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Jerusalem / A Solution for Municipal Jerusalem:

Comparing Municipal Jerusalem with the Holy Basin

It is helpful to distinguish between the historical city of Jerusalem — which carries the bulk of the historical and religious significance for both sides — from the modern day city of municipal Jerusalem, whose boundaries were delineated by Israel in 1967. 


The historical city — the Jerusalem of the Hebrew Scriptures, New Testament, and Koran, and even as recently as the early 20th century — represented a tiny sliver of the city that today bears the same name. Most of the land with religious and historical significance is located in the Old City and the area around it known as the Holy or Historic Basin.


1967 Lines

Jerusalem Municipal Boundary (Israeli-Defined)

The Old City

Pre-1967 Israel

Pre-1967 West Bank (Jordanian control)

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