05.24.2016 | 16 Iyar, 5776
Jordan's king on Independence Day: We'll defend Arab identity of Palestine
Israel's parliament decrees: Arabic signs in all bus stations
Palestinian Authority PM: Netanyahu buying time to avoid peace deal
Palestinians reject Netanyahu’s call for direct Paris talks
Controversy rages over religious, gender-separate Student Day event
Sweet victory for Meir Adoni - again
A Thrilling night in TLV
US skeptical of Netanyahu offer to directly negotiate with Palestinians
Senior liberal rabbis call on Liberman to stand by promises on conversion
New coalition chairman Bitan cracks the whip
Special report blasts Netanyahu for 'Bibi Tours Affair'
Prime real estate
From Bimah to Bandstand
Sela ousted in five sets in first round of French Open
Maccabi Tel Aviv, Eilat, Rishon all jump out to 2-0 advantages
Lots of pride on the line in State Cup final
Beersheba party continues with next season in mind
Jpost Editorial: Police professionalism
Austria’s election, Jews and Israel
American Jewry: A view from the air
Lag Ba’omer: From Bibi to Bogie to Boujie
Human remains from EgyptAir crash site said to indicate blast on board
Hardliner elected as head of Iran's top clerical body due to tap Khamenei successor
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
Senior Iranian official: Secret, second wife of Iran's FM 'spied for the West'
Too hot for Tehran: Glam couple flee Iran after model photos deemed 'un-Islamic'
Escape to victory: 'Anti-Iranian occupation' team wins soccer cup
Holocaust denial in Iran can be tackled by media, say experts
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
UK Labourite leading anti-Semitism probe praised anti-Israel Gitmo detainee
WATCH: From paying tuition to 'funding Hamas'?
Far-right Austrian candidate’s near loss is 'wake-up call' to centrists in Europe
'F**k Israel, long live the Intifada' angry mob screams at Jewish UC student
Green tech at the forefront of talks on US-Israel collaboration
Treasury targeting Israel's poor business ratings in 2017 budget
Israel faces lack of enforcement of environmental policies, says report
Israel, South Korea announce free trade talks
Prevent Lag Ba’omer accidents and tragedies
Study: Stress worsens Crohn’s disease
Health scan: On/off button for inheriting responses to environmental changes
Sharpen your medical mind
Committee votes to reduce regulations on food pesticides
French PM Valls inaugurates Israel's latest—and largest—solar field
Tech Talk: CES Asia 2016
Tech can’t thrive without women, says Israeli-born Oracle CEO
Travel, tourism and entertainment in the technological age
Australian tells BBC he created bitcoin, but some skeptical
Sanders picks critics of Israel, BDS backer to write Democratic platform
UK's Cameron says ready to meet Trump, pans 'very dangerous' Muslim remarks
Sanders wants Dem platform to better reflect Palestinian aspirations
‘Post’ poll: Israelis think Trump would be better than Clinton at fighting terrorism
Bob Dylan’s forgotten pro-Israel song, revisited
Briefing: Liberman, Trump and fascism
Grapevine: Underwriting Israel’s future
Podcast: A stable Israeli government? Fat chance
Grapevine: Animal husbandry
Briefing: Eurovision and Europe’s vision for peace
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
Whose land is it?
A Jew in ancient Rome
The Russian Underground
SpaceIL: To the moon!
Arrivals: The art of saving her son
The Tisch: Counting for unity
Books: A lost stage
Pavements for pedestrians? Not in Jerusalem
Inside Gilo: Who pays for that?
This week in Jerusalem
Here and now at the Israel Festival
A life outlined by the paintbrush
Rocking in the Western Galilee
Italian Jewish looks, at Beit Hatfutsot
Revolutionizing the coffee shop and supermarket industries
הַצַלָמִים – יְרוּשָלַיִם בְּעֵינֵי צַלָמֶיהָ
The Christian Edition- one month free subscription
Digging with the Bible
Sanctifying God in the Rhineland massacres
‘Christians are children of the Holy Land; now is the time to integrate’
Dado Scenic Lookout Dedicated on Israel's Northern Border
Golani Soldiers Clean up the Forests of Northern Israel
Canadian University Students Visit Israel with JNF Canada
New Kindergartens, Youth Center for Kiryat Malachi
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
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
What is France up to in the Middle East?
Game of Thrones: Returning from the dead and grappling with religion
What You Admire, You Can Become
If this is true, why are we talking about a Palestinian State?
"Abu Ammar fought against us, confiscated our weapons, jailed us, tortured us and had security coordination with Israel," the Hamas official said.
By MAAYAN GROISMAN
In the letter, the mother accuses Ya’alon and the entire defense establishment of "abandoning" the "soldier who you sent to protect the citizens of the state."
By NOAM AMIR/MAARIV HASHAVUA
Israeli Arabs are torn on how to relate to the wave of violence by Palestinians against Israeli Jews.
By ANDREW FRIEDMAN
A lawyer for his widow Suha Arafat, who has argued that his death in 2004 was a political assassination, told Reuters that they would challenge the decision in an appeals court.
The official cause of death was a massive stroke, but French doctors said at the time they were unable to determine the origin of his illness.
The case is now being reviewed by French prosecutors who have three months to either close the case or take it to court.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
The French experts “maintain that the polonium 210 and lead 210 found in Arafat’s grave and in the samples are of an environmental nature.”
Fatah official Tawfik Tirawi says Israel responsible for Arafat's death, but commission needs to conduct further investigations to verify its findings on specific suspect.
Senior Fatah official says Palestinians want to bring Israel to trial " for every crime it committed against our people.”
Mahmoud Zahar: We took weapons from them and carried out operations, but then [the Israelis] said to Arafat "Listen, this is not what we brought you for."
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
In interview with Italian daily 'La Repubblica,' Suha Arafat says her late husband would be sorry to see Palestinians still fighting on the tenth anniversary of his death.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Palestinian figure serving life sentence called for armed resistance in order "to be faithful to the legacy of Arafat," on 10th anniversary of late Palestinian leader's death.
By BEN HARTMAN,KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Foreign minister says Abbas a "Jew-hater who believes and promotes terror" like Arafat, but is better at "hiding his true face."
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Palestinian figure serving life sentence calls for move in order "to be faithful to the legacy of Arafat," on 10th anniversary of late Palestinian leader's death.
PA president speaks at memorial marking ten years since Arafat's death; slams Hamas for hurting reconciliation and efforts to rebuild Gaza.
Speaking during a memorial marking 10 years since Arafat's death in Ramallah, Abbas said Arafat should "remain immortal in the hearts of our people."
A new road in La Seyne-sur-mer will be named after the late PLO leader.
By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN
Rosensaft is the child of survivors as well as the founder of the International Network of Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors.
By SAM SOKOL
Kerry, who now speaks almost daily with Netanyahu, met Abbas in Amman; leverage the US could use to keep Abbas at table includes threats to close embassy in DC, slow flow of funds.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH,HERB KEINON
Kerry holds talks with Jordan's King Abdullah prior to meeting with Abbas; officials say Kerry wants extension of talks until end of year.
Amid conflicting reports of the Palestinian leader's cause of death, the latest discovery negates Swiss findings, confirms French report.
By JPOST.COM STAFF, REUTERS
Radioactive isotope found in Arafat's bones by Swiss lab in November; some contend he was poised or murdered by Israel.
The difficulty in launching talks is only a skeleton of the difficulties that emerge once talks are launched. Barak and Afarat, Olmert and Abbas were able to get into the talks. Reaching an agreement is the problem.
By HERB KEINON
PLO officials say Kerry has failed to secure Israeli pledge to stop building in settlements and accept the pre-1967 lines.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH AND HERB KEINON
In interview with Army Radio chief PLO negotiator says of West Bank elections, "we use ballots not bullets."
Obama responds US opposes UN General Assembly statehood bid; Abbas tells supporters UN bid will save two-state solution.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH, TOVAH LAZAROFF, REUTERS
Prosecutors to investigate if former Palestinian leader's death is a result of poisoning with radioactive polonium-210.
By JPOST.COM STAFF AND REUTERS
Comme ses prédécesseurs, Mahmoud Abbas s’est fourvoyé dans le choix de ses alliés : alors qu’il s’est rapproché de l’islam radical, ce dernier est devenu l’ennemi mondial numéro 1
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
Si, 10 ans après sa mort, rares sont ceux qui pensent qu’Arafat était un bon partenaire de paix, que faut-il penser d’Abbas ?
By DAVID M. WEINBERG
Rien ne prouve qu’Israël a éliminé Arafat. Mais tout indique qu’il aurait eu toutes les bonnes raisons de le faire
By ITAMAR MARCUS ET NAN JACQUES ZILBERDIK PMW
David Rubinger, témoin de l’histoire de l’Etat d’Israël à travers la lentille de son appareil
By ROBERT SLATER
Repeating a fallacy does not make it kosher no matter how many times the international community tells the lie.
By BARRY SHAW
Belgian scientist Roth may have laid to rest claim that Arafat was poisoned by Israel once and for all, but it seems we are likely to see the myth continue to live on in the Arab world.
By YOCHANAN VISSER
Following his Palestinian Declaration of Independence in November 1988, Arafat said he accepts Israel, rejected terrorism.
By TAMARA ZIEVE
Netanyahu, Arafat signed memorandum in 1998, froze process for 10 months; Barak renewed accords at Camp David.
PA president makes the comments in France after meeting Hollande, with whom Abbas said he discussed Arafat death.
Last week, Hillary Clinton formally announced she would run once more for president.
French magistrates headed to Ramallah as part of investigation into alleged poisoning; Israel, PA approval needed for exhumation.
Lab wants assurances work won't be used for political ends; TV documentary said traces of polonium isotope found on clothes.
Request for probe comes after report says former Palestinian leader was poisoned by radioactive element prior to death.
Mrs. Arafat will launch a court case following Al Jazeera report suggesting the late Palestinian leader was poisoned.
Foreign Ministry officials have been updated in recent days by their counterparts in Romania regarding Tibi’s anticipated trip.
By LAHAV HARKOV
The move comes just ahead of the 11-year anniversary of Arafat's death.
There seems to be a dearth of a young guard to replace the PA president as he approaches his 80th birthday
Netanyahu is denying the Palestinians the equal partner status which is so crucial for achieving peace.
By ILAN BARUCH
Is the security crackdown by the Palestinian Authority restoring order – or breeding discontent?
By MOHAMMED NAJIB
City prosecutor vows to fight "quenelle" fad and glorification of 2012 shooter Merah; NBA player Tony Parker apologizes for gesture.
By JOSEPH STRICH AND SAM SOKOL
What citizens of other countries are reading about the Middle East.
By THE MEDIA LINE
This year’s anniversary comes amid increased tensions between Israel and Hamas, along with Palestinian infighting between Fatah and Hamas.
"We are in agreement except the French say the polonium was deposited by radon, but it a very weak argument," says expert.
Leaked report contradicts Swiss experts; radiation scientist says both studies found similar levels of Polonium 210 in Arafat's body.
I have no idea if and how Arafat was poisoned. I definitely have an idea of how the Israeli government uses assassinations in the face of strategic challenges, when it has no other strategic recourse.
By RAN EDELIST, SOF HASHAVUA
Palestinian minister of religious affairs says Prophet Mohammed told his wife he was poisoned in Jewish town Khaibar.
Palestinian Tamarod group fails to organize uprising against Hamas on day commemorating anniversary of Arafat's death.
Russian report more cautious than Swiss conclusions, saying insufficient evidence to support theory Arafat died by poisoning.
The purpose is to find whether any of those who were close to Arafat were linked to his death, a PA official said.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH, LAHAV HARKOV AND NIV ELIS
Suha Arafat cites results of Swiss forensic tests on husband's remains; does not accuse any country, person.
Abbas, PA officials criticize US Secretary of State Kerry for his inability to convince Israel to accept Palestinian pre-conditions to return to negotiation table; complain Israel is unwilling to talk to PA about Jerusalem.
Abbas makes first visit since rift developed when Yasser Arafat was thought to back Hussein in 1st Gulf War.
In interview, Palestinian leader's widow says Arafat decided to launch Intifada after Camp David, according to research institute.
Forensic experts take samples from the late Palestinian leader's corpse in Ramallah to test for Polonium poisoning.
Abbas says Russia will cooperate with French, Swiss experts to discover cause of death of the first Palestinian president.
Palestinian Authority president tells Israelis "Your security depends on a just peace with us, because we are serious."
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH AND TOVAH LAZAROFF
Swiss forensic experts arrive in West Bank to investigate high traces of polonium-210 found on former PLO chairman's clothes.
Scientists to analyze remains of Palestinian leader for traces of polonium, assured findings won't be used for political ends.
By REUTERS AND JPOST.COM STAFF
PLO's Saeb Erekat says "the truth about martyrdom of Arafat must be revealed, as well as the tools used to kill him."
By NIDA TUMA
‘Warrior for peace’ was involved in secret channels of communication between Israel and PLO
At least three detained after rioters threw rocks at police, and officers were forced to use stun grenades on crowd.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
Always dreamed of ruling a country with an iron fist? Find out your dictatorship potential!
By NATI GABBAY
Israel has to move from defensiveness, trying to justify Zionism as a virtuous liberation movement, to an assault on the legitimacy of the criminal regimes that try to destroy it.
By DANIEL DORON
It was a calm October morning as the congregants of the Great Synagogue of Rome, clustered by families and groups of friends.
By AVRAHAM AVI-HAI
Holocaust denial started as an attempt to undermine the suffering of the Jewish people and delegitimize Israel.
By SHMULEY BOTEACH
Israel needs to conduct a powerful policy of regular education.
By JERUSALEM POST READERS
No longer do we see huge demonstrations in support of peace, or even small ones.
By RICHARD BELL
The Oslo Accords were an egregious, imbecilic act of moral turpitude, whose ratification hinged on an endorsement by a soon-to-be convicted drug-smuggling fraudster, and which brings dishonor to anyone associated with it.
By MARTIN SHERMAN
John Kerry's address to AJC shows Obama's transition from failed, first-term “Get Tough” on Israel campaign to new “Tough Love” approach.
By Gil Stern Stern TROY
Netanyahu should make it clear that Israel is not headed toward
another imprudent ‘disengagement’ from the territories.
Lack of Palestinian leadership, directions loss for the entire Palestinian people; Israel's fate entwined.
By LIOR AKERMAN
US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa held a subcommittee hearing on the subject of threatening peace prospects.
By DAVID BEDEIN
I concluded my opening remarks by saying, “I stand before you as a proud and unapologetic ‘settler’ or resident of Judea and Samaria.”
By JOSH HASTEN
Before jumping to conclusions regarding Israelis’ ability to recognize their own interests, Israel’s friends and critics should at the very least appreciate their legitimate concerns.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
At a time when Israel is most in need of these qualities – courage, strategic foresight, self-confidence, understanding of and with others, strength, humanity and humility – the man who personified and symbolized all these is no longer among us.
By URI SAVIR
Is the responsibility of the shochet (ritual slaughterer) confined to his knife and its deft use?
Arab citizens live within Israeli society, speak Hebrew, read and view Hebrew-speaking media outlets and know the culture of their Jewish peers much better than the other way around.
And if so, was it justified?
By ITAMAR MARCUS AND NAN JACQUES ZILBERDIK
Where the culture of mendacity reigns, trustworthy accords cannot grow. That’s why the latest twist in the “Arafat assassination” tale matters.
I will be the first to nominate, and congratulate, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for a Nobel Peace Prize, if and when he makes the bold moves necessary to bring real peace to this troubled region.
By DAVID NEWMAN
The radicalization of the Israeli Arab sector becomes a cynical vote-getting formula, and this is foremost that sector’s homemade tragedy.
Like Arafat in his day, Hamas is trying to ride the tiger, on the principle that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend."
By BOAZ GANOR
Tunisia’s Arab Spring can teach the Palestinians a thing or two.
By MATTHEW SCHWEITZER
The Al Jazeera investigation seems to be an attempt to accuse and delegitimize not only Israel, but perhaps much more so Mahmoud Abbas and the PA leadership.
By ELY KARMON
Work to open the late Palestinian leader's grave begins ahead of murder investigation, despite family's objections.