Serving as the capital of Israel, Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world. The city is situated between the Mediterranean Sea and the northern edge of the Dead Sea, within the Judean Mountains. The city is the largest in Israel in both area and number of people. This is a holy city to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This fascinating city as been destroyed twice and rebuilt, and has a long history of being besieged, attacked, captured, and recaptured.
Jerusalem’s economy is traditionally based on tourism with a modern emphasis on high tech companies. Northern Jerusalem’s Har Hotzvim industrial park is home to some of Israel’s major corporations, among them Intel, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ophir Optronics, and ECI Telecom. The government of Israel is also a factor in Jerusalem’s economy. There are many options for office space throughout the city.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are an amazing number of things to see and do in Jerusalem. If you like museums, the Israel Museum is the largest one in Israel. This is where the Dead Sea scrolls are stored and displayed. There is a large model of ancient Jerusalem, and sections for art and archaeology. Jerusalem is a multicultural city, offering cuisine from all countries. From the upscale and exotic Emek Refaim restaurant, to falafel stands – there is a great variety. Jerusalem offers Kosher and non-Kosher restaurants. If you are looking for Kosher, check for the certification that should be openly displayed and kept up to date.
The nearest major airport to Jerusalem is Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV/LLBG). It is 55 km (34 miles) from the city centre. Another major airport in the area is Sde Dov Airport (SDV/LLSD), offering domestic flights from Tel Aviv. This airport is 74 km (46 miles) from Jerusalem. The Jerusalem Light Rail line links the north-eastern neighbourhoods of the city to the south-western neighbourhoods. This light rail line travels along Old City’s west side, passing through the city centre.