A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Visiting a Jerusalem Landmark

Here's a recent Haaretz description of a visit to a place most people who know Jerusalem have seen, but few have visited: the elegant building which served as Government House, the British High Commissioner's Headquarters during the Mandate era and which, since 1948, has served as UN headquarters in Jerusalem. From 1948 to 1967, it sat right on the ceasefire lines, and there was a firefight there during the 1967 war. It's on a ridgeline south of the Old City, on a rise known in Christian tradition as the Hill of Evil Counsel.

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