסַעַת בִּשְבִילֵי יַלְדוּתָה
סְטֶנְד-אַפּ שֶל רוֹתֶם אַבּוּהָב
The Christian Edition- one month free subscription
Protectors of the Holy Land
Digging with the Bible
Sanctifying God in the Rhineland massacres
Green Journey – Cycling on the Trails of the Living
Remembering Isaac Ochberg
Czech prime minister plants tree in Jerusalem grove of nations
Dado Scenic Lookout Dedicated on Israel's Northern Border
Golani Soldiers Clean up the Forests of Northern Israel
Greek President Plants Olive Tree in Jerusalem Grove of Nations
Italian Environment Minister Discovers Negev Agriculture
Kenyan President Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
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
Naming Sheba Medical Center, an Oasis of Healing, Hope and Peace
Living with Doubt
This Week in Israeli History: IAF Established, 14,500 Ethiopian Jews Airlifted to Israel and Latrun
Yousef mentioned that he first became acquainted with the 'Post' when he was in an Israeli prison 20 years ago.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
The veteran diplomat, who used the occasion of the conference to promote his latest book, said that Washington has failed to gauge the priorities of Arab regimes.
By MICHAEL WILNER
“This has been an extraordinary year,” Douglas marveled during a sit-down interview with former Post Editor-in-Chief Steve Linde.
By NOA AMOUYAL
Netanyahu's speech lamented the moral failure of countries, institutions and individuals in not consistently condemning anti-Jewish sentiments throughout the globe.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Minister equates BDS activists with terrorists.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Israel is also carefully watching the Golan Heights, which Israel acquired in 1967 and later annexed, along the border with Syria.
By LINDA GRADSTEIN/THE MEDIA LINE
The move comes just days after a secret delegation made up of high-ranking Israeli officials departed from the Egyptian capital.
By MAAYAN GROISMAN,DANIEL J. ROTH,TOVAH LAZAROFF
Hezbollah says it that it has succeeded in establishing a 'balance of terror' that has made southern Lebanon 'the most secure region in the entire Middle East.'
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Dore Gold spoke about Israel’s extensive role in providing humanitarian aid, noting that the task is made complicated when those on the receiving end are also at war with his country.
Arabic is an official language should not be ignored in Israeli society, Knesset speaker says.
In May, the High Court approved a plan put forward by the state to release the bodies of nine east Jerusalem Arabs involved in terror attacks.
By BEN HARTMAN
Hamdallah told visiting French premier Manuel Valls that his government supported a new French initiative for an internationalized peace process.
The second terrorist event occurred earlier same day after a Palestinian assailant attempted to kill one Israeli man in the Petak Tikva area.
Kerry explained that he and Ayrault had spoken about the initiative, which he 'welcomed,' in which over 20 ministers would meet to plan a larger peace conference for the fall.
Even now, Israel's GDP per capita - a measure of wealth and productivity per person - is 40% lower than that of the United States.
By NIV ELIS
Shai Abad, the Ministry of Finance's director-general, said that the Israeli government was looking forward to "broadening the Israeli horizon" regarding eco-technology.
By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN
"A free trade agreement between Israel and South Korea will be a significant milestone in trade relations between the two countries and carry significant economic potential for them."
The survey, the first IDI survey to examine economic perceptions, found that the public holds largely negative views on the country’s civil service.
During the weekly cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the new outline "incorporates the comments that we received from the High Court."
'Bureaucracy is one of the main factors that ignited the housing crisis in Israel in recent years, and this reform deals directly with the root of the problem,' Kahlon said.
“The association of Ms. Swift with Adolf Hitler undisputedly is ‘harmful,’ ‘abusive,’ and ‘ethnically offensive..." Swift's lawyer said in a statement.
The move could bring about a sea change in Swiss funding for scores of anti-Israel NGOs operating in Israel and in the disputed territories.
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
As president of the World Jewish Congress from 1981 to 2007, Edgar Bronfman indeed played a key role in rescuing more than a million Jews from the former Soviet Union.
By DANIELLE ZIRI
Praying together in Jerusalem unites Christians, Muslims and Jews.
By ARIEL DOMINIQUE HENDELMAN
The poll showed that 82 percent of religious Jews oppose having an Arab teach their kids.
State Department spokesperson says right-wing government in Jerusalem will be judged by its actions.
By REUTERS,GIL HOFFMAN,JULIE STEIGERWALD
Yisrael Beytenu MK Oded Forer declined to say whether or not his party would support the bill on conversion which UTJ lawmakers have promised to introduce in the new Knesset session.
By JEREMY SHARON
The Sa'ar 6 missile corvette will have to deal with Hezbollah's radar-guided missiles.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
Israel’s rightward political shift means it is 'sinking ever deeper into a de facto binational state controlled by Jewish extremists.'
Glick, an activist for Jewish rights on the Temple Mount, was next on the Likud's list, after defense minister Moshe Ya'alon quit his post.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Netanyahu has been stalked over the years by accusations of misuse of public funds on numerous occasions corresponding to colorful affair titles like “Bedgate” and “Bottlegate.”
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Jangly American rockers to make debut in Tel Aviv this week
By DAVID BRINN
World ORT Kadima Mada currently runs three schools in the periphery.
Only three percent of the Culture Ministry’s budget is allocated towards supporting arts in the Arabic language, a Knesset panel revealed on Tuesday.
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
MK Stav Shafir will call a special Knesset hearing next week to examine how police handle cases of violence and excessive use of force.
The delegation brought with it a number of proposals based upon a framework peace initiative suggested by Sisi and the Arab world.
Comptroller publishes annual report on Bibi Tours, problems fighting BDS, Beduin rights, health and environmental issues.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB,ARIEL BEN SOLOMON,JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH,BEN HARTMAN
State Comptroller's report says Ground Forces, IAF, have not set targets on maintenancy and acquisition of arms to keep up with changing security needs.
Tax Authority, Israel Police, State Prosecutor’s office, and other bodies lack level of cooperation needed to target illegal banking and money laundering,
Catherine Hall was markedly absent from this year’s Dan David Prize ceremony at Tel Aviv University.
Begin said that sometimes the policy works and that the courts must continue to police specific cases where the policy is not appropriate.
The bill, which passed 31-2, prohibits any technology by which a human can be cloned, instead of specifying cloning methods.
By LAHAV HARKOV,JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
Precisely because it is so rare that the IDF indicts one of its own for killing Palestinians in the field, these trials carry immense legal, political and diplomatic significance.
At Jerusalem Post Conference in New York, ministers, MKs, diplomats and Jewish leaders – with one exception – portray a dark future for Israel.
By YOSSI MELMAN
There are politicians who would give a kidney to achieve a fraction of Netanyahu’s power.
Today, the pathway utilizing the bridge is called the “Mehadrin Bridge,” meaning it is only to be used by men, while the other approach to the site can be used by men and women.
"There is no global economic crisis, we are not in an election year and we cannot claim that it's a pilot, because we've already tried this a few times," says Knesset Legal Adviser Eyal Yinon.
Majority of Israelis want government to spend more on: health, police, education, academia, transit, welfare and housing.
Azaria claims the shooting was self-defense, slams IDF for arbitrariness.
During a press conference in Jerusalem, the premier said that his 'proven' track record in protecting Israel has shown that 'I’ve haven’t done a bad job.'
'The nuclear agreement with Iran blocked Iran’s pathways to a nuclear weapon for years to come,' J Street said. 'As of now, Iran has abided by the terms of the deal.'
By JPOST.COM STAFF,JTA
For around 11 years, the NGO has delivered anonymous testimonies from soldiers on alleged IDF abuses during conflict with the Palestinians.
UTJ insisted in its coalition agreement with the Likud that the law be repealed, owing to the possible future threat that the law could be enforced.
MK Robert Ilatov, whose Yisrael Beytenu faction is set to join the coalition this week, is the opposition representative on the committee.
Former US ambassador to Israel tweeted on Sunday that while Liberman has made 'reprehensible' comments, he did support his boss' peace efforts.
The initiative would have led to opening up negotiations with the Arab world and undoubtedly change the face of the region, Herzog said.
By DANIEL J. ROTH
Speaking on Channel 2’s popular Friday night news program, veteran journalist Roni Daniel reacted to Avigdor Liberman's replacing of Moshe Ya'alon as defense minister.
In an interview with Channel 10, Barak offered withering criticism of Netanyahu's decision to appoint Avigdor Liberman as defense minister in place of Moshe Ya'alon.
Glick is a controversial figure in both the religious and political sphere in Israel, becoming the face of the Jewish struggle for prayer rights at the Temple Mount.
An EgyptAir jet carrying 66 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean on Thursday.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,REUTERS
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said Wednesday that she saw no reason for MK Robert Ilatov to leave the committee.
The general public was evenly split on whether Ya’alon should quit the Likud because he was removed from his job.
The West Bank is under Israeli military rule, which effectively means it is under Liberman’s rule.
Liberman would do well to avoid the mistakes of former defense minister Amir Peretz.
By BEN SALES/JTA
The findings, reportedly, focus on the lack of information provided to the security cabinet regarding the severity of the threat posed to southern Israel by Hamas’s cross-border attack tunnels.
"A soldier is not a mythological hero – he is a human being with pains like the rest of us.”
By ORRI J. AVRAHAM
MK says decision by Netanyahu 'irresponsible toward defense establishment and the citizens of Israel.'
By MAARIV ONLINE
As Tel Aviv University is celebrating its 60th anniversary this week, its president, Prof. Joseph Klafter, sat down with 'The Jerusalem Post' for an interview.
The likely expansion of the coalition is good news for incoming coalition chairman David Bitan.
NGO report: 75 per cent of youth, across all segments of society, said they had experienced discrimination and racism because of their origins or physical appearance.
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI,GREER FAY CASHMAN
Five short months after his arrest on suspicion of rape and taking bribes the Ashkelon Mayor returned to city hall.
Alleged Beitunya shooter’s lawyer says state tampered with witnesses.
Kerry’s threat of the existence of a US ‘Plan B’ for Syria if negotiations fail is only as powerful as it is believable.
Each year, as the economy grows and the population changes, the budget plan begins with an 'automatic' starting point that reflects the continuation of current policy and trends.
Most of us have our own unique style of handwriting that clearly reflects our personal characteristics.
By CARL HOFFMAN
Israeli start-up GreenWall’s unique solution to rising urbanization.
By RACHEL MYERSON
The iAmIsrael campaign features 18 of Israel’s best and most impactful organizations under one umbrella.
By RAIMY RUBIN
A round up of news from around the nation.
By COMPILED BY JULIE STEIGERWALD
According to 'Al-Araby', the father went to the hospital in order to "thank" the doctor, only to pull out a gun and shoot him at close range.
Lebanese terrorist group should only expect more liquidations of commanders
Got a minute? Here's the week in review.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
With the current surge of violent global anti-Semitism there is an urgent need for a powerful Jewish body dedicated to fighting anti-Semitism.
By ISI LEIBLER
Austria has elected a new president. Israel’s foreign policy makers and the Jews of Vienna are merely bystanders.
By SAMUEL LASTER
Between us and the Jewish community in America the bond is tighter, first because it’s a relatively young Diaspora community, about 120 years old.
By NACHMAN SHAI
As former IDF chief of staff Ya’alon knows full well that at the start of basic training in the IDF new recruits are taught how to address their commanding officers.
By YONATAN SREDNI
In Temple times, the Judaic lineage was via the father; it was only after our time in exile, in the galut, that lineage became via the mother. This was done in order to maintain our heritage.
By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
The broader moral right to be let alone was not unknown but proved hard to define.
By RAYMOND APPLE
Deepening our own identities and loyalties while cooperating with others will reaffirm my new Jordanian friend’s lesson.
By GIL TROY
Mrs. Trump, however, is not the first public figure to blame Jewish behavior for the actions of anti-Semites.
By RAFAEL MEDOFF
Immediately afterward she will fly to France to attend the annual general meeting of the Jewish Agency Board of Governors.
Monastiriotes Synagogue was among the very few that survived WWII, thanks to the intervention of the Red Cross that used it as storehouse.
By ELIAS MESSINAS
With regard to “Failed rhetoric” (My Word, May 20), what a relief to see that Liat Collins still appears in your Friday newspaper.
Describing some of what’s happening here is necessary, though invoking the Holocaust should be off limits – to all.
By LAWRENCE RIFKIN
'Justice for Palestinians cannot be attained without the lifting of the occupation,' Cornel West was quoted as saying by 'The New York Times' on Wednesday.
The tight contest was yet another demonstration of how divided Democrats are in the drawn-out national race for the party's nomination.
By REUTERS,JPOST.COM STAFF
The presumptive Republican nominee declined to share details of his plans to deal with North Korea, but a meeting with Kim would mark a major shift in US policy towards the isolated nation.