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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Jewish Home candidate #14 caught on video saying 'imagine if that gold dome were blown up'

HaBdicha, the Tzipi Livni party, is running around like a bunch of excited rabbits this evening, because Jeremy Gimpel, #14 on the Jewish Home (Bayit Yehudi) list has been caught on video speculating what would happen if that gold dome (the mosque on the Temple Mount) were blown up. Gimpel was speaking to a group of Christian Zionists in Florida in 2011.

HaBdicha is trying to have Gimpel disqualified from the election for making 'racist' statements.

Let's go to the videotape. I'll have more after the videotape.

Here's some of the reaction to Gimpel's video.
"The mask of the cool start-up guy has been ripped from the face of [Bayit Yehudi chairman Naftali] Bennett," the Livni Party said. "The strange list that he is taking to the Knesset seeks to inflame the Middle East and to bring on a third World War with its crazy visions of building a temple."
Gimpel responded that the clip was taken out of context from a lecture he gave to a Christian group about the book of Ezra, a story that happened over 2,000 years ago. 
"The controversy is ridiculous," Gimpel said. "In order to make the lecture more lively I made a few jokes and you clearly hear the audience laughing. This is a cheap political attack and I would urge anyone to watch the video in its entirety and decide for yourselves."
But the dovish Israeli website 972 Magazine later released another clip in which Gimpel said the Dome of the Rock "doesn't belong there."
Well, I'm not running for the Knesset so I'll say it: The Dome of the Rock doesn't belong there.

And I'll go a step further: Any Jew who believes that the Dome of the Rock does belong there doesn't believe in Judaism and in the Messiah that Maimonides lists among the 13 principles of faith.

But this controversy is great news for the Jewish Home party. And Jeremy Gimpel may have just gotten himself elected to the Knesset. 

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At 3:02 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Lol, yes just imagine, my guess you're right he might just become real popular.Can't wait to read the reactions tomorrow that 'the juice' are planning to build their third Temple and will blowup the Golden Mosque.

At 5:18 AM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

It could be anything. A comet, an earthquake, an Arab weapons store, the Hand of the Almighty. Who knows? In any case, no harm no foul.

At 7:41 AM, Blogger Findalis said...

I can see that eyesore blown up very easily. May it happen soon.

At 7:43 AM, Blogger Shy Guy said...

Try listening to the second half of the under-2-minute recording, Carl, and tell us what is "Yehudi" about Gimpel's "Bayit".

At 8:49 AM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...

Shy Guy,

Yes, I was uncomfortable with that as well.

But my point was that to wish that the disgrace be gone from the Temple Mount, that the Temple be rebuilt and that the Messiah arrive are Jewish concepts. They are not acknowledged as such by the Tzipi Livni party.

At 10:34 AM, Blogger Shy Guy said...

Are building churches for christians anywhere - let alone Israel - a Jewish concept, Carl? And whom do you expect more from when it comes to "Jewish Concepts"? Leftist secularist Livni, or religious right wing Bayit Yehudi candidate Gimpel?

Schlufing Jews!

At 12:18 PM, Blogger josef said...

I said a few times that it is regretfull that Israel didn't blow the thing from the temple mount up during the Yom Kippur war. There would have been an outcry and then it would have been over. After all, war is war and the other side started the fighting,
I wonder why Israel didn't take this opportunity? Did America pull the brakes or was it secular jews?

At 2:15 PM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...

Shy Guy,

Of course I don't think it's a Jewish concept and I said I was uncomfortable with what he said. But what he said about the Temple Mount and the obstruction that continues to sit there was correct.


The time to do that was not 1973, but 1967, immediately after the war when the Arabs were ready to leave, and no one would have said a word had the IDF blown it up. So why didn't they?

Two words: "Moshe Dayan" (and he did the same thing in Hebron).


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