Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on motzei shabbos the eve of 3 Teves 5773 visited the Kosel to take part in the candle lighting for the final night of Chanukah.
He used the event to release the following statement to the media pertaining to the status of the Kosel and future talks with the PA (Palestinian Authority).
“In recent days, I have heard that the Palestinians are saying that the Western Wall is occupied territory. I want to tell them from the closet possible place to the miracle of the jar of oil: The Western Wall has been ours for 3,000 years, and it and the State of Israel will be ours forever.”
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)