Israel’s Religious Affairs Ministry says that it will organize Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount.
Glatt told the committee his office will examine ways to arrange Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount.
“It cannot be that in the State of Israel, Jews need to stand aside,” said committee chairwoman Miri Regev. “The Temple Mount should be a place where people of any religion can pray.”
According to Regev, the Temple Mount is a mainstream issue in the heart of the Jewish People, who have prayed to return to Jerusalem for thousands of years.
At the beginning of the meeting, MK Jamal Zahalka (Balad) and other Arab lawmakers complained that the screening of a short film of paratroopers liberating the Temple Mount and Western Wall from the Jordanians was offensive, and demanded it be stopped.
MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud Beytenu), who has been voting against the coalition in response to recently being banned from visiting the Temple Mount by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, said the main issue is sovereignty over the Temple Mount.
I guarantee you that the first time they announce organized Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount, the Arabs will riot and the government will back down.
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