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  • Maccabiah Games close in Jerusalem with Israel topping medal count

    July 31, 2013 | 10:55 am

    Israel handily won the most medals at the 19th Maccabiah Games, which came to a close in Jerusalem.

    The games closing ceremony on Tuesday at Teddy Stadium featured some of Israel’s most popular pop music groups, such as Balkan Beat Box and Infected Mushroom.  Speakers urged the...

  • Beitar arson attack linked to racial incitement

    February 8, 2013 | 1:56 pm

    A suspected arson attack damaged the main club house of Israeli Premier League side Beitar Jerusalem on Friday, a day after four fans were charged in court in connection with racist incitement against the team's recruitment of Muslim players, police said.

    Police spokesman Micky...

  • Snow falls in Jerusalem, northern Israel

    January 9, 2013 | 9:59 am

    Snow and hail began falling in the Jerusalem area and continued to fall in the north of the country.

    Areas of the West Bank, including Hebron and Ramallah were also blanketed in snow.

    The snow in Jerusalem is expected to accumulate, and residents have been requested to avoid...

  • Netanyahu visits Gilo to defend Jerusalem construction

    October 23, 2012 | 9:22 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo following an international outcry over the approval of nearly 800 apartments there.

    "United Jerusalem is Israel's eternal capital. We have full rights to build in it. We have built in Jerusalem, we are...

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  • The Woody Allen Israel Project: The Plot Thickens

    By Rob Eshman

    July 17, 2012 | 12:58 pm

    A man falls for a woman.  All he wants is to get her attention. His friends even try to get her to notice him.  The woman is a little flattered, a little perturbed—who IS this guy? And why do his friends CARE so much?  And then,  one day, she…

    That’s kind of where we are with the...

  • Jerusalem mayor visits L.A. to promote his city and court film producers

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 9, 2012 | 11:09 am

    Nir Barkat, the mayor of Jerusalem, spent part of his recent visit to Los Angeles trying to sell entertainment industry moguls on the virtues of filming in Jerusalem.

    A former tech entrepreneur who Newsweek once compared to Batman’s millionaire alter ego, Bruce Wayne, Barkat said...

  • Nir Barkat and John Hagee in Jerusalem

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 26, 2012 | 9:17 am

  • Marathon’s wrong turn, Dylan’s return, underground hospital

    April 4, 2011 | 10:14 am

    Here are some recent stories out of Israel that you may have missed:

    Race to the (wrong) finish

    With all the twists and turns in Jerusalem, perhaps it was no surprise that the first three runners to complete the city’s first official marathon ended up at the wrong finish line.

    ...
  • Briefs: Secular candidate new Jerusalem mayor, Netanyahu would nix talks

    November 13, 2008 | 12:19 am

    Poll Shows Barkat Winning Jerusalem Mayoralty

    Secular businessman Nir Barkat appeared to be the new mayor of Jerusalem, according to exit polls.

    Channel 1 TV showed Barkat with 50 percent of the vote Tuesday to 42 percent for Rabbi Meir Porush, an ultra-Orthodox Knesset member. The...

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