Myriad Schemes for Revamping the Western Wall Plaza Have Fallen by the Wayside Since 1967

Fantasies of reviving the Western Wall began to flourish with the conquest of East Jerusalem in the Six-Day War.

In 1990 El Al Israel Airlines caused, indirectly, great embarrassment to Israel with an advertisement that appeared in its in-flight magazine at the time, IsraELAL. The ad, for the jewelry company NDC, appeared on the back cover, and featured an image of the Third Temple in the center of the Temple Mount plaza.