Jerusalem, Hebrew Yerushalayim, Arabic Bayt al-Muqaddas or Al-Quds, ancient city of the Middle East that since 1967 has been wholly under the rule of the State of Israel.
What country is next to Jerusalem?
Israel has borders with four neighboring countries: Lebanon on the North, Syria and Jordan on the East side, and Egypt on the South side. The Mediterranean sea is the western border of Israel.
Is Jerusalem a city in Israel?
A surreal and vibrant city, holy to Jews, Muslims, and Christians – over one-third of all the people on the earth. Jerusalem is as unique as she is special. Beyond her religious and historic significance, Jerusalem is the capital of modern-day Israel and an advanced, dynamic city.
What is Jerusalem religion?
Jerusalem has been the holiest city in Judaism and the ancestral and spiritual homeland of the Jewish people since the 10th century BCE. During classical antiquity, Jerusalem was considered the center of the world, where God resided. The city of Jerusalem is given special status in Jewish religious law.
Who owns Jerusalem now?
|Jerusalem ירושלים (Hebrew) القُدس (Arabic)|
|Claimed by||Israel and Palestine|