Another great post from Atlas Shrugs, covering the most vital issue concerning Jews, and all human beings.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
First it was the worst religious desecration in history. Muslims built the mosque, the dome of the rock, on top of the first and second Jewish temple, King Solomon’s temple.
Now this, denying the Jews, their holiest site. These frauds — their whole narrative is a lie. Another vile and disgusting attack on anything non-Muslim. They falsify Judaism and Christianity, because in Islam the belief is that we are all Muslims, born Muslims. Every Muslim is a “true Jew and Christian”, because Islam considers itself to be the true, corrected version of Judaism and Christianity — hence the nonsensical, deceptive remark by Sharif El-Gamal at the link. Their “texts” are stolen; they steal, they lie, they kill. And the world kisses their ass.
Here’s the latest — and remember, do not insult Islam, do not dare draw the warmonger Muhammad or embassies will burn and Christians will be slaughtered, Jews will be targeted, major Western cities will be on high alert, and Hindus, Zoroastrians, Sikhs, and non-Muslims will be persecuted.
Official Palestinian Report Claims Jerusalem’s Western Wall Has No Religious Significance to Jews
Jewish men pray at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray, in Jerusalem’s Old City. AP Photo/Kevin Frayer.
By: Diaa Hadid,Associated Press
JERUSALEM (AP).- An official Palestinian report claiming that a key Jewish holy site — Jerusalem’s Western Wall — has no religious significance to Jews evoked an angry response from Israelis Wednesday, threatening to further inflame tensions over the disputed city.
Decades of archaeology have shown that the Western Wall, the holiest place where Jews can pray, was a retaining wall of the compound where the two biblical Jewish Temples stood 20 centuries ago. The Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam’s third-holiest site, is built atop the ruins.
The latest claim about the Temples, echoing positions taken in the past by Palestinian leaders including the late Yasser Arafat, underlined the deeply held, conflicting beliefs that must be untangled if a peace accord is to be reached between Israel and the Palestinians.
Al-Mutawakil Taha, deputy minister of information in the Western-backed Palestinian Authority that rules the West Bank, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that his five-page study published on a Palestinian government website reflected the official Palestinian position.
Part of the report disputes that the Western Wall was a retaining wall of the Temple compound, discarding centuries of documentation and archaeology.
“This wall has never been a part of what is called the Jewish Temple,” the report claimed. “However, it was Islamic tolerance which allowed the Jews to stand before it and cry over its loss.”
The report concludes that since Jews have no claim to the area, it is holy Muslim territory and must be part of Palestinian Jerusalem.
Both sides say the clashing narratives are political. Israel captured east Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast war and annexed it. Palestinians claim east Jerusalem, including the Old City, as the capital of their future state.
“Of course it’s a political position,” Taha said.
Taha said he wrote the report after Israeli officials on Sunday approved a five-year renovation plan for the Western Wall area.
Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev described the report as “incitement” by denying the historic Jewish connection to Jerusalem.
Einat Wilf, a legislator from the moderate Israeli Labor Party, a part of the governing coalition, said Palestinians “are stupidly trying again and again to somehow create an alternative reality in which the Jewish people are a strangers in this land.”
After Israel seized control of east Jerusalem, it cleared away shacks built next to the Western Wall and built a wide, open plaza there.
In contrast, Israel turned over administration of the hilltop itself, with the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock shrine, to the Muslim Supreme Council, or Waqf, while Israel maintained overall security control.
Plans that won preliminary approval in earlier, failed peace negotiations envisioned dividing Jerusalem along ethnic lines — leaving Israel in control of Jewish neighborhoods while Arab sections would be part of the Palestinian state — but no formula emerged for the disputed hilltop.
This comment caught my eye (FQ) because it touches graphically on the urge within Islam to do battle with all cultures, especially nations, especially minority groups, within the Islamic world, and its regional rule:
“Are we going to let islamic supremacists erase all true history and culture? Because that’s what happens when people fail to defend the truth and real history – it is forgotten and lost forever. Ask the Afghani Buddhists – oh wait, you can’t because they were eradicated.”