04.28.2017 | 2 Iyar, 5777
Russia slams alleged Israeli strike on Syria
Arab merchants shut stores in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners
Remaining alert: 15 years after Israel's biggest West Bank op since 1967
Patriot missile fired at drone entering Israeli airspace from Syria
Basketball star Amar’e Stoudemire reveals he is learning Hebrew
Basketball: Jerusalem beats Herzliya for 3rd straight win
Soccer: Beersheba looking to clinch championship at Mac TA
Bennett wins re-election as Bayit Yehudi head
Storming the Labor Party leadership
Netanyahu’s muscular diplomacy
Trump may announce US embassy move to Jerusalem during Israel visit
Television: ‘Girls,’ guys and Oprah
Movie Review: A soft rain permeates ‘After the Storm’
The best of both worlds at Kitchen Bar
Veneziana in Haifa
Vered helps Beitar leap over Petah Tikva into 3rd place
American Heart Association picks United Hatzalah as training partner
Israeli greens to march in global campaign against Trump climate policies
Israel’s united and uniting rescue team
A radiant idea
Teen pot smokers run high risk of schizophrenia, Israeli researchers find
Bird makes a rare stop in Israel after 'wrong turn'
Two million head to the outdoors this Passover holiday
Kinneret’s deceptive depths a new danger to swimmers
Editor's Notes: Why we are hosting Sebastian Gorka
Column one: Netanyahu’s bold move against Europe
Independence Day: Celebrating the process
Rooted in 3,000 years of history
New photos emerge of Jewish convert Jenna Jameson's baby
Report: Desperate Syrians sell kidneys, eyes to Lebanese organ traffickers
Assad behind April 4 chemical attack, French intelligence confirms
Turkey detains 800 people over suspected links to US-based cleric
Khamenei says next Iranian president should be less engaged with West
Trump says Iran violating ‘spirit’ of nuclear deal
Tillerson: An 'unchecked Iran' could follow same path as North Korea
Trump administration certifies Iran compliant with nuclear deal
Iraqi forces using siege and stealth to evict ISIS from Mosul
Egypt says air strikes kill ISIS leaders in Sinai
Islamic State seeking alliance with al Qaida, Iraqi vice president says
US-backed forces launch new attacks on Islamic State in Syria
Wisconsin students blame Israel for violence against African-Americans
The French Jewish community's hardening position against Le Pen
NYC council candidate's platform: Stop 'greedy Jewish landlords'
Jewish officials hail Austria’s decision to adopt antisemitism definition
Tel Aviv to house world's first construction tech hub
Minority Report: In pursuit of Optima results
Israeli firm, US Department of Defense to fight infectious disease together
Families of Holocaust victims and survivors reunited thanks to MDA tracing unit
S.Korea, US warn of punishment for N.Korea; US stresses sanctions
Ivanka Trump hissed at W20 Summit for defending father
Trump: UN Security Council must ready new sanctions on N.Korea
Larry King: Trump presidency highlights his lack of experience
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
Grapevine: Happy 69th
Star Catcher - Astrology for the week of April 28, 2017
Grapevine: Tracing unit
Grapevine: Goldin’s letter
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
Dry Bones Cartoon - April 24, 2017
Ivanka Trump visits Holocaust memorial in Berlin
Dry Bones Cartoon - April 27, 2017
Dry Bones Cartoon - April 19, 2017
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
Just a Thought: On sirens
Publicly lauding Israel – from Iran
Unable to fight
Pascale’s kitchen: From the old country
A kashrut controversy – for one day
Adventures in bentsching
Touring the city
From prayer to fulfillment: Israel’s first birthday
Q&A with Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota
A hero of two armies
Celebrating at 60
Savta Suzy and Saba Momi
לְכָל אֶחָד יְרוּשָלַיִם
אַלְבּוֹם חָדָש: שָלוֹש
אַחַת. אַחַת וְאַחַת
הַמַסָע אֶל הַצִיוּר: אַבְרָהָם פֶרְדוֹ
The Christian Edition- one month free subscription
Texas professors condemn Israel trip for students
Pope Francis urges the powerful to act humbly in surprise TED talk
Reflection and Prayer in Jerusalem from A Truth Seeker
Austrian Chancellor Plants Tree at the Grove of Nations
Fighting Fire with Fire
KOSHER IN CUZCO
Radical Islamic immigration strategy
The Oscars and Hollywood's hypocrisy; Dear Hollywood, If You Want To Help Women, You Must Strictly And Unapologetically Defend The Values That Have Allowed Women To Thrive.
The New Israel Fund's Law of Return
In their call, Trump also expressed his view that an international nuclear agreement brokered with Iran in 2015 should be "rigorously enforced."
By MICHAEL WILNER
Official responses in Cairo, Riyadh and Amman seemed calculated to make an impression on the incoming Trump administration rather than to impel any immediate or urgent follow up on the Kerry proposal
By BEN LYNFIELD
Saudi Arabia maintains membership, but Russia loses seat.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF,REUTERS
The editorial, published Sunday in the Saudi Gazette, seemed to depart in tone from the widely-held position in the Arab world that Israel is responsible for the impasse with the Palestinians.
The editorial came amid signs that the Saudi media is softening its reporting on Israel, a development that has been linked to under the table contacts between the two countries.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Softer media reporting "is a sign there is less enmity," says one Israeli official.
By MICHAEL WILNER,HERB KEINON
Rabbi Michael Melchior said the day when Israelis can travel to Saudi Arabia is “in the cards and it will, as we say Inshallah, ‘with god’s help,’ happen very soon.”
“The Israeli society that I encountered embraces a culture of peace, has accomplishments it wants to (protect), wants coexistence, and wants peace,” says Abd al-Mujid al-Hakim.
By ADAM RASGON
Saudi general Anwar Eshki leads group of businessmen and academics on rare Israel visit in part to promote the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Right-wing lawmakers in Knesset's Land of Israel Caucus pen petition, which garners 22 signatures.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Following the shooting, Salma al-Jamal, a Palestinian news anchor working at Al-Jazeera TV, wrote on Twitter: "The Ramadan operation is the best answer to stories about 'peace process'."
By MAAYAN GROISMAN
Iran's Parliament Speaker accuses Saudi Arabia of shirking its responsibility to help "the resistance axis" both in the 2008 war in Gaza and in the Second Lebanon War.
The question of Saudi Arabia’s involvement in 9/11 will remain in the arena of speculation and conspiracy theories.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Anwar Eshki, a retired Major General in the Saudi army said in an interview with AL-Jazeera that he opposes arming the Palestinians, "like Iran does," because it will be counterproductive.
By MAAYAN GROISMAN,HERB KEINON
"Why should the end result be different between how Saudi Arabia and the PA are treated if their goal was the same? Why are they viewed so differently?"
Saudi Arabia denies providing any support for the 19 hijackers - most of whom were Saudi citizens - who killed nearly 3,000 people in the Sept. 11 attacks.
The session, titled "Old crises, new Middle East," is to be held on Sunday morning.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
According to US law, the Defense Department must ensure that weapons sales to Mideast nations comport with an American guarantee of Israel's qualitative military edge (QME) in the region.
Channel 10 says Arab governments have sent messages through third parties to Netanyahu indicating a desire to change their posture toward Israel.
What citizens of other countries are reading about the Middle East
By COMPILED BY THE MEDIA LINE
What citizens of other countries are reading about the Middle East.
Surprise move could help facilitate holding of a regional peace conference this summer.
The meeting between Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman and Trump was billed by the Saudis as a turning point in relations.
The meeting on Tuesday appeared to signal a meeting of the minds on many issues between Trump and Prince Mohammed.
It will be the first meeting since Trump took office in January between the US President and the powerful prince.
Saudi media reported last week that police had raided a party where men were dressed as women and wearing make-up and arrested around 35 people.
Sari's case highlights what activists say is a rise in human trafficking cases since Indonesia in 2015 banned women from going to 21 Middle Eastern countries.
Relations between the two regional powers worsened after hundreds of people, many of them Iranians, died in a crush at the 2015 pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
"How can one deal with a nation whose intent is to destroy us?" Saudi FM asks at Munich confab.
By BEN LYNFIELD,ANNA AHRONHEIM
Twenty-thousand Saudis flocked to their nation's first-ever Comic Con, an event which religious conservatives decried as "devil worship."
Editorials and columns in the Arab world focus on the promised embassy move to Jerusalem, hopes for strategic cooperation and uncertainty over Trump's alliance with Putin.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
Saudi Arabia cancelled military aid last February when Beirut failed to join other Arab states in condemning attacks by Iranian demonstrators on Saudi missions in Iran.
Pop song that chides Gulf kingdom's oppressive treatment of women has garnered over 2.5 million views along with sparking scandal.
Cairo and Riyadh retain mutual interests on Iran, but have clashed on Syria and relations with Russia.
By BRUCE MADDY-WEITZMAN
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen's decision reportedly sparked anger across the Islamic Kingdom.
In an eyebrow-raising statement made to the British newspaper 'The Guardian,' Boris Johnson was quoted saying "you've got the Saudis, Iran, everybody... playing proxy wars."
The rulings are subject to appeal, and death sentences must go to the king for ratification.
One social media user demanded: "Kill her and throw her corpse to the dogs."
Amidst economic woes from dropping oil prices, Saudi Arabia is encouraging women to enter the workforce.
By KATIE BEITER / THE MEDIA LINE
Lashing comes after another Saudi prince was executed for murder.
Assaults on foreign embassies have occurred throughout the Islamic Republic's 37-year history, often harming its diplomatic relations.
ISIS-linked terrorists reportedly planned to attack World Cup qualifying match.
Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir was found guilty of shooting dead another Saudi national during a brawl and was executed after a royal order by King Salman.
Abitbol said that Haidar has asked countries with ties to Saudi Arabia, including the Canadian government, to intervene on the blogger's behalf.
The vacuum left by America’s disengagement has thrown the Middle East into a dangerous state of instability, wherein extremist groups thrive and thwart any hopes for peace.
By ZVI MAZEL
An Egyptian investment bank, said Egypt is on the verge of devaluing its currency, the Egyptian pound.
By LINDA GRADSTEIN/THE MEDIA LINE
A reader in Saudi Arabia also wrote on Twitter on Monday that he can now access the site from there on his mobile device.
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
Warships, speedboats, air navy aircraft, Marine Corps and special security naval units took part, state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said.
Arranged marriages and segregation of sexes contribute to increase in divorce.
The veto override is a blow to Obama, and to Saudi Arabia, one of the longest-standing US allies in the Arab world.
Obama said other countries could use the law as an excuse to sue US diplomats, service members or companies.
"If they are preparing an army to invade us, we are not easily taken by someone who would make war on us," Prince Khaled al-Faisal warns.
Fake passports and drug smuggling are just two ways pilgrims attempt to carry out the Haj.
Gulf states rap passage by US Congress of law allowing families of the deadly 2001 attacks to sue the kingdom; White House expected to veto measure.
The pilgrimage is a duty for all Muslims at least once in their lives if they can afford it.
Saudi women are not allowed to travel, marry, study, or even have surgery without permission from their guardians.
Saudi Grand Mufti Al-Sheikh's remarks, made to a Mecca newspaper which carried them on Tuesday, drew a swift retort from Iran's Foreign Minister.
"They must not let those rulers escape responsibility for the crimes they have caused throughout the world of Islam," Iran's supreme leader says.
Eshki posited that PIJ and Hamas leaders have a flawed understanding of normalization.
The Council argues that the mutations of the creatures in the popular game, who are given specific powers, amounts to blasphemy by promoting the theory of natural evolution.
The coordination but poor training appear to be a sign of ISIS's operational model, recruiting would-be jihadists online and managing plots remotely with minimal involvement in training.
The explosions targeting US diplomats, Shi'ite worshippers and a security headquarters at a mosque in the holy city of Medina follow days of mass killings claimed by the Islamic State group.
Syria jihadi expert: The project of Islamic State building a state structure is a failure, which could lead to members going back to al-Qaida
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
The state has the right to appeal the ruling at a higher court, and the accord must also be approved by parliament.
US attraction park company seeks to expand to ultra-conservative Middle Eastern kingdom.
John Brennan seems to be working to counter the imminent release of 28 pages from 2002 report.
Under King Salman, Riyadh has adjusted its strategy for countering the efforts of its Shi'ite Muslim rival to build influence in Africa, Asia and even Latin America.
Iran's official pilgrimage organization says Iranians wont attend annual Muslim pilgrimage, citing regional rivalry
Luckily for cat lovers across the Islamic country, the cleric explained that it was not only cats which were prohibited from photos.
By ROSIE PERPER
According to 'Al-Araby', the father went to the hospital in order to "thank" the doctor, only to pull out a gun and shoot him at close range.
Prince Mohammed is overseeing the most dramatic changes his country has seen in the past half century.
By NOGA TARNOPOLSKY/THE MEDIA LINE
Fans of the team, which represents the al-Ahwaz region that was occupied by Iran in 1925, donned traditional Arab keffiyeh head coverings to express their solidarity with the Arab nation.
According to the report, the Saudi police, in collaboration with the Kingdom's security forces, besieged Wadi Numan, a Mecca suburb, where a group of five ISIS fighters had been hiding.
The cleric, Salman Odah, stated that "even though homosexuality is considered a sin in all the Semitic holy books, it does not require any punishment in this world."
The proposed US law could hold the Saudi kingdom responsible for any role in the Sept 11, 2001 attacks.
"Mia Khalifa has a proven track record of bringing people together regardless of cultural background for the betterment of our country and international community," reads the appeal.
Nuptials over in a flash after Saudi bride shares photos of wedding ceremony via social media app.
Saudi blue blood's temper becomes red-blooded in alleged abuse of Parisian artisan.
The world community has done little to champion human rights in Saudi Arabia.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
Saudis recognize the need to diversify and liberalize and may have taken recent steps to do so.
By JOSHUA A. SMITH
The source of China and Saudi Arabia’s increasing alignment of interests is China’s effort to create its self-declared 21st Century Maritime Silk Road.
By MICHAEL TANCHUM
Commentators, government officials and the media, especially those from the West, like neat, clean stories of alliances. This is a historical bias.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Saudi Arabia seems to be at its lowest point in the regional and sectarian conflict with its arch-enemy Iran, one of the main winners of the situation on the ground in Syria.
By ELY KARMON
The real story with Ellison is that, as with so many religious-nationalist Muslims in the West, his views dovetail much more logically with the extreme Right.