The Arabs Have Understood We Are the Sovereign

I spent time today with Rabbi Ben Packer of the Heritage House, based in the Old City. We covered security, politics, settlements, and more. Ben is one of the few people I know that is unstoppable on the front...

A Widow Returns Home

Yesterday, Neta Lavi came "home" to her wider "family" of friends, the Old City youth and the general Ateret Cohanim community. Yesterday, Neta and her family saw the empathy, the resilience, the strength ...

Arab Doctor In Hiding

It seems the doctor on staff of Kupat Cholim Leumi across the street from Beit Wittenberg at the time of the murder of Rav Nechemia Lavi and Aharon Banita is in hiding.  Why?  Although it was obvious that Adele Banita was critically injured outside he did noth...

Defiance at Beit Wittenberg

Daniel Luria, Executive Director of Ateret Cohanim gives over a powerful statement in the Wittenberg House, home of the murdered Rav Nechemia Lavi. Filming took place during an interview with the Nation. Learn ...

Beit Wittenberg is the Key to Jerusalem

When walking down Hagai Street these days, the tension is palpable. Most people see the area as historically Muslim, but Hagai Street running North South to Sha'ar Shechem (Damascus Gate) had bustling Jewish po...

Musrara: Battleground Jerusalem

In this edition of Build Jerusalem's Weekly Podcast, David Mark speaks to Build Jerusalem's Director of Operations Shai Atanelov about life on Jerusalem's front lines....

Rechov HaGai: Changing the Facts on the Ground

With all of the pain and sadness of the last few days some good is coming from it.  Jews of all backgrounds danced the <strong>Second Hakafot</strong> in the square where two Jewish souls were cut d...

Weekly Update: Security Deterioration, Court Cases, and More

In this podcast Daniel and I cover the week's events. I have to say you can literally feel the growing intensity in many of the neighborhoods in and around the Old City of Jerusalem.  Of course what is known as the Jewish the Quarter has remained calm, yet...

Great News from Kfar HaTeimanim

Very early Thursday morning...a few hours ago (TO AVOID UNNECESSARY FRICTION WITH SOME OF THE LOCAL ARABS DURING THE DAY) Jewish families and Yeshiva students entered a large premises, which is located in the o...

The Revolution Can Come At Any Moment

Revolutions come when a populace has lost the ability to make necessary change through ordinary means. Israelis from all spectrums of society feel they live in a country that has gone mad.  Prices are too high,...

In State We Trust

“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.” ― George Orwell, 1984 When the Palmach fighters won control of the State from the Irgun and Lehi, a white washing of history and rewriting of the State’s past be...

Building In Jerusalem is Key to Our Survival

Why is Jerusalem such a conflicted place when it comes to our national direction?  There is this feeling and has been since 1967 that if we just give on something then we will reach acceptance with our neighbor...