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Monday, September 03, 2007

Pictures of the destruction on the Temple Mount

David at One Jerusalem sent me seven photographs - shown below - of the construction destruction that is currently taking place on the Temple Mount. These pictures were taken on Sunday. You will note that in some of the pictures, you can see a police officer trying unsuccessfully to stop the work. As I noted Saturday night, Prime Minister Ehud K. Olmert has approved this destruction of the most ancient of Jewish antiquities.

Compare the complacence about this destruction with the uproar that took place last winter when Israel tried to do a salvage dig under archaeological supervision outside the Temple Mount when it was going to build a replacement ramp for the current ramp to the Mughrabi Gate. Can anyone say double standard?

Who controls the Temple Mount anyway? Olmert is trying to convince us that Israel does not and will not control the Temple Mount so that he can tell us it won't make a difference when he turns it over to the Arabs as he plans to do.

Is anyone listening?

More on the destruction on the Temple Mount here.


At 8:28 PM, Blogger Daniel said...

Why does Olmert allow this?
This is a serious non-rhetorical question. Is he afraid of riots that will cause the electorate to vote against him?
Are there other reasons?

At 8:48 PM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...


Olmert plans to give up the Temple Mount anyway. If he gives up the Temple Mount, the Arabs will destroy any remnant of the Temple anyway so that they can continue to try to persuade the world that it never existed. If that's the case, why should he risk the Arab rioting that would inevitably result from him trying to enforce the rule of law on the Temple Mount?

At 8:58 PM, Blogger Daniel said...

So, strategically what can be done to stop it?
He doesn't respond to Jewish pressure in Israel or America.
Getting the Xtians involved?
provoking riots to stop all activity ?

At 11:22 PM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...


The only hope is to bring down the government and I have repeated on many occasions on this blog why that is almost impossible to do. Mass demonstrations and a lot of prayer are the only hope we have. When you hear that there are half a million people reading Tehillim for the government to fall, the government will fall. It's not likely before then.

At 12:59 AM, Blogger Daniel said...

which American candidate do Jewish Israelis see as their best friend and ally?

At 12:32 PM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...


Giuliani. He's more pro-Israel than Olmert. (Of course, the Israeli left may well be supporting Clinton or Obama, but I assume you're asking about people like us).

At 2:03 PM, Blogger Daniel said...

of course I'm asking about people like us. the reason is that NORPAC freaked me out sunday by e-mailing me an invite to a NORPAC sponsored fund raiser for HIllary.
I joined knowing that the organization was non-partisan , but thought it supported friends on both sides of the aisle. I have an issue with touches leching someone who was never afriend.


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