Tag: Temple Mount

Zahalka defies Temple Mount ban for MKs: ‘Benjamin Netanyahu has no authority here’

MK Jamal Zahalka (Joint List) challenged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ban of all MKs visiting the Temple Mount, and police blocked him from entering the plaza Thursday.   Arguing with police officers, Zahalka said “Who is Netanyahu in this context? There is no rule that says the prime minister can bar MKs from entering a […]

Sisi: Temple Mount clashes show peace still faces hurdles

“The ongoing events in Jerusalem and the Holy Mosque of Al-Aksa confirm that achieving peace continues to face hurdles and challenges that require us all to tackle by providing decisive final solutions,” Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said at the UN.   Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and “empowering the Palestinian people to exercise their right […]

Liberman Calls to Prosecute Arab MK

Yisrael Beytenu party leader Avigdor Liberman has called on Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein to prosecute MK Jamal Zahalka (Arab Joint List), over footage which shows him joining in with Islamists harassing and cursing Jewish visitors and police on the Temple Mount.   “The law enforcement agencies must respond to these attacks, which are part of an effort by Joint List MKs to escalate […]

Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel will keep Temple Mount order amid report Abdullah won’t talk to him

The Prime Minister’s Office refused comment Thursday on a spate of reports that Jordan’s King Abdullah II is refusing to take phone calls or meet secretly with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because of the tension around the Temple Mount.   According to the reports, Abdullah does not want to create a “business as usual” atmosphere […]

Israeli Officials Weigh Harsher Steps to Curb Jerusalem Unrest

Israeli authorities are debating measures to curb rising unrest in Jerusalem, including a law that mandates “minimum punishments” for the throwing of rocks and firebombs.   Israeli and Palestinian officials have blamed each other for instigating the latest round of violence in Jerusalem, which has centered around the holy site known to Jews as the […]

The Temple Mount is in danger

Over 80 years ago, even before the establishment of the State of Israel and the return of Jewish sovereignty to the Temple Mount, the Muslim mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, began to spread lies about Jews trying to harm the Aqsa Mosque. Since then, this evil, false accusation has led to the deaths of […]

Police gird for Temple Mount violence Friday as unrest persists

Police officials said they would limit Muslim access to the Temple Mount Friday morning as the capital geared up for possible violence after a week that saw several heavy clashes atop the holy site.     Police said they would prohibit the entry of men under 40 to the compound after receiving intelligence reports indicating […]

800 extra cops deployed in Jerusalem amid Palestinian calls for ‘day of rage’

Amid Palestinian calls for a “day of rage” in Jerusalem following Friday prayers, police have preemptively deployed some 800 extra officers to patrol the Old City and Arab neighborhoods throughout the capital, and will bar Muslim men under the age of 40 from ascending the Temple Mount.     The call for violence follows several […]

Prosor : Abbas fuels Temple Mount fire, UN fans the flames

Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor reacted Friday morning to the UN Security Council’s statement concerning the escalating tensions on in Jerusalem saying that “When the Palestinians set the Temple Mount ablaze, Mahmoud Abbas fuels the fire, and the Security Council fans the flames, it is a recipe for a regional explosion.   ” […]

Tension on the Mount

The tragic death of Alexander Levlovich has galvanized public awareness of the Palestinian violence in and around Jerusalem. However, an urban intifada has been under way on and off in the capital since the summer of 2014, when Israel launched Operation Protective Edge – and its epicenter is the Temple Mount.     The Temple […]