Jerusalem Mayoral Candidate Nir Barkat campaigns in Jerusalem
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
A fire Monday, in a downtown Jerusalem building housing about 50 foreign workers was arson, Jerusalem police said.
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 set fire to an abandoned 12th century mosque in Jerusalem early Wednesday after covering the walls with anti-Islamic graffiti, police said.
Israelis protesting high rents will move their tent city to a park outside the Knesset in Jerusalem, leaders said Friday.
A judge Wednesday stayed the demolition of 22 Palestinian houses in East Jerusalem until plans for a park replacing them are approved.
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.
Israel has approved the construction of 500 housing units in Jerusalem's Silwan neighborhood for both Arab and Jewish residents, officials said.
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat says he will run in the New York City marathon to promote Israel's capital as a top destination for tourists, his office said.
A heavy police presence was deployed in Jerusalem's streets ahead of the city's annual gay pride parade.
Knesset members criticized Jerusalem's mayor, saying he caved in to ultra-orthodox Jewish community demands by closing a municipal car park on the Sabbath.
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