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Far-right Leader Ben-Gvir Wants to Change Temple Mount Status Quo, but Will Need Netanyahu to Do It

As national security minister, the far-right leader is set to make good on his promise to permit Jewish visitors to pray on the Mount

Josh Breiner
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After successfully securing promises to make the Public Security Ministry responsible for “national security,” subordinate the Border Police in the West Bank and other enforcement agencies to the newly-expanded ministry, and amend the law to make the police commissioner subject to the minister’s policy, Itamar Ben-Gvir has his sights on his next target – changing the status quo on the Temple Mount.

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