Police Block March to Temple Mount (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Chana Ya´ar 05/03/12)
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Jerusalem police have ruled that activists cannot hold a march to the
Temple Mount this Sunday.
Some 200 right-wing activists allegedly planned to lead approximately
20 sheep to Judaism´s holiest site.
The march, beginning at Jerusalem´s central bus station and
culminating in the Old City of Jerusalem, was to be held in protest
over the lack of permission to allow ritual offerings on the Temple
Police explained that such a march could disturb the peace and cause
public disruptions. They plan to deploy along the proposed route on
Sunday to prevent the march from reaching the Old City, a
According to Torah Law, certain types of sacrifices are permitted to
be carried out on the Temple Mount before the Third Temple is
rebuilt, provided a minimal altar is first erected for the purpose.
Left-wing activists were granted permission, however, to carry out a
controversial march in Jerusalem this Friday that already drew
hundreds in Haifa and Tel Aviv. At least 160 people have committed to
attend the event.
Known as the “SlutWalk” rally, the march is intended to underscore a
woman´s right to dress as she pleases without fear of the behavior
provoking an assault by anyone.
The movement, which has made the rounds around the globe, was
triggered by a statement made last year by a Canadian police officer
who commented that in order to stay safe, “women should avoid
dressing like sluts.” (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 05/03/12)
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