MK Edelstein says preventing MKs from visiting the Temple Mount is a “very grave” matter.
Knesset Speaker MK Yuli Edelstein stated Wednesday that the present state of affairs, in which MKs are prevented from visiting the Temple Mount, is a “very grave” matter, which he hopes will be solved in a year’s time.
In a Facebook post devoted to Jerusalem Day, Edelstein wrote: “In the last few weeks, the rights of prayer at the Kotel, the Remainder of our Temple, as well as the right of Jews to ascend to the Temple Mount and pray there, have been placed on the Knesset’s agenda.
“The Temple, as is known, was a place of prayer for all nations.
“The state of Israel is almost the only one, throughout the history of Jerusalem, which allows free access to all places of worship, which are sacred to all nations, out of respect.
“Our belief in our right over the Land does not detract from our commitment to Israel’s Arab and Christian citizens, and to believers in other religions.
“However, we must not limit the Jews, of all people, from access to the places of worship they hold dear to their hearts.
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