02.19.2017 | 23 Shevat, 5777
A warning to Nasrallah: 'Israel will respond harshly to Hezbollah'
'For first time, Israel isn't the moderate Arab world's biggest threat'
Report: Netanyahu rejected peace plan proposed by Kerry at secret 2016 meeting
'Israeli threats to Lebanese sovereignty will meet appropriate response'
Female Druse news presenter makes history on Channel 1
Netanyahu leaves for Singapore, Australia, seeking to ‘open new markets’
Netanyahu: US sees option for normalized ties with our Arab neighbors
Austrian Film Week returns to Israeli theaters
Former Mossad chief: Maybe Flynn was thrown under the bus to protect Trump
Austrian Interior Minister looks to Israel for security expertise
Hotel Review: Enamored by the Inbal
Shalom and all that jazz
Yiddish ‘Menashe’ and Israeli classic ‘Avanti Popolo’ wow Berlin audiences
Yellow-and-blue aims to continue winning streak at Kiryat Gat
Maccabi TA off to winning start under Lito
Basketball: Maccabi captures 8th straight State Cup
Soccer: Race for 1st between Mac Tel Aviv, Hap Beersheba getting tighter
Surgeon removes pen cap from boy’s lungs
Israeli, Palestinian researchers cooperate in disease study
Tech Talk: Cyber criminals breach enterprises in 40 countries
Cardiologists’ council: Don’t stop taking your statins
Suffering in silence
Israeli firm to build second sewage treatment plant in Ethiopia
Building frustration in the wild, wild east
Rihanna the rhino gives birth to first calf at Israeli zoo
Honey of an idea
Trump in denial over rising American antisemitism
The future of Egyptian-Israeli relations: Cairo more committed to peace than normalization
February 19, 2017: Culture of pettiness
Time to safeguard democracies
Saudi Arabia, Israel present de facto united front against Iran
Saudi Arabia hosts its first-ever Comic Con
Zarif takes apparent shot at Israeli 'audacity,' says Iran will never develop nukes
'Blind sheik' convicted in 1993 World Trade bombing dies in US prison
Iran says Israel, not Tehran, biggest threat to global security
Why Trump can't keep his promise of no nuclear Iran 'ever'
Why does a weakened ISIS see Trump presidency as a lifeline?
Refugee who took selfie with Merkel sues Facebook
'Iraq to oppose US travel curbs, to preserve alliance against ISIS'
'Investigations show Brussels airport bombers were obsessed with Israelis'
Ambassador Dermer to liaison with White House on Pollard
Top European rabbi: Synagogues no longer a safe haven
Agents of change
German party condemns BDS, compares movement to pre-WWII antisemitism
‘Israeli venture capital sector is booming, despite global decline’
OurCrowd Global Investor Summit begins in Jerusalem
Tel Aviv launches Digi-Dog service for its 25,000 canines
Pence visits former Nazi concentration camp Dachau
Pence: Iran won’t have nuclear weapons to use against US or Israel
Trump's defense chief visits UAE in first Middle East trip
Report: Trump transition team attempted to block UN settlement resolution
Analysis: Clinton falls amid assault on establishment
Clinton concedes: 'We have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling'
Hillary Clinton and the glass ceiling: Cracked but intact
NY hassidic village loyal to Clinton despite Trump popularity among ultra-Orthodox
Trump reportedly picks friend of Jared Kushner to serve in administration
Trump calls UN 'sad,' days after Israeli settlements vote
Saddam Hussein's daughter touts Trump's 'political sensibility'
Dermer calls on Trump to move embassy to Jerusalem
Trump appears to invent Sweden terror incident
Grapevine: Balfour et al
This week in 60 seconds: When Benjamin met Donald
From JDC program participant to JDC professional
Podcast: Three Ladies, Three Lattes
Podcast: Does Trump love Jews or embolden antisemitic voices?
Why Starbucks failed in Israel (and only in Israel)
Taxicab Diplomacy: Trump vs. Clinton
Disney drops top YouTube star over antisemitic videos
Dominican paper apologizes for Baldwin-Trump photo flub in Israel article
Ace of face: Israeli-born tennis player ousted for hitting ump with ball
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
The People & The Book: Advancing with all
A traitor in Budapest
How would you like your grasshopper?
Driven by hatred
Hot off the Arab press
Pascale's kitchen: Cholent, Tunisian style
Estonian Jewry revisited
Sugar is a spice
Critics and hugs
This week in Jerusalem
Color and food for thought
Returning to their land
Who are you, Tel Aviv marathoners?
מֵחוֹדֶש יָנוּאָר צָרִיך לְשַלֵם עַל שַׂקִיוֹת נַייְלוֹן
שִידוּרִים חַיִים מֵהַכְּנֶסֶת
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Baptist leaders tour Israel
The fulfillment of Ezekiel 36
Ecumenical group ‘blind to facts’ in support of ‘Palestine’
O.L.E.I Helps Restore Burnt Neveh Shalom Forest on Tu Bishvat
Planting and Marching Together to a Shared Future
Muslala Plaza Enlivens Jerusalem's Clal Commercial Center
Tu BiShvat Ceremony with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin
Are You Threatened?
The Recorded Deed to Jerusalem
Trump's Middle East policy takes shape
Bill Maher vs. Milo Yiannopoulos: Double Standards
"We're gonna work very hard to get it done quickly and done properly. Good for both sides,"
"Spontaneity is not something that protects national security interests."
One anonymous Trump aide says "the story is a fantasy."
By JPOST.COM STAFF,REUTERS
Trump took the opportunity to outline his plan to disentangle from his businesses, which will now be controlled by his two sons without his involvement.
By MICHAEL WILNER
"It is an attempt to damage our bilateral relations. It is pulp fiction," says Kremlin spokesman.
Senior US official: "Russia's goal here was to favor one candidate over the other, to help Trump get elected."
By JPOST.COM STAFF
After Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimea peninsula in 2014, UEFA banned Crimean clubs from moving to the Russian league and instead authorized them to set up their own competition.
“Russian-Israeli relations have a special character, largely because Israel is home to over a million of our compatriots."
Both Netanyahu and Abbas have said throughout the week that they were interested, but that the other side was putting up obstacles.
By HERB KEINON
Yehuda Losky touted as oldest volunteer in the Yad Sarah organization that helps the elderly, sick and lonely.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
In rare criticism, Israeli ambassador to Moscow links move to a recent string of allegedly racist statements about Jews by Russian politicians.
“They vilify any saint, it is in their tradition of 2,000 years."
Russia's Bolshoi premieres Mieczyslaw Weinberg's "Idiot" opera based on the famous novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
The latest Limmud FSU conference outside St. Petersburg draws a record attendance.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
Russian security forces opened an investigation into the circumstances of the event.
Weekend event boosts Jewish identity in Tatarstan.
By SARAH LEVI
Titled “Elie Wiesel, from Sighet to Moscow via France and Israel,” the exhibition opened Wednesday at the Israeli Cultural Center in the Russian capital.
By STEVE LINDE
Cela sonne comme un conte hassidique. Alors que la tombe de Rabbi Nahman a subi
de graves dommages, il s’en est fallu de peu pour qu’elle ne soit entièrement détruite.
By BEN BRESKY
Alors qu’Alep ploie sous les bombardements, l’Occident démontre une fois de plus son impuissance
By MICHELLE MAZEL
US officials pointed the finger directly at Putin for personally directing the hacking efforts and primarily targeting Democrats.
The 92 people aboard did not survive the crash; plane did not send out SOS signal.
Warning: Some viewers may find the below footage distressing.
Peskov said that Putin was ready to be flexible when it came to mending ties which he wanted to improve, but that there was a limit to his flexibility and that he would need to see US reciprocity.
In a secret ballot by the 193-member UN General Assembly, Hungary received 144 votes, followed by Croatia with 114 votes and Russia with 112 votes.
Last week, US Vice President Joseph Biden hinted that the US will escalate to a new level of counter cyber strikes at some point of its choosing.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Israeli ambassador to Russia: "We welcome Moscow’s activities in Syria"
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
While first place is out of its hands, Jerusalem does control its fate regarding second position.
By ALLON SINAI
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev visited Israel last week and met with many government officials, including Ariel.
By YOSSI MELMAN
The visit marks 25-years of diplomatic ties between Israel and Russia. While Medvedev is here, the two countries plan to sign agreements in agriculture, customs, high-tech and construction.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN,TOVAH LAZAROFF,REUTERS
MKs plan to discuss Russia’s increased involvement in the Mideast and the need for the IDF and Russian forces in Syria to coordinate closely.
By LAHAV HARKOV
On the 75th anniversary of Russian-Jewish writer Isaac Babel’s execution, his grandson searches for answers to better understand the man he never met.
By HANNAH BROWN
Washington and the West have looked on as pro-Assad ground troops have begun amassing in the thousands around Aleppo.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
"I think Russia has variegated interests. The first interest is to make sure militant Islam does not penetrate and destabilize Russia."
The Kremlin put out a two-sentence statement on Wednesday saying that Netanyahu called Putin to discuss the diplomatic process and regional issues.
A visitor to the ‘Motherland’ discovers spellbinding hustle and bustle and historic grandeur.
By MARION REISS
Former US ambassador to UN says he "does not share the concerns" of Jewish groups about cutting of aid or remaining overly neutral between Israel, Palestinians.
The cease-fire agreed upon by the US and Russia is unlikely to bring Syria’s civil war to an end.
By BRUCE MADDY-WEITZMAN
What citizens of other countries are reading about the Middle East.
By COMPILED BY THE MEDIA LINE
Masha Gessen pens a personal and historical look at Jews fleeing Russia over the centuries.
By COLIN SHINDLER
"Turkey is violating Syrian sovereignty so there is no Syrian-Turkish dialog."
Cairo and Riyadh retain mutual interests on Iran, but have clashed on Syria and relations with Russia.
There has been confusion over which groups in the opposition are included in the ceasefire.
Halt in fighting excludes Islamic State and all groups linked to them.
Some are now interpreting these live visuals as a testament to the fact that we are already in the throes of a third world war.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
Russian Deputy Ambassador to Israel Alexy Drobinin speaks to Israeli TV station hours after an off-duty Turkish police officer shot and killed Moscow's envoy in Ankara.
Russian ministry also says it was disappointed by plans by the US to extend its Iran Sanctions Act by 10 years.
Rustam Aselderov, also known as Sheikh Abu Mohammad al-Qadari, was said to be involved with a number of deadly Russian terror attacks.
Officials in Moscow did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Russia's relations with Israel.
According to Russian and Iranian reports, Tehran is mulling a $10 billion arms deal with Moscow and has inked new deal with Beijing.
By REUTERS,JPOST.COM STAFF
Concerned by regional developments, Iran is buttressing its strategic alliances; Israel should take note.
By ELY KARMON
The announcement came as Syrian government supported by Iranian-backed militias and Russian air power pounded the rebel-held area of Aleppo.
Why is Moscow putting itself on the wrong side of history, because who can doubt that history will record Assad as a monstrous tyrant and Russia as his sinister ally?
By JOHN LLOYD/REUTERS
French FM calls on Moscow, Tehran to desist from prolonging the civil war in Syria.
Agreement includes cease-fire, aid, plan against Islamists • Hours after announcement, Russian bombs kill at least 25 in attack on Idlib.
Russia’s use of an Iranian air base to strike targets in Syria has little operational significance, but is of strategic importance
By EPHRAIM KAM,ZVI MAGEN
Tehran says Russia's use of an air base for Syria strikes are over "for now."
An Islamic State video featured the purported attackers, Uthman Mardalov and Salim Israilov, though Russian investigators have not confirmed their identities.
Washington called the Russian use of Iranian air base "unfortunate."
Defense Ministry in Moscow says Iran-based aircraft have stuck various targets in Syria.
The normalization of relations is not a done deal as Russia will want Turkey to stop supporting rebels in Syria.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
Rouhani is to meet with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and Azeri President Ilham Aliyev at a first-of-its-kind summit
Islamic State terror group published nine-minute video threatening jihadi attacks in Russia.
Main Syrian opposition group calls for UN probe of alleged Russian strikes using substances that are designed to set fire to objects or burn people.
Moscow-based billionaire Valery Kogan reportedly paid millions for the pop sensations to perform at his granddaughter's star-studded wedding in London.
Hillel Butman, 84, made aliya from Leningrad to Jerusalem in 1979.
By ELISSA EINHORN
Concerns about the connections between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have been growing as of late.
How indeed could orthodoxy produce someone like Jared? Because of orthodoxy’s power to instill deep Jewish pride in its adherents.
By SHMULEY BOTEACH
Exclusive poll finds 71% see Russia as threat to US, NATO and Israeli security.
By JOEL C. ROSENBERG
Russia has fulfilled a long-held dream of reaching the warm water of the Mediterranean and is casting itself as the hegemon in the region.
By OFRA BENGIO
Putin is waiting for Trump, and Netanyahu is waiting for both of them.
By NACHMAN SHAI
''The outgoing US president has spawned a callow, cowardly series of leadership miscarriages that bullied friends and empowered enemies.''
By GIL TROY
The election of Donald Trump as the US president and his foreign policy goals also will serve to strengthen the positions of these great powers – Russia and China.
By BAYRAM ALIYEV
The problem with US “diplomacy” is that it is not diplomacy.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
The US imperatively needs a president who truly understands its role and spreads its values.
By RAUF BAKER
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
The task of getting Netanyahu and Abbas to agree to anything is daunting, yet with very limited expectations, it might actually be possible to get the parties talking once again.
By GERSHON BASKIN
The increased interest of Russia in the peace process builds on a long history of Russian relations with the Jewish state.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
Will a Russian, Turkish, Iranian strategic triangle emerge or is it all just short-term tactical?
By ILAN EVYATAR
There is no doubt that terrorism has become one of the most evident phenomena of global changes since late 20th century.
By ALEXANDER SHEIN
Israel’s approaches to its American ally and a Russia that directly and indirectly assists enemies like Iran, Syria and Hezbollah appear misplaced.
By EVAN GOTTESMAN
Netanyahu has been quick to stress that America, and not Russia, remains Israel’s main international partner.
By ILAN BERMAN
US president-elect blames Democrats for putting out media reports on Russian meddling and said he did not believe they came from the CIA.
Zakharova said that she had formulated the claim while visiting New York during an official visit with a Russian delegation in September.
Russian president also said he was sure a constructive dialogue between Moscow and Washington would serve the interests of both countries.
Election interference stokes fears of November 8 chaos; Little hope for new Syria talks as Russia expands military presence.
"The character traits he [Trump] has exhibited during the primary season suggest he would be a poor, even dangerous, commander in chief.".
By CORAL BRAUN
Countering the media hype, Russia watcher says the Kremlin could still prefer the known rather than the unfamiliar candidate.