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 by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s directive, designed to defuse tensions there, barring Knesset members and ministers from going to the hot spot, which is holy both to Jews and Muslims.
During his speech Wednesday, Glick, 50, said, according to The Times of Israel: “As long as I’m here, I will do all that is in my power to end the injustice that takes place every day at the holiest place in the world, where police officers are under orders to check whether a 90-year-old Jew is, God forbid, moving his lips or not.”
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