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Rabbi Yehuda Joshua Glick

Knesset Member

Born: 1965-11-20

Yehuda Joshua Glick is an American-born Israeli Orthodox rabbi and politician. He campaigns for expanding Jewish access to the Temple Mount. He is currently a member of the Knesset for Likud, having taken the place of former Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon in May 2016.

Glick is the leader of HaLiba, a coalition of groups dedicated to “reaching complete and comprehensive freedom and civil rights for Jews on the Temple Mount”

Glick was awarded the 2015 Moskowitz Prize for Zionism for being “Active for human rights and religious freedom on Jerusalem's Temple Mount” He also has been referred as a “right-wing” Israeli activist. On 29 October 2014, Glick survived an assassination attempt by Mutaz Hijazi, a member of Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine.