06.26.2016 | 20 Sivan, 5776
Missing IDF soldier's family: Netanyahu failing a test by signing deal with Turkey
Did Israel promise not to assassinate Hamas's leader as part of Turkey deal?
Abbas retracts charge that rabbis called to poison Palestinian water
Reflections: My Gaza war
Heart of the city discovered at Tel Aviv’s David Interncontinental
Seeing Russia through new eyes
Iftar fund-raiser in Abu Gosh helps sick Palestinians get help in Israeli hospitals
Netanyahu praises British PM after resignation as ‘true friend of Israel’
Quartet report likely to recommend renewal of Israeli-Palestinian talks
Coalition chairman calls Mossad, Shin Bet ‘leftists’
British ambassador: UK's relationship with Israel won't change significantly
Negev needs additional hospital to cope with growth and aging of population
Italy's Seppi subdues Israel's Sela in Wimbledon tuneup
Israeli track and field athletes still looking for Rio push
Sinai Says: Blatt’s NBA legacy takes a hit with Cavaliers’ championship after his ouster
Even in Jerusalem, Game 7 awakens strong emotions
Are Start-Up Nation’s ‘seven years of plenty’ coming to an end?
Uber harnessing popular support for ride-sharing against Katz
TechCrunch Comes to Tel Aviv, hosts Meet-Up
Motti Zisser, international business wunderkind and generous philanthropist succumbs to cancer
Sperm with fragile DNA can be sorted out to improve chances of pregnancy
Emotions give clues to behavior in baseball
Health scan: Lend me your ear
Israeli Crohn’s disease group becomes full member of European federation
New desalination plant a 'mistake' or case of NIMBY syndrome?
Haifa ammonia production to be relocated– three years behind schedule
Summertime is here, but stay safe
New Israeli cannabis farmers continue to fight for growing license
Hackers and companies alike finding clever new ways to circumvent privacy
MIT magazine names Mobileye 6th most innovative company
Europe’s first Islamophobia summit highlights European-wide problem
Who will write France’s future?
June 26: Kids in hot cars
Turkish official: Regional security problem binds Israel and Turkey
Is airport planned for Israel-Jordan border clouding neighborly ties?
Erdogan meets Hamas leader in Istanbul as Turkey-Israel detente looms
Gaza-based pro-ISIS group urges Muslims on social media to donate for weapons
Iran regime trying to brush prostitution problems under the rug
Iranian commander threatens to make Bahrain’s royal family ‘disappear’
Iran claims it thwarts bombings in Tehran, other cities
Israeli NGO threatens to sue Boeing over deal with Iran
After Obama touts military gains, US officials warn campaign against ISIS could backfire
Analysis: ISIS leader al-Baghdadi is living on borrowed time
ISIS destroys Syrian satellite dishes in bid to ban 'un-Islamic' TV during Ramadan
Sharansky to French Jews mulling aliya: Do it!
Holocaust-themed play by Polish writer causes stir in Los Angeles
Ex-prostitute alleges Orthodox businessmen mistreated her on ‘mile high’ NYPD job
Seeing it as it really is
La révolution harédite
Riyad vs Téhéran
La bataille pour la droite s'annonce serrée
L'idéologie de " la monarchie de Judée "
Giuliani to 'Post': US is ready to vote for Trump if he doesn’t blow it
Poll: Israelis even on Clinton vs. Trump
Former NYC mayor to young people: Don’t let Donald Trump mislead you
Republican Jews targeting Democrats over Sanders' platform picks
Grapevine: Good Tuesday
The Tisch: Halla bookends
Parshat Shlah: Constructive criticism or defeatism?
Grapevine: With strings attached
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
Briefing: Liberman, Trump and fascism
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
A Jewish woman’s view
The Iran nuclear deal: One year on
Is BDS headed for defeat?
Striving for kedusha
Lerner in the Mirror
Setting the record straight
Bye bye banks
Veterans: A colorful life
Books: Evil innate
Books: Forever changed by tragedy
Hot off the Arab press
‘The Last Witnesses’
Home is where the hearth is
What’s your pleasure?
Talking about transitioning
When is a chair not a chair?
אַלְמָז פּוֹסַעַת בִּשְבִילֵי יַלְדוּתָה
סְטֶנְד-אַפּ שֶל רוֹתֶם אַבּוּהָב
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IFCJ funds flights for olim, seeks to attract 2,000 from 15 countries this summer
Christian Birthright educates millennials as voices for Israel
Presbyterians to hear anti-Israel onslaught at General Assembly
The Scholarship is from Canada, the Foresters from Israel
The Family Landau De Vries Park, a Forest Park in the Desert
KKL-JNF holds its 6th Latin American Leadership Conference
A Double Celebration of Shavuot and Metulla's 120th Anniversary
JNF South Africa Delegates Get in Touch with the Real Israel
Picking Cherries in the Desert at the Yatir Forest Cherry Festival
Czech prime minister plants tree in Jerusalem grove of nations
Greek President Plants Olive Tree in Jerusalem Grove of Nations
Italian Environment Minister Discovers Negev Agriculture
Kenyan President Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
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!
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
Outing a Charismatic Sexual Predator
Tze'enah U-Re'enah / צְאֶינָה וּרְאֶינָה
They Are Bought!........
YoungDiplomats.com : The New Generation of Israeli Diplomats
Yesh Atid faction members visit the Lion's Gate in Jerusalem's Old City
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Yesh Atid leader sends letter condemning report on last summer's war to diplomats from 30 countries.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
According to Israel Radio, the flotilla is due to arrive off the shore of Gaza sometime between Monday and Wednesday.
By DANA SOMBERG/MAARIV HASHAVUA
"The maximum we can offer is less than the minimum they can accept," Lapid says.
Cantonné à siéger anonymement dans les rangs d’une opposition dont il aurait aimé prendre la tête,le chef de file de Yesh Atid est bien décidé à se bâtir une réputation
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.
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.
By NIV ELIS
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.
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."
By GIL HOFFMAN
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
Leading opposition MKs joined Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday in intensive efforts to lobby the world's “reasonable countries” against supporting an anti-Israel resolution.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN,HERB KEINON
The government may have given in to one of the opposition and opposition-within-the-coalition’s demands, to release the gas plan to the public, but that’s unlikely to get them the votes they need.
Two bill proposals in the Knesset are hoping to bring civil marriage to Israel and legalize gay marriage like in the US.
The Ministerial Committee for Legislation voted down Sunday a Yesh Atid proposal to ban perpetrators of crimes with moral turpitude from ever running for elected office.
Last week, Yesh Atid leader spent a week in the United States, where he tried to take away Herzog’s role as the de facto foreign minister of the opposition to Netanyahu.
Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid, who just returned from a trip to the US, said that he was “enlisting in the war against the boycott because I’m an Israeli patriot.”
Jacob Lew defended by Sharansky and as a true friend of Israel.
Herzog says PM failed to fight boycott threat.
By LAHAV HARKOV,JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Lapid: Netanyahu offered me Foreign Ministry
Netanyahu invited Lapid to meet with him as part of a series of meetings with the heads of opposition factions.
Ministers approve pushing off date to pass budget to November 5; opposition MKs complain government is not letting Knesset work.
After witnessing the heckling during the Prime Minister's speech at the swearing in of the 34th government, Lapid decided not to speak but he certainly has what to say.
Yesh Atid founder said that Netanyahu’s gambit to add ministerial positions in order to accommodate his coalition partners amounts to “a betrayal of the public’s trust.”
The secularist-centrist Yesh Atid announced on Friday that it will ask the High Court to block Netanyahu’s plan to expand the number of government ministers in his new cabinet.
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.
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
News briefs from around the nation.
By TAMARA ZIEVE
Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid assails premier over Iran agreement, which he called 'Israel's greatest foreign policy failure'.
By ARIK BENDER
Yesh Atid leader responds to report of 16 European Union ministers publishing letter on labeling of West Bank settlement products.
"Israeli society is at a crossroads: hate and fear or love of Israel and solidarity."
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
News briefs from around the Jewish world.
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?
By YAIR LAPID
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.
By GERSHON BASKIN
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
More housing units need to be built to keep up with a combination of high natural growth and low interest rates.
By JPOST EDITORIAL