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Police near the scene of an attempted stabbing in Jerusalem's Old City, on Sept. 10, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Stabbing thwarted in Jerusalem’s Old City; terrorist neutralized

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Israeli security forces thwarted a terror attack in Jerusalem’s Old City on Thursday morning, according to the Israel Police. A 30-year-old woman approached police officers stationed near the Temple Mount’s Chain Gate and attempted to...
Israel Antiquities Authority workers working under the Mughrabi Bridge leading to the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem, Dec. 31, 2012. Photo by Sliman Khader/Flash90.

Is Israel’s Mughrabi Bridge falling down?

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It’s a beautiful morning in Jerusalem’s Old City. Thirty foreign tourists wait on the Mughrabi Bridge to enter the Temple Mount. Eighteen worshippers, who have come to the Western Wall to pray, stand underneath...
The 2,000-year-old candle-holder unearthed in the City of David in Jerusalem, Dec. 2020. Credit: Koby Harati/City of David archives.

Hasmonean-era oil lamp found in Jerusalem

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Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a candle-holder from the Hasmonean period in the City of David in Jerusalem. The 2,000-year-old lantern, which has been preserved in its entirety, was discovered during excavations in the Old City...
An aerial view of the Old City of Jerusalem, Dec. 17, 2019. Photo by Moshe Shai/Flash90.

Israel’s plans to bring cable car, fast train to Old City Jerusalem threaten to...

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Imagine being able to exit Israel’s Ben-Gurion International Airport, hop on a fast train to Jerusalem and within about 45 minutes, stand at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City. That day could come...
Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich on the first ride of the the new high-speed train between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv on Dec. 18, 2019. To help tourists and east local traffic congestion, he announced its future extension to the Old City, February 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Extension of high-speed rail to Old City Jerusalem expected to alleviate traffic, boost tourism

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In what is being dubbed as a historical development, Israel’s Transportation Ministry announced this week that is it moving forward with plans to extend the new Tel Aviv-Jerusalem high-speed rail line in order to...
View of the new Tel Aviv-Jerusalem high-speed train seen over the HaArazim Valley (“Valley of Cedars”) just outside of Jerusalem, Dec. 22, 2019. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israel plans to extend Tel Aviv-Jerusalem high-speed rail to Western Wall

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Israel’s Transportation Ministry said on Monday that it’s moving ahead with plans to build an extension of the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem high-speed line that would directly connect Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion International Airport to the Western Wall in Jerusalem. The project...
French President Emmanuel Macron visits the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on Jan. 22, 2020. Photo by Shlomi Cohen/Flash90.

French president scolds Israeli security at Jerusalem church in Old City

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French President Emmanuel Macron berated Israeli security personnel on Wednesday during a visit to Jerusalem’s Old City, after they pushed ahead of his own security detail to enter the Church of Saint Anne, which...
View of Har HaZeitim, Mount of Olives. Credit: International Committee for Har HaZeitim.

Revitalizing the 3,000-year-old Har HaZeitim cemetery in Jerusalem

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Israel’s oldest cemetery, Har HaZeitim—better known as the Mount of Olives—is expected to be rejuvenated in the upcoming years. Overlooking the Temple Mount, the 3,000-year-old reservoir of Jewish history is the resting place for more...
Tourists take in the view of the Dome of the Rock and Temple Mount from the Mount of Olives platform overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem, on Oct. 11, 2018. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90.

Jordanians give substantial control of the Temple Mount to Palestinians

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Jordan has expanded a council that administers Muslim institutions on the Temple Mount, giving Palestinians 40 percent of the seats for the first time in a body previously reserved for trusted individuals close to...
Hurva Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. Credit: Wikipedia Commons.

$55 million to be invested in Jewish Quarter of Old City of Jerusalem

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The Company for the Reconstruction and Development of the Jewish Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem has several projects underway at a total cost of 200 million shekels ($55 million). The initiative seeks to...