Ex-Mossad chief pans Netanyahu's 'bulls---' speech to Congress
Netanyahu aide denies PM okayed return to '67 lines in talks with Palestinians
Netanyahu’s Congress speech did not help Likud, 'Post' poll finds
PM on Purim to BBC's Persian service: Iranian regime carrying on in Haman's tradition
For your own good, mean it when you wish customers 'have a nice day'
**Is it all in the family?**
Shaking hands evolved as method to check out each other’s odors
Environment until age one, not only genes, play key role in babies’ eventual adult height
IDF uses Google Glass-like technology for real-time warfare
Hebrew University receives USAID grant to boost crop yields
Akron, Ohio to partner with Israeli wastewater treatment firms
Norwegian firm seeks Israeli partnership in wastewater treatment, desalination barges
Recovering US veterans meet IDF counterparts
Egged Taavura bus driver strikes leave passengers stranded around the country
Men of the hour
Sarti strikes back
Sela anchors green Israel team in Davis Cup tie at Romania
Beersheba eyes great chance to gain ground
Israeli soccer’s coaching carousel continues to spin wildly
Yellow-and-blue can’t afford slip-up at last-place Belgrade
PHOTO GALLERY: 'Hamas' and 'ISIS' join the fun in festive Purim street party in Jerusalem
Purim Attack: Shin Bet interrogates family of east Jerusalem terrorist
Obama planning to pressure Israel? Likud officials say, 'Bring it on'
It’s tough to be green: Parties outline their platforms
Yahad’s Chetboun promotes unity for Purim, speaks out against reform of religious life
Yachad fined NIS 4,000 for campaign violations
Don't bet against Bibi: International gambling sites giving Netanyahu good odds
Did torture report give US government a free pass and dump too much on CIA?
5 injured in car ramming attack in Jerusalem
Israel says security cooperation with PA continues as normal
IDF temporarily stops use of dogs after video shows attack on Palestinian youth
PLO leaders recommend that Palestinian Authority halt security coordination with Israel
Forensics show Argentine prosecutor Nisman was murdered, family says
BBC reporter defends tweet that Netanyahu played 'the Holocaust card'
Report: Man selling Nazi-made soap made of Jewish Holocaust victims' remains
Watch: Israeli ambassador to Germany reads embassy hate mail
Students, staff at UK university vote to ban contact with Israeli institutions
FIFA president calls on Iran to allow women into soccer stadiums
Analysis: US, Sunni states talk about regional ‘nuclear umbrella’
'Israel’s decision to double water supplies to Gaza is an improvement but still inadequate'
'Post' poll: Only 11 percent say Obama can stop Iranian threat
Iran hints it might not reject 10-year partial freeze of nuclear work
My Word: For crying out loud - Arms control and self-control
Into the Fray: My saddest column ever - Selling surrender as strategy
Parting Shot: Bibi’s gamble
Column One: Life under the US umbrella
Who is Amalek?
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Finding the light side of being blind
Wading through widowhood: Memories
A stage for life
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Up close and personal
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Street style: By design
Assad or IS? No need to choose
Empowering Jewish extremists and disempowering Arab moderates
America: Netanyahu flying in on a wing and a prayer
Israel defense planning: Will Iran's leaders be rational, irrational or mad?
’מְלָגוֹת ‘צוּק אֵיתָן
כּוּלָם רוֹצִים לִחְיוֹת
יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּמַבָּט פָּנוֹרָמִי
The mother of all festivals
FIELDWORK: Dashed hopes
Ready, set, go
First century house unearthed in Nazareth could be Jesus’ childhood home
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Living Green in Israel: the Contest and the Winners
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03.06.2015 | 15 Adar, 5775
There was a noticeable absence of throngs of foreigners or pilgrims from abroad during this year's celebrations.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
“Was this the house where Jesus grew up? It is impossible to say on archaeological grounds” Dark wrote in Biblical Archaeology Review.
"This is the hour that America has heard the truth. we must respond with meaningful legislation to guarantee liberty for both Israel and America," Pastor John Hagee says.
By ARIEL COHEN
Pope Pius XII was known for ignoring the mass atrocities that were being committed by the Nazis.
"Sometimes I try to rationalize what a son of a Hamas leader is doing in a big Jewish event like this,” Yousef joked to the AIPAC crowd.
Iraqi Christians say they have no intention of leaving the country despite the recent abduction of over 200 Assyrian Christians by the Islamic State.
Francis’ remarks come just after over 200 Christians were taken hostage by the Islamic State.
Seventeen men and two women were reportedly released.
“I saw how everyone serves in the military, and I also wanted to contribute,” said Corp. Refael.
By IDF BLOG
Overall, the Islamic State has attacked 35 Assyrian villages in northeastern Syria and over 150 Assyrian Christians have been abducted by the Islamic State.
"We call for bombardment of the terrorists' positions there, and the provision of quality weapons," says Kourieh.
"Today, as Christian organizations help us save Jewish lives every day in Ukraine, it is particularly important to show our appreciation," Natan Sharansky says.
The Christian family in Old City joined pro-govt militia in 2012.
A the Christian population continues to grow in Israel, the community grapples with which side to vote for.
Indian priest was living in Afghanistan at the time of his capture, working as the Afghan director of the Jesuit Refugee Service.
Pope Tarwadros II, the Coptic Pope in Alexandria, announced that the names of the 21 murdered Copts will be inserted into the Coptic Synaxium.
The initiative was launched by a Muslim American, Bassel Riche.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Although most Copts reside in Egypt, the sect of Christianity has a presence in Jerusalem.
Copts have historically been attacked in Egypt, and experts predict that the religion will continue to face hostilities from extremist groups.
This is not the first time the Obama Administration has come under fire for failing to mention religion as the motive behind Islamic terror.
“Jesus fasted for forty days and forty nights” (Mt 4:2)
By BEATA ANDONIA/ TRAVELUHJAH
The Egyptian government knew of the disappearance of the victims 45 days before their death, but refrained from taking action to rescue them.
The vandalism came three days after several hundred Jewish tombs were damaged in a cemetery in eastern France.
The original church cave on top of which the church rests is believed to be the fourth oldest church in the Holy Land and one of the holiest churches in the world.
By ELISA MOED/TRAVELUJAH
"Their only words were: 'Jesus, help me!' They were killed simply for the fact that they were Christians," Francis said.
"I'm here to make a difference and hopefully put a stop to some atrocities," says 38-year-old Tim, who previously worked in the prison service. "I'm just an average guy from England really."
Archbishop Dennis Marion Schnurr describes the steamy movie as "a direct assault on Christian marriage and on the moral and spiritual strength of God’s people."
Christian apologist Don Stewart believes that the New Testament suggests that Iran, together with Russia, poses a major threat not only to Israel, but to the US as well.
Sayyed Muhammad Ali Husseini preaches inter-faith tolerance in multi-lingual Facebook messages.
By TAMARA ZIEVE
Graham says fundamental difference between Christianity and Islam is that Jesus taught peace, love while Mohammed was a warrior who killed innocent people.
According to Assyrian International News Agency, Islamic State sells stolen electronic devices, furniture at "Spoils of the Nazarenes" market.
Since its founding in 2006, CUFI has held more than 2,100 pro-Israel events, sent hundreds of thousands of advocacy emails to government officials, and trained thousands of college students.
“The Arab parties do not represent me, they do not represent any Christian citizen,” says Capt.(res.) Shadi Halul, who is placed in the unrealistic 15th spot in party’s list.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
The Knesset Christian Allies Caucus and Israeli Tourism Ministry will honor Dr. Myles Munroe at their ninth annual “Night to Honor Our Christian Allies.”
By GIL HOFFMAN
Presidents says Jews and blacks have a shared history of struggle, and warns against Holocaust denial.
In a prayer service at St. Paul's Basilica, Pope says there should be more focus on what unites Christians.
"Some think that - excuse me if I use this word - that in order to be good Catholics we have to be like rabbits. No. Responsible paternity, that is clear." Pope Francis says.
About one hundred Christians, who make up less than three per cent of Pakistan's majority Muslim population of 180 million, took to streets shouting "Down with Charlie Hebdo".
Christians from around the world flocked to the Banks of the Jordan River to celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany.
Says world has to "learn how to cry" over their fate.
Many still hold prejudices against religious Christians, pro-Israel group says.
"(We) don't allow room for women but women are capable of seeing things with a different angle from us, with a different eye," Pope Francis said.
The Palestinian territories ranked as the #26 country where Christians face the most persecution.
France, which has both the largest Muslim and Jewish populations in western Europe, saw a dramatic rise in anti-Semitism in 2014.
Christians United For Israel, the largest pro-Israel group in the United States, recently hit 2 million members.
If Jesus was tried at the site near the Tower of David rather than at the Antonia Fortress, pilgrims have been walking the wrong path when following the Stations of the Cross.
Topping the list of Christians confirmed to have been killed for faith-related reasons were Nigeria at 2,484 and Central African Republic at 1,088.
Most Christian denominations recognize Bethlehem as the birthplace of Jesus.
Egypt's Coptic Christmas falls on Wednesday this year and security is typically tightened at churches ahead of the holiday.
The Holy Land is unique in celebrating Christmas three times; on December 25th, January 6th and January 19th.
Of Turkey’s 80 million person population there are only around 100,000 Christians, but over 1.2 million refugees currently reside inside Turkey's border as they flee the Islamic State.
Seven Egyptian Christians were found shot execution-style on a beach in eastern Libya last February.
“In the face of attacks on holy sites we refuse to be silenced, just as we refuse to be silenced by violence and terror.”
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Numerous Palestinian officials claim that Jesus was a Palestinian, and are calling him both a Palestinian "martyr" and a "messenger of peace."
Father Kelly of the Notre Dame Center explains that coming to Israel for Christmas "is a great conformation of the faith narrative.”
Both security and the holiday spirit were in abundance in Bethlehem's Manger Square this Christmas Eve, with a sprinkle of politics in the mix.
By DOV LIEBER
Iran's Christian Armenian minority is storming the gift shops in Tehran, buying them out of all their ornaments, Santa figures and pine trees to hang in their stores and homes.
By HAGAI LAP
A combination of kitschy holiday decor and historic holy sites draw Christians to the Old City to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
“I write to you just before Christmas, knowing that for many of you the music of your Christmas hymns will also be accompanied by tears and sighs,” Pope Francis wrote.
The militant group has also been selling stolen goods from ransacked churches on the black market in order to fund their terrorist mission.
Summer war with Gaza led to slow down.
By JEREMY SHARON
Christians represented more than half (53%) of all incoming tourists to Israel in 2014.
According to distributed pamphlets it costs Rupees 2 lakh to convert a Christian and Rupees 5 lakh to convert a Muslim.
By ARIEL COHEN,REUTERS
A new exhibit in the National Museum of American Jewish History showcases the relationship between Christian and Jewish holiday tunes.
By HILLEL KUTTLER
"Historically Christians, Jews and Muslims live together here and respect each other. This only happens in Haifa,” Haifa resident Roni Suid says.
“I promise we will support you and we will act harshly against anyone who will harass you, and that Israel is a nation of laws,” Netanyahu said to the Christian audience in Nazareth.
More than 250,000 Christians have fled Northern Iraq amid ISIS persecution.
The world's largest Christmas tree made out of lights is switched on by a special guest, using nothing but a tablet.
Minority religious groups are worried about the impact of the proposed "Jewish State" bill.
Israeli company aims to break the World Record for the smallest Bible with a nano chip that can be embedded in jewellery items.
“While I regret my misstatement, I stand behind my prepared remarks. I believe that those of us who love Israel must be aggressive in our criticism thereof," Hagee said.
Local chief rabbi: There shouldn’t be Christian symbols in city but there’s no need to remove tree; Israeli-Arab writer: Decorations promote pluralism.
Bethlehem marks the beginning of the holiday season by lighting up a 15-meters Christmas tree at Manger Square.
In a video message to the Christians of Erbil, Pope Francis prays for peace and encourages Christians to remain steadfast in their faith.
Discover the history of the birthplace of Jesus Christ.
Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein of the IFCJ calls for more engagement with the Christian world
By SAM SOKOL
A committee is working to protect Ein Kerem’s historic buildings and natural beauty by having the neighborhood acknowledged as a UNESCO heritage site.
By PEGGY CIDOR
In most recent attack, police say a Molotov cocktail was thrown at mosque in Uppsala.
Hilu was a deputy speaker of the 17th Knesset.
By LAHAV HARKOV
The focus of the Christmas celebrations, as in every year, are in Nazareth and Bethlehem, the home town and birth place respectively of Jesus.
Glass fragment from late Roman and early Byzantine periods found during Hanukka in Mt. Carmel National Park.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
The last verse scheduled to be read on the 70th anniversary of Israel’s Declaration of Independence.
Jerusalem’s Old City and its dwindling Christian and Armenian populations.
Reuven (60) and Yael (55) Little, From Glasgow to Jerusalem, July 2014
By Rivkah Lambert Adler
Experiencing 5,000 years of history in Acre’s Crusader fortress.
By MIRIAM KRESH
Following beheading of 21 Coptic Christians in Egypt, Islamic State kidnaps 90 Assyrian Christians in Syria.
Melancholy, frustration, outrage, deep pessimism, shock and exasperation seem to be the dominant themes when experts discuss the plight of Christians in the Middle East.
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
For such a time as this, Happy Christmas from the Holy Land.
By BRIAN SCHRAUGER