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  6/23/2014, Sivan 25, 5774

MK Kalfa: Temple Mount Subommittee Missed the Point


The Knesset Interior Committee's Subcommittee on Jews ascending the Temple Mount is expected to recommend, Monday, that the status quo be maintain the status quo.

Subcommittee member Zevulun Kalfa (Jewish Home) wrote to Chairman David Tzur that the recommendation went against the goal of the committee, which was not to maintain the status quo but to authorize and regulate Jewish ascent to the holy site. He said the current situation indicates a constant erosion of the rights of the Jewish population to go up to the mount, which is manifest by the increasing number of Muslim disorders which result in the closure of the holy site and denial of access to Jews.

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