Moses Montefiore may be reburied

By Jenni Frazer, September 7, 2012

One hundred and twenty-seven years after his death, the remains of the most famous Jew of his era may be reburied in Israel.


Major embarrassment for Obama on Jerusalem

By Jonathan Cummings, September 6, 2012

The word from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, is that Barack Obama has an “unshakeable commitment to Israel’s security”. His party believes that “there will be no lasting peace unless Israel’s security concerns are met” and, together, they “encourage all parties to be resolute in the pursuit of peace”.


Jerusalem as capital language back in Democrat platform

By Jennifer Lipman, September 6, 2012

The Democrats have included language about Jerusalem being the capital of Israel in their party platform despite initially omitting it.


Capital question for press regulator

By Trevor Asserson, August 24, 2012

For too long Israel's detractors have sought to use the legal process to broadcast the case against Israel. But recently, Asserson Law Offices, acting for media watchdog HonestReporting, showed that the legal process can and indeed should be used to make the case for Israel.


Romney upsets Palestinians with Jerusalem embassy remark

By Jennifer Lipman, July 30, 2012

Mitt Romney has angered Palestinians with his hint that he will recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital should he win November's presidential election.


Israel boycotters block Barenboim's orchestra from Jerusalem concert

By Jennifer Lipman, July 26, 2012

A concert by an orchestra that aims to promote harmony between Israelis and Palestinians has been cancelled after supporters of a cultural boycott of Israel raised objections.

Daniel Barenboim's West-East Divan orchestra, which works to bring together Arab and Israeli performers and break down the divide between the two groups, was set to perform on Tuesday at the Mount of Olives.


Muslim Jerusalem YMCA chief on 'victimhood' problem

By Jennifer Lipman, July 26, 2012

The first Muslim chief executive of the Jerusalem branch of the YMCA has warned that there will not be peace between Israel and the Palestinians until leaders on both sides can discard "the victimhood mentality chains".


Jerusalem's Yemin Moshe windmill to work again

By Jamie Michaels, July 26, 2012

Jerusalem's historic windmill is to be fully restored to its former working condition and launched at the end of August, 119 years after it stopped operating.


You can't have a square named after you: you're not dead

By Nathan Jeffay, July 12, 2012

Jerusalem looks poised to un-dedicate a square named after a Ukrainian oligarch after it emerged that the naming application was only passed by the municipality because it falsely implied he was dead.


Israel's Olmert cleared of serious corruption charges

By Jennifer Lipman, July 10, 2012

The former Israeli Prime Minister has been cleared of corruption charges against him.

The case against Ehud Olmert involved allegations that he accepted illicit campaign donations from an American businessman. He was also accused of incorrectly recording his foreign travel expenses.