“just as some ‘wept loudly’ while at the same time others yelled ‘shouts of joy’ , the nation couldn’t “tell the difference between the voices of the shouting of happiness and the voices of the nation crying.”
Rabbi Glick was motivated by a vision of the Temple Mount as a House of Prayer for All Nations. He did not object to Muslims praying on the site and was even filmed praying alongside Muslims at the site.
The location is very accessible from the modern city of Jerusalem. It may seem incredible that these treasures could remain hidden for 2,000 years in such a publicly accessible spot but Moskoff sees this as part of the story.
In 2003, the Indian government ordered an archaeological survey of the site the results were presented to the High Court that was judging the matter. The survey determined that the remains of a 10th-century temple existed under the mosque.
Abu Khalbiah, who heads the Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa Commission in the Palestinian parliament, categorized permitting Jews to practice freedom of worship on the Temple Mount “a blatant provocation” and warned that Israeli officials seek to demolish the Al-Aqsa mosque and build the temple on its ruins.