Jerusalem – A conference of ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jews in West Jerusalem has called for the destruction of Al-Aqsa Mosque and the building of the “third temple” on its ruins. In response, the Aqsa Foundation for Endowment and Heritage warned of an escalation of the attempts by the Israeli occupation authorities and “its arms” – conferences such as this – to promote construction of the “third temple” at the expense of Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock.
In a press release, the Foundation said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is behind these calls. The Jewish groups pushing for the temple have urged Netanyahu to fulfil his promise that in the event of his re-election, he would approve and arrange for Jewish prayers to be held in Al-Aqsa.
Ultra-orthodox Hasidim have become more active in recent weeks, targeting Al-Aqsa Mosque, desecrating it and working towards its “Judaization”. Reports and pictures from the conference held on 30th December have been published on a number of right-wing and ultra-orthodox websites. The conference, it is claimed, was held especially to address the Temple issue. Its programme included demonstrations of the rituals to be observed in a new temple; the organisers presented the conference as if such rituals would be taking place in situ sooner rather than later. Right-wing Israeli groups have demanded that the Israeli Prime Minister makes the necessary arrangements with the police so that Jews can pray inside Al-Aqsa. Letters dating from 1995 and 2005 have been produced as evidence of Netanyahu’s promise to facilitate such prayers if he became Prime Minister for a second term; he was re-elected in 2009.
Successive Israeli governments have played down claims that Jews are planning to demolish Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock and replace the historic Islamic sites with a Jewish temple, despite the overwhelming evidence that many organisations within Israel and in the Jewish diaspora have that as their prime aim. Some ultra-orthodox Jews say that it is forbidden for Jews to pray anywhere with Al-Aqsa Sanctuary as they have no idea where the “Holy of Holies” lies; historically, only the High Priest of the temple was allowed to enter that inner sanctum.
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they have such stupid reports every day
I must have missed the memo for that meeting. Just like i missed the memo for our world domination plot scheme.
its true the mossad will use sharks to build the third temple.
Some moron writer probably heard them davening mincha and thought they were saying all that when they said the brocha of V’yerushalayim Ircha.
So they do agree that we had 2 temples there before, because they keep saying that jews never had anything there.
The Beis HaMikdash will not be built through bloodshed or through violence. Some day when we learn how to act and have a greater understanding of the nature of the Deity, of mankind and our place within his creation, then we will be begged by the Palestinians to build it!
HaLevai, right now, we should be building the 3rd Bais HaMikdash under the guidance of Mashiach Tzidkeinu sheyavo bimheira beyamainu Amen!!!
LOL! There was a well advertised mulimedia presentation in Binyanei HaUma to clarify to Daf Yomi learners what the Beis Hamikdash looked like – in order to better understand Zevachim which we are now learning.
i really find it funny how they get all offended about the idea of the beis hamikdash hashlishi on THEIR “holy site.” i mean, they built it on OUR holy site!! such crazy hypocrites.
Unbelievable that anyone could swallow this garbage.
Great. So the Haredi rabbis have decided that it would be a good idea to provoke a big war to be fought exclusively by others. If Moshiach comes, we can build a new temple in peace. If he doesn’t, we should keep these extremist idiots and their loony-tune followers under wraps.
Nu, so where is the Para Aduma? Where is Eliyahu Ha Nuvi Zachor Letov?
#22 whether you know it or not many frum jews do go up as did chief rabbi of the Israeli army after retaking Jerusalem you only need to be careful were you walk
How is it that Arabs seem more informed than us about a conference that we didn’t even hear about? Is it possibly another Arab’s propaganda tactic to anger and arouse bad feelings toward Jews? BTW, if that conference really took place, those who held it are acting against halacha.