Is Jerusalem the capital of Israel?

Answer Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. When Israel became an independent state in 1948, Tel Aviv was the temporary capital due to Jordan's occupation of Jerusalem. Government offices and most embassie... Read More »

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Who made Jerusalem the capital of Israel?

Jerusalem was made the capital of Israel on July 30, 1980, by the Israeli Knesset, or parliament. Palestinians and many other nations dispute this decision. The United Nations does not recognize Je... Read More »

Is Jerusalem a part of Israel?

The Israeli-Palestinian Declaration of Principles, signed in 1993, put the city of Jerusalem in open status. This means that both Israel and Palestine have free access to the city. In principle, I... Read More »

When did Jerusalem become part of Israel?

Jersusalem became the capital of Israel on January 23, 1950, under a resolution passed by the Israeli Knesset. This resolution was passed in spite of a United Nations resolution from 1947 that decl... Read More »

When did Israel take back Jerusalem?

Israel captured the eastern half of Jerusalem in the Six-Day War of 1967, countering a Jordanian strike from the West Bank. Regular Israeli law and municipal services encompassed the reunified capi... Read More »