The Wailing Wall
Jerusalem is sacred to three great world faiths. For centuries the followers of Islam, Judaism and Christianity have prayed, mingled and clashed here. Paul Robert has captured just a few of those scenes in this fascinating photo feature.
Pictured here, men attend sabbath prayers at the Western or ‘wailing’ Wall of the Temple Mount. The women’s section is behind the curtain on the right.
Valley Street, inside
Students study and discuss religious texts in the study room of a Jewish religious school on Valley Street. The 19th-century school was abandoned after the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, but was reinstated when Israel occupied Jerusalem during the 1967 Arab-Israeli War.
Valley Street, outside
Tensions are always tangible on 650-metre-long Valley Street, where heavily armed members of the Israeli border police maintain order and patrol between police posts placed within eyeshot of each other.