Gulfies on the Temple Mount? Haaretz

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"When Israel and Bahrain announced the normalization of relations, their joint statement included the affirmation by Israel affirmed that "all Muslims who come in peace may visit and pray at the Al-Asqa Mosque." 

The Old City of Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa compound, also known as the Haram al-Sharif and to Jews as the Temple Mount, is the third holiest pilgrimage site in Islam after Mecca and Medina, marking the destination of Muhammed's night journey in Muslim tradition. In theory, Muslim pilgrims who land at Ben-Gurion Airport, Israel will within an hour will be able to visit Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem and pray at the Al-Aqsa mosque."  Haaretz

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Over the decades I have asked various Muslims if they want to visit Al-Quds and the Al-Aqsa mosque.  The answer is always "yes."  

Then I ask them if they are willing to enter Israel through Ben Gurion airport, clear Israeli immigration and travel cross country to Jerusalem where the Jews rule.  The answer is always "no."

The same applies to an entry and passage overland from the Jordan River.

This should be really interesting.  pl 

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/.premium-gulf-pilgrims-are-about-to-upset-the-status-quo-at-al-aqsa-1.9207270

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1 Response to Gulfies on the Temple Mount? Haaretz

  1. walrus says:

    The devil is always in the detail from my experience, the discussion of “the vision”, the exact definition of what “come in peace” means and of the rider “in theory” has yet to be had. I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for these momentous questions to be settled. They require deep scholarly reflection and debate. Then there is the question of who is going to pay for all this!

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