The Israeli blogger who entered a mosque in Saudi Arabia and then showed his tallis bag from inside that location is now the target of anger of the world Islamic community. Ben Tzion, 31, is shown inside the Mosque of the Prophet in Medina, then showing his tefilin bag, as reported by YWN-ISRAEL.
The visit to the mosque definitely boosted his popularity as his Instagram and Facebook accounts jumped with the video and photos graining over 30,000 views and 3,500 responses.
Muslims from all over the world protested on Instagram and claimed that non-Muslims were not allowed to enter the holy sites. Others were furious that Saudi Arabia was barring Qatari citizens from entering Saudi Arabia but allowing Jews to enter.
Ben-Zion added that he is aware of the “unfriendly” comments on social networks. But insisted that the vast majority of ordinary people he meets personally embrace him warmly. “They shake my hand and ask me what the situation is.”
“They tell me that they love Israel and the Jewish people,” he said. “In ordinary people there is no hatred, I was in Beirut two weeks ago, there is no hatred, friendly people.”
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)