Jerusalem Hills

The Jerusalem hills (Hebrew: הרי ירושלים) is a mountainous region in central Israel which includes the western part of Jerusalem.


The Jerusalem hills region is located within the much broader Judean Mountains region that extends into the West Bank area - this region was captured by the Jewish fighters during the 1948 Israeli-Arab War (it was initially designated by the UN to become partly part of a future Palestinian-Arab state and partly an internationally-controlled area).

The average height of the Jerusalem Hills is about 650 meters above sea level.


Hebrew. In some Arab villages you can talk Arabic. English is widely understood.

Cities and villages

Get around

Highway 1 route

Highway 1 is an east-west highway the goes through the Jerusalem hills regions and is the main highway connecting Tel Aviv with Jerusalem. The road begins in Tel Aviv (at the Kibbutz Galuyot Interchange) on the west coast of Israel and ends in the east at the Jordan Valley (at the Beit HaArava Junction). It is 94 km long.


The "Church of Our Lady of the Covenant" in Abu Ghosh
The Castel
Sacred Sites
Natural springs
Additional points of interest


Typical landscape in the Jerusalem hills region

Festivals and Events


Eat and Drink

Abu Ghosh restaurants

Typical traditional Arab meal served at the popular "Lebanese Restaurant" in Abu Ghosh

Abu Ghosh is famous for its food, particularly its hummus (chick pea paste). One of the restaurants in Abu Ghosh held a Guinness record for Largest serving of hummus of 4 Tons.

Breakfast menu


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