Right-wing rabbis attempt to pressure Netanyahu concerning Temple Mount crisis

In a letter sent to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan and Israel Police Chief Roni Alsheikh, right-wing rabbis demand that the government does not remove the metal detectors from the Temple Mount. “Any slight withdrawal as far as our complete sovereignty of Israel is concerned is disastrous as a tool to our enemy,” the rabbis asserted.
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In the wake of the Temple Mount crisis and the resistance concerning the installment of metal detectors, which lead to clashes between Muslim worshippers and Israeli security forces, right-wing rabbis sent a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan and Israel Police Chief Roni Alsheikh. The letter called for the Israeli government to not give up Israeli control of the Temple Mount. “Remain strong for the nation’s honor,” the letter read. “Do not give your honor and God’s honor to the gentiles and do not give up an inch of our control of the mount, not even for appearances,” the rabbis wrote.

In the letter signed by Rabbi Meir Mazuz, Rabbi Haim Drukman, Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, Rabbi Eli Sadan and Rabbi Elyakim Lebanon, the rabbis added: “We can strengthen your hands on your steadfastness of guarding our country. Nations of the world cannot deceive Israel about three places: The Cave of the Patriarchs, Joseph’s burial place and the place of the Temple. Our forefathers bought the three with full money and the details of the transactions are forever engraved in the Bible.”

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