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.

This week in Jerusalem; A round-up of city affairs

What has been going on in Israel's capital this week?

17/09/2020
Is Jerusalem construction killing its green spaces?

The construction project for more than 5,000 housing units on the slope of the Reches Lavan illustrates the issue more than any other case.

17/09/2020
Yaakov Israel expertly and lovingly conveys his intimate knowledge of everyday surroundings
Beauty in the everyday: A loving look at southwest Jerusalem

Yaakov Israel began documenting the less-than-palatial edifices in his home patch back when he was a student at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design.

17/09/2020
Jerusalem city sanitation workers give citizens a new year's blessing

The capital's sanitation workers have been working to clean the streets of the city from various form of dirt to trash piles and abandoned cars.

By OMRI RON
17/09/2020
Jerusalem Hospital says it won’t admit any more COVID-19 patients

Earlier, the head of Western Galilee Hospital in Nahariya, said he would not accept any more coronavirus patients because of overcrowding in the coronavirus wards and intensive care units.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
16/09/2020
Entrepreneur Erel Margalit and Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion.
New international innovation quarter launched in Jerusalem

“It is precisely during these difficult times, more than ever, that Jerusalem must build itself for the new world after the economic and social crisis caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic."

First group of witnesses in Netanyahu trial disclosed

The prime minister has said that it was his right to replace Berger when he assumed the communications portfolio.

Jerusalem Great Synagogue
Jerusalem's Great Synagogue to be closed for High Holy Days for first time

The Great Synagogue will be closed for the first time since prayers began there in 1958.

Emirati businessman to invest in Beitar Jerusalem following UAE-Israel deal

"Sport is global language endowed with tolerance and peace between countries and peoples."

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