03.27.2017 | 29 Adar, 5777
Hamas partially reopens Erez crossing between Israel, Gaza
Pence: US seeks 'just solution' to conflict, president still seriously considering embassy move
Analysis: Syrian threats to attack Israel with Scud missiles are a bluff
Jerusalem mayor meets US peace envoy at White House after Mideast tour
President Rivlin rejects former PM Olmert's request for clemency
Israelis warned of increased ISIS threat abroad ahead of Passover holiday
Israeli detained in Jordan over said false allegation of drug possession
MK Gafni: We have no problem with elections, we even might benefit from that
Bennett: Unpleasant to know Netanyahu requested articles against me
Bennett meets Trump envoy in Washington
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!
Holon claims historic win at Mac Tel Aviv
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 turning garbage dump into energy resource
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
Israel receives low marks for geriatric nursing coverage in OECD report
Free SMS program to help Arab men quit smoking begins
A multi-pronged approach to
water economy innovation
$900,000 awarded to Israeli-American mobile video tech partnership
Migrating starlings swoop over southern Israel
Editorial: Britain's pro-Israel pivot
Reality Check: Netanyahu’s election calculations
Why pride and courage are the keys to the Jewish people’s future
March 27, 2017: Broadcast woes
Who killed up to 100 civilians in Iraq and the tragedy's lessons for Israel
‘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'
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
US military official to JPost: ISIS is in its death throes, but still a ruthless enemy
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
Jewish group calls to 'reject occupation' in protest at AIPAC conference
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
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
Report: Senate panel to question Jared Kushner over meetings with Russians
Report: Kushner to head new office tasked with fixing government inefficiency
Ivanka Trump reportedly invited to Germany on White House visit
US House and Senate introduce bipartisan bills against boycotts of Israel
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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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
How would the passage of the currently-debated Legalizations Bill impact Israeli leaders and settlement leaders before the International Criminal Court?
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
ICC prosecutors to visit region from Wednesday through October 15.
B'Tselem: The IDF can’t keep calling targeting failures ‘mistakes’ if it doesn’t try to fix them
Since January 2015, ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has been preliminarily examining Israel and “Palestine” for alleged war crimes violations relating to the 2014 Gaza war.
In the 5th report on 2014 Gaza war crimes probes released by the IDF the death of 49 civilians deemed legal.
A close look at how ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda views the issue of war crimes in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict sheds light on how the court will proceed with claims against Israel.
In the Hannibal Protocol incident between 29 to 150 Palestinian civilians were killed.
Israel should make its case to the world, says former International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo.
Israeli official to ‘Post’: J’lem is cooperating with International Criminal Court on "competence."
By YONAH JEREMY BOB,RO YEGER
Upcoming investigation of Russian war crimes in international court could have implications for Israel.
With the IDF under possibly unprecedented international scrutiny following the summer 2014 Gaza war, Ya'alon picked Afek as most suited to the task of addressing those and other IDF legal challenges.
Malki dubbed it the “worst form of terrorism” and said that the PA is working towards convincing the US to add settler groups to the list of terror organizations.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Rights group says Israeli forces carried out war crimes in retaliation for the capture of an Israeli soldier, Hadar Goldin.
By REUTERS,HERB KEINON
The Yesh Atid MK criticized Mary McGowan Davis for not calling those who shoot rockets at Israel terrorist organizations
By LAHAV HARKOV
Palestinian Chief Justice Farid al-Jallad was appointed by the PA leader to head the committee, which will investigate accusations along the lines of previous UN inquiries.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
At Geneva UN protest, World Jewish Congress CEO Robert Singer says members on the council "point fingers at Israel to deflect attention from their own disturbing human rights record back home."
By SAM SOKOL
The report pushes forward on the issue of whether settlements are war crimes.
Move aims to speed up Hague court inquiry into alleged abuses committed during last year's Gaza war; as a non-member of the ICC, Israel is under no obligation to cooperate with probe.
Whereas the International Criminal Court in 2008- 9 was just a distant threat, it now sees the Palestinians as having a state that can officially file war crimes complaints.
Eviatar Manor spoke in advance of the upcoming report on last summer's war with Hamas, in which Israel is expected to be charged with war crimes.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Decision to close case could have far-reaching consequences for the IDF legally and diplomatically.
PA foreign minister says Palestinians submitted request to set date for filing cases about settlements, alleged war crimes.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH,TOVAH LAZAROFF,YONAH JEREMY BOB
first major statement by a high ranking IDF official since ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda
US report, with lawyers given inside access to IDF operations, could impact International Criminal Court report on Gaza War.
Two soldiers were indicted for theft of NIS 2,420 and obstruction of justice of the investigation into the theft, while a third soldier was indicted for aiding and abetting the theft.
Insight into the changes, or lack thereof, that come with the Palestinians officially joining the International Criminal Court.
“As Palestine formally becomes a State Party to the Rome Statute today, the world is also a step closer to ending a long era of impunity and injustice," PA foreign minister says.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH,YONAH JEREMY BOB,HERB KEINON
Expert says ICC could go after some settlements retroactively, on the basis that maintaining existing settlements was an ongoing crime.
At Just Security, Opiniojuris, Lawfareblog and other blogs, serious thinkers and even major policy-makers are weighing in.
The committee will have 40 members and will be headed by PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat.
Many of the biggest financial contributors said they would maintain their funding.
Givati soldiers have made a series of statements on and off the record against IDF lawyers investigating them.
Prime Minister's Office says Israel will do everything possible to thwart the ICC's decision to investigate Israel.
By HERB KEINON
The IDF investigates itself because of its values, not pressure from the International Criminal Court, says Maj.-Gen Danny Efroni.
Palestinians welcome decision by International Criminal Court to launch an inquiry into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories.
Luis Moreno O'Campo says Israel must do damage control on alleged settlements war crimes.
NGO believes it can file wider range of complaints against Hamas, including for thousands of rocket attacks against Israel.
With the UN Schabas Report into the war coming out in March, the conflict over the legality of IDF actions and its investigations will continue for some time.
Initial statements by the UNHRC indicated it would make accusations of war crimes against Israeli soldiers, commanders and possibly against civilian-leaders.
Al Jazeera is reporting that the ICC “did not receive a positive confirmation” from the Palestinian Authority’s foreign minister, Riad Malki, to go ahead with a war crimes investigation.
Shurat Hadin alleges that Mashaal is "liable for Hamas’s war crime of execution without due process"; request uses Hamas leader's Jordanian citizenship against him, since Jordan is member of ICC.
Army releases footage of strike on school compound in Shejaiya where terrorists had concealed a rocket launcher.
In Israel, labeling a conflict as a war obligates the government to pay out hefty compensation for all indirect damage.
By NIV ELIS
'Duty of Care' video is made in the style of a first-person shooter videogame and takes the viewer around a Middle East conflict zone through the eyes of nine-year-old Nima.
Children with more self-confidence and other positive attributes will suffer less than a child with a smaller amount of self-confidence even though they were exposed to the same violence.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
The issue of potentially finding human remains was brought to the city’s attention before road construction began; Some 700 people are buried at the site.
Immigrants escaping the fighting in Ukraine could require extended stays in absorption centers to deal with the issues brought about by surviving war.
Assurer la succession de l’ancien ordre régional : tel est l’enjeu des combats qui font rage pour chasser l’Etat islamique de la cité irakienne
By JONATHAN SPYER
Tzouk Eitan, un conflit « asymétrique » où Tsahal se comporte de manière plus que morale. Décryptage.
By RICHARD DARMON
Other board members from Argentina, US, Canada, and India.
By MAYA SHWAYDER, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT,REUTERS
The ICC Prosecutor still has not decided whether to move from an examination to a full criminal investigation.
If Netanyahu grants a request by the ICC Prosecutor to send representatives to meet with Israel and the PA in the coming weeks it could be a game-changer.
Not indicting Lt.-Col. Neria Yeshurun for Gaza war crimes is a hard decision to explain to the world.
Netanyahus: Court unfairly ignored Sarah’s side of story.
Daniel Reisner headed the IDF’s International Law Division when it shifted its approach to Palestinian violence from a law-enforcement paradigm to an armed-conflict approach.
Despite heeding the UN General Assembly’s vote upgrading Palestine's status within the UN, ICC Prosecutor says that the UNGA does not dictate to her, and is now out of the picture.
The IDF on Sunday published a speech given by Magistrate Advocate General Maj. Gen. Danny Efroni in which he heavily implied that the IDF was moving toward indicting Lt. Col. Neria Yeshurun.
The latest dispute at the forum was the court’s first actual decision related to the Israeli-Arab conflict, which it approved by a 2-1 majority.
American ambassador to UN says US disappointed “that this council does not acknowledge the violent attacks [by Palestinian armed groups] against Israel.”
UNHRC commision of inquiry chair says IDF should have changed the way it conducted the war after understanding the level of civilian casualties that were occurring.
The criticized cartoon depicts a foreign correspondent reporting from the Gaza Strip and giving an account different from the terrorist ongoings seen behind his back.
"The ability of the enemy to include Jerusalem as a target has already happened; Now, we have to ask what we do if it happens again."
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
Diplomatic sources in Jerusalem react to prosecutor's choice to relate matters concerning probe of last summer's Gaza operation “through the pages of the newspaper.”
The Turkel Commission’s Second Report focused on how much Israel’s investigations of itself comply with international law.
The use of asymmetrical warfare by terrorist create new challenges for IDF and militaries around the world.
Report finds significant shortcomings in Israel’s investigative apparatus.
Man’s inhumanity to man has been and continues to be demonstrated on a regular basis around the globe.
By PAUL ALSTER
Premier releases statement hours after The Hague announces inquiry into war crimes allegedly committed by Israel and Palestinian rejectionist groups.
As UN Human Rights Council set to launch probe of Operation Protective Edge, state comptroller announces internal probe of decision-making process of IDF and government during operation.
As UN Human Rights Council set to launch probe of Operation Protective Edge, state comptroller announces internal probe.
Don't you think that art can be dangerous?
By HAIM WATZMAN
"The depth of suffering is unprecedented. Millions of children in Syria come under attack on a daily basis."
Susan Ahmad, a Syrian human rights activist from the Damascus suburbs, fiercely criticized the American administration and Israel for ignoring the distress of the Syrian people.
By MAAYAN GROISMAN
Yemen has been a hotbed for violence since the 1990's, and in recent days has also been affected by a nascent Islamic State movement and al-Qaida-linked militants.
Washington is currently assembling information implicating Damascus in the use of chemical weapons, Kerry said.
Officials with the Ministry of Health in Iraq announced Thursday that the first list of names identified in the tragedy will be released next week.
The preliminary inquiry could lead to charges against Palestinian and Israeli officials.
In an interview with The Huffington Post, the Nobel laureate said that such an investigation would be “good for both sides.”
North Korean officials described Rogen's "The Interview" as "a most wanton act of terror and act of war," due to a Kim Jong-un death scene, and vowed international retaliation.
By LAUREN IZSO
Both the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Center and NGO watchdog organization NGO Monitor attack B'Tselem verification methods.
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
Senior military brass orders a comprehensive internal probe of the army’s actions during Operation Protective Edge.
Liberman has not yet weighed in on call to boycott UN war crimes commission, as it did the Goldstone commission in 2009.
The medical team will be assisted by foreign physicians and experts, says PA minister; "This time Israel would not escape punishment," says minister.
According to the IDF the posted pages of the manual focus on urban warfare, and discuss the benefits to Hamas when its own civilians' homes are destroyed.
Riad al-Malki asked the UN last month to end what he called Israel's impunity and said it "must be held accountable for its crimes."
Peace Index poll shows Israelis overwhelmingly approve of gov't performance; survey finds that Israeli Jews are overwhelmingly opposed to a cease-fire.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
The story centers on one joint US-UK military drone strike directed against Islamic militants in Kenya preparing to carry out an imminent suicide bombing.
By CALEV BEN-DAVID
The ICRC is independent. It is not affiliated with a state, or with the United Nations or any other entity.
By JACQUES DE MAIO
Today, there are a small group of Jews and Israelis who maintain this demented tradition of self-loathing by defaming the entire Jewish nation by seeking to portray the Israel Defense Forces – undoubtedly the most moral army in the world – as craven war criminals.
By ISI LEIBLER
"Commanders should be judged on the situation that framed the attack decision at the time it was made."
By GEOFFREY S. CORN
The body that established a committee to investigate suspected war crimes – the UN Human Rights Council – has a reputation for singling out Israel.
By MORDECHAI KREMNITZER
While Raoul Wallenberg’s legacy is uncontested, the mystery of his disappearance remains a stain on history.
By STEWART WEISS
The overriding symptom of stress and trauma during these times is a strong feeling of a lack of control.
By ARIELLA PERRY
They are not like us. We are not like them. And, cease-fire or no cease-fire, this war will only truly end when they are reeducated and stop hating.
By NAOMI RAGEN