Mount Scopus

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Mount Scopus
Hebrew: "Har HaTsofim"
Skopusberg mit Universitaet.jpg
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem on the top of the mountain
Highest point
Elevation826 m (2,710 ft)
ListingJudaean Mountains
Geography
LocationJerusalem

Mount Scopus (Hebrew: הַר הַצּוֹפִיםHar HaTsofim; Arabic: جبل المشارف‎, Ǧabal al-Mašārif) is a mountain in Jerusalem. It is north-east of the Old City. The mountain is 826 metres (2,710 ft) above the sea. The land is considered an exclave of Israel, surrounded by the West Bank. It was captured from Jordan in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.

The cemetery of the American Colony in Jerusalem is near the entrance to the Hebrew University.

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