Three Thousand Years Later – Jerusalem is thriving

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The Zionist road back to Jerusalem that started in Basel (1897), and continued with the visit of Theodor Herzl to Jerusalem (1898), got international validation through the Balfour Declaration (November 1917).  A month later, British General Allenby walked through the gates of Jerusalem (December 1917), marking the beginning of 100 years of European involvement.

In those 100 Years, Jerusalem evolved and today it is thriving!

The vibrancy of Mahaneh Yehuda market, the flourishing art & culture scene, the flavor of Israeli wine,  the city’s academic centers,  think tanks, and technology start-ups, the diversity of its population, the rising engagement of Israelis with Judaism, all make life in Jerusalem intriguing.

The upcoming fast-train to Tel Aviv, the growing foreign ownership of vacation homes in Jerusalem and the possible consideration of nations to move their embassies to the city are increasingly turning Jerusalem into an international destination-city.



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Life in Jerusalem:

Shift in the Jerusalem Experience: Shuk Mahanehe Yehuda

Haredi Spring: Celebration of Zionism in Shaarei Hessed

JerusAviv? Impact of the upcoming Fast-Train to Tel Aviv

Impact of moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem

The Rising Jerusalem Art Scene

Jerusalem as a Destination-City: Interview with Kenneth Bialkin


Zionism & Israeli Society:

The New Secular: The Datalf (Sometimes Religious)

Contribution of Vacation Homes Owners

Herzl’s Jerusalem Visit – an Infliction Point in Zionism

From Basel to Jerusalem – A Look at the First Zionist Congress

Balfour Awakened – 100 Years to the Balfour Declaration

Rising Nationalism vs. Globalization – How it Effects the Jews

Interview with Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau

Zionism & Wine


Europe and its Relation to Jerusalem:

Europe and Jerusalem – a 2,300 Year-old Conflict

100 Years of Europeans involvement in  Jerusalem

70 Year-old Attempt to Downplay European Guilt 

20 Years of European Escalation towards Jerusalem

10 Years of European Obsession with Jerusalem – Possible Reasons

Europe and Jerusalem in Fiction: Wonder Woman Fights European Incitement

Rise of Germany’s Far-Right and Jerusalem: Impact of German Elections

Rise of Austria’s Far-Right and Jerusalem: Impact of Austrian Elections


The above articles appeared in the Jerusalem Post between 2015-2017 and written by Gol Kalev

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