The Jerusalem Post annual conference: 7 Israeli ministers will meet you there!
Building on an ideal
June 13, 2013 10:56
A report by Ir Amim highlights growing state support for Jewish activities on the Temple Mount, but does not properly explain why it is improper.
Conquering the Temple Mount

Conquering the Temple Mount 521. (photo credit:Bamahane/ Jerusalem Post archives)

On May 26, the day before her wedding, MK Tzipi Hotovely (Bayit Yehudi) paid a visit to the Temple Mount to say a prayer. As with many other brides these past years, Hotovely couldn’t utter a word of her prayer due to the strict restrictions imposed on Jews visiting the holy site. But the trend is growing. Hotovely coordinated her visit with the chief of police, contending that it was purely for “personal reasons.” But she quickly added that going up to the Temple Mount was important for her on that specific day in her life, since “establishing a new home among the people of Israel is not only a private event, but it also has some public aspects, such as rebuilding one of Jerusalem’s ruins.”

The visit was guided by Nadav Shragai, a journalist and researcher who promotes studies on the site and its varying status. To the media, Hotovely added that “the restrictions imposed on Israelis, including public figures, are not appropriate.”


  • Israel news
  • Jerusalem
  • Judaism
  • Palestinians
  • Temple Mount
  • Prev Article
    This week in Jerusalem
    Mayor Nir Barkat laid the cornerstone for the Skate Park at Liberty Bell Garden this week.
    All his world’s a stage
    Next Article
    Share this article via
    Related Content
    February 23, 2017
    Love thy French brother