Watch: 'Muslim Quarter was once the Kotel Quarter'

Gala packed with public figures attend event in New York last night to honor preeminent organization.

Eliran Baruch,

Ateret Cohanim dinner
Ateret Cohanim dinner
Ateret Cohanim

Last night an event was held in New York in honor of the Ateret Cohanim association in Jerusalem.

The event was attended by public figures including Israel's Consul General in New York Danny Dayan, former US Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, former MK Yoni Chetboun, Deputy Mayor Dov Kalmanovich, New York House Member Dov Hikind, Dr. Paul Brody, representatives of New York City and many rabbis from the Jewish community.

The evening was organized by the chairman of Ateret Cohanim in Israel Matti Dan, and Dr. Joe Frager, chairman for the United States.

At the event, Dr. Paul Brody, member of Ateret Cohanim's executive committee, said, "It's very important for every person in the world, certainly the Jewish people, to remember that what is today called the 'Muslim Quarter' in the Old City of Yerushalayim was actually called the 'Kotel Quarter'. And it's our responsibility, and our privilege, for each and every one of us, to join in resettling this quarter of the Old City of Yerushalayim with Jewish people. And that is exactly what Ateret Cohanim sets out to do, besides also settling areas of the shield of Yerushalayim..."

For more details about Ateret Cohanim's activities and to join the “Building Jerusalem together” project, click here.