02.26.2017 | 30 Shevat, 5777
Former senior PA official: 'Hamas is willing to go back to '67 borders'
Lebanese media claims Israel threw smoke bombs across the border fence
According to foreign reports: Israel's covert missions undergo a change
Hamas denies allegation that UNRWA employee was elected to Hamas leadership
Foreign Ministry likely to declare strike
The quiet comeback of Mel Gibson
Best Picture nominees not so white at this year’s Oscars
Dance review: One. One & One
New Zealand surprised Israel by sponsoring anti-settlement UN resolution
Israel: Human Rights Watch is ‘propaganda' group, can’t have workers permit
UN: Israeli culture of impunity boosted by Hebron shooter's lenient sentence
Coldplay arrives in Israel to scout possible concert locations
Movie Review: ‘Personal Affairs’
Israeli star Casspi cut from NBA's Pelicans after suffering injury
Yellow-and-blue has chance for 1st
CSKA sends Maccabi Tel Aviv to another Euroleague defeat
Beersheba knocked out of Europa League
Study may lead to new strategies to combat bacterial infection
The damage that could stem from lack of movement
New Worlds: Crystallization made crystal clear
From Start-Up Nation to Scale-Up Nation
Technion researchers’ ‘breakthrough’ discovery could lead to new antibiotic types
Environmental Protection Ministry orders closure of ammonia facility
Israeli firm to build second sewage treatment plant in Ethiopia
Building frustration in the wild, wild east
Rihanna the rhino gives birth to first calf at Israeli zoo
Fundamentally Freund: Operation Menashe 2017 is underway
February 26, 2017: Selecting judges
The uphill battle over returning to Jerusalem
Shot in the foot
Iraqi forces advance past Mosul airport, pushing into city’s west
Iran plans to buy Kazakh uranium, seeks Russia help to make nuclear fuel
Attack on Syrian security forces in Homs kills 42
Egypt's Christians flee Sinai amid Islamic State killing spree
Iran warns Arab states: Don't be enticed by Israeli attempts to win Arab allies
Iran sends delegation to Saudi for talks on rejoining haj
'Iran ready to give US slap in the face'
ISIS releases 'proof' it fired rockets on Israel
What do the warning shots from Sinai mean?
Why does a weakened ISIS see Trump presidency as a lifeline?
Refugee who took selfie with Merkel sues Facebook
'Impact of BDS is worse than most people realize'
Texas school teacher fired for 'kill some Jews' tweet
White Supremacist leader Spencer booted from conservative conference
Report: Attackers saw off Jewish man’s finger, beat his brother near Paris
Astronomers find seven Earth-size planets where life may be possible
‘Startups as far as the eye can see, all the way to the sea’
Mobileye outfits 4,500 NYC Uber & Lyft cars with anticollision tech
Donald Trump and American Jews: The first good week?
US Democrats pick Perez over Ellison to lead party
Pence's Twitter blunder: whose flag is it, anyway?
Trump likes two-state solution, but says he will leave it up to Israelis, Palestinians
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
Pyramid of expectations in Cairo
A unique haven for groups and families in the Western Galilee
Israeli tourist arrested for climbing Brooklyn Bridge for a selfie
We asked, you answered: a weekly roundup from the JPost Twitter
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
'Dancing with the Stars' celeb gives baby Hebrew name
Trump appears to invent Sweden terror incident
Disney drops top YouTube star over antisemitic videos
Dominican paper apologizes for Baldwin-Trump photo flub in Israel article
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
A taste of its own medicine?
Art that isn’t what
Books: The mystery of things
that remain unresolved
Moshe Gershuni: Up in the sublime, down in the gutter
From Tehrangeles with love
‘We need to stop the silence’
Who decides when Iran has gone nuclear enough to attack?
Love thy French brother
Where Jerusalem creates
The art of leaving Jerusalem
Rapping in English
City Notes: Bloomberg fund grants $1 million to Beersheba
Exhibition: Hello Dolly
Always in the mood for a melody
מֵחוֹדֶש יָנוּאָר צָרִיך לְשַלֵם עַל שַׂקִיוֹת נַייְלוֹן
שִידוּרִים חַיִים מֵהַכְּנֶסֶת
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Pope suggests "better to be atheist than hypocritical Catholic"
John Quincy Adams: Supporting the Jewish homeland with the Bible in hand
Baptist leaders tour Israel
Dedicating a Grove to Avi Sasportas, a Victim of Hamas Terror
“My Angel in the Sky”
CFI Parliamentary Chairman Plants a Tree in Israel and Visits Gaza Border
O.L.E.I Helps Restore Burnt Neveh Shalom Forest on Tu Bishvat
25 year after Khojaly genocide: 'the unforgettable facts between denial and historical justice'
Squaring the two-state circle
J Street's 2017 National Conference
The High Court of Justice has ruled that the nine stone homes inside the settlement must be razed by March 5.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
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
Senior Fatah official Rajoub suggests that the violence seen in Gaza over the summer could repeat itself in the West Bank if Netanyahu continues with such pronouncements.
Program would require Palestinian workers from the West Bank to head home at night through same IDF manned passageway through which they entered; new edict makes use of Israeli buses cumbersome.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF,YAAKOV LAPPIN
After US censures Israel for plans to build 2,610 new units in Givat Hamatos, beyond the Green Line, Barkat says the construction is essential; Netanyahu: US should learn the facts first.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
Justice minister fights back against criticism from Bennett, says those who are not ready to give up some parts of the Land of Israel are preventing future peace.
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’
By JEREMY SHARON
"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
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