Flash mob in Jerusalem

By Jennifer Lipman, November 25, 2011

Impromptu singing and dancing against the backdrop of the Old City.


York 'may tie with Hebrew University'

By Marcus Dysch, November 24, 2011

Students at York University will vote next week on whether to link up with Jerusalem's Hebrew University.

A referendum was initiated by politics student Jacob Campbell, who said he wanted to stand up for Israel and curb anti-Israel and antisemitic activity on British campuses.

If students vote in favour, York University Students' Union (YUSU) will "work to build links with students at the He


Battle in Jerusalem to keep poster women visible

By Netta Geist, November 17, 2011

Nir Barkat, mayor of Jerusalem, ordered the Jerusalem District police commissioner last week to crack down on a growing phenomenon: the vandalism of posters depicting women.

Billboards and adverts featuring women have become a rare sight in Israel's capital because they are habitually defaced and torn down within hours by strictly-Orthodox activists.


Grapel reunited with family in Jerusalem

By Jennifer Lipman, October 28, 2011

The US student who was held prisoner in Egypt for four months has thanked Israel for securing his release.

Ilan Grapel, a former IDF soldier who has dual Israeli and American citizenship, was detained on allegations that he was spying for Mossad. He was never charged and his family said he was in Cairo because he was working for an NGO.


Outcry over settlement 'ring' plan

By Nathan Jeffay, October 19, 2011

To a barrage of international criticism, Israel has moved a step closer to building a new neighbourhood in East Jerusalem - the first since 1997.

As part of an attempt by Israel to send out a message that it is developing East Jerusalem for both Arabs and Jews, only two thirds of the 2,610 units in the development plan will be part of the new Jewish district, Givat Hamatos.


'Orthodox now control Jerusalem'

By Simon Griver, October 19, 2011

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat has fired a city council member for petitioning Israel's High Court of Justice against gender segregation in the Mea Shearim area of the city and winning a ruling prohibiting the practice.

On Sunday, the court ruled against the gender segregation of pavements and streets in the heavily Orthodox Mea Shearim.


Hague on Israel: Time is running out

By Jennifer Lipman, October 5, 2011

William Hague has warned that "time is running out" to find a solution to the conflict in the Middle East.

The Foreign Secretary, addressing the Conservative Party conference, said Britain wanted to see Jerusalem as a shared capital.


Liverpool Archbishop: UN bid is 'opportunity' for Middle East

By Jennifer Lipman, September 22, 2011

The Archbishop of Liverpool has called for "intensified prayers" for a solution to the Middle East conflict as the Palestinians take their bid for unilateral statehood to the UN.


East Jerusalem choice

By Marcus Dysch, September 15, 2011

One-third of Palestinians in east Jerusalem would rather hold Israeli citizenship than live in a new Palestinian state, according to polling by a former State Department adviser.

David Pollock, who supervised US government studies of public opinion in the Middle East, carried out polls of more than 1,000 people living in Palestinian neighbourhoods in the city.

Speaking in Westminster on Mond


Jerusalem protestors are not what you think

By Nathan Jeffay, August 25, 2011

The cost of living demonstrations have caught the nation's imagination in Israel. Weekly rallies have attracted as many as 300,000 people and polling puts public support at close to 90 percent.

But British Jews seem to have greeted the new movement with at best a shrug and at worst criticism.