Jerusalem mayor green-lights US embassy expansion

Mayor Nir Barkat signs order permitting US embassy in Jerusalem to expand.David Rosenberg, 11/21/2018, 12:43 PM

Berkovitch says Leon's support 'a result of backroom deals'

Ahead of runoff in Jerusalem mayoral race, Ofer Berkovitch accuses Moshe Leon of cooking up backroom deals, predicts victory.Tzvi Lev, 11/8/2018, 4:07 PM

Barkat endorses Moshe Lion for mayor of Jerusalem

Outgoing Jerusalem Mayor endorses Moshe Lion in runoff to be held on Tuesday.Elad Benari, 11/8/2018, 5:36 AM

Nir Barkat to Rav Sabato: Ambitious plans ahead

"It'll be easier for young couples to say 'I am part the Zionist mission; we want and can settle the land of Israel' "Hezki Baruch, 11/6/2018, 7:17 PM

The mayor’s parting words

Nir Barkat ends his term as mayor of Jerusalem and is not afraid to criticize some of the candidates for mayor.The Land Of Israel Network, 10/24/2018, 8:49 PM

Where was Nir Barkat for the past 10 years?

Knesset Committee discusses Jerusalem Mayor plan to remove UNRWA from city; Fadida from Zionist Union wonders why Barkat remembered now.Mordechai Sones, 10/17/2018, 1:41 PM

Nir Barkat: UNRWA is causing terrorism

At Knesset session, Jerusalem mayor says the time has come to replace UNRWA's incitement, failing welfare system with municipal services.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/17/2018, 11:44 AM

Barkat: There's no such thing as a 'refugee' in Jerusalem

Jerusalem’s outgoing mayor urges international community to consider his proposal to end the local operations of UNRWA.Ben Ariel, 10/8/2018, 6:06 AM

UNRWA concerned over Barkat plans

UN agency for “Palestinian refugees” expresses concern after Jerusalem Mayor outlined plan to remove it from the city.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/5/2018, 10:04 PM

Inside Nir Barkat's plan to remove UNRWA from Jerusalem

A crackdown on illegal activities, revamping sanitation, and land confiscation: Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat goes to war.Tzvi Lev, 10/4/2018, 10:04 PM

Watch: Jerusalem mayor after Priestly Blessing at Western Wall

Jerusalem mayor wishes Israelis a happy Sukkot holiday, praises holiday unity.Yoni Kempinski, 9/26/2018, 1:06 PM

PA blasts Jerusalem Mayor's plan to expel UNRWA

PA cabinet chief says Nir Barkat's plan to expel UNRWA from Shuafat amounts to contempt for international law.Dalit Halevi, 9/5/2018, 5:43 AM

Jerusalem Mayor: 'I'm removing UNRWA from Jerusalem'

'Replace failing services with successful municipal initiatives. Wherever municipality operates, Arab public more satisfied, less violent.'Mordechai Sones, 9/4/2018, 9:46 PM

Barkat vows to expel UNRWA from Jerusalem

Jerusalem mayor says that 'UNRWA is a foreign and unnecessary entity that has failed miserably, and I intend to expel it from Jerusalem.;Tzvi Lev, 9/3/2018, 12:45 PM

Court gives Jerusalem go-ahead to close left-wing art gallery

Art gallery had raised hackles for hosting far-left groups such as Breaking the Silence and an alternative Remembrance Day ceremony.Tzvi Lev, 8/30/2018, 10:18 PM

Barkat: 'Israel strengthened relations with Latin America'

'I brought the blessings of the people of Israel to the (new) President of Paraguay as he was sworn in,' Jerusalem's mayor said.Jonathan Benedek, 8/16/2018, 5:59 PM

Barkat to attend inauguration of Paraguayan president

Jerusalem mayor to leave today to attend swearing-in ceremony Paraguayan President-elect Mario Abdo Benitez after embassy opens in JerusalemArutz Sheva Staff, 8/13/2018, 9:32 PM

Jerusalem Mayor issues wake-up call to Europe

Nir Barkat addresses heads of European countries calling on them to join Israel and fight terrorism before it reaches their countries.Mordechai Sones, 8/5/2018, 1:08 PM

Chief rabbi of J'lem against 'LGBT' flags

Rabbi Aryeh Stern sends letter to J'lem mayor Barkat, asking that 'LGBT' flags put up ahead of gay pride parade be removed near synagogues.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/31/2018, 3:01 PM

Watch: Extremists vandalize Rachel Azaria's campaign signs

Extremists vandalize Jerusalem mayoral candidate's bus ads a few hours after they go up.Tzvi Lev, 7/23/2018, 9:03 AM

Barkat transfers NIS 700,000 to leftist foundation

Jerusalem municipality transfers NIS 700,000 to association that finances, among other things, 'Pride Parades' and Women of the Wall.Mordechai Sones, 7/18/2018, 5:34 PM

Nir Barkat: 'No' to two-state solution

Can Israel convince the international arena in the battle for the consciousness and belonging of Jerusalem to the Jewish people?Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/12/2018, 1:12 AM

J'lem mayor refuses to meet with Prince William outside J'lem

Nir Barkat asks meeting with the British duke, but passes on prospect after being notified such a meeting would not happen in the capital.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/27/2018, 10:07 PM

Fine for Tefillin stand canceled

Mayor Nir Barkat voids $124 fine slapped on Chabad hassid who got people to lay tefillin near the Jerusalem Bus Station.Gil Ronen, 6/22/2018, 3:49 PM

Watch: Arrest of terrorist who planned to assassinate Netanyahu

Border Police arrest main suspect in terror plot to assassinate prime minister, mayor of Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/5/2018, 5:08 PM

Report: Terror cell planned to assassinate Netanyahu, Nir Barkat

Security officials say terror cell planned attacks on senior Israeli leaders and American, Canadian diplomatic facilities in Jerusalem.David Rosenberg, 6/5/2018, 10:34 AM

First Station complex in Jerusalem to remain open on Shabbat

Mayoral candidate Ofer Berkowitz welcomes decision: 'If Jerusalem doesn't belong to everyone, it won't be at all.'Mordechai Sones, 5/31/2018, 5:55 PM

'A second generation of ZAKA volunteers'

ZAKA volunteers receive certificate of excellence at Jerusalem's City Hall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/31/2018, 2:05 PM

J'lem mayor says entertainment complex won’t close on Sabbath

Nir Barkat tells local news website he will allow First Station complex to continue to operate as it has since it opened five years ago.JTA, 5/17/2018, 5:51 PM

J'lem Mayor: Jerusalem is ready for the US

Mayor Nir Barkat says US embassy move inspiring other nations to 'be part of Jewish return to Jerusalem.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/14/2018, 10:06 AM

Jerusalem mayor hangs sign directing traffic to US Embassy

Jerusalem's Mayor Barkat hangs first 'US Embassy' road signs, thanks Pres. Trump for leading international recognition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/7/2018, 11:31 AM

Elkin says Barkat supports him in Jerusalem mayoral race

'Nir Barkat wants me to run, he was the first one to turn to me.'Tzvi Lev, 5/3/2018, 8:18 PM

Deri doesn't rule out supporting Eli Yishai for Jerusalem mayor

Deri does not rule out nominating nemesis Eli Yishai to run for mayor of Jerusalem as Shas representative.Tzvi Lev, 5/3/2018, 2:40 PM

Gran Fondo bicycle race comes to Jerusalem

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat joins cyclists in Gran Fondo race down streets of Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/27/2018, 12:45 PM

High Court okays Israeli-Palestinian memorial event

High Court of Justice dismisses appeal against controversial mixed Israeli-Palestinian memorial event in Jerusalem.Tzvi Lev, 4/12/2018, 10:08 PM

Regev fires back at Barkat: Cancel the terrorist memorial event

Culture Minister outraged at J'lem Mayor, demands he use his authority to stop the event rather than place responsibility on her.Hezki Baruch, 4/11/2018, 7:01 PM

J'lem Mayor to Culture Minister: Prevent this disgrace

Nir Barkat asks Miri Regev to stop joint event for fallen IDF soldiers and 'Palestinians,' planned in gallery funded by Culture Ministry.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/11/2018, 5:23 PM

Jerusalem mayor promises to aid Guatemala embassy move

Jerusalem mayor promises Guatemalan officials that he'll do everything possible to ensure a fast, smooth, move.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/11/2018, 1:03 PM

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat won't seek reelection

Nir Barkat says he will run for Knesset seat with Likud rather than seek third term as mayor of Israel's capital.Gary Willig, 3/25/2018, 3:42 PM

Mayor of Jerusalem Ze'ev Elkin?

Reports say that veteran Likud MK Ze'ev Elkin joining race for Jerusalem Mayor.Tzvi Lev, 3/25/2018, 8:50 AM

Jerusalem mayor hints at 'important decision' next week

Mayor Nir Barkat, who recently declined to run for reelection, hints at possible announcement for Knesset bid after visiting Western Wall.David Rosenberg, 3/23/2018, 12:36 PM

Report: Barkat won't run for third term

TV report says Jerusalem Mayor is expected to announce next week that he will not run for another term.Ben Ariel, 3/21/2018, 5:43 AM

Jerusalem mayor seeks tax cuts for IDF reservists

Mayor Nir Barkat seeks 5% property tax reduction for reservists living in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/14/2018, 9:31 PM

Jerusalem suspends plan to tax church-owned businesses

After backlash, Israel halts plan to collect 650 million in unpaid taxes for businesses, properties owned by churches in Jerusalem.AFP, 2/27/2018, 6:57 PM

Ambassador Friedman: Next year in Jerusalem

Jerusalem Mayor hosts the leaders of the communities and religions and representatives of the diplomatic corps in the city.Eliran Aharon, 2/15/2018, 11:25 PM

Jerusalem municipal strike ends

Municipal services resume in capital, following agreement to form committee to coordinate city's needs with Finance Ministry.Mordechai Sones, 1/7/2018, 3:54 PM

Jerusalem municipality declares general strike

Jerusalem municipality declares general strike over feud with Finance Ministry. Strike does not include schools.Tzvi Lev, 1/7/2018, 9:14 AM

'When I realized it was a terror attack, I dropped everything'

Jerusalem mayor, police commander thank civilians, officers who stopped terrorist after Jerusalem stabbing attack.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/10/2017, 8:20 PM

US and Israeli flags on the walls of the Old City

As a sign of appreciation for Trump's recognition of J'lem, Old City will be lit with US and Israeli flags. 'A clear message to the world.'Ido ben Porat, 12/6/2017, 7:18 PM

New bus line runs directly to Mount of Olives

New bus line takes passengers from light rail train to the Mount of Olives, runs Sunday through Thursday.Haim Lev, 12/6/2017, 11:01 AM

Jerusalem Faction demonstions cause mass inconvenience

Calls to Jerusalem mayor to wake up, 'People are stuck for hours on way home, there are no buses; city paralyzed.'Mordechai Sones, 11/29/2017, 12:25 PM

Report: Barkat won't run for third term as Mayor of Jerusalem

Sources close to Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat say he will soon announce he's not running for third term. Municipality says report is false.Yoel Domb, 11/26/2017, 4:14 PM

Jerusalem Council member accuses Mayor of disinformation

Aryeh King calls Barkat's statements about destruction of illegal Arab homes 'political spin; He's gathering Likud Central Committee votes.'Mordechai Sones, 11/13/2017, 9:00 PM

Illegal Arab neighborhood to be leveled - with explosives

Six illegal Arab high-rise buildings in Jerusalem to be demolished in controlled explosion.David Rosenberg, 11/12/2017, 10:39 PM

How Arabs express thanks for building permits

J'lem councilman reveals destruction of Jubilee Monument to Jerusalem's liberation, attacking mayor's policy approving 13,000 Arab units.Eliran Aharon-Mordechai Sones, 11/9/2017, 1:47 PM

Delayed El Al flight forces passengers to violate Jewish holiday

El Al flight lands right before Shemini Atzeret holiday, forces passengers, including Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, to violate holiday.Tzvi Lev, 10/13/2017, 4:39 PM

Jerusalem mayor extends sympathy, prayers to Las Vegas victims

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat sends letter of sympathy to Jewish mayor of Las Vegas.JTA, 10/4/2017, 3:26 PM