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Israelis Want Temple Rebuilt at Al-Aqsa Site

Posted by Glezele Vayne on July 31, 2009


Temple Mount Aerial

Temple Mount Aerial

Article by Mohammed Mar’i

RAMALLAH: A news survey conducted by the Israeli Ynet news service and the Gesher organization found that about two thirds of the Israeli public want the Second Temple rebuilt. Gesher claims a 4.6 margin of error on a survey of 516 Israelis.

The Temple Mount, which is the foundation of the First and Second temples is today home to Islam’s third-holiest mosque, Al-Aqsa. The Second Temple, built by Herod the Great, was destroyed in 70 A.D. when the Romans sacked Jerusalem.

Sixty-four percent responded favorably to the question of rebuilding the temple commissioned by Herod the Great, while 36 percent responded negatively.

Among the practicing and orthodox Jewish Israelis, virtually all respondents wanted to see the Second Temple rebuilt.

Just under half of secular Israelis — 47 percent — also said they would like to see Herod’s Temple rebuilt.

Eighty percent of respondents said it was “justified” to mark what many Jews consider the saddest day of their history (the destruction of the temple) by rebuilding the temple.

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From Schmoozing with Elya & Ellie Katz

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President Abbas The Temple Mount is 100% Muslim

Posted by avideditor on June 2, 2008


I found this on Yid with a Lid it is a good read. It is time for Israel to kick the jihadis out of Israel. No peace can be made with mad men like these that don’t respect jewish life or history. 

Moderate President Mahmoud Abbas’ Chief of Staff had a message of war for its “negotiating peace partner today:


Jerusalem and the Temple Mount belong to the Muslims and any Israeli action that “offends” the Mount will be answered by 1.5 billion Muslims, declared the chief of staff for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. “Jerusalem is Muslim. The blessed Al Aqsa mosque and Harem Al Sharif (Temple Mount) is 100 percent Muslim. The Israelis are playing with fire when they threaten Al Aqsa with digging that is taking place,” said Abbas’ chief of staff Rafiq Al Husseini.


Gee whiz that sounds like a precondition to me. And it also goes against the history of the temple mount, as recently as 150 years ago Islam’s “Third Holiest Site” Was treated link a Slum Zone. Here’s a quick look at the Mount’s history after the second Temple.



70 CE 2nd Temple destroyed


135 CE Bar Kochba revolt and attempt to build 3rd temple quelled. Romans change the name of the country to Palestinia (that’s where the name Palestine comes from)


330 CE “Traveler of Bordeaux” visits Jerusalem and relates Jews praying on Temple Mount.


330-640 CE The Temple Mount becomes a garbage dump (that where the name Dung Gate comes from). This is done because the Christians try to teach the Jews that the covenant is over. When I visited Jerusalem, my guide told me that during this time Jews were only allowed up on the mount once a year: Tisha B’av.


362 CE Pope Julian authorizes Jews build third Temple, work destroyed by a fire or earthquake or both.


440 CE Hieronymus describes Jews mourning on top of Temple Mount.


680-700 CE Old wooden El Aksa Mosque constructed, 700 CE, and Dome of the Rock by Abd el-Malik, 684-690 CE.


940 CE Karaite scribe Salomon ben Yerucham writes of synagogues within Temple Mount courtyard.


1030 CE Rabbi Shlomo ben Yehuda describes Jewish custom of encircling Temple Mount.


1099-1187 Crusaders take Jerusalem/ Violent conquest of Holy Land in the name of Christianity. Many Jews and Moslems murdered. Jews sold into slavery and banished from Jerusalem. Dome of the Rock reconsecrated as “Temple Domini” and El Aksa as “Temple Salomonis.”


1100 CE Rabbi Avraham bar Chaya writes of synagogues on Temple Mount.


1165 CE Maimonides visits Jerusalem and prays on Temple Mount.


1187 CE Moslems Retake Jerusalem. Dome of the Rock and El Aksa restored to Islam. Icons removed. 1190, walls overlaid with marble inscriptions added in Arabic. Non-Moslems no longer permitted on Mount.


1188-1867 CE Jerusalem deteriorates. Described by visitors as a wasteland:



Nothing there [Jerusalem] to be seen but a little of the old walls which is yet remaining and all the rest is grass, moss and weeds. [English pilgrim in 1590]


The country is in a considerable degree empty of inhabitants and therefore its greatest need is of a body of population. [British consul in 1857]


There is not a solitary village throughout its whole extent [valley of Jezreel] — not for 30 miles in either direction… One may ride ten miles hereabouts and not see ten human beings. … For the sort of solitude to make one dreary, come to Galilee … Nazareth is forlorn … Jericho lies a moldering ruin … Bethlehem and Bethany, in their poverty and humiliation… untenanted by any living creature… A desolate country whose soil is rich enough, but is given over wholly to weeds … a silent, mournful expanse … a desolation … We never saw a human being on the whole route … Hardly a tree or shrub anywhere. Even the olive tree and the cactus, those fast friends of a worthless soil had almost deserted the country … Of all the lands there are for dismal scenery Palestine must be the prince. The hills barren and dull, the valleys unsightly deserts [inhabited by] swarms of beggars with ghastly sores and malformations. Palestine sits in sackcloth and ashes … desolate and unlovely … [Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad, 1867]




1866 CE Jews once again become the Majority in Jerusalem.


1967 CE Six Day War: Jews Retake (and Give back) Temple Mount.


History is important. We learn about people’s true intentions from history. Abbas and his gang of terrorists are trying to “protect” a Holy Site that until 150 years ago a dump with a Mosque. It is interesting that the Temple Mount didn’t become important enough to Islam, until Jews became the Majority in Jerusalem.


This isn’t about a Mosque on a Hill. It’s about keeping any other faith from having a legacy to the land. Moslems in Israel pray five times a day facing Mecca, when they do that their butts are facing their supposed “third most holy site” on top of the Temple Mount. Three times a day Jews in Israel (and all overt the world) face the temple mount to pray, begging Hashem to rebuild the Holy Temple on top. For us there is no other place even close to its status of Holiness. Read the rest of this entry »

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