Sajid Javid, British Home Secretary, was the first senior British official to visit the Old City of Jerusalem and the Western Wall in 19 years. He was greeted on Monday by the Director of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, Mordechai (Suli) Eliav. The Home Secretary, who also said a prayer at Al Aqsa Mosque, comes from a Muslim family. He explained that his father believed deeply in the connection between Jews and Muslims and said that his brother visited the Western Wall as a child.
The Rabbi of the Western Wall, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, greeted the minister and recited with him Chapter 121 of Psalms as the Home Secretary placed a note between the stones of the Western Wall.