The Israeli lawmaker who wants to see a Jewish temple at Jerusalem’s holy Islamic site.
Yehuda Glick’s flaming red hair isn’t the only thing that makes him stand out. The Brooklyn-born rabbi, a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party, is also one of Israel’s newest members of parliament. But he is best known as an activist who is demanding that Jews be allowed to pray at one of Islam’s holiest sites. Muslims call the ancient site Haram al-Sharif or the Noble Sanctuary, the raised esplanade in Jerusalem’s Old City that harbors the opulent Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque, the third-holiest site in Islam after Mecca and Medina. Jews call it the Temple Mount, believed to be where the first and second temples once stood. They say the place was sanctified by God. It is considered the holiest site in Judaism. Read More