'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

Northern Jerusalem to get its own Central Bus Station

Transportation Ministry begins work on Central Bus Station for residents of northern Jerusalem.Chana Roberts, 9/18/2017, 12:16 PM

J'lm mayor mocks 'Day of Rage': Rage at the terrorists, not us

Police on high alert in capital after PA leaders declare 'Day of Rage'. Mayor: Direct your 'rage' at terrorists, not Israel.David Rosenberg, 7/19/2017, 8:25 AM

'We will continue to build Jerusalem'

Jerusalem mayor responds to terror attack, promises not to give up.Uzi Baruch, 6/18/2017, 7:40 AM

'You make Jewish sovereignty over Jerusalem real'

Cherna Moskowitz, wife of prolific Jewish philanthropist, honored for 50 years of helping to rebuild Jewish Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/25/2017, 4:20 PM

Barkat to Trump: Move the Embassy to Jerusalem

Jerusalem Mayor calls on US president to transfer embassy to Jerusalem, not to fear threats transfer will lead to violence.Mordechai Sones, 5/23/2017, 5:36 PM

Barkat: Move US embassy sooner rather than later

Mayor of Jerusalem says relocation of US embassy to Israel's capital will bring about peace faster, delay in embassy move also delays peace.Eliran Aharon, 5/22/2017, 7:10 PM

Arutz Sheva's Salute to Jerusalem - in pictures

Ambassador David Friedman, Governor Mike Huckabee, Mayor Nir Barkat, and other distinguished guests gather for Salute to Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/22/2017, 3:08 PM

'Moving the embassy to Jerusalem will promote peace'

J'lem Mayor speaks at special event, hosted by Arutz Sheva and Dr. Joseph Frager celebrating 50 years of a united Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/22/2017, 11:53 AM

Radical-left, Arab students disrupt J'lem Mayor's lecture

As Mayor Nir Barkat began speaking at Hebrew U., protesters stand up, shout derogatory slogans, call J'lem occupied city.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/20/2017, 8:04 AM

J'lem Mayor cancels SF State lecture over 'double standard'

After being shouted down by anti-Israel activists at SF State last year, Mayor Barkat refuses to return when his lecture is marginalized.Tal Polon, 4/6/2017, 12:53 PM

Arab school to be built on Jewish-owned land?

Plans to build Arab school in Jerusalem on hold as evidence emerges of Jewish ownership of land.Eliran Aharon, 3/10/2017, 10:17 AM

Haredim to Barkat: No Shabbat, no budget

Jerusalem city council members demand mayor end Shabbat desecration by municipality, threaten to block budget.Michal Levy, 2/27/2017, 10:52 AM

​​Jerusalem to expand

250 new acres attached to Jerusalem territory, new residential neighborhood with 2,000 housing units to be built.Reut Hadar, 2/21/2017, 4:31 PM

Jerusalem tears down celebration tent for freed terrorist

City clamps down on celebrations for eastern Jerusalem terrorist's release.Uzi Baruch, 2/21/2017, 2:01 PM

Municipality to evict anti-IDF art gallery

The Jerusalem Municipality decides to evict the Barbur art gallery, which served as forum for Breaking the Silence, from municipal building.Yoel Domb, 2/8/2017, 6:03 PM

Jerusalem strike suspended

PM speaks with Jerusalem mayor requesting he end strike. Barkat agrees to request, orders cessation of sanctions in city.Uzi Baruch, 1/31/2017, 7:36 PM

Jerusalem Mayor: It's a sad day for Jerusalem

Jerusalem municipal workers protest Finance Ministry refusal to transfer budget.Hezki Baruch, 1/29/2017, 10:33 AM

Israeli government approves 671 new homes in Jerusalem

Israeli government approves new homes in Jerusalem, mayor says he hopes pressure from US has ended.Yedidya Ben-Or, 1/22/2017, 1:16 PM

Jerusalem Mayor to Trump: Welcome, Friend

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat will open national campaign to welcome Donald Trump as new US president and express gratitude for his support.Yoni Kempinski, 1/19/2017, 8:40 AM

Jerusalem mayor sees a bright future for city in the Trump era

Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat optimistic about the presidency of Donald Trump.Andrew Tobin, 12/13/2016, 1:56 AM

Robert Kraft donates $6 million for sports campus in Jerusalem

The owner of the New England Patriots makes donation of $6 million for sports center to commemorate 50 years since Jerusalem reunification.JTA, 11/15/2016, 4:22 PM

Jerusalem Mayor: Thousands of Arabs live on Jewish property

Mayor Nir Barkat turned to the Attorney General to see if the decision to destroy Amona also affects Arabs living on Jewish property.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/6/2016, 10:54 PM

'Waiting in traffic for hours surreal'

Jerusalem mayor and other officials to visit road notorious for having traffic so bad commuters are often stuck waiting for hours.Gary Willig, 11/3/2016, 6:46 PM

Barkat to receive honorary doctorate from Yeshiva University

Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat will receive an honorary degree from Yeshiva University during celebrations of jubilee for Jerusalem unification.Netanel Katz, 11/3/2016, 3:29 PM

Cornerstone of massive Jerusalem Entrance project laid

Cornerstone laid on a massive project to construct a new financial district in Jerusalem as UNESCO votes to deny Jewish connection to city.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/26/2016, 10:59 PM

Barkat unfazed by UNESCO decision

Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat unfazed by UNESCO decision over Temple Mount.Yoel Domb, 10/26/2016, 9:12 PM

Father of murdered rabbi: Israel not intimidated

Memorial plaque dedicated to memory of terror victims Rabbi Nechemia Levy and Aaron Bennet.Gary Willig, 10/6/2016, 8:35 PM