Skip to comments.Jewish activists want to pray on Jerusalem's Temple Mount, raising alarm in Muslim world
Posted on 12/03/2013 2:28:36 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
JERUSALEM A small but growing movement by Jewish activists demanding the right to pray at the site of their destroyed temple, in the heart of this disputed capitals Old City, is creating a potentially explosive clash with the Muslim world, which considers the spot holy and bans Jews from public worship there.
Each week, hundreds of Jews ascend the creaky wooden ramp built above the Western Wall and enter what is often called the most contested real estate on Earth. Many then embark upon a game of hide-and-seek with their police escorts whispering forbidden prayers while pretending to talk into cellphones, and getting in quick but banned bows by dropping coins and then bending to pick them up.
Their proposals, long dismissed as extremist, are now being debated in the Israeli parliament and embraced by an expansionist wing in the ruling coalition government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
These political leaders, many in Netanyahus party, want Israel to assert more, not less, control over the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Old City, including the place known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif, or the Noble Sanctuary.
Were looking for it to be divided between Jews and Muslims, said Aviad Visoli, chairman of the Temple Mount Organizations, which claims 27 groups under its umbrella. Today, Jews realize the Western Wall is not enough. They want to go to the real thing.(continued)
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I can’t understand or fathom this, it all seems so petty, and ridiculous that Muslims and Jews cannot both pray on the temple mount.
Muslims like interfaith cooperation in Western countries where they are the minority but one sees their true colors in how they react to Jews worshipping in Jerusalem at Jewish holy sites.
It isn’t complicated to understand this. The Muslims purposely built atop the destroyed temple to show the dominance after conquering Jerusalem. Compare it to dogs marking their fireplug - last one is top dog.
......Yet NOT ONCE is Jerusalem EVER mentioned in the Koran, unlike the Bible in which Jerusalem is mentioned over 600 times.
Yet that is simply, the temple mount, really under Jewish control.
They never will win another war. That is the point of what Obama and Jarrett are doing with Iran. The destruction of the Jewish State -- long the goal of the Muslim world -- is now a primary goal of our own government.
Well you forget that Israel is the SUPERPOWER of the Middle East. They can hand over to their enemies their rear-ends.
Yet in the end, Obama and Jarett, WILL LOSE, for certain.
They are arming Muslim terrorists with nuclear weapons. It is utter treason, for which any military officer would be imprisoned or executed. But they are doing it nonetheless.
Yet I stand by my position, for even the Muslim terrorists WILL still lose.
All it will take is one dirty nuke to make Israel economically nonviable, by contaminating enough of the central area that it's unhealthy to live and raise children there.
It doesn't even have to explode in Israel. One plane flying off-shore in international waters on a supposed flight to Egypt, detonating a cobalt device when the wind is blowing east, would do the job.
Raise the Mosque—rebuild the temple! OR Turn the Mosque into a Museum (Like they did hagia Sophia in Istambul).
Sure about that?
I stand by my position. Israel is still a SUPERPOWER in that part of the world.
You are correct in saying that “they” (as in the Jewish STATE) will “never will win another war.”
Even though the state of Israel takes the credit, ALL their wars have been and will be won by the God who “neither slumbers nor sleeps” as He keeps her.
BTW, this push for access to the temple mount will be a banner the antichrist picks up in his bid for “peace”.
I agree, Israel is a superpower, as measured by her offensive capabilities.
But she is a superpower with a glass chin, with little ability to keep going if Haifa and Jerusalem become uninhabitable due to fallout.
Israel does not have a “glass chin.” No it does not.
Not before most of the Nation of Israel is destroyed...
Can you cite the Bible source please. Thank-you.
“is creating a potentially explosive clash”
Citizens of a nation wanting to do something legal at a holy site in their own country, is *not* “creating a potentially explosive clash”.
If anyone is doing so, it is the people who attack them. Violent aggression is *never* justified by being offended at someone else praying.
Unlike the Catholic religion, that plan is not derived from a single verse but from a plethora of scripture...
The largest single battle with the combined armies of the world will soon take place in Israel...The bible speaks of 2 coming World Wars in Israel...During battle, people will be standing there with the flesh immediatly peeled off their skeletons...Their eye ball will become burned out of their skull before they hit the ground...Some people will get so hungry, they will eat their own children...People will literally go crazy out of fear...
The battlefield will be so huge, it will take 7 years to clear all the dead bodies...
Yet, only a remnant will survive...
And the same can be said about the cave of Machpelah in Hevron.
Signed, Sealed, Delivered, and Duly Recorded.
Yep, you got it!
God and I say the same thing...I did NOT say they will all be pulled up from their land...In fact, I didn't say any would be pulled up from their land...
What I was saying is that there will be world wide devastation; first with world war(s) and then with the wrath of God on Earth...And it's centered on Israel...
IF you look, you will see I said there will be a remnant that survive, in their own land...
Since there has been no red heifer for almost two thousand years, most Jews (except the very young) are in a state of ritual impurity from contact with dead bodies. According to the Torah, such people may not enter certain precincts on the Temple Mount. There is disagreement as to whether the location of these precincts is known with certainty today.
By nature and inclination I am a "build the Temple now!" kinda guy. But I have learned that it's much more complicated than that and I am trying to adopt a more Halakhic orientation.
One of the people pushing this is Moshe Feiglin, whom I have long supported (I used to post a lot of his stuff here). However, Moshe is sort of an American-style libertarian who wants religion to be private. What he wants is not so much a Halakhic Torah State as a Jewish version of early America, where orthodox religion is ingrained in the culture to such an extent that state enforcement is not needed. He has even assured homosexuals in Israel that he will respect their "rights." Why someone with this type of secular conservative/privately Orthodox political ideology would advocate Jewish sovereignty over the Temple Mount (which is the very heart and soul of public Torah Theocracy) is beyond me.
As a pro-Jewish, pro-Israel Christian, I am 100% behind those efforts.
Sorry, I misinterpreted your post!
I cannot give an opinion on the Halakhic issue of ascending to the Temple Mount. But I do know one thing, it should not be left up to the Waqf! It is a Jewish issue, to be solved by the religious Jewish authorities.
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