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Noun: Jerusalem  ji'roo-su-lum
  1. Largest city of the modern state of Israel (with disputed status as capital; Israel captured East Jerusalem from Jordan in 1967 in the Six Day War, and it is now regarded as occupied Palestinian territory by most of the international community); a holy city for Jews, Christians and Muslims, it is one of the oldest cities in the world

Derived forms: Jerusalems

Type of: national capital

Part of: Israel, Sion, State of Israel, Yisrael, Zion

Encyclopedia: Jerusalem, Penrhiwceiber