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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Jerusalem

Ruth Lapidoth

Subject(s):
Self-defence — Recognition — Sovereignty — Self-determination — Trust territory and mandate

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 Jerusalem is the largest city in Israel , with an area of 126.3 square kilometres, and 804,355 inhabitants (at the end of 2011): 281,144 Muslims, 14,674 Christians, 508,537 Jews and others ( Minorities, International Protection ). About a third of the Jews in Jerusalem are very religious. Jerusalem is situated at the crossroads between Israel proper and the West Bank ( Israel, Occupied Territories ). 2 In at least three respects Jerusalem differs from most other places: the city is holy to adherents of three religions, it is the subject of conflicting national...
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