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

Why Was Chametz Sold at the Main Jerusalem Gates on Pesach?

Councilman King explains how his attempt to block Arab vendors from offending Jewish sensibilities was shot down by Mayor Barkat.Shimon Cohen, Ari Yashar, 4/7/2015, 4:05 PM

Barkat Creates a 'New Arab Neighborhood' in Jerusalem

Councilman King reports plan for 10,000 Arab housing units passes, as Barkat hikes building permits 50% in 2 years; Arab majority by 2030?Ari Yashar, 3/31/2015, 11:03 PM

Barkat 'Puts Another Nail in Jerusalem's Coffin'

Councilman King warns plan up for debate to whitewash 3,000 illegal Arab housing units, build 7,000 new Arab units threatening city balance.Ari Yashar, 3/30/2015, 12:14 PM

'Choose Life Every Day' - Synagogue Dedicated for Fallen Soldier

Barkat joins Ethiopian Jews commemorating Moshe Malko in new Jerusalem synagogue; 'finding happiness in small things.'Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 3/24/2015, 7:44 PM

Jerusalem Stabber Indicted for Attempted Murder

Unnamed Arab minor who stabbed haredi man in the capital before being neutralized by Mayor Barkat, indicted Sunday for terrorist crimes.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Cynthia Blank, 3/15/2015, 1:07 PM

Jerusalem Stabber: 'I Hate Religious Jews'

Arab terrorist who was tackled by Mayor Barkat admits to throwing firebombs and rocks at security forces.Gil Ronen, 3/11/2015, 5:41 PM

Terror Attack Proves Israel Needs an 'Iron Hand'

Politicians weigh in on morning's terror attack in Jerusalem, call for change of status and death penalty against terrorists.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 3/6/2015, 12:02 PM

Arsonists Torch Jerusalem Church in Alleged 'Price-Tag' Attack

Annex of a Greek Orthodox Seminary just outside Old City of Jerusalem set on fire late Wednesday, in what is believed a 'price-tag' attack.Cynthia Blank, 2/26/2015, 11:46 AM

Terror Victim Fought Off Terrorist With Tefillin Bag

Victim of Sunday stabbing attack, recounts his terrifying ordeal - and the surreal moment he recognized his savior as Jerusalem's mayor.Hezki Baruch, Gil Ronen, 2/23/2015, 3:20 PM

'God Was Watching Over Me'

Avraham Goldschmidt, who was stabbed in Jerusalem, says he had just returned from prayer, 'and this is probably what helped.'Eliran Aharon, Gil Ronen, 2/22/2015, 9:27 PM

Jerusalem Rabbi: Why Were Snow Plows Operated on Shabbat?

​Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Aryeh Stern on Sunday expressed his “extreme disappointment” over the operation of snow plows on Shabbat.Yaakov Levi, 2/22/2015, 3:41 PM

Barkat Makes Area 'Strategic to Jerusalem's Future' a Landfill

Councilman King slams Barkat for reneging on campaign promise, getting approval to turn area key to capital's growth into a garbage dump.Ari Yashar, 2/16/2015, 10:59 PM

Barkat: Jerusalem Understands Paris' Pain

During a phone call Thursday with Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat expresses condolences and support.Cynthia Blank, 1/8/2015, 1:12 PM

Barkat: We've Learned the Lessons of Last Year's Snowstorm

As snowstorm looms, Jerusalem Mayor says this time the city is prepared; entrances/ exits will be closed as soon as snow piles up.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 1/5/2015, 4:33 PM

Bibi to Make Barkat Jerusalem Minister for 'Peace Now Policy'

Agreement reportedly reached giving Barkat Jerusalem Affairs Minister; Councilman King promises coalition coup and explains why.Ari Yashar, 1/5/2015, 12:48 PM

New 'Jerusalem Unity Prize' in Memory of Slain Teens

Prizes of up to 100,000 shekels o be awarded for initiatives promoting unity within the Jewish community.Arutz Sheva, 1/1/2015, 4:52 PM

Jerusalem Municipality Hands Out Free Christmas Trees

Jewish capital? Councilman King notes 'no free hanukkiyot,' and wishes rabbis who supported Mayor Barkat 'merry Christmas.'Ari Yashar, 12/30/2014, 4:04 PM

Jerusalem to Invest Millions in Har Homa

Development project to rehabilitate Har Homa neighborhood to be implemented within weeks, include parks, roads, green spaces.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/3/2014, 8:20 PM

Arson on Jerusalem Kindergarten in Apparent 'Price Tag' Attack

Bilingual kindergarten set alight, emblazoned with anti-Arab graffiti; attack evokes strong condemnations from leftists, Ministers, MKs.Benny Moshe, 11/29/2014, 10:15 PM

Barkat Admits 'Personal Security Eroded in Jerusalem'

'We've gone through worse,' says Barkat of terror wave, commits to discriminatory 'status quo' on Temple Mount forbidding Jewish prayer.Ari Yashar, 11/26/2014, 12:01 PM

Erdan Looks to Expel Jerusalem Arabs Involved in Violence

Interior Minister says he is examining the possibility of revoking residency permits of those involved in terrorism, incitement.Orli Harari and Ari Soffer, 11/22/2014, 6:28 PM

Jerusalem Mayor: We Will Not Surrender to Terror

Nir Barkat promises to do 'everything in our power' to return security, vows to 'stand strong and defend our city' after massacre.Tova Dvorin, 11/18/2014, 10:15 AM

Jerusalem Mayor Cancels Visit to London Due to Ongoing Violence

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat cancelled a previously scheduled visit to London, in light of tense atmosphere in capital city.Cynthia Blank, 11/16/2014, 2:57 PM

Jerusalem Mayor: PA Trying to Create Havoc in Jerusalem

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat tells Arutz Sheva Palestinian Authority incitement to blame for ongoing deadly violence.Yoni Kempinski and Ari Soffer, 11/5/2014, 3:00 PM

Aharonovich at Attack Scene Warns: 'It's Not the Last'

Interior Security minister says security can't be achieved by given time limit, Bennett: 'Abbas drove the death car in Jerusalem.'Ari Yashar, 11/5/2014, 1:26 PM

Push to Reroute Jerusalem Light Rail Due to Violence

Former mayoral candidate furious after proposal to reroute rail stricken from agenda, says 90K people should have access to transport.Tova Dvorin, 11/3/2014, 11:03 PM

Jerusalem Launches Surveillance Balloons to Fight Terror

Municipality responds to 'silent intifada' from the air, with new unit to locate riots and attacks which have exploded recently.Orli Harari, Ari Yashar, 10/29/2014, 9:17 AM

Islamists Angry Over Jerusalem Mayor's Temple Mount Visit

Islamic Waqf says Nir Barkat 'didn't coordinate' his visit with them, as radical groups condemning him for 'storming' the site.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/28/2014, 11:01 PM

Mayor Barkat Tours Temple Mount

Jerusalem mayor gets an up close look at the police's preparations for Muslim rioting. Muslim women accompany him with frenzied shouting.Arutz Sheva, 10/28/2014, 12:13 PM

Barkat: Enough is Enough, Violence Must End Now

Jerusalem Mayor calls for the restoration of quiet in Jerusalem, says Israel must act decisively, deploy more police to Arab areas.Yaakov Levi, 10/23/2014, 2:15 PM

Jerusalem Councilman: The Terrorists Are Roaming Free

Jerusalem Councilman and former mayoral candidate Moshe Lion calls for the restoration of law and order following terrorist attack.Ido Ben Porat, 10/23/2014, 3:13 AM

'Two Eternal Nations' Meet at Jerusalem's Japanese Culture Week

Though separated by thousands of miles, Japan and Israel are closer than you might think; Mayor Barkat lauds ties at fascinating event.Ari Yashar, 10/21/2014, 4:30 PM

Watch: Light Rail Guards Get Tough on Suspects

Ceaseless loud wailing did not help two Arab suspects who attacked Light Rail security guards.Gil Ronen, 10/21/2014, 2:43 PM

Jerusalem Mayor Kisses Gerrer Hassid by Mistake

Nir Barkat was not aware that the Gerrer (Gur) hassidic sect forbids men from kissing each other. He asked: 'What are they, Muslims?'Arutz Sheva, 10/21/2014, 2:05 PM

Netanyahu Furious over Jerusalem Anarchy, Demands Crackdown

Jerusalem Mayor wants police to go on offensive, says prime minister 'banged angrily on the table' during security meeting over Arab riots.Gil Ronen, 10/20/2014, 10:06 AM

Frustration Simmers at Policy 'Supporting Terror' in Jerusalem

Ayelet Shaked fires at Israel police for 'giving terrorists a boost' by closing Temple Mount to Jews.Tova Dvorin, 10/12/2014, 2:40 PM

Barkat: Formula One an Appropriate Answer to Int'l Criticism

Jerusalem Mayor: Second annual Formula One is especially important now that Israel is facing criticism over construction in its capital.Hezki Baruch and Ben Ariel, 10/7/2014, 3:14 AM

Jerusalem Celebrates Japanese Culture

Municipality to hold week-long events celebrating Japanese cuisine, martial arts, music and movies as two nations strengthen ties.Ari Yashar, 10/6/2014, 3:01 PM

Formula One Race Set to Excite, Clog Jerusalem

Municipality urges residents to use the Light Rail for transport Monday and Tuesday, as many roads will be closed.Gil Ronen, 10/6/2014, 11:02 AM

Barkat Tells Netanyahu Jerusalem's 'Silent Intifada' Must End

In letter to PM, Jerusalem mayor charges interior security minister with abandoning security in the capital.Ari Yashar, 10/3/2014, 10:00 AM