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Mount Scopus (הר הצופים, Standard Hebrew Template:Unicode, Tiberian Hebrew Template:Unicode; Arabic جبل المشارف Jabal al-Mašārif, جبل المشهد Jabal al-Mašhad, جبل الصوانة Template:Unicode) is a mountain in East Jerusalem.

Fabled for its views of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus is a vantage point that in the past has had strategic significance — hence its name (Latin scopus as in "scope").

Unlike the rest of East Jerusalem, Mount Scopus was held by Israel during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and existed as an enclave of Israel inside Jordanian territory. Israeli sovereignty over Mt. Scopus is internationally recognized. Today, Mount Scopus lies inside Israel's official borders for the city of Jerusalem.

Notable establishments on Mount Scopus:


Mount Scopus is also the name of a unisex Jewish day school in Melbourne, Australia, the largest Jewish day school In the southern hemisphere. Based In Burwood, there are three campuses currently in use. Their ideology is "modern-orthodox and pro-zionism". Template:MEast-geo-stubde:Skopus he:הר הצופים

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