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  • Palestinian vehicle attack injures at least five in Jerusalem

    45 minutes ago

    A Palestinian motorist rammed his vehicle into a group of people standing near a Jerusalem tram stop on Friday, injuring at least five, including four security officials, Israeli police said.

    None of those hit was seriously injured.

    The incident, which police said they were...

  • Greek Orthodox seminary in Jerusalem torched in suspected hate crime

    1 week ago

    A Greek Orthodox seminary in Jerusalem was set on fire in what is believed to be a hate crime.

    Graffiti reading “Redemption of Zion” and disparaging Jesus were spray-painted on the walls of the seminary in the early Thursday morning attack. A room was damaged in the blaze; no one...

  • Copenhagen police forbid ‘peace ring’ at attacked synagogue

    2 weeks ago

    Copenhagen police denied a request by Danish Muslims to create a peace ring around a city synagogue that came under a deadly attack.

    Police cited security concerns for rejecting the request by organizers, according to Danish media reports.

    “We have chosen to say no because of a...

  • Jerusalem mayor, bodyguard subdue Palestinian attacker

    2 weeks ago

    The mayor of Jerusalem and his security guard wrestled a Palestinian attacker to the ground near city hall on Sunday after an Orthodox Jew was stabbed with a knife at a busy intersection.

    Security camera footage showed mayor Nir Barkat, in a white shirt, walk towards the suspect...

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  • Will Israel’s achievement gap stall the start-up nation?

    By Simone Wilson

    February 4, 2015 | 10:16 am

    On a foggy hilltop in Israel’s far north, near the Sea of Galilee, around 130 Orthodox Jewish boys sleep in rows of bungalows at the Kfar Zeitim farm-turned-yeshiva. The campus is run by Israel Sci-Tech Schools — the country’s largest non-governmental schools network — but it was...

  • Israel’s Loyal Druze Minority-and the Racist Beating of Tommy Hassoun

    By LiAmi Lawrence

    February 2, 2015 | 4:48 am

    The savage beating of 21-year-old Israeli Druze, Tommy Hassoun, two weeks ago by a group of eight young religious Jews brings a shameful issue to the forefront of public discussion: Israel's treatment of its loyal Druze minority. Adherents of a secret religion that is an offshoot...

  • What we talk about when we talk about anti-Semitism

    January 21, 2015 | 3:46 pm

    In summer 2014, Muslims attacked Jewish sites in Paris in connection to Israel’s bombing of Gaza. This month, the French Jews killed in Hyper Cacher were buried in Israel.

    What links these two events? Fear-based politics desperate to have us believe it’s still 1938 — a...

  • Japanese PM calls ISIS ransom threat ‘unacceptable act of terrorism’

    January 20, 2015 | 8:39 am

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Jerusalem called on the Islamic State to release two Japanese hostages immediately and said the demand for a $200 million ransom is “an unacceptable act of terrorism.”

    “Japan will cooperate with the international community and further...

  • Soul food: Aspiring haredi cooks train for restaurant jobs

    January 12, 2015 | 2:04 pm

    Five haredi Orthodox men are standing around a large wooden table crowded with bowls of chopped tomato, garlic, carrots and greens, their ritual fringes poking out from under their aprons. Each is wielding a large chef’s knife.

    Their instructor, wearing an embroidered chef’s...

  • Israel empathizes with French after magazine massacre

    January 8, 2015 | 12:06 pm

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Israel has endured dozens of terrorist attacks over the past two decades, including a series in Jerusalem over the past few months. In the most shocking, Palestinians killed four Jewish worshippers and a policeman while they...

  • Israel’s three days of actual winter - watch the photo album

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 8, 2015 | 8:49 am

    The way us, Israelis, react to temperature drop, can really seem strange to anyone living in a country with actual wintertime. Living in such a warm place, we only get about a month or two of winter, with one weekend of a "crazy, out of control" storm. Obviously, we all go crazy...

  • Jerusalem’s cinema-industrial complex

    January 7, 2015 | 1:40 pm

    Only in Jerusalem could a single events venue offer both an educational celebration in a Bible museum, and a rollicking bash in a VIP lounge and movie theater.  

    That venue is the Cinema City Jerusalem Events and Convention Center, a sprawling, splashy complex with 19 movie...

  • Winter storm socks Israel, causes deadly car accident

    January 7, 2015 | 9:04 am

    A winter storm that closed the main roads into Jerusalem and schools throughout Israel caused a deadly car accident.

    Many Israelis awoke Wednesday morning to freezing temperatures and snow as the storm moved in late the previous night. Snow covered the Golan and heavy rain socked...

  • Snow forecast takes Holy Land by storm

    January 6, 2015 | 10:00 am

    With memories still fresh of the Holy Land's worst storm in 50 years last winter, Israelis and Palestinians stocked up on supplies for a forecast heavy snowfall on Tuesday.

    The approaching storm, due to peak on Wednesday, was expected to be lighter than in December 2013, when...

  • Israeli Supreme Court freezes barrier through Battir

    January 5, 2015 | 11:37 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Israel’s Supreme Court has frozen plans to build the separation barrier that Israel has been building in and around the West Bank, through the village of Battir, a 4000-year-old Palestinian village next to Jerusalem.

    The...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 2, 2015 | 12:58 pm

    Today, I would like to present to you an Israeli online store, which allows visitors to take home a piece of Jerusalem. The City of David store is located at the heart of the actual City of David in Jerusalem, but also sells products online. It offers special products from the City...

  • Apartment firebombed in Jewish neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem

    December 28, 2014 | 12:05 pm

    An apartment in a Jewish neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem was firebombed.

    A Molotov cocktail caused the balcony of an apartment in Armon HaNatziv to catch fire on Saturday night. There were no injuries reported.

    Israel Police and Border Patrol units searched the nearby...

  • Israel returns bodies of Har Nof terrorists

    December 25, 2014 | 1:25 pm

    Israel returned the bodies of two terrorists who killed five worshippers in an attack on a synagogue in the Har Nof neighborhood of Jerusalem.

    The bodies were transferred to their families on Thursday, more than a month after attack during morning worship services at Bnei Torah...

  • Join globetrotter Bruce Feiler on a journey through Jerusalem

    By  Tom Tugend

    December 17, 2014 | 3:41 pm

    Every religion has its pilgrimage, and PBS’ “Sacred Journeys” provides a lively visual guide to six of the best-known destinations for the devout.

    On Dec. 23, series host Bruce Feiler visits Jerusalem, and while the date might indicate a link to Christmas, the focus is on Sukkot,...

  • A TV pilgrimage to Jerusalem and other holy sites

    By Tom Tugend

    December 16, 2014 | 2:14 pm

    Every religion has its pilgrimage, and PBS’ “Sacred Journeys” provides a lively visual guide to six of the best-known destinations for the devout.

    On Dec. 23, series host Bruce Feiler visits Jerusalem, and while the date might indicate a link to Christmas, the focus is on Sukkot,...

  • The spiritual challenge of centrism

    By Yossi Klein Halevi

    December 12, 2014 | 3:21 pm

    The following is an excerpt from the new preface to Yossi Klein Halevi’s recently reissued book “Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist: The Story of a Transformation” (Little, Brown and Co.). 

    I moved to Jerusalem in 1982 and have now lived in Israel longer than I’ve lived outside it....

  • ZOA supports Israeli bill affirming Israel as Jewish State

    By Morton A. Klein

    December 3, 2014 | 4:36 pm

    Legislation is under consideration in Jerusalem that formalizes Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people. We support it. Why?
     
    Because it is historically, legally, politically and religiously the case that Israel is the Jewish nation-state. The Balfour Declaration,...
  • Words matter: How vocabulary defines the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    December 1, 2014 | 10:56 am

    Settlements or Jewish communities? West Bank or Judea and Samaria? East Jerusalem or eastern Jerusalem? Those are some of the language choices that journalists covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are faced with each day—and those choices should not be taken lightly, experts...

  • Hundreds protest in Jerusalem against nation-state bill

    December 1, 2014 | 10:36 am

    Hundreds of Israelis protested in Jerusalem against the nation-state bill enshrining Israel’s status as a Jewish state.

    The protesters gathered Saturday night in front of the Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented a softened version...

  • Arab-Jewish school, symbol of Jerusalem co-existence, torched

    November 30, 2014 | 12:23 pm

    Suspected Jewish extremists set fire to a classroom in an Arab-Jewish school in Jerusalem, police said on Sunday, targeting a symbol of co-existence in a city on edge over a recent surge in violence.

    The premises were empty late on Saturday when assailants torched a classroom...

  • Netanyahu ally says Israel may need early elections

    November 30, 2014 | 12:17 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should seek early elections if his coalition allies continue to bicker in public, Israel's defense minister said on Sunday.

    Netanyahu's government has been torn by differences over proposed cuts to the 2015 budget, policy towards...

  • Cartoon: I’m so proud of my son

    By Steve Greenberg

    November 25, 2014 | 1:39 pm

  • FEAR THY NEIGHBOR

    By Simone Wilson

    November 25, 2014 | 1:09 pm

    Just after dawn on Nov. 18, a pair of Palestinian cousins from East Jerusalem went on a killing rampage in a West Jerusalem synagogue. 

    Ghassan and Uday Abu Jamal walked into the Kehilat Bnei Torah shul in Har Nof, one of Jewish Israel’s most serene, well-to-do immigrant...

  • Stages of grief in the search for a permanent peace

    November 25, 2014 | 9:39 am

    Prophecy and predictions of apocalypse are staples of life in Jerusalem. The current outbreak of violence, against the backdrop of biblical landscapes and sacred sites, lends itself to both. Under circumstances like these, it is wise to recall the words of a biblical prophet who...

  • Two Jews lightly wounded in Jerusalem stabbing

    November 21, 2014 | 3:42 pm

    Two Jewish men sustained minor injuries after being stabbed outside a religious seminary in eastern Jerusalem on Friday, Israeli media reported.

    Magen David Adom paramedics rushed to the scene to treat the wounded men: a 24-year-old who sustained a back injury and a 21-year-old...

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