There is no Danger of Religious War

The notion that events on the Temple Mount, specifically, unexpected body movements by Jews there and more broadly hypothetical Israeli reassertion of Jewish rights on the Mount would trigger a religious war is completely baseless. This old scarecrow is complete and utter nonsense. Could anyone please describe a real and detailed  realistic scenario? No one can, of course. No Muslim government wants this with the possible exception of the Hamas regime in Gaza but even that is doubtful since Hamas has matured and become “normal” in the sense of now being primarily concerned about the perpetuation of its own regime. So no government would wage a religious war, but perhaps the peoples would without the consent of their governments? Really, who is afraid of demonstrations and stone-throwing? The same old as always and the PA firmly controls the popular Intifada-machine in Judea and Samaria. Would popular Islamist sentiments bring down Muslim governments such as the Jordanian monarchy? Why? These governments are sensitive to the point of hysteria and publicly so to any Jewish body movement on the Temple Mount. It is time for this old scarecrow to get a proper burial. Yes, Palestinian terrorists instigate disturbances from time to time in response to their own Anti-Jewish conspiracy theories but this must surely not be blamed on the Jews. 

Published by Daniella Bartfeld

Daniella Bartfeld is the founding director of the Aliyah Organization.

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