Basic Law: Jerusalem, Capital
(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.
- The jurisdiction of Jerusalem includes,
as pertaining to this basic law, among
others, all of the area that is described
in the appendix of the proclamation expanding
the borders of municipal Jerusalem beginning
the 20th of Sivan 5727 (June 28, 1967),
as was given according to the Cities' Ordinance.
- No authority that is stipulated in the
law of the State of Israel or of the Jerusalem
Municipality may be transfered either permanently
or for an allotted period of time to a
foreign body, whether political, governmental
or to any other similar type of foreign
- Clauses 5 and 6 shall not be modified
except by a Basic Law passed by a majority
of the members of the Knesset.
President of the State
Laws of Israel