The Temple Mount in Jerusalem is considered sacred to both Judaism and Islam. For Jews, it is the site of two ancient Jewish temples as well as being the place where God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac. The location is the holiest site in Judaism and is the place Jews turn towards during prayer. For Muslims, it is the place from where the Prophet Mohammed (peace and blessings upon him) ascended to heaven and this is marked by the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the site.
Since the 1967 Six Day War, the area of Jerusalem in which the Temple Mount is situated passed to Israeli control. However, administration has been left under the Islamic Waqf which has managed the site since the 12th century.
Under the law, everyone is guaranteed equal access to the site. However, in reality, despite its sacredness to Judaism, access is often restricted to Jews and Jews found engaging in anything that could be regarded as praying are physically removed from the site by the Israeli police. No such restrictions are imposed on Muslims.
In the story below, one politician was very surprised at how Jewish visitors to the site were forced to wait for hours. After an extremely long wait, he was told by police that the site was closed to Jews due to one alleged incident when a Quran fell from the hands of a Muslim worshipper. The worshipper blamed an Israeli police officer.
Whatever the truth, it was Jews who were barred from their most sacred site.
Former Labor MK Shocked to Discover Temple Mount Discrimination - Israel National News