Video: Islamist 'Palestinian' leaders warn Obama not to visit Temple MountHere's a video collection of Islamist 'Palestinian' leaders (including one Israeli Arab) warning President Obama not to visit the al-Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount. Of course, Obama has no intention of doing so, with or without Israeli guards.
Let's go to the videotape. More after the video.
Herb Keinon writes that every location Obama visits has been specially chosen and drips with symbolism. He points out that both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush passed on visits to the Western Wall (below the Temple Mount) on their trips here as President, although both Bush (1998) and Obama (2008) visited there as candidates. Obama is devoting the same amount of time to meeting with Binyamin Netanyahu as he is devoting to meeting 'Moderate' 'Palestinian' President
There are also rumored to be some changes to the schedule. Obama may not be going to Ramallah (forgive my cynicism, but it would be difficult to get to Ramallah without seeing Jewish towns on the way - an issue which Bethlehem doesn't really have - and Obama may not want to put a human face on the residents of the Jewish towns, or at least on their homes). And although he will visit Iron Dome, it won't be a real installation. One of the Iron Dome systems is being moved to the airport for a photo opportunity.