Western Wall

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Western Wall

n.
A remnant of the retaining wall that underlay the second Temple in Jerusalem. The Western Wall is now a site of pilgrimage, lamentation, and prayer by Jews. Also called Wailing Wall.
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Western Wall

n
1. (Placename) Judaism a wall in Jerusalem, the last extant part of the Temple of Herod, held sacred by Jews as a place of prayer and pilgrimage. Also called: Wailing Wall
2. (Judaism) Judaism a wall in Jerusalem, the last extant part of the Temple of Herod, held sacred by Jews as a place of prayer and pilgrimage. Also called: Wailing Wall
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West′ern Wall′


n.
a wall in Jerusalem where Jews, on certain occasions, assemble for prayer and lamentation: traditionally believed to be the remains of the western wall of Herod's Temple, destroyed by the Romans in A.D. 70. Also called Wailing Wall.
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Around 330 Israeli settlers entered the compound through the Moroccan Gate, which leads to the Al-Buraq Wall plaza inside the Old City of Jerusalem.
The Islamic Museum is located close to both Al-Buraq Wall and a gate through which groups of Jewish extremists often make uninvited incursions with an armed Israeli security escort.
It was revealed that the settlement "Alad" and the Israeli "Antiquities Authority" are working to open a hole under the walls of old Jerusalem in order to facilitate the entry of settlers to the so-called "City of David" in the Silwan town towards the "archaeological park" near the Al-Buraq Wall. The work started by dismantling part of the building of the Islamic archaeological site dated back to the Umayyad era.
The compound's Western Wall, known as the Wailing Wall to Jews, is believed to be the last remnant of the Second Temple, while Muslims refer to it as al-Buraq Wall and believe it is where the Prophet tethered al-Buraq, the animal upon which he ascended to the sky and spoke to God.
AMMAN -- Jordan urged Israel to stop its unilateral measures in East Jerusalem including plans to build so-called Beit Haliba museum in the vicinity of Al-Buraq Wall. PARIS -- More than 20 'yellow vest" demonstrators have been arrested by French police in Paris during a new round of protests.
Bolton had recently visited the Al-Buraq Wall at Al-Aqsa Mosque during his visit to the State of the Zionist entity within the Middle East tour.
Amman, Dhu-AlQa'dah 12, 1439, July 25, 2018, SPA -- Minister of State for Media Affairs and Government Spokesperson, Jumana Ghneimat, on Wednesday condemned the continued illegal Israeli excavations at the Al-Buraq Wall area west of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Amman, July 25 (Petra) - Minister of State for Media Affairs and Government Spokesperson, Jumana Ghneimat, on Wednesday condemned the continued illegal Israeli excavations at the Al-Buraq Wall area west of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
He is also expected to visit Jerusalem's Old City and the Al-Buraq Wall (known to Jews as the "Western Wall"), Maariv reported without providing further details.
On December 19, Palestine's Safa news agency revealed that Israel planned to inaugurate a synagogue near Al-Buraq Wall (Western Wall).
Pence pushed for recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and is a strong advocate of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, is expected to visit Al-Buraq Wall, one of the walls of Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem's Old City, on Tuesday provoking strong Palestinian protest, WAFA reported.
"They annexed the Islamic features to the Zionist heritage list, as they transformed the Al-Buraq Wall into the Wailing Wall; they destroyed the Mugrabi neighborhood and changed its Arab-Muslim nature; they removed some of the Jerusalem city wall and put instead other ones with Zionist decorations and forms; they opened Jewish synagogues in Jerusalem's Old City," the textbook reads.