Tag Archives: Temple Mount

From Israel: Celebrate Yerushalayim!

Yerushalayim (Jerusalem) comes first! If you can tolerate a painful pun: it trumps news about Trump (who is in Israel as I write).  I will in due course write about the president’s visit – here and in Saudi Arabia, but now I am inspired by Yom Yerushalayim – Jerusalem Day.  …

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UNESCO Resolution Denies Jewish Connection with its Holiest Site.

UNESCO made a mockery of its purpose on Friday when it passed a resolution effectively writing Jews out of the history of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Judaism’s holiest site. The resolution, which was passed with 24 votes in favour, 6 against and 26 abstentions, acknowledges Jerusalem’s significance to three …

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The Temple Mount and the Jordan Peace Treaty.

On October 26, 1994, Israel and Jordan signed a “Treaty of Peace between the State of Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan”. Like most peace treaties, it was designed to normalize relations between former enemies. The Treaty contains a Preamble, 30 Articles, four Annexes and ‘Agreed Minutes.’  The Treaty …

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Arlene from Israel: Keeping Our Balance.

 Not an easy thing to do – to maintain balance.  We might know where we want to go, yet find the way there exceedingly slippery.  This is what we are dealing with now: the rapids and the uneven stepping stones. ~~~~~~~~~~ I like to sustain my practice of starting with …

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Eyeing Temple Mount Terrorists.

This should prove interesting. As I write, The Algemeiner is reporting that Israel and Jordan will cooperate in the installation of video surveillance cameras on the Temple Mount, perhaps within days.  The Palestinian-Arabs do not like it because they know such footage will show the world who the aggressors are on …

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Democratize the Temple Mount.

It is unacceptable that Israel maintains prejudicial policies toward Jews at the holiest site to the Jewish people. Benjamin Netanyahu keeps assuring Barack Obama, and the American Department of State, that Israel intends to maintain the status quo at the Temple Mount. EOZ columnist, Vic Rosenthal, proprietor of Abu Yehuda, has …

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Understanding the language of murder.

‘PALESTINIAN’ cleric Muhammad Salah stands at the pulpit of his mosque in Gaza clutching a large kitchen knife. His hand repeatedly comes down in a violent stabbing motion.  He does not speak in an allegory, or sermonise to his flock. He delivers a very specific command: “Form stabbing squads. We …

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Arlene from Israel: Telling Truth to a Reluctant World.

Most important for each of you is to run with the information that I am providing. This is information that is often not shared by media outside of Israel.  I think the tide is beginning to turn: Abbas has gone too far.  Please!  as always, put this information out in …

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Into The Fray: What now?

Persisting with its declared willingness to establish a Palestinian state while being unable to make the perilous concessions this calls for, makes Israel looks disingenuous and devious. Al-Aksa [Mosque on the Temple Mount] is ours… they [the Jews] have no right to defile it with their filthy feet. We will …

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Arlene from Israel: “Over the Top”

To say that the situation is outrageous would be to minimize it. And so I will not say it. The game being played by the PA and its supporters, as well as by Jordan, is simple:  Muslim violence has been fomented on the Temple Mount, and then when Israeli security …

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Standing Up.

Writing in the Times of Israel, Elhanan Miller tells us: Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon on Wednesday declared as “unlawful organizations” two Islamic Movement groups who harass Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount, rendering membership or financing of the groups illegal. The move came in response to an appeal by Public …

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Arlene from Israel: Reflections on Tisha B’Av.

Above we see stones that were thrown down from the Temple by the Romans at the time of the Destruction 2,000 years ago.  They have been left as a reminder – even as plazas and an archeological park have been built up around the supporting walls of the Temple Mount. …

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Arlene from Israel: “Facing Down Violence”

As has become my practice of late, I’m going to start with a good news item, saving the somber stuff for later.  Here we have a brief video that should put a smile on your face and a touch of hope in your heart: https://www.facebook.com/mirilavi/videos/10154126499312715/ ~~~~~~~~~~ We had better hold …

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The Waqf and the Temple Mount.

Summary: According to Muslims, the Temple Mount is held in “trusteeship” by the Islamic Waqf, which assures its use and access as a mosque. The role of the Waqf has nothing to do with sovereignty of the land on which it resides. The most sensitive issue of the Israel-Arab conflict …

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Into the fray: The Arabs’ war against the Jews (cont.):

Originally posted as: Into the fray: The Arabs’ war against the Jews (cont.): Root causes & red herrings. If the Jews are to prevail in the Arabs’ war against them it is essential that they accurately differentiate misleading red herrings from real root causes. Our forces are now entirely ready …

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Arlene in Israel – A Mixed Bag

    I start today with the link to the Dry Bones Blog of Yaakov Kirschen.  Most of you are probably familiar with Kirschen’s absolutely on-the-mark political commentary by way of cartoon.   Kirschen is convinced – and rightly so – that cartooning is a powerful way to reach out …

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Arlene in Israel: Perspective.

This latest article from Arlene Kushner in Israel is an important read . Please share with your email lists as well as your Facebook friends. For those of you who are new to the site, Arlene is a very well respected author and journalist in Israel of many years standing, …

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Arlene in Israel – A Brief Follow-Up.

I will not be able to post again until after Shabbat, and so wanted to provide here just a bit of factual “catch-up,” as well as something in the way of a broader overview.  These are difficult days. I just read of one person involved in the issues of the …

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The Third Intifada Is Here.

  Last night, a Palestinian driver intentionally drove his van into three soldiers south of Jerusalem. One was critically injured, two a bit more moderately wounded. It was the end of a very bad day in Israel.Late last night, I saw a post on Facebook saying that Jerusalem was moving …

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Arlene in Israel – Never Ending.

  I am referring to the grief that is leveled at us, here in Israel, on a regular basis.  I don’t really mean “never ending.” This is hyperbole; some day it will end.  But I don’t know when; I only recognize that we must be strong in all respects as …

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