A new report reveals more Jewish Israelis visited the Temple Mount last month than any other month since Israel recaptured Jerusalem during the 1967 war. Approximately 3,200 Jewish visitors went to the holy site. This is largely because thousands of Jews prayed there during the Jewish Holy Day of Tisha Be’av. According to Yeraeh, an organization which promotes Jewish visitation and calls for the rebuilding of the Temple, the recent spike in visitors sends a strong

message about who the Temple Mount really belongs to. “We’re showing that this place doesn’t belong to Islam but to the Jews,” Elishamah Sandman, a spokesperson for Yeraeh, told the Jerusalem Post. “Wanting to go up to the Temple Mount is part of preparing for building the Temple. We’re not embarrassed to say this.” He also said that from a national perspective, visiting the site was a strong statement proving that Israel controls the Mount and has sovereignty over it. READ MORE