Israel's ambassador to Israel David Friedman and Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt will participate in the ceremony of the opening of the "Pilgrim's Path" ceremony in the Sylvan neighborhood of East Jerusalem, which is hosted by the colony organization Ialad.
The decision of senior American diplomats to attend the event is seen as a second move by the Trump administration to recognize Israeli sovereignty in East Jerusalem, which is the previous US. Administration is avoided.
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"Path of the Pilgrim" is the excavation of a large underground archaeological site that has been running in collaboration with the Allad Association, Israel Antiquities Authority and the Nature and Parks Authority for the last six years.
This excavation was done by a tunnel, which was not far off the donggate of the old city in the streets of Big Iron Beam and Wadi Hyvay / Davidson's neighboring city of Silvane.
From the time of the second temple running from the pool of Silom to the Temple Mount, the road runs along the road.
This ceremony will be the second time when the place will be inaugurated. First time one and a half years ago Minister of Culture Miri Reggae took part in the first ceremony and the previous US. President Barack Obama took advantage of the opportunity to attack.
"Sir, President Barack Obama," said Reggae, "I am standing here, my father's father walked on the road thousands of years ago. No other nation in the world is associated with them like land, not Ukrainians, not New Zealand, English No. There is no nation in the world that has a connection with their land, such as the land of Israel's Jewish people. "
The excavation of the street, called Teresad Street or Herod's Street (suspected of dating to King Harrod's street) is the main project of the Elad Association. Its closure will allow visitors to the city of David National Park, which is managed by the organization, passing an underground passage from the pool of Sialom, near the western wall.
The underground excavation in Sylvan has been reviewed by scientists from a scientific perspective. About three months after the first inauguration, Haratez declared that Dr. Joan Seligman, Head of Excavation and Survey, and Chairman of the Institute's archaeological department, Dr. Gidon Avine criticized the excavation. In the internal correspondence announced by Herage, he wrote that the work done in the tunnel was "bad archeology", contrary to accepted practice, and added "this excavation can not be proud of power."
Sylvan residents have been complaining about the damage done to their homes for years due to excavation of the mine. Residents draw attention to the cracks in the walls of the upper house of the tunnels. In a rainy winter last winter, many meters of parking lot owned by the Palestinian resident in the valley collapsed at the entrance of the tunnel.