06.29.2016 | 23 Sivan, 5776
Shin Bet arrests Israeli Arab who tried to join ISIS in Syria
Liberman wants carrot and stick policy in West Bank
Steinitz: ‘Even Palestinians won’t benefit from the needless tragedy of evacuating Amona'
Israel wants to keep Quartet report from becoming basis for new UN resolution
Philip Stein, Optical International to vie for title
Israeli-Slovenian rowing duo making waves
Hapoel Jerusalem threatened with BSL suspension
Brig.-Gen. Gal Hirsch sets the record straight
Close cabinet vote expected in final okay of Turkey deal
UN elects new Security Council members; Israel plans to run for 2018-2019
Unmanned sea vessel fires first torpedo
Israeli cellist Amit Peled pays homage to predecessor
British soul diva Joss Stone to perform in Tel Aviv this month
Quentin Tarantino tops the guest list at the 33rd Jerusalem Film Fest
‘King of Mope’ Morrissey returns to Israel for two August concerts
LOCAL SOCCER: Zahavi to make final decision regarding move to China
Another Israeli app wins a prize
Weizmann study links viral infections in pregnant women to autism, schizophrenia risk
Israel leading a ‘water revolution’ in arid California
Alleged kidnapping of Yemenite children opens Pandora’s box in Knesset
TAU electromyographic ‘tattoo’ could let pollsters and media experts poll human emotions
Sperm with fragile DNA can be sorted out to improve chances of pregnancy
New desalination plant a 'mistake' or case of NIMBY syndrome?
Haifa ammonia production to be relocated– three years behind schedule
Summertime is here, but stay safe
The EU-Israel relationship post-Brexit
Center Field: A Zionist’s two cheers for Brexit
Letters to the Editor: Accord with Turkey
Muslims killing Muslims in droves, but Israel the one being condemned, Lapid says
'Terror against Turkey likely to continue and escalate'
Israeli witnesses describe Turkish 'inferno': We saw children crying and being trampled on
Turkish PM: Islamic State behind Istanbul airport attack that killed 36
High marijuana use a growing phenomenon in Iran
Iran regime trying to brush prostitution problems under the rug
Iranian commander threatens to make Bahrain’s royal family ‘disappear’
Iran claims it thwarts bombings in Tehran, other cities
Gaza-based pro-ISIS group urges Muslims on social media to donate for weapons
After Obama touts military gains, US officials warn campaign against ISIS could backfire
Analysis: ISIS leader al-Baghdadi is living on borrowed time
ISIS destroys Syrian satellite dishes in bid to ban 'un-Islamic' TV during Ramadan
JAFI Board of Governors meets in Paris for first time
The Jewish bachelor: Dad places full-page ad seeking wife for middle-age son
As Israel becomes more nationalistic, liberal US Jews become more distant
Most French Jewish students want to leave, JAFI emissary says
Are Start-Up Nation’s ‘seven years of plenty’ coming to an end?
TechCrunch Comes to Tel Aviv, hosts Meet-Up
Hackers and companies alike finding clever new ways to circumvent privacy
Trump, Clinton respond to Turkey terror attack
Sanders appointee to 'Post': Democratic platform should include 'occupation,' right to boycott
Exclusive: For first time, Democrats to condemn BDS, recognize Palestinian right to self govern
Analysis: Trump, Clinton election to impact Israeli migrant dilemma
Star Catcher: Astrology for the week of June 24, 2016
Grapevine: Bursting out all over
Grapevine: Good Tuesday
The Tisch: Halla bookends
Podcast: From Tel Aviv, a story of hope for Orlando
Briefing: 'King Bibi' pulls it together, again
Podcast: The mystery of Tel Aviv’s Jane Doe alleys
Briefing: Liberman, Trump and fascism
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
A Jewish woman’s view
The Iran nuclear deal: One year on
Is BDS headed for defeat?
Striving for kedusha
Lerner in the Mirror
Setting the record straight
Bye bye banks
Veterans: A colorful life
Books: Evil innate
Books: Forever changed by tragedy
Hot off the Arab press
The law and the reality
Guess what? Jerusalem has a beer garden
This week in Jerusalem
Tiberias’s hidden heritage
The ground dance floor
More than a mustache
No place like home
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StandWithUs disappointed with anti-Israel Presbyterian GA
ADL slams Presbyterian Church decision to explore 2-state solution alternatives
Vatican hits back at Turkey for calling pope 'crusader'
Expo Forest Inaugurated in the Negev
The Scholarship is from Canada, the Foresters from Israel
The Family Landau De Vries Park, a Forest Park in the Desert
KKL-JNF holds its 6th Latin American Leadership Conference
A Double Celebration of Shavuot and Metulla's 120th Anniversary
JNF South Africa Delegates Get in Touch with the Real Israel
Picking Cherries in the Desert at the Yatir Forest Cherry Festival
Czech prime minister plants tree in Jerusalem grove of nations
Greek President Plants Olive Tree in Jerusalem Grove of Nations
Italian Environment Minister Discovers Negev Agriculture
Planning a Sustainable Future through Water Sensitive Cities
Burnt Trees and Charred Earth in Jerusalem’s Arazim Valley
Hugging a Tree? Beware of the Pine Processionary Caterpillar!
Andrew Viterbi at a KKL-JNF Milan Gala Event
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
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 fair, but
When Tragedy Strikes, We Must All Unite
New York, Nu York: Parades Are Fun; Parades Are Political
The Beating Heart of our Earth
By GIL HOFFMAN
22 MKs from Bayit Yehudi, Likud and Kulanu confirm they’re firmly opposed to the promotion of this plan.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Knesset Chief Security Officer Yosef Griff underlines that Knesset members are barred from visiting Jerusalem's contested holy site.
By LAHAV HARKOV,JULIE STEIGERWALD
Arabic is an official language should not be ignored in Israeli society, Knesset speaker says.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
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 NIV ELIS
E-Waste Law falling short of recycling goals set for coming years.
By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN
Every day Dead Sea area residents witness the lake level subside through evaporation in the torrid summer heat; the Sea is dropping by 1.2 meters annually.
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
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
Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs.
By PEGGY CIDOR
Beyond the people lost forever and the injuries that will never heal, barely one-third of the victims and their families have been compensated. Yet some good has come out of the calamity.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
“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
Masorti, Reform movements furious after Knesset approves 1st reading of bill banning them from using public mikvaot for conversions.
By JEREMY SHARON
The families said the agreement abandons their sons, because it does not include forcing Hamas to return the bodies.
Recent controversies involving in the police are just the latest to plague Alsheich during his short time in his post.
By BEN HARTMAN,LAHAV HARKOV
The Knesset is hoping that “The race to law” game will generate great interest among Arab youth, just as the Hebrew version did when it was launched in October.
IDF chief and politicians from Right and Left come out in support of officer.
By ARIEL WHITMAN,JULIE STEIGERWALD
The contentions issue has countless layers that go to the heart of determining the direction of these divorced families’ lives.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Ban expected to be lifted, first for Muslim MKs on Ramadan, then for all lawmakers.
Left wing lawmakers warn legislation is part of “creeping annexation."
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Knesset dumps on judge’s permissive ruling, but will it finally act?
Former justice minister Friedmann says attorney-general cannot tell government ‘to shut up.’
The MKs say they were inspired by Clinton's career and her political success.
Bill passes unanimously in the Knesset on Wednesday.
New minister’s report, according to Channel 2, clears politicians and the IDF of an intelligence failure on the issue of tunnels.
Edelstein called to put an end to the phenomenon and asked Netanyahu to instruct the ministers to pass the regulations as soon as possible and make sure to do so in a timely fashion in the future.
Two MK's state that it has continued into their tenure while in the Knesset.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
MKs from the Islamic Movement-affiliated UAL party within the Joint List said they would visit the Temple Mount during Ramadan despite the ban.
Hazan reelected as Deputy Speaker despite never running a plenum meeting; opposition rejects proposed new committees.
Right-wing MKs draft bill to apply sovereignty in West Bank city the day after PM expresses support for Saudi peace plan; Gush Etzion calls to be included in annexation effort.
Ayelet Shaked: Israel is the tip of the spear in war on terror.
Likud MK went straight to work in his first days as coalition chairman, sending a letter Tuesday telling MKs truancy will not be tolerated.
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
"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.
Some of the coalition’s most controversial proposals will have an easier time passing now that the coalition has been expanded to 66 seats.
Glick, who advocates for allowing Jews to pray on the Temple Mount, survived an assassination attempt in 2014 after being shot four times.
Move allows former MK Yaakov Asher of Degel Hatorah faction to return to Knesset.
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.
The renowned activist hopes to turn the Temple Mount into “a world center for peace,” promote settlers’ rights and bring “light and love” to the world.
“We in Yisrael Beytenu are against a haredi state,” said Liberman during the Knesset debate over the conversion law, which was defeated.
The reason she was leaving, she says, is because the talks did not include a commitment to the social causes she has fought for in her seven years as an MK.
Star-crossed lovers or mortal enemies?
Fourteen months ago, his Yisrael Beytenu party nearly failed to pass the electoral threshold that was raised at Liberman’s initiative in order to block Arab parties from entering the Knesset.
In a meeting that lasted less than an hour Wednesday afternoon, Liberman accepted Netanyahu’s offer of the defense and immigration and absorption portfolios.
The documents feature drawings of the flag and state symbol, and the flag declaration includes a detailed description of its appearance, size and measurements of the stripes and star.
Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein met with the university presidents to discuss pressing issues relating to education and democracy.
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
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 Stern Stern 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.
Joint List MK Zahalka shoots back at the prime minister saying his call is "baseless."
Poll: 83% of Israelis believe their politicians are corrupt
By BEN HARTMAN,Gil Stern Stern 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.
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.
"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.
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.
Belz institutions are flourishing, as are the numbers of the rebbe’s disciples.
Given Israel’s repeated victimization at the hands of terrorists – a reality that has led to several wars and territorial withdrawals – what is most striking about the statute is how banal and obvious it seems.
By RUTHIE BLUM
Kulanu MK Rachel Azaria says the divisive discourse on religious affairs needs to be replaced by an attempt to find commonality and mutual understanding.
The Knesset must not approve the MK Suspension Bill since it will severely weaken Israel’s democratic character.
By AMIR FUCHS
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