06.26.2016 | 20 Sivan, 5776
Missing IDF soldier's family: Netanyahu failing a test by signing deal with Turkey
Did Israel promise not to assassinate Hamas's leader as part of Turkey deal?
Abbas retracts charge that rabbis called to poison Palestinian water
Reflections: My Gaza war
Life sentence for Jerusalem pride parade stabber who killed teen girl
Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev is on the war path
10 years after Second Lebanon War, for a bereaved mother the pain is only worse
Govt to approve package to improve economic ties with Africa
Netanyahu praises British PM after resignation as ‘true friend of Israel’
Quartet report likely to recommend renewal of direct Israeli-Palestinian talks
Heart of the city discovered at Tel Aviv’s InterContinental David
Seeing Russia through new eyes
Iftar fund-raiser in Abu Gosh helps sick Palestinians get help in Israeli hospitals
Italy's Seppi subdues Israel's Sela in Wimbledon tuneup
Israeli track and field athletes still looking for Rio push
Sinai Says: Blatt’s NBA legacy takes a hit with Cavaliers’ championship after his ouster
Even in Jerusalem, Game 7 awakens strong emotions
Are Start-Up Nation’s ‘seven years of plenty’ coming to an end?
Uber harnessing popular support for ride-sharing against Katz
TechCrunch Comes to Tel Aviv, hosts Meet-Up
Motti Zisser, international business wunderkind and generous philanthropist succumbs to cancer
Sperm with fragile DNA can be sorted out to improve chances of pregnancy
Emotions give clues to behavior in baseball
Health scan: Lend me your ear
Israeli Crohn’s disease group becomes full member of European federation
New desalination plant a 'mistake' or case of NIMBY syndrome?
Haifa ammonia production to be relocated– three years behind schedule
Summertime is here, but stay safe
New Israeli cannabis farmers continue to fight for growing license
Hackers and companies alike finding clever new ways to circumvent privacy
MIT magazine names Mobileye 6th most innovative company
Europe’s first Islamophobia summit highlights European-wide problem
Who will write France’s future?
June 26: Kids in hot cars
High marijuana use a growing phenomenon in Iran
Turkish official: Regional security problem binds Israel and Turkey
Is airport planned for Israel-Jordan border clouding neighborly ties?
Erdogan meets Hamas leader in Istanbul as Turkey-Israel detente looms
Iran regime trying to brush prostitution problems under the rug
Iranian commander threatens to make Bahrain’s royal family ‘disappear’
Iran claims it thwarts bombings in Tehran, other cities
Gaza-based pro-ISIS group urges Muslims on social media to donate for weapons
After Obama touts military gains, US officials warn campaign against ISIS could backfire
Analysis: ISIS leader al-Baghdadi is living on borrowed time
ISIS destroys Syrian satellite dishes in bid to ban 'un-Islamic' TV during Ramadan
Sharansky to French Jews mulling aliya: Do it!
Holocaust-themed play by Polish writer causes stir in Los Angeles
Ex-prostitute alleges Orthodox businessmen mistreated her on ‘mile high’ NYPD job
Seeing it as it really is
La révolution harédite
Riyad vs Téhéran
La bataille pour la droite s'annonce serrée
L'idéologie de " la monarchie de Judée "
Giuliani to 'Post': US is ready to vote for Trump if he doesn’t blow it
Poll: Israelis even on Clinton vs. Trump
Former NYC mayor to young people: Don’t let Donald Trump mislead you
Republican Jews targeting Democrats over Sanders' platform picks
Grapevine: Good Tuesday
The Tisch: Halla bookends
Parshat Shlah: Constructive criticism or defeatism?
Grapevine: With strings attached
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
Briefing: Liberman, Trump and fascism
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
A Jewish woman’s view
The Iran nuclear deal: One year on
Is BDS headed for defeat?
Striving for kedusha
Lerner in the Mirror
Setting the record straight
Bye bye banks
Veterans: A colorful life
Books: Evil innate
Books: Forever changed by tragedy
Hot off the Arab press
Cover that dog
Still waiting for justice
15 years later – and hazards still abound
The Jerusalem files
What’s your pleasure?
Talking about transitioning
When is a chair not a chair?
אַלְמָז פּוֹסַעַת בִּשְבִילֵי יַלְדוּתָה
סְטֶנְד-אַפּ שֶל רוֹתֶם אַבּוּהָב
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IFCJ funds flights for olim, seeks to attract 2,000 from 15 countries this summer
Christian Birthright educates millennials as voices for Israel
Presbyterians to hear anti-Israel onslaught at General Assembly
The Scholarship is from Canada, the Foresters from Israel
The Family Landau De Vries Park, a Forest Park in the Desert
KKL-JNF holds its 6th Latin American Leadership Conference
A Double Celebration of Shavuot and Metulla's 120th Anniversary
JNF South Africa Delegates Get in Touch with the Real Israel
Picking Cherries in the Desert at the Yatir Forest Cherry Festival
Czech prime minister plants tree in Jerusalem grove of nations
Greek President Plants Olive Tree in Jerusalem Grove of Nations
Italian Environment Minister Discovers Negev Agriculture
Kenyan President Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
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!
Andrew Viterbi at a KKL-JNF Milan Gala Event
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
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
Outing a Charismatic Sexual Predator
Tze'enah U-Re'enah / צְאֶינָה וּרְאֶינָה
They Are Bought!........
YoungDiplomats.com : The New Generation of Israeli Diplomats
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.
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.
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
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
"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.
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.
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