Hamas calls FAA travel ban into Israel 'a great victory'

Hamas calls FAA travel ban into Israel 'a great victory'

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 23 (UPI) --Hamas says FAA ban on U.S. airlines travel to Tel Aviv is a victory and serves to isolate Israel from the rest of the world.
Danielle Haynes
Snow in Israel: See photos of the rare snow blanketing the Middle East

Snow in Israel: See photos of the rare snow blanketing the Middle East

Dec. 15 (UPI) -- An unusual December storm across the Middle East coated the region in snow. UPI photos below capture the wonder and oddity of the weekend weather.
Kate Stanton

Unusual winter storm in Lebanon and Israel leaves many without power

JERUSALEM, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Israeli officials struggled Saturday to open roads, restore power and get aid to those cut off by an unusual winter storm, officials said..
Roads in Jerusalem shut down due to snow

Roads in Jerusalem shut down due to snow

JERUSALEM, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Thousands of motorists were stranded and roads to Jerusalem were closed Friday as a winter storm dropped snow for a second day on the region, officials said.
Palestinians ask TV not to film in Jerusalem

Palestinians ask TV not to film in Jerusalem

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A senior Palestinian official asked the U.S. network NBC not to film the new drama series "Dig" in Jerusalem, saying it legitimizes annexation of the city.

Israeli rabbi, 99, victim of apparent political attack

JERUSALEM, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A 99-year-old rabbi was assaulted in his home by a young man apparently angered by a political dispute in Israel's ultra-Orthodox community, police said.
Incumbents claim mayoral victories in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv

Incumbents claim mayoral victories in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv

JERUSALEM, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Incumbent mayors of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv claimed victories in their municipal elections in Israel Wednesday.

Two Israelis killed by security guard

JERUSALEM, July 23 (UPI) -- A security guard allegedly fatally shot a man and his daughter in a lawyer's office in downtown Jerusalem Tuesday, police officials said.

Formula 1 cars, Grand Prix motorcycles to race in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, June 12 (UPI) -- Formula 1 race cars and Grand Prix motorcycles are to participate in a Peace Road Show in Jerusalem, part of an effort to expand the city's cultural events.

Jerusalem fire treated as arson

JERUSALEM, June 4 (UPI) -- A fire Monday, in a downtown Jerusalem building housing about 50 foreign workers was arson, Jerusalem police said.
Mayor backs East Jerusalem settlement

Mayor backs East Jerusalem settlement

JERUSALEM, April 3 (UPI) -- A proposed Jewish settlement of 200 homes in East Jerusalem has won the backing of Mayor Nir Barkat but angered Meretz party members, observers said.

Arsonists torch abandoned mosque

JERUSALEM, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Arsonists set fire to an abandoned 12th century mosque in Jerusalem early Wednesday after covering the walls with anti-Islamic graffiti, police said.

Israelis camp out to protest high rents

JERUSALEM, July 22 (UPI) -- Israelis protesting high rents will move their tent city to a park outside the Knesset in Jerusalem, leaders said Friday.

Judge saves Palestinian homes for now

JERUSALEM, May 11 (UPI) -- A judge Wednesday stayed the demolition of 22 Palestinian houses in East Jerusalem until plans for a park replacing them are approved.

Jerusalem mayor defies eviction order

JERUSALEM, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Israel's attorney general said he would conduct an urgent meeting to examine why his orders to evict Jewish residents in Silwan were ignored, officials said.
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Nir Barkat
Secular Jerusalem Mayoral Candidate Nir Barkat visits a campaign center in central Jerusalem, November 11, 2008. Jerusalem residents are voting for a new mayor in the municipal elections. The mayoral candidates include Nir Barkat, a secular high tech investor, Arkadi Gaydamak, a Russian billionaire and an Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi Meir Porush. (UPI Photo/Debbie Hill

Nir Barkat (Hebrew: ניר ברקת‎; born 19 October 1959) is an Israeli businessman, politician and mayor of Jerusalem.

Nir Barkat was born in 1959 and raised in Jerusalem. His father, Zalman, was a professor of physics at the Hebrew University. He served in the Paratroopers Brigade of the Israel Defense Forces for six years (1977–83), as well as reserve duty, and reached the rank of Major.

Barkat received his bachelor degree in computer science at Jerusalem's Hebrew University.

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