07.01.2016 | 25 Sivan, 5776
Palestinian sources say Hamas seeking to repair relations with Iran, report says
Peretz takes credit for 10 years of quiet
Rena Ariel blames mother of Palestinian terrorist for daughter’s death
Terror attack in Netanya: Palestinian wounds two, killed by civilian
Military and political courage at Entebbe
AIPAC lauds Senate for additional foreign aid, anti-BDS action for Israel
New Israel Fund awards Breaking the Silence $20,000 consolation prize
Quartet report to highlight threats to peace
Party 'til the break of dawn: Tel Aviv to celebrate 'White Night'
Coming and going on the small screen
A fishy tale
Twice as nice
Israeli soccer star Eran Zahavi completes record transfer to Chinese club
Philip Stein, Optical International to vie for title
Israeli-Slovenian rowing duo making waves
Hapoel Jerusalem threatened with BSL suspension
Feel the Power: Mobile stations will try to avoid summer outages
Israeli start-up's headphones adapt to people's unique earprints
Living With History
Israelis shrug off fears of hi-tech bubble
Nazareth Hospital insists on serving only whole wheat bread
Health Ministry rankings seen boosting hospital performance
Weizmann study links viral infections in pregnant women to autism, schizophrenia risk
Alleged kidnapping of Yemenite children opens Pandora’s box in Knesset
Israel leading a ‘water revolution’ in arid California
New desalination plant a 'mistake' or case of NIMBY syndrome?
Haifa ammonia production to be relocated– three years behind schedule
Jihad is contagious
GRAPEVINE: Virtual Independence Celebration
MY WORD: From Entebbe to Erdogan’s Turkey
COLUMN ONE: Israel’s diplomatic spring
Assad: West secretly cooperating with Damascus against militants
Lebanese army says it foils planned attacks by Islamic State
Violent clashes erupt in Nablus, Hamas calls on parties to unite against Israel
WATCH: 250 ISIS fighters killed in deadliest ever US airstrikes against the group
High marijuana use a growing phenomenon in Iran
Iran regime trying to brush prostitution problems under the rug
Iranian commander threatens to make Bahrain’s royal family ‘disappear’
Iran claims it thwarts bombings in Tehran, other cities
Was the Istanbul attack an act of retaliation for Turkey-Israel accord?
Report: Turkish intelligence warned of ISIS attack in Istanbul weeks ago
Report says UK Labour Party not racist
MKs slam Corbyn’s ‘anti-Semitic’ comparison of Israel to ISIS
Jeremy Corbyn appears to compare supporters of Israel, ISIS at release of anti-Semitism report
Belgian court upholds kosher ritual slaughter rights
Another Israeli app wins a prize
Are Start-Up Nation’s ‘seven years of plenty’ coming to an end?
Trump, Clinton respond to Turkey terror attack
Sanders appointee to 'Post': Democratic platform should include 'occupation,' right to boycott
Exclusive: For first time, Democrats to condemn BDS, recognize Palestinian right to self govern
Analysis: Trump, Clinton election to impact Israeli migrant dilemma
Astrology for the week of June 1, 2016
Grapevine: Worthy cause
British Jews denounce neo-Nazi 'Miss Hitler' pageant
Viva Italia at Cafe Landwer!
Podcast: From Tel Aviv, a story of hope for Orlando
Briefing: 'King Bibi' pulls it together, again
Podcast: The mystery of Tel Aviv’s Jane Doe alleys
Briefing: Liberman, Trump and fascism
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
A Jewish woman’s view
The Iran nuclear deal: One year on
Is BDS headed for defeat?
Striving for kedusha
Lerner in the Mirror
Setting the record straight
Bye bye banks
Veterans: A colorful life
Books: Evil innate
Books: Forever changed by tragedy
Hot off the Arab press
The law and the reality
Guess what? Jerusalem has a beer garden
This week in Jerusalem
F.I.G., the permaculture center
Better late than never
A rose is a rose is a rose
Klezmer all around
‘חָרִיש’, עִיר חֲדָשָה בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל
אוֹנִיוֹת מַשָׂא עֲנָקִיוֹת
מֵהֶזְנֵק טֶכְנוֹלוֹגִי לְזִינוּק כַּלְכָּלִי
הַתָנָ"ך שֶל אִימָא
The Christian Edition- one month free subscription
Raising Arrows: Charity with a happy heart
StandWithUs disappointed with anti-Israel Presbyterian GA
ADL slams Presbyterian Church decision to explore 2-state solution alternatives
Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Courtyard Park Dedicated in Kfar Chabad
Spanish Village Connects with its Ancient Jewish Roots
Expo Forest Inaugurated in the Negev
The Scholarship is from Canada, the Foresters from Israel
The Family Landau De Vries Park, a Forest Park in the Desert
A Double Celebration of Shavuot and Metulla's 120th Anniversary
JNF South Africa Delegates Get in Touch with the Real Israel
Czech prime minister plants tree in Jerusalem grove of nations
Greek President Plants Olive Tree in Jerusalem Grove of Nations
Planning a Sustainable Future through Water Sensitive Cities
Burnt Trees and Charred Earth in Jerusalem’s Arazim Valley
Hugging a Tree? Beware of the Pine Processionary Caterpillar!
KKL-JNF holds its 6th Latin American Leadership Conference
Andrew Viterbi at a KKL-JNF Milan Gala Event
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
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
When Your Pipe Runs Out of a Basic Necessity (Water in Samaria)
Like Father Like Son (it doesn’t have to be so)
Guilty Before Found Guilty, Israel’s Policy
The BREXIT murders -- an English Lord and European Democracy
PM’s office says the issue of the Arab Peace Initiative was not raised during his talks with the Russian president .
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
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
Russian Standard vodka reaches out to it's Israeli market.
By NIV ELIS
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.
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.
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.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
PM rejects Lavrov claim that he accepted 2002 Arab Peace Plan; says Turkey deal could happen soon.
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.
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 Stern Stern HOFFMAN
Vladimir Putin’s conversion of western Syria into a Russian protectorate rekindles a Russo-Turkish contest that harks back centuries.
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
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.
The images alleged to show four helicopters and 20 lorries destroyed by fire in mid-May
Efforts to end the war between Assad and Syrian rebels are a separate affair from the war against Islamic State and other terrorist organizations operating in Syria’s eastern provinces.
By MICHAEL WILNER
The Syrian Revolution Coordinator group in Palmyra claimed on its Facebook page that "Assad and ISIS allow Russia to conquer and vandalize Palmyra and its culture."
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."
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.
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
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
This war is being waged in order to defeat ISIS and to create a new situation in the Middle East but it is also a war for hegemony and control of the area.
By NOAM TIBON
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