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Mount Scopus (הר הצופים, Standard Hebrew Har haẒofim, Tiberian Hebrew Har haṣṢôp̄îm; Arabic جبل المشارف Jabal al-Mašārif, جبل المشهد Jabal al-Mašhad, جبل الصوانة Jabal aṣ-Ṣawānah) is a mountain in East Jerusalem. The Modern Hebrew language is a Semitic language of the Afro-Asiatic language family. ... Tiberian Hebrew is an oral tradition of pronunciation for ancient forms of Hebrew, especially the Hebrew of the Bible, that was given written form by masoretic scholars in the Jewish community at Tiberias in the early middle ages, beginning in the 8th century. ... Arabic (العربية) is a Semitic language, closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. ... Mount Cook, a mountain in New Zealand A mountain is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain in a limited area. ... East Jerusalem is that part of Jerusalem which was held by Jordan from the 1948 Arab-Israeli War until the Six-Day War in 1967. ...


Fabled for its views of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus is a vantage point that in the past has had strategic significance — hence its name (Latin scopus as in "scope"). Latin is the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ...


Unlike the rest of East Jerusalem, Mount Scopus was held by Israel during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and existed as an enclave of Israel inside Jordanian territory. Israeli sovereignty over Mt. Scopus is internationally recognized. Today, Mount Scopus lies inside Israel's official borders for the city of Jerusalem. The 1948 Arab-Israeli War, called the War of Independence (Hebrew: מלחמת העצמאות) by Israelis and al Nakba (Arabic: النكبة, the catastrophe) by Arabs, was the first in a series of wars in the Arab-Israeli conflict. ... In human geography, an enclave is a piece of land which is totally enclosed within a foreign territory. ... Jerusalem (Hebrew: יְרוּשָׁלַיִם Yerushalayim; Arabic: القدس al-Quds; see also names of Jerusalem) is an ancient Middle Eastern city of key importance to the religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. ...


Notable establishments on Mount Scopus:


Mount Scopus is also the name of a unisex Jewish day school in Melbourne, Australia, the largest Jewish day school In the southern hemisphere. Based In Burwood, there are three campuses currently in use. Their ideology is "modern-orthodox and pro-zionism". The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (האוניברסיטה העברית בירושלים) is one of Israels largest and most important institutes of higher learning and research. ... The Brigham Young University Jerusalem Center for Near-Eastern Studies is a study center for Brigham Young University situated on Mount Scopus in East Jerusalem. ... Melbourne is the capital and largest city of the state of Victoria, and the second largest city in Australia, with a population of 3,488,750 in the Melbourne metropolitan area (census 2001 [1]) and 52,117 in the City of Melbourne (which covers only the central city area). ... Burwood is a suburb of Australia, in the state of Victoria. ...


External links

  • Jerusalem Photos Portal (http://www.jerusalemshots.com/cat_en17.html) - Mount Scopus

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Mount Scopus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (188 words)
Mount Scopus (Hebrew הַר הַצּוֹפִים, Standard Hebrew Har haẒofim, Tiberian Hebrew Har haṣṢôp̄îm; Arabic جبل المشارف Ǧabal al-Mašārif, جبل المشهد Ǧabal al-Mašhad, جبل الصوانة Ǧabal aṣ-Ṣawānah) is a mountain in East Jerusalem.
Unlike the rest of East Jerusalem, Mount Scopus was held by Israel during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and existed as an enclave of Israel inside Jordanian territory.
Mount Scopus Memorial College is also the name of a unisex Jewish day school in Australia, the largest Jewish day school in the southern hemisphere.
Jerusalem - Beyond the Old City Walls (2164 words)
The main attraction is the spectacular panoramic view of the city, the Hebrew University and the Mount of Olives.
Mount Scopus was subsequently isolated from the rest of Jerusalem by the Jordanians, and, though it remained under Israeli control, the university and hospital were both closed and relocated in West Jerusalem.
A controversial addition to Mount Scopus was the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies built by the Mormons.
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