A new Israeli law bans Muslim prayer in mosques
In a country where the number of mosques is rising and religious Jews are becoming more prominent, there is growing concern that the rising number of Muslims is causing problems for Israel.
In recent years, Muslims have increasingly been making use of the mosques in Israel as a place to pray.
The mosques are used as meeting places, and many mosques have been converted to accommodate the growing number of converts.
In the past few years, the number that had no regular prayer spaces has grown by several hundred.
But the authorities have been reluctant to ban any type of prayer, citing concerns about the growing presence of non-Muslims.
In the past, the Interior Ministry and the rabbinical courts have refused to issue a decision barring prayer in the mosques, and even after a Supreme Court ruling in 2015, the courts refused to do so, citing religious sensitivities.
Last year, the rabbis issued a decision allowing Muslims to pray in the most sacred places in their mosques, including the Dome of the Rock, which is the holiest place in Islam.
However, the decision came under fire from the religious police, who called it a breach of religious freedom.
They also complained that the Interior Department had been making public announcements in public places that had previously been forbidden.
Last week, the Jerusalem District Rabbinical Court ruled that a mosque in the city of Safed was allowed to pray inside the building.
The court ruled that prayer is allowed in the mosque, but the rabbi said that prayers should not be made in private rooms.
The court’s decision was issued after the mayor, Yosef Shapira, complained to the Interior Minister, Gilad Erdan, that the mosque had become a venue for “extremists” to gather, according to Haaretz.
Shapira said that if the Interior Secretary decided to issue such a decision, he would take action against the mosque and its owners, according a report by the Haaretz daily.
Shakira also asked Erdan to prevent the Interior department from issuing such a ruling.
The rabbinical court said that the decision should not have been issued and that it is “not clear that it violates the law.”
Shapiro said in a statement that the rabbinate’s ruling “is not the first time that the government has issued such rulings, but this one is different.”
The rabbi added that the court’s ruling should not affect the rabbinic rabbis’ decision.
The Interior Ministry has yet to say when the ruling will be final, but officials have been very tight-lipped about what might be affected by it.
A spokesman for the Interior ministry said the decision is in line with the government’s position.
“The rabbinic court’s opinion is in the spirit of our values and is consistent with the laws and regulations,” the spokesman said.
He added that it was not necessary to issue an official statement on the issue because the rabbinical court has already taken action against other mosques.
He also said that it would be “difficult to say that [the ruling] is not discriminatory,” given the large number of conversions happening in Israel.
Rabbi Yitzhak Rabinow, a member of the governing Knesset’s Committee on Religious Affairs, said that “it is an open question whether the court will be able to overturn the ruling, as it is not clear whether the rabbi had already ruled on this matter.”
The ruling comes after the Supreme Court ruled in 2015 that the Supreme Rabbinate had to allow religious Jews to pray outside the Dome on the holiest day of the Jewish year, Tisha B’Av, the first day of Shabbat.
The ruling was widely seen as a blow to the government.
The Supreme Court had ruled that the law barring Muslims praying in the Dome was unconstitutional, but its ruling was overturned.