It seems ridiculous that a Jew offering a few quiet prayers at Judaism’s holiest site should make headlines, but given the suppressive “status quo” that even the United States of America supports, that is precisely the case.
So, it was a surprise to many when authorities that typically bow to Muslim intimidation instead allowed young Shahar Glick, son of shooting victim Yehuda Glick, to ascend the Temple Mount on Monday and offer supplication for is father’s recovery.
The elder Glick remains in critical, but stable condition at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center after a Palestinian Muslim gunman attempted to assassinate the rabbi last week over his belief that Jews should be permitted to pray at the Temple Mount as a matter of course.
Contrary to the claims of Israel’s antagonists, Shahar Glick reiterated that his father, and others belonging to the movement, aren’t trying to “Judaize” and eject Muslims from the Temple Mount, but simply want Jews to likewise enjoy freedom of worship there.
“We don’t want to deprive anyone of the right to pray here,” the junior Glick told the Channel 2 News crew that accompanied him to the holy site. “Muslims, Christians, anybody can. Most of all, we hope that they will let us, the Jews, pray here.”