A series where I bring to you news from the archives and historical documents to debunk common misconceptions about the Middle East conflict.
In October 1928, the New York Times dealt with a controversy here in the Holy Land: the British tore down a partition separating men and women at the Western Wall on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar.
The report does not explain why the British did it, but the reason is described elsewhere:
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