09.26.2016 | 23 Elul, 5776
US Muslim leaders urge Hamas to release remains of Israeli soldiers
Israeli forces launch large-scale arms raid in West Bank
'Axing Hamas from EU terror list would be lowest point for European Jews since Holocaust'
Over 70 American academics call for targeted boycott of Israeli settlements
Former top Yisrael Beytenu leaders likely to face corruption indictments
Bleeding blue-and-white, baseball style
Over half of religious-Zionist women want female halachic adviser
Netanyahu: No matter US election results, we'll have a friend in the White House
Soldier at Hebron shooter trial: Terrorist may have exploded at any moment
Togo president: Israel holds key to troubles in Africa
Ambassador from Down Under shows over-the-top enthusiasm
Ophirs handed out awards, too
Yusuf/Cat Stevens’ triumphant return to New York City
TV pet peeves
Regev in eye of storm over Ophir Awards walkout
Israel defeats Great Britain advances to World Baseball Classic
Maccabi TA thrashed by CSKA in Moscow; Jerusalem beaten by Red Star Belgrade
Maccabi TA crushes Hapoel 5-0 in derby
Israel's Leviathan reservoir to supply gas to Jordan
‘Tipat Halav’ clinics are losing their pediatricians
October is International Breast Cancer Awareness Month
New Israeli tech sees machines leading the blind
Bee rhythms more affected by social interactions than sunlight
Fighting suicide with life
Israeli pathfinder in plant-based biopesticide industry earns posthumous award
Israeli solar tech could make clean water a global reality
Elkin: Israel should be part of Australian-led climate discussions
Back to Africa
The long-overdue good-bye
Egyptian official slams Abbas, calling him 'unintelligent' in leaked recording
Iran's supreme leader tells Ahmadinejad not to run again for president
'Russia and US tensions over Syria dangerous for Israel'
'Iran and Russia in danger of becoming war crimes accomplices'
Rouhani: Zionists pressuring US to violate Iran nuclear deal
Obama threatens to veto two Iran-related bills
Iran threatens to 'turn Tel Aviv and Haifa to dust' if Israel missteps
Iran's new warship warns: 'US should go to Bay of Pigs, Persian Gulf is our house'
Did ISIS use chemical weapons in rocket strike near US troops in Iraq?
Report: ISIS shoots down Syrian warplane allegedly killing pilot
France's 'first all-female ISIS cell' allegedly sought to strike Eiffel Tower
ISIS ploting to massacre Christians in Belgian shopping mall
UK's Liberal Democrats suspend former MP for alleged antisemitic tweets
Jewish officials briefed on terror threats ahead of High Holy Days
Welcoming Ukraine's future Israelis
Rivlin to meet with Jewish and world leaders in Ukraine
A first: Cukierman takes GoforIsrael investment conference to China
Algae – more important than we thought
Israeli startup, Mattel bringing Barbie from 'life in plastic' to digital Barbie world
Palestinians: Donald Trump shows 'disregard for international law'
Clinton assures Netanyahu she will enforce Iran deal
‘Trump won’t jettison Judea and Samaria,’ advisor says
After prepping Trump for debate, Giuliani says US should abandon two-state solution
London's Muslim mayor backs Clinton for US president
When politicians get sick: Is Hillary Clinton's health like Ariel Sharon's?
Debilitating image of Clinton jolts US presidential race
Livni: Clinton health hysteria would not be the same if she were a man
Trump campaign: Clinton should be disqualified for event hosting Palestinian teacher
Pride and affirmative prejudice: Donald Trump and the Jews
Trump proposes disarming Clinton bodyguards: 'Let's see what happens to her'
Sailing adventures along the Baltic Sea
Swiss judge: Muslim students must shake female teachers' hands or face fine
Star Catcher: Astrology for the week of Sptember 23, 2016
Metro Grapevine: Holiday Giving
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?
Who said it? Yair Lapid or the Ikea catalog?
Take our Quiz: What should Netanyahu's UN gimmick be this year?
5 reasons why Brangelina's divorce is Jewish related
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
Coupling Trump and Netanyahu
Money to spend
Back out of the bottle
A never-ending struggle
From Tex-Mex to Rugelach: Four great new cookbooks
Book Review: The Iran Wars
Hot off the Arab press
Quiche, the ultimate comfort food
Corridors of Power in Jerusalem: Separate and not equal
This week in Jerusalem
A tribute to Barry Chamish
All Jerusalem’s a stage
A love letter to Italy
Hate into hope, ugliness into color
Jazz: The big picture
Getting to know Ian Lawrence
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After WWI, Christian Zionists sought a political expression in the world
IFCJ provides more than NIS 6m. in aid for Rosh Hashana
Pope Francis prays for Shimon Peres to have a full recovery after stroke
Latam Countries Celebrate Independence with KKL-JNF
Korea-Israel Friendship Forest Dedicated in Jerusalem Mountains
Coexistence at the Naturally for Israel Conference in Cologne
Israeli and Aussie Youth Clean up the Kinneret Shores Together
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
“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
Saeb Erekat wrote a letter to the EBU stating that the Palestinian flag is on display 'in all European countries through diplomatic representations.'
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
Energy and Water Minister Yuval Steinitz met with EU Ambassador to Israel Lars Faaborg-Andersen on Wednesday to discuss possible export of natural gas to Europe.
By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN
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.
The Jews of Venice think the history of their people in general and in Italy in particular is relevant today.
Dina Lisnyansky: France is profiling without talking about it.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
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
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
The Jerusalem Post's Washington bureau chief Michael Wilner is traveling alongside the exodus of Syrian refugees into Europe.
By MICHAEL WILNER
Mehmet Kaplan will step down following comments where he likened Israel's treatment of Palestinians to what happened to Jews in Nazi Germany, says Sweden's PM.
"Numerous elements in the investigation have shown that the terrorist group initially had the intention to strike in France again," says Belgian prosecutor.
Its recent warning to Americans of the risks of traveling to Europe through late June is exceedingly severe.
By MARK FELDMAN
According to local media, man previously detained was misidentified as bombing suspect Najim Laachraoui.
Federica Mogherini cuts short news conference in Jordan after tears welled in her eyes, hours after attacks in the Belgian capital.
Michal Baratz Koren's exhibition comprises eight large color prints that depict Jewish tradition-connected scenes.
By BARRY DAVIS
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 GOL KALEV
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
Hovi Star qualified for the finals with his namesake song "Made of Stars," to which he received a standing ovation from the audience.
Didier Reynders said in Ramallah that Brussels backs the French plan.
The European Broadcasting Union's guidelines on spectator conduct includes an 'official flag policy.'
Annual poll of top 50 countries ranks Holy Land 8 places up from 2014-2015, ahead of France and Spain.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
It is unrealistic to expect that Tuesday’s terrorist atrocities in Belgium will in any significant way alter how either Belgium or the European Union view Israel.
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 surprising retreat in the country known as the capital of the Balkans.
By MEITAL SHARABI
Europe has been lowering the prospects for peace by raising Palestinian expectations to a point where a peace deal is not feasible.
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.
Didier Reynders is currently on a visit to Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Gaza.
Suicide belt-clad children threaten of terror attack in chilling new video published by extremist group.
As Islamic State consolidates in Libya, the potential this represents for severe disruption of European life should not be underestimated.
By JONATHAN SPYER
According to 'The Guardian', the airline is 'facing a mutiny' from staff members who object to being forced to wear garb that constitutes 'ostentatious religious sign.'
Parliament is expected to pass the proposal to introduce a "newcomers statement" in the next few months, according to a government spokesperson.
By THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION
The group seems to have been knitted together by time serving in Belgian prisons and fighting in Syria.
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
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
The West’s socio-cultural heritage is undergoing a process of self-cannibalization, devoured by the very values that once made it so successful and influential.
By MARTIN SHERMAN
A well-educated man, on learning that I was a Jew, told me that he had never understood why the Jews in Nazi Germany had not saved themselves. Puzzled, I asked how?
By ROGER KAYE
This administration has less than a year to continue on the path that led to the havoc being wreaked the world over by radical Islamists, whether Sunnis, like ISIS, or Shi’ites, like Hezbollah.
By RUTHIE BLUM
It will probably take European leaders many more years, at a cost of additional fatalities, to even accept that the simple first step to reduce terrorist attacks is profiling.
Our government needs to pointedly and consistently explain to the leaders of Europe that their assault on Israel will not convince the jihadists to spare them.
By CAROLINE B. GLICK
There was something biblical about the arrival of the Yemenite Jewish immigrants – the ingathering of the exiles. Would that all immigrants come purely from choice, without the need to seek sanctuary
By LIAT COLLINS
The social and political predicaments underpinning Europe’s Islamist challenge ominously resemble those that caused the decline of ancient Rome.
The time has come for the new democracies of Eastern Europe to start facing the historical truth.
By EFRAIM ZUROFF