Glick to MKs: Respect the sanctity of the Temple Mount

MK Yehuda Glick writes open letter to fellow MKs, Jewish and Arab, to conduct themselves with dignity when allowed onto the Temple Mount.

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Apparently, as was published in the media in the past few days, Knesset members will soon be able to ascend the Temple Mount, after a long period in which such ascension was denied to us.

I hope that the opening of the mount for MKs will not be a one-time event, but will be a proper reopening for the holiest place in the world.

My dear friends, I appeal to you, all those who ascend the mount - let us show responsibility and respect for the sanctity and holiness of the place. We will obey the police instructions and devote our pilgrimage solely to worthy causes.

We should leave the political arguments outside the mount and keep them in the Knesset building, in the media, and in our public and political activities.

Let us remember that the Israeli police are there to maintain public order on behalf of all of us, and we should all give them the respect they deserve and not place on them another burden.

Let us make certain to honor all who ascend the mount, Jews and non-Jews, each person in his own way.

I have no doubt that if we do so, the place will fulfill its mission to serve as a world center for peace and to call out 'The Lord is One and His Name is One.'