05.26.2016 | 18 Iyar, 5776
Report: Abbas to arrive in Cairo days after Israeli delegation departs
UN official calls on Hamas to halt public executions
IAF strikes Hamas targets after rockets launched into Israel
No resolution in sight on regulation of Beduin settlement
NGO asks High Court to unlock some of nuclear agency's secrecy
Disappointing denouement for Mac TA
Jerusalem, Hap Tel Aviv resume captivating quarterfinal
Knesset panel once again erupts into war over ‘NGO bill’
US says Israel's rightist coalition 'raises legitimate questions'
Will Liberman be a settlement builder or right-wing scapegoat?
Palestine Literature Festival highlights local and international writers
Taking it all off
HaClique’s music is still alive and kicking
Dining: East meets West in the North Market
SINAI SAYS: Beersheba’s title a testament to resilience of owner Alona Barkat
Maccabi Haifa lifts first title in five years
Candidly Speaking: I stand by my critique of ADL’s Jonathan Greenblatt
Time for a strong, genuine and united opposition
Face to face
Iran has limited, indirect access to US dollars, Treasury official says
US pro-gun lobby to 'Ayatollahs of Iran': You haven't met alligator wrestlers, cowboys of America
Iran to renew financial support for Islamic Jihad after two-year hiatus
Satellite images purport to show ISIS attack on Russian air base in Syria
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
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
'Increase in aliya among youth and academic professionals'
WATCH: Brussels Jewish museum commemorates shooting victims
New York county passes BDS law
Rome mayoral candidate promises to name street after fascist politician
Most medical marijuana users benefit from treatment, finds Ben-Gurion University study
‘Smart park’ coming to capital’s Sacher Park
Kicking off wedding season with money tips for newlyweds
Analysis stage begins at latest Golan drilling site
Rx for Readers: Stresses over sleep lines
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
Israel faces lack of enforcement of environmental policies, says report
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
Jewish leaders push to get two-state solution proposal on next president's desk
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
Tradition Today: Counting the days
Parshat Bechukotai: The Source of Hope
Bob Dylan’s forgotten pro-Israel song, revisited
Briefing: Liberman, Trump and fascism
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!
Veterans: Reaching one’s full potential
Books: Unlikely characters
Books: Totally certifiable
Books: Beauty and boredom of war
Pavements for pedestrians? Not in Jerusalem
Inside Gilo: Who pays for that?
This week in Jerusalem
Here and now at the Israel Festival
An oddly individual thing – handwriting
Agriculture is having a (vertical) field day
Walking the food trail in Haifa
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!
Security sources initially kept Mengistu’s disappearance quiet because they feared publicity would raise the number of prisoners Hamas would demand to return him.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Status of 29-year-old man from Ashkelon unclear; PM calls on international community to issue clear call for release of Israelis.
By HERB KEINON,LAHAV HARKOV,YAAKOV LAPPIN
Unnamed Hamas official suggests that organization's armed wing may be holding captive soldiers.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
Official Lebanese news agency had reported that soldier was kidnapped in attack on IDF vehicle on Lebanese border.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
The IDF prosecutor said during the sentencing hearing that Kawasame did not see the boys as human and killed them because they were Jews.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
The special police counter-terrorist unit raided a building in the West Bank town of Hebron before dawn on Tuesday.
March in honor of the two lead suspects in the murder-kidnapping of three Israeli teens, killed by IDF in gun battle.
Senior Hamas official Zahar condemns killing of Kawasme and Abu Aysha, but says Israel must not be given any pretext "to escape from the commitments" of the August 26 truce that ended Gaza war.
By REUTERS,KHALED ABU TOAMEH
PM says at cabinet meeting that he spoke to the parents of the slain Israeli teens, telling them that nothing could balm their pain, but that there was justice.
By LAHAV HARKOV,HERB KEINON
Bayit Yehudi leader visits Gush Etzion yeshiva at which slain Israeli teens Naftali Fraenkel and Gil-Ad Shaer studied; says decision to appropriate 4,000 Gush Etzion dunams is display of Zionism.
Salah al-Aruri praises "heroic action" of Kassam Brigades; Hamas had previously denied kidnapping Fraenkel, Shaer and Yifrah.
Arab businesses started feeling the pinch in June, during the search for three kidnapped Israeli teenagers, who later were discovered murdered.
By NIV ELIS
Our ambition is that all the diverse segments of the nation will learn to acknowledge the donation of the other and learn to live together.
By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
"We can discuss matters about which we feel passionately without inciting," Speaker writes to lawmakers; Edelstein calls Abu Khdeir's father.
"We worked immediately to find the perpetrators, they will be tried and brought to justice," says Netanyahu.
By HERB KEINON
Speaking after police announced that Jews were arrested for murder of Arab teen, Netanyahu says that Israel will punish the killers: "That is how we are different from our neighbors."
The council said it was profoundly outraged, called the killings a “heinous act,” and expressed condolences to the families.
By MAYA SHWAYDER, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
Opposition leader tells foreign press that war in Gaza might become a necessity.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
Rencontre avec Eitan Dana-Picard, le commandant de la brigade Etzion. Un homme au service de sa région
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
La pratique du stop est courante dans les habitants des implantations. En dépit de l’actualité.
By AVI SABBAH
Le média est une arme considérable dans le conflit israélo-palestinien.
By ORIANE COHEN
On peut penser que la prise des 3 otages a permis au gouvernement de porter lourdement atteinte au Hamas.
By YOSSI MELMAN
Sovereignty poses tough problems, as last week amply showed; but lack of sovereignty poses worse ones.
By EVELYN GORDON
Instead of trying to get out of this box of anger and bigotry that you’re in, you just stay inside of it, day after day, hoping in the end the Jews will surrender and voluntarily jump into the sea.
By BEN CASPIT
Only two days before the tragic discovery of the bodies of Eyal Yifrah, Naftali Fraenkel and Gil-Ad Shaer, another boy who had been a target of Arab terrorists celebrated his bar mitzva.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Free lifesaving phone app can activate emergency distress call with simple swipe of the finger.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
Jews living in Arab neighborhoods who were attacked during the recent riots claim they are neglected by police.
By YARDENA SCHWARTZ
Legislation seeks to establish reward under State Department program allowing for monetary reward for info leading to arrest of anyone who acts against US persons.
By SAM SOKOL
NGO Gesher video shows candidates complimenting politicians on opposite side of the spectrum.
Police are currently looking for two other suspects believed to be connected to the kidnapping.
By BEN HARTMAN
Day of worldwide Jewish solidarity held to mark year since kidnapping and murder of three teens
By JEREMY SHARON,TOVAH LAZAROFF
Rachelle Sprecher Fraenkel suffered a huge loss when her teen son Naftali was kidnapped and murdered by Hamas in June 2014.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Niv Asraf let out on bail, says he thought that police would think something had happened to him and finally begin taking his complaints seriously.
Niv Asraf and Eran Nagauker, who faked a kidnapping in the West Bank, could face charges of fabricating evidence, disturbing the peace, and interfering with police work.
"It was not planned and he wanted to disappear for a number of days, and from here it rolled forward," Nir Asraf's attorney says.
By BEN HARTMAN,YAAKOV LAPPIN
Arab MKs: Say sorry to Palestinians for Asraf search.
By BEN HARTMAN,Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
IDF court convicts Hussam Hassan Kawasme based on his own confession of planning and financing attack.
Balad MK Ghattas: Israeli Arabs will leave politics out of despair; Liberman: I hope they act on their threat;
Husam Kawasme obtained funding from his brother in Gaza for the kidnapping, hid the bodies of the murdered Israelis, and tried to flee to Jordan before being caught and arrested, Shin Bet says.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN,YONAH JEREMY BOB
Wael Kawasame, 43, is suspected of helping organize kidnapping of yeshiva students, securing funding from Hamas to buy weapons for chief suspects.
I advocate the historical Zionist response of further settlement in response to a savage crime.
By AMIEL UNGAR
Int'l Zionist youth movement says it accepted apology from Secretary-General Rabbi Noam Perel over Facebook comments.
By JEREMY SHARON
Ruling body of Jewish youth movement to discuss disciplinary procedures for Rabbi Noam Perel following comments calling for revenge of kidnapping.
Leader of hassidic sect Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum blames kidnapped teens’ deaths on parents.
Jewish communities abroad to hold memorial services for slain teens; some call on PA to act against terror while others call for action against Ramallah.
A look back a year after the kidnapping of the three yeshiva students, uniting the nation in grief.
By LAURA KELLY
Jerusalem District Court orders lead suspect in kidnapping and murder of east Jerusalem teen confined to police custody until end of trial.
State prosecutors say Hussam Kawasme confessed to giving orders, collecting weapons, getting funds from Hamas; 2 chief suspects still at large.
Simcha Goldin says he's confident army will be successful in efforts to find his son, who is feared kidnapped by Gaza terrorists.
By REUTERS,JPOST.COM STAFF
Weinstein says despite problematic nature of Arab MKs statements ethically, she herself has qualified statements on kidnapping of Jewish teens.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB,LAHAV HARKOV
Eye witness claims boy was forced into car in Givat Ze’ev, near capital; police said to have received multiple similar false reports over last 2 weeks.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
Rachel Fraenkel, the mother of Naftali Fraenkel, who was buried last week, says she shares the pain of the Palestinian youngster's parents.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Court orders extension of gag order as suspects remain in police custody
Details recently revealed in case of murdered Palestinian teen raise questions about who we are and who we are becoming.
By DAVID BRINN
Murad Abu Elheja: Media distorted "3 goals for Palestinians" message applauding abduction of teens.
By Lidar Gravé-Lazi
Nearly 400 people marched from Hillel Street to the residence with a different message than the one delivered by angry right-wing protesters the previous night.
By AVIVA LOEB,JACOB GOLDSTEIN,LIA KAMANA
PM warns against vigilantism amid Palestinian claims that murder of Arab youth was a revenge attack; Abbas calls for PM to directly condemn murder.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,BEN HARTMAN
A candlelight vigil in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square exemplifies how all of Israel is united in mourning.
To understand Israel, it is necessary to understand the insecurity that gnaws at the psyche of the nation after incidents like this happen.
Israel "deceived the world when it claimed the kidnapping of a soldier and then later admitted that he was killed," says Hamas spokesman.
A statement by the group said it had no contact with militants who were operating in the area in the southern Gaza Strip.
US president says Hamas may be unable to deliver on cease-fire.
By MICHAEL WILNER
Sec.-Lt. Hadar Goldin named as presumably abducted officer; IDF names Maj. Benaya Sarel and St.-Sgt. Liel Gidoni as Givati soldiers killed in attack.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
Ma'an reports security forces suspect Husam Dufish of being linked to kidnap, murder of three Israeli teenagers.
JPost TV speaks to a few of the thousands of people who paid their respects at the funeral of the three Israeli boys, who were kidnapped and killed in the West Bank.
By TAMARA ZIEVE,JENNY TINTNER,LAUREN IZSO
Tape seems to dispel scenario that terrorists had panicked and possibly not meant to kill the 3 Israeli boys.
Balad calls for an end to the “cynical exploitation” of the incident, and “to stop any Israeli revenge operation immediately.”
By Ariel Ben Solomon
Thousands of mourners stood tightly packed together in the intense heat in Elad on Tuesday to hear eulogies for Eyal Yifrah.
State Department deputy spokeswoman says US is intimate with intel on case, in part since one of dead teenagers was American.
By MICHAEL WILNER,MAYA SHWAYDER
Gil-Ad Shaer's father eulogizes son during memorial service in hometown of Talmon ahead of mass, joint funeral.
Rachel Fraenkel commemorates son who knew who to pray, who loved music and who lived a life filled with love.
Netanyahu lays out goals of continued military operation: apprehend murderers, and hit Hamas hard in West Bank and Gaza.
Gil-Ad Shaer heard saying "they kidnapped me" at beginning of recording; police have been harshly criticized for failure to react quickly to call.
By BEN HARTMAN,JPOST.COM STAFF,LAHAV HARKOV,YAAKOV LAPPIN
Police clash with hundreds of protestors chanting "Kahane was right!" and "Revenge!"; several arrests and injuries reported.
Michael Zivan, 20, describes Eyal as a leader, a strong personality, a friend and a brother.
FM says Israel should realize connection between murder of teens and increasing rocket attacks as Hamas efforts to control West Bank.
Security sources weigh multiple evaluations, including one that kidnappers killed boys immediately upon realizing call to police was made.
One year after the murders of teenagers Gil-Ad Shaer, Naftali Fraenkel and Eyal Yifrach at a hitchhiking post in Gush Etzion, the author reflects on the changing norm of hitchhiking.
By BRIAN BLUM
The Torah, given to Jews over 3,000 years ago, is what transformed us from a group of freed slaves to God’s chosen people.
By MENACHEM JOEL SPIEGEL
The outpouring of grief and anger that accompany loss can and must be channeled into constructive acts that make the world a slightly better place.
By JPost Editorial
It is difficult to move toward a cease-fire agreement that will surely need external guarantors such as Egypt, the Palestinian government and possibly Turkey, Qatar and even the US if previously guaranteed agreements are not respected.
By DAOUD KUTTAB
Why note that Gaza has no Iron Dome unless you’re really suggesting that this is a battle between two morally equivalent sides, and thus ought to unfold on a level playing field?
By DANIEL GORDIS
Hamas is crazed with the idea that Islam will sweep us away, but its leaders are not stupid.
By AVRAHAM AVI-HAI
The commandment to “remain compassionate even when a sharp sword is placed on your neck,” is not restricted to religious people.
By ASHER MAOZ
In this leadership void, citizens feel they have been left alone to deal with the hard reality we live in.
By NATAN GALILI
No matter what excuses are made, the murder of Muhammad Abu Khdeir was not even a life taken for a cause. His, like those of Gil-Ad, Eyal and Naftali, was a life taken for hate.
By BARRY SHAW
Israel faces a difficult, violent period ahead. But there are certain imperatives of freedom that we cannot shirk.
By CAROLINE B. GLICK
We must do something now, before we regress to our normal routines; we must bring together all segments of the society.
By RONEN NEUWIRTH
Hamas must be expelled from civil society, and America should do everything it can to support Israel for as long as it takes to find the terrorists and ensure justice is carried out.
By TED CRUZ
As we come together as a nation in grief, we can draw from this strength in order to heal.
By BATYA L. LUDMAN
It’s a two-pronged question that gets asked far too often.
By LAWRENCE RIFKIN
We found ourselves crying out to the world asking again and again, “Why are you ignoring this abduction and its perpetrators?"
By TOVA LEBOVITS
For whatever reason he was killed, it is too late to save Abu Khdeir. But it is not too late to stop the cycle of violence right now, and prevent hate from claiming further victims.
The teens were taken because Israel itself, as a collective, has become a hostage to an illusory process that promotes only terror under the guise of seeking peace.
By CHARLES BYBELEZER
After 18 days of Psalms and prayers, tears and tribulations, the people of Israel received a jarring reminder regarding the undeniable iniquity of our enemies.
By MICHAEL FREUND
The time has come to talk softly and carry a big stick – that is, to act and stop talking. Our actions will speak for themselves.
By Jerusalem Post Readers
His aloofness from the three families during the search exposed a callousness toward Israel which goes far beyond the episodic Netanyahu-Barack follies.
By Gil Stern Stern TROY
The time has come for our friends to also take action and stop funding and supporting our enemy and his efforts to destroy us.