Talk:Jerusalem

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Metro area[edit]

There are a total of three metro areas in Israel with pages in Wikipedia. Jerusalem is not one of them. Is this an oversight or is this an example of the ME being complicated? TMLutas (talk) 02:38, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

גור אריה יהודה's edit re: Melchizedek[edit]

Rather than get into a silly edit war with גור אריה יהודה, the self-proclaimed "Lion of Judah" (who has a history of unsupported deletions evidently for ideological reasons), I'd like to point out that גור אריה יהודה deleted an edit concerning Melchizedek and Salem which was designed to make the "Notable Residents" section consistent with the Etymology section which casts doubt on the tradition that Salem was Jerusalem. I pass over his deletion that Melchizedek was "legendary" because it should be obvious that a person who appears in the historical records many hundreds of years after he supposedly lived and in a religious/ethnic history has as much evidence as Achilles does for being a historical person. The Etymology section shows why the uncontradicted assertion that Salem=Jerusalem cannot be supported. גור אריה יהודה doesn't even claim to have a reason for deleting the qualification. If you look at his other deletions, however, you will see that it is likely a theological reason (which is also explained in the Etymology section).

I will leave it to others to police גור אריה יהודה. In the meantime, allowing ideologues to pillage articles results in the kind of unscholarly, biased mess that many of the Jewish history articles in Wikipedia have descended into. AnthroMimus (talk) 16:07, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

RfC on Jersualem in Template:Largest cities of Israel[edit]

Hi, There is an RfC on how Jersualem should be represented in the list of Largest cities of Israel. Please comment. WarKosign 09:11, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Date of Muslim conquest of Jerusalem:[edit]

Date of Muslim conquest of Jerusalem: I am surprised to see the date 634 CE without any comment or citation (at the beginninf of the section: Middle Ages and caliphates). In history books the date is either 637 CE or 638 CE, see also the main article on wikipedia "History of Jerusalem". Unless good reasons are provided I would suggest to use 637/38 CE or explain the reasons for 634 CE.93.229.142.185 (talk) 07:33, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

You are right. Year 634 is when Muslims first conquered parts of Palestine, but Jerusalem held out for a few more years. Fixed! Zerotalk 09:51, 23 February 2015 (UTC)