City of David unveils latest groundbreaking archaeological discovery

City of David unveils latest groundbreaking archeological discovery to mark jubilee year.

By Daniel K. Eisenbud – 12/27/2016 19:34 – Full Article on JPost.com here.

Regev: UN resolution is ridiculous, cannot undo thousands of years of Jewish history.

Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar, Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev, and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat attend City of David archeological unveiling . (photo credit:DANIEL K. EISENBUD)

Political, religious and historic luminaries gathered underground at the City of David National Park’s archeological site on Tuesday to unveil a restored 2,000-year-old road leading to the Western Wall, and condemn last week’s UN resolution against settlement construction.

As rain and sleet poured down, Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar, Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat stood together several meters under the Givati parking lot in Silwan to light a large silver hanukkia at the end of the ancient road.

Shortly after unveiling an official plaque celebrating the find, Regev took the UN Security Council member nations and US President Barack Obama to task for deeming Jewish construction beyond the 1949 Armistice Line a “flagrant violation” of international law.

“Mr. President Barack Obama, I am standing here, on Hanukka, on the same road on which my forefathers walked 2,000 years ago,” said Regev defiantly. “No resolution in any international forum is as strong as the steadfast stones on this street.”