(PNW) – A major step towards fixing the broken heart of the Jewish people on the Temple Mount was made on Tish B’Av, the day commemorating the destruction of the Temples: the Israeli flag was displayed for the first time since Israel conquered its holiest site in the 1967 Six-Day War.
Despite coronavirus restrictions and threats of Muslim violence, almost 1,000 Jews ascended to the Temple Mount on Tisha B’Av. Among them was Chaim Brosh, a leader of the Students for the Temple Mount organization. As he was waiting to enter the Temple Mount Compound, Brosh saw that some friends had an Israeli flag.
He has wanted to display an Israeli flag on the Temple Mount for many years so he thought that he would try to fulfill his dream. Jews undergo scrupulous security checks before entering which include checking any bags or items carried onto the mount.
Religious items and books are confiscated as are any items displaying Israeli nationalism. Brosh folded up the flag and put it in his pocket, hoping the police would not notice. Normally, Jews are restricted to a limited clockwise route and required to move quickly.
To honor the day of mourning for the Temples, Brosh requested and, surprisingly, was granted permission to make a counter-clockwise circuit. In the first part of his tour of the site, Brosh withdrew the flag from his pocket and held it up for all to see. MORE