Jerusalem is the capital and largest city of Israel, though most other countries and the United Nations do not recognize it as Israel's capital. The ancient city in the Judean Hills has a fascinating history spanning thousands of years.

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The of Jerusalem is that part of Jerusalem surrounded by the impressive 16th-century Ottoman city walls and representing the heart of the city both historically and spiritually. Photo: Danapit, Public domain.

represents the modern commercial heart of the city, which was the focus for development in the capital from the time of Israeli independence in 1948 to the reunification of the city with the Six Day War in 1967. Photo: Ting Chen, CC BY-SA 2.0.

represents the eastern half of the once-divided city of Jerusalem. Photo: Papierdrache, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a secluded village suburb on the outskirts of West Jerusalem. Photo: Ori229, CC BY-SA 3.0.


or Chareidi Jerusalem refers to the parts of Jerusalem which are overwhelmingly populated by Jews. Photo: Yoninah, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Notable Places in the Area

The was established in 1965 as Israel's foremost cultural institution and one of the world’s leading encyclopaedic museums. Photo: אסף.צ, CC BY-SA 3.0.

, located in the of Jerusalem, is the third holiest site in Islam. is situated 2 km northeast of Jerusalem. Photo: عماد الدين المقدسي, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The is an Islamic shrine located on the Temple Mount in the . is situated 2 km northeast of Jerusalem. Photo: Godot13, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Localities in the Area

is a neighbourhood in northwest Jerusalem, just off the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway at the main entrance to the city. is situated 3 km northwest of Jerusalem.

or Armon HaNetziv is a Jewish neighborhood in southern , established by in 1973 on land captured in the Six-Day War and occupied since. is situated 2½ km southeast of Jerusalem. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 3.0.

or Abu Deis is a Palestinian village in the Jerusalem Governorate of the Palestinian National Authority bordering Jerusalem. is situated 4 km east of Jerusalem.


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