The move is far more than symbolic. It is intended to bring the entire world one step closer to the global peace that will characterize the Messianic era.
Two US Congressman ascended the Temple Mount on Thursday to “experience the site in the same manner as the Jews do,” and most definitely, they succeeded. Their visit ended in with a demand from the Temple Mount’s Waqf (Islamic Religious Trust) for the Israeli Police to search both of the congressmen.
In order to secure Vice President Pence’s visit to the Western Wall on Tuesday, the Israeli Police closed off the Western Wall and its surroundings to both vehicles and pedestrians for four hours. In an unprecedented move, Amit Branchuk, the police officer in charge of the Temple Mount entrance, went around to the roadblocks and personally accompanied any Jew who wanted to ascend the Temple Mount at that time.