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  • Religious assailant attacks Jerusalem Gay Pride parade, wounding six

    2 hours ago

    An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man stabbed and wounded six participants, two of them seriously, in the annual Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem on Thursday, with police saying the suspect was jailed for a similar attack 10 years ago.

    About 5,000 people celebrating the event were marching...

  • Arab-Israeli lawmaker: Jews have no religious ties to Temple Mount

    3 days ago

    An Arab Knesset member claimed that Jews have no religious ties to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.

    On Monday, Masud Ganaim of the Joint Arab List told Israel Radio that “historically, religiously, it is a Muslim site, period,” the Religion News Service reported.

    The remarks came a...

  • Q-and-A with Nir Barkat, mayor of Jerusalem

    By Tom Teicholz

    1 week ago

    Nir Barkat, 55, has served as mayor of Jerusalem since 2008 and was re-elected in 2013 to a second five-year term. Born in Jerusalem, he holds a degree in computer science from the Hebrew University. Barkat launched a successful software company, startup incubator and venture firm...

  • Jerusalem complexities shine in annual season of culture

    By Tom Teicholz

    2 weeks ago

    Although Jerusalem today is awash in cultural events  — including a light festival, an arts festival in the Musrara neighborhood and the Israel Festival, with its international dance, music and theater productions — there is none as engaging, nor as engaged in the fabric of the...

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  • What’s cooking? Kataief

    2 weeks ago

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    Deep within the heart of Jerusalem’s Old City the Shaheen Restaurant lies tucked away, the smell of cooking desserts luring passing tourists to stop and investigate. A team of young boys efficiently flick pancakes from the hot grill...

  • Israel’s Netanyahu calls Iran nuclear deal ‘historic’ mistake

    2 weeks ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the agreement reached on Tuesday by Iran and major world powers on Tehran's nuclear programme as a historic mistake and said he woud do what he could to block Iran's nuclear ambitions.

    "Iran is going to receive a sure path to...

  • Rabbi of Western Wall apologizes for kippah incident

    3 weeks ago

    The rabbi of the Western Wall apologized that a woman was turned away from the holy site for wearing a kippah, but said he was not familiar with the incident.

    Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch said in a statement issued Tuesday that if the incident did occur, the response was incorrect.

    ...
  • Israel’s tourism industry still hurting from last summer’s conflict

    3 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line.

    July and August should be peak season for tourism in Israel. From hiking and snorkeling to exploring ancient ruins or camel riding in the desert, Israel has it all. With schools out for summer in the US many families choose to...

  • Your Jerusalem, my Jerusalem

    3 weeks ago

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    Jerusalem is a dream and a vision, and at the same time a city where garbage needs to be collected, children go to school, and roads need to be fixed. For some of the 800,000 people living inside the city’s municipal boundary,...

  • Arson seen as cause of Jerusalem forest fires

    3 weeks ago

    Arson is suspected in several Jerusalem-area forest fires that have destroyed nearly 250 acres of trees.

    Israeli firefighters on Saturday battled blazes in the forests of kibbutz Maale HaHamisha near Jerusalem that are believed to have been started by Molotov cocktail firebombs...

  • Dome of the Rock tops CNN list of structures on verge of extinction

    3 weeks ago

    The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem’s Old City tops CNN’s list of “25 magnificent structures on the verge of extinction.”

    “A holy city for three different religions, it attracts millions of tourist with over 200 monuments, including the majestic Dome of the Rock. But political...

  • Home of Har Nof synagogue terrorist sealed

    July 2, 2015 | 1:50 pm

    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

    June 30, 2015 | 10:27 am

    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

    June 25, 2015 | 2:21 pm

    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

    June 22, 2015 | 2:03 pm

    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...

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

    June 19, 2015 | 11:17 am

    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

    June 19, 2015 | 8:46 am

    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,...

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