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  Iyar 20, 5777 , 16/05/17

MK Amsalem: I will advance the Western Wall Law

Member of Knesset David Amsalem (Likud) said this morning that he intends to continue promoting his Western Wall bill, especially in light of the recent United States statements on the subject.

The law seeks to run the Western Wall (Kotel) of the Temple in Jerusalem according to orthodox Judaism. Amsalem told haredi-religious radio station Kol Berama, "The Kotel bill I proposed will be raised at the beginning of the next session of the Ministerial Committee on Legislation. The Kotel is a holy place and therefore the law of the Torah and not civil law will determine [things] there. I hope that there are enough people in the Knesset to whom Judaism is important. I did not advance a law after examining whether it has a majority, rather because I believe in it."

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