Jerusalem is the largest city in Israel.
The capital of Israel, Jerusalem is also the country’s largest city. Located on a plateau in the Judean Mountains between the Mediterranean and Dead Seas, it has been a holy site for Jews for centuries. With a population of almost 800,000 people according to 2014 estimates by Forbes magazine, it is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. Jerusalem has an ancient wall that surrounds its historic center, where archeological evidence suggests there was once a temple built by King Solomon during biblical times. On top of this historical significance, it also offers modern amenities like shopping malls and restaurants to meet all visitors’ needs while exploring this sacred place.
Israel is a democratic country in the Middle East. It has been controlled by many hands, including those of the United Kingdom and France, as mandated government territories after World War I. In 1948, it became an independent state, which caused tensions between Israelis and Arabs.
Jerusalem is located on the border of Israel and Palestine, an Arab nation that also laid claim to Jerusalem as its capital. Because of this, the United Nations has been involved with mediating peace talks between these two nations from as early as 1947. After much debate and argument, it was declared in 1980 by the United Nations Security Council Resolution 478 that Israel’s 1980 Jerusalem Law declaring Jerusalem as the country’s “eternal and indivisible capital” was “null and void.” Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, however, has still not removed this resolution from its books. United States President Donald Trump plans to move the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May 2018. This plan has been criticized because several people think it will cause increased tension between Israel and Palestine.