Jerusalem

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.

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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".

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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.

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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.

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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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