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  • Third Day of Riots: Clashes on Temple Mount

    07/04/2014 7:28:51 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | July 4, 2014 | Tovan Dvorin
    Arab rioters attacked police on the Temple Mount Friday afternoon, unimpeded by restrictions imposed on Muslim worshipers to access Judaism's holiest site due to ongoing violent riots in Jerusalem. Police have begun riot control measures on the site, according to Yediot Aharonoth, including using stun grenades to handle the unruly mob. Multiple stun grenade explosions were heard as of Friday afternoon on the Mount; tens of enraged Arabs are also rioting and attempting to break through police barriers at the Dung Gate (Sha'ar Ha'ashpot) near the Western Wall (Kotel). Earlier Friday, police announced that access to the Mount would be...
  • Muslims Rally to “Cleanse” Holiest Site in Judaism of “Jewish Filth”

    05/30/2014 6:24:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 29, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - - Muslims Rally to “Cleanse” Holiest Site in Judaism of “Jewish Filth”Posted By Daniel Greenfield On May 29, 2014 @ 12:54 pm In The Point | No Comments Coexist? Sorry, we’re Muslim. And as Islamic Supremacists, we’re obsessed with Islamizing Jerusalem and using it for the capital of our Thousand Year Caliphate under the Pakistani Army.Otherwise we would be happy to coexist with you. Really. Palestinian-founded and led sharia law movement Hizb Al-Tahrir, the Party of Liberation, hosted thousands of Muslims for Friday prayers last week atop the Temple Mount, at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, where...
  • Pope calls Muslims 'brothers' at Dome of the Rock

    05/27/2014 7:17:59 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 132 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 26, 2014
    Francis took off his shoes to step into the gold-topped dome, which enshrines the rock where Muslims believe the Prophet Mohammad ascended to heaven. Speaking to the grand mufti of Jerusalem and other Muslim authorities, Francis deviated from his prepared remarks to refer not just to his "dear friends" but "dear brothers." "May we respect and love one another as brothers and sisters," he said, and added, "May we learn to understand the suffering of others! May no one abuse the name of God through violence!"
  • Bill for Jewish Prayer on Temple Mount Sets up War of Allah vs. God

    05/19/2014 9:34:19 PM PDT · by Tzvi · 5 replies
    The Jewish Independent ^ | May 20, 2014 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The Muslim world’s biggest lie is about to unravel because of a populist Knesset bill to allow Jews to pray on the Temple Mount but which has little of chance of becoming law – yet.
  • Bill for Jewish Prayer on Temple Mount Sets up War of Allah vs. God

    05/19/2014 9:30:46 PM PDT · by Tzvi · 1 replies
    The Jewish Independent ^ | May 20, 2014 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The Muslim world’s biggest lie is about to unravel because of a populist Knesset bill to allow Jews to pray on the Temple Mount but which has little of chance of becoming law – yet.
  • US Congressmen the Latest Victims of Temple Mount Discrimination

    05/14/2014 11:51:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 5/14/2014, 5:13 PM | Ari Soffer
    In what has become something of a trend, two US congressmen participated in a fact-finding mission on the Temple Mount early Wednesday morning, to witness firsthand the discriminatory treatment meted out to non-Muslims on Judaism’s holiest site. Congressmen Andrew Harris (R-Maryland) and Ron DeSantis (R-Florida) were taken on a tour of the holy site in Jerusalem by Rabbi Chaim Richman, International Director of the Temple Institute, who pointed out religious and historical landmarks along the way. The American lawmakers were also accompanied by their wives. The group witnessed how Jewish groups are singled out and closely followed by “guards” from...
  • Jewish Youth Arrested on Temple Mount for Praying

    05/07/2014 8:44:50 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 11 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 5/7/2014 | Ari Yashar
    A 16-year-old Jew was arrested on the Temple Mount on Wednesday, after members of the Jordanian Waqf (Islamic trust) ordered Israeli police to do so. The Waqf members said they had seen the youth's lips moving as he said a silent prayer. The Waqf has forbidden any kind of prayer by Jews at the site of the two Jewish Temples, the holiest site for Judaism. The Temple Mount is under the Waqf's de facto rule.
  • Rebuilding the temple in Jerusalem?

    05/07/2014 8:26:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    The Deseret News ^ | May 3, 2014 | William Hamblin and Daniel Peterson
    The dramatic recent collapse of the Arab-Israeli peace talks and the ongoing political turmoil involving the Temple Mount have again focused world attention on the centuries-old struggle for that sacred site. Since antiquity, the roughly 37 acres of the Temple Mount and its immediate surroundings have frequently been the focus of interreligious strife. The destruction of the Jewish temple by the Romans in A.D. 70 was a devastating event in the history of Judaism. It served as a transforming catalyst in both the origins of Christianity and the transition of Israelite religion from a priestly sacrifice-centered system to the legalistic...
  • (Bill) Clinton: Israel Offered the Temple Mount to the Palestinian Authority

    04/30/2014 5:52:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 5/1/2014, 3:15 AM | Elad Benari
    Former United States President Bill Clinton claimed on Wednesday that Israel had offered the Palestinian Authority (PA) control of the Temple Mount in 2000. Channel 2 News reported that Clinton’s comments were made during a speech at Georgetown University in Virginia, during which he made some revelations regarding the Camp David Summit attended by himself, then-Prime Minister Ehud Barak, and then-PA Chairman Yasser Arafat. “The Israelis offered to give it (the Temple Mount) to the Palestinians,” Clinton was quoted by Channel 2 as having said. “They disagreed about only 16 meters of the Western Wall, about which Israel was right,”...
  • Israel Is 'Destroying' Al-Aqsa Mosque For 'Alleged' Temple

    04/23/2014 10:12:27 AM PDT · by Fennie · 73 replies
    INN ^ | April 22, 2014
    The Palestinian Authority (PA) has been stepping up its libel that Israel is "destroying" the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the temple mount in Jerusalem, in order to build the "alleged" Temple. The highest PA religious authority, Mufti Muhammad Hussein, asserted in late March that Israel was making an "attempt... at laying hands on the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque... and in addition to the threat of destroying the Al-Aqsa Mosque to establish the alleged Temple on its ruins."
  • Palestinians, Israeli police clash at Jerusalem holy site

    04/20/2014 11:21:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Yahoo! News / Reuters ^ | April 20, 2014
    Israeli police arrested 16 Palestinians at one of Jerusalem's most revered and politically sensitive holy sites on Sunday as they dispersed protesters opposed to any Jewish attempts to pray there. A police spokesman said officers used stun grenades to disperse dozens of rioters, who threw rocks and firecrackers at them at the site revered by Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and by Jews as the Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's walled Old City. Two officers were slightly injured and treated at the scene in the brief clash, the spokesman added. Five Palestinians were also slightly hurt, a Muslim clergyman said. Police...
  • Violent clashes between IDF and Palestinians break out in Hebron

    04/17/2014 8:12:43 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/17/2014 | TOVAH LAZAROFF
    As thousands of Jewish visitors stream in to visit the Cave of the Patriarchs to celebrate Passover holiday, dozens of rioters throw stones at soldiers in West Bank city. For the second day in a row violent clashes broke out between the IDF and Palestinian activists in Hebron by the Policeman’s Checkpoint in the West Bank city. On Thursday the clashes occurred on the sidelines of a Hebron demonstration to mark Prisoner Security forces responded with riot dispersal means, including tear gas. The checkpoint separates the section of the city that is under control of the Palestinian Authority from the...
  • Israel: Palestinians stockpiling rocks inside al-Aqsa Mosque

    04/16/2014 2:04:35 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 15 replies
    Israeli security officials said on Wednesday evening that they would ultimately have to force their way into al-Aqsa mosque, atop the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City, because hundreds of young Palestinian men are now routinely stockpiling large quantities of rocks and slabs of stone there to attack security forces. The unnamed officials, quoted by Israel’s Channel 2 news, were speaking hours after dozens of Palestinian protesters and an Israeli policeman were wounded on the Mount when clashes broke out soon after the holy site was opened to Jewish visitors on Wednesday morning. >>SNIP<< The officials were quoted saying that,...
  • Dozens wounded in Temple Mount riot

    04/16/2014 6:07:50 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 15 replies
    Dozens of Palestinian protesters and an Israeli policeman were wounded Wednesday morning on the Temple Mount after the site was opened to Jewish visitors. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP that Palestinians threw “stones and firecrackers” at police when they opened the walled compound’s gates. Police responded with stun grenades, Rosenfeld said, and closed the complex to the Jewish visitors after a small number had toured the site. An AFP correspondent at the scene said dozens of Palestinians were wounded by rubber-coated bullets and stun grenade canisters, and were staying inside the Al-Aqsa mosque out of fear they would be...
  • Five arrested for planning Passover sacrifice on Temple Mount

    04/14/2014 8:04:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Five Jewish Israelis were arrested Monday after allegedly attempting to sacrifice a goat at the Temple Mount in honor of the Passover holiday. The suspects were brought in to a nearby police station for further questioning. The goat was transferred to representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, Ynet reported. In the bible,a special ritual sacrifice is commanded on the Passover holiday and the custom was practiced by Jews during the First and Second Temple periods when their central shrine stood on the same site that today houses the al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock . However, most rabbinic authorities...
  • Pesach Shame: Hamas Conquers Temple Mount

    04/14/2014 1:05:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 4/14/2014, 10:11 AM | Gil Ronen and Ari Soffer
    Police have “lost control of the Temple Mount,” Temple activists charged Monday morning, on the eve of Pesach. Dozens of Hamas men have taken over the Mount, waving Hamas flags, and are “not allowing Jews and tourists into the Mount,” said the activists. […] The Temple organizations called for the police commissioner to resign, following his failures on the Temple Mount. …
  • Israel To Destroy Dome Of Rock Mosque On Temple Mount? Time For 3rd Temple To Be Built?

    04/01/2014 3:07:39 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 56 replies ^ | 1/29/2014
    Breaking News from the Middle East. This is huge !! The prophesy of Daniel coming to life right in front of our eyes ‘Matthew 24:15'. Many High Ranking Israelite Officials are declaring that the al-Aqsa Mosque (Dome of Rock) has to go, NOW! Will Israel destroy the temple? If they do, it will fulfill the Biblical prophecy found in Matthew 24:15 which read as follows “”So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel–let the reader understand–” “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ [Anti-Christ] spoken of by...
  • Rabbis Issue United Call to Establish Synagogue on Temple Mount (Jerusalem)

    03/31/2014 12:26:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 3/30/2014, 4:42 PM | Moshe Cohen
    A wide ranging group of rabbis from the National Religious camp have written a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu advocating the construction of a synagogue on the Temple Mount, Judaism’s holiest site. Among the rabbis are those considered religiously “conservative” and who have avoided making public calls for prayers on the Temple Mount until now—including Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu—as well as those considered more “liberal,” including Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, Rabbi She’ar Yashuv-Cohen, Rabbi Menachem Borstein, and Rabbi Daniel Shilo. Many of the latter have also avoided calling for prayers on the Mount as well. …
  • Palestinian Religious Leaders: Jews Must not Pray at Kotel

    03/27/2014 4:15:34 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 60 replies
    The Palestinian Authority (P) Minister of Religious Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash and the former Chief palestinians want soverignty over western wallJustice of the PA's Religious Court both recently declared that the PA's Islamic belief and political position is that Jews are prohibited from praying at the Western Wall of the Temple Mount. Palestinian Media Watch has documented that the PA denies Israel's history and rights in Jerusalem, but these statements by top religious leaders go even further. The PA claims that the area of the Muslim holy site, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, includes not only the mosque itself, but extends over the...
  • Muslim Rioters Attack MK Feiglin on Temple Mount

    03/20/2014 11:38:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    INN ^ | 3/20/2014, 10:39 AM | David Lev
    Two Arab rioters were arrested Thursday for attempting to attack MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud Beteinu) as he visited the Temple Mount. Hundreds of rioters threw stones at Feiglin and several individuals who accompanied him. Feiglin was forced to leave the site, and police took steps to break up the riot. As a result of the riot, the Temple Mount was closed Thursday morning to Jews and to tourists. Feiglin has been a strong advocate of Jews’ asserting their rights to pray on the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism. Last month, Feiglin initiated a Knesset debate on freedom of...
  • Iranian Regime Accuses Saudi Arabia of Plan to Replace al-Aqsa Mosque With Jewish Temple

    01/28/2014 4:53:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 28, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    The Iranian regime’s Press TV accused Saudi Arabia and Israel of planning to replace the al-Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount with a Jewish temple.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Press TV reported, via Religion of Peace: Saudi Arabia is supporting the Israeli regime in its plan to replace the holy al-Aqsa Mosque with a temple, an analyst tells Press TV in an interview. Saab Shaath was talking to Press TV on Saturday, one day after Israeli Minister of Housing and Construction Uri Ariel called for the construction of what he called “the Third Temple” to replace the holy site. “Al-Aqsa Mosque is currently in place...
  • Islamic Waqf Revises History: ‘Temple Mount, Kotel are Muslim’

    01/21/2014 10:53:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    INN ^ | 1/21/2014, 7:59 PM | Maayana Miskin
    The Islamic Waqf, which supervises the Temple Mount, Judaism's holiest site, has issued a pamphlet that makes new claims regarding the Mount—arguing, among other things, that King Solomon was a Muslim and that there is no Jewish connection to either the Temple Mount or the Western Wall (Kotel). […] In one section, titled, “Al-Buraq Wall and NOT the Wailing Wall,” the pamphlet teaches, “Al-Buraq wall is part of the western wall of the Al-Aqsa mosque.” The pamphlet goes on to link the wall to Islam, stating that it is known as the site where Mohammed “tied his winged steed, Al-Buraq.”...
  • Former Canadian Minister 'Shocked' by Visit to Temple Mount

    01/20/2014 10:13:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/1/14 | Elad Benari
    A former Canadian minister who visited the Temple Mount on Sunday was shocked to learn of the discrimination shown by Israeli police officers towards Jews. Stockwell Day, who served as Canada’s Minister of Public Safety between 2006 and 2008, visited the Temple Mount following a coincidental meeting with a resident of Jerusalem, Yosef Rabin, who regularly visits the Temple Mount compound. Rabin, who spoke to Arutz Sheva on Monday, said that his meeting with Day took place over Shabbat, when he visited friends for a Shabbat meal also attended by Day. During the meal, Rabin said, he told the former...
  • Former Canadian Minister 'Shocked' by Visit to Temple Mount

    01/20/2014 10:13:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/1/14 | Elad Benari
    A former Canadian minister who visited the Temple Mount on Sunday was shocked to learn of the discrimination shown by Israeli police officers towards Jews. Stockwell Day, who served as Canada’s Minister of Public Safety between 2006 and 2008, visited the Temple Mount following a coincidental meeting with a resident of Jerusalem, Yosef Rabin, who regularly visits the Temple Mount compound. Rabin, who spoke to Arutz Sheva on Monday, said that his meeting with Day took place over Shabbat, when he visited friends for a Shabbat meal also attended by Day. During the meal, Rabin said, he told the former...
  • Former Canadian Minister ‘Shocked’ by Visit to Temple Mount (saw discrimination against Jews)

    01/20/2014 9:06:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    INN ^ | 1/21/2014, 5:44 AM | Elad Benari
    A former Canadian minister who visited the Temple Mount on Sunday was shocked to learn of the discrimination shown by Israeli police officers towards Jews. Stockwell Day, who served as Canada’s Minister of Public Safety between 2006 and 2008, visited the Temple Mount following a coincidental meeting with a resident of Jerusalem, Yosef Rabin, who regularly visits the Temple Mount compound. […] “[The former Canadian minister] was shocked over how Jewish police can do these things to Jews. He did not understand how one can talk about the reunification of Jerusalem while at the same time Jews are not allowed...
  • Muslim Authorities Filling Temple Mount with Trash Cans

    01/20/2014 11:56:12 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/1/14 | Gil Ronen
    Jews who ascended to the Temple Mount in the last few days discovered that the Muslim Waqf has been planting trash cans throughout the plaza atop the Mount. Two weeks ago, as LIBA project coordinator Yehuda Glick visited the Mount, he saw drilling being carried out into the paved floor of the Mount plaza. Muslims refused to say what they were doing and were assisted by police in pushing Glick away. The mystery of the drilling has now been solved: the holes were used for planting dozens of trash cans, and dozens more await their turn. Temple activists said Monday...
  • Exposed: Waqf Illegally Drilling on Temple Mount

    01/08/2014 8:31:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    INN ^ | 1/8/2014, 5:56 PM | Tova Dvorin
    Muslim worshippers don’t just have more freedom to pray on the Temple Mount, a recent investigation reveals: they apparently also have permission to drill. An investigation Monday by Yehuda Glick, Director of the Haliba organization for Jewish freedom on the Temple Mount, caught Waqf officials red-handed in the act of drilling through the ancient stones. Vandalizing the Mount—Judaism’s holiest site and a national landmark for people of all religions—violates the law; when caught in the act on film, the perpetrators quickly tried to conceal their actions. …
  • Report: Obama to Hand Over Christian Holy Sites to Palestinian Thugs

    12/30/2013 1:02:47 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 29, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Once again Barack Obama is going to push Israel to hand over half of Jerusalem, the Wailing Wall, The Temple Mount, Old Jerusalem, and the tomb of Jesus Christ to the Hamas-Fatah terrorists. Barack Obama believes giving the terrorists more land will result in peace. It’s as if the Gaza transfer and disaster never happened. The Times of Israel reported: US Secretary of State John Kerry will offer Israeli and Palestinian negotiators a political trade-off: Israeli recognition of the 1967 lines as a basis for the future Palestinian state, in return for Palestinian recognition of Israel as the state of...
  • Former MK Eldad: Time to Treat the Temple Mount Like a Holy Site

    12/29/2013 6:12:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    INN ^ | 12/30/2013, 3:16 AM | Elad Benari
    Former MK Professor Aryeh Eldad, head of the Professors for a Strong Israel organization, sharply criticized on Sunday the way the State of Israel has been conducting itself since 1967 with respect to the Temple Mount. Eldad’s remarks come in the wake of the publication of the contents of a secret report by the State Comptroller regarding the enforcement, or lack thereof, of the law at the Temple Mount. […] “You can decide to ignore the Bedouin land theft in the Negev, but the Temple Mount is the most important issue there is,” he told Arutz Sheva. “It’s not for...
  • Temple Mount Activist: Only the People Can Stop Desecration

    12/25/2013 2:35:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 12/25/2013, 12:02 PM | Ari Soffer
    A special Knesset committee which met yesterday to discuss the ongoing destruction of Jewish antiquities on the Temple Mount, saw MKs and Antiquities Authority officials debating how best to end the alarming phenomenon atop Judaism’s holiest site. The destruction of Jewish artifacts by the Islamic Waqf trust is seen by many observers as part of a concerted effort to Islamize the Temple Mount, by erasing all traces of the Jewish Temples. Islamist and Palestinian Authority figures have long denied the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and Jerusalem in general, despite the wealth of archaeology and historical documentation to the...
  • Temple Mount high

    12/19/2013 5:32:51 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/15/2013 | YISRAEL MEDAD
    With all the difficulties, the state must resolve the absurdity of the situation whereby a Jew is the second-class citizen at this so very Jewish place. Lately, hardly ever a day passes without a news item relating in some way to the Temple Mount. This is not only true as regards Israel’s local media, including longer in-depth articles in weekend editions – newspapers such as The New York Times, The Washington Post and Le Monde have been devoting special reports to the site, as well. On the average of once a month or so, the Knesset’s Interior Committee convenes, chaired...
  • Op-Ed: The EU Auditors Report: A PA-EU Financial Scandal

    12/15/2013 11:16:38 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/12/13 | David Singer
    European taxpayers are supporting a massive fraud. The European Union (EU) has become embroiled in a financial scandal of massive proportions in relation to the financial assistance given by it to the Palestinian Authority (PA) since 1994. This appears very clear from the comprehensive European Court of Auditors Report dated 22 October 2013 which was only made public this week. The Report reveals the following: .....
  • Jewish activists want to pray on Jerusalem's Temple Mount, raising alarm in Muslim world

    12/03/2013 2:28:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 2, 2013 | William Booth and Ruth Eglash
    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 capital’s 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...
  • Saudi Arabia: Muslim Authority Threatens War Over Temple Mount

    12/02/2013 10:32:57 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/12/13 | Ari Soffer and Dallit Halevi
    Saudi Arabia's highest religious council, the Majlis al-Ifta’ al-A’ala, has threatened a "religious war" over any attempts to implement equal prayer rights for Jews on Jerusalem's Temple Mount. The Temple Mount is Judaism's holiest site, the site of two Jewish Temples and where some Jewish traditions state the world began. It is also the site of the large "Al Aqsa" Islamic complex, which is built on top of the ruins of the Jewish Temples. The site itself is administered by the Waqf Islamic trust. In measures Jewish activists decry as discriminatory, only Muslims may pray or carry out any other...
  • Temple Mount Closes After Jewish Visitors Sing Hanukkah Songs

    12/01/2013 1:10:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    INN ^ | 12/1/2013, 12:10 PM | Tova Dvorin
    Israeli police closed the Temple Mount Sunday after Jewish visitors to the Mount—which is Judaism’s holiest site and the exact spot of the events of the Hanukkah holiday—broke out into Hanukkah songs, enraging Muslim worshipers. Following the song, a scuffle broke out between Jews and Muslims. Four people were arrested. Police have decided to close the Mount to all visitors until further notice. …
  • Muslim Cleric: Israel Trying to Destroy Al-Aqsa

    10/14/2013 6:13:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    INN ^ | 10/15/2013, 2:45 AM | Dalit Halevi & Elad Benari
    A senior Muslim cleric denounced on Monday the incident in which Jews prayed and sang Israel’s national anthem “Hatikva” on the Temple Mount, and warned that this incident was further proof that Israel was planning to “destroy” the Al-Aqsa mosque. … Sheikh Yusuf Adeis said in an interview on a Palestinian Authority-based news website that the entrance of “extremist” Jews to the Temple Mount and their waving the Israeli flag was a “heinous crime”. Speaking to shfanews, Adeis said that Jewish entry to the Temple Mount was “a violation of all treaties” and was part of the “occupation forces'” plan...
  • Jews Arrested for Allegedly Daring to Pray on Temple Mount

    10/10/2013 9:27:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 10/10/2013, 1:02 PM | Maayana Miskin
    Rabbi Yisrael Ariel of the Temple Institute and activist Yehuda Glick were arrested Thursday morning on the Temple Mount. An eyewitness told Arutz Sheva that the two were violently arrested at the exit to the holy site. Police dragged the men on the ground, he accused. Police said the two were arrested for praying and bowing down while visiting the Temple Mount, which is the holiest place on earth according to Judaism, and the site where the First and Second Temples once stood. …
  • Star of David Not Allowed on Temple Mount

    10/06/2013 6:55:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    INN ^ | 10/7/2013, 4:12 AM | Elad Benari
    A volunteer with the Magen David Adom first aid service was forced on Sunday to remove his jacket with the organization’s emblem before he was allowed to enter the Temple Mount. The emblem of Magen David Adom is a red Star of David. … Police, in an attempt to appease the Waqf, limit the number of Jewish worshipers allowed on the Temple Mount at one time in order to prevent conflict with Muslim worshipers. Police often close the Mount to Jews in response to Muslim riots—despite evidence that Muslim riots have been planned in advance for the specific purpose of...
  • Why it matters that Jews are standing on the Temple Mount [your blood will boil]

    09/23/2013 3:27:46 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 48 replies
    Christian Science Monitor via | 9/23/13 | Christa Case Bryant
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  • Feiglin to question legal authority, legitimacy of Temple Mount Waqf

    09/15/2013 7:29:56 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 10 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/15/2013 | JEREMY SHARON
    The Knesset Interior Committee scheduled a hearing for Monday regarding preparations for Jewish visitation to the Temple Mount over Succot. Groups lobbying for Jewish prayer rights at the site criticized the lack of access afforded to them over Rosh Hashana and are demanding that Jewish visits over Succot be enabled by police. In general, access for Jews and other non-Muslims is strictly controlled, and police prohibit any non-Muslim prayer at the site as well as any outward demonstrations of religious worship, in accordance with the demands of the Jordanian Islamic trust, or Wakf, which administers the area. MK and Deputy...
  • Fatah Declares War over Temple Mount: Green Light on Terror

    09/11/2013 6:58:52 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 9 replies
    While Fatah head and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas negotiates with Israel for the creation of a PA state, Fatah's armed branch, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade, has declared war. The Brigade issued a statement Tuesday announcing that it would give the "green light" to terrorist attacks targeting Israelis beginning on Friday. The reason given for the planned resumption of open hostilities was Jewish visits to the Temple Mount, which the group termed, "The invasion of the compound by hordes of settlers, and the harm to [Muslim] worshipers, with no intervention from the international community." Tensions have been high on the...
  • Gold treasure trove unearthed at base of Temple Mount

    09/09/2013 5:38:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies
    TImes of Israel ^ | September 9, 2013 | Ilan Ben Zion
    Byzantine-era coins and unique menorah medallion found by Hebrew University archaeologists at site abutting Southern Wall Byzantine-era gold coins found near the Southern Wall of the Temple Mount (photo credit: courtesy Ouria Tadmor/Hebrew University) Hebrew University researchers on Monday announced the discovery of a rare trove of Byzantine-era gold and silver artifacts, the most impressive of which is a 10-centimeter solid gold medallion emblazoned with a menorah and other Jewish iconography. The find, unearthed in the area adjacent to the Southern Wall of the Temple Mount, was dated to the early 7th century CE, in all likelihood the time of...
  • Temple Mount: Arabs Pelt Jewish Visitors with Stones

    09/04/2013 6:36:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 9/4/2013, 11:03 AM | Kochava Rozenbaum
    Police forces were dispatched on Wednesday to break up Muslim stone throwers who were targeting Jewish visitors on the Temple Mount (Har Habayit). As soon as stones were thrown and riots broke out, police forces stepped in to make arrests. Security forces were prepared for a riot as this incident follows renewed incitement by Islamic Movement leader Sheikh Raed Salah, who called for Muslims to physically prevent Jews from visiting the Temple Mount last week. …
  • Collapse reported on Temple Mount

    08/28/2013 6:02:29 AM PDT · by NYer · 62 replies
    Israel Today ^ | August 27, 2013
    Eyewitnesses told Turkish media this week that a portion of the Temple Mount platform near the Al Aqsa Mosque has collapsed, creating a serious safety hazard and a possible threat to the stability of the Islamic structure. If the report is accurate, it would be the second serious collapse on the Temple Mount in the past five years. Palestinian officials claim that the collapses are caused by deliberate Israeli action to bring down the Al Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock so that the Jewish Temple can be rebuilt. But archaeologists and engineers have been warning for...
  • Muslim History 101: Who has the better claim to the Temple Mount -- the Muslims or the Jews?

    08/15/2013 7:52:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/14/2013 | Mike Konrad
    This is what the fight is all about: In the center of Jerusalem is the sacred structure which the Jews label as the Temple Mount, and the Arabs refer to as the Haram al-Sharif (the noble sanctuary) and Al-Aqsa (the farthest Mosque). A mere 35 acres; yet touch it, and the Ummah [the Islamic homeland] will go to war. So who has the better claim? Ignoring the issue of political sovereignty, let us focus solely on which religion has the greater claim to that sacred space. According to the Quran, at one time all of mankind was Muslim; and all...
  • Jerusalem, shared ‘security blanket,’ key to Israeli-Palestinian peace

    08/14/2013 8:58:42 PM PDT · by haffast · 22 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | August 14, 2013 | Judith Sudilovsky
    JERUSALEM (CNS) — Coveted as a spiritual and political capital by both Israelis and Palestinians, the status of the city of Jerusalem has stood out as one of the pivotal topics in their ongoing peace negotiations. snip “Jerusalem is very critical to the negotiations,” said Bernard Sabella, associate professor of sociology at Bethlehem University and a member of the Palestinian parliament. “U.N. resolutions and even the United States recognize East Jerusalem as occupied territory. We are going to have to find a solution set-up which is acceptable to both parties. snip Rabbi Rosen said that although there are some fringe...
  • The king is in the field

    08/08/2013 8:00:46 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 12 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/8/2013 | CHAIM RICHMAN
    Jewish tradition emphasizes that the month of Elul is a special time of Divine good will and mercy – a time that is particularly conducive to prayer and repentance. Actually, the month is part of the preparatory process for entering into the awesome judgment of Rosh Hashana and the cleansing power of the Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. God makes Himself especially close at hand. >>SNIP<< A popular rabbinic teaching describes the reality of the Elul encounter as “the king is in the field.” The analogy is to a great king who pays a surprise visit to his subjects...
  • Activists Demonstrate Against Temple Mount Discrimination

    08/07/2013 2:46:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/8/13 | Kochava Rosenbaum
    In wake of Tuesday’s decision by police officials in charge of the Temple Mount to ban non-Muslims entrance to the holy site, some two hundred protesters stood Wednesday morning at the foot of the Mugrabi entrance seeking to reverse their exclusion. The mass protest was prearranged following an announcement by Police Commander Avi Bitton that the Temple Mount will remain closed to Jews and tourists at least until after the end of Ramadan’s closing festival of “Eid” which is to be next Sunday, the 11th of August. video .....
  • Feiglin Declares 'It's Time to Flood the Temple Mount'

    08/04/2013 6:33:03 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 6 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 8/1/2013 | Maayana Miskin, Chana Ya'ar
    Israelis who believe the Temple Mount should remain in Israeli hands must take urgent action, Likud MK Moshe Feiglin warned Thursday. Feiglin, who heads the Jewish Leadership faction of the Likud party, visited the Temple Mount on Thursday despite knowing he would find it locked to Jews, as a display of protest.
  • Feiglin Declares ‘It’s Time to Flood the Temple Mount’

    08/01/2013 11:37:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 8/1/2013, 10:53 AM | Maayana Miskin, Chana Ya’ar
    Israelis who believe the Temple Mount should remain in Israeli hands must take urgent action, Likud MK Moshe Feiglin warned Thursday. Feiglin, who heads the Jewish Leadership faction of the Likud party, visited the Temple Mount on Thursday despite knowing he would find it locked to Jews, as a display of protest. In an “unprecedented” move, police on Wednesday informed Jewish groups that the Temple Mount will be closed to all non-Muslims until at least the end of Ramadan, on 11th August. The announcement has provoked renewed anger over anti-Jewish discrimination on the Temple Mount, and sparked calls by activists...