05.29.2016 | 21 Iyar, 5776
Authorities to drill massive rocket attack this week
Abbas asks for NATO to replace IDF in West Bank as part of peace deal
Report: Hezbollah digging tunnels, placing rockets on border for next conflict with Israel
Funeral held for terrorist killed in Hebron shooting
'We are building the Democratic Camp'
J’lem aims to finish off Hapoel in Game 4 in Tel Aviv
Film on Eritrean killed when mistaken for terrorist wins at Docaviv festival
ANALYSIS: The plot to replace Netanyahu
Netanyahu’s government may be near collapse, report says
Poll: Party led by Kahlon, Ya'alon, and Sa'ar could topple Netanyahu
Comedy for Koby to give Israelis comic therapy
Rocket Man rocks Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv documentary festival announces film winners
Mac TA, Eilat into Final Four; Jerusalem closing in
Morocco refuse to play Israel in wheelchair tennis World Cup
Disappointing denouement for Mac TA
The soldier who fired a defense minister
Jerusalem Post Letters to the Editor: Cementing the Right
Jerusalem Post Editorial: Insecurity checks
‘Why are all the traitors coming from the Left?’
Khameini warns new Iranian parliament against Western 'schemes'
Forbidden felines: Saudi cleric declares selfies with cats 'un-Islamic'
Report: Israel and Arab states discuss new Palestinian leader to succeed Abbas
IAEA: Iran's uranium stockpile stays within limit set by nuclear deal
US pro-gun lobby to 'Ayatollahs of Iran': You haven't met alligator wrestlers, cowboys of America
Senior Iranian official: Secret, second wife of Iran's FM 'spied for the West'
Too hot for Tehran: Glam couple flee Iran after model photos deemed 'un-Islamic'
ISIS plans to ignite ethnic war in Fallujah upon leaving the city, document allegedly reveals
Analysis: Islamic State may be down, but it's far from out
US prosecutors move to unseal case of Ivy League student who defected from ISIS
Australia holds five suspected of plotting sailing trip to join ISIS
LA gala raises funds for IAF foundation
Birthright invades Tel Aviv for Sweet 16
‘Post’ investigation finds German city’s facilities used to wage BDS
Former London mayor Ken Livingstone fired from radio show following Hitler comments
New worlds: Simulation on microchip offers insight into dynamics of cellular function
Without research, there is no medicine
Surprise! Anti-BDS gift box coming straight to your front door
Research shows exposure to dirty air may raise risk of heart disease
Most medical marijuana users benefit from treatment, finds Ben-Gurion University study
‘Smart park’ coming to capital’s Sacher Park
Analysis stage begins at latest Golan drilling site
Green tech at the forefront of talks on US-Israel collaboration
Israel faces lack of enforcement of environmental policies, says report
'Smart car' tech to get boost from US-Israel collaboration
Tech Talk: Student hackathons are the new rage
Tech Talk: CES Asia 2016
Tech can’t thrive without women, says Israeli-born Oracle CEO
NY Times editor calls out Trump for ignoring supporters’ anti-Semitic tweets
Who needs Hillary? Trump, Sanders mull televised debate
Sanders' pro-Palestine backers could spark uproar at Dem convention
Jewish leaders push to get two-state solution proposal on next president's desk
Captain America revealed as a secret Nazi in new comic
The personal account of a Canadian lawyer hiking the Israel National Trail
Grapevine: Loving the city
Star Catcher: Astrology for the week of May 27, 2016
Podcast: The mystery of Tel Aviv’s Jane Doe alleys
Briefing: Liberman, Trump and fascism
Podcast: A stable Israeli government? Fat chance
Grapevine: Animal husbandry
Employees send their boss on a special vacation
WATCH: Kittens are the best audience
WATCH: 6ft Balloon Bursts in Slow Motion
22 Photographs where time really stood still
'In the navy'
On the 50th anniversary of Agnon’s Nobel Prize
Books: Blood diamonds
The forgotten casualties
The good news and the bad
Homage to Anne
Necessary Stories: The plowman meets the reaper
Artist of patterns
Veterans: Reaching one’s full potential
Books: Unlikely characters
Books: Totally certifiable
Books: Beauty and boredom of war
An African night in Jerusalem
In your footsteps, Orwell
This week in Jerusalem
Always look on the bright side of yourself
The long and winding road
From chaos to creation
An oddly individual thing – handwriting
Agriculture is having a (vertical) field day
אַלְמָז פּוֹסַעַת בִּשְבִילֵי יַלְדוּתָה
סְטֶנְד-אַפּ שֶל רוֹתֶם אַבּוּהָב
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Christian leaders seek insight into Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Protectors of the Holy Land
Digging with the Bible
Green Journey – Cycling on the Trails of the Living
Remembering Isaac Ochberg
Czech prime minister plants tree in Jerusalem grove of nations
Dado Scenic Lookout Dedicated on Israel's Northern Border
Golani Soldiers Clean up the Forests of Northern Israel
Greek President Plants Olive Tree in Jerusalem Grove of Nations
Italian Environment Minister Discovers Negev Agriculture
Kenyan President Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
Hugging a Tree? Beware of the Pine Processionary Caterpillar!
UN World Water Day 2016: Better Water, Better Jobs
International Forest Day 2016: Saying Thank You to the Trees
US Forestry Service Shares Remote Sensing Tech with Israel
KKL-JNF and The Italian State Forestry Corps Sign a Memorandum
JNF USA & Alexander Muss High School in Israel
Both Receive Charity Navigator's Highest Rating
First-Ever Birthright Israel Trip for Jewish Law Enforcement Announced
90 Year-old Giuditta Matalon Embraces the Children of Israel
Peonies and Pineapples in the Negev Desert
An Interview with Israel Prize Winner Prof. Yossi Katz
Arava Open Day 2016
The Acacia Tree Stars in the Arava Ecosystem
The Burqa-wearing Trojan Horse
A Second Daniel; A Tudor Intrigue by Neal Roberts
Jewish history and demography
“Fascism is looming over the US…” a response to Dr. Laitman
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
Legislation advances banning convicts from being ministers for 14 years.
By LAHAV HARKOV
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
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.
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.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
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.
Former IDF chief allegedly failed to alert police to existence of forged document; police also recommend Ashkenazi's associates Avi Benayahu and Erez Winner be indicted.
Newly elected Mayor Yossi Bachar fights off claims of corruption and shares insight into
his evolving city.
By SHULY WASSERSTROM
Former PM was acquitted in 2012 of failing to report cash received from New York businessman; original judge panel to return for retrial.
Tapes submitted by Shula Zaken lead court to retry case Olmert was acquitted for in 2012; potentially could add to 6 year Holyland prison sentence.
First of Holyland defendants goes behind bars, Zaken is serving her sentence at Neve Tirzeh Prison in Ramle following bribery conviction.
Signs indicate that the police officer sold information relating to investigations against a major crime family based in Tel Aviv.
Police say Ashkenazi is under suspicion of breach of public trust, obstruction of justice and disclosing classified information.
The news piece in question covers the rabbi’s ties to political leaders and crime figures, the “empire” he has built and the millions he has accrued.
Binyamin Ben-Eliezer is suspected of accepting $400,000 from oil magnate Avraham Nanikashvili to submit a deposition on his behalf in a tax probe.
The ruling, the final one in the Holyland trial, is likely to be the most controversial since Lupolianski directed "bribery" funds to his charity.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB,JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
Mandelblit served as IDF's Military Advocate-General in 2011 when affair broke; decided at time there was no evidence implicating officers.
Court confirms Shalom Domrani's plea bargain in which he plead guilty to lesser charges.
Former PM, who is set to go to prison in September pending appeal, requested to travel in order to facilitate various business deals.
Alon Hassan is one of 15 Ashdod Port workers and vendors arrested last week on allegations of corruption reaching into the millions of shekels.
Several news outlets reporting that investigators suspect fishy accounting in an agreement between the Dana Port Group and the F.C. Ashdod soccer team.
By BEN HARTMAN,YONAH JEREMY BOB
The suspects, including senior officials, are under investigation for bribery and extortion, among other charges.
By BEN HARTMAN,NIV ELIS
Prison officials say that as a former prime minister, Olmert was for years privy to state secrets of the highest confidentiality and his safety in jail must be assured in coordination with the Shin Bet.
PM's attorney says Olmert remains emphatic that he took no bribes; State Attorney's Office: There is one rule for those who are corrupt.
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.
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
Unless the laggard Israeli economy is reformed soon its problems, including its morally debilitating corruption, may threaten its future.
By DANIEL DORON
Taxpayer cash has been lavished on Israel's ports. It is time union kingpins understand that this is not their money but ours.