Tag: Temple Mount

Jerusalem Mufti says Temple Mount was never home to Jewish Temple

Jerusalem’s grand mufti, the Muslim cleric who is in charge of Jerusalem’s Islamic holy sites, including the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Sunday said that the Temple Mount never held a Jewish Temple, Israel’s Channel 2 reported. He continued to say that the flashpoint site had been home to a mosque “since the creation of the world.” […]

Hamas call for ‘day of rage’ Friday

Earlier in the week, the IDF deployed two additional battalions to its Judea and Samria Division, three companies to the Jerusalem-West Bank perimeter area, and two reinforcement battalions to the Gaza border, to deal with disturbances along the security fence there.   On Thursday night, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud […]

Kerry planning Mideast visit as US faces pressure to calm violence in Israel

The Obama administration is under pressure to help calm the growing violence in Israel which has some warning of a third intifada, as Israel’s military steps up its response to deadly Palestinian attacks by deploying hundreds of troops.   Amid the unrest, Secretary of State John Kerry just announced plans to visit the region, and […]

Open Letter to NYT: Manipulating Temple Mount History to Further Palestinian Authority Propaganda?

In my recent book about the whereabouts of the enigmatic Ark of the Covenant and other Temple treasures, there is an interview with premier archaeologist and Israel Prize winner, Dr. Gabriel Barkay, where we discuss this relatively new phenomenon, coined by a good friend, (the late Charlie Levine), as “Temple Denial Syndrome,” or TDS for […]

Zahalka defies Temple Mount ban for MKs: ‘Benjamin Netanyahu has no authority here’

MK Jamal Zahalka (Joint List) challenged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ban of all MKs visiting the Temple Mount, and police blocked him from entering the plaza Thursday.   Arguing with police officers, Zahalka said “Who is Netanyahu in this context? There is no rule that says the prime minister can bar MKs from entering a […]

Sisi: Temple Mount clashes show peace still faces hurdles

“The ongoing events in Jerusalem and the Holy Mosque of Al-Aksa confirm that achieving peace continues to face hurdles and challenges that require us all to tackle by providing decisive final solutions,” Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said at the UN.   Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and “empowering the Palestinian people to exercise their right […]

Liberman Calls to Prosecute Arab MK

Yisrael Beytenu party leader Avigdor Liberman has called on Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein to prosecute MK Jamal Zahalka (Arab Joint List), over footage which shows him joining in with Islamists harassing and cursing Jewish visitors and police on the Temple Mount.   “The law enforcement agencies must respond to these attacks, which are part of an effort by Joint List MKs to escalate […]

Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel will keep Temple Mount order amid report Abdullah won’t talk to him

The Prime Minister’s Office refused comment Thursday on a spate of reports that Jordan’s King Abdullah II is refusing to take phone calls or meet secretly with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because of the tension around the Temple Mount.   According to the reports, Abdullah does not want to create a “business as usual” atmosphere […]

Israeli Officials Weigh Harsher Steps to Curb Jerusalem Unrest

Israeli authorities are debating measures to curb rising unrest in Jerusalem, including a law that mandates “minimum punishments” for the throwing of rocks and firebombs.   Israeli and Palestinian officials have blamed each other for instigating the latest round of violence in Jerusalem, which has centered around the holy site known to Jews as the […]

The Temple Mount is in danger

Over 80 years ago, even before the establishment of the State of Israel and the return of Jewish sovereignty to the Temple Mount, the Muslim mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, began to spread lies about Jews trying to harm the Aqsa Mosque. Since then, this evil, false accusation has led to the deaths of […]