07.24.2016 | 18 Tammuz, 5776
Saudi delegation to Israel: Ending Palestinian conflict critical for ties with Arab states
Abbas's Harshest Critic
Netanyahu phones Abbas, offers condolences on brother’s death
How can Israeli air defense systems counter the drone threat?
Another pre-Rio gold for Israel’s rhythmic gymnastics team
Israeli tech set to shine at Rio Olympics
Israel and Cyprus downplay crisis in ties over Turkey reconciliation
Hebron shooter: All of my IDF commanders are liars
Settlers: Only legislation will legalize the Amona outpost
High Court of Justice okays transfer of ancient library to western Jerusalem
Going with the flow
WATCH: Gal Gadot's epic debut in first Wonder Woman trailer
It’s cool and fringe, it’s Yiddish
Brian Jonestown Massacre heading back to TA
Kenyan-born runner going the distance for Israel at the Olympics
Israeli triathlete Darmon rolls into Rio for 1st Olympics
Healthcare hackathon organizers seek to be ‘light unto others’
Sports tech coming to Rio 2016, courtesy of Israel
Technion takes a selfie from space
Scientists find new roles for old RNAs
Not a death sentence
Israeli doctors save young boy from flesh-eating bacteria
Nation’s cleanest beaches named
For the love of crows
Steinitz slams delays in natural gas deal for causing ‘billions in damages’
Looking to relax by the sea? Steer clear of Israel’s most crowded beaches
Public broadcasting imperative
Africa and the revitalization of the Zionist dream
Israel emerges as a player on the world stage
Letters to the Editor
Syrian refugee kills one, wounds two with machete in Germany
'Possible that Erdogan engineered coup,' former Pentagon official tells ‘Post’
Iran destroys 100,000 satellite dishes in morality-driven crackdown
Animals at 'world's worst zoo' in Gaza to get new homes
Iran left with no choice but to confront the US, official warns
Iranian Kurdish leader to ‘Post’: Iran regime is a common enemy
Landau: Secret Iran documents underline a ‘very serious’ problem
Jihadis call on 'lone wolf' terrorists to attack Israeli athletes at Rio Olympics
Report: ISIS operating sleeper cells in Lebanese refugee camps
One mile from ISIS feels safer than France or Turkey to Kurdish peshmerga
ISIS claims responsibility for Nice attack
German University's course claims Israel harvests Palestinian organs
American Jew among those killed fighting ISIS alongside Kurds in Syria
French educators learn to teach about Israel ‘from the heart’
Dov Lipman, StandWithUs partner to teach US campers about BDS
WATCH LIVE: Peres, Rivlin and Netanyahu launch Israeli Innovation Center
Israeli startups are used around the globe
Samsung president poised to ramp up investing in Israel
Debbie Wasserman Schultz out as Democratic chair after e-mail leak
General Flynn responds to Russia accusation with anti-Semitic tweet
In turmoil over leak, Democrats point finger at Russia
Leaked Democratic email indicates potential effort to smear Sanders as atheist
Head to Crown Plaza Eilat this summer to enjoy a fun staycation
Grapevine: The degree of what is offensive
Grapevine: Mount of Olives music
This week in 60 seconds: Erdogan dodges coup, but Kerry fails to dodge door
PODCAST: After Turkey, Africa and Egypt, is Saudi Arabia Israel’s next ally?
Podcast: From Tel Aviv, a story of hope for Orlando
Briefing: 'King Bibi' pulls it together, again
Podcast: The mystery of Tel Aviv’s Jane Doe alleys
100-Year-Old Theater Converted Into Stunning Bookstore
TripAdvisor reviews in jail? Yes.
Guinea Pigs Don’t Like Sharing Food
A Chalkboard Sign Spotted In Brooklyn, New York, Mocks Europe After Brexit
Second Lebanon War veteran's road to redemption
Empowering women globally
The American spirit’s impact
A new proposal for peace
A long way off
A Jewish view on ‘Nature Deficit Disorder'
Hot off the Arab press
Summertime chickpea dishes
Treats for Shabbat morning
A blend of wine, Judaism and Zionism
The last of Jerusalem’s Mohicans
Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs.
Fun in the park
RAW FOOD: Passing fad or here to stay?
Another kind of romantic exchange
A German-Israeli love story
‘חָרִיש’, עִיר חֲדָשָה בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל
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Israel’s blessing to the world
Remembering the 'Exodus'
$100 million Christian theme park makes the Bible ‘come alive’
President of Paraguay Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
Honoring Holocaust Rescuer Belgian Prince with a Tree in Israel
Perth and Merhav Am, Different but the Same
Canadian Young Professionals Visit Gaza Border Communities
Overnight Camp for Children with Special Needs Breaks Barriers
Spanish Village Connects with its Ancient Jewish Roots
Expo Forest Inaugurated in the Negev
Czech prime minister plants tree in Jerusalem grove of nations
The Scholarship is from Canada, the Foresters from Israel
Planning a Sustainable Future through Water Sensitive Cities
Burnt Trees and Charred Earth in Jerusalem’s Arazim Valley
Hugging a Tree? Beware of the Pine Processionary Caterpillar!
KKL-JNF holds its 6th Latin American Leadership Conference
Andrew Viterbi at a KKL-JNF Milan Gala Event
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
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
We will win but how long will it take? Including Bibi's Building Bluff
Is a Jewish safe haven possible in the Diaspora; is America the “exception”?
Potentially Misleading Statistics on Global Terrorism
Still Looking for Israel at Harvard
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
The report has been a number of months in the making and is expected to both spell out what the Quartet believes are the reasons for the current diplomatic impasse and how it can be broken.
By HERB KEINON,TOVAH LAZAROFF
The Palestinian people have a right “to self-determination and to a State on the basis of the borders of June 4, 1967, with east Jerusalem as its capital,” says African Group.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
The statements of condemnation came promptly following the attack, and shared a common harsh tone against the act of terror inflicted upon Israelis by terrorists.
By MICHAEL WILNER,DANIELLE ZIRI
Israel envoy to United Nations says Israel "quietly" campaigning already for Security Council seat in 2019.
By HERB KEINON
French diplomat Ladsous: Syria no longer "peacekeeping territory" but UNDOF still needed.
By YAAKOV KATZ
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.
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.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation attempted to include a section in the 15-page resolution stating that “self-determination and national liberation does not constitute terrorism.”
Odeh said that “so long as Israel occupies another people it can’t be a true egalitarian democracy.”
"The truth is we must win, we have no other option, this is our time and this is our moment."
By JPOST.COM STAFF,LAURA SIGAL
Danon: Never before have so many people, from so many places, gathered here in the General Assembly to declare unanimous support for the State of Israel.
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
Israel successfully chipping away at upcoming UNESCO ballot.
On Monday morning, Education Minister Naftali Bennett called on the government to annex Area C of the West Bank.
Israel is one of the 67 UN Member States that have never been members of the Security Council.
Ethiopia, Bolivia, Sweden, Kazakhstan and one of Italy or the Netherlands are to be non-permanent members of the UN Security Council for the 2017-2018 term.
MKs Oren and Bar-Lev called for the UN chief to tell his currently unnamed successor “to eliminate the bias and discrimination that has poisoned the relationship" between the UN and Israel.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Tuesday’s election aims to replace Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain, and Venezuela, which will be vacating their seats at the end of 2016.
Agenda Item 7 mandates that the UNHRC debate Israeli human rights abuses against the Palestinians during each of its sessions.
Yesh Atid leader accuses international body of becoming a "collaborator of Islamic fundamentalism."
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Envoy to UNHRC Eviatar Manor charges that the body “needs a moral compass” and that it “does not and will not contribute to peace in our region.”
The refusal stems from Israel deep conviction that the investigations are biased and akin to a “kangaroo” court whose negative judgment against Israel is already proscribed.
First Israeli ever to hold position.
Israel's Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon hosts conference for thousands of students in New York.
'It is gratifying to see Israel's friends standing by our side and wishing us a happy Independence Day,' Ambassador Danon said.
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.
“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
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
Foreign Ministry director-general Dore Gold accused UNESCO of being totally “disconnected from reality.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
The UN has been taken hostage. It’s time to rescue it.
By YAIR LAPID
At the end of the day, the sad reality for peoples on both sides of the conflict is that the things which they hold most dear - statehood and security - are slipping further away.
By NICKOLAY MLADENOV
I am confident the Samantha Power I know will stand with Israel. Her legacy and the security of the Jewish state depends on it.
By SHMULEY BOTEACH
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.
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.
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