Jerusalem

Glenn Beck brings Restoring Courage rally to Jerusalem

By Jennifer Lipman, August 24, 2011

Glenn Beck has begun his highly anticipated but controversial Jerusalem solidarity rally.

The conservative US pundit, until recently a presenter on Fox News, announced plans in May to stage the "Restoring Courage" in Israel.

At the time he said he wanted "to show the world what living a life of faith and honour really means," adding: "I will be counted and I will stand."

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Young Jewish passport holder takes on Hillary Clinton

By Jennifer Lipman, August 5, 2011

A nine-year-old American is preparing for a court case against US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Menachem Zivotofsky began legal proceedings after his parents were prevented from registering his birth country as Israel.

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Arson possible cause of Jerusalem forest fire

By Jennifer Lipman, July 18, 2011

Israeli investigators are looking into the possibility that a fire that blazed just metres from the Holocaust museum Yad Vashem was caused by arson.

The wildfire, the worst in Israel since the devastating blaze in the Carmel forest last November, was put under control by the end of Sunday.

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Religious newspaper bars women from Jerusalem event

By Jennifer Lipman, July 12, 2011

A management conference organised by one of Israel's strictly Orthodox newspapers, Hamodia, was remarkable for one reason – not a single woman was allowed to participate.

According to Israel's Ynet, women of all religious leanings were prevented from attending the annual "Management Forum", at which speakers included the mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat.

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First Temple findings reinforce Jewish Jerusalem

By Nathan Jeffay, June 30, 2011

Claiming one in the eye for the Palestinian trend of "Temple denial", Israeli archaeologists are preparing, for the first time, to open buildings from the First Temple era to the public.

In recent years Palestinians, including leaders of the Western-backed Palestinian Authority, have claimed in growing numbers that there was never a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.

The new finds mean that not onl

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Four-legged chicken for Friday night dinner?

By Jennifer Lipman, June 29, 2011

George Orwell's famous statement "Four legs good, two legs bad" is facing a challenge in a strictly Orthodox neighbourhood of Jerusalem.

A four-legged chicken had caused consternation amongst Mea Shearim residents as rabbis debate whether such a creature is properly kosher.

According to rabbis, the 12-toed bird must be slaughtered before its kosher status can be determined.

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Lunar eclipse over Jerusalem

By Danny Caro, June 24, 2011

The Lunar Eclipse in Jerusalem was a sight to behold. David Katz captured the moment.

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'No dog stoned to death in Jerusalem court'

By Jessica Elgot, June 20, 2011

No stray dog was condemned to death, or stoned by a rabbinical court in Jerusalem, the Beth Din have insisted.

Israeli’s newspaper Maariv reported that a stray dog has wandered into a Beth Din financial court in the strictly Orthodox area of Mea Shearim and refused to be moved, which a judge decreed was a reincarnation of a secular lawyer who died 20 years ago.

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Signs not good in Jerusalem

By Nathan Jeffay, June 10, 2011

Predominantly-Arab neighbourhoods in Jerusalem will have Hebrew names imposed on them, if a newly submitted Knesset bill passes.

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Yachad offers a different Jerusalem

By Jessica Elgot, June 10, 2011

Leaders from progressive youth movements will meet Palestinian activists and West Bank settlers this summer.

Senior members of the Reform and Liberal Jewish youth movements will take part in a day-long session run by alternative Israel advocacy group Yachad, before the arrival of tour participants for the Israel summer programme.

The day in east Jerusalem, on June 22, will include meeting me

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