05.25.2016 | 17 Iyar, 5776
Jordan's king on Independence Day: We'll defend Arab identity of Palestine
Israel's parliament decrees: Arabic signs in all bus stations
Palestinian Authority PM: Netanyahu buying time to avoid peace deal
Palestinians reject Netanyahu’s call for direct Paris talks
Zionist Union’s Shaffir to call special Knesset hearing on police brutality
‘Ministries failed to tackle BDS, anti-Semitism’
Shapira: Country needs to improve Arab sector employment
Controversy rages over religious, gender-separate Student Day event
US skeptical of Netanyahu offer to directly negotiate with Palestinians
Senior liberal rabbis call on Liberman to stand by promises on conversion
New coalition chairman Bitan cracks the whip
Special report blasts Netanyahu for 'Bibi Tours Affair'
Sweet victory for Meir Adoni - again
A Thrilling night in TLV
Prime real estate
From Bimah to Bandstand
Sela ousted in five sets in first round of French Open
Maccabi Tel Aviv, Eilat, Rishon all jump out to 2-0 advantages
Lots of pride on the line in State Cup final
Beersheba party continues with next season in mind
Jpost Editorial: Police professionalism
Austria’s election, Jews and Israel
American Jewry: A view from the air
Lag Ba’omer: From Bibi to Bogie to Boujie
Human remains from EgyptAir crash site said to indicate blast on board
Hardliner elected as head of Iran's top clerical body due to tap Khamenei successor
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
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
Holocaust denial in Iran can be tackled by media, say experts
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
New York county passes BDS law
Rome mayoral candidate promises to name street after fascist politician
Swiss parliament launches inquiry into anti-Israel NGOs
UK Labourite leading anti-Semitism probe praised anti-Israel Gitmo detainee
Business groups slam Histadrut call for shorter workweek
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
Prevent Lag Ba’omer accidents and tragedies
Study: Stress worsens Crohn’s disease
Israel faces lack of enforcement of environmental policies, says report
Committee votes to reduce regulations on food pesticides
French PM Valls inaugurates Israel's latest—and largest—solar field
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
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
‘Post’ poll: Israelis think Trump would be better than Clinton at fighting terrorism
Bob Dylan’s forgotten pro-Israel song, revisited
Briefing: Liberman, Trump and fascism
Grapevine: Underwriting Israel’s future
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!
Arrivals: The art of saving her son
The Tisch: Counting for unity
Books: A lost stage
Pavements for pedestrians? Not in Jerusalem
Inside Gilo: Who pays for that?
This week in Jerusalem
Here and now at the Israel Festival
A life outlined by the paintbrush
Rocking in the Western Galilee
Italian Jewish looks, at Beit Hatfutsot
Revolutionizing the coffee shop and supermarket industries
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
What is France up to in the Middle East?
Game of Thrones: Returning from the dead and grappling with religion
What You Admire, You Can Become
If this is true, why are we talking about a Palestinian State?
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.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
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.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
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.
"The world has yet to come to grips with the immensity of the crime" in Gaza, executive committee member says.
By ANNA HIATT
A new road in La Seyne-sur-mer will be named after the late PLO leader.
By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN
With formation of unity gov't, Abbas's commitment to Kerry would require Hamas to publicly denounce own charter.
By MICHAEL WILNER
PLO says settlement construction continues under Netanyahu government, and statements were made to placate Kerry.
Dr. Hanan Ashrawi fumes at Israeli diplomat's "verbal and actual rejection of the two-state solution and hence peace."
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
The world has been duped into the use of language that reflects fiction - not fact.
By DAVID SINGER
Both Fatah and Hamas have concluded that unlike past agreements, the new accord is essential to adjust to the changing dynamics in the region and their bilateral relations.
By ALON BEN-MEIR
Entrapped by a fictitious narrative that dismisses binding international law whilst maintaining an illusory belief it can be re-written - the Arab League and the PLO will surely miss yet another opportunity.
A tribute to Ron Pundak.
By URI SAVIR
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.
By ANDREW FRIEDMAN
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
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.
"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.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
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.
Dozens of Palestinians seen brandishing AK-47 and M16 semiautomatic rifles as well as hand grenades while clad in military gear, according to Israel Radio.
In first meeting of new government in Ramallah, deputy prime minister says total debts have reached $4.2 billion.
During Agenda 7, PLO deputy urges Israel to recognize refugees.
Bayit Yehudi MK says the bill is "meant to remove the mask on Abbas's face" and to show that he supports terrorism.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Talks focusing on possibility of establishing a Palestinian unity government, holding new elections and reconstructing the PLO, Fatah and Hamas officials said.
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.
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.
By CAROLINE B. GLICK
The boys deserve whatever they get, according to the media, because they are Jews.
Under any circumstances, the unity government must maintain its security cooperation with Israel, build on it, and maintain its credibility and commitment on matters of security.
Only by scapegoating and criminalizing Israel worldwide can Abbas maintain his relevance to the international Left.
As recently as April 13, Haniyeh praised a terrorist shooting that killed an Israeli and wounded his wife, son and two others
By MAURICE OSTROFF
As far as the Obama administration is concerned, making peace between the Arabs and the Jewish state has nothing to do persuading the Arabs to recognize the Jewish state.
Palestinian call to return to talks if preconditions met constitutes Palestinian political manipulation, duplicity and sheer falsehood.
By ALAN BAKER
Into the Fray: How is it that, time after time, the electorate ends up with a gov't adopting precisely the policy it urged voters to reject?
By MARTIN SHERMAN
One prominent Palestinian Arab would totally disagree with that statement.
By JERUSALEM POST READERS