This is a situation of loss of tickets; For years, the country has not been able to escape this impasse. Ultra-Orthodox and religious parties do not veto any change in the status quo and are ready to overthrow governments to defend them. For the other parties, the issue is simply not important enough. They are willing to relinquish responsibility for the Jewish character of the state and to ignore the rights of the many citizens who suffer from the situation if they do not have to pay the political price to lose the support of the ultra-Orthodox. The results of the survey show that 42% of respondents believe that the agreement remains relevant in 2012, with minor adjustments, while 20% are willing to accept the letter as it is. June marked 70 years since Israel`s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, sent his “status quo” letter to the leaders of the ultra-Orthodox Agudat-Jisrael party to remove the threat that they would not support the creation of the Jewish state. The prevailing view attributes the origins of the status quo to a letter sent on 19 June 1947 by David Ben-Gurion, as chairman of the executive of the Jewish Agency, to the ultra-Orthodox Agudat Israel to form a single policy, presented to the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP), which had begun its exploration tour four days earlier. The letter should express their concerns that the emerging state of Israel will be a secular state, which could violate the status of religion and religious institutions, as well as the values of its supporters. In Israel, the term status quo (or secular religious status quo) refers to a political agreement between secular and religious political parties so as not to change the bylaw on religious matters. Jewish religious communities established in Israel want to preserve and promote the religious character of the state, while the secular community sometimes wishes to reduce the impact of religious rules in their daily lives. Sometimes a political party tries to change inter-communal regulations, but they often face political resistance from the other side.
The status quo preserves religious relations established in Israel and, as a general rule, there are only small changes. Controlled by the Roman Empire and after its division of the Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantine), these eastern sites did not become a point of disagreement until the centuries following 1054, when the Roman Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodoxy separated. Because the sites had been managed by the Eastern hierarchy of the Church, they remained Orthodox. After the conquest of the Holy Land by Western Knights in the First Crusade, some sites moved from the Orthodox Church to the Catholic Church in the 12th century, although indigenous Christians remained predominantly Orthodox at the time (as now). With the defeat of the Crusader States and the rise of the Ottoman Empire, control of the sites between the Catholic (Latin) and Orthodox (Greek) churches, according to what a favorable company of the Ottoman “Sublime Gate” could obtain at one time, often out of pure bribery. Violent clashes were not uncommon. There was no agreement on this issue, although it was discussed during the negotiations on the Karlowitz Treaty in 1699.  The so-called motionless ladder under the window of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, made of Lebanese cedar wood, was in place in 1728 and has been kept there since the founding of the status quo of 1757, in addition to being temporarily postponed twice. The scale is described as immobile on the basis of the approval of the status quo, which no cleric of the six Christian ecumenical orders can move, reorganize or modify a property without the consent of the other five orders. Since then, the country has had heated debates about the place of religion in Israeli society. However, a recent survey by Ynet and the Gesher Foundation shows that 62% of Jewish citizens of Israel believe that the status quo agreement remains relevant in 2012.