05.25.2016 | 17 Iyar, 5776
Blair: Normalization steps, plus Arab initiative could bring peace
Israel: Hamas stealing 95% of civilian cement transferred into Gaza
Arab Bank to appeal historic terror financing judgment – but tied to settlement
Palestinians arrested for 'nationalist rape' of mentally ill Jewish woman
'Smart park' coming to Jerusalem's Gan Sacher
Woman murdered hours after leaving battered women's shelter, manhunt underway for her ex
The Jerusalem Post's top 5 stories of May 25
Dining: East meets West in the North Market
Temple Mount activist Glick sworn in as MK
Livni: New government will isolate Israel, ramp-up BDS
Netanyahu welcomes Liberman into coalition: 'We are joining hands to move Israel forward'
Poll: Public prefers Ya’alon over Liberman, Likudniks side with PM
Dining: A dynamic duo
Coming soon on the small screen
A moving musical
SINAI SAYS: Beersheba’s title a testament to resilience of owner Alona Barkat
Maccabi Haifa lifts first title in five years
Sela ousted in five sets in first round of French Open
Maccabi Tel Aviv, Eilat, Rishon all jump out to 2-0 advantages
Genocide scholars who minimize the Holocaust – and some who are coming to town
Is it democratic when rejects govern the country?
Think Again: Why the Palestinians can’t dance, in Obama’s own words
The Human Spirit: A somber day at the circus
US pro-gun lobby to 'Ayatollahs of Iran': You haven't met alligator wrestlers, cowboys of America
Iran to renew financial support for Islamic Jihad after two-year hiatus
Satellite images purport to show ISIS attack on Russian air base in Syria
Iran's defense minister: 'Zionist conspiracy' to blame for Iraq, Syrian conflicts
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
'Increase in aliya among youth and academic professionals'
WATCH: Brussels Jewish museum commemorates shooting victims
New York county passes BDS law
Rome mayoral candidate promises to name street after fascist politician
Flug: Israeli brainpower fueled growth for 37 years, but is hitting a wall
Rx for Readers: Stresses over sleep lines
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
Prevent Lag Ba’omer accidents and tragedies
Green tech at the forefront of talks on US-Israel collaboration
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
Jewish leaders push to get two-state solution proposal on next president's desk
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
Tradition Today: Counting the days
Parshat Bechukotai: The Source of Hope
Bob Dylan’s forgotten pro-Israel song, revisited
Briefing: Liberman, Trump and fascism
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!
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
An oddly individual thing – handwriting
Agriculture is having a (vertical) field day
Walking the food trail in Haifa
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
Ancient Approaches to Modern Exile
Interviewing a friend
Enough With the Ghosting - Have a Real Break Up!
Some of the sharpest and most painful images of last summer's Gaza war took place at Soroka University Medical Center.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
"We will not allow a continuation of Zionist aggression against the Gaza Strip. The enemy must not use any excuse, and it must leave the Gaza Strip immediately," said Hamas.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
The IAF attacked a Hamas military compound in central Gaza in response to earlier rocket fire.
"I encourage individuals and families to prioritize investing in safe rooms," senior officer tells the ‘Post.'
Iron Dome fires interceptor missile in the South during false alarm.
By BEN HARTMAN
There were no initial reports of injuries or damage in the incident.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Palestinian sources say Israel Air Force struck two targets in northern Gaza after rocket intercepted over Ashkelon.
Residents in the area reported hearing a fierce explosion shortly after the siren sounded. The rocket was reportedly intercepted in mid-flight by an Iron Dome battery.
By NOAM AMIR/MAARIV HASHAVUA,YAAKOV LAPPIN
In the retaliatory operation, an aircraft struck “Hamas terrorist infrastructure,” the IDF Spokesman’s Office said, adding that the target was accurately hit.
No warning sirens were triggered.
IDF checking if rockets landed in Israeli territory.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,YAAKOV LAPPIN
"The moment we hear the siren, hundreds of people freeze and begin to ask - what will I be doing for the next hour? Should I leave my house or not? What will I do tomorrow?"
By NOAM AMIR/MAARIV HASHAVUA
The radical brigades say they fired at Israel on Wednesday because Hamas killed an Islamic State supporter.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,LAHAV HARKOV,YAAKOV LAPPIN
Rocket attacks from Gaza continue despite Israel's warnings.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN,LAHAV HARKOV
Defense dilemma: How to deal with jihadists in the Gaza Strip who are trying to provoke both Israel and Hamas?
After Israeli warplanes strike three militant training camps in response to rockets fired from Gaza, defense minister says Israel will hit even stronger, if necessary.
The Israeli Air Force attacked four targets in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday morning which the IDF said were part of terror infrastructure.
One rocket exploded near Gan Yavne, just east of Ashdod.
The updated map makes it easier for the public to understand rocket alert zones by creating less confusing geographical divisions.
One battalion is always training for dealing with a rocket or missile impact zone.
The capture occurred on January 19, when the boat, carrying liquid fiberglass and three Gazan residents, was intercepted by the navy.
Palestinian mortar shell fired from Gaza Strip lands explodes in Israeli territory for first time since August 26 when truce went into effect; Hamas denies knowledge of attack.
First of two mortar victims killed in last hour of Gaza war laid to rest; Zeevik Etzion was the first person to arrive to make sure she was not hurt.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki suggests Israel retains the right to target tunnels as identified.
By MICHAEL WILNER
Hamas says Egyptian-brokered truce represents "a victory for the resistance"; officials say Israeli cabinet members not asked to vote on cease-fire.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH,HERB KEINON
Islamic Jihad official says Israel is “eager to reach an agreement” despite its “arrogance,” noting that senior Israeli officials have been involved in indirect talks.
By JOANNA PARASZCZUK
Ashkelon, Ashdod, and the smaller communities near the Gaza border have absorbed the worst barrages since before dawn Wednesday.
IAF renews sorties over Gaza hitting dozens of targets; IDF reportedly attempts assassination of top Hamas militant leader Deif; 50 rockets fired at Israel army says.
Ministry won’t endanger workers by sending them to repair sections of grid hit by Palestinian rockets.
By SHARON UDASIN
IAF strikes dozens of Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets in the Gaza Strip; several more rockets hit southern Israel on Tuesday morning.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN,JPOST.COM STAFF
Rockets hit open areas of Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council, no injuries or damage; latest in string of rocket attacks.
Terrorists in Gaza Strip fire projectile toward Ashkelon Coast Regional Council; no injuries reported.
PM: Today Tehran hides its shipments of long-range missiles to
Gaza, tomorrow it will hide its ‘nuclear suitcases’ sent around the world.
By HERB KEINON,YAAKOV LAPPIN
IDF recovers forty M-302 rockets, with a range of 90-160 kilometers, hidden in crates on intercepted Gaza-bound vessel.
Less than 24 hours after PM's message on Iran at AIPAC conference, IDF intercepts ship loaded with strategic weaponry to fire at Israel’s civilian population: Coincidence? Obviously not.
By HERB KEINON
On one side of conflict is Iran - transporting powerful arms to terrorist organizations sworn to jihad against Israel; on the other side are Israel’s intelligence agencies.
Code Red siren sounds twice Wednesday night in Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council; security forces searching for projectile remnants.
IDF examining all potential sources of rocket fire, including Hezbollah.
Sinai-based terrorist group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (Supporters of Jerusalem) warns:"Jews will see things they do not like."
By REUTERS,yaakov lappin
Palestinians fire three projectiles on South; two Grad rockets reportedly hit Eilat in separate attack; no injuries reported.
By yaakov lappin
Netanyahu slams European countries for one-sided policies, contrasts that with visiting Canadian PM Harper.
IDF says target took part in firing of rockets into Israel; IDF on high alert for potential escalation on Gaza front.
Southern coastal city decides to call off studies for some 3,500 students following recent rocket fire from Gaza on nearby areas.
Iran, Syria, Hezbollah are turning rockets to GPS-guided projectiles with a homing sensor.
Palestinians fire 2 rockets at near site of former prime minister's burial ceremony at Negev ranch; no injuries, damage reported.
Trajectory interceptor system is being designed to defend Israel against possible threats of long-range ballistic missiles.
IDF responds to 5 Katyusha rockets fired from Lebanon into Israel on Sunday with heavy artillery fire, proving that it intends to implement policy of deterrence for as long as possible.
As a result of damage from rockets, asbestos roofs are becoming a dangerous threat, Environmental Protection Minister Amir Peretz says.
Israel Head Coach Bill Beroza says they are praying "for the folks back home," and that some members of the team returned to Israel to be with their families.
As some community clinics in the area closed due to under-staffing and other reasons, it was decided that residents can go to the clinic near to their home.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
Sources say Russia supplied dozens of armored vehicles, drones and guided bombs to the embattled Syrian president.
Customs and security officials at the Nitzana Border Crossing seized ammonium chloride concealed within a shipment of salt before the Passover holiday.
By NOAM AMIR/MAARIV HASHAVUA,JPOST.COM STAFF
This rocket attack comes after heightened tensions in Jerusalem and several other rocket attacks were carried out by Hamas into Israeli territory.
"The ability of the enemy to include Jerusalem as a target has already happened; Now, we have to ask what we do if it happens again."
In February, officials from the ministry said they identified and repaired a weakness in the Arrow 2 missile defense system that was discovered during a test last September.
Col. Aviram Hasson, of the Defense Ministry's missile defense administration says Hezbollah gets a lot of accurate weapons from Iran.
At phenomenal speed, a smart threetier rocket defense is being created to protect the citizens of Israel from a multitude of enemy weapons.
By SHLOMO MAITAL
Missile defenses are most likely to continue to fulfill a prominent role in Israel’s strategic approach to both conventional and nuclear threats.
By EMILY B. LANDAU
‘The Seven Good Years’ depicts the strange eccentricities of Israeli life through humor and wit.
By NOA AMOUYAL
Life goes on in the White City, but the white trails of smoke left in the rockets’ wake are on everybody’s minds.
By SHULY WASSERSTROM
Jews and Arabs in the mixed town eager for the security situation to return to normal so they can get back to the business of making a living.
By ARIEL ZILBER
The voice that came out of the rubble was that of Maria Rachmilov, 86, who miraculously was only lightly injured.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
In confidential report seen by Reuters, UN sanctions monitors say medium-range rocket that Iran tested was a ballistic missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead, violating a UNSC resolution.
IDF strikes in response to stray cross-border fire by the Syrian military due to internal battles raging with rebels on the Syrian side of the border.
Former National Security Council head says if Nusra Front takes control of Golan Heights, threats of radical Islam will not stop on frontiers of Israel, but spread out to Western countries.
Local rocket production centers churning out thousands of projectiles in Gaza for Hamas, according to Israeli security evaluations.
Hamas is reportedly deploying troops on Gaza-Israel border to deter attacks by smaller terrorist factions.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,yaakov lappin
Organization's military wing vows Israel will pay a "heavy price" for strikes at the appropriate time.
During the meeting with Mayor Davidi, MK Regev called to take citizenship away from Israeli-Arabs who incite to terrorism.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Mideast correspondent Ariel Ben Solomon provides insight into the terror group that's sweeping the region; Education Reporter Lidar Gravé-Lazi discusses how war has affected the new school year.
By TAMARA ZIEVE
Despite talks of cease-fire, Israel continued retaliatory strikes as sirens continued to sound in the country's South.
A reporter inside the Gaza Strip has her live broadcast interrupted without warning when Hamas launches a rocket close-by.
Delegation of several Palestinian groups arrives in Cairo to discuss cease-fire proposal drawn up by the Egyptians.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
The Islamist group was responding to the Israeli cabinet’s decision early Saturday to refrain from sending a delegation to Cairo for cease-fire talks.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,REUTERS
Fatah delegation set to fly to Cairo for talks; following breakdown of truce, Hamas officials from Gaza will not attend.
Army is close to completing destruction of tunnels and ground forces "will be free from any restraint and will be able to focus on attacks," IDF source says.
70% of the residents of Kibbutz Kerem Shalom have temporally left and they do not want to return until the IDF destroys all the tunnels, says kibbutz manager.
Iron Dome intercepts a third rocket over Ashdod; no injuries, damage reported in attack; IDF says 51 rockets, mortars were fired at Israel on Monday.
Justice Minister tells US secretary of state that his one week truce proposal would strengthen extremists in region.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
Twenty-year-old St.-Sgt. Eitan Barak from Herzliya was killed in Gaza on Friday morning; wrote on Whatsapp to his friend before entering.
By STEVE LINDE
Israel suffers first casualty of ground incursion; Soldiers exchange fire with militants as units seize ground in Gaza.
Netanyahu's office says purpose of mission is to destroy terror tunnels and seriously harm the infrastructure of Hamas and other terrorist organizations in Gaza.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN,HERB KEINON
Several fields and greenhouses have sustained damage, as well as chicken coops and dairy farms; injured animals treated by Health Ministry staff members.
Ashdod, Ashkelon and Sderot fighting to balance calls about rockets with regular load of medical emergencies.
“Ultimately there is no military solution to the underlying conflict,” the group states.
By SAM SOKOL
Israel needs to weaken Hamas so that we escape the equation of “quiet will be met with quiet” that allows Hamas to dictate when the next round takes place.
By Ilan Evyatar
Labor, Meretz parties call on Public Security Minister, Attorney General to probe reports of violence.
As the passage of time exposes how implausible the two-state pipe-dream is, the more desperate, deluded, disingenuous the arguments in its defense become.
By MARTIN SHERMAN
Most of the recent wars waged against Israel have occurred in the summer, which has left many people associating warm weather with memories of sweating in a bomb shelter.
By YAEL ECKSTEIN
Hamas will restock its arsenal of rockets, and dig new attack tunnels, diverting massive financial and human resources away from the Palestinian future and toward violence and death.
By TAL KEINAN
Israel treats Gazans in Israeli hospitals and provides (unpaid for) electricity and humanitarian aid even when under rocket attack.
By LIAT COLLINS
Consider the plight of seniors, or those with special needs, who can’t make it to a shelter within the 15 second interval of safety after a siren sounds. Many end up actually having to live in the shelter; their only protection from fear and loneliness is the caseworker who comes with food and companionship.
By JERRY SILVERMAN
One need look no farther than the first two pages of your January 17 issue to find the epitome of UN hypocrisy.
By Jerusalem Post Readers
Security sources say seven rockets hit field clinic, Syrian refugee camp around town of Arsal; 15 wounded.