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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...
Interactive museum designed to bring the world of science and technology closer to chil...
Situated on Jerusalem’s Mount of Remembrance, Yad Vashem’s 45-acre campus comprises ind...
House that used to belong to the Katros family, a priestly family mentioned in the Talm...
 

 Accommodations

 
The Crowne Plaza Jerusalem hotel is the tallest building in the city and an impressive ...
Hotel with accessorized rooms and suites with Internet access, among other features. Th...
Luxury hotel opposite David's Citadel, the Dormition Church and the walls of the Old Ci...
Hotel next to many tourist sites offering various rooms, some facing the Old City, and ...
Christian Sites