05.29.2016 | 21 Iyar, 5776
Israeli flag stirs up controversy in Arab beach soccer tournament in Egypt
Members of Hamas cell behind Jerusalem bus bombing arrested as it planned more attacks
President Rivlin congratulates Jordan on Independence Day in Arabic
Arab League supportive of French peace initiative
Sara Netanyahu faces criminal allegations in PM residence affair
'Rape of mentally-disabled woman probably not terrorism'
Labour leader Corbyn slights Herzog after not responding to Israel invitation
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
ANALYSIS: The plot to replace Netanyahu
Netanyahu’s government may be near collapse, report says
Film on Eritrean killed when mistaken for terrorist wins at Docaviv festival
Comedy for Koby to give Israelis comic therapy
Rocket Man rocks Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv documentary festival announces film winners
J’lem aims to finish off Hapoel in Game 4 in Tel Aviv
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
McGill University professors sign letter condemning BDS
Birthright invades Tel Aviv for Sweet 16
‘Post’ investigation finds German city’s facilities used to wage BDS
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
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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
Cholera or typhoid outbreak due to Gaza's lack of sewage treatment infrastructure could contaminate region's drinking water, expert says.
By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN
Shai Abad, the Ministry of Finance's director-general, said that the Israeli government was looking forward to "broadening the Israeli horizon" regarding eco-technology.
Report lead by State Comptroller Joseph Shapira ssays aid that there are about 250-300 hazardous material incidents each year that affect the environment.
PMO Director-General Eli Groner said “excess regulation” prevents farmers from using the “most modern and safe agricultural methods.”
Netafim Head of APAC Division and China Chairman Stephan Titze said that the palnt will be a "solid foundation" for future activities in the country as well.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
Thousands visited the park throughout the day, with families barbecuing and enjoying quality time during Hol Hamoed.
The organization OR Movement is stepping up efforts to build up the Negev and Galilee so they will be sustainable in terms of population, infrastructure and jobs.
In an attempt to help out the domestic market, government will more than double the size of grants given to companies to convert their factories to natural gas power.
An emergency team from the Environmental Protection Ministry was called to the scene and carried out an inspection of the area.
In a statement released on Sunday, the YRA said that though it was reluctant to use pesticide, the spraying had become necessary due to sewage leaks.
The plan calls for processing Leviathan’s gas offshore before bringing it in for domestic use.
Report shows serious advances, yet Haifa ammonia factory’s promised relocation in dispute.
Environmental Ministry official: Government has maintained complete transparency.
Three speakers shared personal stories behind their ventures, and offered behind-the-scenes tips on starting a green business.
Energy, Infrastructure and Water Resources Minister and Noble Energy Inc.'s Israel country manager discussed possible ways to satisfy the High Court's demands.
By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN,REUTERS
Law passes almost two years after initiative introduced
Move brings the bill closer to becoming a law, almost two years after former Environmental Protection Minister Amir Peretz first introduced the initiative.
Groups said legislation would allow for “uncontrolled construction” and hamper efforts to carry out proper ecological and archeological assessments.
Israeli fish breeders with get a one-time compensation of NIS 23 million for 2016.
Statements from the ministry last week indicated that the European Union expressed interest in receiving Israeli natural gas as well.
Through this initiative, public bus companies will receive subsidies to buy electric buses.
The Mediterranean Sea has a history of tsunamis, with 25 percent of all those ever recorded occurring in this area, the ministry said.
Vipers are full of venom and the most dangerous in this area.
"To grow a forest in an area with annual rainfall of 270 mm. is magic," he said. "It's really a miracle."
Environment minister rounds off a week full of meetings with high-level officials said to be interested in Israel’s natural gas resources, as well as those with stakes in the off-shore reservoirs.
Event featured number of speakers and exhibits that attempted to show ways in which historic buildings can be properly restored and maintained.
Forecaster from IMS says that pollution warning is expected to stay in effect for the central and southern regions of the country through Tuesday.
The new regulation, presented by Transportation and Intelligence Minister Israel Katz, will require all electric cyclists and scooter riders to be at least 16 years of age.
The ministry’s Haifa director, Shlomo Katz, said that the two new units were intentionally placed to compare the amount of pollution from petrochemical facilities to the amount from vehicles.
The monitoring station, which was installed in 2001 and updated over the years, measures water quality 24 hours a day based on a number of parameters.
Government to spend NIS 1 billion for better recycling, waste services.
The company that wins tender will be in charge of designing, constructing and operating the photovoltaic power plant in the western Negev community of Ashalim for a period of 25 years.
Currently, only 2.6 percent of Israel's electricity is produced from renewable sources.
The scientists reconstructed the Mediterranean’s drought history by studying tree rings as part of an effort to understand the region's climate and what shifts water to or from the area.
Devices record 600,000 violations annually but courts can only process 90,000 of them, Knesset panel hears.
The program, according to Gabbay, will focus on lowering air pollution caused by factors such as factories and transportation.
Leviathan Energy Renewables’ technologies boost power of wind turbines.
Hula Valley turns into bird watcher’s paradise but funds needed to keep visiting cranes away from crops.
The latest version of the legislation debated by the Internal Affairs and Environment Committee would require a 10-agorot fee per disposable plastic bag.
As part of the Electronic Waste Law, the overall goal for 2015 was for 20 percent of the total weight of electronic equipment sold annually by manufacturers and importers in Israel to be recycled.
The Finance Committee held the meeting at the request of the Ministry's which wants changes made to fishing regulations in an attempt to prevent fish depletion.
Following a permit discrepancy and backlash from environmental groups, drilling will continue to see if commercially-viable liquid oil is underneath the Golan Heights.
Ministry says such steps are necessary, because low oil price worldwide is making natural gas a more expensive option, despite environmental advantages.
By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN,SHARON UDASIN,NIV ELIS
The $23.7 million field, located about 60 km. from Kigali in Rwanda's Rwamagana district, supplies about 6 percent of the country's power and is expected to harness the sun's light for 25 years.
By SHARON UDASIN
CEO of Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council says Australian livestock exporters take several steps to make the trips comfortable for animals.
The bill proposes more regulations and licensing for exterminators, as well as heavy fines and potential jail time for violators.
A virtual rendition of the path is now available to nature lovers near and far.
Agriculture Ministry launches website and app to tell the story behind thousands of Israeli trees.
Among the charges being brought against the defendants are severe circumstances of water pollution, hazardous waste dumping and littering in a public domain.
Due to the heavy pollution levels, the Environmental Protection Ministry advised that sensitive population members, including those with heart and lung conditions, the elderly, children and pregnant
An effort is now underway to upgrade the existing system in cooperation with the Environmental Protection Ministry.
On Sunday, the Central District Committee finalized the agreement with its approval, officially canceling the resort plans and green-lighting the national park's establishment.
Mayor Ron Huldai praised the plan for “specifically laying out which and how many sites will be preserved for the future and for the city’s residents.
Ministry officials gathered in the northern coastal city to present the first quarterly report of the National Action Plan for the Haifa Bay Area.
The river is receiving 1.1 million cubic meters of standard drinking water annually to boost its flow.
The issue recently became a hot-button matter when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's dog Kaiya spent time in municipal quarantine.
By restructuring the municipality's transportation flow, the city hopes to achieve an 84% reduction in nitrogen oxides and 83% drop in PM2.5 emissions.
The area, which is largely under the ownership of KKL-JNF, contains ecologically sensitive and serves as a green lung for the region.
The decision impacts the country's two power plants that still operate predominantly on coal.
Hope is that expected weekend storm will boost the basin above the lower red line.
"This is a crucial decision for the park," CEO says.
Homeowners who fail to prevent the spread of red palm weevils will face a NIS 730 fine, the cost for the city to take care of treatment
The bill, proposed by MK Eitan Broshi (Zionist Union), calls for setting national targets for producing electricity from renewable energy sources.
About 9,000 apartments have been marketed since the city’s construction began following an initial government decision five years ago, the PMO said.
White flakes cover peaks of northern mountain, Ramon Crater; yellow sands of Negev blanketed in white.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Naor Yerushalmi – CEO of Life and Environment says COP-21 is "a business opportunity that our government has missed."
"Over the past century, there has been a dramatic decline in various kinds of birds of prey in Israel," experts say.
With the vast majority of people not taking part in such activities, only 13% said they were engaged in environmental-social efforts, while 1% said they were uncertain.
Natural resource loss could spur violence, disease spread in the region, says INSS senior research fellow Dr. Oded Eran.
"Air pollution is not a matter of convenience and quality of life, but of health and life."
Former antitrust commissioner: Monopoly may be overpowering policymakers
The Gazelle Park was originally conceived of and fought for through one of the city’s most successful and inspiring struggles of residents.
By PEGGY CIDOR
The more members in the organization, the more initiatives that can be undertaken.
By KEREN PREISKEL
The problem is by no means a new one in the capital, having been in existence since Ehud Olmert’s reign as mayor, if not before.
Residents are told that they can return to homes in the northern neighborhoods of Ramot and Romema.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,ALON HOCHMON/MAARIV
Residents exposed to material reported being plagued by vomiting and a burning sensation in the eyes.
Israeli humanitarian aid agency IsraAID sending teams to support relief operations on the ground in the two countries.
Aside from giving out fines, enforcement officers might discipline violators by removing air from tires.
“If we can live a lifestyle of sharing space and goods, then we will reduce the amount of material items we use,” Brachya told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday.
Leaders from almost 200 countries have adopted a universal climate agreement to minimizing global warming by curbing greenhouse gas emissions.
The accident occurred when a cargo train collided with three cargo railcars that were standing on the tracks.
Those in the fish-breeding industry argue that reforms do nothing to actually lower the price consumers pay, and rather hurt the Israeli fish industry.
Government representatives said it is too early to tell if there is correlation between pollution and health problems in Haifa - everyone else criticized them for not doing enough over the years.
Cold temperatures are forecast throughout the country; rain storms also expected Tuesday night in areas ranging from central Israel to the Negev desert.
If bill passes Knesset approval, Israeli households will see a drop in water prices caused by VAT reductions.
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.
Report included a detailed study of food waste in Israel – the first comprehensive study of its kind.
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
“This is only the first stage in the general prohibition of truck movement and parking in Haifa, and an additional step in creating a greener Haifa," says Haifa mayor.
In September, the government approved a program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2030.
By HERB KEINON
Nature is changing right before our eyes and the Volcani Center – under the direction of Yoram Kapulnik – is developing new ways to grow the food we need.
By BARRY DAVIS
HomeBiogas has developed a self-assembled backyard biogas system that turns kitchen waste and livestock manure into usable cooking gas and liquid fertilizer.
By YONATAN SREDNI
An activist is trying to compel the powers that be to address Haifa’s ongoing industrial pollution – and rehabilitate the city.
By WENDY BLUMFIELD
Pollution over Ma’aleh Adumim is forcing some residents to leave.
By MIRIAM KRESH
The prospective deal is important because it marks a move away from Egypt’s historical insistence on maintaining colonial-era agreements on water rights.
By MALCOLM DASH
In addition to planting trees and holding Tu Bishvat Seders, no day is more fitting then Tu Bishvat to deal with pressing environmental issues facing the State of Israel.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
The campaign against the vacation village sends out a clear message in favor of civic responsibility and the empowerment of the “little guy” that is thee foundation of a healthy democracy.
The climate crisis is here and will only get worse if we do not implement changes in the way we consume energy.
By RACHEL AZARIA
Unsurprisingly, Israel was ranked number one last year in the Global Clean-Tech Innovation Index.