Tag: Temple Mount

Glick: ‘Netanyahu in his heart is with settlers’

Glick began by praising Women in Green directors Nadia Matar and Yehudit Katsover for their work in advancing the Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria.   He stressed that now is the time to implement Israeli sovereignty in the region so as to “bring peace,” and called to build more in Judea and Samaria – […]

Jerusalem city hall orders halt to illegal Waqf construction on Temple Mount

The Jerusalem Municipality on Tuesday ordered a halt to illegal construction taking place outside of the fence surrounding Jerusalem’s flashpoint Temple Mount holy site.   The administrative order was issued after authorities determined the construction of additional restrooms at the complex has begun without the proper permits, a municipality statement said.   According to reports, […]

Report: Israeli decree calls on Wakf to end ‘damaging’ Temple Mount construction

An Israeli government order issued Tuesday called on the Wakf trust that oversees Islamic holy sites to halt construction work on the Temple Mount that is damaging valuable ancient artifacts found in the area, Israel Radio reported Thursday.   According to the report, the decree cites Israel Antiquities Authority warnings that the Wakf’s building structures […]

Yehuda Glick, Yaakov Asher sworn into Knesset

Israel’s newest Knesset Member was sworn in during a ceremony on Wednesday, filling the vacancy created by former Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, who announced his resignation from the Knesset last week.   Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick (Likud) gave his inaugural address during the ceremony, along with returning United Torah Judaism MK Yaakov Asher.   […]

New MK Glick Calls for End to Temple Mount Ban on Jewish Prayer

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 […]

Right-wing activist Glick ascends Temple Mount for last time before entering Knesset

Glick, a rabbi, said he is praying to God to guide him and support him as he faces upcoming challenges.   “I don’t have plans to change the world. My main dream is to add a little good to the world, to promote unity among the people of Israel and not let hatred spread,” he […]

Israel’s newest MK: God thought I have things to do in the Knesset

Glick’s politics are tricky to pin down. On the one hand, he is considered an extremist who fights for the entry of Jews to the Temple Mount, which could potentially ignite the Middle East and the entire world at large. On the other hand, he is one of the most vocal detractors of Sgt. Elor […]

Activists arrested marching to the Temple Mount

Dozens of activists of the Return to the Mount group – which advocates for Jewish rights to the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism – marched on Thursday for Independence Day from Zion Square in Jerusalem towards the Mount.   The marchers called to stop the Arab riots on the Mount, and carried signs including […]

After Temple Mount resolution, PM offers UN staff a Jewish history lesson

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday invited United Nations staff in Israel to a seminar on Jewish history, three weeks after the UN’s cultural body, UNESCO, declined in a resolution to acknowledge Jewish ties to the Temple Mount, Judaism’s holiest site.   The UNESCO resolution refers to Israel as the “occupying power” at every mention […]

Despite mortars, Gazans allowed on Temple Mount

Hamas terrorists in recent days have launched numerous mortar attacks on IDF soldiers working to unearth the attack tunnels under the Gaza security border, but the IDF on Friday nevertheless let 260 Gazan Arabs visit the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.   The clashes have seen repeated mortar shelling targeting the troops, and the IDF in […]