12.08.2016 | 8 Kislev, 5777
Israel foils terror cell's kinapping, attack plot to free Hamas prisoner
Report: Stabbing attempt at Tapuach Junction, terrorist neutralized
US to retry Palestinian convicted of Jerusalem bombing
Netanyahu accepts Paris invite to meet Abbas, if France drops conference
Israel, Cyprus and Greece ties forge ahead with trilateral rescue unit
‘Annexing Ma’aleh Adumim is the next step’ for Israel
Liberman: WMDs Israel thwarted from reaching Hezbollah were chemical arms
US suspected Israeli-South African nuclear test behind mysterious 'flash'
Germany slams settlement bill that legalizes outposts
An avalanche of art
7th annual Hullegeb Festival celebrates Ethiopian culture
Classical review: Ashdod Andalusian Orchestra
A tasty look at coexistence in Haifa
Maccabi Tel Aviv, Hapoel Beersheba both face continental moment of truth
Hapoel Jerusalem makes things trickier for itself with loss
Yellow-and-blue humbled in home clunker
Sinai says: Hapoel Tel Aviv debacle a harsh lesson for all of Israeli soccer
Are budgets for the health funds rising or falling?
Screening saves eight potential ‘bubble babies’
Chamber of Commerce head praises standards reform
AGT International and Cellcom partner to make Israel’s cities ‘smart’
Join the army – study shows it could lengthen your life
BGU dean says computerized medical systems vulnerable to hacking attacks
Tech Talk: Medical equipment giant Edwards acquires Valtech Cardio for $990m.
Officials from 10 West African countries arrive for unprecedented visit
Farmers block roads in protest of government policies
After long dry spell, rains pour over Israel
‘Westworld’ – or: In praise of psychotherapy
In Plain Language: From riches to rags
This Normal Life: The blessing of the broken toe
The Human Spirit: Mending the world two persons at a time
Watch: Turkish air strikes hit ISIS targets in Syria
Hot off the Arab press
Iran's FM: It's in US interest to stay committed to nuclear pact
UK foreign minister: Saudi, Iran stoking proxy wars in Mideast
Rouhani says Iran won't let Trump rip up nuclear deal
Saudi court sentences 15 to death on charges of spying for Iran
Iran's supreme court upholds death sentence for billionaire tycoon
ISIS retaliations attempt to slow Iraqi advance in Mosul
Report: Islamic State leaders called to choose successor to Baghdadi
Hezbollah vs ISIS vs Israel
Denmark's chief rabbi allays concerns about circumcision ban
Posters promoting white supremacist, neo-Nazi organization found at Emerson College
British man convicted for antisemitic online campaign against Jewish lawmaker
The billion-dollar mission for Israel
Israeli biotech firm successfully reverses human bone loss in early trial
JNF-USA water expedition exposes global professionals to Israeli expertise, innovation
Israeli experts heading to Japan to provide much needed cybersecurity
A reckoning for Ellison on Zionism – and a test for its lobbyists
As Trump heads to Oval Office, Israel-US panel says 'the only thing certain is uncertainty'
Unsettled Gulf Arab states seek to coordinate in wake of Trump election
Mississippi Gov. to ‘JPost’: Trump will be great for Israel
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
Diplomacy: Donald Trump, have we got an Israel policy for you!
Parashat Vayetze: Big deceit, small deceit
The Tisch: Breaking barriers
Aliya Stories: A safe haven
Mazel tov: Mila Kunis and husband Ashton Kutcher welcome baby boy Dimitri
Podcast: Does Trump love Jews or embolden antisemitic voices?
Why Starbucks failed in Israel (and only in Israel)
Taxicab Diplomacy: Trump vs. Clinton
PODCAST: After Turkey, Africa and Egypt, is Saudi Arabia Israel’s next ally?
Petitioners suggest Trump name US-Lebanese ex-porn star as Saudi envoy
Why ‘Daily Show’ host Trevor Noah had a bar mitzvah
Was CNN right to apologize over caption on 'alt-right' antisemitism?
How Trump's top aide Stephen Bannon made money from 'Seinfeld'
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
Judge Trump on his results
Trump’s challenge to American Jews
Middle of nowhere
Waiting for the new US administration
Bauing out with style
A city of many challenges
Rugby in the Holy Land
Rx For Readers: Slimmer isn’t always healthier
Gallery or revolution?
This week in Jerusalem
At a crossroads
Changing of the guards
Israel’s food waste and how to prevent it
Nature fests and acid trips
Art therapist Mindy Edelman: Cut out for vision boards
The gift that keeps on giving
שְלוֹשָה אַחִים וּמְעָרָה
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French peasant widow saved life of a Jewish child against all odds
The Dutch electronics company exec who helped save more than 300 Jews in WWII
T.E. Lawrence wanted to see Jewish colonies – 'bright spots in a desert' – in the Holy Land
Hungary’s Minister of Agriculture tours the Negev
Christmas Trees from KKL-JNF Forests, 2016
Help Make Israel's Forests Green Again
Danny Atar: “For each tree that was burned, we’ll plant two new ones”
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
If passed into law, the legislation would be the most significant event in the settlements movement since the 2005 withdrawal from Gaza and northern Samaria.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
In an exclusive interview to the Jerusalem Post, Mustafa Barghouti, a prominent Palestinian legislator, predicts that this step will boost BDS efforts,
By BEN LYNFIELD
‘Detainee’s right to make himself ill or near-death by refusing to eat is not the same as the autonomy of regular patient.’
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
MK Revital Swid (Zionist Union) said that after recent terrorist attacks in Europe, Facebook began to automatically remove incitement, and yet in Israel it does not do so.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Between 600 and 800 home births take place each year.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
Azaria: Women don’t want to be separated from their babies, doctors often dismiss complaints.
By JUDY SIEGEL
Du Shtetl au Yichouv, une vie au service d’Israël
By ELLI WOHLGELERNTER
The suspect, Amnon Cohen, was an MK from 1999 to 2015. At the time, the MK denied the allegations.
By ELIYAHU KAMISHER
Coalition sources said progress on the legislation was frozen.
Police have detained the former cabinet member and are questioning him, suspecting felonies of bribery, fraud and breach of trust.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
“50 years after the Six-Day war, we're taking one more dramatic step in regulating the lives of people in Judea and Samaria.”
Lawmakers urge dialogue instead of legislation.
The decision is also “excellent news for the Israeli economy,” praised Defense Committee member Rachel Azaria.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
Liberman calls for postponement until after Trump inauguration.
By LAHAV HARKOV,TOVAH LAZAROFF
Bennett says lawmaker denies allegations, calls for women to go to police.
Polls show right-wing voters resent and dislike the press and have been impressed by Netanyahu's ferocity responding to press reports.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Opposition parties and MK Bennie Begin (Likud) argue that the bill allows “theft” of land, and that the Knesset does not have jurisdiction to decide what happens to private Palestinian property.
Slomiansky expressed hope that increasing the penalty for arson will “stop the madness” of recent days.
The bill would allow destroying the property of arsonists who harmed the security of the state. It would also enable victims of the fire to receive aid received by terror victims.
The bill, which passed a preliminary vote last Wednesday, would allow the state to compensate Palestinians who have a claim to land on which an outpost is built, rather than to demolish the outpost.
=“There is no need for the muezzin bill, it is possible to halt the noise [of the call to prayer] according to the Law for the Prevention of Nuisances and [its] regulations.”
By JEREMY SHARON
Bennett learned to get away with defying Netanyahu and even mocking him, as evidenced by Sunday night’s vote on the bill in the Ministerial Committee on Legislation.
Muslim MKs call for civil disobedience if bill banning outdoor call to prayer becomes law.
The “V15 bill” would limit fundraising in an election year by political organizations that are not parties.
Kahane was shot to death in New York in 1990 by an Egyptian-born terrorist.
MK's Dr. Anat Berko (Likud) and Orly Levy-Abeccasis (Yisrael Beytenu) took to twitter after a heated discussion which took place on Wed. in the Knesset plenum regarding funding for the periphery.
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
Knesset session opens with coalition in turmoil.
Should the bill go to a vote, it could have a chance of passing in the committee, which could embarrass and put pressure on Netanyahu if he is not on board with it.
The final decision on the matter would not be made by the police, in any case; rather, it would be made by the prime minister.
At 40 and single, Kulanu MK Merav Ben-Ari decided that it was time for her to become a mother, and she made up her mind to step into this life adventure with one of her best friends.
The Knesset is set to begin discussions on the 2017-2018 budget.
Bayit Yehudi is reportedly the only Israeli party that has an Anglo department as mandated by its party constitution.
Yuli Edelstein hopes MKs will do some introspection on the High Holy Days and start setting a better example for their voters.
Knesset Speaker argues that there are more laws emphasizing democracy, but they need to be balanced with laws establishing Israel’s Jewishness.
Some 50,000 Israelis including Likudniks and Leftists along with religious, secular and everyone in between came from across the country to say goodbye to one of Israel’s founding fathers.
The Chilean MPs called to expand ties with Israel in the areas of water resources, entrepreneurship and innovation.
Welfare and Social Services Minister Haim Katz and his polo shirt apparently crossed the line at the Knesset.
By HERB KEINON
Likud’s Haskel, Zionist Union’s Yona face angry ‘Palestinian lobby’ on trip to strengthen ties
The Democracy 2030 is a project of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, an international body for lawmakers, examining the past, present and future of democracy.
Doctors have opted not to perform surgery on the retired statesman at this point.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH,GREER FAY CASHMAN,TOVAH LAZAROFF,JPOST.COM STAFF
Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein will talk about the mutual challenge Europe and Israel share in absorbing immigrants, emphasizing the importance of integrating them into society.
Bar spoke to lawmakers around the world about his plan to bring about a two-state solution.
Margalit cultivates a “bad boy” image, using foul language and shouting in materials for his campaign for Labor Party chairman.
32 people killed in construction accidents this year • Odeh: The gov’t has abandoned worker safety.
Meretz faction chairman Ilan Gilon accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of going off the rails in his dealings with the train crisis.
The Economic Arrangements Bill is passed in tandem with each budget and outlines the basic economic policies that are meant to accompany it.
Broad spectrum of MKs back absentee voting for Israelis; Netanyahu has long supported allowing voting abroad; Gal-On says bill is meant to reduce Arab influence in elections.
“It’s absurd that we are still giving licenses to encourage boycotting Israel to our MKs," says Knesset panel chairman Yoav Kisch.
Right-wing MKs led a “Liberty Index” promoting the free market and individual liberty, while left-wing MKs topped the “Social Index” for socioeconomic policies.
After sexual misconduct allegations, MKs and activists call to stop government funding for Ze’evi memorials, while Joint List leader Odeh visits terrorist who planned Ze’evi’s assassination.
The former PM criticized Netanyahu for not taking advantage of the world powers’ deal with Iran to get better aid terms from the US.
According to a report published Friday on Channel 2, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Zionist Union MK Isaac Herzog met in secret in Caesarea.
The lawmaker called Israel an oppressive, racist and apartheid state.
"I didn't run for Knesset in the last two elections, and I certainly have not acted as someone with political ambitions during my work in the Prime Minister's Office."
In recent days a number of Netanyahu's close associates were called in for questioning by the police special investigations unit Lahav 433.
The agreement was signed as part of a Knesset delegation to South America, that includes stops in Paraguay and Argentina.
The dispute erupted over comments regarding Kan, Israel's new public broadcasting corporation.
The bill is intended to strengthen the two largest parties at the expense of smaller ones.
The bill would cost the state less than NIS 400,000 a year to pay the current total of seven medal winners.
More and more of his friends have been hired to junior-level positions in the Prime Minister’s Office.
“No one in Israel is above the law, not this prime minister, not his predecessors, and not those who come after him," MK Nachman Shai said.
"The Likud party belongs to the people of Israel," Kara wrote on Facebook. "There are no boycotts, and no one will be ostracized. Everyone is invited to join and will be welcomed."
The Knesset’s summer session that ended this week also marks nearly three months since coalition chairman David Bitan began his often-controversial tenure.
Jay Ruderman: “It is not charitable, it is an issue of justice. People who can and should contribute to the workforce should have the opportunity to do so.”
By LAHAV HARKOV,LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
New law establishes ombudsperson for State’s Attorneys; “Spam Law” seeks to put an end to robo-calls from charities.
Yesh Atid MK: You are doing everything to ensure haredi men are unable to work.
In her defense, Zoabi pointed out that she did not say the words "IDF soldiers are murderers."
Koren said the bill would represent a huge savings to the state if passed into law.
By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN
The budget structure bill still does not allow for an opportunity for there to be no budget for 2018, which would trigger an early election.
Coalition, opposition threatened mutual boycotts, until Edelstein swooped in.
Netanyahu appeared before the committee in his capacity as Foreign Minister, to respond to a State Comptroller report criticizing the government's public diplomacy and boycott-battling efforts.
The overall message of the event was that the future looks positive
By KAYLA ROSEN
Edelstein wrote a letter to Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman demanding that they submit a draft of the defense budget in the first draft of the budget bill.
Defense Ministry has largest budget of all government ministries, and the joint Subcommittee of the FADC often laments that they are given very few details on budget.
The Likud MK wondered why Health Minister Litzman is so afraid of the words "gender identity" to the point that he would be willing to threaten the coalition.
"The threat of expulsion will serve as a silencing tactic, while also impeding MKs’ ability to faithfully fulfill the mandate they promised to their voters.”
Attention has been focused on V15 after a bipartisan US Senate subcommittee criticized the State Department for giving a $350,000 grant to OneVoice, which became V15.
Pokemon Go is a massive trend, but has it gone too far?
The law will not apply retroactively to actions MKs took before it passed.
Called a "transparency bill" by its sponsor, far-right Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, it will require NGOs to give details of overseas donations.
Bar association says bill should cause us to tremble.
Yinon's comment came in a Knesset House Committee meeting about an initiative by the panel's chairman, MK Yoav Kisch (Likud), who argues that the bill will maintain a separation of government powers.
The Israeli Arab MK allegedly refused to give her schedule to Knesset Security Office Yosef Griff, preventing him from assigning bodyguards to protect her.
Alsheich was bombarded with questions from MKs on the document and its purpose.
“This community suffers the most from state neglect, mainly in the areas of education and housing,” says MK Ahmad Tibi.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
“We must disconnect current interests from the past; we cannot remain apathetic,” Edelstein says.
By LAHAV HARKOV,LOGAN NEWMAN
Legal experts urge better understanding of Jewish law.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Right-wing NGO blames current legal system for ‘preventing advancement in public sector and harming Israeli economy.’
By UDI SHAHAM
Electoral reform won't suffice to fix the short-term-ism that is destroying Israel’s capacity for long-term planning; reform of the internal processes of the parties themselves is required.
By YOHANAN PLESNER
Reality on the ground proves that while recent legislation has rolled back laws aimed at integrating Israel’s ultra-Orthodox community, the haredi street will continue on its path toward integration.
By DOV LIPMAN
Gathering material on Knesset members and cabinet ministers and filing it away for possible later use is absolutely unacceptable.
By MEIR GILBOA
Individual states in the US are working to make voting more accessible.
By OFER KENIG
After socialism lost steam in Israel, some of our politically connected tycoons “bought” its bankrupt assets with credit advanced to them by the then-nationalized banks, and came to own much of the Israeli media.
By DANIEL DORON
“Most students don’t even know the history of modern Israel, let alone the distant past.”
In Israel, the media really do serve as a watchdog of democracy.
By YAAKOV KATZ
Netanyahu and Bennett need to overcome their personal animus.
By DAVID M. WEINBERG
Why is Netanyahu’s fourth government reintroducing a biennial budget for the third time by means of a temporary order?
By SUSAN HATTIS ROLEF
The fact that the Knesset’s legal department managed to soften the new provision, to the point of making it almost unimplementable, doesn’t change the fact that the motivation was anti-democratic, and the result a stain in the Israeli law book.