The Temple Mount Crisis and Israel’s Cabinet: Recommendations for the Future

Author
Amos Yadlin
Content Type
Commentary and Analysis
Institution
Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)
Abstract
The crisis concerning the Temple Mount that erupted in July 2017 appears to have ebbed. Despite predictions to the contrary, the Middle East is not ablaze; peoples and leaders of the region remain preoccupied with other crises; and there is no third intifada at Israel’s doorstep. At the same time, the attack on the Temple Mount that left two Israeli policemen dead brought on serious additional consequences, including the murders in Halamish, the tension with Jordan, worsened relations between Israel’s Jewish population and its Arab sector, and further erosion of Israel’s vague sovereignty on the Temple Mount.
Topic
International Relations, International Security
Political Geography
Israel