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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

Watch: Jerusalem Mayor meets Pollard in New York

Mayor Nir Barkat meets with Jonathan Pollard on the streets of Manhattan.Yoni Kempinski, 9/27/2016, 9:43 AM

Jerusalem Mayor at 9/11 memorial: I know this pain well

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat tells of his experience being in New Jersey on 9/11. 'There is a deep sense of empathy between our peoples.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/11/2016, 12:31 PM

Czech Republic keeps Jerusalem on the map

The Czech Republic decided not to carry out its previous decision to erase Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in school textbooks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/7/2016, 4:22 PM

Pride flags removed from around Jerusalem's Great Synagogue

Mayor Nir Barkat instructs city to remove rainbow flags from Great Synagogue, Hechal Shlomo.Ido Ben-Porat, 7/20/2016, 9:46 AM

Mayor Barkat won't take part in Jerusalem pride parade

Mayor Nir Barkat says he won't join Pride Parade in Jerusalem in order to not offend haredi and religious public; 'I represent everyone.'Shai Landesman, 7/20/2016, 8:20 AM

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi asks Mayor to remove Pride flags

Jerusalem's Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi Aryeh Stern asks Mayor Nir Barkat to take down rainbow flags near Great Synagogue.Shimon Cohen, 7/19/2016, 4:52 PM

'We prevented a big attack today, thank God it ended like this'

Mayor Nir Barkat gives official thanks to security guards who thwarted terror attack in Jerusalem; 'Your alertness saved many lives today'.Shai Landesman, 7/17/2016, 2:58 PM

Barkat: We must not stop building in Jerusalem

'People must be allowed to live in whatever part of the city they choose', says Jerusalem Mayor.Eliran Aharon, 7/4/2016, 10:39 AM

Hollywood star explores ancient Jerusalem in City of David

Award winning actress Helen Mirren, who starred in The Queen, Red, and Woman in Gold, visits City of David and Old City of Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/22/2016, 4:00 PM

Barkat: Moskowitz 'helped Jews live anywhere they want'

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat offers condolences on the loss of great philanthropist. 'Jewish People owe him lots of gratitude and thanks.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/20/2016, 10:47 PM

Mayor Barkat: Government 'forced a building freeze on Jerusalem'

Jerusalem Mayor marks Jerusalem Day by praising residents for 'coping' with terror wave, accuses govt. of Jewish construction freeze.Hezki Baruch, 6/3/2016, 1:35 PM

Nir Barkat defers to Netanyahu over Likud leadership

Jerusalem mayor won't challenge Prime Minister, he announces Wednesday, despite recordings hinting otherwise.Tova Dvorin, 5/25/2016, 10:50 PM

Letter: Prosecute Arab workers who ignored terror victims

Civil rights organization calls on Mayor Nir Barkat to publicly express outrage at the incident, and punish the municipal workers involved.Orli Harari , 5/11/2016, 6:10 PM

'Reminiscent of the Second Intifada bus bombings'

Arutz Sheva coverage at the scene: Mayor Barkat calls for alertness, medic notes chilling echoes of 2000 terror war.Hezki Baruch, 4/18/2016, 9:49 PM

Barkat planning Likud takeover? Recordings reveal his ambitions

Recordings of closed-door meetings reveal Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat's growing ambitions within Likud.David Rosenberg, 4/11/2016, 9:45 PM

Watch: Anti-Israel activists shout down Jerusalem mayor in US

Campus police sit idly as Jerusalem Mayor shouted down during SFSU talk by anti-Israel activists chanting "intifada, intifada".David Rosenberg, 4/7/2016, 7:53 AM

Watch: Live video from the Jerusalem Marathon

Catch all the action as runners from around the world compete in the Holy City, and prove 'terror will not defeat us.'Yoni Kempinski, 3/18/2016, 9:11 AM

Jerusalem sets up 'war room' to fight terror

Deri and Barkat establish war room in Jerusalem municipality building in wake of two-pronged attack in the capital.Ari Yashar, 3/9/2016, 11:52 AM

Gov, opposition join to support building in Ma'ale Adumim

Land of Israel Lobby holds special Knesset meeting on building freeze in Ma'ale Adumim. All agree that Bibi must allow building.Hezki Baruch, 3/7/2016, 2:51 PM

Barkat slams Cameron: Jerusalem better now than during UK rule

After British PM criticizes ‘genuinely shocking settlements’, Jerusalem mayor invites him to see the ‘facts and reality on the ground’.Shoshana Miskin, 2/25/2016, 6:37 PM

Barkat: Herzog wants to crush Jerusalem

Jerusalem Mayor responded to the plan of Isaac Herzog at the Jerusalem Conference, 'plan is a slippery slope that will chip away at city.'Yoni Kempinski, 2/9/2016, 12:32 PM

Jerusalem Unity Prize welcomes nominations

Prizes to be handed out for Local, National and Global Efforts to Unite the Jewish Community.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/27/2016, 2:20 PM

Torah scroll donated in memory of Shira Banki

A recently restored and mended 150-year-old Torah scroll will enter an Ethiopian synagogue in the Katmonim neighborhood of Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/18/2016, 8:38 PM

Kahlon and Barkat agree to avoid future cuts

Jerusalem city council and Finance Ministry formulate agreement to avoid future budget cuts and layoffs in the city.Reut Hadar, 1/18/2016, 7:56 AM

Jerusalem Mayor testifies against terrorist he helped neutralize

After testifying against terrorist he neutralized last February, Nir Barkat met at the court with the civilian whose life he saved.Ido Ben Porat, 1/13/2016, 4:14 PM

Histadrut threatens Jerusalem Council over layoffs

In response to recent layoffs caused by lack of funding, Histadrut to open official grievance against the city, allowing for general strike.Ido Ben Porat, 1/3/2016, 8:34 AM

City of Jerusalem to layoff thousands due to lack of budget

After receiving no government funding, City Council forced to lay off hundreds of workers at year's end with thousands more on way.Raphael Poch, 12/31/2015, 8:55 AM

Nir Barkat joins Likud, hints at possible MK run

Jerusalem's mayor to continue in his role until the end of the term - and weighing entering national politics.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/22/2015, 9:58 AM

Netanyahu orders barriers put at Jerusalem bus stops

After car attack, PM launches expensive plan for 300 bus stations; Internal Security Minister: 'I don't see an end to the terror wave.'Ari Yashar, 12/14/2015, 9:58 PM

Report: Barkat plans to run in Likud Primary

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat is apparently ready for 'the next level,' an Army Radio report said. Not everyone is likely to be happy.Moshe Cohen, 12/10/2015, 6:58 PM

Elie Wiesel made an honorary citizen of Jerusalem

Mayor Nir Barkat travels to NY to personally bestow honor upon Wiesel, in honor of his work to keep the city Israel's undivided capital.Menachem Schwartz, 12/7/2015, 10:37 PM

Protest: Kahlon has critically wounded Jerusalem

Mayor, municipality block Knesset protesting Finance Minister's budget, which will see deep cuts in security, education and more.Hezki Baruch, 11/16/2015, 10:50 AM

Barkat: Jerusalem feels the pain of Paris

Jerusalem showed its solidarity with Paris Sunday night at a special rally held in Safra Square, outside City Hall.Ido Ben Porat, 11/16/2015, 2:13 AM

PMO: The government is investing billions in Jerusalem

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s office says Mayor Nir Barkat's letter claiming the government ignores Jerusalem's needs is puzzling.Ben Ariel, 11/2/2015, 2:16 AM

Jerusalem mayor Barkat to Netanyahu: The time for talk is over

'It's time for action. Continuing to ignore Jerusalem's needs will be a victory for terror.'Uzi Baruch, 11/1/2015, 9:52 PM

Barkat and NYC Mayor de Blasio Visit Terror Victim

Jerusalem and NYC Mayors visit victim wounded in last week's car attack in Jerusalem's Geula, in which his cousin was murdered.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/17/2015, 11:14 PM

Jerusalem Mayor Orders Schools to End Early for Security

Mayor Nir Barkat says Jerusalem schools will release at 1:30 pm tomorrow unless government agrees to provide security.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/10/2015, 9:25 PM

Jerusalem School Shutdown Turns Up the Heat

High schools continue strike and on Sunday middle and elementary schools to end early, in demand for security till end of the school day.Reut Hadar, 10/8/2015, 8:29 PM

Jerusalem Mayor Urges Residents to Carry Personal Firearms

Civilians carrying their licensed weapons is an 'imperative,' Nir Barkat asserts, as Arab terror continues to sweep across Israel.Cynthia Blank, 10/8/2015, 8:58 AM

Jerusalem Threatens School Shutdown

Municipality and teachers' organizations warn they need budget for full-day security - or else they won't hold classes starting Thursday.Ari Yashar, 10/6/2015, 9:45 PM

Barkat Vows to Keep Jerusalem United Despite Terror

'Jerusalem Arabs want the city united - they do not want to be like Gaza,' mayor Nir Barkat insists.Tova Dvorin, 10/6/2015, 12:48 PM

'Ignore CNN - Jerusalem is the Place to Be'

Mayor Nir Barkat addresses visiting MPs, notes that in spite of clashes and negative headlines, Jerusalem has a lot to be proud ofYoni Kempinski, 9/29/2015, 3:00 PM

Barkat Warns: Every Rock-Thrower Has Blood on His Hands

Jerusalem mayor says there are 'zero excuses for violence' in the wake of rock-throwing murder, urges Israelis not to succumb to fear.Hezki Baruch, 9/16/2015, 8:54 PM

Report: Jerusalem Mayor Barkat to Seek Likud Leadership

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat is reportedly set to make a bid to take the leadership of the Likud and run as Prime Minister.Moshe Cohen, 8/23/2015, 9:23 PM

Haredi Jerusalem Councilors: Closing 8 Minimarkets Isn't Enough

Jerusalem haredi councilors oppose Mayor Barkat's plan to enforce Shabbat law selectively and 'compensate' for opening a cinema.Gil Ronen, 8/20/2015, 7:18 PM

Jerusalem Mayor Will Close 8 Minimarkets on Sabbath

Secular councilors say this is part of a tradeoff with haredi leaders for opening of a cinema on Sabbath.Netanel Katz, 8/19/2015, 8:04 AM

Watch: Jerusalem Mayor Congratulates Local Basketball Team

Mayor Nir Barkat meets members of the Hapoel Jerusalem team after they won the team's first championship in 72 years.Eliran Aharon, 6/29/2015, 4:14 AM

Injured Border Policeman Commended for Neutralizing Terrorist

Brave victim of Sunday's shooting attack hailed as hero by Jerusalem police commander, mayor hours after he was attacked.Tova Dvorin, 6/21/2015, 12:36 PM

Jerusalem Mayor Barkat to Fire Ramadan Cannon

150,000-200,000 Muslims to visit Temple Mount each Friday in potential threat; mayor festive with unprecedented expensive preparations.Ari Yashar, 6/18/2015, 9:42 PM

Defying Terrorism by Building a New Generation of Zionist Youth

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat says new Ezra movement chapter dedicated to Eyal Yifrah is the best way to honor murdered teens.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/16/2015, 10:57 PM

Jerusalem Mayor Livid at J'lem Affairs Appointment

'Jerusalem is not a consolation prize,' mayor Nir Barkat fires.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Tova Dvorin, 5/26/2015, 11:54 AM

Netanyahu: Those Who Want Divided Jerusalem 'Don't Live Here'

Netanyahu vows to keep Jerusalem united in special Cabinet meeting.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/19/2015, 2:03 PM

'We Didn't Return to this Land to be Murdered'

At funeral Rabbi Sherki eulogizes his son, murdered by Arab driver, and is joined by chief rabbis of Jerusalem and mayor.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 4/16/2015, 6:02 PM