Tag Archives: Temple Mount

From Israel: Ay! That Was Fast!!

Yom Ha’atzmaut, with its euphoria, was just coming to an end. (Please see my posting reflecting that euphoria if you have not done so yet!) We seemed to be back to normal. But it’s tough, because “normal” has just become obscene. ~~~ I was going to write about the Temple …

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MYTH: The al-Aqsa Mosque is Palestinian

Fact. The al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is not a Palestinian shrine.  It is considered the third holiest place in Islam after Mecca and Medina. After the Six-Day War, to avoid enflaming the Islamic world, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan agreed the Muslim authorities (the Waqf) would …

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From Israel: No Choice: We Must!!

Tisha B’Av – a day of mourning for the destruction of the Temples – has just drawn to a close here in Israel.  Here you see stones from the Second Temple, destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE, in the Jerusalem Archaeological Garden. We mark the calamities that have befallen …

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From Israel: “A Mess!!”

Before I begin, I wish to thank the many people who write to me.  Please know that I read all comments; I trust you understand that it is not always possible to respond. ~~~ And then I want to share material taken from my website: “The Temple Mount: Whose Is …

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From Israel: “Furious!!!”

I write on Tuesday night, impelled by the day’s events, knowing there are multiple stories to tell here, and that I must be succinct. Today was the Jerusalem Flag Parade, which had been postponed from Jerusalem Day because of Hamas rockets, re-scheduled for last week – when the police vetoed …

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From Israel: Are We “Judaizing” Jerusalem??

Of all the outrageous accusations made against Israel by the Palestinian Arabs, this is the only one that I find amusing, in a manner of speaking. How, pray tell, might we “judaize” Jerusalem when it is Jewish? The amusement is fleeting, however, for there is nothing funny about the Arabs’ motivation …

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Replacing the Jordanian Waqf on The Temple Mount.

After Israel defeated the attacking Jordanian army in June 1967, it allowed the Jordanian Islamic Waqf to have administrative control of the Jewish Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem while Israel controlled the security of the area. In 1980, Israel officially applied sovereignty and reunited the city of …

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Chag Same’ach! Yom Yerushalayim 5780 – 2020.

Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day, the anniversary of Israel’s miraculous victory over combined Arab forces in 1967, began last night (Thursday). Usually the chag is marked with festive prayer services in synagogues around the country. This year, because of the restrictions of the coronavirus, the festivities have either been online or …

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Good News Weekend – Israel: New baby edition

Another very Good News Friday edition this week: we are delighted to welcome our latest grandson, born on Sunday to our daughter Vered and Pini, a little brother to Shaked. The brit will take place PG on Sunday, and I will update with the baby’s name. Wishing Vered and Pini …

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