05.29.2016 | 21 Iyar, 5776
Hebron shooter's lawyers: Bring terrorist's body back to Israel
Israeli flag stirs up controversy in Arab beach soccer tournament in Egypt
Security forces arrest Hamas cell for April bus bombing in Jerusalem
President Rivlin congratulates Jordan on Independence Day in Arabic
Deri asks court to revoke Israeli-Arab terrorist’s citizenship
In shadow of defense talks, Senate proposes increased Israel missile defense spending
Long weekend bill delayed as groups battle over details
Former security cabinet ministers back Bennett's coalition demands
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
Israeli gymnast wins bronze medal at European championships
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
Is an informed discourse still possible in Israel today?
Want to defeat BDS? You need an army
REALITY CHECK: We have the right to be worried
Iran; Pilgrims will not attend haj in Mecca blaming Saudi 'Sabotage'
WATCH: German MP gets pied in the face due to stance on Syrian refugees
Khameini warns new Iranian parliament against Western 'schemes'
Forbidden felines: Saudi cleric declares selfies with cats 'un-Islamic'
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'
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
'French Jews experiencing worst situation since 1945'
Labour readmits activist suspended for blaming slave trade on Jews
LA gala raises funds for IAF foundation
McGill University professors sign letter condemning BDS
Digitized Talmud and mobile app to be launched
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
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
The Christian Edition- one month free subscription
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
Do Not Leave Our Fate To Others!.......
Two States for Me, None For You
The Gender Crisis
It ain't done till it's done
Turkey downgraded diplomatic relations and ejected Israel's ambassador in 2011, a year after Israeli commandos stormed the Mavi Marmara.
Danny Yatom: Hamas dragged Israel into a conflict, and Israel failed to understand this
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
Four targets hit by airstrikes after the IDF reported that soldiers stationed in the area came under mortar fire.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN,JPOST.COM STAFF
Latest tunnel uncovered goes from southern Gaza into Israel; IDF does not know when it was dug; Senior source: This is a violation of sovereignty; Hamas fired on us as we approached tunnel.
Hamas's military wing, faced with the prospect of losing its trump card, is escalating the situation.
"I think nobody here in the region is looking for a war," Mahmoud Zahar says.
Haniyeh’s announcement came in response to reports in the Israeli media to the effect that Hamas is preparing for another war with Israel.
By ABU KHALED TOAMEH
According to Palestinian media reports, one Gazan citizen was killed and three others were injured.
The death of the commando came amid signs over the past year that Hamas is attempting to bolster its capability to attack Israel from the sea.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
UNRWA director: "We are very concerned about the impact of the long-term blockade on health facilities, supplies of medicines and bringing equipment in to Gaza."
EU statement: “The PA must take greater responsibility in the Gaza Strip, including in the field of security, civil administration and through its presence at the Gaza crossing points.”
By HERB KEINON
"Israel must pay for everything," said Hamas official Ismail Radwan, who did not confirm the presence of the two Israeli nationals in Gaza.
"I ask you soldier to move from our boat. Don't threaten us. Go away," activist heard shouting in newly-released footage.
The drone crashed on its own before the IDF had reason to engage it, landing on the Israeli side of the border.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,YAAKOV LAPPIN
The Judea Military Court handed down sentences of between seven years to eight and-a-half-years on Wednesday, but the decision was only announced Thursday.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Attacks on Israeli civilians "did not justify IDF’s violations."
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
A spokesperson said the game is meant to "concretize" the idea of defending the land as a natural right and not as terrorism and to leave in the minds of the players the idea of the Palestinian hero.
By DOV LIEBER
Gaza needs more than 800,000 truckloads of building materials to repair infrastructure damaged in the 2014 war with Israel, Oxfam says.
COGAT increases quota for Gazan merchants traveling to West Bank, eases travel restrictions, and expands agricultural exports.
At Just Security, Opiniojuris, Lawfareblog and other blogs, serious thinkers and even major policy-makers are weighing in.
Terrorism and Intelligence Center: Hamas looking to recover and broaden military infrastructure; Israel will encounter these capabilities in the next round.
Supreme Court's rulings on IDF legal division’s decisions would be a significant additional shield from “IDF commanders finding themselves in foreign jurisdictions,” former court president says.
NGO Monitor: False chorus against IDF; Discrepancies between report, Amnesty’s account
Donor conference pledges fail to reach the Strip.
The launches are used by Hamas arms designers to experiment with various projectile models
The group said in a statement issued in the Gaza Strip that, “The enemy alone bears the responsibility of the repercussions of its uncalculated actions.”
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
IDF responds to attack with tank fire and air strike; reports that Hamas field commander killed by IDF fire; Hamas: Israel is "playing with fire."
By YAAKOV LAPPIN,KHALED ABU TOAMEH,HERB KEINON
Defense minister: In north, Hezbollah remains deterred, and Free Syrian Army-linked groups are preventing radical Islamists from approaching our border.
The IAF strikes were precipitated by a Palestinian mortar that was launched from Gaza and landed in an open area in the Eshkol regional council.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
“I feel 2014 changed the course of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and that the future is more uncertain than ever,” Serry said.
Rally in Gaza marks 27 years since the founding of Hamas.
Drone company commander tells ‘Post’ terror group will need years to rebuild.
Fear that materials fall into the hands of Hamas holds up movement of sufficient cement and building equipment from Israel into Gaza, delaying reconstruction efforts.
"We will not allow Hamas to build up its force through sea smuggling of weapons," senior IDF source tells 'Post.'
"The only enemy of extremism is good jobs," said Palestinian entrepreneur Zahi Khouri, the man behind the decision to build in Gaza.
By NIV ELIS
Marzouk accused Israel Sunday of violating the cease-fire that ended Operation Protective Edge in August by closing border crossings into Gaza in response to rocket fire over the weekend.
By NATI GABBAY
The premier made the remarks while hosting a delegation of officials from the International Monetary Fund in Ramallah.
Haniyeh was giving a special sermon to mark the Muslim holy day of Eid al-Adha.
Defense minister was speaking at a conference hosted by the Institute of National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN,YONAH JEREMY BOB,TOVAH LAZAROFF
Security officer in Sdot Negev Regional Council catches suspect with knife after signs of infiltration from Gaza had set off security alert.
Moussa Abu Marzuk says negotiators for both sides will meet with Egyptian mediators in Cairo for further discussions.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
Three sirens sounded in Ashkelon Regional Council and two in Sha'ar Hanegev, but army says it believes no rockets were fired from Gaza.
Mahmoud Zahar says "Abbas does not speak on our behalf and we never accepted his [political] plan.”
Ban is quoted as saying that an investigative committee of this nature – if and when it is needed – would only begin its work after the UN Human Rights Council probe.
Statements by Hamas come as response to reports that the Israeli Foreign Ministry had called for international troops in Gaza.
Gaza news: According to Channel 10, Netanyahu has stated that there are no preparations being made for the Cairo talks.
IDF soldiers fire warning shots in the air to disperse several dozen people; first security incident on Gaza front since cease-fire went into effect.
FM says Israel mustn't make diplomatic agreement with Hamas; National Security Adviser Yossi Cohen says PA could potentially take over in Gaza.
Iranian Foreign Ministry congratulates "Palestinian resistance" on its "victory" over the "Zionist aggressors."
Izzadin Kassam Brigades announces seizure of "Zionist reconnaissance plane” in east Shejaiya in Gaza City.
By JOANNA PARASZCZUK
Witnesses say several Gazans executed by Hamas in public square.
Seven mortar shells struck inside the small kibbutz in the Eshkol region, a short distance from the Gaza border.
Source says that the three were among seven suspected "collaborators" who were arrested while they were searching for targets in the Gaza Strip for Israel to attack.
"The situation in which we bite our nails while we wait for an answer from a murderous terrorist organization must stop," economy minister says.
Geo-cartagraphia poll also finds that 51% of respondents said businesses that refused to fire employees who speak against the IDF should be boycotted.
While a recent Gallup poll showed only a quarter of American 18-29 year olds considered Israeli actions justified, thirty two percent of Birthright participants deemed them “completely justified.”
By SAM SOKOL
Power struggle between group’s military and political wings means all options are open.
In the past five years, the number of working children between the ages of 10 and 17 has doubled to 9,700 in the territory, according to the Palestinian Bureau of Statistics.
Lessons learned by the Daily Mail: 1. There are no dams in southern Israel with which to intentionally flood Gaza; 2. Nablus and Jenin are not "two of Gaza's major West Bank cities."
A wedding and a memorial ceremony, both connected to Summer's Gaza conflict coincide.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
"We know that innocent people are being held hostage by Hamas," president tells UN projects director
Some demanded that he retract an anti-Semitic article he allowed to be published during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
Farmers complain they are not being compensated as Tax Authority and Agriculture Ministry not working together.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Opposition and coalition lawmakers charge that 73 days after Gaza operation began, the Finance Committee has not approved any transfers of funding to local authorities that were impacted by rockets.
The court's ruling was a major blow to one of the state's broader strategies for discouraging foreigners from organizing flotillas to break its Gaza blockade.
"This is the minimum the country can do for the many reservists who left their lives behind…to defend the State of Israel," Knesset c'tee says.
Teachers will lead discussion sessions in which the students will be able to share their personal experiences.
By SHARON UDASIN
'The Guardian' quotes lawyers and former court officials as saying that western pressure has influenced decision not to open probe.
Tourism in Tel Aviv slowed to a trickle during the Gaza conflict, dealing a harsh blow to hotels, restaurants and nightlife.
By ARIEL ZILBER
In October 2014, donor countries have pledged $3.5 billion to help reconstruct Gaza, but according to a World Bank report prepared for the AHLC meeting, $1.48 billion of that sum had get to be paid.
The landlords of the destroyed homes gathered Sunday morning outside the building of the Ministry of Public Works and Housing.
By MAAYAN GROISMAN
In the audience, Alaa Abu Qassem, a Gaza student who had never been to the movies before, reveled in the new experience.
With almost all ballots counted, the AKP has taken just shy of 50 percent of the votes, comfortably enough to control a majority in the 550-seat parliament.
Citing personal reasons, Mustafa is the first minister to quit since the formation of a unity government with Hamas.
"Do you feel any national responsibility toward the Palestinians and their cause?” Fatah spokesman asks Hamas.
Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elarabi said on Sunday that the dispute between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority was hindering efforts to reconstruct the Gaza Strip.
“The war left more than 100,000 Palestinians homeless, over half of whom are children,” said UNRWA.
The preliminary inquiry could lead to charges against Palestinian and Israeli officials.
In an interview with The Huffington Post, the Nobel laureate said that such an investigation would be “good for both sides.”
At least six children and women were killed amid the Sinai clashes.
Fatah accused Hamas of being behind the explosions to foil the rally plans. Hamas denied any link and vowed to investigate.
Thousands of employees crowded at the gates of Gaza post offices from the early hours of the morning to collect individual payments of $1,200.
At Gaza donor conference, US secretary of state pledges additional $212 million for Palestinians, but says money not enough.
The Palestinian Authority hopes that the move by the new unity government to assume control over Hamas-dominated Gaza will encourage donors to be less wary of providing reconstruction funds.
“I liked the idea of the ice bucket challenge, so I decided to invent the Palestinian version.”
"Broad swathe of British public opinion feels deeply disturbed by what it is seeing on its TV screens coming out of Gaza,” Hammond says.
Maglan soldiers named as St.-Sgt. Matan Gotlib, 21, of Rishon Lezion, St.-Sgt. Omer Hay, 21, of Savyon and St.-Sgt. Guy Algranati, 20, of Tel Aviv.
All of Israel is engaged in Operation Preventive Edge, says Rivlin, and the eyes of the nation are on soldiers who represent the heart of the people.
Survey says that should Netanyahu choose to end Gaza operation at this time, he would be confronting the overwhelming majority of the nation.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
Senior Fatah official Jibril Rajoub threatened to take undefined “decisive steps” to keep Hamas from “holding the Gaza Strip hostage.”
By JPOST EDITORIAL
Dror Feiler may embody the most extreme red-diaper baby deformation but those who haven’t gone quite as far as he did, nevertheless gravitate in the same direction.
By SARAH HONIG
William Schabas resigned as head of the UNHRC inquiry into Israeli war crimes.
By JPost Editorial
Irresponsible allegations suggest an equivalence between Israel and Hamas and encourage and legitimize terrorism.
By RICHARD KEMP
When Mashaal attempted to claim that, unlike Islamic State, Hamas does not target civilians, he was engaging in base subterfuge.
As the smoke clears from the Gaza war, a private garage in the capital is set ablaze.
By BRIAN BLUM