Oh. There are SO many problems with this. I hardly know where to start. I have no problem with Muslims accessing and sharing the Temple Mount. I believe this is in keeping with Jewish theology and G-d's Intent for the the Temple Mount area. (Of course, with some understandings, but...let's not complicate things here). It is also fully in accordance with Article 9 of the Jordan/Israel peace treaty. That said, Israel has an absolute obligation to ensure the protection of places of historical and archaeological value. Further, Israel has an absolute obligation -- as sovereign -- to ensure the safety and protection of all citizens and visitors to the Holy Places, which includes the obligation to prevent access if necessary or to restrict or monitor access with security precautions. The complicating factor is that Muslim insistence on exclusivity backed up with terrorism is working. It HAS made Israel act, or refuse to act, in entirely appropriate ways. It restricts Israel's action because of the fear of retaliation -- not just of locals, but of the wider Arab world. What I would WANT Israel to do is to insist upon equality on the Temple Mount. Equality of access, equality of prayer, equality of worship, equality of space and buildings. And I would WANT Israel to continue to exert her sovereignty, yes in co-operation with Jordan. I want Israel to absolutely, conclusively and physically prevent unilateral actions by Muslims to control the space. But would the cost be too great?