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Knesset Committee Seeks Answer Whether Western Wall is Holy Place or Religious Site

The internal affairs committee of the Knesset (Parliament) visited the West Wall in Old Jerusalem today. The visit was part of the committee’s continuing deliberations on the future status of the site, a question over which the Municipality and archaeologists differ sharply with the Chief Rabbinate. The problem before the committee is to decide whether the West Wall is to be treated as primarily a holy place or an historical site.