07.28.2016 | 22 Tammuz, 5776
Report: Hamas digging 10 kilometers of tunnels per month toward Israel
Gold: Palestinian Authority Balfour lawsuit 'contradiction of peace process’
UN: Israel policies forcing Palestinians to leave Area C of the West Bank
A-G to rule on use of ‘abandoned property law’ to save Amona outpost
Problems with ports, roads may send Israeli food prices up
US angry over new Israeli settlement activity
36 senators, including Tim Kaine, press to add $320M for Israeli missile defense
Stoudemire retires from NBA, Hapoel Jerusalem next stop?
Israel shares its expertise in combating human trafficking
Israel strikes a chord with a Milwaukee musician and Houston family
Remembering Satyajit Ray
Idan Raichel sheds a few layers
New on the small screen
A touch of Truffaut
Atzili, Beitar visit Latvia • Mac TA takes on Pandurii
Beersheba earns first-leg draw in Greece
Amar'e Stoudemire to join Hapoel Jerusalem?
Revolutionary artificial material fits body like a glove
Attempt to stop beachside development plan heads to High Court
eBay, Israel Post join forces to boost online selling
Not just fun and games: Seeking tech behind video games
Health Ministry launches plan to eradicate hepatitis C
Israeli researchers find way to detect cancer cells before becoming brain tumors
Arab-Israeli children much more likely to die in accidents
Delek makes bid for exploration license south of Cyprus
Economic committee chairman calls for guidelines to protect animals during live shipments
Nation’s cleanest beaches named
Sisi, the peace broker
Letters to the Editor
Israel’s mixed messages on basic education
Why is Israel chained to the ‘diplomatic process’?
Ex-Saudi general issues scathing critique of Palestinian terror groups
For first time during Syria war, Israel opens border for humanitarian aid
Bombings kill at least 31 in northeast Syria city
Is Gaddafi’s son returning to politics?
Entire region concerned about ‘day after’ Iran deal expires
Iran destroys 100,000 satellite dishes in morality-driven crackdown
Iran left with no choice but to confront the US, official warns
Iranian Kurdish leader to ‘Post’: Iran regime is a common enemy
Jihadis call on 'lone wolf' terrorists to attack Israeli athletes at Rio Olympics
Report: ISIS operating sleeper cells in Lebanese refugee camps
One mile from ISIS feels safer than France or Turkey to Kurdish peshmerga
ISIS claims responsibility for Nice attack
Former PM Barak: Netanyahu comparing Iran with Nazis 'cheapens the Holocaust'
Second generation Holocaust survivor in legal battle with Polish church
French citizens comprise largest number of foreign IDF volunteers in 2016
DNC staffers question Holocaust Remembrance Day statement in leaked emails
Healthcare hackathon organizers seek to be ‘light unto others’
WATCH LIVE: Peres, Rivlin and Netanyahu launch Israeli Innovation Center
Former US president Bill Clinton wears Hillary in Hebrew pin to DNC
Obama says 2016 election about American democracy itself
Bloomberg asks America to stay 'sane' and stop Trump
Former congressman Gabby Giffords steals the show in Philly
A dog watches a horror movie, his reaction is priceless!
Could Fitbit be inaccurate? Worth checking these facts
Star Catcher: Astrology for the week of July 29, 2016
Grapevine: Changes at the TA Museum
PODCAST: After Turkey, Africa and Egypt, is Saudi Arabia Israel’s next ally?
Podcast: From Tel Aviv, a story of hope for Orlando
Briefing: 'King Bibi' pulls it together, again
Podcast: The mystery of Tel Aviv’s Jane Doe alleys
This is how cats catch their rides in Thailand...
Do you believe in the Paranormal?
100-Year-Old Theater Converted Into Stunning Bookstore
Second Lebanon War veteran's road to redemption
Empowering women globally
The American spirit’s impact
The word of a woman
The outpost on Oliphant Street
Dark years on the Côte d’Azur
Everyone deserves a piece of happiness
Who is Yitzhak Molcho?
The Road to Zion
Inspiring inner sanctums
The last of Jerusalem’s Mohicans
Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs.
Fun in the park
All lives matter
‘The Simpsons,’ for a change
Born, raised and educated in a vineyard
‘חָרִיש’, עִיר חֲדָשָה בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל
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Pope's trip to Poland overshadowed by killing of French priest
Israel’s blessing to the world
Remembering the 'Exodus'
Tzvika Kaplan Scenic Lookout Inaugurated on Mount Carmel
Looking for IMI, the Blue Box's “Little Sister”- Can you help?
President of Paraguay Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
Honoring Holocaust Rescuer Belgian Prince with a Tree in Israel
Perth and Merhav Am, Different but the Same
Canadian Young Professionals Visit Gaza Border Communities
Spanish Village Connects with its Ancient Jewish Roots
Expo Forest Inaugurated in the Negev
Czech prime minister plants tree in Jerusalem grove of nations
The Scholarship is from Canada, the Foresters from Israel
Planning a Sustainable Future through Water Sensitive Cities
Burnt Trees and Charred Earth in Jerusalem’s Arazim Valley
Hugging a Tree? Beware of the Pine Processionary Caterpillar!
KKL-JNF holds its 6th Latin American Leadership Conference
Andrew Viterbi at a KKL-JNF Milan Gala Event
KKL-JNF and The Italian State Forestry Corps Sign a Memorandum
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
We will win but how long will it take? Including Bibi's Building Bluff
Is a Jewish safe haven possible in the Diaspora; is America the “exception”?
Potentially Misleading Statistics on Global Terrorism
Still Looking for Israel at Harvard
Jerusalem mayor says wave of violence is not unprecedented, and must be dealt with through collective vigilance.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
Rubinstein: Marchers who call ‘death to Arabs’ should be arrested; police retain ban on using Lion’s Gate.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD,YONAH JEREMY BOB
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat calls on Deputy Health Minister MK Ya’acov Litzman to name urgently a permanent director-general for the Hadassah Medical Organization.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
Netanyahu estimated to have net worth of $11 million, lagging far behind Barkat's $118 million.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and Environmental Protection Minister Avi Gabbay inaugurated the Greennet recycling plant on Tuesday afternoon.
By SHARON UDASIN
24 young American pastors came to Israel on a trip designed to educate them and, through them, their congregations about the Jewish state and the challenges it faces.
By JEREMY SHARON
Face à la situation sécuritaire, le maire de la capitale se bat pour renforcer sa ville, et pave la voie à son avenir politique
By PEGGY CIDOR
Le nouveau ministre des Affaires de Jérusalem Zeev Elkin aspire à laisser de côté le conflit suscité par sa nomination, pour se mettre au travail
Gouvernement et municipalité de Jérusalem ont alloué un budget pour la réhabilitation du quartier arabe de Sour Bahir. Les besoins sont nombreux, mais le président du conseil local est confiant
Is it a paradox? Or a simple act of politeness?
As Mayor Nir Barkat sets his sights on the national political arena, Jerusalem is waiting and wondering: Is he still focused on the city’s needs? And who might replace him?
Numbers providing a glimpse into the realities of our city.
The plan to run a new light rail line along Emek Refaim Street is not sitting well with many residents and shop owners.
Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs.
Mayor Nir Barkat’s new focus of interest, one that goes far beyond this city, has become completely official.
The problem is by no means a new one in the capital, having been in existence since Ehud Olmert’s reign as mayor, if not before.
By KEREN PREISKEL
With NIS 400,000 needed to balance the budget, Barkat’s decision is to fire hundreds of city employees – mostly cleaners and guards at education institutions.
"The city council is about to approve Jerusalem’s budget for next year, and all parties involved agree that the situation is sensitive."
The holy city, always a powder keg, has been heating up even more of late; ‘In Jerusalem’ sits down with Mayor Nir Barkat to discuss what’s brewing in the capital – and what’s next for him.
A project to build a new city that would hold up to 100,000 residents on the southwestern edge of the capital is met with sharp criticism from the municipality.
Peggy Cidor interviews Deputy Mayor Meir Turgeman.
Pepe Alalu, a city council member for the past 18 years is resigning.
For residents, Ya’acov (Kobi) Kahlon’s resignation from the city council might be a sad loss; but for the longtime property contractor and entrepreneur, it will be business as usual.
How Mayor Nir Barkat lost the ministry he never had to Likud MK Ze’ev Elkin.
MK Ze’ev Elkin says he is ready to set aside the conflict his appointment as Jerusalem affairs minister has created, and get down to the business of working for the city.
The relationship between the mayor and the far-right city councillor is deteriorating.
Over the past year and a half, Jerusalem received more than $60 million for projects throughout the capital.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs
With a NIS 770 million increase from last year, Mayor Nir Barkat has great plans for the city; The good news is that he says he will clean it up.
Time waits for no man, and before we turn around, having just celebrated Hanukka, it will be Purim.
An innovative staging of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro will be presented at the Gerard Behar Center on December 29.
Barkat says he supports Netanyahu, but doesn't plan to join his party as PM praises Jerusalem mayor for helping apprehend terrorist on Sunday.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD,JPOST.COM STAFF
"The mayor again succumbed to religious terrorism," says MK.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD,JEREMY SHARON
"It is a mistake to approve construction in Jerusalem only after a terror attack," says mayor; Elkin calls on PM to build more homes in Givat Hamatos to block contiguous Palestinian state.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD,GIL HOFFMAN
Oscar-winning British actress honored with inaugural ‘Jerusalem of Gold’ award
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
The Palestinian was videoed stabbing a 30-year-old haredi man at IDF Square in Jerusalem on February 22, before being subdued by Barkat.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
High Court to deliberate petition to bar controversial "Flag Parade" from Old City's Muslim Quarter.
Fleur Hassan-Nahoum, a member of Yerushalmim’s management board, is the new councilwoman to watch for in Jerusalem.
By MARION FISCHEL
Barkat and Knesset lobby want the new network to be established in Jerusalem.
Barkat: "The Knesset doesn't interest me."
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
The activists sought to expel Barkat from the California university's campus, calling Israel a terrorist and apartheid state.
In the meantime, Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel will continue to manage park.
The Jerusalem Unity Prize, now in its second year, was launched by Barkat together with GESHER.
Israel’s two senior mayors – Tel Aviv’s Ron Huldai and Jerusalem’s Nir Barkat – are eyeing the premiership, much the way former Iranian president Mahmud Ahmadinejad started off as mayor of Tehran.
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
‘As in London, the idea that a resident would be denied the right to live in a certain neighborhood based on their religion is preposterous,” says mayor.
Some agreed that fencing off problematic Arab neighborhoods would improve security, while others said more fences would be counterproductive.
Agreement to include immediate NIS 205 million infusion, fiscal coordination between ministry and City Hall.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD,LAHAV HARKOV
"All sides must remember that we are talking about the State of Israel’s capital," says Histadrut chairman.
“There is no explaining how they’ve wasted the money allocated to them in recent years,” said Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon of the Municipality.
Jerusalem mayor to complete his term – three more years – and consider run for a national position.
By LAHAV HARKOV
NIS 100 million government aid package for strapped Jerusalem businesses to be allocated via mayor’s rival.
Surrounded by city merchants, residents, council members and municipal workers, Barkat demands that Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon meet with him immediately.
Costs for the project, to be carried out by a private contractor, will be defrayed by the resulting insurance claims from the January 2014 blast.
"Continuing to ignore Jerusalem’s needs will be a victory for terror," says mayor.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD,Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
Barkat's office responded that he had not made any decision to run in the next election in Likud.
The mayor came to the capital to participate in the Annual Conference of Mayors, despite the rising violence.
Herzog: Huldai doesn't understand leadership
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN,LAHAV HARKOV
Huldai, Barkat are already getting ready behind the scenes to run on national level.
"I decided to join the coalition of Mayor Nir Barkat to lead the advancement of Jerusalem," says Lion.
Jerusalem mayor Barkat: It is time to fix social injustice.
By HAYAH GOLDLIST-EICHLER
Downtown ‘The Pyramid’ to feature 26 floors, high-end shops, rooftop restaurant in effort to revitalize city center
Nir Barkat restores peace in capital once more, breaks up street fight.
‘Our mission is to ensure that highly-skilled immigrants remain in Israel,’ says Gvahim’s executive director.
Proposed Kedem Center receives widespread support from mayor Barkat and international luminaries, is condemned by left-wing NGO as ‘Judiaizing’ east Jerusalem.
“Why do we need a Jerusalem Affairs Ministry here?” Barkat said during a phone interview. “They have no accountability and no responsibility.”
The remark came in response to a request from Jerusalem journalist Haim Shibi that Barkat use his influence to stop police from impeding photojournalists.
Noting major film projects by Natalie Portman and Richard Gere in capital, Barkat says it’s time to make city a global production destination.
Mayor Barkat lets word slip out, but declines to say more.
Defendant is also indicted for separate counts of throwing Molotov cocktails, firecrackers and stones at IDF soldiers near a West Bank checkpoint during the summer Gaza War.
Suspect confesses to throwing firebombs and rocks at security forces.
Jerusalem Mayor Barkat urges citizens to continue celebrating despite car ramming attack that injured 5.
“We were able to translate the love of Jerusalem worldwide into contributions of hundreds of millions of shekels for the city.”
“The Jerusalem marathon is breathtaking, and in this case breathtaking has a dual meaning because it’s a fabulous, beautiful race, and also challenging physically,” he said.
Day after tackling terrorist, mayor endorses Likud, denies he’s joining party
Dramatic amateur video footage shows Jerusalem mayor instructing his security detail to lift suspect onto sidewalk.
Barkat finalizes capital’s NIS 6.7 billion annual municipal budget.
Additional infusion of NIS 770 m. from Finance Ministry to go toward 13% increase in annual spending
Municipality urges residents to refrain from nonessential driving or traveling, barring a medical emergency.
Barkat to launch series of free winter cultural events in capital coupled with special packages from area businesses.
Jerusalem will receive $850,000 and Tel Aviv $650,000 in order to innovate the cities through government programs.
By NIV ELIS
Application Development Contest in Jerusalem
By JPOST IVRIT STAFF
As things stand at the moment, there is unlikely to be a collective wage agreement, and all staff will be employed on personal contracts.
Tuesday is a favorite day for weddings and for other social events, as evidenced below.
The low-down on Jerusalem.
The website superimposed a photo of the restaurant bill to cover Kardashian's image.
These days, Warsaw is among Jerusalem’s best friends in Europe.
A healthy democracy should protect gay rights while tolerating a principled, not bigoted, debate about sexuality as part of our identity quest.
By GIL TROY
There is though another side to Liberman to worry about – and I’ve a story about that too.
By CALEV BEN-DAVID
Willenberg was described as a Polish patriot as well as a valuable contributor to the Polish-Jewish dialogue.
The bottom line is that little is known about Barkat’s policy preferences on national issues.
By DAN ILLOUZ
It isn’t only the Palestinians who do not recognize united Jerusalem. The world at large does not recognize the lingering fiction.
By SUSAN HATTIS ROLEF
The last pristine hilltop in Jerusalem is about to be bulldozed, and the mayor is the only one in a position of power who seems to care.
By LAWRENCE RIFKIN