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Israeli MP enters Al-Aqsa compound on eve of wedding

Soon-to-be-wed Likudnik MP Tzipi Hotovely enters precincts of Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque accompanied by cousins and handful of Jewish rabbis

Ahram Online , Sunday 26 May 2013
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Escorted by tight security, Tzipi Hotovely, Knesset member for Israel's right-wing Likud Party, entered the grounds of Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque on Sunday afternoon accompanied by her cousins and a handful of Jewish rabbis.

A statement issued by the Aqsa Foundation for Endowments and Heritage said that Hotovely had coordinated her entry into the flashpoint area with Israeli police.

The MK justified her actions by saying that she had wanted to visit the Temple Mount – considered a holy site for Jews – on the eve of her wedding.

She went on to say it was imperative that Jews enjoy easy access to the site, levelling criticism at Israeli police for preventing high-profile Israeli figures from entering the mosque compound.

Israeli occupation forces earlier on Sunday demolished the home of 37-year-old Palestinian Rushdie Ghaith in East Jerusalem's Tur district, despite an Israeli court order postponing the demolition until September.

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abdulrahman
28-05-2013 03:20pm
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Disunity Is The Core of The Problem
Arab countries have been very much disunited. It is further worsened by the preoccupation of the new Arab governments grappling with chaotic conditions aftermath the Arab spring. As the time passes, Arabs are thinking lesser as Arabs but more as Egyptians, Saudis, Jordanians, Yemenis and etc.though there are substantial financial aid from the rich Arab nations. The Arab leaders can do more politically and economically to force the US, Europe and UN to play a fair role. The Arab leaders would not because of their personal interests. Therefore, Arab people including Saudis and Jordanians must fully democratize and move away from autocratic or authoritarian rule in order to emerge strong. The Arab aspirations will be a force to reckon with. Remember the oil embargo in the 1970s and how it affects the whole world leading to some changes in world's approach to the Arabs.
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