Tag: Jewish Temple

Jews should be allowed freer access to Temple Mount

Deputy parliament speaker says it is ‘distorted’ Israeli police makes it easier for Muslims to visit the holy compound than for Jews.

A senior lawmaker of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing party on Tuesday visited a flashpoint religious site in Jerusalem revered by Jews and Muslims, a move that has sparked violence in the past.

Under armed police escort, Danny Danon, a deputy parliament speaker, toured the site of an ancient Jewish temple, a plaza home to the al-Aqsa mosque, one of Islam’s holiest sites, and said he thought Jews should be permitted freer access there.

Jewish activists planning Temple Mount ascent

A group of activists dedicated to bringing Jews to the Temple Mount told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday that they were hoping to see hundreds of participants take part in a planned “mass pilgrimage” to the site scheduled for Thursday morning in honor of Hannuka, which celebrates the rededication of the Second Temple after it was recovered from Hellenist Greeks more than 2,000 years ago.