He expressed hope that the new administration would strengthen US-Israel ties and keep the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
The operation was part of wider efforts to prevent infiltration into Jerusalem of those attempting to pray in Jerusalem's Old City.
“Unlike this chamber which is detached from reality, a growing number of nations are acknowledging Jerusalem," said Ambassador Gilad Erdan.
Merling visited the holy site with other Likud activists who came to express their gratitude about the results of the World Zionist Organization elections.
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The MK added that it is "a basic condition in a democratic country for the public and MKs to know what they are being asked to authorize in their vote" in the plenum.
It is where the Binding of Isaac took place. According to Islamic tradition, it was Ishmael who was placed on the altar, and it is also the site where Muhammad ascended to heaven.
Part of the avowed rationale for the accords was to create enhanced access for all Muslims to worship at al-Aqsa Mosque.
The Jerusalem Islamic Waqf said that 1,200 Palestinians total, managed to attend Friday prayers at Al-Aqsa throughout the day.
The Waqf stressed that if Israel does not ban Jewish worshipers from ascending to the Temple Mount, they will allow Muslim worshipers to arrive at any time.