Making The Temple Mount Muslim!

Temple Mount Becoming Mosque For Muslims Only

Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole Palestina, art dissolved ...What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation? That the Lord hath founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it.
Isaiah 14:31-32

The Israeli government is doing nothing while the Muslim custodians of the Temple Mount discard Jewish artifacts and attempt to turn Judaism's holiest site into an exclusive prayer zone for Islam, a leading Israeli archeologist charged today.

Hebrew University's Eilat Mazor said the Waqf, the site's Muslim custodians, "want to turn the whole of the Temple Mount into a mosque for Muslims only!"

"They don't care about the artifacts or heritage on the site," Mazor said. "The Waqf has taken thousands of tons of artifacts from the First Temple, and the Second Temple, and is throwing them away."

Mazor was referring to Muslim excavations near a new mosque constructed on the Temple Mount. During the excavations, the Wafq reportedly disposed of truckloads of dirt containing Jewish artifacts from the First and Second Temple periods.

Meanwhile, Muslims are protesting work by the Israeli antiquities authority to repair a ramp near the Temple Mount even though the work at the Western Wall plaza is not taking place on the Mount and poses no threat to the holy site. Muslim leaders are calling for a "new intifada" to protest the routine Israeli repair work. ( ! ! ! )

Mazor, a Temple Mount archaeologist, is the discoverer and lead archaeologist of Israel's City of David, believed to be the palace of the Biblical King David, who ruled from around 1005 to 965 B.C. She slammed the inaction of the Israeli government while Islam "takes over" the Temple Mount.

Prime Minister Olmert has given permission for Jordan to build a large minaret adjacent to a mosque on the Temple Mount to call Muslims to prayer at the holy site. The minaret will stand at a site on the Mount where Jewish groups had petitioned to build a synagogue and were refused. ( ! ! ! )

There are four minarets already on the Temple Mount. The new minaret will be the largest one yet and is slated to tower over the walls of Jerusalem's old city.

A top leader of the Waqf said that Olmert's granting of permission to build the minaret in the synagogue's place "confirms 100-percent the Haram al-Sharif (Temple Mount) belongs to Muslims."

"This proves Jewish conspiracies for a synagogue will never succeed and solidifies our presence here. It will make Muslims worldwide more secure that the Jews will never take over the Haram al-Sharif," the Waqf official said.
Oh boy, do they ever have a surprise coming! They are sticking their fingers in the eye of the Lord God of Israel at a time when He is restoring the sons and daughters of Jacob world-wide back to the land of their fathers WHICH HE GAVE TO THEM.

Prominent Israeli archeologist Gabi Barkai of Tel Aviv University blasted the new minaret plans. "I am against any change in the status quo on the Temple Mount. If the status quo is being changed, then it should not just be the addition of Muslim structures at the site," Barkai said.

Rabbi Chaim Richman, director of the international department at Israel's Temple Institute, said, "Olmert is turning his back on our Jewish heritage while the rest of the world looks at us with amazement at how we can be so insensitive to our own spiritual legacy."

The First Jewish Temple was built on the Temple Mount by King Solomon in the 10th century B.C. It was destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 B.C. The Second Temple was rebuilt in 515 B.C. and that Temple was destroyed by the Roman Empire in A.D. 70, and the Jews were dispersed world-wide.

Most Waqf officials deny the Jewish Temples ever existed in spite of what many call overwhelming archaeological evidence, including the discovery of Temple-era artifacts linked to worship, tunnels that snake under the Temple Mount and over 100 ritual immersion pools believed to have been used by Jewish priests to cleanse themselves before services. The cleansing process is detailed in the Torah.

Condensed from:
February 8, 2007
by Aaron Klein