Second Temple Period Jerusalem Street Dedicated Amid Anti-Israel UN Furor


The Algemeiner reports: In the wake of the Dec. 23 United Nations Security Council vote against Israeli settlements, the Jerusalem Municipality held a symbolic dedication Tuesday for an ancient street currently being excavated in the City of David.

At an event marking the start of a host of events for the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Jerusalem, officials unveiled a plaque on “Pilgrim’s Way,” under excavation by the Israel Antiquities Authority. The 2,000-year-old site was one of the city’s main streets in the late Second Temple period. The roadway, built in the Herodian period, begins at the Siloam Pool, into which pilgrims would plunge before ascending the Temple Mount — and ends below the steps at Robinson’s Arch at the Western Wall.

“Mr. President Barack Obama, I am standing here, on Hanukkah 5777, on the route on which my forefathers walked 2,000 years ago,” Israeli Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev said during the dedication.

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