Israel

Germany tells Netanyahu: “No, we are actually responsible for the Holocaust”

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has stirred up a storm with comments apparently downplaying Hitler’s role in the deaths of six million Jews during the Holocaust.<p>In an Oct. 20 speech to the Zionist Congress in Jerusalem, Netanyahu claimed that the idea for the so-called “final solution” …

Middle East

BDS: how a controversial non-violent movement has transformed the Israeli-Palestinian debate

Israel sees the international boycott campaign as an existential threat to the Jewish state. Palestinians regard it as their last resort.<p>By Nathan Thrall<p>The movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel – known as BDS – has been driving the world a little bit mad. Since its founding …

Middle East

Bette Midler Among ‘Haters Of Israel’ Blacklisted From Jerusalem Hostel

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A hostel in Jerusalem’s Old City has published a list of “haters of Israel” who have been “banned…because of crimes committed …

Jewish Culture

The Corbyn wreath ‘scandal’ is just an exercise in hypocrisy | Owen Jones

An Israeli commission found Ariel Sharon personally responsible​ for the [Sabra and Shatila camps] massacre<p>In November 2004, Britain’s foreign secretary Jack Straw laid a wreath at the grave of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. How might this have been framed with the current Labour …

Middle East

Laws of Armed Conflict in Gaza

For months now, recurring clashes between Israel and Hamas in Gaza have featured a mix of old and new. Always seeking innovative ways to target …

Middle East

Was It A ‘Mistake’ When Israel Banned Me, Bibi?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in damage control mode.<p>Yesterday, noted author, political commentator and Forward columnist Peter …

Middle East

En-Thralled with BDS

In a 10,000 word diatribe in The Guardian, freelance writer Nathan Thrall derides Israel as a violent, apartheid state while promoting the BDS …

Middle East

Letters to the Editor: August 15, 2018

Our readers have their say.<p>Letters. (photo credit: REUTERS)<p>X<p>Dear Reader,<br>As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever …

Middle East

Bank Leumi Le Israel 2018 Q2 - Results - Earnings Call Slides

The following slide deck was published by Bank Leumi Le Israel in conjunction with their 2018 Q2 earnings call.<p>119<p>Click to enlarge

Business

Israel boycott impacts Berlin music festival as several acts cancel

A global campaign to boycott goods and services from Israel is hitting the arts scene. Six artists due to appear at Berlin's Pop-Kultur festival this …

Middle East

Prominent American author says Israel detained him for hours

JERUSALEM (AP) — A prominent American author and former CNN program host says he was detained by Israel at a border crossing on a recent visit.<p>Iranian-born Reza Aslan tweeted Tuesday that he was held for hours, questioned about his politics and told to write down the names of Palestinians and …

Shin Bet

Labour calls claims about Corbyn's cemetery visit 'false'

Party says leader had been attending memorial to Palestinian airstrike victims<p>Labour has hit out at what it says are “false and misleading” claims about Jeremy Corbyn’s visit to the Palestinian cemetery in Tunis and insisted he had attended an annual memorial for victims of an Israeli air attack on …

Middle East

No, this Netanyahu row won’t destroy Corbyn – it will only make him stronger

We are approaching year four of the war on Jeremy Corbyn, and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has joined the fray. In an intervention for which …

Middle East

Grapevine: Monica is coming to Israel

Lewinsky will be in Israel in the first week of September to participate in the News Corporation’s conference on people of influence.<p>MONICA LEWINSKY …

Middle East

Palestinians wary as U.N. may not open schools in time

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Ali Sawafta<p>GAZA/RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - The United Nations agency dealing with Palestinian refugees may not be able to open schools for half a million children because it has run out of money since the United States cut its funding, U.N. officials say.<p>UNRWA already …

Middle East

Blocked by Israel for Years, Palestinian Mail Finally Arrives

Palestinian postal service employees are working overtime to sort through some 10 tons of letters and packages blocked by Israel for up to eight …

Middle East

Israel to ease some Gaza restrictions amid lull in violence

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says it plans to ease some restrictions on the Gaza Strip as Egypt attempts to broker an end to months of violence between Israel and Hamas.<p>A statement from Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman's office Tuesday says that if a current lull in violence continues, Israel …

Middle East

Why Israel needs Reform and Conservative Judaism

Last week (August 9) an article appeared in the opinion section of the Forward under the title – “Stop Trying to Bring Reform and Conservative …

Middle East

Lullabies and Blood Libels

A riddle for the ages: If no Jews are involved in the commission of a criminal act, can it still be called a Jewish crime? Here’s one better: what if …

Jewish Culture

A Convergence of Jews, Poles, & Pigs

It’s dangerous nowadays to attempt a two-week news-cleanse, as I intentionally attempted during a recent vacation retreat: you never know what you’ll …

Pigs

Palestinian gov't thanks China for 2.35 mln USD grant for UNRWA

A Palestinian man stands in front of the emblem of UNRWA outside the agency's offices in Gaza City on July 31, 2018. (AFP photo)<p>RAMALLAH, Aug. 14 …

News (China)

New Israel central bank chief may only be appointed in 2019 -finmin

JERUSALEM, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Israel’s central bank governor may be appointed only after the next national election, due in 2019, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon said on Tuesday.<p>Bank of Israel Governor Karnit Flug, whose five-year term ends on Nov. 12, has said she would not seek a second term. If a …

Central Banks

Israel shares lower at close of trade; TA 35 down 0.26%

Israel shares lower at close of trade; TA 35 down 0.26%<p>Investing.com – Israel equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Oil & …

Stock Markets

Russia to help restore UN patrols near Syria-Israel frontier

The Russian military said Tuesday that its forces in Syria will help U.N. peacekeepers fully restore patrols along the frontier with the …

Middle East

Congressional candidate launches anti-Semitic Twitter attack — and he’s Jewish

Jewish congressional hopeful Mark Roberts has drawn fire for apparently anti-Semitic tweets. (Twitter)<p>(JTA) — An independent congressional candidate …

Jewish Culture

Australian senator calls for 'final solution to immigration problem'

An Australian crossbench senator has invoked the term “the final solution” in an inflammatory speech calling for a plebiscite asking voters whether they want to end all immigration by Muslims and non-English speaking people “from the third world”.<p>Fraser Anning, formerly of the far-right Pauline …

Australian News

To restore peace in Gaza, Israel and international community must step up

Being prime minister of Israel always has been a tough job, requiring risky decisions daily that affect the security of the Israeli people and the …

Middle East

The Nation-State Law: A challenge to be faced

Cast in the terms of modern political science, Israel’s nation-state law formally ends the period of nation building in Israel’s political history …

Middle East

Mission Accomplished: Why Solidarity Boats to Gaza Succeed Despite Failing to Break the Siege

When Mike Treen, the National Director of the ‘Unite Union’ in New Zealand arrived at the airport in the capital, Auckland, on August 1, a group of …

New Zealand

Netanyahu is a brutal bully – but only blind Corbyn cultists could say he was wrong about the wreath-laying

However hideous the optics of Jeremy Corbyn holding the wreath, his verbal response to the ensuing furore may be worse.<p>But let’s not start on too …

Opinion (UK)