Tag: access

WHEREAS Jerusalem from the time of the Bible was established as the political and religious center of the Jewish people;

WHEREAS during 2000 years of exile, Jerusalem (Zion) has been a guiding light for the Jews and a focus of prayer and longing;

WHEREAS the State of Israel in recognition of the centrality of Jerusalem made her its capital;

WHEREAS the pre-1967 situation, wherein Jews were denied access to the Kotel and other significant historical and religious sites, was intolerable; and