A new initiative, LIBA (Freedom for Jews on the Temple Mount), has been launched to encourage Jews to visit the Temple Mount. The project is to be funded by The Israel Independence Fund and the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation.
Rabbi Yehuda Glick, chairman of the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation, has been appointed as the project's director.
The initiative will provide a coordinated, organized way for visits to the holy site to be conducted, and will include reserved transportation, a visit to the mikveh (ritutal purification bath) before going up, a visit up the Temple Mount and a tour of the Temple Institute. As the project is funded by several sources, the cost will be nominal.
The project has two main goals, the first being to increase Jewish presence so that we are viewed as a natural part of the Temple Mount's environment, and not strangers or visitors. The second goal is to implement the fundamental rights of Jews at the Temple Mount itself.