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News and updates about Temple Mount

Op-ed:

Abbas’ risible Temple denial Is no laughing matter

Claiming falsely that the Temple Mount is exclusively a Muslim holy site and denying the Jewish Temple stood there is pure Jew-hatred.Op-ed.

Abbas’ risible Temple denial Is no laughing matter

Temple Mount activist:

'Police are alienating the law and the dream of generations"

Temple Mount activist Arnon Segal explains that those trying to pray on the Temple Mount have no desire to confront the police.

 'Police are alienating the law and the dream of generations"

Arabs celebrate on Temple Mt.:

'Erdogan won, Muhammad's army will return'

On Temple Mount, Muslims celebrate Erdogan's victory in the presidential elections in Turkey with chants against Jews.

'Erdogan won, Muhammad's army will return'

Iran condemns Ben Gvir visit to Temple Mount

Iranian Foreign Ministry calls on Muslim world to take "effective, immediate and deterrent" action following the visit.

Iran condemns Ben Gvir visit to Temple Mount

Jordan:

'Ben Gvir's Temple Mount visit breaches international law'

Jordan’s Foreign Ministry says National Security Minister's visit to Temple Mount is "a grave violation that leads to escalation".

'Ben Gvir's Temple Mount visit breaches international law'

US condemns Ben Gvir's 'provocative' visit to Temple Mount

State Department also criticizes order allowing Israelis to visit the site of the destroyed town of Homesh in northern Samaria.

US condemns Ben Gvir's 'provocative' visit to Temple Mount

Hamas to Ben-Gvir:

Leave Al-Aqsa alone

In response to the National Security Minister's Temple Mount visit, the terror organization called on Arabs to defend the mosque.

Leave Al-Aqsa alone

'We're in charge here'

National Security Minister Ben-Gvir visits Temple Mount

Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir was protected by a heavy police presence as he visited the holy site in honor of the new Jewish month.

National Security Minister Ben-Gvir visits Temple Mount

Jerusalem Day:

100 activists march to Temple Mount

100 activists from the Beyadenu organization marched to the Temple Mount to celebrate its liberation.

100 activists march to Temple Mount

'Why do you speak like that?'

Jew arrested on Temple Mount for criticizing police officer

A police officer threatened a young teen who made a wrong turn on the Temple Mount, when Attorney Nati Rom, said something he was detained.

Jew arrested on Temple Mount for criticizing police officer

'They've become extremists'

Likud MK attacks party members who visited Temple Mount

Likud MK David Bitan called out his fellow party members who visited Judaism's holiest site ahead of Jerusalem Day.

Likud MK attacks party members who visited Temple Mount

Temple Mount activist to INN:

'Give meaning to the saying the Temple Mount is in our hands'

Arnon Segal told INN that in 2022 over 50,000 people visited the Temple Mount, Judaism's holiest site.

'Give meaning to the saying the Temple Mount is in our hands'

On Jerusalem Day:

Ministers and MKs seek to visit the Temple Mount

INN learns that MKs and ministers are interested in visiting the Temple Mount on Jerusalem Day and have requested the necessary approvals.

Ministers and MKs seek to visit the Temple Mount

Police stop group of Jews attempting to bring Pascal sacrifice

Four Jews distanced, one detained, after attempting to bring 'Second Passover' sacrifice on Temple Mount.

Police stop group of Jews attempting to bring Pascal sacrifice

Police remove Hamas banner from Temple Mount

Arabs protest as police carry out Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir's order to remove terrorist banner from holy site.

Police remove Hamas banner from Temple Mount

Ben-Gvir to police:

Why was Hamas incitement poster not removed from Temple Mount?

Hamas sign calling for violence over the Al Aqsa Mosque allowed to remain on Temple Mount throughout Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Why was Hamas incitement poster not removed from Temple Mount?

Eight arrested for incitement on Temple Mount

Jerusalem police arrested eight individuals for waving terrorist flags on the Temple Mount.

Eight arrested for incitement on Temple Mount

Netanyahu: I'm proud that Jews are ascending the Temple Mount

PM rejects criticism of the decision to close the Temple Mount to non-Muslims for the end of Ramadan.

Netanyahu: I'm proud that Jews are ascending the Temple Mount

Case against police who shot terrorist on Temple Mount closed

Investigation corroborates police account that terrorist stole an officer's weapon and fired it before he was neutralized.

Case against police who shot terrorist on Temple Mount closed

Ben-Gvir:

'Decision to bar Jews from Temple Mount - grave mistake'

The National Security Minister stated that the closure during the remaining days of Ramadan would create fertile ground for violence.

'Decision to bar Jews from Temple Mount - grave mistake'

Netanyahu decides:

No Jewish visits to Temple Mount until end of Ramadan

Ben Gvir livid over the decision: When terrorism strikes us – we must strike back with tremendous force, not surrender to it and its whims.

No Jewish visits to Temple Mount until end of Ramadan

Record number of Jews visit Temple Mount during Passover

“Jews continue to visit Temple Mount in record numbers despite threats made to their safety,' says Beyadenu CEO.

Record number of Jews visit Temple Mount during Passover

Watch:

What really happened in Al-Aqsa?

Public Diplomacy Ministry's newly released video reveals the truth about what really happened at Al-Aqsa Mosque last week.

What really happened in Al-Aqsa?

Netanyahu to decide on Jewish visits to Temple Mount

Defense Minister Gallant supports allowing Jews to visit Temple Mount tomorrow, police oppose the visits.

Netanyahu to decide on Jewish visits to Temple Mount

Temple Mount:

Hundreds of Har Bracha residents visit holy site

Over two thousand Jews have visited the Temple Mount so far this Passover.

Hundreds of Har Bracha residents visit holy site

Violence on the Temple Mount: Warning signals not to ignore

Israel must take a strong stand and not permit the Palestinian Arabs to use the Temple Mount to weaken Jewish sovereignty. Op-ed.

Violence on the Temple Mount: Warning signals not to ignore

Jordan:

'The entire area of the Temple Mount belongs only to Muslims'

Jordanian Foreign Ministry says Department of Endowments is the only entity authorized to manage the affairs of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

'The entire area of the Temple Mount belongs only to Muslims'

Final 10 days of Ramadan:

Government to ban Jewish entry to Temple Mount

The government is set to instruct the Police to prevent Jews from entering the Judaism's holiest site, during the final 10 days of Ramadan.

Government to ban Jewish entry to Temple Mount

Ron Dermer to CNN:

Extremists planned to attack Jews on Temple Mount

Strategic Affairs Minister says Israel does not want to send police to the Al Aqsa Mosque, but cannot allow plots to harm its citizens.

Extremists planned to attack Jews on Temple Mount

Over 1,000 Jews visit Temple Mount over Passover

Number of Jews visiting Judaism's holiest site over holiday rises 43% before the mount is closed to Jews for the end of Ramadan.

Over 1,000 Jews visit Temple Mount over Passover

Likud MK to CNN:

No country can give up right to self-defense

MK Dan Illouz tells CNN that small group of extremists who brought weapons onto Temple Mount to blame for clashes.

No country can give up right to self-defense

'Surrender to terrorism':

Ben Gvir warns against closing Temple Mount to Jews

Defense officials recommending that the Temple Mount be closed to Jews during the last ten days of Ramadan, as was customary in the past.

Ben Gvir warns against closing Temple Mount to Jews

When the Left becomes Right

“Right” and “left” symbolize, respectively, God’s traits of kindness and strict justice.

When the Left becomes Right

Watch:

Arab rioters on Temple Mount throw rocks at Western Wall gate

Footage shows Muslim rioters gathering stones after morning prayers, throwing them towards gate linking to the Western Wall Plaza.

Arab rioters on Temple Mount throw rocks at Western Wall gate

Episcopalian Bishop bans Christian Passover seders

Missouri clergyman instructs his diocese not to hold Christian seders, saying they advance belief Christians have replaced Jews.

Episcopalian Bishop bans Christian Passover seders

For the second night in a row:

Violent clashes erupt at Al-Aqsa Mosque

At least 11 arrested as masked youth barricade themselves inside Al-Aqsa Mosque and police forces work to evacuate them.

Violent clashes erupt at Al-Aqsa Mosque

Al-Aqsa riots:

UAE criticizes Israeli police but also worshipers

UAE criticizes Israeli police officers for storming Al-Aqsa Mosque and also the worshipers who barricaded themselves inside.

UAE criticizes Israeli police but also worshipers

Released: Detainees on way to Passover sacrifice on Temple Mount

"Returning to the Temple Mount" movement: Another important step on the way to renewing the sacrifices in the Israel's holiest place.

Released: Detainees on way to Passover sacrifice on Temple Mount

Netanyahu:

'Islamic extremists harming Muslim worshipers at Al Aqsa'

PM supports police efforts to restore order after extremists barricade themselves in Mosque overnight.

'Islamic extremists harming Muslim worshipers at Al Aqsa'

Temple Mount terror attack:

Terrorist's DNA found on gun he grabbed from officer

Muhammad al-Saibi's DNA was found on officer's weapon, proving he grabbed it, leading other officers to shoot him.

Terrorist's DNA found on gun he grabbed from officer

Hamas terrorist shooting attack on Temple Mount foiled

Jerusalem resident arrested for plotting to shoot at bus carrying police officers in the Temple Mount area after receiving orders.

Hamas terrorist shooting attack on Temple Mount foiled

Ramadan and closure of the Temple Mount - There’s another way

Every time we close the Temple Mount to Jewish foot traffic it immediately sparks escalation.

Ramadan and closure of the Temple Mount - There’s another way

In order to prevent riots:

Police remove worshipers who planned to sleep on Temple Mount

Israel Police evacuate hundreds of worshipers who barricaded themselves on the Temple Mount. No unusual incidents recorded.

Police remove worshipers who planned to sleep on Temple Mount

Will there be animal sacrifices in the Third Temple?

Israel's first Chief Rabbi: Compassion for animals should recognize the issue's fundamental morality.

Will there be animal sacrifices in the Third Temple?

Jewish visiting hours to Temple Mount reduced during Ramadan

Afternoon visits by Jews to the holiest site in Judaism to be eliminated for the next month due to Muslim holiday.

Jewish visiting hours to Temple Mount reduced during Ramadan

Met Council launches appeal to feed 325K Jews this Passover

Appeal launched as prices rise up to 68% in New York.

Met Council launches appeal to feed 325K Jews this Passover

Report:

UAE halting purchase of Israeli weapons systems

The background is Ben-Gvir's visit to the Temple Mount, riots in the Arab town of Huwara, and remarks by Smotrich. PM's office: fake news.

UAE halting purchase of Israeli weapons systems

Purim on the Temple Mount:

Record number of Jewish visitors this year

Calm prevailed despite Arab threats of violence.

Record number of Jewish visitors this year

Government to limit Jewish entry to Temple Mount during Ramadan

During a meeting with government officials the defense establishment voiced its wish to block entry to Jews for the last 10 days of Ramadan.

Government to limit Jewish entry to Temple Mount during Ramadan

Biden to Jordanian King:

'We support the legal status quo of Al-Aqsa Mosque'

Biden meets King Abdullah II at the White House, reaffirms "the critical need to preserve the historic status quo" in Jerusalem.

'We support the legal status quo of Al-Aqsa Mosque'

Israel must say no to Jordan's building on the Temple Mount

Jordanian construction on the Temple Mount will encourage Palestinian terrorism and weaken Israel globally. Op-ed.

Israel must say no to Jordan's building on the Temple Mount

Number of Jewish visitors to Temple Mount under new govt. grows

Temple Mount org. says number of Jewish visitors to Judaism's holiest site declined in last weeks of previous gov. but is growing again.

Number of Jewish visitors to Temple Mount under new govt. grows

Ben-Gvir:

'I follow my own Temple Mount policy, not Jordan's'

National Security Minister: 'With all due respect to Jordan, Israel is an independent country.'

'I follow my own Temple Mount policy, not Jordan's'

When the “status quo” protects injustice

The status quo on the Temple Mount is a form of bigotry. Op-ed.

When the “status quo” protects injustice

'Has he lost control?'

Washington Post suggests Netanyahu is in thrall to far-right

"If your backyard is on fire, we can't get anything done," Ambassador Nides says, citing Temple Mount controversy.

Washington Post suggests Netanyahu is in thrall to far-right

Ra'am:

'Setting conditions for visiting Al-Aqsa is illegal'

Mansour Abbas calls on Israeli government to respect Jordanian guardianship of the Temple Mount and the exclusive Islamic right to the site.

'Setting conditions for visiting Al-Aqsa is illegal'

Diplomatic incident at gate to Temple Mount

Jordan summons Israeli ambassador after its ambassador arrives at Temple Mount without prior notice, leading to delay of visit.

Diplomatic incident at gate to Temple Mount

Journalist detained after visiting Temple Mount

According to Arnon Segal, he was detained for filming the arrest of two Jews who prayed at Judaism's holiest site.

Journalist detained after visiting Temple Mount

Op-ed:

The world’s overreaction to Ben-Gvir’s Temple Mount visit

The world’s overreaction to Ben-Gvir’s Temple Mount visit underscores Israel’s societal failure. A young adult weighs in. Op-ed.

The world’s overreaction to Ben-Gvir’s Temple Mount visit

Egyptian official:

'Ben-Gvir's Temple Mount visit won't create serious rift'

Report citing Egyptian official claims Cairo won't downgrade bilateral relations with Jerusalem over Ben-Gvir's Temple Mount visit.

'Ben-Gvir's Temple Mount visit won't create serious rift'