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Proposal: Jews, Muslims to Split Temple Mount Prayer

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MK proposes setting aside time for Jews to pray on Temple Mount, allowing religious freedom without security risk.

MK Aryeh Eldad (Ichud Leumi) believes he has found a way for Israel to give Jews the freedom to pray at their holiest site, while avoiding Muslim tension. Jews should be granted certain times to ascend to the Temple Mount and pray, he said.

Eldad has submitted a bill that would set aside separate prayer hours for Jews and Muslims. His proposal coincided with a U.S. report criticizing Israel for failing to grant Jews freedom of worship on the Mount.

“The Temple Mount is the holiest place to the people of Israel, the place where the First and Second Temples stood,” Eldad said. “The Temple Mount is also a holy place to Muslims, where the Al-Aqsa Mosque stands, and the Temple Mount is special to Christianity as well.”

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Posted by on August 9, 2012. Filed under Asia,Israel,Middle East,Mosque,Religion. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

2 Responses to Proposal: Jews, Muslims to Split Temple Mount Prayer

  1. leila elkhalil

    August 10, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I don’t know why they cant pray together, they divided the country ,do they have to divide gods holy house too , give me a break , when are all these people going to grow up. if it’s god you claim to love and worship , then at least unite in prayers for the love of god,The one , The only God and creator of all mankind and call on thee alone, He doesn’t differentiate between his creatures except in piety and obedience to his will and command, don’t call on your rabbis and sheiks and preachers for guidance ,just call on God alone , he will guide you to do the right thing . may the lord of the worlds open your hearts and minds to wise up and save us all from your hate and jelousy( amen)

  2. Zia H. Shah

    August 10, 2012 at 5:23 am

    The Holy Quran says:

    Say, ‘O People of the Book! come to a word equal between us and you — that we worship none but Allah, and that we associate no partner with Him, and that some of us take not others for Lords beside Allah.’ But if they turn away, then say, ‘Bear witness that we have submitted to God.’ (Al Quran 3:65)