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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
Paperback (328 pages)

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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.

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

By Michelin

Michelin
Released: 2018-02-15
Map (1 pages)

Streetwise Jerusalem Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Jerusalem, Israel (Michelin Streetwise Maps)
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REVISED 2018

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.

Jerusalem: ERETZ Magazine Guide

By Yadin Roman

Independently published
Paperback (202 pages)

Jerusalem: ERETZ Magazine Guide
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The holy city to three religions, Jerusalem has been a place of pilgrimage for thousands of years. It has been razed and rebuilt repeatedly, each time by a different culture with different ideas about what a city should be. As a result the Old City of Jerusalem is a glorious mosaic of religious shrines, historic sites and cultural monuments. This unique guide to Jerusalem takes the visitor to the famous and well known sites of Jerusalem, as well as to the hidden gems of this 5,000-year-old city.

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
 
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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 (Let's Go Explore)

By Zondervan

Zonderkidz
Released: 2014-04-08
Paperback (48 pages)

Jerusalem (Let s Go Explore)
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In this full-color picture book, Let’s Go Explore Jerusalem, young readers travel to the holy land of Jerusalem. Complete with photographs, maps, vocabulary call-outs, fun facts, and more, this is the perfect resource for the young explorer. Read about the Biblical significance and history of Israel as well as current and curious information about foods, clothes, places of interest, and other pertinent facts of interest.

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  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.5 Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.

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

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
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 -The Temple Mount

By Leen & Kathleen Ritmeyer

Hendrickson Publishers
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Jerusalem -The Temple Mount
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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 & the Holy Land (Dorling Kindersley Travel Guides)

By Kate Poole

Brand: DK Travel
Released: 2000-03-15
Paperback (304 pages)

Jerusalem & the Holy Land (Dorling Kindersley Travel Guides)
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The guide that shows you what other travel books only tell you!

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.



 
 
 

 
 
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