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Jerusalem

This unique city is sacred to the three great monotheistic faiths. Crammed with churches, mosques, synagogues, museums, and archaeological sites, the Old City has a chaotic exoticism that simply takes the breath away. Palestinian East Jerusalem contains fascinating sights and good nightlife, while to the west, the Jewish city encompasses excellent museums, markets, and restaurants. Jerusalem’s 3,000-year history has been turbulent, to say the least. From 1949–1967, the city was divided along the Green Line, with the Jordanians controlling the east, including the Old City. The 1967 war saw Israel take control of the entire city. The mix ...

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