05.01.2016 | 23 Nisan, 5776
Mamma Mia! PLO 'outraged' over Eurovision ban on Palestinian flag
VIDEO: Islamic Jihad shows off newest weapon in war against Israel
Hamas: 'There will be an explosion' unless Israel lifts Gaza blockade
Two Palestinian teens attempt to stab IDF soldier at West Bank checkpoint
PM, politicians celebrate Mimouna across country
Police: Case against suspected serial killer almost ready
Police: Double suicide in Ma’aleh Adumim due to wife’s terminal illness
Children’s Theater Festival 2016 winners
Report: Germany rethinks its policy of automatic support for Israel
Herzog pens letter to Corbyn, urges Labor delegation to visit Yad Vashem
NYT: Israel denies waiting for Obama successor to strike defense aid deal
Gal-On endorses Berko to head key Knesset panel
Palestine, ISIS flags banned from Eurovision song contest
Music maestro Zubin Mehta remains young at heart
J’lem wraps up first place and home court in postseason
Rajkovic suspended following Sakhnin brawl
Tensions run amok as Mac TA, Sakhnin brawl in rematch
Sinai Says: New horizons open up for Casspi following breakthrough season
Sanctifying the Mount
Time for an Israeli strategy for the next American administration
Terra Incognita: Time to liberate the world from international law
Letters to the Editor: May 1, 2016
VIDEO: Iran urges young boys to take up arms in Syria, 'reach Jerusalem'
Rouhani allies make modest gains in Iran run-off election
Terror victims' kin have no right to sue Iran in US courts, Zarif says
Fragile economy forces Iran's top leaders to form alliance
Analysis: The limits of the Iran-Russia alliance
From petrol to pesco: ISIS turns to 'non-traditional' terror funding
Italy nabs four suspected in ISIS plot to attack Israeli embassy, Vatican
VIDEO: ISIS forces withdraw from strategic town under Assad’s protection
Boston-area men charged in ISIS-inspired beheading plot against police
Ex-London mayor: My Hitler-backed-Zionism comments echoed Netanyahu
Giant Austrian bank shuts down BDS account
NYU Graduate Student Union members appeal pro-BDS resolution
Britain's Labor Party launches anti-Semitism inquiry
NEW WORLDS: Cyanobacteria’s automatic sunshade
How much money is the life of the world's richest Jew worth?
Rx for Readers: Attending to hygiene in geriatric homes
Country feels heat, wildfires break out in Jerusalem, Galilee
Haifa and NY researchers collaborate on treatment for two deadly cancers
TA pub fined NIS 50,000 in anti-tobacco suit
Something strange in the air at Haifa Earth Day
Nation celebrates spring festival at natural wonders
‘Israel needs to invest in Negev, Galilee for future population hike’
Tech Talk: Start in Germany
In 5 years, driverless cars based on Israel's Mobileye tech
TECH TALK: Women's Empowerment
Country’s young computer innovators create apps at HackTrack TLV
'Ban anyone from Middle East - but not Israelis,' says US Senate candidate
Journalist hit with anti-Semitic hate mail after profile on Trump's wife
US Republican Cruz names Fiorina as running mate
Trump on foreign policy: Iran deal allowed it to become a 'great power' at Israel's expense
THE TRAVEL ADVISOR: How to survive and thrive at the end of your flight
Portland chef at home in the Israeli kitchen
VIDEO: A 'Hassidic Jew' and 'devout Muslim' walk the streets of New York
Briefing: The Democratic showdown on Israel
Podcast: Is Bibi the worst option except all the rest?
Briefing: Bernie Sanders, Monica Lewinsky, and an uneventful cyber attack
Exclusive: Some Trump Vodka, popular as kosher for Passover spirit, may not be kosher
WATCH: Superman's got nothing on Israel!
Can you match the President to his opposing candidate?
Animals are just the best.
Can you solve this riddle?
Peace train building up steam
Hezbollah at a crossroad
A survivor’s story
A year after quake, Israelis still helping Nepal recover
Necessary Stories: Grasping at the void
Trees for grandchildren
Bellicose culture mogul
In the heart of Africa
Veterans: Comic timing
Books: Seeing God’s face
Books: Between tribalism and universalism
Hot off the Arab press
A musical journey back to the Holy Temple
Hello, goodbye Jerusalem
This week in Jerusalem
Seen by engagement
Turning the (Seder) tables
‘Seas’ the day
Worn out with your workout?
The secret of the lost color
הַצַלָמִים – יְרוּשָלַיִם בְּעֵינֵי צַלָמֶיהָ
Palestinian Christians slam PA for refusal to recognize Easter
Orthodox Christians mark Palm Sunday at Jerusalem church
Israeli brewery resurrects beer recipe from time of Jesus
A different Passover Seder
Eurovision Contestants Plant Trees in Israel
KKL-JNF and The Italian State Forestry Corps Sign a Memorandum
Cornerstone Ceremony for ANZAC Museum in Beersheba
The 19th Walk for Water: Touring the Desert, Loving Israel
A Tree Avenue for the Mashabim Air Force Base in the Negev
Greek President Plants Olive Tree in Jerusalem Grove of Nations
Italian Environment Minister Discovers Negev Agriculture
Kenyan President Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
Italy-Israel Friendship Tree Planted in Italian Ambassador’s Garden
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
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
That Sykes-Picot deal
A Stroll In The Garden of Humanity
Feeling a Little Closer to My Jewish Home
The Problem with the Political Left
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
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
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
Many have asked why Kerry seems to be focusing like a laser beam on the Israel-Palestinian situation, when there are so many other, even more pressing issues, in the region.
US secretary of state told reporters in Kuwait that he would continue working for Mideast peace.
Moshe Ya'alon managed to light a fire in Israeli-US relations on Tuesday, all during one of the most decisive, tense moments in the history of ties between the two countries.
By Ben Caspit
"The defense minister had no intention to cause any offense to the secretary, and he apologizes if the secretary was offended," statement reads.
By GIL HOFFMAN/HERB KEINON/LAHAV HARKOV
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
Moshe Ya’alon’s tirade against John Kerry this week resembled that of another general turned politician who risked America’s wrath – but lived to get back in its good books.
By GIL HOFFMAN
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.
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!"
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.
By NOAM AMIR/MAARIV HASHAVUA
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.
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."
Flying off the handle and taking public umbrage for private banter is not only self-indulgent but arrogant.
By JPost Editorial