PM: We will make a series of decisions for strengthening J'lem

PM emphasizes at opening of cabinet meeting in Western Wall tunnels the historic connection between the Jewish people and Jerusalem.

Nitzan Keidar ,

ישיבת הממשלה במנהרות הכותל. היום
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu opened today’s cabinet meeting, being held in the Western Wall tunnels in honor of Jerusalem Day, with an explanation of the choice of location for the meeting.

“In honor of 50 years since the liberation and unification of Jerusalem, we are holding the cabinet meeting in the Western Wall tunnels,” he said.

He emphasized, “In this place, King Solomon built the First Holy Temple, and in this place, those who returned from the Babylonian exile built the Second Holy Temple. After the destruction of the Second Temple, it served for thousands of years as a gathering place for the Jewish people. Thousands of years later, the nation of Israel returned to its land.”

"We will make a number of decisions today for the strengthening of Jerusalem," he added.

Among other things, Netanyahu mentioned the project for developing a cable car from the Dung Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem. "We will develop the Old City area and improve health services in eastern Jerusalem," he said.