Tag: Temple Mount

Police gird for Temple Mount violence Friday as unrest persists

Police officials said they would limit Muslim access to the Temple Mount Friday morning as the capital geared up for possible violence after a week that saw several heavy clashes atop the holy site.     Police said they would prohibit the entry of men under 40 to the compound after receiving intelligence reports indicating […]

800 extra cops deployed in Jerusalem amid Palestinian calls for ‘day of rage’

Amid Palestinian calls for a “day of rage” in Jerusalem following Friday prayers, police have preemptively deployed some 800 extra officers to patrol the Old City and Arab neighborhoods throughout the capital, and will bar Muslim men under the age of 40 from ascending the Temple Mount.     The call for violence follows several […]

Prosor : Abbas fuels Temple Mount fire, UN fans the flames

Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor reacted Friday morning to the UN Security Council’s statement concerning the escalating tensions on in Jerusalem saying that “When the Palestinians set the Temple Mount ablaze, Mahmoud Abbas fuels the fire, and the Security Council fans the flames, it is a recipe for a regional explosion.   ” […]

Tension on the Mount

The tragic death of Alexander Levlovich has galvanized public awareness of the Palestinian violence in and around Jerusalem. However, an urban intifada has been under way on and off in the capital since the summer of 2014, when Israel launched Operation Protective Edge – and its epicenter is the Temple Mount.     The Temple […]

Several Palestinian groups call for ‘day of rage’ Friday in light of Temple Mount clashes

The Palestinian Authority on Tuesday strongly condemned Israel for allowing Jewish “extremists” to “storm” the Temple Mount and imposing restrictions on Muslim worshipers.     Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal phoned PA President Mahmoud Abbas and discussed with him the recent developments at the Temple Mount, Palestinian officials said. The two also discussed ways of ending […]

Prophetic Fulfillments Indicate Nearness of Second Coming

How Close are we to the Second Coming? World events continue to move toward fulfillment of the Bible’s prophecies just as sure as the sun rises in the morning. It fills us with awe as we watch things prophesied 2,000 years ago coming together like pieces of one big divine puzzle.   In Matthew 24, […]

Temple Mount opens to Jewish visitors for Rosh Hashana after police quell riot

An Israeli police officer on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount on Monday was injured by two stone-throwing youth as police prepared the site for Jewish visitors for the Jewish New Year. The officer received medical treatment at the scene. Three stone-throwers were arrested.   Jerusalem District Police Chief Moshe Edri and his forces were present at the Temple […]

Palestinian religious leaders challenge Jewish presence atop Temple Mount

Palestinian religious leaders – both Muslims and Christians – signed a declaration stating that Jews have no right to enter the Temple Mount at a press conference in east Jerusalem on Wednesday.   The declaration, titled “the Blessed Aksa Mosque Document” and signed by scores of religious figures, expressed their objections to Israeli and Jordanian […]

Yehuda Glick May Become an MK

Rabbi Yehuda Glick, the most prominent activist for the rights of Jews on the Temple Mount, may soon become a Knesset member.   This development is the result of a vote Tuesday in the Knesset’s Law, Constitution and Justice Committee, to approve two amendments to the so-called Norwegian Law, which allows ministers to resign from the Knesset while […]

‘Jewish Holy Temples Never Existed’ Says Israeli Arab MK

On the anniversary of the destruction of the two Jewish Holy Temples in Jerusalem, Tisha B’Av, an Israeli Arab lawmaker insisted in a radio interview that neither ever existed.   Joint Arab List (Ra’am Tal) Knesset member Masoud Ganaim made the statement during an interview Sunday (July 26) on Galei Tzahal Army Radio. Ganaim was […]