Skip to comments.Gimpel Calm Under Fire for Dome of the Rock Comments
Posted on 01/19/2013 2:43:45 PM PST by Eleutheria5
The head of the Bayit Yehudi, Naftali Bennett, defended the #14 man on the party's Knesset list, Jeremy Gimpel, who came under attack as an extremist in TV's leftist Channel 2 at week's end.
"I am proud of Jeremy Gimpel and of my entire list," Bennett told Channel 2's Dana Weiss in a Saturday night interview.
The channel's Friday night newscast, a special weekly edition which sums up the week's events, featured an attack on Gimpel by ultra-leftist pundit Amnon Abramovich. Abramovich showed viewers a Youtube video of Gimpel speaking before a Christian group and raising the theoretical possibility that the Dome of the Rock would one day be blown up.
Abramovich explained that he is on a personal crusade intended to expose Bennett's Knesset list as being extremist.
"The lecture was given to a Christian group as I was teaching about the Book of Ezra, a story that happened over 2,000 years ago," Gimpel told Arutz Sheva Saturday night. "In order to make the story more lively I made a few jokes, and you clearly hear the audience laughing. This is a cheap political attack and I would urge anyone to watch the video in its entirety and decide for yourselves."
The Left, as well as Likud, have been attacking Bayit Yehudi furiously.... Judging by polls, the attacks have caused the list to rise in popularity rather than decline.
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This person is a nut case. Remember the whale and what a mess that was. Hall it off to the jetty and make some use of it.
“....possibility that the Dome of the Rock would one day be blown up.”
To become the ‘Dome Under The Rock’?
According to the Bible, the temple will be rebuilt “in a troubled time”. Therefore the dome of the rock is going to go. Bet on it.
The only thing to bet on is “when” and “how,” not “if”. It might likely collapse of its own accord due to the unauthorized excavations of the Waqf, who will of course blame the Jooos!.
It is one butt-ugly building. All those little blue tiles remind me of a public restroom in the subway.
It’s not a good shape and the dome is out of proportion to the base.
And it doesn’t match it’s surroundings.
Speaking strictly as a person who likes art and architecture, and knows a little about what makes a nice looking building.
It does look quite handsome from Mt. of Olives, though. Perhaps it’s just the view. But anyway, it’ll look better when it’s gone.
The hajis love that crap. It looks exactly as you say it does.
To me it looks like the popcorn is almost done.
Unfortunately, one can’t get a view of the Jerusalem Skyline without it! LOL.
I know the view from the Mount of Olives. It is quite amazing, isn’t it? But I think that The White and Pinkish stone of Solomon’s Temple would be much more harmonious with the setting, don’t you agree?
Because the koran forbids representational art, the itsy bitsy tiles are arranged to make geometric shapes. So they end up looking quite “institutional”. It IS possible to make glorious art with mosaics, and it is a very ancient and venerable art indeed. There are some marvelous examples in Israel from the Roman Period. So it isn’t the medium that is a problem, it’s the MESSAGE. Wherever the human creative spirit is stifled and regulated, the result, though maybe technically excellent, is not “art”. It becomes merely “decoration”.
Just my humble opinion, of course!
Ha Ha Ha! Now THAT’S Funny!!!!!
Absolutely. Besides, think of all the hungry little boys and girls that that gold would feed, if only they’d strip it off the roof tiles, melt it down and make tourist trinkets from it.
Thanks Eleutheria5. Bennett made the perfect response.
For “the CHILDREN”. LOL.
I was talking to a diaperhead and mentioned The Dome on the Crock. He didn’t like that.
Ahhhhh. Thank you dear Yehuda!
I know why you sent me that, and I really DO appreciate it!
I am sure the photographer/artist who took that picture had to to work very hard NOT to get the you-know-what in the picture!
YOU are NAUGHTY!