(JNi.media) Rabbi Yehudah Glick, founder of the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation, is holding a public event on Sunday, October 18, from 5 to 10 PM, at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem, with the heading: “Survival and Celebration.” The event marks the one year anniversary of Glick’s surviving an assassination attempt at the same location.
On October 29, 2014, following a presentation that Glick had given at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center, on the importance of maintaining a Jewish presence on the Temple Mount, terrorist Mutaz Hijazi rode up to Glick on a motorcycle, said, “I’m terribly sorry, but you are an enemy of Al Aqsa,” and shot Glick four times at point blank range.
“This event is for everyone who prayed, aided and hoped for my well-being. I invite all those people to join in celebrating my miraculous survival and recovery. I am eternally grateful to God who must have felt that I have more to do in this world,” Glick said in an email statement.
Glick not only survived the assassination attempt but has relentlessly continued his mission to keep the Temple Mount open to all denominations who wish to visit. In recent weeks, Glick published a guide book of the Temple Mount titled “Arise and Ascend,” which will be available at the event.
Music, dancing, refreshments and speeches will continue throughout the evening. Scheduled to speak are: Yonatan Halevi, Director of Shaarei Zedek Hospital, Ministers Gilad Erdan and Ofer Akunis, Deputy Minister Tzipi Hotovely, MK Shuli Mualem, MK Yuli Edelstein, Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem Arye Stern, and with Glick and his wife Yaffi.