Jerusalem

Olmert to be Charged in Real Estate Scandal

03/14/2011

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is among 18 people who will be indicted in Israel's largest real-estate scandal.

The Tel Aviv District's Prosecutor's Office announced the indictments on Monday. Among the others indicted are former Olmert chief aide Shula Zaken and ex-Jerusalem Mayor Uri Lupolianski, in the Holyland apartment project affair following a court hearing.

An Israeli police investigation completed last August recommended Olmert's indictment.

Booming Housing Market in Israel Stokes Fears of Bubble

02/23/2011
JTA

TEL AVIV (JTA) -- Soon after Leora’s second child was born and she and her husband began looking for a larger home, Israel's new real estate reality smacked them in the face.

Though the couple had bought a two-bedroom apartment in Tel Aviv six years earlier that had appreciated to $650,000, more than triple what they paid, they still found themselves priced out of the local market. One apartment in a basement underneath a parking lot was listed at $468,000.

As Price Of Staples Soars, Israelis Take Page From Egyptians

Protests mount against taxes increases, rising food prices.

02/17/2011
Israel Correspondent

Jerusalem - During this winter of Middle East political discontent, even Israelis are demanding reforms from their government officials. 

In contrast to the protesters in Egypt, Tunisia and elsewhere in the region, whose main concerns are an end to oppression, Israelis' gripes are focused solely on the sky-high price of food, gasoline, water and many other necessities. 

Protests in Israel mounting as prices soar

Huckabee in Jerusalem: will this help or hurt as he gears up for 2012?

Every U.S. administration since 1967 has opposed the expansion of Jewish settlements in the West Bank and Israeli building in eastern Jerusalem, but a likely GOP presidential contender in 2012 this week sent another strong signal that could change if he gets into the White House.

Leaked Palestinian Documents on Peace Process Published

01/24/2011

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- More than 1,600 leaked Palestinian documents about the peace process with Israel reveal thatnegotiators were willing to turn over nearly all the Jewish neighborhoods in eastern Jerusalem, and accept a shared authority of the Temple Mount.

The documents were leaked to the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera network, which shared them with Britain's The Guardian newspaper. They began appearing in the two media outlets on Sunday night.

Dancing with the Stars, and Hasids!

If you were reading the Sunday Times this weekend, you saw the big Israel story about Stuxnet.  But there was another story, tucked deep in the Arts & Leisure section, that you may have missed.

Irving Moscowitz and the Jerusalem conundrum

 Why am I not surprised?

On a day when State Department officials are expressing concern about the demolition of the Shepherd Hotel in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem, Politico's Laura Rozen reports that the developer of the project, the always-controversial Irving Moscowitz is a “top campaign contributor to Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.).”

And Ros-Lehtinen is not just any “R-Fla.”; she's the new head of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Body of American Tourist, Allegedly Killed by Arabs, Found Near Jerusalem

12/19/2010

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The body of an American tourist was found near Jerusalem a day after she was attacked and kidnapped, allegedly by Arab assailants.

Christine Logan's body was identified Sunday morning by Jerusalem police. Logan and a friend, Susan Kaye Wilson, a tour guide from Givat Ze'ev who made aliyah from Great Britan in 1991, were attacked Saturday while hiking at Khirbet Hanut, an archaeological site near Beit Shemesh.

When Firefighters From Abroad Came To Jerusalem

12/16/2010
Special to the Jewish Week

A unique event occurred in the Old City of Jerusalem on December 7th – foreign armies marched through the narrow alleys of the ancient city – parading fast towards the Western Wall.

When Firefighters From Abroad Came To Jerusalem

12/16/2010
Special to the Jewish Week

A unique event occurred in the Old City of Jerusalem on December 7th – foreign armies marched through the narrow alleys of the ancient city – parading fast towards the Western Wall.

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