The 50-year-old redheaded was sworn in to the Knesset on Wednesday after former defense minister Moshe Ya’alon resigned Friday. Glick, who directs Haliba, an organization that brings Jewish groups to visit the Temple Mount, is pledging to work within the Knesset to change the “absurd and evil” arrangements at the volatile compound, where Jews may visit, but are forbidden from praying. […]

Glick’s views on freedom of worship also extends to the new mixed-gender plaza at the Western Wall, and he said he was confounded by the opposition to the new section, which has largely come from the ultra-Orthodox parties in the Knesset.

“Everybody should be able to pray as he wishes. I don’t understand where the problem begins,” he said. “Reform Jews are no less Jewish than everybody else.”

“Why does the fact that I want to pray differently than you — why should that bother you?” he said fervently. “I don’t understand.”