The Biden administration plans to speak out against Israel at the United Nations Security Council debate late Thursday afternoon against any changes to the status quo of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.
“We stand firmly for the preservation of the historic status quo, with respect to the holy sites in Jerusalem. Any unilateral action that departs from that historic status quo is unacceptable,” US State Department speaker Ned Price told reporters in Washington.
He explained that the Biden administration planned to air that view when it spoke at the UNSC meeting in New York.
“We will be ready to reiterate our views to our fellow Security Council members,” he said.
Just one day earlier he had said that National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir’s brief 13-minute visit Tuesday morning to the Temple Mount, also known to Muslims as al-Haram, al-Sharif, was unacceptable.