Activist says non-Jewish visitors were granted entry to the site while the Jews were refused passage.
Hundreds of Jewish visitors attempting to visit the Temple Mount on Sunday and Monday mornings were forced to wait in line for hours at a time, rushed by police, or barred entry to the disputed holy site due to Arab threats, a student activist group claimed.
According to Tom Nisani, a spokesperson for the Hebrew University-based Students for the Temple Mount, which advocates for greater Jewish prayer rights there, Jewish visitors were harassed or refused passage, while large groups of non-Jewish visitors were granted entry.
Noting that it is well known that the exponential influx of Jews attempting to visit the holy site during Passover, and other high holidays, results in increased Arab harassment, Nisani said he expected police to be better prepared to safeguard the hundreds of Jewish visitors.
A new photographic exhibition in London follows the journey taken by England’s Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) in 1862, as he undertook a four month tour around the Middle East.
Jerusalem court upholds Jewish prayer on Temple Mount!
Security services prohibit non-Muslims from praying or engaging in other forms of worship on the site, claiming such activity triggers Palestinian violence.
As the prophet Ezekiel already shows, it was always in the purpose and heart of God when He said that He would one day bring His people back from all the countries where they had been scattered – that they would come back to His and their land “to serve Him on His holy mountain” in Jerusalem. This is how Ezekiel, centuries before the return to their land, prophesied this:
Police Chief calls visits to the holiest site in Judaism ‘dangerous as Iranian nuclear weapons,’ over threat to discriminatory status quo.
Police Chief Yohanan Danino on Wednesday slammed what he called “a threat to the continued existence of Israel” – no, he wasn’t talking about Arab terrorism, but rather the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism.
Shavua tov- let us hope and pray that it truly will be one. Following the reports regarding the security situation in Israel and the sad reality of our governments not protecting our basic rights as Jews to pray in the most Holy sites of our heritage I can only presume that the violence will not only continue but the appetite to murder Jews will grow.
All of us who are realists know that what the Prime Minister refers to as “status quo” will never appease our enemies and on the contrary if finally it was declared openly that the Temple Mount is the site of the Holy Temples of the Jewish Nation and that it is expected for Jews to be able to freely go up and pray our enemies would realize that Jerusalem, and indeed the Land of Israel is never going to be handed over to the Moslem world.