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East Jerusalem Destination Guide

Delve into East Jerusalem in Palestinian Territory. East Jerusalem in the region of West Bank with it's 428,304 citizens is located in Palestinian Territory and is the capital of this country.

Considering your travel modalities, these larger destinations could be interesting to check as well: Nicosia, Damascus, Amman, Tyre, Beirut or Shaykh Jarrah. Being in the area already, consider visiting Giv'at Hananya, Silwan, Esh Sheikh Jarrah, Temple Area, Newe Ya'aqov and Dayr Abu Tur. Map of the area of East Jerusalem in Palestinian Territory

Local Time

Time in East Jerusalem is now 07:50 AM (Saturday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Hebron" with an UTC offset of 2 hours.


Weather Conditions & Forecast

Morning 13°C / 55 °F
Evening 22°C / 72 °F
Night 15°C / 59 °F
Rain 0 l/sq m
Air Humidity 79%
Air Pressure 1003.3 hPa
Wind Speed Calm with 2 km/h (1 mph) from East
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear
23°C / 74 °F Sky is clear

Sunday, 22nd of October 2017
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 27°C (80 °F)
Night: 16°C (60 °F)
Monday, 23rd of October 2017
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 27°C (80 °F)
Night: 16°C (60 °F)
Tuesday, 24th of October 2017
Sky is clear, calm, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 27°C (81 °F)
Night: 16°C (61 °F)

Video Collection

St Anne Jerusalem A Crusader church ...

Zahi Shaked A tour guide in Israel and his camera zahigo25@walla.com tel

18:40 min, rating: 5/5
Uploaded: March 11, 2013 by Zahi Shaked. Israeli tour guide צחי שקד. מורה

Israel 4- Jerusalém: as 14 Estações d...

Viagem turística a Israel realizada em setembro de 2012 (vídeo caseiro sem fins lucrativos) Viagem turística

28:28 min, rating: 5/5
Uploaded: February 12, 2013 by maria helena rozo


East Jerusalem Bus 13

Went up to Jerusalem from Amman by bus.()

45:04 min, rating: 0/5
Uploaded: April 03, 2011 by nek0mask55

Reading Luke 22: 54-62 at the Old City ...

Zahi Shaked A tour guide in Israel and his camera zahigo25@walla.com tel

18:40 min, rating: 0/5
Uploaded: March 11, 2013 by Zahi Shaked. Israeli tour guide צחי שקד. מורה


Israel Trip Feb 6 - 13 2000 #10

Mum, Geri and I travelled with Insight Tours well cared for by our tour guide, Sheila and driver, Asher. This section contains highlights of the Via Dolorosa: the Stations of the Cross up

31:33 min, rating: 0/5
Uploaded: April 08, 2008 by Richard Pepper

Drinking and eating an apple-strudel at ...

Zahi Shaked A tour guide in Israel and his camera zahigo25@walla.com tel My name is Zahi

18:43 min, rating: 0/5
Uploaded: February 21, 2014 by Zahi Shaked. Israeli tour guide צחי שקד. מורה


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Interesting facts about this location

Antonia Fortress

The Antonia Fortress was a military barracks built around 19 BC by Herod the Great in Jerusalem on the site of earlier Ptolemaic and Hasmonean strongholds, named after Herod's patron Mark Antony. The fortress was built at the eastern end of the great wall of the city (the second wall), on the northeastern side of the city, near the Temple Mount and the Pool of Bethesda.

Tags: Temple Mount, Jews and Judaism in the Roman Empire, History of Jerusalem, Herodian dynasty, Herod the Great, Forts in Israel, Former fortresses, Former buildings and structures of Israel, Architectural history, Archaeological sites in Israel, Ancient sites in Jerusalem, Ancient Israel and Judah, 1st-century BC establishments in Israel, 1st-century BC architecture
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Coordinates: 31.78, 35.23 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

Ateret Cohanim

Ateret Cohanim (lit. Crown of the Priests), also Ateret Yerushalyim, is a Religious Zionist yeshiva located in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. Founded in 1978, it uses the building of the historic Torath Chaim Yeshiva. Ateret Cohanim is a supporter of Jewish residency in East Jerusalem and particularly the Old City Some estimate that 1,000 Israeli Jews live in houses that Ateret Cohanim purchased in the Old City since 1978.

Tags: Religious Zionist yeshivot, Orthodox yeshivas in Jerusalem, Mechina, Educational institutions established in 1978, Educational institutions established in 1886
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Coordinates: 31.78, 35.23 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

Damascus Gate

Damascus Gate is the main entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem. It is located in the wall on the city's northwest side where the highway leads out to Nablus, and from there, in times past, to the capital of Syria, Damascus; as such, its modern English name is Damascus Gate, and its modern Hebrew name, Sha'ar Shkhem, meaning Shechem Gate, or Nablus Gate. Of its Arabic names, Bab al-Nasr means "gate of victory," and Bab al-Amud means "gate of the column.

Tags: Gates in Jerusalem's Old City Walls, Buildings and structures completed in 1542
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Coordinates: 31.78, 35.23 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

Garden Tomb

The Garden Tomb (also known as Gordon's Calvary), located in Jerusalem, outside the city walls and close to the Damascus Gate, is a rock-cut tomb considered by some to be the site of the burial and resurrection of Jesus, and to be adjacent to Golgotha, in contradistinction to the traditional site for these—the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. There is no mention of the Garden Tomb as the place of Jesus's burial before the nineteenth century.

Tags: Rock-cut tombs, Archaeological sites in Jerusalem, Alleged tombs of Jesus
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Coordinates: 31.78, 35.23 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

Lions' Gate

The Lions' Gate is located in the Old City Walls of Jerusalem and is one of seven open Gates in Jerusalem's Old City Walls. Located in the east wall, the entrance marks the beginning of the traditional Christian observance of the last walk of Jesus from prison to crucifixion, the Via Dolorosa. Near the gate’s crest are four figures of panthers, often mistaken for lions, two on the left and two on the right.

Tags: Gates in Jerusalem's Old City Walls
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Coordinates: 31.78, 35.23 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

Muslim Quarter

The Muslim Quarter is one of the four quarters of the ancient, walled Old City of Jerusalem. It covers 31 hectares of the northeastern sector of the Old City. The quarter is the largest and most populous and extends from the Lions' Gate in the east, along the northern wall of the Temple Mount in the south, to the Damascus Gate—Western Wall route in the west. The Via Dolorosa starts in the quarter. The population of the Muslim Quarter is 22,000.

Tags: Quarters, Neighbourhoods of Jerusalem, Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem
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Coordinates: 31.78, 35.23 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

Pool of Bethesda

The Pool of Bethesda is a pool of water in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem, on the path of the Beth Zeta Valley. The Gospel of John describes such a pool in Jerusalem, near the Sheep Gate, which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. It is associated with healing.

Tags: Reservoirs in Jerusalem, New Testament Aramaic words and phrases, History of Jerusalem, Classical sites in Jerusalem, Ancient sites in Jerusalem
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Coordinates: 31.78, 35.23 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

Rockefeller Museum

The Rockefeller Museum, formerly the Palestine Archaeological Museum, is an archaeological museum located in East Jerusalem that houses a large collection of artifacts unearthed in the excavations conducted in Mandate Palestine, in the 1920s and 1930s. The museum is under the management of the Israel Museum and houses the head office of the Israel Antiquities Authority.

Tags: Museums in Jerusalem, Museums established in 1938, Israel Museum, Institutions founded by the Rockefeller family, Archaeology of Israel
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Coordinates: 31.78, 35.23 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

Studium Biblicum Franciscanum

Studium Biblicum Franciscanum is a Franciscan academic society based in Jerusalem and Hong Kong. They publish the theological journal Liber annuus ISSN 0081-8933 in Latin. Although articles are written in many languages, the editorial text is Latin. The Hong Kong branch founded in 1945 by the Venerable Gabriele Allegra produced the first complete translation of the Catholic Bible in Chinese in 1968 after a 40 year effort.

Tags: Year of establishment missing, Learned societies
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Coordinates: 31.78, 35.23 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

Via Dolorosa

The Via Dolorosa (Latin,"Way of Grief", "Way of Sorrows", "Way of Suffering" or simply "Painful Way") is a street, in two parts, within the Old City of Jerusalem, held to be the path that Jesus walked, carrying his cross, on the way to his crucifixion. The winding route from the Antonia Fortress west to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre — a distance of about 600 metres (2,000 feet) — is a celebrated place of Christian pilgrimage.

Tags: Streets in Jerusalem, Stations of the Cross, Relics associated with Jesus, New Testament places, Latin place-names, Gospel episodes, Christianity in Jerusalem, Christian terms, Christian pilgrimages
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Coordinates: 31.78, 35.23 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.