09.28.2016 | 25 Elul, 5776
Palestinians left wondering as Saudi paper takes Netanyahu’s side
General Zachai in Hebron shooter trial: Azaria’s cool-headedness proves no murderous intent
'Netanyahu’s government will fall if settler homes are destroyed'
Saudi paper calls for Abbas to accept invitation to address Knesset
Son of Shimon Peres mourns his legendary father's passing
Analysis: Shimon Peres - larger than life
World leaders to arrive in Israel for Friday funeral of Shimon Peres
Editor's Notes: Peres pushed the nation forward
Netanyahu mourns loss of Peres as Israel bids farewell to a founding father
Peres 'changed course of human history,' Obama says
Footprints in the sand
The Aprons get out of the kitchen
Ophirs handed out awards, too
Yusuf/Cat Stevens’ triumphant return to New York City
Jerusalem, Mac TA to liven up Cup quarters
Bleeding blue-and-white, baseball style
Israel defeats Great Britain, advances to World Baseball Classic
Maccabi TA thrashed by CSKA in Moscow; Jerusalem beaten by Red Star Belgrade
Agritech investor: Opportunities abound with Israeli entrepreneurs
Hospital officials: More funds needed for healthier food
Asian companies ‘accelerate’ to Israel at annual innovation fest
Tech Talk: Intel gets smart with ‘learning building’
'Israeli hospitals need increased funding to provide healthful meals'
Israeli researchers uncover unique evolutionary signature in autism genes
Move to end inequality in hospital employment
Global agtech investors find 'rich pipeline of opportunities' in Israel
Israel to supply gas to Jordan in $10 billion deal
Israeli pathfinder in plant-based biopesticide industry earns posthumous award
Israeli solar tech could make clean water a global reality
Covering up Jewishness with duct tape
Dennis Ross reflects on Peres, the strategic thinker
JPost Editorial: The Israeli Diaspora
Letters to the Editor: Totally embarrassed
Support for writer’s assassin triggers alarm in Jordan
Majority of Palestinians oppose suspension of elections
Egyptian official slams Abbas, calling him 'unintelligent' in leaked recording
Iran's supreme leader tells Ahmadinejad not to run again for president
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
US Jewish groups mourn Shimon Peres, laud his contribution to Israel
Marking 75 years since the infamous Babi Yar massacre
UK's Liberal Democrats suspend former MP for alleged antisemitic tweets
Jewish officials briefed on terror threats ahead of High Holy Days
New Israeli tech sees machines leading the blind
A first: Cukierman takes GoforIsrael investment conference to China
Who won the first Trump-Clinton presidential debate?
Comment: For Israel at Hofstra it was Passover
Good times come as Israel omitted from the US debate
Ignoring Israel: Why Clinton and Trump sparred on foreign policy, but didn’t mention Mideast ally
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
Palestinians: Donald Trump shows 'disregard for international law'
Trump campaign: Clinton should be disqualified for event hosting Palestinian teacher
Pride and affirmative prejudice: Donald Trump and the Jews
Trump proposes disarming Clinton bodyguards: 'Let's see what happens to her'
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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The Pope receives Jewish world leaders ahead of Rosh Hashana
After WWI, Christian Zionists sought a political expression in the world
IFCJ provides more than NIS 6m. in aid for Rosh Hashana
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
Israel dropped a spot from 36 to 37 out of 175 spots in the rankings since last year’s index and is ranked 24 out of 34 OECD countries.
By BEN HARTMAN
Nimrodi, the former owner of “Ma’ariv”, is suspected of trying to bribe Chief Inspector Eran Malka in order to receive information about white collar investigations.
Report criticizes government for “recognizing” socio-economic rights theoretically, but undermining rights with policies, red-tape in practice.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH,NIV ELIS,YONAH JEREMY BOB
Sgt. Villanueva was charged for accepting cash bribes to expedite and approve gun licenses for Alex Lichtenstein, a member of a Shomrim Jewish volunteer safety patrol.
Yesh Atid s’effondre dans les sondages. Mais Yaïr Lapid affirme avoir encore quelques tours dans son sac et refuse de s’imaginer dans l’opposition
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
Une trentaine de suspects, des millions de shekels détournés et un parti en pleine campagne électorale
By SYLVIE BERGER
La nouvelle affaire qui éclabousse Israël Beiteinou tombe mal : trois mois à peine avant les élections, et au moment même où Liberman s’est détourné de son électorat de prédilection
By LAHAV HARKOV
Why do corruption allegations unify Likudniks rather than repel them? And why do such charges not have enough of an impact on the general public to sway an election?
According to the plan, anyone convicted of a crime that includes moral turpitude will never be allowed to serve as a minister or member of Knesset again.
Tells Post he has not spoken to Olmert since his conviction.
Liberman's party traditionally got a boost from investigations of its officials, but his recent centrist turn could buck the trend.
Monday’s indictments indicate that this corruption probe is different from all the others.
By GIL HOFFMAN
A-G to give the former public officials a last chance to plead their case at a special pre-indictment hearing.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
13 more suspects taken into custody in campaign finance case; Police: MKs not being investigated.
By BEN LYNFIELD,ELIYAHU KAMISHER
There currently are no term limits for mayors, and each term is five years long.
Police said Sunday the corruption investigation termed “Case 255” is “extensive” and concerns bribery, fraud, tax offenses and money laundering.
By ELIYAHU KAMISHER
Many national officials who may peek at the cookie jar from time to time may be deterred from corruption, as they feel they are always being watched and are likely to get caught.
Police Fraud Investigation Unit has summoned Feirberg-Ikar for questioning under caution on suspicion that she was involved in accepting bribes.
The allegations focused on the November 2013 Labor leadership primary, in which Herzog defeated incumbent party chairwoman Shelly Yacimovich.
By ELIYAHU KAMISHER,GIL HOFFMAN
The campaign, a clever play on words that can mean both “Alsheich worries me” and “Alsheich is harassing me,” is seeking to raise NIS 400,000 to combat sexual assault.
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
Former prime minister Ehud Olmert was just as confident when the first allegations against him came out.
Ari Harow questioned again by police; Likud pressure on party leader builds.
"No secret documents will be prepared in the future without oversight by my office."
Before Netanyahu will be questioned, multiple former staffers of the prime minister will face questioning in an attempt to strengthen the case against him.
MK says Uzi Landau appointment "smells bad."
Margalit stated that Netanyahu receives funds via "corrupt methods."
By LAHAV HARKOV,ASHER WEBER
The allegations in the investigation include fraud, bribery, and breach of trust, police say.
Already the Justice Ministry confirmed on Sunday night that Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit had ordered a review of possibly non-reported millions in funds transferred from Mimran to Netanyahu.
If Sara Netanyahu cannot be the country’s first prime minister’s wife on trial, will she at least be the second? The short answer – unlikely.
Katz and an associate suspected of earning NIS 290,000 in profits by using insider information.
By BEN HARTMAN,LAHAV HARKOV
In late March, Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit initiated an initial probe into alleged campaign fund-raising violations by Herzog.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN,BEN HARTMAN
Former defense minister charged with bribery, money-laundering, fraud.
Report compliments the country over prosecution of ministers, MKs, notes room for improvement.
Katsav, who began serving a 7-year prison sentence for rape in December 2011, reportedly empathizes with former PM, who began jail sentence on Monday.
Whether Olmert serves 18 months or 27 months depends on two other sentences.
Netanyahu appears to mock his predecessor: ‘I came to court voluntarily.’
Times have changed for Israeli companies playing on the international stage trying to cope with tougher legal requirements for weeding out corruption.
Sentence means that former PM must now serve 19 months in jail total when adding in his prior 18 month Holyland Affair sentence for bribery.
The poll found that 43 percent of Israelis do not want him to enter politics and only 31% want him to begin a political career. The remaining 23% had no opinion or declined to answer.
According to Jewish Agency and ILA officials, the land has been privately owned for a long time and the right to sell the land dates back to 2005.
Maj. Yosef Zeid received 250,000 shekels in exchange for issuing 200 Israeli work permits for Palestinian laborers from the West Bank.
By NOAM AMIR/MAARIV HASHAVUA
Law would encourage public servants to expose corruption in the workplace.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
The Supreme Court just made it harder to obtain convictions of public figures involved in bribery.
First PM in history to get jail sentence; will serve 18 months rather than 6 years.
Gafsou still trying to reverse separate bribery conviction.
The charges – which span 5 different cases - include bribery, money laundering, fraud, breach of trust, and tax crimes.
Ex-MKs Meseznikov, Kirschenbaum likely face indictment.
Bar filed an appeal last week and in parallel filed a motion to stay his sentence pending the decision on the appeal.
Beersheba court: Ilan Ben-Sheetrit ran gambling ring, received illegal funds, ordered or perpetrated attacks.
Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev was allegedly heard on tape coordinating a story over giving NIS 2.5 m. contract to advertiser she knew.
Movement for the Quality of Government in Israel claims court panel invented a new more lenient legal precedent for convicted public servant’s to return to being ministers.
Friend of staff says center-left parties have tried to woo former IDF chief; Yesh Atid’s Stern: I talked to him about joining us.
In 2000, Deri was convicted of bribery, fraud and violation of trust and sentenced to three years in prison.
None of the four are mayors or local council heads, but nonetheless police suspect that they conspired to skim money from payments of state funds to local councils and other public bodies.
Almost a third of Israeli Jews fast on Tisha B’Av.
By JEREMY SHARON
Olmert also requests that the start of his eight-month sentence be delayed, pending the appeal.
Former police central cmdr. Revealed as new suspect; Ashdod Port Head close to indictment.
Tel Aviv District Court also serves former Tel Aviv suburb mayor a NIS 1.5 million fine due for payment by October 10.
Ben-Eliezer likely to face charges of fraud, bribery, breach of trust and money laundering.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB,BEN HARTMAN
"We will fight for this legislation, because it is the right thing to do if we want a civilized country, with equal opportunities."
The “Yisrael Beytenu case” broke in late December of last year.
Case will now be passed to State Attorney's Office.
Prosecutors said Bar had ensured that development deals could only move forward in city if he was paid off.
Threats against Naftali included a man who approached Naftali at a store in Afula and threatened him to “leave Bibi [Netanyahu] alone or else.”
Attorney-General Weinstein likely to agree to Meni Naftali's request for immunity in "Bottlegate" and the "Lawn Furniture Affair."
PMO explains discrepancy on funds spent on alcohol.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB,HERB KEINON
The reports note a range of “severe” defects, including defective management, improper appointments of persons with personal connections to managers.
Two of the detainees, including a former Ben-Eliezer aide, are suspected of having given bribes so that a specific advertising company would be contracted for state-funded projects.
One never knows what judges are thinking until one reads their verdict.
Former MK of the National Religious Party Nahum Langenthal also questioned.
Koolanu party says investigation proves that ILA should be broken up.
Investigation involves NIS 4,000,000 sent by the state to the Afula municipality, in exchange for appointments.
"Police and media already judged and convicted me and sent me to Devil's Island," Kirschenbaum says.
They will now pass the findings of their investigation on to Tel Aviv district prosecutors who will decide whether to indict Ben-Eliezer.
His office said he has made a point not to be briefed on the details of the investigation, so as to avoid a conflict of interest.
Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman and other Yisrael Beitenu officials have claimed that the arrests were politically motivated and meant to coincide with the upcoming elections in March.
Danino responds to Liberman's allegations.
Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman responded to the allegations on Sunday, saying that it is a “planned and well timed” operation against his party.
By BEN HARTMAN,HERB KEINON
According to reports, the individual in question is "someone close to" Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, though the exact identity of the figure remains under a police-ordered media gag order.
Parliamentary assistant of deputy interior minister is accused of involvement in conspiracy through which Yisrael Beytenu officials received bribes.
Yisrael Beytenu says that the investigation is an attempt to harm the party given that it comes at the height of an election campaign.
Olmert told former aide Zaken in taped phone call that Barak “has millions, tens of millions, stashed away in secret bank accounts in Switzerland, or somewhere,” allegedly from weapons deals.
Central Election Committee comes first in Transparency International ranking, while civil service comes last and government, political parties get low scores.
Zaken responds to pressure about taping Olmert: "I'm glad I had this joker to play."
Justice Ministry kept in the dark about existence of tapes.
The court has ordered the state to provide further explanations of its decision to cut the deal in which it reduced the charges against Pinto.
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat fined NIS 406,087 for violating campaign finance laws.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB,DANIEL K. EISENBUD
The minister allegedly pushed lucrative contracts toward his associates, police stated.
Newly elected Mayor Yossi Bachar fights off claims of corruption and shares insight into
his evolving city.
By SHULY WASSERSTROM
In a return of our "Only in Israel" segment, legal affairs correspondent Yonah Jeremy Bob gives us the ins and outs of the Olmert case.
The Bible itself recognized that ridding of corruption is central to our entitlement to live in the land.
By RABBI SHLOMO BRODY
At the 24th World Conference on Jewish Law, President Rivlin made it clear that corruption is pervasive, and that it doesn’t apply to any specific sector of society.
The state will do all it can to avoid the necessity of giving financial assistance irrespective of a lifetime of contribution to the National Insurance Institute.
By BRENDA KATTEN
Others in the Knesset and elsewhere, though not corrupt, have forgotten the Jabotinsky-Begin teaching that democracy is more than the majority ramming its ideas down others’ throats.
By Gil Stern Stern TROY
It’s not enough to demand a seven-year hiatus before an ex-con can return to politics – it shouldn’t be allowed to happen at all.
By LAWRENCE RIFKIN
Churchill was a complex human being.
By YOAV J. TENEMBAUM
By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
The truly innocent should have no fear to talk unreservedly
By JPost Editorial