Temple Mount Activist Yehuda Glick Slated To Be Next Likud MK After Ya’alon Resignation

Rabbi Yehuda Glick, a hardline campaigner for Jewish prayer rights at the al-Aqsa mosque compound, gives a press conference at Shaare Zedek hospital in Jerusalem, on November 24, 2014.

The Jerusalem Post reports: Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick is slated to become the next MK for the Likud party after Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon announced his resignation from the ministry and the Knesset Friday morning.

Glick is a controversial figure in both the religious and political sphere in Israel, becoming the face of the Jewish struggle for prayer rights at the Temple Mount, the most sacred holy site in Judaism and third holiest in Islam.

His activism almost lead to his death in late 2014, when he sustained four gunshot wounds outside the Menchem Begin Hermitage Center in Jerusalem from the gun of convicted Palestinian terrorist Moataz Hejazi.

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