04.30.2017 | 4 Iyar, 5777
Questions over Israel-Hamas conflict prompt $7m. Hollywood court battle
Abbas, Jordanian king coordinate stance ahead of Trump meeting
Report: Egypt, PA coordinate positions ahead of Abbas, Trump meeting
IDF imposes West Bank, Gaza closures ahead of Israeli Memorial Day
A taste of Peru in Tel Aviv
Coming full circle
Israeli youth workers exploited, unaware of their basic rights, report finds
Knesset speaker reaches out to disgruntled Israeli families of fallen troops
Bennett shows the door to Uri Ariel
Mexican diplomat to be honored for challenging UNESCO on anti-Israel vote
Swimming for a cause: From the Dead Sea to the Pacific Ocean
An oasis of creativity
Hadar quits Hapoel Tel Aviv after less than four months
Beersheba secures back-to-back titles
How do you say slam dunk in Hebrew?
Basketball: Jerusalem beats Herzliya for 3rd straight win
Study: Widows continue emotional relationship with deceased partner
Teaching med students with movies, objects and rare books
New Worlds: Veggies also have cholesterol
Israeli urban tech-integrator brings smart city management to East Africa
American Heart Association picks United Hatzalah as training partner
Israeli greens to march in global campaign against Trump climate policies
Bird makes a rare stop in Israel after 'wrong turn'
Two million head to the outdoors this Passover holiday
Kinneret’s deceptive depths a new danger to swimmers
Unity, not uniformity
The cost of freedom on Israel's 69th birthday
Leaving the region better than we found it
April 30, 2017: Opinion on opinions
EU trapped between Trump and Tehran
Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia
Iran's Khamenei rebuffs president's detente policy with West
Pope, at Cairo Mass, urges unity against fanaticism
Khamenei says next Iranian president should be less engaged with West
Trump says Iran violating ‘spirit’ of nuclear deal
Tillerson: An 'unchecked Iran' could follow same path as North Korea
Iraqi forces using siege and stealth to evict ISIS from Mosul
Egypt says air strikes kill ISIS leaders in Sinai
Islamic State seeking alliance with al Qaida, Iraqi vice president says
US-backed forces launch new attacks on Islamic State in Syria
Flip-flopping neo-Nazi used to back Trump, now blasts his 'Jew loving'
Names revealed of Jewish targets of South African twin terror suspects
President Trump proclaims May 'Jewish American Heritage Month'
Holland has first Jewish military wedding since Holocaust
Tel Aviv to house world's first construction tech hub
Minority Report: In pursuit of Optima results
Israeli firm, US Department of Defense to fight infectious disease together
Toned-down White House press dinner carries on without Trump
Trump says he thought being president would be easier
Trump: I want to see peace with Israel and the Palestinians
S.Korea, US warn of punishment for N.Korea; US stresses sanctions
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
These comedians want to bring Yiddish humor to TV
Grapevine: Remembering a world that was
Grapevine: Happy 69th
Star Catcher - Astrology for the week of April 28, 2017
Podcast: Three Ladies, Three Lattes
Podcast: Does Trump love Jews or embolden antisemitic voices?
Why Starbucks failed in Israel (and only in Israel)
Taxicab Diplomacy: Trump vs. Clinton
Dry Bones Cartoon - April 24, 2017
Ivanka Trump visits Holocaust memorial in Berlin
Dry Bones Cartoon - April 27, 2017
Dry Bones Cartoon - April 19, 2017
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
Publicly lauding Israel – from Iran
Unable to fight
Pascale’s kitchen: From the old country
A kashrut controversy – for one day
Adventures in benching
Touring the city
From prayer to fulfillment: Israel’s first birthday
Q&A with Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota
A hero of two armies
Celebrating at 60
Israeli couple commemorates pregnant daughter, 4 grandchildren slain by terrorists
לְכָל אֶחָד יְרוּשָלַיִם
אַלְבּוֹם חָדָש: שָלוֹש
אַחַת. אַחַת וְאַחַת
הַמַסָע אֶל הַצִיוּר: אַבְרָהָם פֶרְדוֹ
The Christian Edition- one month free subscription
European pro-Israel lobby goes into the lion’s den
Christians, Muslims must live in peace, leading reverend says
Texas professors condemn Israel trip for students
Austrian Chancellor Plants Tree at the Grove of Nations
Fighting Fire with Fire
KOSHER IN CUZCO
Radical Islamic immigration strategy
The Oscars and Hollywood's hypocrisy; Dear Hollywood, If You Want To Help Women, You Must Strictly And Unapologetically Defend The Values That Have Allowed Women To Thrive.
The New Israel Fund's Law of Return
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
Israeli politicians across the political map boast of friendship with the French presidential candidate, expressing their support ahead of the second round of elections.
After Lapid spoke, there was a discussion during which ambassadors shared stories and experiences and reflected on the responsibility of the world to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive.
Lapid hosted as part of his personal initiative to strengthen both Israel's foreign relations and Holocaust remembrance.
Bad news for Netanyahu?
Yair Lapid's new project, titled "Nachshon Plan," will try to tackle the issue of corruption as well as boost law enforcement in the country.
By UDI SHAHAM
Since its creation in 2006, the UNHRC has been criticized by the US for its biased treatment of Israel, which it has condemned more than any other country.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Yair Lapid talks to the ‘Post’ about his vision for the country, his rise in the polls and how he plans to take down the prime minister
By YAAKOV KATZ
Lapid added that he believes that the next elections will happen this year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, together with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, is holding a conference at the Waldorf Astoria in advance of the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration.
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