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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Jews to world: 'Help non-Muslims pray on Temple Mount'

In 1967 Israel captured East Jerusalem, the Old City, the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. A short while later the Israeli government gave a large measure of control of the Temple Mount to the Muslims. However, between 1967 and 2000 Jews and Christians had reasonable access to the Temple Mount. Following the intifada in 2000, however, the Israeli government have allowed the Muslims to restrict the rights of Jews and Christians to pray or read Scriptures on the Temple Mount. As a result of Israeli governmental policy, it is becoming more and more difficult for Christians and Jews to enter the Temple Mount. Times for such visits are greatly restricted and accompanied by rules that should never have been permitted in the first place.

Every Jew and every Christian should have unrestricted access to one of their most holy sites. They certainly should be allowed to go there and pray.

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