07.25.2016 | 19 Tammuz, 5776
Palestinians call for UNSC action over new Israeli building plans in east Jerusalem
Palestinian hunger striker sparks widespread protest
Saudi delegation to Israel: Ending Palestinian conflict critical for ties with Arab states
Abbas's Harshest Critic
Liberman: Government mustn't have stance on Hebron shooter until trial's end
Historic archeological discovery of Egyptian statue unearthed in Tel-Hazor
French PM: France will never deny Jewish historical ties to Jerusalem
Israeli-Beduin film 'Sand Storm' to be released in US
Bar encourages outsiders to challenge Herzog
Israel and Cyprus downplay crisis in ties over Turkey reconciliation
Hebron shooter: All of my IDF commanders are liars
Going with the flow
WATCH: Gal Gadot's epic debut in first Wonder Woman trailer
It’s cool and fringe, it’s Yiddish
Group launches crowdfunding campaign against sexual harassment in police
Another pre-Rio gold for Israel’s rhythmic gymnastics team
Kenyan-born runner going the distance for Israel at the Olympics
Israeli triathlete Darmon rolls into Rio for 1st Olympics
Healthcare hackathon organizers seek to be ‘light unto others’
Sports tech coming to Rio 2016, courtesy of Israel
Technion takes a selfie from space
Scientists find new roles for old RNAs
Not a death sentence
Israeli doctors save young boy from flesh-eating bacteria
Nation’s cleanest beaches named
For the love of crows
Steinitz slams delays in natural gas deal for causing ‘billions in damages’
Looking to relax by the sea? Steer clear of Israel’s most crowded beaches
Public broadcasting imperative
Africa and the revitalization of the Zionist dream
Israel emerges as a player on the world stage
Letters to the Editor
'Turkish Airlines fires personnel after failed coup'
Syrian refugee kills one, wounds two with machete in Germany
'Possible that Erdogan engineered coup,' former Pentagon official tells ‘Post’
Iran destroys 100,000 satellite dishes in morality-driven crackdown
Iran left with no choice but to confront the US, official warns
Iranian Kurdish leader to ‘Post’: Iran regime is a common enemy
Landau: Secret Iran documents underline a ‘very serious’ problem
Jihadis call on 'lone wolf' terrorists to attack Israeli athletes at Rio Olympics
Report: ISIS operating sleeper cells in Lebanese refugee camps
One mile from ISIS feels safer than France or Turkey to Kurdish peshmerga
ISIS claims responsibility for Nice attack
How did a former concentration camp become a wedding venue in Lithuania?
German University's course claims Israel harvests Palestinian organs
American Jew among those killed fighting ISIS alongside Kurds in Syria
French educators learn to teach about Israel ‘from the heart’
WATCH LIVE: Peres, Rivlin and Netanyahu launch Israeli Innovation Center
Israeli startups are used around the globe
Samsung president poised to ramp up investing in Israel
After playing anti-Semitism card against Trump, Wasserman Schultz sunk by aides’ anti-Bernie emails
Kaine one of few senators not to sign letter to Obama urging increased MoU
Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigns as Democratic chair after e-mail leak
General Flynn responds to Russia accusation with anti-Semitic tweet
This is how cats catch their rides in Thailand...
Do you believe in the Paranormal?
Head to Crown Plaza Eilat this summer to enjoy a fun staycation
Grapevine: The degree of what is offensive
PODCAST: After Turkey, Africa and Egypt, is Saudi Arabia Israel’s next ally?
Podcast: From Tel Aviv, a story of hope for Orlando
Briefing: 'King Bibi' pulls it together, again
Podcast: The mystery of Tel Aviv’s Jane Doe alleys
100-Year-Old Theater Converted Into Stunning Bookstore
TripAdvisor reviews in jail? Yes.
Second Lebanon War veteran's road to redemption
Empowering women globally
The American spirit’s impact
The word of a woman
The outpost on Oliphant Street
Dark years on the Côte d’Azur
Hot off the Arab press
Summertime chickpea dishes
Treats for Shabbat morning
A blend of wine, Judaism and Zionism
The last of Jerusalem’s Mohicans
Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs.
Fun in the park
RAW FOOD: Passing fad or here to stay?
Another kind of romantic exchange
A German-Israeli love story
‘חָרִיש’, עִיר חֲדָשָה בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל
The Christian Edition- one month free subscription
Israel’s blessing to the world
Remembering the 'Exodus'
$100 million Christian theme park makes the Bible ‘come alive’
President of Paraguay Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
Honoring Holocaust Rescuer Belgian Prince with a Tree in Israel
Perth and Merhav Am, Different but the Same
Canadian Young Professionals Visit Gaza Border Communities
Overnight Camp for Children with Special Needs Breaks Barriers
Spanish Village Connects with its Ancient Jewish Roots
Expo Forest Inaugurated in the Negev
Czech prime minister plants tree in Jerusalem grove of nations
The Scholarship is from Canada, the Foresters from Israel
Planning a Sustainable Future through Water Sensitive Cities
Burnt Trees and Charred Earth in Jerusalem’s Arazim Valley
Hugging a Tree? Beware of the Pine Processionary Caterpillar!
KKL-JNF holds its 6th Latin American Leadership Conference
Andrew Viterbi at a KKL-JNF Milan Gala Event
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
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
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.
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.
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.
By GIL HOFFMAN
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."
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
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.
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.
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