Tag: Temple Mount

Erdogan Slams Israel Over Temple Mount

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday launched yet another verbal attack on Israel, this time over its actions on the Temple Mount.   According to the Today’s Zaman newspaper, Erdogan slammed Israel over its “raid” on the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and vowed to take the issue to the UN Security Council.   Addressing reporters ahead […]

Don’t use term ‘Temple Mount’

The Palestinians argue that “Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound is located in East Jerusalem, an internationally recognized part of the Occupied State of Palestine.” Israel’s claim over East Jerusalem, the PLO goes on to say, is not recognized by the international community “in line with UN Security Council Resolution 478.” “This Resolution rejected the Israeli measure as […]

Temple Mount tensions could spark religious conflict

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki blamed Israel on Thursday for the latest violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank and warned against a religious conflict over access to a holy site.   Outside Ofer prison, near the West bank city of Ramallah, Palestinians threw stones at Israeli forces who replied with tear gas to disperse […]

Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick’s condition begins to improve

The condition of Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick, who was shot by a Palestinian assailant in an attempted assassination last week, has improved substantially, Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Hospital announced on Thursday.   Glick, who is still on a respirator, has begun communicating with the environment and recognizing family members in the past day, the Mako […]

Jordan, Palestinians urge UN to stop Israel’s ‘violations’ on Temple Mount

The Palestinians and Jordanians urged the UN Security Council on Wednesday to demand that Israel immediately stop “violations” at Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem, warning that further escalation could lead to another crisis threatening peace in the Middle East.   The warning followed what the Palestinians described as the illegal storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque […]

Jordan recalls envoy from Israel over ‘unprecedented escalation in Jerusalem’

The Jordanian government has instructed its ambassador in Tel Aviv to return home due to what Amman says is “unprecedented Israeli escalation in Jerusalem.”   The move comes just hours after a Palestinian resident of east Jerusalem rammed his vehicle into two light rail stations in the capital, killing a Border Police officer and injuring over […]

Rabinowitz criticizes efforts to prevent Jewish access to Temple Mount

Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, the supervisor of the Western Wall and Israel’s holy sites and chairman of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, has spoken out against attempts to prevent Jews from visiting the Temple Mount.   In a statement to the press, Rabinowitz denounced the “vitriolic words uttered by Arab sources” regarding the entry to the […]

Jordan Pressing Israel Against Temple Mount Prayer

Jordan’s King Abdullah II is pressing Israel not to pass a bill allowing Jews to exercise their religious rights and pray on the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism, a senior official of the Hashemite kingdom revealed on Tuesday.   Jordanian Ambassador to “Palestine” Khalid al-Shawabka told the Palestinian Arab Ma’an News Agency that a bill proposed […]

Jews Visiting Temple Mount ‘Herd of Cattle’

Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman called Jews visiting the Temple Mount a “herd of cattle” on Saturday, less than 24 hours after he incited violence against Jews visiting Judaism’s holiest site and called to prevent their access “by all means.” “The Palestinian leadership will be taking the necessary legal measures, at the international level, regarding the aggression […]

Online Campaign Aims to Build Third Temple

Several parallels have already been drawn, if informally, between Israel’s current campaign to eliminate Hamas terror – and the international community’s slow, but climbing, understanding of Israel’s right to self-defense – and events described in the Torah regarding the completion of the Third Temple. While acknowledgement of this has been somewhat informal – including a widely […]