Tag: Temple Mount

Abbas demands Temple Mount status quo be restored to 1999

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday that Israel must restore the status quo that prevailed on the Temple Mount before the year 2000.   Abbas claimed that Israel was trying to alter the status quo at the holy site. “We have affirmed more than once to the relevant parties that what Israel is […]

Analysis: Why Palestinians do not want cameras on the Temple Mount

Why is the Palestinian Authority opposed to Jordan’s proposal to install surveillance cameras at Jerusalem’s Haram al-Sharif (Temple Mount), sacred to Christians, Muslims and Jews?   This is the question many in Jordan have been asking in light of the recent agreement between Israel and Jordan reached under the auspices of US Secretary of State […]

Police commissioner bans MK visits to Temple Mount

Acting Police Commissioner Asst.-Ch. Bentzi Sau has banned visits from MKs to the Temple Mount, saying in a letter on Monday that in light of the security situation, allowing the visits would only risk inflaming the situation further.   In a letter sent to Speaker of the Knesset Yuli Edelstein on Monday, Sau said, “I […]

Netanyahu Must Examine Relationship With Those Who Undermine Temple Mount Status Quo

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made considerable efforts in the last two weeks to prove that Israel is meticulously maintaining the status quo on the Temple Mount. After negotiating with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and indirectly with Jordan’s King Abdulllah, Netanyahu agreed to have cameras installed on the Mount. He also admitted, by […]

Danish Christian Ejected From Temple Mount

Danish Christian pro-Israel activist, Jane Kiel, was removed from the Temple Mount on Wednesday by Muslim authority police because she might pray there. Just as shocking was the claim by the guard that the entire mount is a mosque.   Kiel is a resident of Jerusalem and as an activist is known as ‘Jerusalem Jane’. […]

Watch: ‘Christians can’t be on Temple Mount’

The guard can be seen in video from the incident telling her that the entire Mount is a “mosque,” and saying that all prayer is illegal for non-Muslims in the entire compound. He played a recording of her singing the Shema Yisrael prayer at the Mount two months ago, and said “we waited two months […]

Jordan to live-stream Temple Mount footage

Jordanian officials slam PA for rejecting offer to install cameras; Western Wall Rabbi urges Jews to return   Jordanian and Israeli officials have agreed to install surveillance camera within days at the flashpoint Temple Mount complex, with the goal of streaming the footage live on the internet.   While the details are yet to be […]

Fundamentally Freund: Who are the real Temple Mount extremists?

Amid the Palestinian terrorist campaign in recent weeks, the Temple Mount has taken center stage, prompting a loud and growing chorus of extremists to try to exploit the situation for political gain. Hurling abuse at their opponents, and blaming them for Israel’s woes, these radicals are putting forward a vision that, if implemented, would bring […]

Netanyahu raps deputy FM for ‘dreaming of Israeli flag on Temple Mount’

Israel’s deputy foreign minister Tzipi Hotovely has come under fire for saying her dream was for the Israeli flag to fly over the Temple Mount site in Jerusalem.   The comments led Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to warn members of his government on Monday night to “act accordingly” on the sensitive issue of the flashpoint […]

Israel hopes to coordinate Temple Mount camera installation ‘as soon as possible’

Israel is interested in working with a Jordanian team to coordinate the placement of 24-hour surveillance cameras on the Temple Mount “as soon as possible,” an official in the Prime Minister’s Office said Monday.   “We have no interest in delaying this,” he said.   The official’s comments came after the Wakf, the Muslim religious […]