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!
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 Stern Stern 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
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.
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."
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
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