Tag: Temple Mount

Watch: ‘Christians can’t be on Temple Mount’

The guard can be seen in video from the incident telling her that the entire Mount is a “mosque,” and saying that all prayer is illegal for non-Muslims in the entire compound. He played a recording of her singing the Shema Yisrael prayer at the Mount two months ago, and said “we waited two months […]

Jordan to live-stream Temple Mount footage

Jordanian officials slam PA for rejecting offer to install cameras; Western Wall Rabbi urges Jews to return   Jordanian and Israeli officials have agreed to install surveillance camera within days at the flashpoint Temple Mount complex, with the goal of streaming the footage live on the internet.   While the details are yet to be […]

Fundamentally Freund: Who are the real Temple Mount extremists?

Amid the Palestinian terrorist campaign in recent weeks, the Temple Mount has taken center stage, prompting a loud and growing chorus of extremists to try to exploit the situation for political gain. Hurling abuse at their opponents, and blaming them for Israel’s woes, these radicals are putting forward a vision that, if implemented, would bring […]

Netanyahu raps deputy FM for ‘dreaming of Israeli flag on Temple Mount’

Israel’s deputy foreign minister Tzipi Hotovely has come under fire for saying her dream was for the Israeli flag to fly over the Temple Mount site in Jerusalem.   The comments led Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to warn members of his government on Monday night to “act accordingly” on the sensitive issue of the flashpoint […]

Israel hopes to coordinate Temple Mount camera installation ‘as soon as possible’

Israel is interested in working with a Jordanian team to coordinate the placement of 24-hour surveillance cameras on the Temple Mount “as soon as possible,” an official in the Prime Minister’s Office said Monday.   “We have no interest in delaying this,” he said.   The official’s comments came after the Wakf, the Muslim religious […]

Grand mufti: There was never a Jewish Temple on Temple Mount

Strong criticism was leveled on Monday at Sheikh Muhammad Ahmad Hussein, the grand mufti of Jerusalem, who claimed on Sunday that a Jewish Temple never existed on the Temple Mount.   Asked in a interview with Channel 2 if he accepts that the Jewish Temple existed at the site, the mufti said “the Aksa Mosque […]

With secret prayers, Jews challenge ‘status quo’ at Jerusalem holy site

As the group of Orthodox Jews came near the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem’s Old City, one began to mumble while staring down at his mobile phone. Another looked up in awe, eyes half shut in concentration. The woman’s lips moved silently.   Asked afterwards whether they had prayed, a violation of an 800-year-old […]

Temple Mount deal bolsters Islamist narrative

Jewish activists are up in arms over a new agreement between the Israeli government and Jordan, which would not only cement Muslim control over the Temple Mount – Judaisms holiest site – to the exclusion of Jews, but would also see CCTV cameras installed to catch Jews praying there.In a statement Sunday, the Temple Institute said […]

Palestinian FM says surveillance on Temple Mount ‘a new trap by Israelis’

The Palestinian Authority voiced skepticism on Sunday about the deal reached between Israel and Jordan regarding the Temple Mount, under the auspices of US Secretary of State John Kerry.   Hamas and other radical Palestinian groups rejected the agreement, which calls for installing 24-hour surveillance cameras at the Temple Mount, holy to Muslims as the […]

Netanyahu: Muslims Pray on the Temple Mount; non-Muslims Visit the Temple Mount

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reaffirmed Israel’s commitment to the status quo on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem in a statement on Saturday, after reportedly reaching understandings regarding the holy site with the Palestinians and Jordan. “Israel will continue to enforce its longstanding policy: Muslims pray on the Temple Mount; non-Muslims visit the Temple Mount,” read […]