city in Israel; predominantly inhabited by Muslim-Arab citizens of Israel; a center of Christian pilgrimage as the childhood home of Jesus

Nazareth (English pronunciation: /ˈnæzərəθ/) (Hebrew: נָצְרַת Natz'rat or Natzeret; Arabic: الناصرةan-Nāṣira or an-Naseriyye) is the capital city of the north district of Israel. Most of the people in this city are Arabs (who are either Muslim or Christian). There are also some Jewish people. The city is very old and is also famous for being the city where it is believed Jesus grew up in the care of Mary and Joseph who was a carpenter.

Modern-day Nazareth
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