'Binyamin Netanyahu, enough is enough!'

Likud MK demands Prime Minister end Temple Mount ban for MKs, ministers.

Eliran Aharon, | updated: 13:58

MK Yehuda Glick
MK Yehuda Glick
Arutz Sheva

Likud MK Yehuda Glick moved his offices to the Old City of Jerusalem Monday, as part of a protest against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s ban on MKs and government ministers ascending the Temple Mount.

For nearly two years, Glick said during an interview with Arutz Sheva, the Prime Minister has barred members of the Israeli government from visiting the holiest site in Judaism and the symbol of Israel’s victory in the 1967 Six Day War – the Temple Mount.

“For almost two years, the Prime Minister of Israel is not allowing Members of Knesset to come to the Temple Mount. The Temple Mount, the holiest place in the world, the place where every Jew is obligated to go, the place where God says He would rest His divine presence there, and the place which is holy and represents God’s name – Shalom. And in this place, of all people in the world, members of the Israeli parliament are not allowed in there - the symbol of sovereignty.

“We are right now standing at the gate where, 50 years ago, Israeli paratroopers entered and said ‘Temple Mount is in our hands’. Mr. Prime Minister, it’s in your hands to allow Members of Knesset to go to the Temple Mount.

“I’m begging the Prime Minister of Israel, this illegal step of not allowing members of parliament to go in there should be stopped immediately… I’m here telling the Prime Minister, enough is enough.”

Despite MK Glick's calling the Temple Mount the place where all Jews are obligated to go, whether that obligation is in force is a matter of rabbinic dispute today, with leading Religious Zionist, Haredi and Sephardic rabbis forbidding entrance to the Mount due to the lack of exact knowledge about the areas Jews who are ritually impure are not allowed to walk upon. Other rabbis allow it, believing that the measurements made by then IDF Chief Rabbi Shlomo Goren after the 1967 war are accurate enough..