Israel’s Far-Right is Al-Aqsa-ing for Trouble

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The New Arab Voice is back for a brand new season! For our first episode, we examining the troubling news that unfolded at the start of the new year. When Israel’s new National Security Minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir, went to the Al-Aqsa compound on 3 January, it was seen as a provocation by a far-right religious nationalist, intended to anger the Palestinians, muslims, and incite resentment and tensions. The Al-Aqsa compound has a lengthy history, that some believe dates back to the time of the early Old Testament. It has seen wars, conquests and earthquakes. It is a site that holds a significance…

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