09.26.2016 | 23 Elul, 5776
Reservists group calls to cancel Physicians for Human Rights funding
Prisoner dies while exercising, sparking Palestinian hunger strike
Palestinian activists boycott Facebook for two hours
‘Aksa Preacher’ gets 8 months in prison for calling to slaughter Jews
IAF helicopters hold two-week drill in Greece
Ophirs handed out awards, too
Yusuf/Cat Stevens’ triumphant return to New York City
TV pet peeves
Soldier at Hebron shooter trial: Terrorist may have exploded at any moment
Trump to Netanyahu: I will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's united capital
Togo president: Israel holds key to troubles in Africa
Ambassador from Down Under shows over-the-top enthusiasm
Regev in eye of storm over Ophir Awards walkout
The women coaches leading Israel's male baseball team to victory
Newcomer shatters Israeli marathon record in Berlin
Beitar humiliated by Hapoel Haifa; Maccabi hosts Hapoel in TA derby
Israel advances to WBC qualifier final
Israeli drip irrigation giant says 'hola' to Costa Rica
Bee rhythms more affected by social interactions than sunlight
Fighting suicide with life
Hebrew U team finds first biological link between stress and obesity
‘Nagging kids about food adds to family strife’
Israeli pathfinder in plant-based biopesticide industry earns posthumous award
Israeli solar tech could make clean water a global reality
Elkin: Israel should be part of Australian-led climate discussions
Work progressing at Israeli horticulture center in Rwanda
Back to Africa
The long-overdue good-bye
'Iran and Russia in danger of becoming war crimes accomplices'
Christian writer who 'insulted Islam' murdered in Jordan
Battle rages near Aleppo, air onslaught continues
Yemen to protest Iranian weapon smuggling at UN Security Council
Rouhani: Zionists pressuring US to violate Iran nuclear deal
Obama threatens to veto two Iran-related bills
Iran threatens to 'turn Tel Aviv and Haifa to dust' if Israel missteps
Iran's new warship warns: 'US should go to Bay of Pigs, Persian Gulf is our house'
Did ISIS use chemical weapons in rocket strike near US troops in Iraq?
Report: ISIS shoots down Syrian warplane allegedly killing pilot
France's 'first all-female ISIS cell' allegedly sought to strike Eiffel Tower
ISIS ploting to massacre Christians in Belgian shopping mall
California governor signs anti-BDS bill into law
Bernie Sanders’ brother running for UK parliament
Former Chief Rabbi of France, Joseph Sitruk, passes away
London mayor vows to 'root out antisemitism' in Labour after Corbyn re-election
A first: Cukierman takes GoforIsrael investment conference to China
Algae – more important than we thought
Israeli startup, Mattel bringing Barbie from 'life in plastic' to digital Barbie world
Government looks to hi-tech
After prepping Trump for debate, Giuliani says US should abandon two-state solution
Study shows how Jewish vote could play crucial role in key states
Trump campaign: Clinton should be disqualified for event hosting Palestinian teacher
Adelson to give $5 million toward electing Trump
London's Muslim mayor backs Clinton for US president
When politicians get sick: Is Hillary Clinton's health like Ariel Sharon's?
Debilitating image of Clinton jolts US presidential race
Livni: Clinton health hysteria would not be the same if she were a man
Pride and affirmative prejudice: Donald Trump and the Jews
Trump proposes disarming Clinton bodyguards: 'Let's see what happens to her'
Media 'warms up the gas chamber' for Republicans, Trump's son says
Sailing adventures along the Baltic Sea
Swiss judge: Muslim students must shake female teachers' hands or face fine
Star Catcher: Astrology for the week of Sptember 23, 2016
Metro Grapevine: Holiday Giving
Podcast: Does Trump love Jews or embolden antisemitic voices?
Why Starbucks failed in Israel (and only in Israel)
Taxicab Diplomacy: Trump vs. Clinton
PODCAST: After Turkey, Africa and Egypt, is Saudi Arabia Israel’s next ally?
Who said it? Yair Lapid or the Ikea catalog?
Take our Quiz: What should Netanyahu's UN gimmick be this year?
5 reasons why Brangelina's divorce is Jewish related
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
Coupling Trump and Netanyahu
Money to spend
Back out of the bottle
A never-ending struggle
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Book Review: The Iran Wars
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Corridors of Power in Jerusalem: Separate and not equal
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A love letter to Italy
Hate into hope, ugliness into color
Jazz: The big picture
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IFCJ provides more than NIS 6m. in aid for Rosh Hashana
Pope Francis prays for Shimon Peres to have a full recovery after stroke
Latam Countries Celebrate Independence with KKL-JNF
Korea-Israel Friendship Forest Dedicated in Jerusalem Mountains
Coexistence at the Naturally for Israel Conference in Cologne
Israeli and Aussie Youth Clean up the Kinneret Shores Together
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Potentially Misleading Statistics on Global Terrorism
Still Looking for Israel at Harvard
Palestinians, including many PA officials, have long criticized Israel for detaining suspects for extended periods of time without issuing an indictment.
By ADAM RASGON
The agreement is unusual in a time when representatives from both governments rarely meet, let alone sit at a table adorned with a small Israeli and Palestinian flag.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
The appealed judgment, handed down by a Manhattan jury in US federal district court in February 2015, was the biggest judgment ever against the PA in the US.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
The killing of Halawa has elicited a wide range of responses from Palestinian officials.
Past boycott attempts have been unsuccessful, because Israeli products are popular in the Palestinian market since they are thought to be of higher quality.
By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN
The incident comes a day after gunmen killed two PA security forces.
The deadly clash comes more than a month after another firefight between PA security services and gunmen in Nablus’s old city, which left two other officers dead.
Border Police officers were suspended from active duty on August 2 after footage of the Hebron incident went viral.
The meeting reportedly would have included the Palestinian Authority, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Russia, Japan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
By ADAM RASGON,MICHAEL WILNER
Would be first major PA presence since Orient House was removed in 2001.
Palestinian analyst Jihad Harb: Neither Hamas nor Fatah can afford to cancel this vote.
A number of Palestinian officials said that the anniversary of the firebombing should serve as a reminder to the Palestinian people that they must unite to prevent another firebombing.
By ADAM RASGON,TOVAH LAZAROFF
News of the law sparked protests in April in the West Bank city of Ramallah, the political and financial capital of the West Bank, with one demonstration attracting almost 10,000 people.
By LINDA GRADSTEIN/THE MEDIA LINE
The Balfour Declaration pledged British support for the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine.
By HERB KEINON
While the Palestinian leadership has achieved some successes, such as kick-starting the French initiative, more recently it has experienced a number of setbacks with its international partners.
Abbas issues order to "undertake intensified security efforts to end all violence within Palestinian society."
Senior PA official told al-Hayat newspaper: "the US is dominating the Quartet and that the recent report has American fingerprints all over it."
By MAAYAN GROISMAN
The Civil Administration tells Knesset committee that Israel doesn’t have exact figures for the number of Palestinians living in the West Bank.
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.
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.
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
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.
Pourra-t-on arrêter la machine de haine ?
By MICHELLE MAZEL
For decades, the Palestinian Authority has maintained a program that provides regular monthly stipends to men and women convicted by Israel of murder or terrorism.
By MICHAEL WILNER
Under the terms of this agreement, the PA will give Israel a one-time payment of NIS 570 million and Israel will forgive NIS 500m. of its bill.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF,ADAM RASGON
Terrorism is terrorism whether it takes place in France, or in Israel, Netanyahu says at cabinet meeting.
Announcement on two new stations comes amid a rising debt for the Israel Electric Corporation and the search for alternative electricity production.
“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.
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
Journalist Ben Ehrenreich paints a portrait of the Tamimi family in Nabi Saleh and their struggles.
By BEN FISHER
International aid to the PA has declined more than 60% over the last six years.
Abbas spokesman claims reported findings are part of Israeli attempt to thwart a Russian-proposed meeting between Netanyahu and Abbas.
The documents reportedly reveal that Abbas' code-name was "Krotob" - the mole- while he operated in Syria on behalf of the Russian government.
The Palestinian Central Elections Commission said that it received 163 objections to various candidates in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, but only disqualified seven candidates.
Abbas, 81, and in his 11th year in office, has avoided naming a successor, setting the stage for a free-for-all competition between a field of candidates.
By BEN LYNFIELD/THE MEDIA LINE
Amid Hamas dispute-PA, the Palestinian Authority Education Ministry revoked al-Aksa’s accreditation and called on students to register for classes elsewhere.
Through USAID, the US government has provided more than $4.9 billion in developmental assistance to Palestinian developmental projects in the past 22 years.
By SHARON UDASIN
Residents are taking to the street in protests, calling on Israeli and Palestinian authorities to take immediate action to restore electricity to the northern West Bank city.
Hamas’s official website said that Palestinian Authority Security Forces has arrested eight and summoned seven of its and other factions’ members.
The PA and Iran's last spat came in February when Iran announced it would send money to families, whose children carry out attacks against Israelis.
Nasser al-Qudwa first rose to the upper echelons of the Palestinian leadership when he served as PLO ambassador to United Nations in the 1990s and early 2000s.
10,000 attend end-of-Ramadan concert to see city.
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.
Most Israelis and Jews might claim that the Geneva Conventions do not apply to Judea and Samaria, and they certainly have a right to believe so.
By SUSAN HATTIS ROLEF
To provide US taxpayer money to Abbas and his government so that they can treat terrorists as heroes or glorious martyrs is morally unacceptable.
By DAN COATS
The condemnation and outrage that followed, from the US State Department, journalists, Knesset members and in social media was intense, and predictable.
By GERALD M. STEINBERG
For Israelis, the traumas of Hebron and Jerusalem epitomize the perceived Palestinian objective of ridding the land, which Jews know as the Land of Israel, of all its Jewish inhabitants.
The fight against international terrorism is a historical battle but also a moral battle.
By GILA GAMLIEL
To toot his own horn for being a “trailblazer,” Abbas declared August 1 an annual “Freedom of Opinion and Speech Day in Palestine.”
By RUTHIE BLUM
One wonders why an immigrant community that is living in far worse conditions is not being greeted at the airport with balloons and flowers and government ministers looking for photo opportunities.
By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Over a year before the Balfour declaration, in January 1916 Britain and France secretly divided among themselves large tracts of Arab lands in the Ottoman Empire.
By MORDECAI PALDIEL
In this election, the pro-Israel camp has only one choice – Donald Trump.
By DAVID FRIEDMAN
The Quartet Report of July 2016 is very different and much more modest than the Roadmap published by the Quartet in 2003.
By ELIE PODEH AND NIMROD GOREN
Such remarks reflect Abbas’s true attitude toward a peace settlement with Israel. It is the latest escalation of the incitement of terrorism that has become a trademark of his rule, now in the eleventh year of a four-year term.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
I hate to think what will happen to Paris if the conference tries to impose a solution on the Land of Israel. Perhaps this should teach the world not to mess with us.
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.
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