The Waqf warns the newly formed Knesset caucus that a change in the status quo on the Mount could ignite the Muslim world.
Israeli Ministers Join Call to Permit Jewish Prayer at Temple Mount: 'Status Quo Discriminates Against Jews'
Ministers and Knesset speaker attend conference on changing status quo at Jerusalem's most politically sensitive site against backdrop of right-wing pressure on Netanyahu to reverse ban on their visits.
Israel's whining over UNESCO is arrogant and hypocritical, coming from a state that does everything in its power to conceal or minimize everything that existed here before we came, and after we left, until we returned.
'It is time for the U.S. to stand with Israel and suspend our ties with UNESCO,' Rubio and other U.S. lawmakers write in letter.
Over 3,000 Jews frequented the holy site during October holiday period, including a group of soldiers; though Palestinian social media is ablaze, no altercations have been reported.
'The theater of the absurd continues,' Israeli prime minister says, adding that he and the Israeli ambassador to UNESCO will discuss further measures.
State antiquities agency hopes disclosures will quell competing claims about work carried out at the holy site.
With the Muslim and Jewish holidays now over, the stage may be set to let Jewish legislators back on the site – if they keep a low profile.
Though softer in wording, the new motion still ignores Judaism's ties to the Temple Mount. Ten member states backed the resolution, two opposed and eight abstained.
A controversial virtual-reality tour showing the Temple before its destruction is dazzling. But that doesn’t mean the producers want it rebuilt.