Israel won't change rules at Al-Aqsa, PM tells Jordan king
JERUSALEM – Israel has no plans to change the status quo at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound by allowing Jewish prayer there, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Jordan's King Abdullah II Thursday, November 6.
"Prime Minister Netanyahu reiterated Israel's commitment to preserve the status quo on the Temple Mount as well as Jordan's special status at the site," a statement from the premier's office said, using the Israeli name for the compound.
Under the current status quo at the shrine, which is sacred to both Islam and Judaism, Jews are permitted to visit but not to pray there for fear it would cause friction at one of the most sensitive holy sites in the Middle East. – Rappler.com