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).
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 fought for throughout the years. I came to the Knesset to promote an ideology, not my political career. I truly believe that ultimately good will triumph over evil and that peace will come.
I believe that the way to bring 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, there is 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 carry out my public duty to promote 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. My work in the Knesset is focused on these three circles: strengthening the solidarity in Israeli society, in the Jewish people and between religions in the whole world - around Zion.
I serve in the Knesset as a member of the Education, Culture, and Sports Committee, the Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse and the Committee for Distributive Justice and Social Equality.
Additionally, I set up a number of Knesset caucuses, in order to deal with issues that are at the top of my ideological agenda:
- Strengthening ties between Jews and Muslims
- Creating an Israeli consensus on national Shabbat observance
- Encouraging Bible study
- Strengthening the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount.
You are welcome to contact me and my office. I will try to answer to every one of you.
MK Yehudah Glick