Tag: Temple Mount

Several Palestinian groups call for ‘day of rage’ Friday in light of Temple Mount clashes

The Palestinian Authority on Tuesday strongly condemned Israel for allowing Jewish “extremists” to “storm” the Temple Mount and imposing restrictions on Muslim worshipers.     Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal phoned PA President Mahmoud Abbas and discussed with him the recent developments at the Temple Mount, Palestinian officials said. The two also discussed ways of ending […]

Prophetic Fulfillments Indicate Nearness of Second Coming

How Close are we to the Second Coming? World events continue to move toward fulfillment of the Bible’s prophecies just as sure as the sun rises in the morning. It fills us with awe as we watch things prophesied 2,000 years ago coming together like pieces of one big divine puzzle.   In Matthew 24, […]

Temple Mount opens to Jewish visitors for Rosh Hashana after police quell riot

An Israeli police officer on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount on Monday was injured by two stone-throwing youth as police prepared the site for Jewish visitors for the Jewish New Year. The officer received medical treatment at the scene. Three stone-throwers were arrested.   Jerusalem District Police Chief Moshe Edri and his forces were present at the Temple […]

Palestinian religious leaders challenge Jewish presence atop Temple Mount

Palestinian religious leaders – both Muslims and Christians – signed a declaration stating that Jews have no right to enter the Temple Mount at a press conference in east Jerusalem on Wednesday.   The declaration, titled “the Blessed Aksa Mosque Document” and signed by scores of religious figures, expressed their objections to Israeli and Jordanian […]

Yehuda Glick May Become an MK

Rabbi Yehuda Glick, the most prominent activist for the rights of Jews on the Temple Mount, may soon become a Knesset member.   This development is the result of a vote Tuesday in the Knesset’s Law, Constitution and Justice Committee, to approve two amendments to the so-called Norwegian Law, which allows ministers to resign from the Knesset while […]

‘Jewish Holy Temples Never Existed’ Says Israeli Arab MK

On the anniversary of the destruction of the two Jewish Holy Temples in Jerusalem, Tisha B’Av, an Israeli Arab lawmaker insisted in a radio interview that neither ever existed.   Joint Arab List (Ra’am Tal) Knesset member Masoud Ganaim made the statement during an interview Sunday (July 26) on Galei Tzahal Army Radio. Ganaim was […]

Right-wing activist Glick praises gov’t over Temple Mount policing

One day after police contained Muslim rioting on the Temple Mount – intended to prevent Jews visiting the site during Tisha Be’av – right-wing activist Yehudah Glick praised the government for not capitulating to the violence by closing the contested holy site to Jews, as it has done in the past.   Glick, head of […]

Violence at Temple Mount on Tisha B’Av

Jerusalem District Police received information that some youths had barricaded themselves inside the mosque overnight and collected stones, planks, and Molotov cocktails with the purpose of altercating with police and disturbing the visits of Jews arriving at the Temple Mount complex for Tisha B’Av prayers. Tisha B’Av is an annual fast day commemorating the destruction […]

Looking for Sanity in a World Gone Mad

This Sunday, Israel will be observing the Fast of Tisha B’Av, marking 1945 years since the destruction of the Second Temple. On this day of tragedy and national mourning, are thoughts and prayers are all focused on the loss of the Holy Temple.   But what does it really mean to us, and what are […]

Holy Cow: Biblical Red Heifer in production – Not Just News

The intricacies of animal husbandry and care are not something one would immediately suspect rabbis and scholars of Jewish law to be particularly engaged with.   But the Temple Institute, a religious educational and activist group dedicated to preparing for the construction of the Third Temple in Jerusalem, has recently partnered with an Israeli cattleman […]