09.26.2016 | 23 Elul, 5776
Mashaal to step down as Hamas leader next year
US judge says Facebook has ‘moral obligation’ to contain terrorist rhetoric
Reservists group calls to cancel Physicians for Human Rights funding
Prisoner dies while exercising, sparking Palestinian hunger strike
Netanyahu: I didn’t compare Azaria’s parents to those of fallen soldiers
Maccabi TA thrashed by CSKA in Moscow; Jerusalem beaten by Red Star Belgrade
Maccabi TA crushes Hapoel 5-0 in derby
Israeli-Arab mother shot dead in front of her children
Soldier at Hebron shooter trial: Terrorist may have exploded at any moment
Togo president: Israel holds key to troubles in Africa
Ambassador from Down Under shows over-the-top enthusiasm
State appeals Parole Board's early release of Rabbi Pinto from jail
Ophirs handed out awards, too
Yusuf/Cat Stevens’ triumphant return to New York City
TV pet peeves
Regev in eye of storm over Ophir Awards walkout
The women coaches leading Israel's male baseball team to victory
Newcomer shatters Israeli marathon record in Berlin
‘Tipat Halav’ clinics are losing their pediatricians
October is International Breast Cancer Awareness Month
New Israeli tech sees machines leading the blind
Israeli drip irrigation giant says 'hola' to Costa Rica
Bee rhythms more affected by social interactions than sunlight
Fighting suicide with life
Israeli pathfinder in plant-based biopesticide industry earns posthumous award
Israeli solar tech could make clean water a global reality
Elkin: Israel should be part of Australian-led climate discussions
Work progressing at Israeli horticulture center in Rwanda
Back to Africa
The long-overdue good-bye
'Iran and Russia in danger of becoming war crimes accomplices'
Christian writer who 'insulted Islam' murdered in Jordan
Battle rages near Aleppo, air onslaught continues
Yemen to protest Iranian weapon smuggling at UN Security Council
Rouhani: Zionists pressuring US to violate Iran nuclear deal
Obama threatens to veto two Iran-related bills
Iran threatens to 'turn Tel Aviv and Haifa to dust' if Israel missteps
Iran's new warship warns: 'US should go to Bay of Pigs, Persian Gulf is our house'
Did ISIS use chemical weapons in rocket strike near US troops in Iraq?
Report: ISIS shoots down Syrian warplane allegedly killing pilot
France's 'first all-female ISIS cell' allegedly sought to strike Eiffel Tower
ISIS ploting to massacre Christians in Belgian shopping mall
Rivlin to meet with Jewish and world leaders in Ukraine
California governor signs anti-BDS bill into law
Bernie Sanders’ brother running for UK parliament
Former Chief Rabbi of France, Joseph Sitruk, passes away
A first: Cukierman takes GoforIsrael investment conference to China
Algae – more important than we thought
Israeli startup, Mattel bringing Barbie from 'life in plastic' to digital Barbie world
‘Trump won’t jettison Judea and Samaria,’ advisor says
After prepping Trump for debate, Giuliani says US should abandon two-state solution
Study shows how Jewish vote could play crucial role in key states
Trump campaign: Clinton should be disqualified for event hosting Palestinian teacher
London's Muslim mayor backs Clinton for US president
When politicians get sick: Is Hillary Clinton's health like Ariel Sharon's?
Debilitating image of Clinton jolts US presidential race
Livni: Clinton health hysteria would not be the same if she were a man
Pride and affirmative prejudice: Donald Trump and the Jews
Trump proposes disarming Clinton bodyguards: 'Let's see what happens to her'
Media 'warms up the gas chamber' for Republicans, Trump's son says
Sailing adventures along the Baltic Sea
Swiss judge: Muslim students must shake female teachers' hands or face fine
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Why Starbucks failed in Israel (and only in Israel)
Taxicab Diplomacy: Trump vs. Clinton
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Coupling Trump and Netanyahu
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Republicans have launched a parallel effort in the House to compel the State Department to define “refugee,” as the term pertains to the Palestinian question.
By MICHAEL WILNER
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.
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.
New video shows youth purportedly attending UNRWA schools voicing support for terrorism against Jews.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
“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
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.