Movement on the Mount

By MICHAEL FREUND— After several exasperating decades, one of the thorniest and most painful issues on Israel’s public agenda may at last be heading toward a resolution. In a move underlining the national consensus regarding the Temple Mount, Likud MK Miri Regev and Labor MK Hilik Bar have reached across the aisle to prepare a…

Wasted opportunity

By MICHAEL FREUND, JPOST— What a wasted opportunity. Sunday’s prayer rally, which brought hundreds of thousands of haredim into the streets of Jerusalem, had all the makings of an historic event. To begin with, it was one of the largest Jewish prayer services to take place since the Second Temple once stood nearly two millennia…