05.31.2016 | 23 Iyar, 5776
PayPal terminates anti-Israel BDS France account
Moroccan BDS calls on Muslims to boycott Israeli dates during Ramadan
Palestinian-American activist accuses Israel and US of shared legacy of ethnic cleansing
Shin Bet: 2 minors arrested for terror stabbing of elderly women in Jerusalem
Dichter takes helm of Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee
Jerusalem city officials: Ramot expansion plan is a big mistake
78% of Israelis support unilateral annexation of Ma'ale Adumim, poll finds
WATCH: Surf's up for Brian Wilson ahead of Israel visit
Analysis: Netanyahu’s call for a revised Saudi initiative may be too little, too late
'Those who worked to oust Ya'alon are part of the stupid Right'
Classical Review: Gloria
Taking pride in film
Alice Cooper for president!
Hapoel TA forces Game 5 against Jerusalem
Israeli gymnast wins bronze medal at European championships
J’lem aims to finish off Hapoel in Game 4 in Tel Aviv
Mac TA, Eilat into Final Four; Jerusalem closing in
Our World: The old generals’ old plan
King Agrippa I: The last Maccabee
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
Justice Ministry to stop prosecuting Israeli brothels operated by 'working women'
A third of all Americans believe boycott of Israel justified, poll shows
Holocaust memorial projects clash in Munich
New York Jews sing, dance with locals in Morocco and Tunisia
TA Sourasky Medical Center takes strict action against smoking
Tourism Ministry objects to plan for 2017 closure of Sde Dov Airport, just north of Tel Aviv
Majority of Israelis ignore illegal public smoking
Environment ministry to ensure beaches are 'bikini ready' with cleanup program
Israeli researchers discover Pilates exercises help after heart attack
BGU researchers: Staring, not crowding, most bothers obese air travelers
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
Still a ways to go on Israel with Ryan’s call for ‘unity’ with Trump
Sanders: Israel has a right to US protection
NY Times editor calls out Trump for ignoring supporters’ anti-Semitic tweets
Who needs Hillary? Trump, Sanders mull televised debate
'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
The personal account of a Canadian lawyer hiking the Israel National Trail
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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Christian leaders seek insight into Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Protectors of the Holy Land
Digging with the Bible
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
Official says world should finally hold Abbas “accountable” for his behavior.
By HERB KEINON
"We had announced previously that on certain issues, if we feel it is expedient, we would negotiate with the Satan," Khamenei said.
History has taught a bitter lesson when it comes to government hate speech.
By GREGORY J. WALLANCE
Let’s prevent fanatics from bringing about massive damage.
By AVI PERRY
Echoes are reaching the outside world of a power struggle between Khamenei and Rouhani on the one hand, and the IRCG on the other, about the direction Iran is taking.
By NEVILLE TELLER
For now, there is little or no sign that the political backing that the IRGC enjoys will fade, as Iran’s leaders publicly praise its role in managing Iran’s oil industry.
By PARISA HAFEZI,LOUIS CHARBONNEAU
Iranian supreme leader takes to Twitter, claiming Muslims don't enjoy physical safety in western countries.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
The key takeaway for the P5 plus 1, based on the new economic data, is to internalize the plummeting oil price as a lever of pressure to secure massive concessions from Iran.
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
Iranian supreme leader takes to Twitter in wake of controversial shooting of black teenager by police, calling the US "an enemy of human rights".
Iran and world powers have less than two weeks to reach an agreement on the future scope of Iran's uranium enrichment program.
Despite online censorship to sites like Twitter, Facebook and Youtube, Iranian president encourages citizens to use World Wide Web as "an opportunity."
"The Iranians clearly have a sense of urgency to get a deal done," Western diplomat says as Vienna nuclear talks continue.
Middle East Media Research Institute says Iranian supreme leader never issued an official fatwa against nuclear weapons.
By Ariel Ben Solomon
Khamenei used a Friday morning speech marking Norwuz, the Persian New Year, to call into question the Holocaust.
Israel: Ayatollah denies Holocaust while seeking to eliminate Jewish state by nuclear genocide.
Russia could build a second reactor at Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant in exchange for Iranian oil, envoy to Moscow says.
Clip is a hypothetical scenario which envisions the Iranian response to an Israeli or American military offensive against Iran.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,REUTERS
Washington has ‘controlling, meddlesome attitude’ toward us, says supreme leader Ali Khamenei.
Supreme leader gets dubious honor from Simon Wiesenthal Center for repeatedly calling for Israel's annihilation.
By TAMARA ZIEVE
Several officials from Khamenei's business empire have been appointed to top government posts in recent years.
Account believed to be run by Ayatollah's office posts image quoting a 1998 comment from meeting with Holocaust denier.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
Major opposition is limited at the moment, but whichever parties have benefited from sanctions and a closed economy stand to lose," expert says; Zarif's message to conservatives: If Netanyahu doesn't like it, that's good news.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei calls on negotiators to continue to resist excessive demands after striking deal in Geneva.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON, REUTERS
US official says Israeli officials were briefed on substantive talks, while Channel 2 reports Washington tried to hide secret talks from J'lem.
By MICHAEL WILNER, REUTERS
President said success of talks due to the 'guidelines offered' by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Officials in Jerusalem upset that Western powers fail to condemn inflammatory comments by Iran's supreme leader.
By YUVAL BAGNO, SOF HASHAVUA, AND JPOST.COM STAFF
Rouhani's Twitter account promotes new English-language website that purports to explain the truth behind Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
By HENRY ROME
Iran's supreme leader says “Zionist officials cannot be called humans"; Israeli expert: Harsh talk meant “to set stage for deal.”
Comments come as new round of nuclear talks with world powers begins in Geneva; accuses France of "kneeling before the Israeli regime."
IRNA says Reuters reports use partial truths in order to undermine "the pillars of the Islamic Revolution."
Parliament would likely vote on any nuclear deal, but would be unlikely to go against wishes of Khamenei.
According to a Reuters investigation, Khamenei has influence in every major Iranian sector, including real estate, finances and charity.
Supreme leader's Setad organization has built its empire on the systematic seizure of thousands of properties belonging to ordinary Iranians.
"A wise politician should never turn neutral entity into an enemy," Iranian spiritual leader says on Twitter.
Rouhani says he's not optimistic about nuclear talks with West.
By HERB KEINON, JPOST.COM STAFF
A day after Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei says he does not think the talks will bear fruits, Iran's president echoes his concerns, but says Iranians should not lose hope for removing of Western sanctions.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s demands on enrichment are "nonstarters," experts say.
Amidror says Israel must remove Iran's existential threat by diplomacy if possible, but if not, then by "other means."
Iran's supreme leader warns hardliners not to undermine nuke talks; criticizes US's close ties with Israel.
By REUTERS AND JPOST.COM STAFF
As Iran seems keen to heal old conflicts internally and with the West, the state is reviewing house arrest of opposition leaders Mirhossein Mousavi, Mehdi Karoubi; conservatives may fear consequences of freeing men
Debate has mounted inside Iran on the speed and extent to which Tehran should attempt to patch up its many quarrels with the West.
Iranian President tells NBC his government would never develop nuclear weapons ahead of visit to UN in New York City.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Iran is prepared to enter serious negotiations with the West; that he was able to reach out in this way may indicate he has the support of the Supreme Leader Ayattolah Ali Khamenei.
Prime minister plays cabinet video of then US President Clinton praising nuclear deal with North Korea, 12 years before Pyongyang detonated first nuclear device.
"Every time we reach a stage where the end of the negotiations is in sight, the tone of the other side, specifically the Americans, becomes harsher, coarser and tougher," Khamenei says.
By REUTERS,JPOST.COM STAFF
Since 1984, when Germany’s foreign minister engaged Iran in ‘critical dialogue,’ the policy of ‘change through trade’ has informed Europe’s interactions with the Middle Eastern country.
"Those who say the future is in negotiations, not in missiles, are either ignorant or traitors," says Iranian supreme leader.
Khamenei relives thinly-veiled threat to the Jewish State; destroys international community's grammar standards.
By MAAYAN GROISMAN
Dissident tells ‘Post’: The most important criteria for the elections is the participation rate, which allows the regime to justify its legitimacy.
Islamic Republic's supreme leader makes comments ahead of the country's first election since last year's nuclear deal with world powers.
The Revolutionary Guards detained two US boats last week with 10 crew aboard after the vessels "illegally" entered Iranian territorial waters in the Persian Gulf.
Expected candidacy of relative of Iran's 1979 revolution leader in February's vote is already causing a heated row between hardliners and moderates.
"Two main things are used for this infiltration: money and sexual attractions. They are used to change beliefs, viewpoints and lifestyles, so that the affected person will think as an American."
Iranian leader says US objectives in the Middle East are the opposite of Iran's and negotiating with Washington on regional issues is meaningless.
Rafsanjani: At the time that we started, we were at war and we were looking to have this capability [the nuclear bomb] for the day that our enemy would want to resort to the nuclear bomb.
Supreme leader also readies Tehran to update enrichment tools once deal lapses.
By MICHAEL WILNER
Khamenei says Iran should delay sending its stockpile of enriched uranium abroad and reconfiguring a heavy water reactor to ensure it cannot make bomb-grade plutonium.
In an address to Revolutionary Guards Navy commanders, Iranian supreme leader says talks with the United States brought only disadvantages.
Iran's supreme leader threatened a "harsh reaction" if Saudi Arabia showed disrespect to hundreds of Iranians killed in the kingdom during a stampede at the haj pilgrimage.
Officials and analysts say Iran's nuclear deal may be eroding its isolation overseas, but at home it is deepening political infighting within the country's complex power structure before votes.
Move come day after Obama secure support needed on Capitol Hill to maintain deal.
By MICHAEL WILNER,HERB KEINON
"Our officials only discuss the nuclear deal with America ... We will never support America's policies on Syria and Iraq," Iranian supreme leader says.
PM in North: Khamenei makes it clear Iran will continue to fund terrorism.
Iran's Supreme Leader and a number of hardliners have maintained a harsh tone against the US despite the signing of the nuclear deal with world powers.
Video released as Iran's leaders try to convince hardliners in the country to accept the concessions it made in the nuclear deal.
Khameini's remarks surface soon after Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif met with John Kerry in Austria's Palais Coburg to iron out the final details of a nuclear agreement.
Talks will marathon through weekend; No "breakthrough moment" yet, UK says.
Iran's Guardian Council passes 'red line' bill as Khamenei appears to reject key aspects of Lausanne framework.
Iran's supreme leader specifically rejects limits on Tehran's research and development into nuclear technology that would last a decade or more.
Iran and the six world powers wrapped up nearly a week of talks in New York on Tuesday.
"They created the myth of nuclear weapons so they could say the Islamic Republic is a source of threat. No, the source of threat is America itself."
"Even a guy with the title 'Supreme Leader' has to be concerned about his own constituencies," Obama said.
"It may be that the deceptive other side wants to restrict us in the details," Iranian leader says.
By REUTERS,MICHAEL WILNER
Diplomat quoted by Chinese news agency Xinhua as saying the atmosphere on Monday has turned from "optimism" to "gloom" among negotiators.
Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi's selection comes in light of reports that Ayatollah Khameini was hospitalized in critical condition.
"He carries about his work very normally. His business is as usual, work as usual."
Unconfirmed reports say Khamenei's prostate cancer has progressed and spread throughout his body.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
Islamic Republic's chief cleric calls for AIPAC shutdown after Netanyahu speech; blames Israel for problems suffered by the West.
Officials remain mum on rumors, in consistency with reaction to previous reports of 'private correspondence' between the two leaders.
Netanyahu's apprehensions about a bad agreement are unfounded, since it doesn't appear that Washington is showing signs of capitulating, at least not at this stage.
By YOSSI MELMAN
Tehran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, used his Twitter account to lambaste Israel by invoking Jesus.
Khamenei's chief secretary lashes out against cohabitation, or "white marriage," calling on Iranians to "fix their immoral ways."
By HAGAI LAP
Iranian leader tweets message of victory after talks fail to yield deal by deadline and are extended until June 30, 2015.
"America, Zionism, and the veteran expert of spreading divisions - the wicked government of Britain - have sharply increased their efforts of creating divisions between the Sunnis and Shi'ites."
If Khamenei's health deteriorates, the clergy and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard will need to settle on a successor quickly if Iran is to avoid a period of political instability, experts say.
Iranian supreme leader denounces US, European countries for calls to demilitarize Palestinian terrorists in Gaza.
Lebanese security forces and Hezbollah are bracing themselves for future suicide attacks by the Islamic State (IS), formerly named the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Brief removal of government firewall gave Iranian internet users access to social media for first time in four years.
ISNA: Supreme Leader says action would be a "disaster for region."
Cleric says conflict will damage states who back radical Sunnis.
Supreme leader speaks to mark end of Ramadan holy month; slams "Zionist wolves and their int'l supporters."
The time is now for Congress to act, to assert its constitutional responsibility regarding foreign policy in the name of American national security interests.
By ERIC R. MANDEL
Decoupling allows Obama to smile and sell sham narratives about Iran, even as Khamenei rebuffs and humiliates America.
By DAVID M. WEINBERG
With nuclear weapons, the Iranian regime would likely feel free to act without fear of any consequences from the West.
By JPOST EDITORIAL