Ten measures of beauty descended to the world, nine were taken by Jerusalem” (Talmud: Kiddushin 49b)
For 3000 years, Jerusalem has stood at the center of the culture, religion and yearning. Holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims, Jerusalem has been ruled by Canaanites, Israelites, Babylonians, Persians, Macedonians, Romans, Muslim kingdoms, Crusaders, the Ottoman and Mamluke empires, Great Britain and modern Israel. A place that no believer or history lover can ignore, modern Jerusalem is also a vibrant center of learning and innovation, combining old and new like no other place on earth. Among the city’s unmissable sites are the Old City, the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Yad Vashem, Ein Kerem, the Israel Museum, the Bible Lands Museum, David’s City, Ammunition Hill, the Mount of Olives. For centuries men have dreamed of Jerusalem. Find out why!