Published on : Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Israel Cabinet ministers approved a NIS 110 million ($35.4 million) plan for upgrading infrastructure at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
The plan aims to encourage more visits to the site by improving public transportation accessibility, developing new educational programs, and carrying oncurrent development projects.
The funds allocatedfor the plan — brought by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett — come from the budgets of the Prime Minister’s Office and the ministries of defense, finance, education, interior, transportation, tourism, public security, culture and sports, immigration, and science and technology.
“The Western Wall is one of the holiest and most important sites for the Jewish people, and millions of visitors from all over the world visit it regularly,” said Bennett, according to a statement released by his office.
“The five-year plan we have just approved in the cabinet will continue to upgrade the infrastructure needed for the site, and will help encourage the arrival of many more visitors,” he said.