GATE OF MERCY
Known to Christians as the Golden Gate, this is the only eastern gate to the mount but it’s been sealed shut since the Middle Ages.
Some Christians believe this is where Anne and Joachim, the parents of Jesus’ mother, Mary, met after an angel told them they were expecting her.
Jews believe the Messiah – the promised deliverer of the Jewish nation – will enter Jerusalem through this gate when he comes.
The divine presence of God used to appear through this gate and will reappear when the Messiah comes and reopens it, according to Jewish tradition.