- Israeli Newspaper Hints at Joint Netanyahu-MbZ Prayer at Al-Aqsa
An Israeli columnist has hinted that a UAE official, possibly Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed himself, will pray alongside PM Netanyahu at Al-Aqsa later this month
An Israeli newspaper has hinted that the Emirati delegation set to visit Jerusalem following the normalisation agreement between the two countries may hold joint Jewish-Muslim prayers at Al-Aqsa.
In a piece entitled: “Is it time to ‘normalize’ Temple Mount?”, published on Sunday in the Jerusalem Post, Israeli commentator Nave Dromi argued that the time is nigh to allow Jews and Muslims to pray at Temple Mount, known by Muslims as the Al-Aqsa compound, together.
“When the delegation from the UAE arrives in Israel on September 22, perhaps Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can invite its most senior member to join him for a visit on the Temple Mount, and both can pray for the success of peace, prosperity and stability in the region, each according to their own religion,” the article reads.
The officials within the UAE delegation are yet to be named, however speculation has been building that the UAE’s leader Mohammed bin Zayed will take part in the trip.
Dromi referenced comments by Ali Rashid al Nuaimi, chairman of the Defence, Interior and Foreign Affairs Committee at the UAE’s Federal National Council, who mentioned recently that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed intended to visit Jerusalem in person in order to achieve “comprehensive peace”.
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