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News and updates about Temple Mount

PA displeased with Jewish visitors at Judaism's holiest sites

The PA Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs said that Jewish visits to the Temple Mount were 'attacks' on the site and that Israel was attempting to take control of the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.

PA displeased with Jewish visitors at Judaism's holiest sites

The Temple Mount is in our hands

The peace we bought has proved illusory, and any goodwill has evaporated. We bartered away our inheritance and we have nothing to show for it. Op-ed.

The Temple Mount is in our hands

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Jerusalem Day on the Temple Mount

The Temple Mount was opened this morning to Jewish visitors. Activist Michael Puah ascended the Mount with tefillin. "The Jewish people are filling the Temple Mount on Jerusalem Day to prove that we cannot be defeated.''

Jerusalem Day on the Temple Mount

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Dancing on the Temple Mount for Jerusalem Day

The Temple Mount opened this morning for the entry of Jews on the occasion of Jerusalem Day. Hundreds have already ascended the Mount. Several were detained for praying, singing and prostrating themselves.

Dancing on the Temple Mount for Jerusalem Day

PA livid at Minister Ben Gvir

Council of Endowments and Holy Places for Islam in Jerusalem calls on the King of Jordan and the international community to pressure Israel to avoid changing the status quo on the Temple Mount.

PA livid at Minister Ben Gvir

Attempt to bring a sacrifice

Goat smuggled under activist's dress dies of asphyxiation

Police arrested two activists for actions that could disturb public order and animal abuse after they attempted to smuggle the goat onto the Temple Mount and bring the Passover Sacrifice.

Goat smuggled under activist's dress dies of asphyxiation

Temple Mount:

Jewish worshiper raises Israeli flag, sings national anthem

Temple Mount opens to Jews in honor of Independence Day, hundreds ascend Mount to pray.

Jewish worshiper raises Israeli flag, sings national anthem

Stabbing attack foiled in Jerusalem

Jerusalem police officers stopped a woman for questioning. She refused to comply with instructions and drew a knife on the officers.

Stabbing attack foiled in Jerusalem

Temple Mount:

Police arrested girl who hung Israeli flag over her shoulders

A police officer on the Temple Mount demanded that a teenage girl remove the Israeli flag that she hung on her shoulders and upon exiting the Mount detained her and her friend.

Police arrested girl who hung Israeli flag over her shoulders

Watch: Passover and time

Passover confronts the mystery of time head on.

Watch: Passover and time

Radio conversation reveals cooperation between Police and Waqf

In a video showing police officers detaining Prof. Aryeh Eldad, a voice on the officer's radio can be heard mentioning instructions received from members of the Jordanian custodianship.

Radio conversation reveals cooperation between Police and Waqf

Moving:

Levite Choir sings for the hostages' release

Temple Institute's Levite Choir performed for the thousands of visitors to Jerusalem's Old City.

Levite Choir sings for the hostages' release

Assymetrical response to Iran: Korban Pesach on the Temple Mount

f the rules of the game have changed, let’s change the rules of the game: Permanently allow Jews the same freedom of worship on the Temple Mount as have other faith groups.

Assymetrical response to Iran: Korban Pesach on the Temple Mount

'There's been progress made here'

Rabbi Lior visits Temple Mount before grandson's wedding

Rabbi Dov Lior was moved by the fulfillment of the prayers on the Temple Mount and was pleased to see a religious police officer who is a graduate of Elon Moreh Yeshiva.

Rabbi Lior visits Temple Mount before grandson's wedding

Chief Rabbi composes Passover prayer for release of hostages

The new prayer, to be recited at the Seder before the recital of 'Vehi Sheamda,' beseeches G-d for the release of the hostages and asks for unity.

Chief Rabbi composes Passover prayer for release of hostages

This is what they are chanting on the Temple Mount

Just so you know the focus of Ramadan prayers. Op-ed.

This is what they are chanting on the Temple Mount

Experiencing Pesach for the first time at age 30

He wants to fully understand the Haggadah and all of us would do well to emulate the enthusiasm with which he is preparing for his first Seder.

Experiencing Pesach for the first time at age 30

Ramadan:

Temple Mount closed to Jews

For the third consecutive year, no Jews at all will be allowed to visit the Temple Mount during the last ten days of Ramadan.

Temple Mount closed to Jews

Closed to Jews:

Netanyahu, Ben-Gvir clash over Temple Mount policy

The Minister of National Security, Itamar Ben-Gvir, expressed sharp criticism of the closure of the Temple Mount to Jews during the last ten days of Ramadan.

Netanyahu, Ben-Gvir clash over Temple Mount policy

Following dawn prayers

Muslims chant Pro-terror slogans on Temple Mount

Afternoon prayers on the third Friday of Ramadan were held without incident. Police arrested 11 suspects in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Muslims chant Pro-terror slogans on Temple Mount

A rare look at the red heifers in Israel

The Academy for Temple Knowledge held a conference this week to discuss the special purification ritual during which participants got to see the highly protected cattle.

A rare look at the red heifers in Israel

1st Friday of Ramadan:

Police comm warns of safety concerns on Temple Mount

Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai writes to PM Netanyahu of risks posed by allowing unrestricted access to Temple Mount and by the alternative of imposing restrictions for safety concerns/

Police comm warns of safety concerns on Temple Mount

Jerusalem police commander:

'Hamas trying to create significant escalation'

Police used a variety of forces and equipment throughout Jerusalem to ensure prayers would go safely and smoothly.

'Hamas trying to create significant escalation'

Netanyahu decides:

No significant Temple Mount restrictions on Ramadan

PM says Israel always works to ensure freedom or worship for all religions in decision not to impose significant restrictions on the Temple Mount during Ramadan due to the security situation.

No significant Temple Mount restrictions on Ramadan

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Ben-Gvir's authority on Temple Mount to be rescinded

Ministers Gallant, Gantz, and Eisenkot reportedly tell PM to not allow National Security Minister to implement sweeping restrictions on access to Temple Mount during Ramadan.

Ben-Gvir's authority on Temple Mount to be rescinded

Herzog to US Jewish leaders:

'Israel always maintains freedom of religion in JM'

President Herzog meets American Jewish leaders from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, vows to balance security considerations and freedom of worship on Temple Mount.

'Israel always maintains freedom of religion in JM'

MK Elkin: 'Long ways to go before we defeat Hamas'

MK Ze'ev Elkin stresses: Israel's central goal is to defeat Hamas, so it will no longer be able to rule Gaza - we must not stop on the way there.

MK Elkin: 'Long ways to go before we defeat Hamas'

PA: Limiting worshipers could lead to holy war

Palestinian Authority religious authorities claim that the limitations on the number of Muslim worshipers on the Temple Mount during Ramadan could cause increased tensions.

PA: Limiting worshipers could lead to holy war

Ramadan on the Temple Mount:

Police propose compromise to limits on Israeli Arabs

The police proposed a differential age limit - according to which the entry of adult men under the age of 40 would be prohibited and the age of children and women would be decided at a later date.

Police propose compromise to limits on Israeli Arabs

Ra'am calls on Biden to sanction Ben Gvir

Ra'am livid over government's decision to limit Muslim prayer at the Temple Mount during Ramadan and sees it as an attack on freedom of worship.

Ra'am calls on Biden to sanction Ben Gvir

Ramadan amid war:

Israeli Muslims to be limited on Temple Mount

The limits will be on the age and number of visitors, but an exact number has yet to be decided.

Israeli Muslims  to be limited on Temple Mount

Supreme Court rejects petition:

Chametz not permitted on IDF bases on Passover

Supreme Court judges rejects petition of organizations that demanded to allow bringing chametz to IDF bases on Passover and ruled that the army's orders on the matter should not be messed with.

Chametz not permitted on IDF bases on Passover

Father detained:

Police warn as 3-year-old lies down on Temple Mount

Police officer accuses 3-year-old boy who laid down on steps of Temple Mount of 'bowing,' threatens to arrest boy's father if it happens again.

Police warn as 3-year-old lies down on Temple Mount

'Jordan is the enemy':

Dozens protest outside Jordanian Embassy

Demonstrators protested Israel's relationship with Jordan and called for the ouster of the Jordanian caretaker of the Temple Mount.

Dozens protest outside Jordanian Embassy

Shin Bet to Ben-Gvir: Don't go up to Temple Mount on Sukkot

The head of the Shin Bet asked Minister of National Security not to go up to the Temple Mount during Sukkot. Ben-Gvir: Considering.

Shin Bet to Ben-Gvir: Don't go up to Temple Mount on Sukkot

Temple Mount:

Police arrest Arabs who shouted inciteful chants at Jews

The incident occurred in the morning near the Chain Gate when a handful of rioters confronted Jewish visitors who were ending their visit.

Police arrest Arabs who shouted inciteful chants at Jews

Sukkot lets us bring Yom Kippur's essence to the entire year

Our prayers, for example, offer a consistent way to make the longing for the Temple a regular part of our day.

Sukkot lets us bring Yom Kippur's essence to the entire year

MKs demand:

Government must change current policy on Temple Mount

MKs from the right-wing parties appeal to PM and National Security Minister: 'A reality that cannot exist in a Jewish state.'

Government must change current policy on Temple Mount

Man arrested for attempting to bring lamb onto Temple Mount

The suspect claimed in a video message that he intended to sacrifice the lamb as part of the Biblical Temple service.

Man arrested for attempting to bring lamb onto Temple Mount

Under increased security:

Record number of Jews visit Temple Mount on Rosh Hashanah

403 Jews went up to the Temple Mount on Sunday, the second day of Rosh Hashanah, led by rabbis and yeshiva heads.

Record number of Jews visit Temple Mount on Rosh Hashanah

49,000 Jews visited Temple Mount, 236 removed by police

The Beyadenu sums up Jewish activity on the Temple Mount over the past year.

49,000 Jews visited Temple Mount, 236 removed by police

Age old tradition:

Over a thousand Jews march around Temple Mount to mark new month

More than one thousand worshippers joined in the traditional march around the gates of the Temple Mount to mark the new month.

Over a thousand Jews march around Temple Mount to mark new month

Friday sermon: 'The Al-Aqsa Mosque is burning'

Sermon delivered in the Al-Aqsa Mosque denounces alleged series of crimes by Israel and urges resistance to Israeli policies.

Friday sermon: 'The Al-Aqsa Mosque is burning'

Son of IDF Colonel killed in Intifada arrested on Temple Mount

Son of Dror Weinberg, the highest-ranked IDF officer killed during the 2nd Intifada, arrested for reciting the Shema prayer at holy site.

Son of IDF Colonel killed in Intifada arrested on Temple Mount

Jerusalem Shiekh:

'There is no proof the Temples ever existed'

Supreme Islamic Council in Jerusalem head warns against bringing of Red Heifer on the Temple Mount.

'There is no proof the Temples ever existed'

Palestinian Arabs afraid of the red heifer

Dr. Ahmad Shihab said that bringing red heifers to Jerusalem shows that the Israeli government 'encourages harm to al-Aqsa mosque.'

Palestinian Arabs afraid of the red heifer

Foreign Minister's trip to Bahrain cancelled

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen will not be visiting Bahrain due to alleged scheduling conflicts.

Foreign Minister's trip to Bahrain cancelled

UAE condemns Ben Gvir visit to Temple Mount

UAE calls for end to "provocative violations" on Temple Mount following National Security Minister's visit to the compound.

UAE condemns Ben Gvir visit to Temple Mount

Jordan, Saudi Arabia, speak out against Temple Mount visits

Jordan's Foreign Ministry warns of 'dangerous consequences in allowing extremists to visit Temple Mount.'

Jordan, Saudi Arabia, speak out against Temple Mount visits

Tisha B'Av:

Minister Ben-Gvir visits Temple Mount

Thousands of Jews are expected to visit the Temple Mount on Thursday to mark Tisha B'Av.

Minister Ben-Gvir visits Temple Mount

On Tisha B'av:

Over 1,700 Jews ascend Temple Mount

Over 1,700 Jews, including ministers and MKs, ascend Temple Mount on Tisha B'av morning.

Over 1,700 Jews ascend Temple Mount

PLO calls to disrupt Tisha B'Av services

A message published in Jerusalem calls for protesters to occupy the Temple Mount to prevent Jewish visits during Tisha B'Av.

PLO calls to disrupt Tisha B'Av services

Chief Rabbi doubles down: Forbidden to ascend Temple Mount

But he also clarifies: 'We do not intend to disparage rabbis from of all circles, God forbid.'

Chief Rabbi doubles down: Forbidden to ascend Temple Mount

Hamas threatens Israel after Jews ascend Temple Mount

Top Hamas official calls on Arab public to strengthen the Muslim presence on the Temple Mount.

Hamas threatens Israel after Jews ascend Temple Mount

Sermon praising Jenin on Temple Mount

The sermon read during the Friday prayer at the al-Aqsa mosque praised the people of Jenin for their resistance to the IDF.

Sermon praising Jenin on Temple Mount

Eid al-Adha

Arabs hang pro-terror banner and flags on Temple Mount

Police quickly worked to remove a banner that was hung. On detainees, police found flags and flyers of terror orgs. and a pistol bullet.

Arabs hang pro-terror banner and flags on Temple Mount

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Oman's FM in talks with Israel about Temple Mount visit

Oman's Foreign Minister contacted Israeli Foreign Ministry to coordinate a visit to Temple Mount in the coming weeks.

Oman's FM in talks with Israel about Temple Mount visit

Activists arrested for attempting sacrifice on Temple Mount

The group claims they intended to reinstate the biblical daily offering.

Activists arrested for attempting sacrifice on Temple Mount

Fatah warns Israel against interfering in Samaria, Temple Mount

The Fatah organization threatens widespread violence if Israel launches a military operation in Samaria or divides the Temple Mount.

Fatah warns Israel against interfering in Samaria, Temple Mount

Shlach: Offering wine and flour

Israel's first Chief Rabbi: The Temple service was meant to encompass all aspects of creation.

Shlach: Offering wine and flour