Jerusalem is one of the oldest and most contested cities in the world. It is located on a mountainous plateau between the Mediterranean and Dead Sea.
This ancient city is revered as a sacred place by Jews, Muslims, and Christians alike. It plays a central role for all three monotheistic religions and is home to various pilgrimage sites, including the Temple Mount, Dome of the Rock, and the Wailing Wall. Both Israelis and Palestinians claim this ancient city as their capital. This is a collection of DW's content on Jerusalem.
For the first time ever, the US issued a passport listing "Israel" as a place of birth for a man born in Jerusalem. Critics say this move is illegal, but may help US President Donald Trump woo evangelical Christians.
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Under US brokerage, leaders from Serbia and Kosovo signed a deal to normalize economic ties in what Donald Trump has praised as a "truly historic" move. Serbia also agreed to relocate its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
Recent weeks have seen major protests against Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu after corruption charges. In Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, members of two right-wing football fan groups have played a violent part.