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Coordinates: 31°46′55″N 35°13′10″E / 31.78194°N 35.21944°E / 31.78194; 35.21944

Jerusalem
Jerusalem
municipal area between 1948 and 1967

West Jerusalem
Jerusalem
or Western Jerusalem
Jerusalem
refers to the section of Jerusalem that remained under Israeli control after the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, whose ceasefire lines delimited the boundary with the rest of the city, which was then under Jordanian control.[1] A number of western countries such as the United Kingdom acknowledge de facto Israeli authority, but withhold de jure recognition.[2][3] Israel's claim of sovereignty over West Jerusalem
Jerusalem
is more widely accepted than its claim over East Jerusalem.[4]

Contents

1 History

1.1 Division in 1949 1.2 Capital of Israel 1.3 Reunification

2 Mayors of West Jerusalem 3 See also 4 References 5 External links

History Division in 1949

Palmach
Palmach
soldiers attack Arab positions at St Symeon ("San Simon") Monastery in Katamon, Jerusalem, April 1948 (battle reconstruction)

The United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine
United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine
made of Jerusalem
Jerusalem
and its area an international city.[5] Following the 1948 Palestine war, Jerusalem
Jerusalem
was divided into two parts: the western portion, populated mainly by Jews, came under Israeli rule, while East Jerusalem
Jerusalem
came under Jordanian rule[1][6] and was populated mainly by Palestinian Muslims and Christians, as Jordan immediately expelled all the Jewish residents of the Jewish Quarter. Arabs living in such western Jerusalem
Jerusalem
neighbourhoods as Katamon
Katamon
or Malha
Malha
were forced to leave; the same fate befell Jews
Jews
in the eastern areas, including the Old City of Jerusalem
Jerusalem
and Silwan. Almost 33% of the land in West Jerusalem
Jerusalem
in the pre-mandate period had been owned by Palestinians, a fact which made it hard for the evicted Palestinians to accept Israeli control in the West. The Knesset
Knesset
(Israeli Parliament) passed laws to transfer this Arab land to Israeli Jewish organizations.[2] The only eastern area of the city that remained in Israeli hands throughout the 19 years of Jordanian rule was Mount Scopus, where the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jerusalem
is located, which formed an enclave during that period and therefore is not considered part of East Jerusalem.[citation needed] Capital of Israel Israel established West Jerusalem
Jerusalem
as its capital in 1950.[2] The Israeli government needed to invest heavily to create employment, building new government offices, a new university, the Great Synagogue and the Knesset
Knesset
building.[6] West Jerusalem
Jerusalem
became covered by the Law and Administrative Ordinance of 1948, subjecting West Jerusalem
Jerusalem
to Israeli jurisdiction. President Donald Trump's administration announced recognition of Jerusalem
Jerusalem
as Israel's capital on December 6, 2017.[7] Reunification During the Six-Day War
Six-Day War
in June 1967, Israel captured the eastern side of the city[8] and the whole West Bank. Over the following years, their control remains tenuous, the international community refusing to recognise their authority and the Israelis themselves not feeling secure.[8] In 1980, the Israeli government annexed East Jerusalem
Jerusalem
and reunified the city but the international community disputed this.[1] The population of Jerusalem
Jerusalem
has largely remained segregated along the city's historical east/west division.[9] The larger city contains two populations that are "almost completely economically and politically segregated... each interacting with its separate central business district", supporting analysis that the city has retained a duocentric, as opposed to the traditional monocentric, structure.[9] Mayors of West Jerusalem Main article: List of mayors of Jerusalem

Dov Yosef
Dov Yosef
(military governor) (1948–1949)[10] Daniel Auster
Daniel Auster
(1949–1950)[11][12] Zalman Shragai
Zalman Shragai
(1951–1952)[12][13] Yitzhak Kariv
Yitzhak Kariv
(1952–1955)[12][14] Gershon Agron
Gershon Agron
(1955–1959)[12][15] Mordechai Ish-Shalom
Mordechai Ish-Shalom
(1959–1965)[12][16] Teddy Kollek
Teddy Kollek
(1965–1993)[12][17] Ehud Olmert
Ehud Olmert
(1993–2003)[12][18] Uri Lupolianski
Uri Lupolianski
(2003–2008)[12][19] Nir Barkat
Nir Barkat
(2008–present)[20]

See also

Jerusalem
Jerusalem
portal Israel portal

Jerusalem
Jerusalem
District Positions on Jerusalem

References

^ a b c "Key Maps". Jerusalem: Before 1967 and now. BBC News. Retrieved 26 April 2013.  ^ a b c Dumper, Michael (1997). The politics of Jerusalem
Jerusalem
since 1967. Columbia University Press. pp. 35–36. ISBN 978-0231106405.  ^ Moshe Hirsch; Deborah Housen-Couriel; Ruth Lapidot (28 June 1995). Whither Jerusalem?: Proposals and Positions Concerning the Future of Jerusalem. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. p. 15. ISBN 90-411-0077-6. What, then, is Israel's status in west Jerusalem? Two main answers have been adduced: (a) Israel has sovereignty in this area; and (b) sovereignty lies with the Palestinian people
Palestinian people
or is suspended.  ^ Bisharat, George (23 December 2010). "Maximizing Rights". In Susan M. Akram; Michael Dumper; Michael Lynk. International Law and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Rights-Based Approach to Middle East Peace. Routledge. p. 311. ISBN 978-1-136-85098-1. As we have noted previously the international legal status of Jerusalem
Jerusalem
is contested and Israel’s designation of it as its capital has not been recognized by the international community. However its claims of sovereign rights to the city are stronger with respect to West Jerusalem
Jerusalem
than with respect to East Jerusalem.  ^ Greenway, H.D.S. (23 July 1980). "Explainer; The 3000 years of battling over Jerusalem". Boston Globe. Retrieved 27 April 2013.  ^ a b Dumper, Michael (1997). The politics of Jerusalem
Jerusalem
since 1967. Columbia University Press. pp. 20–21. ISBN 978-0231106405.  ^ Landler, Mark (2017-12-06). "Trump Recognizes Jerusalem
Jerusalem
as Israel's Capital and Orders U.S. Embassy to Move". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-12-11.  ^ a b Dumper, Michael (1997). The politics of Jerusalem
Jerusalem
since 1967. Columbia University Press. p. 22. ISBN 978-0231106405.  ^ a b Alperovich, Gershon; Joseph Deutsch (April 1996). "Urban structure with two coexisting and almost completely segregated populations: The case of East and West Jerusalem". Regional Science and Urban Economics. 26 (2): 171–187. doi:10.1016/0166-0462(95)02124-8. Retrieved 27 April 2013.  ^ Archive of Jerusalem's 1949 wartime governor for sale in U.S, Haaretz ^ Summary record of a meeting between the committee on Jerusalem
Jerusalem
and Mr. Daniel Auster, Mayor of Jerusalem
Jerusalem
(Jewish sector) ^ a b c d e f g h "Former Mayors of Jerusalem
Jerusalem
1948-2008". City of Jerusalem
Jerusalem
website. Retrieved 27 April 2013.  ^ "Shlomo Zalman Shragai, 96, a former mayor of Jerusalem
Jerusalem
and..." Baltimore Sun. 4 September 1995. Retrieved 27 April 2013.  ^ Eisenberg, Ronald L. (2006). The Streets of Jerusalem: Who, What, Why. Devora Publishing Company. p. 217. ISBN 1-932687-54-8.  ^ "Biography: Gershon Agron". Jewish Virtual Library. Retrieved 27 April 2013.  ^ "Mordechai Ish-Shalom, Jerusalem
Jerusalem
Ex-Mayor, 90". New York Times. 23 February 1991. Retrieved 27 April 2013.  ^ Wilson, Scott (January 2, 2007). "Longtime Mayor of Jerusalem
Jerusalem
Dies at 95". The Washington Post. p. 2. Retrieved January 2, 2007.  ^ Senyor, Eli (15 April 2010). "Olmert cited as 'senior official' in Holyland affair". Ynetnews.com. Retrieved 2012-02-14.  ^ Steven Erlanger (July 16, 2005). "An Ultra-Orthodox Mayor in an Unorthodox City". The New York Times.  ^ "Secularist 'wins Jerusalem
Jerusalem
vote'". BBC News. 2008-11-11. 

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