Basic Law: Jerusalem, Capital of Israel
(July 30, 1980)
- Jerusalem, complete and united, is the capital of Israel.
- Jerusalem is the seat of the President of the State, the Knesset,
the Government and the Supreme Court.
- The Holy Places shall be protected from desecration and any other
violation and from anything likely to violate the freedom of access
of the members of the different religions to the places sacred to
them or their feelings towards those places.
- The Government shall provide for the development and prosperity
of Jerusalem and the well-being of its inhabitants by allocation
of special funds, including a special annual grant to the Municipality
of Jerusalem (Capital City Grant) with the approval of the Finance
Committee of the Knesset.
- Jerusalem shall be given special priority in the activities
of the authorities of the State so as to further its development
in economic and other matters.
- The Government shall set up a special body or special bodies
for the implementation of this section.
President of the State
Basic Laws of Israel