Yehuda Glick Receives Human Rights Award

Glick receives award for work for Jewish prayer rights on Temple Mount from Im Tirzu, who say 'human rights' are not exclusive to the Left.

Yishai Karov ,

רונן שובל ויהודה גליק
רונן שובל ויהודה גליק
צילום: אם תרצו

Temple Mount rights activist Yehuda Glick received a human rights award Wednesday, at the Second Zionist Conference for Human Rights by the Im Tirzu organization. 

Glick - who founded and heads the LIBA Initiative for Jewish Freedom on the Temple Mount – has worked intensely to promote equal prayer rights at Judaism's holiest site, which has heavy restrictions on Jewish prayer and visitation.

He was shot in the chest outside the Begin Heritage Center for his efforts to equalize the Mount in October by Mu'taz Hijazi, who was an Islamic Jihad terror ex-convict, and an employee at a restaurant in the Center. Hijazi pulled up in a motorcycle or scooter and confirmed Glick's identity before opening fire at point-blank range. 

He had been speaking, minutes before being shot, at an event for Jewish rights on the Temple Mount that had hosted leading religious figures and MKs. 

Gilk was received with applause on Wednesday, and expressed much gratitude for the award.

"The applause is not for me, it's for the almighty G-d," Glick stated. "This is the first time I leave home for something other than more hospital treatments."

"I want to thank you for your support at a time like this," he added. 

Dr. Ronen Shoval, founder of the Im Tirzu organization, said that for years the extreme left has taken over the concept of "human rights."

"The term is really not listed on the Land Registry Office," he said. "Human rights' is not a registered trademark owned by the extreme left."

"I know it may sound appalling to organizations such as B'tselem or Adalah but Jews have human rights too," he added.