07.27.2016 | 21 Tammuz, 5776
‘Hamas tries to vanish, but we can see them’
Turkey deal was struck five years ago, security chief reveals
IDF razes 15 illegal Arab homes in east Jerusalem and West Bank
Eisenkot warns against populism: ‘IDF follows orders, not the ethos of a gang’
PMO: Accusations that Netanyahu mishandled the Gaza tunnel threat are false
Jerusalem Foundation unveils ‘Social Innovation Challenge’ to mark jubilee
Netanyahu’s visit to Africa yields growing momentum
Public diplomacy in droves?
Bennett invokes 2014 Gaza war in warning over 'past mistakes'
Herzog rivals ask for secret ballot vote
Liberman hopes to make West Bank checkpoints more 'secure and humane'
Housing cabinet aims for 200,000 units for haredi housing
CONCERT REVIEW: Joss Stone, Barby Club, Tel Aviv, July 25
DANCE REVIEW: Swan Lake on Ice, Jerusalem Theater, July 20
Matan David goes Gaga over dance
Top 5 things you can’t miss on your next spontaneous trip to Israel
47 arrested in mass crackdown on Israeli soccer fan club 'La Familia'
Top Jewish American soccer players targeted by Israeli clubs
Group launches crowdfunding campaign against sexual harassment in police
Another pre-Rio gold for Israel’s rhythmic gymnastics team
Not just fun and games: Seeking tech behind video games
Health Ministry launches plan to eradicate hepatitis C
Delek makes bid for exploration license south of Cyprus
Israeli researchers find way to detect cancer cells before becoming brain tumors
Arab-Israeli children much more likely to die in accidents
Health ministry to take lead in combating child hot car deaths
Economic committee chairman calls for guidelines to protect animals during live shipments
Nation’s cleanest beaches named
For the love of crows
Grapevine: Not in the basket
Letters to the Editor: Fall guy
Fighting for justice
Analysis: Islamic State's first act of war on European Christianity
Entire region concerned about ‘day after’ Iran deal expires
The illegal car trade of the West Bank
Egypt denies report that assassination plot kept Sisi away from Arab League summit
Bavarian bomber pledged allegiance to Islamic State
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
Analysis: ‘Mikve law’ throws cold water on Israel-Diaspora relations
'Dramatic increase in anti-Semitic violence in US'
Democratic congressman: The Palestinians ‘will be free’
Berlin moves on despite terror threat
Healthcare hackathon organizers seek to be ‘light unto others’
WATCH LIVE: Peres, Rivlin and Netanyahu launch Israeli Innovation Center
Israeli startups are used around the globe
Democrats close ranks ahead of Clinton nomination
Clinton makes history, secures US Democrats' White House nomination
Clinton aide to 'Post': Trump 'clueless' on Israel, foreign policy
Between Never-Trump and Never-Hillary, some Jews chose Libertarianism
This is how cats catch their rides in Thailand...
Do you believe in the Paranormal?
Head to Crown Plaza Eilat this summer to enjoy a fun staycation
Grapevine: The degree of what is offensive
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
100-Year-Old Theater Converted Into Stunning Bookstore
TripAdvisor reviews in jail? Yes.
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
Hot off the Arab press
Summertime chickpea dishes
Treats for Shabbat morning
A blend of wine, Judaism and Zionism
The last of Jerusalem’s Mohicans
Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs.
Fun in the park
RAW FOOD: Passing fad or here to stay?
Another kind of romantic exchange
A German-Israeli love story
‘חָרִיש’, עִיר חֲדָשָה בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל
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Remembering the 'Exodus'
$100 million Christian theme park makes the Bible ‘come alive’
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
Overnight Camp for Children with Special Needs Breaks Barriers
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
JNF USA & Alexander Muss High School in Israel
Both Receive Charity Navigator's Highest Rating
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
Many Palestinians continue to believe that Arafat was poisoned by Israel because he was an obstacle to peace. Israel has denied any involvement.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
"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.
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.
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.
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
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
Nasser al-Qudwa first rose to the upper echelons of the Palestinian leadership when he served as PLO ambassador to United Nations in the 1990s and early 2000s.
By ADAM RASGON
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
‘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
In Donald Trump’s worldview, America was attacked because it is a Christian nation, and Israel is attacked because it is a Jewish nation.
By MIKE EVANS
By agreeing to the Paris initiative, the Palestinians are again hoping to get a state without the sacrifice this requires.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
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.
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.