Listen to the Hypocrites

Israel is frequently admonished by Arab governments to maintain the historical status quo at the Temple Mount which for centuries has included visits by non-Muslims, including Jews. Yet now visits by Jews are completely falsely described as “desecration”, “provocation”, “Jewish filthy feet” and “storming of the al-Aqsa mosque”. Which way do they want it? Do they want to maintain the historical status quo or not? It appears not. The rhetoric about maintaining the historical status quo on the Temple Mount is mere hypocrisy. By the way, the “concerns” that the visit by Minister Ben-Gvir to the Temple Mount would “lead to” loss of lives proved completely unfounded. This was utter nonsense.

Published by Daniella Bartfeld

Daniella Bartfeld is the founding director of the Aliyah Organization.

2 thoughts on “Listen to the Hypocrites

  1. It are not the visits of Jews or other religious groups that are described as “desecration”, “provocation”, “Jewish filthy feet” and “storming of the al-Aqsa mosque”. You seem to miss that the Israeli troops entered the mosque with their shoes on and with weapons which they used to throw out the praying Palestinians and other Muslims.

    They are the hypocrites when they say the Temple Mount is sacred but do disgraceful degrading sacrilegious acts

    1. First, the entire Temple Mount is nowadays described as “al-Aqsa Mosque” in Palestinian discourse. Jewish visits to the Temple Mount are generally described this way in Arab, Palestinian, Muslim and Anti-Zionist discourse. Second, the Israeli border police is obliged to prevent disturbances. The rioters had barricaded themselves in the mosque in order to carry out riots outside the mosque the ensuing day as we have seen previous years. They had collected rocks inside the mosque this year as previous years. The Israeli border police prevented a deliberate provocation intended to stir up violence. This is an old article which does not refer to the recent disturbance.

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