History UsefulNotes / Jerusalem

13th Sep '17 5:23:48 AM Koveras
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* Jerusalem is one of the main playable locations in the original ''VideoGame/{{Assassins Creed|I}}''. The developers faithfully recreated many of the famous landmarks, even if on a smaller scale.
** Except for the walls around the city, which were made much larger than life. Presumably this was done to prevent climbing said walls, a sort of InsurmountableWaistHighFence in a game where climbing is a primary gameplay mechanism.

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* Jerusalem is one of the main playable locations in the original ''VideoGame/{{Assassins Creed|I}}''. The developers faithfully recreated many of the famous landmarks, even if on a smaller scale.
** Except
scale, except for the walls around the city, which were made much larger than life. Presumably this was done to prevent climbing said walls, a sort of InsurmountableWaistHighFence in a game where climbing is a primary gameplay mechanism.
9th Aug '17 8:13:03 AM LordGro
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Not ''a'' holy city, '''THE''' HolyCity, with more prophecies and/or religious pronouncements directly concerning it than any other location on the planet. Religious and political capital of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Israel}} State of Israel]] as well as its largest city, Jerusalem is home to about 800,000 people depending on where your favorite fringe political faction draws the city limits. Everything is built of a very pretty limestone known as Jerusalem Stone so that the New City in Western Jerusalem can match the appearance of the comparatively small Old City.

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Not ''a'' holy city, '''THE''' '''the''' HolyCity, with more prophecies and/or religious pronouncements directly concerning it than any other location on the planet. Religious and political capital of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Israel}} State of Israel]] as well as its largest city, Jerusalem is home to about 800,000 people depending on where your favorite fringe political faction draws the city limits. Everything is built of a very pretty limestone known as Jerusalem Stone so that the New City in Western Jerusalem can match the appearance of the comparatively small Old City.
9th Aug '17 7:16:18 AM Saveelich
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Not ''a'' holy city, '''the''' HolyCity, with more prophecies and/or religious pronouncements directly concerning it than any other location on the planet. Religious and political capital of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Israel}} State of Israel]] as well as its largest city, Jerusalem is home to about 800,000 people depending on where your favorite fringe political faction draws the city limits. Everything is built of a very pretty limestone known as Jerusalem Stone so that the New City in Western Jerusalem can match the appearance of the comparatively small Old City.

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Not ''a'' holy city, '''the''' '''THE''' HolyCity, with more prophecies and/or religious pronouncements directly concerning it than any other location on the planet. Religious and political capital of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Israel}} State of Israel]] as well as its largest city, Jerusalem is home to about 800,000 people depending on where your favorite fringe political faction draws the city limits. Everything is built of a very pretty limestone known as Jerusalem Stone so that the New City in Western Jerusalem can match the appearance of the comparatively small Old City.
9th Aug '17 7:16:18 AM Saveelich
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13th May '17 1:06:59 PM LtFedora
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* ''[[Literature/IndependenceDay Independence Day: War in the Desert]]'' opens with the destruction of Jerusalem by the alien invaders.
14th Jul '16 1:18:32 PM nickhb2008
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** Interestingly, Israel explicitly abandons the city in the book, due to it being tactically indefensible.
24th Nov '15 12:15:07 AM jormis29
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* The city is a playable location in ''[[VideoGame/SplinterCell Splinter Cell : Pandora Tomorrow]]''. Sam Fisher must infiltrate a terrorist base in the undergrounds of the city in order to find a virus container. He is helped by a female Shin Bet agent (who will later try to kill him if the player doesn't kill her before Sam enters the base).

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* The city is a playable location in ''[[VideoGame/SplinterCell Splinter Cell : Pandora Tomorrow]]''.''VideoGame/SplinterCellPandoraTomorrow''. Sam Fisher must infiltrate a terrorist base in the undergrounds of the city in order to find a virus container. He is helped by a female Shin Bet agent (who will later try to kill him if the player doesn't kill her before Sam enters the base).
17th May '15 1:19:42 PM Klezmor
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Not ''a'' holy city, '''the''' HolyCity, with more prophecies and/or religious pronouncements directly concerning it than any other location on the planet. Religious and political capital of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Israel}} State of Israel]] as well as its largest city, Jerusalem is home to about 700,000 people depending on where your favorite fringe political faction draws the city limits. Everything is built of a very pretty limestone known as Jerusalem Stone so that the New City in Western Jerusalem can match the appearance of the comparatively small Old City.

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Not ''a'' holy city, '''the''' HolyCity, with more prophecies and/or religious pronouncements directly concerning it than any other location on the planet. Religious and political capital of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Israel}} State of Israel]] as well as its largest city, Jerusalem is home to about 700,000 800,000 people depending on where your favorite fringe political faction draws the city limits. Everything is built of a very pretty limestone known as Jerusalem Stone so that the New City in Western Jerusalem can match the appearance of the comparatively small Old City.
17th May '15 1:17:47 PM Klezmor
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Known for its wide variety of religious figures, ranging from too many kinds of ultra-Orthodox Jews to describe here to Franciscan monks to robed-and-veiled Sunni Muslim Arabs. Everyone wants to own it, and a fair number of those who don't own it have shown themselves willing to blow bits up to acquire it. As a result the city is divided into quarters to help keep everyone from doing so; Christian, Jewish, Muslim and [[{{UsefulNotes/Armenia}} Armenian]] [[note]] Which is basically like a second Christian quarter, but with Armenians. They got their own quarter by moving in a few hundred years before everything got divided up. The Armenians had been immigrating there on pilgrimages since the 5th century, but really established their community and presence in the region during the Crusades.[[/note]] There was also a "[[UsefulNotes/{{Morocco}} Moroccan]] Quarter", a part of the city adjoining the Muslim and Jewish Quarters inhabited by [[CaptainObvious Moroccans]] both Muslim and Jewish; it was demolished a few days after the Israeli seizure of the Old City for being too close to the Western Wall and absorbed into the Jewish Quarter. Unfortunately for many who want to own Jerusalem, property prices have been driven up by foreigners buying themselves combination vacation-homes and pilgrimage lodges in the form of apartments in some of Jerusalem's better neighborhoods. Thus, particularly in the Armenian and Christian quarters, the populations have been in decline.

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Known for its wide variety of religious figures, ranging from too many kinds of ultra-Orthodox Jews to describe here to Franciscan monks to robed-and-veiled Sunni Muslim Arabs. Everyone wants to own it, and a fair number of those who don't own it have shown themselves willing to blow bits up to acquire it. As a result the city is divided into quarters to help keep everyone from doing so; Christian, Jewish, Muslim and [[{{UsefulNotes/Armenia}} Armenian]] [[note]] Which is basically like a second Christian quarter, but with Armenians. They got their own quarter by moving in a few hundred years before everything got divided up. The Armenians had been immigrating there on pilgrimages since the 5th century, but really established their community and presence in the region during the Crusades.[[/note]] There was also a "[[UsefulNotes/{{Morocco}} Moroccan]] Quarter", a part of the city adjoining the Muslim and Jewish Quarters inhabited by [[CaptainObvious Moroccans]] both Muslim and Jewish; Moroccan]] Muslims; it was demolished a few days after the Israeli seizure of the Old City for being too close to the Western Wall and absorbed into the Jewish Quarter. Unfortunately for many who want to own Jerusalem, property prices have been driven up by foreigners buying themselves combination vacation-homes and pilgrimage lodges in the form of apartments in some of Jerusalem's better neighborhoods. Thus, particularly in the Armenian and Christian quarters, the populations have been in decline.
9th Nov '14 4:09:44 PM AgProv
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Not to be confused with the [[Creator/WilliamBlake unofficial British national anthem]] which is only tangentially related to this concept.
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