02.20.2017 | 24 Shevat, 5777
Report: ISIS claims Israeli drone attack killed 4 terrorists in Sinai
Shin Bet arrests Palestinians for West Bank shooting attacks
Two J’lem Arab families forced to raze illegal homes
Palestinians to petition court to halt demolition
Singapore keen on keeping Netanyahu visit relatively low profile
No love lost for Bibi in Australia
Beersheba’s road woes continue with deadlock at Hap Haifa
Maccabi TA rolls on, Jerusalem loses again
Decisions on bills held due Shaked-Bitan feud over education legislation
High Court opposes prosecution interventions with forensic experts
IDF meeting with Hebron shooter’s father likely won’t lighten sentence
Eighties pop icons Tears for Fears ready to ‘Shout’ in Tel Aviv
Israeli students get a taste of the blues
Berlin Film Festival: Agnieszka Holland runs with the wolves
Austrian Film Week returns to Israeli theaters
Yellow-and-blue aims to continue winning streak at Kiryat Gat
Maccabi TA off to winning start under Lito
Tax breaks for premarital marriage counseling?
Mobileye outfits 4,500 NYC Uber & Lyft cars with anticollision tech
Health Ministry acts to prevent elder abuse in geriatric institutions
Bar-Ilan researchers worry about future of medical profession
Surgeon removes pen cap from boy’s lungs
Israeli, Palestinian researchers cooperate in disease study
Israeli firm to build second sewage treatment plant in Ethiopia
Building frustration in the wild, wild east
Rihanna the rhino gives birth to first calf at Israeli zoo
Honey of an idea
Terra Incognita: The Gambia’s defense of democracy is a lesson for us all
Nearing its 70th anniversary, Israel knows the best and worst of times
Right From Wrong: A bear hug for all the mullahs to see
February 20, 2017: Seeking a solution
Saudi Arabia and Israel issue twin warnings on Iran
Saudi Arabia hosts its first-ever Comic Con
Zarif takes apparent shot at Israeli 'audacity,' says Iran will never develop nukes
'Blind sheik' convicted in 1993 World Trade bombing dies in US prison
Iran says Israel, not Tehran, biggest threat to global security
Why Trump can't keep his promise of no nuclear Iran 'ever'
Why does a weakened ISIS see Trump presidency as a lifeline?
Refugee who took selfie with Merkel sues Facebook
'Iraq to oppose US travel curbs, to preserve alliance against ISIS'
'Investigations show Brussels airport bombers were obsessed with Israelis'
BBYO seeks ‘renaissance of Jewish teen life’
Ambassador Dermer to liaison with White House on Pollard
Top European rabbi: Synagogues no longer a safe haven
Agents of change
Tech Talk: Cyber criminals breach enterprises in 40 countries
‘Israeli venture capital sector is booming, despite global decline’
OurCrowd Global Investor Summit begins in Jerusalem
Pence visits former Nazi concentration camp Dachau
Pence: Iran won’t have nuclear weapons to use against US or Israel
Trump's defense chief visits UAE in first Middle East trip
Report: Trump transition team attempted to block UN settlement resolution
Analysis: Clinton falls amid assault on establishment
Clinton concedes: 'We have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling'
Hillary Clinton and the glass ceiling: Cracked but intact
NY hassidic village loyal to Clinton despite Trump popularity among ultra-Orthodox
Trump reportedly picks friend of Jared Kushner to serve in administration
Trump calls UN 'sad,' days after Israeli settlements vote
Saddam Hussein's daughter touts Trump's 'political sensibility'
Dermer calls on Trump to move embassy to Jerusalem
Trump appears to invent Sweden terror incident
Grapevine: Balfour et al
This week in 60 seconds: When Benjamin met Donald
From JDC program participant to JDC professional
Podcast: Three Ladies, Three Lattes
Podcast: Does Trump love Jews or embolden antisemitic voices?
Why Starbucks failed in Israel (and only in Israel)
Taxicab Diplomacy: Trump vs. Clinton
Disney drops top YouTube star over antisemitic videos
Dominican paper apologizes for Baldwin-Trump photo flub in Israel article
Ace of face: Israeli-born tennis player ousted for hitting ump with ball
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
The People & The Book: Advancing with all
A traitor in Budapest
How would you like your grasshopper?
Driven by hatred
Hot off the Arab press
Pascale's kitchen: Cholent, Tunisian style
Estonian Jewry revisited
Sugar is a spice
Critics and hugs
This week in Jerusalem
Color and food for thought
Returning to their land
Who are you, Tel Aviv marathoners?
מֵחוֹדֶש יָנוּאָר צָרִיך לְשַלֵם עַל שַׂקִיוֹת נַייְלוֹן
שִידוּרִים חַיִים מֵהַכְּנֶסֶת
The Christian Edition- one month free subscription
Baptist leaders tour Israel
The fulfillment of Ezekiel 36
Ecumenical group ‘blind to facts’ in support of ‘Palestine’
O.L.E.I Helps Restore Burnt Neveh Shalom Forest on Tu Bishvat
Planting and Marching Together to a Shared Future
Muslala Plaza Enlivens Jerusalem's Clal Commercial Center
Tu BiShvat Ceremony with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin
Are You Threatened?
The Recorded Deed to Jerusalem
Trump's Middle East policy takes shape
Bill Maher vs. Milo Yiannopoulos: Double Standards
Erekat, who is PLO Executive Committee secretary-general said that the Palestinian leadership firmly backs the two-state solution.
By ADAM RASGON
Ismail Haniyeh and Musa Abu Marzouk face off in elections to replace Khaled Mashaal.
PA, IDF see cooperation as critical to maintaining stability in the West Bank.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
"It must be clear that Jerusalem is east Jerusalem according to 1967 lines. East Jerusalem should be the capital of Palestine."
Trump's pick for Israel ambassador Friedman has consistently stated his support for relocating the US embassy to Jerusalem and for West Bank settlement construction.
Abbas ordered Palestinian flags to be set a half-staff on Sunday, according to Wafa, the official PA news site.
Muhammad al-Madani heads the Palestinian ministry for ‘interaction with Israeli society’ but his Israeli interlocutors claim he has little interest in their story.
By ANDREW FRIEDMAN
The last round of peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaderships collapsed in April 2014.
Critics of the agreement say it was a mistake of which Peres simply could not let go.
By BEN LYNFIELD
The appealed judgment, handed down by a Manhattan jury in US federal district court in February 2015, was the biggest judgment ever against the PA in the US.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
The top PLO official said that Liberman ought to implement agreements and negotiate with the Palestinians.
The meeting reportedly would have included the Palestinian Authority, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Russia, Japan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
By ADAM RASGON,MICHAEL WILNER
Many Palestinians continue to believe that Arafat was poisoned by Israel because he was an obstacle to peace. Israel has denied any involvement.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
PLO maintains culprits acted individually, despite belonging to organization's student group.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
When asked about the compromise suggestion at a conference held by the Palestine-Israel Journal in Jerusalem, he called it “playing around with” an inherently invalid legal system.
Marxist guerrilla Carlos the Jackal said in March that he moved freely through Switzerland in the 1970s under a "non-aggression pact" between the government and PLO.
PA officials explained the decision to postpone the Security Council bid was taken at the request of France, which wants to give all parties a chance in holding an international peace conference.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
The Palestinian greeting missive was issued on Sunday by Mohammad al-Madani, a member of the Fatah Center Committee and the head of the Palestinian Committee for Interaction with Israeli Society.
By MAAYAN GROISMAN
In the letter, the mother accuses Ya’alon and the entire defense establishment of "abandoning" the "soldier who you sent to protect the citizens of the state."
By NOAM AMIR/MAARIV HASHAVUA
Switzerland last month began looking into whether a former government minister, now dead, had struck a covert deal with the PLO.
Suspect resisted being searched at which point he tried to pull a knife from his pocket, police said.
Aegean CEO Dimitris Gerogiannis wrote a letter dated Wednesday to PLO secretary general Saeb Erekat expressing regret.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
“There will be decisive and important decisions regarding all forms of ties with the occupation, including security and political relations,” says senior PLO official Saeb Erekat.
Both the PLO and Fatah accused Israel of turning its back on signed agreements with the Palestinians.
By ABU KHALED TOAMEH
The PLO called on the Israeli government to “take the hand of the (Jerusalem) occupation municipality off the Al-Aksa Mosque and its premises.”
"The Israeli government must choose between peace and settlements, between security and occupation," according to latest post.
Prior to the signing of the Oslo Accords, the PLO had refused to recognize Israel since the Zionist state was founded in 1948.
PA president: We’re working with Jordan to protect our sites
Official says that the Palestinian diplomatic modus operandi is one of brinkmanship: refuse to negotiate, and then threaten different various “doomsday scenarios.”
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN,HERB KEINON,KHALED ABU TOAMEH
The 80-year-old Abbas reportedly wants to retire due to his age and out of the desire to be "an ordinary citizen."
The former Fatah official stated that he is not calling for a national reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas. Instead, his solution "is to unify all Palestinian governmental groups into the PLO."
Hamas says the move is “invalid” because it does not take into consideration efforts to achieve reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah.
10 American families in February won a $655 million verdict against the PLO and PA for supporting terror; PA wishes to appeal ruling, but may need to post sizable bond.
Palestinian officials are calling for an immediate halt to any form of Israeli-Palestinian meetings.
At speech in Santiago, Palestinian representative to Chile denies existence of the Jewish people.
By SAM SOKOL
Statement comes in response to the PA’s ongoing security crackdown on Hamas supporters in the aftermath of the Islamist movement’s victory in the Bir Zeit University elections last week.
Located on the city’s southern end, the neighborhood of some 20,000 residents, creates a wedge between Israeli Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem from the nearby Palestinian city of Bethlehem.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
The French experts “maintain that the polonium 210 and lead 210 found in Arafat’s grave and in the samples are of an environmental nature.”
PLO leaders voted on Thursday to halt cooperation with Israel.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,HERB KEINON
The recommendation will be referred to another PLO body, the Executive Committee, to decide on the timing of its implementation.
By HERB KEINON,KHALED ABU TOAMEH,TOVAH LAZAROFF
Kerry phoned Abbas to urge him to refrain from taking “harsh” decisions before the upcoming Israeli elections.
Italian lawmakers on Friday backed a non-binding resolution that encourages the government to recognize Palestine as a state.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,REUTERS
Palestinian official says charges are baseless and the New York Court ignored the legal precedent set by other US courts.
"The defendants have already been boasting that they will appeal the decision and we will never collect on the judgment – but we will go to the end of the earth to collect it.”
By YONAH JEREMY BOB,FRANK G. RUNYEON,KHALED ABU TOAMEH
The collection of 1,600 posters, many of which focus on Palestinian armed struggle against Israel, were submitted to UNESCO by American art curator Dan Walsh.
Defense lawyers argue that Palestinian government should not be held liable for crimes of few militants.
Palestinians welcome decision by International Criminal Court to launch an inquiry into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories.
Erekat: Proposal is being made on behalf of Palestinians and Arab countries.
Ramallah shuts down for funeral of Palestinian Authority minister.
By NIDA TUMA
“We don’t want to assault anyone and we don’t want anyone to be harmed. But we also don’t want anyone to harm our people and religious sites,” said Abbas.
Chief PLO negotiator's move comes in response to Israeli government’s decision to promote plan for construction of 500 new apartments in Jerusalem’s Ramat Shlomo neighborhood.
Leading Jewish American group denounces UK lawmakers' passage of non-binding motion, saying it reduces "the United Kingdom’s standing as an honest broker in international affairs."
Palestinians hope to see larger role for world body and European Union.
By ABDULLAH H. ERAKAT/THE MEDIA LINE
Should UNSC bid fail, PLO plan would move into phase two, which involves signing international treaties, Palestinian source says.
PLO: Closure part of Israel’s efforts to negate Palestinian rights and destroy prospects of peace.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
PLO Executive Committee Member Hanan Ashrawi issued her statement to the media shortly after Netanyahu addressed the opening session of the 69th UN General Assembly in New York on Monday.
It is unclear if the EU or the Finnish government will pursue legal action against the CMI for a possible violation of anti-terror laws.
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
A new road in La Seyne-sur-mer will be named after the late PLO leader.
By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN
Lors d’une altercation entre des manifestants palestiniens et la police des frontières israélienne, Ziad Abou Ein, dirigeant de l'OLP, a succombé à une crise cardiaque
By RUTHIE BLUM
PA lawyer: I fear jury will rule against Palestinian Authority because of who they are, not what they did; Plaintiffs: PA didn’t have to pay terrorists if it did not want to.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB,FRANK G. RUNYEON
First terror trial in US against PA sees cross-examination of head of Palestinian Authority’s equivalent to the CIA on Tuesday.
The move comes just ahead of the 11-year anniversary of Arafat's death.
Dozens of survivors of terrorist attacks may testify in a trial expected to last up to three months.
Speaking to Israel Allies Foundation, deputy FM says efforts to approach international forums
prolong the tragedy of the Palestinian people.
By JEREMY SHARON
As Israel prepares to mark 20 years to the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, society is no longer willing to risk a Palestinian state.
Mitchell Bard argues that the Arab-Israeli conflict has never really been about land, but about ideology and religion.
By TIBOR KRAUSZ
Mahmoud Abbas seems reconciled that he will not see Palestinian independence in his day.
By MENACHEM KLEIN
If the meeting in question will indeed take place, it shall be the first of its kind in seven years.
PA president’s decision came in response to the PFLP’s recent criticism of Abbas’s policies, especially with regards to security coordination with Israel, Palestinian sources say.
Did a pact between the PLO and Switzerland interfere with an investigation into a bomb attack on a Swissair plane in 1970 that killed 47 people?
The Fatah and Hamas negotiators, who have been holding discussions in Doha since Sunday, announced that they have reached agreement on a “limited practical perception.”
According to the Swiss newspaper NZZ, full details of the agreement are protected by a 50-year statute of limitations.
The Republican leadership says the PLO office serves no purpose, since its leaders in Ramallah have failed to condemn the recent wave of violence against Israeli civilians as acts of terrorism.
By MICHAEL WILNER
"Allowing the PLO to maintain an office in Washington, DC provides no benefit to the United States or the peace process," letter from US lawmakers reads.
The PNC was originally scheduled to convene in Ramallah on September 14 and 15 to elect new members of the PLO Executive Committee and discuss future relations between Israel and the Palestinians.
Unconfirmed reports claimed that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was planning to announce his resignation from his post during the upcoming session.
Hamas and Islamic Jihad accuse Abbas of tightening grip on power, warn against special meeting.
PA official meets with Zarif, delivers letter from Abbas to Rouhani.
Abed Rabbo is one of several officials who see themselves as potential successors to the 80-year-old Palestinian Authority president.
Palestine Liberation Organization issues statement rejecting military offensive in war-battered camp largely taken over by Islamic State fighters in recent days.
The Yarmouk refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus has fallen into the hands of Islamic State.
Thousands flee as violence continues to rage through Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk.
The Palestinian leader also welcomed the Joint Arab List’s performance in the recent parliamentary elections.
At PLO Central Council meeting in Ramallah, PA president calls on Israel to cease settlement construction, release prisoners for return to peace talks.
"There is a strong solidarity movement, there is a strong network of people speaking out when governments are much more timid and reticent," says senior Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi.
According to the PLO, 138 countries recognize Palestine as a state, including Brazil, South Africa, Chile, Russia, the Holy See, Argentina, India and China among others.
PLO Secretary-General Yasser Abed Rabbo says failure to end ongoing Fatah-Hamas dispute increases possibility of division among Palestinians.
The question remains as to whether the US will ever recognize Jerusalem as part of Israel.
By DAVID BEDEIN
The whitewashing of the PLO must end.
By CAROLINE B. GLICK
The opportunity now upon us may be lost forever as the PLO comes back to win its zerosum game against Israel.
Needless to say, any connection between NGOs claiming to promote human rights and internationally- recognized terrorist groups is an inherent contradiction.
By OLGA DEUTSCH
Removing Jewish settlers from the occupied territories is never “ethnic cleansing.” It is justice.
By ELIAS ZANANIRI
The revelation of Abbas’s KGB service requires us to recognize that the Soviets’ long game of subversion continues on today.
According to the AMCHA Initiative, there was an increase of 31.2 percent in anti-Israel activity in 2014 to 2015 alone.
By ZACHARY GIESLER AND DAN DIKER
Mutual loathing is equally served by competitive squabbles for brownie points in raising the bar of anti-Israeli discourse and violence.
By SHIMON SAMUELS
Israel should worry less about Mahmoud Abbas’s shenanigans, and focus more on buttressing and broadcasting its own myriad successes.
By DAVID M. WEINBERG
Pope Francis - like Pope Benedict - has joined the evil-doers to the chagrin of the Jewish people.
By DAVID SINGER
Monday’s unanimous decision all but codified the ZOA position in US law, but it remains to be seen whether or not the US government will act.
By EYTAN SOSNOVICH
He spews out extremist vitriol and seeks the criminalization of Israel in international fora, and legitimizes terrorism when speaking to Palestinians.
Israel is actually facilitating the opening of Gaza’s borders and the chief proponent of this policy is IDF chief of staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz.