01.17.2017 | 19 Tevet, 5777
Kerry defends Obama's Israel legacy, claims 'best friend' status
Palestinians slam UK, Australia for not supporting Paris peace declaration
Northern Islamic movement leader Raed Salah released from prison
Israel gives Pal. Authority limited water autonomy in West Bank
Netanyahu: Campaign to topple government is outrageous
Zionist Union to decide about impeachment of Ghattas
Maccabi defeats Hapoel in Tel Aviv derby
Yellow-and-blue begins busy stretch with league triumph
Hanegbi: US and Israel will be partners, not rivals, on Iran, settlements
Report: Netanyahu discussed reducing Yisrael Hayom distribution by 1/3
Lapid: NSC doesn’t work, because Netanyahu doesn’t want it to work
'Investigations of Netanyahu won't impact his diplomatic agenda'
Brazilian singer Seu Jorge to pay tribute to David Bowie in TA
Jean-Michel Jarre to perform at Masada in April
Fighting the good fight
Cloudy with a chance of gefilte fish
Israeli motorcycle king
Sela sails into second round • Federer, Murray cruise
Children of new olim feel healthier than those of older immigrants
Rare lung transplant breathes new life into mother of two
2015 dust storm was due to weather, not Syrian war
Health minister promises action to reduce smoking
The West Bank has become Israel's garbage can
Greek energy developer: We are here to open the Israeli gas market
Drilling firm to pursue water, gas, oil projects
Hydroponic farm for refugees, foreign workers launches on Tel Aviv rooftop
Editorial: Trump's support presents a new challenge for Netanyahu
Our World: Trump, the pistol and the olive branch
Polish President Duda: If not now, when?
Letters to the editor: January 17, 2017
Former US officials urge Trump to talk with Iranian resistance group
Turkey says New Year's nightclub attacker caught in Istanbul
Iran shoots at unidentified drone hovering over capital
In final ruling, Egypt court rejects transfer of Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia
Iran defuses threat to upset nuclear deal over US sanctions
In show of unity Iran bids farewell to former president Rafsanjani
Iran to expand military spending, develop missiles
UN chief concerned Iran may have violated arms embargo
Families of Americans killed in ISIS attacks suing Twitter
8 Egyptian police killed in north Sinai attack
ISIS claims responsibility for Istanbul club attack
Islamic State claims responsibility for truck attack in Berlin
Germany's top court rejects ban for 'racist and antisemitic' party
Amazon worker fired after leaving antisemitic note for Jewish customer
Outrage over German institute’s hosting of pro-Hamas, Hezbollah speaker
UK's Corbyn calls for investigation into Israeli meddling after embassy row
Israeli device to prevent GPS disruptions hits the market
Ramat Gan start-up wows elderly with robot helper
Cooking the real world
Tech Talk: Inroads toward gender equality
Trump preserves his options on Israel and Iran
Ex-CIA chief rejects report Israel was warned of sharing intel with Trump
Trump pick for National Security Council to give up post
Palestinian Authority official welcomes Kushner as envoy
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
Trump reportedly picks friend of Jared Kushner to serve in administration
Trump calls UN 'sad,' days after Israeli settlements vote
Saddam Hussein's daughter touts Trump's 'political sensibility'
Dermer calls on Trump to move embassy to Jerusalem
Has actress Lindsay Lohan converted to Islam?
Russian-Jewish oligarch pays millions for Mariah Carey, Elton John to sing at wedding
Much to see, feel and do in Berlin
The Travel Adviser: Boom time
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?
Kim Kardashian takes Dubai in 1st public appearance since Paris heist
Suspects arrested in France over Kardashian robbery
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
Should I stay or should I go?
Creating an automobile revolution
The return of the Levites
Necessary Stories: The dig at
Slow on the draw
and women’s right
A vacuum that
cannot be filled
‘Political leaders, Do your jobs!’
Grapevine: Emek objectors
This week in Jerusalem
Egged, mon amour
This belongs in a museum!
City Notes: Interfaith group donates NIS 1m. for Haifa fire restoration
Facing postpartum depression head-on
I am woman, hear me sing
לַעֲבוֹר אֶת הַקִיר
מַעַרְכוֹת בְּטִיחוּת אַקְטִיבִיוֹת
The Christian Edition- one month free subscription
A poor, Catholic farmer's religious duty
The Roman Catholic Dutchwoman who hid Anne Frank and family
Pope condemns radical Islamist attacks as 'homicidal madness'
1st Latin America Young Leadership Conference Held in Israel
JNF USA Contributes $2M to Israel's Firefighting Services
Bringing Life Back to the Forest after the November Fires
Roman Milestones on Display at KKL-JNF Archaeological Garden
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
Four men indicted for planning attacks under the instruction of a senior Islamic Jihad official in Gaza.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Transportation Minister Israel Katz outlines his port plan, and how close it is to being realized, in an exclusive interview with the ‘Post’.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
Dr. Asaf Ashar, a leading port and shipping international expert, tells ‘The Jerusalem Post’ why setting up a port for the Strip in Egypt is the most practical – and secure – solution
Israel back proposal to build port on an island; Palestinians more hesitant.
By BEN LYNFIELD/THE MEDIA LINE
The plan, revealed on Thursday, will cost an estimated $568 million less than previously estimated, according to the report.
Last week, UN special coordinator for the Middle East peace process Nickolay Mladenov urged donors to step up to the plate to help rebuild Gaza.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
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
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.
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."
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.
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
The event comes after two additional Israeli citizens entered the Gaza Strip and have not been heard from since.
Nasdaq-listed Mellanox already employs a large number of Arab programmers in Israel and dozens in Ramallah and Nablus, in the West Bank.
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.
Gaza’s current electricity infrastructure has the ability to provide for only less than half of the strip’s electricity needs.
By ADAM RASGON
Opening of Rafah crossing seen as "breakthrough."
By BEN LYNFIELD
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.”
Eleven years ago this month, Israel withdrew from Gaza and transferred the entire coastal territory to the Palestinian Authority (PA).
By KENNETH BANDLER
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.