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Jerusalem

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Updated Jerusalem status
[[Image:Jerusalem Ugglan 1.jpg|right|thumb|200px|Solomon's Temple.]]
'''Jerusalem''' (in [[Hebrew]] '''יְרוּשָׁלַיִם''' and in [[Arabic]] '''أورشليم القدس''') is the official capital of the country of [[Israel]], although it is not recognized as such diplomatically outside by most of the international community. However, the United States does recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israelsince U. S. President [[Donald Trump]] made that announcement on December 6, 2017.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/12/06/president-donald-j-trumps-proclamation-jerusalem-capital-state-israel|title=President Donald J. Trump's Proclamation on Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Israel |publisher=White House|accessdate=6 December 2017|date=6 December 2017}}</ref>  It is considered holy by [[Jews]] as their ancient capital and home of their most holy site, the Temple Mount, as well as by [[Christians]] for its association with [[Christ]] and the [[Crucifixion]], and by [[Muslims]] as the location of the [[Dome of the Rock]]. Jerusalem was unified under Israeli control after the [[Six-Day War]] of 1967; it had, between Israeli independence in 1948 and 1967, been divided between Israeli West Jerusalem (some 55&nbsp;km<sup>2</sup>) and East Jerusalem (some 70&nbsp;km<sup>2</sup>). The [[Knesset]] (the Israeli Parliament Building) is located in West Jerusalem as well as the Museum of the [[Holocaust]].
[[File:Al-Aqsa Mosque Jerusalem.jpg|thumb|left|200px|Al-Aqsa Mosque.]]
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