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UK’s Javid becomes first cabinet minister in 19 years to visit Western Wall

Britain’s Home Secretary Sajid Javid becomes the first senior UK cabinet minister in 19 years to visit Jerusalem’s Western Wall holy site.

According to a press release by the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, the body that administers the site, Javid, who is Muslim, related that “his father believed deeply in the connection between Jews and Muslims.”

Javid placed a note in between the stones of the wall.

Britain’s Home Secretary Sajid Javid, center, visits the Western Wall in Jerusalem, July 1, 2019. (Courtesy The Western Wall Heritage Foundations)

Javid is on a two-day visit to meet with Israeli and Palestinian officials.

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