Jerusalem, Capital of Israel
1. Jerusalem, complete and united, is the capital of
Seat of the President, the Knesset, the Government
and the Supreme Court
2. Jerusalem is the seat of the President of the
State, the Knesset, the Government and the Supreme
Protection of Holy Places
3. 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.
Development of Jerusalem
4. (a) The Government shall provide for the
development and prosperity of Jerusalem and the
well-being of its inhabitants by allocating 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.
(b) 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
(c) The Government shall set up a special body or
special bodies for the implementation of this section.