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Jerusalem is no longer divided (it was divided between Jordan and Israel between 1948 and 1967). Israel controls all of it, and there are no check points or border control anywhere in the city. There are security checkpoints at the entrance to the Temple Mount, but they're there to keep the Israelis (and weapons) out, not the foreigners (as opposed to what ...


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According to Wikipedia, the Dome of the Rock complex (Temple Mount) was reopened to non-Muslim visitors for limited time and days of the week (for example, non-Muslims are not allowed in on Fridays). Frommer's has a detailed description on how to get tourist access to the site. You may be able to get into the complex and the museum, but probably not into ...


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Any Jewish neighborhood is decent, and if you're non-Jewish then most of the Arabic neighborhoods are decent as well (for Jews it may be hazardous, especially if you're there on ideological grounds). You're right about the West/East division (originated in the split of the city between Jordan and Israel between 1948 and 1967, Jordanians banished Jews from ...



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