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.
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Grapevine: Lock around the clock

Movers and shakers in Israeli society.

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

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

14/01/2021
Israel's Knesset

Transitioning from Safra Square to the Knesset

A significant number of city council members have moved from Jerusalem City Hall at Safra Square to the Knesset, some even becoming cabinet ministers.

14/01/2021
A meeting discussing the plans to develop the US embassy in Jerusalem, January 13, 2021.

Jerusalem approves expanded US embassy

The approved plans include expanding the current embassy site in Arnona, as well as the construction of a new embassy on Derech Hebron.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Jerusalem

Dr. King is often remembered by his famous speech, “I have a dream…” Jerusalem is a city built by dreamers.

By STUART GELLER
13/01/2021
A young Palestinian sits and two IDF soldiers stand at the entrance of the Qalandiya crossing, 2019.

Border Police officer lightly injured in attempted stabbing at checkpoint

When security forces prevented him from entering the suspect began to become aggressive, pulled out a screwdriver and apparently tried to stab one of the security guards with a screwdriver.

Keeping inevitable differences with Biden in perspective - analysis

As differences between Washington and Jerusalem will emerge, there will be those who will fan the flames.

12/01/2021

Jerusalem loses a colorful character with the passing of Ezra Gorodesky

In his native Philadelphia, a great aunt showed him pictures of the Holy Land during boyhood visits, and he knew he would make his home in Palestine one day.

Anti-Netanyahu protesters nationwide report targeted attacks

Protesters form new political party • "It is unfortunate that instead of protecting the protesters, the Israel Police has become a political tool in Netanyahu's hands," a Rise Israel statement read

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