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  • Netanyahu sues to keep his dirty laundry private

    2 days ago

     Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has filed an appeal to keep the details of the amount of money his official residence spent on laundry from being made public.

    The laundry request is part of a larger request by the Movement for Freedom of Information for details of all...

  • Israel’s ‘Shabbat war’ heats up, with Jerusalem feeling the squeeze

    1 week ago

    On the first Friday evening that Jerusalem restaurant Azza 40 opened without a kosher license, allowing it to serve customers on the Jewish sabbath, crowds of ultra-Orthodox Jews protested outside, threatening to smash windows and burn the place down.

    "It was crazy," said Reut...

  • Terrorism sweeps Israel again

    1 week ago

    This article originally appeared at themedialine.org.

    Over the course of five days, Palestinians carried out or tried to execute nine separate attacks, in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

    “The weekend's terror attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem and Hebron is further testament to...

  • Ken Burns film spotlights Holocaust rescuers

    By Gerri Miller

    2 weeks ago

    The Yad Vashem memorial in Jerusalem recognizes more than 26,000 non-Jews for their efforts to save Jewish people during the Holocaust. Thanks to books and films, some of these Righteous Among the Nations are well known, such as Oskar Schindler and Irena Sendler, but most of them...

  • Jerusalem synagogue vandalized with spray-painted crosses

    3 weeks ago

    A Jerusalem synagogue was vandalized with black crosses spray-painted on its outside walls.

    The vandalism occurred on Sunday night at an Iranian-run Orthodox synagogue in the Katamon neighborhood in southern Jerusalem.

    Police have opened an investigation into the incident after...

  • Israel’s best kept secret (weapon) is a tour guide

    By Danielle Berrin

    3 weeks ago

    Our group’s infatuation with Michael Bauer began in a small conference room at Tel Aviv's Carlton Hotel, where he stood at the front of the room armed with a set of maps and taught the history of Israel — from Abraham to Operation Protective Edge, the most recent Gaza war — in 45...

  • New rail line to connect high-tech Tel Aviv with holy Jerusalem

    3 weeks ago

    Tel Aviv and Jerusalem are only 60 km (40 miles) apart but they often feel like different planets, not just in terms of mentality but because the commute from the Mediterranean to the hills can sometimes take two hours.

    That is set to change in the next 18 months with the...

  • Rabbi seeks royalties for Japanese Olympic gymnast’s ‘immodest’ use of his melody

    September 2, 2016 | 11:08 am

    A Jerusalem rabbi said he would seek royalties from Japan’s delegation to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro for its allegedly unauthorized use of a melody he composed.

    Rabbi Baruch Hayat, according to the Shirunt website of Israeli songs, composed the melody to the popular song...

  • With Amar’e Stoudemire’s help, Jerusalem looks to overtake Tel Aviv as Israel’s basketball capital

    August 9, 2016 | 2:12 pm

    Jerusalem basketball fans know that when the owner of their team tweets a smiley face, the signing of a new player is about to be announced.

    The day before Amar’e Stoudemire made the surprise announcement that he would be leaving the NBA to play for Hapoel Jerusalem, Ori Allon...

  • State Department ‘deeply concerned’ by Israel’s new settlement construction plans

    July 28, 2016 | 3:28 pm

    The U.S. State Department said it was “deeply concerned” over Israel’s construction plans in eastern Jerusalem.

    On Wednesday, the Israeli government announced the approval of tenders for 323 apartments in neighborhoods there on top of plans for 770 units in Gilo, a Jerusalem...

  • Twenty-five thousand march in largest Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem

    July 21, 2016 | 10:34 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Dana Raz and Tenshi Lerner are holding hands – Raz wears a gay pride flag tied around her waist, while Lerner wears hers around her shoulders and a cats ears headband. They kiss frequently and say they started dating about two...

  • US Consulate in Jerusalem issues warning over gay pride march

    July 19, 2016 | 11:13 am

    The American Consulate in Jerusalem issued a warning to United States citizens to “exercise caution” at the city’s gay pride parade.

    The warning about the Jerusalem Pride Parade comes as the city and police announced increased security measures for the march, scheduled for...

  • UNESCO committee delays vote on Jewish ties to Jerusalem sites

    July 18, 2016 | 2:58 pm

    A United Nations committee has delayed a vote on a draft resolution that negates Jewish historical ties to the Temple Mount and Jerusalem.

    The World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, was scheduled to consider...

  • Shira Banki’s parents urge public to attend Jerusalem Pride march

    July 13, 2016 | 9:05 am

    The parents of Shira Banki, the 16-year-old girl who was killed in a stabbing spree at last year’s Jerusalem gay pride march, have called on the public to participate in this year’s event.

    “After Shira’s murder, there were many voices saying that even though they don’t agree with...

  • Israel to UNESCO: Don’t erase Jews’ connection to Jerusalem

    July 12, 2016 | 9:31 am

    Israel’s Foreign Ministry sent a letter to members of a United Nations committee condemning a draft resolution that negates Jewish historical ties to the Temple Mount and Jerusalem.

    The World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural...

  • A little coffee and a lot of talk

    July 11, 2016 | 8:45 am

    A handful of people sit around a table in a café in downtown Jerusalem – their espressos and lattes in front of them. They are chatting in Spanish – every few minutes laughter bubbles up from the table.

    It looks like a group of friends meeting for coffee after work. But it...

  • A summer of saving Jerusalem

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 5, 2016 | 3:04 am

    Jerusalem is a complicated city. Wherever you look, whatever you try to touch, there’s complexity, controversy, intrigue. Take, for example, the simple question of archeological excavations in the Temple Mount area. What is the purpose of such excavations? Is it science? Is it...

  • Israel, Turkey sign reconciliation deal

    June 28, 2016 | 11:42 am

    The foreign ministries of Israel and Turkey simultaneously signed a reconciliation agreement on Tuesday, six years after relations were cut off.

    The director of Israel’s Foreign Ministry, Dore Gold, signed the agreement in Jerusalem. The identical agreement was signed...

  • Young Jewish ‘change makers’ gather in Jerusalem for ROI Summit

    June 28, 2016 | 11:23 am

    Some 150 young Jews who are credited with affecting change in 29 communities worldwide gathered in Jerusalem for their international network’s 10th annual conference.

    The ROI Summit — a weeklong seminar on engagement by Jews in their 20s and 30s in projects with the potential of...

  • Exclusive: Christian, Muslims and Jews to build a joint house of worship in Jerusalem

    June 27, 2016 | 11:06 am

    In theory, this should not be a big deal: men and women of faith, who share a belief in one God and a love for the city of Jerusalem, coming together to pray, study and sing.

    In practice, it is about as plausible as a snowball’s chance in the desert. 

    But, for one week in...

  • Itzhak Perlman Wins the ‘Jewish Nobel.’

    June 23, 2016 | 12:06 pm

    Itzhak Perlman, wearing a cream-colored dress shirt and looking younger than his 70 years, rides an electric scooter up on to a Jerusalem stage for a meeting with journalists sponsored by the Jerusalem Press Club.

    “OK, you want me to read my speech now?” he asks Press Club...

  • Is the Arab Peace Initiative back on the table?

    June 16, 2016 | 10:44 am

    Despite international efforts, there have been no substantive Israeli-Palestinian negotiations for more than five years. While Israel has always insisted that only direct bilateral talks can lead to a peace agreement, Arab states say they are more interested in a regional peace...

  • Construction of Jewish apartments in predominantly Arab Jerusalem neighborhood approved

    June 15, 2016 | 2:54 pm

    The Jerusalem municipality has approved an NGO’s plans to build a Jewish apartment building in a predominantly Arab neighborhood of the city.

    The Planning and Building Committee on Wednesday approved Ateret Cohanim’s construction plans in the Silwan section of eastern Jerusalem,...

  • Tel Aviv, Shabbat, Shavuot.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    June 9, 2016 | 7:37 am

    For one day you break our hearts.
    For one day you make us cry.
    For one day your terror seems to win.
    For one day you dance in the streets.

    But,  you forget this Israel of ours,
    was never built for one day.
    So count the hours.
    When the clock strikes twenty-four,
    we'll go...

  • A belated un\divided Jerusalem Day post

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 6, 2016 | 3:18 am

    Jerusalem Day was celebrated yesterday. Jerusalem Day is supposed to be a happy day, and it is, for some Israelis. For most Israelis it was just a Sunday – an Israeli Sunday, meaning a regular work day. For a healthy number of them it was yet another opportunity to have the same...

  • Obama renews waiver delaying Jerusalem embassy relocation

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    June 1, 2016 | 3:47 pm

    President Barack Obama on Wednesday renewed a presidential waiver suspending the relocation of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem for another six months.

    “Pursuant to the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including...

  • 75th anniversary of Baghdad pogrom to be commemorated in 4 cities

    May 31, 2016 | 2:53 pm

    The author of a work on the Nazi-era massacre in Baghdad believed to have precipitated the Jewish exodus from Iraq is commemorating its 75th anniversary with candle lightings in four cities.

    Edwin Black, who in 2010 published “The Farhud,” about the June 1-2, 1941 massacre of at...

  • On Lag B’Omer in Israel, hundreds injured, forest fires rage and cats are threatened

    May 26, 2016 | 3:39 pm

    Bonfires lit up Israel during the Jewish holiday of Lag B’Omer, resulting in hundreds of injuries and possibly igniting a blaze in Jerusalem that forced the evacuation of dozens of residents.

    Tens of thousands of revelers flocked to the north of Israel Wednesday to dance around...

  • Does ‘Romeo and Juliet’ translate to Jerusalem?

    By Eitan Arom

    May 25, 2016 | 11:51 am

    When Ellen Geer decided to stage an adaptation set in East Jerusalem of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, the Topanga Canyon-based theater company she runs, she understood it to be a political choice as well as an artistic one.

    “East Jerusalem...

  • A food tour of Israel’s cities

    May 16, 2016 | 10:07 am

    Mediterranean cuisine is consumed with gusto all over the world. While many dishes commonly enjoyed in Israel originate elsewhere, things like hummus, falafel, kibbeh, and shakshuka have been adopted into Israeli tradition with the recent advent of “foodie-ism” by chefs all over...

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