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  • 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...

  • Symbol of Jerusalem’s progress, light rail becomes terror target

    November 10, 2014 | 1:55 pm

    It’s 3 p.m. on a Thursday and the Jerusalem light rail is packed with secular and religious, Jew and Arab, as it heads east from the city’s Central Bus Station.

    From there it passes some of the city’s most crowded venues, stopping at the Mahane Yehuda open market and coursing...

  • A chosen rail line?

    October 26, 2011 | 7:27 pm

    In a city where nothing ever seems to come easy, the arrival this summer of Jerusalem’s long-delayed light-rail Red Line was seen by some as nothing short of a miracle. At many points over the past 10-plus years of construction, it looked as though the Messiah would pass through...

  • Rocks smash Jerusalem light rail window

    October 11, 2011 | 11:45 am

    Rocks were thrown at Jerusalem’s light rail, smashing a window.

    The rocks were thrown Monday in eastern Jerusalem’s Arab Shufat neighborhood, according to reports.

    The light rail’s windows are protected by a plastic shield to prevent injury from stone throwing. No one was hurt in the incident.

    Also Monday, rocks were thrown at a bus driving near the Jaffa Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem. The driver lost control of the bus and hit a wall. Only the bus driver was injured, according to reports.