Tag: Temple Mount

For First Time in 2,000 Years, Jewish Priests Will Learn “Lost” Laws of Holy of Holies

For the first time in 2,000 years, a group of Kohanim (men of the Jewish priestly caste) living close to Jerusalem’s Old City are studying the relevant Jewish laws to be able to ascend the Temple Mount and enter the Holy of Holies, where God’s presence is said to dwell. This development was initiated by […]

Jordan’s intel tags Hizballah for Temple Mt. terror

The Israeli police Thursday, July 20, released a video tape recording the movements of the terrorists heading for the murderous attack they committed on Temple Mount six days ago, when they shot dead two Israeli border guard police officers.   The film shows not three but four men who carefully stepped away from each other before entering […]

White House concerned over Temple Mount

The White House on Wednesday night expressed concerns over the situation on the Temple Mount, urging Israel and Jordan to reduce tensions.   “The United States is very concerned about tensions surrounding the Temple Mount/Haram Al-Sharif, a site holy to Jews, Muslims, and Christians, and calls upon the State of Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom […]

WATCH: In a First, Jews Ascend Temple Mount Without Muslim Supervision

JERUSALEM – For the first time in decades, Jews ascended the Temple Mount on Monday and prayed without fear of being arrested by Muslim religious authority officials who have kept away from the site in protest over the metal detectors installed after Friday’s terror attack. Police granted Jewish and other non-Muslim visitors permission to visit the […]

Turkey’s Deputy PM blasts Israel for closing Temple Mount

Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister on Monday blasted Israel’s two-day closure of the Temple Mount following last week’s terrorist attack as a “crime against humanity.” Israel closed the compound on Friday and Saturday after the attack, in which two Druze police officers were murdered.   On Sunday, the compound was reopened with increased security measures, including the […]

Jews ascend Temple Mount – without Waqf escort

Israeli police permitted Jews to visit the Temple Mount Monday, despite the absence of Waqf officials, marking the first time in years that Jews have been able to visit the holy site without being escorted by representatives of the Jordanian organization.   Monday’s visit was the first by Jews since a terror attack on Friday […]

Waqf protests Israel has completely taken control of Temple Mount

The Waqf on Saturday protested that Israel had completely superseded its control over the Temple Mount, as Muslim anger mounted following Israel’s closure of the flash point holy site in the wake of the Friday terror attack there.   The Waqf — the Jordan-based Muslim organization that administers the Temple Mount — also said Israeli […]

Palestinian Lecturer: Jews Have No Ties to the Temple Mount

TEL AVIV — Rejecting archeological evidence, the historic record and accepted fact, Maher al-Sousi, a lecturer at the Islamic University of Gaza, claimed that the Jewish temples were never located on the Temple Mount and that Jews have no right to the holiest site in Judaism.   According to al-Sousi, “The Jews have no right […]

‘We need to close the Temple Mount to Muslims’

Deputy Defense Minister Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan responded on Friday morning to the shooting attack at the Old City’s Lions Gate in Jerusalem.   “The Cave of the Patriarchs (Me’arat Hamachpelah), the Temple Mount, and Shechem (Nablus) are the three places the Bible tells us were bought at full price in Israel,” Ben-Dahan said. “These are […]

Sanhedrin Calls For Trump to Fulfill King Solomon’s Mandate by Praying on Temple Mount

The nascent Sanhedrin sent a letter on Monday to US President Donald Trump, calling on him to ascend to the Temple Mount and pray for world peace when he arrives in Jerusalem next week for his first state visit. If Trump chooses to answer the call, he will not only be making a powerful political […]