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  6/27/2014, Sivan 29, 5774

Expert: 'Small Western Wall' Just as Holy as Kotel


Attorney Dr. Shmuel Berkowitz, an expert on Jerusalem and the holy places, rejected on Thursday statements made this week by members of the Knesset Interior Committee, that the “Small Western Wall” (Hakotel Hakatan) in Jerusalem is being neglected because it is not included in Israel’s Holy Places Act.

Members of the committee visited the site, an extension of the Western Wall that is accessible through the Muslim Quarter of the Old City, and the committee’s chairwoman, MK Miri Regev (Likud) demanded afterwards that the site be upgraded and cleaned up.