06.01.2016 | 24 Iyar, 5776
PayPal terminates anti-Israel BDS France account
Moroccan BDS calls on Muslims to boycott Israeli dates during Ramadan
Palestinian-American activist accuses Israel and US of shared legacy of ethnic cleansing
Shin Bet: 2 minors arrested for terror stabbing of elderly women in Jerusalem
Alsheich takes blame for omitting Netanyahu’s name from report
Liberman patron Schlaff visits Israel
Shared entrance to Western Wall brings haredi, progressive clash
Diplomatic spouses rally to help migrant children in south Tel Aviv
Turkmenistan FM here for first time in 20 years
Joint List MK calls to lift ban on politicians’ Temple Mount visits
WATCH: Surf's up for Brian Wilson ahead of Israel visit
Classical Review: Gloria
Taking pride in film
Alice Cooper for president!
Hapoel TA forces Game 5 against Jerusalem
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
Candidly Speaking: American Jewish leaders fail to confront the anti-Israel bandwagon
Ignore the zealots
A whole new post-everything world
WATCH: Gaza's 'Spiderman' boy shows off acrobatic skills
Hamas executes three convicted Palestinians in Gaza
Normalization talks with Turkey advancing
Turkey's Erdogan: No Muslim family should engage in birth control
Iran says pilgrims will not attend haj in Mecca, blaming Saudi 'sabotage'
Khameini warns new Iranian parliament against Western 'schemes'
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
Senior party leader to ‘Post’: Clinton will ensure Democratic party platform supports Israel
Israel hosts largest ever anti-BDS summit at UN Headquarters
European Parliament lawmaker from Britain calls Israelis ‘a rash’
Justice Ministry to stop prosecuting Israeli brothels operated by 'working women'
How are you going pay for that?
Your Taxes: New sheriff in Israel
Tech Talk: Making this world a better place
Children with high functioning autism still struggle with writing skills
TA Sourasky Medical Center takes strict action against smoking
Majority of Israelis ignore illegal public smoking
Israeli researchers discover Pilates exercises help after heart attack
Tourism Ministry objects to plan for 2017 closure of Sde Dov Airport, just north of Tel Aviv
Environment ministry to ensure beaches are 'bikini ready' with cleanup program
Leviathan signs $3b. deal to power planned electric plant in Be’er Tuviya
‘Smart park’ coming to capital’s Sacher Park
In first, New Zealand 'innovation' delegation comes to Israel
Digitized Talmud and mobile app to be launched
'Smart car' tech to get boost from US-Israel collaboration
Tech Talk: Student hackathons are the new rage
Clinton says her campaign talking to Sanders camp about unifying Democrats
Trump, Kristol trade barbs in 'Post' interview with 'Weekly Standard' editor
In Ryan call for genuine 'unity' with Trump, a ways to go on Israel
Sanders: Israel has a right to US protection
Grapevine: Nonagenarian jet-setters
'Orange is the New Black' actress visits Israel to participate in Pride Week
Briefing: 'King Bibi' pulls it together, again
Captain America revealed as a secret Nazi in new comic
Podcast: The mystery of Tel Aviv’s Jane Doe alleys
Briefing: Liberman, Trump and fascism
Podcast: A stable Israeli government? Fat chance
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
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Youth threw stones at Mass ceremony in Rehovot
Christian leaders seek insight into Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Protectors of the Holy Land
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 jihadist civil war
What the hell is this?
Welcome to Swedenistan…and have a lousy day
WWII Japanese First Suicide Bombers; Atomic Bomb in Context
Current level of readiness in home front is ‘a little better than average,’ emergency organization head says.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
There were no injuries among IDF soldiers in the attacks.
Israel has argued before the committee in the past that treaties like the Convention against Torture are applicable only in areas of the country in which Israeli law fully applies.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
After human rights NGO B’Tselem uploaded a video showing a medic from the Kfir Brigade shooting a terrorist who was already neutralized, the soldier has shared his version of the incident.
By NOAM AMIR/MAARIV HASHAVUA,TOVAH LAZAROFF
Former National Security Council head Uzi Dayan advocates for expelling the families of terrorists, arguing that when fighting terror, "the end justifies the means."
By EYAL LEVY
In the latest incident, a tunnel collapsed in Khan Younis in Gaza, killing one Hamas operative.
By NOAM ROTENBERG
Acting on government orders, the Golani Reconnaissance Battalion mapped out the home of Abd Al-Aziz Mar'i.
The raid was ordered "due to an increase in unorganized violence" by a number of residents of Hizma.
Earlier, thousands of Palestinians took part in funerals of terrorists killed in attacks on Israelis after Israel returned their bodies to the Palestinian Authority in Hebron.
Abbas "is not leading a terrorism policy, and is trying to restore calm," Deputy COGAT Brig.-Gen. Guy Goldstein says.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
IDF units fire tear gas at Gazan rioters who crossed border fence.
The events over the weekend on the Gaza border passed with relative quiet, despite the fact that 10 Gazans were killed by IDF fire.
By YOSSI MELMAN
Five wounded in attack; terrorist shot and killed.
By BEN HARTMAN
Follow the latest updates on the escalation of violence in Israel and the West Bank.
Israel does not want an escalation. Neither does Hamas. But each new rocket has the potential to send the situation spiraling out of control.
IDF Southern Command chief Maj.-Gen. Sami Turgerman: Hamas building up military capabilities, but plans to use them in terrorist ways; Hamas and Israel share some short-term interests.
Threats to the rigs include surface-to-sea supersonic missiles like the Yakhont, in possession of Hezbollah, which can fire it from the Lebanese or Syrian coastlines.
Israel has facilitated entrance of 1.7 million tons of construction material into Gaza since end of 2014 conflict.
Over the past year, the Shin Bet disbanded some 150 Hamas cells in the West Bank, many of which were set up and operated remotely by the organization’s headquarters in Gaza or Turkey.
Col. Roman Gofman takes up post as Gush Etzion brigade commander.
Teacher can be seen walking with a small group of villagers carrying Palestinian flags as they chant, “five, six, seven, eight, Israel is a fascist state.”
Hamas has changed its strategy as a result of heavy losses during Operation Protective Edge, 'Al-Hayat' quotes sources in Gaza as saying.
"There is contradictory and partial information on whether he's alive," source says of Avera Mengistu.
By NOAM AMIR/MAARIV HASHAVUA,YOSSI MELMAN
Source says coming years represent opportunity to adapt IDF to future challenges; says military needs between 61 to 64 billion shekels a year to do this.
Left-wing NGO says video proves Col. Israel Shomer violated rules of engagement.
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
Maj.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi says northern sector changing rapidly, "and we must know how to change."
The state wants to relocate the village to a plot of territory that is close to Area B, which is under the civil control of the Palestinian Authority.
Maj.-Gen. Sami Turgeman says IDF will not launch operation in Gaza over sporadic rocket fire.
Israel is tracking the events beyond the border, but IDF refuses to respond to foreign reports it has reinforced its presence in the area.
By NOAM AMIR/MAARIV HASHAVUA,KARINE ROZKOVSKY
The cell attacked the Elisha academy and the adjacent Halamish settlement, in the Binyamin region.
US report, with lawyers given inside access to IDF operations, could impact International Criminal Court report on Gaza War.
"As the threats from our enemies to destroy our homeland grow, our determination to defend our homeland grows."
Unnamed Hamas official suggests that organization's armed wing may be holding captive soldiers.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
Givati Brigade commander says forces entered an unsecured area after cease-fire had taken effect, leading to kidnapping; IDF believes force used after kidnapping was proportionate.
Army Radio reports that IDF has changed training concept in light of lessons learned during Operation Protective Edge.
Third report on Gaza War reveals new details on IDF precautions to avoid civilian casualties, weapons strategy, military tactics.
Over the past years, Jewish leaders have warned against the decreasing involvement of young American Jews with Israel.
By DANIELLE ZIRI
Elles veulent servir leur pays. Dans les zones de combat. Qui sont ces femmes qui s’engagent dans des unités d’élite et quelle est leur place au sein de l’armée israélienne ?
By JUDITH SUDILOVSKY
At Western Wall Remembrance Day ceremony, chief of staff and president call for national unity, PM says he also feels pain of grief
By LAHAV HARKOV,YAAKOV LAPPIN,HERB KEINON
IDF hands out citations for bravery, including a posthumous citation to St.-Sgt. Maj. Tuvia Yanai Weismann, who was killed trying to stop knife attackers in supermarket.
If the case is about Azaria’s credibility against that of all of his commanders, he will likely be convicted in spite of some notable exonerating evidence.
Earlier testimony could potentially substantiate the soldier's claims that he shot the prone terrorist because he feared that he may be wearing an explosive devise.
Col. Sigal Tidhar: Our goal this year is to get civilians to act.
Eisenkot highlighted the importance of the IDF's role in its mission to ensure peace for Israeli citizens, both in the battlefield and on the homefront as well.
Comptroller report published on deficiencies in IDF investigations, West Bank building violations, intelligence, handling of contributions.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB,YAAKOV LAPPIN,TOVAH LAZAROFF
Rabbi Mendy Blinitzky, CEO of Lend a Hand to a Special Child, said the IDF is the only army in the world that accepts volunteer soldiers with special needs.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Lotan has cerebral palsy. “All along, they warned us that she wouldn’t walk, wouldn’t dance,” relates her mother. “But all along I insisted, ‘Yes, you will!’” And Lotan did.
The move comes after “10 committees” were set up to look at changes, and after “six months of [bureaucratic] approvals."
In statement to Post, military says a 'broad defense' is given to career soldiers during their absence and for 150 days afterwards.
Defense Minister: Israel must use every legal tool to fight sexual harassment and assault targeting women
Although the 2010 Career Military Service Law offers female soldiers protection against being fired due to pregnancy or child leave, it does not relate to fertility treatments.
Buchris and his primary female accuser, whose name is under gag order, but who had served with him during her army service, were both questioned by police on Wednesday.
The Juniper Cobra 16 exercise will involve the United States European Command and the IDF, and will focus on the threat of ballistic missiles, the IDF said on Saturday.
Investigation finds "negligence by commanders, severe professional failures, and a collapse of the safety mechanism."
IMI's Romach rockets have GPS navigation and provide new instant guided firepower to the IDF.
Brig.-Gen. Eli Ben Meir announces sudden resignation after ongoing personal disputes with Military Intelligence chief.
The Skystar aerostats are used by militaries for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and communications, as well as counter- IED missions.
There are currently about 100 haredi soldiers from Tomer on operational duty in the Samaria region at present, and another 150 in training including 60 who enlisted last week.
By JEREMY SHARON
"Revolutionary" new air defense system, designed to shoot down guided threats, will become operational at start of 2016.
The IDF Widows and Orphans Organization was established in 1991 with the aim of protecting and promoting the rights of IDF widows and orphans.
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
Three Israeli defense companies, including Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), will take part in the maintenance work.
Conscripts may use messaging service to check their status, photograph and send in forms
The IDF's chief rabbi, Brig.-Gen. Rafi Peretz, was reprimanded for approving the request without an adequate investigation, though the army source said Peretz did this in good faith.
Palestinian driver whose vehicle struck the man turned himself into the Palestinian police, claiming that it was an accident and that he had not intended to hit the man.
The Jewish Day of Atonement comes amid increased tensions in Jerusalem and the West Bank.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD,JPOST.COM STAFF,YAAKOV LAPPIN
Radical elements in the haredi community have in the past few years waged a vitriolic campaign of incitement and harassment against haredi IDF officers.
Top former officials: Undoing reforms hurts legitimacy; Army: Current MAG’s independence, expertise matters more than rank on his shoulder
The defendants, 48-year-old Bashira Mahmoud and 21-year-old Amal Abu Salah, can be seen in video of the attack beating and stoning one of the wounded Syrian men.
Indictments for drug use make up 66 percent of all military indictments filed in 2014.
By MAARIV ONLINE
New report also faults defense establishment with insufficient cost cutting measures; Defense officials: Finance Ministry not honoring salary agreements.
For the sixth day in a row on Tuesday, Israelis experienced the scorching temperatures of a brutal summer heat wave.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,SHARON UDASIN
Newly available land will be sold by Israel Land Authority as housing real estate.
Defense establishment continues public campaign against call to cut IDF budget.
Commission calls to cut pensions for IDF’s non-combatant officers, sees budget goal of 59 b; recommends to reduce male service to 2 years; 11% personnel cuts.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB,YAAKOV LAPPIN
Lawyer: IDF MAG fooled by recording.
Handwritten notes between Peres and Rabin among newly-released documents.
By NOAM AMIR/MAARIV HASHAVUA
"In the IDF, there is room for everyone," IDF Spokesman Almoz says.
The IDF stated that the soldier's actions were not in keeping with the army's expectations of cadets in its officer's course.
In the clip, the tank is seen tilting on its side as it descends on a steep incline before finally landing on its turret. Nobody was injured as a result of the accident.
Field hospital can treat 200 patients a day; Search and rescue teams to search for trapped earthquake victims in rubble; 260 Israeli personnel to arrive in Nepal on Monday
Lyrics of Dylan's anti-war song "Masters of War" read at Remembrance Day ceremony at Oranim Academic College.
180 teams comprised of the best snipers in the IDF and Border Police take part in contest.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
IMI's Guided Mortar Munition can be guided by laser or GPS systems, has a range of 8 kilometers.
There is no existential threat to the Jewish state. Not even from Iran.
Ahead of likely budgetary shortage, security sources examining where cuts will be made in coming years; long-term development under threat.
After explosive device found near Gaza-Israel border, IDF's Southern Command runs drills.
By JPOST IVRIT STAFF
As the Merkava III tank celebrates 25 years in use, its crews still describe it as every bit as relevant today as it was when it entered service.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Security source: Moscow setting up air strike capabilities; Iran sent IRGC ground force; ISIS is threatening to take Damascus.
More F-35 fighter jets and increased funding for the development of defense systems may be part of increased US defense package.
So long as Iran continues to call for Israel's destruction, the defense establishment will not stop developing means to attack its nuclear program
Got a minute? Here's the week in review.
This inevitably brings us to the Kfir Brigade soldier who soon will probably be charged with the crime of killing: manslaughter or perhaps murder.
By AVRAHAM AVI-HAI
Hoping to encourage more religious officers, the mechina prepped for what the IDF calls “a full and meaningful army service.”
By Gil Stern Stern TROY