This was the reality for 19 years - Jordanian soldiers and tourists,
but no Jews. Arabs promised Jews the right to visit their most holy
place in the world, yet Israeli Jews were banned from the Western Wall
without exception through this time. "Among the articles of
the armistice agreement was one, Article VIII, under which Jordan
guaranteed Israeli Jews free access to the Wailing Wall. In fact,
during the nineteen years of Jordanian rule in East Jerusalem, no
Israelis were allowed to visit this site which was most holy to them"
([Martin Gilbert, Jerusalem in the Twentieth Century (New York:
John Wiley & Sons, 1996),] p. 241).