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

Olmert’s ‘Bitter Mistake’ on Jerusalem

Olmert “lost his faith in Jerusalem” says Mayor Nir Barkat. Maayana Miskin, 5/20/2012, 7:31 PM

Jerusalem Mayor on Unity: Cranes Mean Sovereignty, Success

Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat told Arutz Sheva that sovereignty cannot remain on paper, and must be shown in every neighborhoodGabe Kahn, 5/18/2012, 2:39 PM

Jerusalem's Old City Goes Pink for Breast Cancer

Jerusalem held a special ceremony in which the old city walls were lit in pink to raise awareness for breast cancer.Elad Benari & Hezki Baruch, 5/3/2012, 6:45 AM

Google Officially Launches Street View in Israel

Google officially launches "Street View", showing imagery from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 4/23/2012, 12:15 AM

Mayors and MKs Slam 'Terror Disruptions'

Israel's mayors say the current terror wave is disrupting daily life, while MKs charge the government isn't doing anything to end the threatGabe Kahn., 3/15/2012, 2:12 PM

Barkat: We'll Continue to Build in All of Jerusalem for Everyone

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat: There's no such thing as a "freeze" in construction. We'll build in all parts of the city for all residents.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 2/29/2012, 3:13 AM

‘Hurt by Terror – but Not Defeated’

Memorial held for eight young men murdered in the Merkaz Harav terror attack.Maayana Miskin, 2/17/2012, 12:00 PM

Barkat Plan ‘Will Turn Jerusalem into Sderot’

Coalition chairman Zeev Elkin slammed Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat's land-swap plan saying it is contrary to law - and good sense.Gabe Kahn, 12/23/2011, 12:18 PM

Jerusalem Mayor Promotes New Boundary Plan

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat is promoting new municipal boundaries that would swap land, leaving some Arab neighborhoods outside the city.Chana Ya'ar, 12/22/2011, 7:15 PM

Jerusalem Municipality Upgrades Arab Neighborhood Playgrounds

Children in the Jerusalem neighborhoods of Beit Hanina and Jabel Mukabar have nice new playgrounds, built by the municipality.Chana Ya'ar, 12/4/2011, 12:11 PM

Jerusalem Upgrades Arab Part of Shiloach Neighborhood

Jerusalem raises the quality of life in Arab neighborhoods, changing attitudes; on Sunday, a new infant care center opened in Shiloach.Chana Ya'ar, 9/26/2011, 12:14 AM

Art Brings Color and Life to the Jerusalem Market

Jerusalem's famous Machane Yehuda Market has been transformed into a huge urban art display. The market inspired the art.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 9/23/2011, 5:16 AM

Barkat to End Ramadan Fast Day

As Israel eases restrictions on Arabs in honor of Ramadan, Jerusalem's Mayor will fire the cannon to end Wednesday's fasting day.Elad Benari, 8/3/2011, 8:14 AM

Barkat on BBC: From Whom, Exactly, Did We Conquer Jerusalem?

Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat on BBC: Is there anywhere else in the world where someone would dare tell Jews or Blacks that they cannot build?Elad Benari, 7/16/2011, 9:23 PM

Nationalist Critics: Mayor Nir Barkat has Turned to the Left

Complaints Bureau head Aryeh King has harsh words for Mayor Barkat's appointment of a left wing council member to handle E. Jerusalem file.David ben Yacov, 6/30/2011, 11:29 AM

Rabbi: Mayor Trying to Turn Jerusalem into Goa

A "beach party” that was to be held outside the Old City of Jerusalem will be moved, but the incident has upset religious Jerusalemites.David Lev, 6/21/2011, 10:48 PM

Jerusalem Mayor Meets UN Ambassadors

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat met with UN ambassadors and told them about his vision for the future of the capital.Elad Benari, 5/18/2011, 5:04 PM

Jerusalem Taste Festival Stirs Controversy

Jerusalem taste festival greeted by some, booed by others as controversy erupts over non-kosher foods at some booths.Maayana Miskin, 3/28/2011, 2:12 AM

Diverse Crowd Gathers for First Jerusalem Marathon

On Friday morning, Jerusalem's first-ever marathon has kicked off despite Wednesday's bus bombing near the starting point of the race's route.Gavriel Queenann, photos by Ben Bresky, 3/25/2011, 11:20 AM

Mayor Barkat: ‘We Won’t Let Terror Harm Regular Life’

“When terror attempts to disrupt our way of life, the best solution is to get back to normal as quickly as possible, Jerusalem's mayor says. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu and Hezki Baruch, 3/23/2011, 9:00 PM

Mayor of Jerusalem Takes Journalists for a High Ride

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat holds press conference the air.Elad Benari and Yoni Kempinski, 3/15/2011, 5:11 AM

Jerusalem Goes Pink for Breast Cancer

Susan G. Komen for the Cure marks Breast Cancer Week in Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 10/28/2010, 1:15 AM

Mayor's Vision for Jerusalem

Nir Barkat says he wants Jerusalem to be an international cultural and spiritual center.Hillel Fendel, 8/2/2010, 11:09 AM

New: No Visitor Cars in Jerusalem Old City During the Day

To reduce traffic and pollution in the historic Old City, the Jerusalem Municipality will prohibit most private cars from entering during the day.Malkah Fleisher, 5/25/2010, 10:56 PM

Barkat: Jerusalem Freeze Would be Illegal

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat visits Washington. Barkat's message: We are going to build in Jerusalem – all of Jerusalem.Maayana Miskin, 4/29/2010, 9:15 PM

Beit Yehonatan Under Threat 'Because Mayor is Abroad'

Jerusalem Municipality inspectors made measurements at Jewish building slated for sealing, allegedly taking advantage of Mayor Barkat's absence.Gil Ronen, 4/27/2010, 6:29 PM

Mayor Barkat: Netanyahu Protected Jerusalem in Washington

Mayor of Jewish capital says 'we will continue to build in its eastern and western sides.' Netanyahu is back in Israel.Gil Ronen, 3/25/2010, 8:14 PM

Jerusalem Mayor: Build 50,000, not 1,600, New Jerusalem Homes

The US and the Arab world are upset about Israel’s plans for 1,600 homes for Jews in the capital. The mayor says the number is closer to 50,000. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/23/2010, 5:56 AM

'Government Not Cooperating with Unified Jerusalem Plan'

A senior Jerusalem city official says the government has shown apathy when it comes to projects aimed at keeping the city unified.Maayana Miskin, 3/5/2010, 10:29 AM

Jerusalem Mayor: Foreign Resident, Please Rent Your Apartment

Mayor of Jerusalem Nir Barkat asked foreign residents with apartments in the city to rent them out to young families and students.Malkah Fleisher, 12/7/2009, 9:15 PM

Jerusalem Upgrades to Quarterly Assessments

Mayor of Jerusalem Nir Barkat requested that the City Comptroller begin using quarterly reports to address various issues pertaining to the city. Malkah Fleisher, 12/2/2009, 7:41 AM

Racing to Jerusalem: International Marathon in 2011

“We will bring an international marathon to Jerusalem in 2011," vowed Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat after participating in the New York race Sunday.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/2/2009, 8:00 PM

Barkat: Put Jerusalem Rabbinate in Religious-Zionist Hands

Jerusalem Mayor Barkat tells Supreme Court that hareidi-religious power in the city rabbinate should be weakened in favor of religious Zionists.Maayana Miskin, 10/1/2009, 7:02 AM

Barkat Admits: Police Don't Dare Enter Eastern Jerusalem

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat admits that Israeli police do not enforce the law in Arab neighborhoods of the city.Maayana Miskin, 9/25/2009, 9:58 AM

Police Extricate Barkat from Extremist Attack

Hareidi-religious extremists threw surrounded the car carrying Nir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusalem, and pelted it with rocks.Gil Ronen, 8/9/2009, 10:35 PM