Temple Mount

All eyes might be on the Temple Mount after the UAE-Israel deal

Part of the avowed rationale for the accords was to create enhanced access for all Muslims to worship at al-Aqsa Mosque.

Palestinians outside of Old City unable to attend prayers at Al-Aqsa - report

The Jerusalem Islamic Waqf said that 1,200 Palestinians total, managed to attend Friday prayers at Al-Aqsa throughout the day.

Temple Mount remains open despite nationwide coronavirus lockdown

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.

Palestinians said to be incensed over Israeli speakers near Temple Mount

This is reportedly the third time loudspeakers have been installed since 2017.

Is it time to ‘normalize’ the Temple Mount?

Normalization is the buzzword of the moment. We are now normalizing things that had been abnormal for far too long.

The Temple Mount in Jerusalem
National Security Council discussed closure of Temple Mount to worshipers

The Islamic Waqf has thus far been opposed to any closure.

The Temple Mount in Jerusalem
Mutual recognition of ties to Jerusalem will strengthen peace

A mutual declaration on the issue of the Temple Mount may affect the motivation and incentives for all sides to find a solution to other core issues at the heart of the conflict.

Waqf fills hole on Temple Mount, possibly hiding archaeological treasures

“The finds on the mountain reflect 3,000 years of Jewish activity at the site, and every pit dug in the site could shed light on thousands of years of Jewish history.”

Muslims pray in front of the Dome of the Rock.
The Temple Mount is not a trading chip for peace

Leaving the status quo in place is not an option.

Can the Temple Mount be a trading card to entice the Saudis?

Saudi Arabia already enjoys custodianship of the Sacred Mosque, the Al-Masjid al-Ḥaram in Mecca, which is the holiest shrine in Islam.

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