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
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Grapevine: Being careful of what we wish for
A Thin, Blue, Oleh line – police volunteer enlistment drive for Olim launched in Tel Aviv
Yellow-and-blue, Greens to vie for Toto Cup
Leshem stuns Botzer, rest of favorites into semis
Hapoel Jerusalem bows out of Eurocup with a whimper
Mac TA hosts Malaga to wrap up campaign
Jerusalem judge issues restraining order against haredi man who threatened MK Yishai
Mayors and nonprofits meet to address food security
Three times not a charm: NGO petitions to High Court to strike down migrant policy 3.0
Hebrew University archeologists uncover elaborate entryway into Herodian Hilltop Palace
Editor of popular marijuana news website to head 'Green Leaf' party in 2015 campaign
Labor wins ‘Manuel Trajtenberg sweepstakes’
Moshe Feiglin drops out of Likud leadership race
Tekuma’s future unclear, Yishai, Bennett are suitors
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Famous Egyptian writer says Hamas is “the real enemy,” not Israel
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Iranian lawmaker touts good relations between country's Jews and government
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Iraq: ISIS murdered 150 women and underage girls for refusing sex acts
Hamas deputy leader: Ties patched up with Iran
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שְתִיקָתוֹ שֶל בָּרוּך
שָרִים מִקוֹל הַלֵב
The miraculous oil of the olive
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L'union fait la force
Hanin Zoabi persiste et signe
La conférence du JPost
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La cuisine juive dans l'espace et le temps
Les bougies de Safed
Transmuer la terreur en lumière
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12.18.2014 | 26 Kislev, 5775
Former president says the international community needs to decide whether it is ready for a terrorist state in the Gaza Strip.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Peres in meeting with the UN's Ban said Qatar has no right to spend millions of petrol dollars for Hamas rockets and tunnels.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Standing for last time in official capacity with Quartet Special Envoy Tony Blair, president welcoms potential of ceasefire.
Ruth Dayan, Stef Wertheimer among those getting Presidential Medals
“A moral crisis is worse than a political crisis,” Peres added, emphasizing that it was an educational issue more than a political one.
Mayor of southern town of Sderot, Alon Davidi, advocates another military operation against Palestinian enclave.
The nation’s policymakers came out in force this week to celebrate the life of President Shimon Peres, and the efforts that define him – a man cast here repeatedly as Israel personified.
By MICHAEL WILNER
Whether Pollard will be able to return with the president, is seen in Israel as the sternest test of Peres’s friendship with Obama.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Outgoing head of state praises PA President Mahmoud Abbas as ‘the best partner Israel ever had.’
The Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice is named in memory of the late California Congressman and Holocaust survivor Tom Lantos.
Agent's wife meets outgoing president before his DC trip.
Trip to include Congressional Gold Medal, meeting in New York with UN secretary-general.
The two-hour meeting was the first in more than a year between the two men, and came a day after Rivlin won the presidency.
The prime minister sought to prevent Rivlin's victory and unsuccessfully tried to persuade several public figures to run until moments before a midnight deadline for joining the race two weeks ago.
Haredi parties, united at the last minute, became king-makers again as they didn't vote for Sheetrit because he "co-sponsored many anti-religious laws," says Shas MK.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Peres counseled Rivlin: “Your role is not to rule but to serve. There is nothing more rewarding than serving the nation”.
Following his prayer meeting with Abbas and Pope Francis at the Vatican, president gives keynote address at prestigious conference.
The unprecedented prayer meeting among Jews, Christians and Muslims marks the the first time the two presidents have met in public in over a year.
By ERIC J. LYMAN,REUTERS
President arrives to take part in Pope Francis’ historic interfaith prayer session with Abbas.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,GREER FAY CASHMAN
Peres will head an interfaith delegation and will call upon leaders of all faiths to work together towards inter-religious dialogue.
President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas will pray for peace together following a surprise invitation made by Francis during his visit to the Holy Land last month.
Outgoing Israeli president speaks with Egyptian president-elect; stresses Israel's commitment to strengthening bilateral ties with Cairo
By JPOST.COM STAFF,REUTERS
Since becoming pope in March 2013, Francis has not shied away from tackling prickly issues, including the church’s history of sexual abuse.
By ERIC J. LYMAN
Peres and Palestinian Authority President Abbas will not be traveling to Rome together, as the PA president is due to arrive from Egypt.
Ricardo Martinelli whose five year term winds up on July 1 came as one outgoing president to farewell another.
Peres hosted Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I.
"We are with you in the effort to... thwart murder and replace it with peace," president tells pontiff.
Three soldiers have been missing since 1982 and another, Ron Arad, has been missing since 1986.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF,GREER FAY CASHMAN
Netanyahu set to hold a meeting with supporters of presidential candidate Reuven Rivlin before the deadline for candidates to enter the June 10 election.
Israel and China also expanded emergency cooperation measures on Monday.
By NIV ELIS
Senior officials, including President Rivlin, former president Peres to address annual conference in Jerusalem, which will tackle political and security issues.
By DAVID BRINN
Netanyahu’s declaration of support for a two-state solution with the Palestinians must be backed up with action, says former president.
300 ambassadeurs, 100 médias locaux et internationaux et les principaux leaders de la scène israélienne se sont réunis le 11 décembre pour la conférence annuelle du Jerusalem Post
Un ambassadeur des Temps modernes : Patrick Maisonnave semble bien décidé à apporter sa pierre à la relation franco-israélienne nouvellement retrouvée
By NATHALIE BLAU
Maintes fois décoré, titré, récompensé, le président israélien s’est vu décerner ce qui sera certainement la dernière distinction de sa carrière.
Although Peres has no intention of taking it easy in the next phase of his life, he will not be working with the same intensity he did as president.
More often than not, dignitaries who visit Beit Hatfutsot are presented with some kind of souvenir of their visit which is a very emotional experience for them.
On learning of Maron’s death, Peres said "The stage was her whole life. We have lost a great artist."
A conference seeks to use comedy as a social tool.
By EITAN AROM
President meets with UN’s Ban, appears with Charley Rose.
By MAYA SHWAYDER
Erdan says coming "election will be between those who want to give up land...and those who are willing to take risks only for a lasting peace with those who recognize a Jewish state."
Speaking at JPost Diplomatic Conference, Peres praises Herzog-Livni union.
The former president called on men to rally to the cause to prevent violence saying repeatedly that domestic violence and abuse was a society wide issue.
By Lidar Gravé-Lazi
At memorial for first prime minister, Peres and Rivlin slam legislation as Netanyahu defends it
By HERB KEINON,GREER FAY CASHMAN
Regev "was negligent in publicizing Gili Golan's address on her Facebook page, which turned his life into a nightmare," the lawsuit, submitted to the Haifa Magistrate's Court, reads.
In satirical video former president of Israel is seen pumping gas, working as cashier.
Now no longer the country's president, Shimon Peres is more free to criticize Netanyahu.
For 100-year-old activist Ralph Goldman,it’s one party after another – hosted by family members, the Joint Distribution Committee and the Israel Cultural Foundation.
Francis had ‘interest, encouragement’ for idea, papal spokesman says.
Bacall was the sultry actress with the heavy-lidded eyes and husky voice who captured Humphrey Bogart's heart both on and off the movie screen.
President met with a 30 member delegation of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.
The seven years in which I’ve accompanied President Shimon Peres in an official capacity as his adviser have, for lack of a better word, whizzed by.
By YORAM DORI
A look back at the career of Shimon Peres as he moves on from the presidency.
Irina Nevzlin Kogan takes up leadership of Beit Hatfutsot's all-embracing new museum, making the Jewish people’s history and future accessible to all.
By BARRY DAVIS
Livni urges Israel to initiate better ties with moderates in the Arab world amid threat of extremist terrorist groups operating in the region.
The president visits bereaved families of soldiers who fell in Gaza on his first day in new role.
Louise Mushikiwabo toured the Ashekolon Beach area with Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman on Sunday.
President says that Israel must triumph over Hamas in order to prevent massacres in communities bordering Gaza.
President hosts ‘summer camp’ for kids from South.
One of the hallmarks of the president’s advocacy is equal opportunities for women in all fields of human endeavor.
President urges Sakhnin mayor to convey message of reassurance to all Arab mayors in Israel, urging them to help ease flared tensions.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,BEN HARTMAN
President Peres, Justice Minister Livni and Supreme Court President Grunis all referred to kidnapping in speeches at ceremony for 23 judges.
Tuesday will be the last time outgoing President Shimon Peres gives the annual prize before he leaves office.
Prize awarded for a "unique contribution to mankind and friendly relations among peoples."
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
The NBA forward visits Israel for first time time, leads a workshop for young Arab and Jewish basketball players.
For a change, Shimon Peres, Israel’s elder statesman and its ninth president, was not the oldest person in the room.
Rivlin chose not to celebrate his 75th birthday and instead congratulated the head of the Golani Brigade’s 12th “Barak" Battalion on his 36th birthday.
Former president made remarks to press after visiting wounded soldiers.
President visits the families of St.-Sgt. Moshe Malko, 20, and lone soldier St.-Sgt. Max Steinberg, 24.
Given the little time that he had at his disposal, what he tried to do was to make a fair selection from Israel’s demographic mosaic.
'Your son was a model of courage and dedication,’ president tells family of Tzafrir Baror.
Pope Francis expresses concern for innocents in phone call to the Israeli president, prays for peace and calls Peres a "man of peace."
He spoke in New York as thousands rallied with the families in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF,YAAKOV LAPPIN
‘The whole nation is united with you and is praying with you,’ says President.
In 2015, we will continue to live within this dichotomy, in an even more intensified way.
By URI SAVIR
Begin was a man who strove within himself and the system to behave with nobility; it is a standard worth using to measure a prime minister.
By AVRAHAM AVI-HAI
Rabin’s legacy was the “Oslo process” which shifted national momentum from Zionism and Jewish sovereignty to Palestinianism and the “two state” delusion.
By MOSHE DANN
Readers respond to the Jerusalem Post's latest articles.
By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
On October 5, 1984, I began a 30-year journey with one of the country’s great founders and one of the most fascinating statesmen in the world.
Three key speeches reveal a new strategic mindset that the world needs to assimilate.
By DAVID M. WEINBERG
Two months after completing his term as Israel’s ninth president, 91-year-old Shimon Peres was pounding stony pavement at the Vatican.
By BRIAN SCHRAUGER
We can only expect adherents of the Left to lament and denounce Reuven Rivlin’s promotion of right-wing policies that supposedly endanger their interpretation of “democracy.”
By CHARLES BYBELEZER
The London theater was willing to provide “alternative funding” in place of Israeli funding, but I feel that this is an attempt at a boycott.
By Jerusalem Post Readers
I have three sons and I couldn’t help but cry when I read about the bodies of the three abducted boys being found.
As the Islamic Republic becomes over-extended in Syria and Iraq, and continues to face sanctions, it might be more willing to make concessions on its nuclear program.
By JPost Editorial
A growing cacophony of voices blame religion for all the world’s woes, especially for its growing, raging river of violent bloodshed.
When more and more MKs reported the shrinking Rivlin ballot stack, the word from the microphones was that it might be a seesaw.
By SARAH HONIG
By YISRAEL MEDAD,ELI POLLAK
The last significant event attended by Peres in his 7-year stint as president was a ceremony celebrating peace.
On President Peres’ departure from office, Israel will salute him and miss him; the only one who will not miss the Peres presidency is Peres himself.
In the election for president, personal contact with each of the 120 members of Knesset is what makes or breaks an election.
Considering the alternatives, maybe we can re-legislate the succession laws and let the incumbent stay on.
By LAWRENCE RIFKIN
We should pray for Pope Francis to see that the conflict with Islamic fundamentalism is no less relevant to the Church than to us.
By ISI LEIBLER
What the president is or isn’t, what the president does or doesn’t, what the president is supposed to do or not do is a matter of law and the political experience of the past 66 years.
It is now clear, if it was not before, that the whole process of choosing the next president is simply a matter of political choice to ensure that existing parties will survive the process.
The upcoming Peres-is-a-Superhero festival will just be the latest of the narcissistic, tasteless celebrations of this man, always choreographed expertly by Peres and his retinue of media groupies.
By CAROLINE B. GLICK
All too many Israeli politicians brazenly seek to star in compulsive remakes of
Shimon Peres’s original London and Oslo escapades.