Reports Jordanian envoy was barred from Temple Mount are ‘fake news’—police

The Israel Police on Tuesday described as “fake news” reports that the Jordanian ambassador to Israel was prevented from ascending the Temple Mount. According to police, Ghassan Majali had attempted to visit the site without prior coordination and was not immediately recognized by officers, causing a “very small” delay while authorities looked into the matter. […]

British Minister Prays at Al Aqsa on Temple Mount; emphasizes “Jordanian Custodianship”

Lord Tariq Ahmad, the Minister of Middle East Affairs at the British Foreign Ministry, ascended to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on Thursday and prayed at the Aqsa Mosque, declaring support for the “Jordanian custodianship.” The Temple Mount is Judaism’s holiest site. In meetings with Palestinian officials, he decried Israel’s “occupation” of “Palestine”. The British […]

Israel’s UN envoy mocks meeting over Ben-Gvir’s ‘uneventful’ Temple Mount visit

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations said he was “overjoyed” when he heard that the U.N. Security Council was holding an emergency meeting Thursday over the “quiet, orderly, uneventful” visit of an Israeli government minister to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. “I figured that if this important body is meeting to discuss such a trivial matter, then […]

Defending Ben Gvir to the BBC

Yishai Fleisher, Itamar Ben Gvir’s advisor, talks to BBC World Service news about the controversial visit of the Minister of National Security to the Temple Mount.