Tag Archive for Jerusalem Day

Gov’t approves Jerusalem cable car to the Western Wall

The Israeli cabinet approves the cost of Jerusalem’s tourist cable car, at an expected cost of $56 million, with its 40 cars carrying 3,000 passengers an hour across 1.4 km beginning in 2021.

Arutz Sheva Staff

 

On Sunday, as Israelis marked the 51st Jerusalem Day, the Israeli cabinet approved the proposal of Tourism Minister Yariv Levin (Likud), to invest NIS 200 million ($56 million) – to be distributed equally between the Tourism Ministry and the Finance Ministry – in the construction of the tourist cable car project to Jerusalem’s Old City. The project will be implemented by the Jerusalem Development Authority. Continue Reading »

Jordan: ‘Jews storm, defile Al-Aqsa Mosque, Israel responsible’

 

A Hashemite Kingdom spokesman condemns Israelis celebrating Jerusalem Day events, singing & dancing, defines them as ‘settlers desecration of place’s sanctity, harming feelings of Muslims throughout world’.

By Mordechai Sones

 

The Jordanian government yesterday (Wednesday) strongly condemned the presence of Jews in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and Jewish activities there. It referred to Jerusalem Day events, during which 15 Jews who had bowed in prayer down were detained, while others sang Hatikvah.

AntiSemite Abbas spews hatred and incitement against Jews – PMW:YouTube screenshot

According to the Jordanian government’s announcement, this is a blatant Israeli attack by allowing extremists to “storm” the Al-Aqsa Mosque in what is termed “a desecration of the sanctity of the place and an insult to the feelings of Muslims all over the world, reported Ynet. Continue Reading »

WATCH: Today Israel Celebrates Jerusalem Day

 

view videoThe Jewish State celebrates the reunification of the People of Israel’s eternal capital in the 6-Day War, 49 years ago.

By Israel Today Staff

 

Jerusalem Day is being celebrated across Israel on Sunday, marking 49 years since the capital’s reunification in the Six-Day War. Memorial services will be held during the day for fallen soldiers of the six-day war.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat will hold a reception for citizens of the capital from 3:30pm to 5pm today at the Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem in the Old City.

This year, as in every year, the center of the festivities will be the traditional Flag Dance procession, organized by the Am K’lavi association. Continue Reading »

Jerusalem Plans a Face-Lift For 2017, 50 Year Jubilee For Capital’s Unification

Billions to be spent on projects, including massive visitors center at Western Wall, a fertility center, upgrading transportation infrastructure and more.
• “We are moving full steam ahead in Jerusalem,” PM  Netanyahu said at the cabinet meeting, warning that the opposite, a division of the city, would restore “barbed wire & snipers.”

 

The government announced major construction projects in Jerusalem on Tuesday during a special cabinet session marking the 48th anniversary of the city’s reunification.

The Western Wall will see a new visitors center built over the next few years – Photo: iStock

At the meeting, which was held at the Israel Museum, the cabinet approved the construction of a large visitors center in the Western Wall area, to be inaugurated in 2017 when the city marks 50 years since reunification following the 1967 Six-Day War. Continue Reading »

U.S. Seminary Girl Hit in Face by Arab Stone-Throwers in Jerusalem

In yet another Jerusalem Day Arab attack, residents in Jerusalem’s Muslim Quarter reportedly throw rocks at Jewish youths, hitting a girl in the face.

By Ari Yashar

 

Arutz Sheva has received exclusive reportage on yet another violent Arab attack Tuesday on Jewish youth in the Old City of Jerusalem. Again, Jews celebrating the 47th year since the unification of the 3,000-year-old Jewish capital were targeted.

Ahuva Schwartz, a resident of Jerusalem, reports that a group of 60 Jews, mostly Israeli high school boys along with some families and American seminary student girls, met at the Kotel (Western Wall) on Tuesday night. Continue Reading »

Netanyahu: Jerusalem is Our Heart – We’ll Never Divide Our Heart

At the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva, Prime Minister Netanyahu at the Jerusalem Day celebrations said Jerusalem is Israel’s eternity.

By Elad Benari

 

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday night that Jerusalem is the heart of Israel and, as such, will never be divided again.

Prime Minister Netanyahu at the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva

Prime Minister Netanyahu at the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva – Photo: Kobi Gideon/GPO

Netanyahu made the comments in a speech he gave at the annual Jerusalem Day celebrations at the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva.

The celebration at Merkaz Harav is traditionally attended by the important figures of Religious Zionist rabbinic and political leadership. This year the dais included, among others, Economy Minister and Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett, Housing Minister Uri Ariel, Chief Rabbis David Lau and Yitzchak Yosef, Former Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar, Dep. Continue Reading »