10.01.2016 | 28 Elul, 5776
Report: Stabbing at Kalandia Crossing, IDF soldier injured
Abbas and Riviln speak of future meetings at Peres funeral
Watch: Netanyahu and Abbas shake hands at Peres funeral
Report: Gazan terror tunnel collapses, kills 3
Analysis: Conflicting messages from the Peres funeral
Reporter's Notebook: A funeral that would have meant the world to Peres
Obama at Peres funeral: Abbas's presence reminds us of the unfinished business of peace
Clinton: Peres was a dreamer who never gave up
Peres hoped America would reject Trump's vision
Peres bombshell: I stopped an Israeli strike on Iran
This week on TV: Rebellious robots,return of SJP, and ‘Princess Shaw’
Movie Review: ‘My King’
Chef Nir Zook opens first kosher venture in Tel Aviv
The sound of (vocal) music
Beersheba satisfied with nil-nil outcome vs Southampton
Hapoel Tel Aviv, Beitar Jerusalem both in need of wins
Hapoel Jerusalem, Maccabi Tel Aviv in final
Peres had appreciation of power and impact of sports
TAU and Swiss scientists to crash spacecraft into comet today
Could Israel become a linchpin of China’s trade strategy?
Peres’s final contribution: His corneas
Apple reportedly developing iPhone 8 in Israel
Hospital officials: More funds needed for healthier food
'Israeli hospitals need increased funding to provide healthful meals'
Global agtech investors find 'rich pipeline of opportunities' in Israel
Israel to supply gas to Jordan in $10 billion deal
Israeli pathfinder in plant-based biopesticide industry earns posthumous award
Israeli solar tech could make clean water a global reality
Column One: The New Middle East
Editor's Notes: How Peres's constant search for opportunities built a nation
My Word: Population density, people power and blessings
Grapevine: Shimon Peres: A personal memoir
Abbas: Fatah will hold major congress this year
In northern Iraqi Kurdistan, hundreds pay respects to Peres
Report: Iranian spy masters 'running covert war' in Syria
Congress rejects Obama veto of Saudi September 11 bill
Iran atomic chief: Trump presidency wouldn't endanger nuclear deal
Iran has missiles that can hit Israel, Revolutionary Guards official says
Rouhani: Zionists pressuring US to violate Iran nuclear deal
Obama threatens to veto two Iran-related bills
Did ISIS use chemical weapons in rocket strike near US troops in Iraq?
Report: ISIS shoots down Syrian warplane allegedly killing pilot
France's 'first all-female ISIS cell' allegedly sought to strike Eiffel Tower
ISIS ploting to massacre Christians in Belgian shopping mall
Israeli, US Jews close despite political, religious differences
Ukrainian President: No Ukrainian has the right to forget Babi Yar
Lauder recalls a memorable conversation with Peres
US Jewish groups mourn Shimon Peres, laud his contribution to Israel
Agritech investor: Opportunities abound with Israeli entrepreneurs
Tech Talk: Intel gets smart with ‘learning building’
New Israeli tech sees machines leading the blind
Peres was a man of psalms, Clinton says
Who won the first Trump-Clinton presidential debate?
Comment: For Israel at Hofstra it was Passover
Good times come as Israel omitted from the US debate
London's Muslim mayor backs Clinton for US president
When politicians get sick: Is Hillary Clinton's health like Ariel Sharon's?
Debilitating image of Clinton jolts US presidential race
Palestinians: Donald Trump shows 'disregard for international law'
Trump campaign: Clinton should be disqualified for event hosting Palestinian teacher
Pride and affirmative prejudice: Donald Trump and the Jews
Trump proposes disarming Clinton bodyguards: 'Let's see what happens to her'
Star Catcher: Astrology for the week of September 30, 2016
Grapevine Metro: Coming concerts
Aliya Stories: Being attuned to your body
This week in 60 seconds: Israel mourns a founding father
Podcast: Does Trump love Jews or embolden antisemitic voices?
Why Starbucks failed in Israel (and only in Israel)
Taxicab Diplomacy: Trump vs. Clinton
PODCAST: After Turkey, Africa and Egypt, is Saudi Arabia Israel’s next ally?
Not so regal behavior: Saudi princess allegedly orders guard to kill French decorator
Kim Kardashian calls for help for Jewish cancer patient from Israel
Swiss judge: Muslim students must shake female teachers' hands or face fine
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
Muzzling the media
A stark prognosis for the Middle East
The road past Mosul
An unprecedented deal?
Tour Israel: Rosh Hashana Special
Wine Talk: Go sweet
Cooking: Ancient grains for a healthy New Year
Recipes for a sweet Rosh Hashana
This week in Jerusalem
It’s time for millennials to migrate
Sounds of the synagogue
The joy of a Jerusalem playground
Israeli music for all
City Notes: Netanya hosts Israeli Special Olympics
New year for the golden-agers
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כְּתוֹבוֹת אֶבֶן, עֵץ וּנְחוֹשֶת בִּמְעָרַת הַמַכְפֵּלָה
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The Christian German who saved Jews speaking Yiddish
The Church has contributed to antisemitism, Archbishop of Canterbury says
The Pope receives Jewish world leaders ahead of Rosh Hashana
A Lake in the Middle of the Desert at Dimona's Ben Gurion Park
International Cleanup Day in Israel 2016 Launched in Afula
From Copenhagen to the Casuarina Circle at Ilanot
A Global Perspective on Dry Land Forestry and Restoration
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
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.
By ADAM RASGON
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.
"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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
By CAROLINE B. GLICK
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.
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.
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.