1/12/2012, Tevet 17, 5772
Deputy Knesset Chairman MK Danny Danon (Likud) is pleased with the approval of the ascent of uniformed IDF soldiers to the Temple Mount for the first time since 2000.
"The Temple Mount Struggle paid off. Uniformed IDF soldiers proudly walk all over Jerusalem, and so Israel declares 'The Temple Mount is Ours'."
Danon spearheaded the struggle to enable access to the Mount and after many demands from the government and security system and much promotion of the issue, he said, "The ascent of the soldiers is proof of the might of Israel, with its citizens able to proudly ascend to the Temple Mount."