British town council votes to ban all Israeli goods, in defiance of Labor policy
IDF official: 3 months after Gaza war Hamas still rehabilitating military hierarchy
EU Representative: Time running short on Gaza reconstruction
Netanyahu: There is an effort to undermine the Jews' right to their own state
South Africa's Zuma welcomes Abbas, says Israeli settlements undermining 2-state solution
Widow of slain rabbi blames internal haredi discord for Jerusalem synagogue terror attack
Green groups demand environment minister
What’s important is to stay on the wheel, Rivlin tells Czech Prime Minister
Bill banning free plastic bags to be shelved
Infant mortality rates higher in Arab population
Smartphones are keeping your children awake
Hookah smokers are inhaling benzene
Effective drugs for carriers of hepatitis C not included in health basket
Tech Talk: The best keyboard apps available for smartphones
Elbit Systems developing bus with supercapacitator fast-charging system
Zion Tech: Israeli start up Dogiz helps dogs and owners socialize
Zion Tech: Our Israeli start-up of the week aims to make air pollution visible
5th annual Hullegeb Festival celebrates Ethiopian culture
A man of leisure
Israel enters the world of pro cycling
Grapevine: Anniversary of the passing of founding PM David Ben-Gurion
Maccabi Tel Aviv on a roll as unbeaten CSKA comes to town
Another back-breaking loss for Jerusalem
Ga’ash, ESRA team up for golf tournament
Casspi making best of second stint as a King
Orthodox leaders condemn US rabbi for anti-Arab rhetoric
US haredim seek to share kollels’ ‘burden’
Polish town plans to turn Jewish cemetery into apartment complex
Divided US Jews largely silent on ‘Jewish state bill’
South African court bans BDS protests inside Woolworths
Is the price of watermelons relevant to Iran’s nuclear crisis?
ISIS says its flag will wave over Jerusalem, even if the Jews don't like it
Iranian Police: 200,000 people in the country are alcoholics
WATCH: Syrian child preacher says stop chasing half-naked women, look to your 72 virgins
Pope: Don't close door on dialogue with Islamic State
Awakening to our nightmare
‘But is it good for the Jews?’
New opportunities for Israel in Europe
We aren't crying wolf
Cinema of reconciliation
On the volcano’s edge
Knowledge, power and abuse
Q&A with a Colombian lone soldier
European Press: Dividing line
Veterans: Keeping an ear out for change
Book Review: Written from his heart
This Week in Jerusalem
Who is your God?
Grapevine: Amazing place
A voice from India
Happily Eva After: When the going gets tough...
Grapevine: Reclaiming our heritage
Upscale dining in Neveh Tzedek
Obama: Helping terror go nuclear
On incitement, lots of talk but little action
To finally look behind the news
Recognizing Palestine – anomalies and ambiguities
A song for Cheshvan: 'The Eucalyptus Grove'
הָאַרְכִיוֹן שֶל רוֹמַן וִישְנִיָאק
Har Nof in flames
WATCH: Get-Taxi gets Jewish, with 'Shlep'
Putting children first
Genome of lowly centipede sequenced, adding a piece to puzzle of how life started on Earth
A creative twist on Italian in the heart of Tel Aviv
'Game of Thrones', 'Breaking Bad' director MacLaren to oversee Gal Gadot in 'Wonder Woman'
Tempête au sein de la coalition
Crise de confiance
Qui prendra la relève de Mahmoud Abbas ?
Arafat, Abbas, même combat ?
Rétrospective en noir et blanc pour la ville d’Or
L’unité : notre seule planche de salut
Daniel Oren, maestro d’Israël, d’Italie et d’ailleurs !
Nos plus belles années ?
Le pot de chocolat liégeois par qui le scandale arrive
Le dernier kibboutz
La course aux étoiles
Les mordus du français
On n’invite pas un pyromane à éteindre un incendie
Tuer l’EI dans l’œuf
Le mont du Temple et la guerre sainte de l’islam
Les attentats du lundi 10 novembre vus par la presse française
L’Europe, nouvelle alliée d’Abbas ?
Christian priest speaks out strongly in favor of Jewish state law
Hispanic Evangelicals among Israel's greatest supporters
Christians United for Israel Chairman John Hagee says Obama is anti-Semitic
Temple Mount: Common ground between Jews and Christians
Pope Francis condemns Palestinian violence
KKL Belgium Donates Portable Bomb Shelter to Kiryat Gat
KKL-JNF Awards 2014 Blumberg Prize
Exploring the Ilanot Botanical Garden and the Vickar Observation Point
Cornerstone Laid for Sports Rehab Park at Meir Hospital
Mexican Politician and Business Leader Miguel Aleman Velasco Visits KKL-JNF in Jerusalem
International Conference in Sde Boker: Combating Desertification Together
Rehabilitation of the Lower Jordan: Bringing the River Back to Life
Central America Celebrates Independence at the Rabin Center
In his Footsteps: Heritage Excursions in Memory of Yitzhak Rabin
Cleanup Day Activities in Central Israel
International Cleanup Day: Cleaning Together in Northern Israel
KKL-JNF's Eyes in the Forest - The Horshim Forest Green Patrol
Israel Today and Tomorrow: KKL France Mission Visits Israel
Start-up Israel: KKL Italy November Mission Learns about Israel's Past and Future
KKL-JNF and Desert Agriculture Latin American Diplomats visit the Negev
A Successful Annual Fundraising Event for KKL Milan
Living Green in Israel: the Contest and the Winners
Addressing Climate Change Conference
Nurturing the Foresters of the Future
Saving the Sabras
11.27.2014 | 5 Kislev, 5775
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.
Netanyahu challenged the US by saying that Israel would continue to build in all parts of Jerusalem.
By HERB KEINON
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
The death of Pastor Myles Munroe "is a loss for Christians and for the Jewish people he loved.”
Israel Allies Foundation President and former tourism minister Rabbi Benny Elon said the MPs represent millions of Israel supporters from around the world.
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?
By SYLVIE BERGER
Faciliter les démarches de conversion : telle est l’ambition de la loi Stern. Retour sur une réforme très controversée qui a bien failli briser la coalition gouvernementale
By EITAN AROM
No other democracy worldwide has ever treated legislation passed by a minority of parliament as a binding constitution.
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
Likud power player Yariv Levin is happy to leave the chairmanship of a volatile, "irresponsible" coalition behind, ahead of what is sure to be a stormy winter in the Knesset.
Committee to discuss Hamas, Hezbollah, PA, other pressing issues with US officials.
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.
By JEREMY SHARON
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.
By Lidar Gravé-Lazi
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.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
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.
Knesset authorized preliminary votes on bills to significantly increase punishment for violence at sporting events.
Debate on whether sign of Palestinian nationalism is permissible in plenum overshadows accusation that Aharonovich incited to violence against Arabs.
Legislation would require organizations receiving funds from foreign governments to register as foreign agents.
Economists have also scoffed at the bill, saying it will not actually help lower the high cost of living.
The most heated part of the discussion came with a new provision that in some ways purports to read a terrorist’s mind or intentions in order to bring criminal charges against the individual.
"Thank you for realizing your place is not at the cabinet table," Netanyahu tells resigning Hatnua minister.
By LAHAV HARKOV,SHARON UDASIN
"It is absurd that someone will continue having the rights of an Israeli citizen if they want to harm or kill us," Yisrael Beytenu's Ohayon says of bill he submitted.
If the judges decline to use the power, then the law achieved nothing.
Students surveyed were between 19-25 years old, and 89% were women, says poll presenter.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON,Lidar Gravé-Lazi
Shas MK fails to explicitly guarantee he will remain in the party.
Proposed legislation would enable food bank to collect three times as many meals for needy.
Reverberations of attack by fan at Tel Aviv soccer match continue to rock Israel; MK Dov Henin says he is concerned for arrested son.
By BEN HARTMAN
Complaint by unfairly treated server at restaurant leads Yisrael Beytenu MK to propose legislation.
Bennett: New law puts Israel back on "moral path," tells potential terrorists they won't be freed.
Youth groups meet Rivlin and pledge that regardless of their politics, they would retain their belief in equality and social justice irrespective of religion, race, gender or sexual orientation.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Interior Minister's resignation will go into effect in 48 hours, and he will be replaced by Leon Litinetsky of Yisrael Beytenu.
Deputy Religious Services Minister Eli Ben-Dahan denies claims despite complaints by several heads of local authorities that Bayut Yehudi delegates were being forced upon them.
Lawmakers from opposition and coalition overwhelmingly vote in favor of upholding ban of Balad MK.
Final passage of bill will not be simple, as it was opposed both by religious and women’s rights groupss
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
The purpose of the bill is to give the ministry the tools to deal with errant rabbis, and remove them from their positions if necessary.
The bill was approved late Monday night with 39 members voting in favor and four abstaining, and will now be advanced to the Knesset House Committee for a second and third reading.
In his first speech to the legislature as president, Rivlin speaks out against racism, calls for civil discourse in society and Knesset at its winter session opening ceremony.
MKs are already to begin discussing some of the more controversial issues of the day.
Ministers approve Bayit Yehudi measure to allow 61 MKs to re-pass annulled bills for four years; Livni: This damages us as a Jewish and democratic state.
Stop threatening elections, Bennett tells counterparts.
Netanyahu says at his birthday party that Israel does not need new elections.
MK Ghattas says that "unlike IDF, Islamic State doesn't commit crimes against humanity," echoing Zoabi's statements.
Road interchange may threaten what some say is the last meaningful green lung in the capital.
If the budget is not authorized by March 31, the Knesset will be dissolved and an election will be called.
Journalist's "100 Days of Transparency" project raised almost NIS 160,000 to follow lawmakers who "love darkness" and "resist transparency."
Edelstein criticized Cairo, the donor conference's host, for not inviting Israel, saying that it would have been more effective if Israeli representatives were there.
This new forum shows the importance Bayit Yehudi places on English speaking immigrants,” forum chairman Jeremy Saltan says.
Balad file petition against six-month ban from Knesset, calling it a violation of her free speech.
NIS 310 million transferred to help Holocaust survivors.
The Knesset speaker told Austrian President Fischer that a good agreement is possible.
Lawmakers called for politicians to publicly reject neo-Nazism, for member states to focus on prevention through education.
According to Israeli-Arab legislator Israel and IS, "make similar things happen, using different means."
MKs on Right say High Court violated separation of powers, Left-wing politicians say migrant policy violated human rights.
Employer will be required to appoint a representative on its behalf to ensure proper representation and implementation of the law.
“I love representing Israel abroad and helping ensure that the truth will come out,” Likud MK says.
Knesset member says the new budget is taking away money for government services in order to support the 0-VAT plan.
Gideon Sa'ar makes surprise announcement at holiday toast stating intentions to leave the gov't and the Knesset; says it's for family; Likudniks say it's politics.
The Likud MK points out that, currently, only the head of the Shin Bet is required by law to appear before the Knesset Subcommittee on Intelligence, four times per year.
Two weeks ago, Israel Chemicals announced plans to close its magnesium factory in 2017, which employs 550 people.
Peretz says government plan would be disastrous for environment
The use of e-cigs would be prohibited in public locations, just like tobacco products themselves, if the bill passes.
The constitution would give Bennett unprecedented power in the party's institutions and enable him to hand pick three candidates in realistic slots for the next Knesset.
Knesset committee passes measure seeking to put an end to the phenomenon of duplicate and fake party memberships.
Potential partnership could be informal bond such as former Likud Beytenu or deal in which Bennett would serve as Netanyahu's foreign minister in next government.
Lapid vows to help residents of South, increase defense budget, but not raise taxes, saying Israeli citizens "are not a cow that can keep being milked."
Naftali Bennett has broadened his party’s appeal from the national religious settler heartland to the urban secular right and the young.
By LESLIE SUSSER
As the Syrian civil war spills over Lebanon’s border, Hezbollah finds itself facing a formidable Sunni threat.
By JONATHAN SPYER
"Post"'s managing editor recalls the atmosphere in the newsroom the night Rabin was murdered; Knesset reporter discusses spate of controversial new laws.
By FRONTLINES PODCAST
MKs and ministers make an attempt at humor in YouTube videos for the New Year.
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
If Herzog can’t do this, then he has no right to expect one day to lead the country.
By JEFF BARAK
When we consider curtailing free speech, it is imperative that we take into consideration exactly what is at stake.
One in six male soldiers does not complete his mandatory army service.
Even within the Likud I can think of one or two worthy candidates, not to mention several senior politicians from other parties.
By SUSAN HATTIS ROLEF
“Please give us apartheid!” – Arab Member of Knesset speaking in Finland.
By SANNA HAIKALA-REYES