05.24.2016 | 16 Iyar, 5776
Palestinians reject Netanyahu’s call for direct Paris talks
On this day: Israel withdraws from Lebanon, ending 18-year ordeal
'First signs of new cold war emerging in Syria,' former senior IDF commander warns
Israel resumes Gaza cement shipments after ban over Hamas theft
Swift decision called for on ‘Bibitours’ probe
Regulation of Beduin settlement is 'an issue of national importance of the first order'
Shapira blasts PM for Bibi Tours Affair; AG, Comptroller fight over need for criminal probe
Special report pans Netanyahu, government's failure in fighting BDS
Special report blasts Netanyahu for 'Bibi Tours Affair'
UK professor yields to BDS, turns down prize from Israeli university
Bennie Begin: Capital punishment for terrorists is ‘unfit, even moronic'
Knesset passes law against human cloning for next 4 years
From Bimah to Bandstand
Concert Review: Deep Purple
A walk on the Wild side
Israeli films win at Cannes
Sela ousted in five sets in first round of French Open
Maccabi Tel Aviv, Eilat, Rishon all jump out to 2-0 advantages
Lots of pride on the line in State Cup final
Beersheba party continues with next season in mind
How they sold us the Iran deal
Isi Leibler: Wrong on all counts
Pope Innocent III: Theology vs. reality
No holds barred: The loneliness of the desert
Human remains from EgyptAir crash site said to indicate blast on board
Hardliner elected as head of Iran's top clerical body due to tap Khamenei successor
ISIS plans to ignite ethnic war in Fallujah upon leaving the city, secret document reveals
Analysis: Islamic State may be down, but it's far from out
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
Holocaust denial in Iran can be tackled by media, say experts
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
WATCH: From paying tuition to 'funding Hamas'?
Far-right Austrian candidate’s near loss is 'wake-up call' to centrists in Europe
'F**k Israel, long live the Intifada' angry mob screams at Jewish UC student
Marseille: The elegant Europort of the South
Israel faces lack of enforcement of environmental policies, says report
Israel, South Korea announce free trade talks
Prevent Lag Ba’omer accidents and tragedies
Committee votes to reduce regulations on food pesticides
Study: Stress worsens Crohn’s disease
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French PM Valls inaugurates Israel's latest—and largest—solar field
Cabinet approves Levianthan gas deal
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UK's Cameron says ready to meet Trump, pans 'very dangerous' Muslim remarks
Sanders wants Dem platform to better reflect Palestinian aspirations
‘Post’ poll: Israelis think Trump would be better than Clinton at fighting terrorism
Bob Dylan’s forgotten pro-Israel song, revisited
Briefing: Liberman, Trump and fascism
Grapevine: Underwriting Israel’s future
Podcast: A stable Israeli government? Fat chance
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Briefing: Eurovision and Europe’s vision for peace
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‘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
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Both Receive Charity Navigator's Highest Rating
First-Ever Birthright Israel Trip for Jewish Law Enforcement Announced
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If this is true, why are we talking about a Palestinian State?
The appointment of Liberman to serve as a minister in Netanyahu's government is an answer to international and French efforts to reinvigorate the Israeli-Palestinian peace process," PA said.
By MAAYAN GROISMAN
Zoabi poignantly criticized the Palestinian leadership for "aggressively foiling the creation of any alternative to the status quo, even on Facebook."
Sha’ath repeated PA threats to halt security coordination with Israel.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
PA: If US recognized Palestine, case could not have been filed.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
So far, Barghouti is the only senior PLO-Fatah leader who has had the courage to officially announce his candidacy.
By YOSSI MELMAN
PA security official's remarks come amid recent reports that Israel and the PA have been holding secret talks about the security situation in the West Bank.
PA leadership waiting for clarification from visiting Vice President Joe Biden on whether reported plans for a UNSC resolution were true.
In 2009, news reports revealed that the plot by the group, an offshoot of the Palestine Liberation Organization, was uncovered by the NSA.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
PMO says it has not received any communication from the Palestinian Authority regarding the matter.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH,TOVAH LAZAROFF
Spokesman for the PA security forces in the West Bank rejects Likud Minister Elkin's claims that it is a matter of time until the PA collapses.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
Earlier this week, Iran's ambassador to Lebanon said that Tehran would offer $7,000 to the families of each Palestinian killed in what he called the "Al-Quds Intifada."
Amjad Sukkari, who shot three IDF soldiers on Sunday, was draped in a Palestinian flag.
In a statement it released following the attack, the Palestinian police announced that "with great pride, the members of the Palestinian police eulogize the brave martyrdom of their colleague".
Qassem's remarks against Abbas aroused furious responses from the Palestinian authority. Palestinian Minister of Waqf and Religious Affairs claimed that his remarks might bring about a civil war.
Erekat stated that the price the Palestinians pay for not having a state is higher than the price they will pay fay for redefining their relations with Israel.
Hamas spokesman Husam Badran stated that "Qeeq's life is a red line that if crossed, will lead us to take measures that Israel has never imagined."
Palestinian Authority president reiterates opposition to recognizing Israel as a Jewish state, 48 hours after meeting with group of Israeli journalists.
PA security commander unveils that PA security forces have prevented some 200 terrorist attacks against Israel since October 2015.
Ezra Nawi boasted last week about helping PA security forces find Palestinians who sell land to Jews.
By BEN HARTMAN,LAHAV HARKOV
The PA Ministry of Health initially added Milhem, who is an Israeli citizen, to its list of "martyrs" but then removed the name.
Omar Nayef Zayed, 52, escaped from Israeli custody over 25 years ago after being convicted of murdering an Israeli yeshiva student in 1986.
PA security official: "He's an Israeli citizen and if we capture him we will hand him over to the Israeli authorities,"
By BEN HARTMAN,KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Palestinian terrorists have perpetrated a number of attacks against the security forces in and around the Hebron area, particularly at checkpoints.
By NOAM AMIR/MAARIV HASHAVUA
The transfers will be carried out on New Year's Eve.
“President Recep Tayyip Erdogan knows very well that the Gaza Strip is part of the Palestinian territories and not an independent republic," says senior Fatah official close to Abbas.
“There will be decisive and important decisions regarding all forms of ties with the occupation, including security and political relations,” says senior PLO official Saeb Erekat.
The Palestinian factions behind the protest issued a statement strongly condemning the security forces.
The Greek parliament’s resolution was drawn up weeks ago, evidence that the move is not related to the understandings signed last week between Israeli and Turkish officials.
By HERB KEINON,KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Abbas says he will "no longer accept from anybody to use the name Palestinian Authority,"
PLO Secretary-General Saeb Erekat blames death of nephew, who attacked an IDF checkpoint last week, on PM.
Critics said that the cartoonist was referring to the Palestinians in the West Bank as “prostitutes.”
The dolls, seized at customs, were intended to be used as tools of incitement for Palestinian youth.
The Jerusalem Post has learned that classified evidence alleges she was involved in “emphatically terrorist conduct.”
According to Palestinian reports, the shooter was an intelligence officer from the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Abu Dis.
"Israel has become professional in distorting the facts... accusing victims of its crimes that they were carrying knives or by planting a knife next to their bodies," said a PA spokesman.
The poll, conducted between November 12 and 18, covered some 1,000 Palestinians.
Experts on Palestinian society say incitement, neglect, and parental responsibility are elements contributing to the phenomenon of child terrorism.
The PA has thus far stopped short of suspending security coordination with Israel despite increased pressure from the Palestinian public and several Palestinian factions.
Dozens of terrorists who carried out stabbing attacks in the past few weeks hail from the city and its surroundings.
Municipality where terrorist lived on Ramallah outskirts took decision “in order to honor" perpetrator of terror attack.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Exercise ‘maximum restraint’
By DANIELLE ZIRI
The interview also touched upon the recent wave of violence that has rocked Israel over the last three weeks.
The PA's foreign ministry gave the example of a Palestinian terrorist shot after stabbing an Israeli as one of the 'summary executions.'
Former national security adviser Uzi Dayan: Now is the time to fight back, rather than talking about long-term issues.
By TAMARA ZIEVE
Fatah denies it is part of a new group called General Command Of The Third.
The stabber, Subhi Abu Khalifa, 19, a resident of the Shuafat Refugee Camp district, was tackled and taken into custody.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD,JPOST.COM STAFF,YAAKOV LAPPIN
12-year-old Palestinian boy accidentally hit by sniper round in Bethlehem, army investigation finds.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
At PLO meeting, Abbas says that he has intimated to Israel that Palestinians don't want escalation of violence.
PA shown to pay each convicted terrorist serving time in Israeli prisons hundreds of thousands of shekels, Israel Radio reports.
By HERB KEINON,JPOST.COM STAFF
Incitement leads to attacks, PM says before meeting Kerry in NY.
By DANIELLE ZIRI,TOVAH LAZAROFF
Channel 10 reports that the Palestinian Authority has ordered its security forces to carry out preemptive arrests to avoid escalation.
The Christians said that the government’s decision was an insult to their religion and reminded them of the policies of governments in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Malaysia.
The PA's decision to cancel Christmas celebrations had nothing to do with Israel or the intifada. It came after threats by Muslim extremists to target Christians and their holy sites.
By BASSAM TAWIL
Comme ses prédécesseurs, Mahmoud Abbas s’est fourvoyé dans le choix de ses alliés : alors qu’il s’est rapproché de l’islam radical, ce dernier est devenu l’ennemi mondial numéro 1
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
“Refugee status is inherited, and the issue makes it difficult to solve the conflict. They’re waiting for a solution that will never be,” says Livni.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Bishara's letter to Kahlon, which was spread on Palestinian social media networks, aroused outraged reactions among Palestinian activists.
PM before meeting visiting Bulgarian counterpart, said that terrorism does not happen in a vacuum, but rather with the help and incitement from other countries and governing bodies.
By HERB KEINON
Ezra Nawi boasted last week about helping PA security forces find Palestinians who sell land to Jews, who are then tortured and killed.
By BEN HARTMAN
Channel 2 had reported that Netanyahu had planned as well to hand some portion of that territory over to the Palestinian Authority.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
MK Moshe Gafni says promoting Jewish visitation causes great damage.
By JEREMY SHARON
Abbas's decision comes at a time of worsening splits between Fatah and Hamas and as questions are raised about what will happen when the president steps down.
Besides the Palestinian envoy to Iran, representatives of Hamas and Islamic Jihad also took part in the conference. All three signed a symbolic declaration stating their support for Hezbollah.
The teacher, Nadia Abu Eisha, was slightly injured after an unknown group of people had thrown acid in her face while she was heading to work in a Hebron school.
Eyewitnesses said the police officers were waiting for Najat Abu Baker, an elected Fatah member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, to step outside the parliament building in Ramallah.
Al-Jariri, who hosts a talk show on a Ramallah-based radio station, referred to the case during a program on the misuse of public funds.
Last week, Fatah accused Nablus university professor of calling for the killing of Abbas and members of the PA security forces for their alleged collaboration with Israel.
In his Friday sermon, Abu Arkoub launched a scathing attack on Faraj, saying he wouldn’t be able to thwart plans to “liberate Palestine.
The report did not mention the suspect’s name. It said that he was suspected of spying for Israel for the past 20 years.
PA ambassador Bassem al-Agah criticized Iran for not allocating money for Palestinian schools or medical services.
Officials hope the inauguration of a new water pipleline and reservoir near Hebron will change the state of water past the Green Line, especially in the southern part of the West Bank..
By NOGA TARNOPOLSKY/THE MEDIA LINE
Abbas’s critics see both moves as an attempt to remove his political rivals from key positions.
It is perhaps high time that the Palestinian leadership put its house in order, and decides whether it wants peace with Israel or constant unending tension and violence.
By ALAN BAKER
While talk of Palestinian unity might sound nice, there is little reason for optimism.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
The second surprise was the large scope of this wave of terrorism, which has hit us on both sides of the Green Line and has already taken a relatively large number of casualties.
By NACHMAN SHAI
The thing about bureaucracies like the PA is that once they are created, they don’t vote themselves out of existence.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Prime Minister Netanyahu’s position on this is wellknown ever since he stated as much last year, in the run-up to the Israeli elections.
By MORTON KLEIN AND DANIEL MANDEL
The defense establishment needs to quit relying on and praising the cooperation between the PA security forces and Israel.
By CAROLINE B. GLICK
"Abbas is not interested either in peace or in Palestinian statehood."
"A crucial little factoid keeps getting drowned out in the cacophony and camouflaged by blood: no official Palestinian body has ever recognized the Jewish state."
By RUTHIE BLUM
So I suggest we give them what they ask for. A state, with all the responsibilities that come with it.
By ANNIKA HERNROTH-ROTHSTEIN
There is a revolt in the ranks of Fatah’s younger generation against Abbas.
By YISRAEL MEDAD AND ELI POLLAK
Normally rows and columns of financial data hardly make for a riveting read. But this case is a striking exception.
"Now it seems that what we distantly dreaded has finally come to pass."
By SARAH HONIG