The Shushan gate was destroyed by the Romans during the destruction of the temple in 70AD.

 According to Jewish tradition, the Messiah will enter through the gate riding on a white donkey.     Ever since the destruction of the temple the Jews pray here to rebuild the gate and allow the spirit of God to return to the city, and the Messiah to pass the gate, asking for mercy and revival of the gate (hence the Jewish name of the gate: Sha'ar Harachamim - Gate of the Mercy). 

 According to Christian religion, Jesus is the Messiah; according to tradition, he entered through the Golden gate on the Sunday before Passover  ("Palm Sunday") riding on a donkey, an event that further angered the Jewish leaders and eventually led to the crucifixion several days later. 

Biblical references:

Ezekiel 44:1-3, Mark 11:8-11, John 12:12-15, Zecheriah 9:9, Luke 19:35-38, Psalm 118:24-26

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