Articles in Palestine ( 452 )

452 Articles of interest in Palestine

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  • Huldah Gates

    The Huldah Gates (Hebrew: שערי חולדה‎, Shaarei Chulda) are the two sets of now-blocked gates in the Southern Wall of the Temple Mount, situated in Jerusalem's Old City. The western set is a double arched gate (the double gate), and the eastern is a …

  • Ecce Homo (church)

    Ecce Homo Church is a Roman Catholic church on Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem, along the path that according to tradition Jesus walked, carrying his cross, on the way to his crucifixion.

  • Carem

    Carem was a place mentioned in the New Testament as the home of Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist.

  • Yatir Forest

    Yatir Forest (Hebrew: יער יתיר‎) is a forest in Israel, located on the southern slopes of Mount Hebron, on the edge of the Negev Desert.

  • Herod's Gate

    Herod's Gate (Hebrew: שער הפרחים Translit.: Sha'ar HaPerachim Translated: Gate of the flowers, Arabic: باب الساهرة‎) is a gate in the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. Its elevation is 755 meters above sea level. It adjoins the Muslim Quarter, and…

  • Shilo, Mateh Binyamin

    Shilo (Hebrew: שִׁלֹה / שילה Šîlô) is an Israeli settlement in the northern West Bank, located 28 miles (45 km) north of Jerusalem on Route 60. It is neighboured by the Israeli settlements Eli and Maale Levona and the Palestinian villages Sinjil, Tu…

  • Kedumim

    Kedumim (Hebrew: קְדוּמִים), also Qedumim, is an Israeli settlement and a town located in the Samarian hills of the West Bank. Kedumim was founded on Hanukkah 1975 by members of the Gush Emunim settlement movement.

  • Jericho Governorate

    The Jericho Governorate (Arabic: محافظة أريحاMuḥāfaẓat Arīḥā; Hebrew: נפת יריחו, translit. Nafat Yeriḥo) is one of 16 Governorates of Palestine. It is located along the eastern areas of the West Bank, along the northern Dead Sea and southern Jorda…

  • Hebron Governorate

    The Hebron Governorate (Arabic: محافظة الخليلMuḥāfaẓat al-Ḫalīl; Hebrew: נפת חברון Nafat Ḥevron) is an administrative district of the Palestine in the southern West Bank.

  • Ein Harod

    Ein Harod (Hebrew: עֵין חֲרוֹד) was a kibbutz in Israel between 1921 and 1952, when it split into Ein Harod (Ihud) and Ein Harod (Meuhad).

  • Church of the Visitation

    The Church of the Visitation in Ein Karem, Israel, honors the visit paid by the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, to Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist. (Luke 1:39-56) This is the site where tradition tells us that Mary recited her song of pr…

  • Church of the Flagellation

    The Church of the Flagellation is a Roman Catholic church and semi-defunct Christian pilgrimage site located in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, near the St. Stephen's Gate.

  • Burnt House

    The Burnt House is an excavated house from the Second Temple period situated six metres below current street level in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem.

  • Balata

    Balata Camp (Arabic: مخيم بلاطة‎) is a Palestinian refugee camp established in the northern West Bank in 1950, adjacent to the city of Nablus. It is the largest refugee camp in the West Bank.

  • Warren's Shaft

    Warren's Shaft is an archaeological feature in Jerusalem discovered in 1867 by British engineer Sir Charles Warren (1840–1927). It runs from within the old city to a spot near the Gihon Spring, and after its 19th-century discovery was thought to hav…

  • Dome of the Ascension

    The Dome of the Ascension (Arabic: قبة المعراجQubbat al-Miraj; Hebrew: כִּיפָּת הַעֲלִיָּיה Kippat Ha'Aliyah) is a free-standing dome that commemorates the Islamic prophet Muhammad's ascension to heaven.

  • Battle of Arara

    The Battle of Arara took place on 19 September 1918 during the Battle of Sharon, which along with the Battle of Nablus formed the set piece Battle of Megiddo fought between 19 and 25 September in the last months of the Sinai and Palestine Campaign o…

  • Baqa al-Gharbiyye

    Baqa al-Gharbiyye (Arabic: باقة الغربية‎, Hebrew: באקה אל-גרביה, בָּקַה אל-עַ'רְבִּיָּה; lit. Baqa West) is a predominantly Arab city in the Haifa District of Israel, located near the Green Line. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics …

  • Royal Stoa (Jerusalem)

    The Royal Stoa (Hebrew: הסטיו המלכותי‎, also known as the Royal Colonnade, Royal Portico, Royal Cloisters, Royal Basilica or Stoa Basileia) was an ancient basilica constructed by Herod the Great during his renovation of the Temple Mount at the end o…

  • Rimal

    Rimal or Remal (Arabic: حي الرمال‎) (meaning "sands" in Arabic) is an area in Gaza City located 3 kilometers (1.9 mi) from the city center. Situated along the coastline, it has been considered the most prosperous neighborhood of Gaza. The main stree…

  • Motza

    Motza (or Motsa) (Hebrew: מוֹצָא) is a neighbourhood in the western edge of Jerusalem, Israel, located 600 metres above sea level. In the Judean Hills, surrounded by forest, it is a relatively isolated place connected to Jerusalem by the Jerusalem-T…

  • Karni crossing

    The Karni Crossing (Arabic: معبر كارني or معبر المنطار‎, Hebrew: מעבר קרני‎) was a cargo terminal on the Israel-Gaza Strip barrier. It is located in the north-eastern end of the Gaza Strip and was opened in 1994 after the signing of the Oslo Accords…

  • Jenin Governorate

    The Jenin Governorate (Arabic: محافظة جنينMuḥāfaẓat Ǧanīn; Hebrew: נפת ג'נין Nafat Ǧanīn) is one of 16 Governorates of Palestine.

  • HaBesor Stream

    Besor (Hebrew: נחל הבשור‎, Nahal HaBesor) is a wadi in southern Israel. The stream begins at Mount Boker (near Sde Boker), and spills into the Mediterranean Sea near Deir al-Balah in the Gaza Strip, where it is called Wadi Gaza. Further upstream it …

  • Christ Church, Jerusalem

    Christ Church, Jerusalem, is an Anglican church located inside the Old City of Jerusalem. The building itself is part of a small compound just inside the Jaffa Gate opposite King David's citadel. It is the oldest Protestant church in the Middle East.

  • 1927 Jericho earthquake

    The 1927 Jericho earthquake was a devastating event that shook Mandatory Palestine and Transjordan on July 11 at 15:08 local time. The epicenter of the earthquake was in the northern area of the Dead Sea.

  • Tyropoeon Valley

    Tyropoeon Valley (i.e., "Valley of the Cheesemakers") is the name given by Josephus the historian (Wars 5.140) to the valley or rugged ravine, in the Old City of Jerusalem, which in ancient times separated Mount Moriah from Mount Zion and emptied in…

  • Tel Rumeida

    Tel Rumeida (Hebrew: תל רומיידה‎) is an archaeological tell in the West Bank believed to be the location of biblical Hebron.

  • Sharuhen

    Sharuhen was an ancient town in the Negev Desert. Following the expulsion of the Hyksos from Egypt in the second half of the 16th century BCE, they fled to Sharuhen and fortified it.

  • Noah Weinberg

    Yisrael Noah Weinberg (Hebrew: ישראל נח וינברג‎), known as Noah Weinberg (February 16, 1930 – February 5, 2009) was an Orthodox Jewish rabbi, rosh yeshiva, and one of the fathers of the Baal teshuva movement with his establishment of a global networ…

  • Neve Daniel

    Neve Daniel (Hebrew: נְוֵה דָּנִיֵּאל) is an Israeli settlement and communal settlement located in western Gush Etzion in the southern West Bank.

  • Nablus Governorate

    The Nablus Governorate (Arabic: محافظة نابلسMuḥāfaẓat Nāblus; Hebrew: נפת שכם Napat Šəḵem) is an administrative district of the Palestine located in the Central Highlands of the West Bank, 53 km north of Jerusalem. It covers the area around the ci…