02.20.2017 | 24 Shevat, 5777
'Netanyahu’s political fears thwarted a regional peace deal’
Bennett: Palestinian state would lead to refugee crisis for Israel
Syrian official vows to back Hezbollah in potential war against Israel
'Israeli-Arab with ISIS ties planned Tel Aviv bus attack'
Group calls for harassment against haredi soldiers to end
Modi’in family helps stop antiquities theft while on hike
Finance Ministry prompted to do more to prevent abuse at old age homes
Rabbinate kashrut monopoly criticized in Knesset ahead of court hearing
Analysis: Good ties with Trump give Israel added value in relations abroad
Minister: Israel expects Trump to keep vow to move embassy to Jerusalem
No love lost for Bibi in Australia
Decisions on bills held due Shaked-Bitan feud over education legislation
Eighties pop icons Tears for Fears ready to ‘Shout’ in Tel Aviv
Israeli students get a taste of the blues
Berlin Film Festival: Agnieszka Holland runs with the wolves
Austrian Film Week returns to Israeli theaters
Israeli star Casspi to be traded to New Orleans as part of blockbuster NBA trade
Beersheba’s road woes continue with deadlock at Hap Haifa
Maccabi TA rolls on, Jerusalem loses again
Yellow-and-blue aims to continue winning streak at Kiryat Gat
Laundermat app shares more than just dirty laundry
Jerusalem’s International Convention Center named top 10 in world
Tax breaks for premarital marriage counseling?
Mobileye outfits 4,500 NYC Uber & Lyft cars with anticollision tech
Health Ministry acts to prevent elder abuse in geriatric institutions
Bar-Ilan researchers worry about future of medical profession
Surgeon removes pen cap from boy’s lungs
Israeli, Palestinian researchers cooperate in disease study
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
Honey of an idea
Terra Incognita: The Gambia’s defense of democracy is a lesson for us all
Nearing its 70th anniversary, Israel knows the best and worst of times
Right From Wrong: A bear hug for all the mullahs to see
February 20, 2017: Seeking a solution
Iran: Israelis and Saudis coordinating on certain issues in region
Egypt's top court upholds 10 death sentences over football violence
Trump's defense chief, in Iraq, says: We're not here for your oil
Singapore PM: Mideast is an emotional issue for Muslims in Southeast Asia
Saudi Arabia and Israel issue twin warnings on Iran
Zarif takes apparent shot at Israeli 'audacity,' says Iran will never develop nukes
Iran says Israel, not Tehran, biggest threat to global security
Why does a weakened ISIS see Trump presidency as a lifeline?
Refugee who took selfie with Merkel sues Facebook
'Iraq to oppose US travel curbs, to preserve alliance against ISIS'
'Investigations show Brussels airport bombers were obsessed with Israelis'
Secret letters reveal Nazi death camp horrors
Technology connects Diaspora youth to their Israeli counterparts
BBYO seeks ‘renaissance of Jewish teen life’
Ambassador Dermer to liaison with White House on Pollard
Tech Talk: Cyber criminals breach enterprises in 40 countries
‘Israeli venture capital sector is booming, despite global decline’
OurCrowd Global Investor Summit begins in Jerusalem
'Israel, US Jewish leaders must reach out to Democrats'
Pence visits former Nazi concentration camp Dachau
Pence: Iran won’t have nuclear weapons to use against US or Israel
Trump's defense chief visits UAE in first Middle East trip
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
Trump appears to invent Sweden terror incident
Grapevine: Balfour et al
This week in 60 seconds: When Benjamin met Donald
From JDC program participant to JDC professional
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
Disney drops top YouTube star over antisemitic videos
Dominican paper apologizes for Baldwin-Trump photo flub in Israel article
Ace of face: Israeli-born tennis player ousted for hitting ump with ball
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
The People & The Book: Advancing with all
A traitor in Budapest
How would you like your grasshopper?
Driven by hatred
Hot off the Arab press
Pascale's kitchen: Cholent, Tunisian style
Estonian Jewry revisited
Sugar is a spice
Critics and hugs
This week in Jerusalem
Color and food for thought
Returning to their land
Who are you, Tel Aviv marathoners?
מֵחוֹדֶש יָנוּאָר צָרִיך לְשַלֵם עַל שַׂקִיוֹת נַייְלוֹן
שִידוּרִים חַיִים מֵהַכְּנֶסֶת
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Baptist leaders tour Israel
The fulfillment of Ezekiel 36
Ecumenical group ‘blind to facts’ in support of ‘Palestine’
O.L.E.I Helps Restore Burnt Neveh Shalom Forest on Tu Bishvat
Planting and Marching Together to a Shared Future
Muslala Plaza Enlivens Jerusalem's Clal Commercial Center
Tu BiShvat Ceremony with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin
Are You Threatened?
The Recorded Deed to Jerusalem
Trump's Middle East policy takes shape
Bill Maher vs. Milo Yiannopoulos: Double Standards
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.
By BEN HARTMAN
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.
Alors que les enquêtes visant le Premier ministre se succèdent, le spectre de sa démission rend de plus en plus probable la tenue d’une élection anticipée aux résultats imprévisibles
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
Le quatrième pouvoir ne connaît pas ses limites
By MICHELE MAZEL
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?
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi will hold the communications portfolio on an interim basis.
By UDI SHAHAM,GIL HOFFMAN
The bankrupt former business magnate appealed to the Supreme Court to overturn his conviction.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
According to a Channel 2 report on Tuesday, Netanyahu told police that his wife is an independent person and thus he does not keep track of any alleged transactions between her and Milchan.
By ELIYAHU KAMISHER
Itamar Shimoni accused of obtaining hush money to cover for sex crimes.
Brig.-Gen. Buchris was demoted to the rank of colonel on Thursday after a trial that has sparked controversy countrywide.
The conviction brings to a climax likely the most serious corruption conviction since Ehud Olmert's convictions. Metzger had previously denied all charges.
New developments regarding the alleged presents the prime minister received have been revealed, further complicating the affair police have called 'Case 1000.'
By JOY BERNARD,UDI SHAHAM
Herzog demands from the Supreme Court to suspend PM from communications ministry.
By UDI SHAHAM
‘Israel Hayom,’ ‘Yediot Aharonot’ editors are grilled • Police also looking at ties between Mossad chief Yossi Cohen and Australian billionaire James Packer
Health minister Ya'acov Litzman in hot seat in wake of undercover news report indicating possible irregularities over e-cigarettes
By JEREMY SHARON
Yair Netanyahu is expected to give testimony regarding an ongoing investigation into allegations that his father and family illegally received lavish gifts from wealthy businessmen.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Likud minister says investigations into prime ministers serve as “proof the country does not give discounts to its leaders.”
By HERB KEINON
The premier lamented the fact that because the investigation was ongoing he was not allowed to share his version of events with the public.
By ARIEL WHITMAN
His defenders argue that the officer’s actions are typical within the army and that he has been unfairly singled out by competitors for promotion.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM,YONAH JEREMY BOB
“There's no way that this newspaper would have survived this earthquake,” editor-in-chief says over reportedly leaked conversation in suspected corruption case.
PM slams weekend reports as "campaign of leaks designed to mislead the public."
By JPOST.COM STAFF,ELIYAHU KAMISHER
As a report reveals a transcript of a conversation between the prime minister and media mogual Noni Mozes, MKs slam the PM and express concern over police probe.
By ARIK BENDER,JOY BERNARD
Police say they lean toward indicting Netanyahu in both Case 1000 and Case 2000.
Sara Netanyhau's testimony was said to involve details on gifts she had received, reportedly including large amounts of pink champagne.
By ELIYAHU KAMISHER,UDI SHAHAM
Police questioned Netanyahu under caution by police for a total of eight hours in two sessions last week regarding both cases.
Police provide scant details contending possible obstruction in the investigation.
By ELIYAHU KAMISHER,YONAH JEREMY BOB
Authorities previously questioned the premier under caution for more than three hours at his residence on Monday.
By ALON HOCHMON/MAARIV,JPOST.COM STAFF
Earlier, the PM said: "Long years of persecution turned out to be nothing."
By ELIYAHU KAMISHER,HERB KEINON,YONAH JEREMY BOB
The Justice Ministry said an announcement would be made "in due course."
"We say again, as we have said always, nothing will come out of this - because there is nothing to be found."
The Israeli mogul is suspected of bribing Guinean public officials in the African country’s capital of Conakry to further his business interests.
By ELIYAHU KAMISHER,REUTERS
The suspect, Amnon Cohen, was an MK from 1999 to 2015. At the time, the MK denied the allegations.
The official, whose name is under gag order, is suspected of bribery, fraud, money laundering, and breach of trust.
Police say no connection between investigation into Ari Harow to an already ongoing Netanyahu probe.
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.
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.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Police said Sunday the corruption investigation termed “Case 255” is “extensive” and concerns bribery, fraud, tax offenses and money laundering.
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.
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."
The case against Netanyahu hinges on whether he attempted as a ‘businessman’ to prevent or minimize competition in the communications market.
By SHANI BROWN
Eliezer Fishman faces the largest ever bankruptcy of an Israeli businessman. How did the banks allow things to go so far?
By SHLOMO MAITAL
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
Political corruption. Drought. Fires. Jewish-Arab tensions; intra-religious tensions; religious-secular tensions; Ashkenazi-Sephardi tensions.
By ZIONA GREENWALD
The Israeli public lacks the essential tools to oppose the troubling current developments that increasingly marginalizes these principles.
By MARC NEUGROSCHEL
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