02.26.2017 | 30 Shevat, 5777
Israeli minister: Trump opening new peace path with Israel-Sunni efforts
Dershowitz calls on banks to close accounts that boycott Israel
Former senior PA official: 'Hamas is willing to go back to '67 borders'
Lebanese media claims Israel threw smoke bombs across the border fence
25 Beduin IDF reservists step down, citing discrimination
Interior Ministry to allocate NIS 700m. for Jerusalem Municipality
Senior official: Australia will press ICC to avoid attacks against Israel
Former officials dismiss expected critical report on Operation Protective Edge
'Development in Israel of terrorist-killing robots is no state secret'
Report: Trump may pull US out of UN Human Rights Council due to Israel bias
Netanyahu meets with Aussie FM against imposing PA state on Israel
The quiet comeback of Mel Gibson
Dance review: One. One & One
Coldplay arrives in Israel to scout possible concert locations
Movie Review: ‘Personal Affairs’
Basketball: Hapoel Jerusalem snaps skid in Rishon
Soccer: Mac Tel Aviv tied on points with Beersheba
Casspi waived by New Orleans Pelicans after breaking thumb
Israeli star Casspi cut from NBA's Pelicans after suffering injury
Gluten-free foods to be more accessible to celiac patients in Israel
Study may lead to new strategies to combat bacterial infection
The damage that could stem from lack of movement
New Worlds: Crystallization made crystal clear
Environmental Protection Ministry orders closure of ammonia facility
Israeli firm to build second sewage treatment plant in Ethiopia
Building frustration in the wild, wild east
Rihanna the rhino gives birth to first calf at Israeli zoo
Fundamentally Freund: Operation Menashe 2017 is underway
February 26, 2017: Selecting judges
The uphill battle over returning to Jerusalem
Shot in the foot
UK watchdog: Islamic State planning terror attacks in Britain
Iran holds naval war games amid rising tensions with US
Iraqi forces advance past Mosul airport, pushing into city’s west
Iran plans to buy Kazakh uranium, seeks Russia help to make nuclear fuel
Iran warns Arab states: Don't be enticed by Israeli attempts to win Arab allies
Iran sends delegation to Saudi for talks on rejoining haj
ISIS releases 'proof' it fired rockets on Israel
What do the warning shots from Sinai mean?
Why does a weakened ISIS see Trump presidency as a lifeline?
US almost deports visiting Holocaust scholar
'Impact of BDS is worse than most people realize'
Texas school teacher fired for 'kill some Jews' tweet
White Supremacist leader Spencer booted from conservative conference
From Start-Up Nation to Scale-Up Nation
Astronomers find seven Earth-size planets where life may be possible
‘Startups as far as the eye can see, all the way to the sea’
Mobileye outfits 4,500 NYC Uber & Lyft cars with anticollision tech
Donald Trump and American Jews: The first good week?
US Democrats pick Perez over Ellison to lead party
Pence's Twitter blunder: whose flag is it, anyway?
Trump likes two-state solution, but says he will leave it up to Israelis, Palestinians
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
La La set to win Oscars
Pyramid of expectations in Cairo
A unique haven for groups and families in the Western Galilee
Israeli tourist arrested for climbing Brooklyn Bridge for a selfie
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
'Dancing with the Stars' celeb gives baby Hebrew name
Trump appears to invent Sweden terror incident
Disney drops top YouTube star over antisemitic videos
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
A taste of its own medicine?
Art that isn’t what
Books: The mystery of things
that remain unresolved
Moshe Gershuni: Up in the sublime, down in the gutter
From Tehrangeles with love
‘We need to stop the silence’
Who decides when Iran has gone nuclear enough to attack?
Love thy French brother
Where Jerusalem creates
The art of leaving Jerusalem
Rapping in English
City Notes: Bloomberg fund grants $1 million to Beersheba
Exhibition: Hello Dolly
Always in the mood for a melody
מֵחוֹדֶש יָנוּאָר צָרִיך לְשַלֵם עַל שַׂקִיוֹת נַייְלוֹן
שִידוּרִים חַיִים מֵהַכְּנֶסֶת
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Pope suggests "better to be atheist than hypocritical Catholic"
John Quincy Adams: Supporting the Jewish homeland with the Bible in hand
Baptist leaders tour Israel
Dedicating a Grove to Avi Sasportas, a Victim of Hamas Terror
“My Angel in the Sky”
CFI Parliamentary Chairman Plants a Tree in Israel and Visits Gaza Border
O.L.E.I Helps Restore Burnt Neveh Shalom Forest on Tu Bishvat
25 year after Khojaly genocide: 'the unforgettable facts between denial and historical justice'
Squaring the two-state circle
J Street's 2017 National Conference
Matisyahu was asked to publicly denounce Israel and declare his support for a Palestinian state.
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
The Palestinian leadership has long said that it supports the boycott of settlement products, but has practically taken few steps to implement a ban on such goods.
By ADAM RASGON
The legislation, which prohibits the state from contracting with companies that engage in boycotts of Israel, including firms located outside of the state.
Interior Ministry states: “This is actually the first time the State of Israel refuses the entry of a tourist due to a clear background of anti-Israel activity."
By ELIYAHU KAMISHER
Ontario’s legislature voted 49 to 5 to pass a motion rejecting “the differential treatment of Israel, including the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.”
Despite the apology mixed messages continue from some of the union leaders.
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
The group also called for the exclusion of settlements from US trade benefits and tax exemptions.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Oslo responds that they don’t back NGOs whose “main goal is to promote the BDS campaign” and they oppose delegitimization of Israel.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Ignacio Wenley Palacios, the ACOM lawyer leading the anti-boycott effort in Spain, said the BDS movement is “thinly disguised under a veil of a deceiving human rights narrative.”
Past boycott attempts have been unsuccessful, because Israeli products are popular in the Palestinian market since they are thought to be of higher quality.
By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN
‘World sees Israel as a pariah state,’ Strategic Affairs Director-General laments.
Relating to the deadlock in peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians, Elaraby emphasized the importance of supporting the BDS movement, claiming that it might end Israeli settlement activities.
By MAAYAN GROISMAN
“Israel has increasingly removed itself from the rest of the Western world, which has already led to academic boycotts, among other things.”
The Council had passed a decision in the spring of 2016 committing itself to the BDS movement and declaring the town as a “Free Space of Israeli Apartheid.”
Israel and its advocates have argued the labeling is discriminatory but the EU officials who passed it say it is in keeping with consumers’ right to receive accurate information on products.
The bank has declined to take action against the account since the controversy surfaced in February.
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL,TAMARA ZIEVE
The South Carolina law bars state agencies from contracting with any business that boycotts others “based on race, color, religion, gender, or national origin.”
By GIL HOFFMAN
Boycott Israel group stokes antisemitism, violates ethics.
The bipartisan bill combats attempts by intergovernmental bodies such as the United Nations to engage in “politically-charged economic warfare against Israel.”
By DANIELLE ZIRI
American Express spoke of the tour stating that though they sponsored the Desert Trip they had "never committed to sponsoring Roger Waters' upcoming tour."
‘Glanz’s incitement violates civil service neutrality’
In France, several dozen promoters of a boycott against Israel have been convicted of inciting hate or discrimination.
One of the representatives on the council called the Neturei Karta protesters a “mentally unstable cult” that “represents no one.”
The conference in question is WATEC Italy 2016: Water Technology and Environmental Control Exhibition and Conference, slated to take place from September 21-23 in Venice.
By SHARON UDASIN
Airline says order was a supplier’s mistake; stresses it is not boycotting Israel.
By TAMARA ZIEVE
Despite the Centre's boycott, researchers and speakers from across the globe were in attendance at the conference.
More events are enjoying co-sponsorship from “groups unrelating to Israel, reflecting the impact of coalition-building” among anti-Israel activists.
The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council and The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies organize tours to Israel for politicians and journalists.
Le mouvement BDS est en perte de vitesse. En cause : les attaques financières lancées contre lui. Mais l’Europe reste à la traîne
The bipartisan bill in response to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel passed the state’s General Assembly by a vote of 69-3 with 2 abstentions.
The motion follows a string of convictions against promoters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, or BDS, movement against Israel in France.
The motion’s clauses, according to the tribunal, “jeopardize the fundamental right to equality without discrimination on the bases of appearance, ethnicity and religion.”
Iowa state Senate also approves resolution “in support of the Jewish State of Israel,” as well as a negotiated two-state solution.
The US objection to the database, he said, is not a reflection of its policy on West Bank settlements.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
The president of the Jewish Affairs Committee of Indiana, which lobbied for the bill, thanked the state House for its passage.
The Island School of Building Arts in British Columbia apologized after an Israeli engineering student said his application had been rejected due to geopolitics.
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI,JPOST.COM STAFF
An anti-BDS conference at the European Parliament in Brussels took place on Monday.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
The legislation will now go up for vote in second and third readings.
By UDI SHAHAM
Individuals would also be subject to restrictions under proposal guidelines.
By ELIYAHU KAMISHER,MICHAEL ZEFF
Knesset Interior Committee authorizes legislation for a first reading.
Reservists on Duty release report alleging the television station supports boycotting Israel and delegitimizing the IDF.
The “Regev amendments,” as they’ve been dubbed, would fine artists who refuse to perform in venues in the settlements while rewarding those who do perform there.
This marks the first time that a High Court in Spain has issued a judgment relating to BDS.
Announcement comes as similar boycott motions are spreading throughout Spain and as another motion is scheduled for discussion at the island's next council meeting.
A number of US states have recently passed legislation against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel.
By HERB KEINON
“It’s absurd that we are still giving licenses to encourage boycotting Israel to our MKs," says Knesset panel chairman Yoav Kisch.
After a displeased customer on a Brussels airline complained about halva made in the territories, the snack was removed from the menu, causing discontent with the Israeli embassy.
"None of this is at all helpful in the pursuit of peace,” group tells the Post.
Israeli-Arab MK Tibi: Boycotting is a democratic right, occupation should be boycotted.
The English soul diva took to Facebook to rave about her world tour stop in Tel Aviv and rebuke those who tried to stop her.
By JULIE STEIGERWALD
BGU president calls on foreign students to visit here, and for Israeli students to go abroad.
IDC in Herzliya spearheading effort to provide students with tools to defend Israel.
"We found out that there about 160,000 Google searches for the term ‘BDS’ [Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions] and about 8,500 more for the term ‘boycott Israel.’ It’s a crazy amount of searches."
By NOGA TARNOPOLSKY/THE MEDIA LINE
‘Individual churches do not need to succumb to pressure to discriminate,’ StandWithUs CEO says
'The academic boycott of Israeli universities has begun to metastasize outside the US and the UK,' Prof. Peretz Lavie said.
"In order to counter BDS most effectively, you have to reclaim the narrative of liberalism," says expert.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
Venezuelan opposition member calls to strengthen ties with Israel; Argentinian congressman says government confirmation of Nisman assassination could free country from Iranian influence.
A group of over 1,000 Israeli sociologists announced on Monday that they will sever all academic ties to Ariel University "since it is not located in Israeli territory."
Anti-Israel activists in London projected written messages on building housing the parliament late Tuesday night, accusing Edelstein of being a "racist leader" and calling to boycott and arrest him.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
Former president addresses Johannesburg Jewish community despite protests by BDS supporters.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Omar Barghouti is scheduled to speak at a conference on Israeli Arabs and BDS in Nazareth Friday.
"The boycott threatens people’s right not to be discriminated against” and threatens academic freedom, and runs counter to Spain’s law on public contracts.
Latest group calling for a boycott of Israel is a group of 71 British doctors, chairman of the Israeli Medical Association World Fellowship reveals to Knesset panel.
Lapid said he was glad that the European Union statement said it “strongly opposes” boycotts of Israel.
Erdan, MKs, NGOs discuss the fight against the Israel boycott movement at Battle Delegitimization conference.
"It is unconscionable for our state to do business with companies that play politics and boycott our critical allies."
In declaration, scholars say they would not accept invitations to visit Israeli academic institutions and would not participate in conferences organized or funded by them.
FM Wallström is seen to be taking hard line on Israeli settlements, while pushing for acceptance of Morocco annexation of Western Sahara.
By ZACK PYZER
Britain, which has emerged as a center of Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment activity against Israel, was in 2014 the third largest market for Israeli exports in the world.
The Prime Minister's office denies reports claiming Israel will blacklist Sweden, Belgium, Ireland, France, Luxembourg and Malta.
Some 30 Israeli anthropologists fail to stop the vote, despite competing resolution to reject boycott.
Amsterdam City Council decidesto reject a proposal that the city officially twin with Tel Aviv. Instead, the municipal council voted to limit cooperation to individual projects.
By Gil Stern Stern ZOHAR
Israelis respond to love love, not tough love.
By GIL TROY
Israel is in a serious PR battle for its good name. It is being demonized worldwide. We need all hands on deck.
By SHMULEY BOTEACH
She emerged as a moral giant and Jewish heroine, one of a long line of Jewish women and men that have saved our nation from destruction.
By AVI SCHWARTZ
The BDS campaign, at times misrepresented as a “movement,” is just that, a campaign. It calculatingly exploits blatant lies maliciously warped into catchy slogans.
By MICHAL COTLER-WUNSH
Academia isn’t the land of the free and the home of the brave anymore (if it ever was). It’s the land of the radical Left and the home of the cowering middle class.
By RICK ARONS
BDS is not a benign human rights movement striving for mutual respect of national aspirations; it is a scheme to harm, and worse, to defame Israel.
By ERIC R. MANDEL