07.28.2016 | 22 Tammuz, 5776
Netanyahu deflects criticism over Hamas terror tunnels unpreparedness
Analysis: How Israel undermined the tunnel threat
Report: Hamas digging 10 kilometers of tunnels per month toward Israel
Gold: Palestinian Authority Balfour lawsuit 'contradiction of peace process’
The Jerusalem Post's top 5 stories of July 28
Israel's 2-year budget structure heads to final vote after dramatic debate
‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot attacked as ‘Zionist’ on Twitter
Netanyahu denies Israeli government prefers Trump over Clinton
US angry over new Israeli settlement activity
36 senators, including Tim Kaine, press to add $320M for Israeli missile defense
Israel shares its expertise in combating human trafficking
Remembering Satyajit Ray
Idan Raichel sheds a few layers
Israeli art: Upgrading our presence of mind
New on the small screen
Stoudemire retires from NBA, Hapoel Jerusalem next stop?
Atzili, Beitar visit Latvia • Mac TA takes on Pandurii
Beersheba earns first-leg draw in Greece
Amar'e Stoudemire to join Hapoel Jerusalem?
Revolutionary artificial material fits body like a glove
Attempt to stop beachside development plan heads to High Court
eBay, Israel Post join forces to boost online selling
Not just fun and games: Seeking tech behind video games
Health Ministry launches plan to eradicate hepatitis C
Israeli researchers find way to detect cancer cells before becoming brain tumors
Arab-Israeli children much more likely to die in accidents
Delek makes bid for exploration license south of Cyprus
Economic committee chairman calls for guidelines to protect animals during live shipments
Nation’s cleanest beaches named
Letters to the editor
In the footsteps of the Cantonists
Of smartphones and grandchildren
When the decay cannot be denied
Report: Assad and Putin held secret meeting, discussed Israel
Ex-Saudi general issues scathing critique of Palestinian terror groups
For first time during Syria war, Israel opens border for humanitarian aid
Bombings kill at least 31 in northeast Syria city
Entire region concerned about ‘day after’ Iran deal expires
Iran destroys 100,000 satellite dishes in morality-driven crackdown
Iran left with no choice but to confront the US, official warns
Iranian Kurdish leader to ‘Post’: Iran regime is a common enemy
Jihadis call on 'lone wolf' terrorists to attack Israeli athletes at Rio Olympics
Report: ISIS operating sleeper cells in Lebanese refugee camps
One mile from ISIS feels safer than France or Turkey to Kurdish peshmerga
ISIS claims responsibility for Nice attack
US Jewish leaders hold unprecedented meeting with foreign relations experts
Former PM Barak: Netanyahu comparing Iran with Nazis 'cheapens the Holocaust'
Second generation Holocaust survivor in legal battle with Polish church
French citizens comprise largest number of foreign IDF volunteers in 2016
Healthcare hackathon organizers seek to be ‘light unto others’
WATCH LIVE: Peres, Rivlin and Netanyahu launch Israeli Innovation Center
Democrats scramble for a unique message that appeals to Jewish millennials
Former US president Bill Clinton wears Hillary in Hebrew pin to DNC
Obama says 2016 election about American democracy itself
Bloomberg asks America to stay 'sane' and stop Trump
Grapevine: Paths of Jewish Lithuania
This week in 60 seconds: The IDF gets its man
Making a difference as proud Israelis
Who can learn Torah?
PODCAST: After Turkey, Africa and Egypt, is Saudi Arabia Israel’s next ally?
Podcast: From Tel Aviv, a story of hope for Orlando
Briefing: 'King Bibi' pulls it together, again
Podcast: The mystery of Tel Aviv’s Jane Doe alleys
A dog watches a horror movie, his reaction is priceless!
This is how cats catch their rides in Thailand...
Do you believe in the Paranormal?
100-Year-Old Theater Converted Into Stunning Bookstore
Second Lebanon War veteran's road to redemption
Empowering women globally
The American spirit’s impact
The word of a woman
The outpost on Oliphant Street
Dark years on the Côte d’Azur
Hot off the Arab press
The public broadcasting service:
With best intentions
Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs
The untapped power of youth
All lives matter
‘The Simpsons,’ for a change
Born, raised and educated in a vineyard
‘חָרִיש’, עִיר חֲדָשָה בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל
The Christian Edition- one month free subscription
Pope's trip to Poland overshadowed by killing of French priest
Israel’s blessing to the world
Remembering the 'Exodus'
Tzvika Kaplan Scenic Lookout Inaugurated on Mount Carmel
Looking for IMI, the Blue Box's “Little Sister”- Can you help?
President of Paraguay Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
Honoring Holocaust Rescuer Belgian Prince with a Tree in Israel
Perth and Merhav Am, Different but the Same
Canadian Young Professionals Visit Gaza Border Communities
Spanish Village Connects with its Ancient Jewish Roots
Expo Forest Inaugurated in the Negev
Czech prime minister plants tree in Jerusalem grove of nations
The Scholarship is from Canada, the Foresters from Israel
Planning a Sustainable Future through Water Sensitive Cities
Burnt Trees and Charred Earth in Jerusalem’s Arazim Valley
Hugging a Tree? Beware of the Pine Processionary Caterpillar!
KKL-JNF holds its 6th Latin American Leadership Conference
Andrew Viterbi at a KKL-JNF Milan Gala Event
KKL-JNF and The Italian State Forestry Corps Sign a Memorandum
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
We will win but how long will it take? Including Bibi's Building Bluff
Is a Jewish safe haven possible in the Diaspora; is America the “exception”?
Potentially Misleading Statistics on Global Terrorism
Still Looking for Israel at Harvard
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
Environmental groups have often voiced their concerns that petroleum in the region was likely “tight oil,” which could require non-conventional drilling procedures such as hydraulic fracturing.
By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN
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.
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.
Amid operations to remove old pipelines, a maintenance ship rammed into one of the pipes and burst it open.
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.
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