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  2/25/2014, Adar 25, 5774

Knesset Temple Mount Debate Tackles Jewish Prayer Rights


Historic debate calls on government to give Jews equal prayer rights at holiest site in Judaism, and to implement Tuesday night saw an historic Knesset debate on the issue of freedom of religion and Israeli sovereignty on the Temple Mount, Judaism's holiest site.

The debate was the initiative of Likud MK Moshe Feiglin, a long-time campaigner for Jewish rights on the Temple Mount, where non-Muslim prayers are currently forbidden.