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“Stormy Debate: Knesset Hosts First - Ever Parley on Temple Mount Sovereignty in Plenum”
by Jpost   
February 26th, 2014

MK Feiglin says without the Mount there is no Israel; Left calls holy site a powder keg that could explode any minute.

The State of Israel is pointless without the Temple Mount, MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud Beytenu) said at the first-ever plenum discussion of Israeli sovereignty over the holy site on Tuesday.

The debate came on the same day as the latest in a series of rioting on the Mount in the past month, by Arabs who object to any Jewish presence on the holy site. Tuesday morning’s riot resulted in three arrests and two police officers lightly injured. Stun grenades were used to disperse the rioters.

Feiglin opened his motion to the agenda by describing the destruction of archeological artifacts on the Mount. He said that “behind the nation’s back, we gave up every remnant of Israeli sovereignty on the Mount. Any terrorist organization can wave its flag, but the Israeli flag? It’s unmentionable.”

The Likud Beytenu MK protested the limitations on Jewish worship on the Mount.

“Saying a chapter from Psalms can get you arrested. Police recommend removing kippot.

I don’t know any other country in the world that tells Jews to take off their kippot, and here it’s happening in the heart of the capital of Israel.

“Without the Temple Mount, we have no home. Not in Tel Aviv, not in Haifa, and not anywhere else. There is no purpose and no designation for our sovereign existence in the entire land. The time has come to stop the erosion of our sovereignty in the heart of Jerusalem,” he said.

“The Temple Mount is in our hands,” Feiglin said, quoting then IDF colonel Motta Gur, whose paratroopers captured the Mount during the Six Day War. He added a reference toHerzl: “If we will it, it will not be just a dream.”

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