In those cases when Jews are allowed on top of the Temple Mount there is one thing that will get them escorted off immediately–no its not looking at the Mosque and sticking out your tongue and going “nah, nah” its not even bringing a teddy bear named Mohammad–its bringing up a prayer book, other religious article, or just praying, or even LOOKING like you are praying. Whose enforces that? Why the government of the Jewish State, Israel.
Israeli restrictions forbid Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount and only allow Jews to ascend for certain hours on some days while the Mount is open to Muslims yearlong. Muslim prayer services take place throughout the day on the many mosques and Islamic religious schools situated on the holy site.
Its forty years late but now people are trying to change things according to WND Jews demand right to pray on Temple Mount
Rabbinic leaders and Temple Mount activist groups here today demanded the Israeli government allow Jews to pray on the Temple Mount – Judaism’s holiest site. “We demand the Government of Israel allow the Jewish people to have freedom of religious expression on the Temple Mount. This will serve as a preliminary step in confirming the Jewish people’s inexorable connection with the Temple Mount, location of the Holy Temple, under the sovereignty of the people of Israel,” states a letter to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert signed by the leaders of the New Jewish Congress, the Sanhedrin and the Holy Temple and Temple Mount movements….
…..The rabbinic leaders and activists demanded the Israeli government move toward allowing non-Muslim worship by initially establishing special days for Jewish communal prayer in fixed locations on the Temple Mount. They demanded Olmert allow prayer on the Mount on important Jewish holidays, including Passover, Shavuot, Sukkot, Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, the first day of Hanukkah and on the Israeli national holidays of Jerusalem Day and Israeli Independence Day…….The rabbis’ and activists’ letter to Olmert was prompted by an episode last week – reported exclusively by WND – in which Israeli forces closed the Mount to Jews during an important Jewish fast day mourning the First Temple’s destruction while the Hamas terror organization broadcast from the Mount’s Al Aqsa Mosque, which Muslims say is their third holiest site. “In light of the broadcast of Hamas from the Temple Mount and the serious implications of this situation, we demand that the Government of Israel allow the Jewish people to have freedom of religious expression on the Temple Mount,” stated the rabbis’ letter to Olmert. WND broke the story that Hamas Wednesday exclusively broadcast Muslim prayers from the Mount’s Al Aqsa Mosque on the group’s official radio station, Al Aqsa Radio. The services are broadcast alongside anti-Semitic commentary, including incitement against Jews. The official Hamas radio network announced last week it would continue airing exclusive daily streams of Muslim morning services from the Temple Mount, and, indeed, the broadcasts continued yesterday as scheduled. Hamas radio is heard throughout Palestinian cities in the West Bank and Gaza Strip…..The letter to Olmert called the Temple Mount “the holiest place in the world for the Jewish people, yet Jews are denied the right to pray in groups, and even as individuals … they are granted no opportunity for any religious expression whatsoever on the Temple Mount.” “However, let it be known that the Jewish people will never accept the total refusal of Jewish communal prayer on the Mountain,” the letter states.
It is tragically ironic that the ONLY thing keeping Jews from praying on top of the Temple Mount is the Government of Israel, the Jewish State.