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Palestinians burn Joseph's Tomb (again)
WorldNetDaily ^ | February 12, 2008 | Aaron Klein

Posted on 02/13/2008 9:08:20 AM PST by Between the Lines

JERUSALEM – Palestinians yesterday tried to burn down Joseph's Tomb – Judaism's third holiest site – according to Palestinian security officials speaking to WND.

It marks the second time the Palestinians attempted to burn down the tomb, located near Nablus, the biblical city of Shechem.

Joseph's Tomb is the believed burial place of the biblical patriarch Joseph, the son of Jacob who was sold by his brothers into slavery and later became viceroy of Egypt.

Palestinian security officials in Nablus said yesterday they were called to the tomb to find 16 burning tires inside the sacred structure.

A Palestinian police official who inspected the site told WND today there was some fire damage to the tomb. He said the Palestinian Authority, fearing embarrassment, immediately formed a joint committee from the PA's Force 17, Preventative Security Services and Palestinian intelligence, to find out who was behind the fire.

He said patrols were stepped up around the site.

A spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces said the IDF was not aware of the fire or any unusual activity near the tomb but that it would immediately inquire with the PA.

The move comes after Prime Minister Ehud Olmert announced last week he would ask Israel's Defense Ministry to work with the PA to reconstruct and restore the tomb, parts of which were destroyed by Palestinians, including known PA security officers, in 2000.

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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: israel; palestinians; tomb

1 posted on 02/13/2008 9:08:23 AM PST by Between the Lines
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To: Between the Lines
Brace yourself for beheadings and massive riots by the Catholics again. /s
2 posted on 02/13/2008 9:10:27 AM PST by Post5203 (Waiting for the American Revolution Part II)
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To: Between the Lines

Unwashed beasts.


3 posted on 02/13/2008 9:10:45 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (Don't blame me; I will write in Thompson.)
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To: Post5203

Was Joseph Catholic?


4 posted on 02/13/2008 9:11:34 AM PST by NavVet ( If you don't defend Conservatism in the Primaries, you won't have it to defend in November)
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To: Post5203

“Brace yourself for beheadings and massive riots by the Catholics again. /s”

Has the Archbishop of Canterbury come out in support of the Muslim arsonists yet?


5 posted on 02/13/2008 9:11:46 AM PST by Slapshot68
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To: Between the Lines; Alouette

Utter sacrilege. Of course, a world that considers ancient pagan idols to be “treasures of humanity” cares not a whit.


6 posted on 02/13/2008 9:12:59 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator ("Veshakhanti betokh Benei Yisra'el; vehayiti lahem l'Eloqim.")
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To: Between the Lines

Kill the Palestinians responsible & then burn down their tombs.


7 posted on 02/13/2008 9:13:02 AM PST by forkinsocket
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To: Post5203
Brace yourself for beheadings and massive riots by the Catholics again. /s

Wouldn't your sarcasm have been more to the point if you had used Jews (whose holy site it is) instead of Catholics?

8 posted on 02/13/2008 9:14:14 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator ("Veshakhanti betokh Benei Yisra'el; vehayiti lahem l'Eloqim.")
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To: Between the Lines

Here's what it looked like the last time these primitives did this..

9 posted on 02/13/2008 9:15:38 AM PST by vikingd00d
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To: forkinsocket
Kill the Palestinians responsible & then burn down their tombs.

Or just reclaim the Temple Mount and call it even.

10 posted on 02/13/2008 9:18:38 AM PST by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: vikingd00d

These savages have brought His curse upon themselves.


11 posted on 02/13/2008 9:24:07 AM PST by SolidWood (All conservative effort into retaking Congress!)
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To: Between the Lines

Wikipedia has an article on this, here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph%27s_Tomb

It’s been vetted by Muslims, naturally, but it describes some of the previous violence and destruction at the tomb.

I’m not sure what the Muslim attitude is, exactly. In Islam, Joseph is Youssef, and there are passages about him in the Koran. He is supposedly one of the Muslim “prophets.”

But the Muzzies seem very, very anxious to destroy this tomb.


12 posted on 02/13/2008 9:24:25 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
Heck they have a meteorite entombed! It is the cause of hundreds of deaths each year. Why would they care about a real Religious Treasure?
13 posted on 02/13/2008 9:25:20 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Always Right
Or better yet, reclaim the Temple Mount and Shchem.
14 posted on 02/13/2008 9:25:49 AM PST by forkinsocket
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To: Between the Lines

In northern Cyprus, the Eastern Barbarian Mohammedans have turned Orthodox Churches and shrines into public urinals and stables. The same fate has befallen those Orthodox churches and monasteries in Kosovo which haven’t simply been destroyed. What do all of these desecrations have in common? The financial and diplomatic support of the Bush Administration.


15 posted on 02/13/2008 9:26:31 AM PST by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!)
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To: Kolokotronis

Anyone who still believes that the massive slaughter of Islamists and the destruction of vast areas in the Islamic Republics can be avoided - is delusional....

That is how it has always been, that is how it must always be....when dealing with 7th century cultists.


16 posted on 02/13/2008 9:31:16 AM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Between the Lines

Bastards


17 posted on 02/13/2008 9:32:27 AM PST by TexasRepublic (When hopelessness replaces hope, it opens the door to evil.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

I care.


18 posted on 02/13/2008 9:32:50 AM PST by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: Marysecretary

YHWH remembers.


19 posted on 02/13/2008 9:39:46 AM PST by Citizen Tom Paine (Swift as the wind; Calmly majestic as a forest; Steady as the mountains.)
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To: river rat

“That is how it has always been, that is how it must always be....when dealing with 7th century cultists.”

This what some of us were taught in our cribs by our old people and what we have taught our children and grandchildren.


20 posted on 02/13/2008 9:39:47 AM PST by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!)
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To: Marysecretary
I care.

And G-d bless you for doing so!

My comment was meant to refer to how so much publicity was given to the Taliban's destroying some ancient pagan statues in Afghanistan (which were proclaimed "treasures of humanity") and contrast it with the absolute silence when the tomb of a genuine holy person like Yosef HaTzaddiq is vandalized.

Where are Abe Foxman and Marvin Hier? Out worrying about homosexuals, I suppose.

21 posted on 02/13/2008 9:48:50 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator ("Veshakhanti betokh Benei Yisra'el; vehayiti lahem l'Eloqim.")
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To: Between the Lines

People should keep this in mind when our dear leaders encourage Israel to parcel off Jerusalem. It’s as if each day is born with no history when you think of what our leaders propose at times.


22 posted on 02/13/2008 9:56:11 AM PST by DoughtyOne (That's right McStain, you'll get my vote when you peel it from my cold dead fingers.)
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To: vikingd00d

if it didn’t further destroy the site, i’d like to see a moab dropped on them


23 posted on 02/13/2008 9:57:18 AM PST by sappy
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To: Between the Lines

Dollars to donuts Condi will be sent to Israel with marching orders to arm-twist Olmerde in to “showing restraint” and making more “painful concessions” to the “palesitinians.” Gotta keep that legacy train rolling.


24 posted on 02/13/2008 10:17:37 AM PST by Convert from ECUSA (I want both the leftist Democrats and RINO McCainiacs to lose. A pox on both their houses!)
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To: Post5203

When I was there thirty years ago, there was a guy with a machine gun guarding the place. He was standing on the roof. I guess he got tired and went home.


25 posted on 02/13/2008 10:28:04 AM PST by Dr. Zzyzx
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To: Post5203

You may be thinking of St Joseph.

This however is the Joseph who warned Pharaoh about the seven lean years.


26 posted on 02/13/2008 10:42:38 AM PST by agere_contra
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
If you'd like to be on this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.

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27 posted on 02/13/2008 10:55:52 AM PST by SJackson (If 45 million children had lived, they'd be defending America, filling jobs, paying SS-Z. Miller)
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To: forkinsocket

Better yet, expel all Arabs from Israeli territory.


28 posted on 02/13/2008 10:57:45 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (Change.....that's what we will have left in our pockets if a Democrat gets elected president!)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Israel is a thorn in the world’s side for sure. satan hates Israel because the saviour Jesus Christ came from there and we know how much he hates Jesus. Imagine all the fuss over a tiny country. But, if America doesn’t side with her (and with Obama we won’t!), then America is in deep doo since God put us together. I call it being joined at the hip. That’s why so many Christians are concerned about Israel. We’re part of her in some ways.


29 posted on 02/13/2008 11:57:33 AM PST by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: Citizen Tom Paine

That’s right and He’s not going to stay silent forever.


30 posted on 02/13/2008 11:58:49 AM PST by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

I saw the post as humorous, in part, because of its absurdity.


31 posted on 02/13/2008 12:02:16 PM PST by Chunga (Vote Republican)
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To: Marysecretary

Indeed. Mary’s our original Jewish Mother.


32 posted on 02/13/2008 12:11:16 PM PST by Patriotic1 (Dic mihi solum facta, domina - Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: vikingd00d

Like a Bosch painting of Hell..


33 posted on 02/13/2008 3:05:35 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Patriotic1

LOL. Hope she fed you well...Jewish mothers do that, you know.


34 posted on 02/13/2008 5:00:46 PM PST by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: Cicero; Yehuda; Lijahsbubbe; Jeremiah Jr; Diego1618
He said the Palestinian Authority, fearing embarrassment, immediately formed a joint committee from the PA's Force 17, Preventative Security Services and Palestinian intelligence, to find out who was behind the fire.

This is rich. They certainly don't fear lying their a$$es off.

But the Muzzies seem very, very anxious to destroy this tomb.<<<

That's because deep down they *know* that Joseph is still alive (the Northern House of Israel, that is) and is going to dispatch them all to allah soon enough. They are bugging out, knowing their time is short.

Joseph was presumed by Jacob to have been savagely attacked and killed by a wild animal (hmmm, not unlike the topic of the article), but came back from the dead (so to speak) to save Jacob and his entire family.

Joseph (Jacob also) was embalmed (i.e. preserved) in Egypt. The children of Israel carried Joseph's bones out of Egypt and buried them in Shechem. Something about those bones bother the Muzzies...

They cling to Bush's lying vision of a Pali state. Ezekiel has a true vision of a vast army... the *whole* House of Israel coming to life from a valley full of bones. It's not a happy sight from the Pali perspective.

35 posted on 02/13/2008 6:37:13 PM PST by Ezekiel
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To: Ezekiel

Yes, I’m familiar with the Biblical version of the Joseph story, including the carrying of his bones back from Egypt. I’m just not sure what the Muslim story is, exactly, or whether they recognize that the tomb actually is Joseph’s tomb.

The Wahabbis who conquered Arabia and put the House of Saud in power destroyed a lot of purely Muslim artifacts when they swept in, because they thought they were idolatrous. Apparently they were only with difficulty prevented from destroying the tomb of Muhammed.

When vandals and iconoclasts get started, they may not even understand their own reasons for doing what they do.


36 posted on 02/13/2008 7:18:53 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Ezekiel
Ezekiel has a true vision of a vast army... the *whole* House of Israel coming to life from a valley full of bones.

Thanks for the ping.

[Ezekiel 37:19] Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand.

Yup....that's when the "you know what" will hit the fan!

37 posted on 02/13/2008 7:38:16 PM PST by Diego1618
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To: Ezekiel

We know for sure that Joseph’s burial wishes were Biblically noted for a reason.

He is there for an important reason. But it’s so very sad that as in his life, he continues to be attacked.

I guess we will have to wait for the full circle.


38 posted on 02/13/2008 7:57:01 PM PST by Lijahsbubbe
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To: Cicero; Diego1618
When vandals and iconoclasts get started, they may not even understand their own reasons for doing what they do.

That's just it. The savages are like pets that suddenly - for whatever reason - snap. They make not know why; we may not know why. The given is that they are savages, prone to being set off by *something*. Beneath the superficial outrage of the day, lies the "destroy" instinct. It's the hatred/jealousy of that which is good, in this case the Tzaddik Joseph. Darkness despises the light, and so on.

They don't give a hoot about actual historical events in their own history - they make up the past as they go along. 'Tards.

39 posted on 02/13/2008 8:05:30 PM PST by Ezekiel
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To: Between the Lines

These cultists desecrate a Jewish holy site without remorse, but if a Jew even dares to just pray on the Temple Mount the world comes to an end for the Muzzies.


40 posted on 02/13/2008 10:03:39 PM PST by 444Flyer (The Lord is a warrior, the Lord is His name (Exodus 15:3))
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To: Between the Lines

Behold, the peaceful Arab in his non-native habitat. –.^


41 posted on 02/13/2008 10:09:00 PM PST by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: Cicero
"Yes, I’m familiar with the Biblical version of the Joseph story...I’m just not sure what the Muslim story is, exactly, or whether they recognize that the tomb actually is Joseph’s tomb. "

Me either. Anybody? Aren't the bones/remains at the Tomb of the Patriarchs? Don't the muzzies just want a mosque there?

42 posted on 02/13/2008 10:24:51 PM PST by endthematrix (He was shouting 'Allah!' but I didn't hear that. It just sounded like a lot of crap to me.)
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To: Between the Lines

Someone doesn’t get it, but then what else is new. In the scheme of things, Joseph and his policies saved the Egyptians from starvation, and as a side issue at the tme, his family as well who wandered over from Jerusalem out of hunger, and became the Hebrew people in the land of Egypt, and who grew to the size later to be rescued from Egyptian slavery through the Exodus.

Joseph’s body was taken back to the promised land for burial when Moses and the Children of Israel departed Egypt. So what part of Joseph’s history would cause the Palestinian slaves of the surrounding territories in todays world, to not identify fully with the slave status of the Children of Israel under the Pharaoh’s of the earliar time? To my feeble mind it is a parallel that should not be lost on them.

What could the answer be?


43 posted on 02/14/2008 2:14:18 AM PST by wita (truthspeaks@freerepublic.com)
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To: Between the Lines

Kill all of them and bulldoze the entire society into the sea.


44 posted on 02/14/2008 2:18:55 AM PST by toddlintown (Ronald Reagan would vote for McCain, just like he sucked it up and supported Gerry Ford.)
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To: wita; Cicero

When vandals and iconoclasts get started, they may not even understand their own reasons for doing what they do.

This could certainly be a reason.


45 posted on 02/14/2008 2:28:34 AM PST by wita (truthspeaks@freerepublic.com)
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To: Cicero; Yehuda; Lijahsbubbe; Diego1618; Ezekiel
Shechem -- the city where Joseph was sold into slavery, which he later inherited and where he was buried -- is the place where redemption will begin with acts of violence and destruction.

Destruction of Joseph’s Tomb, A Kabbalistic View

http://www.aish.com/chanukahthemes/chanukahthemesdefault/The_Destruction_of_Josephs_Tomb_A_Kabbalistic_View.asp

FYI!

46 posted on 02/16/2008 10:51:47 AM PST by Jeremiah Jr (What would John Lennon do?)
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To: wita

In the cases of Abraham, Isaac, Ishmael, and Jacob, there are numerous differences between the Biblical account and the early Muslim accounts, differences which simply cannot be reconciled.

Either the Bible is false or the Koran is false. Or the law of non-contradiction is false, which I suppose wouldn’t bother Muslims all that much, since they do not believe that their Allah is a rational God.

That could be the case with the Muslim story of Joseph, too. I confess I haven’t studied that one yet.


47 posted on 02/16/2008 11:27:15 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Between the Lines
Could this possibly be the same Palestine that Bush and Rice supported in Annapolis in December? I thought so.

Best of luck, Israel. The United States is next.

48 posted on 02/16/2008 11:30:52 AM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Cicero

In the cases of Abraham, Isaac, Ishmael, and Jacob, there are numerous differences between the Biblical account and the early Muslim accounts, differences which simply cannot be reconciled.

Those differences will at some point in the future I’m sure be reconciled, meanwhile...

It seems that one side thinks they have been trod upon, while the other side has nothing but gratitude for the state they find themselves. Biblically both side were promised great blessing, one side may not see it that way, the other side would be ungrateful if they thought otherwise.


49 posted on 02/16/2008 4:59:40 PM PST by wita (truthspeaks@freerepublic.com)
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To: Jeremiah Jr; Yehuda; dennisw; Lijahsbubbe; freema; sauropod; Diego1618
Shechem -- the city where Joseph was sold into slavery, which he later inherited and where he was buried -- is the place where redemption will begin with acts of violence and destruction.

Earthquake Damages Temple Mount and Shechem

by Ezra HaLevi

(IsraelNN.com) An earthquake shook Israel at 12:37 PM Friday. The only damage reported in Israel was on the Temple Mount and near Shechem (Nablus).

The earthquake measured 5.3 on the Richter scale; its epicenter was located in northeastern Lebanon. Earlier last week an earthquake measuring 4.1 was felt in northern Israel, also originating from Lebanon, near its northern city of Tyre.

A large hole opened up on the Temple Mount during Friday's earthquake (click here for pictures), which was soon covered by officials from the Wakf Islamic Authority that administers the mosques built atop Judaism’s holiest site.

The only other reported damage in the Holy Land was incurred between Palestinian Authority-controlled Shechem (Nablus) and Jenin, where an old home collapsed, blocking the main road to the village of Khufin. The village is not far from the site of the Biblical Joseph’s Tomb, which was set ablaze by Muslim vandals last week.

At least five people were injured and two homes were destroyed in southern Lebanon as a result of Friday’s quake.

Wakf Officials Blame Israel

Wakf officials tried to blame Israel for the 6-foot by 5-foot hole, which is about three feet deep, claiming it was caused by Israel, which it accuses of tunneling beneath the Temple Mount. They demanded an end to all Israeli excavations in the area.

Though several excavation projects are taking place around the Western Wall Plaza, none of them entail tunneling past the wall itself and beneath the mount. The Wakf’s official position is that there was never a Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount and has gone to great efforts to erase archaeological evidence of Judaism’s historical ties to the site.

Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz issued a statement rejecting the Muslim claims. "These are mendacious reports without a grain of truth," he said, adding that work in the Temple Mount compound would be contrary to Jewish law. “Such claims are a desecration and cause hatred and incitement for no reason whatsoever,” Rabbi Rabinowitz said. He stressed that work on the Rambam (Mughrabi) Gate ramp to the Temple Mount is vital for the safety of those who visit the Western Wall and called on the authorities to finish the work speedily.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/125277

Problem w the pictures at link.

"Shechem - city of Yosef. Yerushalayim - city of Yehuda. I hope this symbolizes that Yosef and Yehuda are coming together."

50 posted on 02/17/2008 9:50:15 PM PST by Ezekiel
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