Jerusalem

Israel

  • Jerusalem is a city located in the country of Israel.
     

  • Currently, the United States views Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel.  Most of the other countries in the world view the city of Tel Aviv as being the capital of Israel.
     

  • The official language of Jerusalem is Hebrew.
     

  • Jerusalem is geographically part of the continent of Asia.
     

  • Syria, Jordan and Egypt are some of the countries that border (are next to) Israel.

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  1. Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world.  it is also Israel's largest city.                                                          

  2. Even though it's located in desert area, there are more than 1,500 public parks and gardens in Jerusalem.                   

  3. The city of Old City of Jerusalem is completed walled in.  There are eight (8) gates built into the walls, seven (7) are open and one (1) is sealed,                                                              

  4. The Old City is divided into four (4) main sectiors, or "quarters": Christian, Jewish, Armenian and Mulim,  It is one of the holiest (religious) cities in the world for the three (3) major religions: Jewish, Christian and Islamic.                                                                                            

  5. Some of the famous sites to visit while in Jerusalem are:
    - The Rialto Bridge
    - Saint Mark's Square
    - The Grand Canal
    - The Doge's Palace
    - Saint Mark's Basilica
    - Day Trip to Masada

     

  6. A path, called the Via Dolorosa, follows the journey of Jesus through the city of Jerusalem.  There are 14 stops on this parh and fourteen (14) of them are inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre                         
                                          

  7. The flag of Israel has two colors on it: white and blue.
     

  8. The Dome of the Rock and Temple Mount are some of the most religious places for followers of the Islamic faith.
     

  9. The Western Wall and Temple Mount are some fo the most religious places for followers of the Jewish faith.                                                                                       

  10. The Church of the Holy Seoluchre and Temple Mount are some of the most religious places for followers of Christianity.   Mount of Olives