07.23.2016 | 17 Tammuz, 5776
Netanyahu phones Abbas, offers condolences on brother’s death
How can Israeli air defense systems counter the drone threat?
'Palestinians, Sudan working to restrain Israeli breakthrough in Africa'
B’Tselem: 63% of casualties in 2014 war were civilians
FM official visits Chad as Israel seeks to establish ties with majority Muslim states
Deadly Munich shooting perpetrated near 1972 massacre of Israeli Olympians
The Jerusalem Post's top 5 stories of July 22
Israel, Palestinian Authority in African diplomatic battle
Life in the West Bank’s capital of ‘martyrs’
James Caan believes Trump makes the US an offer it can’t refuse
Lee Memphis King gets all shook up
Films and fanfare on the small screen
Fast-paced period piece
Kenyan-born runner going the distance for Israel at the Olympics
Israeli triathlete Darmon rolls into Rio for 1st Olympics
Haifa hopes to turn things around in Estonia
Sinai Says: Jumping through hoops to explain perplexing gymnastics coaching decision
Nation’s cleanest beaches named
Kahlon says Israel has a real estate bubble, and it will burst
Israel Chemicals denies reports it plans to de-list from TASE
Israeli doctors save young boy from flesh-eating bacteria
School nurses announce intention to strike
Two Knesset panels push to boost women’s roles in academia
Health groups blast gov’t plan to boost public medicine
For the love of crows
Steinitz slams delays in natural gas deal for causing ‘billions in damages’
Looking to relax by the sea? Steer clear of Israel’s most crowded beaches
Editor's Notes: Stop alienating
COLUMN ONE: Turkey – Roger out
Erdogan’s false flag operation
Letters to the Editor: Feeling disgust
61 dead, 200 wounded in bloody Kabul attack claimed by ISIS
Erdogan vows Turkish military shake-up as emergency rule takes hold
Jihadis call on 'lone wolf' terrorists to attack Israeli athletes at Rio Olympics
Turkish academics ‘very scared’ as government imposes travel ban
Iran left with no choice but to confront the US, official warns
Iranian Kurdish leader to ‘Post’: Iran regime is a common enemy
Landau: Secret Iran documents underline a ‘very serious’ problem
White House on defensive as Iran says ambitious nuclear plan a 'matter of pride'
Report: ISIS operating sleeper cells in Lebanese refugee camps
One mile from ISIS feels safer than France or Turkey to Kurdish peshmerga
ISIS claims responsibility for Nice attack
Hungary's Tokaj wine region revives Jewish heritage
Munich Jewish community leader: We will not be intimidated by terror
Lauder to Polish officials: Apologize for doubting role in pogroms
US rabbis raise $3.5m. in campaign to ‘save’ French olim from secular lifestyle
WATCH LIVE: Peres, Rivlin and Netanyahu launch Israeli Innovation Center
Israeli startups are used around the globe
Samsung president poised to ramp up investing in Israel
Israel's high-tech raises record $1.7b in second quarter
Hillary Clinton picks Virginia Senator Tim Kaine for VP
On Trump, Jewish voters not taking the bait
Trump rejects historic parallel of 'America First' slogan
Pence, Cruz, Gingrich cite Israel on contentious GOP convention night
Grapevine: The degree of what is offensive
Grapevine: Mount of Olives music
This week in 60 seconds: Erdogan dodges coup, but Kerry fails to dodge door
It takes a village
PODCAST: After Turkey, Africa and Egypt, is Saudi Arabia Israel’s next ally?
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
100-Year-Old Theater Converted Into Stunning Bookstore
TripAdvisor reviews in jail? Yes.
Guinea Pigs Don’t Like Sharing Food
A Chalkboard Sign Spotted In Brooklyn, New York, Mocks Europe After Brexit
Second Lebanon War veteran's road to redemption
Empowering women globally
The American spirit’s impact
A Jewish view on ‘Nature Deficit Disorder'
A call for historical accuracy
The debatable laugh
Images of Jerusalem past
Hot off the Arab press
Summertime chickpea dishes
Treats for Shabbat morning
A blend of wine, Judaism and Zionism
The last of Jerusalem’s Mohicans
Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs.
Fun in the park
From ghost town to a valley of giants
RAW FOOD: Passing fad or here to stay?
Another kind of romantic exchange
A German-Israeli love story
‘חָרִיש’, עִיר חֲדָשָה בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל
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Israel’s blessing to the world
Remembering the 'Exodus'
$100 million Christian theme park makes the Bible ‘come alive’
President of Paraguay Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
Honoring Holocaust Rescuer Belgian Prince with a Tree in Israel
Perth and Merhav Am, Different but the Same
Canadian Young Professionals Visit Gaza Border Communities
Overnight Camp for Children with Special Needs Breaks Barriers
Spanish Village Connects with its Ancient Jewish Roots
Expo Forest Inaugurated in the Negev
Czech prime minister plants tree in Jerusalem grove of nations
The Scholarship is from Canada, the Foresters from Israel
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!
KKL-JNF holds its 6th Latin American Leadership Conference
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
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
By GIL HOFFMAN
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
22 MKs from Bayit Yehudi, Likud and Kulanu confirm they’re firmly opposed to the promotion of this plan.
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
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
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.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
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.
“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.
Right-wing NGO blames current legal system for ‘preventing advancement in public sector and harming Israeli economy.’
By UDI SHAHAM
Knesset set to decide Monday on transparency legislation.
The original plan, approved in 1994, called for hotels and 1,600 single-unit homes to be built on a 30-hectare plot of land adjoining Achziv Beach near Nahariya.
Legislation proposed would cancel the "early childhood clause" granting mothers automatic custody of children under the age of six.
MKs swarm Knesset podium yelling condemnations of Joint List lawmaker Haneen Zoabi and attempt to remove her from the stand.
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.
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.
Gathering material on Knesset members and cabinet ministers and filing it away for possible later use is absolutely unacceptable.
By MEIR GILBOA
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.