05.01.2016 | 23 Nisan, 5776
Joint List MK: Israel is ethnically cleansing the West Bank
Hamas operative charged with planting explosives, firing rockets at Israel
Former Houthi leader to arrive in Israel to help Yemen-born Israelis visit their homeland
Lebanese journalist: 'Aleppo would have been safe like the Golan were it annexed by Israel'
The Jerusalem Post's top 5 stories of May 1
Nazi hunter: Livingstone’s claims about Hitler ‘absurd’
Rivlin: Any new pardon request for jailed former president Katsav will be reviewed
Renewed drilling finds NIS 1.2 billion of oil near Dead Sea
Report: Germany rethinks its policy of automatic support for Israel
Herzog pens letter to Corbyn, urges Labor delegation to visit Yad Vashem
NYT: Israel denies waiting for Obama successor to strike defense aid deal
Gal-On endorses Berko to head key Knesset panel
Children’s Theater Festival 2016 winners
Palestine, ISIS flags banned from Eurovision song contest
Music maestro Zubin Mehta remains young at heart
Battle against demotion continues to heat up
J’lem wraps up first place and home court in postseason
Rajkovic suspended following Sakhnin brawl
Tensions run amok as Mac TA, Sakhnin brawl in rematch
Sanctifying the Mount
Time for an Israeli strategy for the next American administration
Terra Incognita: Time to liberate the world from international law
Letters to the Editor: May 1, 2016
Islamic Jihad delegation visits Iran to 'discuss ways to strengthen intifada'
ISIS leader's ex-wife: Baghdadi used to be 'a normal family man'
In face of migrant crisis, German AfD party adopts anti-Islam manifesto
An unlikely trio: Israel, Hamas and Egypt align against ISIS in Sinai
Khamenei's bodyguard reportedly killed in Syria
VIDEO: Iran urges young boys to take up arms in Syria, 'reach Jerusalem'
Terror victims' kin have no right to sue Iran in US courts, Zarif says
Fragile economy forces Iran's top leaders to form alliance
From petrol to pesco: ISIS turns to 'non-traditional' terror funding
Italy nabs four suspected in ISIS plot to attack Israeli embassy, Vatican
VIDEO: ISIS forces withdraw from strategic town under Assad’s protection
US Holocaust museum: Iranian gov't authorities back Holocaust cartoon event
Ex-London mayor: My Hitler-backed-Zionism comments echoed Netanyahu
Giant Austrian bank shuts down BDS account
NYU Graduate Student Union members appeal pro-BDS resolution
NEW WORLDS: Cyanobacteria’s automatic sunshade
How much money is the life of the world's richest Jew worth?
Rx for Readers: Attending to hygiene in geriatric homes
Country feels heat, wildfires break out in Jerusalem, Galilee
Haifa and NY researchers collaborate on treatment for two deadly cancers
TA pub fined NIS 50,000 in anti-tobacco suit
Something strange in the air at Haifa Earth Day
Nation celebrates spring festival at natural wonders
‘Israel needs to invest in Negev, Galilee for future population hike’
Tech Talk: Start in Germany
In 5 years, driverless cars based on Israel's Mobileye tech
TECH TALK: Women's Empowerment
Country’s young computer innovators create apps at HackTrack TLV
'Ban anyone from Middle East - but not Israelis,' says US Senate candidate
Journalist hit with anti-Semitic hate mail after profile on Trump's wife
US Republican Cruz names Fiorina as running mate
Trump on foreign policy: Iran deal allowed it to become a 'great power' at Israel's expense
A View of Israel: The 19th Century
THE TRAVEL ADVISOR: How to survive and thrive at the end of your flight
Portland chef at home in the Israeli kitchen
Briefing: The Democratic showdown on Israel
Podcast: Is Bibi the worst option except all the rest?
Briefing: Bernie Sanders, Monica Lewinsky, and an uneventful cyber attack
Exclusive: Some Trump Vodka, popular as kosher for Passover spirit, may not be kosher
WATCH: Superman's got nothing on Israel!
Can you match the President to his opposing candidate?
Animals are just the best.
Peace train building up steam
Hezbollah at a crossroad
A survivor’s story
A year after quake, Israelis still helping Nepal recover
Necessary Stories: Grasping at the void
Trees for grandchildren
Bellicose culture mogul
In the heart of Africa
Veterans: Comic timing
Books: Seeing God’s face
Books: Between tribalism and universalism
Hot off the Arab press
A musical journey back to the Holy Temple
Hello, goodbye Jerusalem
This week in Jerusalem
Seen by engagement
Turning the (Seder) tables
‘Seas’ the day
Worn out with your workout?
The secret of the lost color
הַצַלָמִים – יְרוּשָלַיִם בְּעֵינֵי צַלָמֶיהָ
Palestinian Christians slam PA for refusal to recognize Easter
Orthodox Christians mark Palm Sunday at Jerusalem church
Israeli brewery resurrects beer recipe from time of Jesus
A different Passover Seder
Eurovision Contestants Plant Trees in Israel
KKL-JNF and The Italian State Forestry Corps Sign a Memorandum
Cornerstone Ceremony for ANZAC Museum in Beersheba
The 19th Walk for Water: Touring the Desert, Loving Israel
A Tree Avenue for the Mashabim Air Force Base in the Negev
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
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
Today is Gadi's day: The Price of Freedom
There's something about Mary
Putting the Blame Where it Belongs
More confusion than clarity
In an interview with Kuwaiti TV channel, Abbas voiced strong opposition to violent struggle against Israel and said that the way to establish a Palestinian state is only by diplomatic means.
By MAAYAN GROISMAN
Gazprom's interest in Israeli gas reservoir Leviathan is a strategic issue for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
By HEDY COHEN/GLOBES
Eli Riss, a Chabad envoy who serves as Birobidzhan’s chief rabbi, torpedoed the plan earlier this month, he told JTA Thursday.
While Putin, “cannot be accused of having a negative attitude towards Jews...a massive exodus of Jews back to Russia seems to be a fantasy."
By SAM SOKOL
The weekend marked the inaugural convention on the West Coast for Limmud FSU, an organization dedicated to sparking a cultural renaissance among Jews who trace their roots back to the USSR.
By EITAN AROM/JNS.ORG
In a joint statement Monday evening, several Jewish organizations in Crimea, including the Crimean Jewish Congress, panned Ukraine, stating that they were “surprised by the threats."
Last June, Congress passed a resolution intended to block American military funding for Ukraine from being used to provide training or weaponry for the Azov Battalion.
Local leaders call Ukrainian president’s claims at Knesset false.
Former businessman and oil tycoon has accused Putin of leading Russia into a 1970s Soviet-style period of stagnation that could eventually trigger its collapse.
The aircraft had to abandon an initial attempt to land at its scheduled destination, and came down while making a repeat attempt.
Perhaps the grandest of St. Petersburg’s many palaces, its 18th-century baroque style reflects the glamour and glitz of czarist days.
By BEN G. FRANK
Earlier this week, the BBC reported that Adam Szubin, acting Treasury secretary for terrorism and financial crimes, said in an interview the United States considers Putin corrupt.
There was personal antagonism between Alexander Litvinenko and Putin and members of his administration had motives for killing him.
Putin on Trump: He is a very flamboyant man, very talented, no doubt about that. But it's not our business to judge his merits, it's up to the voters of the United States."
Russian authorities deny that Hovi Star's sexual orientation was connected to the incident which took place at passport control.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Kremlin spokesman says reports that Russian forces shot at IAF aircraft prompting Netanyahu to seek improved operational coordination with Moscow "are far from reality."
Israeli president meets Russian counterpart in Kremlin for first meeting since Moscow announced pullout of Russian troops from Syria.
"As a Jew, I want to say, we will never forget the Russian nation and the Red Army's victory over the Nazis," Rivlin said in Moscow.
By HERB KEINON
Israeli president makes remarks upon arrival in Moscow on official visit to Russia.
Lawmaker decided to remove the bill from the agenda in order not to offend WWII veterans.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Limmud FSU organizes a dozen events a year for some 40,000 Russian-speaking Jews in 10 countries.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Israel's Gold tells Russian FM Lavrov: "Regional security prerequisite for peace."
Power: US tries to ensure criticism of Israel at UN is over policies, not its existence.
According to Russia’s deputy agriculture minister, Sergey Levin, discussions on the matter with his Israeli counterparts have progressed to the point where an agreement is expected to be reached.
By DANA SOMBERG
Talks broke with policy of showing strict neutrality in Russia-Ukraine conflict
Decision to compensate the group, of over children who left Poland for Russia in 1939, had been handed down in May 2014 in favor of 62 survivors by the Tel Aviv District Court.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
The poll of 527 respondents representing a statistical sample of the Jewish adult population, was taken Tuesday and has an error margin of ±4.3 percent.
By GIL HOFFMAN
PM and Russian president in phone call discuss Syrian crisis, extremists.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko invites President Reuven Rivlin to visit in Odessa, the birthplace of Rivlin's mentor, Ze'ev Jabotinsky.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN,HERB KEINON
Vladimir Putin’s conversion of western Syria into a Russian protectorate rekindles a Russo-Turkish contest that harks back centuries.
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
Moscow has little incentive to join the mostly Shi'ite "Axis of Resistance" as this could ruin its ties with other regional powers such as Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
This marks Soleimani's second trip to Moscow since July, following the controversial nuclear agreement between Iran and other world powers.
By REUTERS,JPOST.COM STAFF
The missile system will be delivered under the terms of an earlier contract and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Moscow’s support making critical difference for Assad regime, Middle East expert Joshua Landis tells ‘Post.’
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
US secretary of state defends Moscow's efforts in Syria and toward the Iran deal.
Russian forces did not receive the backing on the ground that it expected, and the leadership had deep differences with the Iranians on the direction of the conflict.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
British based publication al-Hayat cites unnamed diplomatic source as saying "the timing of the move and its political context is still not clear."
Civilian causalities from Russian strikes were six times worse than those from US coalition, according to new Airwars reports.
By ROBERT SWIFT/ THE MEDIA LINE
But the movements suggest Russia is working intensively to maintain its military infrastructure in Syria and to supply the Syrian army so that it can scale up again swiftly if need be.
The claim of responsibility read: "The Caliphate's soldiers managed to explode two vehicles of the Russian army in Kaspiysk, eastern Dagestan, thereby killing ten soldiers."
Report is allegedly based on an account seen of a January 11 conversation between American Congress members and King Abdullah during his visit to Washington.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,YOSSI MELMAN
The ISIS announcement came shortly after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared Monday that Russia will start withdrawing a main part of its forces in Syria.
Peace talks in Geneva enter third day; new humanitarian aid reaches Aleppo province
By RODI SAID AND STEPHANIE NEBEHAY/REUTERS
Former senior IDF official tells 'Post' that Putin's announcement to pull forces from embattled Syria "should not be taken at face value."
Top Israeli lawmaker says ramifications of Moscow's pullout could not yet be gauged.
Russian premier amazed observers on Monday when he announced plans to gradually withdraw his forces from Syria.
By YOSSI MELMAN
Fallout of conflict will affect generations to come.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Russian leader: I’ll continue assisting embattled Assad against "terrorism."
By MICHAEL WILNER
Through its intervention in Syria, Putin has restored Russia status as a major international player capable of exerting its influence far from its borders.
"There are all sorts of different models of a federal structure that would, in some models, have a very, very loose center and a lot of autonomy for different regions," diplomat says.
By LOUIS CHARBONNEAU/REUTERS
In new video, the extremists group's so-called 'Caucasus Province' urges Muslims in Russia to join them, claiming that "the Caliphate is already here."
Hezbollah had managed to smuggle advanced Russian-made SA-22 missiles into Lebanon as well as Yakhont surface-to-sea precision missiles, a violation of an Iranian pledge, according to 'Al Jarida'.
The Kremlin announced the death of Sergun on January 4, saying that he died in Moscow after a heart attack.
Uzbekistan caregiver found wandering around a Moscow street holding infant's severed head in the air and shouting Islamist slogans.
The truce does not apply to Islamic State and al Qaeda affiliate the Nusra Front, and the Syrian government and Moscow have said they will not halt combat against those militants.
The military base that was hit by the car bomb is considered one of the most important military centers of the Russian forces on the Syrian coast, located some 15 kilometers from Latakia.
US-Russian agreement marks first serious effort to broker a cessation of hostilities in the conflict since it first began five years ago.
Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan is visiting Moscow this week.
Major powers agreed earlier on Friday to a pause in combat in Syria, but Russia pressed on with bombing in support of its ally President Bashar al-Assad.
The parties also agreed on ways to accelerate the delivery of humanitarian aid to regions of the country that have gone without for months.
Targeting rebel groups fighting for the ouster of embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad, Russian forces continued to broaden their air campaign.
Kremlin's comments come after German Chancellor Merkel had criticized Russia's bombing campaign in Syria.
Satellite photos document activity at Russian airbase in Latakia.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg urged Russia on Saturday to "take all necessary measures" to ensure NATO airspace was not violated again.
'Financial Times' reported that the head of Russia's GRU military intelligence agency traveled to Damascus at the end of last year to ask Assad to step down only to be angrily rebuffed.
The main beneficiary of the Russian intervention in Syria has been Iran.
By ELY KARMON
As Russia modernizes its military and steps to the fore in the Middle East, Moscow possesses significant capabilities to either help or hinder key Israeli interests.
By JOSH COHEN,REUTERS
With conflicts rapidly multiplying around it, Israel is steadily adopting a mind-set of neutrality.
As part of their ongoing cooperation, Russia has supplied Hezbollah with weapons in exchange for intel and assistance in target selection, commanders tell Daily Beast.
Regarding ongoing collaboration with the US, Russia is “not even discussing Hezbollah and Hamas with the Americans.”
Israel cannot ignore the procurement of advanced Russian weapons systems by its neighbors.
By ODED ERAN,YOEL GUZANSKY,ZVI MAGEN
Move is one of several steps Tehran must take in order to reach "Implementation Day" of the nuclear deal with world powers.
Russia claims that there continues to be oil-smuggling from Syria to Turkey.
Relations between Ankara and Moscow are already at their worst in recent memory after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane over Syria last month.
Iran says it is readying for move to reduce its stock of enriched uranium, which can be used in nuclear weapons.
"It is hard for us to reach agreement with the current Turkish leadership, if at all possible," said Putin, calling the downing of the Russian plane "a hostile act."
NATO sources said the shooting down of a Russian plane in Turkey had galvanized allies to come forward with more support and tailor the assistance to help lower tensions between the two nations.
Planned Putin-Erdogan summit canceled, a Kremlin spokesman said on Monday.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON,REUTERS
Putin seems to have more time for Jews and Israel than any of his predecessors or his neighbors.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
There's been a lot of communists over the years, some good, some bad. But which one are you?
By OLIVIA FINE
Russian strategists spring from a long history of champion chess players.
By AVRAHAM AVI-HAI
The Russian economy is in a bad shape. 20 million Russians are now living in poverty, up 50 percent for the past two years, and the highest rate for the past 10 years.
By DMITRIY FROLOVSKIY
The major weapon in the current Russian diplomatic arsenal is the federal agency Rossotrudnichestvo.
The administration has rejected Israel’s requests for additional systems it could use to defend against Iran attacks.
By CAROLINE B. GLICK
Opinion: The Russian media often uses conspiracy theories to create division and paranoia.
By LIZ WAHL
The photos and videos published by news agencies and activists proved that Russia has targeted moderate rebel groups, specifically the Free Syrian Army, instead of Islamic State.
By MOHAMMED RUZGAR