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The Davidson Center Archaeological Park, adjacent to Jerusalem's Western Wall. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Archeologists find evidence of Jerusalem earthquake described in Bible

Archeologists have uncovered in the City of David National Park in Jerusalem the first evidence of the capital being hit with an earthquake that was mentioned in the Bible, reported i24News. According to the first verse of...
Israeli Supreme Court justice Yitzhak Amit (center) attends a petition regarding the evacuation of Palestinian families from their home in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, at the Supreme Court in Jerusalem on Aug. 2, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Will Israel’s politicized Supreme Court stick to law on Palestinian Sheikh Jarrah squatters?

In what can be seen as an eyebrow-raising moment, Israel’s Supreme Court on Monday noted that the Jewish owners of properties under dispute in the Shimon HaTzadik neighborhood of Jerusalem, which is often erroneously...
In a new temporary exhibit, “Coffee: East and West,” the Museum for Islamic Art in Jerusalem pulls all those strands together to tell a compelling story of economic, social, religious and cultural significance, July 2021. Credit: Courtesy.

East meets West: Jerusalem exhibit displays coffee culture through the ages

Coffee culture in Israel is as varied as the population. Bedouin hospitality dictates finely ground dark coffee served in tiny cups; Arabs will serve strong Turkish coffee often spiked with a dash of cardamom...
Israeli security forces guard as a group of Jewish visitors on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City, during Tisha B'Av, July 18, 2021. Photo by Jamal Awad/Flash90

Why is support for ‘freedom of worship for Jews’ on the Temple Mount so...

Maybe it was just the product of the ongoing civil war between the different political parties on the Israeli right. Or maybe it was just time that an Israeli prime minister said something that,...
The 27th annual Tisha B’Av walk around Jerusalem’s Old City. Credit: Courtesy.

Sovereignty Movement calls for ‘Greater Jerusalem’

Hundreds of participants took part in the 27th annual Tisha B’Av walk around Jerusalem’s Old City on Saturday night to commemorate the destruction of the two Jewish Holy Temples, as well as to demonstrate...
Crowds of fans at a Beitar Jerusalem game. Source: Beitar/Twitter.

Beitar soccer club drops match with Barcelona for refusing to play in Jerusalem

Beitar Jerusalem soccer-club owner Moshe Hogeg said on Thursday that he canceled a friendly match with Barcelona after it refused to play in Jerusalem. “After receiving the contract for signing and being exposed to the...
Visitors can take part in a free mobile headphone dance party along the Eilat promenade. Credit: Courtesy/Elad Theater.

The best new experiences await tourists to Israel

First, it was July 1, now it’s August, but we still don’t know for sure when individual tourists will finally be allowed back into Israel as the Delta variant and other emerging variants continue their high-speed...
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett greets House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Gregory Meeks Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.). Also pictured is U.S. embassy charge d'Affaires Michael Ratney. Credit: U.S. Embassy Jerusalem.

At US embassy in Jerusalem, Bennett reiterates return of bipartisan support for Israel

A bipartisan group of members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Israeli officials celebrated Independence Day on Tuesday at a small event hosted by the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett...

I survived a suicide bombing 18 years ago, but so did terrorism and its...

In Judaism, the number 18, Chai, symbolizes life. It is a positive and affirming symbol, which is why you often see it in Jewish artwork and jewelry. For me, however, this year, it signifies the...
The 150 ambucycles join a fleet of 1,000 ambucycles already operating in Israel for United Hatzalah. Credit: David Isaac.

Miriam Adelson donates 150 lifesaving ‘ambucycles’ to United Hatzalah

Passersby were treated to a striking sight outside Jerusalem’s City Hall on Tuesday. One-hundred and fifty bright orange “ambucycles” – motorcycles and scooters equipped with lifesaving medical equipment – were lined in neat rows...