Freedom of religion

Freedom of Religion on the Temple Mount?

The Jewish Institute for Strategic Studies has just published a poll which suggests that 72% of Israelis think Israel should retain sovereignty over the Temple Mount no matter what peace agreements it signs, while 68% believe Jews should have the freedom to pray there. This is contrary to the current status quo in which only Muslims are allowed to pray on the Temple Mount, while Jews have limited visitation rights.

Even if one is of the opinion that it’s not permissible for Jews to walk on the Temple Mount, it is easy to see why this holy place should remain in Jewish hands, and why it’s untenable that a Jew who wishes to pray in this holiest of Jewish spots, should not be allowed to do so.