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Photo of Peaceful Jewish Prayer on Jerusalem's Har HaBayit (Temple Mount). Photo Credit: OneJ.org Staff

Should Jews Be Allowed To Pray In The Middle Of Jerusalem?

It’s a bizarre question that should never have to be asked… Unfortunately, however, the question is ‎quite relevant in Israel today due to Muslim extremists who riot and believe that Jewish prayer should ‎be banned in center of Jerusalem. Had someone even suggested that ‎another religion or group should be banned in any other city of the world, the response would be certain and ‎overwhelming condemnation. What is more indicative of Israeli sovereignty in its eternal unified capital other than freedom of prayer and religion in the Jewish nation’s most holy site on earth? Alas, the biases against the sovereign nation of Israel is so ingrained and widespread ‎that many don’t even hesitate to attack Jews and Israel for providing such basic rights of freedom of religion and prayer. Sadly, the hate toward the Jewish faith runs so deep that even left-wing Israeli newspapers join in. See this article for more.‎..

Photo of Peaceful Jewish Prayer on Jerusalem’s Har HaBayit (Temple Mount). Photo Credit: OneJ.org Staff

Jewish Prayer Should Be Permitted on the Temple Mount

Article Courtesy: The Media Line

In the wake of a Magistrates’ Court ruling in Jerusalem this past week, the news from Islamic sources appears ominous and quite threatening.
Turkey has condemned it, “strongly.” The Turkish Foreign Ministry announced that it will “further encourage fanatic circles” and “cause new tensions.” The Egyptian Foreign Ministry denounced it and expressed “its extreme concern for the repercussions of such a court ruling and its impact on the security and stability in the region.” The Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization warned of the consequences of the decision and the Palestine National Council (PNC) considered the ruling “a direct and explicit aggression against the sole right of Muslims.”

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