capital of Israel


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Noun1.capital of Israel - capital and largest city of the modern state of Israel (although its status as capital is disputed)capital of Israel - capital and largest city of the modern state of Israel (although its status as capital is disputed); it was captured from Jordan in 1967 in the Six Day War; a holy city for Jews and Christians and Muslims; was the capital of an ancient kingdom
Holy Sepulcher, Holy Sepulchre - the sepulcher in which Christ's body lay between burial and resurrection
Temple of Jerusalem, Temple of Solomon - any of three successive temples in Jerusalem that served as the primary center for Jewish worship; the first temple contained the Ark of the Covenant and was built by Solomon in the 10th century BC and destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BC; the second was built in 515 BC and the third was an enlargement by Herod the Great in 20 BC that was destroyed by the Romans during a Jewish revolt in AD 70; all that remains is the Wailing Wall
Israel, State of Israel, Yisrael, Zion, Sion - Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
Calvary, Golgotha - a hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified
Sion, Zion - originally a stronghold captured by David (the 2nd king of the Israelites); above it was built a temple and later the name extended to the whole hill; finally it became a synonym for the city of Jerusalem; "the inhabitants of Jerusalem are personified as `the daughter of Zion'"
Wailing Wall - a wall in Jerusalem; sacred to Jews as a place of prayer and lamentation; its stones are believed to have formed part of the Temple of Solomon
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Israel desperately wants to present the entire city of Jerusalem, with its two parts [occupied East Jerusalem and the western part] as a solely Jewish city which is the capital of Israel.
Snapchat's featured city for its story on Tuesday was Tel Aviv, sometimes known as the capital of Israel and the largest city excluding the contested Jerusalem .
An earlier Palestinian draft called for Jerusalem to be the shared capital of Israel and a Palestinian state.
But when he wavered in answering a question about whether he would consider Jerusalem the undivided capital of Israel, some boos broke out in the crowd.
On Newsnight last week, the BBC's Diplomatic Editor, Mark Urban, told viewers that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, echoing false Israeli claims and propaganda.
One of the more significant elements of our national unity, is the general agreement on Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and the world needs to understand that," Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said on Monday evening during a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
In a recent story, we referred to the capital of Israel as Tel Aviv.
The latest constructions are to take place in the Pisgat Zeev and Ramot settlements in Jerusalem and will hamper the delicate balance in the city, which is destined to become the capital of Israel and the Palestinian State under the two-state solution.
But when conservatives roared, out came the chisel in the form of an embarrassing voice vote from the floor of the Democratic National Convention on September 5, during which convention Chairman Antonio Villaraigosa tried three times before amending the platform to reinsert God and affirm Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Romney's strong and unwavering alignment with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may look good to some right-wing Jewish or Christian Zionist Americans who already know for whom they are voting (he also unreservedly called Jerusalem the capital of Israel, something the Democratic National Convention had trouble doing).
In an embarrassing turnaround at the Democratic convention on Wednesday, delegates reinstated language in their party platform declaring Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel after Obama objected to it being dropped and Republicans accused them of showing weak support for the longtime U.
The dramatic moment occurred when the chairman put to a voice vote a motion to restore wording in the platform that committed the party to the position that "Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel.