03.27.2017 | 29 Adar, 5777
Supermarket bomb terrorist cuts plea-bargain deal to be deported from US
Analysis: Syrian threats to attack Israel with Scud missiles are a bluff
Jerusalem mayor meets US peace envoy at White House after Mideast tour
Hamas closes Erez crossing between Gaza and Israel
Israelis gush over MK's announcement of baby girl to be raised with gay father
Holon claims historic win at Mac Tel Aviv
Crime lords battle royale
Amona evacuees: ‘If new settlement is not authorized, we’ll build one ourselves’
Bennett meets Trump envoy in Washington
Steinitz: Good thing $38b. defense package signed with Obama
Netanyahu's inner circle shrinks as top official leaves job
'No daylight' with Trump administration, Israeli ambassador Dermer says
Steps on the Silk Road
WATCH: Dancing for peace around Tel Aviv
John Ford Coley would really love to see you tonight
What’s new, pussycat? It’s Tom Jones!
Sela falls in straight sets to Nadal at Miami Open
Hapoel Jerusalem blown out by 24 points in Rishon
Levy’s Israel humbled 4-1 in Spain qualifier
Israel falls behind in the war against smoking, says expert
Technion develops hydrogen production method that blows others out of the water
Israeli-German study shows circular RNA can encode for proteins
Free SMS program to help Arab men quit smoking begins
Bats remember directions
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
Reality Check: Netanyahu’s election calculations
Why pride and courage are the keys to the Jewish people’s future
March 27, 2017: Broadcast woes
‘Israel should support Kurds’ struggle against despotic Iranian regime
Egyptian court jails 56 over deadly migrant boat shipwreck
Iran sanctions 15 US firms, citing Israel ties and 'human rights'
US military official to JPost: ISIS is in its death throes, but still a ruthless enemy
British MP: Iran is trying to threaten Israel by establishing a second front in Syria
Mossad chief: Iran is main threat to Israel with or without nuclear deal
Iran loses thousands, 10 generals in Syria-Iraq wars
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
Dallas JCC evacuated over threatening phone call after Israeli suspect arrested
Jewish Ugandans on MASA gather pieces of Israel to take back home
Israeli Veganism: Introducing the land of soy milk and date honey to the world
Anti-BDS bill passes in Texas Senate
Alto: The Israeli startup aiming to help Americans with disabilities
Electronic patches for migraine headaches
Iron Dome start-up to provide critical support to New York Power Authority
Ivanka Trump reportedly invited to Germany on White House visit
US House and Senate introduce bipartisan bills against boycotts of Israel
Bernie Sanders declares ‘victory’ in withdrawal of GOP health bill
Senate introduces new bill sanctioning Iran and testing its nuclear deal
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
How about a Lego Seder plate?
The Travel Advisor: Say so long to the tablets
NYC rabbi publishes ‘(Unofficial) Hogwarts Haggadah’ for coming holiday
Grapevine: Dershowitz makes a different case for Israel
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
Israeli-American mogul Haim Saban gets Hollywood star
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'
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?
Time to make the leap to start-up government
'Volatile and dangerous’
Extending a cultural helping hand
Solving the riddle of Elsa Weiss
in the sea
Sit up and listen
City Notes: From shipwrecked to seabound
Harnessed to freedom
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סֶקֶר עַל הָעִישוּן וְעַל שְתִייַת הָאַלְכּוֹהוֹל
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World leadership has changed, but Israel support still needed, says Cardoza-Moore
Thousands gather to see restored site of Jesus’s tomb in Jerusalem
Tomb of Jesus reopens in Jerusalem after restoration
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
Netanyahu and the US envoy “discussed concrete measures that could help support and advance Palestinian economic development.”
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Six Amona evacuees have been on a hunger strike for 14 days to protest the lack of movement on the issue.
At times, it seemed almost like a social happening for the many youths, who came from Ofra itself and beyond to protest and be with their friends.
By JEREMY SHARON
The High Court of Justice has ruled that the nine stone homes inside the settlement must be razed by March 5.
Abbas said that settlement building was destroying the hope of a two-state solution and would increase instability and extremism.
By ADAM RASGON
Arab media has reported that despite constant promises from Trump that the US Embassy in Israel would be moving to Jerusalem, he has no such plans.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
Sa’ar expressed hope that Netanyahu raises the issue of sovereignty in his meeting with US president Donald Trump in the White House next Wednesday.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Helene Le Gal condemns Settlements Bill, denouncing it as a unilateral decision made by Israel that serves as yet another roadblock to the two-state solution.
By BECKY BROTHMAN,TOVAH LAZAROFF
If there were about 50 petitions in 2010, last year there were 224, two Civil Administration officials explained.
The High Court of Justice has ordered that the outpost must be destroyed by February 8, because it was built without permits on private Palestinian property.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF,JEREMY SHARON
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked speaks in the midst of a fierce debate with regard to the possibility that Israel might advance or even pass legislation to annex Ma'aleh Adumim.
Settlers: Court humiliated us.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB,GIL HOFFMAN
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the US to veto the resolution.
Ultimately, the people of Amona have fallen victim not only to the government, but also to their own pride.
Liberman: No tolerance of violence, but there is empathy for residents.
The master plan’s approval means that contractor Meir Dreinoff can rebuild the two structures which the state had demolished.
On Wednesday the Knesset plans to hold the first of three necessary votes to turn the Regulations Bill into law.
“The Government of Israel condemns the french government decision to implement European Commission directives regarding Israel products originating beyond the Green Line."
By HERB KEINON
The decision means that the only potential reprieve the Amona families have is legislation to retroactively legalize some 2,000 homes in settlements and outposts.
US: “This settlement's location deep in the West Bank… would link a string of outposts that effectively divide the West Bank and make the possibility of a viable Palestinian state more remote,”
Pressure on FIFA to address the issue of settlement soccer clubs has increased in recent weeks.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF,ADAM RASGON
Protesters demanded that the government halt the pending demolition of nine stone homes in the Ofra settlement and 40 modular ones in the Amona outpost.
“Free, free Palestine,” yelled out the Palestinian residents of Sussiya. “The Jewish people live - Am Yisrael Chai,” the Israeli activists shouted back.
IDF West Bank chief Yoav Mordechai: There is a war over Area C; EU says it’s offering humanitarian aid.
The advertisements that were removed from 35 of the Danish capitol's public buses featured two woman beside the quote: “Our conscience is clean! We neither buy products from the Israeli settlements nor invest in the settlement industry.”
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Gush Etzion Regional Council head Davidi Perl seeks to advance Gva'ot project on 4,000 dunams outside Alon Shvut which was reclassified as state land in August.
"Can there be a situation in which the Palestinian prime minister visits the Temple Mount and we disconnect from Jerusalem? That is not possible or logical," Likud Minister Shalom says.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Shaffir has asked that the Central Election Committee block the money from being transferred to fund the project, which will be located in the Barkan Industrial Park.
Nachmias-Verbin: They should deal with the promises they spread around.
By UDI SHAHAM
"I think all members of the security cabinet, and foremost the prime minister, oppose a Palestinian state," Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan told Army Radio.
David Friedman chairs an American nonprofit organization which is funding a newly-approved apartment building in the West Bank.
Deputy Attorney-General Roy Schondorf uttered the harsh statement regarding the Settlements Bill in a brief last month, which was declassified on Monday.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
High Court delays demolition by one month; Ofra settlers originally asked for a three-month delay in order to prevent the need to relocate twice.
‘The land is ours and will always be ours, we will build it’
"He'll be fair, as opposed to Obama, whose policy leaned always towards the Arabs."
The legislation could give the Ofra settlement a reprieve from a High Court of Justice ruling that nine homes in their community must be demolished by February 8.
PM calls for "cool heads and patience" to strengthen security, settlements
The state is looking to relocate the Amona outpost to another area of the same hilltop outside of the Ofra settlement.
What were the most talked-about stories in the Knesset this year? And why will next year probably be a boring one for the prime minister?
Every US president in the last five decades has characterized Israel’s settlement enterprise as a lamentable project damaging its long term prospects for peace.
By MICHAEL WILNER
This is the legacy he wanted to leave – that he got tough on Israeli settlements and changed the more than 35-year-old US policy of protecting Israel at the UN.
A White House official said that Obama kept his willingness to abstain close to the chest, telling few in the administration.
Barak: He should leave PM residence again
By GIL HOFFMAN,YONAH JEREMY BOB
The offer, proposed by Education Minister Naftali Bennett and approved by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was to relocate the homes to abandoned Palestinian property on the same hilltop.
The settlements bill is meant to allow the state to pay the Palestinian land owners on whose property settler homes were illegally constructed.
“I am certain that at the end of the day the [Amona] residents will evacuate responsibly,” Netanyahu said as he spoke of the small hilltop community of 40 families.
Netanyahu puts off vote on outpost legalization bill by a week.
Should the bill go to a vote, it could have a chance of passing in the committee, which could embarrass and put pressure on Netanyahu if he is not on board with it.
The head of the Palestinian Football Association Jibril Rajoub has said that the presence of the settler teams is illegal under FIFA’s own rules.
Every time Israel has ceded land it the past it has brought violence not peace, Education Minister Naftali Bennett said.
Following the briefing, Palestinian Ambassador to the UN Riyad Mansour told media he believes it is the duty of the Security Council to act when it comes to settlements.
By DANIELLE ZIRI
Edelstein: Hesitation only delays peace; we will reverse the trend on annexation.
The High Court of Justice has ordered the homes razed by the end of December because they were built without permits on private Palestinian property.
Zohar proposal would delay demolition orders for seven years.
Herzog's spokesman Ofer Newman wrote the Facebook post on Friday, after seeing the controversial documentary film The Settlers.
The slogan for the rally will be "Israel is united against terrorism."
Defense minister told justice minister that the buildings would not be razed yet – but failed to mention that Border Police would be evacuating them.
Herzog also said that it was "preferable" for Iran's nuclear ambitions to be shelved "by way of an international agreement."
“We have deep concerns about these highly contentious settlement construction announcements."
On Friday, the Secretary-General of Bnei Akiva in Israel Danny Hirschberg sent out an SMS in which he invited the movement’s youth to participate in building the illegal settlement of Evyatar.
The nongovernmental group Honenu had defended the two men and, together with attorney Adi Kedar, had secured their freedom only after appealing the arrest to the High Court of Justice on Wednesday.
The court said the development firm Al-Watan, the company that had petitioned to save the structures, must pay NIS 30,000 to the Palestinian property owners.
“There is no doubt that carrying out these demolition orders will have painful consequences for the residents and their families,” wrote Supreme Court President Judge Asher Grunis.
Yanon’s letter followed a stormy Knesset Finance Committee meeting on Sunday in which NIS 12.8 million was approved for a new visitor center in the Barkan Industrial Park.
Settlers claim pending construction freeze beginning; Peace Now says building is still going on.
Ariel: They want settlers to fight and die for the country but not have normal lives; Gal-On says bill will bring apartheid.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF,LAHAV HARKOV
CEO: Economics, not politics reason for move
“The cost of these initiatives totals NIS 300 million,” Lapid said. “I support the paving of roadways to Kiryat Shmona, but not to the isolated settlements."
The Regulation Bill will remove the final protection for Palestinian landowners in the West Bank
By SARIT MICHAELI
"Supporting the ‘right of Jews to live in Judea and Samaria is also a rational, centrist human-rights position."
By MORTON A. KLEIN
Netanyahu hopes to minimize legislation’s diplomatic damage.
By YOSSI MELMAN
Let no one underestimate the power of Jewish tenacity.
By MICHAEL FREUND
UN Security Council Resolution 2334 doesn’t define who we are. That’s our job.
By DANIEL GORDIS
While thousands are being massacred in Syria, the Security Council wasted valuable time and efforts condemning the democratic State of Israel for building homes in the historic Jewish homeland.
By DANNY DANON
Whether right or wrong, the international community perceives settlements as perilous to the viability of that two-state solution and as opposed to international law.
By MICHAL HATUEL RADOSHITZKY
Once President Obama had signaled his readiness to join in this ritual, there was no reason to expect the other 14 members of the UNSC to break with the traditional Israel- bashing.
By GERALD STEINBERG
No one wanted to see scenes of Jews being forcibly removed from their homes, even if they were built illegally as the High Court of Justice had ruled.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
The settlement movement, as highlighted by Amona, has severely warped the country’s moral compass.
By JEFF BARAK