IDF recommends Israel bolster Palestinian Authority to prevent further security deterioration
Ya'alon: Israel intends to build security fence between Hebron, Kiryat Gat
Israeli-Palestinian relations at 'pivotal moment,' Kerry says
State files bribery, theft indictment against Foreign Ministry officials
Israel, Greece, Cyprus likely to hold 3-way gas summit in January
Liberman, Lapid slam Netanyahu's security policies
Cohen Paran sworn in as first-ever MK from an environmentalist party
Dudu Tasa’s roots revisited
Winner of Holocaust survivors' beauty contest: The Jew will never disappear from the world
8-year-old 'Indiana Jones' makes First Temple era archaeological find in Beit Shemesh
White will light up Ashdod
Sinai says: Israel’s swimming scene set for wave of attention with Euros
Chelsea spanks Maccabi Tel Aviv in Haifa
Hapoel Jerusalem on brink of Eurocup ouster after tight loss in Lithuania
Israel Golf: Ladies light up the local links in Ga’ash golf’s annual tourney
PM pledges ‘significant steps’ against domestic violence
Navy turns to Whatsapp to speak to draftees
On the social media battlefield, Israel is not necessary losing, says NGO
Diaspora Jews raise money to attend terrorism orphan’s wedding
Obama gets 'verklempt' awarding Medal of Freedom to Streisand, Spielberg
US officials advise Jewish groups to review security after Paris attacks
Turkish-funded group in Germany posts anti-Semitic quotes online
New phone app 'Israel's Nightmare' educates users on Iranian missile capabilities
Analysis: How Iran exploits ISIS to wage terror
IN PICTURES: Thousands of Iranian soldiers stage mock siege of Temple Mount
Russia's Putin due to meet Khamenei, Rouhani in Iran
Despite ISIS threats of attack, New York prepares for Thanksgiving parade
Obama to Putin: 'Direct your focus on tackling ISIS'
VIDEO: US rock band singer describes massacre at Paris concert hall
Nurse discovers man he tried to save in Paris attack was bomber
US using 'money and sex' to infiltrate Iranian policymakers, Khamenei warns
No warnings from Turkey received before being shot down, says surviving Russian pilot
Putin: Turkish leadership's policy of encouraging 'Islamization' is a problem
Russian envoy: Second pilot from downed plane alive, in hands of Syrian army
Murder rate 3.3 times more common among Arabs than Jews in Israel
93-year-old woman recovers from stroke after brain catheterization
Shortage of nurses in neonatal units leads to infant fatalities
NIS 1 million of home rehab equipment stolen by Palestinians
Israel's Leviathan, Egypt's Dolphinus to negotiate gas export deal
Budget funds found for rabies vaccines, botanical gardens
Experts: Israel could still export natural gas to Egypt
Economic Affairs Committee session heats up over gas debate
Israeli e-commerce works around Israel Post as Black Friday demand spikes
Israeli start-up AudioBurst wants to be the Google of radio
Tech talk: Get in the Ring
Six US-Israeli energy projects to receive $5.1m in funding
Your Taxes: Portfolio adjustments for year-end
'The Jew who gave us GPS' - World marks 100 years since Einstein's theory of relativity
Star catcher: Astrology for the week of November 27, 2015
Grapevine: Keter and Karmiel
Amazon removing Nazi-symbol ads on NY subways for new TV show
Remembering the UN’s hypocrisy, 40 years on
Candidly Speaking: Saving innocent lives must have priority over civil liberties
Why we’re not winning against Islamic State
November 26, 2015: Pollard’s treatment
We cannot turn our back on today’s refugees
Parshat Toldot: After despair
A heartbreak novel
Internet of everything
On the margin
Checking out the flip side
Promise and pain
Blunders and bargains
Artist, writer, woman
Dining: Branching out
The newest grief
‘If it’s good enough for me, it’s good enough for the museum’
Blues from the roots, in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem by way of LA
Changing the view
מִשִירֵי רָחֵל: בְּגַנִי נְטַעְתִיךָ
מוֹפָע חָדָש: אִינְסָאנִיָה
סְטְרִיט וַייְז הִיבְּרוּ
The ghosts of 1929
Friends with benefits or frenemies?
Finding her strength
Remembering Yitzhak Rabin, 20 years since his murder
Foreigners are not fools !
Israel and Argentina: An Opportunity for Rapprochement
Sephardic Conversion in 1492: Myth and Reality
Historical Agreement Signed Between KKL-JNF and the State of Israel
JNF Canada Dedicates New Bike Path with Gilad Shalit
Ben Gurion Accessible Park in Dimona
Fred and Linda Waks Botanical Garden Inaugurated in Akko
Furrows in the Desert in Turkana, Kenya
Portugal Entomologists Tour the Negev with KKL-JNF
Mississippi Governor plants a tree in Israel
Honduras President Plants Tree in Jerusalem
The Acacia Tree Stars in the Arava Ecosystem
Agriculture Festival at Hula Lake Park
An Ecological Festival at the Shafir Winter Pond
KKL-JNF Global Landscapes Seminar at Expo 2015
KKL France Mission Parts from Israel by Planting Trees
Got Water Problems?
$100 Million JNF Boruchin Israel Education Advocacy Center Opens
JNF Canada Pays Tribute to the Honourable John Baird
Renewable Energies for the Future in the Arava
LDA Conference: Science and Technology for Forests
The Negev Conference on Agricultural Research and Development
11.26.2015 | 14 Kislev, 5776
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
Popular mayor indicted on charges of corruption, Lahiani claims willful suspension to devote time defending his innocence.
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 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.
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.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
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."
By GIL HOFFMAN,BEN HARTMAN
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.
Police question former PM on suspicion he tried to convince his former aide Zaken not to cooperate with state in cases against him.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB,JPOST.COM STAFF
Former PM questioned regarding his attempts to convince Shula Zaken not to cooperate with the prosecution in corruption case against him.
Former PM's spokesman blasts law enforcement for what he called continued unsubstantiated leaks before Olmert had a chance to fully respond.
Legal experts agree that the state is likely to seek several years in prison for Olmert following his conviction in the Holyland affair; the fact that he has served in high government positions may work against him.
By NATI GABBAY,DANIEL CLINTON
Former PM's attorney hints that he will appeal conviction on bribery charges; State: If you take money, you won't escape justice.
Authorities finish investigation of former chief rabbi arrested on suspicion of receiving bribes, illicit payments
Lawyer allegedly received bribes in exchange for advising planning
authorities to approve development requests in the cities.
By Yonah Jeremy Bob
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.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
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.