A controversial plan to build a cable car to Jerusalem's Old City to transport visitors to one of Judaism's holiest sites was  approved this week by Israel's housing cabinet.

The cable cars will carry up to 3,000 people an hour about 1.4km from the First Station in Baka to close to the Western Wall, the Kotel.

The government says the project will reduce traffic congestion.

But opponents say it will damage the area's historic landscape.

KAN's Mark Weiss spoke with Yonatan Mizrahi, the Executive Director of the NGO Emek Shaveh,one of the groups opposed to the cable car project.

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