02.02.2012 09.Schwat. 5772
Urteil zu Rechts-Extreme:
Right-wing activists blast decision as ‘shameful’ and symptomatic of ‘ghetto mentality'.
In a landmark decision, the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court ruled last week that police can forbid Jewish worshipers from blowing the shofar at the Kotel Hakatan, a small part of the Western Wall that is considered the closest point to the inner sanctuary of the Temple Mount.
The case stemmed from an incident on Rosh Hashana in 2006, when a group of worshipers blew the shofar on the second day of the holiday, which also fell during Ramadan that year. Police repeatedly asked the man, a 19-year-old yeshiva student named Eliyahu Kleiman, to stop blowing the shofar. When he refused, police confiscated his shofar and detained him for questioning at a nearby station. He was released after three-and-a-half hours under the condition he not visit the area for 15 days….