News and updates about Waqf

Bennett denies Israel agreed to tighten Muslim control of Temple Mount

Prime Minister Bennett denies Israel agreed to increase in Muslim authority's presence on Temple Mount. 'No change on the Temple Mount.'

PM denies Israel agreed to tighten Muslim control of Temple Mount

Public Security Minister submits to Jordanian demands

Minister Omer Barlev agrees to allow additional 50 Waqf members to police Temple Mount compound in response to Jordanian demands.

Public Security Minister submits to Jordanian demands

Coalition crisis: Ra'am demands 'amended' status quo on Temple Mount as condition

Mansour Abbas wants Jordan to present list of demands. Without Israeli acquiescence, Ra'am will not return to coalition.

Ra'am demands 'amended' status quo on Temple Mount

Jordan demands increased control of Temple Mount

Jordan submits demands to US by which Waqf would have total control over visits by non-Muslims to the Temple Mount, impose more restrictions

Jordan demands increased control of Temple Mount

Following complaints from Waqf, menorah removed from roof of Tomb of Prophet Samuel

Local Arabs living in Nebi Samwil (the Arabic name for Samuel the Prophet) objected to the Jewish symbol at the tomb.

Waqf complains, menorah removed from Tomb of Prophet Samuel

Government to preserve status quo on Temple Mount

"State of Israel has overriding interest in continuing its cooperation with Jordanian Waqf," says Internal Security Minister.

Government to preserve status quo on Temple Mount

PA, Jordan accuse Israel of 'Judaizing' Western Wall

PA, Jordanian Waqf demand UN Security Council stop all Israeli renovation at Western Wall Plaza as an "assault on all Muslims."

PA, Jordan accuse Israel of 'Judaizing' Western Wall

A hole in the heart of the nation

Israel’s failure to enforce compliance made mockery of victory that reunited Jerusalem and repatriated biblical heartland of Israel. Opinion

A hole in the heart of the nation

'Al-Aqsa is not subject to Israeli law'

Senior Waqf official: We're responsible for the Al-Aqsa Mosque and are subordinate to the Jordanian Ministry of Endowments.

'Al-Aqsa is not subject to Israeli law'

Ariel Kallner: 'I suggest Jordan not pull the rope too tightly'

Likud MK Kallner warns: 'Best for Jordan to worry about ensuring sovereignty in its own land.'

'I suggest Jordan not pull the rope too tightly'

Will Jordan rethink its control over the Temple Mount's Waqf?

Jordan is under heavy pressure to rebuild the Waqf with different representatives, source says.

Will Jordan rethink its control over the Temple Mount?

Will Saudi Arabia join the Waqf, at Turkey's expense?

Israel, Saudi Arabia, in talks to integrate Saudi representatives into Temple Mount Waqf, Saudi official confirms.

Israel in talks with Saudi Arabia over changes to Waqf?

Waqf threatens to reopen Al Aqsa during coronavirus, blame Israel for consequences

Waqf threatens to reopen Al Aqsa, says Israel will bear responsibility for consequences of decision to reopen before end of outbreak.

Waqf threatens to reopen Al Aqsa, blame Israel for consequences

Islamic Waqf takes advantage of Temple Mount closure to conduct digs

Waqf posts on social media, showing off the illegal digging it is conducting on the Temple Mount.

Waqf takes advantage of Temple Mount closure to conduct digs

Status quo violations on Temple Mount continue

Four suspects detained for transporting room dividers to install in structure transformed illegally into Temple Mount's newest mosque.

Status quo violations on Temple Mount continue

The ancients said Jerusalem Is Jewish, So why doesn’t everyone?

The ancients said Jerusalem Is Jewish, So why doesn’t everyone?

'Police ignore court rulings on Temple Mount'

Jewish visitors to holiest site in Judaism protest that police continue to allow Arabs to play ball games on Temple Mount despite ruling.

'Police ignore court rulings on Temple Mount'player

Waqf ordered to pay NIS 10,000 to youth attacked on Temple Mount

In precedent-setting decision, court fines Waqf employee for kicking young Jew who bowed on the Temple Mount.

Waqf ordered to pay NIS 10,000 to youth attacked on Temple Mount

Waqf: Firebomb incident on Temple Mount was fabricated

Islamic Waqf Council claims Israel Police fabricated incident in which Arabs hurled firebomb at a post on the Temple Mount.

Waqf: Firebomb incident on Temple Mount was fabricated

Waqf vows to disobey court ruling

Waqf states it does not recognize authority of Israel's courts, will not obey order banning access to Gate of Mercy.

Waqf vows to disobey court ruling

'Break into the Golden Gate and remove the Arabs'

Archaeologist Tzachi Dvira urges government not to surrender to rioting Arabs on the Temple Mount.

'Break into the Golden Gate and remove the Arabs'

Jordan backs Waqf activities on Temple Mount

Jordanian embassy argues that Golden Gate is an inseparable part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and not subject to rulings by Israeli courts.

Jordan backs Waqf activities on Temple Mount

PA blames Israel for Waqf violence

PA official says Israel to blame for incident on Temple Mount in which Waqf officers behaved violently against Israeli officer.

PA blames Israel for Waqf violence

'Send Waqf back to Jordan'

MK Yehuda Glick says Israel should respond to Jordan cancelling part of peace treaty by kicking Wafq out of Temple Mount.

'Send Waqf back to Jordan'

The Temple Mount - in their hands

The Temple Mount - in their hands

Waqf: We won't accompany Jews on Temple Mount

Muslim guards operating on Temple Mount demand their administration restrain police as they escort groups of visiting Jews.

Waqf: We won't accompany Jews on Temple Mount

Teen removed from Temple Mount for silent prayer

Jewish teen who prays for welfare of sick people on Temple Mount forced to leave after Waqf employee sees her lips and head moving.

Teen removed from Temple Mount for silent prayerplayer

Trump peace plan delayed as Jordan balks at replacing PLO

Trump peace plan delayed as Jordan balks at replacing PLO

The Islamic response to the US embassy move to Jerusalem

Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates give quarter billion dollars to Waqf, other Islamic groups in Jerusalem in "rescue" push.

The Islamic response to the US embassy move to Jerusalem

Cave of the Patriarchs floods with rainwater

When it rains in Hevron, the Cave of the Patriarchs is flooded. The Muslim Waqf, backed by the Supreme Court refuses to roof the building.

Cave of the Patriarchs floods with rainwaterplayer

Waqf employee sued for assaulting Jew on Temple Mount

Waqf employee kicked Jewish man as he was being arrested for bowing on the Temple Mount.

Waqf employee sued for assaulting Jew on Temple Mount

Waqf: Temple Mount is exclusively for Muslims

Waqf says 'Zionist courts have no right to issue orders over Al Aksa Mosque' following ban on soccer games at Judaism's holiest site.

Waqf: Temple Mount is exclusively for Muslimsplayer

Jordanian King donates $1.4 million to Waqf

King Abdullah announces large donation to Jordanian trust responsible for unrest over Temple Mount.

Jordanian King donates $1.4 million to Waqf

Israel caught in a trap of its own making

Israel caught in a trap of its own making

Waqf again monitoring Jewish visitors to Temple Mount

278 allowed entry, as Waqf keeps watch on first Jewish Temple Mount visit since removal of security measures.

Waqf again monitoring Jewish visitors to Temple Mount

Mufti permits Muslim prayer on Temple Mount

Jerusalem Mufti says situation has returned to how it was and that it is now permissible for Muslims to ascend Temple Mount.

Mufti permits Muslim prayer on Temple Mount

'Sever the connection between Jordan and the Temple Mount'

Middle East expert Dr. David Bukay calls to end concessions to Jordan on Mount. 'We provide them with security and get nothing in exchange.'

'Sever the connection between Jordan and the Temple Mount'

Report: Waqf opposed to new agreement

Waqf reportedly remains unsatisfied with new agreement forged between Israel and Jordan over replacement of Temple Mount metal detectors.

Report: Waqf opposed to new agreement

Opposition MK: Every country on earth would have done the same

MK Lapid says Israel's biggest problem is the amount of violence coming from the Palestinian Authority, says PA should work with Israel.

Opposition MK: Every country on earth would have done the same

Watch: Muslims begin returning to Temple Mount

Hundreds of Muslims pass through metal detectors to visit Temple Mount despite Waqf ban as long as security measures are in place.

Watch: Muslims begin returning to Temple Mountplayer