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Mount Scopus

Mount Scopus' hebrew name means "mount of the spectators" as it is one of the few places from which both the Dead Sea and the Dome of the Rock can be seen.​​​

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Hebrew University in Mount Scopus

Mount Scopus' hebrew name means "mount of the spectators" as it is one of the few places from which both the Dead Sea and the Dome of the Rock can be seen. It has consequently always been seen in terms of military importance; Titus, the First Crusade and General Allenby all used the place to pitch camp. Today about 3,000 of Allenby's troops continue to look over the city from their impeccable cemetery.

 

The Hebrew​ University was founded here in 1925, and from 1948 to 1967 it was an Israeli enclave in Jordan. After 1967 the University and its hospital were re-founded and now dominate the skyline.


 

Sites & Attractions

The Church of the Holy Sepulcher. According to Christian tradition, the Church of the H...
Catholic church of the Benedictine Fathers, built between the years 1900-1910. Accordin...
The Room of the Last Supper – The Coenaculum. According to Christian tradition, already...
The Western Wall is the last remnant of Jerusalem’s Second Temple, which was destroyed ...
Bethphage, on the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives, is where Jesus began his triump...
The Temple Mount is sacred as Mount Moriah, where Abraham offered Isaac. Jewish traditi...

Accommodations

Guest house has four rooms, banquet hall, lobby and classrooms.
Intimate hotel part of which was built in 1948. Breakfast is served in the hotel dining...
Located in a magical setting overlooking the old city walls, in the heart of the centra...
The Crowne Plaza Jerusalem hotel is the tallest building in the city and an impressive ...
Christian Sites