The immovable ladder

The Immovable Ladder

The Immovable Ladder (Hebrew: סולם הסטטוס קוו‎, literally: The status quo ladder) is a wooden ladder located above the facade, under the window of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem. Made of cedar wood, possibly from Lebanon, it was first mentioned in 1757 and has remained in the same exact location since the 18th century, aside from being temporarily moved on two occasions. The ladder is referred to as immovable due to an understanding that no cleric of the six ecumenical Christian orders may move, rearrange, or alter any property without the consent of all six orders.

Reminds me of the reasons behind the policy paralysis currently prevailing in the country.

Image and Quoted Text source: Wikipedia.

 

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