Posts Tagged ‘Jerusalem’

Faroe Islands to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

The Faroe Islands plans to open an office for diplomatic representation in Jerusalem and intends to recognize the city as the capital of Israel despite objections from Denmark, according to the Danish-language newspaper Politiken. The Faroe Islands is a self-governing archipelago of islands in the Atlantic Ocean, but is a part of Denmark. Copenhagen has […]

Man charged with murder of wife in Jerusalem suburb

Jerusalem prosecutors on Tuesday charged 34-year-old Eliran Malul with murder under aggravated circumstances in the death of his wife, 32-year-old Michal Sela last month. The charge sheet accused Malul of stabbing his wife 11 times in her upper body in their home in Motza. It said Malul acted “with particular cruelty in assaulting [Sela] in […]

Jerusalem architectural event under fire for featuring West Bank site

Every fall architecturally distinct buildings and grounds in Jerusalem treat the public to free tours as part of Open House Jerusalem. Usually, the event is celebrated locally as an opportunity to explore hidden treasures in and around the city. Yet for the first time, this year Open House Jerusalem was protested after it promoted guided […]

Israel destroyed record number of Palestinian homes in Jerusalem in 2019

Israel has demolished a record number of homes in occupied East Jerusalem in 2019, the most in the past 15 years, Israeli rights group B’Tselem reported on Thursday. More than 140 Palestinian homes were demolished, resulting in the displacement of 238 Palestinians, 127 of them minors. Of the homes that were destroyed, 39 were destroyed […]

WATCH: Palestinian father forced to demolish home in Jerusalem

A Palestinian man was forced to demolish his home by Israel ‘because it was too near the U.S. embassy’… Read two reports about the incident below: Reposted from IMEMCnews A Palestinian resident of the Jabal al Mukabbir neighborhood, in East Jerusalem, tore down his home after he received a demolition order from the Israeli authorities, […]

Central American dictators use Jerusalem to sway U.S. policy

A brief look at Netanyahu and “Israel’s” good buddy, Jair Bolsonaro, president of Brazil: https://theintercept.com/2018/10/28/jair-bolsonaro-elected-president-brazil/ “I am in favor of a dictatorship, a regime of exception.” – Open session of the Câmara dos Deputados, 1993. “The pau-de-arara [a torture technique] works. I’m in favor of torture, you know that. And the people are in favor […]

Lobby pushes mental health group to hold Jerusalem event

Maureen Clare Murphy Activism and BDS Beat 18 October 2019 Home demolitions and other acts of Israeli violence cause widespread trauma among Palestinians. Mosab Shawer APA images ENMESH, a European network of mental health researchers, is reportedly moving ahead with plans for a conference in Jerusalem, backtracking on a decision made this summer to withdraw […]

Jerusalem’s secret charms to come out into open during Houses from Within event

The end of the Jewish holiday season brings Batim Mibifnim or Houses from Within, the annual Jerusalem weekend of home tours. (The Tel Aviv version took place in September.) Various homes and historic structures of Jerusalem will open their doors from October 31 through November 2, the 13th year of this always-popular open house event […]

Why do you create (art)? 4th Jerusalem Biennale show answers: For heaven’s sake

A massive tapestry of 1950s-era Moroccan vinyls hangs from the ceiling, a famous Moroccan model is crowned with a wreath of sfinge doughnuts, and dozens of frames show Instagrammed photos of Moroccan youth, all taken with an iPhone. They are some of the 18 works featured in “Ziara: Moroccan Wisdom in Jerusalem,” one of the […]

Katie Miranda’s versions of Palestinian Pieta to be shown at Jerusalem Fund gallery

Next week the Al Quds gallery at the Jerusalem Fund in Washington will open an exhibit by Katie Miranda. The opening reception is October 11, and it runs through November 1. We asked Katie, who is a contributing artist at our site, to tell us about it.  The show is titled Sumoud and Todamon which […]

Man seriously hurt saving wife, 3 kids from East Jerusalem fire; arson suspected

A man in his 30s was seriously injured in the early hours on Monday as he rescued his wife and three children from a burning building in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat. According to the Walla news site, the initial investigation suggested that the fire was set deliberately in a warehouse which had been […]

Memorial in Jerusalem for alleged WWII fascist collaborator stirs controversy

Holocaust historian Prof. Gideon Greif is pleading with Pope Francis, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, among others, to remove a plaque in Jerusalem’s Old City dedicated to the Croatian Cardinal Aloysius Stepinac. The cardinal is a controversial figure in Balkan history because of his support for the World War II-era fascist […]

Israeli forces detain Palestinian minister of Jerusalem al-Quds affairs

Israeli military forces have arrested the Palestinian minister of Jerusalem al-Quds affairs on charges of conducting political activity in the occupied territory. Palestine’s official WAFA news agency reported that Israeli soldiers stormed Fadi al-Hadami’s house in the al-Sawana neighborhood of Jerusalem al-Quds early on Wednesday, and violently ransacking it for hours before taking the Palestinian minister […]

Spanish journalist sentenced to 7 years for fatal Jerusalem hit-and-run

The Jerusalem District Court on Sunday sentenced a Spanish journalist to seven years in prison for the hit-and-run killing of a Jerusalem pedestrian in September last year. Julio de la Guardia was charged in October 2018 with manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol after his car hit and killed Chaim Tukachinsky, 31, an […]

Palestinians see bump in East Jerusalem building permits, still lag behind Jews

Palestinians in East Jerusalem enjoyed a more than 250 percent bump in building permits in 2018 compared to their average over the past three decades, but approvals for Arabs during that time lagged significantly behind those granted to Jewish residents of the capital’s annexed sections. Data going back to 1991 released on Thursday by the […]

For Jerusalem police, even directing traffic is a form of terrorism

One of East Jerusalem’s most prominent political activists was arrested for supporting terrorism — while trying to solve a traffic jam in his own neighborhood. Muhammad Abu Hummus, a political activist from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya, is seen speaking to Israeli riot police during a raid on the neighborhood. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org) […]

Religious Israelis: Do you want to build the Jerusalem Third Temple?

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Jerusalem residents least satisfied with their city services, survey finds

Jerusalem’s residents are the least pleased with their city services in a survey ranking Israel’s 16 largest municipalities, the Central Bureau of Statistics said on Sunday, though nearly three-quarters expressed satisfaction. The most satisfied residents were from the central city of Kfar Saba, ranked first with 95.5 percent of its residents saying they were “satisfied” […]

In one East Jerusalem neighborhood, summer vacation has become a war zone

For children in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya, summer vacation means dodging rubber bullets and watching their fathers and brothers arrested and humiliated every day. By Yuval Abraham A Palestinian child looks on at a police vehicle in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya. (Yuval Abraham) At the entrance to Issawiya in East Jerusalem, […]

New Jerusalem finds are evidence of Babylonian siege, archaeologists say

Archaeologists at Mount Zion alongside Jerusalem’s Old City have unearthed ancient arrowheads, a rare piece of gold jewelry, lamps and pottery sherds, embedded in a layer of ash, in what researchers say is evidence of the Babylonian conquest of the city 2,600 years ago. The discoveries by University of North Carolina at Charlotte researchers were […]

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