'Livni, Peres urged Kerry to stall Palestinian bid for statehood at UN'
Israel scoffs at UN demand that it foot bill for oil spill from Lebanon war
Netanyahu could be disqualified from Likud leadership race
High Court of Justice says rabbinical court can annul conversions retroactively
'We have weak civil servants'
Health funds took in 9% more from supplementary health insurance in 2013
Ministry axes costly safe-sex video clip
Treasury will give financially bleeding state hospitals another NIS 150 million
Tech Talk: Haredim in hi-tech
Watch out! You are being followed in the supermarket
Jerusalem and Tel Aviv among 14 cities to receive Bloomberg grants
Israel's Energiya to build solar field in Georgia
Polish Holocaust-themed film gets Oscar nomination, while Israeli entry misses cut
Cooking with a kosher soul
Remains of 8,000-year-old olive oil found in Lower Galilee
Grapevine: Being careful of what we wish for
FC Barcelona to cut ties with terror financier Qatar, Israeli TV reports
Pe’er and Glushko clash in Ra’anana final once more
Leader K8 aims to distance itself from pack
Maccabi Tel Aviv enters Top 16 Euroleague on a roll
‘First pure olive oil produced in 2000 years’ says Temple Institute
MK Elazar Stern leaves Hatnua over Labor merger
Tekuma central committee to choose running partner Saturday night
Post/Maariv Hashavua’ poll: Likud could finish in third place
Reform leader to run in Labor primary
Former prime ministerial advisers lead aspiring Labor newcomers
Israeli resolution renewed at General Assembly over Arab protests
Netanyahu: We will not ignore even one rocket from Gaza
Palestinians in Gaza fear IAF attack marks beginning of end of cease-fire
IDF aircraft strike Gaza following earlier rocket fire
PHOTO GALLERY: Palestinians clash with Israeli forces in West Bank
The Jewish roots of podcast sensation 'Serial'
PHOTO GALLERY: Jews, dignitaries worldwide mark third night of Hanukkah
For Cuban Jews in US, rapprochement with Castro regime cause for concern
Sydney menorah lighting canceled following deadly hostage siege
Dozens of Israelis fighting in Ukraine, rebel leader claims
Iran's support for Syria tested by oil price drop
Former head of Saudi religious police a bold feminist?
Iran honoring nuclear deal with Western powers, IAEA report shows
WATCH: Palestinians stage pro-Hamas rally on Temple Mount
Report: Hezbollah tries Mossad informant who foiled 5 attacks against Israelis
Harvard’s president stops an anti-Israel boycott against SodaStream
Opinion: The US is no longer in Israel’s pocket
Know Comment: International condemnations - Nu, so what!
From autonomy to sovereignty: The Oslo Agreements and Palestinian statehood
Better energy: Eight goals for the next energy minister
The last war but one
Why Fitch’s A+ gets a D
A love song for Jerusalem, sung in two genders
Grapevine: An international ‘Marriage’
This Week in Jerusalem: Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs
View from the hill
Three Ladies, Three Lattes: Shabbat peace
Happily Eva After: The one in which I acted the turkey
Where the blind lead the sighted
Grapevine: Celebrating in sign
Campaign jockeying reveals growing cracks in haredi walls
Turkey and the Islamic State
Abandoning the diplomatic battlefield to our enemies
Ignoring strategic reality
A song for Kislev: 'Sea of Sheaves'
שְתִיקָתוֹ שֶל בָּרוּך
שָרִים מִקוֹל הַלֵב
The miraculous oil of the olive
‘The peace process is like rock and roll – it is never going to die’
A smiling survivor
La droite s'effrite
L'union fait la force
Hanin Zoabi persiste et signe
La conférence du JPost
L'Andalousie séfarade, sur le chemin du retour
La cuisine juive dans l'espace et le temps
Les bougies de Safed
Transmuer la terreur en lumière
Autopsie d'une fuite de pétrole
L’éléphant blanc de Tel-Aviv
La violence dans les communautés juives orthodoxes : venir à bout du tabou
Affaires de femmes ?
Comment Abbas tire avantage de la mort d’Abou Ein
Frappes en Syrie, Damas accuse Tsahal
Al-Sissi n’est pas Moubarak
Le temps joue en faveur de Téhéran
Ciblés parce que juifs
Procès Lee Zeitouni : suite et fin
Peu d’espoir pour Pollard
Le prochain bras de fer entre Israël et les Etats-Unis
Government halts Christmas Day conversions in India
Jewish influence on Christmas music
Hijabs, kippot and Santa hats: The Haifa Festival of Festivals
Netanyahu commiserates with persecuted Christians
Iraqi Priest calls on Obama to step up fight against ISIS
The Moshav Movement Honors KKL-JNF
KKL-JNF at the Diplomatic Conference
New Bike Single in Lahav Forest in the Negev
40,000 Cranes at the Winter Bird Festival
Serbian PM Plants a Tree in the Grove of Nations
Sharing and Learning - German Forestry Students Intern with KKL-JNF
Israel and Finland Connect through the Environment
KKL-JNF Experts Visit China for Future Environmental Collaborations
The Shamir Drilling Project
Graduation Ceremony for Rosh HaAyin’s Volunteer Firefighters
Nigerian Forestry Delegation Sees KKL-JNF Desert Afforestation First-hand
In his Footsteps: Heritage Excursions in Memory of Yitzhak Rabin
JNF USA Doctors Mission Connects to a Healthy Israel
KKL Brazil Holds Annual Gala Dinner in São Paulo
JNF Toronto Negev Dinner 2014 Honors Dr. Max Glassman
Israel Today and Tomorrow: KKL France Mission Visits Israel
Living Green in Israel: the Contest and the Winners
Addressing Climate Change Conference
Nurturing the Foresters of the Future
Saving the Sabras
12.20.2014 | 28 Kislev, 5775
Bayit Yehudi minister says Abbas "has become Arafat's successor, just in different clothes. He's a terrorist in a suit and he must be treated that way."
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Bayit Yehudi lawmaker says she has a responsibility to visit holy site as often as possible and fight for Jews' right to pray there.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Economy minister tells 'Post': "I represent a stance shared by millions of people and no one will silence me."
Legislation would allow judges to sentence murderers and terrorists to life in prison without the option of a pardon from the president.
“The attempt to pass a constitution under pressure is unnecessary and improper before we work on a merger,” says Ariel.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Uri Orbach made the remark during a committee hearing convened by the two most high-profile female ministers in the Israeli cabinet.
Party leader says faction must decide how to select MKs for next Knesset in case government falls apart and elections are advanced to next spring.
Shaked says bill limiting presidential pardon for terrorists is relevant as ever; Yisrael Beytenu ministers to oppose all future prisoner releases.
Proposal meant to limit prisoner releases moves forward in Knesset; legislature passes preliminary reading 36-20.
Party source says PM "gave into pressure from the Left and attorney-general" to set back general ministerial vote on legislature limiting presidential pardons.
Endorsement comes after Bennett announces backing for Rivlin; Yisrael Beytenu not bound by Netanyahu endorsement of Rivlin, source says.
By LAHAV HARKOV,GIL HOFFMAN
Bayit Yehudi leader praises the candidate's "Zionism, values and good heart;" most of the religious-Zionist party expected to back Likud MK.
MK Yoni Chetboun pointed out that in recent years, Jerusalem Day became more of a holiday for religious Zionists and less one for the general population.
Fewer than 10 ministers greeted Pope Francis, much fewer than US president Barack Obama in 2013.
The two coalition parties are fighting an escalating war of appeals to Ministerial Committee for Legislation votes.
Shaked: Left having tough time because its partner for peace ran
away; Herzog calls for Livni, Lapid to leave government
The Bayit Yehudi MK weighs in on subjects ranging from peace talks to empowering Jews in neighborhoods with an influx of African migrants.
Majority of Bayit Yehudi MKs reportedly think party should leave coalition if 400 Palestinian prisoners freed, despite release of Pollard.
By LAHAV HARKOV,JPOST.COM STAFF
Political squabble continues in coalition as factions abstains from vote of confidence in Netanyahu following final approval of legislation.
By JEREMY SHARON,LAHAV HARKOV
Bill’s author, proponents from Hatnua are concerned that Bayit Yehudi is trying to earn time in order to stymie legislation.
Coalition leaders committed to supporting bills on electoral reform, haredi conscription and the referendum bill. The question is whether their commitments are worth the paper on which they're written.
Don't take Likud hawks, Bayit Yehudi seriously, opposition leader Isaac Herzog tells US Secretary of State John Kerry.
Chetboun holds conference of foreign diplomats to discuss funding of agency.
"Liberman is afraid of Bennett after seeing drop in poll numbers among right-wing voters," a Bayit Yehudi source told Army Radio.
Yesh Atid chief backs High Court order to cut funds for yeshiva students; Peri: Coalition in danger if draft-dodgers not criminally penalized.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,GIL HOFFMAN
Yogev responds to Ambassador Shapiro request for an apology: "America and Europe want to evict the Jewish People from its land. Kerry is anti-Israel."
First-term Bayit Yehudi MK Motti Yogev claims the secretary of state "wants to decrease the Jewish presence in the Land of Israel."
New poll shows pro-settler party reaching 17 seats if elections were held today.
By LAHAV HARKOV,HERB KEINON
Ayelet Shaked told i24 News in December that she sees no reason why Jewish settlers can't stay in the Palestinian state.
First-term MK Motti Yogev claims the secretary of state "wants to decrease the Jewish presence in the Land of Israel."
The move follows recommendations by a Justice Ministry committee from 2008, which were not put into place due to protestations from local rabbis.
Benny Katzover who heads the Samaria Citizen’s Committee, has no plans to participate in the public ceremony in Jerusalem.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
The state currently subsidizes 66 percent of all university tuition, but new bill argues it should not do so for those evading military service.
Livni calls MK Struck's comments evil and unintelligent; Marzel: "I'm glad Sharon, a threat to Israel, was removed."
Bayit Yehudi leader says ongoing peace talks "have only brought us terror"; says won't accept deal with PA based on pre-1967 lines.
By JPOST.COM STAFF, TOVAH LAZAROFF, GIL HOFFMAN
Not Israel, the Palestinian Authority, or the Americans are considering this proposal during the negotiations, MK Ahmed Tibi said.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
“Nobody will be expelled from their homes or dispossessed of his possessions,” foreign minister says.
By HERB KEINON
Interior minister leads delegation of lawmakers on symbolic tour of swath of West Bank that Israel views as vital for its strategic depth.
Bayit Yehudi leader say faction will leave coalition if government adopts US diplomatic proposals that cede Jordan Valley to Palestinians; source says "he will not present red lines publicly but those who need to know know."
Legislation would allow court to stop president from pardoning murderers with nationalist motivation.
Bayit Yehudi and Yesh Atid in mutual recriminations whether a deal was agree to dilute the bill in committee.
By JEREMY SHARON
"Every party or movement that does not put women at the top and use their power is made up of suckers," Bennett says at faction's Women's Forum.
"We the tax payers are funding organizations that try to harm IDF soldiers," says economy minister.
Bill meant to "limit foreign entities' ability to influence Israeli democracy through donations to NGOs."
Political fight between Bayit Yehudi, Yesh Atid delayed transfer of NIS 80.5 million to West Bank settlements.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF, LAHAV HARKOV
Finance minister vows to push peace process forward, "even if it necessitate a coalition realignment of one kind or another."
By JPOST.COM STAFF, REUTERS
MK Horowitz slams minister’s ‘homophobic comments’, ministers split on bill banning discrimination against gays.
Economy and trade minister says Israel diverting funds to open trade missions in China, India, Hong Kong.
Bayit Yehudi reinstated its veto of Yesh Atid-initiated legislation giving equal tax benefits to gay and straight parents.
Shaked of Bayit Yehudi says bill "defies religious status quo"; Horowitz of Meretz says move reveals Bennett's "dark worldview."
MK Orit Struck wrote a letter to Weinstein in the name of her party, extensively quoting speeches by Arab lawmakers.
Law would not apply to the W. Bank, but would apply to peace treaty involving land swaps or giving up parts of J'lem.
Deputy minister attacks Kerry's comments that failure of peace talks will push Palestinians to third intifada.
Livni complained that Bayit Yehudi was advancing settlement construction to prevent the formation of a Palestinian state.
Issue of Jewish visitation rights to holy site has gained traction in recent days.
“There is no Temple Mount,” shouts MK Zahalka at proposal to find solution to allow Jews to enter compound.
La campagne électorale est lancée depuis une semaine à peine. Le bloc de centre droit apparaît divisé et de nouvelles alliances se profilent
By BEN CASPIT
La chance semble sourire à Naftali Bennett, l’étoile montante des récents sondages. Le leader de HaBayit HaYehoudi a réussi à élargir l’assise de son parti
By LESLIE SUSSER
Rififi entre HaBayit HaYehoudi et Yesh Atid, qui s’affrontent cette fois-ci sur les droits de la communauté gay et lesbienne.
By SARAH LALOU ET LAHAV HARKOV
Uri Ariel invites John Kerry to talk, even though the secretary of state’s warnings "look and sound like a threat."
The clip depicts Bennett in costume as a hipster, wearing a fake beard, glasses and a hat and walking a tiny dog in a sweater around Tel Aviv.
Talks on merger expected to end by weekend.
In the 2013 election, Tekuma, a hardline national-religious party, ran together with Bayit Yehudi and received 4 reserved spots on the joint list.
Polling data suggest united list would draw more seats; rebel MK Yoni Chetboun announces he’ll run with ex-Shas leader Eli Yishai.
Liberman becomes fourth candidate for PM
Economy Minister Bennett, housing minister Ariel trade barbs.
“It’s a time of emergency so we need to have unity,” economy minister says.
Bayit Yehudi MK Wortzman tells 'Post' that halachic debate on issue is legitimate, but he does not accept attempts to tie terrorist attacks to the efforts of those seeking to visit the Temple Mount.
Yosef was speaking at the funeral of Shalom Aharon Ba’adani, who died of injuries sustained in the terror attack in Jerusalem on Wednesday.
Deputy Religious Services Minister Eli Ben-Dahan denies claims despite complaints by several heads of local authorities that Bayut Yehudi delegates were being forced upon them.
It is likely that instead of passing the bill into law which would still require a significant fight, the reforms will be passed as a government order instead.
Stern’s bill would allow chief municipal rabbis to established their own conversion courts in conjunction with another two rabbinical judges.
MK Shaked motivated by High Court annulling government's migrant policy; Meretz proposes legislation making such reversals practically impossible.
Sources in Bayit Yehudi have confirmed to 'The Jerusalem Post' that the rabbi has the party’s backing.
Economy Minister Naftali Bennett, the Bayit Yehudi chairman, said that “those who are committed to war against Islamic State and Hamas can’t give them a state.”
Farmers complain they are not being compensated as Tax Authority and Agriculture Ministry not working together.
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat fined NIS 406,087 for violating campaign finance laws.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB,DANIEL K. EISENBUD
Feiglin takes credit for Bennett’s rise; New religious party on the cards.
The constitution would give Bennett unprecedented power in the party's institutions and enable him to hand pick three candidates in realistic slots for the next Knesset.
MK Yoni Chetboun "is under heavy pressure to run from many, many people, including rabbis and central party activists," says spokesman.
“The Bayit Yehudi party continues to represent the most extreme positions in Judaism,” Hatnua MK Stern says following the move.
Currently there are only four conversion courts in the country in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa and Ashkelon and 31 rabbinical judges for conversion.
Struck: They’re like robbers who enter a bank in masks.
By BEN HARTMAN
The Sokolov Prize-winning journalist Uri Elitzur eulogized as "full of love for the Land of Israel" by Bayit Yehudi.
Study finds secular studies are greatly reduced and there is an emphasis on superficial learning by rote in such schools.
Relations between ultra-Orthodox parties and Bayit Yehudi have hit record lows in recent weeks over haredi conscription law.
The next Shmita year starts at the beginning of the next Jewish calendar year which will be in September 2014.
The Knesset Finance Committee approves tax benefits to donors of NGOs operating in a variety of fields, including welfare, education, and religion.
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
Gay celebrity Assi Azar says power is in Bennett's hands to "be brave and make the right decision, not the populist one for his voters."
Officials in Yesh Atid have said that the cancellation of some of the cuts will only come into effect if the government bill on drafting haredim into the army will be passed.
It is widely perceived that rabbinical courts favor men while the family courts favor women on issues of child custody, division of assets.
Bayit Yehudi blocks portion of bill for municipal rabbi reforms, claiming it's not well thought out and was not coordinated with the party.
Erdogan states Turkey-Israel ties will not be normalized as long as Israel continues to "kill innocent children and continue its operations in Gaza."
Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein’s legal objection was that presidential pardons by definition take into account later unexpected situations and the current bill appeared to ignore anything over the horizon.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Do you really want to continue getting your news reports about my country from writers who view the truth as little more than a needless inconvenience?
By AYELET SHAKED
Ironically, it is the very organizations that seek transparency and accountability from their own government that are being branded as traitors and foreign agents by the self-proclaimed guardians of Israeli democracy.
By DANYA COHEN
It is difficult to know what is more disturbing: Whether Bayit Yehudi chairman Naftali Bennett really believes the delusional drivel he wrote in his op-ed this week, or whether he doesn’t, but wrote it anyway.
By MARTIN SHERMAN
In the balance between those two more realistic alternatives, most Israelis will probably support ending the occupation, if not in hope of the carrot then in reasonable fear of the stick.
By JOHNATHAN ROSEN
In the long run, to fulfill his ambition of becoming PM, Liberman will have to broaden his appeal.
By JONATHAN RYNHOLD