05.25.2016 | 17 Iyar, 5776
Hezbollah says it is digging tunnels 'to make Israeli enemy lose sleep'
Blair: Normalization steps, plus Arab initiative could bring peace
Israel: Hamas stealing 95% of civilian cement transferred into Gaza
Arab Bank to appeal historic terror financing judgment – but tied to settlement
US says Israel's rightist coalition 'raises legitimate questions'
Holocaust survivors say Clalit withholding ‘hundreds of millions of euros’
Netanyahu inaugurates new wing at Beit Hatfutsot
UTJ: Yisrael Beytenu obligated to support haredi bills circumventing court
Analysis: Will Liberman's Right hand wither in the Defense Ministry?
Temple Mount activist Glick sworn in as MK
Palestine Literature Festival highlights local and international writers
Taking it all off
HaClique’s music is still alive and kicking
Dining: East meets West in the North Market
SINAI SAYS: Beersheba’s title a testament to resilience of owner Alona Barkat
Maccabi Haifa lifts first title in five years
Sela ousted in five sets in first round of French Open
Maccabi Tel Aviv, Eilat, Rishon all jump out to 2-0 advantages
Time for a strong, genuine and united opposition
Face to face
The Imam Academy against radical Islam
US pro-gun lobby to 'Ayatollahs of Iran': You haven't met alligator wrestlers, cowboys of America
Iran to renew financial support for Islamic Jihad after two-year hiatus
Satellite images purport to show ISIS attack on Russian air base in Syria
Iran's defense minister: 'Zionist conspiracy' to blame for Iraq, Syrian conflicts
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'
Escape to victory: 'Anti-Iranian occupation' team wins soccer cup
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
'Increase in aliya among youth and academic professionals'
WATCH: Brussels Jewish museum commemorates shooting victims
New York county passes BDS law
Rome mayoral candidate promises to name street after fascist politician
Kicking off wedding season with money tips for newlyweds
Analysis stage begins at latest Golan drilling site
Flug: Israeli brainpower fueled growth for 37 years, but is hitting a wall
Rx for Readers: Stresses over sleep lines
Litzman blasts Palestinian ‘political attack’ on Israel at WHO’s yearly assembly
Health Ministry faulted for hands-off policy
Prevent Lag Ba’omer accidents and tragedies
Green tech at the forefront of talks on US-Israel collaboration
Israel faces lack of enforcement of environmental policies, says report
Committee votes to reduce regulations on food pesticides
Tech Talk: CES Asia 2016
Tech can’t thrive without women, says Israeli-born Oracle CEO
Travel, tourism and entertainment in the technological age
Australian tells BBC he created bitcoin, but some skeptical
Jewish leaders push to get two-state solution proposal on next president's desk
Sanders picks critics of Israel, BDS backer to write Democratic platform
UK's Cameron says ready to meet Trump, pans 'very dangerous' Muslim remarks
Sanders wants Dem platform to better reflect Palestinian aspirations
Tradition Today: Counting the days
Parshat Bechukotai: The Source of Hope
Bob Dylan’s forgotten pro-Israel song, revisited
Briefing: Liberman, Trump and fascism
Podcast: A stable Israeli government? Fat chance
Grapevine: Animal husbandry
Briefing: Eurovision and Europe’s vision for peace
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
Whose land is it?
A Jew in ancient Rome
The Russian Underground
SpaceIL: To the moon!
Veterans: Reaching one’s full potential
Books: Unlikely characters
Books: Totally certifiable
Books: Beauty and boredom of war
Pavements for pedestrians? Not in Jerusalem
Inside Gilo: Who pays for that?
This week in Jerusalem
Here and now at the Israel Festival
An oddly individual thing – handwriting
Agriculture is having a (vertical) field day
Walking the food trail in Haifa
הַצַלָמִים – יְרוּשָלַיִם בְּעֵינֵי צַלָמֶיהָ
The Christian Edition- one month free subscription
Digging with the Bible
Sanctifying God in the Rhineland massacres
‘Christians are children of the Holy Land; now is the time to integrate’
Dado Scenic Lookout Dedicated on Israel's Northern Border
Golani Soldiers Clean up the Forests of Northern Israel
Canadian University Students Visit Israel with JNF Canada
New Kindergartens, Youth Center for Kiryat Malachi
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
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
Ancient Approaches to Modern Exile
Interviewing a friend
Enough With the Ghosting - Have a Real Break Up!
Making sure Israeli students learn math and science at the highest levels will ensure Israel can meet any threats it may face, Education Minister Naftali Bennett says.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Aides to Ya’alon told Israel Radio on Tuesday that Bennett was acting “childishly” by “being prepared to drag the country to war for cynical, political purposes.”
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Discord involves Bennett calling for immediate action while PM and defense minister oppose such a move that could stir up further government contention, according to Channel 2.
Bayit Yehudi holds faction meeting in Old City at site of terrorist attack, calls for zero tolerance for violence; Liberman calls for boycott of Arab vendors in Old City.
On Saturday, Christian protesters staged demonstration outside house of Finance Minister Kahlon in Haifa demanding he find money to restore previous levels of funding.
By JEREMY SHARON
Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett explains to Jews abroad what Israel is doing to help them.
In addition to the prime minister, the group met with an array of politicians from all sides of the political map.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Hard-right wing rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu criticizes Education Minister Bennett for visiting non-Orthodox school in NY; Jewish Federations head adds to criticism of Chief Rabbi Lau.
Movement comes out against comments made about education minister's visit to Conservative-associated school in New York earlier this month.
Education Minister Naftali Bennett says the recent Palestinian violence should be seen as not only a crisis, but also an opportunity.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
In the days following last week’s stabbings at the capital’s Gay Pride Parade, the Open House community center has been operating in crisis mode.
By HANNAH SARISOHN,PEGGY CIDOR
"I've conducted countless processes of negotiations. It takes an effort, and there are always crises and blow-ups. Don't lose hope," said PM Netanyahu.
By GIL HOFFMAN,NIV ELIS
Bayit Yehudi MK Shuli Moalem-Refaeli is strongly lobbying for a candidate who is the brother of her parliamentary aide.
Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon defends deputy chief of staff after backlash from his Holocaust Remembrance Day comments.
By LAHAV HARKOV,JPOST.COM STAFF
Still, the education minister said he cooperates with the Strategic Affairs Ministry’s efforts to fight boycotts.
Tensions boil over between PM, Bayit Yehudi head
By HERB KEINON,Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
“Israel can’t count on the assumption that Hamas is deterred," Bennett said.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN,CORAL BRAUN
MKs outside of right-wing parties fare poorly among religious Zionists.
Bennett has asked the university heads to approve his list within a week's time, after which he intends to seek approval from the Public Appointments Committee.
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
Activists in the party want more power for themselves and to punish Bennett for leading the party from 12 seats to eight in last year's election.
The changes happened following demands from party activists that Bennett be punished for leading Bayit Yehudi from 12 seats to eight in last year's elections.
Akunis: Better dead terrorists than dead soldiers.
Last month, six members of the Council for Higher Education announced their resignation in the wake of a growing rift between members of academia and Bennett.
Four cabinet ministers will address May 22 event.
“Eastern Jewry should not be ashamed; Zionism was ingrained in her from the belly and through birth. Now we want our contribution to also be evident in the educational curriculum," says Bitton.
“The framework we recommend is intended to guarantee there will be enough independence for the higher education system and that it will be disconnected from political upheaval."
Earlier this month, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely convened a meeting in the Foreign Ministry to begin planning events that will underline the Jewish connection to Judea and Samaria.
By HERB KEINON
Sorry for the triviality, but shouldn’t the Education Minister know that according to the Torah, we came here from Egypt?” asked Stav Shafir.
The resignations have effectively shut down the activity of the Council, which by law requires a minimum of 19 members to operate.
The new plan, which includes a NIS 6 million increase, allows for nearly all cultural events in Israel to be subsidized by the Education Ministry and will include some 800,000 pupils.
Among the actions being protested are the dismissal of Prof. Hagit Messer-Yaron and the subsequent appointment of Dr. Rivka Wadmany Shauman as the vice chairwoman for the CHE.
Education minister slams Levin’s criticism of non-Orthodox strains of Judaism.
“I will approve the book despite the criticism, the quotations presented in the press are not in the final version," Bennett said in an interview with Army Radio.
A spokesperson for Bennett says there is no agreement yet to advance a government bill.
Bennett sparked tension in the coalition when he told a conference of the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) that Israel suffered from a lack of strategic thinking.
Sources close to Netanyahu slam Bennett for his criticism of the government.
By MAARIV ONLINE,JPOST.COM STAFF
The ministry staff “serves the country faithfully and carries out the government’s policies,” says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Israel Radio reports civil servants at ministry cut ties with Education Minister.
Education Minister calls upon the “moderate forces” in Israeli society to “lead and make their voices heard” - both from the right and the left.
"We will continue to believe that people are first human beings, before the religion or nationality that was either chosen by them or their ancestors," TimeOut editors write.
Meretz leader Gal-on slams Bennett for rejecting the book "because it encourages assimilation."
By GALI MARKOWITZ-SLOTZKER,JPOST.COM STAFF
Of the NIS 3000 price to attend the dinner, NIS 2300 will go to the party.
Bennett says issue not one of “right or left” but rather a bipartisan issue surrounding the IDF.
“I just received the [new] document and my heart ached. From the quotations I saw, it seems that it is even worse,” said Prof. Tamar Herman, an expert in political science.
All leading universities will take part in offering the incentive.
Decision comes two days after Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon banned the group from taking part in IDF activities, describing the organization as having “malicious” motives.
Lau said that it was “forbidden” to deliberately speak to the Conservative community in such a manner, and that education in Conservative schools “distances Jews” from their tradition.
"Whoever throws a Molotov cocktail at a residential home is a terrorist. Period," economy minister writes in reference to July firebombing that killed three Palestinians.
Bennett, who also serves as Diaspora Minister, made a stop at the Solomon Schechter School in New York which is associated with the Conservative Jewish denomination.
Bennett became a member of the Knesset again, two months after departing under the Norwegian Law.
“We all need to say thanks to educators that teach our children every day - that is nothing less than a mission," says Bennett.
Ariel wrote the letter following reports of gestures Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is willing to make to the Palestinians to ease tensions.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN,NATHAN WISE
Bennett on Monday told Army Radio that the Israeli military needed to embark on a widescale operation similar to Operation Defensive Shield in 2002.
Bayit Yehudi chief said that he had managed to get Netanyahu to back down from previous public statements indicating that he would consider "unilateral measures."
Gadi Frank, director-general of the CHE penned a letter on Friday to the heads of higher education institutions informing them of the decision.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON,LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
Education Minister speaks at Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference, vowing to fight Israeli withdrawal from territory and the formation of a Palestinian state.
All elementary school classes to be limited to 34 in 5 years.
Education minister calls to “plan for the age after a Palestinian state and think about what is in the Israeli interest.”
“We will succeed in formulating the best possible agreement for the Christian education in the state of Israel. We are responsible for all the children of Israel,” Bennett says.
The picture comes one day after Shaked publicized what she called the “transparency bill.”
By JPOST.COM STAFF,LAHAV HARKOV
Education minister advocates mass investment in Arab neighborhoods.
Bayit Yehudi leader quits parliament in accordance with so-called Mini-Norwegian Law.
Yisrael Beytenu chief says demonstration held in an organized manner between the directors of these schools and the students, and this is another step in the incitement against Israel.
Jim Bennett was born in the United States in 1941 and came to Israel looking to volunteer on a Kibbutz with his wife Myrna in 1967
Politicians use the first day of school as an opportunity to influence Israeli youth.
Minister decries decrease in math study as a national threat.
The Education Ministry intervened following legal objections by the Noar K’halacha anti-discrimination NGO and forced the school to annul the registrations and re-open the application process.
Education minister defends call on controversial play, denies charge he makes decisions based on ‘extraneous considerations'
By HAYAH GOLDLIST-EICHLER
Bennett on Wednesday posted a photograph of a meeting he held with school principals in Nazareth on his Twitter feed.
"Improvement of Hebrew among Arab students will result in their ability to more easily integrate into the Israeli workforce, and economy and society at large," he added.
By MAARIV ONLINE
Smotrich says healthy and normal people want a traditional family; Bennett rejects his MK’s use of “abomination” to describe LGBT people.
Those effected have asked Education Ministry to prepare a guideline for acceptance into the ultra-Orthodox school system.
“I support the balance between individual rights and freedoms with protecting Israel’s security and preventing terror," Bennett tells Galey Israel Radio.
Bayit Yehudi leader pens op-ed in New York Times stating fringe groups do not represent Israel or settlers.
After a long night of budget discussions, Bennett boasted about the NIS 50b education budget, saying it is the largest education budget in the history of the state.
Coalition of mayors, parents: School year won’t start with these budget cuts.
Education minister invited LGBT activists to discuss the needs of LGBT youth in education system.
Right complains of intolerance at anti-violence rally after organizers cancel Bennett’s appearance and Steinitz was booed.
"The minute you exploit land under military occupation by using it for residential purposes, you are sawing off the branch on which the entire settlement enterprise is perched."
By BEN CASPIT
Bennett was quoted saying in closed conversations that if the Knesset passes the so-called mini-Norwegian law, he would resign from the parliament in favor of the next name on the Bayit Yehudi list.
Finance Ministry: economic strength of the system can withstand the small cut
Bayit Yehudi leader calls counterpart from Yesh Atid ‘small-minded politician’ for his criticism of Netanyahu, Deri: Put interests aside.
Bennett: "Every one who was murdered has a name and a face. It is important that we internalize that."
Yesh Atid leader slams Netanyahu over handling of Iran; Bennett calls on Lapid and other leaders to show responsibility, display unity; Netanyahu says deal brings prospect of Mideast war closer.
“A Palestinian state will never be established in the heart of the Land of Israel,” says Bennett.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
According to the Bayit Yehudi MK, “Every Arab is a potential terrorist, and at minimum, [they] are not legitimate members of Israeli society.”
By JPOST EDITORIAL
It is no secret that the academic elite in Israel identify mostly with the secular, left-wing liberal community.
By YISRAEL MEDAD AND ELI POLLAK
As though people still believe that resolving the Israel-Palestine conflict constitutes the magic panacea which will bring everything else into place.
By DAVID NEWMAN
I highly recommend to Minister Bennett that he take a look at the list of the members of the Foreign Ministry killed by terrorists while defending the interests of our country around the world.
By COLETTE AVITAL
By REUVEN HAMMER
Chief Rabbi David Lau condemned Bennett for visiting Schechter Manhattan and in so doing he denigrated us and the critical role we play in sustaining Judaism and the Jewish people.
By BENJAMIN MANN
Israel's leaders are presenting a dichotomic view of Israel's Jewish character.
By URI REGEV
Naftali Bennett’s dream to refashion religious Zionism as Israel’s political fulcrum
seems increasingly elusive, following his scandalized protégé Yinon Magal’s resignation.
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
Bennett should seriously take into consideration the damage he is doing to the country’s universities.
Netanyahu and Ya’alon unite against Bennett and Shaked.
In contrast, many of these potentially lucrative courses of study are closed to students who complete only four units of mathematics or less.
Indeed, an open apology by the media is a rare event; too often it goes the other way.
By YISRAEL MEDAD,ELI POLLAK