(Jerusalem Post) On the heels of a US State Department report delineating Israeli policy barring non-Muslims from praying on the Temple Mount, MK Arieh Eldad (National Union) has drafted a bill mandating separate hours for Jews and Muslims to pray at the holy site.
"The Temple Mount is the holiest place for the Jewish People, where the First and Second Temple stood," Eldad explained. "It is also a holy place for Muslims, and is the site of the Aksa Mosque. It also has a special status in Christianity." As such, the National Union MK seeks to anchor in legislation for freedom of worship at the Temple Mount for all three religions.