NU MK Uri Ariel visits Temple Mount

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 9, 2006 12:06

"It is the heart of the Jewish people...We still yearn for its reconstruction."




NU MK Uri Ariel visits Temple Mount

uri Ariel 248.88. (photo credit:Knesset)

National Union Faction chairman MK Uri Ariel ascended Jerusalem's Temple Mount on Monday morning during the limited time period in which Jews are allowed to visit the site during the month of Ramadan. No unseemly incidents were reported. Ariel stressed that on Succot - as on Passover and Shavuot - there is a Torah commandment to visit the holy site. "Ascending today, even when the Temple is no longer standing, serves to remind the whole world and, first and foremost, Israeli society that the Temple is the center and the heart of the Jewish people, and we still yearn for its reconstruction." Former prime minister Ariel Sharon incurred the anger of the Arab world in October 2000 when he ascended the mount, sparking Palestinian riots.

Related Content
Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town

By SHARON UDASIN

Israel Weather
  • 14 - 28
    Beer Sheva
    17 - 26
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 15 - 24
    Jerusalem
    18 - 24
    Haifa
  • 20 - 31
    Elat
    19 - 30
    Tiberias