Tag: Temple Mount

Waqf guards to stand trial after attack on Temple Mount

Several guards of the Waqf who attacked a group of archeologists on Temple Mount last week are expected to stand trial as the investigation of the incident approaches its conclusion.   The police have already gathered sufficient evidence to bring the suspects before a criminal court for the alleged unprovoked assault. “This looked liked the […]

EU UNESCO draft also disregards Jewish connection to Temple Mount

The proposal is an alternative to the Jordanian-Palestinian one announced earlier this week. The Europeans distributed a document that allegedly partially softens this draft but still completely accepts the Palestinian narrative that the site that includes the Al-Aqsa Mosque is a site holy to Muslims alone.   While the European draft does mention the Western […]

Mufti denounces terror victim’s family visit to Temple Mount

Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, the mufti of “Palestine” and a preacher at the al-Aqsa Mosque, has condemned what he called the “extremist settler” visit to the Temple Mount earlier this week.   The event was organized by Hallel Yaffa Ariel’s in her memory, and was accompanied by close police protection.   Sheikh Hussein described the visit […]

Hundreds attend rally for 13-year-old terror victim at Temple Mount entrance

The heart of our daughter was stabbed and killed, and this is the heart of the Jewish nation,” said Rina Ariel, mother of slain teen Hallel Yaffa Ariel, at a rally attended by hundreds of supporters near the entrance to the Temple Mount Tuesday morning.   “We have to empower it. We need help to […]

UNESCO to vote on Jewish connection with the Temple Mount

The draft decision presented by the Palestinians and Jordanians includes a number of problematic points in relation to Israel. Firstly, the draft calls on Israel to return the Temple Mount and the al-Aqsa mosque to “the historic status quo,” a new phrase implying that the sites should be returned to their pre-1967 status.   The […]

Muslim leader hosts rabbis, welcomes 3rd Temple

WASHINGTON – A prominent Turkish Muslim leader hosted a gathering of Israeli rabbis to call for an end of anti-Jewish sentiment in the Islamic world, saying he looks forward to the rebuilding of the Third Temple in Jerusalem.   Adnan Oktar welcomed the delegation, including Rabbi Dov Lipman and Rabbi Ben Abrahamson, for an iftar […]

Police to reopen Temple Mount to non-Muslim visitors following post-Ramadan festival

Following a moratorium on non-Muslim visitation to the Temple Mount last week after dozens of Arabs celebrating Ramadan attacked Jewish groups visiting the contested holy site, police said on Tuesday that regular visiting hours will likely resume next week, after the Muslim festival of Id El Fiter concludes.   Police ordered the suspension last Tuesday, […]

Police temporarily close Temple Mount to non-Muslim visitors after rioting resumes

Following three consecutive days of rioting by Arab youths on the Temple Mount, police announced Tuesday morning that the contested holy site will be temporarily closed to non-Muslim visitors, at least through Thursday.   In a statement, police said the decision was made after security assessments indicated it was not safe for Jewish visitors, who […]

Brazil regrets its vote negating Israel’s tie to Western Wall, Temple Mount

Brazil’s Foreign Minister Jose Serra intends to change Brazil’s anti-Israel vote given in April at a United Nations session, where rights for cultural assets in the areas conquered in the Six-Day War were discussed, Brazilian media reported.   Serra was tapped by new acting president Michel Temer.   The text of the resolution passed at […]

Police allow return of MKs to Temple Mount

The Knesset Ethics Committee is expected to approve a recommendation to allow lawmakers to ascend the Temple Mount again after a seven-month ban, in a vote scheduled for Tuesday.   In a meeting with Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and Knesset Legal Adviser Eyal Yinon, Police Commissioner Roni Alsheikh said the police have reassessed the situation […]