Will Saudis Get The Temple Mount In Latest Peace Talks?

by Micha Gefen

Rumors are circulating that Mohammed Bin Salman has stipulated his need to control the Temple Mount in the latest talks between Israel and Saudi Arabia that being mediated by the USA.

If this is true, this may be the major concession Jerusalem is willing to pay instead of creating a “palestinian” terror state in Judea and Samaria – Israel’s biblical heartland. While this may seem like a huge concession, in fact it may work out as a win-win for both sides.

Currently the Jordanian Waqf is in control of the Temple Mount while Israel is in charge of security. The Waqf has made it clear that it does not want Jews praying on the Temple Mount. However, if Saudi Arabia were to control the Mosque, they would more than likely be willing to let unhindered access and Jewish prayer on the site.

This would be a power move by both sides – forever icing out a future “palestinian” terror state and sidelining the Jordanians as well. Both of these outcomes would be welcomed by both Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Despite all of these, the assumption is that any deal between the two countries is still far off.

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