05.26.2016 | 18 Iyar, 5776
Israel forming civil defense units in preparation for possible conflict with Hezbollah
Israel foils attempt to smuggle rocket materials to Hamas in Gaza
Report: Abbas to arrive in Cairo days after Israeli delegation departs
UN official calls on Hamas to halt public executions
NGO asks High Court to unlock some of nuclear agency's secrecy
Disappointing denouement for Mac TA
Jerusalem, Hap Tel Aviv resume captivating quarterfinal
Knesset panel once again erupts into war over ‘NGO bill’
US says Israel's rightist coalition 'raises legitimate questions'
Will Liberman be a settlement builder or right-wing scapegoat?
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
Candidly Speaking: I stand by my critique of ADL’s Jonathan Greenblatt
Time for a strong, genuine and united opposition
Face to face
Iran has limited, indirect access to US dollars, Treasury official says
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
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
French court orders suspect in 1980 synagogue bombing back to jail
'Increase in aliya among youth and academic professionals'
WATCH: Brussels Jewish museum commemorates shooting victims
New York county passes BDS law
Most medical marijuana users benefit from treatment, finds Ben-Gurion University study
‘Smart park’ coming to capital’s Sacher Park
Kicking off wedding season with money tips for newlyweds
Analysis stage begins at latest Golan drilling site
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
Green tech at the forefront of talks on US-Israel collaboration
Israel faces lack of enforcement of environmental policies, says report
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!
"People in the government are asking the question what can we do to keep the two-state solution alive, and they're generating ideas," says senior US official.
French envoy presents further information on initiative to convene a peace conference in Paris this coming summer, with the aim of relaunching the stagnant diplomatic process.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Retired veteran statesman tells TIME magazine that Arab suspicion over the Dimona nuclear center helped bring about the 1993 agreements on the peace process.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,GREER FAY CASHMAN
Bill to pay damages for land lost to Palestinian Authority passes early vote.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Prince Turki al-Faisal issues unusual 10-minutes pre-recorded interview in video aired at conference sponsored by Israeli newspaper.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Hotovely remarks on convening last week in Amman between Interior Minister Shalom and PLO chief negotiator Erekat.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN,HERB KEINON,KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Chief PLO negotiator says he does not expect long-frozen negotiation to resume in the near future.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Dennis Ross says Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton would be more sensitive to conflict.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
Silvan Shalom to be in charge of peace process with Palestinians.
Samantha Powers says critically important for leaders to "reengage in efforts to achieve peace."
A look at the parties' positions on how to solve the Palestinian issue.
Kerry wants more talks; Abbas wants "Palestine" without peace; Netanyahu says "Arab world first." Six months after breakdown of negotiations, everyone is grasping at straws.
By HERB KEINON
IDF commander gives rare interview to ‘Post’ about his undercover unit active throughout the West Bank; battalion will help deal with terror threats.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
US leaders still hopeful that peace can be achieved in the Mideast, despite speculation that America has pulled back, refocused energies elsewhere.
US secretary of state says Jerusalem's wait-and-see approach to formation of Palestinian reconciliation government is "appropriate."
Bayit Yehudi MK says that the PM agreed to Indyk's appointment as special envoy to the talks only because Kerry asked.
US envoy details breakdown in negotiations between Israel, PA; government
official claims US mediator was aware of plans for settlement construction.
By MICHAEL WILNER,TOVAH LAZAROFF
America's envoy to the Middle East peace process warned against the blame game as strategically treacherous for both Israel and the Palestinians.
By MICHAEL WILNER
World Jewish Congress says: "The American government gets it...Abbas couldn't have done more to destroy peace process.”
By SAM SOKOL
Bennett says unity deal has turned PA into "largest terrorist organization in the world, 20 minutes from Tel Aviv.”
By LAHAV HARKOV,SAM SOKOL,Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
FM: Despite struggles in Ukraine and Syria, Europe’s
foreign policy chief talks about ‘real danger to world peace’
EU foreign policy chief slams Israeli moves as "not conducive" to climate needed for peace talks; condemns Monday's fatal shooting of Israeli man in West Bank; calls on sides to exert restraint from undermining diplomacy.
After one-day delay in process, US envoy Indyk traveling back to region as sides seek to pave way to extend talks.
By HERB KEINON,KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Bayit Yehudi chief threatens to bolt coalition if Netanyahu agrees to free Israeli Arabs in prisoner release.
Foreign minister likens Palestinian request to join more than two dozen international treaties to Arafat balking at Camp David in 2002, Abbas not signing deal at Annapolis Conference in 2008.
Officials from both sides convene meeting without presence of US mediators in latest push to overcome impasse in talks.
Gov't official says purpose of responsive Israeli moves is to show Palestinians that "continued rejectionism will harm their interests."
Meretz chairwoman chides Netanyahu, Bennett, Liberman and Lapid, likening them to alternate take on Haggada's 4 sons.
Guardian state of conventions says accepts Abbas's application to treaties on conduct of war.
In meeting with Kerry, Liberman says Israel is "ready to sacrifice a lot" for comprehensive deal with Palestinians.
Opposition lawmakers say measure will only damage country, while Bayit Yehudi politicians bolster Netanyahu’s actions.
League says US has relevant role in advancing peace process; Abbas calls emergency meeting with Arab foreign ministers.
Labor’s Herzog calls for new elections or alternative government with Hatnua, Yesh Atid.
Netanyahu, speaking at the weekly cabinet meeting, said that while Israel was desirous of peace, it would not seek an agreement 'at any price.'
Israel Law Center preparing indictment against Abbas for financing Hamas, terrorists.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Responding to comments made by chief Israeli negotiator Livni, Palestinians reject Israeli call for concessions in exchange for prisoner release; PA blames Jerusalem for current stalemate in peace process.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH,TOVAH LAZAROFF
Chief Israeli negotiator says she intends to continue "struggle" to reach agreement with the Palestinians.
Chief PLO negotiator Erekat says Palestinians not seeking to undermine American efforts in Mideast diplomacy; State Department says sides still at negotiating table despite apparent lack of direction.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,REUTERS
American mediator for Israeli-Palestinian peace process to extend latest US bid to salvage floundering talks in meeting with chief PA negotiator Saeb Eerkat on Friday evening.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF,KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Fatah official says failure to release Palestinian prisoners would be "slap in the face" of Washington and American diplomatic efforts.
Deputy Defense Minister responds to Fatah Fatah official who said failure to release Palestinian prisoners on Saturday was "slap in the face" of Washington and American diplomatic efforts.
State Department responds to Army Radio report that imprisoned Israeli spy will be release in exchange for extended peace talks.
Economy minister urges Israeli government to "stop begging" Palestinians to continue diplomatic process.
Israel to allegedly free 14 Arab-Israelis under terms of 3-way compromise that also obligates Palestinian participation in talks through end of 2014, Army Radio reports.
Si le dossier israélo-palestinien n’a pas été un sujet de fond de la campagne électorale, il risque de revenir sur le devant de la scène dès le lendemain du scrutin
Sanctions contre Israël, votes de soutien à la création d’un Etat palestinien… L’Europe souhaite la reprise du processus de paix et s’impatiente…
By JOSEPHA BOUGNON
The ‘Magazine’ engages in Part II of a conversation with Washington-based
public policy scholar Aaron David Miller – on Iran, Israel and the Palestinians.
By ERIC R. MANDEL
88 US lawmakers send letter of "grave concern" to White House, warning that the new PA unity effort might "jeopardize direct negotiations with Israel to achieve a two-state solution."
Opposition blasts signing of a new coalition deal that brings the far-right Yisrael Beytenu party into the government.
The meeting is especially significant since Israel suspended contact with the EU regarding the peace process last month.
Faaborg-Andersen made distinction in Tuesday interview between terrorism in Europe and in Israel, radio station clarifies.
Among the topics of discussion will be the talks between Israel and Palestinians, which France is proposing to renew in the UN with a firm timetable.
The government remains committed to building settlements rather than peace.
By YARIV OPPENHEIMER
For years Israel and the Palestinians have been in negotiations towards a two-state solution; two new books look at where the negotiations are going and whether the idea is still feasible.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Obama calls PA’s 'unhelpful step of rejoining talks with Hamas' as one of the things once-again halting negotiations.
Council in Ramallah set to review options in wake of Israel's suspension of peace talks over Hamas-Fatah reconciliation pact.
Veteran Fatah leader Fares says goal of Palestinian "struggle" is to establish independent state, not procure money from the world.
Statement of the Islamist party calls on the PA to end security coordination with Israel, end negotiations.
By YASSER OKBI
Ahead of meeting between Israeli, Palestinian negotiators, Fatah official accuses Israel of not pursing talks in good faith.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH,MICHAEL WILNER,TOVAH LAZAROFF
Palestinian Authority Religious Affairs Minister Mahmoud al-Habbash, who left Hamas in 1994, discusses Jerusalem, Islamic approaches to peace and his vision of a peace deal with Israel.
By Mati WAGNER
Israeli president pays tribute to renowned Colombian witter and Nobel Laureate who prayed for Middle East peace.
‘We are teaching our children that Jewish blood is not sacred,’ says sister of murder victim whose three killers were freed in previous deals.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
Then, as now, the responsibility for implementing this vision was placed entirely on Israel’s shoulders, as the party with “all of the power,” from the dominant European perspective.
By GERALD M. STEINBERG
Israel has two choices: Either abandon the peace process or continue the slow death of trying to appease the very people holding the knife to its throat.
By CHARLES BYBELEZER
Even regarding such a small thing as a Peace Run, tolerance was not tolerated
by our Palestinian cousins.
By YARON DAMELIN
Recent disclosures relating to Kerry's initiative to facilitate a negotiated peace deal should be extremely troubling to those who believe a 2-state solution is Israel’s only means to maintain itself as a Jewish, democratic state.
By PETER A. JOSEPH
without major changes in the state’s policy and attitude toward them, Arab-Israelis will likely begin supporting their leaders’ demands to adopt radical alternative to Israel a a Jewish-majority state.
By BRENT E. SASLEY
Into the Fray: If a Palestinian state were established, the full weight of the horrors of the Arab world would come pressing down on Israel, from indefensible borders, infinitesimal distances from major population centers.
By MARTIN SHERMAN
If the UN Division on Palestinian Rights was really really serious about investing in peace, they'd direct $6m. funding to economic empowerment projects.
By DANIEL S. MARIASCHIN
Instead of just talking with 5 Israeli MKs in Ramallah about being “against violence,” Abbas should address all Israelis directly.
By Jerusalem Post Readers
No-one should doubt US Secretary of State John Kerry’s seriousness and dedication in attempting to bring Israeli-Palestinian peace.
By ALAN BAKER
It appears that the RIBA is flouting its own charter and turning itself into a racist NGO – a further symptom of the tragic moral decline of a once-great nation.
When someone who was one of Israel’s best known diplomats touts such silliness, it is difficult to know what is more disconcerting: Whether he actually believes what he is preaching, or whether he doesn’t.
Everyone is perfectly free to go into raptures over Obama but it’s a whole different opera when not-so-flattering opinions are sounded.
By SARAH HONIG