Israel severely rebuked, as PM warns 'spirit of appeasement' blowing through Europe
In diplomatic snub, Liberman refuses meeting with Swedish counterpart
What elections? Europe presses ahead on Palestine question as Israel prepares for poll
Legal impact of Geneva panel on settlements, ICC likely only symbolic
'We have weak civil servants'
Health funds took in 9% more from supplementary health insurance in 2013
Ministry axes costly safe-sex video clip
Treasury will give financially bleeding state hospitals another NIS 150 million
Tech Talk: Haredim in hi-tech
Watch out! You are being followed in the supermarket
Jerusalem and Tel Aviv among 14 cities to receive Bloomberg grants
Israel's Energiya to build solar field in Georgia
Cooking with a kosher soul
Remains of 8,000-year-old olive oil found in Lower Galilee
Grapevine: Being careful of what we wish for
A Thin, Blue, Oleh line – police volunteer enlistment drive for Olim launched in Tel Aviv
Yellow-and-blue, Greens to vie for Toto Cup
Leshem stuns Botzer, rest of favorites into semis
Hapoel Jerusalem bows out of Eurocup with a whimper
Mac TA hosts Malaga to wrap up campaign
Labor wins ‘Manuel Trajtenberg sweepstakes’
Moshe Feiglin drops out of Likud leadership race
Tekuma’s future unclear, Yishai, Bennett are suitors
Israeli Arab media personality set to join Labor party
NGO to request elections committee warn haredi parties of ban on promising blessings for votes
Incitement against Abbas: Gaza posters depict hanging of PA leader
UN Security Council wasting time on Palestinian gimmicks, Liberman says
Abbas forces senior Palestinian official Zakout into early retirement
European Parliament urges EU foreign ministers to support Palestinian statehood
126 signatories of Geneva Convention call on Israelis, Palestinians to respect humanitarian law
‘Civic obligation’ to defend Ukraine, says hassid
Alan Gross hails Jewish efforts toward release from Cuba
Jewish groups harshly condemn removal of Hamas from EU terror list
NBN records increase in North American aliyah
Harry Potter author reveals: Anthony Goldstein is a Jewish wizard!
Jerusalem requests special Israel mention at Irish memorial ceremony
Iraq: ISIS murdered 150 women and underage girls for refusing sex acts
Hamas deputy leader: Ties patched up with Iran
Report: Mossad spy that infiltrated Hezbollah was in charge of Nasrallah's security
Kerry says US has made 'no determinations' on Palestinian statehood as UN bid on tap
Erdogan’s regime becoming more dictatorship than democracy
Obama’s tin ear
The unholy coalition of radical Islam and social Leftists in Europe
BBC’s world without terror
Facing new opportunities in Europe?
Washington Watch: Herding cats
The last war but one
Why Fitch’s A+ gets a D
Welcome into the fold
No laughing matter
A smiling survivor
Iran's plastic surgery trend: Q&A with Mideast expert
You don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy Jewish food
Lighting the way...
The burial saga
Chuckling toward a change
E-bay for e-services
Campaign jockeying reveals growing cracks in haredi walls
Turkey and the Islamic State
Abandoning the diplomatic battlefield to our enemies
Ignoring strategic reality
A song for Kislev: 'Sea of Sheaves'
שְתִיקָתוֹ שֶל בָּרוּך
שָרִים מִקוֹל הַלֵב
The pathology of an oil spill
Arrivals: From Christians in the Commonwealth to Jews in Jerusalem
De-stressing a tense Holy City
That Hanukkah filling
La droite s'effrite
L'union fait la force
Hanin Zoabi persiste et signe
La conférence du JPost
L'Andalousie séfarade, sur le chemin du retour
La cuisine juive dans l'espace et le temps
Les bougies de Safed
Transmuer la terreur en lumière
Autopsie d'une fuite de pétrole
L’éléphant blanc de Tel-Aviv
La violence dans les communautés juives orthodoxes : venir à bout du tabou
Affaires de femmes ?
Comment Abbas tire avantage de la mort d’Abou Ein
Frappes en Syrie, Damas accuse Tsahal
Al-Sissi n’est pas Moubarak
Le temps joue en faveur de Téhéran
Ciblés parce que juifs
Procès Lee Zeitouni : suite et fin
Peu d’espoir pour Pollard
Le prochain bras de fer entre Israël et les Etats-Unis
Government halts Christmas Day conversions in India
Jewish Influence on Christmas Music
Hijabs, kippot and Santa hats: The Haifa Festival of Festivals
Netanyahu commiserates with persecuted Christians
Iraqi Priest calls on Obama to step up fight against ISIS
KKL-JNF at the Diplomatic Conference
New Bike Single in Lahav Forest in the Negev
40,000 Cranes at the Winter Bird Festival
Yaakov Harari Recreation Area Inaugurated in Besor Forest
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
JNF USA Doctors Mission Connects to a Healthy Israel
KKL Brazil Holds Annual Gala Dinner in São Paulo
JNF Toronto Negev Dinner 2014 Honors Dr. Max Glassman
Israel Today and Tomorrow: KKL France Mission Visits Israel
Living Green in Israel: the Contest and the Winners
Addressing Climate Change Conference
Nurturing the Foresters of the Future
Saving the Sabras
12.18.2014 | 26 Kislev, 5775
"We have to undo the decades of nonsense that the peace industry has fermented," Bennett says.
By HERB KEINON
NGO lawyer: The court should make a historic change, like overturning state use of torture
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Prime minister defends "Jewish state bill" during stormy Knesset plenum discussion in which MKs shout at him.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Hamas says "Jewish state bill" threatens to ignite religious war.
By HERB KEINON,JPOST.COM STAFF
Terrorists' funerals are Hamas support and recruitment events, says Likud MK.
By LAHAV HARKOV
UAL-Ta'al MK Gnaim tells 'Post' that aide made comments in jest.
OECD sees Israel's economy recovering.
By NIV ELIS
FICC agrees with Treasury, saying increase to NIS 5,000 "must be gradual and moderate."
Knesset speaker says he won't advance bill - which would give some young couples a tax break on their first home - for its final 2 readings in Knesset.
By NIV ELIS,LAHAV HARKOV
Minority religious groups are worried about the impact of the proposed "Jewish State" bill.
By ARIEL COHEN
Former president Shimon Peres is settling into his new life as Citizen Peres, but he’s still intent on making his voice heard.
By DAVID BRINN
Cette fois, la Cour suprême n’a pas pris sa défense. Les juges ont été choqués par la haine de ses propos et ont confirmé son exclusion de la Knesset pour 6 mois.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN,SYLVIE BERGER
Israël se dirige, si aucun bouleversement de dernière minute ne survient, vers des élections anticipées. La campagne est lancée. Retour sur les différents partis en course, les unions scellées en coulisse, les stratégies et les prévisions
By EVE HAKIMI
Après des semaines de crise, le Premier ministre israélien doit rencontrer ces prochains jours les membres de sa coalition. Objectif : déterminer s’ils peuvent encore gouverner ensemble ou se diriger vers de nouvelles élections
By SYLVIE BERGER
Officiellement, le projet de loi est censé protéger la presse écrite. Officieusement, il vise le quotidien gratuit Israel Hayom, populaire et engagé. Dans les coulisses d’un vote controversé…
By ISI LEIBLER
Livni reporte le vote de la loi sur la nationalité. Israël Beiteinou bloque celle sur la TVA à 0%. Lapid menace. Netanyahou et Bennett trépignent. La coalition est-elle sur le point d’exploser?
Israel spends much less than the PA on its foreign service, then wonders why it’s losing the PR war.
By EVELYN GORDON
The terrorist attack made a country struggling with internal political strife realize it must yet again unite against a cruel enemy.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Adina Bar-Shalom, daughter of late Shas spiritual guide Rabbi Ovadia Yosef to head new Shas women’s council.
By JEREMY SHARON
Rabbi Lior says Tekuma should quit Bayit Yehudi.
By JEREMY SHARON,GIL HOFFMAN
Deri is thought to have offered Yishai the No. 2 spot on the party’s electoral list as well as a ministerial portfolio should Shas join the next government.
“We’re going to elections because our prime minister fears his ministers,” Livni tells faction.
Bill to disperse 19th Knesset passes with 93 for and 0 against.
Livnat is currently serving as Culture and Sports Minister; she began her political career in 1977.
Heads of Hatnua, Yesh Atid to discuss possible political alliance in upcoming elections.
The Yesh Atid MK and former Shin Bet chief says Netanyahu is not a good leader and hopes a new bloc will be able to beat him in the upcoming elections.
Survey finds Kahlon, Sa'ar preferred for March 17 election; Herzog even with PM.
As Netanyahu leads the country to new elections, political parties are scrambling to devise strategies to consolidate their power.
The world will have to wait until March 17 to hear from Israel, even if diplomatic emergencies break out.
Respected international consultant Aron Shaviv was hired as the Likud’s strategist for the March 17 election.
Rumors have been swirling of Yishai's impending split from his party to form a new political movement.
New elections will take place on March 17, 2015.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,GIL HOFFMAN
Opposition leader Herzog says "we are now concluding six bad years with Benjamin Netanyahu and we will do everything to bring back hope."
Elections have to take place on a Tuesday 90 to 150 days from the point when the government is dissolved.
There is no precedent for the extent to which Hamas endangered civilians, says IDF advocate-general.
"I will not tolerate this opposition from within," Netanyahu says after firing ministers Yair Lapid and Tzipi Livni.
By GIL HOFFMAN,JPOST.COM STAFF
Polling data suggest united list would draw more seats; rebel MK Yoni Chetboun announces he’ll run with ex-Shas leader Eli Yishai.
Deri activists force press conference to be cut short, calling Yishai "traitor"
MK Lavie: Notice to voters must be written in feminine and masculine, not just in masculine.
Likud MK, vying to oust Netanyahu was speaking at Bar Ilan University.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Labor secretary-general Hilik Bar: Israel needs a nerd. The nerd will send Netanyahu home and become prime minister.
Dayan leaves Likud- a party he says is too firm in its opposition to a Palestinian state- to join Bennett.
Speculation about the former ambassador's political career continues days after Kahlon registers Kulanu party.
Liberman fires back after Likud's statement Saturday that voting for him would help the left wing win election.
Running together with breakoffs from Bayit Yehudi or Shas are being considered.
Ben Eliezer rescinded his presidential candidacy in June after police announced an investigation that he wrongfully accepted funds.
By NATHAN WISE,GIL HOFFMAN
Balad MK was banned after statement that the June kidnapping and murder of Eyal Yifrah, Naftali Fraenkel, and Gil-Ad Shaer was not terrorism.
Tibi: We are continuing serious talks toward this goal.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
Eight cabinet portfolios are currently being held by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Now that his dream job is within grasp, Sa'ar must decide if to run.
The database shows that the country has 898 laws in effect which collectively have been amended 6,000 times.
Most respondents also think that Netanyahu supported idea for political purposes.
HCJ panel blasts Israeli Arab parliamentarian for statements made against the state during a hearing on her petition to block the Knesset from banning her.
Netanyahu proposes 0 VAT for food staples, despite rejecting the policy in the past.
The poll was conducted last week on a sample of 500 respondents representing a statistical sample of the adult population and published over the weekend.
Gideon Sa’ar considering political comeback, just three months after resigning.
Livni, Mofaz expected to run with Labor.
National Union head Uri Ariel wrote his supporters on Wednesday that he believes a unity deal will be reached.
If the Knesset is unable to force the bill through, Holot stands to be closed by December 22, in keeping with the High Court ruling.
The justice minister accused Netanyahu of "inciting sectors in Israel against each other."
By GIL HOFFMAN,YONAH JEREMY BOB
Yesh Atid MK says more focus needs to be placed on foreign affairs.
CBS report finds one in four disabled adults depressed; only half of severely disabled population in workforce.
By Lidar Gravé-Lazi
Herzog: Government is "stuck," stagnation taking country in wrong direction.
Netanyahu blasted Lapid’s 2015 budget proposal and flagship zero-percent VAT plan; Lapid telling an audience that the prime minister and his associates had not spoken to him in the past month.
Clause on jail time never discussed in Knesset panel.
Poll finds Right would win 76 seats in election; Livni’s party could be erased.
MK Alex Miller: ‘We have to stop being suckers and stop funding those who want to destroy us’
Following the resignation of Amir Peretz from his post as environmental protection minister two weeks ago, green groups advocate for an immediate replacement.
By SHARON UDASIN
MK Miri Regev: Legislation is "complex" and "will not exit the committee the same way it came in."
By SHARON UDASIN,Lidar Gravé-Lazi
The bill would permit the Knesset to ban an MK who encourages terrorism and acts against the state even if he or she has not been convicted of a crime.
Legislation would permit Knesset to ban any MK who encourages terrorism, acts against the state even if he or she has not been convicted of a crime.
Vote on controversial bill, which is opposed by both Livni and Lapid, delayed until next week; Livni tells 'Post' that no compromise has been reached and the fight goes on.
By GIL HOFFMAN,LAHAV HARKOV
Coalition crisis is temporarily averted as vote on bill approved by cabinet but opposed by Lapid and Livni pushed back until next Wednesday.
Livni does not commit to voting against bill, which means she may abstain and save her spot in the coalition.
By LAHAV HARKOV,HERB KEINON
A new bill seeks to free 'agunot' from being chained to a marriage by toughening prison conditions for recalcitrant husbands.
Following Sunday's approval of Jewish state bill by Knesset, rumors abound over integration of haredi parties into PM Netanyahu's coalition.
Yisrael Beytenu MK Miller's initiative seeks to have the Islamic Movement's Northern Branch declared an unlawful association.
New legislation seeks to revoke Israeli permanent-resident status of convicted terrorists.
It is estimated move will save the Knesset from printing about 40,000-50,000 pages annually.
“The state is not doing good for its citizens, but this is its role and obligation,” MK Levy Abecassis says.
Bennett says "Abbas is calling for jihad in Jerusalem," after Shin Bet Chief Cohen had claimed that PA president not inciting terrorism.
Justice Minister Livni says a new law on a Jewish democratic state is a bad idea; Says a declarative vision could foster more unity.
Meretz proposes bill to dissolve Knesset; Lapid: Not the right time; 3 parties on Right will form majority, says Liberman.
PM maintains support for proposed Basic Law; Livni says bill goes against Independence Scroll, proposes her own, terse version; Liberman: Jewish comes before democratic.
A bill prohibiting pedestrians from using headphones while crossing the street is expected to go to a preliminary vote.
PM vows to push forward bill promising equal rights to all citizens while recognizing that Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish People.
The bill is one of many that is to be voted on at Sunday’s meeting of the committee.
Former ambassador to the US reacts with amusement to report that he would be Netanyahu's top choice for a reserved slot on the Likud's next Knesset list.
Central Election Committee comes first in Transparency International ranking, while civil service comes last and government, political parties get low scores.
Anchoring in law Israel’s character as a Jewish and democratic nation state, with both parts equal, is the correct thing to do.
By YOAZ HENDEL
The nation state bill offers a distorted vision that would turn Israel into a dark, illiberal country that persecutes its minorities.
By MORDECHAI KREMNITZER,AMIR FUCHS
Will Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to dissolve his coalition boomerang and usher in a new prime minister?
By LESLIE SUSSER
Inflammatory rhetoric about the Temple Mount spouted by extremists is raising the specter of a religious war.
By YOSSI MELMAN
Outspoken opinions on the controversial bill that tore the coalition apart.
By Laura Kelly,JORDYN SCHWERSKY
Daylight will help spur the parties to make a greater effort in drafting agreements acceptable to voters.
By MICHAEL PARTEM
Why are we going to the polls? It’s personal; the politicians get up each other’s noses.
By LIAT COLLINS
The upcoming elections are necessary; the up to NIS 1.2 billion that taxpayers will have to pay to finance the vote scheduled for March 17 is money well spent.
By CAROLINE B. GLICK
A government bill that seeks to anchor in law Israel’s status as a Jewish state is causing quite a fuss.
By JPost Editorial
The Knesset’s preliminary approval of a bill to force Israel Hayom to charge a fee for its newspapers certainly marks one of its most shameful moments.
By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR