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News Brief

  5/19/2014, Iyar 19, 5774

Feiglin Kept from Taking Group onto Temple Mount


Deputy Knesset Speaker Moshe Feiglin was prevented by police, Monday, from being accompanied by dozens of people on his monthly visit to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City. Officers told him he was only permitted to enter by himself or with an aide. Feiglin explained to a senior officer that as a Knesset member, he could not enter the holy site without the people he was representing, but since it was the second time he was rebuffed, he did not enter under the police terms.

Despite their plan to accompany the Likud Beytenu lawmaker on his regular visit, the visitors entered the holy sites by themselves without the benefit of Feiglin's guided tour.