High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Ma'ale Adumim (Hebrew: ) is an Israeli settlement and a city near Jerusalem in the West Bank and on the edge of the Judean desert. While it is located within the boundaries of the Gush Etzion Regional Council, the city is an independent municipality achieving city status in 1991.Ma'ale Adumim was established in 1976 on territory won in the 1967 Six-Day War. It was built as a planned community and suburban commuter town to nearby Jerusalem, to which many residents commute daily. According to Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) figures, the city had a total population of 33,800 at the end of 2008, making it the third largest Israeli city in the West Bank after Modi'in Illit, and Beitar Illit. The mayor of Ma'ale Adumim is Benny Kashriel, recently elected to a third term by a large majority.