-Jason Eskenazi came to Jerusalem with 26 point & shoot cameras and over 250 rolls of film, and a plan to have Jewish and Muslim children photograph their own city. â€œIn the end all the kids were brought together just by being in the same project seeing Jerusalem from two vantage points.â€? (Kids With Cameras)
-A small Jewish neighborhood of 300 housing units is planned for Kidmat Zion, on Jewish-owned land within the part of the Arab village of Abu Dis that is inside the Jerusalem city limits (90% of Abu Dis is outside Jerusalem). Shas is insisting that this project be unfrozen. (Haaretz)
-Jerusalem has had no chief rabbi since 2003, when both its chief Sephardi and Ashkenazi rabbis died. A look at the political aspects of a possible new rabbi. (Haaretz)
-Itâ€™s now possible to take a video tour of the â€œpermitted areasâ€? of the Temple Mount. Article includes links to the tour, in three parts.
-An accounting of the Nazi past of Jerusalemâ€™s â€œGerman colonyâ€? neighborhood. (Haaretz)
-After 40 years of control, Israel is now registering Jewish-owned property in Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter (approximately 40 acres) as such. And itâ€™s a complex process, in part because it has undergone massive restoration and renovation, much of it illegal, and because ownership structures are complicated. (Haaretz)
Pronounced: AHSH-ken-AH-zee, Origin: Hebrew, Jews of Central and Eastern European origin.