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  • Home of Har Nof synagogue terrorist sealed

    3 days ago

    The home of one of the Palestinian terrorists who murdered four rabbis and a policeman in an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue was sealed by the Israeli military.

    The eastern Jerusalem home of Uday Abu Jamal, 22, who was killed by police during the November 18, 2014 attack, was...

  • Finding roots in Israel

    By Elyse Glickman

    5 days ago

    l though Birthright and other identity-instilling trips to Israel for young adults have gotten a lot of Jewish media attention, there is another subset of the Jewish population — baby boomers — looking for a similar experience in Israel that transcends the leisure vacation. 

    Anat...

  • Israeli who faked own kidnapping indicted for incident

    By Harrison Ornest-Leslie

    1 week ago

    An Israeli man who faked his own kidnapping, and his accomplice, were indicted in a Jerusalem court.

    Niv Asraf, 22, of Beersheba was indicted on Wednesday in Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court for the stunt in April. His friend, Eran Nagauker, also was indicted.

    He is accused of...

  • Ethiopian-Israelis, police clash at Tel Aviv protest against racism and brutality

    2 weeks ago

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — A demonstration by hundreds of Ethiopian-Israelis and their supporters in Tel Aviv against racism and police brutality turned violent.

    The demonstrators marched to Rabin Square, where clashes with police broke out on Monday evening, resulting in arrests, The...

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  • France’s Fabius heads to Mideast to sell peace initiative

    2 weeks ago

    France's foreign minister heads to the Middle East this weekend with an initiative aimed at bringing Israel and the Palestinians back to peace talks under an international framework amid growing regional instability.

    U.S.-led efforts to broker peace for a two-state solution...

  • Ultra-Orthodox women open new businesses

    2 weeks ago

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    Hilary Faverman, dressed in a modest long skirt, is trolling for business at a conference for ultra-Orthodox women. She describes herself as “totally secular” but has dressed carefully for this conference in a Jerusalem hotel, and...

  • Israel’s president to U.S. military chief: ‘I was born in Jerusalem and I am Israeli’

    June 10, 2015 | 8:48 am

    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin told the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff at a Jerusalem meeting, “I was born in Jerusalem and I am Israeli.”

    Rivlin, meeting Wednesday at his official residence with Gen. Martin Dempsey, was referring to this week’s U.S. Supreme Court...

  • Jerusalem-based series ‘Dig’ cancelled after one season

    June 9, 2015 | 1:47 pm

    The American television drama series “Dig,” which was filmed in Jerusalem, reportedly has been cancelled after one season.

    The USA Network decided to cancel the series after soft ratings, the Seriable website reported.

    The network had planned to base each new season around a...

  • Limited ruling on Jerusalem passports met with relief from pro-Israel community

    June 9, 2015 | 9:51 am

    Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the majority in the Supreme Court decision that will keep “Israel” off the passports of Jerusalem-born Americans, begins by calling Jerusalem a “delicate subject.”

    Competing claims to the Holy City were not the only timeworn and sensitive...

  • Who won the Six-Day War?

    June 4, 2015 | 2:21 pm

    Forty-eight years ago, on June 5, 1967, I sat in a malben, a home for the elderly, on the border of Jerusalem, at 106 Chevron St. in Talpiot. How did I get there? After graduating college, I went to Israel to study in a yeshiva before entering rabbinical school. We studied Talmud...

  • SlutWalk through the Holy City

    June 4, 2015 | 9:35 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Six young women stroll down King George Street less than a mile from the holy sites in the old city of Jerusalem, topless apart from a couple of strategically placed Xs of electrical tape. They sport political slogans dabbed...

  • TedX Women comes to Jerusalem

    June 1, 2015 | 9:48 am

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    “Hello, women of Jerusalem!” TedX organizer Fleur Hassan Nachoum shouted out like a game show host.

    The audience at the Zappa nightclub in Jerusalem clapped and cheered.

    “How many of you are here because these issues are...

  • A press club in West Jerusalem?

    May 27, 2015 | 2:46 pm

    For decades, Jerusalem had no dedicated space for foreign journalists and the de facto center of the international press was the American Colony Hotel across the street from Orient House, which in turn served as the Palestine Liberation Organization headquarters during the 1980s...

  • Ecclesiastes

    May 27, 2015 | 10:03 am

    Katamon, Jerusalem

    It’s so nice to be pretty and wearing polka dots
    on a swinging dress with a small cinched waist
    pushing a blue-eyed child through
    the trade winds in her pram. The trees
    are swaying, and on the bench below them
    an old woman looks up through the boughs
    to a...

  • Obama loves the wrong Israel

    By David Suissa

    May 26, 2015 | 2:41 pm

    Every time I hear President Barack Obama tell us how much he loves Israel, I feel like asking him: Which one?

    Apparently, he’s not too crazy about the current Israel. The Israel that owns his heart is the one from before 1967, when the Jewish state was a noble little nation...

  • Ancient Jerusalem aqueduct discovered during sewer work

    May 21, 2015 | 12:17 pm

    A section of Jerusalem’s lower aqueduct, which brought water to the city more than 2,000 years ago, was uncovered during sewer work.

    The aqueduct, which was excavated by the Israel Antiquities Authority, was found in the Umm Tuba neighborhood, near Har Homa. It begins near...

  • Witnesses to Iraq’s Farhud

    By Jane Ulman

    May 20, 2015 | 2:42 pm

    Over the first two days of June 1941, countless numbers of Jewish women in Baghdad were raped, more than 2,000 Jews were injured — many of them mutilated — and 900 homes, as well as 586 Jewish-owned businesses, were looted. All told, according to Iraqi-born historian Elie Kedourie,...

  • Blatter proposes holding Israeli-Palestinian ‘peace match’

    May 19, 2015 | 1:48 pm

    FIFA chief Sepp Blatter, visiting the Middle East to try to persuade the Palestine FA (PFA) to drop a proposal to suspend Israel from the world body, on Tuesday proposed a peace match between their national teams.

    Blatter appeared at a news conference in Jerusalem after meeting...

  • Rivlin, Netanyahu pledge to repair relations with Ethiopian Israelis

    May 18, 2015 | 8:42 am

    Israel erred in its treatment of Ethiopian immigrants, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said at a state ceremony in memory of the Ethiopian Jews who died on their way to Israel.

    Sunday’s ceremony at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, which takes place annually on Jerusalem Day,...

  • The story of Ethiopian Jews in Israel

    May 13, 2015 | 1:24 pm

    Within the past two weeks, Ethiopian Jews in Israel have engaged in public protests in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv against racial discrimination. The protests were  ignited by a physical attack on an Ethiopian-Jewish Israeli soldier, who at the time was in uniform, by Israeli police...

  • U.S. citizens in Israel warned ahead of Nakba Day

    May 13, 2015 | 11:19 am

    The United States’ diplomatic missions in Israel have called on U.S. citizens to exercise caution due to demonstrations and violence associated with Nakba Day.

    Nakba Day is observed on May 15, the Gregorian anniversary of Israel’s Independence Day in 1948. The Palestinians, and...

  • Arabic on Jerusalem’s light rail

    May 4, 2015 | 8:57 am

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Avital Horn led her students onto the Jerusalem light rail train. All dressed in purple T-shirts, she began an Arabic lesson with the giggling teenagers.

    “Good morning,” she said cheerfully in Arabic.

    “Good morning,” they...

  • Ethiopian Israelis riot in Jerusalem over attacks by police

    May 1, 2015 | 10:13 am

    Ethiopian-Israeli protesters clashed with police during demonstrations throughout Jerusalem over two attacks against Ethiopian-Israelis by Israeli law enforcement.

    On Thursday afternoon, some 1,000 protesters blocked roads and the Jerusalem Light Rail, and threw rocks and bottles...

  • Lucy Aharish, Arab-Israeli trailblazer, among Independence Day torch lighters

    April 22, 2015 | 9:52 am

    An Arab-Israeli woman will be among the 12 Israelis to light a torch at this year’s official Independence Day ceremony.

    Lucy Aharish, 33, is the first Muslim-Arab news anchor on Israeli television. Her announcement as a torch lighter has raised the hackles of both the far right...

  • Israeli man killed after Palestinian drives car into Jerusalem bus stop

    April 16, 2015 | 1:47 pm

    A Palestinian man from eastern Jerusalem drove his car into two Israelis waiting at a bus stop, killing one and critically injuring the other.

    Police are investigating whether the late Wednesday night incident in the French Hill neighborhood, near the border of eastern and...

  • Armed Palestinian police expand security control

    April 9, 2015 | 8:48 am

    Armed Palestinian police have expanded security control to Palestinian towns bordering Jerusalem.

    Under a deal with Israel, the patrols began working in Abu Dis, A-Ram and Biddu, Reuters reported. The patrols include 90 officers.

    The towns have been under Israeli security...

  • This Passover, raging anti-Semitism, ascendant Iran stand between Jews and the promise of Elijah the Prophet

    April 2, 2015 | 11:20 am

    This post originally ran on Fow News.

    On Friday night Jewish families in Israel and throughout the world will celebrate our Passover Seder, a wondrous interactive event remembering we were once slaves unto Pharaoh and celebrating our freedom and first baby steps as a nation. In...

  • 3-D IMAX film offers new view of the Old City

    April 1, 2015 | 11:42 am

    It’s less than 1 square mile in size, but for 4,000 years, the ancient city of Jerusalem has loomed large in the hearts and minds of the world for its historic, religious, cultural and political significance. The iconic city is now the subject of the aptly titled “Jerusalem,” now...

  • Hebrew University-UCLA exchange program aims to expand med students’ horizons

    March 31, 2015 | 10:54 am

    For the past three months, a trio of sixth-year students from the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem saw patients at UCLA and participated in grand rounds, during which they reviewed each patient’s status with the attending physician, residents and other medical...

  • Does Taglit make you right-wing? No! (And yes.)

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 31, 2015 | 4:00 am

    I’ve been meaning to write about a (relatively) new study concerning Taglit-Birthright for quite some time, but other things – elections, Iran, Netanyahu, Congress – prevented me from finding the time to write and the timing to post something about the study. Still, it is a timely...

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