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Latest edition of Statistical Yearbook of Jerusalem presented to president-elect
Jerusalem's population grew by 1.5%, in 2012, the lowest recorded rate of growth over the previous 15 years. Still, it exceeded that of Haifa and Rishon Lezion (1.0%) and just surpassed that of Tel Aviv (1.4%). And the median age in Jerusalem was 23.7, making it much younger than the rest of the country, where the average was 29.5. These are just some of the latest figures to appear in the latest Statistical Yearbook of Jerusalem, presented to President-elect Reuven Rivlin earlier this month by Yearbook editor Dr. Maya Choshen and JIIS Director-General Meir Kraus.
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Preparing for Pope Francis
As Pope Francis was readying to journey to the Holy Land in May, JIIS in conjunction with the Jerusalem Center for Jewish-Christian Relations held a symposium on the topic, addressing Israel-Vatican relations, the Christian communities in the Holy Land and what might be expected from the visit.
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A residential analysis of ultra-orthodox Jerusalem
Among the haredi [ultra-orthodox], one's communal identity and association often dictates where one lives. With many streams and sub-streams, there is a clear preference for people to live among "our own." This phenomenon triggers certain mechanisms and patterns of segregation with impact on the "spatial organization" of residential areas.
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SPREE contributes to EU discourse on sustainability
As the SPREE project heads into its third and final year, the international project team has been reviewing its activities and aims at several meetings around Europe.
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Jerusalem in stone
“Jerusalem Stone - Eternal Cornerstone of Construction?” was the topic of a seminar held at JIIS in the framework of research pertaining to preservation policy for Jerusalem.
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