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Who has control of the city of Jerusalem now?

Who has control of the city of Jerusalem now?


Jerusalem ירושלים (Hebrew) القُدس (Arabic)
Administered by Israel
Claimed by Israel and Palestine
Israeli district Jerusalem
Palestinian governorate Quds

Is Jerusalem a free city?

The Vatican reiterated this position in 2012, recognizing Jerusalem’s “identity and sacred character” and calling for freedom of access to the city’s holy places to be protected by “an internationally guaranteed special statute”.

WHO considers Jerusalem as a holy city?

The city of Jerusalem is sacred to many religious traditions, including the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam which consider it a holy city. Some of the most sacred places for each of these religions are found in Jerusalem and the one shared between all three is the Temple Mount.

Why was the city of God called the New Jerusalem?

Jesus promised that he would return with a new name, and he associated that name with the “city of God,” the “new Jerusalem.” This city is also associated with the name of Baha’u’llah, the prophet and founder of the Baha’i Faith. The name Baha’u’llah literally means “the glory of God.”

When did Jerusalem become the city of David?

Jerusalem may be over what was once the very first city named Ophe, just above the Gihon Spring, which existed around 3500 BC. Why then do the Jews often refer to Jerusalem as the City of David?

Is the city of Zion the same as Jerusalem?

These names are all used interchangeably when referring to Jerusalem, so Zion refers to the land of Israel, the historical home of the Israelites, but the City of Zion refers to Jerusalem. It is a great place of religious significance to Israel.

Why is there no temple in the New Jerusalem?

In Revelation the ‘New Jerusalem’ has no temple ‘because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple’ (Revelation 21:22). The reference to the ‘river of the water of life’ (Revelation 22:1‑2) indicates that the author is reworking the prophecy of Ezekiel (chapter 40ff.) which spoke of a renewed temple, seemingly in Jerusalem.

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