05.29.2016 | 21 Iyar, 5776
Arab League supportive of French peace initiative
Authorities to drill massive rocket attack this week
Abbas asks for NATO to replace IDF in West Bank as part of peace deal
Report: Hezbollah digging tunnels, placing rockets on border for next conflict with Israel
'We are building the Democratic Camp'
J’lem aims to finish off Hapoel in Game 4 in Tel Aviv
Film on Eritrean killed when mistaken for terrorist wins at Docaviv festival
ANALYSIS: The plot to replace Netanyahu
Netanyahu’s government may be near collapse, report says
Poll: Party led by Kahlon, Ya'alon, and Sa'ar could topple Netanyahu
Comedy for Koby to give Israelis comic therapy
Rocket Man rocks Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv documentary festival announces film winners
Mac TA, Eilat into Final Four; Jerusalem closing in
Morocco refuse to play Israel in wheelchair tennis World Cup
Disappointing denouement for Mac TA
The soldier who fired a defense minister
Jerusalem Post Letters to the Editor: Cementing the Right
Jerusalem Post Editorial: Insecurity checks
‘Why are all the traitors coming from the Left?’
Khameini warns new Iranian parliament against Western 'schemes'
Forbidden felines: Saudi cleric declares selfies with cats 'un-Islamic'
Report: Israel and Arab states discuss new Palestinian leader to succeed Abbas
IAEA: Iran's uranium stockpile stays within limit set by nuclear deal
US pro-gun lobby to 'Ayatollahs of Iran': You haven't met alligator wrestlers, cowboys of America
Senior Iranian official: Secret, second wife of Iran's FM 'spied for the West'
Too hot for Tehran: Glam couple flee Iran after model photos deemed 'un-Islamic'
ISIS plans to ignite ethnic war in Fallujah upon leaving the city, document allegedly reveals
Analysis: Islamic State may be down, but it's far from out
US prosecutors move to unseal case of Ivy League student who defected from ISIS
Australia holds five suspected of plotting sailing trip to join ISIS
LA gala raises funds for IAF foundation
Birthright invades Tel Aviv for Sweet 16
‘Post’ investigation finds German city’s facilities used to wage BDS
Former London mayor Ken Livingstone fired from radio show following Hitler comments
New worlds: Simulation on microchip offers insight into dynamics of cellular function
Without research, there is no medicine
Surprise! Anti-BDS gift box coming straight to your front door
Research shows exposure to dirty air may raise risk of heart disease
Most medical marijuana users benefit from treatment, finds Ben-Gurion University study
‘Smart park’ coming to capital’s Sacher Park
Analysis stage begins at latest Golan drilling site
Green tech at the forefront of talks on US-Israel collaboration
Israel faces lack of enforcement of environmental policies, says report
'Smart car' tech to get boost from US-Israel collaboration
Tech Talk: Student hackathons are the new rage
Tech Talk: CES Asia 2016
Tech can’t thrive without women, says Israeli-born Oracle CEO
NY Times editor calls out Trump for ignoring supporters’ anti-Semitic tweets
Who needs Hillary? Trump, Sanders mull televised debate
Sanders' pro-Palestine backers could spark uproar at Dem convention
Jewish leaders push to get two-state solution proposal on next president's desk
Captain America revealed as a secret Nazi in new comic
The personal account of a Canadian lawyer hiking the Israel National Trail
Grapevine: Loving the city
Star Catcher: Astrology for the week of May 27, 2016
Podcast: The mystery of Tel Aviv’s Jane Doe alleys
Briefing: Liberman, Trump and fascism
Podcast: A stable Israeli government? Fat chance
Grapevine: Animal husbandry
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
'In the navy'
On the 50th anniversary of Agnon’s Nobel Prize
Books: Blood diamonds
The forgotten casualties
The good news and the bad
Homage to Anne
Necessary Stories: The plowman meets the reaper
Artist of patterns
Veterans: Reaching one’s full potential
Books: Unlikely characters
Books: Totally certifiable
Books: Beauty and boredom of war
An African night in Jerusalem
In your footsteps, Orwell
This week in Jerusalem
Always look on the bright side of yourself
The long and winding road
From chaos to creation
An oddly individual thing – handwriting
Agriculture is having a (vertical) field day
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Christian leaders seek insight into Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Protectors of the Holy Land
Digging with the Bible
Green Journey – Cycling on the Trails of the Living
Remembering Isaac Ochberg
Czech prime minister plants tree in Jerusalem grove of nations
Dado Scenic Lookout Dedicated on Israel's Northern Border
Golani Soldiers Clean up the Forests of Northern 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
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
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
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
The Burqa-wearing Trojan Horse
A Second Daniel; A Tudor Intrigue by Neal Roberts
Jewish history and demography
“Fascism is looming over the US…” a response to Dr. Laitman
Rapid precision strikes will enable faster battlefield victories, in the event of future conflicts, he said.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
Palestinian Authority President Abbas says "we are against all bloodshed."
By HERB KEINON,KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Defense minister: If enemies try to harm us, we can hit back from the air, sea, or surface
Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon: Terrorists who burned home, killing 3 Palestinians, sought to flare up security situation; we made administrative arrests to prevent further attacks.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF,YAAKOV LAPPIN
Ya'alon's office: Murabitun and Murabatat create tension and violence, are directed by hostile Islamist organizations.
Defense Minister Ya'alon says that US plans to deal with potential Israeli withdrawal as part of peace deal were partial and did not meet Israel's security requirements.
By HERB KEINON
Omer Bar-Lev, a former commander of the elite Sayeret Matkal commando unit, was speaking at a town hall meeting in Herzliya.
By MAARIV ONLINE
After Israeli warplanes strike three militant training camps in response to rockets fired from Gaza, defense minister says Israel will hit even stronger, if necessary.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Iran's UN envoy also mistook the exaggerated statements for real and issued a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.
By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN
Defense minsiter visits IDF Northern Command HQ, warning that Israel "will not tolerate attacks on it;" IDF chief Gantz says the "north is quiet, strong, and steadfast."
2014 was a good year for Israel from a military standpoint, but a number of threats still remain.
By YOSSI MELMAN
Ya'alon: Hamas unable to smuggle in industrial weapons from Iran or Libya; Israeli deterrence is in place
Fall of ISIS and Iranian regime would be big successes for West, says defense minister.
Defense minister was speaking at a conference hosted by the Institute of National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN,YONAH JEREMY BOB,TOVAH LAZAROFF
Defense minister says cabinet did debate the question of re-occupying Gaza, but decided such a step was not necessary.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Defense minister says Israel should look for a diplomatic process "outside of the box" before withdrawing from West Bank, mentioning new-found strategic interests shared with moderate Arab states.
By NIV ELIS,JPOST.COM STAFF
The defense minister criticized cabinet members for their vocal opposition to what they perceived as a weak military response to Hamas’ rocket fire.
Following IAF strike in Gaza that targeted and killed terrorist Mahmed Awwar, defense minister says that Israel will "act at all times to stop terrorist organizations."
Defense minister warns that unity government is presenting a facade that is not truly inclined to peace with Israel.
Brig.-Gen. Herzl Levi will become the new head of MI, replacing Maj.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi, who has served in the role for over three years.
The new aircraft will be able to carry almost 50 percent more weight and fly a distance of 4,000 kilometers.
By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN,YAAKOV LAPPIN
Security forces suspect far-right activists carried out tire-slashing attack in Yitzhar; similar incident occurred Friday to jeep of visiting colonel.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN,JPOST.COM STAFF
For the second time in three months, unidentified assailants slashed the tires of an IDF officer who commands forces in Samaria.
PM approved operation before US trip; Israel files complaint to UN Security Council.
Shaked C'tee's decision to shorten men's service, not increase women's service a sore point; Ya'alon to seek revote.
In INSS speech, Defense minister rejects doctrine that peace with Palestinians will help drive to stop Iran nukes in apparent dig at Obama.
By BEN HARTMAN,JPOST.COM STAFF
“We value Kazakhstan, a country with a will and intention to strengthen cooperation with us,” Ya’alon said during a ceremony after the signing.
By yaakov lappin
3 American Jewish organizations respond to appeal by Labor party affiliate to press government to reject plan to ban Palestinians from some Israeli buses.
Defense Minister tells Knesset panel that Israel opposes Hamas-Fatah reconciliation, thinks it probably won't come to fruition anyway.
By LAHAV HARKOV
The Defense Minister was slammed for the remarks earlier this week in which he said that Obama's image in the world is "feebleness."
Defense minister denies settlements are obstacle to peace, says he doesn’t see a willing Palestinian partner for peace.
Defense minister lashes out at PA incitement during appearance to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Erdan threatens to resign if not given more authority; Ya'alon says talk of splitting responsibilities comes from "people who don't understand."
The special, strategic relationship with the United States is the most precious asset for an Israeli defense minister. It is also a guarantor of his or her ability to succeed at the job.
By AVI BENAYAHU
The overwhelming presence of the world’s super-power, the United States, to the north has produced varied reactions in the nation states of Latin America.
By NEVILLE TELLER
Israel is expected to do things neither the US nor its other allies would do.
By MORTON A. KLEIN,DANIEL MANDEL
Koolanu no. 2 slams Ya'alon's functioning during Operatin Protective Edge, says he gained only "a tie" with a weak enemy.
Yisrael Beytenu petitions High Court to be allowed to distribute copies of Charlie Hebdo.
Contrary to the widespread sentiment shared by media commentators, Moshe Ya'alon wasn't blindsided by the move to fire him in favor of Avigdor Liberman.
By NOAM AMIR/MAARIV HASHAVUA
Moshe Ya’alon is one of the most militarily-experienced defense ministers Israel has known.
Ya’alon’s plan after selling off his most valuable political assets may remain to be seen, but it's apparent that the defense minister has learned a thing or two about political subterfuge.
Following Ya’alon’s speech, the defense minister was reportedly summoned to an urgent meeting with Netanyahu on Monday.
In recent days, members of the Likud party and right-wing activists have denounced Ya'alon as a leftist.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN,LAHAV HARKOV
Defense minister says strengthening of Shi'ite axis could lead to renewal of Iranian terror front from Golan; says Iran keeps trying to smuggle weapons to Gaza.
"Why do you post such nonsense," wrote Aviv Reuven. "You aren't a 17-year-old girl who is still growing up. You are an elected official!"
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
In the wake of the Hebron eviction, the fourth Netanyahu administration will not collapse anytime soon, and elections are certainly not in the offing.
By ARIK BENDER
Defense minister dismisses 'political' calls for a new major military operation in the West Bank.
Ya’alon: Nobody interferes in the Army Radio playlist
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
"We will fight terror and win, because we have no other choice," defense minister vows.
Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos visited his Israeli counterpart Moshe Ya'alon at the Defense Ministry.
Defense Minister says Israel must counter cyber security threats with investment in cyber defense infrastructure.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,YONAH JEREMY BOB
Sarah Montague conducted an interview with the defense minister shortly after the Israeli election.
Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon speaks at the Remembrance Day ceremony in Tel Aviv.
"We continue to warn about the bad agreement that is developing with Iran," defense minister says.
Defense Minister Ya'alon criticizes Economy Minister and Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett.
Following death of Spanish UNIFIL peacekeeper, Ya'alon tells Spain's defense minister Israel is investigating incident, will cooperate with UNIFIL and Spanish officers.
The president said Carter "brings a unique blend of strategic perspective and technical know-how" to the job.
The decision represents a reversal of an earlier, controversial cost-cutting move to cancel the guards.
Defense minister said that Israel is preparing for the possibility of an additional security escalation.
Defense minister was implicitly criticizing Likud and Bayit Yehudi MKs who entered the Temple Mount complex with police escort.
Defense minister was speaking at the unveiling of the IAI production center that makes the wings for F-35 fighter jets.
Major-general was minor player in Harpaz Affair, which is still hovering over IDF.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Analysis: Heated tone an effort at public diplomacy where other consequences are unavailable.
By MICHAEL WILNER
Ya’alon traveled to the United States to meet with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and other American officials.
During his visit to Washington, Ya'alon unsuccessfully sought meetings with Vice President Joe Biden, US Secretary of State John Kerry and national security advisor Susan Rice.
Hamas runs two headquarters, defense minister says, one in Gaza and one in Istanbul.
Defense minister is scheduled to meet with his American counterpart, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel, as well as other military and defense officials in Washington.
Speaking at annual Yom Kippur War memorial in Jerusalem, defense minister warns of threats from far and near; Rivlin says war's failures taught Israel that leaders must be questioned constantly.
State comptroller’s probe of cabinet’s wartime conduct, legality of IDF actions during Protective Edge, continues.
Speaking at Calcalist National Conference in Tel Aviv, the economy minister slams Ya'alon for failing to implement recommendations.
By NIV ELIS
Defense minister says "special relations" in place between Pentagon and Defense Ministry; says Middle East a tough neighborhood experiencing chronic instability.
Defense minister tells US senators that lifting sanctions will only bolster Tehran’s arms production.
Defense minister gave interview to the German daily 'Der Spiegel'.
Divisions between the two governments over Iran, however deep, will have to be put aside at some point soon.
The defense minister says that the world powers' only options now are to make no deal or a bad deal.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF,REUTERS
Results of public opinion poll sponsored by Ch. 2, to mark 1-year anniversary of new government's swearing-in, similar to 'Post' survey from December.
Activists are inspired by defense minister's criticism of diplomatic path initiated by Kerry.
There is growing anger among Israelis in the south over the fact that promises the security situation would improve have gone unmet.
"Hamas doesn't feel that it has been defeated, and it has no fear of the IDF," Alon Davidi said. "It also is not deterred by the IDF."
Several clashes between IDF and Hamas take place throughout strip; IDF kills terrorist in tunnel; Cabinet allows IDF to call up 16,000 additional reservists.
US secretary of defense speaks with his Israeli counterpart, expresses concern over rising death toll on both sides of conflict; Pentagon chief calls for humanitarian cease-fire to lead to permanent truce.
Sirens heard in Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Herzliya, surrounding areas; rocket from Syria lands in Golan Heights; young sisters injured near Beersheba.
Ashdod hit with barrage of rockets in afternoon -Iron Dome intercepts 4, eight-year-old lightly injured.
What Israel has learned from its experiences with small-scale military operations in the past – be they in Lebanon in the ‘80s and ‘90s against Hezbollah, or in Gaza since 2005 against Hamas – is that time is limited.
“We are destroying arms, terrorist infrastructure, command and control systems, and institutions," defense minister says on day 2 of Operation Protective Edge; Palestinian officials say 4 killed in Gaza on Wednesday.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,YAAKOV LAPPIN
Netanyahu lays out goals of continued military operation: apprehend murderers, and hit Hamas hard in West Bank and Gaza.
Israel believes IRW, which markets itself as a charitable agency that solicits donations from all over the world, funnels cash to Hamas.
Ya’alon is correct that IDF officers must “continue to be brave, not only on the battlefield, but also at the conference table.”
By GIL TROY
Netanyahu has consistently demonstrated that he is no partner to a deal for Israeli-Palestinian peace.
By GERSHON BASKIN
Few would envy Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s challenge in making the tough decisions required in an extraordinarily complex situation.
By ISI LEIBLER
"Palestinian sovereignty on Israeli citizens would be dangerous, for the Palestinians would kill them. Not a pleasant possibility!"
By Jerusalem Post Readers
The Messiah's unsolicited magnanimity would render us helpless. We'd rather not be in his debt and retain the ability to help ourselves.
By SARAH HONIG
If the pro-peace camp take on the struggle with the same messianic zeal that the settlers and the peace spoilers have displayed until now, perhaps there is still a small ray of light at the end of this long, dark tunnel.
By DAVID NEWMAN
The only parties whose lot is improved by the Obama administration’s Middle East policies are Iran, the PLO and the Muslim Brotherhood.
By CAROLINE B. GLICK
"Bravo, Boogie! It’s about time someone in the Israeli government stated the obvious."