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'''Jerusalem'''([[Hebrew]]:'''יְרוּשָׁלַיִם''' ([[Arabic]]:'''أورشليم القدس''') is the official capital of the country of [[Israel]], although it is not recognised as such diplomatically outside of Israel. It is considered holy by [[Jews]] being their ancient capital and home of their most holy site, the Temple Mound, as well as [[Christians]] for its association with [[Christ]] and the Crucifixion, and [[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 km2) and East Jerusalem (some 70 km2). The [[Knesset]] (the Israeli Parliament Building) is located in West Jerusalem as well as the Museum of the Holocaust.
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'''Jerusalem'''([[Hebrew]]:'''יְרוּשָׁלַיִם''' ([[Arabic]]:'''أورشليم القدس''') is the official capital of the country of [[Israel]], although it is not recognised as such diplomatically outside of Israel. It is considered holy by [[Jews]] being their ancient capital and home of their most holy site, the Temple Mound, as well as [[Christians]] for its association with [[Christ]] and the [[Crucifixion]], and [[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 km<sup>2</sup>) and East Jerusalem (some 70 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.]]
 
[[File:Al-Aqsa Mosque Jerusalem.jpg|thumb|left|200px|Al-Aqsa Mosque.]]

Revision as of 07:16, 19 November 2012

Solomon's Temple.

Jerusalem(Hebrew:יְרוּשָׁלַיִם (Arabic:أورشليم القدس) is the official capital of the country of Israel, although it is not recognised as such diplomatically outside of Israel. It is considered holy by Jews being their ancient capital and home of their most holy site, the Temple Mound, as well as Christians for its association with Christ and the Crucifixion, and 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 km2) and East Jerusalem (some 70 km2). The Knesset (the Israeli Parliament Building) is located in West Jerusalem as well as the Museum of the Holocaust.

Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Old City (0.9 square kilometer) was until 1860s the entire city of Jerusalem. It is at present part of East Jerusalem.

The Temple Mount

Quarters of the Old City of Jerusalem

There are four quarters in the Old City:

  • The Muslim Quarter which is the biggest one; the Dome of the Rock (home of the Al Aqsa Mosque) and Temple Mount are located here.
  • The Jewish Quarter with the Wailing Wall (also known as the Western Wall).
  • The Christian Quarter, where churches, monasteries and shines line the Via Dolorosa.
  • The Armenian Quarter which is the smaller one.

Although not equal in size, the four quarters form a rectangular framework. The street running from the Damascus Gate to the Zion Gate divides the city into east and west. The street leading from the Jaffa Gate to the Lion’s gate divides it from north to south. [1]

Jerusalem map quarters.jpg

See also

External links

References

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