Ministry looking to allow Jewish prayer on Temple Mount

Deputy religious affairs minister says he ‘expects’ government to adopt new directives breaking longstanding taboo
The Times of Israel:
The Religious Affairs Ministry is crafting new regulations that would allow Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount, Deputy Minister Eli Ben Dahan said Tuesday.
“We have drafted regulations that will regulate prayer on the mount,” said Ben Dahan, of the nationalist Jewish Home party. “I expect the prime minister and the government of Israel to adopt and validate these regulations and allow all Jews who desire so to go up to the Temple Mount and pray there,” he told a conference of Liba, an organization that encourages Jews to visit the Temple Mount, via video address.

Picture shows the relationship of the wailing wall with Dome of the Rock

Picture shows the relationship of the wailing wall with Dome of the Rock

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Categories: Asia, Israel, Religion

3 replies

  1. Everyone should be allowed to pray on the Temple Mount. We are one human family belonging to one Transcendent God. Let us not loose sight of that, please.

  2. If the relationship between Arabs and Israelis were ‘normal’ and ‘relaxed’ this would not be a big issue. Unfortunately the Israelis ‘when taking hold of a little finger take the whole arm – and then the whole body’. That feeling of ‘inequality’ makes everything, including the question of this article, more difficult.

  3. Rafiq,
    If the Israelis ‘when taking hold of a little finger take the whole arm-and then the whole body’, then what the minister is advocating would have already been in place long before now. Israel conquered the whole of Jerusalem in 1967 and it is only now that the plan is muted to let the Jews pray on the Temple Mount.

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