Jerusalem Construction News is coming to an end. When I first began the site four years ago, I did not expect to garner the kind of readership numbers that I did. I had no idea there was such an intense desire for information of this kind, but I was very happy to be one of the sole voices providing it. I still believe that English speakers are underserved in Israel and specifically in Jerusalem and, as such, I am now writing for a new English-language local news website called re:Jerusalem.
Through re:Jerusalem I will not only be able to provide the latest construction news but all of the local Jerusalem news that slips through the cracks and fails to make it to an English-speaking audience. I will be able to provide the same information that I have provided here with an even greater amount of context. For those looking for construction news exclusively, I will continue to maintain the Facebook page for the site.
I look forward to continuing to write and inform. Thanks for reading!
Jerusalem Construction News is now on Mapme! Mapme is an Israeli company that visualizes locations on specialized maps – the perfect platform for a website cataloging new construction projects in Jerusalem. This has been a major request by readers in the past and now that it is live it will be updated with each new blog post. You can access the map here.
While one of the intents of this site is to veer away from political discussion, I feel compelled to share the instructions issued by the Jerusalem municipality detailing how to stay safe and what to do in case of a terror attack. Because the instructions were only posted in Hebrew, I have translated them for the convenience of non-Hebrew speakers. Stay safe!
Actions to take in public areas:
-Be alert and aware of your surroundings.
-Call 100 to report any suspicious activity.
-It’s suggested to go out in groups, rather than alone.
-Walk in well-lit areas during the evening.
-If you feel unsettled while alone, call close family.
Actions to take if aid is needed in case of terror:
-Call MADA at 101.
-Stop bleeding by applying pressure to a wound.
-Ask people in the area for assistance.
-Do not attempt to remove knives or other objects from a body.
-Find and compress other stab wounds and sources of bleeding.
-Make sure the injured doesn’t move.
-Make sure to consider your own safety.
Welcome to the only site dedicated to Jerusalem construction news. Searching for information on Google, it struck me how all of the results for news about new construction in Jerusalem are about settlement building. I have yet to find a site for Jerusalemites, or anyone else who may be interested, to read about new and interesting construction projects going on in the city. Especially one without a political lean. Jerusalem is a unique city, but it’s also a city just like any other. It is growing, expanding and thriving. Documenting these changes will be both exciting and interesting.
I look forward to this site growing and expanding just like the city to which it is dedicated.