Arnona is an upscale neighborhood in southern Jerusalem, Israel, situated between the neighborhoods of Talpiot and Ramat Rachel. Arnona is one of the highest points in Jerusalem at 800 meters above sea level. From Arnona one can see the Judean Desert, the Dead Sea, and much of Jerusalem's sorrounding areas. The neighborhood is bordered by the Hebron Road/Derech Hevron and Talpiot neighbourhood to the west, Kibbutz Ramat Rachel to the south, Old Talpiot to the north, and the Judean desert to the east. Arnona was founded in 1931 on land owned by the Keren HaEzra company according to plans created by the architect Richard Kaufmann. In 1935, another neighborhood named “Binyan v’Melacha” was founded alongside Talpiot; this neighborhood has since been incorporated into the Arnona area. Together with other nearby Jewish areas (Talpiot and Mekor Chaim), Arnona gradually became a southern suburb of Jerusalem separated from the main city by the Arab neighborhoods of Baka and Talbieh, and the German Colony area. During the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, Arnona was on the front line. In May 1948, Arnona was occupied by Arab forces. An attack by Egyptian, Jordanian, and local Arab troops led to a retreat by Jewish forces from Arnona and Ramat Rachel. A combined unit of the Hagana and Palmach later retook the area. The 1949 cease fire agreement with Jordan placed the cease-fire line at the eastern border of Arnona. This cease fire line was part of the "Kav Ironi", the Jerusalem section of the Green line separating the Jordanian and Israeli armies. The border was patrolled by a dedicated force, but the only physical barrier was an unguarded barbed-wire fence. With the Six-Day War in 1967, Arnona gained its current borders. The United States Embassy to Israel moved to Arnona, May, 14, 2018. Previously, the building had been designated as the US Consulate General in Jerusalem. On February 23, 2018, the Trump Administration announced that the United States Embassy to Israel would relocate to the Arnona premises of the Consulate General by May 14 to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Israeli Declaration of Independence. The interim Embassy in Arnona contains office space for the US Ambassador and a small staff. There are plans to open a new Embassy annex on the Arnona compound in 2019 while the search for a permanent embassy site continues.

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Large Apartment in Top Arnona

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₪6,800 - Apartment

Shofet Chaim Hacohen st 4 rooms + 2 full bathrooms Spacious and full of light, terrific view! Central A/C + heat, 3 exposures Shabbat elevator…

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3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 Parking

Gershon Avner St

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₪3,590,000 - Apartment

140 sqm duplex, 5 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, Large and upgraded kitchen Beautiful living room and dining area Underfloor heating, Mitsubishi air conditioners Balconies 1) 40…

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140 sqm 5 Bedrooms 2.5 Bathrooms 2 Parking