Peacefulness at Jerusalem's Western Wall

Your photo spread "A Monitor Year-End Album," Dec. 26, contained some beautiful and compelling pictures, including the one of a child at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. I was curious as to why the caption referred to the area as "hostile."

The Western Wall area has always been a tranquil and serene area. Visitors from all over the world visit and pray at the wall in complete freedom and openness. The tragic incident of violence on the Temple Mount last year was the exception to the prevailing atmosphere in Jerusalem, not the norm. Bluma Zuckerbrot, New York, Director, Middle Eastern Affairs, Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith

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