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West Jerusalem (Hebrew: מערב ירושלים ma’arap yerushalayim; Arabic: القدس الغربية al-quds al-gharbīyah) is the de facto capital city of the State of Israel, home to the Knesset and the bulk of government offices and ministries. Israel claims Jerusalem in its entirety as its de jure capital; in reality, however, except for the demilitarised zone encompassing the Old City of Jerusalem, East Jerusalem is under the control of the Republic of Palestine and serves as its seat of government.

The population of West Jerusalem is approximately 356,500, making it the second largest city in Israel, after Tel Aviv.

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