07.28.2016 | 22 Tammuz, 5776
UN: Israel policies forcing Palestinians to leave Area C of the West Bank
A-G to rule on use of ‘abandoned property law’ to save Amona outpost
2 members of Muslim Wakf arrested for attacking Jewish tourist on Temple Mount
Stoudemire retires from NBA, Hapoel Jerusalem next stop?
Atzili, Beitar visit Latvia • Mac TA takes on Pandurii
Beersheba earns first-leg draw in Greece
Interactive attraction opens at Western Wall Tunnels
Israel shares its expertise in combating human trafficking
Israel strikes a chord with a Milwaukee musician and Houston family
The Jerusalem Post's top 5 stories of July 27
'If Israel leaves West Bank, PA, Jordan will collapse'
Remembering Satyajit Ray
Idan Raichel sheds a few layers
New on the small screen
A touch of Truffaut
Amar'e Stoudemire to join Hapoel Jerusalem?
Revolutionary artificial material fits body like a glove
Attempt to stop beachside development plan heads to High Court
eBay, Israel Post join forces to boost online selling
Not just fun and games: Seeking tech behind video games
Health Ministry launches plan to eradicate hepatitis C
Israeli researchers find way to detect cancer cells before becoming brain tumors
Arab-Israeli children much more likely to die in accidents
Delek makes bid for exploration license south of Cyprus
Economic committee chairman calls for guidelines to protect animals during live shipments
Nation’s cleanest beaches named
Sisi, the peace broker
Letters to the Editor
Israel’s mixed messages on basic education
Why is Israel chained to the ‘diplomatic process’?
For first time during Syria war, Israel opens border for humanitarian aid
Bombings kill at least 31 in northeast Syria city
Is Gaddafi’s son returning to politics?
Entire region concerned about ‘day after’ Iran deal expires
Iran destroys 100,000 satellite dishes in morality-driven crackdown
Iran left with no choice but to confront the US, official warns
Iranian Kurdish leader to ‘Post’: Iran regime is a common enemy
Jihadis call on 'lone wolf' terrorists to attack Israeli athletes at Rio Olympics
Report: ISIS operating sleeper cells in Lebanese refugee camps
One mile from ISIS feels safer than France or Turkey to Kurdish peshmerga
ISIS claims responsibility for Nice attack
Second generation Holocaust survivor in legal battle with Polish church
French citizens comprise largest number of foreign IDF volunteers in 2016
DNC staffers question Holocaust Remembrance Day statement in leaked emails
Jewish groups rally against anti-Israel bias at UN
Healthcare hackathon organizers seek to be ‘light unto others’
WATCH LIVE: Peres, Rivlin and Netanyahu launch Israeli Innovation Center
Anti Israelis protestors in Philadelphia call out 'long live intifada'
Trump calls on Russia to hack Clinton’s private email server
Clinton surrogate and friend: Bernie voters will end up moving to Hillary
Protesters torch Israeli flag outside Democratic National Convention
A dog watches a horror movie, his reaction is priceless!
Could Fitbit be inaccurate? Worth checking these facts
Star Catcher: Astrology for the week of July 29, 2016
Grapevine: Changes at the TA Museum
PODCAST: After Turkey, Africa and Egypt, is Saudi Arabia Israel’s next ally?
Podcast: From Tel Aviv, a story of hope for Orlando
Briefing: 'King Bibi' pulls it together, again
Podcast: The mystery of Tel Aviv’s Jane Doe alleys
This is how cats catch their rides in Thailand...
Do you believe in the Paranormal?
100-Year-Old Theater Converted Into Stunning Bookstore
Second Lebanon War veteran's road to redemption
Empowering women globally
The American spirit’s impact
The word of a woman
The outpost on Oliphant Street
Dark years on the Côte d’Azur
Hot off the Arab press
Summertime chickpea dishes
Treats for Shabbat morning
A blend of wine, Judaism and Zionism
The last of Jerusalem’s Mohicans
Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs.
Fun in the park
All lives matter
‘The Simpsons,’ for a change
Born, raised and educated in a vineyard
‘חָרִיש’, עִיר חֲדָשָה בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל
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Pope's trip to Poland overshadowed by killing of French priest
Israel’s blessing to the world
Remembering the 'Exodus'
Tzvika Kaplan Scenic Lookout Inaugurated on Mount Carmel
Looking for IMI, the Blue Box's “Little Sister”- Can you help?
President of Paraguay Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
Honoring Holocaust Rescuer Belgian Prince with a Tree in Israel
Perth and Merhav Am, Different but the Same
Canadian Young Professionals Visit Gaza Border Communities
Spanish Village Connects with its Ancient Jewish Roots
Expo Forest Inaugurated in the Negev
Czech prime minister plants tree in Jerusalem grove of nations
The Scholarship is from Canada, the Foresters from Israel
Planning a Sustainable Future through Water Sensitive Cities
Burnt Trees and Charred Earth in Jerusalem’s Arazim Valley
Hugging a Tree? Beware of the Pine Processionary Caterpillar!
KKL-JNF holds its 6th Latin American Leadership Conference
Andrew Viterbi at a KKL-JNF Milan Gala Event
KKL-JNF and The Italian State Forestry Corps Sign a Memorandum
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
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
Speaking before the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Eisenkot said that there had been a significant decline in the number of attacks against Israeli targets in the West Bank.
By LAHAV HARKOV
According to two witnesses interviewed by B'tselem, second Hebron terrorist was shot and immobilized, and then only later shot in the head; IDF says claims untrue.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB,MAAYAN GROISMAN
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.
As a lone soldier, Blas says she has missed out on “advantages other soldiers take for granted.”
By MARION FISCHEL
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
Army bans viral app from bases, which activates cameras, GPS sensor and leaks data, military sources say.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN,JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
Trial of Elor Azaria reflects decades-long dilemmas faced by young Israeli soldiers in the West Bank.
"I had no choice but to shoot the terrorist to stop serious, immediate danger which could have killed many."
IDF Sgt. Elor Azaria takes the stand in the trial over his shooting of a downed Palestinian terrorist in March.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,YONAH JEREMY BOB
Can Azaria save his case after six weeks of being hammered by the IDF prosecution and every officer over him and his unit in the chain of command?
‘Including Darwish is as logical as praising ‘Mein Kampf ’’
Military: Kaminer is unfit for duty; Kaminer: This is a small victory that allows me to become a free human being.
Navy drills a scenario on the northern front, "where we located an enemy vessel and destroyed it as quickly as possible."
Israel Air Force commander Maj.-Gen. Benny Peled is heard saying that his superior, IDF chief of staff Lt.-Gen. Motta Gur, had doubts about the mission plan.
Elbit’s Seagull, likely to go into service in Israel Navy, launched a torpedo at Haifa port recently
IAF seeking approval to increase number of jets from 33 to 50, with a view of eventually having 75 aircraft.
Brig. Gen. Ofek Buchris is accused of five incidents of rape against his main accuser and of sexual harassment against a second accuser.
A role that feeds into post-army employment.
By LINDA GRADSTEIN/THE MEDIA LINE
Since taking up his position as defense minister, Avigdor Liberman has worked hard to project a new, moderate image and allay concerns of alarmed critics.
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
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.
The Azaria trial is a watershed moment for the IDF and possibly for Israeli society at large.
By YAAKOV KATZ
At least her diatribe was useful for someone.
By YISRAEL MEDAD AND ELI POLLAK
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