05.25.2016 | 17 Iyar, 5776
Jordan's king on Independence Day: We'll defend Arab identity of Palestine
Israel's parliament decrees: Arabic signs in all bus stations
Erdan orders freeze on returning bodies of Palestinian attackers
Jordanian officials in hot water after attending Israeli Independence Day ceremony
B’Tselem cuts ties with IDF over ‘whitewashing’
SINAI SAYS: Beersheba’s title a testament to resilience of owner Alona Barkat
Maccabi Haifa lifts first title in five years
Poll: Public prefers Ya’alon over Liberman, Likudniks side with PM
Coalition deal reached in overnight negotiations, signing expected today
Analysis: ‘Teflon Bibi’ dodges another bullet?
US skeptical of Netanyahu offer to directly negotiate with Palestinians
Sweet victory for Meir Adoni - again
A Thrilling night in TLV
Prime real estate
From Bimah to Bandstand
Sela ousted in five sets in first round of French Open
Maccabi Tel Aviv, Eilat, Rishon all jump out to 2-0 advantages
Jpost Editorial: Police professionalism
Austria’s election, Jews and Israel
American Jewry: A view from the air
Lag Ba’omer: From Bibi to Bogie to Boujie
Satellite images purport to show ISIS attack on Russian air base in Syria
Iran's defense minister: 'Zionist conspiracy' to blame for Iraq, Syrian conflicts
Human remains from EgyptAir crash site said to indicate blast on board
Hardliner elected as head of Iran's top clerical body due to tap Khamenei successor
Senior Iranian official: Secret, second wife of Iran's FM 'spied for the West'
Too hot for Tehran: Glam couple flee Iran after model photos deemed 'un-Islamic'
Escape to victory: 'Anti-Iranian occupation' team wins soccer cup
Holocaust denial in Iran can be tackled by media, say experts
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
WATCH: Brussels Jewish museum commemorates shooting victims
New York county passes BDS law
Rome mayoral candidate promises to name street after fascist politician
Swiss parliament launches inquiry into anti-Israel NGOs
Business groups slam Histadrut call for shorter workweek
Litzman blasts Palestinian ‘political attack’ on Israel at WHO’s yearly assembly
Health Ministry faulted for hands-off policy
Green tech at the forefront of talks on US-Israel collaboration
Prevent Lag Ba’omer accidents and tragedies
Study: Stress worsens Crohn’s disease
Israel faces lack of enforcement of environmental policies, says report
Committee votes to reduce regulations on food pesticides
French PM Valls inaugurates Israel's latest—and largest—solar field
Tech Talk: CES Asia 2016
Tech can’t thrive without women, says Israeli-born Oracle CEO
Travel, tourism and entertainment in the technological age
Australian tells BBC he created bitcoin, but some skeptical
Sanders picks critics of Israel, BDS backer to write Democratic platform
UK's Cameron says ready to meet Trump, pans 'very dangerous' Muslim remarks
Sanders wants Dem platform to better reflect Palestinian aspirations
‘Post’ poll: Israelis think Trump would be better than Clinton at fighting terrorism
Bob Dylan’s forgotten pro-Israel song, revisited
Briefing: Liberman, Trump and fascism
Grapevine: Underwriting Israel’s future
Podcast: A stable Israeli government? Fat chance
Grapevine: Animal husbandry
Briefing: Eurovision and Europe’s vision for peace
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
Whose land is it?
A Jew in ancient Rome
The Russian Underground
SpaceIL: To the moon!
Arrivals: The art of saving her son
The Tisch: Counting for unity
Books: A lost stage
Pavements for pedestrians? Not in Jerusalem
Inside Gilo: Who pays for that?
This week in Jerusalem
Here and now at the Israel Festival
A life outlined by the paintbrush
Rocking in the Western Galilee
Italian Jewish looks, at Beit Hatfutsot
Revolutionizing the coffee shop and supermarket industries
הַצַלָמִים – יְרוּשָלַיִם בְּעֵינֵי צַלָמֶיהָ
The Christian Edition- one month free subscription
Digging with the Bible
Sanctifying God in the Rhineland massacres
‘Christians are children of the Holy Land; now is the time to integrate’
Dado Scenic Lookout Dedicated on Israel's Northern Border
Golani Soldiers Clean up the Forests of Northern Israel
Canadian University Students Visit Israel with JNF Canada
New Kindergartens, Youth Center for Kiryat Malachi
Greek President Plants Olive Tree in Jerusalem Grove of Nations
Italian Environment Minister Discovers Negev Agriculture
Kenyan President Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
Italy-Israel Friendship Tree Planted in Italian Ambassador’s Garden
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
Ancient Approaches to Modern Exile
Interviewing a friend
Enough With the Ghosting - Have a Real Break Up!
The German-born octogenarian who was orphaned by the Holocaust explains that her relation with the Jewish state began some 70 years ago.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Panelist at JPost conference discuss “The future of the Jewish People and the war against BDS."
By DANIELLE ZIRI
Hundreds of worshipers arrive on last intermediate day of Passover to visit what is said to be the burial spot of the Jewish patriarch.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,JTA
Court clears for publication the arrest of two minors and three adults for nationalistic crimes.
By ALON HOCHMON/MAARIV,BEN HARTMAN
The five, including four minors, were indicted under aggravated circumstances and causing physical harm in racist-motivated attack of municipal sanitation worker.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Recognize the "common spiritual patrimony" that exists between Jews and Christians, pope said.
By BENJAMIN GLATT
"We want to live a calm and happy life and help Israeli society."
Pere Marie-Benoit made a commitment to do all that he could to protect refugees.
Under heavy police and military surveillance, religious officials and some fifty guests laid candles below a plate commemorating the victims.
Earlier this month, Labour suspended yet another member for anti-Semitic comments after he posted an article claiming that 'Jews control Britain and are committing genocide on us.'
Jewellery hidden for decades in relic seized by German Nazis is discovered on the site of Auschwitz-Birkenau death and concentration camp.
Sophie Helcman, who saved her brother during the Holocaust, died in Jerusalem while his coffin was being flown to Israel. They were buried together.
By BEN FISHER
Rabbi Reuven Hammer, the founder of the Masorti (Conservative) Movement in Israel, was given the responsibility to write the responsum.
By JEREMY SHARON
Friday's arrest came as crowds filled the synagogue in observance of the second to last day of the Passover holiday.
'We are...horrified at the Islamophobic campaign being waged against her, amidst opportunistic and false charges of anti-Semitism,' the Jewish students wrote to the 'Jewish Chronicle'.
With each passing year, there were fewer of us around the seder table.
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
Draft law easily cleared upper house of parliament last week and will go to a final vote next Wednesday in the lower house, legislators say.
The tradition Jewish celebration was joined by Muslim clerics and US Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
Eli Riss, a Chabad envoy who serves as Birobidzhan’s chief rabbi, torpedoed the plan earlier this month, he told JTA Thursday.
The men were arrested on April 8 in the vicinity of the Blackwall Tunnel in eastern London, where the incident took place.
Jacoob Ben Nistell, aka Yaakav — he used different forms of the name — admitted two weeks ago during an interview that he is not a rabbi.
Here’s what you need to know about the 1.75 million Jews in the state set to vote in the US presidential primaries.
Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield were protesting against corporate political spending at a rally that is part of the “Democracy Spring” demonstrations.
Romanian watchdog group on anti-Semitism said it was worried by the mayoral candidacy of Marian Munteanu who said local Jews lied for money about the number of brethren killed in Holocaust.
It is no surprise that he lived to see all his children and grandchildren grow up well-grounded in Jewish tradition and settle in the Land of Israel.
By DAVID M. WEINBERG
Frazier Glenn Cross, 74, a former senior member of the KKK, was sentenced to death in November for his attacks in Overland Park, Kansas, two years ago this week.
In cooperation with several kosher food producers, the Union of Italian Jewish Communities is putting together 500 cartons containing seder fixing, other kosher-for-Passover products.
The assailant, sporting dreadlocks and brown jacket, fled the scene of the incident with an undisclosed amount of money.
By DANIEL J. ROTH
22-year-old woman allegedly attacked Fabio Serfaty, a prominent endocrinologist with celebrity patients, one block from a Chabad synagogue and the Midrash Jewish cultural center.
Airport Official: We will not stop any Jew from leaving the country.
By ALI IBRAHIM AL-MOSHKI AND YASSER RAYES THE MEDIA LINE
The Turkish Jewish community has reportedly contacted government authorities in the wake of a report on an "imminent" attack by the terrorist group.
By SAM SOKOL
Report cites information allegedly obtained by intelligence officials from arrested ISIS operatives regarding "an imminent" attack.
“We are the only country with a synagogue that has its doors constantly open, where there is no kind of security at all, no kind of guards,” says president of Cuban Jewish community.
The Jews of Venice think the history of their people in general and in Italy in particular is relevant today.
On Sunday, May 15 2016 Hans-Dieter and Ingrid Roth, friends of KKL-JNF from Wiebaden, Germany, dedicated the Dado Scenic Lookout just outside Israel's northern border town of Metulla.
Thirteen Canadian University students, all affiliates of JNF Canada, came to Israel for a week to strengthen their ties with the country and to upgrade their knowledge. Spirits were high!
KKL-JNF and the B'nai Brith World Center hold a Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony in Martyrs Forest commemorating the heroism of Jews who rescued other Jews during World War II.
United States Senator, the Honorable Orrin G. Hatch, planted a tree with KKL-JNF at Yad Kennedy in Aminadav Forest just outside Jerusalem, on May 5, 2016.
This week, KKL-JNF takes the people out to its parks and forests so that they can experience for themselves the green and beautiful country that Israel has become.
Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Italian State Forestry Corps and Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund
By YAD EZRA
Montpellier prosecutors were reportedly notified by municipal officials about the account, which belongs to Djamel Boumaaz, a former member of France’s far-right National Front party.
Our top 7 gift picks for this Independence Day!
The UK opposition party's leader rejected the notion that Labor was failing to tackle anti-Semitism within its ranks despite a string of recent incidents.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,REUTERS
The Nate D. Sanders Auctions in Los Angeles is set to start online bidding at $15,000 for the 4-page letter by the 27th US president to DC-based Jewish journalist Gus J. Karger.
The former husband of Liza Minnelli was found in the Four Seasons hotel in the Canary Wharf business district of the city; he was 62.
Participants will include Ayelet Shaked, Alan Dershowitz, and former ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo.
Sadiq Khan says the UK party's leader Jeremy Corbyn needs to be “trained about what anti-Semitism is.”
According to British media, Labour activist Bob Campbell accused Israel of standing behind the terrorist group in a Facebook post a day after the attacks in Brussels last week.
Amid the display of national and international unity in the wake of the deadly attacks in Brussels, a few people went out of their way to exclude Israel
The fate of the diplomat who rescued thousands of Hungarian Jews has been shrouded in mystery since he was captured by Soviet forces in Budapest in 1945.
The vast majority of Israeli Jews – 82% – said the idea of Zionism is still relevant.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Uzi Dayan and his wife, Tamar, came to Belarus for the first time to see the town where his father, Moshe Rabinowitz, was born.
By MAYA PELLEG
JPPI’s survey also revealed that those on the left of the political spectrum feel much less comfortable 'being themselves' in Israel.
Efraim Zuroff says Hitler in no way supported the establishment of a Jewish state and that Livingstone was simply trying to delegitimize Zionism through his allegations.
Security forces send away six adults and three youth from the compound for failing to heed to the guidelines of visitation on the contested holy site.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
According to the findings, some 86 percent of charitable organizations said they had registered an increase in demand for food – a 14% increase from last Passover.
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
"The ceremony has not changed and it will not change," says 67-year-old participant.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Over the past decade or so a new generation of leaders that combines religion and nationalism has emerged.
Filmmaker Helen Yanofsky’s documentary debut tells the fascinating story of the man behind the Jerusalem Boxing Club.
By HANNAH BROWN
Project initiated by Triguboff Institute gets students started in former Soviet Union before aliya.
Comments come in reaction to UTJ rejection of common entrance to Orthodox, pluralist prayer areas at the site.
While the Health Ministry bans such moves, the report indicates that a number of medical centers have complied with the appeals for division made by the patients.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH,ARIEL BEN SOLOMON,JPOST.COM STAFF
Ryan's comments came after he, and the senior bipartisan congressional delegation he is leading, met with PM Netanyahu.
By HERB KEINON,LAHAV HARKOV
Meir Ettinger’s wife, Moriah Ettinger, wrote a letter to the Ashkenazi and Sephardi chief rabbis of Israel, calling on them to intervene on his behalf.
By BEN HARTMAN
"In order to counter BDS most effectively, you have to reclaim the narrative of liberalism," says expert.
olel Chabad charity ensures that those less fortunate were also able to partake in the holiday celebrations.
No stranger to telling us what’s on her mind, the comedian and activist had sharp words for the BDS movement at a Jerusalem confab.
By NOA AMOUYAL
"Wholesale and ad hominem attacks on any part of the Jewish people are inappropriate and unacceptable," says PM.
Non-Orthodox Diaspora influence "undemocratic" UTJ lawmaker says.
From Brazil to Israel
By JPOST IVRIT STAFF
Jay Neugeboren gives fictional life to the historical boxer Max Baer.
By BETH KISSILEFF
Like all Jews in Yemen, the rabbi, Yahia Youssef Yaish, has been the target of an anti-Jewish campaign launched by local Houthi militias upon their seizure of power Sanaa in December 2014.
By MAAYAN GROISMAN
This week’s parsha, Emor, tells us the dates of each of the festivals, which can then be slotted into the appropriate month.
By RABBI GIDEON SYLVESTER
The famously sweet concord wine has gained a following among non-Jewish populations, according the WSJ.
Watch the results of this Jewish-Muslim 'social experiment' on the streets of New York.
The R&B artist has taken Israel by storm, performing and sightseeing.
By OLIVIA FINE
The Jewish American entertainer known for her brazen antics slams 'Glamour' magazine for placing her in an issue entitled 'Chic at Any Size.'
Heston Blumenthal spent two years preparing the dishes for the English astronaut Tim Peake.
The JPost Podcast's weekly briefing catches you up on the most important stories from the past week.
Throughout the world there is a global onslaught against the Jewish people. Israel, the Middle East’s only democracy, has remarkably become the single most hated country on Earth.
By SHMULEY BOTEACH
The menorah was not just a candelabrum. It symbolized the Covenant between God and the Jewish people.
By MOSHE DANN
Four sets of dishes, four sets of cutlery, two sets of pots and pans. Sometimes even two dishwashers: meat and milk. That’s not crazy enough. Now we do Passover.
By AVRAHAM AVI-HAI
Thanks to the matza campaign of 1865, the unbreakable ties between the Jews of the North and the South had already begun to be rebuilt.
By DAVID GEFFEN
Bertie Lubner was so involved in the community and beyond the community.
By LIONEL SLIER
The clues to defining Jewish identity are to be found on the Seder night when we tell the story of the origins of our people.
By WARREN GOLDSTEIN
Pharaoh’s cold-hearted calculation of the economic benefit of maintaining slavery turned into a death wish for many of his people.
By YOSEF I. ABRAMOWITZ
The Democratic presidential candidate's ignorance and bias with regards to Israel have been on full view lately.
By ALAN DERSHOWITZ
It was the Jewish people through the Bible who gave to humanity this gift of literary authority.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
Actor and playwright Wallace Shawn is best known for his character Vizzini in the movie 'The Princess Bride.'
In Gandhi’s philosophy, when some evil regime or group wants to attack and kill you, the worst thing you can do is try to run and hide to save your life.
The right of Jews to fight as a group was unusual, unprecedented. Because of the intervention of Esther and of Mordecai, the king had sanctioned the preemptive Jewish strike against the anti-Semites.
Simone Zimmerman allegedly published an expletive-ridden social media post last year accusing the PM of sanctioning mass murder.
Both US presidential candidates had conflicts, an official said.
Seeking to secure her delegate lead over Sanders, the Democratic presidential front-runner is stepping up her campaign in New York state ahead of its April 19 primary.
Some 40 rabbis have said they plan to demonstrate against Trump’s appearance at the Israel lobby’s conference, an organizer told 'The Washington Post'.