05.30.2016 | 22 Iyar, 5776
Hebron shooter's lawyers: Bring terrorist's body back to Israel
Israeli flag stirs up controversy in Arab beach soccer tournament in Egypt
Security forces arrest Hamas cell for April bus bombing in Jerusalem
President Rivlin congratulates Jordan on Independence Day in Arabic
Bill tries to improve food at afternoon childcare programs
Slovakia, Lithuania open pro- Israel parliamentary caucuses
Republicans join Democrats in anger at AIPAC
Hapoel TA forces Game 5 against Jerusalem
Deri asks court to revoke Israeli-Arab terrorist’s citizenship
Standing the test of time
Film on Eritrean killed when mistaken for terrorist wins at Docaviv festival
Comedy for Koby to give Israelis comic therapy
Israeli gymnast wins bronze medal at European championships
J’lem aims to finish off Hapoel in Game 4 in Tel Aviv
Mac TA, Eilat into Final Four; Jerusalem closing in
May 29: Free speech for BDS...
Tennis-playing part of a long Israeli tradition
Is an informed discourse still possible in Israel today?
Want to defeat BDS? You need an army
Iran; Pilgrims will not attend haj in Mecca blaming Saudi 'Sabotage'
WATCH: German MP gets pied in the face due to stance on Syrian refugees
Khameini warns new Iranian parliament against Western 'schemes'
Forbidden felines: Saudi cleric declares selfies with cats 'un-Islamic'
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'
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
'French Jews experiencing worst situation since 1945'
Labour readmits activist suspended for blaming slave trade on Jews
LA gala raises funds for IAF foundation
McGill University professors sign letter condemning BDS
Country ‘lags behind’ in fighting smoking, says prevention council
As layoffs loom, Intel doubles down on Israeli fintech
Initiative to bring ‘Start-Up Nation’ to Arab citizens
Digitized Talmud and mobile app to be launched
New worlds: Simulation on microchip offers insight into dynamics of cellular function
Without research, there is no medicine
Research shows exposure to dirty air may raise risk of heart disease
‘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
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
אַלְמָז פּוֹסַעַת בִּשְבִילֵי יַלְדוּתָה
סְטֶנְד-אַפּ שֶל רוֹתֶם אַבּוּהָב
The Christian Edition- one month free subscription
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
Do Not Leave Our Fate To Others!.......
Two States for Me, None For You
The Gender Crisis
It ain't done till it's done
'I have never been able to articulate and understand Jews, Judaism and Zionism, even with Jewish relatives that I have, until I went through the Muslim Leadership Initiative,' Beutel said.
By YARDENA SCHWARTZ,JTA
"If we continued to hide our heads, we would be like the Jews in exile who are afraid of non Jews," says the 20-year-old who has received death threats.
By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN
Muslim man in his thirties arrested in connection with the murder.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Maybe “New York values” aren’t so bad.
The tradition Jewish celebration was joined by Muslim clerics and US Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
The city stressed it does not admit to engaging in any improper practices, but explained that the initiative represents “an effort to provide more detailed guidance" to police.
By DANIELLE ZIRI
British network of Islamic schools to recommend its members include Judaic studies classes to reciprocate UK chief rabbi's call for Jewish schools to teach about Islam.
By SAM SOKOL
The figures released this week by the Metropolitan Police listed 483 anti-Semitic hate crimes documented over the 12 months that preceded Nov. 1, 2015.
"As a Jew, my parents taught me that we must stand up against attacks on all communities," social media mogul posts on Facebook.
Bill de Blassio reportedly urges congregation of Syrian Jews to empathize with plight of Muslim refugees leaving war-torn Middle Eastern country.
Nicholas Thalasinos got into an argument with Syed Rizwan Farook several weeks prior to the shooting on Wednesday.
Local community adopts mission to convince society terrorists have hijacked their religion.
By RINA BASSIST
"We urge all parties involved to abide by the law and by current regulations at the Temple Mount to reduce tensions at this volatile holy site," says Peace Now.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD,SAM SOKOL
Interfaith group of 20 Muslims and Jews gathered in Los Angeles for a day of co-joined prayer throughout the city seeking to plant "seed of hope and possibility."
By CORAL BRAUN
The decision was made even after anti-Semitism has become rampant among young German Muslims.
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
The incident was spurred over the womens' children throwing a ball at Jewish woman's son.
The Museum of Islamic Art concert series showcases Nissren Kadry, a Muslim who is no stranger to Jewish society.
By BARRY DAVIS
Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs
By PEGGY CIDOR
According to UK media reports, 32-year-old Tanveer Ahmed stated that he killed shopkeeper Asad Shah, 40, because he had claimed to be a prophet.
"I strongly denounce these suggestions which stigmatize Muslim women," Abdallah Zekri, president of the National Observatory on Islamophobia, said in response to lawmaker's remarks.
Fight to allow women into shrine gained momentum after a petition was lodged with the Supreme Court.
UK's Home Secretary Teresa May has charged that she "may exclude" people who "seek to harm our society" and are not "conducive to the public good."
Mohammed Tariq Mahmood said he and his family were getting ready to board a flight to Los Angeles for a dream holiday to Disneyland when they were stopped by US officials.
Destiny Velez's impugned tweets directed at filmmaker Michael Moore's "We are all Muslim" social media campaign.
"Our fear is at a pretty high level at this time, given the anti-Muslim rhetoric going on," said the group's staff attorney Maha Sayed.
In a statement distributed to the press, Trump said that polling shows a "hatred" by Muslims toward Americans that could result in more attacks.
The two suspects have been identified as Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27.
The Muslims of America have called for Ritzheimer's arrest, according to the reports.
"The way people look at us will change again, and not for the better ... Sometimes it's preferable to be mistaken for a Jew and not a Muslim because then there are fewer problems."
Right-wing group, which says that its aim is opposing the spread of Islam, faces off with members of left-wing coalition promoting tolerance in the town of Bendigo in Victoria state.
Ahmad al-Faqi is the first individual to face charges of damaging mankind's cultural heritage at the court.
Father of 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed says he is pulling out other 2 children from school district.
"I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that," Carson told NBC Meet the Press.
Trump laughed off a question by a local man at a New Hampshire rally about how he intends to get rid of Muslims, saying he was "looking into a lot of different things."
By ROSIE PERPER
Protesters appear to be part of international women's movement, Femen.
"I call on all Muslims who can harm the countries of the crusader coalition not to hesitate," Ayman al-Zawahri said.
Move garners condemnation as protests are expected when national soccer teams meet Sunday for UEFA qualifying match in Cardiff.
The skyscraper has carried out the tradition "for several years now, it is an annual lighting," a building spokeswoman says.
Tens of thousands mark 20th anniversary of massacre.
Despite growing challenge of Islamic terrorism, the Republic is refusing to tackle the problem head on, and PM Manuel Valls is a lone voice willing to talk about a clash of civilization.
By ZVI MAZEL
Those who fail to abide with the ban will be fined up to 405 euros.
PM says he hoped that the journalists' visit will help pave the way to establishing ties with the world’s most populous Muslim country.
By HERB KEINON
Deputy commissioner is the second-highest rank in the Israel Police, and is typically held by a district commander or head of a police branch.
By BEN HARTMAN
Soon to be submarine commander: Arrival of ‘INS Rahav’ from German shipyard ‘opens all operational doors’ to us.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
Ayoub Kara discusses Islamic extremism with visiting Muslim figures in Tel Aviv.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
The latest version of the simulator incorporates civil and municipal security forces into training programs.
In Israel's third-largest city, streets have been decorated with decorations and bright lights to proudly demonstrate a harmonious relationship between monolithic religions of the area.
The White House press secretary said he also imagines Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has let out a sigh of relief.
By MICHAEL WILNER
"The State of Israel respects all religions and protects stringently the rights of all its citizens," Netanyahu says.
Legislation seeks to ban houses of prayer from using outdoor loudspeaker systems, saying it lowers the quality of life for many residents who live nearby.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Police: Regular visiting hours will resume at conclusion of month-long holiday; "it’s giving into terror," says Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
"The run begins exactly when the first day of the fast ends and the meal begins, so running is out of the question for our Muslim members," says group’s leader
The ongoing massive migration is not a one-time media event; this is a historic turning point that we have only just begun to comprehend.
By ARNON SOFFER
What citizens of other countries are reading about the Middle East.
By COMPILED BY THE MEDIA LINE
By MEDIA LINE
Iran's official pilgrimage organization says Iranians wont attend annual Muslim pilgrimage, citing regional rivalry
The incident took place on May 20 in the southern province of Minya, the local Coptic Orthodox church said in a statement.
A provocative article by Mona Eltahawy was censored by a Pakistani newspaper.
The head of the Germany's domestic intelligence agency (BfV) said Islamic State propaganda was aimed at encouraging supporters to take the initiative to stage attacks in Germany.
TV broadcaster Nadine Al-Budair implores Muslims to acknowledge that "we are the ones who gave birth" to the terrorists who committed recent attacks in Europe.
Radical Islamist group says Sheikh Yunis Raba’a was arrested last Friday by officers belonging to the PA’s Preventive Security Force.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Couture fashion house releases luxury line of traditional Muslim garb in effort to cater to Mideastern tastes.
They said they found Obama's request insulting, with some questioning why the same message is not sent to Christian churches after mass shootings carried out by non-Muslims.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Trump's campaign had a "dustbin of history" quality to it and said his comments were offensive and toxic.
AJC: Trump's idea “outrageous” and “un-American;” ADL: Trump’s claim “deeply troubling” and “reminiscent of darker days in American history.”
By DANIELLE ZIRI,REUTERS
"Masses of young men in their twenties with beards singing Allahu Akbar across Europe. It's an invasion that threatens our prosperity, our security, our culture and identity," far-right leader says.
Egypt's Al-Azhar, the most prestigious institute of Sunni Islam, has called on Iran to ban the film.
The Islamic revival is being driven by a feeling of “revulsion against the West, frustration at the whole new apparatus of public and private life.”
Fasting month passes in relative quiet among Palestinians as people prepare for return to routine.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
The three sisters and their nine children left in May to make the pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, but did not return home to Britain on June 11 as planned.
"The Ugly Truth About Muslims: Muslims have great frittata recipes," reads one of the ads
Following US presidential candidate's uproarious remarks on Muslims, online petition to send real estate mogul "into space and leave him there" garners nearly 30,000 signatories.
According to 'The New York Post', the Brazilian supermodel wore the burqa as a way to conceal the fact that she was having work done on her figure.
Social media erupted with uproarious responses to bizarre accusation with hashtags trending on Twitter reading: #MossadStoleMyShoe and #ShoeishConspiracy.
The Talmud says that saving one life is like saving the whole world. The time to realize a small hint of that vision is now.
By SHMULEY BOTEACH
Look how far the Orthodox monopoly has dragged us and religious life in Israel. As a result of its tyrannical rule, Muslim women, too, are paying a heavy price. Such a pity.
By YIZHAR HESS
The Temple Mount, which the Jewish religion’s holiest site has been surrendered to the Muslims because Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refuses to confront our enemies and would rather placate them.
By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Trump’s cancellation of Israel trip has thankfully saved Netanyahu – and the rest of the country – the embarrassment of having to go through with the meeting and of hosting the showboating candidate.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
Is US president crafting a new concert of global powers, or midwifing resurgence of Muslim influence?
By DAVID M. WEINBERG
"After the riots the French authorities announced they would take measures to improve the integration of minorities; Yet to date this issue remains hugely problematic."
By MANFRED GERSTENFELD
"Changing the status quo is what is needed in these challenging times, not maintaining it."
By NATAN GALILI
A call to Muslim religious leaders.
By RABBI SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
A leader like Farooqi who is non-Jewish has a way to transcend this very personal Jewish struggle with Israel.
If ISIS members are not Islamic and not true Muslims, then what are they?
By HAKIM KHATIB
It is high time the government also made it clear that those people who desecrate Muslim and Christian sites in Israel are the full equivalent of anti-Semitic hooligans, terrorists.
By DAVID NEWMAN
The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Koran.
By GERSHON BASKIN
Emadeldin Elsayed, age 23, is being held in a California jail but has not yet been charged with any specific crime.
'American Freedom Party' group has placed about 200,000 "robocalls" in Iowa and may also target New Hampshire.