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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Will the Knesset have the courage to say 'enough'?

Police clashed with 'Palestinians' on the Temple Mount once again Tuesday morning... as soon as the Mughrabi Gate leading to the Mount was opened.
Police clashed with dozens of Palestinian youths at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem who threw rocks and fireworks at them following the opening of the Mughrabi gate. Some of the men wore masks, according to police.

Three young men were arrested, while the rest were dispersed by a stun grenade thrown by police. According to Palestinian media, several of the youths were injured. The Israel Police said no Palestinians were injured.

Two police officers suffered light injuries; one from a firework and the other from the rocks. They were treated on site before being taken to Shaare Zekek Medical Center in Jerusalem.
Perhaps the reason for this warm welcome is that, after chickening out last week, the Knesset is due to take up a bill by MK Moshe Feiglin on Tuesday, which attempts to affirm Israeli sovereignty over the Mount. 
The more we lose our sovereignty on the Temple Mount, the more the world turns against us. When we safeguard our rights, the world respects that. After the 6 Day War in 1967, Moshe Dayan and the State of Israel gave religious sovereignty on the Temple Mount to the Moslems, out of respect for their religious beliefs. But they did not mean to give the Jordanians actual sovereignty. Israel’s respectful approach was taken advantage of by the Arabs and today no sign of Israeli sovereignty is allowed on the Temple Mount. We want Israeli sovereignty  on the Temple Mount to be affirmed in a clear statement by the Knesset this Tuesday. Every MK who said “If I forget thee o’ Jerusalem, may my right hand lose its cunning” under his or her chuppah must make it his/her business to be at this all-important deliberation.
Let's see who shows up. 

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