Historic Change on the Temple Mount

T. Belman. Israel claims sovereignty over the Temple Mount but is unwilling to exercise it. In practice she takes orders from the Wakf, protects the right of Muslims to pray there and prohibits Jews from praying there. She allows Muslims to excavate there, which of necessity destroys Jewish artifacts, but doesn’t dream of excavating there herself. In effect then it is Walk that is sovereign there and Israel is its servant.


Although I anticipated that Netanyahu would remove the metal detectors from the Temple Mount, and although I very much hoped that I would be proven wrong, things are developing in such an amazing and fascinating manner , that you cannot but think that perhaps we are on the threshold of an historic change of direction. I will even take the bold step and say that I am not certain that the Arabs will return to the Temple Mount.

Everything happening today on the Temple Mount is the opposite of what you would expect. After Israel liberated the Temple Mount in the Six Day War, then Defense Minister Moshe Dayan returned the keys to the Temple Mount to the Moslem wakf. They were in shock. Fifty years later, Netanyahu is begging the wakf to take the Mount back, and they are simply not willing to do so. This is inexplicable. Israel has already removed the metal detectors and has even taken down the security cameras. My feeling is that no matter what Netanyahu will do to try to get them to come back to the Temple Mount, they will not return.

The forces that rule Israeli society sincerely do not want the Temple Mount. Eight days ago, I wrote on my Facebook page: Did you really think that the person who prevented Trump from moving the US embassy to Jerusalem will insist on safeguarding the Temple Mount for the Jewish People? If the US had moved its embassy to Jerusalem, it would have been a major strategic coup for Israel. When the world’s superpower would have officially recognized that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, there would have been far-reaching, historic implications. But Israel’s current strategy is to get to 12 o’ clock at night with no major incidents. Deep down, Israel’s leadership is afraid of Jerusalem, afraid of Jerusalem’s message, of the connection between the Nation of Israel and its identity, its destiny and its vision.

Just as Moshe Dayan didn’t want Jerusalem, Netanyahu doesn’t want it, either. Jordan’s King Hussein forced Six Day War Prime Minister Levi Eshkol to liberate Jerusalem against his will – and all the stenographic records show that Dayan offered Hussein the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood. “Take it and just stop shelling us. We will be out of here in no time.” Actually, just as Hussein forced Israel to liberate Jerusalem, so the Moslem wakf is forcing Netanyahu to apply Israeli sovereignty to the Temple Mount. What the wakf is actually saying to Netanyahu is, “I will shoot at you and I will not allow you to protect yourself.” This historic change can only happen to the Nation of Israel. It is simply amazing.

The problem is that Am Yisrael does not have leadership that is capable of understanding these historic processes and translating them into practical strategy: to a different strategic direction that translates into different tactics – leadership that is capable of taking advantage of the wondrous opportunities that have now arisen.

The Temple Mount is empty. After fifty years, it is in our hands. The Arabs are not there. Only Jews are on the Temple Mount. This is absolutely amazing.

The Moslem wakf is completely right about the metal detectors. For years, Israel has been saying that the Temple Mount belongs to the Arabs. So if it is theirs, why are we putting metal detectors at the gates of their home? The Arabs understand very well that the metal detectors are a flag that symbolize sovereignty. The entire situation on the Temple Mount revolves around sovereignty – not prayer. When Netanyahu folded and agreed to remove the metal detectors, he cut the rope that ties us to this Land precisely at that stake to which everything else is tied. All of rights on this Land, all of our connection to this Land, to Zionism (Mount Zion – the Temple Mount), everything from which we draw our identity, all revolve around the Temple Mount.

From the moment that Netanyahu folded and indicated that the Mount is theirs, not ours, he opened the door, G-d forbid, to ever-increasing pressure on Israel. The US, which wanted to stand with us on this issue, will turn against us. Trump will turn against us now. It is not his fault – it is ours. We have just missed an extraordinary opportunity.

In my estimation, Israel’s weakness on the Temple Mount will bring a very serious conflict upon us with much more difficult starting conditions because, with the metal detectors, we have lost the sense of the justice of our cause. A nation that has lost its sense of justice cannot win – even if it has the most sophisticated army, the smartest submarines, the F-15, the F-16 and the F-35. A young Arab girl with a pair of scissors who knows what she is doing here will defeat an Israeli soldier with the most sophisticated weapon. Ultimately, justice is the best weapon of all. We have lost our justice on the Temple Mount.

I can only hope that Jews who were apprehensive about visiting the Temple Mount will now visit there. It was not very pleasant to have the wakf following every movement of one’s lips on the Temple Mount to make sure no Jew would pray there. Even now, the government has instructed the police to conduct the Jewish visits to the Temple Mount as if the wakf is still there. Jews are still not allowed to move their lips in prayer on the Temple Mount. The police still watch their every move as if the Arabs were still there. They have not yet freed themselves of the servile, exile mentality that has prevailed there until now. Nevertheless, it is much more pleasant to be on the Temple Mount without all the violent Arab groups who would scream at and threaten the Jewish visitors.

I can only hope that the Nation of Israel will vote with its feet and restore our sovereignty to the Temple Mount and to our justice, saving us from paying the price that we pay when the world sees that we are incapable of connecting to the most sacred place for the Jewish Nation.

The war for the existence of the Nation of Israel is first and foremost spiritual. It revolves around the question of the ownership of this Land. This war is not being fought today by the IDF, not the police, the Shabak or the Mossad. It is being fought by those Jews who are not willing to surrender their connection to the holiest place on earth.

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  1. So the Jews installed cameras, and presto! The Arabs left (i.e. BDS).

    So simple.

    This Big Government guy does have a point.

  2. Whenever I see the trouble related to the Temple Mount and that mosque, I’m reminded of that conversation in Good, Bad, & Ugly:

    Blondie: What would happen if somebody were to blow up that bridge?

    Tuco: Yeah. Then these idiots would go somewhere else to fight.

    Blondie: [lighting his match] Maybe.


  3. But, seriously, the article is correct. It is about sovereignty.

    “PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “It’s not enough for us to say: ‘There are those carrying out Ribat’ (religious conflict / war over land claimed to be Islamic). We must all carry out Ribat in the Al-Aqsa [Mosque]. It’s not enough for us to say: ‘The settlers have arrived [at the Mosque]’. They have come, and they must not come to the Sanctuary (i.e., Temple Mount). We have to prevent them, in any way whatsoever, from entering the Sanctuary. This is our Sanctuary, our Al-Aqsa and our Church [of the Holy Sepulchre]. They have no right to enter it. They have no right to defile it. We must prevent them. Let us stand before them with chests bared to protect our holy places.” ”
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  4. The language about protecting the status quo guaranteeing freedom of worship is pure Orwellian NewSpeak.

    Only under Israeli sovereignty is freedom of worship permitted.

  5. But, I think things will eventually go back to the way they were before the killings due to Donald and Jared’s intervention. Obama would have let things go to hell in a handbasket, though this would never have happened under Obama because this is all about circumventing and preventing Donald from working towards any peace which, sooner or later, would make the Arabs —
    it doesn’t matter which, the Arab league — have to show their intransigeance, and it’s all about maintaining the appearance the Israel is the bully so that the pressure from the international community will be unrelenting, the divisions within Israeli society will widen, and the Israeli government will make more piecemeal concessions of a land currently about the size of New Jersey.

    Can’t be quoted enough, Eidelberg really nailed it in 1979:


    “”Major-General George Keegan, former head of the U.S. Air Force Intelligence, has said
    that a “profound change in Arab strategy is now underway… It is not understood in the U.S.
    I have seen intelligence which very few Americans have access to, that persuades me that
    the first element of that strategy is that the feudal leadership in the Arab world strikingly
    remain committed, Messianically, to the extermination of Israel as a nation and as a people.
    What has changed about that Messianic determination … is the apparent Arab realization
    that after four futile wars, the direct [i.e., military] approach now appears to be one of such
    high risk that they are beginning to use the strategy of the indirect approach [namely,
    diplomatic duplicity].” (Jerusalem Post Magazine, August 5, 1977, p. 5 et seq.)”

    “”The world is opposed to Israel’s actions in the territory—our
    main aim must be to exploit intelligently this international
    attitude. We must differentiate between the possible and the
    impossible; we must address the world in its own language and
    go with it as far as we can go… We must besiege Israel and
    isolate it internationally … It is absolutely not in our interest to
    allow Israel to escape from this impasse. We could raise issues
    which we know, without even thinking about it, that the world
    atmosphere is not prepared for—issues which would provide
    Israel with new arguments to convince sections of world public
    opinion that throughout the history of the conflict the Arabs
    have thought only about the destruction and elimination of
    Israel … Briefly it is not right…to allow Israel to escape the grip of world society by raising ideas which would make the world
    forget Israeli extremism by pointing to what it might imagine to
    be Arab extremism …We must not take steps unless we are
    sure they bring us closer to our goal.13”
    Egyptian Foreign Minister in September 1977

    This is why people like David who think this merely a dispute between competing narratives and assertions of rights cannot understand that there can never be peace with the King of Jordan.

    In fact, I am inclined to think, it would be better if he go even if Hamas or Isis wound up taking over. They are too afraid of Israel to go to war with her or they would have. The more openly outrageous the regime, the harder the time the international community will have bullying Israel on it’s behalf.

  6. Still, if they are going to send the embassy back, they should make sure that all the security are black belts in some martial art because being able to disarm attackers in a non-lethal way would deprive the enemy of the pretexts they are looking for — not that it wouldn’t be justice to off them.

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