Netanyahu reaffirms policy closing Temple Mt to non-Muslim worship

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Saturday night confirmed the statement by US foreign Secretary John Kerry that he had agreed to continue Israel’s longstanding policy, under which “Muslims prayer on the Temple Mount; non-Muslims visit.” The prime minister added: "Recognizing the importance of the Temple Mount to peoples of all three monotheistic faiths – Jews, Muslims and Christians – Israel re-affirms its commitment to upholding unchanged the status quo of the Temple Mount, in word and in practice….while maintaining public order and security.”

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