03.22.2017 | 24 Adar, 5777
Obama's last year in office saw 40% rise in settler housing
IDF chief: Hamas tunnels are not a strategic or existential threat
Palestinian killed, two others wounded by IDF fire near Gaza border
Latest Iranian threat: Drones in Yemen
Rabbi summoned to hearing pending revocation of hesder yeshiva status
Netanyahu: 'Significant progress' in talks with US on settlement construction
Ghattas convicted of smuggling phones to security prisoners
‘Ghattas bill’ would cancel pensions of MKs who harm state security
Kuwait trying to oust Knesset from Inter-Parliamentary Union
EU: Annexing Ma’aleh Adumim would damage ties with Israel
Jerusalem, Hanoi reach deal to boost military cooperation
Cafe 65 on Rothschild boulevard starts the morning off just right
Berlin launches first ever Jewish food week
When the cat’s away, Deadmau5 will play
Veteran Israeli theater and opera director Micha Loewensohn dies at 65
Crowdfunding campaign launched for Beit Shemesh baseball complex
Financial strain on Israeli fencers emblematic of issue for second-tier sports
Pressure builds for Jerusalem’s decider in Spain
Soccer: Blue-and-white begins preparations for Spain
Dramatic rise in opiate use worries health system, politicians
Iron Dome start-up to provide critical support to New York Power Authority
High schoolers turn ideas into prizes at scientists competition
MKs blast Litzman for allegedly protecting tobacco giant Philip Morris
Students compete in Intel contest
A multi-pronged approach to
water economy innovation
$900,000 awarded to Israeli-American mobile video tech partnership
Migrating starlings swoop over southern Israel
Environmental Protection Ministry orders closure of ammonia facility
Happiness and the wandering Jew
On religious extremism
Letters: Broadcast woes
An open letter to anti-intellectual, antisemitic anti-Zionists
Family of missing CIA consultant Robert Levinson sues Iran in US court
Scorched earth: If Islamic State can't have it, no one can
Watch: The latest trend Egyptians are using to vent fury
Mossad chief: Iran is main threat to Israel with or without nuclear deal
Iran loses thousands, 10 generals in Syria-Iraq wars
Turkish ambassador: Iran's regional ambitions must be contained
Saudi Prince: Trump a 'strong president' in fight against dangerous Iran
Will ISIS use chemical weapons against Israel or Israelis in Europe?
US weighs deploying up to 1,000 'reserve' troops for ISIS fight
France's far-right Le Pen loses EU parliament immunity over ISIS tweets
ISIS fanatics call on supporters to 'terrorize' Jewish people in the West
No fanfare for Venezuelan arrivals in Israel
Israelis to be awarded 2017 Rhodes Scholarships for the first time
‘If antisemitic parties rise to power, we will call on European Jews to flee’
Pro-Israel professor withdraws from Ireland summit over Richard Falk controversy
Enticing Israeli startups to expand to Germany
Tech Talk: Israeli satellite to be launched into space
Intel buying Mobileye for $15 billion in biggest Israeli hi-tech deal ever
Ivanka Trump scores West Wing office, government security clearances
Trump immigration lawyer on travel ban: 'What happens to Muslims can happen to Jews'
FBI director confirms Trump team under investigation for Russia ties
'Motorist in custody after making bomb threat outside White House'
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
Pregnant Jenna Jameson to give baby Hebrew name
President Trump expecting ninth grandchild, from son Eric and his wife, Lara
Wonder Woman Gal Gadot welcomes second 'wonder baby'
VOTE NOW: Is Israel headed to the polls?
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
Roseanne Barr fires back at anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsour
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
A surprisingly unorthodox education minister?
Riding the bullet
Ask The Rabbi: Does Halacha permit demolition of terrorists’ homes?
New insight into a legendary leader
An outsider’s view of Israel
Hot off the Arab press
Peace according to Halacha
This week in Jerusalem
Empowered women: A site to see
Campus and the city
The sky and the spirit
An eyeful of music
Two acts for dance lovers
סֶקֶר עַל הָעִישוּן וְעַל שְתִייַת הָאַלְכּוֹהוֹל
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Thousands gather to see restored site of Jesus’s tomb in Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Tomb of Jesus reopens in Jerusalem after restoration
Evangelicals' role is to be an ‘articulate advocate’ for Israel, Eagles’ Wings founder says
Czech Parliament Representatives in Israel
Canadian Delegation in Israel: “It’s a privilege to be here”
Bosnian President Plants a Tree in Jerusalem’s Grove of Nations
JNF USA Leadership Mission Visits Northern Israel
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
During an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press," Sanders voiced his support for Senate legislation that would allow victims of terror attacks to sue foreign governments in federal court.
By DANIEL J. ROTH
"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.
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.
Deputy Crown Prince's remarks about women's right to drive aroused a hot debate between liberals and conservatives in Saudi Arabia. Surprisingly, many women were on the side opposing women's driving.
Senior official of Shi'ite Lebanese group tells local media that secret relations between Riyadh and Jerusalem led to the Saudi decision to classify Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.
Local activists and al-Qaida elements lash out at the Saudi government for arresting a well-known scholar who protested the decision to strip religious police of its authorities.
After 70 years of buying allies abroad and quiet at home, the Saudis must use oil’s dwindling power to reinvent the Arab world.
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
Obama has spoken of his desire to persuade Gulf states to arrive at a "cold peace" with Iran to ease sectarian tensions.
"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.
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.