Emek Refaim

Moshe Lion, 2019.

Jerusalem affairs: Peggy Cidor’s round-up

Mayor Moshe Lion himself gave the green light for the American Embassy compound earlier this week, following a meeting he had with representatives of the US State Department.


Going abroad without leaving Jerusalem

Just walking into the lobby of the Isrotel Orient Jerusalem hotel on Emek Refaim Street, you feel your blood pressure come down.


Jerusalem by rail: What’s the latest on the capital’s light rail lines?

Last week in a dramatic move, CityPass announced its decision to not only not submit to the tender for the Blue and the Green lines, but to completely quit the entire project and leave Jerusalem.

Moshe Lion, 2019.

Passover interview with Jerusalem Mayor, Moshe Lion

What would happen if you’re invited to a bat mitzvah that takes place in the “egalitarian” area? First I’d say no, but then I would check the case. Progressive Jewry is not a problem in Jerusalem.

The train to the east

A railway tale that rolls through 100 years of Jewish settlement and pioneering in the Jezreel Valley.

This week in Jerusalem

Events taking place in and around Jerusalem.


Grapevine: A Lion’s share of the kitty

Meanwhile, aside from trying to cobble a coalition, Lion has the ongoing problem that he inherited from Barkat – namely, will there or will there not be light rail service on the city’s Emek Refaim?

People protest outside a Teva Pharmaceutical Industries facility in Jerusalem on December 14

This week in Jerusalem: Life after Teva

A proposal was made that there should be an incentive to other firms in Jerusalem to absorb as many dismissed Teva employees as possible.

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