Just when I think things can't get any worse for Jerusalem, the situation only gets worse. We Jews just can't come up with such evil ideas like our cousins, the Arabs that surround us can.
The Palestine Authority just broadcast a documentary on TV of their plans to build an Arab residential area in place of the Western Wall Plaza in East Jerusalem "when the Israelis disappear like a forgotten chapter in the pages of "our" city's history." They are most likely hoping that this will happen shortly after September 22nd.
The Western Wall is a remnant of the Temple Mount which was the outer wall surrounding it which is the holiest and most important prayer site for Jews. It's called the Kotel ha-Ma'aravi. That's where the Jewish tourists head for when they come to Jerusalem. That wall has my piece of paper with my prayer on it stuck in between the stones, which is what we all do.
Muslims used it as a garbage dump just to humiliate any Jew that was to visit it. From 1948 to 1967 Jordanians illegally occupied Jerusalem but had signed an agreement that Israelis could visit it. They then refused to allow Jews there at all. So much for their agreements.
When the Six Day War of 1967 was over, Moshe Dayan was one of the first IDF soldiers to enter and go to the wall. He inserted a prayer that asked that "lasting peace descend upon the House of Israel."
That isn't all. Hamas and Fatah reject any Jewish connection to Jerusalem calling it "their false history." They call Jews praying there a "sin and filth."
Well now, this just can't happen. We'll all have to say a prayer to keep Jerusalem united as one city and in Israel's hands. .
http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=5490 by Itamar Marcus & Nan Jacques Zilberdik