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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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The Summit's communique also condemned and rejected any positions issued by international bodies or countries which support the "prolongation of the occupation and expansionist settlement project at the expense of the legitimate national rights of the Palestinian people, including the recognition by the US administration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel." The summit this year was titled "Mecca Summit: Together for the Future," and aimed at developing a unified stance on events in the Islamic world.
decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and said the House doesn't want a reversal of the decision only, but also an international recognition of a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.
RAMALLAH, Saturday, December 22, 2018 (WAFA) -- The Nationalist and Islamic Forces in Ramallah called on Saturday for a protest at the Australian Representative Office in Ramallah against Australian government recognition of West Jerusalem as capital of Israel.
This came in a speech by Qatar's Permanent Representative to the Arab League, Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz al-Sahlawi, at an Arab league meeting He said that the Palestinian cause was facing many risks, highlighting the recent decision in Australia to recognise West Al Quds as a capital of Israel and neglecting all the international resolutions on the issue.
The Secretary General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, expressed his concerns over Australia's step to consider West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. He added on Sunday that this step contradicts with international law, and the rights of the Palestinians.
to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and it will take years more for the UN to recognize it,' Netanyahu said during a visit to southern Israel.
The resolution effectively condemns the unilateral US move declaring [occupied] Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and calls for compliance with Security Council resolutions on the status of the city, which is also claimed by Palestine as its capital."
President Donald Trump "to withdraw his recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and his decision to move the US embassy to it." "Declaring Jerusalem as the capital of Israel means the Judaization of al-Quds and the demise of Christian and Islamic characteristics, igniting the war once again," Rahi went on.
21 in an unprecedented vote, the United Nations General Assembly strongly denounced the United States' recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the intended transfer of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to the Holy City.
1 ( ANI ): The Palestinian government has recalled its United States ambassador following US President Donald Trump's controversial decision of recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel a few weeks ago.
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"There is a political decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and we will strive to reach an international political decision to recognize a Palestinian state with (East) Jerusalem as its capital," Safadi said.