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Glick continues his campaign to bring Jews to Temple Mount

Talking to Al-Monitor, activist Yehuda Glick, who preaches for Jews to ascend the Temple Mount, says that following his yearslong activity, thousands of Jews have visited the compound and many rabbis have stopped being opposed to it.
Yehuda Glick, an activist of the "temple mount faithful" group, poses for a photo in Jerusalem June 30, 2011. Glick was shot and severely wounded in Jerusalem on October 29, 2014 as he left a conference promoting a Jewish campaign to permit praying at a compound in the Old City that that has become a flashpoint as both Jews and Muslims regard it as a holy site, Israeli officials said. Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian on Thursday after he fired at them resisting arrest in East Jerusalem hours after the
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Yehuda Glick, a Likud member and chairman of the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation, gets angry when people suggest that were a third intifada to break out, he would be the person primarily responsible for it. He rejects the notion that the visits by Jews to the Temple Mount he has been promoting for the last 10 years are the cause of the high tensions between Jews and Arabs in Jerusalem in general and in particular on the Temple Mount, or Haram al-Sharif to Muslims.

Glick himself has been prohibited from visiting the site since the attempt on his life in October 2014. At the end of the annual conference of Temple Mount loyalists held at the Menachem Begin Heritage Foundation in Jerusalem, he was shot and seriously wounded by Muataz Hijazi, a resident of the Abu Tor neighborhood, in East Jerusalem. “They tried to get me to stop,” Glick told Al-Monitor. “If God spared me, he apparently thought that my mission had not been accomplished yet.”

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