01.23.2017 | 25 Tevet, 5777
Hamas official says Trump is an ignoramus
Building materials approved for 1,500 Gazan homes damaged in 2014 war
Trump advisor: ‘We look forward to new ties with Judea and Samaria’
Maaleh Adumim annexation bill delayed until after Netanyahu-Trump meeting
Panel to ask if gov’t is hiding report on granting migrants refugee status
Yellow-and-blue closes in on Beersheba
Trump invites Netanyahu to come to White House in February
A feast for the senses
Netanyahu says he remains concerned for settlements ahead of Trump call
Defense minister: No possibility of bilateral agreement with Palestinians
After Trump inauguration, Netanyahu wastes no time putting Iran back on agenda
Rivlin congratulates Trump on inauguration, invites him to Israel
The call of the wild
Ma’aleh Film School to present films by women at TA Cinematheque
Opera review: Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Maccabi cruises in Tel Aviv derby; J’lem wins third straight
Late goal costs Hapoel Beersheba dearly
Beersheba firmly in control heading into Petah Tikva duel
Gigawatt Global breaks ground on its second East African solar field
Government approves NIS 250m. plan to promote smart transportation
Sourasky purchases corneas in bulk from US
Israeli researchers introduce unique signature verification tech
People with verbal and visual creativity have different sleep patterns
Science goes in the door, politics out
4,000 Israelis die annually due to lack of magnesium
The West Bank has become Israel's garbage can
Greek energy developer: We are here to open the Israeli gas market
Drilling firm to pursue water, gas, oil projects
Hydroponic farm for refugees, foreign workers launches on Tel Aviv rooftop
Antisemitism in the US
Think about it: Affair 2000
Right from wrong: Inaugural tears of joy
January 23, 2017: Trump inauguration
Syria's warring sides gather for new attempt to break deadlock
ISIS destroys famous monument in Syria's Palmyra
Where do the Palestinians stand on Trump?
Turkish parliament approves presidential system, paving way for referendum
Blazing Tehran building collapses; 75 hurt, deaths feared
Watch Live: Zarif discusses Iran's future foreign policy
House bill would target Iran's airline and test its nuclear deal
Rouhani: Trump's talk 'propaganda,' he can't cancel Iran nuclear deal
Report: Istanbul nightclub attacker says he was directed by ISIS
Families of Americans killed in ISIS attacks suing Twitter
8 Egyptian police killed in north Sinai attack
US Senator blasts German institute for hosting pro-Hezbollah speaker
Melbourne Jewish day schools: PM is ‘dissing us during visit next month’
Community mourns death of Jewish girl, 10, killed in Australia car attack
Trump inauguration rabbi attacked with antisemitic hate speech
Leonardo DiCaprio showcases Israeli solar thermal plant on Instagram
Israel secures top-10 ranking in 2017 Bloomberg Innovation Index
Joshua Kushner, brother of Trump son-in-law, spotted at Women’s March
Abbas, foreign leaders respond to Trump taking office
Analysis: The Trump presidency - a time of instability
Melania Trump's up-do and the Israeli behind it
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
This week in 60 seconds: Attack or accident?
Metro Grapevine: Top tips
Parashat Shmot: Yes you can!
Ask the Rabbi: May Jews serve in foreign armies?
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
Destination:Unknown, TEDx most recent event will be held in Tel Aviv
Palestinian flag-waving fan arrested after accosting models Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner
Jewish comedian Chelsea Handler blames Kardashians for Trump election
Has actress Lindsay Lohan converted to Islam?
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
It’s time for wide
recognition of Palestine
Gotta have faith
Hemmed in from all sides
The challenges ahead
Art: Seeing between the lines
A voice from the past
Palmah vs Gandhi
to the limit
– and beyond
Employment population ratios
a survivor’s soul
Grapevine: Like clockwork
City Notes: TEDx takes Tel Aviv
Road to recovery – with the Stroke Club
A night for women – and men
Swings and roundabout jazz
לַעֲבוֹר אֶת הַקִיר
מַעַרְכוֹת בְּטִיחוּת אַקְטִיבִיוֹת
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Pope Francis urges world to 'wait and see' on Trump
Christians flock to Jordan River baptism site despite landmines
A poor, Catholic farmer's religious duty
Accessible Garden and Pathways Inaugurated at ILAN Haifa
Russian-Speaking Journalist Deputation Visits Israel
Sierra Leone President Plants a Tree in the Grove of Nations
Celebrating 115 Years
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
Jordanian journalist hints Dahlan played role in 2004 death of PA President.
By ADAM RASGON
Abbas said he knew who was behind Arafat's death and that an investigating panel would soon reveal its findings.
While many Palestinians hail Arafat as the father of Palestinian nationalism, others, including many Israelis, believe he has blood on his hands.
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
Le soutien historique du Líder Máximo à certaines causes, notamment celle des Palestiniens, lui offre aujourd’hui une sorte de victoire posthume
By CAROLINE GLICK
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.
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.
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.
‘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
Was the Koran behind such evil, or was it hijacked, like the planes-turned-bombs? Were all Muslims to be held accountable for the act of a few radicals, or would they join in the fight to root out their bad seeds?
By RUTHIE BLUM
Arafat has been dead for almost 12 years now, but his legacy is very much alive. So long as it is, the dream of peace will remain a distant illusion.
By AVIVA KLOMPAS
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
Work to open the late Palestinian leader's grave begins ahead of murder investigation, despite family's objections.
By JPOST.COM STAFF AND REUTERS