13 November '16..
In two separate articles, on its US and UK sites, the International Business Times distorts history and facts regarding Jerusalem and the Temple Mount.
On its US site, an IBT headline makes the bizarre and false claim: “Israel Wants Jews To Pray At Muslim Mosque In Jerusalem.”
John Walsh writes that “Some Israeli lawmakers want to allow Jews to pray at an Islamic holy site in Jerusalem,” disregarding Jewish ties to the Temple Mount, the site of the two ancient Jewish temples. Israeli lawmakers don’t want Jews to pray at an Islamic holy site – the third holiest site in Islam – they want Jews to be able to pray at the holiest site in Judaism.
The article claims “worshipers of the Jewish faith wishing to pray at the the Temple Mount complex can do so in the Western Wall plaza, but not in the Al-Aqsa mosque itself.” Of course it should go without saying that Jews have no desire to pray inside the mosque, but rather at the Temple Mount compound, where their temples stood.
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