07.24.2016 | 18 Tammuz, 5776
Abbas's Harshest Critic
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'
The first Hebrew tank battalion switches to Merkava MK 4 tanks
Clinton VP choice Tim Kaine a Democratic leader on Mideast issues
500 Israelis and Palestinians converge in Tel Aviv to talk peace
New Wonder Woman featuring Israeli actress Gal Gadot released
Judge: Decision on Pollard parole conditions next month
It’s cool and fringe, it’s Yiddish
Brian Jonestown Massacre heading back to TA
Joss Stone’s ‘Total World Tour’ lands in Tel Aviv
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
Scientists find new roles for old RNAs
Not a death sentence
Nation’s cleanest beaches named
Kahlon says Israel has a real estate bubble, and it will burst
Israeli doctors save young boy from flesh-eating bacteria
School nurses announce intention to strike
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
Jerusalem Post Editorial: Tunnel vision
Much more than terrorism
America, Turkey and a misguided foreign policy
De-Judaization and Palestine at UNESCO
Munich gunman fixated on mass killing, had no Islamist ties
80 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
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
American Jew among those killed fighting ISIS alongside Kurds in Syria
French educators learn to teach about Israel ‘from the heart’
Dov Lipman, StandWithUs partner to teach US campers about BDS
Hungary's Tokaj wine region revives Jewish heritage
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
Leaked Democratic email indicates potential effort to smear Sanders as atheist
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
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
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.
Former defense minister Moshe Ya'alon would win the same number of seats as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party if elections would be held now.
By GIL HOFFMAN
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.
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’s words ring true today more than ever, after an IDF commander has been attacked on social media – including death threats – for testifying in military court.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
Barak and Ya’alon’s attack on Netanyahu emphasize that Herzog is a spent force.
By JEFF BARAK
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