07.23.2016 | 17 Tammuz, 5776
Netanyahu phones Abbas, offers condolences on brother’s death
How can Israeli air defense systems counter the drone threat?
'Palestinians, Sudan working to restrain Israeli breakthrough in Africa'
B’Tselem: 63% of casualties in 2014 war were civilians
Deadly Munich shooting perpetrated near 1972 massacre of Israeli Olympians
The Jerusalem Post's top 5 stories of July 22
Israel, Palestinian Authority in African diplomatic battle
Life in the West Bank’s capital of ‘martyrs’
James Caan believes Trump makes the US an offer it can’t refuse
Virtual exhibition showcases the life and times of Yitzhak Shamir
Lee Memphis King gets all shook up
Films and fanfare on the small screen
Fast-paced period piece
Kenyan-born runner going the distance for Israel at the Olympics
Israeli triathlete Darmon rolls into Rio for 1st Olympics
Haifa hopes to turn things around in Estonia
Sinai Says: Jumping through hoops to explain perplexing gymnastics coaching decision
Nation’s cleanest beaches named
Kahlon says Israel has a real estate bubble, and it will burst
Israel Chemicals denies reports it plans to de-list from TASE
Israeli doctors save young boy from flesh-eating bacteria
School nurses announce intention to strike
Two Knesset panels push to boost women’s roles in academia
Health groups blast gov’t plan to boost public medicine
For the love of crows
Steinitz slams delays in natural gas deal for causing ‘billions in damages’
Looking to relax by the sea? Steer clear of Israel’s most crowded beaches
Editor's Notes: Stop alienating
COLUMN ONE: Turkey – Roger out
Erdogan’s false flag operation
Letters to the Editor: Feeling disgust
Erdogan vows Turkish military shake-up as emergency rule takes hold
Jihadis call on 'lone wolf' terrorists to attack Israeli athletes at Rio Olympics
Turkish academics ‘very scared’ as government imposes travel ban
In Marrakesh, Israelis return to their Moroccan roots to seek a new life – or flee the police
Iran left with no choice but to confront the US, official warns
Iranian Kurdish leader to ‘Post’: Iran regime is a common enemy
Landau: Secret Iran documents underline a ‘very serious’ problem
White House on defensive as Iran says ambitious nuclear plan a 'matter of pride'
Report: ISIS operating sleeper cells in Lebanese refugee camps
One mile from ISIS feels safer than France or Turkey to Kurdish peshmerga
ISIS claims responsibility for Nice attack
Munich Jewish community leader: We will not be intimidated by terror
Lauder to Polish officials: Apologize for doubting role in pogroms
US rabbis raise $3.5m. in campaign to ‘save’ French olim from secular lifestyle
UK launches Mideast effort to tackle water issues
WATCH LIVE: Peres, Rivlin and Netanyahu launch Israeli Innovation Center
Israeli startups are used around the globe
Samsung president poised to ramp up investing in Israel
Israel's high-tech raises record $1.7b in second quarter
Hillary Clinton picks Virginia Senator Tim Kaine for VP
On Trump, Jewish voters not taking the bait
Trump rejects historic parallel of 'America First' slogan
Pence, Cruz, Gingrich cite Israel on contentious GOP convention night
Grapevine: The degree of what is offensive
Grapevine: Mount of Olives music
This week in 60 seconds: Erdogan dodges coup, but Kerry fails to dodge door
It takes a village
PODCAST: After Turkey, Africa and Egypt, is Saudi Arabia Israel’s next ally?
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
100-Year-Old Theater Converted Into Stunning Bookstore
TripAdvisor reviews in jail? Yes.
Guinea Pigs Don’t Like Sharing Food
A Chalkboard Sign Spotted In Brooklyn, New York, Mocks Europe After Brexit
Second Lebanon War veteran's road to redemption
Empowering women globally
The American spirit’s impact
A Jewish view on ‘Nature Deficit Disorder'
A call for historical accuracy
The debatable laugh
Images of Jerusalem past
Hot off the Arab press
Summertime chickpea dishes
Treats for Shabbat morning
A blend of wine, Judaism and Zionism
The last of Jerusalem’s Mohicans
Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs.
Fun in the park
From ghost town to a valley of giants
RAW FOOD: Passing fad or here to stay?
Another kind of romantic exchange
A German-Israeli love story
‘חָרִיש’, עִיר חֲדָשָה בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל
The Christian Edition- one month free subscription
Israel’s blessing to the world
Remembering the 'Exodus'
$100 million Christian theme park makes the Bible ‘come alive’
President of Paraguay Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
Honoring Holocaust Rescuer Belgian Prince with a Tree in Israel
Perth and Merhav Am, Different but the Same
Canadian Young Professionals Visit Gaza Border Communities
Overnight Camp for Children with Special Needs Breaks Barriers
Spanish Village Connects with its Ancient Jewish Roots
Expo Forest Inaugurated in the Negev
Czech prime minister plants tree in Jerusalem grove of nations
The Scholarship is from Canada, the Foresters from Israel
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!
KKL-JNF holds its 6th Latin American Leadership Conference
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
We will win but how long will it take? Including Bibi's Building Bluff
Is a Jewish safe haven possible in the Diaspora; is America the “exception”?
Potentially Misleading Statistics on Global Terrorism
Still Looking for Israel at Harvard
Right-wing lawmakers in Knesset's Land of Israel Caucus pen petition, which garners 22 signatures.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Last month, Bayit Yehudi MK Bezalel Smotrich drew condemnation for saying new Jewish mothers shouldn’t have to share hospital rooms with Arab ones.
Proposal seeks to follow similar ideas suggested in France, US.
“Whoever is trying to kill us should be taken out,” Bayit Yehudi MK says.
Sa nomination fait grincer les dents. La nouvelle ministre de la Justice va devoir prouver qu’elle est autre chose qu’une belle plante
By SARAH HONIG
Si le public israélien a réagi avec retenue à la publication du rapport du contrôleur de l’Etat sur les dépenses du couple Netanyahou, celui sur la crise du logement pourrait avoir plus de succès
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN,SYLVIE BERGER
Des photos de lui taguées de la croix gammée. Des pancartes : « Ygal Amir vote Bennett ». Désormais accompagné de gardes du corps, il ne change pas pour autant de trajectoire
After religious Zionists handed him victory, he spat in their faces – proving they really do need a party of their own.
By EVELYN GORDON
Rosenheim, who until recently was vice president of the religious Bnei Akiva youth movement, is known to be a man very close to Education Minister and Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett.
By PEGGY CIDOR
The ministry was for a long time under Shas control, and since 1998 has rarely been out of the party’s authority.
By JEREMY SHARON
Speaking about the alleged voter fraud that Yahad has claimed prevented the party from entering the Knesset, Yishai said that he was considering an appeal to the courts.
Bennett and Lapid rise and fall in tandem, even when they're not working together anymore.
Bayit Yehudi licks its wounds after dropping from 12 to eight seats; MKs say religious-Zionist vote shifted to Likud.
Supporters upbeat as Bayit Yehudi loses four seats.
By SAM SOKOL
Without a large Bayit Yehudi, there will be a Netanyahu-Herzog-Livni government, party leader warns after visit to Machane Yehuda market.
Bennett to Kahlon: You don't have to divide Jerusalem to bring social reform.
Activist Daniella Weiss said hundreds of buses are set to bring demonstrators "united for the Land of Israel" to Tel Aviv.
Lapid says Bayit Yehudi ads are not just factually wrong, they're low.
The Likud released a video Saturday night that showed Netanyahu unwilling to give up Jerusalem in a game of monopoly.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
Report says settlements are legal under international law, calls on government to allow construction of outposts.
Bayit Yehudi leader says he supports equal rights for gays, but not marriage • Protesters disrupt speech to Anglos • Bennett to speak at AIPAC conference in DC
"Every person can be abnormal in his house," but "he can't make demands from me, as the state," says 8th on Bayit Yehudi list.
Bayit Yehudi chairman and Yahad party candidate exchange verbal blows while vying over strongest opposition to land concessions to Palestinians.
"This is the front line between the free and civilized world," Bennett says atop a hill in Samaria, pointing out the proximity of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
"It is unfortunate that the ideological Right is fooled by his campaign," Shaked says of Likud campaign.
The bill states that any nonprofit organization that receives more than half of its funding from a foreign political entity would have to indicate as much in any publication or letter.
The Rabbinical Judges Appointments Committee is scheduled to convene on Wednesday, as the July 15 deadline set by the High Court of Justice to appoint new rabbinical judges to the Supreme Rabbinical Court rapidly approaches.
English membership forums will be available in print and eventually online. It was unclear whether a party has ever had official English membership forms that count.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Coalition chairman Bitan: 'Meir Dagan was an extreme right-winger and left the Mossad the opposite. I believe this is a transformation that people in this position undergo.'
By LAHAV HARKOV,ASHER WEBER
Asks for more time to kill Hamas head; says he'll bring defense pact with US.
Former ministers from across the political spectrum came out in favor of education minister's demand that security cabinet members be briefed regularly by a military secretary.
Bayit Yehudi MK Betzalel Smotrich has proposed legislation to establish a unified standard for kashrut licensing across the country.
Bayit Yehudi MK Shuli Moalem-Refaeli is strongly lobbying for a candidate who is the brother of her parliamentary aide.
Activists in the party want more power for themselves and to punish Bennett for leading the party from 12 seats to eight in last year's election.
Jeremy Saltan declares his candidacy for a spot on the seven-member Bayit Yehudi central committee presidential board.
The changes happened following demands from party activists that Bennett be punished for leading Bayit Yehudi from 12 seats to eight in last year's elections.
Several MKs and national-religious rabbis spoke out forcefully when the Association of Hesder Yeshivot made public the fact that it had received hundreds of complaints from religious soldiers.
Slomiansky changed the new proposal so that it does not require judges to refer to Jewish civil law before international precedents.
MKs Shuli Moalem-Refaeli, Nissan Slomiansky, Bezalel Smotrich and Mordhay Yogev have all signed the proposed legislation.
Usually, the Defense Minister and security cabinet decide who is an illegal organization – like they did with the Islamic Movement’s Northern Branch in November – and not the Knesset.
Ariel also called for building E1, where there are plans for 3,500 apartments.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Of the NIS 3000 price to attend the dinner, NIS 2300 will go to the party.
Earlier in the week, Shaked said she expected the police to investigate certain attacks on her.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Ariel wrote the letter following reports of gestures Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is willing to make to the Palestinians to ease tensions.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN,NATHAN WISE
Despite an embarrassing week for the Knesset, misbehaving MKs are likely to stay put.
Intelligence Minister Katz: We are taking steps to stop incitement.
The Bayit Yehudi MK said he will remain a lawmaker "and act on the behalf of the People of Israel as I did this far, out of faith and commitment to my voters."
Bayit Yehudi lawmaker apologizes after female writers at Walla, where he was editor-in-chief, accuse him of inappropriate sexual conduct before he entered politics.
“Those attacks are motivated by one hatred seeking to hurt those who believe or pray differently."
"There is still building by private citizens throughout our country, but all public construction works have been frozen by the prime minister," MK Nissan Slomiansky said.
By ARIK BENDER
Bayit Yehudi opposes reported confidence building steps with Palestinians, citing wave of terrorism.
Bill fixes loophole in "Popcorn Law" to allow patrons to bring their own refreshments to the movies.
According to MK Gafni, adding the West Bank would cost NIS 600m. out of the amount allotted for the benefits, leaving less for periphery towns.
The legislation calls for making up for lost work hours from Sundays during the rest of the week.
Smotrich says healthy and normal people want a traditional family; Bennett rejects his MK’s use of “abomination” to describe LGBT people.
Bennett's Facebook page has been inundated with threatening messages that allegedly encourage violence against the minister as well as other right-wing politicians.
Erdan, who is strong in Likud, joined Shas and Bayit Yehudi ministers in opposing the budget.
The High Court of Justice had ordered the state to demolish the buildings by July 30, but the order will now be challenged by Beit El municipal authorities.
According to Smotrich, Jews are the ones who are deprived, because “they don’t get free land in the Negev,” a reference to Beduin.
He will face off in a July 28 election in the Bayit Yehudi central committee against fellow party activists Yonatan Dubov and Ya'acov Stern.
Shaked defends Bayit Yehudi’s actions, critics accuse party of thwarting legislative efforts on issue.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN,JEREMY SHARON
"The terrorist organizations must receive the message that the blood of Israeli citizens, especially residents of Judea and Samaria, is not worthless," says Uri Ariel.
Legislation states that company must state limitations in advance- if it does not notify a customer ahead of time, it will be required to pay NIS 10,000 fine without proof of damages.
According to the proposal, NGOs funded by foreign governments will have to write that they do so on any publication or public statement or event.
Still licking its wounds from losing a third of its Knesset seats in this year’s election, Bayit Yehudi began the process of evaluating what went wrong.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had promised to give the division those funds as part of his coalition agreement with Bayit Yehudi, which was voted on last week.
Faction argues two sections of Likud-Bayit Yehudi coalition deal are illegal.
Faction steps back from responsibility for religion and state issues.
Bennett: “We will look out for the common good”; Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan to serve as deputy defense minister.
Netanyahu is expected to tackle the issue at the request of the Bayit Yehudi Party, which was the last of the Likud’s four coalition partners to finalize a deal to enter the government.
Bayit Yehudi MK, 39, is not a lawyer and the same steadfastness of purpose which has made her popular on the Right have earned her jeers on the Left.
The party also gained the chairmanship of the important Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee which MK Nissan Slomiansky is poised to receive.
Faction leader Naftali Bennett's demand comes ahead of Wednesday's midnight deadline to form a new government.
Former diplomat Alon Liel spearheaded a petition last October calling for parliaments to recognize a Palestinian state based on pre-1967 lines.
"Every party received offers that answer to their needs, including Bayit Yehudi," said Elkin, who also serves as party whip.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Activist denies rebellion against party head.
Bayit Yehudi’s Smotrich wants Israel to talk about Jewish rights to the land, instead of concessions.
If the bill passes, election campaign ads would be allowed to air more than 60 days before election day.
"Bayit Yehudi is a central partner in this coalition and there's no reason that this should not go forward," says MK Yariv Levin, a member of the Likud negotiation team.
"Palestinian state is a dangerous left-wing delusion," Magal says.
Bennett had suggested that Bayit Yehudi could potentially sit in the opposition.
In Facebook comment that was later removed, Bennett said ahead of coalition negotiations that Beyit Yehudi could serve the people from the opposition.
The religious-Zionist leader will seek specific language in government guidelines prior to his party's entry into the coalition.
Number 14 on party's list warns: "This is what we'll get if we don't have a big Bayit Yehudi."
Bayit Yehudi chief calls out Zionist Union co-chairman Issac Herzog, whom he says can calm spirits if he wants to.
"Uri was a trailblazer. He was our north star," Bennett says, commemorating Orbach.
Pensioners Affairs Minister, 54, died of a chronic blood disease.
Bayit Yehudi's Ben-Dahan takes offense at US president's comments that kosher deli shooting was "random."
Naftali Bennett has come short in his attempt to transform modern Orthodoxy’s role from supporting actor to director.
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
Does the PM really want a small shaky government or would he prefer a large stable administration ostensibly committed to a two-state solution?
By LESLIE SUSSER
Education Minister Naftali Bennett sees a clear connection tying the UN report on the last conflict with Gaza to the Dreyfus Affair, and BDS to the Amalekites’ efforts to dehumanize the Israelites.
By HAYAH GOLDLIST-EICHLER,LAHAV HARKOV
The famous hymn describes the Jewish people's longing to return to Jerusalem.
By ELIA BERGER
By SUSAN HATTIS ROLEF
Rather than giving in to prejudice and fear we should spread hope and tolerance.
By DANIEL GOLDMAN
Naftali Bennett’s dream to refashion religious Zionism as Israel’s political fulcrum
seems increasingly elusive, following his scandalized protégé Yinon Magal’s resignation.
Netanyahu and Ya’alon unite against Bennett and Shaked.
By BEN CASPIT
Education Minister Naftali Bennett spent Wednesday morning on the phone with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
By BEN CASPIT/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
It’s hard writing about a new government when you can’t find it.
By LIAT COLLINS