Hi there! Until February 2021 all the costs were being funded by the volunteers, and we do not run ads. But recently due to the rise in costs it is becoming difficult to cover the costs. If everyone reading this would donate just $5, our fundraiser would be over in less than an hour.
No donation is small, you can make your contributions here. :)
Jerusalem was named as Urusalim on ancient Egyptian tablets, probably meaning "City of Shalem" after a Canaanite deity, during the Canaanite period (14th century BCE). During the Israelite period, significant construction activity in Jerusalem began in the 9th century BCE (Iron Age II), and in the 8th century the city developed into the religious and administrative center of the Kingdom of Judah.
The Haram al-Sharif is a walled compound within the Old City of Jerusalem, the site of two magnificent structures: the Dome of the Rock to the north and the al-Aqsa Mosque to the south. King Solomon, according to the Bible, built the First Temple of the Jews on this mountaintop circa 1000 BCE, only to have it torn down 400 years later by troops commanded by the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar.