Iran vote delayed to avoid influencing Israel's election, senator says
Peres on Netanyahu speech: When the US president tells you not to come to US, you don't go
Rivlin addresses UN at Holocaust memorial
Obama: Netanyahu meeting before Israel election 'inappropriate'
It takes a village
Wolf Prizes in the sciences and arts presented to nine North Americans
Food company buys Bikur Cholim property from Gaydamak, promises will remain with Shaare Zedek
Protect young children from choking on Tu Bishvat delicacies
The science behind online charitable giving
Israeli, Palestinian agriculture officials cooperate to curb bird flu spread
Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a start-up
Presenting: A cross between a pomelo and an orange and other novel Israeli produce varieties
Delving into the ‘Night’
Kelis bringing a taste of 'Food' to Israel - but no milkshakes, please
A taste of Barcelona in Tel Aviv
Kiryat Shmona held by Sakhnin, remains in 2nd place
Basketball: Impressive Maccabi Tel Aviv overcomes Real Madrid
Athletes from across the globe flock to Eilat for Israman
Rolling Mac TA Express set for collision with old nemesis Real
Agriculture Ministry publishes Tu B’Shvat seder booklet
Left blasts PM over alleged alcohol consumption, recycled-bottle hoarding
Likud likens V15 activity to past corruption allegations against Herzog
Hostilities in North give Likud boost in latest 'Jerusalem Post' poll
26 parties submit final lists for election
Yachad and Otzma end furious row and unite electoral lists
Netanyahu puts Bennie Begin back on Likud list
Masked Arab teen arrested in A-Tur for attacking police with arsenal of firecrackers
Palestinian who threw firebombs shot dead, army says
'Israel knew about the Gaza tunnel threat but did nothing about it'
Nasrallah confirms Hezbollah, Iran bolstering presence along Golan border
Liberman: Israel's policy toward Hezbollah spurring terror from Lebanon, Syria
German judge convicts man for shouting ‘Death to Zionists’ at march
BBC to investigate presenter’s Israel questions at Paris protest march
Lithuanian Jews, Zuroff spar over Holocaust research center
Portugal okays law of return for Sephardic Jews
Nightmare for Italian Jewish leader and TV crew after being locked inside Auschwitz
ISIS executes second Japanese hostage
Experts see family competition behind Saudi king succession struggle
Hamas no longer accepts Egypt as Israel mediator, source close to group says
Islamic State seizes oil facility in north Iraq, 15 workers missing
Report: Egyptian warplanes bomb Islamist terror bases in Sinai after deadly attacks
When news is not really news
Letters: February 1
It couldn’t happen today
Iran’s nuclear program is a threat
A drive for justice
Xin Chào, Vietnam
Hating Jews for Allah
Book Review: Telling his own story
Book Review: An Israeli ambassador, aboveboard
Hot off the Arab press
Middle Eastern date desserts for Tu Bishvat
This week in Jerusalem
Wading Through Widowhood: The power of life
Coming full circle
Grapevine: Campaigning in many tongues
Wading through widowhood
A feast for the senses
What’s really at stake in this election: unilateral pullout from West Bank
Iran and Hezbollah – an explosive combination
Striking terror targets in Syria - Israel's rights under int'l law
Anti-Semitism and the battle against Jihad
A song for Shvat: 'Song of the grasses'
אַתְ לְבַדֵך תָבִינִי
Giving Beit Shemesh children a helping hand
18 recommendations that could determine Israel’s fate before the ICC
Happily Eva After: Ushering in 2015 the Eva way
Netanyahou sous le feu des critiques
Questions à Tzipi Livni
La violence refait surface
La liste de Herzog
Commémoration du 70e anniversaire de la libération du camp d’Auschwitz
Les mots valent mieux que la violence
Coexistence festive à Haïfa
Festival du film juif de Jérusalem, que la lumière soit !
Chocs, cheikhs et schiste
Une démocratie tronquée
Hautement qualifiés, fortement motivés
2014, un excellent cru pour l'aliya
Israël VS Hezbollah
Unis contre la terreur islamique
Le califat : rêve ou cauchemar pour l’islam ?
Comment Abbas tire avantage de la mort d’Abou Ein
Qui a tué Alberto Nisman ?
L’antisémitisme à la tribune des Nations unies
Islamophobie et antisémitisme : une comparaison problématique
Le 11 septembre français ?
Obama dismisses Muslim faith claims, says he is devout Christian
On first official visit to US, Rivlin addresses black Christian leaders in Brooklyn
In shadow of Paris attacks, UK faith leaders sign anti-hate declaration
Pope Francis calls for Christian Unity
Birth control ban doesn't mean breed 'like rabbits,' Pope says
JNF Canada Staff Mission Visits Projects for Disadvantaged Youth
Friends of JNF Australia Visit Negev Communities
International Dental Convention Participants Tour the Negev with KKL-JNF
Holiday Cheer as KKL-JNF Distributes Christmas Trees
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
WMC 2015 Closing Evening Reception
Living on the Edge in the Gaza Periphery
Former UN Ambassador Dan Gillerman at WMC 2015
WMC 2015 Opening Reception at Beit Hatfutsot
Living Green in Israel: the Contest and the Winners
Addressing Climate Change Conference
Nurturing the Foresters of the Future
Saving the Sabras
01.31.2015 | 11 Shevat, 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.
Naftali Bennett rêvait d’une liste jeune et laïque pour attirer un électorat moins pratiquant. Mais les électeurs en ont décidé autrement...
Certains encouragent sa démarche. D’autres l’accusent de cultiver le communautarisme à des fins personnelles. L’entrée en politique d’Avraham Azoulay divise. Entretien.
By EVE HAKIMI
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
Uri Ariel invites John Kerry to talk, even though the secretary of state’s warnings "look and sound like a threat."
A question that has plagued Bayit Yehudi MKs for the past two years: What does being a religious-Zionist mean?
"I did not expect the public outcry that arose from my joining politics," Ohana says.
Eli Ohana, a former Betar Jerusalem star and coach of the Israel National Under-19 Team, will be in the party's top 10.
Bennett unsuccessfully tries to assuage his base's anger by appointing Peace Now activist-turned-right-winger; Shas accuses Shaked of racism for saying Ohana is needed because he is Sephardic.
Petition comes after Bayit Yehudi candidate had petitioned Central Election Committee to disqualify Labor-Hatnua from using its Hebrew name "The Zionist Camp."
The issue of women serving in the army has become a point of contention within the national religious community that Bayit Yehudi represents.
By JEREMY SHARON
Move to come following complaints by candidates of discrepancies.
Shimon Riklin petitioned the court for a recount Monday due to discrepancies.
Bennett calls new list "excellent," says he is proud of it and everyone on it.
Both Labor and Bayit Yehudi received boosts from their primaries this week.
Despite Bennett's best efforts, the Bayit Yehudi's new list is one in which legendary party leader and education minister Zevulun Hammer wouldn't feel uncomfortable.
Fifty seven percent of Bayit Yehudi’s members participated in the party’s primary on Wednesday.
Voter turnout rate for the primary was fifty seven percent.
Polls open after temporary injunction to delay vote over transparency issues is revoked; 41 candidates running for nine realistic spots.
"Hit lists" abound in party interest groups; 41 candidates running for nine realistic spots.
Bayit Yehudi chief says Labor has colluded with agricultural sector to keep food prices high by limiting competition.
There are about 5,000 Anglos out of Bayit Yehudi’s 77,000 members.
The least effective Bayit Yehudi MKs for the Right, according to the study, were Deputy education minister Avi Wortzman and Pensioners Affairs Minister Uri Orbach.
Left outraged by video showing Bayit Yehudi candidates speak out against same-sex marriage; Bennett says his party should lead Israel.
Concerned about voter defection to national religious party, haredi leaders mull fighting against Bayit Yehudi's political encroachment.
The final slate of people running for a spot on the list includes 11 women, two Druse and one Arab candidate, as well as at least three who do not identify as religious.
Mavoi Satum Director Batya Kahana-Dror faced a week of disparagement and snubs from party officials and fellow candidates, but says she represents the religious-Zionist mainstream.
Over 50 primary candidates are vying for eight or nine realistic open slots.
Shimon Riklin hopes to be Bayit Yehudi MK, but for him, free markets come before settlements.
Bennett: We are straight talkers; 20,000 join party over two-week membership drive.
No fewer than 17 former journalists and media professionals are running for the next Knesset; Magal faces criticism for allowing sexually explicit content on Walla! news.
Bennett called Bank “an ideologue who brings with him great political experience."
Zeev Schwartz led World Bnei Akiva, founded int’l kollel chain
Torah Mitzion, wants to bring religious-Zionist work to the Knesset
Bayit Yehudi values "the in-gathering of exiles."
The popular, active female MK tipped the scales toward Bennett and away from its rabbis.
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.
Expecting his masterful skills on the pitch to translate to the Knesset is unfair and unrealistic.
By ALLON SINAI
Conservative movement says “extensive surgical operation” needed for religious establishment to satisfy requirements of general public.
Bayit Yehudi leader says latest controversy stems from his criticism of probes against IDF soldiers who fought in Operation Protective Edge.
By LAHAV HARKOV,ARIEL ZILBER
Bennett’s actions as a commanding officer during a ground incursion in southern Lebanon were the focus of an article in the widespread circulation tabloid Yedioth Ahronoth earlier this week.
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.
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