Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Dutch government to naturalise 30,000 illegals
The new Dutch government is to naturalise the estimated 30,000 illegal immigrants currently in the territory of the Netherlands. The new government, composed of Christian Democrats, socialists and the Christian Union, has been vehemently attacked for this by the opposition Liberal party, whose Immigration Minister, Rita Verdonk, made a name for herself for her tough stance on immigration. Mrs Verdonck’s party called the plan “extraordinarily irresponsible.” The Freedom Party led by Geert Wilders has also attacked the plan, saying that it would bring the Netherlands “to the brink” by encouraging “the Islamic invasion”. The proposed naturalisation has a retroactive effect, since it is being offered to all those who made an initial request for citizenship before 1 April 2001, when the new more restrictive immigration law was introduced. The Socialist government of Spain passed a similar law in 2005, providing for the mass naturalisation of illegal immigrants. Commentators have argued that this contributed to the mass influx of new boat people, principally from West Africa, who have been flooding into the Canary Islands ever since the law was passed, presumably in the hope that there will be future naturalisations as well. [Jean-Pierre Stroobants, Le Monde, 8 February 2007]
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Monday, February 26, 2007
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Abraham Lincoln regarding the Civil War as found in 50 YEARS IN THE 'CHURCH' OF ROME:
"This war would never have been possible without the sinister influence of the Jesuits. We owe it to popery that we now see our land reddened with the blood of her noblest sons. Though there were great differences of opinion between the South and the North on the question of slavery, neither Jeff Davis nor anyone of the leading men of the Confederacy would have dared to attack the North, had they not relied on the promises of the Jesuits, that, under the mask of Democracy, the money and the arms of the Roman Catholic, even the arms of France were at their disposal, if they would attack us. I pity the priests, the bishops and monks of Rome in the United States, when the people realize that they are, in great part, responsible for the tears and the blood shed in this war. I conceal what I know, on that subject, from the knowledge of the nation; for if the people knew the whole truth, this war would turn into a religious war, and it would at once, take a tenfold more savage and bloody character. It would become merciless as all religious wars are. It would become a war of extermination on both sides. The Protestants of both the North and the South would surely unite to exterminate the priests and the Jesuits, if they could hear what Professor Morse has said to me of the plots made in the very city of Rome to destroy this Republic, and if they could learn how the priests, the nuns, and the monks, which daily land on our shores, under the pretext of preaching their religion, instructing the people in their schools, taking care of the sick in the hospitals, are nothing else but the emissaries of the Pope, of Napoleon, and the other despots of Europe, to undermine our institutions, alienate the hearts of our people from our constitution, and our laws, destroy our schools, and prepare a reign of anarchy here as they have done in Ireland, in Mexico, in Spain, and wherever there are any people who want to be free."
President Abraham Lincoln continues:
"Is it not an absurdity to give to a man a thing which he is sworn to hate, curse, and destroy? And does not the Church of Rome hate, curse and destroy liberty of conscience whenever she can do it safely? I am for liberty of conscience in its noblest, broadest, highest sense. But I cannot give liberty of conscience to the Pope and to his followers, the Papists, so long as they tell me, through all their councils, theologians, and canon laws, that their conscience orders them to bum my wife, strangle my children, and cut my throat when they find their opportunity! This does not seem to be understood by the people today. But sooner or later, the light of common sense will make it clear to every one that no liberty of conscience can be granted to men who are sworn to obey a Pope, who pretends to have the right to put to death those who differ from him in religion."
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Catholic Europe in Vogue?
Bavarian Pope Entrusts Germany To Lead Europe, Others Wary Of The Grand Inquisitor
Vatican Envoy Bares Teeth Against Christian Zionists
God Save Us From Islam and Europe!
Pope John Paul II Was No Saint
Germany's Fourth Reich Spreads Its Wings Over the World
Europe Misses the Mark - Will It Return as the Sign of the Cross?
Europe to Take Out Iran for Jerusalem
Bavarian Pope to Sweep Europe Off Its Feet?
Europe Swings Both Ways
Robert Novak: Useful Idiot for Catholic Schemes?
Bavarian Pope to Pump Life into EU Body
Vatican Linked to the Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin
Plea to Diehard Catholics & Protestants to Repent
Sorcerer-Pope to Bewitch Europe and Mislead the Masses!
Mt. Zion Under Siege: Who Will Be King of the Mountain
The Intelligence Summit Misses the Mark: the German-Jesuit Threat to World Peace
Europe's Bitter Roots
The Secret Nazis Covet the Temple Mount
The Vatican Must Return the Temple Treasures!
Shimon Peres Came to Power Over Rabin's Dead Body
UN Resolution 181: Blueprint of the Beast?
Friday, February 23, 2007
Three quarters of Israelis would like to see Israel join the European Union.
Since so many Israelis despise the Holy Land of Israel, God will give them what they want -- with a twist: the fascist EU will pollute Israel and occupy Jerusalem. As the following articles testify, Israel will be in the belly of the Beast:
Don't Expel Jews from Gaza!
The Grandest Mitzvah of Them All Faces Total Blackout (1994)
Weekly Parsha Commentary by Binyamin Zev Kahane
It seems as if every year when Parshat Teruma rolls around, rabbis all over the world become hard-pressed for their sermons. Sermons, after all, must be "relevant for our times". And what could be less relevant for our times than the laws of the Temple, sacrifices, and ritual purity? One third of all the mitzvot of the Torah are dependent upon the building of the Temple, yet this mitzvah is absolutely ignored by so many religious Jews.
Yes, there is such a mitzvah, and this Shabbat we read it: "and they small make a Temple; that I may dwell among them." A positive commandment that is emphasized no less than laying tefilin or eating matzoh on Passover.
Waiting for Messiah
One of the leading arguments preventing Jews from taking this commandment seriously is that we must wait for the Messiah first. In other words, the mitzvah of building the Temple is not incumbent upon us, but rather upon Messiah. Is this really so? Let us take a look at the words of the Rambam at the very beginning of "Hilchot Bait HaBechirah": "It is a positive commandment to construct a House for God, prepared for sacrifices to be offered within. We (must) celebrate there three times a year as it is written, 'and you shall make me a Temple'." Is the Rambam limiting this mitzvah to Messiah? No. No one in their right mind can take this mitzvah, or any other mitzvah for that matter, and claim that the Messiah has some kind of exclusivity over it. The mitzvot were given so that the Jewish People can fulfill them, and God forbid we dismiss ourselves from even one mitzvah by passing it on to someone else, no matter how great that someone might be.
But at the end of "Hilchot Milachim", the Rambam writes: "The Messiah will eventually arise... and build the Temple in its place and gather the dispersed of Israel". This is an apparent contradiction to the Rambam's own words in "Hilchot Bait Habechirah". The fact is, there is no contradiction. In "Hilchot Milachim" the Rambam does not tell us that it must be that the Messiah build the Temple, but rather that if it is not already built (either because of the Jewish People's criminal negligence, or because the redemption will come so swiftly that we will not have time to build it - this being an irrelevant scenario in our times), then he will build it. Other commentators explain that Messiah will build the Temple according to the futuristic plans outlined in the Book of Ezekhiel, since the description is incomprehensible to us, and we, until then, should build the Temple according to the designs of the Second Temple. But most important are the words of the "Kesef Mishnah" (who is Yosef Kairo, the author of the Shulchan Aruch) who comments on the Rambam's writings in "Hilchot Milachim": "This chapter and the one after (which deals with the subject of Messiah) is to strengthen the faith about the coming of Messiah, and one should not draw halachic conclusions from it."
If one is not yet convinced, here are the words of the Rambam in "Egeret from Yemen": "The mitzvot (all of them) do not depend on the coming of Messiah, but rather we are obligated to immerse ourselves in Torah and mitzvot and try to perform them to perfection, and after doing what we have been obligated to do, if God allows us, or our children, or our children's children to merit to see Messiah, all the better. And if not, we have not lost a thing, but rather we benefited by doing what we were obligated to do."
The Temple Coming Down From the Heavens
The second argument against building the Temple today dismisses even the Messiah from taking action. We are taking about the argument that the Third Temple will come down from the heavens, ready and built. First of all, simply put, such an approach automatically cancels many of the 613 mitzvot given by the Torah! In addition, since when do we rely on Aggadic sources to determine halachic matters? It must be understood that when a midrash or Aggadic source mentions a Third Temple coming down from the sky, it is not teaching us the practical ("LaMayse") or operational aspect of the mitzvah, but rather comes to convey to us an idea that goes beyond the "dry" halacha. Most sages explain that the idea intended here is that once we start to build the Temple (notice how they weren't so quick to give up on such an important mitzvah), G-d will bring down His Divine Presence upon it. The "Third Temple In the Heavens" represents the spiritual aspect of the physical Temple down on earth. This same concept of a Temple above to coincide with the Temple below is also mentioned in Aggadic sources concerning the building of the Tabernacle by Moses, and after the construction of the first Temple by Solomon.
Bringing 200 Mitzvot Back to Life
Perhaps it would not be so bad if our inactivity and lack of awareness to fulfill this mitzvah caused the Temple Mount to stand empty. But that is not the case. In the absence of Jewish presence there is Muslim occupation of the site. The vacuum created by lack of sanctification of G-d's Name has been filled by a terrible desecration of God's Name. Jews go to the "Kotel" and ignore the Muslim domes above their heads and are oblivious to the wailing of the jackals that blare from the loudspeakers five times a day.
Every generation is obligated to build the Holy Temple (see "Ohr HaChayim" on the verse, "and they shall make a temple...") and the conquest of the Temple Mount 28 years ago gives our generation an unprecedented opportunity to fulfill the mitzvah. It still is not too late.
Translated by Lenny Goldberg
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Christians Reject "Palestine" for the Promised Land of Israel
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
(IsraelNN.com) Israeli excavation works at the Rambam (Mughrabi) Gate ramp - leading from the Western Wall plaza to the Temple Mount - evoked Arab rioting and criticism of Israel by Arab leaders. Despite Israeli explanations and photos showing that the work had nothing to do with the Temple Mount, Arabs continue to accuse Israel of attempting to destroy the mosques at the site. The instigation came to a climax 12 days ago, when dozens of Arabs and police were injured in rock-throwing clashes and rioting.
Now that calm has been restored in the area, and in the wake of strong pressure by Jewish groups, the police have once again opened the Temple Mount to Jewish visitors. The hours are as restricted as before: between 7:30 and 10:30 in the morning, and between 12:30 and 1:30 in the early afternoon. At other times, Jews continue to be forbidden to frequent the holy site.
Rabbis are split over whether Jews are permitted to ascend to the site of the Holy Temples - the site the Torah considers to be the holiest in the world. All agree that there are areas on the Mount that are forbidden for entry to those who are impure - namely, everyone, until the Parah Adumah (Red Heifer) purification ceremony can be performed. However, some rabbis say that because the precise location of those areas is not entirely clear, and because of the fear that some Jews might not even care to find out, the entire Mount area must be forbidden for public entry.
Other rabbis say that following careful research and based on archaeological evidence, the forbidden areas can be mapped out, and that proper Jewish-legal precautions, including immersing in a ritual bath before visiting, can and must be taken to prevent errant wandering. These rabbis feel that there is an important national/religious value in visiting the site and perpetuating Jewish national bonds with the site, as opposed to abandoning it to the Moslems.
The monthly "March Around the Temple Mount Gates," which is held every Rosh Chodesh (the first day of each Hebrew month), was canceled by police earlier this week, at the beginning of the month of Adar. This, despite - or because of - the fact that thousands of Jews were expected to show up.
As a result, however, a large amount of public pressure was brought to bear by MK Uri Ariel and the Temple Mount organizations. The police then permitted an alternate event this past Sunday evening. Hundreds of Jews who managed to find out of the change in plans showed up outside the Southern Wall of the Temple Mount.
Foreign media often confuse the Western Wall with the Mount it supports, thus giving more credence to Moslem claims than Jewish ones.
Kiryat Arba's Chief Rabbi Dov Lior, Chairman of the Yesha Rabbis Council and a leading Halakhic source on Temple Mount matters, told the assembled, "The increase of terrorism and anti-Semitism in Israel and around the world stems from our neglect of and weakness regarding the Temple Mount. The fact that the Mount is closed whenever our enemies begin threatening, and that the hours in which we may ascend are so limited, and that we may not pray there or build a synagogue - all this reflects weakness and lack of Jewish control over the most sacred site to the entire Jewish nation."
Regarding Moslem claims that the Jews are planning to rebuild the Temple, Rabbi Lior said, "I wish this was the case... Plans should be made and the public should be prepared for the building of the Third Temple."
The Mount, not the Wall
He emphasized that the sanctity of the Western Wall, which surrounds and supports the Temple Mount area in which the Holy Temple was built and will be rebuilt, is "tens of times less than that of the Mount itself. This must be understood within the Jewish public, and first and foremost, within the religious public."
Rabbi David Dudkevich of Yitzhar also addressed the crowd, musician Ariel Zilber provided musical entertainment, and a giant video screen showed an exhibit regarding historic Jewish rights to the Temple Mount, and pictures showing how the Mount looked, looks and will look in the future.
Foreign media often confuse the Western Wall with the Mount it supports, thus giving more credence to Moslem claims than Jewish ones. BBC, for instance, in a photo-report on the area posted today, writes, "The Temple Mount or Haram al-Sharif is the most important religious site in Jerusalem. Its Western Wall is the holiest site in Judaism."
In another report, Reuters refers to "the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site."
Two days ago, however, an AP report corrected this impression by writing that the Mount is "Judaism's holiest site, having housed the biblical Jewish temples." The report adds, "Jews have gathered for centuries to pray outside the compound at the Western Wall, a remnant of the ancient compound."
Gershon Salomon and the Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement is calling on the chief rabbis and the government of Israel to end the prayers of the Israeli people at the Western Wall. The time of prayers and worship at the Western Wall is over! The G-d of Israel is upset by His people who worship Him outside of His holy mountain and He expects us to go up to the Temple Mount and worship Him there. He is not listening to nor accepts such prayers while we allow the Muslim enemy of the G-d and the people of Israel to continue their foreign pagan worship and desecration. The presence of the Muslim shrines on His holy mountain brings shame to His holy name. The prayers at the "Wailing Wall" belong to the time of destruction and exile when the people of Israel were exiled from their most holy mountain and were not allowed to go up to the mountain of G-d. It symbolized a time of darkness in the history of Israel. That time is over. Israel is now in the time of godly redemption. G-d returned His holy mountain to Israel and expects His people to build His house there.
Like the prophet Haggai, Gershon is calling his people Israel:
"Thus speaks the Lord of hosts, saying, This people say that the time has not yet come, the time that the Lord’s house should be built. Is it time for you, yourselves, to dwell in your well timbered houses, while this house lies in ruins? You drink, but you are not satisfied; you dress yourself, but there is no warm; and he who earns wages earns wages to put it into a bag with holes. Thus says the Lord of hosts; Consider your ways. Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, says the Lord. You looked for much, and, behold, it came to little; and when you brought it home, I blew it away. Why? says the Lord of hosts. Because of my that lies in ruins, and everyone of you runs to his own house." (Haggai 1:2,4,7-9)
Gershon warned Israel and its leadership that as long as the shameful situation on the Temple Mount continues, and as long as they do not obey the call of G-d, peace will not come to the land. The enemies of Israel will continue to desire her land and will pressure those in power to divide it. Obedience to the call of G-d will bring peace, all of Israel’s enemies will be removed and no one will wish to divide or desire the land. Then, Israel will dwell in the Promised Land among the boundaries that G-d promised to Abraham in an eternal covenant, and all the nations will respect and love Israel and the following prophetic Word of G-d will come to pass:
"It shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow to it. And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths; for Torah shall go forth from Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. And he shall judge between many peoples, and shall decide concerning far away strong nations; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, nor shall they learn war any more. But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid; for the mouth of the Lord of hosts has spoken it." (Micah 4: 1-4) «
2006/2007 Winter Edition magazine
"Like father, like son" -- for better and for worse! I enjoy your clear writing style, resonant with scriptures, that the fine-tuned ear of the Elect look and listen for, which is why it's so BLARING when you perpetuate glaring error! Your otherwise excellent article in The Philadelphia Trumpet magazine, "Escape from Sodom and Gomorrah" was polluted with the biblically incorrect term "Palestine."
Your father [Gerald Flurry] quotes Shmuel Schnitzer lamenting the new Jewish people who are "preparing to deny our [Jewish] rights, both the divine promise and in terms of REFERRING TO THE LAND BY THE NAME OF ITS PEOPLE, "The Land of Israel' -- a land which belongs to the Children of Israel, from then and to eternity..." [emphasis mine] and then, himself, continues in "Israel's Lost Vision" blind to his own hypocrisy, "Let's look back at Palestine's recent history."
Yes, let's look at what name GOD gave the land as an inheritance of all Twelve Tribes of Israel. GOD named it after our patriarch ISRAEL. Satan inspired the Romans to mock God and dishonor our Father by attempting to erase Israel's name off the map! "They have said, 'Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be remembered no more'" (Psalms 83:4). Why join with the enemies of God and Israel? Why give credence to an ILLEGITIMATE name? God forbid Israel ever becomes "Palestine"!
Since I truly believe you want to go by the Bible, please do so and refer to the Land of Israel by its GOD ORDAINED NAME -- Israel!
For Zion's sake,
(Originally published in the November/December 1996 issue of The National Messenger)
David Ben-Ariel is a Christian-Zionist writer and author of Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall. With a focus on the Middle East and Jerusalem, his analytical articles help others improve their understanding of that troubled region. Check out the Beyond Babylon blog
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Adar 2 5767/February 20, 2007
"When Adar enters we increase in joy."
(Talmud Ta'anit 26b)
We are commanded to increase our joy (simcha) with the onset of the month of Adar. What is joy, what is simcha? The Declaration of Independence of the United States guarantees, among other freedoms, "the pursuit of Happiness." For the Jewish nation, the pursuit of happiness, or simcha, is the pursuit of mitzvot. For by fulfilling the commandments that G-d has entrusted us with, we are also fulfilling our own purpose in life. And this fulfillment leads to happiness. The Adar experience crescendos with the celebration of Purim, on the 14th and 15th days of the month. Little surprise then that included in the Purim rebirth of the Jewish nation, as recorded in the book of Esther, is the nation's recommitment to the Oral Torah. For the Oral Torah, the instruction of our sages, provides for us the understanding and the means of fulfilling the Biblical commandments.
The plot thickens when we consider how the name Adar, by separating the syllables, can be read as A - dar, or in Hebrew, Aleph - dar. Aleph , the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, and possessing the numerical value of one, is often understood as a reference to the one G-d. Dar, in Hebrew, means "to dwell." Together, the name Adar can be understood to mean "G-d dwells." And where does G-d dwell? Why in this world, of course! And how do we make room for G-d in our world? By doing His will, by keeping His commandments. Worshipping a distant G-d is neither what G-d desires, nor is it what our souls demand! By performing G-d's commandments - mitzvot - we attach ourselves to Him, we establish His presence in this world.
This is the message of the upcoming Shabbat Torah reading, Terumah , (Exodus 25:1-27:19), in which Moshe Rabbeinu, (our master Moses), is told by G-d to accept terumah - donations - " from everyone whose heart impels him to give." (ibid 25:2) These donations are intended for the building of the tabernacle, (mishkan), in the desert. G-d Himself states, "They shall make Me a sanctuary, and I will dwell among them." ( ibid 25:8) By building a place for G-d - a sanctuary, by allowing our hearts to impel us to do so, is to literally invite G-d's presence into our lives. This is true on an individual level. How much more so on a national level. How wonderful would it be for all nations of the world to dedicate their national wills toward the creation of a sanctuary for the one G-d of Israel, so that He could dwell amongst the nations. This, of course, is the Holy Temple, the Beit HaMikdash, the permanent manifestation of the desert tabernacle whose construction is begun in this week's Torah reading.
The historical tale related in the scroll of Esther, which is read on Purim, itself is the story of the struggle of the exiled Jews to rebuild the Holy Temple that was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar some seventy years earlier. Their struggle is against their own complacency, and against the evil intentions of Ahasuerus and Haman, who celebrate the destruction of the Holy Temple, and anticipate and welcome what they hope to be G-d's disappearance from this world, and with it, the demise of the Jewish nation.
We share that same twin struggle today, both against our own inner complacency, and against the very real tyrants who daily trample upon G-d's Holy Temple, and seek to purge His presence from the world. Only by arming ourselves with the great joy of fulfilling His word, will we be blessed with the courage and fortitude to persevere in the fulfillment of G-d's command: "They shall make Me a sanctuary, and I will dwell among them." ( ibid 25:8)
To learn more about about the spiritual and historical background of the Purim story, and to see how it compares to our struggle against today's lies and provocations being uttered by the enemies of the G-d of Israel against His people and His dwelling place on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, please tune in to this week's Temple Talk, with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven.
This week's Light to the Nations on the Universal Torah Network, features Rabbi Richman's latest teaching, entitled "The Waters of the Depth: an in-depth look of the drainage system built into the base of the altar." To view this week's show, premiering Thursday, please click here.
Be sure to view Rabbi Richman's four minute teaching on this week's Torah reading of Terumah, (Exodus 25:1-27:19), also on the Universal Torah Network.
Click here to visit the month of Adar, the latest installment in our "A Year in the Light of the Holy Temple" calendar.
To keep abreast of all the latest Temple Mount news, please click here.
Passover is only six weeks away. This Seder you can share the fascinating experience of what it was like to celebrate Passover in the courtyard of the Holy Temple. The Temple Institute's TEMPLE HAGGADAH, in Hebrew and English, with a complete explanation and historical background (in English), and many beautiful, full color illustrations, brings the Temple experience to life! Order now to ensure delivery before your Seder. This year in the courtyards of the Holy Temple!
With Rosh Chodesh (new month) blessings from Jerusalem,
May the Israeli authorities end the Nazi-Muslim occupation of the Temple Mount and prepare the way for the Third Temple so Jews can stop letting a wall obstruct their vision and pray where they belong: on the Temple Mount!
The Temple of God in Holy Jerusalem
Restore Israeli Sovereignty Over the Temple Mount
Jews Must Demand Rights to Temple Mount
Where's the Temple on the Temple Mount?
The Vatican Must Return the Temple Treasures!
A House of Prayer for All Peoples?
Third Temple Coming Soon to Jerusalem!
Monday, February 19, 2007
“We must not delude small nations into thinking that they will be protected from aggression…” — Sir John Simon, London, 2/21/38
Many people have noticed a terrible resemblance between the way Britain sacrificed the Czechs to Germany in 1938 and what the Oslo-Road Map plan has been doing to Israel. Ariel Sharon stated in 2002 that “Israel will not be Czechoslovakia,” a rare moment of bravery for which the vassal was rebuked promptly. Shortly afterwards, he returned to substantiating the parallel.
Still, few people realize how deep the comparisons go, how alarming they are and how they illuminate the true goals of British policymakers, — and their indifference to collateral damage. The record shows that the British are quite willing to accept war and destruction of assets (so long as most of the losses are born by others) and then have others pay and labor to rebuild what has been ruined largely through their own global designs, their relentless pursuit of Atlantic Union and World Federation.
Let us examine British diplomacy re Europe during the 1930s, making pertinent comparisons, predictions and prescriptions for today’s Middle East. Read the rest of this entry »
The Shekinah of G–d dwelled among us and followed us all the way from Modi’in, the city of the Hashmonaim, to the holy Temple Mount of G–d in Jerusalem
Friends from the world that participated in this march confirmed the end-time prophesy of the great prophet Isaiah:“ And many people shall go and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths; for from Zion shall go forth Torah, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.” Isaiah 2:3
Israel under the blessings of G-d is each day becoming more and more a blossomed garden exactly as the prophet Amos described it in such exciting words. The children of G-d continue to be regathered by their G–d from all the corners of the world. They are coming on planes exactly as the prophet Isaiah described it: “I will regather them with great mercy on wings of eagles”. At the same time Israel is attacked at this critical time by so many enemies who are trying to stop this godly event that is going to change not only the life of Israel, the people of G–d but also the life of all mankind and open a godly era in the life of all the world. However, those many enemies of the G–d and the people of Israel have no chance to fulfill their evil desires.
The G–d of Israel is determined to fulfill His end-time vision with Israel and all the world and to bring it to pass at this critical time. The G–d of Israel is in the midst of His people Israel to protect, save them from all their enemies and to complete His end-time event with Israel that the climax of it will be the building on the Third Temple on Mount Moriah, the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, and the coming of the Mashiach ben David when this process will be completed. The prophets of Israel described this end-time event with Israel in exciting words that everyone in Israel and all over the world should give attention to it and stand with the G–d and the people of Israel at this very special time:
“On that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Do not fear, O Zion! Let not your hands be slack. The Lord your God is in your midst; a mighty one who saves, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will be silent in his love, he will joy over you with singing. I will gather those who mourn far away for the solemn assembly, who were of you, who had borne for you the burden of insult. Behold, at that time I will undo all who afflict you; and I will save her who limps, and gather her who was driven out; and I will get praise and fame to those who have been put to shame in all the earth. At that time I will bring you back, and at that time I will gather you; for I will make you a name and a praise among all the people of the earth, when I restore your captivity before your eyes, says the Lord.” (Zephaniah 3:16-20)“And they shall dwell in the land that I have given to Jacob my servant, where your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell in it, they and their children, and their grandchildren for ever; and my servant David shall be their prince for ever. And I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them; and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore. My tabernacle also shall be with them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. And the nations shall know that I, the Lord, sanctify Israel, when my Temple shall be in the midst of them for evermore.” (Ezekiel 37: 25-28)
At this special godly critical time of redemption the Faithful Movement marched on Hanukkah, the exciting godly holiday which memorializes another time of redemption that took place in the history of Israel 2,142 years ago when the Greek Hellenistic Empire attacked and occupied the land of Israel. They tried to destroy the independence of the Israeli kingdom under the G-d of Israel and to force the Hellenistic idolatry on the people of Israel and to make their land a part of their empire. However, the G–d of Israel had completely other plans for Israel the “apple of His eyes”. Under the leadership of the High Priest of G–d, Mattityahu the son of Yochanan and his five sons started an heroic revolt against the Greek Empire. They were a small minority of guerillas against a huge majority of the biggest empire of those times, the Greek Empire. The G–d of Israel defeated them together with His very small forces of His faithful Maccabees.
The first place that they liberated was Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. They purified it from the presence of Greek idolatry and renewed the worship to the only one G-d of the universe, the G–d of Israel. Another miracle happened in the Temple when the Maccabees found only a small jar of pure and clean oil that was enough to light the holy seven branches Temple menorah for one day only but G-d made another miracle when it was enough for eight days. This is the reason of the Hanukkah holiday and the lighting of eight branches Hanukkah menorah, each day another branch until on the eight day of the holiday the Hanukkah menorah is completely lit. This holiday expresses an exciting godly time of redemption when the people and the land of Israel became again independent under the leadership of their beloved G-d, the G–d of Israel and the universe.
Under this exciting godly circumstances of the history of Israel and the exciting and critical circumstances of the current redemption of Israel the Faithful Movement decided, exactly as the Maccabees did when they answered the call of G-d, to march from the ancient city of the Maccabees, Modi’in which is located approximately 30 miles from Jerusalem to the Temple Mount through the biblical city of Jerusalem.
Israel is discovering each day by archeological diggings her biblical history. With almost every stone that is picked up in the land of Israel we discover biblical history and Hebrew words. This is the heritage that our forefathers left to the coming generation of the end-time redemption of Israel and in front of the eyes of all the nations as an eternal message: This land of Israel was given by G-d only to His people Israel for a godly purpose and not to anyone else in the world. It is also a message from G-d to all the world that He will never allow anyone to rob this land or any part of it from His people Israel. Just recently was discovered the ancient town of the Maccabees in Modi’in and in the midst of it the original ancient synagogue which was built with the face of it to the Holy of Holies in the Temple of G-d in Jerusalem.
The Temple Mount Faithful Movement started her Hanukkah march in front of the tombs of the Maccabees in Modi’in. We felt the presence of the spirit of the Maccabees and their heritage among us at this exciting moment. We lit the Hanukkah menorah and swore faithfulness to the G–d of Israel and to the heritage of the Maccabees as an example to our generation. We prayed from the book of Maccabees and promised to our heroic forefathers not to rest day and night until their godly heritage to our generation will be fulfilled. One of the leaders of the underground fighters of Israel against the British Empire that controlled the land of Israel until 1948, Moshe Svorai, called on the people of Israel to defeat and to throw out from the holy land of Israel their Islamic enemies that want to remove Israel from the map of the world exactly as it was in the time of the Maccabees. He called on Israel to take example from their heroic battle against the British Empire and to trust only the G–d of Israel.
After the exciting ceremony at Modi’in we ran with the torch that symbolized the spirit of the Maccabees on the mountains of Beit Horon. The mountains of Beit Horon were the first place that the Maccabees defeated heavy forces of the Greeks on their way to liberate Jerusalem, to purify the Temple and to renew the worship to the one G-d of Israel. Later we arrived to the gates of the biblical Jerusalem in the same track of the Maccabees. In the plaza of the gate we again lit the Hanukkah menorah with the torch that we brought from Modi’in. Gershon Salomon called on the government of Israel to reject the pressure that is coming from the Islamic countries, many other countries all over the world and especially from Secretary of State of the U.S., Condolessa Rice, to divide the land of Israel, including Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the G-d and the people of Israel and to establish a foreign terror so called “Palestinian” state in the holy land given by G–d to Israel only in an eternal covenant. He warned in the name of the G–d of Israel all of them that the judgement of G–d is soon to come upon all of those who gave their hand against G–d and His covenant with Israel and the land given by Him to His chosen people for an eternal purpose exactly as the prophet Joel put it in his prophesy about the end-times which we are experiencing now:
“For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring back the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will enter into judgment with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and have divided my land” (Joel 4: 1 & 2).The most exciting moment at this holy place was when we swore faithfulness to Jerusalem and prayed Psalm 122: “A Song of Maalot of David. I was glad when they said to me, Let us go into the house of the Lord. Our feet shall stand inside your gates, O Jerusalem. Jerusalem is built as a city which is bound firmly together; There the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, as was decreed for Israel, to give thanks to the name of the Lord. For thrones of judgment were set there, the thrones of the house of David. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; those who love you shall prosper. Peace be within your walls, and prosperity within your palaces. For my brothers and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace be within you. Because of the house of the Lord our God I will seek your good.”
After the demonstration at the plaza of the Jaffa Gate we marched with the torch to the Temple Mount. The Old City of Jerusalem could hear the Word of the G–d of Israel along its ancient narrow streets on the way to the holy Temple Mount of G–d through its western gate. It was the climax of this exciting event when we arrived to Mount Moriah the holy place of the G–d of Israel, the location of the First, the Second and soon the Third Temple. Here we lit again the Hanukkah menorah and demonstrated the holy cause of the Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement to immediately rebuild the Third Temple of G–d. In the name of the people of Israel and many faithful people all over the world we promised G-d to fulfill in the lifetime of our generation the Word of G–d and His call to His people Israel and her friends all over the world:
“The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it. And many people shall go and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths; for from Zion shall go forth Torah, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among the nations, and shall decide for many people; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, nor shall they learn war any more. But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid; for the mouth of the Lord of hosts has spoken it.” (Isaiah 2:1-4 and Micah 4:1-4)
It was so symbolic that friends from outside o f Israel participated in this exciting Hanukkah event of the Faithful Movement in the most holy place of G–d: This exciting Word and call of G–d to our generation started already to become reality at this godly moment on the holy mountain of G–d. This end-time event of the end-time vessel of G–d, the Temple Mount Faithful Movement, was an important step and major stage towards the rebuilding of the end-time Temple of G–d on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The presence of the Shekinah of G–d on His holy hill and among us was a clear promise from G–d that it is soon to come to pass. In G-d we trust!
Note: Exciting pictures from this event will appear soon on our website with this article at http:///www.templemountfaithful.org
Sunday, February 18, 2007
By Meron Rapoport, Haaretz Correspondent
The Jewish families being shamefully evicted now, associated with Ateret Kohanim, remind me of those Jewish pioneers of the El-Ad ("To the City of David") organization that I was blessed to visit with as soon as they liberated areas of Shiloach years ago, as mentioned within Conflict in Jerusalem. Later I sat and talked with its leader, David Be'eri, on his lawn about the situation and future.
May a proper Jewish government be brought to power that will respect the Jewish Homeland and strengthen it and appreciate those who love it dearly. Meanwhile, may Jews, Israelis and Christian Zionists, encourage such patriotic souls in Shiloach to continue performing the mitzvot of settling the land and launch a "Save the City of David" campaign to show solidarity.
Israel's sworn enemies have no trouble getting a riot on, so why can't we manage to have an overwhelming show of support for those Jews on the frontlines to restore biblical Jerusalem? May the public have massive demonstrations and put pressure on the government to do the right thing and permit the Jews to remain. Let the yeshivas empty their classrooms and take it to the streets. No more Jewish expulsions!
The El-Ad Foundation is on the forefront of the movement to strengthen the ties of the Jewish people with ancient Jerusalem - the City of David. Right near the Western Wall, El-Ad is settling Jewish families right where the capital of Israel stood in the time of the Bible, developing archeological sites, and connecting visitors to the ancient City of David.
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Friday, February 16, 2007
By Julie Stahl
CNSNews.com Jerusalem Bureau Chief
February 16, 2007
Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) - Amid an ongoing storm over an Israeli archeological excavation near Jerusalem's Temple Mount, a top Islamic official declared Thursday that all digging in the city should be stopped - but an Israeli archeologist pointed out that the biggest excavation in the entire area has been carried out by Muslims, unauthorized, underneath the Mount itself.
Reacting to an Israeli dig near the Temple Mount, Islamic and Arab leaders have accused Israel of carrying out work that would endanger the Al Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site in Islam, which is located atop the platform.
The Mount - the location of the biblical Temples - is Judaism's most revered site, but although Israel maintains overall sovereignty of the area, it allows an Islamic authority, the Waqf, to administer the site.
Below and to the west of the Mount, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) is conducting excavations, about 100 meters (325 feet) from the mosque.
The IAA says the work is taking place now because archeologists want to recover artifacts before construction begins on a new bridge leading up to the Mughrabi Gate - the only entrance used by non-Muslims to access the Temple Mount. (Muslims use other entrances.)
The bridge is replacing a ramp, which had been there for centuries but partially collapsed following an earthquake and snowstorm several years ago. Once building begins on the bridge, the archeological opportunity will be lost, the IAA says.
Last Friday, clashes erupted on the Temple Mount as Muslims protested the dig after noonday prayers. Israeli police have boosted security ahead of this week's Friday prayers in the hope of preventing a recurrence.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said 3,000 policemen will be deployed in and around the Old City of Jerusalem, and entry to the Temple Mount will be limited to women and to men over the age of 50.
The IAA has now installed video cameras at the site, broadcasting live footage of the excavation work on its website in a bid to counter what it says is a politically motivated inaccurate portrayal by Muslim leaders and media of the location and effect of the dig.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Thursday also agreed to allow a delegation from Turkey to inspect the ongoing work.
Olmert, who is on an official visit to Turkey, showed Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan photographs of the site, but Erdogan was reportedly not convinced that the excavation would not harm the Islamic site.
Saying Israel has "nothing to hide," Olmert then agreed to Erdogan's suggestion that a Turkish technical team be sent to inspect the site.
But Adnan Husseini, director of Waqf, said a visit by a Turkish delegation would not be enough.
Husseini said in a telephone interview the authority that he heads wants to see the area of the dig restored to its former state - with the old ramp leading to the Mount.
Furthermore, he said, all archeological digging in Jerusalem should be halted, because it is destroying the city and making it unstable in the case of another earthquake.
Israeli archeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar of the Hebrew University said it was "cynical" for Husseini to call for all digging in the city to cease, as Muslims themselves have dug extensively beneath the Temple Mount.
In the late 1990s, the Waqf received a permit to open an emergency exit from a subterranean mosque below the Temple Mount. Instead, the Muslim authority carried out a massive building project, creating what has been called the largest mosque in the Middle East, the al-Marwani mosque, located beneath the Mount itself.
During that process, there was no archeological supervision, and tons of dirt containing artifacts from previous generations was dumped, archeologists said at the time. Israel chose not to intervene for fear of setting off a worldwide Islamic backlash, but many experts fear the unauthorized work may have destabilized the platform.
"What is astonishing is that the very same people that are responsible for the destruction of the antiquities are the same people that dare to blame Israel," Mazar said.
She said the current IAA dig was "very important," having already yielded items dating back some 3,000 years to the first Jewish Temple period and going through the early Islamic period in the 7th century.
Building the bridge was necessary, Mazar said, because the damaged ramp was structurally unsafe, and it was worthwhile carrying out a proper archeological excavation there beforehand.
According to the IAA, this is in common with IAA practice at locations across Israel.
"Each year, some 300 salvage excavations are conducted in Israel with one goal, documenting and rescuing antiquities prior to construction operations," the IAA's Dr. Gideon Avni says in an article on the authority's website.
"Most of these excavations conclude with documentation of the archaeological findings, publication of the findings in professional literature and then continuation of the construction and development work in the area," Avni said.
"On rare occasions, an item of supreme archaeological and historical importance is discovered, which necessitates a change in the construction plans and conservation of the archaeological finding at the site," he added.
Avni took a swipe at the critics and questioned their agenda.
"Unfortunately, and not for the first time, it is very convenient for various entities to connect these professional archaeological activities with the national and political dispute in Jerusalem and to exploit archaeology for their own ends."
Palestinian and other Arab and Muslims officials have long disputed the existence of a Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount.
(CNSNews.com Managing Editor Patrick Goodenough contributed to this report.)
Thursday, February 15, 2007
by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz
(IsraelNN.com) 35 Knesset members from various political factions are calling on the IDF to renew civilian access to the tomb of the Biblical Joseph in Shechem. The site, at which Jews have gathered for prayer over the generations, has been closed to visitors for the past three years due to the dangers posed by Arab terrorists in the region...
Knesset Members Demand IDF Reopen Joseph's Tomb
Joseph stands before you!
We need to do as the early Church of God did and keep the commandments and holy days of God -- not the idolatrous traditions of men, not the baptized paganism of Roman wolves in sheep's clothing (the Babylonian Mystery religion in Christian drag), so help us God.
Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints [in Jerusalem, not Rome].
"Thus saith Yahweh, stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk there in, and ye shall find rest to your souls. But they said, we will not walk therein."
The Kempler Video ^ | 02-14-07 | Barry Chamish
The inability of security and police personnel trained to testify in court to agree on the number of shots is puzzling but on one issue all agree; none thought Rabin was hurt.
Y.S. (Shabak Head of Security for the Tel Aviv rally): "I heard Rabin was wounded only when I arrived at Ichilov Hospital some minutes later".
S.G.: "I did not hear any cry of pain from the Prime Minister and did not see any signs of blood whatsoever...It was not until some time after that I was told that Yoram Rubin was hurt".
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
The Jewish people did not believe in Moses our teacher because of the miracles he performed. If one believes in something because of miracles, he may suspect that they were performed through sleight of hand or sorcery...We believe in Moshe because of what happened at Mount Sinai. Our own eyes saw, not a stranger's, our own ears heard, and not another's...The revelation at Sinai is the only real proof that Moses' prophecy was true and above suspicion...(Yad, Yesodei HaTorah 8:1.)
What the Scriptures show is such "believing" people provoked God 10 times in the Wilderness, even after the 10 plagues upon Egypt, the utterly unique Mount Sinai experience, the Manna and the Water from the Rock...
If not for miracles, in accordance with the Law and the Prophets, how would we know who is the Messiah that's supposed to be like Moses? It's not written that we'll all be gathered together again at Mount Sinai, is it? So miracles, faith and works in accordance to the Tanach (the Bible), the fulfillment of prophecies, is the proof after all.
Monday, February 12, 2007
16:26 Feb 11, '07 / 23 Shevat 5767
by Hillel Fendel
|Police Chief Karadi has given the order to check whether recent calls by Sheikh Raad Salah - the head of the northern branch of Israel's Islamic movement - constitute illegal incitement.|
Karadi told the Police's Investigations Department head Yochanan Danino to follow up on the results of his investigation - i.e., to order the Sheikh's arrest if it appeared he was guilty.
Salah, of the Arab city of Um el-Fahm, was imprisoned for over two years, until July 2005, after being convicted of providing assistance to an Iranian terrorist organization. He was also accused at the time of incitement against Israel as a Jewish state and of transferring funds to Hamas.
Last week, the radical Sheikh, who has stirred up much of the recent trouble at the Rambam (Mughrabi) Gate near the Western Wall, arrived at the Temple Mount and told his followers:
"Our message is: The Al-Aqsa Mosque is an exclusive Palestinian-Arab-Islamic right and no Jew in the world has the right to be there. Every Jew who goes there must be thrown out of there.
"Of late, there have been increasing calls by Jewish groups to break into the Al Aqsa mosque in order to hold religious ceremonies there. This is a new/old attempt by those who are trying to attain full control of the Al Aqsa mosque and to impose the occupation.
"The Al Aqsa mosque is in a state of emergency... We are tracking the calls to break into the mosque, and are analyzing their ramifications on the mosque in order to stop them from breaking in when we are not paying attention. We are making sure that there will be a presence of [Arab] worshipers in order to prevent the break-in."
As of a few days ago, Salah is prevented by court order from coming near the Temple Mount.
The sentiments salivated by the Nazi-Muslim leader (why is such a traitor still permitted to live in Eretz Yisrael?) against Jews on or near the Temple Mount also reflect the murderous hatred the wicked Wakf exudes daily against Christians too, discriminating against both Jews and Christians on the Temple Mount by illegally refusing to permit us to pray or worship there. Let Israel remove the threat, remove the foreign objects, and construct the House of Prayer for All Peoples.
- David Ben-Ariel
Islamic Cleric Indicted for Disorderly Conduct at Temple Mount
20:07 Feb 12, '07 / 24 Shevat 5767
by Hana Levi Julian
|The head of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel was indicted Monday on charges of disorderly conduct in a protest last week at the Temple Mount.|
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Lost Ten Tribes ^ | 02-12-07 | Stephen Spykerman
THE DOOR INTO JUDAH IS NOW OPENING!
This is surely a momentous development – to me it is the fulfillment of a dream! Thousands of rabbis are BEING WOKEN UP to the extraordinary news that Judah’s long lost brothers of the House of Israel are in the spiritual process of being re-identified to their ancient Hebraic ancestry.
Don't Expel Jews from Gaza!
During the past few days, Israel has been accused of attempting to "undermine the Al-Aqsa Mosque" by carrying out construction near the Mugrabi Gate in Jerusalem's Old City. Inciteful language and libelous claims have led to violence, aided by a mainstream media only too happy to accept Arab propaganda at face value. Camera teams congregate at the scene, safe in the knowledge that their presence will further encourage Palestinian youths to riot, endangering Jewish worshippers at the Western Wall and forcing the Israeli police to confront the rioters.
Despite the fact that the Temple Mount is Judaism's holiest site, much of the media has stressed its importance to Muslims (the third holiest behind Mecca and Medina) while ignoring or downplaying the very legitimate Jewish religious and historical connection to the site, which preceeds Muslim attachments by 1500 years. Despite ridiculous Palestinian claims that a Jewish Temple never existed on the site (which would negate both Jewish and Christian history), its identity with the location of Solomon's Temple is beyond dispute.
While the international media has been too intellectually lazy to find out for themselves whether or not the Muslim intimidation and violence has any justification behind it or not, the Israeli press, familiar with the issues is able to recognize the real story. The Jerusalem Post asks:
What is Israel doing that has sparked such violent threats? Some years ago, the pedestrian ramp leading up to Jerusalem's Temple Mount fell apart. Now municipal authorities plan to build a permanent ramp to maintain access to this holy site, and are conducting, as required by law, an archeological salvage dig to make sure no artifacts are destroyed in the process.
All of this is completely outside the Temple Mount platform, and bears no relation or threat to that structure, let alone to the Aksa mosque. Why would Israel dream of undermining the Temple Mount, which is Judaism's holiest site? The claim that Israel is doing so is patently absurd, as anyone familiar with the area can immediately see. ...
What is going on now, of course, is a rerun of the violent riots of September 1996, over the opening of an additional exit to the then already existing Western Wall Tunnels, well outside the Temple Mount. Today this tunnel is a popular tourist attraction. It too had as much to do with the "foundations" of Al Aksa as does the reconstruction of the World Trade Center in New York.
Caroline Glick, also in the Jerusalem Post, adds:
the Israel Antiquities Authority coordinated its salvage dig by the Mughrabi Gate of the Old City with the Islamic Wakf, the Jordanian government and all other relevant authorities before its archeologists began their work this week. Everyone understood that the excavation is being conducted 70 meters away from the Temple Mount and will in no way affect it.
Referring to Muslim attempts to deny Jewish roots to Jerusalem and its holy places, Nadav Shragai writes in Ha'aretz:
It is therefore easy to understand why the Muslims are so afraid of archaeological digs, not only on the Temple Mount itself but also around it, although these digs also shed light on Jerusalem's Muslim history. Muslims fear these excavations, not because they physically endanger al-Aqsa's foundations, but because they undermine the tissue of lies proclaiming that the Jews have no valid historical roots in the city and its holy sites.
Israel has an unblemished record of preserving and protecting the holy sites of all three major religions. Meanwhile, unreported by the mainstream media, real archaeological vandalism has been taking place on the Temple Mount. The Palestinian Waqf continues, unsupervised, to illegally excavate areas of the compound, dumpiing and destroying antiquities of immense historical value and attempting to erase Jewish history.
Why has the media accepted the propaganda and lies disseminated by certain groups with a political axe to grind? The real story of a pedestrian ramp being rebuilt outside the
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HONESTREPORTING PHOTOGRAPHS THE SCENE
We went to the scene of the Israeli construction with a camera to see for ourselves. Click on the image below to view some of the photos. For more images, head to our Backspin blog.
SOME SIMPLE FACTS
- The work carried out by Israeli professional authorities is completely transparent, which is why the excavations are open to the press.
- All activities are being carried out in a location that is under Israeli sovereignty in an area under the responsibility of the
municipality and the Government of Israel. Jerusalem
- The new bridge and the Mugrabi Ramp are located entirely outside of the
complex and are not part of it. Temple Mount
- The aim of this process is to replace the old ramp which collapsed due to natural causes.
- Building the new bridge will not harm any religious feelings and/or interests.
- All operations are in cooperation with UN officials, Palestinian officials and other member of the international community and are completely transparent to them.