Jerusalem

Jerusalem Day: a different Jerusalem for all

By Susan Winton, May 23, 2014

Exactly 30 years ago this month I fell in love with Jerusalem. I was 21. I also fell in love, but that’s another story with a happy ending, which is how I come to be an American living in London writing this piece.

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Jerusalem Day: there's no place like Israel's golden city

By Rony Yedidia-Clein, May 23, 2014

Jerusalem. For many, it is a dream, a place to pray about, read about, reflect about. For me, it is home. Now, although I temporarily call London home, Jerusalem is the place I refer to as my real home, where I will always return.

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Thousands of runners take part in Jerusalem Marathon

By Naomi Firsht, March 21, 2014

Jerusalem hosted its fourth annual marathon today, with over 26,000 runners taking part.

Roads across the centre of the city were closed to cars as the crowds turned out to see Kenyan athlete Ronald Kimeli Kurgat come home in first place in a course-record time of 2 hours and 16 minutes.

He was one of 2,460 foreign runners from 54 different countries participating.

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'Blood libel' cleric Raed Salah jailed for incitement

By Marcus Dysch, March 5, 2014

Controversial Islamic cleric Raed Salah has been jailed for eight months in Israel for inciting violence.

Sheikh Salah, the leader of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel, incited Muslims to start a new intifada during a 2007 sermon.

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Man who diagnosed the Israeli condition

By Jenni Frazer, February 27, 2014

He is a man of contradictions, Ari Shavit. A veteran of the peace camp in Israel who sees huge deficiencies in the Oslo Accords and who wholeheartedly endorses Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and peace negotiator Tzipi Livni in their insistence that the Palestinians recognise Israel as a Jewish state.

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Mission: heal the wounds of Jerusalem

By Orlando Radice, November 15, 2013

For journalists, “intercultural dialogue” is a dubious concept that conjures up images of opposing sides engaging in friendly waffle designed to paper over the real story.

Hagai Agmon-Snir, director of the Jerusalem Inter-Cultural Centre (JICC), has a phrase for it — “hummus talk”.

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Film alleges Jewish exile was a myth

By Simon Rocker, November 1, 2013

For most Jews, it is an article of faith: after being “forcibly exiled” from their land, says Israel’s Declaration of Independence, the Jews never stopped praying for their return.

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Tapestries buyer revealed as the Rothschild Foundation

By Anna Sheinman, September 17, 2013

The mystery buyer of rare silk hangings depicting scenes of Jerusalem has been revealed as the Rothschild Foundation.

The seven embroidered 18th-century tapestries were bought from a private owner for £120,000 in August, but the identity of the buyer was not disclosed at the time.

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Temple treasure

September 12, 2013

Gold and silver coins and jewellery made in the 7th century have been discovered at the foot of Temple Mount, Hebrew University researchers said this week. The artefacts were dated to the late Byzantine period. Eilat Mazar, a Hebrew University archaeologist, called the find “a breathtaking discovery”.

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'Temple Mount is ours', says Israeli minister

By Josh Jackman, September 4, 2013

An Israeli government minister has said that Jews should be allowed to pray on the Temple Mount.

Uri Ariel, who serves as Housing and Construction Minister for the right-wing Jewish Home party, said this morning during his visit to the site that: “The Temple Mount is the holiest place for the Jewish people, and must be open for prayer at every hour to every Jew.”

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