Eastern Jerusalem and areas to the east are really Arab


Or so some people claim…

Eastern Jerusalem and areas east of Jerusalem are often referred to as “Arab.” This is because in 1948 when Jordan took eastern Jerusalem and Judea-Samaria, they drove out every Jew and the Arabs settled in.

But this region was traditionally Jewish:  the Jewish quarter of the Old City with the Temple Mount and the Kotel, ancient sites such as Hebron – where the patriarchs are buried, Shilo – where the tabernacle rested, and more.

This area is actually a stronger part of Jewish heritage in the land than is modern, western Jerusalem.