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Jerusalem, Israel
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    (circa 3000 BC- )
    Population over 700,000 (2004 census)
    Capital of Israel (contested)
    Site of many Biblical episodes
    Historically ruled by Jews, Babylonians, the Roman Empire, European crusaders, the Ottoman Empire, the British Empire, the United Nations and the nation of Israel
    Points of interest include the Western (Wailing) Wall, the Dome of the Rock, the Mount of Olives and the Temple Mount
    Also known as ‘Yerushalayim,' ‘Shalem,' ‘Uru Salim' and ‘Al-Quds ash-sharif'
    It has been the scene of political unrest and massacres for literally thousands of years.
    It is at the center of the bloody conflict between Arabs and Jews.
    When Israel declared it their capital (1950), the United Nations refused to recognize it.
    Even today, very few nations accept this designation.
    It is considered so dangerous that few tourists want to visit it.
    It is one of the oldest surviving cities in the world.
    Even in ancient times, it was a city of great cultural diversity.
    It has almost legendary status in several religions.
    Jews revere it as the royal seat of King David and King Solomon.
    Christians revere it as the place where Jesus Christ was tried and executed.
    Muslims revere it as the home of prophets and the site of a visit from Muhammed.
    The U.S. does recognize it as the capital of Israel.
    A song about it is used as the anthem for the British Women's Institute.
    Natalie Portman was born there.

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro


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