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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 (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. …
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Muslim Extremists Force Jews From Temple Mount

    07/15/2013 11:54:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 7/15/2013, 1:46 PM | Gil Ronen and Ari Soffer
    Hundreds of Jews came to the Temple Mount Monday in honor of Tisha B’Av, the anniversary of the destruction of the two Jewish Temples by the Babylonian and Roman empires respectively. But their visit was cut short as Muslim worshipers physically blocked them and appeared to be preparing a riot. … The Temple Mount is Judaism’s holiest site, where the two holy Temples once stood before being destroyed by the Babylonian and Roman empires respectively. This Tuesday marks the anniversary of the destruction of both temples (which occurred on the same day in the Hebrew calendar—the 9th of Av). Despite...
  • New Palestinian Authority PM Visits Al-Aqsa Mosque

    06/17/2013 2:19:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 6/17/2013, 5:44 AM | Elad Benari
    The Palestinian Authority’s prime minister Rami Hamdallah on Sunday became the first PA premier to visit the Al-Aqsa mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem, AFP reports. “Jerusalem is a symbol of the Palestinian question,” Hamdallah was quoted as having told the official WAFA news agency. “Our visit today shows how important Jerusalem is to the Palestinian government.” … The Al-Aqsa mosque is located on the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Jerusalem which was left in the hands of the Waqf following Jerusalem’s reunification in 1967. Arabs continuously make false accusations that Israel is “Judaizing” the Temple Mount, sometimes...
  • Report: Waqf Continues to Destroy Jewish Antiquities

    12/25/2012 1:44:45 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/12/12 | Elad Benari
    The Muslim Waqf is continuing to destroy Jewish antiquities on the Temple Mount in a direct violation of a ruling by the Supreme Court, a new report released Monday finds. The author of the report, archaeologist Tzachi Zweig-Devira, told Arutz Sheva that his report is based on a personal visit he made to the Temple Mount. At the eastern part of the Temple Mount, said Zweig-Devira, there is a pile of dirt and antiquities, which he documented the Waqf moving without supervision of an official from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA). This, he said, is a direct violation of a...
  • Waqf Rejects Demolition of Rambam Gate Bridge

    10/25/2011 5:33:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/10/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    The Waqf (Department of Islamic Endowments in Jerusalem) rejected an opinion by Jerusalem's city engineer that the Mughrabi Gate Bridge, which links the Western Wall Plaza to the Temple Mount, be demolished. Earlier on Tuesday, Jerusalem city engineer Shlomo Eshkol said the bridge to the Mughrabi Gate, also called the Rambam Gate, was structurally unsound, posed a risk to human life, and should be dismantled within 30 days. Eshkol informed the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation that the bridge, constructed from wood, should be replaced with a structure designed by a competent engineer and made of non-combustible materials. Israel’s courts have...
  • Claim: Israel covering up Temple Mount destruction- Jewish Temples "never existed"

    10/22/2007 5:17:30 PM PDT · by yankeesdoodle · 31 replies · 70+ views
    Wolrd Net Daily ^ | 10-22-07 | Aaron Klein
    Speaking to WND in a recent interview, Waqf official and chief Palestinian Justice Taysir Tamimi claimed the Jewish Temples "never existed." "About these so-called two Temples, they never existed, certainly not at the Haram Al- Sharif (Temple Mount)," said Tamimi, who is considered the second most important Palestinian cleric after Muhammad Hussein, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. "Israel started since 1967 making archaeological digs to show Jewish signs to prove the relationship between Judaism and the city, and they found nothing. There is no Jewish connection to Israel before the Jews invaded in the 1880s," said Tamimi. The Palestinian cleric...
  • Legendary Jerusalem mayor ratted out fellow Jews

    04/01/2007 4:02:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 99 replies · 1,430+ views
    WND ^ | April 1, 2007 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – Teddy Kollek, the legendary mayor of Jerusalem and one of Israel's most re-elected politicians, ratted out fellow Jews to the British occupiers of pre-State Israel, even once trying to have former prime minister Menachem Begin arrested. The information was provided by recently declassified British intelligence documents held back from the public at the request of the Israeli government as long as Kollek was alive, prompting some here to wander whether other Israeli politicians currently living, such as former prime minister Shimon Peres, who worked closely with Kollek, were also moles against Jews. Kollek died three months ago. The...
  • Shofar, not so good: Blower barred from Temple Mount (RoP/JINO/Cowardly Dhimmis Alerts)

    09/28/2006 7:26:28 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 13 replies · 757+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | September 28, 2006 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – A Jewish man removed by Israeli police from a key section of the Western Wall for blowing the shofar, or ceremonial ram's horn, during prayer services for last weekend's Rosh Hashana high holiday has been barred from the holy site for the upcoming Jewish holidays, WND has learned. The shofar traditionally is blown hundreds of times during Rosh Hashana prayers. Shmulik Ben Ruby, a spokesman for the Jerusalem Police Authority, told WND the Jewish man, 19-year-old Jerusalem resident Eliyahi Kleiman, was taken forcibly from the Western Wall last weekend for fear the sound of the shofar would offend...
  • PA (Palistinian Authority) Anarchy Rages at Jerusalem Waqf Office

    03/03/2005 10:45:51 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 464+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 19:38 Mar 03, '05 | staff
    A resurgence of anarchy in the PA spilled over into Jerusalem today as Fatah gang members forcibly seized the offices of the Moslem religious trust (waqf) in the El Azariyeh neighborhood. The waqf office was raided by some 70 gang members who are holding several waqf officials hostage. The Fatah raid was prompted by a decision by the waqf to transfer administration of charitable organizations under its control to local authorities. The decision went against local Fatah leaders who claim that some of the charitable organizations are collaborating with Israel. One of the hostages is Salah Zukheika, an official of...
  • Temple Mount: No-prayer zone (Religion of Peace Alert)

    02/18/2005 3:14:29 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 13 replies · 589+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | February 17, 2005 | Aaron Klein
    Judaism considers it the holiest place on earth. Muslims say it's the third holiest. Christianity reveres the spot as being of great historic importance. But if someone prays there, if he or she is not Muslim, the worshiper will be immediately arrested. Welcome to the Temple Mount. The Temple Mount is the large area directly behind the Western Wall in Jerusalem. It is the site of Judaism's first and second Temples, the primary area of worship for the Jewish faith and the location in which Gods "shekhina," or presence, is thought by Jews to reside. The area is about the...
  • Authorities fear collapse of section of Temple Mount

    09/26/2004 3:30:28 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 96 replies · 1,871+ views
    haaretz.com ^ | September 26, 2004
    The defense establishment fears the Solomon's Stables area on Jerusalem's Temple Mount will collapse under the weight of the hundreds of thousands of Muslim worshippers who are expected to arrive for Ramadan observances which start in another three weeks, Israel Radio reported Sunday morning. The foundations of the mosque at the site are old and unstable and a combination of roofing work on the building and a recent earthquake have worsened its structural condition. Some 200,000 worshippers are expected to attend Friday prayers on the Temple Mount, known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif or the Noble Sanctuary, during the...
  • Al Haram Al Sharif wall repairs completed (Re: Temple Mount)

    01/20/2004 4:06:23 AM PST · by Thinkin' Gal · 3 replies · 107+ views
    Jordan Times ^ | 20 January 2004
    Al Haram Al Sharif wall repairs completed AMMAN (JT) — Teams from the Ministry of Awqaf wrapped up a yearlong mission to repair the southern wall of Al Haram Al Sharif in Jerusalem, Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Ahmad Hilayel announced on Monday. The repair covered an area of 250 square metres at a cost that exceeded JD100,000, the minister told the Jordan News Agency, Petra. A bulge in the wall was attributed to weather conditions, such as a wide range of temperature from 0-40º C. The situation allowed rainwater to penetrate into the wall, causing disintegration of the...
  • Waqf denies claims that part of Western Wall in danger of collapsing

    08/27/2002 9:01:23 AM PDT · by liberallarry · 6 replies · 311+ views
    Ha'aretz (Israel) ^ | August 27, 2002 | Nadav Shragai
    Adnan Husseini, director of the Muslim trust which supervises the Temple Mount mosque complex, said Tuesday that a bulge in the Western Wall has not grown or shifted for about 30 years and that it is no danger of collapsing. "This bulge is under our monitoring since the 70s," he said. "It is stable, we don't feel that there is any dangerous situation." Husseini's remarks came in response to an urgent letter sent Monday by a citizens' watchdog group to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, warning of "a clear and present danger that the southern part of the Western Wall and...
  • Jordan marks Independence Day

    05/26/2002 11:10:27 AM PDT · by Thinkin' Gal · 2 replies · 786+ views
    Jordan Times ^ | Sunday, May 26, 2002
    Jordan marks Independence Day   AMMAN (JT) — Jordan marked on Saturday the 56th anniversary of its independence. Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania attended a reception at Al Hussein Youth City hosted by Prime Minister Ali Abul Ragheb to celebrate the occasion. Addressing the audience, Abul Ragheb highlighted the role of the Hashemite family in building a strong, modern Jordan and their determination to attain more progress and remain true to the Arab Muslim identity of Jordan. Abul Ragheb said King Abdullah has continued with the Hashemite mission “with confidence, ability and earnestness despite the difficult circumstances the...