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Israeli Cabinet meets in Western Wall tunnels, approves Old City elevator

Israeli Cabinet meets in Western Wall tunnels, approves Old City elevator

The Cabinet approved a $14 million plan to build an elevator from Jerusalem's Jewish Quarter to the Western Wall that would allow more accessibility for handicapped people to the holy site.

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