This is a
timeline of major events in the History of Jerusalem; a city that had been fought over sixteen times in its history. During its long history, Jerusalem has been destroyed twice, besieged 23 times, attacked 52 times, and captured and recaptured 44 times. [1 ] [2 ]
New Kingdom at its maximum territorial extent in the 15th century BCE
The Levant showing Jerusalem in c. 830 BCE
Neo-Assyrian Empire at its greatest extent
Achaemenid Empire under Darius III
Illustration from the
of the destruction of Jerusalem under the Babylonian rule
733 BCE: According to the Bible, Jerusalem becomes a vassal of the
Neo-Assyrian Empire after [5 ] Ahaz of Judah appeals to Tiglath Pileser III of the Neo-Assyrian Empire to protect the city from Pekah of Israel and Rezin of Aram. Tiglath Pileser III subsequently conquers most of the Levant. At around this time, the Siege of Gezer, 20 miles west of Jerusalem, is recorded on a stone relief at the Assyrian royal palace in Nimrud c. 712 BC: The
Siloam Tunnel is built in order to keep water from the Gihon Spring inside the city. According to the Bible the tunnel was built by King Hezekiah in preparation for a siege by the Assyrians, along with an expansion of Jerusalem's fortifications across the Tyropoeon Valley to enclose the hill today known as Mount Zion. [6 ] 712 BCE:
Assyrian Siege of Jerusalem – Jerusalem pays further tribute to the Neo-Assyrian Empire after the Neo-Assyrian King Sennacherib laid siege to the city. c.670 BCE:
Manasseh, the ruler of Jerusalem, is brought in chains to the Assyrian king, presumably for suspected disloyalty. ( [7 ] Biblical source only) c.627 BCE: The death of
Ashurbanipal and the successful revolt of Nabopolassar replaces the Neo-Assyrian Empire with the Neo-Babylonian Empire 609 BCE: Jerusalem becomes part of the Empire of the
Twenty-sixth dynasty of Egypt after Josiah of Judah is killed by the army of Pharaoh Necho II at the Battle of Megiddo. Josiah's son Jehoahaz of Judah is deposed by the Egyptians and replaced as ruler of Jerusalem by his brother Jehoiakim. 605 BCE: Jerusalem switches its tributary allegiance back to the
Neo-Babylonians after Necho II is defeated by Nebuchadnezzar II at the Battle of Carchemish. 599–597 BCE:
first Babylonian siege – Nebuchadnezzar II crushed a rebellion in the Kingdom of Judah and other cities in the Levant which had been sparked by the Neo-Babylonians failed invasion of Egypt in 601. Jehoiachin of Jerusalem deported to Babylon (Biblical sources only) 587–6 BCE:
second Babylonian siege – Nebuchadnezzar II fought Pharaoh Apries's attempt to invade Judah. Jerusalem mostly destroyed including the First Temple, and the city's prominent citizens exiled to Babylon (see Nebuchadnezzar Chronicle) 582 BCE:
Gedaliah the Babylonian governor of Judah assassinated, provoking refugees to Egypt and a third deportation (Biblical sources only)
Kingdoms of the Diadochi and others before the battle of Ipsus, circa 303 BCE
The Seleucid Empire in c.200 BCE
332 BCE: Jerusalem capitulates to
Alexander the Great, during his six-year Macedonian conquest of the empire of Darius III of Persia. Alexander's armies took Jerusalem without complication whilst travelling to Egypt after the Siege of Tyre (332 BC). 323 BCE: The city comes under the rule of
Laomedon of Mytilene, who is given control of the province of Syria following Alexander's death and the resulting Partition of Babylon between the Diadochi. This partition was reconfirmed two years later at the Partition of Triparadisus 320 BCE: General
Nicanor, dispatched by satrap of Egypt Ptolemy I Soter and founder of the Ptolemaic Kingdom, takes control of Syria including Jerusalem and captures Laomedon in the process 315 BCE: The
Antigonid dynasty gains control of the city after Ptolemy I Soter withdraws from Syria including Jerusalem and Antigonus I Monophthalmus invades during the Third War of the Diadochi. Seleucus I Nicator, then governor of Babylon under Antigonus I Monophthalmus fled to Egypt to join Ptolemy. 312 BCE: Jerusalem is re-captured by
Ptolemy I Soter after he defeats Antigonus' son Demetrius I at the Battle of Gaza. It is probable that Seleucus I Nicator, then an Admiral under Ptolemy's command, also took part in the battle, as following the battle he was given 800 infantry and 200 cavalry and immediately travelled to Babylon where he founded the Seleucid Empire 311 BCE: The
Antigonid dynasty regains control of the city after Ptolemy withdraws from Syria again following a minor defeat to Antigonus I Monophthalmus, and a peace treaty is concluded. 302 BCE: Ptolemy invades Syria for a third time, but evacuated again shortly thereafter following false news of a victory for Antigonus against
Lysimachus (another of the Diadochi) 301 BCE:
Coele-Syria (Southern Syria) including Jerusalem is re-captured by Ptolemy I Soter after Antigonus I Monophthalmus is killed at the Battle of Ipsus. Ptolemy had not taken part in the battle, and the victors Seleucus I Nicator and Lysimachus had carved up the Antigonid Empire between them, with Southern Syria intended to become part of the Seleucid Empire. Although Seleucus did not attempt to conquer the area he was due, Ptolemy's pre-emptive move led to the Syrian Wars which began in 274 BCE between the successors of the two leaders. 219–217 BCE: The northern portion of
Coele-Syria is given to the Seleucid Empire in 219 through the betrayal of Governor Theodotus of Aetolia, who had held the province on behalf of Ptolemy IV Philopator. The Seleucids advanced on Egypt, but were defeated at the Battle of Raphia ( Rafah) in 217. 200 BCE:
Jerusalem falls under the control of the Seleucid Empire following the Battle of Panium (part of the Fifth Syrian War) in which Antiochus III the Great defeated the Ptolemies. 175 BCE:
Antiochus IV Epiphanes succeeds his father and becomes King of the Seleucid Empire. He accelerates Seleucid efforts to eradicate the Jewish religion by forcing the Jewish High Priest Onias III to step down in favor of his brother Jason, who was replaced by Menelaus three years later. He outlaws Sabbath and circumcision, sacks Jerusalem and erects an altar to Zeus in the Second Temple after plundering it. 167 BCE:
Maccabean revolt sparked in 167 BCE when a Seleucid Greek government representative under King Antiochus IV asked Mattathias to offer sacrifice to the Greek gods, he refused to do so, killed a Jew who had stepped forward to do so and attacked the government official that required the act. Led to the guerilla [9 ] Battle of Wadi Haramia (Biblical source only). 164 BCE 25
Kislev: The Maccabees capture Jerusalem following the Battle of Beth Zur, and rededicate the Temple (see Hanukkah). The Hasmoneans take control of part of Jerusalem, whilst the Seleucids retain control of the Acra (fortress) in the city and most surrounding areas. 160 BCE: The
Seleucids retake control of the whole of Jerusalem after Judas Maccabeus is killed at the Battle of Elasa, marking the end of the Maccabean revolt. 145–144 BCE:
Alexander Balas is overthrown at the Battle of Antioch (the capital of the Empire) by Demetrius II Nicator in alliance with Ptolemy VI Philometor of Egypt. The following year, Mithradates I of Parthia captured Seleucia (the previous capital of the Seleucid Empire), significantly weakening the power of Demetrius II Nicator throughout the remaining empire.
c.140 BCE: The
Acra is captured and later destroyed by Simon Thassi 139 BCE:
Demetrius II Nicator is taken prisoner for nine years by the rapidly expanding Parthian Empire after defeat of the Seleucids in Persia. Simon Thassi travels to Rome, where the Roman Republic formally acknowledges the Hasmonean Kingdom. However the region remains a province of the Seleucid empire and Simon Thassi is required to provide troops to Antiochus VII Sidetes 134 BCE:
Sadducee John Hyrcanus becomes leader after his father Simon Thassi is murdered. He takes a Greek regnal name (see Hyrcania) in an acceptance of the Hellenistic culture of his Seleucid suzerains. 134 BCE:
Seleucid King Antiochus VII Sidetes recaptures the city. John Hyrcanus opened King David's sepulchre and removed three thousand talents which he paid as tribute to spare the city (according to Josephus ). [10 ] John Hyrcanus, remains as governor, becoming a vassal to the Seleucids 116 BCE: A civil war between Seleucid half-brothers
Antiochus VIII Grypus and Antiochus IX Cyzicenus results in a breakup of the kingdom and the independence of certain principalities, including Judea. [11 ] [12 ] 110 BCE:
John Hyrcanus carries out the first military conquests of the independent Hasmonean kingdom, raising a mercenary army to capture Madaba and Schechem, significantly increasing the regional influence of Jerusalem [13 ] [14 ] c.87 BCE: According to
Josephus, following a six-year civil war involving Seleucid king Demetrius III Eucaerus, Hasmonean ruler Alexander Jannaeus crucified 800 Jewish rebels in Jerusalem 73–63 BCE: The
Roman Republic extends its influence into the region in the Third Mithridatic War. During the war, Armenian King Tigranes the Great takes control of Syria and prepares to invade Judea and Jerusalem but has to retreat following an invasion of Armenia by Lucullus. However, this period is believed to have resulted in the first settlement of Armenians in Jerusalem. [15 ] According to Armenian historian [16 ] Movses Khorenatsi writing in c.482 CE, Tigranes captured Jerusalem and deported Hyrcanus to Armenia, however most scholars deem this account to be incorrect. [17 ] [18 ]
Extent of the Roman Empire under Augustus, 30BCE – 6AD
Roman Republic under Pompey the Great besieges and takes the city. Pompey enters the temple but leaves treasure. [3 ] Hyrcanus II is appointed High Priest and Antipater the Idumaean is appointed governor. 57–55 BCE:
Aulus Gabinius, proconsul of Syria, split the former Hasmonean Kingdom into five districts of legal and religious councils known as sanhedrin based at Jerusalem, Sepphoris ( Galilee), Jericho, Amathus ( Perea) and Gadara. [19 ] [20 ] 54 BCE
Crassus loots the temple, confiscating all its gold, after failing to receive the required tribute (according to Josephus). 45 BCE:
Antipater the Idumaean is appointed Procurator of Judaea by Julius Caesar, after Julius Caesar is appointed dictator of the Roman Republic following Caesar's Civil War. 43 BCE:
Antipater the Idumaean is killed by poison, and is succeeded by his sons Phasael and Herod. 40 BCE:
Antigonus, son of Hasmonean Aristobulus II and nephew of Hyrcanus II, offers money to the Parthian army to help him recapture the Hasmonean realm from the Romans. Jerusalem is captured by Barzapharnes, Pacorus I of Parthia and Roman deserter Quintus Labienus. Antigonus is placed as King of Judea. Hyracanus is mutilated, Phasael commits suicide, and Herod escapes to Rome. 40–37 BCE: The Roman senate appoints
Herod "King of the Jews" and provides him with an army. Following Roman General Publius Ventidius Bassus' defeat of the Parthians in Northern Syria, Herod and Roman General Gaius Sosius wrest Judea from Antigonus II Mattathias, culminating in the siege of the city. [21 ] [22 ] 37–35 BCE:
Herod the Great builds the Antonia Fortress, named after Mark Anthony, on the site of the earlier Hasmonean Baris [23 ] 19 BCE: Herod expands the
Temple Mount and rebuilds the Temple ( Herod's Temple), including the construction of the Western Wall. 15 BCE:
Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, son-in-law of Emperor Augustus visits Jerusalem and offers a hecatomb in the temple. [24 ] 6 BCE:
John the Baptist is born in Ein Kerem to Zechariah and Elizabeth. 5 BCE:
Presentation of Jesus at the Temple, 40 days after his birth in Bethlehem (Biblical sources only). 6
CE: End of Herodian governorate in Jerusalem.
7–26 Brief period of peace, relatively free of revolt and bloodshed in Judea and
Galilee [28 ] c.12 The 12-year-old Jesus travels to Jerusalem on
Passover, as he did every year and is [29 ] found in the Temple ( Biblical sources only). 28-30 CE: Three year
Ministry of Jesus, during which a number of key events took place in Jerusalem, including: (Biblical sources only)
30 CE: Key events in the martyrdom of Jesus which took place in Jerusalem (Biblical sources only)
The Roman empire at its peak under Hadrian showing the location of the Roman legions deployed in 125 CE.
Hadrian visits the ruins of Jerusalem and decides to rebuild it as a city dedicated to Jupiter called Aelia Capitolina 131: An additional legion,
Legio VI Ferrata, was stationed in the city to maintain order, as the Roman governor performed the foundation ceremony of Aelia Capitolina. Hadrian abolished circumcision ( ), which he viewed as brit milah mutilation. [34 ] 132–135:
Bar Kokhba's revolt – Simon Bar Kokhba leads a revolt against the Roman Empire, controlling the city for three years. He is proclaimed as the Messiah by Rabbi Akiva ben Joseph. Hadrian sends Sextus Julius Severus to the region, who brutally crushes the revolt and retakes the city. 136
Hadrian formally reestablishes the city as Aelia Capitolina, and forbids Jewish and Christian presence in the city c136–140: A Temple to
Jupiter is built on the Temple Mount and a temple to Venus is built on Calvary 138: Restrictions over Christian presence in the city are relaxed after
Hadrian dies and Antoninus Pius becomes emperor. 195: Saint
Narcissus of Jerusalem presides over a council held by the bishops of Palestine in Caesarea, and decreed that Easter was to be always kept on a Sunday, and not with the Jewish Passover 251: Bishop
Alexander of Jerusalem is killed during Roman Emperor Decius' persecution of Christians 259: Jerusalem falls under the rule of
Odaenathus as King of the Palmyrene Empire after the capture of Emperor Valerian by Shapur I at the Battle of Edessa causes the Roman Empire to splinter. 272: Jerusalem becomes part of the Roman Empire again after
Aurelian defeats the Palmyrene Empire at the Battle of Emesa ( Homs) 303: Saint
Procopius of Scythopolis is born in Jerusalem 312:
Macarius becomes the last Bishop of Aelia Capitolina 313:
Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulchre founded in Jerusalem after Constantine I issued the Edict of Milan, legalizing Christianity throughout the Roman Empire following his own conversion the previous year.
Helena finding the
(Italian manuscript, c.825)
depiction of sixth-century Jerusalem
Constantine wins the Civil Wars of the Tetrarchy (306–324) and reunites the empire. Within a few months, the First Council of Nicaea (first worldwide Christian council) confirms status of Aelia as a patriarchate. A significant wave of Christian immigration to the city begins. This is the date on which the city is generally taken to have been renamed Jerusalem. [35 ] c.325: The ban on Jews entering the city remains in force, but they are allowed to enter once a year to pray at the
Western Wall on Tisha B'Av. 326:
Constantine's mother Saint Helena visits Jerusalem and orders the destruction of Hadrian's temple to Venus which had been built on Calvary. Accompanied by Macarius of Jerusalem, the excavation reportedly discovers the True Cross, the Holy Tunic and the Holy Nails. 333: The
Eleona Basilica is built on the Mount of Olives, marking the site of the Ascension of Jesus. 335: First
Church of the Holy Sepulchre built on Calvary. 347: Saint
Cyril of Jerusalem delivers his Mystagogical Catecheses, instructions on the principal topics of Christian faith and practise 361:
Neoplatonist Julian the Apostate becomes Roman Emperor and attempts to reverse the growing influence of Christianity by encouraging other religions. As a result, Alypius of Antioch is commissioned to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem and Jews are allowed to return to the city [36 ] 363: The
Galilee earthquake of 363 together with the re-establishment of Christianity's dominance following the death of Julian the Apostate at the Battle of Samarra ends attempts to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem. 380:
Theodosius I declares Nicene Christianity the state church of the Roman Empire. The Roman Empire later loses its western provinces, with Jerusalem continuing under the jurisdiction of the Eastern Empire (commonly known as the Byzantine Empire). c.380:
Tyrannius Rufinus and Melania the Elder found the first monastery in Jerusalem on the Mount of Olives 386:
Saint Jerome moves to Jerusalem in order to commence work on the Vulgate, commissioned by Pope Damasus I and instrumental in the fixation of the Biblical canon in the West. He later moves to Bethlehem. 394:
John II, Bishop of Jerusalem, consecrates the Church of the Holy Zion built on the site of the Cenacle 403:
Euthymius the Great founds the Pharan lavra, six miles east of Jerusalem 438: Empress
Aelia Eudocia Augusta, wife of Theodosius II, visits Jerusalem after being encouraged by Melania the Younger. 451: The
Council of Chalcedon confirms Jerusalem's status as a Patriarchate as one of the Pentarchy. Juvenal of Jerusalem becomes the first Patriarch of Jerusalem [37 ] 443–460: Empress
Aelia Eudocia Augusta moves to Jerusalem where she dies in the year 460, after being banished by Theodosius II for adultery 483:
Sabbas the Sanctified founds the Great Lavra, also known as Mar Saba, in the Kidron Valley 540–550: Emperor
Justinian I undertakes a number of building works, including the once magnificent Nea Ekklesia of the Theotokos ("the Nea") and the extension of the Cardo thoroughfare [38 ] c.600: Latin
Pope Gregory I commissions Abbot Probus of Ravenna to build a hospital in Jerusalem to treat Latin pilgrims to the Holy Land 610: The
Temple Mount in Jerusalem become the focal point for Muslim salat (prayers), known as the First Qibla, following Muhammad's initial revelations ( Wahy) (Islamic sources) 610
Jewish revolt against Heraclius begins in Antioch and spreads to other cities including Jerusalem. 614:
Siege of Jerusalem (614) – Jerusalem falls to Khosrau II's Sassanid Empire led by General Shahrbaraz, during the Byzantine–Sassanid War of 602–628. Jewish leader Nehemiah ben Hushiel allied with Shahrbaraz in the battle, as part of the Jewish revolt against Heraclius, and was made governor of the city. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is burned, Patriarch Zacharias is taken prisoner, the True Cross and other relics are taken to Ctesiphon, and much of the Christian population is massacred. [39 ] Most of the city is destroyed. [40 ] 617: Jewish governor
Nehemiah ben Hushiel is killed by a mob of Christian citizens, three years after he is appointed. The Sassanids quell the uprising and appoint a Christian governor to replace him. 620:
Muhammad's night journey ( Isra and Mi'raj to Jerusalem ( Islamic sources) 624: Jerusalem loses its place as the
Qibla (focal point for Muslim prayers) to Mecca, 18 months after the Hijra ( Muhammad's migration to Medina) c.625: According to
Sahih al-Bukhari, Muhammad ordained the Al-Aqsa Mosque as one of the three holy mosques of Islam [41 ] 629: Byzantine Emperor
Heraclius retakes Jerusalem, after the decisive defeat of the Sassanid Empire at the Battle of Nineveh (627). Heraclius personally returns the True Cross to the city. [42 ]
The expansion of the caliphate under the Umayyads.
Expansion under Muhammad, 622–632
Expansion during the Rashidun Caliphate, 632–661
Expansion during the Umayyad Caliphate, 661-750
An anachronistic map of the various de facto independent emirates after the Abbasids lost their military dominance (c. 950).
Siege of Jerusalem (637) – Caliph Umar the Great conquers Jerusalem and enters the city on foot, following the decisive defeat of the Byzantine Empire at the Battle of Yarmouk a few months earlier. Patriarch [3 ] Sophronius and Umar are reported to have agreed the Covenant of Umar I, which guaranteed Christians freedom of religion but prohibited Jews from living in the city according to Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Tabari. Jerusalem becomes part of the Jund Filastin province of the Arab Caliphate. 638: The
Armenian Apostolic Church began appointing its own bishop in Jerusalem. 661:
Muawiyah I is ordained as Caliph of the Islamic world in Jerusalem following the assassination of Ali in Kufa, ending the First Fitna and marking the beginning of the Umayyad Empire. 677: According to interpretations of
Maronite historian Theophilus of Edessa, Mardaites (possibly ancestors of today's Maronites) took over a swathe of land including Jerusalem on behalf of the Byzantine Emperor, who was simultaneously repelling the Umayyads in the Siege of Constantinople (674–678). However, this has been contested as a mistranslation of the words "Holy City". [43 ] [44 ] 687–691: The
Dome of the Rock is built by Caliph Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan during the Second Fitna, becoming the world's first great work of Islamic architecture. [3 ] 692: Orthodox
Council in Trullo formally makes Jerusalem one of the Pentarchy (disputed by Roman Catholicism). 705: The
Umayyad Caliph Al-Walid I builds the Masjid al-Aqsa. 730–749:
John of Damascus, previously chief adviser to Caliph Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik, moves to the monastery Mar Saba outside Jerusalem and becomes the major opponent of the First Iconoclasm through his theological writings. 744–750: Riots in
Jerusalem and other major Syrian cities during the reign of Marwan II, quelled in 745–6. The Umayyad army is subsequently defeated in 750 at the Battle of the Zab by the Abbasids, who take control of the entire empire including Jerusalem. Marwan II flees via Jerusalem but is assassinated in Egypt 793–796:
Civil War in Palestine (793–796). 797: First embassy sent from
Charlemagne to Caliph Harun al-Rashid as part of the attempted Abbasid–Carolingian alliance [45 ] Harun al-Rashid is reported to have offered the custody of the Holy places in Jerusalem to Charlemagne. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre was restored and the Latin hospital was enlarged and placed under the control of the Benedictines. [46 ] 799:
Charlemagne sent another mission to Patriarch George of Jerusalem [47 ] 801:
Sufi saint Rabia Al-Adawiyya dies in Jerusalem 813: Caliph
Al-Ma'mun visits Jerusalem and undertakes extensive renovations to the Dome of the Rock. 878:
Ahmad ibn Tulun, ruler of Egypt and founder of the Tulunid dynasty, conquers Jerusalem and most of Syria, four years after declaring Egypt's independence from the Abbasid court in Baghdad. 881: Patriarch
Elias III of Jerusalem corresponded with European rulers asking for financial donations, including Holy Roman Emperor and King of West Francia Charles the Fat and Alfred the Great of England 904: The
Abbasids regain control of Jerusalem after invading Syria, and the army of Tulunid Emir Harun retreats to Egypt where the Tulunids were defeated the following year. 939:
Muhammad bin Tughj Al-Ikhshid, governor of Abbasid Egypt and Palestine, granted independent control over his domain and the title Al-Ikhshid (Prince) by Abbasid Caliph Ar-Radi 946:
Muhammad bin Tughj Al-Ikhshid died and buried in Jerusalem. Abu al-Misk Kafur becomes de facto ruler. 951–978:
Estakhri, Traditions of Countries and Ibn Hawqal, The Face of the Earth write of Jund Filistin "Its capital and largest town in , and of Jerusalem: Ramla, but the Holy City of Jerusalem comes very near this last in size" "It is a city perched high on the hills: and you have to go up to it from all sides. In all Jerusalem there is no running water, excepting what comes from springs, that can be used to irrigate the fields, and yet it is the most fertile portion of Filastin." [48 ] 966:
Al-Muqaddasi leaves Jerusalem to begin his 20-year geographical study, writing in detail about Jerusalem in his Description of Syria, Including Palestine [48 ] 968:
Abu al-Misk Kafur dies and is also buried in Jerusalem. The Ikhshidid government divides and the Fatimids prepare for invasion of Egypt and Palestine.
The Fatimid Caliphate at its greatest extent, showing Jerusalem
Ismaili Shia Fatimids under General Gawhar Al-Siqilli conquer the Ikhshidid domains of the Abbasid empire including Jerusalem, following a treaty guaranteeing the local Sunnis freedom of religion 975: Byzantine Emperor
John I Tzimiskes's second Syrian campaign takes Emesa, Baalbek, Damascus, Tiberias, Nazareth, Caesarea, Sidon, Beirut, Byblos and Tripoli, but was defeated en route to Jerusalem. The emperor died suddenly in 976 on his return from the campaign 1009: Fatimid Caliph
Al-Hakim orders destruction of churches and synagogues in the empire, including the Church of the Holy Sepulchre 1016: Caliph
Ali az-Zahir undertakes extensive renovations to the Dome of the Rock 1023-41:
Anushtakin al Dizbari is the governor of Palestine and Syria, and defeats the Bedouin revolt of 1024-29. More than 100 years later, in 1157, his body was ceremonially transferred to Jerusalem for reburial. [49 ] 1030: Caliph
Ali az-Zahir authorizes the rebuilding of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and other Christian churches in a treaty with Byzantine Emperor Romanos III Argyros. 1042:
Byzantine Emperor Constantine IX Monomachos pays for the restoration of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, authorized by Caliph Ma'ad al-Mustansir Billah. Al-Mustansir authorizes a number of other Christian buildings, including the Muristan hospital, church and monastery built by a group of Amalfi merchants in c1050 1054:
Great Schism – the Patriarch of Jerusalem joined the Eastern Orthodox Church, under the jurisdiction of Constantinople. All Christians in the Holy Land came under the jurisdiction of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, setting in place a key cause of the Crusades 1073:
Jerusalem is captured by Malik-Shah I's Great Seljuq Empire under Emir Atsiz ibn Uvaq, who was advancing south into the weakening Fatimid Empire following the decisive defeat over the Byzantine army at the Battle of Manzikert two years previously and a devastating six year famine in Egypt between 1067 and 1072. [50 ] 1077: Jerusalem revolts against the rule of Emir
Atsiz ibd Uvaq while he is fighting the Fatimid Empire in Egypt. On his return to Jerusalem, Atsiz re-takes the city and massacres the local population. As a result, Atsiz is executed by [51 ] Tutush I, governor of Syria under his brother, Seljuk leader Malik-Shah I. Tutush I appoints Artuq bin Ekseb, later founder of the Artuqid dynasty, as governor. 1091-5:
Artuq bin Ekseb dies in 1091, and is succeeded as governor by his sons Ilghazi and Sokmen. Malik Shah dies in 1092, and the Great Seljuk Empire splits into smaller warring states. Control of Jerusalem is disputed between Duqaq and Radwan after the death of their father Tutush I in 1095. The ongoing rivalry weakens Syria. 1095–6
Al-Ghazali lives in Jerusalem 1095: At the
Council of Clermont Pope Urban II calls for the First Crusade 1098:
Fatimid Regent Al-Afdal Shahanshah reconquers Jerusalem from Artuq bin Ekseb's sons Ilghazi and Sokmen
Jerusalem under the Ayyubid dynasty after the death of Saladin, 1193
The Bahri Mamluk Dynasty 1250–1382
Siege of Jerusalem (1187) – Saladin captures Jerusalem from the Crusaders, after Battle of the Horns of Hattin. Allows Jewish and Orthodox Christian settlement. The Dome of the Rock is converted to an Islamic center of worship again. 1192:
Third Crusade under Richard the Lionheart fails to recapture Jerusalem, but ends with the Treaty of Ramla in which Saladdin agreed that Western Christian pilgrims could worship freely in Jerusalem 1193:
Mosque of Omar built under Saladin outside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, commemorating Umar the Great's decision to pray outside the church so as not to set a precedent and thereby endanger the Church's status as a Christian site 1193: The
Moroccan Quarter is established 1206:
Ibn Arabi makes a pilgimage to the city 1212: 300
Rabbis from England and France settle in Jerusalem. 1219: Despite having rebuilt the walls during the
Third Crusade, Al-Mu'azzam, Ayyubid Emir of Damascus, destroys the city walls to prevent the Crusaders from capturing a fortified city 1219:
Jacques de Vitry writes his magnum opus Historia Hierosolymitana 1229 To end the
Sixth Crusade, a 10-year treaty is signed between Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor and Ayyubid Sultan Al-Kamil, allowing Christians freedom to live in the unfortified city. The Ayyubids retained control of the Muslim holy places. 1239:
An-Nasir Dawud, Ayyubid Emir of Kerak, occupies the city. 1240–44:
An-Nasir Dawud competes with his cousin As-Salih Ayyub, who had allied with the Crusaders, for control of the region. 1244:
Siege of Jerusalem (1244) –– In order to permanently retake the city from rival breakaway Abbasid rulers who had allied with the Crusaders, As-Salih Ayyub summoned a huge mercenary army of Khwarezmians, who were available for hire following the defeat of the Khwarazm Shah dynasty by the Mongols ten years earlier. The [53 ] Khwarezmians could not be controlled by As-Salih Ayyub, and destroyed the city. A few months later, the two sides met again at the decisive Battle of La Forbie, marking the end of the Crusader influence in the region 1246: The
Ayyubids regain control of the city after the Khwarezmians are defeated by Al-Mansur Ibrahim at Lake Homs 1248–50: The
Seventh Crusade, launched in reaction to the 1244 destruction of Jerusalem, fails after Louis IX of France is defeated and captured by Ayyubid Sultan Turanshah at the Battle of Fariskur in 1250. The Mamluk Sultanate is indirectly created in Egypt as a result, as Turanshah is killed by his Mamluk soldiers a month after the battle and his step-mother Shajar al-Durr becomes Sultana of Egypt with the Mamluk Aybak as Atabeg. The Ayyubids relocate to Damascus, where they continue to control the rump of their empire including Jerusalem for a further 10 years. 1260: The Army of the
Mongol Empire reaches Palestine for the first time:
Nachmanides goes to Jerusalem and prays at the Western Wall. Reported to have found only two Jewish families in the city 1300: Further
Mongol raids into Palestine under Ghazan and Mulay. Jerusalem held by the Mongols for four months (see Ninth Crusade). Hetham II, King of Armenia, was allied to the Mongols and is reported to have visited Jerusalem where he donated his scepter to the Armenian Cathedral. 1307:
Marino Sanuto the Elder writes his magnum opus Historia Hierosolymitana 1318-20: Regional governor
Sanjar al-Jawli undertook renovations of the city, including building the Jawliyya Madrasa 1328:
Tankiz, the Governor of Damascus, undertook further renovations including of the al-Aqsa Mosque and building the Tankiziyya Madrasa 1340: The
Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem builds a wall around the Armenian Quarter 1347: The
Black Death sweeps Jerusalem and much of the rest of the Mamluk Sultanate. 1377: Jerusalem and other cities in
Mamluk Syria revolt, following the death of Al-Ashraf Sha'ban. The revolt was quelled and a coup d'etat is staged by Barquq in Cairo in 1382, founding the Mamluk Burji dynasty. 1392–93 –
Henry IV of England makes a pilgrimage to Jerusalem 1482: The visiting
Dominican priest Felix Fabri described Jerusalem as "a collection of all manner of abominations". As "abominations" he listed Saracens, Greeks, Syrians, Jacobites, Abyssianians, Nestorians, Armenians, Gregorians, Maronites, Turcomans, Bedouins, Assassins, a sect possibly Druzes, Mamelukes, and "the most accursed of all", Jews. Only the Latin Christians "long with all their hearts for Christian princes to come and subject all the country to the authority of the Church of Rome". 1496:
Mujir al-Din al-'Ulaymi writes The Glorious History of Jerusalem and Hebron
The Ottoman Empire in 1683, showing Jerusalem
Ottoman Empire replaces the Mamluks in Palestine after Sultan Selim I defeats the last Mamluk Sultan Al-Ashraf Qansuh al-Ghawri at the Battle of Marj Dabiq ( Aleppo) and the Battle of Yaunis Khan ( Gaza) 1517: Sultan
Selim I makes a pilgrimage to Jerusalem on his way to the final defeat of the Mamluks at the Battle of Ridaniya ( Cairo). Selim proclaims himself Caliph of the Islamic world. 1518:
Abu Ghosh clan sent to Jerusalem to restore order and to secure the pilgrimage route between Jaffa and Jerusalem 1535–1538:
Suleiman the Magnificent rebuilds walls around Jerusalem. 1541: The
The Golden Gate is permanently sealed. 1546: On 14 January a devastating earthquake shook the
Palestine region. The epicenter of the earthquake was in the Jordan River in a location between the Dead Sea and the Sea of Galilee. The cities of Jerusalem, Hebron, Nablus, Gaza and Damascus were heavily damaged. [55 ] 1555: Father Boniface of
Ragusa, Franciscan Custodian of the Holy Land, repairs the Tomb of Christ (the Aedicula) in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. This was the first time the tomb was opened since the visit of Saint Helena in 326. It was carried out with the permission of Pope Julius III and Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, and with funds from Philip II of Spain who claimed the title King of Jerusalem [56 ] 1604: First
Protectorate of missions agreed under the Capitulations of the Ottoman Empire, in which Ahmad I agreed that the subjects of Henry IV of France were free to visit the Holy Places of Jerusalem. French missionaries begin to travel to Jerusalem and other major Ottoman cities. 1624: Following the
Battle of Anjar, Druze prince Fakhr-al-Din II is appointed the "Emir of Arabistan" by the Ottomans to govern the region from Aleppo to Jerusalem. He toured his new provinces in the same year. He was deposed and hanged a decade later by the [57 ] wali of Damascus 1663–5
Sabbatai Zevi, founder of the Sabbateans, preaches in Jerusalem before travelling back to his native Smyrna where he proclaimed himself the Messiah 1672:
Synod of Jerusalem 1700:
Judah the Pious with 1,000 followers settle in Jerusalem. 1703–1705: The city revolts against heavy taxation. It is finally put down two years later by Jurji Muhammad Pasha.
[58 ] 1705: Restrictions imposed against the Jews.
1744: The English reference book
Modern history or the present state of all nations stated that "Jerusalem is still reckoned the capital city of Palestine" [59 ] 1757 Ottoman
firman is issued regarding the Church of the Holy Sepulchre 1771–2: The renegade Christian
Mamluk ruler of Egypt Ali Bey Al-Kabir temporarily took control of Jerusalem with 30,000 troops, together with Daher el-Omar and Russia (who had also instigated a Greek revolt as part of the Russo-Turkish War (1768–1774). 1774: The
Treaty of Kucuk Kaynarca is signed between Catherine the Great and Sultan Abdul-Hamid I giving Russia the right to protect all Christians in the Ottoman Empire.(Same rights previously given to France (1535) and England) 1798 Patriarch Anthimios of Jerusalem contended that the
Ottoman Empire was part of the God's divine providence to protect the Orthodox church from Roman Catholicism and Western secularism. 1799:
Napoleon's unsuccessful Campaign in Egypt and Syria intends to capture Jerusalem, but is defeated at the Siege of Acre
of Jerusalem shown within Ottoman administrative divisions in the Levant after the reorganisation of 1887–88
Greek War of Independence begins after Metropolitan bishop Germanos of Patras proclaimed a national uprising against the Ottoman empire at the Monastery of Agia Lavra. Jerusalem's Christian population, who were estimated to make up around 20% of the city's total (with the majority being [60 ] Greek Orthodox), were forced by the Ottoman authorities to relinquish their weapons, wear black and help improve the city's fortifications 1825–6: Antitax rebellion takes control of the citadel and expels the city's garrison. The rebellion is put down by Abdullah Pasha
1827: First visit by
Sir Moses Montefiore. 1831:
Wali Muhammad Ali of Egypt conquers the city following Sultan Mahmud II's refusal to grant him control over Syria as compensation for his help fighting the Greek War of Independence. The invasion led to the First Turko-Egyptian War 1833: Armenians establish the first printing press in the city
Jerusalem revolts against conscription under the rule of Muhammad Ali of Egypt during the 1834 Arab revolt in Palestine 1838–57: The first European consulates are opened in the city (e.g. Britain 1838)
Judah Alkalai publishes "The Pleasant Paths" and "The Peace of Jerusalem", urging the return of European Jews to Jerusalem and Palestine. 1840: A
firman is issued by Ibrahim Pasha forbidding Jews to pave the passageway in front of the Western Wall. It also cautioned them against "raising their voices and displaying their books there." 1840: The Ottoman Turks retake the city – with help from the English (
Lord Palmerston) 1841: The
British and Prussian Governments as well as the Church of England and the Evangelical Church in Prussia establish a joint Protestant Bishopric in Jerusalem, with Michael Solomon Alexander as the first Protestant bishop in Jerusalem 1847:
Giuseppe Valerga appointed as the first Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem since the crusades 1852: Sultan
Abdülmecid I published a firman setting out the rights and responsibility of each community at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The firman is known as the " Status quo" and its protocol is still in force today. 1853–4: Under military and financial pressure from
Napoleon III, Sultan Abdulmecid I accepts a treaty confirming France and the Roman Catholic Church as the supreme authority in the Holy Land with control over the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. This decision contravened the 1774 treaty with Russia, and led to the Crimean War. 1854:
Albert Cohn makes his first visit to the city, at the request of the Consistoire Central des Israélites de France. 1857: The
Batei Mahse, two 8 two-story buildings, are built in the Jewish Quarter by the Batei Mahse Company, an organization of Dutch and German Jews [61 ] [62 ] 1860: The first Jewish neighborhood (
Mishkenot Sha'ananim) is built outside the Old City walls, in an area later known as Yemin Moshe, by Sir Moses Montefiore and Judah Touro, as part of the process to "leave the walls" ( Hebrew: היציאה מן החומות). [63 ] [64 ] 1862:
Moses Hess publishes Rome and Jerusalem, arguing for a Jewish homeland in Palestine centered on Jerusalem 1862: The eldest son of
Queen Victoria, Prince Albert Edward (later Edward VII), visited Jerusalem [65 ] 1868:
Mahane Israel becomes the second Jewish neighborhood outside the walls after it was built by Maghrebi Jews from the Old City 1869:
Nahalat Shiv'a becomes the third Jewish neighborhood outside the walls, built as a cooperative effort 1873–1875:
Mea Shearim is built (the fifth Jewish neighborhood outside the walls). 1877: Jerusalem representative
Yousef al-Khalidi appointed as President of the Chamber of Deputies in the short-lived first Ottoman parliament following the accession of Abdul Hamid II and the declaration of the Kanun-ı Esasî 1881: The
American Colony is established by Chicago natives Anna and Horatio Spafford 1881:
Eliezer Ben-Yehuda moves to Jerusalem to begin his development of modern Hebrew to replace the languages used by Jews who made aliyah from various regions of the world 1882: The
First Aliyah results in 25,000–35,000 Zionist immigrants entering the Palestine region 1886:
Church of Maria Magdalene is built by the Russian Orthodox Church 1887–8: Ottoman Palestine divided into the districts of
Jerusalem, Nablus and Acre – Jerusalem District is "autonomous", i.e. attached directly to Istanbul 1897:
First Zionist Congress at which Jerusalem was discussed as the possible capital of a future Jewish state. In response, Abdul Hamid II initiates policy of sending members of his own Palace staff to govern province of Jerusalem 1898: German Kaiser
Wilhelm visits the city to dedicate the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. He meets Theodore Herzl outside city walls. 1899:
St. George's Cathedral is built, becoming the seat of the Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East 1901:
Ottoman restrictions on Zionist immigration to and land acquisition in Jerusalem district take effect 1906:
Bezalel Academy of Art and Design is founded. 1908:
Young Turk Revolution reconvenes the Ottoman parliament, to which the Jerusalem district sends two members.
Zones of French and British influence and control proposed in the Sykes-Picot Agreement
General Allenby enters Jerusalem on foot out of respect for the Holy City, 11 December 1917
6 June: The
Battle of Ammunition Hill takes place in the northern part of Jordanian controlled East Jerusalem 7 June: The Old City is captured by the IDF.
10 June: The
Moroccan Quarter including 135 houses and the Al-Buraq mosque is demolished, creating a plaza in front of the Western Wall 28 June: Israel declares Jerusalem unified and announces free access to holy sites of all religions.
1968: Israel reclaims the
Jewish Quarter, confiscating 129 dunams (0.129 km 2) of land which had made up the Jewish Quarter before 1948, evicting 6,000 residents and 437 shops. [72 ] [73 ] 1969:
Denis Michael Rohan, an Australian Protestant extremist, burns a part of the al-Aqsa Mosque. 1977:
Anwar Sadat, President of Egypt, visits Jerusalem and addresses the Knesset. 1978:
WUJS headquarters moves from London to Jerusalem. 1980: The
Jerusalem Law is enacted leading to UN Security Council Resolution 478 (it states that the Council will not recognize this law) 2000:
Pope John Paul II becomes the first Latin Pope to visit Jerusalem, and prays at the Western Wall. 2000: Final Agreement between
Israel and Palestinian Authority is not achieved at the 2000 Camp David Summit, with the status of Jerusalem playing a central role in the breakdown of talks. 2000: The
Second Intifada (also known as Al-Aqsa Intifada) begins two months after the end of the Camp David Summit – Ariel Sharon's visit to the Temple Mount is reported to have been a relevant factor in the uprising. 2008: Israeli Sephardic Religious Party,
Shas, refuses to form part of the government without a guarantee that there will be no negotiations that will lead to a partition of Jerusalem.
Graphical Overview of Jerusalem's Historical Periods [ edit ]
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^ "Do We Divide the Holiest Holy City?". Moment Magazine. Archived from the original on 3 June 2008 . Retrieved 5 March 2008. . According to Eric H. Cline's tally in Jerusalem Besieged.
^ a b c d e Slavik, Diane. 2001. Cities through Time: Daily Life in Ancient and Modern Jerusalem. Geneva, Illinois: Runestone Press, p. 60. ISBN 978-0-8225-3218-7
^ Mazar, Benjamin. 1975. The Mountain of the Lord. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., p. 45. ISBN 0-385-04843-2
^ Chronology of the Israelite Tribes from The History Files (historyfiles.co.uk)
^ Ben-Dov, Meir. 1985. In the Shadow of the Temple. New York, New York: Harper & Row Publishers, Inc., pp. 34–35. ISBN 0-06-015362-8
^ Bright, John (1980). . p. 311. A History of Israel
^ http://studentreader.com/jerusalem/#Edict-of-Cyrus Student Reader Jerusalem: "When Cyrus captured Babylon, he immediately issued the Edict of Cyrus, a decree that those who had been exiled by the Babylonians could return to their homelands and start rebuilding."
^ "Maccabean Revolt". Virtualreligion.net . Retrieved 26 July 2012.
^ Josephus The Jewish Wars (1:60)
^ . Books.google.com Lectures on ancient history, Barthold Georg Niebuhr, Marcus Carsten Nicolaus von Niebuhr . Retrieved 26 July 2012.
^ "Josephus, chapter 10". Christianbookshelf.org . Retrieved 26 July 2012.
^ . Books.google.com Encyclopaedic dictionary of the Bible, Volume 5, William George Smith . Retrieved 26 July 2012.
^ Sievers, 142
^ . Books.google.co.uk Between Rome and Jerusalem: 300 years of Roman-Judaean relations By Martin Sicker . Retrieved 26 July 2012.
^ "Armenians of Jerusalem Launch Project To Preserve History and Culture". Pr-inside.com . Retrieved 26 July 2012.
^ . Books.google.co.uk The problem of the Greek sources of Movsēs Xorenacʻi's History of Armenia . Retrieved 26 July 2012.
^ . Books.google.co.uk A history of the Jews in Babylonia, Volume 2 By Jacob Neusner page 351 . Retrieved 26 July 2012.
^ "And when he had ordained five councils (συνέδρια), he distributed the nation into the same number of parts. So these councils governed the people; the first was at Jerusalem, the second at Gadara, the third at Amathus, the fourth at Jericho, and the fifth at Sepphoris in Galilee." Josephus, : Ant. xiv 54
^ "Josephus uses συνέδριον for the first time in connection with the decree of the Roman governor of Syria, Gabinius (57 BCE), who abolished the constitution and the then existing form of government of Palestine and divided the country into five provinces, at the head of each of which a sanhedrin was placed ("Ant." xiv 5, § 4)." via Jewish Encyclopedia: Sanhedrin:
^ Armstrong 1996, p. 126
^ Sicker 2001, p. 75
^ . Books.google.co.uk Israel handbook: with the Palestinian Authority areas By Dave Winter . Retrieved 26 July 2012.
^ . Books.google.co.uk. 14 November 2000 The History of the Jewish People in the Age of Jesus Christ . Retrieved 26 July 2012.
^ "Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews – Book XVIII, "Cyrenius came himself into Judea, which was now added to the province of Syria"". Ccel.org . Retrieved 26 July 2012.
^ H.H. Ben-Sasson, A History of the Jewish People, page 247–248: "Consequently, the province of Judea may be regarded as a satellite of Syria, though, in view of the measure of independence left to its governor in domestic affairs, it would be wrong to say that in the Julio-Claudian era Judea was legally part of the province of Syria."
^ A History of the Jewish People, H.H. Ben-Sasson editor, 1976, page 247: "When Judea was converted into a Roman province [in 6 CE, page 246], Jerusalem ceased to be the administrative capital of the country. The Romans moved the governmental residence and military headquarters to Caesarea. The centre of government was thus removed from Jerusalem, and the administration became increasingly based on inhabitants of the hellenistic cities (Sebaste, Caesarea and others)."
^ John P. Meier's , v. 1, ch. 11; also H.H. Ben-Sasson, A Marginal Jew A History of the Jewish People, Harvard University Press, 1976, ISBN 0-674-39731-2, page 251: "But after the first agitation (which occurred in the wake of the first Roman census) had faded out, we no longer hear of bloodshed in Judea until the days of Pilate."
^ Luke 2:41–43
^ H.H. Ben-Sasson, A History of the Jewish People, Harvard University Press, 1976, ISBN 0-674-39731-2, The Crisis Under Gaius Caligula, pages 254–256: "The reign of Gaius Caligula (37–41) witnessed the first open break between the Jews and the Julio-Claudian empire. Until then – if one accepts Sejanus' heyday and the trouble caused by the census after Archelaus' banishment – there was usually an atmosphere of understanding between the Jews and the empire ... These relations deteriorated seriously during Caligula's reign, and, though after his death the peace was outwardly re-established, considerable bitterness remained on both sides. ... Caligula ordered that a golden statue of himself be set up in the Temple in Jerusalem. ... Only Caligula's death, at the hands of Roman conspirators (41), prevented the outbreak of a Jewish-Roman war that might well have spread to the entire East."
^ Acts 21:26–39
^ See also Flavius Josephus, XX, ix, 1. Jewish Antiquities
^ Eusebius, Eusebius, . Historia Ecclesiastica, III, xxxii
^ Christopher Mackay. "Ancient Rome a Military and Political History" 2007: 230
^ Schaff's : "Since custom and ancient tradition have prevailed that the Bishop of Seven Ecumenical Councils: First Nicaea: Canon VII Aelia [i.e., Jerusalem] should be honored, let him, saving its due dignity to the Metropolis, have the next place of honor."; "It is very hard to determine just what was the "precedence" granted to the Bishop of Aelia, nor is it clear which is the "metropolis" referred to in the last clause. Most writers, including Hefele, Balsamon, Aristenus and Beveridge consider it to be Cæsarea; while Zonaras thinks Jerusalem to be intended, a view recently adopted and defended by Fuchs; others again suppose it is Antioch that is referred to."
^ Browning, Robert. 1978. The Emperor Julian. Berkeley, California: University of California Press, p. 176. ISBN 0-520-03731-6
^ Horn, Cornelia B.; Robert R. Phenix, Jr. 2008. The Lives of Peter the Iberian, Theodosius of Jerusalem, and the Monk Romanus. Atlanta, Georgia: Society of Biblical Literature, p. lxxxviii. ISBN 978-1-58983-200-8
^ The Emperor Justinian and Jerusalem (527–565)
^ Hussey, J.M. 1961. The Byzantine World. New York, New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, p. 25.
^ Karen Armstrong. 1997. Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths. New York, New York: Ballantine Books, p. 229. ISBN 0-345-39168-3
^ "Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Book 21, Number 281: "Do not set out on a journey except for three Mosques i.e. Al-Masjid-AI-Haram, the Mosque of Allah's Apostle, and the Mosque of Al-Aqsa, (Mosque of Jerusalem)."". Islamicity.com . Retrieved 26 July 2012.
^ Ostrogorsky, George. 1969. History of the Byzantine State. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, p. 104. ISBN 0-8135-0599-2
^ Theophilus of Edessa's Chronicle, Robert G. Hoyland
^ Proceedings of the 21st International Congress of Byzantine Studies
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^ Jerusalem Timeline From David to the 20th century
^ Earthquakes in the Mediterranean and Middle East, A Multidisciplinary Study of Seismicity up to 1900, Nicholas Ambraseys
^ . Books.google.co.uk Chaucer's dead body: from corpse to corpus By Thomas Augustine Prendergast . Retrieved 26 July 2012.
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^ Segev, Tom (1999). One Palestine, Complete. Metropolitan Books. pp. 295–313. ISBN 0-8050-4848-0. The group assembled at the Wall shouting "the Wall is ours". They raised the Jewish national flag and sang Hatikvah, the Israeli anthem. The authorities had been notified of the march in advance and provided a heavy police escort in a bid to prevent any incidents. Rumors spread that the youths had attacked local residents and had cursed the name of Muhammad
^ Levi-Faur, Sheffer and Vogel, 1999, p. 216.
^ Sicker, 2000, p. 80.
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^ Prince-Gibson, Eetta (27 July 2006). "Reflective truth". Jerusalem Post . Retrieved 10 May 2009.
^ "Christians in the Holy Land" Edited by Michael Prior and William Taylor. ISBN 0-905035-32-1. Page 104: Albert Aghazarian "The significance of Jerusalem to Christians". This writer states that "Jews did not own any more than 20% of this quarter" prior to 1948.
^ "Palestine and Palestinians", page 117.
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