Ayalon was talking about the advantages of allowing Christian prayer in Kever David, KIng David's Tomb, which the Christians claim as being the site of the "Last Supper."
Now, what advantages could he be talking about? I don't see how giving the Christians more places for their prayers in Jerusalem. The Vatican already owns a frightening amount of Jerusalem. There are many churches and monasteries. There has been a yeshiva, the Diaspora Yeshiva, in Kever David for over forty-five 45 years. It was there when my husband and I made aliyah and lived in the Old City of Jerusalem in 1970.
Danny Ayalon was telling us that giving them more places for prayer was to our advantage. Do you know why? The State of Israel would make money from it. They would pay arnona, property tax. Duh? He sounded like a money-grubbing caricature of a Jew as depicted by antisemites.
I saw this on television and haven't yet found any references to his statement on the internet.
There has been news about Kever David of late, so it does make sense that Ayalon is involved. The Vatican has renewed its pressure on Israel to give it more rights to our land and our holy places.They have been eying, or lusting after King David's Tomb for a very long time.
The Israeli Government must be clear and uncompromising in saying: