Jerusalem

Ancient city traditionally believed to have been founded by King David. Capital city of Israel, although not internationally recognized. West Jerusalem mainly Jewish, East Jerusalem, captured by Israel in 1967 is mainly Arab. Home to Western Wall, holiest site in Judaism. City holy to Jews, Muslims and Christians. Population of 800,000.

The Dome of the Rock mosque is seen during the sunset at the al-Aqsa mosque compound
Palestinians accuse Gulf visitors of ‘desecrating’ Al-Aqsa Mosque

Visitors of the Al-Aqsa Mosque were accused of promoting normalization with Israel and “desecrating” the holy site.

Tensions high at Jerusalem protests as anti-protest incitement increases

Anti-Netanyahu protesters face barrages of missiles and verbal abuse on the streets

13/10/2020
Two suspects apprehended for murder of Beit Hanina resident

A 26-year-old resident of Beit Hanina was shot dead last month.

By SARAH BEN-NUN
14/10/2020
Jerusalem’s Herzog opens third COVID-19 ward

The new unit is being overseen by a top Sheba Medical Center doctor

Coronavirus infections in Jerusalem on the decline

In the city, an average of 12% of people who are screened test positive - 18.5% within the Orthodox community.

A part of the trench is seen in a former Jordanian military post at Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem. Or
Palestinians demand attacker's body on anniversary of terror attack

His body has yet to be released by Israel to the families, and so the clashes were in response.

10/10/2020
Mea Shearim
JLM police cut deal with haredim to allow mass events for Sukkot -report

The weeklong Sukkot holiday typically draws thousands of celebrants to large public events.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
07/10/2020
DEPUTY MAYOR Fleur Hassan-Nahoum: ‘There are things in this crisis that we can change now.’
Jerusalem Deputy Mayor heads to Dubai to promote investments

Hassan-Nahoum plans to discuss business opportunities for Israelis and Emiratis, as well as ways to create more jobs for Palestinians in east Jerusalem.

Czech Republic affirms commitment to move embassy to Jerusalem

Czech President Miloš Zeman’s spokesman Jiří Ovčáček explained that moving the Czech embassy to Jerusalem is one of the president’s long-term goals.

Medieval Jerusalem latrine may hold secrets of modern-era gut diseases

The Jerusalem latrine was found in the Christian Quarter of the Old City, close to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in 1996 during excavations of a cesspool in the courtyard of a Spanish school.

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