05.27.2016 | 19 Iyar, 5776
Hezbollah is broke thanks to US sanctions, says White House official
'World Health Organization condemnation of Israel is anti-Semitism,' says Lapid
Salafi group in Gaza claims overnight rocket launching at Israel
Knesset warns Arab MKs against Temple Mount visits during Ramadan
Israeli-Arab named first-ever 'Miss Trans Israel'
Bennett: Netanyahu's cabinet compromise 'meaningless spin'
Poll: Party led by Kahlon, Ya'alon, and Sa'ar could topple Netanyahu
Netanyahu recants post over alleged rape of Jewish woman by Palestinians
Resigning minister: Liberman defense appointment ‘extraordinarily cynical’
Environment minister resigns in protest of Liberman's entry into coalition
Not the bogeyman
Rocket Man rocks Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv documentary festival announces film winners
Palestine Literature Festival highlights local and international writers
Taking it all off
Mac TA, Eilat into Final Four; Jerusalem closing in
Morocco refuse to play Israel in wheelchair tennis World Cup
Disappointing denouement for Mac TA
Jerusalem, Hap Tel Aviv resume captivating quarterfinal
My Word: Taiwan revisited
As I See It: Democracy in turmoil
The unlikely likelihood of a centrist bloc
Israel’s spectacular champions
Arab World: ISIS shifting tactics as it loses territory, recruits
Egyptian Muslims attack Christians, strip woman naked over rumored affair
Male doctor helps Saudi woman deliver baby - and is then shot by husband
Iran has limited, indirect access to US dollars, Treasury official says
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'
Too hot for Tehran: Glam couple flee Iran after model photos deemed 'un-Islamic'
Escape to victory: 'Anti-Iranian occupation' team wins soccer cup
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
London’s Muslim mayor joins pledge to fight anti-Semitism
Forging links with the Diaspora through dialogue
Self-described anti-Semitic German pastor resigns from interfaith position
German police investigate Britons' Nazi salute at death camp
Surprise! Anti-BDS gift box coming straight to your front door
'Smart car' tech to get boost from US-Israel collaboration
Research shows exposure to dirty air may raise risk of heart disease
Most medical marijuana users benefit from treatment, finds Ben-Gurion University study
Rx for Readers: Stresses over sleep lines
Litzman blasts Palestinian ‘political attack’ on Israel at WHO’s yearly assembly
‘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
Israel faces lack of enforcement of environmental policies, says report
Tech Talk: Student hackathons are the new rage
Tech Talk: CES Asia 2016
Tech can’t thrive without women, says Israeli-born Oracle CEO
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
Star Catcher: Astrology for the week of May 27, 2016
Grapevine: Language legislation
VIDEO: Is this the most racist ad you have ever seen?
Grapevine: Born in Jerusalem
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
Whose land is it?
A Jew in ancient Rome
The Russian Underground
SpaceIL: To the moon!
Veterans: Reaching one’s full potential
Books: Unlikely characters
Books: Totally certifiable
Books: Beauty and boredom of war
Pavements for pedestrians? Not in Jerusalem
Inside Gilo: Who pays for that?
This week in Jerusalem
Here and now at the Israel Festival
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
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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
The Burqa-wearing Trojan Horse
A Second Daniel; A Tudor Intrigue by Neal Roberts
Jewish history and demography
“Fascism is looming over the US…” a response to Dr. Laitman
The incident allegedly took place on Yom Haatzmaut earlier this month, inside the 20-year-old victim’s aunt’s apartment.
By BEN HARTMAN
The 15-year-old female assailant was subdued without gunfire at the scene in Isawiya and later arrested.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
The men were planning an attack on the way to prayers at al-Aksa Mosque.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
Authorities thwart east Jerusalem teen from stabbing security guard in the capital's Old City, less than 24 hours after police kill 2 terrorists armed with machine guns in same area.
The two 14-year-olds were indicted Thursday for attempted murder in efforts to kill for the sake of religious war.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
“The situation is unacceptable and the ones who suffer the most are first and foremost Arab civilians," says Inspector General Roni Alsheich.
Attacks described as not being linked to any terror organization, adding that IDF units were also targeted by the suspects around the village.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
Both men were handed over to police Monday at a West Bank checkpoint, along with investigative material collected over the past month by Palestinian police.
Minors pelt police vehicle in a-Tur and Egged bus near Old City’s Damascus Gate, no injuries reported.
Officers find 23-centimeter-long butcher knives on the three Jenin residents.
Police detained student, who allegedly bought terrorist's knife, two days after incident.
Border Police canine unit locates suspicious object containing an explosive device inside; sappers neutralize pipe bomb.
Police shoot, kill attacker at the scene on the capital's Hanevi'im Street.
Liat Ohana got up to close her front door when an Arab man with an assault rifle pushed his way in and began shouting at her in Arabic.
Hundreds of Palestinians confront Israeli forces at Kalandiya checkpoint, 12 protesters injured
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
A complaint has been filed with police
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
Green Movement co-leader to replace Atar as MK.
By SHARON UDASIN
Muslim man in his thirties arrested in connection with the murder.
Threats to educational institutions in Pennsylvania, Ohio prompt police investigations a day after Jewish schools in Britain received bomb threats.
About 1,000 anti-fascist protesters set fire to rubbish bins and wooden barricades to prevent 200 supporters of small neo-Nazi groups from marching in the city.
Hennadiy Korban served under oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky as deputy governor of Dnepropetrovsk region until earlier this year, and currently heads the UKROP political party.
By SAM SOKOL
En première ligne avec les unités de la police des frontières et celles de Yassam, qui gardent les rues de Jérusalem
Only 32% of Jerusalem’s residents replied positively when asked whether they trust the police.
By OMER YANIV
Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs.
By PEGGY CIDOR
"If terrorism is designed to create a larger gap between Muslims and Westerners, unfortunately they're succeeding."
MK Stav Shafir will call a special Knesset hearing next week to examine how police handle cases of violence and excessive use of force.
A gag order remains on all details of the case, beyond the fact that Levi is under arrest.
Police reports indicate the event was criminally motivated.
Sapir Nisani was arrested Friday after allegedly pouring a pot of boiling cooking oil onto her mother while she lay in her bedroom.
The allegations against Abramovich including money laundering, fraud, forgery, and use of a forged document, according to his arrest warrant.
Army Radio reporter Michael Shemesh published a report headlined “Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem Suspected of Inappropriate Conduct”.
The journalist – whose name is banned from publication – allegedly took a pot of boiling cooking oil into her mother’s bedroom and poured the oil on her, leaving her in critical condition.
Both murders are being investigated by the Coastal District’s central investigative unit.
Veteran diamond dealer suspected of stealing gems valued at $60-65 million; alleged theft could cause the bankruptcy of up to a dozen diamond companies.
Gag order issued by police as joint investigation with Shin Bet continues; several of 21 victims remain hospitalized, 1 in critical condition.
Israel Police plans to open 10 new police stations in the Arab sector and recruit more than 1,300 Arab police.
Yaron Sankar, 41, was serving two life sentences for a double murder in 2003 when he slipped out of his hospital room at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center.
The media ban still prevents publication of the name of the company, which is the Israeli branch of a major Swiss pharmaceuticals and bio-technology corporation with branches in 29 countries.
Revelation part of police report into manhunt for Nashat Milhem, in which they said there were a number of areas in which they could have better informed the public and helped the search for him.
Investigation was opened Monday after police received a complaint about the act.
Dotan will face a disciplinary process where he will confess to sexual harassment and to inappropriate behavior “that harms the image of the Israel Police”.
Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan echoes Police Commissioner Roni Alsheich's sentiments.
William Booth and Sufian Taha released from custody after questioned for ‘incitement’ while reporting near scene of multiple terrorist attacks. The government later issued an apology.
Deputy commissioner is the second-highest rank in the Israel Police, and is typically held by a district commander or head of a police branch.
Appeals to reopen closed complaint cases were rejected 98.97% of the time.
The office was founded in late 2013 to improve performance in the Justice Ministry and increase public faith in law enforcement.
Hadar Cohen, 19, laid to rest in Yehud’s military cemetery
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Security guard lightly wounded in stabbing carried out by 13-year-olds.
By BEN HARTMAN,ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
Bill expanding police authority to check a suspect’s person expected to pass final vote
By LAHAV HARKOV
Each bike battery sold for NIS 300-1000, depending on the condition, and all bikes sold for 1,000 shekels whole, or were dismantled and sold as replacement parts.
Police arrived at the family home in Holon, where they were sitting shiva for Ilana, to inform the children that their father had been found dead as well.
The statement was issued at the conclusion of their investigation of Shoham Yosef, the former warden of the high security Ayalon Prison.
Police will have to inform passers-by that they are in a zone where they could be searched, so that they can avoid the area if they wish.
By LAHAV HARKOV,YONAH JEREMY BOB
Likud race could be canceled in appeal.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
The program drew criticism for the marked rise in the number of suspects held in custody until the end of legal proceedings, and quotas leading to a rise in indictments.
Alsheich expected to shake up the organization
Alsheich rejects criticism of police handling of investigation; a top police official confirms Nashat Milhem also main suspect in killing of taxi driver in northern Tel Aviv.
Rumors swirled that the gunman was hiding out in a Northern Tel Aviv neighborhood and countless police forces were spotted sweeping the area.
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
"I heard that my son did what he did, but that is not how I raised him, I am sorry," says suspect's father.
By ALON HOCHMON/MAARIV,JPOST.COM STAFF,NOAM AMIR/MAARIV HASHAVUA
The scheme was worked up in order to increase Meuhedet’s market share of the country’s pool of patients.
Questioning of PM's wife related to ongoing criminal investigation into the Prime Minister’s Residence Affair.
The suspects – who include the groom – will be kept in custody until Thursday morning, in order to allow police to appeal the decision.
Ritman is latest in a series of top police commanders who have been accused or found guilty of sexual misconduct in the past few years.
A Tel Aviv police spokesman said they are still working to determine if the woman died from bludgeoning or was stabbed to death.
In addition to the financial crimes, Shirazi was sentenced for making threats against a former associate – a state witness who helped build the case against him.
The assault was planned well in advance police said.
Sau's rise was stunted after public approval of the police all but hit rock bottom following one scandal after another.
Israel Police denies reports that Michael decided to resign because of allegations of sexual harassment.
For now, Asst.-Ch. Bentzi Sau will remain the acting commissioner until Alsheich recovers.
Bill applies only to searches for weapons and not drugs or anything else, so as to lessen privacy violations.
29-year-old released less than a week after she was indicted on charges of carrying a knife and making threats.
Suspect allegedly wanted to beat the Palestinian attacker with the plank but was stopped by police.
Aside from the attacker, who was killed, no one was injured in the attack.
In the video it appears that the victim managed to wrestle the pistol from his attackers, who then fled the scene, leaving him in street, suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg.
A killing of a young man by police will likely be of limited interest to those outside of his immediate circle.
Age restriction on entrance to Old City lifted
Police Chief Asst.-Ch: “we will continue to fight a merciless war against organized crime.”
Security Cabinet meets in emergency session to approve anti-terror steps; PM expected to rebuff calls for mass construction in settlements.
By HERB KEINON
Amir Mulner ordered to be kept in custody for five days on suspicion of money laundering and tax crimes.
His nomination will now go to the cabinet for approval.
It’s inevitable that there will be some who resent the new commissioner.
Israel’s three leading security agencies will be commanded by men from the same background.
By YOSSI MELMAN
After a month in the spotlight it’s understandable that former IDF commander would feel wronged when his candidacy was finally, mercifully put to sleep.
According to the report, the Saudi police, in collaboration with the Kingdom's security forces, besieged Wadi Numan, a Mecca suburb, where a group of five ISIS fighters had been hiding.
By MAAYAN GROISMAN
The uniforms were hidden in three containers, tagged as second hand clothes, police said in a statement.
Beyond the business association, there is also a more profound relationship in the field of education.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Members of the group "Bearded Villains" taking photo with organization's flag are mistaken for ISIS activists.
Incidents in which police allegedly used excessive force against Arab citizens are not isolated.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
Support for Hebron shooter raises flags.
“Anonymous letters have turned into a culture of score-settling in the police force,” Roni Alsheich said according to a Channel 2 report.
The same cop who will rush to your aid against a knife-wielding terrorist could also act like a bully and a thug and humiliate you in front of your kids.
“You have a right to remain silent. However, if you choose to talk after we freeze you and keep you awake for days at a time in uncomfortable positions, without allowing you to speak to an attorney."
By BARRY LEFF
In this new reality, the power of the legal fraternity cannot help but be reduced, because they will no longer be viewed as the sole arbiter of our politicians’ power.
By CAROLINE B. GLICK
Like the flu, each time terrorism breaks out there is a slight variation.
By GILAD SHARON
Alsheich’s appointment as police commissioner has reopened the question of who is the best person to replace Shin Bet current chief Cohen.
By LIOR AKERMAN