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

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 'National 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' - by 2030?

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

Jerusalem 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 Barkat'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 that 'Rewards Criminals'

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 Jerusalem Expected 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

Jerusalem 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

Jerusalem Mayor 'Too Quick to Label Arab Boy's Death as Revenge'

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 - The 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

Netanyahu 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

Jerusalem Mayor Slams Delay in Moving Gov't Offices to Capital

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 The Pope Till He Returns Jewish Treasure'

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 Jerusalem 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 Washington to Preserve Unity of 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 the 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

Jerusalem 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, Rejects Partition

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 Rabbinate

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

J'lem Gas Explosion: 'Everything Will Be Investigated'

'Supergas' technician arrested for questioning; he had been called to the building in the evening before the blast.Ari Yashar, 1/20/2014, 12:38 PM

290 Million Shekel Storm Damage in Jerusalem

Mayor Nir Barkat presents figures to Knesset Finance Committee, asks government to cover the damage.Ari Yashar, 1/1/2014, 12:55 PM

Protest to Take Place Outside Home of Jerusalem Terrorist

Families who have lost loved ones in terror attacks to protest outside home of Jerusalem terrorist to be released this week.David Lev, 12/29/2013, 4:31 PM

Barkat to Cancel Eviction Notice for Bereaved Families' Protest

Jerusalem mayor promises to find way around shock eviction order for protest, praises families for taking a stand against terrorism.Tova Dvorin, 12/29/2013, 12:55 PM

Jerusalem Cleanup Still Underway

Transportation, schools, municipal services slowly return to normal; mayor Nir Barkat praises community efforts in storm's wake.Tova Dvorin, 12/16/2013, 8:39 PM

Barkat Asks IDF and Police to Help Stranded Drivers

Jerusalem Mayor enlists IDF and police to help out the many drivers and cars that have been stranded due to the snow.Elad Benari, 12/13/2013, 2:42 AM

Jerusalem Mayor Acknowledges Upswing in Arab Violence

Nir Barkat, Jerusalem's mayor, admits increased violence from the city's Arab population; no appropriate punishment in place.Tova Dvorin, 12/1/2013, 11:16 AM

Jerusalem Councilman Shkedi's 'Hanukkah Miracle'

Nationalist Shkedi makes near complete recovery after suffering a stroke on November 7 at his Jerusalem home.Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/28/2013, 9:31 PM

PM Vows to Catch 'Criminals' Who Injured Baby

Jerusalem Mayor Barkat: a rock is a weapon like any other, punishment needs to be increased.Gil Ronen, 11/28/2013, 8:39 PM

The Deal that Saved Barkat

Barkat reportedly convinced hareidi candidate to stay in the race, drawing votes from Leon.Maayana Miskin, 10/24/2013, 8:31 AM

Lion: My Intentions Were Sincere and True

Moshe Lion, who ran for mayor Jerusalem and lost, thanked MK Lieberman for his support.Elad Benari, 10/23/2013, 4:43 AM

Barkat Re-elected in Jerusalem

Despite a relatively low voter turnout, preliminary results show that the mayors of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa have been re-elected.Elad Benari and Adam Ross, 10/23/2013, 4:08 AM

Photo Essay: Municipal Elections in Jerusalem

Unity amid pressure as Jerusalem votes.Ben Bresky, 10/23/2013, 2:13 AM

Barkat Camp: Deri and Lieberman Counting On a Low Turnout

Nir Barkat's camp says it is worried that a low election turnout could gift Moshe Lion victory.Adam Ross, 10/22/2013, 8:42 PM

Whither Jerusalem: Left or Right?

Moshe Lion, mayoral candidate running against incumbent Nir Barkat, claims a clear difference in the two men's stance on a united Jerusalem. Moshe Lion, 10/21/2013, 11:57 AM

Likud Man says 'Party Has Not Endorsed Moshe Lion'

Member of Likud's Jerusalem branch says he thinks all of the party's supporters will vote for current Mayor Nir Barkat.Adam Ross, 10/17/2013, 11:29 AM

Mayor Nir Barkat's Ambitious Vision for Jerusalem's Future

Nir Barkat tells of his vivid memories packing sandbags just before the Six Day War; says that experience built his vision for the future.Ben Bresky and Ari Soffer, 10/14/2013, 10:18 AM

Jerusalem Votes: Hassidic Community Not Gifting Votes to Lion

With the absence of a hassidic candidate, communities told to vote in line with the advice of local rabbis.Adam Ross, 10/14/2013, 9:28 AM

Lieberman: Barkat 'Racist and Arrogant'

Yisrael Beytenu chief unleashes atypically emotional Facebook tirade against Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat.Gil Ronen, 10/13/2013, 8:50 PM

Barkat: Shas Politicking During R. Ovadia's Shiva Inappropriate

Aryeh Deri and Avigdor Lieberman are ganging up on him in a most inappropriate way, said the mayor of Jerusalem.David Lev, 10/10/2013, 9:03 AM

Barkat Pledges to Strengthen Religious-Zionist Schools in J'lem

Opening new elementary school, Jerusalem Mayor says if reelected he will build more religious Zionist schools in the capital.Adam Ross, 10/8/2013, 11:10 PM

MK Feiglin Backs Moshe Lion in Jerusalem

Deputy Knesset Speaker joins long list of Likud politicians who endorsed challenger to Barkat.Gil Ronen, 10/7/2013, 10:53 AM

Candidate Arieh King Wants More Jews to Move to E. Jersualem

"Yes, Arabs will benefit," says candidate Arieh King, "but it doesn't matter as long as we invest and keep our city united."Ben Bresky, 10/6/2013, 3:17 AM

Rebbetsin Eliyahu Endorses Nir Barkat for Jerusalem Mayor

Widow of Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu ztz"l met incumbent mayor, says the rabbi supported Barkat and "determined that he is best for Jerusalem."Arutz Sheva, 10/3/2013, 4:21 PM