PM: Giving up Temple Mount would be a fatal mistake

May 21, 2012 22:53

Whoever proposes that giving up the heart of Jerusalem - the Temple Mount - will bring peace, is fatally mistaken, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu declared on Monday evening.

Addressing the Knesset plenum at a special session held to honor Jerusalem Day, Netanyahu said that taking the Temple Mount out of Israeli hands, would bring decline, and the rise of radical Islam in the region and in the world. 

"Only under Israeli control, will this accessibility ... and freedom of religion continue," he said. Netanyahu stressed that the Temple Mount would remain in Israel's hands.

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