05.30.2016 | 22 Iyar, 5776
Hezbollah deputy: No war this summer 'unless Israel chooses'
Hebron shooter's lawyers: Bring terrorist's body back to Israel
Israeli flag stirs up controversy in Arab beach soccer tournament in Egypt
Security forces arrest Hamas cell for April bus bombing in Jerusalem
IDF to institute changes in placing slain soldiers’ siblings in combat units
Analysis: First lady in a jumpsuit? Don’t count on it
Coalition crisis over as Netanyahu and Bennett reach compromise
Fighting for Israel on another front Reservists on Duty group counters BDS
Bill tries to improve food at afternoon childcare programs
Slovakia, Lithuania open pro- Israel parliamentary caucuses
Republicans join Democrats in anger at AIPAC
Standing the test of time
Birthright LGBT group departs to Israel, attend pride parade
Film on Eritrean killed when mistaken for terrorist wins at Docaviv festival
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
May 29: Free speech for BDS...
Tennis-playing part of a long Israeli tradition
Is an informed discourse still possible in Israel today?
Want to defeat BDS? You need an army
Iranian woman diguised as a man sneaks into soccer match
Iran; Pilgrims will not attend haj in Mecca blaming Saudi 'Sabotage'
WATCH: German MP gets pied in the face due to stance on Syrian refugees
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
CDU minister: Put Jewish member on looted art panel
'French Jews experiencing worst situation since 1945'
Labour readmits activist suspended for blaming slave trade on Jews
LA gala raises funds for IAF foundation
BGU researchers: Staring, not crowding, most bothers obese air travelers
Leviathan signs $3b. deal to power planned electric plant in Be’er Tuviya
Country ‘lags behind’ in fighting smoking, says prevention council
As layoffs loom, Intel doubles down on Israeli fintech
New worlds: Simulation on microchip offers insight into dynamics of cellular function
Without research, there is no medicine
‘Smart park’ coming to capital’s Sacher Park
Analysis stage begins at latest Golan drilling site
Green tech at the forefront of talks on US-Israel collaboration
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
Tech Talk: CES Asia 2016
NY Times editor calls out Trump for ignoring supporters’ anti-Semitic tweets
Who needs Hillary? Trump, Sanders mull televised debate
Sanders' pro-Palestine backers could spark uproar at Dem convention
Jewish leaders push to get two-state solution proposal on next president's desk
Captain America revealed as a secret Nazi in new comic
The personal account of a Canadian lawyer hiking the Israel National Trail
Grapevine: Loving the city
Star Catcher: Astrology for the week of May 27, 2016
Podcast: The mystery of Tel Aviv’s Jane Doe alleys
Briefing: Liberman, Trump and fascism
Podcast: A stable Israeli government? Fat chance
Grapevine: Animal husbandry
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
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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
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Christian leaders seek insight into Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Protectors of the Holy Land
Digging with the Bible
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
WWII Japanese First Suicide Bombers; Atomic Bomb in Context
Do Not Leave Our Fate To Others!.......
Two States for Me, None For You
The Gender Crisis
COGAT tells Saudi news site that the ISIS operative was due to undergo military training in Gaza.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
“The phenomenon of Arabs joining Islamic State represents the outcome of several causes, with the first being the strengthening of the northern faction of the Islamic Movement,” says scholar.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
Islamic State says shooting at bus was response to leader's call to target Jews.
Baghdadi and his associates have faced a great deal of criticism in the Arab world for waging war against fellow Muslims while staying out of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
By YOSSI MELMAN
Northern District prosecutors charged the men with severe security offenses at the Nazareth District Court.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
"It would be very hard to organize and carry out an attack on the scale of Paris, in Israel. Not impossible, but hard," former national security adviser says.
By MAARIV ONLINE
Since the beginning of its increased efforts to combat extremism, Twitter has seen an increase in account suspension and shift of activity off twitter.
By CORAL BRAUN
US president says immigration, wages, Islamic State are among challenges for US.
“French authorities liked it, but the official came back and said there was a higher-level instruction not to buy Israeli technology,” Israeli security source tells Fox News.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Navy holds Red Sea drill following heightened ISIS activity in neighboring Sinai Peninsula.
Ayoub Kara discusses Islamic extremism with visiting Muslim figures in Tel Aviv.
German MP Elisabeth Motschmann explains the decision for her country to take part in the Western intervention in Syria.
By LAHAV HARKOV
MKs, lawyers, and members of the public attended the event.
Thirty-four states join Sunni anti-ISIS alliance.
By ROBERT SWIFT/ THE MEDIA LINE
What citizens of other countries are reading about the Middle East.
By COMPILED BY THE MEDIA LINE
The images alleged to show four helicopters and 20 lorries destroyed by fire in mid-May
On paper, Islamic State's loss of territory, money and recruits would seem to demonstrate significant progress by the US-led coalition. But wars aren't fought on paper.
By COLIN P. CLARKE,CHAD C. SERENA,REUTERS
A new audio message purporting to be from ISIS spokesman Abu Muhammad Al-Adnani calls on followers of the militant group to launch attacks on the US and Europe during the Islamic holy month.
Unsealing the case could allow the US Justice Department to make public details of why the man turned against Islamic State.
An elderly Buddhist monk was found hacked to death on Saturday at a temple in Bangladesh.
Didier Reynders is currently on a visit to Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Gaza.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
The radical terrorist group has now apparently turned to the tropical white sands and crystal blue waters of the Caribbean to enlist new operatives.
Iraqi-born Saga al-Dulaimi, who escaped from marriage to the infamous leader of ISIS, recounts to Swedish media of her life with one of the world's most wanted terrorists.
Grand jury in federal court in Massachusetts added conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries to the charges.
The head of the Germany's domestic intelligence agency (BfV) said Islamic State propaganda was aimed at encouraging supporters to take the initiative to stage attacks in Germany.
The meeting, set for Wednesday, comes as the administration weighs a plan to up the number of US special operations forces deployed to Syria to try to advance recent gains against ISIS.
The bombs left behind were linked by retreating IS militants so they could go off together.
Nearly 18% of Belgians who joined ISIS returned to Belgium at some point.
By ROSIE PERPER
Islamic State opposes the ruling alliance of moderate and Islamist leaders.
By JACOB WIRTSCHAFTER/THE MEDIA LINE,REDA ELHADI/THE MEDIA LINE
Abd ar-Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli is believed to have been killed in a US air strike, US media outlets said.
The Ghad al-Suri movement requested a meeting between a senior Israeli official and its leader, Ahmad Jarba, Ma'ariv Hashavua has learned.
Turkish interior minister names Mehmet Ozturk, born in 1992 in Gaziantep, as Saturday's suicide bomber.
Savaş Yıldız was a 33-year-old Turkish national from the southern city of Adana.
The international Jewish human rights organization gives Twitter a grade of "B" in a report card of social networking companies' efforts to fight online activity by militant groups.
"What we are now seeing in recent months...is the broadening of the threat...going from that narrow focus on police and military and symbols of the state to something much broader," says UK police.
In new video, the extremists group's so-called 'Caucasus Province' urges Muslims in Russia to join them, claiming that "the Caliphate is already here."
By MAAYAN GROISMAN
"Islamic State has developed a new combat style capability to carry out a campaign of large-scale terrorist attacks on a global stage."
ISIS fighter speaking in the video warns Western governments that ISIS will send the West "hunters thirsty for apostates' blood" and declares that these hunters "will liberate Palestine."
Raheel Raza met with MKs, political activists, NGOs, and the media during her stay in Israel.
The bomber, who authorities say is an Islamic State member recently arrived from Syria, blew himself up on Tuesday in Sultanahmet square near the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia.
"There is no doubt that ISIS is trying to penetrate (Jordan)," says Amos Gilad
A British thinktank warns commercially-available drones can easily be weaponized and used by terror groups.
A 58-page booklet was created for British jihadis to avoid being detected by police while planning or carrying out terror attacks.
The slain woman was encouraging her son to leave Raqqa, Syria with her, saying that they would soon be wiped out by air strikes.
The men, one in Houston, Texas and the other in Sacramento, California, allegedly have connections to Islamic State, though they were not planning an attack on US soil at the time of arrest.
The propaganda video, which could not be independently verified, also shows the killing of five men accused of spying for the West.
All the countries on both sides of World War II have been united by a common scourge.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
The report says that 40 percent of the 69 journalists killed in 2015 died at the hands of Islamic militant groups such as al-Qaida and Islamic State.
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
The fatwa was among a huge trove of documents captured by US Special Operations Forces during a raid targeting a top Islamic State official in Syria.
Mock ISIS bills found in town in northern Israel.
In the self-made bureaucracy, the seized documents show how ISIS deals with "war spoils" such as slaves and natural resources.
The recapture of Ramadi deprives Islamic State militants of their biggest prize of 2015.
German journalist who spent days with ISIS told the 'Jewish News' that the jihadist group "knows the Israeli army is too strong for them."
Jaysh al Islam, with thousands of trained fighters, is the biggest and seen as the most organized rebel group. It has been effectively running the administration of Eastern Ghouta.
China relies on the Middle East for oil supplies, but tends to leave diplomacy there to other permanent members of the UN Security.
In addition to the blank passports, Islamic State seized machinery for the production of passports and personal identity papers.
“Hamas needs the Salafi jihadists to break the Egyptian siege on Gaza; The Salafists need Hamas technical know-how to produce short range rockets and other weapons.”
According to unconfirmed reports from Mosul, at least 38 babies have allegedly been killed by lethal injection or asphyxiation.
Sabratha is located 50 miles from the Libyan capital of Tripoli, which is currently facing threats of ISIS infiltration on both its eastern and western fronts.
The organization's promises to attack capital cities worldwide - following the horrifying Paris attacks - do not mean that it already has a plan.
By YARON SCHNEIDER
"Oh you ISISissies of extremism and darkness, while black masks are your trademark, ours is white clarity."
“Deciding who is a terrorist is highly politicized...The US and other Western countries consider Saudi Arabia a ‘moderate’ Muslim country because it gives us a way to work with them.”
Syed Farook and an unnamed accomplice reportedly "got spooked" and did not go through with their attack plans.
A 56-year-old unnamed man suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries in the attack at Leytonstone underground station, about six miles east of central London.
By REUTERS,JPOST.COM STAFF
"We cannot turn against each other by letting this fight be defined as a war between America and Islam," Obama said.
By MICHAEL WILNER
The killer's father Sayed Farook says he tried to calm down his son by saying "In two years, Israel will be gone...Nobody wants the Jews."
The report warns that the group appears to have already manufactured rudimentary chemical warfare shells and used them to attack Kurds in Iraq and Syria on at least three occasions.
Libya's Islamic State affiliate is the only one that has needed support and advice from the higher-ups in Syria and Iraq.
Hacktivists from Anonymous off-shoot that targets Islamic extremist groups reportedly took over the Isdarat website after it appeared on the so-called "dark web."
Libyan chaos spillover blamed for much of Mali’s instability, says Israeli expert on Africa.
After months of violent turmoil in Jerusalem and the West Bank, Islamic State has rediscovered the Palestinian issue.
By ELY KARMON
Foreign-led diplomacy in the face of Syria’s renewed fighting will be futile until Arab powers produce a deal for Sunnis on both sides of the Euphrates
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
On the whole I am certainly not one of those dreaming of the introduction of the American presidential system into Israel.
By SUSAN HATTIS ROLEF
The inclusion of females as terrorists essentially doubles the number of prospective recruits and contributors to a terrorist cause. Also, women are viewed with less suspicion than men.
By DEAN ALEXANDER
The greatest threat facing liberal democracies is the belief that ultimate protection necessitates ultimate sacrifices.
By ILAN MANOR
The photos and videos published by news agencies and activists proved that Russia has targeted moderate rebel groups, specifically the Free Syrian Army, instead of Islamic State.
By MOHAMMED RUZGAR
As in other sectarian wars, the main actors in the Syrian war target and exploit vulnerable groups, such as minors.
By RAMYAR HASSANI
Since the event, a debate has raged in the US about whether this was an act of terrorism, and whether the real message of this event is a need for stricter gun control.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
But the beauty of the West is liable to be its downfall, because endless freedom and the championing of human rights causes a combination of amnesia and blindness.
By RUTHIE BLUM
"Let us state a fundamental truth: There is no legitimate reason to attack innocent men, women and children who have no military value."
By EFRAIM A. COHEN
"ISIS, not ISIL!"
By FRANCK SALAMEH
"There are various interpretations that might be made, but the most compelling is that IS has been weakened by international coalition air-strikes."
By AFSHIN ISMAELI
Common misconception that the US lost in Iraq and Afghanistan leads to failed policies today.
By AMITAI ETZIONI
Those who buy into the idea of IS and hope for a Caliphate to emerge understand that to make that happen, all of the non-believers of the world need to be destroyed.
By SHERWIN POMERANTZ