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Ma'ale HaShalom


Ma'ale HaShalom

Ma'ale HaShalom, climbing Mt Zion

Ma'ale ha-Shalom (Hebrew: מעלה השלום, translates to Ascent of Peace), also known as the Pope's Road (Hebrew: כביש האַפִּיפְיוֹר, Kevish ha-Apifior), is a street in Jerusalem, Israel. In addition to Ma'ale HaShalom, other variations of the name include "Ma'ale Ha-Shalom",[1] "Maale Shalom",[2] and "Ma’aleh Hashalom".[3] It connects Route 60 to Ma'alot Ir David where it becomes Derech ha-Ofel. It goes along the southern border of the Old City, and has the Dung Gate where the entrance to the Jewish Quarter is found. It also goes alongside the Protestant Mount Zion Cemetery and Catholic cemeteries. It runs parallel to the Noble Sanctuary.[map 1] Though outside the walls of today's old city, the road is considered to be inside of historic sanctified Jerusalem.

Before 1964, the way to Mount Zion was a narrow dirt track. That year, Pope Paul VI planned to visit Jerusalem and in his honour, the Jordanians allowed for the widening and laying of a proper road to enable the Pope to be driven to the Coenaculum.[4][5][6][7]

Prior to the Six-Day War, this street was known as Ain el-loza.[8]

Aerial photos and maps

  1. ^ Google Inc. "Ma'ale Ha-Shalom, Jerusalem". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc.,+Jerusalem&aq=&sll=31.779073,35.232425&sspn=0.028894,0.027938&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Ma%27ale+HaShalom,+Jerusalem,+Israel&ll=31.772461,35.230912&spn=0.007224,0.006984&z=17. Retrieved 2011-06-28.


  1. ^ "Jerusalem Tourism Site". Jerusalem Municipality. Retrieved 2011-06-25. Ma'ale Ha-Shalom 
  2. ^ "Jerusalem Contemplating Extension of Light Rail to the Kosel". The Yeshiva World. 12 August 2008. Retrieved 2011-06-26. This reality resulted in the alternate plan, having the train travel to the Dung Gate via Chativat Yerushalayim Street and Maale Shalom to the gate, a short walk from the Kosel. 
  3. ^ "See The Holy Land". Retrieved 2011-06-25. ...a major road called Ma’aleh Hashalom. Follow this road down the slope of Mount Zion until you come to a high stone wall on the left with a wrought-iron gate. High on the gate is small sign reading "To Oskar Schindler’s Grave". 
  4. ^ Uzi Narkiss (1983). The liberation of Jerusalem: the battle of 1967. Vallentine, Mitchell. p. 34.  
  5. ^ John M. Oesterreicher; Anne Sinai (1974). Jerusalem. John Day. p. 27.  
  6. ^ Aviva Bar-Am; Gershon Rechtman (1 December 1999). Jerusalem easywalks. Ingeborg Rennet Center for Jerusalem Studies. p. 13.  
  7. ^ Nagel Publishers (1969). Israel. Nagel. p. 216. Retrieved 23 June 2011. It can be reached by car on the "Pope's Road", built in 1964 on the occasion of his visit. 
  8. ^ Israel falsely rewrites the Hostoric Identity of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Applied Research Institute–Jerusalem


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  • Ronald L. Eisenberg (October 2006). The streets of Jerusalem: who, what, why. Devora Publishing. p. 240.  

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