The Women in Green movement led the 18th annual march around the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on July 28. The march, which is in recognition of Tisha B’Av, the day of mourning over the destruction of the Jewish temple, begins with the reading of the Book of Lamentations in front of the American Consulate and then proceeds to circle the walls of the Old City. Thousands joined in the march. Nadia Matar, the leader of Women in Green, told Arutz Sheva TV, “We walk around the Old City to say that Jerusalem is ours.
The Temple Mount is ours. Like a bride going around the groom we go around the Temple Mount, showing our loyalty and our love to Jerusalem. ... Altogether we are saying the land of Israel is ours, Jerusalem is ours, and we pray for the day that Tisha B’Av will turn from a fast day into a day of holiday when we can all dance to the Temple Mount.”
(Friday Church News Notes, Aug 3, 2012, www.wayoflife.org, email@example.com, 866-295-4143)