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The Old City is a 0.9 square kilometers walled area within the modern city of Jerusalem. Until 1860, when the Jewish neighborhood, Mishkenot Sha'ananim, was established, this area constituted the entire city of Jerusalem. The Old City is home to several sites of key religious importance: the Temple Mount and its Western Wall for Jews, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for Christians, and the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque for Muslims. It was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site List in 1981.


Traditionally, the Old City has been divided into four uneven quarters, although the current designations were introduced only in the 19th century. Today, the Old City is roughly divided into the Muslim Quarter, the Christian Quarter, the Jewish Quarter and the Armenian Quarter. Following the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, the Old City was captured by Jordan and the Jewish residents were evicted. During the Six-Day War in 1967, which saw hand to hand fighting on the Temple Mount, Israel captured the Old City alongside the rest of East Jerusalem, subsequently annexing them to Israeli territory and reuniting them with the western part of the city. Today, Israel controls the entire area, which it considers part of its national capital. In 2010, Jerusalem's oldest fragment of writings was found outside of the Old City's walls.

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"We are not taking a position of any final status issues including the specific boundaries of the Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem or the resolution of contested borders," Trump said in the December speech. "Those questions are up to the parties involved." While East Jerusalem, including the historic Old City, ...
From time immemorial until the late 19th century, almost all of Jerusalem's residents lived in the walled Old City. Divided into four uneven quadrants—the Jewish Quarter, the Muslim Quarter, the Christian Quarter and the Armenian Quarter—the Old City looms large due to its rich and multi-layered history ...

Ultra Orthodox Jews arrive for prayers at the Small Wailing Wall or Little Kotel in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City on January 14, 2011. The site is part of the same ancient wall which used to surround the Second Temple, and lies several hundred metres north of the Western Wall, one of Judaism's ...
It is a move that will further anger Palestinians already enraged by the U.S. administration's recognition of the contested city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The ancient site is the holiest place where Jews can pray. It is located in the Old City, an area that falls within East Jerusalem, which was captured ...
JERUSALEM – Israeli archaeologists unveiled on Monday a 2,700-year-old clay seal imprinted with images and Hebrew words that may have belonged to a biblical governor of Jerusalem. The round button-sized seal was found in a building in Jerusalem's Old City near the Western Wall and dates back to ...
Even as Israelis and Palestinians are caught in a prolonged battle of territory and dignity, the walls of Jerusalem tell the tale of a culturally rich and eclectic city. Built under the rule of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent of the Ottoman empire in 1517, the iconic ramparts have shadowed numerous conflicts the ...

As dark falls, Adeeb Joudeh, a Muslim, makes his way through the stone alleyways of Jerusalem's walled Old City cradling the ancient key to one of Christianity's holiest sites. Centuries ago, the imposing iron key to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built where many Christians believe Jesus was crucified ...
The ₪200 million project, approved by the government in May and scheduled to be operational during 2021, will provide aerial access to Jerusalem's Old City via four stations: A – the First Station, B – HaMefaked Street, C – Mount Zion, and D – Dung Gate/Givati parking lot adjacent to the Western Wall.
A series of catacombs excavated deep under Jerusalem's main ... In October excavators working in Jerusalem's Old City discovered an ancient ...
Archaeologists excavating an ancient garbage pit in Jerusalem have found the earliest evidence of the arrival of eggplant in Israel.
... he stay at the Heritage House, a hostel in the Old City of Jerusalem. .... move into properties in the Muslim quarter of Jerusalem's Old City.
The women's dorm at the Heritage House hostel in Jerusalem's Old City, ... move into properties in the Muslim quarter of Jerusalem's Old City.
File photo: cyclists ride past the walls of Jerusalem's Old City, Dec. ... The Giro is to start in Jerusalem and include two additional stages in Israel ...
In the winding alleys of the old city and the streets of downtown, the diverse ... Initiated by Mekudeshet, the Jerusalem Season of Culture, the ...
JERUSALEM (JTA) — A swastika and the phrase “Death to Jews” was written on a door in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. The graffiti, written in ...
An ancient Roman theater is excavated in Jerusalem's old city, October 16, 2017. Olivier Fitoussi Israel's Antiquities Authority's Dr. Joe Uziel ...
Jerusalem's Old City walls are getting a photographic facelift. Share Tweet · Share on ... Starting this week and lasting until the end of January, the ancient Western Wall will honor the people that made the enchanting Old City what it is today, not only spiritually, but visually as well. How? By featuring large ...

The route of the opening stage of the Giro d'Italia will avoid the disputed Old City of Jerusalem for sporting reasons, rather than the desire to avoid political controversy, according to a key figure in attracting the race outside of Europe for the first time. Amir Halevi, Director General of Israel Tourism, said that ...
Artists are inspired by the complexity of Jerusalem, where the ... Jerusalem's Old City, where the ancient and modern are in constant touch.
Visitors and pilgrims to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem's Old City can now experience the restored and consolidated Aedicule at the heart of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, which houses the Tomb of Christ.
As a child, Yaacov Jacob spent his summers at his grandparent's apartment in the Yemin Moshe neighborhood in Israel. Through a porthole on the first-floor, Jacob was able to see the vistas of Jerusalem's Old City. "That was always the memory that stuck ...
"We could be talking about a significant detriment across the population," Dr. Aron Troen, a nutritional neuroscientist at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem who helped lead the survey, told JTA. "For anyone below the minimum level, you may lose 7 to ...
Israeli paramilitary police officers shot and killed a Palestinian woman who tried to attack them with a knife outside Jerusalem's walled Old City on Wednesday, police spokesmen said. The incident occurred at Damascus Gate, a heavily guarded entrance ...
Exactly one year after conservation work began on the holiest site in Christianity, church patriarchs came together in a ceremony on Wednesday morning to unveil the restored shrine, believed to house Jesus's tomb in Jerusalem's Church of the Holy ...
Tourists and worshippers wait to access the newly restored Edicule following a ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditionally believed to be the burial site of Jesus Christ, in Jerusalem's Old City, on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. The ornate ...
Situated in the heart of the Christian quarter in Jerusalem's Old City, much-needed repairs were conducted to the Edicule, a small limestone and marble structure built on the site identified in the 4th century as Jesus' final resting place following ...
A team of scientists and workers have completed repairs on what is said to be the burial place of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem's Old City. It was the first time that workers have repaired the religious shrine since 1810. The project took nine months to ...
A Greek priest stands inside the renovated Edicule in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditionally believed to be the site of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, in Jerusalem's old city Monday, Mar. 20, 2017. A Greek restoration team has completed a ...
... the ancient structure housing the tomb, which according to Christian belief is where Jesus's body was anointed and buried, seen upon completion of months of restoration works, at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City March 20, 2017.
Surrounded by militant training sites on uprooted Jewish settlement lands, the first movie set in the Gaza Strip is growing, depicting the history-rich, volatile alleyways of Jerusalem's Old City. The set is the latest effort by the al-Aqsa channel ...
The Inbal Jerusalem Hotel is an award-winning, deluxe hotel situated in the heart of Jerusalem overlooking the Old City walls, and minutes away from all the major cultural and historical sites. With its Jerusalem stone exterior, the 283-room hotel is ...
The renovated tomb where Jesus is believed to have been buried after his crucifixion by the Romans was revealed during a ceremony in the 12th century Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the old city of Jerusalem that was attended by thousands of pilgrims ...
On 13 March, a 25-year-old Palestinian man stabbed and injured two Israeli policemen in the Old City of East Jerusalem and was subsequently shot and killed by Israeli forces. Following the incident, Israeli forces raided the family house of the ...
An Armenian official delegation headed by Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian attended the reopening of the Jesus tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City. Attending the event were Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, ...
Archbishop Manougian delivered a speech at the reopening ceremony along with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of the Greek Orthodox Church, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos II. A message from His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme ...
One such neighborhood is Qatamon which lies just two kilometers south-west of the walls of the Old City; an affluent community which encompassed Jerusalem's bourgeois and upper middle class Palestinian Christian and Muslim families, as well as Greeks, ...
JERUSALEM // The newly restored shrine surrounding what is believed to be Jesus's tomb was unveiled at a ceremony in Jerusalem on Wednesday following months of delicate work. Religious leaders opened the ceremony at the Church of the Holy ...
The newly restored site of Jesus Christ's tomb at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City was opened to the media on Monday after a nine-month restoration.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A team of scientists and restorers has completed work on the purported site of Jesus's tomb in Jerusalem's Old City, and it will be re-opened to the public on Wednesday (March 22). The group has worked for the past nine months at ...
Archaeologists digging at a digging site of the remains of a citadel used by the Greeks more then 2,000 years ago to control the Temple Mount at the City of David near Jerusalem Old City on November 3, 2015, According to the Israeli Antiquities ...
The ornate shrine, called the Edicule, sits in the center of Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, one of the world's oldest churches, a 12th century building sitting on fourth century remains in Jerusalem's Old City. According to Roman Catholic ...
"It was really important to see the bench, very flat and almost complete, from the right to the left, almost for the shape of one man [who] can stay on it," said Fr.
He saw the Dome of the Rock, an Islamic shrine on the site of Herod's Temple in the old city of Jerusalem, which he said was a major highlight.
The police investigation into last week's terror attack at the Old City's Lions Gate in which two policemen were injured, revealed a WhatsApp group named "The Path to Paradise.
The last four days of our trip were spent in Jerusalem. We looked from the window in our room at the Notre Dame Center down at the wall surrounding old Jerusalem. The Old City is divided into quarters controlled by four different religions. Muslims ...
"Every year, I am newly invigorated to see the thousands of runners, young and old, who come from all over the country and around the world to participate in the Jerusalem Winner Marathon. "Each year, participants run through the very streets where ...
Israeli soldiers killed, Monday, a young Palestinian man in the Asbat Gate area, in Jerusalem's Old City, after he reportedly "stabbed two border police officers.
Those of us who have been there know the truth of Elon's description of the urban space in the Old City, where "moving from one Old City quarter to the next is like crossing into an alien land." That's also true of the new city now marching up and down ...
Zen Subscribe now · Shareshare on facebook · Tweet · send via email · reddit · stumbleupon. An ultra-Orthodox man looks at the Western Wall and the wooden ramp leading up to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City, December 12, 2011. Ronen Zvulun ...
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