Jerusalem

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.

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Jerusalem and a twist of history

By Abraham Rabinovich, June 7, 2012

On the outbreak of the Six-Day War in 1967, residents of the Jordanian half of Jerusalem anticipated swift victory and the destruction of Israel.

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Jerusalem: the graphic novel

By Keith Kahn-Harris, June 1, 2012

French-Canadian cartoonist Guy Delisle draws himself with minimal detail: dots for eyes and barely any mouth. As an anonymous everyman he tries to see what others don’t in some of the most remarkable places in the world.

After his graphic books reporting from Pyongyang, Shenzhen and Burma, he has turned his attention to Jerusalem.

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Naomi Campbell is the model guest at King David, Israel

By Simon Rocker, May 24, 2012

Staying at the King David in Jerusalem this week was supermodel Naomi Campbell, who arrived for her 42nd birthday.

After visiting the Old City, she went to Bethlehem, where she was quoted as saying: "Weapons and war, greed and oil… I hope it all stops". Don't we all (except for the oil, of course).

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PCC backs Guardian over Jerusalem

By Marcus Dysch, May 24, 2012

The Press Complaints Commission has backed the Guardian after the newspaper refused to acknowledge Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

A picture of passengers on the city’s light railway observing a minute’s silence during the country’s Holocaust Memorial Day appeared in the Guardian’s centre pages, and on its website, last month.

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Why I won’t be singing on Jerusalem Day

By Simon Rocker, May 17, 2012

When Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks issued his new edition of the Singer’s Prayer book, the United Synagogue’s standard siddur for the first time mentioned Jerusalem Day.

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Weather blamed for Holocaust ceremony stage tragedy

By Zoe Winograd, April 18, 2012

Strong winds caused the collapse of a heavy installation and lighting rig on top of Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, which was being used for Independence Day rehearsals.

Ambulance service, Magen David Adom (MDA), arrived at the scene within three minutes of receiving distress calls from witnesses reporting the incident.

One 20 year old woman died at the scene.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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