This latest escalation, coupled with the Wakf’s repeated flouting of Israeli law, warrants a quick and firm response by the government to bolster Israel’s sovereignty.
A careful retrospective of current events reveals an interesting sequence: The Chief Rabbis of Jerusalem issued a ruling that prohibits Jews from ascending the Temple and one week later, the Palestinians stormed the Sha’ar HaRachamim (the Gate of Mercy, also known as the Golden Gate), an area that had been closed off to Jews and Muslims alike for 16 years.
The ancient pool of Siloam in the City of David was found by accident. It’s steps – four shallow and one deep – is found at only one other place in Israel; leading up to the Temple Mount. We also know that it dates back at least 2,000 years to the time of the Second… Read more »