On Wednesday, MK Yehuda Glick (Likud) announced that he has petitioned the High Court regarding Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s decision to ban MKs from visiting the Temple Mount. Interior Minister Gilad Erdan said this week that “The Israeli police believe, based on their professional assessments, that it is possible to resume the visits.” Netanyahu has not been persuaded to cancel his ban on MKs visiting the Temple Mount despite the police statement that he could do so.
Committees of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday adopted 10 resolutions against Israel. At least two of the resolutions involving Israel reportedly ignored Jewish ties to the Temple Mount, referring to the holy site by its Muslim name, Al Haram Al Sharif. One of the 10 resolutions passed is about the renewal of the mandate of a special committee to investigate ‘Israeli practices’. Among the resolutions voted on Tuesday were “Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem”.