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.

Remembering Fink's in Jerusalem, politicians, celebrities dined there

Over the decades, it hosted journalists, politicians, writers and celebrities of every kind. You never knew who you were going to meet.

By GEORGE MEDOVOY
20/09/2020
Fireworks illustrative
As nation enters lockdown, fireworks in Abu Ghosh seen from a distance

Police officers who were stationed at the nearby Hemed Junction, outside of Jerusalem, soon realized that a wedding was taking place in clear violation of the lockdown restrictions.

Illustration of planned Jerusalem city entrance project
Jerusalem city entrance project will bring thousands of jobs to capital

"In these days of peace, the need to preserve and build Jerusalem is growing, making it attractive for the millions of people who will soon come to visit it."

Minnie Smilchensky with her physician Dr. Lynn Zacharowitz, both recent olim
Aliyah and anxiety: The tale of a reluctant olah

Minnie’s days are full: reading, doing 1,000-piece puzzles, Skyping with son and family, playing Scrabble, all the while grateful to her daughter and family.

By BRENDA KOLATCH
17/09/2020
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
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