Who is Yehuda Glick, and Why Was He Shot?

Monday, November 03, 2014 |  Israel Today Staff

A Palestinian Arab terrorist last week shot and nearly killed Rabbi Yehuda Glick following a presentation at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem.

Most Israelis immediately knew why Glick had been targeted for assassination, but readers abroad might not be familiar with the rabbi and his work.

So, why do Israel’s “peace partners” want Glick dead?

In the eyes of the Palestinians, Glick has committed an egregious and unforgivable crime by advocating for the right of Jews to pray atop Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, Judaism’s most holy site.

As head of HaLiba (The Initiative for Jewish Freedom on the Temple Mount) and former director of The Temple Institute, Glick has long been at the forefront of the ongoing effort to win true religious freedom for Jews and other non-Muslims on the Temple Mount.

Often portrayed as a right-wing fanatic, Glick, as the following video explains, wasn’t trying to remove Muslims from the Temple Mount. He, and others like him, simply want Jews to enjoy the same rights and freedom of worship at the holy site.

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