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Clinton at Kotel: 'Eye Opening Experience'

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton visits the Kotel, expresses “continued admiration” for Jewish heritage.
By Rina Tzvi
First Publish: 6/18/2013, 5:28 PM

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, in Jerusalem for the 90th birthday celebration of Israeli President Shimon Peres, visited the Western Wall and expressed “continued admiration” for Jewish heritage.

Clinton prayed, placed a note in the Kotel, and toured the Western Wall tunnels.

He was also given a warm welcome by Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch.

"I love this place,” Clinton said.

“Here we see the many different lives that have been in Jerusalem through the different periods.”

“There are layers to each period and each layer represents a world of life," he said.

After the visit the President wrote in the visitors book, and expressed his appreciation and gratitude for his "amazing visit to this place that continues to be an eye opening experience."

Clinton is one of an array of celebrities, politicians and public figures are in Jerusalem to take part in Israeli President Shimon Peres's 90th birthday celebrations to be held later on Tuesday.