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  Jerusalem Post | Breaking News from Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World
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Shuafat area residents split over plan to divide Jerusalem
Amit Ben-Shushan lifts Betar Jerusalem with a brace
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  Jerusalem/Al Quds
It was with the construction of the Temple of Jerusalem in the 10th century BCE that Jerusalem became the central city of Judaism.
In Islam, Jerusalem's importance is due to a tradition saying that Muhammad went on a celestial journey from the spot where the ruins of the Jewish temples was and where the Dome of the Rock later was erected.
850: Jerusalem is sacked by Philistines and Arabians.
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 Jerusalem - MSN Encarta
Jerusalem (in Hebrew, Yerushalayim; in Arabic, al-Quds), ancient city, largest in Israel, situated on a cluster of hilltops and valleys between the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea, about 93 km (58 mi) east of Tel Aviv-Yafo at the intersection of the West Bank and Israel.
Jerusalem is a holy city for three of the world’s major religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Jerusalem is connected to Tel Aviv by rail and road links, and is also served by Israeli ports on the Mediterranean Sea.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761572316/Jerusalem.html   (768 words)

 Jerusalem - MSN Encarta
East Jerusalem, which has a large Palestinian Arab population and recently constructed Jewish areas, was held by Jordan between 1949 and the Six-Day War of 1967.
Main roads run from Jerusalem to Amman, Jordan, in the east, to Ramallah and Nābulus (Nablus) in the north, and to Beersheba, through Bethlehem and Hebron, in the south.
The population of Jerusalem is divided along lines of ethnicity, religion, and nationality; the primary division is between the Jewish Israeli majority (70 percent) and the Palestinian Arab minority (30 percent).
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761572316/Jerusalem.html   (819 words)

 Jerusalem (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net
In the year 1850 the Greek and Latin monks residing in Jerusalem had a fierce dispute about the guardianship of what are called the "holy places." In this dispute the emperor Nicholas of Russia sided with the Greeks, and Louis Napoleon, the emperor of the French, with the Latins.
Modern Jerusalem "lies near the summit of a broad mountain-ridge, which extends without interruption from the plain of Esdraelon to a line drawn between the southern end of the Dead Sea and the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean." This high, uneven table-land is everywhere from 20 to 25 geographical miles in breadth.
Jerusalem is first mentioned under that name in the Book of Joshua, and the Tell-el-Amarna collection of tablets includes six letters from its Amorite king to Egypt, recording the attack of the Abiri about B.C. The name is there spelt Uru-Salim ("city of peace").
www.christiananswers.net /dictionary/jerusalem.html   (1511 words)

 Jerusalem Encyclopedia Article @ LaunchBase.org (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jerusalem is the holiest city of Judaism (since the 10th century BCE) and some denominations of Christianity (since the 5th century CE) and, after Mecca and Medina, the third holiest city of Islam (since the 7th century CE).
Jerusalem is situated in 31°46′45″N, 35°13′25″E, upon the southern spur of a plateau the eastern side of which slopes from 2,460 ft. above sea-level north of the Temple Mount to 2,130 ft. at the southeastern extremity.
Jerusalem is situated at a relatively high altitude and experiences cold, wet winters with an average of 9 °C. The average annual precipitation is about 600 mm (24 inches).
www.launchbase.org /encyclopedia/Jerusalem   (4711 words)

It was his intention to transform Jerusalem into a Greek metropolis and his desecration of the Temple that provoked a Jewish insurrection; the ensuing revolt, headed by the Hasmonaeans and led by Judah Maccabee, succeeded in liberating Jerusalem.
Jerusalem was governed by Roman procurators residing in Caesarea, and ceased to function as the capital of Judea -- although the municipal government remained in the hands of the Jewish high priest and Sanhedrin (rabbinical council), which fulfilled the functions of a municipal council.
Jerusalem was established as the capital of the Latin Kingdom in the Holy Land.
www.shalomjerusalem.com /jerusalem/jerusalem3.htm   (2778 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem
He was one of Jerusalem's most brilliant sovereigns, and thought to profit by the anarchy that prevailed in Egypt in order to acquire possession of that country, reaching Cairo twice (1167 and 1168); and, for the moment, having Egypt under his protectorate.
Alix of Champagne, Queen of Cyprus and daughter of King Henry I, claimed the regency on the ground of being Isabella of Brienne's nearest relative; and it was conferred upon her and her second husband Ralph, Count of Soissons, the imperial garrison, besieged in Tyre, being forced to capitulate.
The title of King of Jerusalem continued to be borne in a spirit of rivalry: by the Kings of Cyprus belonging to the House of Lusignan; and by the two Houses of Anjou which claimed to hold their rights from Mary of
www.newadvent.org /cathen/08361a.htm   (3155 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Jerusalem (A.D. 71-1099)
Sion from Jerusalem and state that the Lord dwells in Sion and that the king's palace is there (Isaiah 10:12; 8:18; Joel 3:21; etc.).
Goaded by the tyranny of the Romans, by the re-erection of Jerusalem as a Roman colony and the establishment of an
Jerusalem owes its place not to St. James, the brother of the Lord, but to the astute and unscrupulous Juvenal.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/08355a.htm   (6128 words)

 Jerusalem - The Peace Encyclopedia
Another indication that Jerusalem was not considered of great importance to the Muslim armies is the fact that it was one of last cities taken by the Syrian Muslims after the death of Mohammed.
Jerusalem is not the place to which Muslims pray, it is not once mentioned by name in the Qur'an or in prayers, and it is directly connected to no events in Muhammad's life.
Through a historical catastrophe - the destruction of Jerusalem by the emperor of Rome - I was born in one of the cities in the diaspora.
peace.heebz.com /jerusalem.html   (8709 words)

 Jerusalem   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jerusalem is also a holy city for Muslims, who refer to it as “al-Quds” (the holy one).
The only time Jerusalem was divided was between 1948-1967 when armistice lines drawn between the army of the newly declared State of Israel and invading Arab armies divided Jerusalem into two sectors, with Jordan occupying and annexing the eastern sector, including the Old City, and Israel retaining the western and southern parts of the city.
Jerusalem was reunited under Israeli sovereignty as a result of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.
www.adl.org /israel/advocacy/glossary/jerusalem.asp   (694 words)

 B'Tselem - Route of the barrier around East Jerusalem
The dominant principle in setting the route in the Jerusalem area is to run the route along the city's municipal border.
These ties with Jerusalem are especially close for residents of communities situated east of the city: a-Ram, Dahiyat al-Barid, Hizma, 'Anata, al-'Eizariya, Abu Dis, Sawahreh a-Sharqiya, and a-Sheikh Sa'ad (hereafter: "the suburbs").
The suburbs, with a population in excess of 100,000, are contiguous with the built-up area of neighborhoods inside Jerusalem.
www.btselem.org /english/Separation_Barrier/Jerusalem.asp   (1055 words)

 CNN.com In-Depth Specials - Mideast: Land of conflict
Jerusalem is the center for three of the world's largest religions.
Ground zero in the dispute is a hill in Jerusalem known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Haram al-Sharif, or the Noble Sanctuary.
East Jerusalem is primarily populated by Arabs and West Jerusalem by Jewish residents.
www.cnn.com /SPECIALS/2001/mideast/stories/issues.jerusalem/index.html   (323 words)

 Jerusalem travel guide - Wikitravel
Jerusalem (Hebrew: ירושלים Yerushalayim, Arabic: اورشليم-القدس Urshalim-al-Quds) [1] is the three times holy city (to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), whilst being the modern capital of the State of Israel and the country`s largest city.
West Jerusalem is the secular Israeli part of Jerusalem, also known as New Jerusalem, it is the modern commercial heart of the city, having become 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.
Jerusalem regained its status as capital of Judah and center of Jewish worship for another four centuries, with a considerable portion of that period under Hasmonean rule.
wikitravel.org /en/Jerusalem   (5898 words)

 Myths & Facts - Jerusalem
Jerusalem never served as a provincial capital under Muslim rule nor was it ever a Muslim cultural center.
Throughout centuries of exile, Jerusalem remained alive in the hearts of Jews everywhere as the focal point of Jewish history, the symbol of ancient glory, spiritual fulfillment and modern renewal.
According to Goldberg, "Resolution 242 in no way refers to Jerusalem, and this omission was deliberate....Jerusalem was a discrete matter, not linked to the West Bank." In several speeches at the UN in 1967, Goldberg said: "I repeatedly stated that the armistice lines of 1948 were intended to be temporary.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/myths/mf20.html   (6207 words)

In 587 BC Jerusalem was destroyed by the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar and the temple torn down.
Jerusalem remained under the rule of Islam, until the Crusaders captured it in 1099.
Jerusalem was declared the official capital of Israel in 1950.
freespace.virgin.net /donovan.hawley/jmain1.htm   (710 words)

 Jerusalem History
The 1947 UN proposal for internationalizing Jerusalem as a "corpus separatum," under UN General Assembly Resolution 181 (II), was only a non-binding recommendation which was rejected by the Palestinian Arabs and the Arab states by the use of force.
The UN did nothing when Jerusalem's Jewish population was placed under siege by invading Arab armies in 1948, so that Israel regarded the internationalization proposals as "null and void." Israel's first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, established Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in 1950.
The complete disregard that the Waqf demonstrated toward the pre-Islamic ancient Jewish heritage of Jerusalem was reminiscent of the behavior of the Taliban in Afghanistan during 2001 toward the pre-Islamic Buddhist presence in the Bamian Valley.
www.jcpa.org /jcprg10.htm   (1854 words)

Jerusalem is the heart and soul of the Land of Israel.
At the mass rally on January 8 in Jerusalem, the most powerful words came from Avital Sharansky, who’d led an international struggle for the release of her husband, Soviet refusenik Natan Sharansky.
Jerusalem's Old City and Temple Mount — the focal point of Jewish destiny is in danger of being relinquished.
www.aish.com /jewishissues/jerusalem   (578 words)

 Daily Bible Study - Jerusalem Fact File
Jerusalem is located on a high ridge, consisting of 3 hills.
Along the east of the city is the Kidron Valley (in which runs the Brook Kidron, including the Pool of Gihon), and to the south is the Valley Of Hinnom (see also Jerusalem Gates).
The first mention of the name Jerusalem is found in Joshua chapter 10.
www.keyway.ca /htm2002/jerfacts.htm   (441 words)

 [minstrels] Jerusalem -- William Blake
From: Sally Jerusalem - first showed up in the movie "Chariots of Fire" - It certainly is a hymn in the Church of England hymnal.
Similarly, for Blake, Jerusalem represented a city that allowed humanity to be true to its own imagination, that was characterised by perfect justice and perfect freedom.
Also Jerusalem is criticising the industrial revolution and saying that England shuld reamin as a rural and pleasant land where innocence is not lost to the poverty of the larger cities.
www.cs.rice.edu /~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/26.html   (5028 words)

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