03.26.2017 | 28 Adar, 5777
Analysis: Syrian threats to attack Israel with Scud missiles are a bluff
Jerusalem mayor meets US peace envoy at White House after Mideast tour
Hamas closes Erez crossing between Gaza and Israel
Hundreds participate in symbolic funeral for senior Hamas militant
Arab-Jewish group calls for more planning permits, cessation of house demolitions
Cathay Pacific begins Tel Aviv-Hong Kong flight route
Netanyahu's inner circle shrinks as top official leaves job
'No daylight' with Trump administration, Israeli ambassador Dermer says
Watch Live: AIPAC kicks off annual conference on Israel
Netanyahu: No deal yet with US on settlements
WATCH: Dancing for peace around Tel Aviv
John Ford Coley would really love to see you tonight
What’s new, pussycat? It’s Tom Jones!
Opera: Gazzetta giggles
Sela falls in straight sets to Nadal at Miami Open
Hapoel Jerusalem blown out by 24 points in Rishon
Levy’s Israel humbled 4-1 in Spain qualifier
Israelis, Palestinians await resolution at May’s FIFA Congress
Free SMS program to help Arab men quit smoking begins
What was Israel's most popular Google search of the past year?
Alto: The Israeli startup aiming to help Americans with disabilities
Electronic patches for migraine headaches
Bats remember directions
On the tip of their tongue
Trump and State Governors Have Declared a State of Emergency on Opioid Abuse
A multi-pronged approach to
water economy innovation
$900,000 awarded to Israeli-American mobile video tech partnership
Migrating starlings swoop over southern Israel
Environmental Protection Ministry orders closure of ammonia facility
Sino-Saudi alignment in Yemen and escalating conflict
Israel’s open secret
A rotten apple?
Can religion be an opportunity for human progress?
Egyptian court jails 56 over deadly migrant boat shipwreck
Iran sanctions 15 US firms, citing Israel ties and 'human rights'
US military official to JPost: ISIS is in its death throes, but still a ruthless enemy
Egypt's former leader Mubarak freed, six years after overthrow
British MP: Iran is trying to threaten Israel by establishing a second front in Syria
Mossad chief: Iran is main threat to Israel with or without nuclear deal
Iran loses thousands, 10 generals in Syria-Iraq wars
Will ISIS use chemical weapons against Israel or Israelis in Europe?
US weighs deploying up to 1,000 'reserve' troops for ISIS fight
France's far-right Le Pen loses EU parliament immunity over ISIS tweets
Israeli Veganism: Introducing the land of soy milk and date honey to the world
Texas Jewish groups take aim at bank's BDS activity
Head of GOP in Israel says ‘self-hating Jew’ Sarah Silverman ‘needs a muzzle’
Midsummer Camp’s Dream: Telling a unique story about Israel
Iron Dome start-up to provide critical support to New York Power Authority
Enticing Israeli startups to expand to Germany
Ivanka Trump reportedly invited to Germany on White House visit
US House and Senate introduce bipartisan bills against boycotts of Israel
Bernie Sanders declares ‘victory’ in withdrawal of GOP health bill
Senate introduces new bill sanctioning Iran and testing its nuclear deal
Analysis: Clinton falls amid assault on establishment
Clinton concedes: 'We have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling'
Hillary Clinton and the glass ceiling: Cracked but intact
NY hassidic village loyal to Clinton despite Trump popularity among ultra-Orthodox
Trump reportedly picks friend of Jared Kushner to serve in administration
Trump calls UN 'sad,' days after Israeli settlements vote
Saddam Hussein's daughter touts Trump's 'political sensibility'
Dermer calls on Trump to move embassy to Jerusalem
How about a Lego Seder plate?
The Travel Advisor: Say so long to the tablets
NYC rabbi publishes ‘(Unofficial) Hogwarts Haggadah’ for coming holiday
Grapevine: Dershowitz makes a different case for Israel
Podcast: Three Ladies, Three Lattes
Podcast: Does Trump love Jews or embolden antisemitic voices?
Why Starbucks failed in Israel (and only in Israel)
Taxicab Diplomacy: Trump vs. Clinton
Israeli-American mogul Haim Saban gets Hollywood star
Pregnant Jenna Jameson to give baby Hebrew name
President Trump expecting ninth grandchild, from son Eric and his wife, Lara
Wonder Woman Gal Gadot welcomes second 'wonder baby'
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
A surprisingly unorthodox education minister?
Time to make the leap to start-up government
'Volatile and dangerous’
Extending a cultural helping hand
Solving the riddle of Elsa Weiss
in the sea
Sit up and listen
City Notes: From shipwrecked to seabound
Harnessed to freedom
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סֶקֶר עַל הָעִישוּן וְעַל שְתִייַת הָאַלְכּוֹהוֹל
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World leadership has changed, but Israel support still needed, says Cardoza-Moore
Thousands gather to see restored site of Jesus’s tomb in Jerusalem
Tomb of Jesus reopens in Jerusalem after restoration
Czech Parliament Representatives in Israel
Canadian Delegation in Israel: “It’s a privilege to be here”
Bosnian President Plants a Tree in Jerusalem’s Grove of Nations
JNF USA Leadership Mission Visits Northern Israel
KOSHER IN CUZCO
Radical Islamic immigration strategy
The Oscars and Hollywood's hypocrisy; Dear Hollywood, If You Want To Help Women, You Must Strictly And Unapologetically Defend The Values That Have Allowed Women To Thrive.
The New Israel Fund's Law of Return
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.
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.
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.
The former defense minister emerges as another alternative replacement for PM Benjamin Netanyahu, announcing his intention to run for national leadership and change the political discourse.
By UDI SHAHAM
The former defense minister argued that the residents of the Amona settlement outpost should have been told by the government from the start that their homes could not be retroactively legalized.
By JEREMY SHARON
Ya'alon quit the Knesset and blasted the Likud in May after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu replaced Ya'alon with Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman as defense minister.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Ex-Defense Minister Ya'alon also accuses Israel's leadership of engaging in "petty politics" and being interested purely in its own political survival.
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.
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.
Every time the Likud has been defeated since 1974, the party that defeated it has been led by a former general, except the 2006 election.
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.
When crafting a response to this deeply troubling PA policy, Israeli decision makers must take into account the possibility that their actions could have secondary consequence.
By AMOS YADLIN,MOSHE YA’ALON
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!"
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