Givat Oranim is a neighborhood in southwestern Jerusalem. The surrounding neighborhoods are Old Katamon, Rasco, San Simon and Kiryat Shmuel. Givat Oranim was established after 1948. The area played an important part in War of Independence in the conquering of the San Simon area, where Arab fighters were positioned in the San Simon monastery. the battle for the San Simon monastery during 1948 war. Today the neighborhood is populated by a mix of national religious and secular Jews. Large-scale building in 1991 included a project of 78 housing units combining high rise buildings and townhouses. Public Transportation: bus stations 7.