On 14 July 2017, a terror attack at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem escalated into riots causing even an emergency meeting in the UN. And that´s not the first time.
As I have previously written there are strong forces in Israel and in Judaism moving for building the 3. Temple (Ezekiel 40-47) – even demanding Pres. Trump´s help for it. Ezekiel´s 3. temple is thought by the Pharisees and a by a majority of Jews to be built by the Moschiach ben David in the end time, but a minority think with the famous Maimonides that Jews should build it as soon as possible. In fact, Rothschild´s Supreme Court building in Jerusalem does look very much like a temple for the god of Judaism and its layer, Freemasonry, viz. Lucifer and here and here
And this temple is being prepared in minute details right now
The Temple Mount Heritage Foundation was proposed by Culture Minister Miri Regev and Environmental Protection and Jerusalem Minister Ze’ev Elkin, with an annual budget starting at $550,000.
Left: Supreme Court in Jerusalem. Note the Illuminati pyramid on the roof.
The Electronic Intifada 24 July 2017: Plans to rebuild the “third Temple” on the Dome of the Rock would require the demolition of the al Aqsa Mosque, one of Islam’s holiest sites.
Apart from provoking tumultuous outrage among Muslims worldwide, the destruction of the al Aqsa Mosque ties in with various end time prophecies about the rebuilding of the “Third Temple”.
If it is indeed rebuilt we will know for certain that we are in the midst of the “end times”. As the biblical prophets foretold that this would be accompanied by widespread wars and destruction, as will almost certainly happen if the al Aqsa Mosque is demolished to make way for the Third Temple.
I suspect that the people who are behind the campaign for the rebuilding of the Third Temple know this. But they aren’t really interested in the Third Temple, their real objective is the conflict and tumult that would follow the demolition of the al Aqsa Mosque. Ed.
Temple Institute head Yisrael Ariel, who has called for the destruction of churches and mosques and the mass slaughter of those who refuse to accept his extreme version of Judaism, at the al-Aqsa mosque compound in June.
Since the gun battle at the al-Aqsa compound on 14 July that ended in the deaths of three Palestinian citizens of Israel and two Israeli police, Israeli media have largely focused on outrage that anyone would carry out an attack at a holy site, while praising Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s collective punishment against the Palestinian population. (On 26 July 2017).
“Netanyahu and [PA leader Mahmoud] Abbas both acted responsibly to prevent a holy war; but the Arab world’s condemnation of Israel is a reason for concern,” read the subheading of an analysis by Haaretz’s Barak Ravid.
Missing from commentaries across the board has been any acknowledgement of the role played by fanatical settlers intent on wresting control of the al-Aqsa compound in occupied East Jerusalem and eventually destroying it as part of an apocalyptic vision. (Chabad Lubavitch).
The compound, known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif and to Jews as Temple Mount, includes the al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock. It is one of the holiest shrines for Muslims all over the world, as well as a touchstone of Palestinian identity.
Israelis who seek to take over al-Aqsa see the 14 July attack and subsequent violence as an opportunity to advance this agenda. Immediately after the incident, the Temple movement’s official body released a statement calling to expel Palestinians from the compound: “We must liberate the Temple Mount from the murderous Islam and return it to the people of Israel.”
“Looking forward to building the Temple this year and hope that you will soon see the face of our righteous Messiah,” Baruch Marzel one of the most extreme leaders among Israel’s West Bank settlers, wrote last week in an open letter to the mufti of Jerusalem – the top Muslim official in the city.
Bezalel Smotrich, a Jewish Home party lawmaker, does not want to wait that long. “I would set up a synagogue on the Temple Mount today, this morning,” he said on Monday.
Under Israeli military protection, these settlers and extremists tour the grounds on a daily basis, hoping to provoke violent reactions from Palestinian worshippers by shouting and singing nationalistic anthems.
This then provides occupation forces with the necessary pretext to enact harsh measures, with the eventual goal of cleansing non-Jews and replacing the Muslim holy sites there with a Jewish temple, thus triggering a civilizational clash with Islam.
Yehuda Glick, a longtime leader of the Temple movement, now a Likud Party lawmaker, last week welcomed Israel’s ban on Muslims entering the al-Aqsa compound in the days following the shootings.
“This is an enormous game changer,” he said. “Everything is part of the redemption process but the things that happen on the Temple Mount are especially so.”
“Radical Muslims who desecrate with blood the holiness of the Temple Mount, the holiest place to the Jewish people, have no right to be there,” Glick and the Jewish Home party’s Shuli Moalem-Refaeli said.
Last week, Glick held a Temple movement emergency session in the Knesset building, Israel’s parliament. Attendees included genocide advocate Rabbi Yisrael Ariel and Bentzi Gopstein, leader of the anti-miscegenation youth movement Lehava.
Yisrael Ariel, the chief rabbi of the Temple movement, articulated an apocalyptic end times scenario in 2015. “[God] is the one who commanded us to go from city to city conquering them, and to impose the seven laws [of the Sons of Noah] throughout the world,” Ariel said.
Ariel added that if Muslims and Christians “raise the flag of [surrender] and say, ‘From now on, there is no more Christianity and no more Islam,’ and the mosques and Christian spires come down,” then they would be allowed to live. “If not,” he warned, “you kill all of their males by sword. You leave only the women.”
“We will conquer Iraq, Turkey [and] we will get to Iran too,” Ariel proclaimed.
Ariel is the founder and head of the Temple Institute, the government-funded group that has published detailed blueprints and a computer animation of what the Temple, to be built over the ruins of al-Aqsa, will look like.
The Temple Institute has received funding from Israel’s education ministry to develop a curriculum to instill “longing for the Temple” in children as young as those attending kindergarten. In 2013, Israel’s mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, presented Ariel with an award for his organization’s work.
In 2012, Zevulun Orlev, one of the party’s lawmakers in the Knesset, called for the construction of a temple at the compound, saying that removing the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa mosque would mean that the “billion-strong Muslim world would surely launch a world war.”
The point is: Solomon´s Temple was not located on the Temple Mount – but at the Gihon Spring several hundred meters away – proven by archaelogy!
Before the destruction of the 2. Temple of Herod´s, Roman Fort Antonia was on the “Temple Mount” – and the Temple south of it. So, the Western wall, the Wall of Wailing has nothing to do with the Temple. That wall was the western wall of Fort Antonia – and built 25 years after Herod´s death!
This messianic extremism has taken hold in the Likud Party of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as well.
In 2014, Likud’s Moshe Feiglin, then deputy speaker of the Knesset, explained the fanatical worldview. “We are in the major front of the fight for the free world against the evil forces of the most extreme Islam,” Feiglin asserted. “Behind the violence, there is a spiritual battle, and the core of that battle is that place – the Temple Mount.”
Many other Israeli politicians are following the Temple movement’s lead.
A Likud Party website has launched a petition to “raise the Israeli flag on the Temple Mount.”
“The Temple Mount is not in our hands,” the petition declares. “We must change this absurdity.”
Transport minister Yisrael Katz has vowed that Israel “will not cede sovereignty” over al-Aqsa. “We need to close the Temple Mount to Muslims for an extended period of time,” Jewish Home lawmaker Moti Yogev said.
Incitement from Israeli officials has become commonplace in recent years. Dozens of Knesset members have given verbal, and even material, support to the Temple movement.
But Israel’s official chief rabbis have long formally prohibited prayer by Jews at the compound for theological reasons – out of concern that Jews could inadvertently desecrate places that must remain ritually pure.
In keeping with this tradition, leaders in Israel’s Orthodox Jewish community blame those who insist on going to the al-Aqsa compound to pray for the resulting bloodshed.
“Those who visit the Temple Mount are turning the Israeli-Arab conflict into a religious conflict,” the Eidah Chareidis, a major anti-Zionist Orthodox Jewish organization in Jerusalem, has warned.
However, as Feiglin revealed at a Knesset session in 2013, the call for Jews to be allowed to pray at the compound is a pretext for an Israeli seizure of the site.
“Let’s be truthful. The struggle here in not about prayer,” Feiglin admitted. “Arabs don’t mind that Jews pray to God. The struggle is about sovereignty. That’s the true story here. The story is about one thing only: sovereignty.”
Some of the Israeli politicians identify with the movement themselves, while others understand it is politically expedient to make public statements in support of Israeli sovereignty at al-Aqsa.
Avi Dichter – former chief of Bet Shin´s secret police – posted on Facebook a photo of himself in front of the Dome of the Rock with text reading, “Open the Temple Mount for Jews.”
As Dichter said in 2013 when he was public security minister – before embracing the Temple movement’s agenda – Jewish prayer at al-Aqsa, “will serve as a provocation, resulting in disorder, with a near certain likelihood of subsequent bloodshed.”
That may be precisely what many Israelis hope for. Following a stabbing attack by a Palestinian on Friday that left three Israelis in the illegal settlement of Halamish dead, Tzachi Hanegbi, a senior Likud minister and close ally of Netanyahu, threatened Palestinians with a “third Nakba” – a reference to Israel’s mass expulsions and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians in 1948 and 1967.
Compiled below this article, The Electronic Intifada 24 July 2017 brings a list of current and former Knesset members and ministers who have supported the Temple movement’s apocalyptic goals to varying degrees.