Tag: Temple Mount

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 […]

Israel’s newest MK: God thought I have things to do in the Knesset

Glick’s politics are tricky to pin down. On the one hand, he is considered an extremist who fights for the entry of Jews to the Temple Mount, which could potentially ignite the Middle East and the entire world at large. On the other hand, he is one of the most vocal detractors of Sgt. Elor […]

Activists arrested marching to the Temple Mount

Dozens of activists of the Return to the Mount group – which advocates for Jewish rights to the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism – marched on Thursday for Independence Day from Zion Square in Jerusalem towards the Mount.   The marchers called to stop the Arab riots on the Mount, and carried signs including […]

After Temple Mount resolution, PM offers UN staff a Jewish history lesson

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday invited United Nations staff in Israel to a seminar on Jewish history, three weeks after the UN’s cultural body, UNESCO, declined in a resolution to acknowledge Jewish ties to the Temple Mount, Judaism’s holiest site.   The UNESCO resolution refers to Israel as the “occupying power” at every mention […]

Despite mortars, Gazans allowed on Temple Mount

Hamas terrorists in recent days have launched numerous mortar attacks on IDF soldiers working to unearth the attack tunnels under the Gaza security border, but the IDF on Friday nevertheless let 260 Gazan Arabs visit the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.   The clashes have seen repeated mortar shelling targeting the troops, and the IDF in […]

PMO to Jordan on Temple Mount: Jerusalem is acting responsibly, and Amman knows that

One day after 13 Jews were removed from Jerusalem’s Temple Mount for illegally praying at the contested holy site, the Jordanian government on Monday warned Israel of “serious consequences” if the area’s delicate status quo is breached.   Sunday morning’s impasse was further exacerbated when a group of Muslims was also removed from the compound […]

VIDEO: Muslim worshipers attack Jews trying to pray on Temple Mount

Video footage from Arab television emerged on Tuesday showing Muslim worshipers on the Temple Mount attack a small group of Jews who ascended to the holy site and attempted to pray.   Israeli authorities on Tuesday evicted eight Jewish visitors from the Temple Mount complex in response to what security forces said was inappropriate behavior […]

Jordan: Stop Jews from visiting Temple Mount or face consequences

The Jordanian government warned on Monday that there would be “serious consequences” if Israel continues to allow Jews to ascend the Temple Mount following a busy Sunday in which over 100 Israeli Jews visited the holy site in honor of the first of the intermediary days of Passover, Israel Radio reported.   Amman’s government spokesperson […]