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Monday, September 03, 2007

Temple Denial

The Jewish connection to Israel is under attack!
From Arutz-7:

A large trench being dug on the Temple Mount is destroying a never before uncovered section of the outer wall of the Second Temple. The construction is being supervised by the Wakf—the Muslim Authority acting as custodians to the Temple Mount.

Archeologists have been calling for construction to halt on the trench, which is approximately 1,300 feet long and five feet deep. The Wakf claims the trench is being dug to replace 40-year-old electrical cables for nearby mosques.

New photos of construction debris from the Temple Mount show carved stones casually dumped in a pile that appear to be a section of the outer wall of the Second Temple, according to archaeologist Eilat Mazar.

According to Rabbi Chaim Richman, International Director of the Temple Institute, the Wakf is intentionally digging in areas where "undoubtedly the Temple once stood." "For the first time since the Temple's destruction, a section of the Temple Wall itself has been exposed," Richman said. "And the Wakf under the guise of laying down electrical pipes has dug a trench, destroying the most important holy artifact ever found to date."

When Israel tried to repair the ramp leading up to the Temple Mount, there were riots all over the Islamic world about how the evil Zionists were trying to endanger the Al-Aksa Mosque. Now that the Arabs are intentionally destroying Jewish artifacts from the time of the Second Temple, where is the outcry? Israeli archaeologists have found that the Islamic wakf has dumped tons of dirt containing priceless artifacts in the Kidron valley. (To learn more about the destruction, go here. Please sign the petition over there)
The wakf is destroying artifacts in order to undermine the Jewish claim to the Temple Mount. Just a few quotes from important Arab figures reveals this.

"For 34 years [the Israelis] have dug tunnels [around the Temple Mount]…they found not a single stone proving that the Temple of Solomon was there, because historically the Temple was not in Palestine [at all]. They found only remnants of a shrine of the Roman Herod… They are now trying to put in place a number of
stones so that they can say `We were here.' This isnonsense. Ichallenge them to bring a single stone from the Temple of Solomon."
-Yasser Arafat
Al-Hayat (London), October 5, 2002

"As is known, the Jews have no religious shrines in the Palestinian territories, especially in Jerusalem, except this claim for which there is no religious or historical proof - the claim that the Temple of Solomon or its ruins are buried under the foundations of the blessed Al-Aqsa mosque!" -Al-Jazirah (Saudi Arabia) editorial
December 29, 2000

This fits into the Islamic concept of jahiliya, that pre-Islamic times were ignorant and evil times. That's why Muslims have a pretty bad track record when it comes to protecting non-Islamic holy sites or archaeological ruins. Remember the Bamiyan Buddhas?
This evil attempt by the wakf to rewrite Jewish history comes as Ehud Olmert and his corrupt, self-loathing cronies plan to destroy over 100 Jewish satelite communities in Judea and Samaria.
From Arutz-7:
Over 100 satellite communities in Judea and Samaria (Yesha) - slated to be tomorrow's new Jewish towns - are on a ministerial committee's agenda Sunday. The committee's chairman, Minister Chaim Ramon (Kadima), says that at least 26 such neighborhoods should be destroyed immediately.

Almost every satellite community is built on Jewish-owned land and is near the final stage of receiving authorizations from the relevant government offices. Many have already qualified for and received government funding.

Pinchas Wallerstein, a Yesha Council leader and head of the Binyamin Regional Council, explains the problem of the satellite towns: "No community or outlying neighborhood in Yesha is considered completely authorized until it has the final signature of the Defense Minister," Wallerstein said. "Therefore, these 100-plus outlying neighborhoods are technically and formally not yet 100% legal. But in fact, in 98% of the cases, all they need is that signature. If it turns out that in some of the locations, we were tricked and the sale was fictitious, or incomplete, or whatever, we are willing to talk about moving them a few hundred meters - but only after we discuss it with the Yesha leaders, and only in the framework of a comprehensive solution."

The timing of the Ramon's committee session is acute, in that the State is due to give a response this week to the Supreme Court on a suit brought by Peace Now and a group of Arabs against the Jewish community of Migron.

Peace Now, which has been working since 1978 to uproot all Jewish presence in Judea, Samaria and Gaza and make room for a Palestinian state, claims that Migron is largely built on Arab-owned land. Migron residents, however, say Peace Now worked hard to find the Arabs in question and convinced them to file the suit against the Jewish town.

Just so all of you leftists out there can answer: Why can Arabs continue to live as citizens of the State of Israel while Judea, Samaria and Gaza must be judenrein? How can the Arabs be trusted with their own state when they have shown that they have no respect for the holy places of other religions, whether it is the Temple Mount, Josef's Tomb, the Bamiyan Buddhas or the hundreds of destroyed churches across the Dar al-Islam?

For Zion's sake I will not remain silent. For Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until its righteousness shines like the dawn and its salvation burns brightly like a torch.
(Isaiah 62:1)

Crossposted from For Zion's Sake


Goat said...

Excellent post Bar, Welcome to the Barnyard! What can we do to stop the desecration? You mentioned a petition but left no link.

Bar Kochba said...

It should be alright now. There's also a great petition at onejerusalem.org . I plan to right to a newspaper. Maybe you all should do the same.

Goat said...

I signed it, so much history there, one day I will make my pilgrimage to Israel.

Goat said...

Bar, I have to ask what it is like being a conservative Jew living in French Quebec, Canada?

Trader Rick said...

Great addition to the blog!!

Gayle said...

An interesting read, Bar, although from everything I've read about Arabs and their disrespect for other religions, I'm not surprised.

Does "judenrein" mean "Jew free?" Just wondering, and welcome to Goat's Barnyard! :)

Bar Kochba said...

Goat: Quebec is a good place to live. I live really in a little Jewish bubble of existence but its very similar to the US or other parts of Canada. I am fluent in French. There is some anti-semitism but it is distant, not really a part of my life. I won't say that there is none, in the past few years a Jewish school library, a yeshiva and a community center were firebombed, a yeshiva student beaten up and 15 000 people, including prominent Quebecois celebrities and the heads of major provincial and federal political parties, marching in downtown Montreal in support of Hizbullah.
Anyways, the people here are great and the Jews, while most are not religious, are much more traditional than our Southern Reform brethren.
Gayle: The Nazis first used the term judenrein which does mean 'Jew free', in regards to their visions for Europe.

Goat said...

Bar, I have been to Canada a few times but not that far East, the Sault Locks area being the most eastern, its a beautiful country. I was thinking politically, I bet you were thrilled with the last election cycle. Oh and BTW. love that quote from Isaiah.

Bar Kochba said...

Since you're of Scottish-Irish ancestry, you would love Nova Scotia. I've been there before and its beautiful and rich in Gaelic culture!
I'm a fan of Stephen Harper as he's pretty pro-US, pro-Israel and seemingly committed to Afghanistan.
And thx, that quote is where I got my blog name.

Goat said...

I bet it does Bar, believe it or not winter in this part of Ca. has a very Celtic feel to it,rolling green hills and foggy mist. As you can see I am not strict about being on topic, I prefer conversations where ever they go. Would you be interested in helping with another project I launched but have put on the backburner, the Barnyard Bible Study, it is focused on the Torah and Old Testament?

Goat said...

Did you ever read Asterix The Gaul? It was a great series of comic books from France.

Bar Kochba said...

I have read Asteix and Obelix- in French! They're popular in Quebec also.
I would be interested in a Bible study but I don't know how it could be done. A Christian and a Jew will see the Bible differently because a Christians view is coloured by the so-called 'New' version. Talk to me about it.

Goat said...

Barr, you can view the start of it, its one of the blogs shown in my profile. I am an unconventional Christian, with many dogmatic problems with the modern American church and its interpretation of the OT. I don't like to pull single verses out of context from their chapter and use them in another way as many churches do. I prefer a more historical based study as it is the early history of the Judeo-Christian people. My ex made me keep my mouth shut in Sunday school because I kept embarrasing the "teacher". I am tired of stories found in Milton's "Paradise Lost" and Dante's "Inferno" being attributed to the OT. Oh and with a couple important Jewish Holy Days approaching maybe you could post here about what they mean and their importance.

Bar Kochba said...


Bar Kochba said...

I can't find the beginning of it.

Goat said...

I will look into that Bar, as far as I am concerned we can restart at Gen.1.1, an examination of the Torah is as important as that of the qu'ran. Dr. Spencer is going through it at Hot Air and I have been following it. We have a common enemy and history based in the OT, lets explore it and the history around it and why its important in history.

Goat said...

Bar, this is as far back as I could dig on my own site, only one post missing. http://barnyardbiblestudy.blogspot.com/2005_10_01_archive.html the fist one

Bar Kochba said...

Actuaally, Jews read every week one portion or parsha (verses and chapters are a christian thing that Jews adopted). We are currently near the end of Deuteronomy and will restart in a few weeks on Simchat Torah (meaning 'Celebration of the Torah'). Maybe I could right about the parsha.

Goat said...

Sure, it would be interesting for my mostly evangelical readers.