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Tadessa Tshuma, murdered in Jerusalem bombing, laid to rest

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon, Immigration Minister pay tribute to Ethiopian man who was murdered in double bombing in Jerusalem last week.

Tadessa Tshuma, murdered in Jerusalem bombing, laid to rest

Jerusalem Mayor: City is in the midst of a revolution

Moshe Leon says Jerusalem is mostly quiet despite the recent terror wave.

Jerusalem Mayor: City is in the midst of a revolution

Jerusalem attack:

'Sovereignty in Jerusalem belongs only to the Jewish people'

Israeli politicians react to shooting attack near the Western Wall.

'Sovereignty in Jerusalem belongs only to the Jewish people'

Supreme Court rejects petitions against Jerusalem cable car

Project to alleviate transportation problems in Jerusalem's Old City, ease access to the Western Wall to go ahead after court decision.

Supreme Court rejects petitions against Jerusalem cable car

Jerusalem mayor delivers Purim gifts to new immigrants

Mayor Moshe Leon, NBN co-founder Rabbi Yehoshua Fass to a 3-generation family of new immigrants to Israel.

Jerusalem mayor delivers Purim gifts to new immigrants

Jerusalem mayor Moshe Leon receives 4th COVID vaccine shot

Mayor of Jerusalem, Moshe Leon, receives second COVID booster shot at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in the capital.

Jerusalem mayor Moshe Leon receives 4th COVID vaccine shot

The new and improved Sacher Park

Mayor Moshe Leon and the Jerusalem municipality have made great changes to Sacher Park, upgrading the infrastructure.

The new and improved Sacher Park

Jerusalem Mayor: Unprecedented incitement by PA, Hamas

Moshe Leon says Hamas and PA inciting riots over Sheikh Jarrah property dispute.

Jerusalem Mayor: Unprecedented incitement by PA, Hamas

Jerusalem Mayor condemns Lehava demonstration

Mayor Moshe Leon says right-wing demonstration last week prevented situation in capital from calming down after weeks of violence.

Jerusalem Mayor condemns Lehava demonstration

Jerusalem Mayor: We were prepared for snowstorm

Mayor Moshe Leon speaks with Arutz Sheva about the capital's preparations for a rare snow storm, says nearing end of COVID crisis.

Jerusalem Mayor: We were prepared for snowstorm

Jerusalem to vaccinate hotel workers

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon orders vaccination campaign to be extended to hotel workers in anticipation of post-pandemic tourism.

Jerusalem to vaccinate hotel workers

'Bring Father and Mother to Jerusalem paperwork again'

Dozens demonstrate in front of mayor's home calling for change in terms 'Parent 1' and 'Parent 2' in municipal forms.

'Bring Father and Mother to Jerusalem paperwork again'

Watch: Viral dance featuring J’lem mayor, Holocaust survivors

A song that topped music charts last year has finally made its way to its 'intended destination.'

Watch: Viral dance featuring J’lem mayor, Holocaust survivors

'The situation isn't nearly as bad as they're making it appear'

"We're finally beginning to deal with the real problems in east Jerusalem and the numbers are starting to decline."

'The situation isn't nearly as bad as they're making it appear'

Jerusalem Mayor:

'Most coronavirus cases in the city are from east Jerusalem'

As debate over coronavirus restrictions continues, Jerusalem mayor says mass Muslim gatherings on Temple Mount increasing infection rate.

'Most coronavirus cases in the city are from east Jerusalem'

Clashes between protesters and police in Jerusalem

Hundreds of haredim protest closures imposed by city.

Clashes between protesters and police in Jerusalem

Jerusalem Mayor: Closure will turn neighborhoods into incubators

Jerusalem Mayor warns Health Ministry measures to combat coronavirus in haredi neighborhoods may only worsen situation.

Jerusalem Mayor: Closure will turn neighborhoods into incubators

Jerusalem mayor opposes closing off haredi neighborhoods

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion opposes plan to close off neighborhoods. 'Families with many children can't isolate those with coronavirus.'

Jerusalem mayor opposes closing off haredi neighborhoods

Jerusalem mayor sends condolences to European and US leaders

Mayor Lion: 'Improving cooperation in the field of medical technology especially, is of great importance to our ability to fight Corona.'

Jerusalem mayor sends condolences to European and US leaders

Netanyahu:

5,200 housing units for Jerusalem suburbs

PM together with Jerusalem Mayor and Minister Yariv Levin announce construction of 3,000 housing Units in Givat Hamatos, 2,200 in Har Homa.

5,200 housing units for Jerusalem suburbs

"Don't divide Jerusalem - and don't let Jerusalem divide us"

Mayor of Jerusalem tells US Jewish Leaders: 'Do not let Jerusalem divide us.'

"Don't divide Jerusalem - and don't let Jerusalem divide us"

Fourth suspect arrested for elder abuse in Mahane Yehuda market

Police seek to extend remand of suspect who abused booth owner in Mahane Yehuda market. Also suspected of racially motivated offenses.

Fourth suspect arrested for elder abuse in Mahane Yehuda market

Jerusalem Mayor: Great privilege to commemorate Irving Moskowitz

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon visits Florida home of Cherna Moskowitz, widow of philanthropist Dr. Irving Moskowitz who helped build Jerusalem.

Jerusalem Mayor: Great privilege to commemorate Irving Moskowitz

Shaked meets Liberman, Jerusalem mayor

New Right leader seeks to reconcile Yisrael Beytenu party with the haredi parties for formation of right-wing gov't.

Shaked meets Liberman, Jerusalem mayor

European athletics championships to age 18 coming to Jerusalem

Jerusalem Mayor: 'After months of effort, I am delighted we will host European Championship. Look forward to great sporting celebration.'

European athletics championships to age 18 coming to Jerusalem

Youth moves and - receives his old street sign

10th grader asks Jerusalem mayor Moshe Leon if he can keep the Vilna Gaon Street sign from his old street with the name of the Vilna Gaon.

Youth moves and - receives his old street sign

'We'll build a great deal in Jerusalem - without restrictions'

'We're going to be building a lot over next few years, and without restrictions,' says Mayor Moshe Lion. 'Trump plan won't affect J'lem.'

'We'll build a great deal in Jerusalem - without restrictions'

'Notre-Dame of Jerusalem' lit up in solidarity with Paris

19th-century Vatican structure lit up with colors of French flag as Jerusalem shows its solidarity with Paris after Notre-Dame fire.

'Notre-Dame of Jerusalem' lit up in solidarity with Paris

J'lem mayor meets with US amb. over cooperative efforts

Mayor Moshe Leon meets with Amb. David Friedman. 'To do all that is necessary so that the work of the embassy is optimal.'

J'lem mayor meets with US amb. over cooperative efforts

'The Jewish Quarter - the jewel in the crown'

'Beautiful Qirya' project launched in Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem.

'The Jewish Quarter - the jewel in the crown'

'It felt like murder - or something even worse'

Mayor visits Jerusalem synagogue which was desecrated during overnight break-in. 'I'm horrified by what I saw.'

'It felt like murder - or something even worse'

Jerusalem prepares for snow: Classes to end early

Jerusalem mayor orders schools to close at 3 PM on Wednesday in face of possible snowstorm.

Jerusalem prepares for snow: Classes to end early

Jerusalem Mayor: I saw 3,000 years of Jewish history

Mayor Moshe Leon visits City of David, walks on paved stones visitors to the Holy Temple walked on thousands of years ago.

Jerusalem Mayor: I saw 3,000 years of Jewish history

Jerusalem's new mayor sworn into office

Moshe Lion sworn in as Jerusalem's 10th mayor - and first mayor of Sephardic descent - since Israel's establishment.

Jerusalem's new mayor sworn into office

Jerusalem's leaders light Hanukkah candles together

Mayor Nir Barkat and incoming Mayor Moshe Leon light candles for second night of Hanukkah at the Western Wall.

Jerusalem's leaders light Hanukkah candles together

Jerusalem mayor to meet with rival's haredi backers

Following electoral victory, Moshe Leon attempts to make peace with Agudat Yisrael faction, which had opposed him during elections.

Jerusalem mayor to meet with rival's haredi backers

Berkovitch says Leon's support 'a result of backroom deals'

Ahead of runoff in Jerusalem mayoral race, Ofer Berkovitch accuses Moshe Leon of cooking up backroom deals, predicts victory.

Berkovitch says Leon's support 'a result of backroom deals'

Liberman lobbying top politicos to support Moshe Leon

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, a key Leon backer, lobbies senior haredi politicos to support Leon in Jerusalem runoff.

Liberman lobbying top politicos to support Moshe Leon

Leon says he doesn't need Jewish Home's support in Jerusalem

Responding to reports that Jewish Home will support rival Ofer Berkovich, Moshe Leon says his 'only deal is with Jerusalem residents'.

Leon says he doesn't need Jewish Home's support in Jerusalem

Will Jewish Home endorse Ofer Berkovitch?

Reports say J'lem's Jewish Home branch negotiating with mayoral candidate seen by many as left-wing regarding endorsement.

Will Jewish Home endorse Ofer Berkovitch?

Who will Netanyahu support in Jerusalem mayoral race?

After Netanyahu-supported candidate Elkin loses first round, speculation grows over who the premier will endorse in upcoming runoff.

Who will Netanyahu support in Jerusalem mayoral race?

Regev supports Leon in second round

'Jerusalemites voted for Moshe Leon. I have no doubt he'll preserve Jerusalem's interests as the united capital of Israel.'

Regev supports Leon in second round

Jerusalem Election:

Berkovitch plans alliance with haredi faction

Hitorerut Jerusalem candidate who vowed to end 'haredi extortion' of city hall plans alliance with haredi candidate to win run-off election.

Berkovitch plans alliance with haredi faction

Arutz Sheva exclusive:

'Process of welcome, absorption, living life should be easier'

Jerusalem Mayor candidate Moshe Leon: 'New immigrants important, unique, crucial growth engine for city; we should treat them accordingly.'

'Process of welcome, absorption, living life should be easier'

Thousands at haredi support rally for Moshe Leon

Shas and Degel Hatorah parties throw huge rally calling on haredi community to vote for Jerusalem mayoral candidate Moshe Leon.

Thousands at haredi support rally for Moshe Leon

Are Jerusalem mayoral candidates thinking about city's future?

At the Jerusalem 5800 conference, mayoral candidates reveal their visions for the capital in the next 20 years

Are Jerusalem mayoral candidates thinking about city's future?

Coalition chairman: Elkin is a fake Likudnik

Amsalem says in radio interview that Elkin is 'not a real Likudnik' for running in Jerusalem mayoral race on an independent ticket.

Coalition chairman: Elkin is a fake Likudnik

Police closes investigation of Jerusalem mayoral candidate Leon

The investigating units believe that nothing has been found against Moshe Leon showing a criminal offense and tax offenses," police said.

Police closes investigation of Jerusalem mayoral candidate Leon

Moshe Leon:

'Keeping Jews in the House of Seven'

Jerusalem Mayoral candidate visits Jewish home in largely Arab neighborhood of Beit Hanina, vows to help residents.

'Keeping Jews in the House of Seven'

Leon says J'lem tourist attraction should be open on Shabbat

Jerusalem mayoral candidate courting the haredi vote says popular promenade should not be shuttered on Shabbat.

Leon says J'lem tourist attraction should be open on Shabbat

Moshe Lion to run for mayor of Jerusalem

'I've contributed greatly to city's development and today I'm more willing than ever to advance the Israeli capital even further.'

Moshe Lion to run for mayor of Jerusalem

Deri being investigated over rezoning land. Who benefited?

Police investigating Aryeh Deri over decision to rezone Telz Stone land.

Deri being investigated over rezoning land. Who benefited?

These lights are a testament to "the Eternal City"

Rabbi Ben-Dahan at candle-lighting in Hurva synagogue: “Regardless of the nations, the Land of Israel belongs to the people of Israel.”

These lights are a testament to "the Eternal City"

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.

Push to Reroute Jerusalem Light Rail Due to Violence

Jerusalem Passes Landmark Arab Building Project

Hareidi parties leave hall letting project giving contiguous Arab control over eastern Jerusalem pass, threatening capital's demography.

Jerusalem Passes Landmark Arab Building Project

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.

Call to Cut Jerusalem Arab Housing Plan that 'Rewards Criminals'

Whither Jerusalem: Left or Right?

Whither Jerusalem: Left or Right?

Moshe Lion Calls to Put Jerusalem's Residents First

Born to a working-class Sephardic-Yemenite family, mayoral candidate wants more money for education, less pricey photo ops.

Moshe Lion Calls to Put Jerusalem's Residents First

Jerusalem Elections

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.

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

MK Feiglin Backs Moshe Lion in Jerusalem

Deputy Knesset Speaker joins long list of Likud politicians who endorsed challenger to Barkat.

MK Feiglin Backs Moshe Lion in Jerusalem