05.28.2016 | 20 Iyar, 5776
Hezbollah is broke thanks to US sanctions, says White House official
'World Health Organization condemnation of Israel is anti-Semitism,' says Lapid
Salafi group in Gaza claims overnight rocket launching at Israel
Knesset warns Arab MKs against Temple Mount visits during Ramadan
Netanyahu’s government may be near collapse, report says
Israeli-Arab named first-ever 'Miss Trans Israel'
Bennett: Netanyahu's cabinet compromise 'meaningless spin'
Poll: Party led by Kahlon, Ya'alon, and Sa'ar could topple Netanyahu
Resigning minister: Liberman defense appointment ‘extraordinarily cynical’
Environment minister resigns in protest of Liberman's entry into coalition
Rocket Man rocks Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv documentary festival announces film winners
Palestine Literature Festival highlights local and international writers
Taking it all off
Mac TA, Eilat into Final Four; Jerusalem closing in
Morocco refuse to play Israel in wheelchair tennis World Cup
Disappointing denouement for Mac TA
Jerusalem, Hap Tel Aviv resume captivating quarterfinal
My Word: Taiwan revisited
As I See It: Democracy in turmoil
The unlikely likelihood of a centrist bloc
Israel’s spectacular champions
Arab World: ISIS shifting tactics as it loses territory, recruits
Egyptian Muslims attack Christians, strip woman naked over rumored affair
Male doctor helps Saudi woman deliver baby - and is then shot by husband
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
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
Steven Spielberg, in Harvard commencement speech, says anti-Semitism on the rise
London’s Muslim mayor joins pledge to fight anti-Semitism
Forging links with the Diaspora through dialogue
Self-described anti-Semitic German pastor resigns from interfaith position
Surprise! Anti-BDS gift box coming straight to your front door
'Smart car' tech to get boost from US-Israel collaboration
Research shows exposure to dirty air may raise risk of heart disease
Most medical marijuana users benefit from treatment, finds Ben-Gurion University study
Rx for Readers: Stresses over sleep lines
Litzman blasts Palestinian ‘political attack’ on Israel at WHO’s yearly assembly
‘Smart park’ coming to capital’s Sacher Park
Analysis stage begins at latest Golan drilling site
Green tech at the forefront of talks on US-Israel collaboration
Israel faces lack of enforcement of environmental policies, says report
Tech Talk: Student hackathons are the new rage
Tech Talk: CES Asia 2016
Tech can’t thrive without women, says Israeli-born Oracle CEO
NY Times editor calls out Trump for ignoring supporters’ anti-Semitic tweets
Who needs Hillary? Trump, Sanders mull televised debate
Sanders' pro-Palestine backers could spark uproar at Dem convention
Jewish leaders push to get two-state solution proposal on next president's desk
Star Catcher: Astrology for the week of May 27, 2016
Grapevine: Language legislation
VIDEO: Is this the most racist ad you have ever seen?
Grapevine: Born in Jerusalem
Podcast: The mystery of Tel Aviv’s Jane Doe alleys
Briefing: Liberman, Trump and fascism
Podcast: A stable Israeli government? Fat chance
Grapevine: Animal husbandry
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
Beauty amid the horror
The Blue Line – and the blues
A day to connect
Sweep the supermarket with Ezrat Achim
The long and winding road
From chaos to creation
An oddly individual thing – handwriting
Agriculture is having a (vertical) field day
אַלְמָז פּוֹסַעַת בִּשְבִילֵי יַלְדוּתָה
סְטֶנְד-אַפּ שֶל רוֹתֶם אַבּוּהָב
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Christian leaders seek insight into Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Protectors of the Holy Land
Digging with the Bible
Green Journey – Cycling on the Trails of the Living
Remembering Isaac Ochberg
Czech prime minister plants tree in Jerusalem grove of nations
Dado Scenic Lookout Dedicated on Israel's Northern Border
Golani Soldiers Clean up the Forests of Northern Israel
Greek President Plants Olive Tree in Jerusalem Grove of Nations
Italian Environment Minister Discovers Negev Agriculture
Kenyan President Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
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
The Burqa-wearing Trojan Horse
A Second Daniel; A Tudor Intrigue by Neal Roberts
Jewish history and demography
“Fascism is looming over the US…” a response to Dr. Laitman
At JPost Conference, Danon says that "to stay silent is to legitimize" the anti-Israel rhetoric at the UN.
By DANIELLE ZIRI
World Jewish Congress president says Israel losing political battle without the existence of a two-state solution.
By JEREMY SHARON
Natan Meir, husband of Dafna Meir who was stabbed to death in their home, sent an emotional plea to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
US President Barack Obama has blocked resolutions against Israel at the council since taking office in 2009.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF,HERB KEINON,DANIELLE ZIRI
There are those with the Israeli security forces who fear that the mass funerals held for assailants, who the Palestinians revere as martyrs, fuels incitement against Israelis.
Representatives of the state are expected to address some of the issues before the committee on Tuesday.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
The Palestinian efforts at the UNSC is part of drive to make sure that the international community does not ignore the plight of the Palestinians given the other issues in the Middle East.
PA officials explained the decision to postpone the Security Council bid was taken at the request of France, which wants to give all parties a chance in holding an international peace conference.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Israeli envoy Danon repeats call for direct negotiations with the Palestinian Authority.
Resolution refers to Temple Mount area solely as Al-Aksa Mosque/Al-Haram Al Sharif, except for two references to the Western Wall Plaza that were put in parenthesis.
Last week six senior US lawmakers urged Obama to veto one-side UN resolutions.
By MICHAEL WILNER,HERB KEINON
Erekat spoke in the aftermath of Civil Administration demolitions of seven illegally built Palestinians structures in Area C of the West Bank on Monday.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF,HERB KEINON
Senior PLO official makes remarks following meeting with UN special envoy to the Middle East peace process.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
Israeli envoy says panel needs behavioral therapy to treat obsession with Israel.
High Court’s new approach to detainment side-steps forced-feeding law.
Danon explained in a letter to the UN Security Council that Palestinians have committed 317 attacks against Israelis at an average of 2.18 attacks every day.
Palestinian minister’s remarks are "pure anti-Semitism," says Danon.
Leah and Simcha Goldin were accompanied by Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon at the UN headquarters in New York.
"Such statements and actions put at risk reconstruction, humanitarian and development efforts by the international community and Palestinian and Israeli authorities," Ban said.
Israel's experts in the field will be able to participate in subcommittees and in innovative projects.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
Israel's Ambassador to the UN hopes a personal perspective will "make clear that there is no difference between terror attacks in France and Belgium and terrorism against Israelis."
By CORAL BRAUN
The display on Zionism, which defined the concept as “the liberation movement of the Jewish people”, was the one that was ultimately approved.
Founding ICC chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo talks about war crimes trials and trying to deter genocide: past, present and future.
Front runners emerge for UN chief from town halls with General Assembly.
By MICHELLE NICHOLS/REUTERS
UN figures show an estimated 800 million people live in extreme poverty and suffer from hunger, with fragile and conflict-torn states experiencing the highest poverty rates.
Israel’s Ambassador to the UN in New York said that passage of this particular resolution on the settlements was a moment of “record-breaking” hypocrisy for the UN.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF,DANIELLE ZIRI
The United States will work with the UN Security Council on "significant measures" to hold North Korea to account for its launch, US Secretary of State John Kerry said.
'It is gratifying to see Israel's friends standing by our side and wishing us a happy Independence Day,' Ambassador Danon said.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
As he tackles the French peace initiative, Danny Danon says it's "absolutely fascinating to see the difference between public and private discourse" at the UN.
By DANA SOMBERG
Intelligence Services Minister tells ‘Post’ he is ready to be PM.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
Among the 33 countries that voted for the resolution were a number of countries with whom Israel has close ties, such as China, Egypt, France, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, Spain and Vietnam.
By HERB KEINON
“The conditions under which those territories are ultimately returned should be decided through negotiations between the respective parties," said a State Department spokesman.
"I do not hate or support hatred. No amount of frustration justifies hurting another person. With a broken heart we come here today to ask for your help."
Mansour tells the Security Council: Let my people be free.
Lapid sends letter to UNESCO chief calling on her to act to cancel the resolution adopted by the body on Friday.
"I prefer to choose a General who will be strong and able to stand and face the pressure that will be put on them regarding Israel,” said Danon.
How likely is it that the US will bring forward a proposal to the UN Security Council? It depends who you ask.
Sitting down with UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer, an outspoken Israel advocate in an often unfriendly and biased environment, who has the eyes of the world upon him.
By SHOSHANNA KEATS-JASKOLL
Report compliments the country over prosecution of ministers, MKs, notes room for improvement.
Netanyahu: Such a move would delay negotiations.
“The only way to promote negotiations starts by them condemning terrorism and stopping the incitement, and ends with direct negotiations between the two sides,” says Danon.
“OCHA rarely, if ever, cites relevant Israeli government information, including detailed statistics published by COGAT, the Israel Defense Forces, or the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.”
Three out of 13 displays put together for the exhibition were disqualified by the UN including one about Jerusalem, another about Israeli Arabs and a third about Zionism.
The move came less than six months after the European Union published new guidelines for labeling products made in Israeli settlements.
The two also discussed the PA effort to obtain a Security Council resolution calling for a cessation of settlement construction.
By DANIELLE ZIRI,KHALED ABU TOAMEH
It is expected that the United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday will formally appoint Michael Lynk to the post to replace Indonesian diplomat Makarim Wibisono.
Micah Avni on Monday called on the United Nations Human Rights Council to condemn the murder of his father, Richard Lakin who was killed in an October terror attack in Jerusalem.
Four of the resolutions, including one that calls on Israel to return the Golan Heights to Syria, have already been posted on the UNHRC website.
Lapid to call for end to council funding at Geneva rally
According to Ban’s office, during the meeting he stressed the need for both Israel and the Palestinians to “restore a political horizon toward a peaceful two-state solution.”
Russia, which holds veto power at the council however opposes taking measures against Iran.
The UN said that the Civil Administration, the Defense Ministry agency responsible for the West Bank, ordered the razing of 41 structures in the area.
Lapid said on Tuesday that “the UNHRC lost its legitimacy long ago” and the demonstrators will protest its “hypocrisy and disproportionality.”
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN,LAHAV HARKOV
According to UNWRA, "In times of financial and political uncertainty for Palestine refugees, Sweden’s constant support is critical."
UN envoy Mladenov tells ‘Post’ that very soon the two-state solution will not be realistic any more.
By HERB KEINON,TOVAH LAZAROFF
Nickolay Mladenov carries the title of special coordinator for the Middle East peace process and personal representative of the UN secretary-general to the PLO and the PA.
Samantha Power tells the women: "In your defiance, we take inspiration."
Power's remarks will focus on how young people can help the UN live up to its core principles, including by fighting bias and injustice.
Police suspect Palestinians from the village of Halhoul entered the synagogue late Friday night, gathered the prayer books into a pile and lit them.
Malcolm Hoenlein, the executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, told the Post earlier this week that Ban was “basically not a bad guy.”
Quarter of Israelis scared of a new Holocaust, end of Israel, says new poll.
By SAM SOKOL
Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon says that, in private, Arab counterparts express moderate views and concede that the problem is not Israel but radical Islam and global terrorism.
The United Nations estimates that 80 percent of the population is aid dependent, with unemployment rising to its current level from around 35 percent five years ago.
“The international community must take action and impose sanctions against the Iranian regime.”
Iran's recent ballistic tests involved missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons and were "inconsistent with" and "in defiance of" council resolution 2231, says joint letter to UN officials.
“The time has come for the Security Council to respond firmly against Hezbollah’s repeated threats against the citizens of Israel and its ongoing military buildup,” writes Danny Danon to UNSC.
“This latest provocation makes it clear that the ‘smile campaign’ of the current regime is nothing more than a smokescreen to disguise the real intentions of the ayatollah regime,” Danon added.
Some major Western powers, not only Russia, have also been considering the possibility of a federal structure for Syria.
"Iran's missile program will not stop under any circumstances," say senior Revolutionary Guards commander.
Opposition to Assad accuses US of big concessions to Russia.
By MICHAEL WILNER
The 95-page report is based on interviews with 200 witnesses and victims and 900 individual complaints.
On the surface, it often seems like the entire world is against Israel, but behind the scenes, relationships are established, deals are made and strategic alliances are forged.
By YAAKOV KATZ
Regarding the South China Sea, I’d still like to make it clear that China is committed to resolving the disputes in a peaceful manner through negotiations and consultations.
By ZHAN YONGXIN
If Eleanor Roosevelt and René Cassin were alive today, and beheld a body that legitimizes murderers, dictators and anti-Semites, would they not be revolted by what has become of their creation?
By HILLEL NEUER
We hope the addition of Yisrael Beytenu is not simply a tactic being used by Likud to improve its chances of political survival.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
I yearn for a day when Israel will appoint an ambassador to the UN who will use the international arena to advance Israel’s interests by promoting human rights.
By MICHAEL SFARD
Given the lies and distortions of Palestinian claims, what seems more credible: An offer to buy the Brooklyn Bridge or the Palestinian narrative?
By MARTIN SHERMAN
It is important to ask why so many countries have accepted as binding; concepts, borders and treaties whose origins are archaic and colonial.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
It is somehow not surprising that the UN should still be in some kind of doubt (denial?) regarding the nature of Zionism.
The UN is intensifying its campaign against Israel.
By ISI LEIBLER
Inexplicably, the international community continues to fail the world’s poor by not creating access to the legitimate education programs that would allow them to conquer poverty.
By BRAD L. BRASSEUR
One of the resolutions passed by the Council said “at the suffering of the Syrian citizens due to systematic and continuous violation of their fundamental and human rights by Israel.”
By AVIVA KLOMPAS
At some point, one hopes that the UNHRC and the countries and officials that enable its abuse of ethics and rules will decide that universal principles are more important than politicization.
By ANNE HERZBERG
According to The Jerusalem Post, Ban also said that “substantial policy changes on the ground” need to be made.
By RUTHIE BLUM
Sunday’s elections should not be confused with the true spirit of reform that characterized 2009.
Unfortunately, when designating IS terrorists the UN makes no effort to update the substance of its sanctions in order to address the threat posed by ISIS’s online recruitment.
By JULIE SHAIN
By purposely omitting the human rights violations of the Palestinian Authority against their own people, Ban shows that he is far more concerned with condemning Israel than protecting Palestinians.
By SHMULEY BOTEACH
Dear Mr. Ban Ki moon...We must shoot down the fallacious and hypocritical assertions of your article.
By YISHAI FLEISHER
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has apparently revealed himself as a Palestinian partisan.
There are territorial disputes in places ranging from Crimea to the Pacific islands; the Sahara to Transdniestria, so why is Israel’s relationship with the Palestinians singled out?
By LIAT COLLINS
In late January at the United Nations, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon referred to Jewish towns and cities in Judea and Samaria as "provocative acts."
By HANK SHEINKOPF AND GEORGE BIRNBAUM,RONN TOROSSIAN