Is Jerusalem considered Middle Eastern?

State Israel
Capital Jerusalem
Nominal GDP, bn (2018) $369.843
Per capita (2018) $41,644

Is Jerusalem an Arab country?

Both Israelis and Palestinians claim Jerusalem as their capital, as Israel maintains its primary governmental institutions there and the State of Palestine ultimately foresees it as its seat of power.


Jerusalem ירושלים (Hebrew) القُدس (Arabic)
Designated 1981
Reference no. 148
Region Arab States
Endangered 1982–present

What is Jerusalem religion?

Jerusalem has been the holiest city in Judaism and the ancestral and spiritual homeland of the Jewish people since the 10th century BCE. During classical antiquity, Jerusalem was considered the center of the world, where God resided. The city of Jerusalem is given special status in Jewish religious law.

What religion is in Israel?

About eight-in-ten (81%) Israeli adults are Jewish, while the remainder are mostly ethnically Arab and religiously Muslim (14%), Christian (2%) or Druze (2%). Overall, the Arab religious minorities in Israel are more religiously observant than Jews.

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