Tag: Temple Mount

Police to reopen Temple Mount to non-Muslim visitors following post-Ramadan festival

Following a moratorium on non-Muslim visitation to the Temple Mount last week after dozens of Arabs celebrating Ramadan attacked Jewish groups visiting the contested holy site, police said on Tuesday that regular visiting hours will likely resume next week, after the Muslim festival of Id El Fiter concludes.   Police ordered the suspension last Tuesday, […]

Police temporarily close Temple Mount to non-Muslim visitors after rioting resumes

Following three consecutive days of rioting by Arab youths on the Temple Mount, police announced Tuesday morning that the contested holy site will be temporarily closed to non-Muslim visitors, at least through Thursday.   In a statement, police said the decision was made after security assessments indicated it was not safe for Jewish visitors, who […]

Brazil regrets its vote negating Israel’s tie to Western Wall, Temple Mount

Brazil’s Foreign Minister Jose Serra intends to change Brazil’s anti-Israel vote given in April at a United Nations session, where rights for cultural assets in the areas conquered in the Six-Day War were discussed, Brazilian media reported.   Serra was tapped by new acting president Michel Temer.   The text of the resolution passed at […]

Police allow return of MKs to Temple Mount

The Knesset Ethics Committee is expected to approve a recommendation to allow lawmakers to ascend the Temple Mount again after a seven-month ban, in a vote scheduled for Tuesday.   In a meeting with Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and Knesset Legal Adviser Eyal Yinon, Police Commissioner Roni Alsheikh said the police have reassessed the situation […]

Glick: ‘Netanyahu in his heart is with settlers’

Glick began by praising Women in Green directors Nadia Matar and Yehudit Katsover for their work in advancing the Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria.   He stressed that now is the time to implement Israeli sovereignty in the region so as to “bring peace,” and called to build more in Judea and Samaria – […]

Jerusalem city hall orders halt to illegal Waqf construction on Temple Mount

The Jerusalem Municipality on Tuesday ordered a halt to illegal construction taking place outside of the fence surrounding Jerusalem’s flashpoint Temple Mount holy site.   The administrative order was issued after authorities determined the construction of additional restrooms at the complex has begun without the proper permits, a municipality statement said.   According to reports, […]

Report: Israeli decree calls on Wakf to end ‘damaging’ Temple Mount construction

An Israeli government order issued Tuesday called on the Wakf trust that oversees Islamic holy sites to halt construction work on the Temple Mount that is damaging valuable ancient artifacts found in the area, Israel Radio reported Thursday.   According to the report, the decree cites Israel Antiquities Authority warnings that the Wakf’s building structures […]

Yehuda Glick, Yaakov Asher sworn into Knesset

Israel’s newest Knesset Member was sworn in during a ceremony on Wednesday, filling the vacancy created by former Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, who announced his resignation from the Knesset last week.   Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick (Likud) gave his inaugural address during the ceremony, along with returning United Torah Judaism MK Yaakov Asher.   […]

New MK Glick Calls for End to Temple Mount Ban on Jewish Prayer

At his Knesset swearing-in speech, longtime Temple Mount activist and new Likud lawmaker Yehuda Glick called for an end to the ban on Jewish prayer at the Jerusalem compound. Glick, officially became a Knesset member Wednesday, filling a vacancy left by former Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon on the party’s list. He has promised he will abide […]

Right-wing activist Glick ascends Temple Mount for last time before entering Knesset

Glick, a rabbi, said he is praying to God to guide him and support him as he faces upcoming challenges.   “I don’t have plans to change the world. My main dream is to add a little good to the world, to promote unity among the people of Israel and not let hatred spread,” he […]