02.20.2017 | 24 Shevat, 5777
'Israeli-Arab with ISIS ties planned Tel Aviv bus attack'
Two rockets from Sinai explode in southern Israel; none hurt
Report: ISIS claims Israeli drone attack killed 4 terrorists in Sinai
Shin Bet arrests Palestinians for West Bank shooting attacks
Minister: Israel expects Trump to keep vow to move embassy to Jerusalem
21 Injured in apartment fire in southern Israel
Israeli star Casspi to be traded to New Orleans as part of blockbuster NBA trade
Singapore keen on keeping Netanyahu visit relatively low profile
No love lost for Bibi in Australia
Decisions on bills held due Shaked-Bitan feud over education legislation
High Court opposes prosecution interventions with forensic experts
Eighties pop icons Tears for Fears ready to ‘Shout’ in Tel Aviv
Israeli students get a taste of the blues
Berlin Film Festival: Agnieszka Holland runs with the wolves
Austrian Film Week returns to Israeli theaters
Beersheba’s road woes continue with deadlock at Hap Haifa
Maccabi TA rolls on, Jerusalem loses again
Yellow-and-blue aims to continue winning streak at Kiryat Gat
Tax breaks for premarital marriage counseling?
Mobileye outfits 4,500 NYC Uber & Lyft cars with anticollision tech
Health Ministry acts to prevent elder abuse in geriatric institutions
Bar-Ilan researchers worry about future of medical profession
Surgeon removes pen cap from boy’s lungs
Israeli, Palestinian researchers cooperate in disease study
Israeli firm to build second sewage treatment plant in Ethiopia
Building frustration in the wild, wild east
Rihanna the rhino gives birth to first calf at Israeli zoo
Honey of an idea
Terra Incognita: The Gambia’s defense of democracy is a lesson for us all
Nearing its 70th anniversary, Israel knows the best and worst of times
Right From Wrong: A bear hug for all the mullahs to see
February 20, 2017: Seeking a solution
Iran: Israelis and Saudis coordinating on certain issues in region
Egypt's top court upholds 10 death sentences over football violence
Trump's defense chief, in Iraq, says: We're not here for your oil
Singapore PM: Mideast is an emotional issue for Muslims in Southeast Asia
Saudi Arabia and Israel issue twin warnings on Iran
Zarif takes apparent shot at Israeli 'audacity,' says Iran will never develop nukes
Iran says Israel, not Tehran, biggest threat to global security
Why does a weakened ISIS see Trump presidency as a lifeline?
Refugee who took selfie with Merkel sues Facebook
'Iraq to oppose US travel curbs, to preserve alliance against ISIS'
'Investigations show Brussels airport bombers were obsessed with Israelis'
BBYO seeks ‘renaissance of Jewish teen life’
Ambassador Dermer to liaison with White House on Pollard
Top European rabbi: Synagogues no longer a safe haven
Agents of change
Tech Talk: Cyber criminals breach enterprises in 40 countries
‘Israeli venture capital sector is booming, despite global decline’
OurCrowd Global Investor Summit begins in Jerusalem
'Israel, US Jewish leaders must reach out to Democrats'
Pence visits former Nazi concentration camp Dachau
Pence: Iran won’t have nuclear weapons to use against US or Israel
Trump's defense chief visits UAE in first Middle East trip
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
Trump appears to invent Sweden terror incident
Grapevine: Balfour et al
This week in 60 seconds: When Benjamin met Donald
From JDC program participant to JDC professional
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Why Starbucks failed in Israel (and only in Israel)
Taxicab Diplomacy: Trump vs. Clinton
Disney drops top YouTube star over antisemitic videos
Dominican paper apologizes for Baldwin-Trump photo flub in Israel article
Ace of face: Israeli-born tennis player ousted for hitting ump with ball
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Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
The People & The Book: Advancing with all
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Estonian Jewry revisited
Sugar is a spice
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Returning to their land
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מֵחוֹדֶש יָנוּאָר צָרִיך לְשַלֵם עַל שַׂקִיוֹת נַייְלוֹן
שִידוּרִים חַיִים מֵהַכְּנֶסֶת
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Baptist leaders tour Israel
The fulfillment of Ezekiel 36
Ecumenical group ‘blind to facts’ in support of ‘Palestine’
O.L.E.I Helps Restore Burnt Neveh Shalom Forest on Tu Bishvat
Planting and Marching Together to a Shared Future
Muslala Plaza Enlivens Jerusalem's Clal Commercial Center
Tu BiShvat Ceremony with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin
Are You Threatened?
The Recorded Deed to Jerusalem
Trump's Middle East policy takes shape
Bill Maher vs. Milo Yiannopoulos: Double Standards
Yesh Atid leader: Netanyahu "seen as Israeli Republican."
By GIL HOFFMAN
Yesh Atid chairman at JPost Conference: Palestinians did not use the resources Israel left behind in Gaza, instead they voted in Hamas, who shot rockets at Israel.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Yesh Atid faction members visit the Lion's Gate in Jerusalem's Old City
By JPOST.COM STAFF
The hyperbolic tone of Yair Lapid and Avigdor Liberman’s conference in the Knesset to "save" Israel’s standing abroad illustrates part of the problem.
By HERB KEINON
With no clear political alternative to King Bibi, 2015 saw a disorganized, lackluster and ultimately failed attempt by members of Knesset to topple the premier.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
Lapid added that he believes that the next elections will happen this year.
By UDI SHAHAM
Lapid, Bitan clash over their legislation to kick out families of terrorists.
What was undisputed among the panelists was that most prime ministers have underused the NSC and the security cabinet.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Behind Lapid was Bayit Yehudi chairman Naftali Bennett.
By JEREMY SHARON
Zionist Union leader Herzog shrugs off faction’s drop to eight Knesset seats: "I will replace Netanyahu."
Opposition leader Isaac Herzog spoke at a cultural event Saturday, bashing the prime minister, and Yair Lapid.
By LAURA SIGAL
Lapid said that if his late Holocaust survivor father "could have heard that we were quiet at this moment, he would not have forgiven us.”
Yesh Atid calls on Netanyahu to tell Foreign Affairs Committee how he plans to handle "international crisis."
"Separating from the Palestinians is existential for Israel's future, and if I am in a position to do it, I will because I am a patriot," Lapid said.
Netanyahu has succeeded in delaying the comptroller's report which in turn has caused the comptroller to think hard about his conclusions.
There is no freedom of religion for Jews in Israel, says Lapid.
Yesh Atid faction chairman Ofer Shelah said he's happy with the results and Lapid will be the next prime minister.
“We feel strongly that together we can act effectively to facilitate a better society and community.”
By HANNAH BROWN
Yesh Atid leader says going over president’s head to Congress not a good idea
Lapid: "Jeremy Corbyn [called] Hezbollah and Hamas his friends. These are terrorist organizations - for the EU, for international law - terrorists. He called them his friends."
“An underground infiltration with tunnels going under an international border is a violation of Israeli sovereignty that none of your countries would tolerate at home.”
“The resolution is shameful and meant to pressure Israel and try to erase the proven historic connection between the Jewish People and the Temple Mount and Western Wall.”
Lapid decried, however, a political system which he said does not deal with national problems at hand, citing the combustible ammonia tank in Haifa and the recent transportation debacle as examples.
Following weeks of tension regarding construction and shops opening on Shabbat, Netanyahu stalls report on findings from committee established to resolve the issue.
The poll found that for the first time, former finance minister Yair Lapid's Yesh Atid party had passed Likud, 24 seats to 22.
Following Yesh Atid chairman's visit to Sweden to attend a pro-Israel rally, the Swedish Foreign Minister sent a message opposing the BDS movement.
Lapid did not endorse anyone in the American election, but he did make a surprising statement about the race for UN secretary-general.
Lapid, whose own wife Lihi is a journalist and a personality in her own right, realized the error of his ways and had the grace to apologize Friday.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Insults US on July 4: Baseball 'Not real sport'
The poll found that a party led by Sa’ar and Lapid would win 26 seats compared to 25 for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud.
Yesh Atid leader accuses international body of becoming a "collaborator of Islamic fundamentalism."
“What happened this week is a sellout of Israeli values. It is shameful and I am sure every Israeli citizen is ashamed for them."
With no designated foreign minister in sight, Yair Lapid decided to become a diplomat in his fight against the government from the opposition.
The ruling will be a sigh of relief for the prime minister after a November hearing in which he was hit with significant criticism by the High Court on the issue.
"The Americans are now saying, 'We don’t want to do business with the current Israeli government'," said Lapid.
The Zionist Union would win 15 seats, the Joint Arab List 13, Bayit Yehudi 12, Yisrael Beytenu eight, Shas and UTJ seven, and Kulanu and Meretz 6.
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
The women's branch within the party's Anglo division is another step in the Yesh Atid party's extensive effort to reach out to potential new voters and supporters.
Lapid, Liberman gang up to attack PM’s foreign policy, Netanyahu cites study saying
country is eighth most powerful in world.
Herzog: PM should come out against those slamming IDF chief; Stop politicizing the army, Lapid says
“We need to preserve our qualitative military edge, which requires coming to terms with the administration as fast as possible.”
The spokesman said the first extension was made two years ago. Another term was quietly added three months ago.
A Yesh Atid spokesman said in response that the change was made by the party's administration in an organized manner.
Party leaders appear at ‘Besheva’ newspaper conference in Jerusalem.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN,JEREMY SHARON
Yesh Atid leader wants ‘maximum Jews on maximum land.'
Lapid said he was glad that the European Union statement said it “strongly opposes” boycotts of Israel.
“Let’s unfreeze the places we can unfreeze,” Yesh Atid leader said.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Yesh Atid leader plans legislation to ban BDS groups from funding Israeli NGOs.
"Not everyone is against us. We simply must explain our side. In this war, we are all emissaries," said the opposition MK.
It is rare for a party to continue regular programming and host the party chairman when there is no general election in sight.
Haredi parties have made it clear to Netanyahu that they will not allow the 2016 budget to pass this month before the amendment to the 2014 law for haredi enlistment is approved.
By JEREMY SHARON,LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
There is no Foreign Ministry because there is no foreign minister, says Lapid.
"The European Union is hiding behind legal jargon and trying to paint a picture that this is a legal matter," Lapid told DW News.
Goal of Lapid’s law was to increase haredi participation in the IDF and national service by 2017 by several thousand participants per year.
Lapid wrote about the need for national unity but not for a national unity government, which he currently opposes.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN,TOVAH LAZAROFF
Yesh Atid leader says what he saw in the British media could not just be "sloppy," because mistakes were constantly being made that make Israel look bad.
Herzog dealt blow inside Labor; Shas gets education post
Akunis calls on PM to adopt Levy Report authorizing outposts.
Yair Lapid blasts Netanyahu for "turning Israel into a Republican satellite"
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN,RO YEGER
Speaking at a cultural event in Beersheba, Lapid said the Knesset needed to examine how Israel reached the point in which which its national security had been harmed.
Yesh Atid leader meets with US Republican congressman Peter Roskam.
Call follows similar invitation from Yesh Atid head Lapid.
Friend of staff says center-left parties have tried to woo former IDF chief; Yesh Atid’s Stern: I talked to him about joining us.
List of proposed add-ons ‘will severely and significantly harm integrity of legislative process’ during allotted 35 days, says Eyal Yinon.
Lapid: the Left "is not capable of winning an election. They won't win for at least another 30 years."
Bayit Yehudi leader calls counterpart from Yesh Atid ‘small-minded politician’ for his criticism of Netanyahu, Deri: Put interests aside.
Yesh Atid leader slams Netanyahu over handling of Iran; Bennett calls on Lapid and other leaders to show responsibility, display unity; Netanyahu says deal brings prospect of Mideast war closer.
Yesh Atid leader calls for public inquiry commission on Netanyahu's handling of the Iran nuclear issue.
By DANA SOMBERG
Lapid starts a trend by calling the Iran deal a failure on Netanyahu’s part and calling on him to quit.
Yesh Atid leader says Netanyahu caused the White House to stop listening to Israel.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cannot keep four portfolios in addition to his main post, Yesh Atid said in a petition to the High Court of Justice filed Sunday.
Shaked defends Bayit Yehudi’s actions, critics accuse party of thwarting legislative efforts on issue.
Herzog says Netanyahu's decisions on religion and state are a declaration of war on Judaism in Israel.
Lapid indicated on Saturday night that that is not sufficient regulation for him to support the deal.
By LAHAV HARKOV,SHARON UDASIN
While Benjamin Netanyahu has preempted any serious challenge to his leadership, in the long-term Gideon Sa’ar could pose a threat and Yair Lapid is also surging in the polls.
By LESLIE SUSSER
Yesh Atid leader sends condolences to families of those killed in Turkish attack; Peres calls on world to join hands to destroy forces of terror.
Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid assails premier over Iran agreement, which he called 'Israel's greatest foreign policy failure'.
By ARIK BENDER
With all the attention Yair Lapid has been getting, you’d be forgiven for thinking Israel has two opposition leaders.
Think you have what it takes to distinguish between the two? Give it a shot.
"Israeli society is at a crossroads: hate and fear or love of Israel and solidarity."
News briefs from around the Jewish world.
Was there a criminal offense? It shouldn’t matter. High standards should be the baseline for our country’s leadership.
By DOV LIPMAN
Just as Jews can tell nasty jokes about Jews that, if repeated by a non-Jew, would be regarded as antisemitic, so Arabs can also write or say things about their own people that no one else can.
It was perhaps her excitement that caused Shaked to make a Freudian slip over and over.
B’Tselem will do what it always does and try to use this report to delegitimize Israel in the international community and strengthen those who wish to see Israel disappear.
By YAIR LAPID
"The idea that the Arab states like Saudi Arabia will embrace an Israel that builds a cage around Palestine is ignorant and deceitful."
By GERSHON BASKIN
I cannot say that I am sorry that Lapid is unlikely to emerge as Israel’ next prime minister.
By SUSAN HATTIS ROLEF
Netanyahu only made things worse for himself by trying to exploit the situation to embarrass Transportation Minister Israel Katz.
By CALEV BEN-DAVID
Now is the time to present Israeli citizens with concrete steps that could enshrine our democratic character and Jewish majority, ameliorate our security and boost our international legitimacy.
By HILIK BAR
Tuesday’s attack took place not far from where US Vice President Joe Biden was meeting with former president Shimon Peres.
By ILAN EVYATAR
It’s time to stop focusing on Israel and start focusing on those who condemn us: Why do they do it?
There is little that infuriates me more that the arrogance and ignorance of Yair Lapid, head of the Yesh Atid party, and the shameful myopia and shameless mendacity he exhibits.
By MARTIN SHERMAN
During this time of reflection and taking responsibility, this government and the opposition in Israel have a lot to atone for.
Does Lapid truly believe that Netanyahu should have taken a leaf out of Edvard Benes’s book, sat down dejectedly on the edge of his bed and sobbed his heart out?
By SARAH HONIG