Jerusalem

'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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Most Israelis not in the mood for Jerusalem Day

By Nathan Jeffay, June 2, 2011

In the few years after the Six-Day War, it was an almost-spontaneous celebration. Yom Yerushalayim captured the sense of relief that Israel had triumphed against possible destruction, and jubilation that all of Jerusalem was in Jewish hands.

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Security up as Israelis celebrate Jerusalem Day

By Jennifer Lipman, June 1, 2011

Israeli security forces are on high alert today as the anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem is marked.

Some 3,000 police officers will be patrolling the city as Israelis hold events celebrating Jerusalem Day and marking 44 years since the Six Day War.

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Rabbi wants to make BlackBerry and Apple crumble

By Jennifer Lipman, May 27, 2011

A Hasidic rebbe has called on his followers to burn their iPhones, BlackBerrys and any other "unkosher" devices they might have.

Rabbi Yosef Tzvi Dushinsky, whose community is based in Jerusalem, said smart phones and computers with internet access were treife (unkosher) because they caused trouble in people's personal lives.

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Cult that corrodes a capital

By Mordechai Beck, May 20, 2011

Further evidence of a Charedi intrusion into mainstream Israeli life emerged last week when "Superdox" members of Jerusalem's city council proposed a ban on the capital's forthcoming opera festival, scheduled for next month.

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'Third intifada' in east Jerusalem

By Anshel Pfeffer, May 19, 2011

"Palestinians used to want to leave the West Bank and move to east Jerusalem, to take advantage of the better conditions there. Now it's the opposite," said Zoheir Kawasmeh, as he looked at the rock-strewn street outside his home in the Silwan neighbourhood.

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Teddy Kollek: life in pictures

By Jennifer Lipman, May 18, 2011

Teddy Kollek, who died in 2007, would have turned 100 next week. The former mayor of Jerusalem, who was elected six times to the post, took charge of the city in 1965 and oversaw the transition period of reunification after the Six Day War.

To mark his centenary, Mr Kollek's daughter-in-law Osnat Shalev-Kollek compiled a photographic exhibition honouring one of Israel's greatest leaders.

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West Bank tours plan

By Simon Rocker, May 12, 2011

Yachad, the new alternative advocacy group, is planning educational tours for youth group leaders to East Jerusalem and the West Bank as part of its programme to promote a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The group says that "time is running out" for a two-state solution, which is "threatened" by terrorist violence and "undermined" by the building of Jewish settlements.

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