a desperate response to the announcement a few weeks ago by the Israeli government's plan to do some renovations around the Western Wall plaza, which are probably required. It boggles the mind that we have to prove the Western Wall's connection to Israel and the Jewish community-at-large. The Palestinians know very well that the Wall is only the tip of the iceberg to the ancient Temple complex. We have to accept the fact that this whole area of the Temple Mount is the holiest site to the three dominant religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam and that any activities surrounding it, including the negative incitement, is offensive and unjustified. Joking about these sites by laymen is one thing, but from an official government position is unacceptable in this day and age.
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from the article: U.S. condemns Palestinian claim that Western Wall 'isn't Jewish'