Monday, July 24, 2017
The Temple Mount is now free of the rule of the Waqf Authority.
PM Netanyahu wisely refused demands to remove newly installed security measures to make Moslems also face the same security rules as Jews and Christians do. Sounds fair, right? A mini intifada in the streets of Jerusalem was the reaction. Having fair rules on the Temple Mount was not Waqf policy, so if they can't get their way, the philosophy of the PLO demands violence.
“It is extremely important that a solution to the current crisis be found by Friday this week,” said Nickolay Mladenov after briefing the UN Security Council.
This is like telling a brain surgeon, "We need to use this operating room in five minutes, just make sure you finish up by then."
Israel needs to be the ones to decide the best timetable and methodology to fix this.
“The dangers on the ground will escalate if we go through another cycle of Friday prayer without a resolution to this current crisis,” he warned.
So in other words, the status quo of Waqf Authority, is not to preserve religious freedom, but a set up for potential violence whenever the PLO does not get it's way.
"'It is critically important that the status quo is preserved in Jerusalem,' he said."
But it is the exact opposite that is true. The status quo places potential intifadas all over the place, like landmines in a public park.
Let the IDF be limited no more. End the status quo, bar the Waqf Authority forever and place the Temple Mount under the control of the Rabbis of Israel as per prophecy. Why fight God-given intel? World peace is guaranteed if Israel controls the Temple Mount.
As in the Book of Isaiah
Chapter 2, verses 2 and 3: "And it shall be at the end of the days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be firmly established at the top of the mountains, and it shall be raised above the hills, and all the nations shall stream to it. And many peoples shall go, and they shall say, "Come, let us go up to the Lord's mount, to the house of the God of Jacob, and let Him teach us of His ways, and we will go in His paths," for out of Zion shall the Torah come forth, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem."
And in Chapter 56, verse 7:
"I will bring them to My holy mount, and I will cause them to rejoice in My house of prayer, their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be acceptable upon My altar, for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples."
First the House of Prayer must be firmly established as God's house, not a staging ground for bloodshed, and only then can it be a house of prayer for all people and only then can the era of guaranteed World Peace begin. May it soon be so, by the grace of God.