Israeli Opposition Leader Herzog: I Will Keep Jerusalem Safe
Arutz Sheva – Zionist Union/Labor Party co-leader Yitzhak Herzog paid a visit to the Western Wall (Kotel) on Sunday. Herzog read several portions of Psalms (Tehillim), and placed a note in one of the cracks of the venerated wall – presumably asking G-d for assistance in Tuesday’s elections. Before arriving at the Kotel, Herzog visited the graves of his grandparents – Rabbi Yitzhak Isaac Herzog, Israel’s first Chief Ashkenazic Rabbi, and his wife, Sarah.
At a photo-op upon leaving the holy site, Herzog said that he would ensure that the Kotel remained in Israeli hands. “My family has been tied with strong bonds with Jerusalem for generations. I am among those who daily pray ‘And to Jerusalem Your city, return with mercy,” part of theShemona Esreh (18 Benedictions) that are recited by observant Jews three times a day. “I will be sure to ensure the strength and stability of Jerusalem and its residents with actions, not just words, more than any other leader,” he said.