Tag: Temple Mount

UNESCO to vote on resolutions ignoring Jewish ties to Temple Mount

UNESCO is slated to vote twice this month on Palestinian initiated resolutions that ignore Jewish ties to its most holy religious site of the Temple Mount and the Western Wall area in Jerusalem.The first of these votes will be taken on Thursday or Friday of this week by the 58-member Executive Board of the United […]

King of Jordan: Jews taking over Al Aqsa mosque

King Abdullah of Jordan has expressed outrage that 400 Jews visited the site of the two Holy Temples on the Temple Mount yesterday. His statement of fury ignored the simultaneous Moslem provocations and violence.   Yesterday, the 9th day of the month of Av – the date on which both Holy Temples were destroyed some […]

Dichter: Temple Mount will not be governed by Mecca rules

Israel will not let Mecca and Medina rules apply on the Temple Mount, Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chairman Avi Dichter said on Monday, referring to the two holy cities in Saudi Arabia where entrance is prohibited to non-Muslims.   “The idea that what was done in Saudi Arabia – where two cities holy […]

Jordans King Abdullah vows to fight Israeli extremism at Temple Mount

King Abdullah of Jordan vowed to fight against “repeated violations and attacks carried out by Israel and extremist groups,” in an interview to the Jordanian Ad-Dustour daily on Monday. As part of the 1994 peace agreement between the two countries, Jordan was given management of the Temple Mount and al-Aksa Mosque, the third holiest site […]

Waqf guards to stand trial after attack on Temple Mount

Several guards of the Waqf who attacked a group of archeologists on Temple Mount last week are expected to stand trial as the investigation of the incident approaches its conclusion.   The police have already gathered sufficient evidence to bring the suspects before a criminal court for the alleged unprovoked assault. “This looked liked the […]

EU UNESCO draft also disregards Jewish connection to Temple Mount

The proposal is an alternative to the Jordanian-Palestinian one announced earlier this week. The Europeans distributed a document that allegedly partially softens this draft but still completely accepts the Palestinian narrative that the site that includes the Al-Aqsa Mosque is a site holy to Muslims alone.   While the European draft does mention the Western […]

Mufti denounces terror victim’s family visit to Temple Mount

Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, the mufti of “Palestine” and a preacher at the al-Aqsa Mosque, has condemned what he called the “extremist settler” visit to the Temple Mount earlier this week.   The event was organized by Hallel Yaffa Ariel’s in her memory, and was accompanied by close police protection.   Sheikh Hussein described the visit […]

Hundreds attend rally for 13-year-old terror victim at Temple Mount entrance

The heart of our daughter was stabbed and killed, and this is the heart of the Jewish nation,” said Rina Ariel, mother of slain teen Hallel Yaffa Ariel, at a rally attended by hundreds of supporters near the entrance to the Temple Mount Tuesday morning.   “We have to empower it. We need help to […]

UNESCO to vote on Jewish connection with the Temple Mount

The draft decision presented by the Palestinians and Jordanians includes a number of problematic points in relation to Israel. Firstly, the draft calls on Israel to return the Temple Mount and the al-Aqsa mosque to “the historic status quo,” a new phrase implying that the sites should be returned to their pre-1967 status.   The […]

Muslim leader hosts rabbis, welcomes 3rd Temple

WASHINGTON – A prominent Turkish Muslim leader hosted a gathering of Israeli rabbis to call for an end of anti-Jewish sentiment in the Islamic world, saying he looks forward to the rebuilding of the Third Temple in Jerusalem.   Adnan Oktar welcomed the delegation, including Rabbi Dov Lipman and Rabbi Ben Abrahamson, for an iftar […]