09.26.2016 | 23 Elul, 5776
Mashaal to step down as Hamas leader next year
US judge says Facebook has ‘moral obligation’ to contain terrorist rhetoric
Reservists group calls to cancel Physicians for Human Rights funding
Prisoner dies while exercising, sparking Palestinian hunger strike
Netanyahu: I didn’t compare Azaria’s parents to those of fallen soldiers
Maccabi TA thrashed by CSKA in Moscow; Jerusalem beaten by Red Star Belgrade
Maccabi TA crushes Hapoel 5-0 in derby
Israeli-Arab mother shot dead in front of her children
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
State appeals Parole Board's early release of Rabbi Pinto from jail
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
The women coaches leading Israel's male baseball team to victory
Newcomer shatters Israeli marathon record in Berlin
‘Tipat Halav’ clinics are losing their pediatricians
October is International Breast Cancer Awareness Month
New Israeli tech sees machines leading the blind
Israeli drip irrigation giant says 'hola' to Costa Rica
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
Work progressing at Israeli horticulture center in Rwanda
Back to Africa
The long-overdue good-bye
'Iran and Russia in danger of becoming war crimes accomplices'
Christian writer who 'insulted Islam' murdered in Jordan
Battle rages near Aleppo, air onslaught continues
Yemen to protest Iranian weapon smuggling at UN Security Council
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
Rivlin to meet with Jewish and world leaders in Ukraine
California governor signs anti-BDS bill into law
Bernie Sanders’ brother running for UK parliament
Former Chief Rabbi of France, Joseph Sitruk, passes away
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
Netanyahu sits with Clinton after Trump meeting
‘Trump won’t jettison Judea and Samaria,’ advisor says
After prepping Trump for debate, Giuliani says US should abandon two-state solution
Study shows how Jewish vote could play crucial role in key states
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'
Media 'warms up the gas chamber' for Republicans, Trump's son says
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
Kulanu MK Akram Hasson's comments in an interview with Channel 2 came amid fierce battles in recent days near the Druse village of Khader in the Syrian Golan Heights.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
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.
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.”
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
‘Biggest moving company in Middle East’ adopts new methods to transport critical supplies
The decision to indict Buchris was made by IDF Military Advocate-General Brig.- Gen. Sharon Afek, who said he did so with a “heavy heart” in light of the defendant’s record as a combat officer.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Tzav Ehad reported that 52 new religious recruits recently drafted to the engineer corps were forced to shave their beards.
By JEREMY SHARON
Several arms of the military currently residing at the headquarters in Tel Aviv and in the country’s center have already started to relocate south.
Tarayrah stabbed Ariel to death in her bedroom on June 30 and injured another resident while infiltrating the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba, next to Hebron.
The Eitan APC will come with an active protection system, and its high speed will enable rapid deployment of forces between North and South.
Upon his release from the army he thanked those who stood by his side and made his service meaningful.
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.
"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
The Cypriot government thanked the Government of Israel
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.
Operation Entebbe - The hostages come home - "Capturing the Moment."
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
The Gulf War - Saddam's Scuds attack Israel - "Capturing the Moment."
The Six Day War - Liberating the Western Wall - "Capturing the Moment."
Got a minute? Here's the week in review.
Despite the great public attention paid to the problem of subterranean warfare, this does not mean that subterranean warfare is the major strategic threat to Israel.
By GAL PERL FINKEL
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