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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Feiglin to be indicted?

Likud Knesset candidate Moshe Feiglin may be indicted for praying to the God of Israel while he on the Temple Mount on Tuesday.
Police detained Likud candidate Moshe Feiglin for attempting to pray aloud at the Temple Mount on Tuesday morning, the third time in the past year the activist has been detained on the site for similar offenses.
Police are considering whether to serve Feiglin with an indictment for disorderly conduct and hindering a police officer from fulfilling his duties. Feiglin declined to comment about the prospective indictment.
An indictment would not bar Feiglin from running for Knesset. He would not have to quit the Knesset unless he is convicted and the charges against him are found to bear moral turpitude. If Feiglin is convicted and sentenced to at least three months in jail, he cannot be an MK for seven years unless the court rules that the charges do not bear moral turpitude.
According to police spokesman Shmuel Ben-Ruby, Feiglin, who is No. 23 on the joint Likud Beytenu list, prostrated himself in the plaza and tried to pray out loud. Praying aloud, going through ritual motions or using any type of traditional prayer objects such as tefillin, tallitot or prayer books, are forbidden for Jews at Judaism’s holiest site due to tensions with Muslim worshipers at the Aksa Mosque.
Feiglin wrote on his Facebook page that he goes to the Temple Mount on the 19th of every Jewish month and that he bothered no one other than the undercover policeman who followed him and had him arrested. He said he refused to post bond, give fingerprints or take a mug shot as conditions for his release, and the police ultimately agreed.
“When I was questioned, I said I would provide any information requested, but I would not cooperate in any way with the police’s unfortunate policy of harming the liberties of those questioned unnecessarily,” Feiglin wrote. “This was a big victory in the battle for human rights in Israel. It did not surprise me that our right to the Temple Mount led to the good news about the liberties of Israeli citizens.”
“We all serve the king of the world whose divine spirit dwells here. We are not beholden, because we already have a king.”
Feiglin confirmed that the Likud had asked him to lay low and avoid interviews ahead of the election. He said he accepted the request, because his message was different than the messages his party was trying to put forward.
“It is ironic that I’m in the headlines anyway today, but apparently the director of the show had his own plans,” Feiglin said.
As I've told you many times, I do not ascend the Temple Mount because my rabbis do not allow it until Messiah comes. But this is absurd. We should never have allowed the Wakf to control the Temple Mount, and we should long since have accepted a week or two of riots and taken control of the Mount back, just like we did with the Western Wall Tunnels in 1997 (which has long since been forgotten). We won't  bar them, but they think they can bar us? How absurd....

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At 4:03 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

I was lead to believe that no actual written law against this exists. That it is merely an understanding of agreement of understanding between Israel and the Waqf.


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