Israel is an amazing state, there is plenty of everything in it, everything is in abundance. And even there are two capitals here.
The first and official is Jerusalem. This is believed in Israel itself, as well as in the United States and some of the Latin American countries. For the rest of the world, the capital of the Promised Land is Tel Aviv. In terms of size and significance, it is the second Israeli city. Continue reading
Four decades ago, the “holy city” was divided into Arab and Jewish parts. West Jerusalem was transferred to the state of Israel formed in Palestine, and East was annexed to Jordan. In June 1967, Israel also captured the eastern part of the city, and later declared all of Jerusalem “the indivisible capital” of the Jewish state. Of course, I knew that the Russian Orthodox Church owned real estate in the Holy Land. Continue reading