Analysis: Demise of the top diplomat
Knesset opens summer session with new MKs' inaugural speeches and little work on the agenda
High Court petitioned to prevent Galant construction minister appointment
Deri calls for Zionist Union to join govt in light of Liberman’s decision to go to opposition
BDS movement takes to social media to urge Lauryn Hill to cancel Israel show
Farewell to Lia at Jerusalem Cinematheque
Pop sensation Robbie Williams shows his love for the Holy Land at Park Hayarkon
Cat on a hot tin roof
Gilboa/Galil seals relegation fate with Holon loss; Herzliya upsets Jerusalem
Mac Haifa holds leader Mac TA to draw
Beersheba returns to second place with tight win in Petah Tikva
Basketball: Haifa piles misery on struggling yellow-and-blue
Education Ministry instructs schools to discuss violent demonstrations
Uzi Dayan to ‘Post’: Hamas, Hezbollah likely have ‘unfinished business’ with us
IDF had policy of indiscriminate fire during Gaza war, Israeli NGO says
Home Front Command releases updated rocket alert map
Carter slams Netanyahu, praises Abbas
Tensions high along Israel-Syria border but nobody wants war
Sharansky calls for improvements in Ethiopians’ lives
Holocaust survivor advocate Menachem Rosensaft honored by Hebrew Union College
ISIS fighter tweets: Two of our brothers just opened fire at Texas art exhibition
Why are Germans so quick to remove Israeli flags?
Romania looks to Israel in dealing with its diaspora
Hamas, Saudi rapprochement worries Fatah
Despite Iranian-Hezbollah support, 'in the long run it is hard to see how Assad can survive'
Salafi jihadi group: 'Gangs of Hamas regime destroyed Gaza mosque'
Syria mortars on Golan Heights hurt two UN peacekeepers
Egyptian authorities open investigation into pornstar's provocative pictures
Israeli researchers get grant to develop robots to help the elderly
Finalist to compete in Britain’s FameLab competition will be chosen on Thursday
Teva still targets Mylan despite rejection
World Health Organization: 1 in 3 Europeans potentially exposed to asbestos at work
SolarEdge to provide inverter technology for Tesla’s solar-powered Powerwall battery
Google Street View cameras to bring Israel National Trail alive
The Travel Advisor: The walking dead
Environment Ministry fines Haifa Port NIS 3.7 million for violating clean air law
Middle school, high school students take home prizes for innovations in food loss prevention
Candidly speaking: Commemorate the heroic contribution of Soviet Jewish activists
Fundamentally Freund: Address the challenges facing Ethiopian immigrants
Anti-Semitism on campus: Old wine in new bottles
Jews of action, Jews of silence
Make war, not love
From sketch to test in record time
Israel’s chemical concerns
A true kibbutznik
Anniversary of a genocide
Book Review: 'To the Gates of Jerusalem'
Book Review: 'The Liberation of the Camps: The End of the Holocaust and Its Aftermath'
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Happily Eva After: We shall overcome…the fear
To the land that I will show you
Henna in Hadera
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Sharon’s ghost returns to haunt Obama
Israeli Arabs press their MKs to focus more on domestic issues
יִשְׂרָאֵל הַיָפָה בְּיָרוֹק
אֶת כָּל פִּלְאֵי הַקַיִץ
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Pope says everyone is a sinner; warns not to be hypocritical
Nepalese Church group provides relief after disaster
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New Occupational Therapy Room and Garden for the Galilee Medical Center
Landscaping Absorption Centers with Ethiopian Immigrants
Holocaust Day Ceremony Honoring the Heroism of Jewish Rescuers
Pedaling Along the Tel Aviv Shore
Chinese Ambassador Visits the Israel-China Friendship Fores
Expo 2015: Italian Journalists Tour the Arava
President of Lombardy Tours Israel Prior to Milan Expo
French Students Get to Know the Real Israel
New Bio-filters Purify Surface Runoff Water for Reuse
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Graduation Ceremony for Rosh HaAyin’s Volunteer Firefighters
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JNF Ontario Community Mission Tours the Western Negev
Celebrating 50 Years of German-Israeli Diplomatic Relations
The Negev Conference on Agricultural Research and Development
Arava Open Day: Food Security for Israel and the Entire World
Living Green in Israel: the Contest and the Winners
Addressing Climate Change Conference
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Outdoor Fitness Israel: An Innovative Fitness Program Developed By UK Olim
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05.05.2015 | 16 Iyar, 5775
"We should turn to the Arab League to initiate a move that will lead to a regional agreement and separation from the Palestinians," Lapid says at Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
OECD sees Israel's economy recovering.
By NIV ELIS
Knesset speaker says he won't advance bill - which would give some young couples a tax break on their first home - for its final 2 readings in Knesset.
By NIV ELIS,LAHAV HARKOV
"This is an important day for the Israeli public, in which the first step in the process to recover control over proceeds from our natural resources has been implemented," Lapid said.
By SHARON UDASIN
Chief economist at IBI Investment House says budget was unlikely to hit its 3.4% deficit target.
Finance Minister Yair Lapid’s greatest challenge is answering the question he himself posed in his campaign.
2% cuts to pay for Protective Edge built in; NIS 2b. marked for 0% VAT.
Lapid and Netanyahu agreed on an outline for the 2015 budget before Rosh Hashanah.
By SAM SOKOL
Senior officials, including President Rivlin, former president Peres to address annual conference in Jerusalem, which will tackle political and security issues.
By DAVID BRINN
Yesh Atid s’effondre dans les sondages. Mais Yaïr Lapid affirme avoir encore quelques tours dans son sac et refuse de s’imaginer dans l’opposition
By GIL HOFFMAN
Bennett and Lapid rise and fall in tandem, even when they're not working together anymore.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Party spokesperson radiates optimism, expresses doubt that Lapid would join Netanyahu coalition.
By BEN HARTMAN
"This is why Yesh Atid was founded, that is why we are here and that is why we are voting," Yesh Atid leader says.
Like in 2013, Lapid has been exhaustively hopping across the country with audiences and local meetings of varying sizes and revels in the experience.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Strategist Mark Mellman says Lapid wants to change politics, avoids negative campaigning.
Lapid has said that the bureaucratic fast-track "umbrella agreements" in certain places such as Kiryat Gat have led to thousands of housing starts that will eventually bring the price down.
Yesh Atid leader doesn’t promise to recommend Herzog to Rivlin; Peres said set to back Zionist Union.
Lapid says Bayit Yehudi ads are not just factually wrong, they're low.
Yesh Atid takes step to use new methods to attract English-speaking voters.
With comptroller's report on housing crisis pending, Lapid says goal is to make housing affordable for young couples.
Party head tells ‘Post’ election studio he’s unsure about returning to Finance Ministry, rejects democratic primary.
The party is calling for separation of the administrative bureaucracy and medical committees in an effort to reduce the long wait times at the NII.
By Lidar Gravé-Lazi
Lapid would not explicitly comment on whether or not he thought the brewing deal was good or bad, saying there was no longer sufficient information sharing as a result of the speech.
Herzog says Netanyahu was powerless to stop Iranian nuclear ambitions and that "no speech to Congress will hide that fact."
By NOA AMOUYAL
Livni went on to say that ministers’ schedules should be public, as should records of their votes in all governmental committees.
Among the major points of the party’s plan, the Education Ministry would be responsible for the entire educational system through high school graduation.
Central Election Committee to vote on party, candidate bans on Thursday.
By LAHAV HARKOV,YONAH JEREMY BOB
Tells Post he has not spoken to Olmert since his conviction.
"The problem as I see it is not what Mrs. Netanyahu does. The problem is Benjamin Netanyahu, her husband," Lapid says.
Lipman remains 17th; Orthodox Lesbian 19th.
Kahlon promises party won't be anti-religious.
Throughout event, group of protesters interrupt, yell, ridicule speakers, cutting them off and preventing them from speaking.
"We don't bring people to fit specific roles," Lapid says; Likud launches Anglo campaign team despite lack of US-born candidate.
Left slams Bayit Yehudi on opposing public transportation on Saturdays; Tekuma newcomer was arrested ahead of disengagement.
Meretz central committee reconfirms chairwoman's leadership.
"Give us our country back, corrupt people," Yesh Atid leader says, firing at political rivals on Right and Left.
On his Facebook page, Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz of the ruling Likud faction took a swipe at Yair Lapid for being vertically challenged.
"Survival, survival, survival" – is all Netanyahu cares about, charges Lapid; former finance minister is a failed politician, Likud says in response.
By GIL HOFFMAN,ELIA BERGER
“He will take money away from students and the middle class and give it to remote settlements,” Lapid warned.
"The reports are baseless," Yesh Atid said in an official response. "They are rumors that are far from the truth. The issue was not even raised between the two of them."
Yesh Atid leader slams Netanyahu for failing to bring security to Israel's citizens and stagnating on diplomatic front.
"I am a changed man," Lapid says in last day as finance minister.
Netanyahu's office denies PM's involvement in any attempt to split apart Yesh Atid.
Netanyahu has admitted Israel is heading to the polls only because of the behavior of its politicians.
The Knesset will begin the process of dispersing itself Wednesday with the support of the Likud.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,GIL HOFFMAN
PM condemns internal criticism aimed at him for encouraging foreign criticism of Israel.
Lapid says the Likud party has in effect agreed to reverse all the reforms enacted during the last government to integrate haredi men into the military.
By JEREMY SHARON
After an election season in which parties questioned each other’s patriotic cred, politicians tell ‘The Jerusalem Post’ what the word means to them.
"We will fight for this legislation, because it is the right thing to do if we want a civilized country, with equal opportunities."
Lapid said he would submit a series of anti-corruption bills, starting with one that would prevent criminals convicted of crimes deemed as bearing moral turpitude from serving in government.
Of the poll participants, 39% chose Yesh Atid Leader Yair Lapid as the best-looking male politician, while Bayit Yehudi MK Ayelet Shaked garnered 20% of the votes.
Everyone wants to be like Nelson Mandela but no one has the patience to learn the details, Lapid writes in The Guardian.
Yesh Atid leader slams premier for causing "real damage" with upcoming speech to US Congress.
In response to the Yesh Atid plan, KKL-JNF accused Lapid of trying to “gather votes and grab headlines" at the expense of KKL.
By NIV ELIS,SHARON UDASIN
Yesh Atid is believed to be first political party in Israel to host Super Bowl event.
Yesh Atid leader expresses condolences over terrorist attacks in France; says Israel ready to provide Paris any help needed.
Lapid has begun a campaign focusing on the need to eradicate political corruption.
Netanyahu replaces Yesh Atid cabinet members
Likud: Latet’s assessment was a sneaky way to move votes.
By EITAN AROM
“I do not think that yeshiva students studying Torah should go to prison. This was not to my liking,” PM says during press conference.
Herzog urges PM, "Just this one time instead of threatening – do something."
Sources close to Netanyahu say this is the last chance to determine whether there is enough common ground to keep the government together.
Netanyahu took steps over the weekend to make Lapid the scapegoat for the early elections he intends to initiate next month.
By GIL HOFFMAN,HERB KEINON
User uploads photos of MK's in SS uniform to Facebook in opposition to the "Jewish state bill."
Netanyahu blasted Lapid’s 2015 budget proposal and flagship zero-percent VAT plan; Lapid telling an audience that the prime minister and his associates had not spoken to him in the past month.
Finance minister says US-Israel relations at an all-time low.
Vote on controversial bill, which is opposed by both Livni and Lapid, delayed until next week; Livni tells 'Post' that no compromise has been reached and the fight goes on.
By GIL HOFFMAN,LAHAV HARKOV
Coalition crisis is temporarily averted as vote on bill approved by cabinet but opposed by Lapid and Livni pushed back until next Wednesday.
Livni does not commit to voting against bill, which means she may abstain and save her spot in the coalition.
By LAHAV HARKOV,HERB KEINON
Change indicates Israel's credit rating is unlikely to soon improve.
Finance Minister Yair Lapid presented the 2015 budget to the Knesset Finance Committee.
By LAHAV HARKOV,NIV ELIS
Presenting the budget proposal to the Knesset, Finance Minister Yair Lapid said that it is, first of all, a budget that addresses the middle and lower classes’ problems.
Rivlin was speaking at his official residence after receiving the proposed State Budget from Finance Minister Yair Lapid.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Canola oil, whole wheat bread also on regulation list; MK Frej: Finance minister needs to fight monopolies.
Lapid: Budget shows our values and priorities, will fight poverty.
“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."
Labor, Meretz howl in protest over Channel 2 report that Netanyahu was nearing agreement with Bayit Yehudi over more housing.
Ties with the Obama administration might indeed be lacking, but Israeli-US relations go far beyond the administration and extend to the Pentagon, Congress, the business sector and the public.
By HERB KEINON
The latest sign of tension was evident this past week during Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon's trip to the US, during which he was categorically snubbed by the Obama administration.
By LAHAV HARKOV,MICHAEL WILNER,TOVAH LAZAROFF
Opposition's budget would fund public housing, environmental projects, aid Arab industry; Finance Committee chairman Slomiansky demands government present plan to lower cost of living.
Netanyahu angered Lapid last month when he froze the legislation in order to pass it along with other bills related to the 2015 state budget.
Peretz sole dissenting vote, calling it a plan born from political deals; Treasury promises significant increase to Health Ministry
By NIV ELIS,JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
After a marathon meeting, ministers overwhelmingly vote to approve budget; Peretz was only minister to oppose.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,NIV ELIS
The Shabbat press conference was condemned by religious and secular MKs from across the political spectrum.
Pensioner's Union calls on Lapid to remember elderly in Israel, resolve problems of collective nursing care insurance.
Beilin: Livni should question remaining in cabinet.
Lapid promises that the budget will tackle the high cost of living, says electricity prices will come down by double-digits in 2015.
Defense establishment to receive NIS 6 billion in supplementary funds, with an additional NIS 7-8 billion to be earmarked for covering the costs of Operation Protective Edge.
Bayit Yehudi MK says party can't sit in coalition with those who desecrate Shabbat for political gain; Shas, UTJ MKs: Lapid violating basic values of Jewish People.
“The goal is to submit the budget to the government as soon as possible in order to move forward and improve the Israeli economy and the lot of Israel’s citizens,” Lapid said.
By NIV ELIS,ARIEL ZILBER
The Finance Minister's comments came a day after his ministry rejected a tax, reportedly proposed by Netanyahu's office, on those who own multiple homes.
Lapid himself continued talking tough publicly, telling reporters in Ashkelon that he would leave his post if asked to raise taxes.
Anonymous Israeli ex-pat living in Germany tells the 'Post' why he is leading a campaign to help young Israelis 'make aliya' away from Israel.
By TAMARA ZIEVE
News briefs from around the nation.
Yesh Atid leader responds to report of 16 European Union ministers publishing letter on labeling of West Bank settlement products.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Wings had 1,600 chicken wings ready for football fans as they watched the Seattle Seahawks battle the New England Patriots.
Why are we going to the polls? It’s personal; the politicians get up each other’s noses.
By LIAT COLLINS
Israel pays an astronomical amount every year on interest payments to finance its growing debt.
By JPost Editorial