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Gas chambers at Sobibor death camp uncovered in archaeological dig - Wed, 17 Sep 2014

Some 250,000 Jews murdered at camp in Poland which Nazis bulldozed and covered up with trees to conceal their crimes; personal effects of victims, including wedding rings found near gas chambers.

Jerusalem Post News: September 16, 2014 - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 brings you all the latest news on Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

Senior Hamas official: Abbas is afraid of Palestinian elections - Wed, 17 Sep 2014

Mahmoud Zahar says Abbas trying to cover up the failure of the unity government, avoid elections, calls him an illegitimate president.

Report: Doctor took 'selfie' with Joan Rivers during procedure before her death - Wed, 17 Sep 2014

Source close to brazen comedian's death investigation says Rivers suffered cardiac arrest while physician performed unauthorized biopsy.

Steinitz ahead of nuclear talks: Iran is Israel's greatest threat, not ISIS or Hezbollah - Wed, 17 Sep 2014

After returning from Washington, strategic affairs minister stresses that he does not see any hope in Iran making compromises.

Man abducted by ISIS with Sotloff: 'I did my best to save him' - Wed, 17 Sep 2014

Guide captured by Islamic State recalls being abducted with American-Israeli journalist Steven Sotloff.

Watch: New ISIS video resembles Hollywood blockbuster movie trailer - Wed, 17 Sep 2014

The terror group flashes images of the US president with flames surrounding him and American targets.

Diskin slams Netanyahu and Ya'alon for Gaza war conduct, praises Bennett - Wed, 17 Sep 2014

Former Shin Bet chief attacks PM and defense minister for freezing cabinet members out of decision-making process, praises Bennett for taking initiative, insisting tunnel threat be addressed.

New York man charged with trying to help Islamic State - Wed, 17 Sep 2014

Federal grand jury in NY hands down 7-count indictment against Mufid Elfgeeh, 30, following FBI investigation.

Watch: West Bank thieves steal car while owner fills tires with air - Tue, 16 Sep 2014

Security camera footage shows thieves steal car with 8-year-old son of owner inside; perpetrators drop boy off before escaping to Kalkilya.

Islamic State post threatens to target 'the American depth' - Tue, 16 Sep 2014

After Counter-Terrorism Bureau warns of attacks against Jews and Israelis abroad, supporter of terror group gives further signal that Islamic State may act beyond Middle East.

JPost Cartoons: Take a break; Have a laugh - Tue, 02 Sep 2014

Anti-Semitism, US pressure, and global terror in a new light. See our latest cartoons!

Scottish Jewish community leader: Independence would not be ‘favorable’ for policy toward Israel - Wed, 17 Sep 2014

In an exclusive interview with "The Jerusalem Post," Paul Morron, president of the Glasgow Jewish Representative Council, declined to make any prediction of the result.

A house divided against itself - Tue, 16 Sep 2014

Can the prime minister’s quarrelsome coalition endure, given the sharp differences between its right and the center left?

Freudian slip - or typo? Palestinian communiqué promotes ‘violent’ protest - Wed, 17 Sep 2014

PLO says auto-correct mistakenly amended press release for upcoming Abbas speech to read: "Why violent protest is the best method by which Palestinians should seek their rights.”

Hamas arrests Palestinians who launched mortar from Gaza, Israeli officials say - Wed, 17 Sep 2014

Hamas told mediators that it was interested in preserving the cease-fire and that it apprehended those responsible for the mortar.

Poll: Half of Palestinians support armed intifada against Israel - Wed, 17 Sep 2014

The poll found that 57% of respondents expected the eruption of a third intifada in the West Bank. Only 32% said they did not expect such a thing to happen.

First projectile fired from Gaza since end of Operation Protective Edge - Tue, 16 Sep 2014

Palestinian mortar shell fired from Gaza Strip lands explodes in Israeli territory for first time since August 26 when truce went into effect; Hamas denies knowledge of attack.

Hamas cooperating with global jihadi elements who rocketed Israel from Sinai - Tue, 16 Sep 2014

While enforcing truces with Israel, Hamas has often signaled to Sinai groups that they are free to attack Israel from Gaza.

Court indicts Rabbi Pinto as part of plea bargain in bribery case - Wed, 17 Sep 2014

Former Lahav 433 police commander Arbiv left post after corruption scandal but continues to proclaim innocence.

Poll: 60% of Israelis oppose increased defense spending at expense of welfare - Wed, 17 Sep 2014

44% opposed to Lapid's 0 VAT plan.

Pro, anti migrant groups vie for high ground ahead of High Court ruling - Wed, 17 Sep 2014

High Court of Justice expected to rule on constitutionality of the state's reconfigured migrant policy by Monday.

Netanyahu - Lapid truce meeting expected in days - Wed, 17 Sep 2014

Lapid himself continued talking tough publicly, telling reporters in Ashkelon that he would leave his post if asked to raise taxes.

Watch: Gilad Sharon reflects on his father as Belarus museum opens exhibit on Israeli leader - Wed, 17 Sep 2014

Sharon was born in prestate Israel in 1928; his parents had immigrated there from what is now Belarus.

Auschwitz guard, 93, charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder - Tue, 16 Sep 2014

Oskar Groening of Hannover, Germany, has acknowledged that he was a guard at Auschwitz but said he did not personally commit any of the atrocities.

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