Settler leaders find warm welcome in Trump’s Washington


USCPR Policy Director Josh Ruebner discusses the inaugural presence in Washington of an Israeli parliamentarian who support building a Jewish temple in the place of Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem.

“The appearance of Israeli parliamentarian Yehuda Glick, one of the most prominent leaders of the messianic, fundamentalist Jewish movement to replace the Dome of the Rock with a Jewish temple, at a recent Capitol Hill briefing is deeply disturbing,” Josh Ruebner, policy director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, told The Electronic Intifada.

Ruebner noted that the briefing could only have taken place with approval from at least one member of Congress. “It is shocking to realize that his extremist positions have the support of any of our elected representatives,” Ruebner said.

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