TV News LIES

Sunday, Nov 23rd

Last update10:15:21 PM GMT

You are here News International Why it matters that Jews are standing on the Temple Mount

Why it matters that Jews are standing on the Temple Mount

E-mail Print PDF

Jews at the Tmeple MountThis is considered the holiest place in Judaism, yet it has been largely off-limits to Jewish worshipers because of concerns that range from violating Jewish law to provoking riots.

But in recent years, religious Jews are increasingly asserting their right to be here and are pushing for Israel to claim sovereignty over the Temple Mount. Their effort is testing the resolve of the Israeli government and the patience of 1.6 billion Muslims around the world. At stake are freedom of worship and the future of the most contested sacred space in the world. And the effort could potentially inflame the Israeli-Arab conflict, which is increasingly taking on a religious tone.

“I’m pretty left-wing Orthodox and even I think there’s no reason Jews shouldn’t be allowed up here,” says Mark Shayne, a financial consultant from New York who visited last week on the eve of Sukkot, one of hundreds of Jews who have visited the Temple Mount during the Jewish holidays this month. “If you can’t share a holy place, there will never be peace.”

The Islamic waqf, which governs the Haram al-Sharif, endorses the idea of Jerusalem as a “jewel of peace” for Muslim, Christians, and Jews, and are happy to welcome Jews as tourists to the Noble Sanctuary, but they are pressuring Israeli police to prevent access to the area for Jews with religious or political motivations.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Gaza man shot dead by IDF near Israel border

Gaza farmer killed by IDFIsraeli forces have shot dead a Palestinian in the north of the Gaza Strip, Palestinian medics...

Japan earthquake collapses homes, causes injuries

Japan earthquakeA strong earthquake in the mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics...

Suicide bomber kills 40 at volleyball match in Afghanistan

Suicide bomber kills 40 at Afghan volley ball gameA suicide bomber attacked spectators at a crowded volleyball match in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing...

Islamic State kills 25 Iraqi tribesmen near Ramadi: officials

ISISIslamic State militants have killed 25 members of a Sunni Muslim tribe during their assault on...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!