Shimon HaTzadik

Shimon HaTzadik is a Jewish neighborhood in East Jerusalem, established around the Tomb of Simeon the Just, after whom it was named. The tomb and surrounding lands (a plot of approximately 18 dunams) was purchased in 1876 by the committee of the Sephardic community and the Ashkenazi Assembly of Israel. Starting shortly after the UN General Assembly recommended partition of the country into a Jewish state and an Arab state, the Shimon haTsadiq and Nahalat Shimon neighborhoods, close to the Tomb, on the way to Mount Scopus, were claimed by the Israelis though the UN General Assembly did not include it in the partitioning plan as a Jewish area.

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Coordinates: 31°47′32.6″N 35°13′51.46″E / 31.792389°N 35.2309611°E / 31.792389; 35.2309611

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