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Jerusalem


Dome of the Rock:
Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem is the largest city in Israel. As of 2007, Jerusalem had an estimated population of 732,100.

Jerusalem has a history that is believed to go back almost 6,000 years, and has been the holiest city in Judaism for approximately 3,000 years. The city is also considered by Muslims to be the third holiest city in Islam, and is of course also a very important city for Christians too - containing many significant Christian sites. Some of the most important religious sites in the city include:
  • The Temple Mount and Western Wall (for Jews).

  • The al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock (for Muslims)

  • The Church of the Holy Sepulchre (for Christians) - also known as the Church of the Resurrection - Containing the site of as Golgotha, the Hill of Calvary, where Jesus was crucified, and the location where Jesus was buried (the sepulchre). Today the church is also used as the headquarters for the Catholic Archpriest of the Basilia of the Holy Sepulchre, and the Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem.
The political status of Jerusalem remains an issue of dispute. The Israeli position is that East Jerusalem (captured in the 1967 Six Day War), is part of the state of Israel, and the whole of Jerusalem is the country's "eternal and indivisible" capital - however most countries do not recognize this claim (United Nations Security Council Resolution 478 explicitly rejected it), and maintain their embassies and other diplomatic missions in Tel Aviv. Meanwhile, the Palestinians also claim sovereignty over East Jerusalem, and hope to locate the capital of a future Palestinian state in East Jerusalem.

In 1995, the United States Congress passed the Jerusalem Act, stating that "Jerusalem should be recognized as the capital of the State of Israel; and the United States Embassy in Israel should be established in Jerusalem no later than May 31, 1999". Consequently official US government documents and web sites refer to Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The US embassy in Israel has not however been moved yet, as to do so requires the agreement of the President.

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Jerusalem, Israel, Petra & Sinai

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2016-11-15
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Jerusalem, Israel, Petra & Sinai will lead you straight to the best attractions the region has to offer.

Experience this beautiful and sacred part of the world, from the green hills and sun-drenched coast of Galilee to the holy sites of Jerusalem's Old City, and from the dramatic desert of Wadi Rum to the vibrant reefs of Dahab.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Jerusalem, Israel, Petra & Sinai.

   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights.
   • Detailed city maps each include a street finder index for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Jerusalem, Israel, Petra & Sinai truly shows you what others only tell you.

Recommended: For a pocket guidebook to the region, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Top 10: Israel, Sinai & Petra, which is packed with dozens of top 10 lists, ensuring you make the most of your time and experience the best of everything.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

Jerusalem and the Holy Land (Eyewitness Travel Guides)

By DK Publishing

Brand: DK Travel
Released: 2007-08-20
Paperback (328 pages)

Jerusalem and the Holy Land (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
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Three-dimensional cutaway illustrations and floor plans of key landmarks complement these richly illustrated, fully updated travel handbooks that also include enhanced maps, street-by-street guides, background information on a host of popular sights, and an expanded traveler's survival guide providing tips on hotels, restaurants, local customs, transportation, medical services, museums, entertainment, and more.

Fodor's Essential Israel (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor s Travel Guides
Released: 2017-06-20
Paperback (528 pages)

Fodor s Essential Israel (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering trusted advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years. 

Israel packs in riches from cherished religious sites to stunning archaeological treasures to spectacular natural wonders. Holy land to Jews, Christians, and Muslims, this is where biblical places like Jerusalem and Galilee come alive. Colorful features in Fodor's Essential Israel help travelers experience all of this and more: awe-inspiring ancient cities, delicious food and wine, and a vibrant contemporary culture.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps 
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· In-depth breakout features on the Dead Sea, Masada, Israeli wine, and more
· Coverage of Jerusalem, Jaffa, Bethlehem, Tel Aviv, the Dead Sea, Eilat, the Negev, Haifa, Nazareth, Tiberias, the Sea of Galillee, the Golan Heights, Beersheva, and Petra in Jordan

Jerusalem: Footsteps Through Time: Ten Torah Study Tours of the Old City

By Ahron Horovitz

Philipp Feldheim
Paperback (356 pages)

Jerusalem: Footsteps Through Time: Ten Torah Study Tours of the Old City
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This extraordinary guidebook invites readers to walk through thousands of years - in just a matter of hours. Packed with illuminating text, evocative, full-color photos, easy-to-follow maps and directions, this comprehensive and convenient travel guide takes readers on ten carefully charted walks through Jerusalem s Old City: the most fascinating and history-filled corner of the world!

Readers can follow in the footsteps of Abraham, march alongside King David, join in the building of Solomon s Temple, explore the wonders of the Western Wall, discover underground Jerusalem, and then marvel at the splendor of a vibrant, modern Jewish Quarter. From Creation to the Crusades, from the Six Day War to the present day, it s all here! Whether readers take one walk, two, or all ten, it s bound to add up to the experience of a lifetime: eye-opening, memorable, and inspiring.

Jerusalem: Footsteps Through Time provides everything one needs in the way of a guidebook, and its handy, pocket-size format makes it the perfect on-the-spot companion. Filled with invaluable information, color photographs, and vivid diagrams, it is a useful educational tool as well as the perfect souvenir of a visit to the Holy Land.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Jerusalem, Israel, Petra & Sinai

By DK Publishing

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2014-08-18
Paperback (328 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Jerusalem, Israel, Petra & Sinai
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Jerusalem, Israel, Petra, and Sinai will lead you straight to the best attractions the country has to offer, from the green hills and sun-drenched coast of Galilee to the sacred sites of Jerusalem's Old City, and from the dramatic desert of Wadi Rum to the vibrant reefs of Dahab.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Jerusalem, Israel, Petra, and Sinai explores the culture, history, and architecture of this region, accompanied by full-color photographs, 3-D cutaway illustrations, and floor plans of all the must-see sights. You'll find detailed maps, as well as listings of hotels, restaurants, shops, entertainment, tours, scenic walks and more.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that brighten every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Jerusalem, Israel, Petra, and Sinai truly shows you this beautiful region as no one else can.

Carta Map The Old City of Jerusalem

By Carta Jerusalem

Hendrickson Publishers
Map (2 pages)

Carta Map The Old City of Jerusalem
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On reverse: map of Jerusalem center and index to street names.,

Jerusalem: A Cookbook

By Yotam Ottolenghi

Random House
Released: 2012-10-16
Hardcover (320 pages)

Jerusalem: A Cookbook
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A collection of 120 recipes exploring the flavors of Jerusalem from the New York Times bestselling author of Plenty, one of the most lauded cookbooks of 2011.

In Jerusalem, Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi explore  the vibrant cuisine of their home city—with its diverse Muslim, Jewish, and Christian communities. Both men were born in Jerusalem in the same year—Tamimi on the Arab east side and Ottolenghi in the Jewish west. This stunning cookbook offers 120 recipes from their unique cross-cultural perspective, from inventive vegetable dishes to sweet, rich desserts. With five bustling restaurants in London and two stellar cookbooks, Ottolenghi is one of the most respected chefs in the world; in Jerusalem, he and Tamimi have collaborated to produce their most personal cookbook yet.

Jerusalem: City of Longing

By Simon Goldhill

Belknap Press
Released: 2009-09-28
Paperback (368 pages)

Jerusalem: City of Longing
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Jerusalem is the site of some of the most famous religious monuments in the world, from the Dome of the Rock to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to the Western Wall of the Temple. Since the nineteenth century, the city has been a premier tourist destination, not least because of the countless religious pilgrims from the three Abrahamic faiths.

But Jerusalem is more than a tourist site―it is a city where every square mile is layered with historical significance, religious intensity, and extraordinary stories. It is a city rebuilt by each ruling Empire in its own way: the Jews, the Romans, the Christians, the Muslims, and for the past sixty years, the modern Israelis. What makes Jerusalem so unique is the heady mix, in one place, of centuries of passion and scandal, kingdom-threatening wars and petty squabbles, architectural magnificence and bizarre relics, spiritual longing and political cruelty. It is a history marked by three great forces: religion, war, and monumentality.

In this book, Simon Goldhill takes on this peculiar archaeology of human imagination, hope, and disaster to provide a tour through the history of this most image-filled and ideology-laden city―from the bedrock of the Old City to the towering roofs of the Holy Sepulchre. Along the way, we discover through layers of buried and exposed memories―the long history, the forgotten stories, and the lesser-known aspects of contemporary politics that continue to make Jerusalem one of the most embattled cities in the world.

One Friday In Jerusalem: Walking to Calvary - a Tour, a Faith, a Life

By Andre Moubarak

Twins Tours & Travel Ltd
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One Friday In Jerusalem: Walking to Calvary - a Tour, a Faith, a Life
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The Via Dolorosa. The “Way of Sorrow,” held for centuries to be the road Jesus walked to His crucifixion. For countless believers across the world, it is the spiritual pilgrimage of a lifetime. For Andre Moubarak, it is his home and his life. Join Andre for a very special journey down this storied street he knows so intimately. One Friday in Jerusalem puts you in the sandals of Jesus as He bore His cross the brutal half mile to Calvary. Contemplate the sweat, the smells, the swelling crowds, the bark of soldiers, and the agonizing realities of crucifixion. And hear why each station of the cross is so meaningful for Andre, a minority among minorities in an ethnically sundered land. Providing unique Middle Eastern glimpses into the Bible, One Friday in Jerusalem is a tour book packed with historical, cultural, geographical, archaeological, and spiritual insights. It is a gripping reflection on the passion of Jesus. And it is the remarkable, true story of a man who personally knows the sorrows and struggle of the Via Dolorosa—and the joy, hope, and life-changing power of the risen Christ.

Streetwise Jerusalem Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Jerusalem, Israel (Michelin Streetwise Maps)

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Streetwise Maps
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Streetwise Jerusalem Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Jerusalem, Israel (Michelin Streetwise Maps)
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Streetwise Jerusalem Map is a laminated city center map of Jerusalem, Israel in an accordion-fold pocket size travel format.

Coverage includes:
Main Jerusalem Map 1:17,000
Old City Map 1:7,000

Dimensions: 4" x 8.5" folded, 8.5" x 27" unfolded

Traveling to Jerusalem Israel can be the experience of a lifetime. It s hard not to feel the depth of history and atmosphere of the Holy Land in this concentrated labyrinth of tiny alleyways and small streets crowded with residents, merchants, tourists and pilgrims from around the world, same as it has been for thousands of years. To help the traveler experience the richness of this ancient capital, the STREETWISE® Jerusalem Map includes the intricately laid out street grid of the Old City and features an abundance of tourist sites such as hotels, museums, religious holy sites, parks, and government locations.

Jerusalem is a walking city, particularly The Old City. A special inset map of the Old City enables you to discover that all the religious sites you visit are not just displays of antiquity, but rather still serve the same higher purpose they have for centuries. The city surrounding the Old City is clearly depicted including Mount Scopus, Yad Vashem, and areas South and North of the city.

Our pocket size map of Jerusalem is laminated for durability and accordion folding for effortless use.



 
 
 

 
 
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