Jerusalem’s Pilgrimage Road.
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
PILGRIMS’ PATH Top Israeli and American officials, including US Ambassador David Friedman and Special Representative Jason Greenblatt, attended the opening on June 30 of Jerusalem’s Pilgrimage Road, which served as the main path for Jewish pilgrims walking up to the Second Temple some 2,000 years ago. After six years of excavations led by the Israel Antiquities Authority, the road was inaugurated at a festive ceremony in the City of David, much to the chagrin of the Palestinian Authority, which sees the area as part of the Palestinian village of Silwan. The project was funded by the Ir David Foundation, which plans to open the historic site to the public soon.
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