U2 singer Bono: Hope springs eternal in Jerusalem

By Jennifer Lipman, April 18, 2012

The U2 frontman Bono described Jerusalem as a "great city" in a note left at his hotel after a visit to Israel earlier this month.

The Irish singer was spotted at a Jaffa restaurant last week, but was in the country on a private visit and did not perform.

However, he did leave an artistic legacy, writing a short poem in the guest book of the historic King David Hotel in Jerusalem.


Israel severs ties with UN council

By Robin Shepherd, March 29, 2012

Reading through the seemingly endless list of resolutions adopted against Israel on March 22 at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the first impression was the same as it always is.


Police probe violence involving Beitar Jerusalem fans

By Jennifer Lipman, March 26, 2012

Police in Israel are looking into claims that supporters of the right-wing Betar Jerusalem football team verbally abused Palestinian workers in a shopping centre.

According to Ha'aretz, the clash took place at the Malha Centre last Monday after a match at the nearby Teddy Stadium, named after the former mayor of Jerusalem, Teddy Kollek.


Funerals of Toulouse victims as suspect surrounded by police

By Jennifer Lipman, March 21, 2012

The funerals of the four victims of the shootings at a Jewish school in France on Monday have been held in Jerusalem.

Thousands of mourners gathered in the city to mark the tragic deaths of Rabbi Jonathan Sandler Rabbi, his two young sons and seven-year-old Miriam Monsonego.


Female soldier wounded after Jerusalem stabbing attack

By Jennifer Lipman, March 15, 2012

An Israeli soldier is recovering in hospital after she was stabbed on a train in Jerusalem.

The soldier, 19, was on the way to her army base and was leaving the city's light rail train when an attacker stabbed her in the chest and arm. She was treated at the scene and then taken to hospital.


FCO bans Israel-Gibraltar 'friendship stamp'

By Marcus Dysch, February 23, 2012

One is a contested territory besieged for centuries by neighbours fighting to capture it - the other is Jerusalem's David Citadel tower.


'Price tag' attack on interfaith Jerusalem school

By Jennifer Lipman, February 8, 2012

Extremist Jewish vandals are believed to be behind an attack on a mixed Jewish and Arab school in Jerusalem.

Police found Hebrew graffiti calling for "Death to Arabs" on the wall of the "Hand in Hand" school. At the same time, vandals targeted a Greek Orthodox monastery in Jerusalem.


Jerusalem marathon to have a global feel

By Amy Solomon, January 3, 2012

Athletes from around the world have already registered for the second annual Jerusalem marathon taking place in March.


Natalie Portman visits Israel with Alef

By Jennifer Lipman, January 3, 2012

Israeli-born actress Natalie Portman has visited Israel to introduce her baby son to family members still living there.

Ms Portman, who was born Natalie Hershlag in Jerusalem, was joined by her fiancé, choreographer Benjamin Millepied. Their son Alef was born six months ago.


Welcome to Jerusalem - city of ice

By Jennifer Lipman, December 30, 2011

When we think of the Israeli climate, warm weather almost always comes to mind. But next year will see a celebration in Jerusalem that marks the exact opposite.