14 April 2016

Political Forecast for Jerusalem: A 'Stormy' Pesach

6 Nisan 5776

Muslims Setting the Stage for Har Habayis Violence on Pesach

...in a recent briefing to the cabinet a senior ISA (Israel Security Agency – Shin Bet) official explain that he is not certain that the recent drop in the number of terror attacks is nothing more than the quiet before the storm and based on the words of the Tanzim leader and mufti, it may be a stormy Pesach on Har Habayis if Jewish visitation is permitted as expected.

Kosel Rav Working to Prohibit Planned Pesach 'Birkas Kohanos'

Rav of the Kosel and Holy Sites Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz Shlita has turned to the attorney general to block the planned Birkas Kohanos on the first day of chol hamoed Pesach in the ezras noshim of the Kosel. Rabbi Rabinowitz views this scheduled event “a provocation” at the holy site and therefore, it should be prohibited.