ISIS, Gaza militants, Iran nuclear negotiators, do not give Israel a second thought
Clinton to Jewish donors: "I will be a better president to Israel than Obama"
US only country to stand with Israel as UNHRC approves Gaza resolution
Netanyahu blasts UNHRC for ratifying Gaza war report as projectile from Sinai hits Israel
Palestinian group calls on Bon Jovi to boycott Israel
Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson to star in Avi Nesher’s new movie
Born to the keyboard
Beitar opens continental campaign with goalless deadlock
Lenskiy, Presiado capture sprint doubles at nationals
Beitar begins European quest with road trip to Kazakhstan
Heartbreak for Sanford at national championships
READ: Full text of UNHRC Gaza resolution
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Projectiles launched from Sinai hit southern Israel
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Ariel Sharon's son: My father would have responded to Gaza rocket fire with full force
Anti-Semitic pejoratives scrawled on London Jewish school
EJC head Moshe Kantor honored by France
Polish museum returns controversial gas chamber installation
German NGO organizes 'Rent a Jew' program
Netanyahu: The Jews owe an eternal debt of gratitude to the 'British Schindler'
ISIS affiliate in Egypt claims rocket fire toward Israel
Senior Western diplomat: No plan to continue Iran nuclear talks long past July 7
In major crackdown, Palestinian forces arrest dozens of Hamas men in W. Bank
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Members of the public can submit reactions to gas outline until July 21
Energy Minister Steinitz announces terms of gas compromise deal
Israel's Elbit Systems wins $150 mln Benelux contract
Apps for finding jobs are among Microsoft Venture’s latest start-up
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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.
Olmert also requests that the start of his eight-month sentence be delayed, pending the appeal.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
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.