J E R U S A L E M
ETERNAL CAPITAL OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE
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Israeli Occupation of
West Bank from Jordan
Map on Right Enlarges Jerusalem Area
.For lots more information on
the history and geography
of Israel's changing borders
The building of neighborhoods in what is known as West Jerusalem started in the middle of the 19th Century with neighborhoods such as Yemin Moshe, Nachalat Shiva, and Meah Shearim. Israel's government, the Knesset, is located in West Jerusalem.
During the Six-Day War of 1967, Jordan attacked Israel from the "West Bank" of the Jordan River which was still in Jordanian hands. When the fighting was over, Israel liberated and occupied all this "West Bank" area, including all of East Jerusalem with her Old City.
Divided into four "quarters"... Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Armenian. Map 3 BELOW is enlargement of the Old City. All Jews were barred from the Old City following Israel's 1948 War of Independence.
Above and Below]
Aerial View of Temple Mount
Note that the al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock are separate
Western Wall with
Dome of the Rock in background
The Western Wall is all that is left of the old Temple Mount when Jerusalem was destroyed by the Romans nearly two thousand years ago. On the Temple Mount was a magnificent 2nd Jewish Temple (where the gilded Dome of the Rock appears behind and above the wall). Photo at Right is a scale model of this ancient temple.
Scale Model of the Second Jewish Temple
The Red Arrow points to one of the few sections
of the Western Wall that remains
after the destruction of the second temple.
Click HERE for Joseph Farah's Report
on the Jewish Right to the Temple Mount
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