Following PM’s orders not to talk about Temple Mount, Hotovely cancels briefing with foreign press

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely took a pounding Tuesday from opposition MKs, in addition to words of displeasure from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, for her comments about dreaming of seeing an Israeli flag over the Temple Mount.

Late Monday night, after Hotovely’s comments were aired from an an interview on the Knesset Channel, the Prime Minister’s Office issued a statement saying that “the policy of the Government of Israel regarding the Temple Mount was expressed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his statement Saturday night, and nothing has changed. Prime Minister Netanyahu made ​​it clear that he expects all members of the Government to act accordingly.”


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