- Jerusalem (/dʒəˈruːsələm/; Hebrew: יְרוּשָׁלַיִם About this sound Yerushaláyim; Arabic: القُدس About this sound al-Quds),[i]
located on a plateau in the Judean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea, is one of the oldest cities in the
world. It is considered holy to the three major Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Israelis and Palestinians
both 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; however, neither claim is widely recognized internationally.