02.28.2017 | 2 Adar, 5777
Facebook closes official Palestinian Fatah account
'Gaza war in 2014 caused by Egyptian regime change, Palestinian arrests'
Peace proposals offered by activists on Right and Left
Knesset caucus formed to free Israeli held captive in Gaza
Israeli ministers spar over Hamas tunnel threat
Special report: Netanyahu and the defense establishment's failures in the 2014 Gaza war
Analysis: Israeli intel agencies suffer from a failure to cooperate
Analysis: The Gaza conflict report and the paradox of Israel's wars
Settler activists protest as evacuation of Ofra homes begins ahead of demolition
State comptroller report on 2014 Gaza war due today
Security cabinet ministers: Gaza war was avoidable
The sounds of Jewish music
A snapshot of Asia's best
'Moonlight' wins best picture, after 'La La Land' mistakenly announced
Imri Ziv’s "I Feel Alive" named Israeli entry for Eurovision 2017
Jerusalem needs to be at its best for Gran Canaria test
Yellow-and-blue ekes out dramatic win over Maccabi Haifa
Beersheba regains lead over Mac Tel Aviv
Shivek sacked by Rishon Lezion despite championship heroics
Migrating starlings swoop over southern Israel
Investors bet on windfall gains for Israeli tech, defense under Trump
Do people look like their names? Hebrew University research says yes
Taub Center says Israel is ‘unprepared’ to deal with elderly
U. of Haifa to provide free depression treatment using new techniques
Child gets brain cyst from his dog
Environmental Protection Ministry orders closure of ammonia facility
Israeli firm to build second sewage treatment plant in Ethiopia
Building frustration in the wild, wild east
Our World: Perez, Ellison and the meaning of antisemitism
The future of Palestinian diplomacy in the Trump era
February 28, 2017: Glick on Menendez
George W. Bush says ISIS 'thugs' can be 'degraded and defeated'
Egypt deports top Palestinian official on arrival at Cairo airport
Australian arrested on charges of helping ISIS develop missile tech
Rouhani likely to win reelection
Iran holds naval war games amid rising tensions with US
Iran plans to buy Kazakh uranium, seeks Russia help to make nuclear fuel
Iran warns Arab states: Don't be enticed by Israeli attempts to win Arab allies
UK watchdog: Islamic State planning terror attacks in Britain
ISIS releases 'proof' it fired rockets on Israel
What do the warning shots from Sinai mean?
Why does a weakened ISIS see Trump presidency as a lifeline?
ADL receives second bomb threat at San Francisco office
US Jewish groups call on gov. entities to 'speak out' against antisemitism
MP Gerald Kaufman, critic of Israel, dies at 86
Jewish Pennsylvania lawmaker hopes cemetery vandalism will unite community
Waze and SPNI team up to prevent wildlife from becoming roadkill
Germany seeks Israeli technology
From Start-Up Nation to Scale-Up Nation
Astronomers find seven Earth-size planets where life may be possible
Report: Trump mulling axing antisemitism envoy as part of budget plan
Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel pokes fun at new world under Trump
Analysis: No comfort in Perez
Trump is not an antisemite, says Hoenlein
Analysis: Clinton falls amid assault on establishment
Clinton concedes: 'We have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling'
Hillary Clinton and the glass ceiling: Cracked but intact
NY hassidic village loyal to Clinton despite Trump popularity among ultra-Orthodox
Trump reportedly picks friend of Jared Kushner to serve in administration
Trump calls UN 'sad,' days after Israeli settlements vote
Saddam Hussein's daughter touts Trump's 'political sensibility'
Dermer calls on Trump to move embassy to Jerusalem
La La set to win Oscars
Pyramid of expectations in Cairo
A unique haven for groups and families in the Western Galilee
Israeli tourist arrested for climbing Brooklyn Bridge for a selfie
Podcast: Three Ladies, Three Lattes
Podcast: Does Trump love Jews or embolden antisemitic voices?
Why Starbucks failed in Israel (and only in Israel)
Taxicab Diplomacy: Trump vs. Clinton
'Dancing with the Stars' celeb gives baby Hebrew name
Trump appears to invent Sweden terror incident
Disney drops top YouTube star over antisemitic videos
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
A taste of its own medicine?
Art that isn’t what
Books: The mystery of things
that remain unresolved
Moshe Gershuni: Up in the sublime, down in the gutter
From Tehrangeles with love
‘We need to stop the silence’
All eyes on the ball?
Love thy French brother
Where Jerusalem creates
The art of leaving Jerusalem
Rapping in English
City Notes: Bloomberg fund grants $1 million to Beersheba
Exhibition: Hello Dolly
Always in the mood for a melody
מֵחוֹדֶש יָנוּאָר צָרִיך לְשַלֵם עַל שַׂקִיוֹת נַייְלוֹן
שִידוּרִים חַיִים מֵהַכְּנֶסֶת
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Egypt's Christians fleeing ISIS violence left in limbo
Pope suggests "better to be atheist than hypocritical Catholic"
John Quincy Adams: Supporting the Jewish homeland with the Bible in hand
Dedicating a Grove to Avi Sasportas, a Victim of Hamas Terror
“My Angel in the Sky”
CFI Parliamentary Chairman Plants a Tree in Israel and Visits Gaza Border
O.L.E.I Helps Restore Burnt Neveh Shalom Forest on Tu Bishvat
Radical Islamic immigration strategy
The Oscars and Hollywood's hypocrisy; Dear Hollywood, If You Want To Help Women, You Must Strictly And Unapologetically Defend The Values That Have Allowed Women To Thrive.
The New Israel Fund's Law of Return
Moab is my Washpot,by Stephen Fry
Before Friday's executive order, several liberal Jewish groups decried the administration's plans to tighten restrictions for some Muslim immigrants.
No date has been given for the meeting, which Russia's Foreign Ministry first announced in September.
No soldiers were wounded in the incident.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Erekat spoke with Sputnik in advance of his scheduled meeting in Moscow with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on January 13.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF,ADAM RASGON
The military court is expected to sentence Azaria in a month. The maximum punishment for manslaughter is 20 years in prison.
By ADAM RASGON
ADL expands security training with FBI after new wave of bomb threats.
By TAMARA ZIEVE
Even Jared and Ivanka themselves have reportedly bent the rules of Shabbat in deference to their new advisory roles.
By BEN SALES/JTA
On Jan. 18, some 30 Jewish institutions in at least 17 states received bomb threats. On Jan. 9, such threats were called into 16 JCCs across the Northwest and South.
One woman, the mother to the three US natives, was Syrian but was not a citizen. She had permanent residency – a green card – and had lived in the United States for 20 years.
Donors suspend contributions to Keren Hayesod; Foreign Ministry clarifies stance.
By HERB KEINON
American Jewish groups are outraged.
By MICHAEL WILNER
Annual report lauds US and Germany for efforts to bring perpetrators to justice.
During an interview Thursday with Fox News, Trump defended his intention to issue executive orders suspending in part the refugee program.
The proposed resolution grew out of a commission set up last March to explore ways to engage intermarried couples.
Moore died at the age of 80 on Wednesday.
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
It said the suspects were largely connected via social media and were believed to have begun planning armed attacks in the spring of 2016.
The Zionist Organization of America added they appreciate President Trump’s “determination to eliminate the scourge of radical Islam.”
By DANIELLE ZIRI
In June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in a nationwide referendum, leaving questions concerning travel, immigration and the UK economy unanswered.
The US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is aware of the threats and is prepared to assist local authorities if asked, spokeswoman Amanda Hils said in a phone call.
The game, scenes of which were posted on Youtube, shows its white supremacist main character attacking a refugee crisis center, among other disturbing scenes.
Saban's condemnation of Kerry comes shortly after he hosted the secretary at his annual forum held by the Brookings Institution in Washington.
The attractive price and brand-newness of the apartments are pluses, but the locations are less attractive in terms of public transportation and, as a result, access to places of employment.
By DAFNA SHEMER
Danny Cohen leads a workshop based on nonviolent communication
By ARIEL DOMINIQUE HENDELMAN
Police and paramedics arrived to the scene of the incident on reports of a mass casualty event, yet no official statement has been released to the press.
A round-up of news from around the country.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
A weekly round-up of news around Israel.
A roundup of news from around Israel.
Joint List MK says settlement regulation bill closes path to a two-state solution.
By UDI SHAHAM,BEN LYNFIELD
Israel’s fashion elite gathered in Bat Yam for a glimpse of the country’s most successful retail chain’s new spring collection.
By ORI J. LENKINSKI
Geffen’s son singer and composer Aviv Geffen was there with his wife, Shani Friedan, and their son, Dylan.
Both The US embassy and the Foreign Ministry have have received numerous calls since Sunday from Israelis concerned that their visas will not be honored, or that they cannot apply for a visa.
Beit Hillel, a liberal religious-Zionist rabbinical association, also called for implementation of the Western Wall resolution so that progressive Jews could pray in accordance with their own customs
By JEREMY SHARON
Jerusalem entered the game on the back of a four-game winning streak in local league play, its longest of the season, winning eight of its past nine games over all competitions.
By ALLON SINAI
Protest planned for Sunday to demand city take action against roaming packs.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
Municipal standoff with Finance Ministry to expand to schools today with two-hour delay.
By PEGGY CIDOR
Jerusalem may not yet be the screen capital of Israel, but it is giving Tel Aviv a run for its money.
By HANNAH BROWN
"President [Donald] Trump is right," Netanyahu posted in a tweet following the end of Shabbat.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
The legendary British musician is slated to rock Tel Aviv's Park Hayarkon on June 14.
A round-up of news from around Israel.
According to the bill, the prime minister would not be investigated at all during his term, except in cases involving security issues, violence, sex and drugs.
By UDI SHAHAM
Azaria was convicted on January 4 for manslaughter in the March 24, 2015 killing of Palestinian attacker Abdel Fatah al-Sharif, and sentencing arguments are set for his case for January 24.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
According to the findings, over the past 2-3 years there has been a rise in wages, however the disparities remain significant.
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
In 2012, he published his autobiography titled: "Ari Means Lion".
The Woodmont Country Club was first established in 1913 by the Washington DC Jewish community in response to being excluded from local golf courses.
MK Michaeli: They did what their officer ordered them to do and are now are being called cowards.
The branch operator had not himself negotiated the contract for opening the Henri’s franchise in Sarona, which included a clause that the creperie be open on Shabbat.
Opposition leader Isaac Herzog called for an “unequivocal call to stop the madness and fervor and restore sanity and tolerance” at a rally against incitement Saturday.
By ELIYAHU KAMISHER
Oliver became widely known in the United States for his work on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, where he became the third person to host the show.
By SHAWN RODGERS
Renowned Hollywood acting coach Ivana Chubbuck speaks to the ‘Post’ about her passion for teaching, and getting Sylvester Stallone to open up.
A new web series takes a silly, semi-biographical look at the life of a Jewish chef serving up lobster and pork in the heart of Los Angeles.
By AMY SPIRO
Edelstein expressed his concerns on Thursday and called upon the public to honor all opinions.
Maccabi will not want to waste much time in bringing in a new coach, with Spaniard Pako Ayestaran, who guided the team to the local treble in 2014/15, already turning down an approach.
Founder wants to change perception of jobs, hold on to the best in the field.
Diplomatic efforts aim at heading off another UN resolution, Quartet decision.
In a plenum discussion about the resolution, Jerusalem Affairs Minister Ze’ev Elkin (Likud) blamed the US State Department for allowing it to pass.
The disdain for the media that Azaria’s supporters believe turned their hero into a criminal, was visceral.
Reserve soldier: Even terrorists deserve a free trial, Azaria is no hero.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
Overall, there is a feeling that the sentence is likely to be a few years, but at the end of the day, it is a wide open game.
"Trial has made Israel and the IDF stronger."
Halfon eventually decided in 2015 to take a break from show business and shift his focus exclusively into one goal, which was to launch a start-up around one of his ideas.
By MICHAEL ZEFF
Neeman, who was also one of the three founders of one of Israel’s more prestigious law firms – Herzog, Fox and Neeman – died on Sunday at age 77.
Israeli-born pianist and conductor David Greilsammer blends the works of Domenico Scarlatti and John Cage, written some 200 years apart.
The speech comes just days after the United States abstained from vetoing an anti-settlement resolution at the United Nations Security Council, which Jerusalem described as "shameful."
A look at events around the country.
By COMPILED BY JULIE STEIGERWALD
The White House said it was aware that Iran had tested a missile, and said they were "looking into" the details.
Netanyahu’s tweet got additional exposure after Trump re-tweeted it.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
Syrian Kurds, who have made large gains in their fight against Islamic State (ISIS), observe anxiously the shifting of positions of both Turkey and Russia.
By TAMAR HUSSEIN IBRAHIM
Police arrested one man at the scene and a second a short while later. In his car they found an AK-47 assault rifle.
By VIVIAN BERCOVICI
I await the day when a Jerusalem Post editorial denounces Conservative and Reform behavior and their damage to Judaism.
By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Stay safe. We love you, are proud of you – and thank you.
By GIL TROY
Keith Ellison, a leading contender to run the Democratic National Committee, voted against it.
By NOAH BECK
Pay it Forward is a fascinating movie starring Kevin Spacey about educating students to good citizenship.
By DUDI FEUCHTWANGER
During his election campaign, Trump’s messages regarding Islam prompted a backlash and were interpreted as if he would oppose the Islamic world in particular.
By ADNAN OKTAR
Rivlin’s own tie was back in place this week at a meeting that he held with Arab and Druse leaders, who came to share some of their grievances with him.
This was achieved by Fatah Central Committee member Nasser al-Kidwa, who threatened to downgrade the PA’s ties with the US if Trump moves the embassy to Jerusalem.
The West Bank could burn.
By YITZHAK BENHORIN
Contrary to all the claptrap about democracy that they sanctimoniously preached while in office, leftists are unwilling to accept the fact that their candidate was defeated by a parvenu.
By ISI LEIBLER
I have great respect for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
In contrast, the free-wheeling prophets raised their voices and goaded the government. In revenge, Jeremiah was imprisoned as a threat to the regime.
By RAYMOND APPLE
He’s going to be very careful the next time his mother nags him to get married.
David Hacham has spent hours over coffee with Arafat, in jail cells with terrorist leaders, and meetings to discuss potential peace deals with the founders of Fatah.
By YAAKOV KATZ
The final, dismal scorecard that Obama is turning in today wouldn’t win him a local cookie-baking award from the Girl Scouts of America, never mind a global peace prize.
By DAVID M. WEINBERG
Far from the imminent demise of civilization we may be looking at its salvation. On the other hand it may all have gone pear-shaped by Monday.
By MELANIE PHILLIPS
Liberal friends, convinced that Barack Obama is a hard act to follow, have promised to avoid watching the inauguration on Friday.
By LIAT COLLINS
Some of the US Embassy staff gathered in clusters could be overheard saying “I don’t want him to leave,” and “None of us does.”
Yaniv and Drucker are not the only ones who have been promoting the doomsday scenario for Netanyahu.
By YISRAEL MEDAD AND ELI POLLAK
Of course, getting such a resolution to the conflict will not be easy, and there is much truth to Abba Eban’s statement that the Palestinians never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.
The greatest beneficiary of a failure in Geneva would be Russia and its efforts to further expand its widening strategic footprint in the Eastern Mediterranean.
By MICHAEL TANCHUM
The Rabbinical Council of America, the leading association of Orthodox rabbis, has branded the Chief Rabbinate’s behavior in a conversion case “a disgrace.”
Netanyahu, who identified with the Republicans, saw in Trump a candidate who didn’t give a hoot about peace talks, settlement construction or the Palestinians.
By DOUGLAS BLOOMFIELD
Jebl Mukaber is also known as a hotbed of jihadi incitement; a neighborhood communal leader said that in the late 1980s the neighborhood became a hotbed of Islamism.
By DAN DIKER
That’s a worrisome figure reflecting a rift between public opinion and judicial prudence.
Important as it is, energy does not alone constitute the only field of joint interest. What matters perhaps more is the strategic nature of collaboration between Greece, Israel and also Cyprus.
By GEORGE N. TZOGOPOULOS
I am sick and tired of people bad-mouthing teachers (“Homegrown assimilation,” Comment & Features, January 4).
My inclination was to say no and return to Israel, but considering how important the Birthright Israel Foundation is, I felt compelled to say yes.
By IZZY TAPOOHI
It seems that the prime minister may or may not have received gifts worth hundreds of thousands of shekels from Israeli and foreign businessmen.
To listen to Netanyahu’s incensed response, you’d think it was the first time an American president had voted against Israel’s wishes in the Security Council.
Netanyahu risks exposing Israel to a further deterioration in relations with the US in the three-and-a-half weeks that remain of the Obama administration’s term.
Along with the antisemitism inherent in the BDS movement and supported by the Canadian Federation of Students, any discourse or recognition of antisemitism is all but disallowed.
By WILLEM HART