Jerusalem on a map
Jerusalem on the map. Jerusalem on a map (Israel) to print. Jerusalem on a map (Israel) to download. The main link to and from Jerusalem is Highway 1, a four-lane (sometimes six-lane) east-west highway that runs from Tel Aviv–Yafo to Jerusalem. Because Highway 1 is often congested, a parallel four-lane highway, Route 443, was built connecting Tel Aviv and Jerusalem via the planned community of Modiʿin, which lies roughly halfway between the Tel Aviv and Jerusalem metropolitan areas as you can see in Jerusalem on a map. A north-south road bisects Jerusalem in its course along the watershed between the coastal plain and the valley of the Jordan River and links the West Bank cities of Ramallah and Nāblus to the north with the West Bank towns of Bethlehem and Hebron and the Israeli city of Beersheba to the south. Another road links Jerusalem with the city of Jericho in the West Bank, about 36 miles (58 km) by road to the east, and from there it follows the Jordan River to Lake Tiberias (the Sea of Galilee) in the north.
A major source of livelihood in Jerusalem is government and public service employment. Since 1967 business activity and investment in the city have been stimulated by the housing boom and the ever-increasing influx of pilgrims and tourists—except in periods of high political tension and violence, such as the two Palestinian uprisings known as intifadahs (1987–93 and 2000–05) and when conflicts escalate along the Lebanese and Gazan borders as its mentioned in Jerusalem on a map. Personal income for both Jews and Arabs has risen steadily. Extreme poverty is concentrated among sections of the Muslim population, particularly in the Old City, and among strictly Orthodox Jews; several neighbourhoods populated by Jews from Africa, Yemen, and the Levant are also economically disadvantaged, albeit less severely.
Because Jerusalem is a holy city, uniquely revered by the three major monotheistic religions, its people have traditionally been classified according to religious affiliation. A majority of the city residents are either secular or traditional Jews. Muslims are the most homogeneous of the communities as its mentioned in Jerusalem on a map, and Christians—who are represented by numerous sects and churches—are the most diversified. Residential segregation is the norm, and Jews and Arabs live almost exclusively in specific districts. Among the Jews there is a further subdivision of residential districts among ultraorthodox, traditional, and secular Jews, and Armenian Christians likewise form their own enclave in the Old City. Muslims are the most ethnically homogeneous group, being very nearly all Arabs. The Christian community is somewhat more diverse.