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Outgoing Jerusalem Mayor Barkat: ‘Lion will continue the city’s positive cultural renaissance’
In a wide-ranging interview, Nir Barkat speaks about the development of Jerusalem as a hub of tourism, culture and education.
Jewish media takes on Jerusalem as part of November summit
Literary gathering draws traditional and new media members together for four days in Israel for discussion, better understanding and a little bit of the expected grousing.
Business leaders, officials lament the heavy toll BDS has taken on Judea and Samaria
The Ministry of Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy is now partnering with the Jordan Valley Regional Council on a new project to combat BDS that includes participation in international conferences at which products, such as dates and wine from the Judea and Samaria, are distributed to participants, along with information on industrial development in the valley.
In Jerusalem, a fusion of food and fashion
In the last two decades, Israelis have taken their history and culture outside of the Jewish state and are succeeding in the world marketplace, using traditional tastes and textiles with modern interpretations.
From innovation nation to impact nation
Could health tech be Israel’s next growth engine and cure the world?
In Jerusalem, a new Lion is expected to roar
Like the notable (and sometimes notorious) mayors before him, 62-year-old Moshe Lion will start the complicated business of putting policies and promises into action.
Jerusalem race for new mayor goes down to wire
Moshe Lion got more than 79,000 votes (33 percent). Ofer Berkovitch got 68,000 votes (29 percent) on Oct. 30. Now, the two face off on Nov. 13 for the city’s top job.
Jerusalem Mayor Race
Final countdown: Who will be crowned king of the golden city?
With one week to go, Jerusalem’s final five candidates talk housing, jobs, business development and cleaning up the capital.
6,000 Christian pilgrims celebrate Sukkot with Israel
The diverse participants, decked out in costumes representing their respective nations, had one thing in common: a love of Israel and the Jewish people.
Jerusalem mayoral candidates offer new direction, flavor for historic capital
From office development and a greener city to issues surrounding access to the Western Wall, those in the running have a host of ideas for urban improvement, and for drawing in families and tourists.
High Holidays 2018
In Israel, learning Torah comes with no age limit
Kollel program offers Jewish study, a warm meal and companionship to Holocaust survivors and other elderly in Jerusalem, Ashdod, Ashkelon and Tzfat.
Who's running for mayor?
A look at the eight candidates vying to succeed Nir Barkat as Jerusalem’s mayor
Analyzing the politics of Jerusalem, home to approximately 1 million residents and three major religions, and how complex dynamics influence local elections unlike any other city.
High Holidays 2018
Faith and fasting: A look at the practice ahead of Yom Kippur
Food abstention and restrictions are ancient practices whose purpose and benefit span across the three Abrahamic faiths—Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
High Holidays 2018
Fire kites sting Negev honey farms just before Rosh Hashanah
In addition to the bees themselves being scorched by aerial attacks of flammable kites and balloons launched from Gaza, when the fields are burnt then any remaining bees cannot produce honey because there are no flowers on which to graze.
American students get firsthand experience in Israel, MDA-style
Magen David Adom and Camp Ramah team up to offer teens an immersive internship program working as emergency responders.