Likud Convention May Vote on Temple Mount Prayer

An 11-person body headed by MK Danny Danon may bring the matter before the Likud Convention.

Avi Yogev ,

Israeli officer on Temple Mount (file)
Israeli officer on Temple Mount (file)
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The question of Jewish prayer rights on the Temple Mount may be decided by the Likud Convention. As per a decision Tuesday by the Likud's internal court, the Directorate of the Likud Convention will decide Wednesday whether to bring the matter before the the Likud Convention plenum, which convenes Wednesday and Thursday.

The Likud Court has authorized the Directorate of the Convention to hold a vote regarding a motion that calls for strengthening the sovereignty of the state of Israel on the Temple Mount, allowing prayer by Jews on the Mount, and a cessation of the discrimination against Jews at the site.

The Chairman of the Temple Organizations' HQ, Attorney Aviad Visoli, filed a motion with the Likud court and demanded that a resolution regarding the Temple Mount be brought before the Convention.

The resolution states: “The Likud supports a strengthening of the manifestations of sovereignty of the State of Israel on the Temple Mount, the permitting of prayer by Jews on the Temple Mount, and the cessation of all discriminations against Jews vis-a-vis adherents of other religions on the Temple Mount.”

The Directorate will convene Wednesday at 4:00 p.m., and decide whether or not to bring the resolution before the plenum.

Attorney Visoli asked Likud members to speak personally to the 11 members of the Secretariat, Aviva Hazan, Eilat Galilee, Rami Madhela, Hagit Almagor, Daniel Katz, Ayoub Kara, David Tzviel, David Mor, David Tatarsky, Yaakov Vider and Arnon Barzilai, and convince them of the importance of the vote.