05.06.2016 | 28 Nisan, 5776
For 1st time since August, Israel sees no victim deaths from terrorist attacks
IAF strikes Hamas targets in Gaza in response to continued mortar fire
Palestinians to demand protection from war crimes at UN Security Council
Shin Bet gleans vast tunnel data from Hamas member
Netanyahu to host seminar on Jewish history for UN diplomats
Netanyahu aide: Gaza war draft report being distorted by political enemies
'Israel run by band of incompetent losers who sent people to die'
Netanyahu, Ya'alon, Gantz flayed by comptroller over handling of Gaza war
Grapevine: Coincidence and memory
Comedy for Koby gears up for spring tour
Jane’s Jerusalem jaunt
Acre all-in to beat out relegation rivals Kiryat Shmona, Hapoel Haifa
Return to rowing gives Israel newcomer Lyat Olympic hopes
Jewish-Argentine takes first ATP title in Turkey
Kings the latest team to have Blatt on coaching radar
The POSTman Knocks Twice: National unity? Holocaust Day thoughts
Bar and the new Palestinian mayor of Jerusalem
Israeliness is the answer
The political algorithms of the Arab-Israeli conflict
Analysis: No tears in Jerusalem over Davutoglu’s departure
A dictatorship in the making?
Israel denies it detained Turkish right-wing leadership
Report: Saudi Arabia busts ISIS cell on the outskirts of Mecca
Group slams Europe-Iran economic confab in Zurich
Gulf Shi'ites paying religious tax to Iran are funding terror, Sunni campaign says
Khamenei's bodyguard reportedly killed in Syria
VIDEO: Iran urges young boys to take up arms in Syria, 'reach Jerusalem'
Jordanian security forces capture homing pigeon delivered by ISIS
VIDEO: ISIS child jihadists sing in French - 'Your blood will flow'
Terrorism in the tropics: ISIS turning to recruitment in the Caribbean
In historic first, Muslim candidate set to win London mayoral election
Israeli flag burned at Kiev Holocaust memorial on Yom Hashoah
Young Jewish professionals attend Holocaust commemoration in NYC
German mayor embroiled in row over anti-Semitic bank account
Israeli Carpool app Via raises $100m
April deficit ticks up, though target still in sight
Manufacturers: Obama aid package will be ‘mortal blow’ to Israeli industry
BGU researchers present guidelines for treating postnatal depression
Expert says three dairy servings daily is 'vital for bones’
Country’s asthma rates ‘relatively low’
Cambridge researchers map all genes that can cause breast cancer
Country feels heat, wildfires break out in Jerusalem, Galilee
Something strange in the air at Haifa Earth Day
Nation celebrates spring festival at natural wonders
‘Israel needs to invest in Negev, Galilee for future population hike’
Travel, tourism and entertainment in the technological age
Australian tells BBC he created bitcoin, but some skeptical
Tech Talk: Start in Germany
In 5 years, driverless cars based on Israel's Mobileye tech
Sheldon Adelson backs Donald Trump, says he’s good for Israel
Republican Jewish Coalition withholds praise for Trump
Donald Trump disavows anti-Jewish rhetoric from ex-KKK leader David Duke
Poll: Sanders voters more sympathetic to Palestinians than to Israel
Understanding UK anti-Semitism on Holocaust Remembrance Day
This week in 60 seconds: Tightrope walking in Jerusalem
Just a Thought: On Holocaust education
Parshat Kedoshim: Respect your elders
Briefing: The Democratic showdown on Israel
Podcast: Is Bibi the worst option except all the rest?
Briefing: Bernie Sanders, Monica Lewinsky, and an uneventful cyber attack
WATCH: 6ft Balloon Bursts in Slow Motion
22 Photographs where time really stood still
Spot the Jew: The annual Met Gala
What can you see in this red circle?
Books: Hunting monsters
The journey home
In Jesus’s last footsteps
Necessary Stories: Grasping at the void
Trees for grandchildren
Bellicose culture mogul
In the heart of Africa
Arrivals: Connecting Israel and the world
Books: Drone mom
Books: Disintegration and demise
To your holistic well-being
This week in Jerusalem
Child sexual abuse in a medical context
Old City’s Khalidi Library reopens after nearly a half century
One step at a time
Choosing the right treatment for our youth
Wisdom - via Wisdo
Home is where the tent is
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A WWII vacation that saved two Jewish brothers' lives
Palestinian Christians slam PA for refusal to recognize Easter
Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Day 2016
Eurovision Contestants Plant Trees in Israel
KKL-JNF and The Italian State Forestry Corps Sign a Memorandum
Cornerstone Ceremony for ANZAC Museum in Beersheba
The 19th Walk for Water: Touring the Desert, Loving 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
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
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
No Holocaust Survivors in My Family
At Ben-Gurion University the slogan is: Let’s Get Rid of Cancer
IDF Gets Its First Out Pansexual Major
New party members come from the academic ‘hard core’ of the Islamic Movement at the Center for Contemporary Studies in Umm el-Fahm, expert tells 'Post.'
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
MK Basel Ghattas reiterates demand that Israel release bodies of assailants
By LAHAV HARKOV
All Fools’ Day O judgement, thou art fled to brutish beasts And men have lost their reason – Julius Caesar, Act Three, Scene Two
By PINCHAS LANDAU
Law passes almost two years after initiative introduced
By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN
Move brings the bill closer to becoming a law, almost two years after former Environmental Protection Minister Amir Peretz first introduced the initiative.
The fluoridation policy, especially beneficial to the dental health of children, is endorsed by public health experts and dentists.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
Doing Business rank has fallen 23 places during PM’s tenure.
By NIV ELIS
The program, according to Gabbay, will focus on lowering air pollution caused by factors such as factories and transportation.
Bill would put a series of regulations in place for executives making over NIS 3.5 million a year.
“You can see here works that reference the ancient world, but there are also things that very much feed off the here and now, in modern-day Israel.”
By BARRY DAVIS
The Likud’s coalition partners had mixed feelings about the coalition talks.
The Age of Marriage Law in Israel stipulates that any child, male or female, under the age of 18 may not marry without special permission that is granted by family court in exceptional cases.
By RO YEGER
Likudniks call for expanding coalition
By GIL HOFFMAN
Zehava Gal-On endorsed Anat Berko for the chairmanship of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.
“Go out and tour our beautiful, developing country during Hol Hamoed,” the prime minister encouraged Israelis.
In an interview with the Post, Gamliel reveals how the country intends to use its status and know-how as the “startup nation” to harness digital technology to reduce socio-economic gaps.
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
Joint List MK Zahalka shoots back at the prime minister saying his call is "baseless."
By LAHAV HARKOV,JULIE STEIGERWALD
Poll: 83% of Israelis believe their politicians are corrupt
By BEN HARTMAN,GIL HOFFMAN
Zahalka calls for more "effective struggle" to keep Jews off Temple Mount "in any way possible."
Barkat: "The Knesset doesn't interest me."
Shmuly: America more committed to two-state solution than some Israelis; Zionist Union MK intrigued by US election issues that are "obvious" in Israel.
The NUIS issued an inaugural Student MK Index, ranking MKs by the extent of their engagement and activities in promoting issues most pertaining to youth and students.
“Young Palestinians are victims of the occupation whose basic rights are negated and whose lives have been made miserable for five decades,” said Joint List MK Yussef Jabareen, defending Bahloul.
MKs call for action as Israeli-Arab lawmaker doubles down on refusal to call Hebron stabber a terrorist.
Herzog: A terrorist is a terrorist, no matter who he kills; Netanyahu writes that MK's statement is “shameful.”
I expect a heavy objection from the coalition. But this could be a test to Israel's declared commitment to international law, MK tells Post.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON,YONAH JEREMY BOB
The legislature closed out its winter session with a sleepy atmosphere.
The bill would institute a three-year trial run, after which the Knesset would consider expanding Sundays off to all year round.
When the Knesset returns from its extended recess on May 23, at least its MKs will be well-rested.
There are currently tens of thousands of volunteers serving in the Civil Guard, far more than the 28,000 officers in the Israel Police.
By BEN HARTMAN
The initiative proposed by Zionist Union MKs Eyal Ben-Reuven and Tzipi Livni would apply to investigations of possible crimes committed while the soldier is on duty.
Criticism of database mentions exposing citizens to a new level of invasion of their privacy rights.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
The UTJ MK’s remarks came after the government voted to create an egalitarian prayer section at the southern end of the Western Wall.
Final regulations exempting experienced immigrant dentists from an exam approved.
The ban will last for three years, at which point the Knesset will have to vote whether to renew it or not.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated his support for the bill saying it is “meant to remove MKs who stand against Israel and for terrorism.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated his support for the bill, which was his brainchild.
The Tzohar law was designed to guarantee in law the ability of a rabbinical association of national-religious rabbis to maintain its marriage registration program.
By JEREMY SHARON
"Today, half of the calls to emergency hotlines are false alarms, and since the start of the security escalation, I say we have to bring calm," says Zionist Union MK.
PMO Director General Eli Groner said that discussions of sending the bill back to committee that surfaced were misconstrued, and that Netanyahu simply wanted to understand the bill's contents.
International Agunah Day is a day of solidarity with agunot, ‘chained women’ whose husbands refused them a divorce document required by Jewish law.
The Knesset passed a bill to change the way maternity leave is calculated for self-employed women, such that it can be based on a quarter in the year before the birth in which she earned the most.
Though the Ethics Committee has a policy of not punishing lawmakers for speech, it decided to make an exception for personal accusations.
The law will only go into effect six months after the Knesset passes it in its second and third readings. During that window, evaders will have an opportunity to come clean and avoid prosecution.
Multiple flaws in the public broadcasting bill, the preliminary reading of which was passed last week by the Knesset, are preventing the IBC from getting off the ground.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Current penalty is a 300 lira fine, an old Israeli currency no longer in circulation.
The Ministerial Committee on legislation advanced the so-called V15 Bill, named after an organization that campaigned against him in last year’s election.
Executive director of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism Rabbi Gilad Kariv denounced the approval of the bill, saying it put the religious establishment and the Israeli public.
“The prime minister is obligated to find a solution to [preserve] the status quo. He is signed on to this and therefore I demand that he fixes this,” says Litzman.
A delegation from Likud met with ECR parliament members last week at the European Parliament.
Shaked’s office said she is not dealing with the issue, as no request for a pardon was submitted, and that the parole board will discuss Katsav’s sentence.
The bill makes the penalty for inciting not to volunteer in the IDF equal to that of someone who incites or lobbies against doing mandatory IDF service, five years.
“Even if we rescue 50% of the potential, we will still be rescuing five times more food that we are today.”
Netanyahu: Women in Israel are leaders in every area; Touma-Sliman: We are celebrating, but struggling for equality.
“Instead of the Knesset being a light of proper governance, it is divvying out scandalous bonuses to staff members who earn much more than MKs.”
The chairman of the committee, Renato Soru, an Italian member of the European Parliament and an entrepreneur, decided to take Margalit’s initiative forward.
Knesset speaker visits London amid protests by Palestinian envoy; MKs fight calls
for boycott in Parliamentary Assembly Union for the Mediterranean in Brussels.
Israeli Arab MK accuses former Shin Bet head of orchestrating murders of Arab leaders.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
“The grim results of the survey should set of an alarm among the Israeli leadership."
Controversial MK suspension bill heads to first vote.
Until the ruling, the local religious councils which operate the public mikvaot within their regional jurisdictions would not allow non-Orthodox converts to use them.
“We will leave the coalition if court decision allowing the Reform to use mikvaot for their ceremonies is not overturned by Passover,” MK Yisrael Eichler said.
The controversial MK He told Channel 2 that he no longer considers himself obligated to coalition discipline in the Knesset plenum.
By GIL HOFFMAN,LAHAV HARKOV
Opposition calls out coalition politicians who spoke in favor of gay rights but voted against them.
The grounds for suspension would be those listed in Basic Law: Knesset for banning a party or person from running: Incitement to violence or racism, support for armed conflict against Israel.
"After two extended periods in which the state was operating with an approved budget, we are obligated to give our opinion regarding public supervision on the work of the Finance Ministry."
On Monday night, Hazan left the Knesset without finding someone to offset his absence.
Slomiansky changed the new proposal so that it does not require judges to refer to Jewish civil law before international precedents.
"It cannot be that women are being excluded from Israeli democracy," MK Svetlova says.
The suspension bill is only considered non-democratic now that Israel wants to implement the legislation, prime minister claims.
The Palestinian envoy attacked Knesset Speaker's upcoming visit.
The Knesset committee's special session comes two days after a deadly bus crash killed 6 people.
Smotrich proposed similar legislation, which the Knesset approved in a preliminary reading last week, and will be combined with the government bill in committee.
Netanyahu called Slomiansky from Berlin after the latter canceled a committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday to work on the bill the prime minister initiated last week.
“Holding bodies is a custom that Israel started in the 1970s and harms the religious sensitivities and shows disrespect for the life of Palestinians, even after their death,” the bill said.
PM's call comes after Knesset Law, Constitution and Justice Committee chairman cancels meeting scheduled for Tuesday to work on bill to suspend errant lawmakers.
New format is similar to the weekly questioning UK prime ministers undergo in the House of Commons, however, the Israeli PM will only have to answer such questions once once per year.
Zandberg: You can't solve security issues by telling civilians with guns to work it out on their own.
According to reports, a deal discussed by Netanyahu and Kahlon would result in Environment Minister Avi Gabay being promoted to the Economy portfolio.
Proposal includes first legal definition of an abusive cult; leading a cult would be considered a crime carrying a 10-year prison sentence.
lobby to be named “the caucus for creating policies for bearing firearms in Israel.”
Coalition parties back PM's proposal to allow three-fourths of House Committee and then Knesset vote to suspend MKs.
Terrorist bodies won’t be released until families agree funerals won’t turn into demonstrations.
By LAHAV HARKOV,HERB KEINON
On Friday, the Joint List said it “rejects and condemns the incitement led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu."
By LAHAV HARKOV,HERB KEINON,YONAH JEREMY BOB
The Ethics Committee decided "not to get into 'a battle of versions' between MKs over the question of 'who started.'"
Proposals seek to increase competition within kashrut licensing sector in order to reduce costs to consumers of kashrut supervision.
New amendment to the anti-infiltration law passes 20 to 12 in first parliamentary reading, which would allow the jailing of African migrants in “Holot” detention center, but limits time of detention.
The proposal to suspend MKs via a parliamentary majority will intensify political witch-hunting and widen the Jewish-Arab divide.
By AMIR FUCHS
Every year 2,000 or so government resolutions are passed in the Knesset, but few are carried out.
By SARAH LEIBOVITZ-DAR
Belz institutions are flourishing, as are the numbers of the rebbe’s disciples.
By SUSAN HATTIS ROLEF
Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has found himself in the right flank crosshairs of the Likud after taking a moral stand on the Hebron shooting.
The belief was that cronyism and corruption were the cause of inflated executive pay. And if stockholders were empowered to stop it that’s what they would do.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
The law would give a special majority of 90 out of 120 lawmakers the ability to suspend a fellow member of Knesset for incitement to violence or racism.
Erdan has thrown his support behind the Knesset Caucus on Firearm Policy and its goal of boosting the numbers of armed private citizens.
In a well ordered regime, the public gives you the power to rule, for better or worse.
Herzog’s new policy proposal amounts to little more than an “aggressive retreat” behind higher & more extensive walls—and the ghetto mentality they symbolize.
By MARTIN SHERMAN
The Knesset held a debate on the impact of robotics on the labor market. Is Israel ready?
By ILAN EVYATAR