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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
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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

Lonely Planet Israel & the Palestinian Territories (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Orlando Crowcroft & Jenny Walker

Lonely Planet Publications
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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.

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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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 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 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, and Israeli wine
· Coverage of Jerusalem, Around Jerusalem and the Dead Sea, Tel Aviv, Haifa and the Northern Coast, Lower Galilee, Upper Galilee and the Golan, Eilat and the Negev, Petra
· Side trip to Jordan

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

By DK Publishing

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2014-08-18
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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.

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

By Dorling Kindersley

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2012-08-20
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The 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.

The 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.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Jerusalem, Israel, Petra & Sinai — showing you what others only tell you.

Moon Jerusalem (Travel Guide)

By Genevieve Belmaker

MOON
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In the timeless city of Jerusalem, the past feels ever-present. Thousands of years of epic history are visible on every stone of this thriving capital. Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing mix of ancient and modern with Moon Jerusalem.

What you'll find in Moon Jerusalem:

  • Strategic itineraries from three days to a week in Jerusalem, featuring pilgrimage destinations and historical sites for three of the worlds major religions
  • Full-color guidebook with vibrant, helpful photos, all in an easy-to-navigate format
  • Detailed directions and maps for exploring on your own, as well as tips for choosing the best tours (the Saturday tours are free!)
  • Activities and ideas for every traveler: Wind through the tightly packed shops of the Old City, and try your hand at the time-honored custom of haggling. Explore archaeological and cultural sites like the Western Wall, the Dome of the Rock, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the Church of the Nativity. Walk where many believe Jesus Christ was resurrected in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and look out over old and new Jerusalem from a rooftop caf? with a plate of shakshuka. Gain insight into the history of the Holocaust at Yad Vashem, and meditate on the sweeping views of the Jerusalem forest. Taste your way through Jerusalem's famous market the Shuk, or stay after the sun goes down to watch it turn into a lively street party
  • Curated advice from journalist and local expert Genevieve Belmaker, who shares what shes learned from her years living in this ancient and beautiful city
  • Background info on the landscape, culture, and political history
  • Essential insight for travelers on safety, LGBTQ travel, local customs and etiquette, visas, and transportation in and around the city
  • Additional resources like Hebrew and Arabic phrasebooks and suggested reading, packaged in a book slim enough to fit in your coat pocket

With Moon Jerusalem's practical tips, myriad activities, and an insiders view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.

Expanding your trip? Try Moon Israel & The West Bank. Hoping to country-hop? Check out Moon Istanbul & the Turkish Coast.

Jerusalem & the Holy Land (Dorling Kindersley Travel Guides)

By Kate Poole

Brand: DK Travel
Released: 2000-03-15
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Flanked by Africa, Asia, and Europe, the Holy Land encompasses Israel, Palestine, and parts of Jordan and Egypt. Jerusalem is the walled city at its center divided into three parts: Modern Jerusalem, The Mount of Olives and Mount Zion, and the Old City -- the Old City is made up of the Jewish Quarter, the Muslim Quarter, the Christian Quarter, and the Armenian Quarter. Experience the Western Wall, Hurva Square, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and many other important sites. With more than 800 full-color photographs and detailed street-by-street maps DK's Eyewitness Guide: Jerusalem and the Holy Land details the history and beauty of this land from the Sea of Galilee to the Negev Desert. Whether you're visiting St. Catherine's Monastery or exploring the coral reefs in the Red Sea, this one guide is the only reference you will ever need.

Jerusalem -The Temple Mount

By Leen & Kathleen Ritmeyer

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The first modern guide to theTemple Mount for visitors of all religions. The authoritative text of JERUSALEM: THE TEMPLE MOUNT contains priceless information and is richly documented with detailed maps, plans and stunningly evocative reconstructive illustrations.,

Jerusalem and the Holy Land (Eyewitness Travel Guides)

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