April 30 - Religious Affairs Ministry Vows: Jews will Pray on Temple Mount
Article: Israel And The Last Days
Deputy Religious Affairs Minister Eli Ben-Dahan spoke via video message at a conference for Jewish Temple Mount prayer rights on Tuesday. He announced that his office is working on new regulations allowing Jews to pray at the holiest site in Judaism.
At the conference, held in Jerusalem's Begin Heritage Center by the Liba Project for Jewish Freedom at the Temple Mount, Rabbi Ben-Dahan declared that "whoever was permitted by his primary rabbi to ascend to the Temple Mount should and may ascend to the Temple Mount and pray there."
"We have set regulations to arrange prayers on the Mount," added Ben-Dahan. "I expect and trust that the prime minister and the Israeli government will adopt these regulations, give them legal standing, and allow any Jew who wants to ascend to the Temple Mount and pray there, to pray there."
Ben-Dahan criticized the "discrimination" on the site by which only Jews are forbidden to pray. The emergency conference, entitled "Returning the Temple Mount," was organized by Liba Project Director Yehuda Glick, following the repeated riots by Muslim visitors preventing Jews from accessing the site.