EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Former Ambassador David Friedman: ‘Trump administration would have given Israel free reign to defend itself’

Secretary of State Antony Blinken was dispatched to Israel by U.S. President Joe Biden this week in the direct aftermath of an acute conflagration highlighted by 11 days of indiscriminate rocket attacks by Hamas on Israeli population centres and pinpoint Israeli airstrikes on Hamas installations in Gaza in retaliation. Read more

Arab riots challenge private Jewish ownership rights in Jerusalem

May 10, 2021 by  
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Tension between Arabs and Jews in Jerusalem has reached boiling point as Arab riots erupt threatening the postponement of Court-ordered evictions of Arab squatters from Jewish-owned houses in the area known as Sheikh Jarrah. Read more

Jerusalem police arrest 5 Arab rioters in Sheikh Jarrah

May 6, 2021 by  
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Jerusalem’s police arrested three Arabs in the city on Wednesday night during violent riots in the Shimon Hatzadik neighbourhood, also known as Sheikh Jarrah. Read more

Ahead of 54th Jerusalem Day, capital’s population nears 1 million

May 6, 2021 by  
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In the runup to Jerusalem Day, which this year falls on May 9, the city continues to be Israel’s largest, with a population nearing 1 million, according to a study by the Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research…writes Yori Yalon. Read more

Hamas: Jerusalem Day will be turning point in fight against Israel

April 27, 2021 by  
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The 28th day of the Muslim month of Ramadan, on May 9, will be the turning point in the “great battle against the Judaization and control of Jerusalem, and the attempt to divide the use of the Al-Aqsa Mosque,” Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal threatened. Read more

Jerusalem reborn

July 31, 2020 by  
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The Jerusalem I first came to in 1958 was a very different and much smaller town than the Jerusalem of nearly one million it is today. Read more

Ahead of Jerusalem Day: capital experiences unprecedented growth

May 19, 2020 by  
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President Reuven Rivlin received yesterday the 2020 Statistical Yearbook of the Jerusalem Institute for Public Policy (JIPP), which sheds light on the city’s makeup and growth. Read more

Tolerance Museums: A Failing Franchise? 

June 28, 2019 by  
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The monumental US$250-million building for the Museum of Tolerance Jerusalem (MOTJ) is scheduled to open sometime in 2020. Read more

Raging at Rabbis: When rights collide in Jerusalem

June 21, 2019 by  
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This week, the Jerusalem municipality authorized the naming of five alleyways and narrow streets within the Baten Al-Hawa neighbourhood of Silwan after rabbis. Read more

Group raises alarm over UNRWA’s anti-Israel incitement within its Jerusalem schools

January 30, 2019 by  
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Perhaps unbeknown to many Israelis is the shocking fact that only 12 minutes from downtown Jerusalem by light rail, a neighbourhood exists within the city’s jurisdiction in which Arab children are being taught that they will one day destroy Israel and replace it with a Palestinian state. Read more

2,000-year-old ring found in ancient Jerusalem ritual bath

December 25, 2018 by  
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A 2,000-year-old ring with a solitaire gemstone was uncovered in archaeological excavations in the City of David National Park in Jerusalem. Read more

Who’s in the running for the next mayor of Jerusalem?

September 14, 2018 by  
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The late Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek used to say that if one wants to uproot and replant a tree in Jerusalem, it might require the U.N. Security Council. He was not exaggerating…writes Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman/JNS. Read more

Prince William at Western Wall: ‘May the God of Peace Bless this Region’

June 29, 2018 by  
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Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Thursday, as he concluded a a five-day Middle East tour that also took place in Jordan and the Palestinian territories. Read more

UK’s royal ‘settlers’ understanding of Jerusalem

June 22, 2018 by  
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The staff of Great Britain’s Prince William has set off a controversy by listing Jerusalem under “Occupied Palestinian Territories” in the itinerary for his upcoming visit to the region…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS. Read more

Prince William itinerary refers to Old City of Jerusalem as ‘Occupied Palestinian Territories’

June 19, 2018 by  
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The itinerary of Britain’s Prince William in his visit to Israel will include a visit to the Old City of Jerusalem, which the document refers to as “Occupied Palestinian Territories,” a characterisation that set off criticism in Israel. Read more

3 Australian innovators selected to attend prestigious global summit in Jerusalem

June 16, 2018 by  
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Melbourne natives Dean Cohen, Eyal Halamish and Bradley Smorgon have been selected to join over 150 of the Jewish world’s leading young innovators from 29 countries who will convene in Jerusalem this month to connect with other change makers, gain new skills, and find renewed inspiration at the 2018 ROI Summit. Read more

…and now the third

May 22, 2018 by  
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Paraguay has opened its embassy in Jerusalem following the United States and Guatemala. Read more

The significance of the embassy move

For decades, it was a consensus issue. Israel’s supporters of all political stripes agreed that the refusal of the United States to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was an anachronistic outrage…writes Jonathan S. Tobin. Read more

Australian remembered at new museum in Jerusalem

May 15, 2018 by  
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The Plugat HaKotel Museum will be opened today by Israel’s President Rueven Rivlin and will tell the story of a group of young heroic Betar members who risked their lives to keep a Jewish spark alive at the Western Wall. Read more

Nations divided over whether to attend opening ceremony of US embassy in Jerusalem

May 14, 2018 by  
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European nations are lining up on opposite sides of the political aisle as the grand opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem date approaches…but Australia will not be there. Read more

Israeli government approves Tourism Minister’s proposal to invest NIS 200 million in tourist cable car to the Old City

May 14, 2018 by  
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Israel’s cabinet ha approved Tourism Minister Yariv Levin proposal to invest NIS 200 million  in the construction of the tourist cable car project to Jerusalem’s Old City. Read more

America set to inaugurate embassy in Jerusalem

U.S. President Donald Trump made a campaign promise few thought he would keep. “We will move the American embassy to the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem,” he announced in 2016. Now that promise is about to be fulfilled…writes Israel Kasnett/JNS. Read more

Flashes of Memory

January 26, 2018 by  
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Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Centre in Jerusalem, has inaugurated a brand new exhibition entitled “Flashes of Memory –  Photography during the Holocaust.” Read more

Palestinian leader Abbas slams Trump and calls Israel a ‘colonial project’

January 16, 2018 by  
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During a two-hour speech to the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s (PLO) Central Council, Palestinian Authority (PA) President and PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas slammed President Donald Trump’s attempts to jumpstart peace negotiations as well as America’s recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Read more

Israel-Jordan negotiations could follow PLO threat to boycott Trump

January 14, 2018 by  
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The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) threat to refuse to negotiate with Israel unless President Trump withdraws his recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel could see Jordan replacing the PLO as Israel’s negotiating partner to end the 100 years-old Arab-Jewish conflict…writes David Singer. Read more

New York Times accuses Israel of ‘annexation’ and ‘apartheid’ over political moves

January 9, 2018 by  
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At the start of 2018, a purportedly emboldened Israeli right initiated new political measures that seemingly enhance Israel’s sovereignty in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem following the recent U.S. policy changes on the Jewish state’s capital…writes Adam Abrams/JNS.org. Read more

‘Donald John Trump, Western Wall’ train station approved for construction

December 28, 2017 by  
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The project was approved on Tuesday when Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz accepted recommendations issued by the steering committee of Israel Railways to construct a train station in Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter. Read more

128 countries reject Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem

December 22, 2017 by  
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128 members voted in the United Nations general assembly to reject Donald Trump’s move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital ignoring American threats to remember those voted against Washington. Read more

Palestinians bringing Jerusalem measure vetoed by US to UN General Assembly

December 21, 2017 by  
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Following Monday’s U.S. veto of a United Nations Security Council resolution that called for the withdrawal of President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the Palestinians will initiate a vote on the same measure in the U.N. General Assembly today [Friday AEDT/NZDT]. Read more

The conflict over Jerusalem is ALL Obama’s was fault

December 21, 2017 by  
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The US acted properly in vetoing a misguided Security Council resolution designed to undo President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital…writes Alan Dershowitz. Read more

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