Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recorded a special holiday greeting to Muslims on Friday, insisting that claims Israel was upsetting the delicate interfaith balance on Temple Mount were false.
"Muslim citizens of Israel and members of the Islamic faith around the world, I would like to wish you all an ‘Eid mubrak’," Netanyahu said, marking the occasion of Id al-Adha. "I hope that this year will be one of peace between the religions."
"I would like you to know that Israel is maintaining the status quo on the Temple Mount," the premier said, posting the message on his Facebook page. "Israel safeguards the holy places of all faiths. Don’t be led astray by incitement, wild incitement that is without foundation. We respect all religions."