Secular Israeli Citizens Growing Concern Over Mt Zion

“A growing number of secular Israeli university students are embracing Jewish rights to the Temple Mount, following months of violence against Jewish visitors and tourists at the holy site and a growing Hamas presence.

During the Jewish holiday of Passover, the Temple Mount remained closed to both Jewish visitors and tourists as Arab rioters threw stones and flares at security officers from within the Al-Aqsa mosque on April 20. The violent rioting also forced an American rabbi to flee the mount with his family within two minutes of ascending when the site had briefly opened. …” Read more at Breaking Israel News

Secular student who visited the the site says,

“My first visit was humiliating – I was cursed at in Arabic, rocks were thrown at me, just because I am Jewish,” he said. “I have every right to be at the Temple Mount and not feel threatened. …

“It is ridiculous that in the middle of our country’s capital, we have no control or authority over what goes on at a Jewish holy site. This has to change.”

“Secular Israeli Students Embracing Temple Mount” By Anav Silverman May 14, 2014 , 11:58 am. breakingisraelnews.com (Photo: Courtesy. See source).

Arab Knesset Members Declare Temple Mount for Muslims Only

“The Arab Raam-Taal party in the Knesset held a meeting on Monday with all its members…At the conclusion of the meeting, an announcement summarizing the contents was distributed in Arabic to the media, and included several important points.

The first statement declared that Jews have no right to enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque, namely the Temple Mount – the holiest site in Judaism.

“The blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque is the holy property of the Muslims only,” wrote the Arab MKs, who added that they oppose propositions in the Knesset to divide the site between Jews and Muslims by setting areas and times for each group’s usage.”


Israel National News. Arab MKs Declare ‘Temple Mount for Muslims Only.’ By Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar. First Publish: 6/26/2014, 5:31 PM. Photo: Knesset Member Ahmad Tibi (Raam Taal party) Uri Lenz/FLASH90.

Israeli Committee on Temple Mt Prayer “Is Missing Its Goal”

“The recommendations of the Interior Committee’s sub-committee on Jewish prayer rights at the Temple Mount is to be published on Monday.

Reportedly the recommendations will suggest preserving the status quo on the site, by which the Jordanian Waqf (Islamic trust) has enjoyed a de facto rule over the holiest site in Judaism since the 1967 Six Day War, and has banned Jewish visitors from praying.

Committee Member MK Zevulun Kalfa (Jewish Home) opposes the recommendations, which were submitted by members of his Jewish Home party, saying the Committee is missing its goal.” … Read More on Israel National News.


Jewish Home MK Opposes Party on Temple Mount Status Quo. By Ari Yashar. First Publish: 6/23/2014, 11:29 AM. Image: Wikipedia.

This Issue Has Nothing To Do With Extremism

“This issue has nothing to do with extremism and everything to do with basic questions of liberty and freedom. The fact of the matter is that Jews and Muslims both pray at the Tomb of Samuel the Prophet outside Jerusalem, and at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. There is no reason why they cannot do so at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem too. …”

See Michael Fround’s informative article on Jpost, showing how hot this topic is becoming.

Now is the time!
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Fundamentally Freund: Movement on the Mount By MICHAEL FREUND 05/19/2014 22:23, jpost.com. Image source.

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