Suspected Palestinian sniper shoots at car near Cave of the Patriarchs
‘With a knife in his heart, my son shot the terrorist’
Netanyahu to Kerry: Green light for Palestinian building projects dependent on end to terror
Syrian opposition: IAF struck Hezbollah, regime targets near Syria-Lebanon border
Bill seeks to close mosques where incitement is preached
Joint List holds Knesset event slamming ban on Islamic Movement
Obama, Kerry call Schwartz family with ‘profound’ condolences
Israel denies South Africa approved arrest warrants against former IDF generals
The Netanyahu-Kerry meeting: A tale of two readouts
Piggy, Polanski and implausible tragedy
The maven of Maklubar
Quality reigns at Quattro
Dance review: Giordano Dance Chicago
Sinai says: Israel’s swimming scene set for wave of attention with Euros
Chelsea spanks Maccabi Tel Aviv in Haifa
Hapoel Jerusalem on brink of Eurocup ouster after tight loss in Lithuania
Israel Golf: Ladies light up the local links in Ga’ash golf’s annual tourney
Magal resigns as Bayit Yehudi faction chairman after sexual harassment allegations
US officials advise Jewish groups to review security after Paris attacks
Turkish-funded group in Germany posts anti-Semitic quotes online
Despite broad support of migrants among Jews, divisions remain
WATCH: New England Patriots hold moment of silence for terror victim Ezra Schwartz
'Limit the number of migrants allowed to enter Germany,' Jewish leader tells Merkel
New phone app 'Israel's Nightmare' educates users on Iranian missile capabilities
Analysis: How Iran exploits ISIS to wage terror
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Russia's Putin due to meet Khamenei, Rouhani in Iran
Despite ISIS threats of attack, New York prepares for Thanksgiving parade
Obama to Putin: 'Direct your focus on tackling ISIS'
VIDEO: US rock band singer describes massacre at Paris concert hall
Nurse discovers man he tried to save in Paris attack was bomber
Russian envoy: Second pilot from downed plane alive, in hands of Syrian army
ISIS kills its Austrian 'poster girl' after she attempts to flee Syria
Report: US officials blame Turkey for overreacting to minor violation of airspace
'US believes Russian jet was in Syrian airspace when Turkey shot it down'
93-year-old woman recovers from stroke after brain catheterization
Shortage of nurses in neonatal units leads to infant fatalities
NIS 1 million of home rehab equipment stolen by Palestinians
Texas event raises $300,000 for Israeli hospital, orchestra
Budget funds found for rabies vaccines, botanical gardens
Experts: Israel could still export natural gas to Egypt
Economic Affairs Committee session heats up over gas debate
US envoy Dan Shapiro visits Leket Israel’s rebuilt facility
AudioBurst wants to be the Google of radio
Tech talk: Get in the Ring
Six US-Israeli energy projects to receive $5.1m in funding
Israel’s place in the space race
Your Taxes: Budget enacted
Amazon removing Nazi-symbol ads on NY subways for new TV show
Remembering the UN’s hypocrisy, 40 years on
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WATCH: The Maccabeats release new Hanukkah video
Roseanne Barr calls reporter who told Jews to stay in France a privileged fat skinhead
How not to achieve coexistence
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November 25, 2015: It’s in the words
Center field: Wave Israeli flags in Ezra Schwartz’s memory
Parshat Toldot: After despair
A heartbreak novel
Internet of everything
On the margin
Checking out the flip side
Promise and pain
Blunders and bargains
Artist, writer, woman
Dining: Branching out
Hadera, the Israeli midway
Jazz reclaims Tel Aviv
Dance: No exit
The handwriting on the wall
מִשִירֵי רָחֵל: בְּגַנִי נְטַעְתִיךָ
מוֹפָע חָדָש: אִינְסָאנִיָה
סְטְרִיט וַייְז הִיבְּרוּ
The ghosts of 1929
Friends with benefits or frenemies?
Finding her strength
Remembering Yitzhak Rabin, 20 years since his murder
Israel and Argentina: An Opportunity for Rapprochement
Sephardic Conversion in 1492: Myth and Reality
EU labeling and the Arab Peace Plan
Historical Agreement Signed Between KKL-JNF and the State of Israel
JNF Canada Dedicates New Bike Path with Gilad Shalit
Ben Gurion Accessible Park in Dimona
Fred and Linda Waks Botanical Garden Inaugurated in Akko
Furrows in the Desert in Turkana, Kenya
Portugal Entomologists Tour the Negev with KKL-JNF
Mississippi Governor plants a tree in Israel
Honduras President Plants Tree in Jerusalem
The Acacia Tree Stars in the Arava Ecosystem
Agriculture Festival at Hula Lake Park
An Ecological Festival at the Shafir Winter Pond
KKL-JNF Global Landscapes Seminar at Expo 2015
KKL France Mission Parts from Israel by Planting Trees
Got Water Problems?
$100 Million JNF Boruchin Israel Education Advocacy Center Opens
JNF Canada Pays Tribute to the Honourable John Baird
Renewable Energies for the Future in the Arava
LDA Conference: Science and Technology for Forests
The Negev Conference on Agricultural Research and Development
11.25.2015 | 13 Kislev, 5776
The initial period of negotiations was only supposed to last five months, but the partners said that they needed an extension.
By SHARON UDASIN
Sara and Myra might have up to 184 billion cubic meters of gas and potentially up to 150.7 million barrels of oil.
The natural gas outline is the result of some eight months of negotiations.
Implementing outline of agreement still demands that economy minister invoke legal clause to circumvent objections of antitrust commissioner.
Legal clause to unfreeze gas program to be activated by new Minister of the Economy, Benjamin Netanyahu.
The decision comes at a time when the natural gas sector’s fate in Israel still remains uncertain.
Government encouraging international collaborations
Ben Mordechai, whose Ashdod ORL refinery was among the first Israeli industrial plants to connect to natural gas in 2005.
The deal announced Thursday regarding Israel’s natural gas industry was like the caped fairytale figure’s freshly- picked flowers, which on their own were a thoughtful, fragrant and colorful gift.
By NIV ELIS
The new document will be brought to the cabinet for ministerial approval on Sunday.
By LAHAV HARKOV,NIV ELIS,SHARON UDASIN
Up until now, Kahlon has maintained distance from the natural gas issue, due to his friendship with Koby Maimon, whose company Isramco has a 28.75 percent share in the Tamar gas field.
Votes on the outline in both the cabinet, and afterwards in the Knesset plenary, were expected to take place on Wednesday, prior to the legislature’s summer recess.
Committee members are reportedly supporting expedited development of the Leviathan reservoir.
Move comes following pressure from Environmental Protection Ministry.
The government’s policy on natural gas should function “like a harmonious orchestra with a conductor as its head,” State Comptroller Joseph Shapira writes in his report.
By SHARON UDASIN,YONAH JEREMY BOB
"Oil is already selling cheaply, and the introduction of new Iranian oil is expected to push the price further down."
A Knesset Economic Affairs Committee discussion on Monday devolved numerous times into a shouting match among opposition MKs, government officials and gas company representatives.
Economy Minister Deri calls for changes in current gas outline.
Knesset votes down probe of gas plan
By SHARON UDASIN,LAHAV HARKOV
All positions filed must be concise, not exceeding 10 pages, but can include attached documents and appendices, and may be used to formulate final recommendations.
After six months of disagreements among government officials , Steinitz released the final terms of ongoing negotiations for public commentary.
Economists and analysts differ in their assessment of the situation.
Compromise outline among government officials and the natural gas companies will be conveyed to the full cabinet for final government approval.
Herzog argued that a decision of this magnitude cannot occur "behind closed doors," and demanded that Edelstein "use his moral and political authority to make sure that this will happen."
The signing of an deal among government officials and the country’s natural gas companies, slated to occur Thursday in the is contingent upon Deri’s willingness.
Steinitz: "We have a window of time and if we do not live up to it, we will face a hopeless situation,"
Kahlon cited a conflict of interest in the case due to his friendship with Koby Maimon.
Likud member makes remarks at minister exchange ceremony with outgoing post-hold Silvan Shalom.
Sources: Enabling int'l gas sales from Tamar prior to Leviathan’s connection would permit companies to advance deals with neighboring countries.
While hydrocarbons were identified, comprehensive scientific evaluations are required to determine whether the presence of such materials indicates oil, gas, condensate or none of the above.
How Israel’s natural gas finds can strengthen commercial and economic ties and bring peace between nations in the Middle East.
By AMIR FOSTER
National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Minister Yuval Steinitz maps out economic and security opportunities and challenges.
David Guilo a démissionné. Moshé Kahlon a retiré son épingle du jeu. Le dossier du gaz est à présent entre les mains de Benjamin Netanyahou. Retour sur un monopole agité et des enjeux commerciaux et stratégiques de taille
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
Report says companies won’t implement projects without Erdogan’s consent.
Sunday's approval occurred followed a recent authorization in June to move forward with the program from the National Council for Planning and Building.
Labor MK Braverman slammed the Economy and the National Infrastructure, Energy and Water ministries for inhibiting progress on the subject.
Woodside exit from Leviathan "disappointing," but partners will move forward with regional opportunities.
Hydrocarbon exports are ‘golden opportunity’ to bolster ‘axis of peace’ of Israel, Egypt and Jordan, energy minister says
"Natural gas is a public resource, and as such, it must serve the public first and foremost."
"Gas will be Israel's No. 1 growth engine in the coming years," says Netanyahu
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Qatari official visiting Gaza last week discusses potential gas line, Arab media reports.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH,SHARON UDASIN
Political chaos, zig-zagging, populism infused mania and faux legal caveats are all playing a part.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Noble "prepared to take actions necessary to protect the values of its assets" if outline does not get approval soon.
By LAHAV HARKOV,SHARON UDASIN
If the Knesset rejects the gas outline, the government can ignore it, because parliamentary approval is not a prerequisite of enacting the deal.
"There is palpably renewed energy in our relationship, I mean that figuratively and literally," says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu alongside the president of Cyprus.
PM set to make first diplomatic trip abroad since re-election in March.
By HERB KEINON
The company claims that over the course of several years, the ministry consistently rejected applications to drill in areas where the reservoirs were discovered.
Four other protests took place simultaneously throughout the country, including outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's residence in Jerusalem, as well as the premier's home in Caesarea.
Lapid indicated on Saturday night that that is not sufficient regulation for him to support the deal.
Yisrael Beytenu votes with coalition and Yesh Atid skips out on vote.
Kulanu joins opposition's calls for plan to be released to public and debated in Knesset.
Netanyahu says he is "determined to promote a realistic solution that will bring gas to the Israeli market."
The demonstration's organizers said they were demanding the full disclosure of discussions that took place among members of the inter-ministerial team that negotiated with the gas companies.
By GIL HOFFMAN,SHARON UDASIN
"I don't work for any tycoon," Netanyahu wrote on Facebook. "I am prime minister of Israel, and I work for you, for the security of Israel and the welfare of all of its citizens."
By GIL HOFFMAN
“The decision on the gas compromise needs to be made in the Knesset, not the government,” Gal-On said
"If the government thinks it can approve the gas deal far from the public's eye in a closed cabinet meeting, it is mistaken."
The boats will be used to secure Israel's Exclusive Economic Zone in the Mediterranean, described by defense officials as 'dramatic improvement in Navy's capabilities.'
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
“We are now in an era of expanding competition in electricity generation,” says IEC chairman.
PM, energy minister authorized agreement to convey Tamar reservoir gas to two Jordanian companies.
While the Ruth C license zone – located off the coast of Haifa,has yet to be explored, Noble Energy was authorized to act as the basin's operator during forthcoming.
Israel has saved NIS 35.5 billion in energy since natural gas began flowing into country.
In an approximately NIS 4.8 billion ($1.2b.) deal, the 282-billion cubic meter Tamar reservoir will be supplying gas to the Egyptian firm Dolphinus Holdings Limited for seven years.
Firms claim government has collected more royalties than permissible on natural gas sales.
Israel Antitrust Commissioner David Gilo says he will reconsider whether Delek and Nobel's presence in Israel's Mediterranean gas sector constitutes an illegal "restrictive arrangement."
Outline presented to gas companies calls for separate marketing of Leviathan basin gas.
Outline presented to Noble Energy aimed at putting an end to nearly two-month-long situation in which the reservoir partners and the Israel Antitrust Authority have been butting heads.
Israeli industry sources: Aphrodite could replace Leviathan as Egyptian LNG source.
Noble Energy, Delek Group representatives in Egypt for export talks
S&P: Regulatory uncertainty could ultimately hurt Israel's credit rating.
By SHARON UDASIN,NIV ELIS
Renowned economist and Labor party candidate says supervision needed to ensure benefits of resource reach the public.
If agreement evolves into full-fledged deal, parties intend for about 9 million cubic meters of gas to flow daily to Jordan, over land.
Gas industry stakeholders appeal to PM to intervene, enable reservoir development.
Antitrust head refutes Energy Ministry criticism, says locals deserve competitive prices; Cukierman: some of the financiers are shocked.
Ministry warns that freezing development of natural gas reservoir could have serious geopolitical and fiscal implications on Israel.
MK Braverman vows to bring bill to Knesset; industry stakeholders hail rejection.
One of basin's stakeholders, Delek Drilling, makes announcement in company's 3rd quarter financial report for 2014.
Labor’s Avishay Braverman says natural gas price supervision would reduce the cost of living and boost industrial growth.
A father-son entrepreneurial team from the United Kingdom hopes to sway the world's major gas and oil players to set their sights on the growing Israeli natural gas market.
"We have to fight against those who rob us from our rights to our national treasures," says Labor MK.
Comptroller criticizes National Infrastructures, Energy and Water Ministry for significant failings in implementing a portion of government’s decisions and laws associated with energy saving.
Pipeline carried gas from Egypt to Israel for several years until saboteurs began thwarting the flow through Sinai pipeline explosions.
Transition to cut nitrogen oxide emissions by nearly 80 percent.
NIS 32m. to be dedicated toward financing gas connections in areas that do not yet lie within range of country's natural gas distribution network.
Income will enable increased investments in education, welfare and reduce cost of living, says energy and water minister.
IEI estimates that approximately 40 billion barrels of oil lie between 200 and 400 meters below the Ela Valley's surface.
Connecting the internal systems of the factories to gas is expected to lead to halve their energy costs and reduce air pollution.
Jerusalem District Committee for Planning and Building to reconvene to determine program's future.
The recent resignation of Israel’s antitrust commissioner has spotlighted the strange mixture of commercial vista, diplomatic sway and regulatory angst created by Israel’s unexpected gas bounty.
Steinitz: Discovery is a ‘painful reminder’ that Israel is lagging behind.
By SHARON UDASIN,REUTERS
Experts: Delay does not constitute a setback for Israel.
Jordanian MP Hind al-Fayez alludes to Israel as "Satan"; says in TV interview that Amman should not use the national deficit as a pretext for an agreement with Israel.
The 621-billion cubic meter Leviathan gas reservoir, off of Haifa, is expected to begin flowing in 2017.
Environmentalists congratulate decision to establish facilities for gas supplies, at sea
This is very good news, especially for factories in the country’s periphery, where energy costs are a substantial part of their operating costs.
By TAMMY ZUCKERMAN
With regard to “Israel checking possibility of conveying natural gas to Gaza” (September 16).
By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR,LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Something approximating the government’s imperfect policy outline will undoubtedly be approved.
By SUSAN HATTIS ROLEF
Already, the gas flowing into Israel from the Tamar field has decreased electricity costs and lowered pollution levels caused by the burning of oil and coal.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
To ignore the most pressing issue facing the planet and the next generation is a retreat to the sidelines of history.
By YOSEF I. ABRAMOWITZ
Recent developments indicate that a new Eastern Mediterranean framework including Cyprus, Israel, Jordan and Egypt is forming.
By ALLISON GOOD