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West Jerusalem

Q&A With Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat

Tom Teicholz | Posted 07.24.2015 | World
Tom Teicholz

The general consensus of Jerusalemites I spoke with, including many who characterize Barkat's politics as "right-wing" compared to their own, feel that he has been a good mayor for Jerusalem, and that life is better in Jerusalem due to his administration.

Why Are 110,000 Orthodox Israelis Rioting to 'Protect' Segregated Schools?

Eileen Read | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eileen Read

It is with American ears that revere the separation of church and state that we listen in awe to extreme religious happenings in the Middle East. Som...

West Jerusalem Tram: Palestinians Use Courts To Fight Light Rail Linking Settlements To City

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Jerusalem's first light rail starts test runs this spring, with its sleek silver cars gliding across the city and promising to relie...

Netanyahu: Jerusalem Will Not Be Divided

AP | MARK LAVIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted Thursday that all of Jerusalem will always remain under Israeli sovereignty, taki...

Account From The Set Of "Jerusalem: Center Of The World"

Ray Suarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ray Suarez

I have always been interested in those places where the membrane between the seen and the unseen is thin -- where human beings feel able to touch the eternal.

Israel Under Pressure Over Divided Jerusalem

Inter Press Services | Mel Frykberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, Mar 24 (IPS) - By late Saturday afternoon hundreds of heavily armed Israeli security forces on horseback and on foot had arrested over 20 ...