Archive: 6/27/2013
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  6/27/2013, Tammuz 19, 5773

Dozens Ascend Temple Mount in Solidarity with Feiglin


Dozens of Jews went up on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Thursday, as a sign of solidarity with Deputy Knesset Speaker Moshe Feiglin, who has been barred from making the ascent since being elected. Feiglin prayed with them at dawn and praised their efforts next to a menorah (candelabra) for the Third Temple, next to one set of stairs that leads from the Jewish Quarter of the Old City down to the Western Wall Plaza.

Muslims who waited for the Jews on the holy site greeted them with the call of Allahu Akbar [G-d is great; often a precursor to a terror attack -ed] and police were concerned that their show of rage might turn into a riot. Police turned the large group of Jews into smaller groups and kept the smaller groups apart. Rabbi Chaim Richman reports that a young Muslim woman got in the way and tried to push him away when he brought a group of American Jews to the southern part of the Temple Mount. A Muslim policeman did not get involved until Rabbi Richman asked for help and the policeman brought staff from the Muslim Waqf Authority to distance her.