Ancient Pottery Reveals Secrets of Roman Rule over Jerusalem – New Study

Two thousand years ago, in a Jerusalem buzzing with life, Jewish potters worked around the clock producing pots, jars and stands, as the industry was fueled by a population whose adherence to religious purity laws created an increasing need for clay vessels. New research by Israeli archaeologistshas shed light on this flourishing activity as well…


Rare Coin Dating Nearly 2,000 Years, Discovered in Jerusalem’s Old City

Israel’s Antiquities Authority (IAA) has presented a rare coin from the Bar Kokhba Revolt period (132-135 CE), which was discovered during an archaeological excavation in Jerusalem’s Old City.
The IAA frequently reveals interesting finds from its sites from around the country ahead of Jewish holidays and festivals – and this is no different, the…


‘Lion of Judah’ Donated by Evangelical Leaders Finds a Home in Jerusalem

Located in the heart of Jerusalem and with a unique view of the Old City walls, Bloomfield Garden is one of the largest green areas in the city, offering vast lawns, secluded paths and play areas, as well as several monuments and art installations, including the Fountain of the Lions donated by German Chancellor Helmut Kohl in 1989. On Tuesday,…


New Guatemalan president to keep embassy in Jerusalem, labels Hezbollah terror group

(January 15, 2020 / JNS) The new president of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, pledged on Tuesday to “keep the embassy in Jerusalem and designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization” during a meeting in Guatemala City with Ofir Akunis, Israeli Minister of Science, Technology and Space.

The Guatemalan embassy opened in Jerusalem in May 2018,…


Jerusalem zoo sends aid to help animals injured in Australia fires

(January 6, 2020 / JNS) Jerusalem’s Biblical Zoo announced on Sunday that it will donate burn creams, milk replacers, wound sprays and hydration concentrates to aid animals in Victoria, Australia.

The donation comes as massive bushfires rage across Australia, which have resulted in the deaths of at least 24 people since September, as well as of…


Georgia set to open cultural center in Jerusalem

(December 27, 2019 / JNS) Georgia is set to open a cultural center in Jerusalem, becoming the eighth country to do so, its Israel embassy confirmed on Thursday.

A spokesperson for the Georgian Embassy said it has not been decided yet when or where the center will open, and that details are still being discussed.

“We welcome the center’s…


‘Brazil will move its embassy to Jerusalem in 2020’

(December 16, 2019 / Israel Hayom) Senior Brazilian lawmaker Eduardo Bolsonaro said on Sunday that Brazil was committed to moving its embassy to Jerusalem in 2020.

Speaking at the opening event in Jerusalem for a Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (APEX-Brasil) office, Bolsonaro, who is the son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro,…


Brazil to open trade mission in Jerusalem later this month

Brazil is set to open a trade office in Jerusalem next month, Israeli officials said Monday.

Honduras, which already operates a trade mission in the capital, is expected to transfer its embassy to the city in the coming weeks, the officials added.

On December 15, the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, known as Apex-Brasil, which…


Jerusalem to host largest-ever event on anti-Semitism; Putin, Macron to attend

President Reuven Rivlin said Wednesday that some 30 world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron, will be coming to Israel in January to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Jerusalem, in what is expected to be the largest-ever gathering focused on combating anti-Semitism.

Rivlin spoke…


Faroe Islands to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

The Faroe Islands plans to open an office for diplomatic representation in Jerusalem and intends to recognize the city as the capital of Israel despite objections from Denmark, according to the Danish-language newspaper Politiken.

The Faroe Islands is a self-governing archipelago of islands in the Atlantic Ocean, but is a part of Denmark….


Ceremony at Living Memorial site in Jerusalem pays tribute to 9/11 victims


(September 11, 2019 / JNS) An annual ceremony was held at the 9/11 Living Memorial site in Jerusalem on Tuesday night to honor victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in the United States.

The “Tribute in Light” event included the illumination of two beams that shined up 300 meters over Jerusalem, similar to that of Ground Zero in New York…


Jerusalem skyline lights up in memory of 9/11

A new art installation lit up Jerusalem’s skies Tuesday evening in a ceremony marking 18 years since the devastating attacks in the U.S. on September 11, 2001.

The ceremony held at the KKL-JNF 9/11 Living Memorial Plaza in Jerusalem Park presented an art installation called a “Tribute in Light.”

The installation comprises two 300-meter tall…



Israel will hold a ceremony to commemorate the 9/11 Twin Tower attacks on Tuesday afternoon at the Jerusalem Park.

As a tribute to the Tribute in Lights representing the Twin Towers, Jerusalem’s skies will be lighten up – reaching up to 300 meters.

The Tribute in Light is an art installation of 88 searchlights six blocks south of the World Trade…


Honduras recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez will travel to Israel on Friday to inaugurate a “diplomatic office” in Jerusalem, recognizing the holy city as Israel’s capital.

The diplomatic office in the city will be an extension of Honduras’s Tel Aviv-based embassy.

“For me it’s the recognition that Jerusalem is the capital…



The Republic of Nauru has recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Israel Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday.

“I commend @Republic_Nauru’s important decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. We will continue to strengthen Jerusalem and to bring about the recognition and opening of diplomatic missions and embassies in our…



Honduras is slated to open a trade office in Jerusalem next week as a preliminary step toward relocating its embassy to Jerusalem, Israel’s Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday.

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez and his wife are due to arrive in Israel Saturday to inaugurate the office, which will have Honduran diplomatic status, the…


Jerusalem Light Festival

Over the years, the Jerusalem Light Festival has become known as one of the most impressive and enjoyable events that take place in the capital every summer. Every night during the festival, amazing modern light art installations illuminate the walls and sites inside and around the Old City.

The festival, which has already begun and will continue…


Moldova’s Filip government announces transfer of Embassy to Jerusalem

The Moldovan Filip Government approved the transfer of the Moldovan embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on Tuesday.

Moreover, the Cabinet of Ministers adopted a decision that approves the agreement on the sale of the land for the construction of the headquarters of the US Embassy in Moldova.

The Filip Government also adopted the…