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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]


Ruth Lapidoth

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 05 June 2020

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 famous in many parts of the world because of its significance for the main monotheistic religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. At present, it has an area of 126.3 square kilometres, and a population of 882,000 (at the end of 2016). 332,100 are Arabs (38%), of which 319,800 are Muslim and 12,600 are Christian. Jews and others are 550,100, ie 62% (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...
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