Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Temple Mount Status Quo Fuel of Violence

I do not blame antisemitism alone as the source for all anti Israel media bias. There is antisemitism in the world today, no doubt. There are people who hate Israel for no good reason and some are even in the media as well. But there is a another reason on a deeper level behind this. 

Well what can that reason be? And how do we know this to be so? Even some friends of Democracy and freedom of religion are showing bias against Israel. And that's the problem, it's not the media all people know or strongly suspect to be antisemitic, it is the moderate media that is mimicking them that is the main problem that causes the current hasbara nightmare out there. Why? Everyone knows that Israel tried it's best to install a negotiated peace deal. So everyone knows that Israel does not hate peace. Everyone knows you can't hate Jews, that's antisemitism. You can't hate Judaism, that's culture bias. So why?

Go back in time before the recent stabbing attacks began. It began on the Temple Mount. Jews prayed there, and the Arabs complained, but no outbreak of stabbings. The Knesset reiterated support of the current status quo on the Temple Mount and only then this new dimension of terror ensued. Why? Is it true that the status quo is fair? No, the Temple Mount is the Jews' Holy of Holies, literally. You can't say any religion has more rights to Mecca than Islam, and you can't say any religion has more rights to the Temple Mount than the Jews. At least if truth is the agenda.

Now for any deception to be believed by a friend, against you, it must have a ring of truth, otherwise the friend would never stoop to that level. 

It is not because your friends hate you that they speak against you. It is because they are basing it on what you spoke against yourself and against God's holy mountain. 

Israel's president just said, 
"What has happened in the city over the past few days and weeks is heartbreaking and must be strongly condemned. Let me be clear; those who wish to turn the tragedy between us into a religious war have blood on their hands."
If only the 
president stopped there, yet he continued,
"We hear again and again, lies about Israel's intentions toward the holy mountain - holy to Jews and Muslims. So again, I say clearly, Israel has no intention to change the status quo. But this status quo - this important understanding - needs two sides to keep it.”
President Rivlin stressed that Israel would “continue to respect Muslim prayer at the site, the Mosque and the Shrine. But Muslims must respect the Jewish connection to Jerusalem, the Jews who live in Jerusalem, and the Jews who visit its holy sites. Only then can we begin – Jews, Muslims, and Christians - to live like we did before , together in the city of Jerusalem and all the holy land.”

This doctrine of the Israeli political center is a can of worms. A fuel for the problem. It brings in the concept of Freedom of Religion to the forum of Palestinian Arabic attempts to establish statehood. But in truth, this is a lie. It is exclusively the Jews' Holy of Holies! Stop trying to share what you have no mandate to share. Let our rabbis lead in this.

And it is this doctrine that 
the current government has been handing out to the very terrorists that plague our nation. The doctrine of minimizing legitimate Jewish claim to the Holy Mountain for the sake of friendliness to your neighbor, at the expense of abusing your family. Stop that now!  The politicians should stop interfering in Judaism and ask the Rabbis how to proceed from here.  Stop this foreign worship of a foreign policy, and things will immediately begin to get better. 

You can say, "We tried to share this holy mountain with our Arab neighbors, but they themselves do not wish to share. Under those circumstances, we must reclaim our Holy of Holies. From now on, no stranger shall approach this holy mountain, as per the Will of the Creator who bestowed this mountain to our forefathers as an everlasting abode for the Temple worship we direct towards Him. Before Isaiah's prophecy of "a House of Prayer for all people" can occur, the words of Joel must first be adhered to.  "And you shall know that I, the Lord your God, does dwell in Zion, My holy mount, and Jerusalem shall be holy, and strangers shall no longer pass through there."

This would reverse the co-option of Freedom of Religion as a fuel for violence, and turn it into a source of peace in the world, as true religion was always meant to be.  May it soon be so, by the grace of God.

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