About Shalom Jerusalem Foundation President Yehudah Glick

Dear Friends,
I was born on the 25th of Cheshvan 5726 - November 20th, 1965 in the United States. When I was eight years old I made Aliya with my family and we settled in Beer Sheva.
I began my service in the Israeli army in a tank unit, and went on to serve in the Intelligence Corp as a combat medic.
I have a Bachelor's degree in teaching Bible/Mishna/Talmudic studies, a Master's degree in Israeli History, and am a certified tour-guide. I studied at the yeshivas of Tels Stone, Makor Hayim, Har Etzion and Otniel.

My public activities began when I served as the Spokesperson for the Immigrant Absorption Ministry, under Minister Yoel (Yuli) Edelstein. I managed the public relations department, the Jewish Identity unit and served as the Ministry's overall manager of the Ashkelon area. In 2005 I resigned, after ten years of civil service, due to the decision to disengage from Gush Katif. I was the highest ranking public official to resign due to the disengagement.

I served as the CEO of the Temple Institute for five years. I lectured on various topics such as Jerusalem, the Temple Mount and Beit Hamikdash. In 2008 I became the chairman of the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation and of Haliba, which is engaged in the struggle for equal rights for Jews on the Temple Mount, including the right to ascend the Mount freely and pray there. Due to these efforts, I almost lost my life when a palestinian attempted to assassinate me.

I currently live in Otniel and am the proud father of eight children, and a growing amount of grandchildren. My beloved wife Yaffa Z"L passed away in January 2018, but lives on in our hearts, memories, and through our compassionate deeds.



I served as a member of the 21st Knesset for the Likud Party, from the month of Iyar, May 2016 to May 2019. When I understood that, to my surprise, I was going to become a Knesset member, I decided to call my office by a name that will express the ideas that I believe in and I fight for. I came to the Knesset to promote an ideology, not my political career, thus I requested, for the first time in the Knesset's history, that my office be named Jerusalem of Peace instead of the chambers of MK Yehudah Glick. 

I truly believe that ultimately good will triumph over evil and that peace will come, and I believe the way to bring that peace is to consolidate the status of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount in its center, as the global center for peace and reconciliation between peoples. The prophet Isaiah's call: "It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the Hashem shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be lifted up above the hills; and all the nations shall flow to it, ... and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore."  - is the very message that I would like to instill and drive. The origin of the term Zionism comes from the word Zion, which is used in the bible when referring to the Temple Mount. King David says in Psalms: "I consecrate my king on Zion, my holy mountain". In recent decades,  a certain side of the political map has appropriated the term peace to itself, but peace is the name of God, and He leads me in my public doings.

I intend to continue promoting an active civil dialogue within the Jewish people, within Israeli society and between us and the rest of the world. Respectful dialogue and listening to others are the keys to bringing about peace and friendship. 

You are welcome to contact me. I will try to answer to every one of you.

Best regards,

Yehudah Glick

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