06.01.2016 | 24 Iyar, 5776
Report: Israeli decree calls on Wakf to end 'damaging' Temple Mount construction
EU warns Israel continued Palestinians home demolitions will harm ties
Analysis: Zigzagging on the Arab peace initiative
PayPal terminates anti-Israel BDS France account
Liberman: Israel doesn't have luxury of ‘wars of choice’
'Ramadan Nights' tours of Israeli Arab villages to take place during Ramadan
Blatt to return to Europe, sign deal with Turkish basketball team
SINAI SAYS: Israeli judokas blazing path for blue-and-white athletes
PM’s readiness to negotiate peace based on Arab plan makes no waves
Liberman patron Schlaff visits Israel
Diplomatic spouses rally to help migrant children in south Tel Aviv
WATCH: Surf's up for Brian Wilson ahead of Israel visit
Classical Review: Gloria
Taking pride in film
Alice Cooper for president!
Jerusalem under the gun in Game 5 vs Hap Tel Aviv
Israel falls to Serbia in Elisha Levy’s debut
Candidly Speaking: American Jewish leaders fail to confront the anti-Israel bandwagon
Ignore the zealots
A whole new post-everything world
WATCH: Gaza's 'Spiderman' boy shows off acrobatic skills
Hamas executes three convicted Palestinians in Gaza
Normalization talks with Turkey advancing
Turkey's Erdogan: No Muslim family should engage in birth control
Iran says pilgrims will not attend haj in Mecca, blaming Saudi 'sabotage'
Khameini warns new Iranian parliament against Western 'schemes'
US pro-gun lobby to 'Ayatollahs of Iran': You haven't met alligator wrestlers, cowboys of America
Senior Iranian official: Secret, second wife of Iran's FM 'spied for the West'
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
Far-right European parties winning over some Jewish voters, top rabbi warns
UN unrecognizable in first anti-BDS parley
Senior party leader to ‘Post’: Clinton will ensure Democratic party platform supports Israel
Israel hosts largest ever anti-BDS summit at UN Headquarters
How are you going pay for that?
Your Taxes: New sheriff in Israel
Tech Talk: Making this world a better place
Children with high functioning autism still struggle with writing skills
TA Sourasky Medical Center takes strict action against smoking
Majority of Israelis ignore illegal public smoking
Israeli researchers discover Pilates exercises help after heart attack
Tourism Ministry objects to plan for 2017 closure of Sde Dov Airport, just north of Tel Aviv
Environment ministry to ensure beaches are 'bikini ready' with cleanup program
Leviathan signs $3b. deal to power planned electric plant in Be’er Tuviya
‘Smart park’ coming to capital’s Sacher Park
In first, New Zealand 'innovation' delegation comes to Israel
Digitized Talmud and mobile app to be launched
'Smart car' tech to get boost from US-Israel collaboration
Tech Talk: Student hackathons are the new rage
Clinton says her campaign talking to Sanders camp about unifying Democrats
Trump, Kristol trade barbs in 'Post' interview with 'Weekly Standard' editor
In Ryan call for genuine 'unity' with Trump, a ways to go on Israel
Sanders: Israel has a right to US protection
Grapevine: Nonagenarian jet-setters
'Orange is the New Black' actress visits Israel to participate in Pride Week
Briefing: 'King Bibi' pulls it together, again
Captain America revealed as a secret Nazi in new comic
Podcast: The mystery of Tel Aviv’s Jane Doe alleys
Briefing: Liberman, Trump and fascism
Podcast: A stable Israeli government? Fat chance
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
The good news and the bad
Homage to Anne
Necessary Stories: The plowman meets the reaper
Artist of patterns
Veterans: Reaching one’s full potential
Books: Unlikely characters
Books: Totally certifiable
Books: Beauty and boredom of war
An African night in Jerusalem
In your footsteps, Orwell
This week in Jerusalem
Always look on the bright side of yourself
The long and winding road
From chaos to creation
An oddly individual thing – handwriting
Agriculture is having a (vertical) field day
אַלְמָז פּוֹסַעַת בִּשְבִילֵי יַלְדוּתָה
סְטֶנְד-אַפּ שֶל רוֹתֶם אַבּוּהָב
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Youth threw stones at Mass ceremony in Rehovot
Christian leaders seek insight into Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Protectors of the Holy Land
Green Journey – Cycling on the Trails of the Living
Remembering Isaac Ochberg
Czech prime minister plants tree in Jerusalem grove of nations
Dado Scenic Lookout Dedicated on Israel's Northern Border
Golani Soldiers Clean up the Forests of Northern Israel
Greek President Plants Olive Tree in Jerusalem Grove of Nations
Italian Environment Minister Discovers Negev Agriculture
Kenyan President Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
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
The jihadist civil war
What the hell is this?
Welcome to Swedenistan…and have a lousy day
WWII Japanese First Suicide Bombers; Atomic Bomb in Context
The Arab Higher Monitoring Committee decided on the strike and protest, which will shut businesses and schools.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
The battle to oust Assad currently takes precedence over waging jihad against Israel, despite the fact that ideologically, Islamist groups see Israel as an enemy that needs to be overrun.
By Ariel Ben Solomon
Knesset Economics Committee visits Ashdod Port, where workers say they are willing to negotiate terms.
By LAHAV HARKOV
All workers in court administrations, secretaries, transcription professionals, the criminal section, public offices and the fax department will be instructed not to work.
By NIV ELIS
Transportation Minister Katz announces 2 tenders for a private company to build a new port to be published on July 1.
Bennett asks Antitrust Authority to declare ports a monopoly in order to introduce competition.
The workers committees at Israel’s three carriers – El Al Israel Airlines Ltd., Arkia Airlines Ltd. and Israir Airlines and Tourism Ltd. – on Thursday said they will begin a strike on Sunday unless the government freezes its intention to approve the open-skies agreement.
By SAPIR PERETZ
Management at the cellular company recognize workers' union after heated, four-week strike shuts down some operations.
The Histadrut on Monday released a list of 256 local authorities that would be on strike, and said that trash collection and parking inspectors would not operate.
The workers, who earn about NIS 32 to NIS 33 per hour, say they fear they will soon become the drivers with the lowest hourly salaries in Israel’s public transportation sector.
By SHARON UDASIN
Strike would shutter schools, buses, airport authority and government services.
Public sector wages have not increased in three years.
The nearly four-month strike at the company's Dead Sea works and Bromine Compounds plant arose over a restructuring plan that included layoffs.
Workers upset at practice of hiring contract workers; some 30,000 passengers on 200 flights are expected to pass through the airport during the Sabbath.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Histadrut chief Nissankorn says the agreement is "nothing short of a social revolution."
A general strike would ground flights, stop public transport and shutter government services, among other things.
Employees working at mental health hostels and sheltered workshops will hold warning strike after not receiving paychecks.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
Sides reportedly agreed that just 40 workers would be laid off instead of 115 in plants in the South.
On Saturday, Christian protesters staged demonstration outside house of Finance Minister Kahlon in Haifa demanding he find money to restore previous levels of funding.
By JEREMY SHARON
Arsenal reportedly held long range missiles for Hamas; Sudanese officials deny Israeli strike weeks after Sudan's president met with Mashaal in Qatar.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
Syrian rebels claim three targets hit in operation. US paper: Jets destroyed Iranian missiles.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN AND REUTERS
INSS director to 'Washington Post': Israel will act on transfers from Syria to Lebanon; cautions each strike raises escalation risk.
Mediation between Foreign Ministry workers, Finance Ministry due to wrap up after strike called week and a half ago.
Regardless of the impact of the strike, the papal visit to Jordan and the PA will go ahead; Pontiff to visit Syrian refugees in Jordan.
Employment service workers, who had refused to answer phones and cancelled public visiting hours, return to work.
By Lidar Gravé-Lazi
Foreign Ministry workers suspend sanctions enabling credential ceremonies, originally schedule for July 15, to take place.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Workers end all assistance to foreign diplomats either in Israel or aboard.
By LAHAV HARKOV AND HERB KEINON
Reason behind the urgency of Obama's trip is to tell PM to leave the Iranian nuclear issue to the US, officials tell Army Radio.
La Histadrout réclame une hausse du salaire minimum de 1000 shekels par mois. Sinon, Avi Nissankoren menace d’une grève générale. Mais ses motivations sont-elles transparentes ?
By SYLVIE BERGER
Soumis à des conditions scandaleuses, le corps diplomatique est en grève. Au grand dam du Trésor qui n’a pas de mots assez durs pour condamner son action
By MICHELLE MAZEL
Après la tempête, l’inévitable jeu des accusations et recherche de boucs émissaires a commencé. D’aucuns évoquent la « belle solidarité » dont ont fait preuve les Israéliens entre eux. Mais d’autres, députés et citoyens, tentent de réfléchir aux échecs du week-end dernier.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
La loi prévoit de réguler l’implantation des Bédouins dans le Néguev. La question palestinienne affleure sous les émeutes.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON ET BEN HARTMAN
Should Israel strike Iran, the world will undoubtedly howl. Let it: this too shall pass.
BY Gidon Ben-Zvi
Negotiations have persuaded all sides to climb down from high ladders and agree to make concessions.
Histadrut announces Hadassah strike starting Thursday following impasse in negotiations with the government.
By mid-April, HMO is due to reach agreement on a comprehensive recovery program with its 6,000 very angry employees.
Avi Balashnikov: Staffers and management know they all have to lend a hand, there will be a recovery and an agreement.
Salary payment will not be enough to stop the emergency schedules and demonstrations outside prime minister’s home, Jerusalem municipality and entrance to city.
Hospital workers will perform only lifesaving care if full January salaries not paid.
Health fund staffers strike in protest of foot-dragging in negotiations over the last 18 months to reach a new collective agreement.
The dispute involves what the workers claim is foot-dragging in negotiations over the last 18 months on reaching a new collective agreement.
The garbage workers’ strike, which created mountains of refuse around the city, is over. But the questions remain: How did we get to that point? And where do we go from here?
By PEGGY CIDOR
Storm killed forty people including four Israelis.
Driving examiners continue suspension of tests.
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
Initially, the strike was intended to last only one day, but Batito said Sunday that if no resolution were found by Tuesday evening, it would extend into Wednesday.
"The social workers on a daily basis face cases that are so complex and difficult that most of us would rather not even hear about them."
Drivers' representatives and Transport Ministry officials worked into the night to secure deal.
"It makes you feel bad for your country," says merchant.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
Here are some of the details you should know going into the public sector strike starting tomorrow at 6 a.m.
"The first victims are the clinic professionals and the patients.”
In the event of a general strike, a large part of the economy, including schools, universities, public transport, government offices, and the ports, would cease to function.
The agreement – which raises the salaries of most tram operators by 21.5 percent, to NIS 44 an hour through 2019 – comes one week after Light Rail workers threatened a second strike in two months.
Judge orders labor union and CityPass to reach salary agreement within 1 week.
‘It is unacceptable that a light rail operator receives just NIS 6,700 gross monthly’ says union head
Nearly 200 towns in the North and South will stop all municipal services, including garbage collection, but not schools, for one day.
The Histadrut in the Western Galilee will join the strike, stopping work in factories in the area.
Education Ministry: don't give into pressures, schools will operate on Sunday
By HAYAH GOLDLIST-EICHLER
Junior staff at all the Hebrew University of Jerusalem campuses started striking on Sunday, with no end in sight unless the university agrees to its demands.
Israel Chemicals and Histadrut labor federation end 115-day dispute on layoffs.
Israeli workers spent a collective 103,554 work days on strike in past year, according to Economy Ministry.
Union had prepared a strike that would affect government offices, private business, ports, and some public transport just days ahead of general elections in protest of expected lay offs.
Toward the formulation of a new collective agreement, the Egged Taavura workers committee had submitted a list containing more than 60 demands to the company's management.
Strike called after management did not respond to demands by the Histadrut Labor Federation and workers committee to remove threat of layoffs for hundreds of employees.
By NIV ELIS,GLOBES
Mega says 5 branches to close leading to 65, not hundreds, of layoffs.
Knesset Economic and Finance Committees schedule hearings on the issue as several companies go on partial strike and Histadrut threatens to shut down the south, city by city.
The technicians say they are the lowest earners in the health system, and that many receive income supplements to reach minimum wages, even though they are academics.
Despite pursuit to reduce expenditures by NIS 100 million, bus company agrees to suspend plans to fire employees in favor of averting strike.
The threat follows an Egged plan to lay off 160 workers and reduce work hours as a means of cutting NIS 100 million from its annual expenditure.
By NIV ELIS,SHARON UDASIN
Arab Higher Monitoring Committee calls for strike Tuesday following violent clashes between Beduin and police in Rahat.
By BEN HARTMAN
Students took matters into their own hands when the Secondary School Teacher’s Association announced a moratorium on field trips for high-schoolers.
By EITAN AROM
IEC's union chief announced general strike last Tuesday at a Knesset Economic Affairs Committee meeting.
General strike, slated for Sunday, would have shut down schools, public transportation, airport and government offices; and cost economy NIS 300 million in first day alone.
Model makes it easy to hire and fire people but provide a strong safety net for workers.
Histadrut threatens general strike if agreement not reached.
FM still a much sought place to work: 8 cadets part of group of 28 that begins new course – 2,700 applied.
By HERB KEINON
Move opens legal avenue to government-wide strike in two weeks.
If the word 'terrorist' is good enough for a despot like Assad, it's good enough for the BBC.
By JEREMY BRIER
Turkey's outrage over Israeli strikes in Syria undermine its own interests and diplomacy.
By ANTHONY RUSONIK
Jordanian warplanes are also featured as Hashemite Kingdom's efforts against jihadist groups increase.
By REUTERS,JERUSALEM POST STAFF
All government offices in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip were closed as a result of the one-day strike.
In wake of reported IAF attack on an arms convoy in Syria, Syrian ambassador to Lebanon says Damascus has option to respond.
By JPOST.COM STAFF, YAAKOV LAPPIN AND REUTERS
In wake of reported IAF attack on a military research center in Syria, Syrian ambassador to Lebanon says Damascus has option to respond as Iran threatens "serious consequences" for Tel Aviv; Hezbollah, Russia condemn strike.
Group expresses "full solidarity" with Assad, condemns "Zionist aggression," Russia "concerned" over alleged attack.
By JPOST.COM STAFF AND REUTERS
The dispute centers around a financial restructuring plan that includes dismissing 2,000 workers.
Demonstration comes as union's embattled chief Alon Hassan, union secretary Avinoam Shushan are called for disciplinary hearing.
The workers have been engaged in a dispute for better wages and conditions for over a year, relaunching sanctions last week when mediation efforts failed.
HMO nurses, administration expected to return to work after more than two weeks of demonstrations.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
HMO staff will sleep outside Ein Kerem medical center in Jerusalem, continuing 19-day bid to receive full January salaries.
Doctors are protesting against “unilateral changes by management” and the financial troubles that have hounded HMO for almost a year.
Protesters: Israeli business mogul who bought land from government to develop high-end residential tower and community refuses to compensate families.
African asylum committee: Following Sharon’s death, we must show our respect; Community vows to ‘continue struggle’ through awareness campaigns.
In return for suspension of sanctions, Finance Minister will halt plan to deduct 25% from workers' upcoming salaries.
As part of their sanctions the workers cut off Foreign Ministry contact with the agency a few weeks ago.
Finance Minister: Open Skies deal beneficial to country, will not be revoked; vows to face integral security needs of airlines.
By JPOST.COM STAFF, NIV ELIS, TOVAH LAZAROFF
Unions at El Al, Arkia, and Israir will ground all flights on Sunday unless cabinet freezes approval of EU "Open Skies Agreement."
By GLOBES/SAPIR PERETZ
IDF says its calls for evacuations from Gaza are not meant to free it from laws of armed conflict.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Hassan’s list of alleged misdeeds is long: from running private companies doing business in the port to conducting campaigns of terror against port workers.
By SUSAN HATTIS ROLEF
While war should be the last resort and peace is always desired, still, sometimes war is an ugly necessity in order to avoid an even greater evil.
By RAPHAEL COHEN-ALMAGOR
The strike by those three Israeli airlines was ludicrous at best and litigious at worse.
By MARK FELDMAN