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'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

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 Turns Strategic Area into 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 Pleads with Residents: Take Responsibility

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 Affairs Minister

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

J'lem 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

Fire in Kindergarten in Alleged '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 '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: 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

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

Nir Barkat: 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: '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 J'lem 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: 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 Barkat'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: 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

'2 Eternal Nations' Meet at 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

Bibi 'Banged Angrily on Table' over J'lem Riots

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

MK Fumes at Policy 'Supporting Terror' in J'lem

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 Answer to 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 '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

Police Hushing Up Light Rail Terror

Jerusalem Police tell Light Rail operator not to inform the public of rock attacks on its lines, unless it receives police approval.Orli Harari, Gil Ronen, 9/30/2014, 1:06 PM

Annual 'Unity' Prize in Memory of the Three Teens

Jerusalem Mayor and the parents of the murdered youths announce a new generous annual prize highlighting efforts for national unity.Hillel Fendel, 9/30/2014, 11:27 AM

Netanyahu and Barkat's 'Jerusalem Disengagement'

Councilman Arieh King exposes 'de facto division' of the capital, with all the figures behind his prediction of an Arab majority by 2030.Ari Yashar and Tamar Yonah, 9/22/2014, 4:32 PM

J'lem Mayor: Don't Talk So Much about Terrorism

Nir Barkat wants media discussion of daily terror attacks against Jews in the capital to stop, says it hurts business and cultural life.Gil Ronen, 9/21/2014, 8:21 PM

Barkat Promises 'Zero Tolerance' on Arab Rioting

Jerusalem's Mayor pledges to combat rioting as violence continues to rise - but critics say local authorities not doing enough.Ido Ben-Porat, Tova Dvorin, 9/19/2014, 3:07 PM

Jerusalem Mayor's Arab Building Spree Exposed

Councilman Aryeh King says Barkat giving green light to legal and illegal Arab building, Church control over King David's Tomb.Ari Yashar, 9/15/2014, 4:26 PM

Call to Cut Jerusalem Arab Housing Plan

Former mayoral candidate Moshe Leon demands re-debate on plan threatening demographic balance and giving 'prize' to illegal Arab building.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 9/10/2014, 11:45 AM

New Sports Stadium in J'lem Aims to Boost Tourism

480 million shekel spent on Hapayis Hall; Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat says city is 'back to leading Israel as the center of culture.'Hezki Baruch, 9/8/2014, 9:12 PM

Councilman Dismissed After Opposing Arab Building

'Leftist' Mayor Barkat dismisses Aryeh King for petitioning housing plans he charges threaten balance of capital.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 9/5/2014, 11:12 AM

Jerusalem Embraces Immigrants at 'The Event'

Mayor Nir Barkat and organizer sit down with Arutz Sheva to discuss massive event for English and French speaking olim.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 8/15/2014, 10:50 AM

Arab Teen's Murder Criminal, not Nationalistic?

Ex-police official says teen's murder likely inside job, condemns 'irresponsible' reaction of officials blaming Jews.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/2/2014, 12:50 PM

Jerusalem of Gold - Holy City Decks Out in Light

Watch the Old City transformed into sparkling interactive light displays, as annual Festival of Light opens.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 6/11/2014, 3:59 PM

PM Promises 'Jerusalem Will Never Be Divided'

Rebuffing international pressure, Netanyahu vows to keep Jerusalem united on Jerusalem Day; Barkat: Jerusalem 'Israel's soul.'Tova Dvorin, 5/28/2014, 7:16 PM

47 Years Since Six Day War, Jerusalem Leads Israel

47th Jerusalem Day begins, stats show city leads Israel in hi-tech, immigration, and hope.Ari Yashar, 5/27/2014, 8:50 PM

Barkat: PM Caved in, Betrayed Jerusalem

Nir Barkat accuses the Prime Minister of caving in to bureaucrats, 'betraying Jerusalem' by delaying move until 2018.Yaakov Levi, 5/18/2014, 5:46 PM

'I Won't Greet Pope Till He Returns Treasures'

Councilman King announces he will not join Jerusalem officials welcoming Pope, unless 'he returns Jewish treasures from Vatican basement.'Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, Ari Yashar, 5/13/2014, 9:21 PM

Wounded Soldier Inspires at Memorial Day Ceremony

"Always move forward," says Ahiya Klein, who nearly lost his sight in a clash with terrorists in Gaza.Hezki Baruch, 5/5/2014, 3:15 AM

Jerusalem Mayor in D.C. to Preserve Holy City

Nir Barkat speaks to top Congressman, AIPAC, other dignitaries about the need to prevent the partition of Jerusalem.Tova Dvorin, 4/2/2014, 7:19 PM

Barkat: 'Sunshine' is Best Antidote to Corruption

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat is the heir of an odd legacy: The people who preceded him in office are both convicted felons.David Lev, 3/31/2014, 10:19 PM

Kenyan Runner Wins Jerusalem Marathon

Roland Kimeli Kurgat beats previous record by 19 seconds. Mayor Nir Barkat praises large turnout.Neri Weiss, 3/21/2014, 1:44 PM

J'lem Councilmen Call For Two Zionist Chief Rabbis

King and Shkedi opposed Mayor Barkat's 'deal' to balance Zionist rabbi with Shas hareidi candidate, call to seize 'one-time opportunity.'Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 3/21/2014, 11:08 AM

Over 25,000 Run in Jerusalem Marathon

Roads closed throughout the Holy City Friday as runners race to compete in fourth annual event.Tova Dvorin, 3/21/2014, 8:50 AM

Agreement Advances Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Elections

Mayor Barkat and Deputy Religious Affairs Minister arrange selection of voting body; ten years since last Chief Rabbi in city.Ari Yashar, 2/27/2014, 9:16 PM

Netanyahu's Inaction on Hadassah 'Disappointing'

Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem says political considerations have no place in matters of life and death.Gil Ronen, 2/18/2014, 9:27 AM

Jerusalem Mayor Calls for New Chief Rabbis

Nir Barkat says the capital needs its own Sephardic, Ashkenazic Chief Rabbis; positions should be split between hareidi, religious-Zionist.Ari Soffer and Yoni Kempinski, 2/3/2014, 11:22 AM

Meretz: Keep Rabbi Eliyahu Out of Jerusalem

Meretz is conducting a campaign aimed at preventing Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu from being a candidate for Jerusalem Chief RabbiDavid Lev, 1/30/2014, 6:31 PM