Photo Credit: Lori Lowenthal Marcus
Rabbi Yehuda Glick, founder and head of the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation

For the first time in the history of Israel, just 119 lawmakers are seated in the 120-member Knesset. American red tape is holding up the works for incoming Likud Knesset member Yehuda Glick, who was born in the United States.

Glick became the next in the Likud to join the Knesset when former Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon resigned his post.


But the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation leader has to cancel his U.S. citizenship in order to serve in the Israeli government.

Glick already paid the thousands of dollars involved in revoking his citizenship. He’s also filled out the necessary forms.

The actual processing of all that red tape is now up to the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, however, and thus far the red tape is taking a long time to unravel.



  1. Obama won’t let him go. He doesn’t want glick in the kenneset. It’s time for the kenneset to ratify the law to anybody all that processed the paperwork and is just being delayed because of political reasons should be allowed in the kenneset. If this ratification is implimented watch how fast his request is accepted.

  2. Just another example of US messing in internal Isarel affairs. If Glick can prove (as I am sure he can) that he has submitted required paperwork for revocation of his US citizenship, he should be allowed to take his seat in the Knesset.

  3. US and the goverment and also obama are evil elite groups who will make derogatory remarks on israel and are trying to bully them, us needs to stay out of the israeli goverment buisness and leave them alone rabbi glick has the right as he is a rabbi and he is a full jewish man who can and will get on the seat there i am sure of that the Knesset needs to tell US to keep out of this

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