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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

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.

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

By Fodor's Travel Guides

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

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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.

Fodor's Israel (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor s Travel Publications
Released: 2015-07-21
Paperback (528 pages)

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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 Israel help travelers experience all of this and more: awe-inspiring ancient cities, delicious food and wine, and a vibrant contemporary culture.

Lonely Planet Israel & the Palestinian Territories (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Orlando Crowcroft & Jenny Walker

Lonely Planet Publications
Paperback (440 pages)

Lonely Planet Israel & the Palestinian Territories (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Israel & the Palestinian Territories is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore Crusader ruins; marvel at the breathtaking Dome of the Rock; or laze on the golden sands of Tel Aviv's world-famous beaches; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Israel and the Palestinian Territories and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Israel & the Palestinian Territories Travel Guide:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, culture, cuisine, government and politics, religion, literature, music, cinema, environment
  • Free, convenient pull-out Jerusalem city map (included in print version), plus over 50 colour maps
  • Covers Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Haifa, Galilee, Tsfat, the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, the Negev, the Dead Sea, Petra and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Israel & the Palestinian Territories, our most comprehensive guide to Israel and the Palestinian Territories, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out our Lonely Planet Middle East guide.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Daniel Robinson, Orlando Crowcroft, Virginia Maxwell and Jenny Walker.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Old City of Jerusalem Map (Carta Map)

Hendrickson Publishers
Map (2 pages)

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

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

By DK Publishing

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

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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.

Top 12 Things to See and Do in Jerusalem - Top 12 Jerusalem Travel Guide

By Atsons

Released: 2016-06-01
Kindle Edition (44 pages)

Top 12 Things to See and Do in Jerusalem - Top 12 Jerusalem Travel Guide
 
Product Description:

Are You Ready to Discover & Explore Jerusalem?


“12 Things to See and Do in Jerusalem” is an easy to use, no-nonsense travel guide showing you the 12 best tourist attractions Jerusalem has to offer. Packed full of interesting and useful information for each attraction, this Jerusalem travel guide is the ultimate travel accessory for discovering this iconic city!


Inside Atsons “12 Things to See and Do in Jerusalem”:


  • Jerusalem’s top 12 tourist attractions listed in order of importance.
  • High quality photos of all the Jerusalem attractions.
  • Easy to digest descriptions of every attraction.
  • Recommendations of what to see and do to give you a better visiting experience.
  • Attraction highlights include the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Israel Museum, & Mount of Olives.

“12 Things to See and Do in Jerusalem” Travel Guide features:


  • Easy Navigation: Effortlessly jump from one attraction to another using the interactive contents.
  • Add notes to the guide for a more personal guidebook.
  • Use bookmarks to save your favourite pages.

  • A Map of Jerusalem showing the location of every attraction.

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There are lots of travel guides for Jerusalem, why should I get this one?
If you are looking for an easy-to-read and straight-to-the-point Jerusalem travel guide, then this is for you. Visiting Jerusalem’s most famous and fascinating attractions is one of the main draws of a trip to Jerusalem, but with so many to choose from it can be difficult to pick the attractions you want to visit. Unlike most travel guides, this guide focuses on Jerusalem’s 12 best attractions, making your decision on what to see in Jerusalem that much easier.

I’ve never been to Jerusalem, will this guide help me?
If you’ve never visited Jerusalem or plan on visiting but don’t know where to go then this Jerusalem travel guide is the perfect starting point. Jerusalem has so many interesting and unique places that it can often be difficult to decide where you want to go. This guide is here to help you with that decision by giving you 12 breathtaking tourist attractions to choose from, with the added bonus of the guide being a top 12 list so you'll know exactly where to start your journey.

What is the recommended time of visit to Jerusalem using just this guide?
If you're planning on spending a week or less in Jerusalem, then this guide will be perfect for you. All the attractions have photos, descriptions, historical info, and are listed in order of importance making it easy to plan your trip. If you plan on spending more than a week in Jerusalem then it is better to purchase a bigger guide.

Jerusalem and the Holy Land (Eyewitness Travel Guides)

By DK Publishing

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

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"The DK Eyewitness Jerusalem, Israel, Petra & Sinai Travel Guide" 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, the dramatic desert of Wadi Rum to the vibrant reefs of Dahab; this guide provides all the insider tips every visitor needs. "The DK Eyewitness Jerusalem, Israel, Petra & Sinai Travel Guide" includes comprehensive listings of the best hotels, restaurants, shops and nightlife for all budgets, and detailed street maps to help you get around. It's also fully illustrated, covering all the major areas, with 3D cutaways and floorplans of all the must-see sites. "The DK Eyewitness Jerusalem, Israel, Petra & Sinai Travel Guide" explores the culture, history and architecture, not missing the best in entertainment, shopping, tours and scenic walks, in this unique country. "DK Eyewitness Jerusalem, Israel, Petra & Sinai Travel Guide" - showing you what others only tell you.

Jerusalem Travel Guide: Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights

By Rebecca Kaye

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Jerusalem Travel Guide: Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights
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Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and is holy to the three major monotheistic religions of the world – Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. Once considered the center of the world, the city of Jerusalem has always fascinated travelers and pilgrims with its rich history and culture that dates back thousands of years.


 
 
 

 
 
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