One of the most glaring injustices that a visitor to Israel encounters is how the Jews are treated on Temple Mount. After a ridiculous decision following the liberation of Jerusalem in 1967, the place, where once the Second Temple stood, is practically inaccessible to Jews. Sure, they can visit it on certain days under heavy police protection, if they could handle the stones, shoes and insults hurled at them by the rabid Arab savages, who are in charge of Temple Mount. What is even worse, is that the Jews are prohibited from praying there – if they do, the police force of their own government would arrests them (a scenario that many common people and politicians like MK Moshe Feiglin have experienced).
After the Israeli politicians have ignored the disgraceful situation for such a loooooong time in the name of the ghost of the “peace process,” it looks like finally somebody in the Knesset is paying attention:
After several exasperating decades, one of the thorniest and most painful issues on Israel’s public agenda may at last be heading toward a resolution. In a move underlining the national consensus regarding the Temple Mount, Likud MK Miri Regev and Labor MK Hilik Bar have reached across the aisle to prepare a joint bill that would allow Jews to pray at the nation’s holiest site.
The proposed law, which is slated to be submitted soon to the Knesset for approval, would right one of the most glaring wrongs on Israel’s human rights record. It would end discrimination against Jews who wish to commune with their Creator on the Mount without fear of arrest.
Don’t believe the media’s attempts to paint this bill as “controversial.” The only thing controversial about it is that there is a need for such a bill in the first place. Incredibly, despite Supreme Court rulings upholding the right of Jews to freedom of worship on the Temple Mount, the police have never – not once! – allowed this right to be exercised.
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