Status Quo – Jews and non-Jews are permitted to pray on Temple Mount
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Submitted by YJ Draiman (United States), Oct 26, 2015 at 05:53
Treaty of Peace Between The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and The State of Israel, October 26, 1994
Status Quo – Jews and non-Jews are permitted to pray on Temple Mount – This is confirmed by Israel's Supreme Court.
Article 9 - Places of Historical and Religious Significance and Interfaith Relations
1. Each Party will provide freedom of access to places of religious and historical significance.
2. In this regard, in accordance with the Washington Declaration, Israel respects the present special role of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Muslim Holy shrines in Jerusalem. When negotiations on the permanent status will take place, Israel will give high priority to the Jordanian historic role in these shrines.
3. The Parties will act together to promote interfaith relations among the three monotheistic religions, with the aim of working towards religious understanding, moral commitment, freedom of religious worship, and tolerance and peace.
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Daniel Pipes replies:
That first line about the status quo is not in the treaty: http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/foreignpolicy/peace/guide/pages/israel-jordan%20peace%20treaty.aspx
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