Speaking to Kol Chai Radio on Tuesday morning 8 Sivan, HaGaon HaRav Dov Lior Shlita spoke of the absolute requirement of the Government of Israel to exercise sovereignty over Har Habayis. The rav explained that Israel is the only place in the world in which a government prohibits Jewish tefilos in an area. He explained this reality is astoundingly painful and unacceptable, and the government must exercise its control over the holy site.
Rav Lior does not agree with the psak of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and Gedolei Torah Shlita and ZT”L, as he remains an outspoken voice encouraging Jews to visit Har Habayis in a halachically acceptable fashion.
The rav warns that failure to exercise Israeli control over the holy site will carry Heavenly ramifications for permitting the current situation to continue.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)