The Mount of Olives

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The land between the Old City of Jerusalem and the Judean Desert is one of Israel’s most well-known tourist attractions thanks to the bounty of religious and historic sites located there. Referred to as the Mount of Olives, this stretch of hilltop is home to the Tombs of the Prophets, the Dominus Flavit Church, the Chapel of the Ascension, the Church of Pater Noster and a massive Jewish Cemetery, the final resting place of many prominent Israelis. The base of the Mount of Olives is home to the Garden of Gethsemane, a peaceful garden said to have been the place Jesus wept when he learned of Judah’s betrayal, and the stunning Church of All Nations.

Written by Emma Pierce

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