Temple Mount Activist Yehuda Glick Joins the Israeli Knesset
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With the resignation of outgoing Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon from Israeli politics for the time being, Rabbi Yehuda Glick, an activist fighting for equal rights for Jews at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, is the newest Member of Knesset, Israel’s parliament.
Glick was number 33 on the Likud party’s Knesset list, and by stepping down, Ya’alon paved the way for Glick to launch his political career in earnest.
“I pray to God that He give me good counsel and accompany me as an emissary for the nation of Israel, to sanctify the name of Heaven and to increase peace and light in the world and work to unify the nation of Israel,” Glick told Israel’s Arutz Sheva in response to the news.
Although labeled by many on the left as an extremist, in actuality Glick, executive director of the Haliba Movement for Jewish Freedom on the Temple Mount, supports equal rights for Jews and Arabs, fighting against the profound discrimination faced by Jewish visitors to Judaism’s holiest site. He has also called for joint Jewish-Muslim prayer sessions.
In October 2014, a Palestinian terrorist shot Glick in the chest multiple times after he had delivered a lecture in Jerusalem promoting an increased Jewish presence at the Mount. Glick, in critical condition at the time, underwent intensive surgery and months of rehabilitation.
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