Jerusalem

Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Israel, is home to many of the country's government institutions including the Knesset, the President's residence and Prime Minister's Office, the Supreme Court and most government ministries. Jerusalem has been the center of Jewish life and longing for centuries and is also sacred to Christianity and Islam.

In attempt to boost military cred, Lapid reenlists in IDF

Purim Roast: Yesh Atid leader tired of being picked on by Gantz, Ya'alon

By YONAH JEREMY BOB SHARON , SONS
21/03/2019
THIS WEEK IN JERUSALEM: Tension in Kiryat Hayovel

Expressions of anger and shock over the desecration came from local organizations as well as politicians who visited the site immediately after the police began their investigation.

31/01/2019
Marcelo Brodsky: Keenly aware of life’s precarious nature.
Jewish Argentinian artist's exhibit depicts year after Six Day War

Marcelo Brodsky's new exhibition provides valuable insights on the watershed year of 1968.

03/10/2018
YOSSI DAITCH
In hassidic tune: an interview with haredi candidate Yossi Daitch

Despite that his decision to run had become public knowledge for a while, Daitch refused to give interviews and made a point to speak only off the record.

06/10/2018
Special to JPost: Mayoral candidate Elkin's grand plans for Jerusalem

Ze’ev Elkin exclusively reveals his many ideas for the city's future.

Players wear shirts with Anne Frank's picture to combat antisemitism
Antisemitism: The unwelcome focus of European soccer

As the World Cup kicks off, the famous diarist and the Holocaust have become an unwelcome focus of European soccer.

16/06/2018
A billboard put up by the Friends of Zion celebrates the moving of the US embassy to Jerusalem
Friends of Zion launches massive campaign for U.S. embassy move

Over 150 Billboards were placed in recent days on buses and buildings throughout Jerusalem.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
10/05/2018
Palestinians walk near an opening in Israel's barrier in east Jerusalem
Capital punishment? Nearly half of Jerusalem's residents aren't citizens

After 70 years, Israel has still not determined the future of its capital, leaving Jerusalem's residents with uncertainty and hurdles in their way to become citizens.

28/04/2018
Members of the country’s only professional team, the Israel Cycling Academy, will take part
Jerusalem gearing up for Giro

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if people around the world identified Jerusalem as the host of major sporting events, rather than as the location of the usual Mideast conflict-related news item?

26/04/2018
The Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition has attracted millions of visitors over the past half century
A biblical story retold

The relic, which is currently on display, is part of the Genesis Apocryphon, which contains a description, in Aramaic, of the lives of Noah, Abraham, Enoch and Lamech.

12/05/2018
MK Rachel Azaria
An MK, now a J'lem mayoral candidate who never expected to be in politics

"We are in very hard times in Israeli society; it is very tribal right now. We pretend that the other tribe doesn’t exist, that their needs don’t exist."

By SHOSHANNA KEATS-JASKOLL
04/04/2018
The citadel walls of the Tower of David Museum are illuminated during the "King David" light and sou
WATCH: Ancient Jerusalem walls offer backdrop to 'spectacular' light show

Animated figures, artwork and text danced across the walls as the show told the story of the biblical hero, famous for slaying Goliath with a single stone from his slingshot.

By REUTERS
02/04/2018
Christianity Jerusalem Israel
Pilgrims flock to Jerusalem to celebrate Easter

Orthodox Christians waving palm fronds and branches, mark their Palm Sunday at Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

By REUTERS
01/04/2018
Ze'ev Elkin, Jerusalem affairs minister (right), speaks to a group of European journalists during a
Foreign journalists see Jerusalem with their own eyes

"Israel is seen through a prism of so many filters and lobby groups – be it Israeli, Christian or Muslim advocacy groups. So it’s hard to get a clear understanding of what’s going on here from afar."

29/03/2018
Mayor Nir Barkat
Jerusalem Mayor Barkat to pursue future in national politics

Prime Minister Netanyahu welcomes former entrepreneur to the Likud, offers congratulations and condolences on decision to run for national office.

‘King David’ remakes the citadel as a giant outdoor canvas
New night experience at Tower of David

'King David' transforms the walls and archeological excavations of the Citadel into a giant-sized cinematic production.

By PENINA HOROWITZ
22/03/2018
Man killed in stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City

Doctors at Shaare Zedek hospital tried to stabilize him into the late evening, after which they announced "with deep regret" that he died as a result of the stabbing wounds.

By UDI SHAHAM , JPOST.COM STAFF
18/03/2018
Isaiah seal
Researchers believe they dug up seal of doomsday prophet Isaiah

The 2,700-year-old clay relic was found at the foot of the southern wall of Temple Mount.

Jerusalem is for lovers: The city's best date night spots

Hunting for the perfect dating place in the city of David.

By ARIEL DOMINIQUE HENDELMAN
17/02/2018
The Israeli press gathering at the Kotel moments before US Vice President Pence arrives.
Journalist wants to sue Kotel rabbi over segregation during Pence visit

On a podium erected for the journalists, the women were required to stand behind the men. The women finally removed a tarp and stood on chairs so they could see over their male colleagues.

By JTA
25/01/2018
Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and Mayor Nir Barkat
Jerusalem of gold and money

Mayor Nir Barkat’s declarations were alarming at his press conference Monday.

04/01/2018
Amin Neda
‘Free Iran’: Anti-regime protests arrive in Jerusalem

"The people in Iran like the Israeli people very much, they like the Israeli government — and especially [Prime Minister Benjamin] Bibi Netanyahu."

02/01/2018
An aerial view of the holy sites in Jerusalem’s Old City
Jerusalem: The world's most contested capital

Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital will likely be followed by more countries whose drive to block Islamism may be greater than their faith in an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands as they
Netanyahu: God bless you, my friend, president Morales

Following in Trump's footsteps, Guatemalan president announced his country plans to move embassy to Jerusalem.

By REUTERS , JPOST.COM STAFF
25/12/2017
Guatemalan president Jimmy Morales and Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein at the Knesset
Israeli politicians thank Guatemala for Christmas Jerusalem embassy surprise

President Jimmy Morales made the announcement his country would follow Trump and move its embassy to Jerusalem on Facebook.

By REUTERS
25/12/2017
Un Yossef peut en cacher un autre
Jerusalem junction to be named after deceased spiritual leader Ovadia Yosef

Other streets to be named after former generals, military heroes ahead of Israel's 70th Independence Day.

24/12/2017
Education Minister Naftali Bennett briefs foreign diplomats ahead of the UNGA vote on Trump's Jerusa
Bennett to foreign envoys: Diplomatic attacks on Israel give backwind to terror

"What happens if the UN votes against Jerusalem as Israel's capital? Nothing. As usual. Another empty vote by the UN," Bennett said.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
21/12/2017
 Issa Kassissieh, wearing a Santa Claus costume, rides a camel during the annual Christmas tree dist
Camel-riding Santa offers free Christmas trees to Jerusalem residents

The initiative, sponsored by the Jerusalem Municipality, aims to dispel some of the tension hanging over the city these days.

By REUTERS
21/12/2017
PEOPLE PROTEST in Brussels earlier this week
The battle for Jerusalem: Europe vs. America

Analyzing European reactions to Trump’s announcement

16/12/2017
President Donald J. Trump receives the Friends of Zion Award with faith leaders in the Oval Office a
Trump honored with Friends of Zion Museum award in White House ceremony

"President Trump's historic recognition of Jerusalem will secure his place in history as the first American president to take that step since the founding of the State of Israel in 1948."

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
13/12/2017
WATCH LIVE: UN Security Council meets to discuss Trump's Jerusalem declaration

Eight Countries call for special meeting following Trump's controversial move.

08/12/2017
Afghan protesters shout slogans during a protest againstÊU.S. President Donald Trump's recognition o
Muslims around the world rally against Trump in solidarity with Palestinians

Trump's announcement on Wednesday has infuriated the Arab world and upset Western allies.

By REUTERS
08/12/2017
A VIEW of the Old City’s Damascus Gate
Venturing into east Jerusalem: Volatile area or hot tourist destination?

Israeli tourists naturally steer clear of the area, but with all the sites to see, it’s a shame.

By MEITAL SHARABI
17/11/2017
Facing east - Rethinking Jerusalem geography

In terms of the values of the socioeconomic index, the east Jerusalem neighborhoods are similar to the distinctive haredi neighborhoods in Jerusalem.

By DAFNA SHEMER
18/11/2017
Mahaneh Yehuda
Liberal groups to hold alternative 'Space Week' in Jerusalem

Cancellation of public events due to haredi pressure spurs NGOs into action.

10/10/2017
AN AERIAL view of the Old City of Jerusalem.
Knesset Speaker's personal op-ed: My first encounter with the Kotel

Our history and religion have accorded a special primacy and sanctity to the Temple Mount; nonetheless, there is something special about the Kotel.

By YULI YOEL EDELSTEIN
07/10/2017
Soldiers rake down the flag ahead of Memorial Day ceremony at the Western Wall
'Guts but no common sense': Entering east Jerusalem in 1967

In Mandelbaum House two bored border police sat behind a counter.

By DEBORAH LIPSTADT
02/10/2017
Lions Fountain in Yemin Moshe neighborhood of Jerusalem.
Our Jerusalem: We're back

My husband’s Fulbright year in 1961 was magical, wandering Jerusalem’s streets with an infant, reading history in street signs.

By BLU GREENBERG
02/10/2017
The fountain at Teddy Park near the Old City of Jerusalem walls.
Jerusalem on the point of the sword

The State of Israel is an amazing thing: Jews, the most dispersed of all nations for thousands of years, today living in all corners of the world, have reunited and become one body.

By RABBI DR. SHARON SHALOM
02/10/2017
Disproving 'Temple Mount denial' one bucket at a time

"No civilized person in the world can claim Temple denial or lack of a Jewish link to Jerusalem."

One-on-one with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat

'In Jerusalem' in conversation with Jerusalem's mayor.

22/09/2017
Hutzot Hayotzer
Judaica Art during the Holiday Season

Jerusalem's Hutzot Hayotzer has become a unique art hub, where the artists specialize in contemporary Judaica and Jewish ceremonial art, using both advanced and ancient techniques

By JPOST.COM STAFF
13/09/2017
Jewish teen charged with race-motivated assault in Jerusalem

18-year-old indicted for beating Arab man he believed was dating a Jewish woman.

11/09/2017
Nir Barkat
J’lem opposition leader slams mayor’s ‘neighborhoods plan’

‘Barkat is making secular residents feel unwelcome in their own home’

06/09/2017
New school year, old problems

Jerusalem's education system is in clear need of a shakeup as the new school year begins but old problems remain.

06/09/2017
My English Jerusalem

The spread of ideas and the way the pupils conveyed their thoughts and feelings about Jerusalem take in deep emotions, religious stances, general observations, wistful thoughts and even humor.

31/08/2017
Jerusalem Orient Hotel
Creating big worlds in small spaces

World-renowned designer Inge Moore brings her vibrant vision to life in the new Jerusalem Orient Hotel.

27/08/2017
Yehuda Glick outside Temple Mount.
Likud lawmaker sets up office near Temple Mount to protest visit ban

“There’s no reason in the world to think that my entering the Temple Mount will stir trouble,” Likud lawmaker Yehuda Glick said.

By JTA
15/08/2017
Mada ambulance
Man wounded in Jerusalem stabbing attack

A woman stabbed a man in his shoulder before being subdued by Israeli security forces.

12/08/2017
The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design
Swastika painted on Israeli arts academy building

Some claim that acts of vandalism on Israeli campuses are fueled by antisemitic professors.

10/08/2017
The Dome of the Rock is seen in the background as a man waves a Palestinian flag upon entering the T
The changing face of Muslim Temple Mount protesters

Jerusalemites grapple with the familiar struggle over the Temple Mount - with a few significant changes.

12/08/2017
Jerusalem Pride Parade
Jerusalem gets ready to host annual gay pride parade

“There are many religious people who are willing to accept the LGBT community, and we intend that the parade will be a platform for dialogue and understanding, not for hatred.”

03/08/2017
Gabriel Barkay
Temple Mount sifting project at a crossroads

The roots of the project track back to 2009, when the Wakf began unlawfully excavating the Solomon’s Stables area to construct the underground Marwani Mosque.

Yair Assaf-Shapira
Going green in the holy city

If you live in Old Katamon, you may be aware of a charming community-created pastoral spot located between Harav Berlin and Hapalmah streets, otherwise known as the Brody Community Garden.

12/08/2017
Charles and Lynn Schusterman Foundation
Lynn Schusterman blasts Kotel deal

‘It is painful that my Jewishness and that of others may not be recognized in our homeland’

14/07/2017
Menachem Begin
The way it really was

Project Renewal: How history was made by Menachemm Begin,Phil Granovsky – and a flip chart.

Beersheba Gay Parade
Southern pride

Beersheba hosts its first gay parade

By PATRICIA GOLAN
29/06/2017
 THE WESTERN WALL tunnel
Left-wing NGO petitions High Court to halt Western Wall Tunnel excavations

‘According to law, a ministerial committee must convene and decide whether to approve the archaeological excavations carried out in the tunnel,’ says Emek Shaveh.

Mads Christensen’s “Cathedral of Mirrors” will be displayed at this week’s annual International Fest
Ninth annual International Festival of Light coming to Jerusalem

Old City to be transformed into illuminated wonderland Wednesday night through July 6.

Western Wall
Four ways to still advance Kotel plan

The non-Orthodox Jewish movements still have a few options open for progress on prayer at Judaism's holiest site.

26/06/2017
Herzliya Conference
Israel planning 'unprecedented change' for Jerusalem security

Gilad Erdan promises major changes to security arrangements at Damascus Gate, warns US not to fall into Abbas's trap.

Uzi Wexler
Uzi Wexler, builder of Jerusalem

Jerusalem builder Uzi Wexler died on Monday, leaving a concrete legacy behind.

biblical zoo aquarium
Aquarium showcasing local fauna comes to Jerusalem's Biblical Zoo

The 33 tanks include many species such as stingrays, clownfish, sea urchins, and sharks.

By REUTERS
20/06/2017
POLICE COMMISSIONER Roni Alsheikh visits an officer who was wounded in a terrorist attack.
Israel's police chief vows to return Jerusalem to 'normal' after attack

Alsheikh: No intent to turn capital into military fortress.

Germany, Israel combat cyber hate speech
Israeli, German experts tackle cyber hate speech at Jerusalem conference

Delivering opening remarks, Yuval Rotem, director-general of the ministry said youth spend some nine hours a day on social media so there needs to be a coordinated response.

LOUIS GARREL (left) and Stacy Martin in Michel Hazanavicius’s ‘Redoubtable.’
Jerusalem Film Fest to open with Michel Hazanavicius’s ‘Redoubtable’

Some screenings will take place at the Lev Smadar theater, which is currently being renovated but will reopen in time for the festival, and Yes Planet.

Koshner and non-kosher food
‘Kosher' and non-kosher meat products made in same factory under Jerusalem Rabbinate supervision

The factory in question is the Bisan factory in the Atarot Industrial Zone in Jerusalem.

Jerusalem Unity Prize
A message for the generations

True unity is possible.

By YEHUDA BARKAI
15/06/2017
Six Day War project
Relive the Six Day War: Search for peace

Special 50-Year Anniversary Series: The decades following the war.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
14/06/2017
Six Day War Project
Relive the Six Day War: Immediate aftermath

Special 50-Year Anniversary Series: Along with land, Israel finds itself in control of a population it had no intention of governing before the war.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
13/06/2017
A Palestinian flag is seen waving in front of the Kotel
UN job posting lists location as Jerusalem, State of Palestine

The specific job listing is for a Local Access Associate.

Six Day War project
Relive the Six Day War: Day five of the war

Special 50-Year Anniversary Series: With Egypt and Jordan defeated, Israel turned its attention toward Syria.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
09/06/2017
six day war
Relive the Six Day War: Fourth day of the war

Special 50-Year Anniversary Series: Syrian artillery continued to rain down in the north, drawing Israel into battle on the Golan Heights.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
08/06/2017
Six Day War project
Relive the Six Day War: Day three of the war

Special 50-Year Anniversary Series: Follow the events as Israel reunites Jerusalem.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
07/06/2017
IDF Paratroopers relax after liberating the Western Wall during the Six Day War
Veterans of 1967 conflict tell war stories at Knesset

Much of discussion devoted to boosting settlements; Meretz MKs boycott commemorative meetings.

Six Day War project
Relive the Six Day War: Day two of the war

Special 50-Year Anniversary Series: Aggressions continue on the Egyptian frontline and in the diplomatic theater.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
06/06/2017
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at a memorial ceremony honoring the fallen of Israe
Netanyahu: Six Day War proved that we are not a nation of drifting sands

Israeli leaders speak at memorial for the fallen of Israel's 1967 war.

By REUTERS , JPOST.COM STAFF
06/06/2017
Six Day War
Was the Six Day War fought in part over Israel’s nuclear program?

“I am trying to show what might be an alternative narrative to what led to that war, or to combine the two narratives together. This is the last big secret.”

Six Day War project
Relive the Six Day War: Day one of war

Special 50-Year Anniversary Series: Israel is drawn into a war on three fronts.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
05/06/2017
CBN CEO Gordon Robertson (far right, back row) and director Erin ZImmerman (third from left, back ro
Box office bonazna arrives in the Holy Land

In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem has reached Jerusalem's cinematheque for an exciting Israeli premiere.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
05/06/2017
Six Day War
Relive the Six Day War: War of no choice

Special 50-Year Anniversary Series: Tensions mount as war nears.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
04/06/2017
Six Day War Project
Relive the Six Day War: Act of war

Special 50-Year Anniversary Series: As tensions mount, learn what Israel did in response to Egypt’s threatening moves, and how Nasser escalated the situation further.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
30/05/2017
'In Our Hands' Poster
Christian channel's docudrama on Six Day War becomes box office hit

Film generates $1.6 million in single day run, Christian Broadcasting Network to offer encore presentations.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
29/05/2017
 battle for Jerusalem unearthed in City of David
Evidence of 2,000-year-old battle for Jerusalem unearthed in City of David

"These finds tell the story of the last battle between the Roman forces and the Jewish rebels who had barricaded themselves in the city, a battle that resulted in the destruction of Jerusalem."

The Migron outpost
50 years since 1967: What is the West Bank's real legal status?

Informally but on the ground, Israel has effectively annexed portions of the West Bank without a formal legal announcement.

Six Day War Project
Relive the Six Day War: The threat of war

Special 50-Year Anniversary Series: Witness Egyptian president Nasser’s aggressive move to amass tens of thousands of troops along Israel’s border, and the surprising action of the UN.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
24/05/2017
Temple Mount then and now
Watch: Jerusalem in pictures, then and now

As Israel marks 50 years to the 1967 war and the reunification of Jerusalem, a special photo report showing the Holy City and the difference half a century made on its well known landmarks.

By REUTERS
21/05/2017
Ramadan
Jerusalem: 50 years in numbers

A numerical account of the half century that has lapsed since the Six Day War.

18/05/2017
The Six Day War
Israel through a rabbi's eyes: Looking back 50 years

The daily journal of an American rabbi in Israel narrates the feelings of citizens during the Six Day War

By Rivkah Lambert Adler
26/05/2017
Ma’aleh Adumim
More than the two-state solution: The many possible paths to peace

What are we talking about when we talk about solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

20/05/2017
Levi Eshkol
Israeli PM in '67: 'Suddenly we have become some kind of imperial state'

1967 cabinet records show Israel was undecided about borders

THE BROOM CLOSET is now called the ‘United Jerusalem Room’ and contains memorabilia commemorating th
The broom closet where history was made

Israel’s cabinet, meeting in a location that was forgotten for decades, decided to take the Old City.

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