06.26.2016 | 20 Sivan, 5776
Missing IDF soldier's family: Netanyahu failing a test by signing deal with Turkey
Did Israel promise not to assassinate Hamas's leader as part of Turkey deal?
Abbas retracts charge that rabbis called to poison Palestinian water
Reflections: My Gaza war
10 years after Second Lebanon War, for a bereaved mother the pain is only worse
Govt to approve package to improve economic ties with Africa
Heart of the city discovered at Tel Aviv’s David Interncontinental
Seeing Russia through new eyes
Netanyahu praises British PM after resignation as ‘true friend of Israel’
Quartet report likely to recommend renewal of direct Israeli-Palestinian talks
Iftar fund-raiser in Abu Gosh helps sick Palestinians get help in Israeli hospitals
Negev needs additional hospital to cope with growth and aging of population
Italy's Seppi subdues Israel's Sela in Wimbledon tuneup
Israeli track and field athletes still looking for Rio push
Sinai Says: Blatt’s NBA legacy takes a hit with Cavaliers’ championship after his ouster
Even in Jerusalem, Game 7 awakens strong emotions
Are Start-Up Nation’s ‘seven years of plenty’ coming to an end?
Uber harnessing popular support for ride-sharing against Katz
TechCrunch Comes to Tel Aviv, hosts Meet-Up
Motti Zisser, international business wunderkind and generous philanthropist succumbs to cancer
Sperm with fragile DNA can be sorted out to improve chances of pregnancy
Emotions give clues to behavior in baseball
Health scan: Lend me your ear
Israeli Crohn’s disease group becomes full member of European federation
New desalination plant a 'mistake' or case of NIMBY syndrome?
Haifa ammonia production to be relocated– three years behind schedule
Summertime is here, but stay safe
New Israeli cannabis farmers continue to fight for growing license
Hackers and companies alike finding clever new ways to circumvent privacy
MIT magazine names Mobileye 6th most innovative company
Europe’s first Islamophobia summit highlights European-wide problem
Who will write France’s future?
June 26: Kids in hot cars
Turkish official: Regional security problem binds Israel and Turkey
Is airport planned for Israel-Jordan border clouding neighborly ties?
Erdogan meets Hamas leader in Istanbul as Turkey-Israel detente looms
Gaza-based pro-ISIS group urges Muslims on social media to donate for weapons
Iran regime trying to brush prostitution problems under the rug
Iranian commander threatens to make Bahrain’s royal family ‘disappear’
Iran claims it thwarts bombings in Tehran, other cities
Israeli NGO threatens to sue Boeing over deal with Iran
After Obama touts military gains, US officials warn campaign against ISIS could backfire
Analysis: ISIS leader al-Baghdadi is living on borrowed time
ISIS destroys Syrian satellite dishes in bid to ban 'un-Islamic' TV during Ramadan
Sharansky to French Jews mulling aliya: Do it!
Holocaust-themed play by Polish writer causes stir in Los Angeles
Ex-prostitute alleges Orthodox businessmen mistreated her on ‘mile high’ NYPD job
Seeing it as it really is
La révolution harédite
Riyad vs Téhéran
La bataille pour la droite s'annonce serrée
L'idéologie de " la monarchie de Judée "
Giuliani to 'Post': US is ready to vote for Trump if he doesn’t blow it
Poll: Israelis even on Clinton vs. Trump
Former NYC mayor to young people: Don’t let Donald Trump mislead you
Republican Jews targeting Democrats over Sanders' platform picks
Grapevine: Good Tuesday
The Tisch: Halla bookends
Parshat Shlah: Constructive criticism or defeatism?
Grapevine: With strings attached
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
Briefing: Liberman, Trump and fascism
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
A Jewish woman’s view
The Iran nuclear deal: One year on
Is BDS headed for defeat?
Striving for kedusha
Lerner in the Mirror
Setting the record straight
Bye bye banks
Veterans: A colorful life
Books: Evil innate
Books: Forever changed by tragedy
Hot off the Arab press
‘The Last Witnesses’
Home is where the hearth is
What’s your pleasure?
Talking about transitioning
When is a chair not a chair?
אַלְמָז פּוֹסַעַת בִּשְבִילֵי יַלְדוּתָה
סְטֶנְד-אַפּ שֶל רוֹתֶם אַבּוּהָב
The Christian Edition- one month free subscription
IFCJ funds flights for olim, seeks to attract 2,000 from 15 countries this summer
Christian Birthright educates millennials as voices for Israel
Presbyterians to hear anti-Israel onslaught at General Assembly
The Scholarship is from Canada, the Foresters from Israel
The Family Landau De Vries Park, a Forest Park in the Desert
KKL-JNF holds its 6th Latin American Leadership Conference
A Double Celebration of Shavuot and Metulla's 120th Anniversary
JNF South Africa Delegates Get in Touch with the Real Israel
Picking Cherries in the Desert at the Yatir Forest Cherry Festival
Czech prime minister plants tree in Jerusalem grove of nations
Greek President Plants Olive Tree in Jerusalem Grove of Nations
Italian Environment Minister Discovers Negev Agriculture
Kenyan President Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
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!
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
Outing a Charismatic Sexual Predator
Tze'enah U-Re'enah / צְאֶינָה וּרְאֶינָה
They Are Bought!........
YoungDiplomats.com : The New Generation of Israeli Diplomats
The Israel Experience is bringing thousands of young Jews to volunteer, intern and have
a firsthand insight into the Jewish State.
By CARMIT SAPIR WEITZ
Short videos to be screened in prime time shortly before news broadcasts.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
The two arrested Jews were detained for several hours and released. They may be prosecuted for assault, pending an investigation and the decision of Ukrainian police.
‘A person who is too dangerous to fly should not be allowed to buy a weapon’
By DANIELLE ZIRI
Pivoting to general election, campaign acknowledges need to focus efforts on communities in Florida, Virginia and Ohio
By MICHAEL WILNER
US envoy on ties with Arab world: “What makes iceberg strong is what you see underneath the surface.’
By HERB KEINON
Evidence of a historic Judaic presence in Madagascar is scarce, and what signs can be found could date from from the seventh century, when traders from Arab lands sailed to the island.
By DEBORAH JOSEFSON/JTA
Rabbi Lankry: “We were able to bring light to Muslim communities and break stereotypes”
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
Nessah – a central hub for Los Angeles’ Persian Jewish community – used the event to also celebrate Israeli Independence Day.
By KELLY HARTOG
Tel Aviv Week shows carefree side of Israel to young students.
By BEN HARTMAN
New gov’t-Gesher project takes eclectic mix of opinion-makers to meet Jews around the world
Donald Trump, the real estate magnate who has effectively secured the Republican nomination, said two weeks ago he has “no message” for what he termed as his “fans” who had attacked Ioffe.
Michelson (neé Corash) was born in Russia in 1902 and emigrated with her family to Worcester at the age of 2.
Moshe Yaish Nahari, a 35-year-old father of nine, was gunned down while buying food for Shabbat in Yemen in 2008. His family are all now reunited in Israel, living in Bnei Brak.
Yad Vashem’s Zeltser: To be a Soviet and a Jew was their natural state, they didn’t question it.
By MARION FISCHEL
Speakers at the event include Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked and Alan Dershowitz.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Even for those who argue that this is not a case of sexual abuse, it’s impossible to say the school administrator’s behavior is in any way acceptable, Moster told JTA.
The college wide receiver has been noticed for his winning combination of agility, athleticism and intelligence.
Montreal mayor Denis Coderre made it clear that the comedian, Dieudonne M’bala M’bala, is not welcome.
Adam Milstein tells the ‘Post’ why the IAC should be spearheading the battle against BDS.
By STEVE LINDE
Bordering on the Jewish quarter of Amsterdam, the slum was inhabited by hundreds of people living in squalor and extremely crowded conditions.
Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett explains to Jews abroad what Israel is doing to help them.
The initiative is designed to show the immediate relevance of the Passover story, which OLAM, comprising 43 organizations worldwide, says should serve as a springboard for promoting social action.
By JEREMY SHARON
For Conservative Jews who have observed the centuries-old prohibition against eating kitniyot over Passover, this year's seder promises to be like no other they have experienced.
Participants read from a custom-made haggadah, which consisted of both traditional Passover texts and modern additions such as Bob Marley’s reggae classic “One Love.”
In an exclusive interview, comedian Roseanne Barr discusses being Jewish and her awakening on Israel.
By NOA AMOUYAL
Parliamentary speaker Volodymyr Groysman being considered for the job by President Petro Poroshenko.
By SAM SOKOL
"I am one of the first political leaders officially declaring that anti-Semitism is a crime," he said.
“The party didn't give me a fair hearing to listen to my side before the suspension," former Bradford mayor Khadim Hussain said.
Many feel that their government is less competent in defending civilians, Jews and otherwise, than its neighbors, including France.
The circumstances of his death were not immediately confirmed, but the celebrity news outlet TMZ.com reported Shandling suffered a heart attack.
Leon Charney was a ba’al tzedaka – a truly charitable man.
By MICHAEL HIRSCH
The new venture will see the already heavily subsidized program expanded to bring in a further 5600 women.
Canadian Jewish community leader and real-estate developer Franklyn D. Medjuck died at his home in Halifax on March 14 at age 71, and was buried at the Eretz Hachaim Cemetery in Israel on Wednesday.
By BENA MEDJUCK-BRUCKNER
'The Jerusalem Report' looks at the academicians being bruised and battered by BDS on campuses across America.
By SHULA KOPF
In a statement, republished Saturday by the Washington Post, Catholic Memorial President Peter Nolan said that the school was “deeply disturbed” by the incident.
Stark’s brother and store co-owner Bruce Stark personally thanked Sandler for the purchase when he spotted the actor leaving his makeup trailer.
Ships called the ‘Queen Esther,’ the ‘Prophet Samuel’ and the ‘Shield of Abraham’ roamed the high seas.
By Gil Stern Stern ZOHAR
Having previously blamed a faulty earpiece for failing to condemn Duke, he this time said he couldn’t just come out and condemn groups generically because — what if they were Jewish?
“There are many organizations in the Jewish world now that are hungry for really talented, energetic leadership at the entry level or at the senior executive level,” Mimi Kravetz of Hillel said.
Casa Shalom’s founder explores the customs of Crypto-Jews.
By GLORIA MOUND
There’s something else going on at this camp, Ramahniks say, though it may not be as visible: inculcation of Jewish values.
By URIEL HEILMAN/JTA
European rabbis given self defense course at Berlin conference.
By DANA SOMBERG
The petition was released Monday morning to mark the first day of Israel Apartheid Week, the Columbia Spectator reported.
Racism and anti-Semitism by militant soccer fans has been an issue in Italy for years.
Barr, who starred in the long-running sitcom “Roseanne,” will tour the country for two weeks prior to the conference and will be accompanied by her mother.
The last time a group of Kaifeng Jews made aliya was in 2009.
By CORAL BRAUN
Cohen has previously pulled publicity stunts dressed as characters from his other films, including turning up as Kazakhstani TV reporter Borat in a wagon pulled by a "peasant woman."
“I still consider myself Jewish,” said Miller, whose grandfather was Larry Fine, one of The Three Stooges. “I feel like I just added on to my faith.”
The motion calls on the Canadian government to “condemn any and all attempts by Canadian organizations, groups or individuals to promote the BDS movement, both here at home and abroad.”
The performance was part of show called Letters Live which featured the reading of letters deemed relevant to the stories of migrants in the camp.
In September 2015, Peace TV Urdu aired two programs featuring the late Dr. Israr Ahmad, who stated that Jewish people were "like a cancer."
By DANIEL J. ROTH
The American Jewish community leader and Jerusalem Foundation board member shares with Gol Kalev his views on the capital, anti-Semitism and the US-Israel relationship.
By GOL KALEV
"Jewish Americans, having shared in the struggle for freedom, have been instrumental in ensuring our Nation stays true to the principles enshrined in our founding documents."
The history of the 500-year-old ghetto shows that minorities can integrate and keep their identity.
American director David Gordon Green speaks to the ‘Post’ about moving from stoner comedies such as ‘Pineapple Express’ to tackling the Boston Marathon bombing.
By HANNAH BROWN
MK Elazar Stern discusses the future of religious life in Israel, the importance of its liberalization, and the dangers of alienating Diaspora Jewry.
Many in the American Jewish community have said they felt torn between Israel and the United States during the past year.
Rabbi Daniel Beller’s daughter reflects on ‘a truly outstanding human being’
By HADASSAH BELLER COHEN
Getting out the message of an Israel that still needs improving was Zionist Union MK Merav Michaeli’s goal during a visit to the US this month.
Golden Globe-winning actress and writer Rachel Bloom talked about Jewish identity, diversity on her hit show, and Israel on her first trip to the country.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Waters first endorsed Sanders for president in October 2015 while speaking with Rolling Stone magazine, saying he was the only candidate “that I see with any credibility."
Branded as the Agency's “Global Tikkun Olam initiative,” project Ten sends Jewish youth to work in vulnerable communities around the world and in Israel.
‘Captivity’ is a serious, ambitious work, a candidate to become a classic of its kind
By MATT NESVISKY
Mount Sinai Hospital in New York marked its 164th anniversary in January. Is the US Jewish hospital an idea whose time has passed?
By ELLIOT JAGER
It is not feasible for the US Jewish leadership to continue to ignore settlement expansion in territory that inevitably will become part of a future Palestinian state.
By ROBERT HORENSTEIN
Ira Liran returns to his homeland to launch Vita Coco in Israel.
By ORIT ARFA
A Cuban-American, brought up as a Catholic, discovered her Jewish ancestry after she had converted. Today she works tirelessly to assist the descendants of Anusim.
By GENIE MILGROM
A descendant of Crypto Jews who – after questioning his Catholic identity – embarked on a seven-year search, speaks of his odyssey and of those who don’t even know how to ask.
By JUANJO VENTURA
Herschel Gutman, 39, from Cape Town to Tel Aviv, 2009.
By SUSAN DE LA FUENTE
Zarif also touched on the on the nuclear deal, stating: “The deal is in place. But if one side does not comply with the agreement, then the agreement will start to falter.”
Tensions are high in Ankara as Islamic State has been held responsible for four of six bombing attacks in Turkey in the past eight months.
American society is pulsating with Jewish life, culture and scholarship.
By YIZHAR HESS
How Israeli-Americans can solve the ‘Pew Problem’
By ADAM MILSTEIN
Zimmerman’s position became untenable when news broke of remarks she made on her Facebook page about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in March 2015, before joining the Sanders campaign.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
Least known is the kingdom of Mar Zutra, that rose to brief prominence in the period after the redaction and editing of the Talmud.
By ELI KAVON
As Europe and even America become ever more hostile to proudly identified Jews, it becomes clearer that the ultimate destiny of the Jewish people will be shaped on our ancient land.
By JONATHAN ROSENBLUM
Our Haggadot vary, often dramatically, but almost all of them include, somewhere towards the conclusion of the Seder, the words “Next Year in Jerusalem.”
By DANIEL GORDIS
UJA-Federation of New York, the organization I lead, represents the largest Jewish Diaspora community and is the biggest North American federation.
By ERIC S. GOLDSTEIN
Those deeply concerned about Israel find themselves in a special quandary.
By ISI LEIBLER
When things deteriorate further for Jews in Europe, as they surely will, he can always count on Israel to be there for him and receive him with open arms.
By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Their humanitarian work is unmatched and they work tirelessly to fulfill the Jewish imperative of perfecting the world as a junior partner in God’s creation.
By SHMULEY BOTEACH
I am convinced that if the Jewish community in particular spent as much time on protecting their own students as they do on other causes, this would not be tolerated.
By LARRY LEVINE
Let’s be wise Owls, celebrating Identity Zionism, emphasizing belonging to a particular people with a special heritage best expressed in our homeland.
By Gil Stern Stern TROY
I raised one that has long been bothering me – whether Western secular values were undermining the ability of the Jewish people to survive.
By MELANIE PHILLIPS
When reading modern Jewish history, it often seems that Sephardi Jews and other Jews from Arab and Islamic lands are simply “off the radar.”
Nothing has changed over the years, even over the centuries. Every aspect of anti-Semitism is just the same as ever.
By ROGER KAYE
I stand humbled with a much greater appreciation for those who do move here, to their motherland, despite the objections of their own fathers and mothers.
By TEHILLA MARKOVITZ
“It has nothing to do with his being Jewish. Zero. Because I don’t find him that Jewishly identified, and I am Jewishly identified,” says Sanders supporter.
While many Jewish Americans recoil at the prospect of seeing him in the White House, the billionaire can count on the backing of the anybody-but-Hillary crowd.