03.27.2017 | 29 Adar, 5777
Abbas urges Israel not to miss new opportunity for peace
Hamas partially reopens Erez crossing between Israel, Gaza
Pence: US seeks 'just solution' to conflict, president still seriously considering embassy move
Analysis: Syrian threats to attack Israel with Scud missiles are a bluff
West Bank and Trump: Two birds, one AIPAC protest
Festival Review: Spring Festival
Israel Opera celebrates 33 years with new season
MK submits bill to restrict Supreme Court
Netanyahu: Trump has already turned words of support for Israel into actions
President Rivlin rejects former PM Olmert's request for clemency
Steps on the Silk Road
WATCH: Dancing for peace around Tel Aviv
Holon claims historic win at Mac Tel Aviv
Sela falls in straight sets to Nadal at Miami Open
Hapoel Jerusalem blown out by 24 points in Rishon
Levy’s Israel humbled 4-1 in Spain qualifier
Paraguay to replace ‘shackle-and-hoist’ kosher slaughter method
Three children poisoned in Passover cleaning incidents
Israel turning garbage dump into energy resource
Israel falls behind in the war against smoking, says expert
Israeli-German study shows circular RNA can encode for proteins
Israel receives low marks for geriatric nursing coverage in OECD report
A multi-pronged approach to
water economy innovation
$900,000 awarded to Israeli-American mobile video tech partnership
The spring solstice and the bright side of life
Our World: A test for King Abdullah
Editorial: Britain's pro-Israel pivot
Who killed up to 100 civilians in Iraq and the tragedy's lessons for Israel
‘Israel should support Kurds’ struggle against despotic Iranian regime
Egyptian court jails 56 over deadly migrant boat shipwreck
Iran sanctions 15 US firms, citing Israel ties and 'human rights'
British MP: Iran is trying to threaten Israel by establishing a second front in Syria
Mossad chief: Iran is main threat to Israel with or without nuclear deal
Iran loses thousands, 10 generals in Syria-Iraq wars
US military official to JPost: ISIS is in its death throes, but still a ruthless enemy
Will ISIS use chemical weapons against Israel or Israelis in Europe?
US weighs deploying up to 1,000 'reserve' troops for ISIS fight
France's far-right Le Pen loses EU parliament immunity over ISIS tweets
Herzog calls for using Arab Peace initiative
'Ties between US Jews and Israel could reach breaking point in 2017'
Jewish group calls to 'reject occupation' in protest at AIPAC conference
Dallas JCC evacuated over threatening phone call after Israeli suspect arrested
Technion develops hydrogen production method that blows others out of the water
Alto: The Israeli startup aiming to help Americans with disabilities
Electronic patches for migraine headaches
Iron Dome start-up to provide critical support to New York Power Authority
Report: Senate panel to question Jared Kushner over meetings with Russians
Report: Kushner to head new office tasked with fixing government inefficiency
Ivanka Trump reportedly invited to Germany on White House visit
US House and Senate introduce bipartisan bills against boycotts of Israel
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
VIDEO: Toning her comedy act down for the rabbi
How about a Lego Seder plate?
The Travel Advisor: Say so long to the tablets
NYC rabbi publishes ‘(Unofficial) Hogwarts Haggadah’ for coming holiday
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
Israeli-American mogul Haim Saban gets Hollywood star
Pregnant Jenna Jameson to give baby Hebrew name
President Trump expecting ninth grandchild, from son Eric and his wife, Lara
Wonder Woman Gal Gadot welcomes second 'wonder baby'
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
A surprisingly unorthodox education minister?
Time to make the leap to start-up government
'Volatile and dangerous’
Extending a cultural helping hand
Solving the riddle of Elsa Weiss
in the sea
Sit up and listen
City Notes: From shipwrecked to seabound
Harnessed to freedom
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סֶקֶר עַל הָעִישוּן וְעַל שְתִייַת הָאַלְכּוֹהוֹל
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World leadership has changed, but Israel support still needed, says Cardoza-Moore
Thousands gather to see restored site of Jesus’s tomb in Jerusalem
Tomb of Jesus reopens in Jerusalem after restoration
Czech Parliament Representatives in Israel
Canadian Delegation in Israel: “It’s a privilege to be here”
Bosnian President Plants a Tree in Jerusalem’s Grove of Nations
JNF USA Leadership Mission Visits Northern Israel
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
Bayit Yehudi leader calls for Marshall Plan to enhance autonomy in PA-controlled areas.
By HERB KEINON
If plot 38 is determined not to be absentee, Sunday’s agreement could be scuttled.
By ADAM RASGON
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
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
Yitzhak Chai Zaga, who is set to race against Naftali Bennett for the position of Bayit Yehudi chairman, says he would like to implement a full annexation of the West Bank.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Results show Lapid’s party could replace Likud at top.
Sources close to Shaked said, due to an argument over single a bill, the justice minister decided to hold the voting and try to settle the disagreement.
By UDI SHAHAM
The politicians had hoped that with President Donald Trump in the White House, US restrictions on building in West Bank settlements would become a thing of the past.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF,GIL HOFFMAN
Is Netanyahu flying to the US as Prime Minister or as Bennett's foreign minister?
“There is no constitution in Israel, and because of that, trying to say something is unconstitutional is something ridiculous.”
By GIL HOFFMAN,ELIYAHU KAMISHER
"Bayit Yehudi activists are saying it has become the old National Religious Party that cared more about cabinet seats than the land. They regret voting for him..."
Although the High Court of Justice had ordered the demolitions, many settlers believe that the Bayit Yehudi party could have done more to prevent them.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
There are two American-born MKs in the current Knesset: Michael Oren (Kulanu) and Yehudah Glick (Likud).
Labor MK Erel Margalit denounces the ‘political fuel of fear’ and extols the virtues of regional cooperation and innovation.
By JEREMY SHARON
“A party representing the religious-Zionist community should be expected to be a bridge to the Diaspora, even if the path of the Reform and Conservative Movements is not our path.”
The party membership of those who did not renew it during the recent recruitment drive expired on December 31.
Although the position Trump ends up taking on the diplomatic possibilities for the region can only be guessed at for now, what is clear is that Bennett has formulated a plan.
Bayit Yehudi MK’s decision comes amid sexual assault allegations, which he denies.
Bayit Yehudi MK denies assault accusations, says his warm behavior was misunderstood.
Rabbis Dov Lior, Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem Aryeh Stern, Haim Shteiner, Elyakim Levanon and David Hai Hacohen were all party to the declaration, issued on Sunday.
“50 years after the Six-Day war, we're taking one more dramatic step in regulating the lives of people in Judea and Samaria.”
Bennett says lawmaker denies allegations, calls for women to go to police.
Although the ministry now appears willing to start making such appointments once again it is unclear how it will overcome this legal obstacle.
Bayit Yehudi is reportedly the only Israeli party that has an Anglo department as mandated by its party constitution.
One activists shouted that Deputy Defense Minister Ben-Dahan was deceiving them. “You are just throwing sand in our eyes.”
Asad estimated that in last year's election, the overwhelming majority of the Druse voted for Yisrael Beytenu.
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.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
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.
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
Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot in February instructed his officers to meet with members of the veterans group and examine its claims.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
Enough managing crises. It’s time to make decisions.
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