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
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
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'
Forbidden felines: Saudi cleric declares selfies with cats 'un-Islamic'
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
Books: Beauty and boredom of war
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
Agriculture is having a (vertical) field day
אַלְמָז פּוֹסַעַת בִּשְבִילֵי יַלְדוּתָה
סְטֶנְד-אַפּ שֶל רוֹתֶם אַבּוּהָב
The Christian Edition- one month free subscription
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
Do Not Leave Our Fate To Others!.......
Two States for Me, None For You
The Gender Crisis
It ain't done till it's done
Israel's defense minister asserts it is up to Turkey to decide if they want to work to fight terrorism.
By HERB KEINON
Yesh Din followed the investigation of 246 police files involving the uprooting, burning or damaging of trees in the West Bank between the years 2005 and 2014.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Sara and Myra might have up to 184 billion cubic meters of gas and potentially up to 150.7 million barrels of oil.
By SHARON UDASIN
The descendants of the Maccabees are spending about NIS 30 billion on oil for transportation, with a chunk of it going to regimes that don’t exactly appreciate the idea of religious freedom – especially for Jews.
By YOSEF I. ABRAMOWITZ
The ultra deepwater drillship, which was to begin drilling in the first quarter of 2014, is now not likely to start work before the second half of 2014.
By GLOBES, AMIRAM BARKAT
Index based on five factors: Net oil consumption, oil imports, energy efficiency, budget balance and government debt levels.
By NIV ELIS
Ministry says such steps are necessary, because low oil price worldwide is making natural gas a more expensive option, despite environmental advantages.
By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN,SHARON UDASIN,NIV ELIS
The demise of the Chinese growth story is now the driving force behind the decline,
collapse and slump in the prices of oil, copper and everything else.
By PINCHAS LANDAU
Afek Oil: Drilling is occurring without environmental damage, according to requirements.
Since February, Afek has completed drilling at two sites and nearly finished work at a third.
“We are looking ahead to a fruitful collaboration and the strengthening of strategic relations in energy between Israel and Cyprus,” says Cyprus Opportunity head.
Afek Oil and Gas say findings have so far revealed a ‘very robust oil-bearing strata’
Two Noble Energy executives share what it’s like working in a dynamic field that brings energy independence and new technology to Israel.
By YUVAL PAIS, THE POST
"We are very pleased with the progress of the work and the findings, which have thus far matched our expectations," said Afek Oil chief geologist Dr. Yuval Bartov.
Preliminary results from the company's Ness-3 at which initial analyses indicate the presence of hydrocarbons in the vertical drilling sections.
"Oil is already selling cheaply, and the introduction of new Iranian oil is expected to push the price further down."
Three Haifa Bay plants showed unacceptably high air pollution emissions levels.
If filed, such a lawsuit would relate to the ecological damages caused by the company and would be unprecedented.
Comprehensive scientific evaluations required to determine whether the hydrocarbons indicate oil, gas, condensate or none of the above.
The SCF Altai tanker was anchored near Ashkelon port early on Friday morning, ship tracking and industry sources said.
Elmar Mammadyarov becomes first foreign minister of Azerbaijan to visit: Both leaders express interest in increasing trade.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Project was aiming to prove usability of approximately 40 billion barrels of oil found in te shale rock layer of the Shfela basin in south-central Israel.
Emissions of volatile organic compounds from Haifa plants amount to 2,400 tons per year, in comparison to 111 tons per year in Ramat Hovav, says report.
Lawmakers against drilling in Golan Heights while energy and water officials contend it won't cause environmental damage.
Worth approximately $30b. in total, such an agreement could generate more than $20b. in income for the state, the source said.
Woodside exit from Leviathan "disappointing," but partners will move forward with regional opportunities.
Situated off the coast of Tel Aviv, the Oz license could be a source of over 600 million barrels of oil.
Science Minister: Oil is a political tool found in the hands of our greatest enemies, Israel must lower its strategic value reduce the world dependence.
Government releases lease terms prioritizing domestic supply security.
Gas industry seeks knowledge and capital from international companies in New York and Houston.
The development of gas fields by Israel, Syria and Lebanon are paving the way to create a new reality in the region.
By YOSSI MELMAN
With Israel poised to become a player in the big energy league, the Middle East political kaleidoscope is about to be given a good shaking.
By NEVILLE TELLER
Eleven years ago, KKL Mexico, with the support of the Jewish community in Mexico, decided to give a special gift
By KKL-JNF STAFF
For now, there is little or no sign that the political backing that the IRGC enjoys will fade, as Iran’s leaders publicly praise its role in managing Iran’s oil industry.
By PARISA HAFEZI,LOUIS CHARBONNEAU
Asia's Iran crude liftings rise sharply in February; US may increase pressure on buyers to cut purchases.
Despite the US official line that Iran is not open for trade while under sanctions, Iranian FM Zarif says otherwise.
By MICHAEL WILNER
Proposal would allow Tehran "one-time" access to frozen revenues.
Tehran's crude oil revenues average an estimated $3.4 billion in the first half of the year, down from $8 billion from 2011.
New sanctions meant to further weaken the Iranian rial, cripple auto sector that is a major source of revenue for Tehran.
Islamic Republic's oil sales under pressure, vital for economy; tankers travelling faster to boost shipments.
The Hatrurim license is estimated to hold seven million barrels of oil.
By GLOBES/HILLEL KOREN
TAU expert: Oil purchases act as quiet way of providing Israeli aid to Iraqi Kurdistan.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
Atlit residents blockade Carmel Resins site, demanding factory closure.
During the Passover holiday's intermediate days, around 2,000 people have come for tours of the Afek Oil and Gas drilling site.
Environmental Protection Ministry tests revealed that the reserve, located in the Arava Desert, is now free of air pollution.
The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel petitioned the High Court of Justice on Tuesday.
The project involves three years of exploration for conventional oil, north of Nahal El Al near Moshav Natur, a former kibbutz on the southern Golan Heights.
Oil spill site completely free of liquid petroleum; investigation into circumstances of spill still underway.
Scientists in Israel and around the world are already making significant headway in this process.
Earlier this week, reports in Indian media said the state-owned company ONGC Videsh (OVL) had expressed interest in buying a stake in Leviathan.
Throughout 2014 fuel prices have consistently dropped, Energy Ministry graph shows.
The program will serve to treat the soils contaminated by the spill as well as help restore the wildlife populations damaged over the course of the event.
As part of plan, special team would be established to check environmental impact of Eilat-Ashkelon Pipeline Company activities both on dry land and on beaches.
The absence of an order meant that the NGO did not have a total victory over Ofek in a petition, which had demanded fully revoking the drilling licenses they were granted.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
The pipeline was a joint project between Iran and Israel in 1968, but the Islamic Revolution of 1978-1979 crushed the alliance and cooperation.
By NIV ELIS,YONAH JEREMY BOB
Air quality in the region is now within accepted standards, removal of the contaminated earth from the large pools is nearly complete.
By JEREMY SHARON
Rains forecast for Tuesday have put environmentalists on edge, as it will affect fragile local ecosystem.
Commitment was first signed in 1979 after the Iranian revolution sent shock waves of higher prices and fears about disruptions in the Mideast through oil markets.
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.
The park's site is identified by researchers as Sha'arayim, mentioned in the story of David and Goliath.
Project involves three years of exploration for conventional oil through 10 wells.
CEO frustrated that proposal for Shfela basin hydrocarbon exploration ‘deemed defective and non-comprehensive.’
Income will enable increased investments in education, welfare and reduce cost of living, says energy and water minister.
Pilot rejected because fundamentally flawed; no answers to uncertainties that required improved knowledge, understanding.
IEI estimates that approximately 40 billion barrels of oil lie between 200 and 400 meters below the Ela Valley's surface.
Overseeing committee says exploratory drilling would not involve any fracking, production of oil that is not in liquid form.
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.
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
Israel’s worst-ever environmental disaster has focused public scrutiny on the mysterious Eilat-Ashkelon Pipeline Company.
Following Putin's pardon, the Russian tycoon gives first interview, says he will not enter politics or seek to regain assets of his former oil company.
By JPOST.COM STAFF, REUTERS
Try to add some olive oil in your cooking this Hanukkah
By FAYE LEVY AND YAKIR LEVY
A ‘veritable terrestrial coral reef,’ the diversity of plant and wildlife in the Evrona Nature Reserve is threatened by five million liters of crude oil seeping into its soil
By ALON TAL
Ben-Gurion University students at the forefront of Israel’s oil exploration program.
By RUTH JUDAH
After the rubber-stamping of the nuclear deal with world powers last year, Tehran has ordered an increase in oil output.
China relies on the Middle East for oil supplies, but tends to leave diplomacy there to other permanent members of the UN Security.
Israel and Azerbaijan are natural allies since “both countries see Iran as an existential threat.”
By ROBERT SWIFT/ THE MEDIA LINE
International sanctions imposed to force Iran to curb its nuclear program have halved its oil exports to just over 1 million bpd since 2012, and hammered its economy.
A June 5 meeting in Vienna is likely to hear renewed demands from for reduction in amount of oil pumped, yet even officials from countries which favor a curb see it as unlikely.
"We hope we can come back to the export levels that we had before the sanctions," Iran's deputy oil minister says.
Islamic Republic trying to mend fences with Chinese oil firms to get projects going.
Expert sees Salman’s son and new defense minister, who has headed the crown prince’s court, as the key player to watch.
TASE reports signs of hydrocarbons, petroleum; findings are still "estimates and assumptions, which contain no certainty."
Tweet about Israeli strike in Syria referring to event from 40 years ago, accidentally interpreted as being current.
Buyers retreat due to EU and US economic sanctions placed on Iran; Iran's oil revenues drop by about 50 percent.
With Israel's average price for gas at $8.28 per gallon ($2.12/liter), it constitutes 8% of the average Israeli's daily income to buy a gallon of fuel.
The attacks on the oil fields matter for international law, and the effects will be felt as soon as Israel’s next conflict.
By OWEN ALTERMAN
Crude oil dipped below $47 this week.
By SHMUEL EVEN AND YOEL GUZANSKY
Why the sight of a beetle drowning in spilled oil should sadden and worry us all.
By LIAT COLLINS
Environmentalists say that searching for fossil fuels, such as the recently nixed oil-shale drilling project in the Elah Valley area, belongs to the past.
A look at the Norwegian Oil Fund, one of the world’s largest Sovereign Wealth Funds, might prove instructive for Israel.
By JEROME VITENBERG
The world is in the grip of an economic crisis. Governments everywhere are increasing taxes and cutting social programs.
By JERUSALEM POST READERS
In recent years Norway’s government has incited against Israel probably more than any other Western European government.
By MANFRED GERSTENFELD
Unlike the situation with Better Place, economic laws of supply and demand work in favor of Israel’s energy solution.
By CAROLINE B. GLICK