03.29.2017 | 2 Nisan, 5777
Prisoner convicted of Ramallah 2nd Intifada lynch suddenly released following new evidence
Abbas rejects amendments to Arab peace plan on Israel, Palestinians
Israeli Mission to the UN holds anti-BDS summit
Attempted stabbing attack thwarted in Jerusalem; none hurt
Indian ambassador encourages Israeli defense firms to partner with Indian firms
The ‘copy paste’ festival
Analysis: Temper tantrum of haredi faction a call for attention, relevance
After seven year break, Israel and Nicaragua re-establish ties
Political crisis deepens, Netanyahu and Kahlon fail to reach agreement
Netanyahu: Foreign relations expanding
Did the Weizmann Institute team up with Paris Hilton?
What was Adrian Grenier really doing in Israel?
Harush, Hemed suspended for criticism
Holon claims historic win at Mac Tel Aviv
Sela falls in straight sets to Nadal at Miami Open
Hapoel Jerusalem blown out by 24 points in Rishon
Your Taxes: New Israel-Canada tax treaty
Tech Talk: EyeYon receives new financing
‘Think of Romania as an extension of your domestic market’
Violence strikes the health system again
Iodine-free salt create ‘national health problem’
Three children poisoned in Passover cleaning incidents
Israel falls behind in the war against smoking, says expert
Paraguay to replace ‘shackle-and-hoist’ kosher slaughter method
Israel turning garbage dump into energy resource
A multi-pronged approach to
water economy innovation
$900,000 awarded to Israeli-American mobile video tech partnership
Encountering Peace: From Washington to Jerusalem
Syria – the beginning of the end?
Media Comment: Netanyahu, government and the media
From pro-AIPAC to protester
US-Israeli activist raises funds for Syria via new taxi service
Arab world surprisingly mum on Modi visit to Israel
New PLO ambassador to US has high hopes for Trump era
Amazon clinches deal to buy Middle East online retailer
Iran: Russia can use military bases 'on case by case basis'
Iran sanctions 15 US firms, citing Israel ties and 'human rights'
British MP: Iran is trying to threaten Israel by establishing a second front in Syria
Mossad chief: Iran is main threat to Israel with or without nuclear deal
US military official to JPost: ISIS is in its death throes, but still a ruthless enemy
Will ISIS use chemical weapons against Israel or Israelis in Europe?
US weighs deploying up to 1,000 'reserve' troops for ISIS fight
France's far-right Le Pen loses EU parliament immunity over ISIS tweets
Bob Dylan to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm
Has traditional ‘shmura’ matza become an American food trend?
Diaspora Jew to light Independence Day torch
War in Donbass continues to drive Ukrainians to Israel
Minority Report: Lesser-told stories and personalities from the Israeli tech community
Technion develops hydrogen production method that blows others out of the water
Alto: The Israeli startup aiming to help Americans with disabilities
Electronic patches for migraine headaches
AIPAC to lobby against Trump foreign aid cuts
Report: Trump calls over UN settlements resolution likely intercepted
AIPAC renews focus on two-state solution, tries to shore up Democratic support
Trump's UN envoy Haley serves red meat to AIPAC
Analysis: Clinton falls amid assault on establishment
Clinton concedes: 'We have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling'
Hillary Clinton and the glass ceiling: Cracked but intact
NY hassidic village loyal to Clinton despite Trump popularity among ultra-Orthodox
Trump reportedly picks friend of Jared Kushner to serve in administration
Trump calls UN 'sad,' days after Israeli settlements vote
Saddam Hussein's daughter touts Trump's 'political sensibility'
Dermer calls on Trump to move embassy to Jerusalem
Today's cartoon by Dry Bones
The matza that isn’t kosher for Passover
Grapevine: Cravat diplomacy
JPost on Instagram
Podcast: Three Ladies, Three Lattes
Podcast: Does Trump love Jews or embolden antisemitic voices?
Why Starbucks failed in Israel (and only in Israel)
Taxicab Diplomacy: Trump vs. Clinton
How Sarah Silverman's new show plans to take on politics
Israeli-American mogul Haim Saban gets Hollywood star
Pregnant Jenna Jameson to give baby Hebrew name
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
'Volatile and dangerous’
Extending a cultural helping hand
Solving the riddle of Elsa Weiss
in the sea
Sit up and listen
City Notes: From shipwrecked to seabound
Harnessed to freedom
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סֶקֶר עַל הָעִישוּן וְעַל שְתִייַת הָאַלְכּוֹהוֹל
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World leadership has changed, but Israel support still needed, says Cardoza-Moore
Thousands gather to see restored site of Jesus’s tomb in Jerusalem
Tomb of Jesus reopens in Jerusalem after restoration
Israeli bird-watching event raises NIS 254,000 to save black storks
Building Mitzpe Ilan, a Young Community on the Seam Line
KKL France’s 20th Walk for Water in Israel
Meeting on Water Sensitive Cities
KOSHER IN CUZCO
Radical Islamic immigration strategy
The Oscars and Hollywood's hypocrisy; Dear Hollywood, If You Want To Help Women, You Must Strictly And Unapologetically Defend The Values That Have Allowed Women To Thrive.
The New Israel Fund's Law of Return
Paul Ryan: Nuclear deal provides Iran "a patient pathway to a nuclear weapons capability."
By MICHAEL WILNER
It is presumed that the threat of the US leaving the UNHRC could force it to change policy, including its policy on Israel.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF,GIL HOFFMAN,HERB KEINON
The resolution passed on December 23, 2016, when 14 out of the 15 voting members of the Council voted in favor of the resolution.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
The South Carolina Governor, who expressed her explicit support of Israel in the past, was backed by a majority of 96 senators.
By JOY BERNARD
"I will not go to New York and abstain when the UN seeks to create an international environment that encourages boycotts of Israel."
Trump ally moves to remove reference to two-states from House resolution text.
"The continued incitement to violence against Jews emanating from Hamas extremists and some Palestinian groups is unacceptable and undermines trust and the prospects for peace."
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
State Department says, "the United States will vote against every resolution put forth under this agenda item and is encouraging other countries to do the same."
“The military aggression by Israel inside Syrian land on the 17th of March is a proof of the support Israel provides to terrorist groups,” ambassador charges.
Powerful UN member states, including the US, had demanded that the commission withdraw its report.
By ADAM RASGON
“The United Nations Secretariat was right to distance itself from this report, but it must go further and withdraw the report altogether.”
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres had already distanced himself from the report.
By DANIELLE ZIRI
"In order for this Council to have any credibility, let alone success, it must move away from its unbalanced and unproductive positions."
Abbas’s speech, which is expected to focus on Palestinian statehood, terrorism and instability in the Middle East, marks only the second time he has addressed the UNHRC during its high level portion.
Days earlier, the UN agency denied their employee was elected to the terror group's political leadership.
A tweet by Foreign Ministry Spokesman Emmanuel Nachshon alleged that Suheil al-Hindi, an UNRWA employee, was elected to the Hamas leadership.
The call came just days after Israel initiated bureaucratic proceedings to demolish an entire herding village, al-Khan al-Ahmar.
"There is no alternative solution for the situation between the Palestinians and Israelis, other than the solution of establishing two states and we should do all that can be done to maintain this."
Guterres selected Fayyad to take over as Libya envoy from Martin Kobler, a German diplomat who has served as the UN representative since November 2015.
By REUTERS,JPOST.COM STAFF
Antonio Guterres also reportedly says that he has no intention of pushing for a peace process between Israel and the Palestinians.
The 15-member UNSC held an open dialogue on the Middle East Tuesday, the bulk of which focused on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and last month's approval of UNSC resolution 2334.
The Security Council passed a resolution last month demanding an end to settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.
"You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink. We did a lot of leading to a lot of water, but people decided they weren't ready for one reason or another to move," Kerry stated.
According to SANA, the complaint accused Israel, among other countries, of planning the "terrorist war" in Syria.
By ASHER WEBER
“Israel has established an apartheid regime that dominates the Palestinian people as a whole,” the report states.
Danon to ‘Post’: new horizons for Israel at UN
The bill, called the Safeguard Israel Act, aims to cut off funding to the United Nations until the president certifies to Congress that the controversial UNSCR 2334 has been repealed.
"The WIZO UN delegation serves their role as Israel's ambassadors," World WIZO chairwoman Prof. Rivka Lazovsky says.
Guterres, who has served as prime minister of Portugal, spoke with regret about his home country’s past actions against Jews, which he said Portugal is working to repair.
Woodmont was founded by DC-area Jews in 1913 because Jews were banned from joining other clubs.
Revirement diplomatique rarissime en faveur d’Israël
By MICHELE MAZEL
Abbas and new UN Secretary-General Guterres among speakers.
Vitaly Churkin died one day before his 65th birthday.
In the wake of a Palestinian win at the UN will the PA president continue to confront Israel in international bodies, or reenter bilateral negotiations in a stronger negotiating position?
In an exit memo, UN envoy also promoted the importance of the UN in ensuring the success of a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.
“We are all here to say we cannot, we will not be silent.”
Following the decision, the Iranian representative at the international body accused Israel of "apartheid".
The UK warned that it would follow the US in rejecting all resolutions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, if the UNHRC did not treat Israel proportionally.
In a new exhibit hosted at the United Nations headquarters under the title “Entire Life in a Package,” the sculptor brings attention to the plight of refugees, their identity and past.
Out of the 41 resolutions before the UNHRC, 12 deal with human rights situations in individual countries. Five of those resolutions are focused on Israeli actions.
The WJC pointed out that holding the bodies of those killed in action and preventing the return of their remains for burial is a violation of the Geneva Convention.
The parents of IDF soldier Hadar Goldin, who perished in the 2014 Gaza conflict, met with the new US Ambassador to UN in the hopes that she will help promote the return of their son's body.
The Bush administration declined to join the Human Rights Council when it was first founded in 2006, but the Obama administration reversed course in 2009.
'Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict' said successful lobbying by US and Israel kept it off the list in 2015.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
"During the trip I raised the question of whether the United States should remain in the [UN] Human Rights Council," PM reportedly said of his recent trip to Washington.
Israel has long complained of the UNHRC’s biased treatment, which includes more condemnations of Israel than any other nation, including Syria and Iran.
Since its creation in 2006, the UNHRC has been criticized by the US for its biased treatment of Israel, which it has condemned more than any other country.
The administration regards the Council as being inherently anti-Israel which is the main reason for the consideration for pulling out of the international body, according to the report.
By ARIEL WHITMAN,TOVAH LAZAROFF
New Zealand was one of four countries, along with Senegal, Venezuela and Malaysia, that sponsored the resolution after Egypt withdrew sponsorship in the waning days of the Obama Administration.
By HERB KEINON
"We are deeply disturbed at the lenient sentence given by the Tel Aviv Military Court earlier this week to an Israeli soldier convicted of unlawfully killing a wounded Palestinian."
The UN Secretary-General reportedly spoke to Livni over the weekend and suggested to nominate her for a senior position. Livni has declined to comment.
By GIL HOFFMAN
The UN human rights office had been due to present its first report on the politically charged issue at a session that opens on Feb. 27.
New US Ambassador to the United Nations meets with Israeli counterpart Danny Danon in New York.
Ukraine was one of 14 countries that voted for the resolutions, which slammed the settlements as a major obstacle to peace and as lacking “legal validity."
The move, first reported in the New York Times, would create a committee tasked with reviewing US aid to the international bodies and programs.
By MICHAEL WILNER,TOVAH LAZAROFF
"It is unreasonable for Israel to fund bodies that operate against us at the UN,” Israel’s Ambassador to the UN said in a statement.
House Speaker Paul Ryan called on the entire House to support the resolution.
The conviction of Azaria is the strongest move Israel has made to date which could get the ICC to back off.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
President Trump’s casual comments signaling a pullback from
the two-state solution threaten a one-state outcome.
By ALAN ELSNER
The Paris Peace Conference should build on the momentum
of Resolution 2334 and the Kerry speech.
By ALON LIEL
Four of them are showing "severe signs associated with exposure to a blister agent." The patients were exposed to the chemical agents in the eastern side of Mosul.
Abbas and Fayyad have had a tense relationship since the latter resigned as PA prime minister in 2013 over sharp disputes with the PA president.
Iran said test did not breach Islamic Republic's nuclear agreement with world powers or a UN Security Council resolution endorsing the pact, but the test drew a tough response from the US.
Power: "Israel reported to the UN that Iran uses commercial flights to supply arms to Hezbollah. According to the Secretary General's report, Iran did not even deny these allegations."
News briefs from around the nation.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Water is essential for a life with dignity and parties to conflict, government donors and humanitarian organizations must work together to support resilient urban services during armed conflict.
By CHRISTINE BEERLI
Few personalities alive have brought healing and harmony to such a devastated people.
By SHMULEY BOTEACH
"Throughout his career, the American legal 'scholar' has shown a deep loathing for Western democracies, including his own."
By RUTHIE BLUM
UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs: “More than 20 million people face starvation and famine” Where has he been until now? Gorging with the rest of his lot at their expense.
By MICHAEL LAITMAN
Israel’s nationalist parties may see the Trump victory as a green light for uninhibited settlement expansion.
By STUART EIZENSTAT
For years the State of Israel has endured a deep lack of understanding regarding its war against terrorist organizations.
By LIRAM KOBLENTZ-STENZLER
Real change will emerge when UN member states stop focusing on the US and Israel as the only ones responsible for solving the conflict.
By KENNETH BANDLER
The cowardly refusal of the Obama administration to confirm to the world who our allies are left Trump in the very uncomfortable position of having to do damage control before he was even sworn in.
By TRENT FRANKS
"If this was Haley’s first hurrah, it won’t take long for her to take her rightful place alongside, if not surpass the achievements of, a handful of predecessors whose mark was indelible."
Haley’s courage and moral vision come to the UN at a time when Israel’s standing in the world is changing.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
The day that the Palestinians can admit that there were Jewish Temples on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem millennia ago, there will be peace.
By LIAT COLLINS
Was the US prejudiced in its opposition to the appointment of Salam Fayyad to be the UN's envoy to Libya, when even Israel did not raise a firm objection?
By IRWIN COTLER
The only way to get the UN to think twice before it attacks Israel is for Israel to stop acting like a chump.
By CAROLINE B. GLICK
It is rare that Palestinian politics produces a leader who is truly moderate and a force for good.
The long-standing Senegal-Israel relationship can be used as a model to nurture closer ties with other West African nations.
By JIM TEICHER
The Likud is holding its Likudyada in Eilat today. As yet, it is not known whether or not the prime minister, who is also the foreign minister, will participate.
Per square meter, home prices in Israel are among the highest in the world, and home ownership is the biggest factor in inequality in Israel.
By GIDON BEN-ZVI
Unfortunately, the damage has been done.
By JOSH KORNBLUM
Trump’s election creates new opportunities. Israel’s leaders are willing to take chances for peace when they feel they have the full backing of the US.
Now we need to be the light.
By JOHN MIRISCH
Spin, in politics, is the art of manipulating truth to convey a biased message.
By VIVIAN BERCOVICI
Trump’s attitude toward Israel still remains an issue of considerable conjecture.
By ISI LEIBLER
In essence, one creates a reality not based upon objectivity, but influenced by emotions, leading to irrational judgments.
By ERIC R. MANDEL