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.
The Palestinian president has said the US decision undermined the two-state solution to its conflict with Israel. Abbas also said the Palestinians will not accept a "biased" US as the sole mediator in the peace process.
Father Nikodemus Schnabel is a German Benedictine monk who lives and works in Jerusalem. In the 15 years he’s been there, he’s witnessed clashes between Israelis and Palestinians and the results of repeated failed attempts at peace. His monastery has also been the target of attacks. His faith has been challenged frequently but he’s never given up on his mission.
Argentina were set to play in Jerusalem ahead of the World Cup in Russia. But the game has been called off after a top Palestinian soccer official called on Arabs to burn Messi posters if Saturday's match went ahead.
Israel's top court has upheld the use of lethal force against Palestinians amid weeks of protests on the Gaza border. The court said the protests took place in the context of Israel's long-running conflict with Hamas.
The US could soon recognize the Golan Heights as Israeli territory, Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz said in interviews. The move would follow the US recognizing Jerusalem as capital and exiting the Iran nuclear deal.
The move comes amid increased tensions with Israel in the aftermath of the US Embassy move to Jerusalem and the recent bloodshed in Gaza. Israel has questioned the legal validity of the Palestinian request to the ICC.
Deadly protests marked the move of the US Embassy to Jerusalem. It came on what Palestinians call the Nakba, or catastrophe – the annual day that marks the displacement of Palestinians from their lands and the creation of Isreal in 1948. Jerusalem correspondent Irris Makler talks about the mounting tensions in the Gaza.