Beyond the Cusp

May 26, 2017

Just Try to Understand the Problem

 

We admit, perhaps yesterday’s article was a bit over the top to the point of borderline ridiculous. Just Try to Understand the Problem from an Israeli perspective just this once. We promise that once you fully understand how preposterously ridiculous the demands made on Israel are and the history of the actual problem that you will never view the Arab-Israeli conflict the same way again. The first thing one need understand is the Arabs know there is no such thing as a Palestinian and that they are just Arabs from any number of nations. The vast majority are from one of five countries; Egypt has the most followed approximately by Syria, Jordan, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia. There are others from such as Turkey, Yemen, Tunisia, the Sudan and others even further away. But if you take in the Arab World, which consists of all the nations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), then you would pretty much have them covered with the few stragglers from Turkey and the north-central Asian Muslim nations. There are also Christians, and Druze, though they make up a dwindling number as they flee from persecution by the Muslim Arabs. Israel, it must be remembered, has an Arab population making up just over 20% of the total population with the greater majority, 90%, being Muslims with the remaining 10% of the Arabs being Christians.

 

So just over one-fifth of the Israeli population is Arab and these are the Arabs who took Israel up on remaining here when the Mufti of Jerusalem Amin al-Husseini, the Arab leader who spent all of World War II working alongside and in conjunction with the leaders of the Nazi Party and even raising two SS Divisions in the Balkans where they hunted down and murdered Jews and Serbs running concentration camps and it is rumored fairly reliably that Amin al-Husseini advised the Nazis at the Wannsee Conference and may have played a not so insignificant part in suggesting and getting the Final Solution to become Nazi policy. The Mufti of Jerusalem was known to protest vehemently against the plan to deport all the Jews to the British Mandate Areas which would have seen nearly ten million Jews sent to the area and saved six million Jewish lives. The Mufti of Jerusalem preferred dead Jews to Jews living in their ancient homeland. But none of this surprised the Zionist leadership or the Jews living in the Holy Lands. Mufti of Jerusalem Amin al-Husseini was appointed by the British and worked with them to import tens of thousands of Arabs into the Holy Lands such that the Jews would never become the majority. In this way, the British could continue to deny the Jews their homeland claiming they did not constitute a majority and thus could not rule the lands. The Mufti also began pogroms against the Jews with the largest taking place in Hebron which was referred to as the 1929 Hebron Massacre which had a secondary uprising of Arab on Jew violence in Jerusalem. The most interesting thing was that the British authorities and troops stood by watching and when the Arabs appeared about to attack the British, the officer in charge discharged one pistol shot and the Arabs scattered. He could have ended the pogrom at any time with such a show of force but instead allowed it to continue resulting in sixty-seven Jews killed and around sixty were wounded with untold property damage. The cause behind the riot was Amin al-Husseini claiming that the Jews had attacked the Temple Mount and had damaged and were destroying the Dome of the Rock and the Mosques on the Mount. Does any of this sound even remotely familiar?

 

The chant in the pogroms of the 1920’s was ‘Jews destroying the Muslim shrines on the Temple Mount’ and then the chant driving the pogroms again in the mid and late 1930’s was ‘Jews destroying the Muslim shrines on the Temple Mount,’ particularly the Dome of the Rock. The First Intifada was driven by calls that the Jews were attacking the Temple Mount, though they changed their wording and used Haram esh-Sharif (Arabic: الحرم الشريف‎‎, al-Ḥaram al-Šarīf, “the Noble Sanctuary”, or الحرم القدسي الشريف, al-Ḥaram al-Qudsī al-Šarīf, “the Noble Sanctuary of Jerusalem”). The Second Intifada was driven by calls that the Jews were about to steal all the Arab lands and murder the Arab women. The logic behind this makes little sense as would not the reality be including the Arab men but in almost all societies the women are the more treasured and in Islam, they have that in spades. Since then the call whenever Abbas has desired stepping up the level of violence has been the Jews are desecrating the al-Aqsa Mosque. Abbas knows what he is doing as they have sold to the news crews that the Dome of the Rock can be substituted for the al-Aqsa Mosque. This permits the media to use a far more stunning and beautiful building in their reports while the truth is the al-Aqsa Mosque is a rather drab building on its exterior while the dome of the Rock has the huge dome covered in gold-filmed tiles making for a stunning picture (see pictures below). With the sun illuminating the dome making it absolutely radiant and claiming the Jews are trying to destroy this building works in Europe and around the world to cast the Jews as the destroyers of artifacts. It does not matter that there is absolutely no truth, it only matters that people want to believe the worst about Jews.

 

Dome of the Rock is on the Left al-Aqsa Mosque is on the Right One is Nice and Very Eye Catching The Other is Less Eye Catching thus al-Aqsa is Abused as an Armory and Used to Whip Up the Riots against Jews

 

Today the call to arms is the same with Abbas claiming that the Jews with their “Filthy Feet” to “defile our al-Aqsa Mosque” so “We bless every drop of blood that has been spilled for Allah,” (see video below). These are just some of what Mahmoud Abbas said on a television broadcast on Palestinian Authority television, a broadcast frequency controlled and gifted to the Palestinian Authority along with radio frequencies all of which they naturally refuse to pay their charges for the use of them. They believe that providing these services is amongst the numerous things that Israel owes them just for their existing. Here is the content which will be seen on the video provided by PMW (Palestinian Media Watch), “We bless you, we bless the Murabitin (those carrying out Ribat, religious conflict/war to protect land claimed to be Islamic), we bless every drop of blood that has been spilled for Jerusalem, which is clean and pure blood, blood spilled for Allah, Allah willing. Every Martyr (Shahid) will reach Paradise, and everyone wounded will be rewarded by Allah. The Al-Aqsa [Mosque] is ours, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is ours, and they have no right to defile them with their filthy feet. We will not allow them to, and we will do everything in our power to protect Jerusalem.” Make sure to note that Abbas claims that the Christian Church of the Holy Sepulchre belongs to the Muslims. This is simply standard procedure that any other religion being practiced within Islamic lands are simply poor forms of Islam and the Muslim leaders own their structures and at any time may alter them until they are presentable as Mosques at which point the Christians will be wiped out or converted by the sword, convert or die, and their structures finish their transformation and become actual Mosques. Without any further ado, here is the promised brief video.

 

 

The similarity between the Mufti of Jerusalem, Nazi Sympathizer and collaborator Amin al-Husseini and his use of the Temple Mount and Islamic structures to cause Muslims to riot and murder Jews and the use of the same strategy by both Yasser Arafat during the Second Intifada and Mahmoud Abbas who currently calls for defending the al-Aksa Mosque from Jews defiling it with their “filthy feet” and conducting Satanic rituals within the Mosque to incite riots currently, often leading into Jewish holidays, using the exact same wording is just too much to be ignored as this trend of using such lies to rise up hatreds just repeats continuously with the world all but ignoring the ruse and joining Abbas in cursing Israelis, particularly Jews. This is why Mahmoud Abbas started the rioting on the Temple Mount in parallel with Jordanians demanding that Jews be banned from the Temple Mount because their presence is what is causing the rioting. The Jordanians absolutely appear to ignore Mahmoud Abbas and his instigating the riots because the two are working together to close the Temple Mount to Jews. In the past year Abbas has called for Temple Mount rioting starting just before the Ninth of Av, the memorializing the destruction of the First and Second Temples and near uncountable other catastrophes that the holiday remembers but the Holy Temples are the most important element and climbing to visit the Temple Mount on that day is of great magnitudes of importance to many, if not most, Jews, especially those in Israel. These riots continued at varying levels of intensity for over two months so as to include Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur which are also known as the high Holidays. These are another time where many would wish to visit the Temple Mount but the rioting increased a few days before Rosh Hashanah continuing through Yom Kippur with Jordan once again demanding of the Israeli government to work with the Jordanian provided Waqf which makes Islamic ruling decisions over the Temple Mount through the good graces and allowance of Israeli government as a means of proving to the Islamic world that Israel is not hostile to their religious sensitivities. Sukkot is the next Jewish holiday and is one of the traditional Pilgrimage Holidays when the Jews were required to come to Jerusalem for religious observances where the priests, the Cohens and Levites, were required to perform sacrifices and distribute the edibles as divided by instructions from the Torah. This feast might be referred to as a religious Bar-B-Q with Kosher meat and all rules of Kashrut observed by all. Once again, as Sukkot approached, the rioting increased and again Jordan claimed the reason for the rioting was that Jews were allowed on the Temple Mount and demanded that the status quo be maintained.

 

Here is the dirty little secret, there is no such status quo, status quo simply means that Jews be refused permission to enter the Temple Mount. After the Six Day War Jews, Christians, Muslims and anybody who desired could enter the Temple Mount from any open entrance and walk around freely. That was the original condition and thus would, if anyone was being honest about this including the Israeli government, would be the status quo. As time went and the Arab leaders learned that if they rioted and demanded Jews not be permitted onto the Temple Mount that the Israeli government quickly responded and enforced their desires, then the rioting started to increase. As the rioting would increase, when it was finally allowed to die down there would be demands that the status quo not be altered and the restriction on which entrances Jews were permitted, and later that spread to all non-Muslims, became more and more restrictive until now there is one discreet all but hidden entrance that non-Muslims must use which is accessed through a makeshift bridge which the Israelis have petitioned for permission to repair and been told if it collapsed then the Jews will have to climb the rock face of the wall to reach the entrance. Simply rendered is they will then have finally pushed the status quo to only Muslims are permitted on the Temple Mount and UNESCO will be proven correct, it will have become an Islamic Waqf, an Islamic restricted Muslims only place. This will also affect Christians and any others desiring visiting this holy and ancient site. But that is slowly becoming an impossibility. And there is one person to blame that it started in this direction, General Moshe Dayan who advised that in order to not disturb Jordan and make return of Judea and Samaria (West Bank) to Jordan to make peace the first step would be to permit the Jordanian officials who made up the Waqf to continue as the arbiters and custodians of the temple Mount. With time, they became the enforcers of restrictions and slowly increased their power and now are on the verge of making the Temple Mount into Islamic holy grounds where no non-Muslim may tread.

 

The real problem here is the timidity within the Israeli leadership, particularly Prime Minister Netanyahu. Often it appears that Prime Minister Netanyahu is more concerned with his remaining the virtual King by keeping the situation precariously balanced such that nobody desires taking the weight of leadership and thus as long as the Likud Party has the sole leader proven to be capable of at least not making things worse, then they will lead. Bibi Netanyahu also tends his personal garden, also known as the Likud Party, planting people who support him high on the list keeping them around him in the Knesset with a couple who appear ready to take the reigns of power should he decide to step down but also who know their power came from Netanyahu so they would never challenge his leadership. Those who would challenge his leadership and are capable of being a real challenge get buried on the listings somewhere past forty or even fifty thus never making the Knesset and soon fading from the scene, as they have no seat of power or position to garner support or media coverage. Then there are the supporting parties. Most honestly have not the ability to challenge Likud and even the strongest of the opposition parties have little chance of defeating Likud as proven in the last Israeli election where the entire reelection team which guided President Obama’s successful reelection campaign were unable to garner even mild support for the Labor Party and those who would have assisted their rule and Likud crushed them with one speech a day or so before the election by Bibi, that is the reality of Israeli politics today. Is there any hope? Oddly, the answer is yes and would require one of three events for such to become reality.

 

The easiest is for Jewish Home Party’s Naftali Bennett to actually run placing his party and himself as a direct challenge to Netanyahu and make a real go offering real change and a direct plan to solve the Arab situation by decapitating the Palestinian authority, sending Mahmoud Abbas to anywhere which would accept him and holding elections within six months in Judea and Samaria to establish local leaders and a central government which would be overseen by the Israeli government with the Ministers of the Economy, of Defense, of Finance, of Health, of Education, of Justice, of Transportation and of Construction all assigned to assist in the ruling of the Arab areas making sure the financial workings actually went where they would most help the people. The education system would necessarily undergo a massive transformation from incitement to actual education for a future, a productive future. The roads and utilities would undergo a complete refurbishing with new roads and power, water, gas and other utilities extended to all. People would actually be billed and expected to pay for the utilities used and they would be cut-off for nonpayment. The economy would be overhauled and the current monopoly held by Abbas’s two sons, Tareq and Yasser, would be splintered and new ownership would be arranged by choosing the best qualified from amongst the other employees who remained after the removal of the power structure of all of the Palestinian Authority which includes Fatah, PLO, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Islamic State, Muslim Brotherhood, Hezballah, IRGC, and other terror and foreign power’s agents. With such changes, the Arabs would actually have a future and so would their children and within a generation or two things would change so drastically that the idea of destroying Israel would mostly evaporate. But there is always the chance that Naftali Bennett is too comfortable in his position that he does not desire the challenge and responsibility of leadership. This should have the Jewish Home Party seeking new leadership. We have suggested one from amongst their ranks and a popular figure in Ayelet Shaked. When recently interviewed she was asked about just such possibility and her response was that she did see a future where she might seek to be Prime Minister but for now she desires raising her children first and maybe then taking a grasp at the golden ring. We would have only one question for Ms. Shaked, “What kind of Israel do you desire for your children. If it is a prosperous Israel without threats from within as well as without and Europe and world institutions grasping at our throats, then perhaps she might consider serving Israel as an important part of raising her children.”

 

Currently many of the problems facing the Israeli government are self-inflicted problems. The fact that they were allowed to develop to the point where the national security of the country is at stake and some might even claim that the nation itself is in danger of being turned upon by the world and at least the United Nations and other world institutions and NGO’s. The first step Israel need take is to institute rules whereby any NGO receiving over one third of its funding from outside of Israel, be it from other NGO’s, individuals and especially governments or world institutions such as the European Union and United Nations and its agencies, then it must seek licensing from somewhere other than Israel as they would no longer qualify as Israeli. This would include monies received from the United States even including Jewish foundations, Jewish community service groups or even Synagogues. Such restrictions would make Israeli limits on foreign capital being used in the name of Israel through various NGO’s as is currently the case, perfectly in line with the rest of the nations in the developed world, especially the ones in Europe where they are fighting such laws as they are the number one benefactors of being able to pretend their financed NGO is Israeli despite the bulk of its funds coming from European nations and funds. Another step would be to remove the current money skimming excuse for governance called the Palestinian Authority and send its leaders into exile and informing them that should they return they will face embezzlement charges, money laundering, misappropriation of government funds and a myriad of other charges with the fullest punishment possible being sought with the intent of imprisonment for the remainder of their lives. Let them understand that simply leaving and buying a villa and retiring living the good life would be advisable. Allow the individual towns and cities to elect their own leadership and have everything overseen by an elected Arab governance with Israeli oversight as explained above. And finally granting the Arabs residing in Judea and Samaria resident alien status as almost all have Jordanian passports and identification papers or their parent have such. Let them know that terrorism will not be tolerated and anybody caught and convicted of terror related crimes will be deported immediately after serving their sentenced time in prison. Further, let them know and prove through actions that Israel now considers their areas as part of Israel and services will be improved to meet those anywhere in Israel. The Arabs also must know they will be charged for power, water and other utilities the same as any Israeli and will be treated equally. They also need to know that Israeli laws now apply in all areas. The Jordanian Waqf will be given an ultimatum, either permits their decisions to be overseen by Israel or pack up and return to Jordan but they will no longer refuse equal treatment to all on the Temple Mount and that is a final decision. Lastly, the Arabs will be informed that with time there may come into being a means of gaining Israel citizenship but that all terrorism must end before that can even be considered. Lastly, Jordan will be requested to renew the passports of their former citizens and to issue passports to the children and grandchildren as requested but solely for those Arabs residing in the areas which they once occupied. Make it known that Israel is aware and can easily prove that some of the people and their families who currently reside in Judea and Samaria were forced to relocate and live there as facts on the ground making the area appear Jordanian and that this is a crime against humanity and it really would be messy for such accusations to appear in the World Court of Justice.

 

With time, many of the citizens who desire may actually become Israeli citizens after going through some schooling on Israeli and Jewish history such that they would understand why this area is so precious to the Jewish People and why Jews are a people as well as a religion and a nation, probably the sole people fitting all three definitions. Also, there will be those Arabs now that they can sell off their land and homes and can move freely who will desire to return to their original country where they have families and fellow tribespeople and where they would feel more comfortable. To these people Israel promises to give them some degree of aid, not enough to make then independently wealthy, but make the move more comfortable but they would also sign a promise of never returning. Israel would ask that the United States, United Nations and European Union and any other groups or nations assist these people in restoring their lives and returning home. Israel will have fulfilled her part. Even those who go seeking brighter shores anywhere in the world that, once they have received all the necessary paperwork and acceptance to immigrate, then Israel would offer them a similar assistance package to make the move easier on them. These packages are not bribes as they are insufficient in size to ever be seen as such, they are to aid the people in relocating. We assist Jews coming to Israel, often far less than they might hope, but the least we can do is assist non-Jews desiring to leave though we invite all to remain and build a bright future in Israel.

 

We are sure we overlooked much, and this would make a start, but first the world need stop with their mad rush to destroy our little nation. We have returned home and here we are to stay. We have yearned for centuries, millennia for some, to return to Eretz Yisroel and to Yerushalayim and now that we have, we are not moving. Remember, for the largest part, none of you desire having Jews within your borders so leave us alone within our borders. And while we are on borders, the promise was everything west of the Jordan River and short of Gibraltar, well, maybe just the Mediterranean’s edge though the next land mass is Gibraltar. Oddly enough, Israel actually desires to improve the life of the average Arab family residing in Judea and Samaria. To that end, we should remove those who are stealing any chance for a future from their children by refusing to educate them and instead inciting them making them weapons in their futile fight. They seldom sacrifice their own, but freely throw the rest of the people’s children into a caldron of fire, sacrificing them to Ba’al just as was once the way in these lands before the Jews arrived. They would sacrifice their children to a stone effigy as part of religious celebrations serving their leadership. The leaders chose their children for sacrifice from the families which they believed required an attitude adjustment. Then they held the celebration whipping all into a frenzied hysteria much like the instigation from Mahmoud Abbas does with the broadcasts on television and radio which augments the education indoctrination system. The population now consists of mostly those raised with that indoctrination but Israel is willing to attempt to salvage those they can. Retrieving those who have been raised under the throws of Ba’al is never easy. When Joshua entered these lands, he was instructed to kill all the followers of Ba’al as they were beyond being retrieved. Joshua still tried to save those who he thought were retrievable and that is how some explain the problems we face today. The Arabs living under Abbas and his henchmen need saving more than anything else and Israel is willing to give them the required effort. The world need take the first step and permit the removal of the evil within their midst, the Arabists who sacrifice innocents for their personal gain, and that is all that would be required.

 

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November 23, 2015

All That Mattered is That One Young Life Was Snuffed Out Needlessly

 

Sunday saw a day where we lost a young Jewess to the terror war which has been waged ever since Islam conquered these lands and instead of permitting the Jews to live, worship and have self-rule, they instead took it to themselves and, as the Christians had before them, gave our places, our holiest of places and renamed them and claimed from those early days forth to have supplanted the Jews in our own lands. This was a day of bloodshed, miracles and the loss of a dear soul who returned to Hashem perhaps at her appointed time but to us seemingly too early. Her name, may it be blessed for all who carry it in her honor, was Hadar Buchris (pictured below), age of only twenty-one, who was stabbed viscously in her head and succumbed to her wounds despite an all-out effort to sustain her and save her life but, alas, that was not to be. Her attacker likely was searching for another victim who then refused an order from an IDF soldier from a nearby checkpoint who had come to investigate what was probably the scream from Hadar Buchris from the pain of what was to be her mortal wounding. Ayala Eretz Hatzvi, who was Hadar’s theater teacher at Ulpenat Nov in the Golan, said that Hadar graduated after majoring in theater. “She was a charming girl, radiant and friendly, a true woman of merit and a kind of psychologist to her friends, who could always turn to her and talk until the middle of the night. She was very talented at theater, both in drama and comedy. When energy was lacking in the group, she always managed to wake everyone up.”

 

 

Twenty-one year old Hadar Buchris, a resident of Tzfat in northern Israel murdered senselessly. In the third such attack of the day Sunday an Arab terrorist stabbed and critically wounded her as she waited for a ride

Twenty-one year old Hadar Buchris, a resident of Tzfat in northern Israel
murdered senselessly. In the third such attack of the day Sunday an Arab
terrorist stabbed and critically wounded her as she waited for a ride

 

 

The death of twenty-one year old Hadar Buchris added to the casualty count since the violence escalated at the start of October, twenty-one Israelis have been murdered in these attacks. There were two other incidents Sunday with one of the attacks having incorporated a pair of assaults. We were fortunate that there was but one additional person injured who was able to be treated at a care facility and then released as the wounds were minor. Earlier in the day the quick thinking and in a quick but risky decision to act likely saved a number of lives. The brave act also risked the life of former Samaria Regional Council head Gershon Mesika as upon seeing an attacker wielding a large knife, he swerve launching his car striking the terrorist and landing his car in a ditch. In an interview with Army Radio, Gershon Mesika recounted stating, “I heard someone shout ‘terrorist’ and run toward a girl from Har Bracha, wielding a knife. I made a quick decision; I veered to the right and slammed into her. A soldier then came and finished it.” Gershon Mesika, a resident of Elon Moreh which is located close to the intersection, veered off the road striking the terrorist with his vehicle ramming into the female terrorist after which the terrorist apparently still determined picked herself up to continue the assault. Soldiers on duty at a nearby checkpoint heard the commotion and responded then shooting her, neutralizing her right there on-site. The terrorist was initially listed in serious condition but soon was determined to have succumbed to her wounds and was declared dead at the scene. Gershon Mesika, who is the former head of the Samaria Regional Council, came from the ordeal suffering only minor wounds best described as a few scratches from his actions in stopping the attack. The same cannot be said for his car as indicated in the picture below. Warning, picture includes the body of the neutralized terrorist lying next to the vehicle. Following, below the picture, is a recounting by Gershon Mesika of the events as he viewed them from inside his vehicle which he provided to Arutz Sheva.

 

 

Wrecked vehicle belonging to the former head Samaria Regional Council head, Gershon Mesika, whose quick thinking and self-sacrificing risk was used to initially deter the terrorist by ramming with the vehicle putting in over an embankment coming to rest as pictured which includes the body of the neutralized terrorist lying next to the vehicle who was neutralized after attempting to continue the attack despite any injuries resulting in her being shot by soldiers recognizing the threat to people at a bus stop nearby.

Wrecked vehicle belonging to the former head Samaria Regional Council head,
Gershon Mesika, whose quick thinking and self-sacrificing risk was used to initially
deter the terrorist by ramming with the vehicle putting in over an embankment coming
to rest as pictured which includes the body of the neutralized terrorist lying next to the
vehicle who was neutralized after attempting to continue the attack despite any injuries
resulting in her being shot by soldiers recognizing the threat to people at a bus stop nearby.

 

 

 

 

The other attack came soon thereafter the attack just covered occurring at Kfar Adumim junction located a little bit northeast of Jerusalem. The initial part of the terror assault was an Arab cab driver using his vehicle to ram the target vehicle in attempts to either force them to crash thus injuring the occupants leaving them either dead, badly injured or simply startled placing all in some various state of shock and near helpless to resist further attacks or to get them to stop and leave the relative safety of the vehicle and then assault them. The report shows the latter was the result after rammed the target vehicle twice, or perhaps thrice, reports vary as is all too often the case as any terror attack is stress-filled and punishing to straight and logical thought thus leaving some details seemingly occurring differently in subsequent remembrances. The cab driver then attempted to strike some pedestrians nearby before finally exiting his vehicle to carry out the attack with a knife having failed to murder anybody with his vehicle.

 

Rabbi Shmuel Shapira, head of the Zvia Eilat Yeshiva high-school was traveling with his staff when the assault started with the rammings. Rabbi Shapira recounted to Arutz Sheva, “We were en-route to Jerusalem, near Mishor Adumim, a yellow Arab taxi went into us. We made a few turns and the car hit us again. As we exited the car to see what was going on, the taxi driver ran toward us with a knife. One of the passengers in our car had a gun and managed to shoot him. I was close to the terrorist. I was able to get back into the driver’s seat and lock the vehicle. Then, he was hit.” Rabbi Shmuel Shapira sustained some light injuries to his left arm, which he left out of his recounting, perhaps due to modesty or simple oversight, during the attack and was taken to Hadassah Medical Center for treatment. The terrorist died of his wounds being declared dead on scene.

 

Meanwhile, there was a police statement released to the media where it described events as such, “A Palestinian man at Kfar Adumim junction in a Palestinian taxi tried to run over civilians. When he failed he exited the car with a knife and attempted to stab. The terrorist was shot by a civilian and died of his wounds.” That pretty much sums up the entire incident but for a first-hand accounting we have included below is a video of Rabbi Shmuel Shapira summing up events as best as he was able as the driver of the targeted vehicle.

 

 

 

 

These terror attacks will probably receive minimal coverage beyond Arutz Sheva even by Israeli mainstream media as media covers news events and there being three terror attacks with knives, rocks, Molotov cocktails, or firearms have become commonplace with an average of three to five every day and with rumors of coming declared ‘Days of Rage’ where mostly young men throw rocks at Israeli vehicles and often increased attempted stabbing and are only reported when somebody dies. In Arab media the coverage will tell of the proud, brave, valiant martyrs who gave their lives for al-Aqsa despite the attacks occurring a distance from the holy site, it is the central figure and the news is a constant drumbeat of how the Jews are defiling or attempting to destroy the al-Aqsa Mosque. The al-Aqsa Mosque was the rallying cry of the Hevron and Jerusalem riots in 1929, 1933, and 1937-9 all before there was any Jewish state or claims of occupied territories. The Mufti of Jerusalem Amin al-Husseini used claims that the al-Aqsa Mosque was being destroyed by the Jews. The claims of Jews assaulting or attempting to blow up the al-Aqsa Mosque or the Dome of the Rock are often used and these two structures are often mistaken one for the other. The Dome of the Rock is the gold topped building while the al-Aqsa is less ornate. The Dome of the Rock is the structure closest to where the first two Jewish Temples stood while the al-Aqsa Mosque sits in an area where the Jews had some minor structures which may have served as residences or changing rooms and Mikvah, which, for lack of a better analogy, a public bathing pool made up of collected rainwater or other considered pure sources and is used for purification not all that dissimilar in use as to a baptism except the person using the Mikvah needs to be naked such that all parts of the body have actual and complete contact with the water including the hair which must be submerged and not permitted to float on the surface. Below there is an image placing the al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock pictures side-by-side for comparison.

 

 

Left side images Right side images al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock Top Pictures Outsides of the Two Islamic Holy Sites Center Picture their placement on the Temple Mount Bottom Pictures are an Inside of Each Structure

Left side images ——— Right side images
al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock
Top Pictures Outsides of the Two Islamic Holy Sites
Center Picture their placement on the Temple Mount
Bottom Pictures are an Inside of Each Structure

 

 

Looking at the image of the Temple Mount, there is room between the Dome of the Rock and the al-Aqsa Mosque where the temple could be erected or, like King Herod, Israel could enlarge the Temple Mount again making it easily large enough to handle the Temple along with a couple of Synagogues and potentially another church complex or whatever seems to be a good idea at the time. By adding more to the Temple Mount the additional area could be placed under Israeli control freeing the area from any Jordanian dictates. The options are endless but the one thing which must never be permitted is making the entirety of the Temple Mount in Arab hands as it cannot be risked that the Temple Mount and surrounding areas be forbidden for Jews to access. That too comes under, Never Again!!

 

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