Nir Barkat

UN Palestinian Refugee Agency Vows to Keep Serving Jerusalem

TEL AVIV – The UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) vowed Saturday that it would continue servicing the Arab population in Jerusalem despite Israel’s plans to remove it from the city.  On Thursday, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat announced that schools,

UNRWA (Mohammed Abed / AFP / Getty)

First Signs Posted to U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

The Jerusalem municipality has proudly mounted the first street signs pointing the way toward the U.S. embassy, which is set to open one week from today, on the 70th secular anniversary of Israel’s independence on May 14.

US Embassy sign (Jerusalem Municipality)

Jerusalem Mayor Meets ‘Baltimore’ Protestors in Street

In an echo of protests this week in Baltimore, demonstrators in Jerusalem, Israel have taken to the streets to oppose police brutality against Ethiopian Israelis. The immediate trigger for the protest, which drew hundreds of people to the streets near Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s residence, was a surveillance video showing two policemen beating a black Israeli soldier in uniform. Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat rushed to the scene to listen to the demonstrators’ concerns.

Nir Barkat (Sebastian Scheiner / Associated Press)