By PETER PATON
While Muslims are allowed to pray freely at the site, Jews are allowed to enter the area only in small groups, and may not pray there.The police have been accused of discriminating against Jews in an attempt to appease the Muslim Wakf religious authority. Police limit the number of Jewish worshipers allowed on the Temple Mount at any one time in order to prevent conflict with Muslim worshipers and have often shut the Mount in response to Muslim riots, despite concrete evidence that Muslim riots have been contrived for the specific purpose of expelling Jews.
There has also been numerous claims by Jewish activists of Muslim desecration of the holy site. While the Wakf claims the site is holy to Islam as the home of the Al-Aksa Mosque, Muslims often use the site for social activities such as picnics and soccer games as well as for prayers, activities which Jewish tradition sees as an anathema to the sacred nature of the site
It would also raise both President Trump and Bibi to the exalted ranks of a modern day King David of Israel, and make them impregnable to the challenges that lay ahead.
Peter Paton is an International PR and Strategic Adviser.