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UNSC Calls for Status Quo at Al-Aqsa Mosque After Visit by Far-Right Israeli Minister

HeadlineJan 06, 2023

The U.N. Security Council on Thursday called for maintaining the status quo at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque, following a highly criticized visit to the site by Israel’s new extremist security minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir. But the Security Council did not commit to any action in response to the provocation by Israel. For decades, the Al-Aqsa Mosque has only allowed Muslims to worship at the holy site.

Meanwhile, a new proposal by the freshly installed far-right government coalition led by Benjamin Netanyahu would sharply limit judicial powers by allowing a simple majority of lawmakers to invalidate Supreme Court decisions. 

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