Jerusalem

The Kotel prayer-space deal leaves Charedim in charge

By Nathan Jeffay, February 4, 2016

They were left battered and bruised - but, paradoxically, stronger than ever. That was the state of the Orthodox camp following this week's peace deal in the three-decade battle over who controls the Kotel.

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Tiny portion of attackers are Israeli-Arabs

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 12, 2015

Despite an upswing of violence in East Jerusalem on Tuesday, the attacks on Israeli citizens and security personnel have mainly taken place in the West Bank, particularly in Hebron and south of Jerusalem, in the past two weeks.

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Mother of stabbed Israeli says peace is not possible

By Shira Rubin, October 8, 2015

Odel Bennett was walking through Jerusalem's Old City last Saturday when she and her husband, Aharon, were set upon by a Palestinian armed with a blade.

Minutes later, Mrs Bennett found herself running down an alley with a knife stuck in the base of her neck, desperately seeking help.

But the help never came, she told Israel's Channel 2 in an interview from her hospital bed.

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Netanyahu tells Israelis: 'we will overcome this wave of terror'

By JC Reporter, October 8, 2015

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has denounced ‘incitement’ and says that Israel will overcome the current 'wave of terror'.

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Israeli teenager stabbed in third recent terrorist attack

By Josh Jackman, October 4, 2015

A Palestinian terrorist has stabbed an Israeli child at a petrol station near the Old City in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Police reported that the 15-year-old victim was in a moderate condition at Shaare Zedek Hospital, and that officers had shot the assailant dead at the scene.

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We care for all Jerusalem residents says Jerusalem Foundation president

By Naomi Firsht, September 24, 2015

For almost half a century, the Jerusalem Foundation (JF) has been quietly working behind the scenes of life in Israel's capital, but the charity's new president is keen to bring its work into the public eye.

Italian businesswoman Yohanna Arbib Perugia wants the charity's work on Israeli-Arab coexistence and other socially orientated projects to boost the international image of Jerusalem.

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Police numbers boosted after Temple Mount riots

September 17, 2015

Hundreds of extra police officers will be deployed in Jerusalem after violence flared at Temple Mount this week.

In three consecutive days of clashes, Palestinian youths threw explosives, firebombs and stones at police, and attacked civilians approaching the complex.

The violence came as Israel marked the New Year and a day after an Israeli man suffered a fatal crash after a rock was thrown

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Why London's eruv is sprouting in Jerusalem

By Nathan Jeffay, September 17, 2015

Jerusalem is gearing up for one of the largest Jewish art festivals ever held in the city - and one of the most unusual works to be displayed draws on the religious life of the London community.

Organisers of the Second Jerusalem Biennale for Contemporary Jewish Art expect to attract thousands of Jewish tourists visiting Israel for the chagim, and well as large numbers of locals.

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Palestinians clash with police on Temple Mount

By Josh Jackman, September 13, 2015

Police have clashed with Palestinian rioters on Temple Mount before the start of Rosh Hashanah.

Stun grenades and tear gas were used to disperse rioters who had barricaded themselves inside the Al Aqsa Mosque overnight, where Israeli police said they were preparing for a riot.

Protesters threw rocks and fireworks, while pipe bombs were later found at the scene. No casualties were reported.

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Winds whip up large forest fire near Jerusalem

By Sandy Rashty, July 24, 2015

Israeli firefighters are battling to put out a “growing” blaze near Jerusalem.

The fire was ignited in the Beit Shemesh area, east of Jerusalem, on Friday afternoon.

Authorities have said that the fire, which started in the Ya’ar Ha’Nasi forest, is: “Growing at a tremendous rate due to strong winds”.

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