Kotel rabbi slams publication of Obama's personal note

Shmuel Rabinovitz, the rabbi of the Western Wall, criticized the Ma'ariv newspaper on Friday for publishing a personal note US presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama placed between the cracks of the Kotel early Thursday morning. Speaking to Army Radio on Friday, Rabinovitz said that the publication was an intrusion of the senator's privacy. The note was taken by a yeshiva student and given to the newspaper, which published it on Friday morning.