09.25.2016 | 22 Elul, 5776
Netanyahu: We’re looking for a creative solution for Amona
'Syrian Army forces pour into area near Israel border, prepare operation'
Quartet calls Israel out for ongoing settlement activity
Knife attack thwarted near Kiryat Arba
Netanyahu to ask Clinton, Trump not to back imposing a diplomatic solution on Israel
Togo president: Israel holds key to troubles in Africa
Christian, Jewish and Muslim youth from Jerusalem take a stand in the Old City
Regev in eye of storm over Ophir Awards walkout
Ambassador from Down Under shows over-the-top enthusiasm
State appeals Parole Board's early release of Rabbi Pinto from jail
Netanyahu explains Russia's interest in cooperating with Israel
Dance Review: Slug
Israel Museum turns annual gala into ‘Arti-Shuk’
Lights, camera, Haifa!
Beitar humiliated by Hapoel Haifa; Maccabi hosts Hapoel in TA derby
Israel advances to WBC qualifier final
Israel advances to qualifier final with nail-biting 1-0 win over Brazil
In the middle of a playoff race, fans momentarily shift their focus to baseball
Bee rhythms more affected by social interactions than sunlight
Fighting suicide with life
Hebrew U team finds first biological link between stress and obesity
‘Nagging kids about food adds to family strife’
Israeli pathfinder in plant-based biopesticide industry earns posthumous award
Israeli solar tech could make clean water a global reality
Elkin: Israel should be part of Australian-led climate discussions
Work progressing at Israeli horticulture center in Rwanda
Jerusalem Post Editorial: Custodian of the holy
Mr. President: The Israeli settlements are legal
Urban renewal the only solution
Letters to the Editor: Gifting etiquette
Who won Jordan’s election? It’s in the eye of the beholder
Playboy magazine features hijab wearing woman for the first time ever
Obama vetoes Sept. 11 Saudi bill; says would hurt national security
US Congress denounces 'ransom' payments to Iran in new bill
Rouhani: Zionists pressuring US to violate Iran nuclear deal
Obama threatens to veto two Iran-related bills
Iran threatens to 'turn Tel Aviv and Haifa to dust' if Israel missteps
Iran's new warship warns: 'US should go to Bay of Pigs, Persian Gulf is our house'
Did ISIS use chemical weapons in rocket strike near US troops in Iraq?
Report: ISIS shoots down Syrian warplane allegedly killing pilot
France's 'first all-female ISIS cell' allegedly sought to strike Eiffel Tower
ISIS ploting to massacre Christians in Belgian shopping mall
City of Munich cancels BDS event due to antisemitism
Brazilian authorities arrest Israeli citizen in cocaine bust
Pollard: It will take a miracle to get me back to Israel
Jewish lawmaker will bring bodyguard to UK Labour Party conference
A first: Cukierman takes GoforIsrael investment conference to China
Algae – more important than we thought
Israeli startup, Mattel bringing Barbie from 'life in plastic' to digital Barbie world
Government looks to hi-tech
Study shows how Jewish vote could play crucial role in key states
Trump campaign: Clinton should be disqualified for event hosting Palestinian teacher
Adelson to give $5 million toward electing Trump
A Bush for a Clinton? George H.W. Bush allegedly 'voting for Hillary'
London's Muslim mayor backs Clinton for US president
When politicians get sick: Is Hillary Clinton's health like Ariel Sharon's?
Debilitating image of Clinton jolts US presidential race
Livni: Clinton health hysteria would not be the same if she were a man
Pride and affirmative prejudice: Donald Trump and the Jews
Trump proposes disarming Clinton bodyguards: 'Let's see what happens to her'
Media 'warms up the gas chamber' for Republicans, Trump's son says
Sailing adventures along the Baltic Sea
Swiss judge: Muslim students must shake female teachers' hands or face fine
Star Catcher: Astrology for the week of Sptember 23, 2016
Metro Grapevine: Holiday Giving
Podcast: Does Trump love Jews or embolden antisemitic voices?
Why Starbucks failed in Israel (and only in Israel)
Taxicab Diplomacy: Trump vs. Clinton
PODCAST: After Turkey, Africa and Egypt, is Saudi Arabia Israel’s next ally?
Who said it? Yair Lapid or the Ikea catalog?
Take our Quiz: What should Netanyahu's UN gimmick be this year?
5 reasons why Brangelina's divorce is Jewish related
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
Coupling Trump and Netanyahu
Money to spend
Back out of the bottle
A never-ending struggle
From Tex-Mex to Rugelach: Four great new cookbooks
Book Review: The Iran Wars
Hot off the Arab press
Quiche, the ultimate comfort food
Corridors of Power in Jerusalem: Separate and not equal
This week in Jerusalem
A tribute to Barry Chamish
All Jerusalem’s a stage
A love letter to Italy
Hate into hope, ugliness into color
Jazz: The big picture
Getting to know Ian Lawrence
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After WWI, Christian Zionists sought a political expression in the world
IFCJ provides more than NIS 6m. in aid for Rosh Hashana
Pope Francis prays for Shimon Peres to have a full recovery after stroke
Latam Countries Celebrate Independence with KKL-JNF
Korea-Israel Friendship Forest Dedicated in Jerusalem Mountains
Coexistence at the Naturally for Israel Conference in Cologne
Israeli and Aussie Youth Clean up the Kinneret Shores Together
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.
One activists shouted that Deputy Defense Minister Ben-Dahan was deceiving them. “You are just throwing sand in our eyes.”
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Asad estimated that in last year's election, the overwhelming majority of the Druse voted for Yisrael Beytenu.
By GIL HOFFMAN
The Bayit Yehudi membership drive launched on July 19.
PM, Bayit Yehudi leader accuse each other of harming the Right through use of the press.
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.
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.
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.
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