The Little Western Wall, August 2016. Olivieh Fitoussi

Israel's Shelved Plan to Demolish Muslims' Homes and Extend the Western Wall Plaza

Five years after the 1967 war, the authorities realized the Wall was longer than they thought. New research details the decision not to extend the central plaza for Jewish worshippers.

In February 1972 the country was in shock. Workers who were sent to reinforce a dilapidated structure in the Old City’s Muslim Quarter drilled four large holes in the building’s eastern wall. It turned out the...

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