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

Jerusalem Mayoral Candidates to Address English Speakers

Big tourist events or city services? Are they mutually exclusive? Barkat & Leon to address English-speaking audiences about J'slem's future.Ben Bresky, 9/27/2013, 12:29 PM

Second Night of Torah Celebrations Across Israel

A customary night of dancing in circles around Torah scrolls is set to take place throughout Israel tonight.Adam Ross, 9/26/2013, 9:21 PM

'We Prayed for This for Thousands of Years'

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat tells of his feelings experiencing the "birkat kohanim" and the Kotel. "No one should take this for granted."Yoni Kempinski and Ari Soffer, 9/22/2013, 11:12 PM

Poll: Barkat well ahead in Mayoral Race

A survey conducted by the newspaper Maariv has placed current Mayor Nir Barkat significantly ahead of his main challenger Moshe Leon.Adam Ross, 9/9/2013, 3:14 PM

Barkat: 'Jerusalem Cannot Be Split'

The Mayor of Jerusalem speaks out on his belief that Israel must not give up any part of Jerusalem.Kochava Rozenbaum , 9/3/2013, 5:30 PM

Rabbi Ronsky: I Support Barkat for Mayor

"I think Nir has done and is doing good things for Jerusalem,” writes former chief military rabbi.Gil Ronen, 8/19/2013, 12:44 PM

Barkat: Jerusalem is of One the Safest Cities in the World

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat is promising to develop Jerusalem for the benefit of younger citizens as well as olim.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 8/6/2013, 4:16 AM

Mayor Barkat: 50 Ways to Love Jerusalem

Mayor Nir Barkat: more and more sectors should connect to Jerusalem, each in its own way.Gil Ronen, 7/16/2013, 12:33 PM

Videos and Photos: Formula 1

Formula One and GT Motors cars take to the streets of Jerusalem as thousands cheer.Hezki Baruch & Kuvien Images, 6/14/2013, 9:05 AM

Bird's-Eye View Connects Visitors to Jerusalem

Arutz Sheva joins Mayor Barkat for a unique activity at 60 meters above Mount Scopus.Arutz Sheva, 5/13/2013, 3:17 PM

Jerusalem Mayor Calls for Jonathan Pollard's Release

Jerusalem Mayor Barkat: Jonathan Pollard epitomizes "desire of the Jewish people to be a free people in land of Zion and Jerusalem.”Arutz Sheva staff, 2/26/2013, 10:46 PM

Jerusalem Marathon One Month Away But Already Breaking Records

The Jerusalem Marathon is expected to see a record number of runners who will infuse the local economy with millions of shekels. Annie Lubin, 2/4/2013, 10:01 PM

Barkat: Netanyahu Has Kept Jerusalem United

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on Monday endorsed Binyamin Netanyahu for reelection as Prime MinisterDavid Lev, 1/21/2013, 3:12 PM

Jerusalem Mayor: Let My People Pray

Jerusalem mayor calls to end discrimination, let Jews pray on the Temple Mount. Maayana Miskin, 11/2/2012, 12:01 PM

Dog's Fall Led to Archaeological Discovery

Ancient wine presses found in Jerusalem thanks to a man who walked his dog.Gil Ronen, 10/30/2012, 2:56 PM

Jerusalem Mayor Dedicates Street to Famed Egyptian Singer

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat is set to name a street in the Arab neighborhood of Beit Hanina for renowned Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum.Chana Ya'ar, 10/17/2012, 11:28 AM

US Senator Tweets 'Disappointed' in BBC's Olympics Coverage

Republican Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) sided with Israel in criticizing the BBC for refusing to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.Rachel Hirshfeld , 7/24/2012, 3:56 PM

Netanyahu at Merkaz HaRav: "I Will Never Divide Jerusalem"

Emotional Netanyahu vows: "I know my roots. I will never give up any of Jerusalem". Rosh yeshiva reveals letters from PM's grandfather.Elad Benari, 5/21/2012, 8:09 AM