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Mount Scopus

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Mount Scopus (Hebrew: הַר הַצּוֹפִים Har HaTsofim, "Mount of the Watchmen/ Sentinels"; Arabic: جبل المشارف Ǧabal al-Mašārif, lit. "Mount Lookout", or جبل المشهد Ǧabal al-Mašhad "Mount of the Scene/Burial Site", or جبل الصوانة) is a mountain (elevation: 826 meters (2,710 ft) above sea level) in northeast Jerusalem.

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Mount Scopus
הַר הַצּוֹפִים Har HaTsofim
جبل المشارف Ǧabal al-Mašārif
The Hebrew University campus and tower on Mount Scopus from the south
Highest point
Elevation826 m (2,710 ft)
Coordinates31°47′33″N 35°14′39″E
Parent rangeJudaean
Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem
Hadassah University Hospital, Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem

Between the 1948 Arab–Israeli War and the Six-Day War in 1967, the peak of Mount Scopus with the Hebrew University campus and Hadassah Hospital was a UN-protected Israeli exclave within Jordanian-administered territory. Today, Mount Scopus lies within the municipal boundaries of the city of Jerusalem.