Tag: Temple Mount

Jerusalem Court Allows Jewish-prayer Activist Back to Temple Mount

A hardline activist who raised his hands in the air while visiting the Temple Mount compound did not violate the status quo at the site, a Jerusalem court said on Monday, reversing a lower court’s decision to ban the Israeli man from visiting the compound for 15 days. Jerusalem District Court judge Ram Vinograd called […]

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6th Trumpet U.S. Hopes Russia and Iran will Help in Syria Secretary of State John Kerry said that the Obama administration hopes Russia and Iran will play a positive role in Syria and back a political transition for the country to end the current conflict. Kerry said Russian and Iranian support for Syrian President Bashar […]

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard ‘simulates capture of Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque’

Paramilitary forces from Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard have held a war game simulating the capture of Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque from Israeli control, state media reported Saturday.   It said forces stormed and “liberated” a replica of the mosque in the exercise. They say thousands of members of the Basij, the paramilitary unit of the Guard, […]

Well break any camera on the Temple Mount

A senior Palestinian Arab religious cleric on Thursday criticized the agreement over the Temple Mount which was brokered by Secretary of State John Kerry, threatening that Muslims will break any camera that Israel places on the compound.Speaking to the Hamas-affiliated Palestine newspaper the cleric, Najah Bakhirat, said that the agreement has not reduced tension, but […]

Benjamin Netanyahu: Jerusalem and Temple Mount problem is insoluble

There is no solution for the problem that Jerusalem and the Temple Mount pose within the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Center for American Progress in Washington Tuesday.“Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, it’s insoluble. I just do not see right now a solution for that. It has to remain […]

Abbas demands Temple Mount status quo be restored to 1999

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday that Israel must restore the status quo that prevailed on the Temple Mount before the year 2000.   Abbas claimed that Israel was trying to alter the status quo at the holy site. “We have affirmed more than once to the relevant parties that what Israel is […]

Analysis: Why Palestinians do not want cameras on the Temple Mount

Why is the Palestinian Authority opposed to Jordan’s proposal to install surveillance cameras at Jerusalem’s Haram al-Sharif (Temple Mount), sacred to Christians, Muslims and Jews?   This is the question many in Jordan have been asking in light of the recent agreement between Israel and Jordan reached under the auspices of US Secretary of State […]

Police commissioner bans MK visits to Temple Mount

Acting Police Commissioner Asst.-Ch. Bentzi Sau has banned visits from MKs to the Temple Mount, saying in a letter on Monday that in light of the security situation, allowing the visits would only risk inflaming the situation further.   In a letter sent to Speaker of the Knesset Yuli Edelstein on Monday, Sau said, “I […]

Netanyahu Must Examine Relationship With Those Who Undermine Temple Mount Status Quo

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made considerable efforts in the last two weeks to prove that Israel is meticulously maintaining the status quo on the Temple Mount. After negotiating with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and indirectly with Jordan’s King Abdulllah, Netanyahu agreed to have cameras installed on the Mount. He also admitted, by […]

Danish Christian Ejected From Temple Mount

Danish Christian pro-Israel activist, Jane Kiel, was removed from the Temple Mount on Wednesday by Muslim authority police because she might pray there. Just as shocking was the claim by the guard that the entire mount is a mosque.   Kiel is a resident of Jerusalem and as an activist is known as ‘Jerusalem Jane’. […]