High Court of Justice says rabbinical court can annul conversions retroactively
Bennett rails against Palestinian statehood amid heckling
Israel severely rebuked, as PM warns 'spirit of appeasement' blowing through Europe
In diplomatic snub, Liberman refuses meeting with Swedish counterpart
'We have weak civil servants'
Health funds took in 9% more from supplementary health insurance in 2013
Ministry axes costly safe-sex video clip
Treasury will give financially bleeding state hospitals another NIS 150 million
Tech Talk: Haredim in hi-tech
Watch out! You are being followed in the supermarket
Jerusalem and Tel Aviv among 14 cities to receive Bloomberg grants
Israel's Energiya to build solar field in Georgia
Cooking with a kosher soul
Remains of 8,000-year-old olive oil found in Lower Galilee
Grapevine: Being careful of what we wish for
A Thin, Blue, Oleh line – police volunteer enlistment drive for Olim launched in Tel Aviv
Pe’er and Glushko clash in Ra’anana final once more
Leader K8 aims to distance itself from pack
Maccabi Tel Aviv enters Top 16 Euroleague on a roll
Tough call: Who is Israel’s best sport personality of 2014?
Post/Maariv Hashavua’ poll: Likud could finish in third place
Reform leader to run in Labor primary
Former prime ministerial advisers lead aspiring Labor newcomers
Hebrew University archeologists uncover elaborate entryway into Herodian Hilltop Palace
Editor of popular marijuana news website to head 'Green Leaf' party in 2015 campaign
Analysis: Israel only one of many players in Palestinian state bid
Diplomatic Sources: Arab pressure forced Jordan to file Palestinian UNSC resolution
US: We won't support Palestinian UNSC resolution on an Israeli withdrawal
Tekuma defers decision on split from Bayit Yehudi to rabbis
Famous Egyptian writer says Hamas is “the real enemy,” not Israel
Dozens of Israelis fighting in Ukraine, rebel leader claims
Cuban Jews want close ties with US brethren
Hanukka: The diaspora mindset
White supremacist charged in Kansas Jewish center shootings faces competency hearing
Iranian lawmaker touts good relations between country's Jews and government
Analysis: The Palestinian diplomatic battle against Israel
Iraq: ISIS murdered 150 women and underage girls for refusing sex acts
Hamas deputy leader: Ties patched up with Iran
Report: Mossad spy that infiltrated Hezbollah was in charge of Nasrallah's security
Kerry says US has made 'no determinations' on Palestinian statehood as UN bid on tap
Harvard’s president stops an anti-Israel boycott against SodaStream
Opinion: The US is no longer in Israel’s pocket
Know Comment: International condemnations - Nu, so what!
From autonomy to sovereignty: The Oslo Agreements and Palestinian statehood
Better energy: Eight goals for the next energy minister
The last war but one
Why Fitch’s A+ gets a D
A love song for Jerusalem, sung in two genders
Grapevine: An international ‘Marriage’
This Week in Jerusalem: Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs
View from the hill
Three Ladies, Three Lattes: Shabbat peace
Happily Eva After: The one in which I acted the turkey
Where the blind lead the sighted
Grapevine: Celebrating in sign
Campaign jockeying reveals growing cracks in haredi walls
Turkey and the Islamic State
Abandoning the diplomatic battlefield to our enemies
Ignoring strategic reality
A song for Kislev: 'Sea of Sheaves'
שְתִיקָתוֹ שֶל בָּרוּך
שָרִים מִקוֹל הַלֵב
The miraculous oil of the olive
‘The peace process is like rock and roll – it is never going to die’
A smiling survivor
La droite s'effrite
L'union fait la force
Hanin Zoabi persiste et signe
La conférence du JPost
L'Andalousie séfarade, sur le chemin du retour
La cuisine juive dans l'espace et le temps
Les bougies de Safed
Transmuer la terreur en lumière
Autopsie d'une fuite de pétrole
L’éléphant blanc de Tel-Aviv
La violence dans les communautés juives orthodoxes : venir à bout du tabou
Affaires de femmes ?
Comment Abbas tire avantage de la mort d’Abou Ein
Frappes en Syrie, Damas accuse Tsahal
Al-Sissi n’est pas Moubarak
Le temps joue en faveur de Téhéran
Ciblés parce que juifs
Procès Lee Zeitouni : suite et fin
Peu d’espoir pour Pollard
Le prochain bras de fer entre Israël et les Etats-Unis
Government halts Christmas Day conversions in India
Jewish influence on Christmas music
Hijabs, kippot and Santa hats: The Haifa Festival of Festivals
Netanyahu commiserates with persecuted Christians
Iraqi Priest calls on Obama to step up fight against ISIS
The Moshav Movement Honors KKL-JNF
KKL-JNF at the Diplomatic Conference
New Bike Single in Lahav Forest in the Negev
40,000 Cranes at the Winter Bird Festival
Serbian PM Plants a Tree in the Grove of Nations
Sharing and Learning - German Forestry Students Intern with KKL-JNF
Israel and Finland Connect through the Environment
KKL-JNF Experts Visit China for Future Environmental Collaborations
The Shamir Drilling Project
Graduation Ceremony for Rosh HaAyin’s Volunteer Firefighters
Nigerian Forestry Delegation Sees KKL-JNF Desert Afforestation First-hand
In his Footsteps: Heritage Excursions in Memory of Yitzhak Rabin
JNF USA Doctors Mission Connects to a Healthy Israel
KKL Brazil Holds Annual Gala Dinner in São Paulo
JNF Toronto Negev Dinner 2014 Honors Dr. Max Glassman
Israel Today and Tomorrow: KKL France Mission Visits Israel
Living Green in Israel: the Contest and the Winners
Addressing Climate Change Conference
Nurturing the Foresters of the Future
Saving the Sabras
12.19.2014 | 27 Kislev, 5775
PA leadership was set to discuss response to death of minister Ziad Abu Ein.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Motion calls for a Palestinian state on the basis of the 1967 borders with eastern Jerusalem as its capital.
Defense Minister says investigation of death is under IDF investigation.
Israeli pathologists from the Abu Kabir Forensics Institute in Tel Aviv will join pathologists from Jordan to investigate the death.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,YAAKOV LAPPIN
Meretz leader: "Israeli government continues to destroy relations with the United States and Western world."
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
IDF confirms that it fired on and hit two demonstrators in Kafr Qaddum.
Leicester is the UK’s 10th largest city; other local councils in Britain may well follow suit.
By JERRY LEWIS
Vladimir Sloutsker says move opens the door for terrorists world wide to reach their own political targets.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
The manslaughter charge is one of the most serious in recent memory against a soldier or border policeman.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
According to the B'Tselem Human Rights group, one woman lives in the house alone.
By BEN HARTMAN
Decision impedes attempts to reach two-state solution, State Department says.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD,TOVAH LAZAROFF
Maher Hamdi Hashalamun had served five years in an Israeli prison.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
Referring to tensions on the Temple Mount, PA President accused Israel of violating all international resolutions.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
UNRWA official says without political stability in the Strip ‘there will be another war.’
By TOVAH LAZAROFF,REUTERS
Chief PLO negotiator's move comes in response to Israeli government’s decision to promote plan for construction of 500 new apartments in Jerusalem’s Ramat Shlomo neighborhood.
Gush Etzion Regional Council head Davidi Perl seeks to advance Gva'ot project on 4,000 dunams outside Alon Shvut which was reclassified as state land in August.
"The status quo cannot last," the Palestinians' chief peace negotiator tells members of the foreign press in Ramallah.
A European diplomatic official says the proposed formula reflects growing frustration in European capitals with Israel’s continued building beyond the pre-1967 lines.
By HERB KEINON
Benny Kashriel responds to a report that the EU has included his city of 37,000 residents in a list of five redline areas, critical to the survival of a Palestinian state.
PA president's decision came following reports that Palestinians have sold houses in Jerusalem’s Silwan neighborhood to Jews.
Rights group says 11-year-old boy suspected of throwing stones in West Bank city of Hebron is disabled.
Resolution would call on Israel to pull back to the pre-1967 lines.
Another measure being considered is to draw up a list of Israeli settlers who have been convicted of crimes and ban them from entering the EU, one official said.
Mayor of Akraba says locals are “shocked and frustrated by this incident,” which he blamed on “settlers who entered the village from the southwest.”
David Burrowes is on a three-day trip of Israel and the West Bank organized by the Israel Allies Caucus.
Ban arrives in area for a two-day visit during which he will meet with Israeli and Palestinian leadership.
Yesh Din followed the investigation of 246 police files involving the uprooting, burning or damaging of trees in the West Bank between the years 2005 and 2014.
The Palhod Company has operated in a dizzying number of arenas in the last 100 days.
New ban on dairy products is the result of a small technicality in EU legislation with regard to inspection.
Foreign Minister writes op-ed in mass-circulation Dagens Nyheter paper in response to Swedish PM's announcement that Sweden will recognize "Palestine."
In 2005, as part of the disengagement plan, Israel destroyed 21 settlements in Gaza and another four in the Samaria region of the West Bank.
Palestinians living in the West Bank would be allowed unlimited travel to Israel for sightseeing and family visits over the holiday.
IDF's goal is to preserve its right to build the barrier in the area in the future, official tells the Post.
Regional Council says it believes the five buildings can be retroactively legalized even though they are on private Palestinian property.
Jerusalem publishes tenders for 283 homes in Elkana settlement.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH,TOVAH LAZAROFF
Lands Authority first published tenders for the new homes West Bank settlement of Elkana in November of 2013.
EU releases statement slamming Israel for choosing "this delicate moment" to make announcement, says it won't recognize "any changes to pre-1967 borders."
By MICHAEL WILNER,HERB KEINON,TOVAH LAZAROFF,GIL HOFFMAN
Britian says move that opens door for settlers to advance plans to build a 5th city in the West Bank "will do serious damage to Israel's standing in the international community."
By HERB KEINON,TOVAH LAZAROFF
George Galloway declared his constituency an "Israeli free zone" to protest Israel's offensive.
ZOA writes to Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent to protest against the repeated blocking of Israeli vessels by pro-Palestinian protesters in the California port city.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
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
Rencontre avec Eitan Dana-Picard, le commandant de la brigade Etzion. Un homme au service de sa région
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
La Maison-Blanche n’a pas mâché ses mots dans sa critique des constructions de Guivat Hamatos et des installations de Juifs à Silwan. Et Netanyahou n’a pas hésité à riposter sous les feux de la rampe
Should dialogue fail to resolve the EU’s new Red Lines to its satisfaction, they could well turn into ultimata to Israel, with tightening of sanctions as the deterrent.
By NEVILLE TELLER
Beset by domestic problems it can’t solve, Sweden’s young minority government fled to a distant conflict it is in no position to affect.
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
The White House used extremely tough language to slam Israeli building advances in Silwan and Givat Hamatos. But Netanyahu didn’t recoil from a very public spat. Why?
The PLO ambassador to the US Maen Rashid Areikat, calls for the involvement of the UN and the international community, in order to arrive at a formula that would be supported by the entire world.
By ABDULLAH H. ERAKAT/THE MEDIA LINE
The recommendation has nothing to do with escalating conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, the Belgian Economics Ministry says.
Bayit Yehudi leader: Don't give any of Land of Israel to Arabs; Steinitz calls to consider dismantling PA; Labor's Bar-Lev says Netanyahu to bring a binational state.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Likud MK, vying to oust Netanyahu was speaking at Bar Ilan University.
US policy towards West Bank settlements has been consistent for decades, spokeswoman Jen Psaki tells reporters.
Funding requests were put forward by Netanyahu, who is also the acting Finance Minister replacing Yesh Atid Party head Yair Lapid.
Balad head Jamal Zahalka and United Arab List-Ta’al head Ibrahim Sarsur say their parties seek joint list.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
The victim's daughter wrote a Facebook post in which she said that her father was killed in a terror attack.
Settlers claim pending construction freeze beginning; Peace Now says building is still going on.
Knesset Finance Committee to hold discussion about pulling funding for institution.
By NIV ELIS
Police arrested seven men in their 20s and 30s staying at the site.
Committee grants private contractor approval to build 200 housing units on land purchased in Ramot.
Ariel: They want settlers to fight and die for the country but not have normal lives; Gal-On says bill will bring apartheid.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF,LAHAV HARKOV
"It looks like someone in the government wants to escalate the situation and provoke Obama," says east Jerusalem Portfolio head Meir Margalit.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
Gal-On: Bill is a combination between annexation and apartheid.
PA also condemns advanced plans for 500 new housing units in Ramat Shlomo, a neighborhood in Jerusalem beyond the Green Line.
By MICHAEL WILNER,KHALED ABU TOAMEH,TOVAH LAZAROFF,DANIEL K. EISENBUD
Announcement comes amid all-time low in US-Israeli diplomatic relations.
CEO: Economics, not politics reason for move
“The cost of these initiatives totals NIS 300 million,” Lapid said. “I support the paving of roadways to Kiryat Shmona, but not to the isolated settlements."
600 units to be constructed in Ramot Shlomo and another 660 to be built in Har Homa, says PMO official.
By HERB KEINON,LAHAV HARKOV
Channel 2 reports that an agreement on West Bank construction was under discussion so that Netanyahu could pacify the right-wing members of his coalition.
Construction and Housing Minister Uri Ariel accuses PM of giving terrorists a prize by limiting construction for Jews over pre-1967 armistice line.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Israel summons Swedish ambassador, Carl Magnus Nesser, to protest the remarks of the newly elected Social Democratic prime minister made in his inaugural address to parliament.
Housing Minister Uri Ariel is determined to continue building in West Bank despite international pressure and says economic incentives will help the Palestinians much more than construction freezes.
“The event described is an extreme manifestation of hypocrisy and absurdity," statement from West Bank university reads.
By Lidar Gravé-Lazi
Netanyahu promises to return the issue to government before implantation of any construction plan for the Battir section of the barrier.
Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon takes step on West Bank settlement yeshiva after initially commandeering building in April.
EU ambassador Lars Faaborg-Andersen says sanctions against Israel were not on the agenda now.
Adva Center study finds that settlement municipalities were recipients of higher government grants for services such as education and welfare from 1991-2012.
It is safe to assume that Netanyahu understands that declaring 400 hectares in Gush Etzion as state land is not exactly going to win Israel any points abroad.
New deadline for ban, which was to have gone into effect on September 1, has yet to be determined but is expected to be set soon.
Central Bureau of Statistics says work began on 1,807 settler homes through June 2013, compared with 507 in same period this year.
Palestinian Authority condemns decision; Israel says move does not prevent reaching two-state solution.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF,HERB KEINON,KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Opposition claims Lapid, Slomiansky struck deal where money for settlements traded in exchange for Bayit Yehudi support for Zero VAT Bill.
‘A small hilltop, in the middle of nowhere, in the middle of everywhere.’
By JANICE WEIZMAN
Gush Etzion residents are adamant that they will not allow terror attacks to dictate the way they live.
By ANDREW FRIEDMAN
Sharon’s disengagement plan was perhaps the most deceitful, manipulative and shameful move by any Israeli leader.
By ISRAEL HAREL
Prior to the kidnapping of Gil-Ad Shaer, Eyal Yifrah and Naftali Fraenkel in Etzion there had been a rise in terror activity in the area.
The kibbutz overlooks Bethlehem – only four kilometers away – and has a stunning panorama of the Old City.
Israel grants officials permits to cross through the Erez terminal in northern Gaza, Ma'an reports.
Man shot while standing at junction by terrorist in passing vehicle; in separate incident IDF kills rioting Palestinian.
Amnesty International has become an apologist for terrorism and an enemy of democracy.
By ALAN DERSHOWITZ
Whenever news of construction is announced, any goodwill accumulated by Israel evaporates faster than a drop of rain in the Negev.
By ELINADAV HEYMANN
The entire issue of Palestinian statehood, and the Palestinian narrative on which it is based, are nothing but a giant hoax so transparent it is inconceivable that anyone even feigns credence to it.
By MARTIN SHERMAN
The entry of settlers to Silwan was a highly political move, an attempt to change the status quo in Jerusalem by altering the character of the Arab neighborhood.
By ANAT BEN-NUN
Was Netanyahu right to criticize the White House’s position on the proposed building in Givat Hamatos and the purchase of homes in Silwan or was the prime minister out of line with his statements?
By MATT SOLOMON
A group of four Northern Irish visited Israel two weeks ago and shared their impressions.
Peace Now purposely misrepresented this step – which was simply the formal completion of a well-known process – as expropriation of land, and another example of “occupation, expulsion and theft.”
By ARI BRIGGS
It’s “back to normal” with a vengeance, as if everyone has erased the memory of what a Code Red siren sounds like.
By DAVID BRINN
The decision to build or not to build in the West Bank should not be motivated by a desire for revenge.
By JPost Editorial