12.11.2016 | 11 Kislev, 5777
State aiming for new delay in demolishing Amona
Zionist Union MK warns Europe against letting in terrorism
Palestinian Authority delegation heads to US hoping to meet with Trump
Do chemical weapons in Syria threaten Israel?
Netanyahu decries Istanbul attack, says Turkey should condemn Palestinian terror
Parole board to review former president's request for early release
Hapoel Tel Aviv facing costly date in court
Soccer: Beersheba in dreamland after Europa qualification
Comment: We too need an electoral college
Turkish ambassador to present credentials to Rivlin Monday
'Arabs flock to the polls? I'd prefer if they didn't show up to vote at all'
Opera review: Bellini: Norma
Into the desert
Music: Flute of gold from the Emerald Isle
Top 10 things to do
Basketball: Maccabi Tel Aviv survives scare to beat Nahariya
Hapoel Tel Aviv looks to overcome financial woes
Darwin and the XY chromosome
Health Scan: Potential therapy to eliminate HIV virus
High BMI in adolescence may harm cognitive function in middle age
The calming power of work
Tech Talk: Medical equipment giant Edwards acquires Valtech Cardio for $990m.
Officials from 10 West African countries arrive for unprecedented visit
Farmers block roads in protest of government policies
After long dry spell, rains pour over Israel
Russia’s increasing role in the South Caucasus
JPost Editorial: Our German ally
Opportunities and risks
December 12, 2016: Whose obsession?
Death toll rises to 25 in Cairo Coptic cathedral bombing
Turkey declares day of mourning after soccer bombing kills 29, wounds 166
Update: 29 dead, 166 wounded in Istanbul terror attacks outside soccer stadium
Iranian amusement park has children firing fake bullets at Netanyahu puppet
Back to the future: Netanyahu's redemption on Iran
Iran's FM: It's in US interest to stay committed to nuclear pact
Rouhani says Iran won't let Trump rip up nuclear deal
Watch: Turkish air strikes hit ISIS targets in Syria
ISIS retaliations attempt to slow Iraqi advance in Mosul
Report: Islamic State leaders called to choose successor to Baghdadi
Hezbollah vs ISIS vs Israel
Cadillac disavows casting call for 'neo-Nazi' character in brand ad
Christmas tree or Hanukka bush: Do they have their place in a Jewish home?
Trump set to name top Jewish Goldman Sachs official to economic post
Berlin rabbi welcomes next German president Steinmeier as ‘proud friend of Jewish people’
UK-based NGO brings free, accessible tech training to Israeli Arabs in Nazareth
AGT International and Cellcom partner to make Israel’s cities ‘smart’
Israeli biotech firm successfully reverses human bone loss in early trial
JNF-USA water expedition exposes global professionals to Israeli expertise, innovation
Trump expected to name Rex Tillerson, Exxon Mobil CEO, as next secretary of state
A reckoning for Ellison on Zionism – and a test for its lobbyists
As Trump heads to Oval Office, Israel-US panel says 'the only thing certain is uncertainty'
Unsettled Gulf Arab states seek to coordinate in wake of Trump election
Analysis: Clinton falls amid assault on establishment
Clinton concedes: 'We have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling'
Hillary Clinton and the glass ceiling: Cracked but intact
NY hassidic village loyal to Clinton despite Trump popularity among ultra-Orthodox
Mississippi Gov. to ‘JPost’: Trump will be great for Israel
Diplomacy: Donald Trump, have we got an Israel policy for you!
Home away from home in Romania
Hotels: Soaking it up by the sea
Grapevine: Scotland the brave
Star Catcher: Astrology for the week of December 9, 2016
Podcast: Does Trump love Jews or embolden antisemitic voices?
Why Starbucks failed in Israel (and only in Israel)
Taxicab Diplomacy: Trump vs. Clinton
PODCAST: After Turkey, Africa and Egypt, is Saudi Arabia Israel’s next ally?
Petitioners suggest Trump name US-Lebanese ex-porn star as Saudi envoy
Why ‘Daily Show’ host Trevor Noah had a bar mitzvah
Was CNN right to apologize over caption on 'alt-right' antisemitism?
How Trump's top aide Stephen Bannon made money from 'Seinfeld'
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
Judge Trump on his results
Trump’s challenge to American Jews
Middle of nowhere
Waiting for the new US administration
Bauing out with style
A city of many challenges
Rugby in the Holy Land
Rx For Readers: Slimmer isn’t always healthier
Waging war over Emek Refaim
Gallery or revolution?
This week in Jerusalem
At a crossroads
Three Ladies, Three Lattes: To work, to work, ‘l’haim’
Three new consumer laws
Speaking out in every generation
Israeli Southern comforts
שְלוֹשָה אַחִים וּמְעָרָה
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Shaked orders investigation into incitement against Christian IDF soldiers
French peasant widow saved life of a Jewish child against all odds
The Dutch electronics company exec who helped save more than 300 Jews in WWII
Hungary’s Minister of Agriculture tours the Negev
Christmas Trees from KKL-JNF Forests, 2016
Help Make Israel's Forests Green Again
Danny Atar: “For each tree that was burned, we’ll plant two new ones”
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
Jewish groups welcome Dutch amendment to resolution.
By TAMARA ZIEVE
“One only has to open up their proudly written charter to read that they seek bloodshed and terror and even aspire to the genocide of Jewish people worldwide," says EJC president of Hamas.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Investors get spoiled when markets continually go up, but a 10-15% drop is relatively common and actually healthy for the stock markets long-term prospects.
By AARON KATSMAN
New project seeks to increase monitoring of hate speech.
“These organizations must reject all the ideologies opposing the existence of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state."
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
Over the course of 2016, parallel to the presidential elections, antisemitic rhetoric was on the rise.
By MICHAEL WILNER
European Conference of Rabbis president vows to protect Jewish freedoms.
BDS Berlin activists urged customers in front of the Berlin department store, Galeria Kaufhof, to boycott Israeli products.
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
George Brady survived Nazi persecution, including the death camp at Auschwitz in Poland, where his sister and parents perished.
The Jewish Women's Renaissance Project targets countries with dwindling Jewish communities.
Helsinki demonstration draws 15,000 people; "People really feel that there's not enough talk about racism here," says demonstrator.
An estimated 1,200 fans of Hapoel Beersheba were restricted to an enclosure far from the stadium, guarded by security and police.
Israeli embassies worked ‘vigorously’ on issue after scandal over sesame snack erupted last week.
By HERB KEINON
Whereas 30 years ago the majority of French Jews enrolled their children in public schools, now only a third of them do so.
A Czech tour bus decorated with chilling images of Auschwitz victims and train tracks has faced criticism for its representation of the site as an attractive destination.
The growing influence of homegrown xenophobes, integration failures and Brussels’ perceived singling out of Israel for criticism have disillusioned many Jewish opinion shapers.
A Frenchman who planned to carry out attacks during soccer tournament has been arrested, authorities say.
European Court of Justice’s advocate general gave her opinion earlier this week on a lawsuit for alleged discrimination brought by a Belgian Muslim claimant against her former employer.
Jewish leader says far-right parties in some European countries are winning over Jewish voters by exploiting fears about militant Islamists.
Under heavy police and military surveillance, religious officials and some fifty guests laid candles below a plate commemorating the victims.
Sarandon met with local volunteers, attended a women's group session and opened a new table tennis room in the shelter.
La crise identitaire que traverse l’Europe est-elle également une conséquence des attentats du 11 septembre 2001 ?
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Malgré les attaques qui se succèdent sur son sol, l’Europe refuse d’admettre l’ampleur
de la gangrène terroriste
By ORIT ARFA
The good news is that more and more Europeans are repelled by such European obsession with Israel.
By GOL KALEV
The largely unknown story of these lost communities is being told by poet Hava Pinhas-Cohen.
By PEGGY CIDOR
The larger European stage sees a wave of various forms of populism – including the extremism of Hofer – as a danger to Europe’s unification project.
"Should this projection really be true, at which point we can be pleased, it is a good day for Austria."
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says attack thwarted after authorities arrested several men over the weekend.
The state of emergency that was declared by France in November after the Bataclan attacks remain in effect until today.
Under the current military law in Germany, only after employment, security checks are undertaken.
"I would not want to trivialize what happened to the Jews because it was so awful but there are parallels that can be drawn, the way that the French treat the refugees."
By JPOST.COM STAFF,REUTERS
A cook at the restaurant was able to alert customers to a fire in the kitchen, which gave most enough time to escape serious injury.
The Imam with his wife and sons were inside the Mosque when the bomb went off, the building was damaged but none were injured.
A restaurant owner in Paris faces an investigation after refusing service to two Muslim women and claiming "All Muslims are terrorists."
Burkini ban bone of contention: "No woman should be humiliated because of her bathing suit.”
By RINA BASSIST
Following Hungarian officials placing masks made of vegetables on the Hungarian border in order to deter refugees, Hungarian politician calls for pigs' heads to be placed on fence.
Sigmar Gabriel, who has condemned his Nazi father, was bombarded by a group of masked neo-Nazi affiliates who accused him of being a "traitor."
The two women had been due to contest a ballot of around 150,000 Conservative party members, with the result to be declared by September 9.
Voices are already being heard in other countries calling for copycat exit referendums.
By ILAN EVYATAR
Corbyn voted no to the EU's predecessor in a 1975 referendum, but campaigned for a 'Remain' vote at Thursday's ballot.
“I am fully aware of how serious, or even dramatic, this moment is politically. And there's no way of predicting all the political consequences of this event, especially for the UK."
By TOVAH LAZAROFF,REUTERS
The EU will survive a "Leave" vote in next week’s referendum on Britain’s departure, but its clout will diminish everywhere - including the Middle East.
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
Tensions remain high in France, still recovering from the November 2015 attacks in Paris, which included three explosions near the Stade de France national sports stadium.
By ROSIE PERPER
In the end, with all of the theatrics and corny Euro pop, it was a deeply serious and political song that won the contest.
By BEN HARTMAN
Bas Belder spoke while on a tour of Hebron and Gush Etzion.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Laura Jurd is a young artist to be marked and followed. Tenderness of age notwithstanding, the 25-year-old British trumpeter already has a burgeoning discography to her name.
By BARRY DAVIS
Michal Baratz Koren's exhibition comprises eight large color prints that depict Jewish tradition-connected scenes.
National Security Council releases pre-holiday travel advisories, notes increased effort by ISIS to strike at Western cities due to losses in Syria and Iraq.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
Though Israel’s view on immigrants differs from that of many other countries the tools and policies Israel has used in its multicultural society can be helpful to others, Edelstein stated.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Rivlin will not meet with ultra right-wing European presidents, he tells WJC leaders.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Following Yesh Atid chairman's visit to Sweden to attend a pro-Israel rally, the Swedish Foreign Minister sent a message opposing the BDS movement.
Rivlin will have subsequent working meetings with Prime Minister Boiko Borisov and Parliament Speaker Tsetska Tsacheva.
Visiting Israel, Maj.-Gen. Glenn Bramhall says he sees new need to complement his corps' mid-range Patriot and THAAD interceptors with a thrifty system for less powerful missile threats.
Rivlin voiced his belief that the massive criticism aimed at Israel in Europe stems from a misunderstanding and an impatience toward this existential need of the Jewish nation.
Two observers offer fresh prospectives on whether Europe’s Mideast approach is changing course – and why.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Uzi Dayan and his wife, Tamar, came to Belarus for the first time to see the town where his father, Moshe Rabinowitz, was born.
By MAYA PELLEG
A unique and unhealthy mutual dependence has developed between the EU and a narrow group of Israeli and Palestinian political NGOs.
By Gerald Steinberg
A late summer trip to the Emerald Isle.
A surprising retreat in the country known as the capital of the Balkans.
By MEITAL SHARABI
Reinstating capital punishment would destroy Turkish relationship with the EU and wreck chances of joining the union.
By KATIE BEITER / THE MEDIA LINE
The “EU strategy towards Iran after the nuclear agreement” is scheduled to be voted on Thursday by the Committee on Foreign Affairs in Brussels.
More than a million people fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere arrived in Germany last year.
"Never before in the course of our surveys have peoples' fears risen so drastically within a year as in 2016," says head of survey center.
The 100-year-old deal in which Europeans carved the Middle East between them was imperialism at its ugliest, but it is not the root of the region’s mayhem.
At least 10,000 unaccompanied child refugees had vanished after arriving in Europe, at risk of falling prey to trafficking gangs.
Romania pulls out all the stops to welcome Israelis.
By BEN FISHER
The boys claimed physical contact with women who aren't relatives is a violation of their Muslim faith.
Saudi teen in Germany proposes design of digital social media icon representing modest dress worn by Muslim women.
By MARTINA BIALEK
Austria may have failed to elect as its president the neo-Nazi Norbert Hofer, but the threat from his Freedom Party is far from over.
By MELANIE PHILLIPS
Indeed, history shows that when a society in Europe felt humiliated, the Jews were often the ones who paid the price.
The recent dark ages of antisemitism in Europe have resulted in an Israeli population where about half have European roots.
By GEOFFREY VAN ORDEN
In all these cases, the government continues to fail to perform one of its most elementary duties: to respect the victims of the Holocaust in Lithuania, many of whom were murdered by Lithuanians.
By EFRAIM ZUROFF
Over the past three years, migrants from the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa have flocked to Europe.
By ARTHUR KOLL
“Fighting antisemitism is not the task of Jews alone. Fighting antisemitism is a responsibility for society at large.”
By KENNETH BANDLER
Israel is better off being at the center of attention than being Luxembourg.
By MICAH HALPERN
The West maintains that Israel occupies Palestinian territory in the “West Bank.” This is untrue. There has never been any “Palestinian territory.”
European and UN delegations that visit Israel normally take the opportunity to criticize the attempts to protect itself from terrorist threats.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
This is a religious war of radical Islamist groups in opposition to everyone else, including their moderate Muslim brethren.
By TZIPI LIVNI
Violence must be fought strategically, militarily, cooperatively. Europeans should learn from Israelis while allying with Israel to fight terrorism more effectively.
By GIL TROY
There is Europe. There is Israel in the crosshairs of a potentially nuclear foe.
By DANIEL GORDIS
When the history of the West is written it will say: they educated themselves to hate themselves and love what they hate about themselves in the other.
The British have never really considered themselves Europeans. They always refer to Europe as “Europe” or “The Continent.”
By ROBERT HERSOWITZ
Resurgent pride in place and people may well unleash old genies in Europe. But Europe’s rationalist bureaucrats have not exactly done a bang-up job of defending Jews or Israel.
By JONATHAN ROSENBLUM
Israel’s major political message to the EU can be described as: “You have failed in keeping your own organization together. This is the result of a long series of major blunders."
By MANFRED GERSTENFELD
Britain has voted to leave the European Union, and may not be the last country to do so
By ALEX BENJAMIN
British Prime Minister David Cameron’s clumsiness, calling the vote assuming it would fail, reflects the EU elites’ broader failure.
Only when they have warmed up to the idea of Europe as a single country, comprising many complementing elements, will a European union succeed.
By MICHAEL LAITMAN
It is not the dawn of a reconstruction but the possible twilight of an ambitious project of civilization set in motion by a band that included a certain Winston Churchill.
By BERNARD-HENRI LÉVY
It is fundamental that people from all faiths and backgrounds work together in the spirit of pluralism and democracy to face these radical lurches with courage and build a better Europe for tomorrow.
By MUDDASSAR AHMED