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Safeguarding Jerusalem, by Yehuda Ben Meir (Haaretz)


It’s become very clear that the clash over the construction work near the Mugrabi Gate is not a struggle against the archaeological excavations or the construction of a bridge, but part of a broader campaign for the control of Jerusalem. After all, this construction work has no connection to the Al-Aqsa Mosque nor any effect on it.

Indeed, even among some of the Arab MKs – those same leaders mobilizing the war and the incitement against the construction – there were those who admitted, some through winks and nods and others more directly, that whether the work really threatens the mosque does not matter. In their view, Israel has no sovereignty in the Old City and has no right to carry out any sort of construction work in the Temple Mount environs. read more

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Temple Mount Gate Bridge Work Suspended, by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz (Israel National News)

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The construction of the new bridge to the Temple Mount’s Rambam (Mughrabi) Gate, which led to widespread Muslim violence, is to be suspended. The archaeological dig in the area will continue.

Jerusalem Mayor Uri Lupolianski announced Sunday night that completion of the bridge will be postponed to allow opponents to file formal objections to the construction work. To that end, the bridge building plans will be made public, giving all citizens the right to examine them. The city planning committee will provide a complete and organized urban construction plan for the bridge and environs. read more