05.01.2016 | 23 Nisan, 5776
Mamma Mia! PLO 'outraged' over Eurovision ban on Palestinian flag
VIDEO: Islamic Jihad shows off newest weapon in war against Israel
Hamas: 'There will be an explosion' unless Israel lifts Gaza blockade
Two Palestinian teens attempt to stab IDF soldier at West Bank checkpoint
Battle against demotion continues to heat up
Institute warns Israel it could lose Jewish majority; Recommends easing conversion policy
PM, politicians celebrate Mimouna across country
Police: Case against suspected serial killer almost ready
Report: Germany rethinks its policy of automatic support for Israel
Herzog pens letter to Corbyn, urges Labor delegation to visit Yad Vashem
NYT: Israel denies waiting for Obama successor to strike defense aid deal
Gal-On endorses Berko to head key Knesset panel
Children’s Theater Festival 2016 winners
Palestine, ISIS flags banned from Eurovision song contest
Music maestro Zubin Mehta remains young at heart
J’lem wraps up first place and home court in postseason
Rajkovic suspended following Sakhnin brawl
Tensions run amok as Mac TA, Sakhnin brawl in rematch
Sanctifying the Mount
Time for an Israeli strategy for the next American administration
Terra Incognita: Time to liberate the world from international law
Letters to the Editor: May 1, 2016
On Macedonia border, Syrian migrants hope for open door
VIDEO: Iran urges young boys to take up arms in Syria, 'reach Jerusalem'
Rouhani allies make modest gains in Iran run-off election
Terror victims' kin have no right to sue Iran in US courts, Zarif says
Fragile economy forces Iran's top leaders to form alliance
Analysis: The limits of the Iran-Russia alliance
From petrol to pesco: ISIS turns to 'non-traditional' terror funding
Italy nabs four suspected in ISIS plot to attack Israeli embassy, Vatican
VIDEO: ISIS forces withdraw from strategic town under Assad’s protection
Boston-area men charged in ISIS-inspired beheading plot against police
Ex-London mayor: My Hitler-backed-Zionism comments echoed Netanyahu
Giant Austrian bank shuts down BDS account
NYU Graduate Student Union members appeal pro-BDS resolution
Britain's Labor Party launches anti-Semitism inquiry
NEW WORLDS: Cyanobacteria’s automatic sunshade
How much money is the life of the world's richest Jew worth?
Rx for Readers: Attending to hygiene in geriatric homes
Country feels heat, wildfires break out in Jerusalem, Galilee
Haifa and NY researchers collaborate on treatment for two deadly cancers
TA pub fined NIS 50,000 in anti-tobacco suit
Something strange in the air at Haifa Earth Day
Nation celebrates spring festival at natural wonders
‘Israel needs to invest in Negev, Galilee for future population hike’
Tech Talk: Start in Germany
In 5 years, driverless cars based on Israel's Mobileye tech
TECH TALK: Women's Empowerment
Country’s young computer innovators create apps at HackTrack TLV
'Ban anyone from Middle East - but not Israelis,' says US Senate candidate
Journalist hit with anti-Semitic hate mail after profile on Trump's wife
US Republican Cruz names Fiorina as running mate
Trump on foreign policy: Iran deal allowed it to become a 'great power' at Israel's expense
THE TRAVEL ADVISOR: How to survive and thrive at the end of your flight
Portland chef at home in the Israeli kitchen
VIDEO: A 'Hassidic Jew' and 'devout Muslim' walk the streets of New York
Briefing: The Democratic showdown on Israel
Podcast: Is Bibi the worst option except all the rest?
Briefing: Bernie Sanders, Monica Lewinsky, and an uneventful cyber attack
Exclusive: Some Trump Vodka, popular as kosher for Passover spirit, may not be kosher
WATCH: Superman's got nothing on Israel!
Can you match the President to his opposing candidate?
Animals are just the best.
Can you solve this riddle?
Peace train building up steam
Hezbollah at a crossroad
A survivor’s story
A year after quake, Israelis still helping Nepal recover
Necessary Stories: Grasping at the void
Trees for grandchildren
Bellicose culture mogul
In the heart of Africa
Veterans: Comic timing
Books: Seeing God’s face
Books: Between tribalism and universalism
Hot off the Arab press
A musical journey back to the Holy Temple
Hello, goodbye Jerusalem
This week in Jerusalem
Seen by engagement
Turning the (Seder) tables
‘Seas’ the day
Worn out with your workout?
The secret of the lost color
הַצַלָמִים – יְרוּשָלַיִם בְּעֵינֵי צַלָמֶיהָ
Palestinian Christians slam PA for refusal to recognize Easter
Orthodox Christians mark Palm Sunday at Jerusalem church
Israeli brewery resurrects beer recipe from time of Jesus
A different Passover Seder
Eurovision Contestants Plant Trees in Israel
KKL-JNF and The Italian State Forestry Corps Sign a Memorandum
Cornerstone Ceremony for ANZAC Museum in Beersheba
The 19th Walk for Water: Touring the Desert, Loving Israel
A Tree Avenue for the Mashabim Air Force Base in the Negev
Greek President Plants Olive Tree in Jerusalem Grove of Nations
Italian Environment Minister Discovers Negev Agriculture
Kenyan President Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
Italy-Israel Friendship Tree Planted in Italian Ambassador’s Garden
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
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
That Sykes-Picot deal
A Stroll In The Garden of Humanity
Feeling a Little Closer to My Jewish Home
The Problem with the Political Left
UNRWA employees keep posting anti-Semitic posts despite promises to take the incidents seriously.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
“UNRWA is shocked by the upsurge in violence that has affected Palestinian and Israeli civilians and the pattern of deadly force against Palestinians,” says commissioner-general.
By DANIELLE ZIRI
After ignoring past reports, the UN finally took action against its own employees inciting violence against Israel on social media.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
“The posting on Facebook appears to have been designed to look as if it was posted by an UNRWA staff member but there is no evidence that any UNRWA staff member was involved,” spokesman says.
Amid the UNRWA's threat to halt services due to financial crisis, Palestinians increase protests.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
No injuries were reported and it was not immediately clear what caused the explosion.
Jerusalem believes the Ban-established committee is professional and will look at the context that led to the fighting in Gaza, as well as what happened at the UN facilities.
By HERB KEINON
Washington to give more than $70 million in humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip.
"Three Israeli attacks that damaged Gaza schools housing displaced people caused numerous civilian casualties in violation of the laws of war," group says.
Ban is quoted as saying that an investigative committee of this nature – if and when it is needed – would only begin its work after the UN Human Rights Council probe.
Palestinians report IDF tank fire at Sajaiye neighborhood; IDF denies report, says UN personnel hurt from either rocket, mortar.
Previous submission rejected on grounds that one of the locations was near a Hamas facility.
By YAAKOV KATZ
ICJW sent letters of support to three US senators who have called for an independent investigation into UNRWA’s role during the current round of fighting.
By ANNA HIATT
Prosor: Real obstacle to peace is right of return for Palestinian refugees, not settlements; adds transfer of status "misguided."
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL AND MICHAEL WILNER JERUSALEM
Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor demands EU "find courage" to labeled Hezbollah a terror group, as US has already done.
By MICHAEL WILNER, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
UNRWA, OCHA condemn Israel for "displacing 67 Palestinian refugees, more than half of whom are children."
MK launches international parliamentary campaign to restructure Palestinian refugee agency.
By LAHAV HARKOV
UN agency reinstates original name and logo after protesters slammed decision to drop "relief" and "works" from UNRWA website.
Building material for 1,200 housing units in two projects, 18 new UNRWA schools permitted to enter Strip by COGAT.
Report obtained by 'Post,' claims UNRWA report linking difficulties in Gaza education system to blockade "misleading and distortive."
Créé en 1948, cet organisme des Nations unies a pour mission de venir en aide aux réfugiés palestiniens, mais beaucoup l’accusent de perpétuer la souffrance palestinienne.
By TAL BASHAN
UN's Palestinian refugee agency said Holocaust studies would become part of the elementary school syllabus.
By ADAM NICKY / THE MEDIA LINE
In the Negev, where it had been thought that nothing could grow, there are now two million olive trees.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees is working to upgrade camps' dilapidated facilities; for Palestinians camps must be seen as temporary.
UN says the time has come to add more permanent structures for the growing populations of camp residents.
"Campus in Camp" program helps the younger generation wrestle with conflicting demands and questions of identity.
By ARIEH O’SULLIVAN / THE MEDIA LINE
With the help of 1,000 children from UNRWA schools, aerial artist John Quigley recreates Picasso's Peace Dove.
If they do, they will be shooting in all directions.
Neutrality required of UNRWA "so that it can carry out its critical mandate," US spokesman says.
By MICHAEL WILNER
UN ambassador writes to Ban Ki-moon over map of Israel labeled "Arab Palestine" held by director of the UNWRA in Lebanon.
By MICHAEL WILNER JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
Ambassador Susan Rice tells UN council US opposes outposts, says Israel must step up efforts to deter violence, hate crimes.
“We respectfully demand that you take action immediately to remove the images, apply accountability to the highest levels of UNRWA, and apologize for inciting to racism,” said UN Watch director.
Set up in 1948, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency has a stated goal of helping Palestinian refugees – but many accuse it of perpetuating Palestinian suffering.
Clashes in Syrian refugee camps are putting the spotlight on the unusual plight of Palestinians in the war-torn regime.
By SCOTT KRANE
The “Palestine refugee” story is one of heartless exploitation of Arabs by Arabs.
By NEVILLE TELLER
The Schalit family's repeated calls to the government to capitulate to Hamas' demands have borne no fruit. It's time to turn the tables and channel that pressure directly at Hamas instead.
By EVELYN GORDON
The Palestinian uprising started with general strikes in UNRWA's offices in all of the Lebanese refugee camps, has escalated to violence, One man who suffered from Anemia.
By MAAYAN GROISMAN
The agency provides help and protection to some 5 million registered Palestinian refugees.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF,REUTERS
Many Palestinians suspect that UNRWA’s scaling-down of its services is part of a “conspiracy” to eliminate the refugee problem.
UN, Israel say date to be set for mechanism to monitor building materials to ensure they aren't diverted to Hamas to rebuild infiltration tunnels.
Hamas: UN in the wrong for shutting down food distribution efforts in wake of riot.
UN aid agency says demonstrators stormed its Gaza headquarters after the agency suspended some of its cash handouts.
UNRWA says 'disappointing' decision comes after Hamas-ruled Gaza imposed ban, run had aimed to raise funds for Gaza children.
Teaching Holocaust is "crime against Palestinians," says Gaza group following report UN agency plans to re-introduce course.
UNRWA: EU's contribution "largest single donation to UNRWA"; money to finance education, health and social services.
As Latakia death toll rises to 34, PLO official denounces Assad’s "crime against humanity."
By OREN KESSLER
No one injured in attack; kite fliers attempt to break world record by launching 15,000 kites along shores of Mediterranean.
By ARIEH O’SULLIVAN / THE MEDIA LINE AND JPOST.COM
Palestinian kids attempt to fly 15,000 kites; The United Nations is touting it as an attempt by “David” to defeat “Goliath.”
Palestinians stage protests outside UN agency in Gaza City in protest against dropping of words "relief" and "works" from name.
UNRWA report says unemployment in second half of 2010 grew much faster than employment, average purchasing power continued to decline.
By BEN HARTMAN
Fortunately for the marathon planners, the Strip is almost exactly the length of a marathon, at around 42 kilometers from north to south.
Sports event to take place near Ramallah named after Wafa Idris, the first Palestinian woman to carry out a suicide bombing.
Fatah officials also express opposition to teaching "enemy's false claims and lies"; Hamas says UNRWA plan would be a "cultural crime."
Garbage piles up, too, as labor action enters second month; dispute gets personal; UNRWA criticized by Palestinians and abroad.
By DAVID E. MILLER/THE MEDIA LINE
“The Palestinian refugees’ right to return to their homes and lands is one of the most important rights,” says PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat in letter.
Nader al-Masri, who represented Palestine at the Olympics, completed the UNRWA-organized course in two hours, 42 minutes, 47 seconds.
Israel must decide whether to cooperate with United Nations investigation on Gaza operation.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
There’s no other UN organ in which so many layers of unabashed hypocrisy overlap and contribute so cynically to the perpetuation of misery instead of assisting the cause of peace and prosperity.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
The third war in six years between Israel and Hamas in Gaza ended last August with an open-ended cease-fire.
By MOSE APELBLAT
The Israeli government and local media should send an unequivocal message that Gunness’s boycott call is an unacceptable attempt to intimidate a reputable newspaper.
By JPost Editorial
The EU is not alone in its laissez faire attitude toward preventing material aid from reaching terrorist groups.
By NAFTALI BALANSON
UNRWA’s existence is the problem; stopgap reforms are not possible and would not be helpful even if they were.
By NITZA NACHAMIAS
Details of letter sent to UN by Ron Prosor discussing UNRWA map of "Arab Palestine" categorically rejected as “completely false”.
By JERUSALEM POST READERS
Here is a suggested 10-step process for how the the Hon. John Baird could conduct his inquiry.
By DAVID BEDEIN
UNRWA cannot be seen to condone the gender discrimination being enforced by Hamas on religious grounds.
By LIAT COLLINS
Accepting Israel means ending the Palestinian revolution, a national betrayal and an Islamic heresy. In this context, for Palestinians and their supporters, the “peace process” is a metaphor for defeat.
By MOSHE DANN
Where does UNRWA come in, and where do the fragmented interests of Palestinian militant anti-Zionism fall?
Into the Fray: Without a viable alternative to the two-state approach, no rational long-term use of national resources is possible.
By MARTIN SHERMAN
Washington should treat UNRWA as a vehicle to deliver social services, nothing more.
By STEVEN J. ROSEN AND DANIEL PIPES
It is regrettable that the chances of Dr. Einat Wilf being reelected to the 19th Knesset are slim.
By SUSAN ROLEF
The EU foreign policy chief's moral obtuseness and evidence of anything but upright impartiality.
The suffering of Jewish refugees from Arab countries must be acknowledged, compensated for their losses.
By IRWIN COTLER
UNRWA instills millions of Arab refugee descendants with false hope they'll be repatriated to 1948 villages.
Spokesman for United Nations Relief and Works Agency defends organization against claims it perpetuates Palestinian refugee situation.
By CHRIS GUNNESS
Ros-Lehtinen’s bill shows that the foreign policy debate in US is now a fight between those who trust facts and those who trust clichés.
By CAROLINE B. GLICK
Israel’s decision not to eliminate Hamas once and for all at the end of Operation Cast Lead has come back to haunt us.
Teachers involved in terror attacks, curriculum that incites hatred, all suggest UN body’s slogan ‘Peace starts here’ is totally misleading.
By ANAV SILVERMAN
UNRWA could use its resources to create a better future instead of relegating the descendants of the 1948 war to another generation in limbo.
By ADI RABINOVITCH AND NOAM BEDEIN
It's difficult to understand how it serves the Israel’s interest to use any leverage in the US Congress to lobby for the Palestinians or UNRWA.
It’s a sad state of affairs when a man is arrested for defending himself against one who would harm him or take his life.
As more and more Arabs recognize that they are not the only victims of the Mideast conflict, the dialogue with Israel can take place on a more genuine basis.
By ZVI GABAY
In funding the Palestinian Authority, the US contravenes its own laws; most aid to the PA has has gone to propping up Fayyad.
Never, ever tell Palestinians the truth that they’re not going back to their ancestors’ homes.
By ALEXANDER H. JOFFE AND ASAF ROMIROWSKY