07.31.2016 | 25 Tammuz, 5776
Hezbollah releases new footage from ambush op that sparked 2006 war
Red Cross to cut visits to Palestinian prisoners
Abbas and Kerry meet in Paris
Palestinian Authority President making laws by decree, highlighting problems
Israeli Olympic profiles: Andrea Murez
Santana wows Israel with masterful guitar and message of peace
Israeli Olympic profiles: Sagi Muki
Israeli Olympic profiles: Dan Froyliche and Eyal Levin
Security forces arrest Abbas guard
Senior Israeli official to Washington for final stages of defense deal talks
Comment: Cracking down on the Jewish settler hilltop youth
FIFA being petitioned to ban settlement teams from Israeli soccer
The Searchers still on ‘needles and pins’
Remembering Satyajit Ray
Idan Raichel sheds a few layers
Israeli Olympic profiles: Tesama Moogas
Chinese group buys Israeli gaming company Playtika for $4.4 billion
As temperatures rise, flowers emit less scent
The sickly School Health Service
Revolutionary artificial material fits body like a glove
Health Ministry launches plan to eradicate hepatitis C
Attempt to stop beachside development plan heads to High Court
Delek makes bid for exploration license south of Cyprus
Economic committee chairman calls for guidelines to protect animals during live shipments
Nation’s cleanest beaches named
The DNC hackers and their backers
ISIS – the terrible twos
Jerusalem Post Letters to the Editor: Guilty party
Report: Assad and Putin held secret meeting, discussed Israel
Ex-Saudi general issues scathing critique of Palestinian terror groups
For first time during Syria war, Israel opens border for humanitarian aid
Entire region concerned about ‘day after’ Iran deal expires
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
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
Waking up in Santa Monica
Second-generation Holocaust survivor awaiting relief after winning court battle over property
Dennis Ross urges end to Pollard curfew
Israel slams German university for claim it harvests Palestinian organs
eBay, Israel Post join forces to boost online selling
Not just fun and games: Seeking tech behind video games
Healthcare hackathon organizers seek to be ‘light unto others’
Trump attacks criticism by father of fallen Muslim-American soldier
In historic nomination, Clinton vows to protect Israel and enforce Iran deal
Israel reiterates support for a two-state solution amid GOP shift
Israeli ambassador Dermer credits Clinton for 2012 Gaza ceasefire
Grapevine: A time to mourn
Grapevine: Paths of Jewish Lithuania
This week in 60 seconds: The IDF gets its man
Making a difference as proud Israelis
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
A dog watches a horror movie, his reaction is priceless!
This is how cats catch their rides in Thailand...
Do you believe in the Paranormal?
100-Year-Old Theater Converted Into Stunning Bookstore
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
The public broadcasting service:
With best intentions
Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs
The untapped power of youth
All lives matter
‘The Simpsons,’ for a change
Born, raised and educated in a vineyard
‘חָרִיש’, עִיר חֲדָשָה בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל
The Christian Edition- one month free subscription
Pope's trip to Poland overshadowed by killing of French priest
Israel’s blessing to the world
Remembering the 'Exodus'
Tzvika Kaplan Scenic Lookout Inaugurated on Mount Carmel
Looking for IMI, the Blue Box's “Little Sister”- Can you help?
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
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
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
Speaking at The Jerusalem Post’s fifth annual conference in New York, Gamliel discussed social inequality, harnessing technology to reduce gaps, as well as the new coalition deal.
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
The Jordanian MPs gathered on Sunday to pass the Jordanian Investment Fund Law for 2016, authorizing Israeli companies to participate in the fund's bids.
By MAAYAN GROISMAN
Feeling among Palestinian population and prospective lone-wolf attackers that the escalation serves no purpose, official claims.
By HERB KEINON
The report also pointed out that the Palestinian operators remain at a competitive disadvantage because Israeli operators have 3G and 4G capabilities and are able to attract higher- value customers.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
The Palestinian government declared it would ban the selling of products from Tnuva, Zoglowek, Strauss, Tara and Tapuzina, adding that the ban would come into force on Tuesday.
Gaza’s unemployment rate stands at more than 40 percent, and there are no economic growth engines to speak of in the Hamas-ruled Strip.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
CEO of Statnet polling institute said results found more than 100,000 Arabs do not have the ability to buy medicine, clothing or food.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
On Wednesday, the national mail delivery service and ebay announced a cooperation agreement, which will help Israeli sellers easily print labels and send packages abroad.
By NIV ELIS
The World Bank’s 2016 ease of doing business index saw Israel fall three spots, to 53rd, down 23 spots since 2009, when it was ranked 30th.
From the Governor of the Bank of Israel to three bank CEOs, women dominate the top echelons of Israel's financial system.
By VERED RAMON-RIVLIN/GLOBES
The committee, which issued its final report in June, set out plans to spin off the country's two largest credit cards from its two biggest banks.
So far, only two have been set up, one in Ashkelon and another in Nahariya, after the IEC received the last approval from the Finance Ministry’s National Planning and Building Committee.
By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN
Proposal would spin credit card companies out from biggest banks, allow them to become banks in their own right.
Data show that Israel has experienced a steep increase in foreign stake in Israeli companies and banks, Bloomberg reports.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Even now, Israel's GDP per capita - a measure of wealth and productivity per person - is 40% lower than that of the United States.
Finance Ministry preparing a package of reforms that would tackle Israel's ignominious place in the international rankings.
'Bureaucracy is one of the main factors that ignited the housing crisis in Israel in recent years, and this reform deals directly with the root of the problem,' Kahlon said.
We Are All a Family, an NGO that advocates for policies that reduce burdens on families, came out against the legislation.
Thirty-nine percent of those employed in 2011 ages 25-64 were in occupations characterized as at high risk of being replaced by technology within two decades.
By NIV ELIS,LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
In the 2016 Index of Economic Freedom, jointly published by 'The Wall Street Journal' and the Heritage Foundation, Israel reached its highest score ever.
By NATASHA SRDOC AND JOEL ANAND SAMY
Israeli company has developed a cross-device identification system to help advertisers target consumers.
Israel's main industrial markets are abroad, so lowering tariffs on Chinese imports won't affect the buyers of Israeli goods.
The Tel Aviv based startup has developed multi-dimensional video imaging technologies for sports TV coverage.
Israel is facing a shortage of engineers, a problem it might not face if a greater proportion of women studied STEM subjects.
The companies, which will be able to cooperate with local companies, will be able to obtain 1,000 visas for foreign workers for their projects.
What was – in 2015! – so remote as to be virtually impossible is changing its statistical status to being decidedly possible, after which it could move to a probability and then a likelihood.
By PINCHAS LANDAU
All employees of cloud software company Ravello will join Oracle as part of Oracle Public Cloud.
Though Venture Capital investment has reached its pre-dot-com-bust levels, Israel's high-tech sector faces a shortage of skilled labor.
The Economy Ministry said that the demand for chocolate in eastern Asia has tripled in the past few years.
Whether in the US, China and South Korea, or the oceans in between, the name of the game is deflation.
This year's report examined gender breakdowns in the sector for the first time, and found that self-employed women comprise only around one fifth (21.8%) of all the self-employed in Israel.
"The owners are appalling," Histadrut head says of the Mega chain executives.
On Friday, the embattled grocery chain decided against making payments in the realm of NIS 50 million to its suppliers.
Though Israel’s economic growth has been moderate at just 2.3%, that rate remained larger than the new debt Israel took on during the year.
NIS 24.5 billion deficit undershoots the target by NIS 6.9 billion.
The banking system, which demonstrated its worth as a strategic asset by protecting Israel
from suffering severe damage during the global economic crisis, will be an integral part of this innovation.
By YAIR SEROUSSI
Recent history amply bears this out: The technology sector that was the star of the late ’90s and crashed so dramatically at the turn of the century was a minor player in the next cycle.
Histadrut chief: For the first time, wage agreements have become an effective tool for reducing gaps for low earners in the public sector.
"I doubt if any such character was present when the Fed’s Open Market Committee voted unanimously to raise the American central bank’s interest rates for the first time in a decade."
Avi Nissenkorn: "The wages in Israel are too low, and that is one of the primary reasons for the terrible statistics we saw in the last poverty report."
Naor Yerushalmi – CEO of Life and Environment says COP-21 is "a business opportunity that our government has missed."
By SHARON UDASIN
errorism typically affects the economy in two ways: it drags down tourism, and keeps people from going out and spending money.
Plan to allocate NIS 70 million to economic revitalization, NIS 20 million to marketing campaign, another NIs 5 million for loans to small businesses.
The natural gas outline is the result of some eight months of negotiations.
Implementing outline of agreement still demands that economy minister invoke legal clause to circumvent objections of antitrust commissioner.
Veeam CEO Ratmir Tamishev tell the 'Post' in Las Vegas how he’s transforming the landscape.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Transportation Minister Israel Katz said the deal was cause for celebration and symbolized the country’s perseverance through difficult times.
According to IATI, Israel’s hi-tech industry creates 7,000 engineering jobs each year, but only 4,500 engineering students enter the work force annually.
According to Globes, wholesale Tomato prices reached some NIS 12 per kilogram on Wednesday, up from around NIS 9/kg last week and just over NIS 3.5/kg two months before.
By NIV ELIS,SHARON UDASIN
SAP has acquired nine Israeli companies since 1998 and has made its intentions to continue expanding in Israel clear.
None of the major Jewish institutions of Anglo-Jewry have made any public comments on Brexit at all, and most Jewish leaders have also refrained from coming down in favor of one side or the other.
By JEREMY SHARON
Files d’attentes interminables, retards réguliers, colis perdus à jamais… A l’heure du tout numérique,la poste israélienne a visiblement du mal à se réinventer
By ORIT ARFA
Les petits commerces de Jérusalem sont sur la ligne de front et la baisse de
leur fréquentation fait craindre le pire aux propriétaires
By ORRI J. AVRAHAM
Each year, the public is treated to the spectacle of the city reaching out to the national government to help it settle its budget woes.
By GLENN YAGO,JACOB UDELL
The 12 families of Lifta will have to go, sooner or later. Where to? No one knows.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
A recent YouGov survey found that those in favor of a British exit, or Brexit, have opened up a seven-point lead, making economists jittery.
The political Establishment across the Western world is in disarray, as well as being in disbelief.
The TA-100, representing the largest 100 companies trading on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, opened down roughly 3% Sunday, the first day of trading following the UK referendum.
In weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu says Brexit vote won't have significant direct impact on Israel.
Experts at JPost Conference spoke about the geopolitical implications of the discovery.
China’s Ambassador Zhan Yongxin says the door is open for Israel to expand exports, but has some words of advice.
By ILAN EVYATAR
When asked his opinion of Monday's Iowa caucus, Netanyahu said with a mischievous smile: "I don't interfere with elections in the US."
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
Premier received portfolio when Shas leader Arye Deri gave it up' by law, the prime minister automatically receives abdicated portfolios for 90 days.
Halperin will replace David Gilo, who resigned in August in protest of a deal regulating Israel's natural gas industry.
Adv. Mariam Kabaha previously served as the regional commissioner for equal employment opportunities in Haifa and the North.
According to the agreement, the Israel Nature and Parks Authority will be responsible for financially compensating the developer that had been slated to build the resort on the beach.
Finance Ministry representatives reportedly boycott Knesset State Control Committee hearing on protracted impasse.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
Netanyahu named Simhon head of the National Economic Council last month, making him the premier’s top economic adviser.
By HERB KEINON,NIV ELIS
Five-year plan is reportedly estimated at NIS 10-15 b.; Liberman slams Netanyahu’s government for boosting Arab share of budget; Joint List MK says deal in right direction, but still comes up short.
The total number of tourists to visit Israel in 2015 was estimated at more than three million.
By SAM SOKOL
MK Yousef Jabareen tells ‘Post’ that the proposed plan does not address all socioeconomic needs of the community.
The campaign was initiated after the Finance Ministry allocated NIS 100 million for emergency loans late last month to aid hard-hit business owners.
40 cooperative supermarket branches to open in two years as part of joint Jewish Agency, Israel Venture Network project.
By JOSH DELL
Simhon to replace Eugene Kandel, who served in post from 2009 until this summer, when he stepped down.
Rivlin, Flug address symposium on social responsibility in a market economy
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Raise to be determined by the change in the average salary minus 1%, a change meant to cancel the increase in minimum wage’s effect on the lawmakers’ pay.
By LAHAV HARKOV
State "must make defensive shield, protective edge for consumers."
By NIV ELIS,SHARON UDASIN,YONAH JEREMY BOB
How will Israel be affected by the decision of the United Kingdom, its third-largest trading partner, to leave the European Union?
By SHLOMO MAITAL
Foreign governments are intervening in Israeli domestic politics.
By AMIEL UNGAR
If people of goodwill work together and engage in hard protests of all kinds, social change can and will happen
The implications for Israel of a declining dollar are serious; does the government have a contingency plan?
Myron Brilliant, executive vice president and head of International Affairs of the US Chamber of Commerce, sizes up the Israeli economy and US markets.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Iranian president makes remarks during visit to Italy and France, where he is looking to rebuild Iran's ties with the West.
Turkey in 2013 had commissioned Rosatom to build four 1,200 megawatt reactors as Ankara has been keen to wean itself off an almost complete dependence on imported energy.
Officials say the service will be a boon for consumers working remotely, including those stuck at Israeli checkpoints and needing to pay urgent bills or get work done.
The protests of the summer of 2011 did not achieve all of its goals, but did bring about a change in consciousness.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
The closing of the mines has driven prices up for the coveted gemstones amid dwindling supplies and sent buyers looking elsewhere.
By ADRIANA BRASILEIRO
Overall, KRG has limited options for internally improving the economy.
By GLENN FIELD
If it does so, it will become the first major Israeli economic institution to thereby adapt to the world economy, according to TASE chairman Amnon Neubach.
“With GDP growth averaging nearly four percent since 2003, Israel is consistently one of the strongest performers in the OECD.”
By IZZY TAPOOHI
A lot is at stake and the global economy needs China to succeed.
By ALEXANDER B. PEVZNER
"Religious leaders must be at the forefront of bravely calling out the most egregious violations of basic human morality, without regard to the criticism they may face as a result."
By SHMULEY BOTEACH
Crude oil dipped below $47 this week.
By SHMUEL EVEN AND YOEL GUZANSKY