05.29.2016 | 21 Iyar, 5776
Arab League supportive of French peace initiative
Authorities to drill massive rocket attack this week
Abbas asks for NATO to replace IDF in West Bank as part of peace deal
Report: Hezbollah digging tunnels, placing rockets on border for next conflict with Israel
Bennett vows to 'go all the way' in showdown with Netanyahu over cabinet, Liberman vote
Thousands march in Tel Aviv against Liberman defense portfolio appointment
J’lem aims to finish off Hapoel in Game 4 in Tel Aviv
Film on Eritrean killed when mistaken for terrorist wins at Docaviv festival
ANALYSIS: The plot to replace Netanyahu
Netanyahu’s government may be near collapse, report says
Poll: Party led by Kahlon, Ya'alon, and Sa'ar could topple Netanyahu
Comedy for Koby to give Israelis comic therapy
Rocket Man rocks Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv documentary festival announces film winners
Mac TA, Eilat into Final Four; Jerusalem closing in
Morocco refuse to play Israel in wheelchair tennis World Cup
Disappointing denouement for Mac TA
The soldier who fired a defense minister
Jerusalem Post Letters to the Editor: Cementing the Right
Jerusalem Post Editorial: Insecurity checks
‘Why are all the traitors coming from the Left?’
Khameini warns new Iranian parliament against Western 'schemes'
Forbidden felines: Saudi cleric declares selfies with cats 'un-Islamic'
Report: Israel and Arab states discuss new Palestinian leader to succeed Abbas
IAEA: Iran's uranium stockpile stays within limit set by nuclear deal
US pro-gun lobby to 'Ayatollahs of Iran': You haven't met alligator wrestlers, cowboys of America
Senior Iranian official: Secret, second wife of Iran's FM 'spied for the West'
Too hot for Tehran: Glam couple flee Iran after model photos deemed 'un-Islamic'
ISIS plans to ignite ethnic war in Fallujah upon leaving the city, document allegedly reveals
Analysis: Islamic State may be down, but it's far from out
US prosecutors move to unseal case of Ivy League student who defected from ISIS
Australia holds five suspected of plotting sailing trip to join ISIS
LA gala raises funds for IAF foundation
Birthright invades Tel Aviv for Sweet 16
‘Post’ investigation finds German city’s facilities used to wage BDS
Former London mayor Ken Livingstone fired from radio show following Hitler comments
New worlds: Simulation on microchip offers insight into dynamics of cellular function
Without research, there is no medicine
Surprise! Anti-BDS gift box coming straight to your front door
Research shows exposure to dirty air may raise risk of heart disease
Most medical marijuana users benefit from treatment, finds Ben-Gurion University study
‘Smart park’ coming to capital’s Sacher Park
Analysis stage begins at latest Golan drilling site
Green tech at the forefront of talks on US-Israel collaboration
Israel faces lack of enforcement of environmental policies, says report
'Smart car' tech to get boost from US-Israel collaboration
Tech Talk: Student hackathons are the new rage
Tech Talk: CES Asia 2016
Tech can’t thrive without women, says Israeli-born Oracle CEO
NY Times editor calls out Trump for ignoring supporters’ anti-Semitic tweets
Who needs Hillary? Trump, Sanders mull televised debate
Sanders' pro-Palestine backers could spark uproar at Dem convention
Jewish leaders push to get two-state solution proposal on next president's desk
Captain America revealed as a secret Nazi in new comic
The personal account of a Canadian lawyer hiking the Israel National Trail
Grapevine: Loving the city
Star Catcher: Astrology for the week of May 27, 2016
Podcast: The mystery of Tel Aviv’s Jane Doe alleys
Briefing: Liberman, Trump and fascism
Podcast: A stable Israeli government? Fat chance
Grapevine: Animal husbandry
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
'In the navy'
On the 50th anniversary of Agnon’s Nobel Prize
Books: Blood diamonds
The forgotten casualties
The good news and the bad
Homage to Anne
Necessary Stories: The plowman meets the reaper
Artist of patterns
Veterans: Reaching one’s full potential
Books: Unlikely characters
Books: Totally certifiable
Books: Beauty and boredom of war
An African night in Jerusalem
In your footsteps, Orwell
This week in Jerusalem
Always look on the bright side of yourself
The long and winding road
From chaos to creation
An oddly individual thing – handwriting
Agriculture is having a (vertical) field day
אַלְמָז פּוֹסַעַת בִּשְבִילֵי יַלְדוּתָה
סְטֶנְד-אַפּ שֶל רוֹתֶם אַבּוּהָב
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Christian leaders seek insight into Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Protectors of the Holy Land
Digging with the Bible
Green Journey – Cycling on the Trails of the Living
Remembering Isaac Ochberg
Czech prime minister plants tree in Jerusalem grove of nations
Dado Scenic Lookout Dedicated on Israel's Northern Border
Golani Soldiers Clean up the Forests of Northern Israel
Greek President Plants Olive Tree in Jerusalem Grove of Nations
Italian Environment Minister Discovers Negev Agriculture
Kenyan President Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
Hugging a Tree? Beware of the Pine Processionary Caterpillar!
UN World Water Day 2016: Better Water, Better Jobs
International Forest Day 2016: Saying Thank You to the Trees
US Forestry Service Shares Remote Sensing Tech with Israel
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
First-Ever Birthright Israel Trip for Jewish Law Enforcement Announced
90 Year-old Giuditta Matalon Embraces the Children of Israel
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
The Burqa-wearing Trojan Horse
A Second Daniel; A Tudor Intrigue by Neal Roberts
Jewish history and demography
“Fascism is looming over the US…” a response to Dr. Laitman
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
By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN
Even now, Israel's GDP per capita - a measure of wealth and productivity per person - is 40% lower than that of the United States.
By NIV ELIS
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.
Zurich, Geneva, and New York city top annual report.
The deficit is projected at 2.8 percent of GDP in 2015 while a target of 2.9 percent has been set for next year.
Israel’s Chief Scientist Avi Hasson tells the ‘Post’ how he’s working to keep Israel ahead of the curve when it comes to spurring Israeli creativity.
President and CEO of Development Corporation for Israel explains the value of investing in Israel’s economy.
Organization would stress innovative approaches to development, and specialize on a small set of countries that act as willing partners.
BoI Governor Flug slams move as "imprudent."
Turmoil in Chinese markets continues.
"The figures showing a drop in growth worry me, both as Minister of Finance and as an Israeli," Kahlon says.
"1,300 people had been laid of from factories in recent months," official says.
Sector grows as a share of Israel's exports, rising from 14% in 2013 to 16.4% in 2014
The nearly four-month strike at the company's Dead Sea works and Bromine Compounds plant arose over a restructuring plan that included layoffs.
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
The political Establishment across the Western world is in disarray, as well as being in disbelief.
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
Negev Railway connecting Ashkelon and Beersheba to open Saturday night.
Though Israel’s financial system and conservative banking regulations helped it navigate 2008- 2009 global financial crisis, there is only so much a small, open, export-dependent economy can do.
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
By SHLOMO MAITAL
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.
Congress appears likely to vote to disapprove of the agreement, with the Republican caucus united in opposition and with a plurality of Democrats still publicly undeclared.
By MICHAEL WILNER
Gabriel was recently criticized in Germany for putting business interests above nuclear agreement qualms.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
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.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
“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
"It’s no exaggeration to say that many developed economies – mired in debt, out-of-control welfare spending and high unemployment – would envy the Israeli economy’s current overall trajectory."
By SAMUEL GREGG
We are a rich society, and as the saying of our sages goes, one who has lots of possessions has many worries.
By YISRAEL MEDAD AND ELI POLLAK