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I Think There's Something Important Missing

By Yisrael Medad
9/23/2008, 12:00 AM

Ir David, the project to rejuvenate the City of David, is doing tremendous work.  Repopulation, construction, archeology, conferences and tourism.

Here's their latest advertisement, promoting a Selichot walk:

Something caught my attention in the above ad. The map.  Let me enlarge it:

You can see marked off the Kotel Ma'aravi.  And Mount of Olives.  And the City of David.

And the Temple Mount?

The Selichot event takes places in the national park adjacent to Ir David, according to the advert.  So one can't say that you visit all three places.  And even I am mistaken, and if the tour does go to all three locations, even if they believe Jews shouldn't ascend the Mount, therefore it isn't represented on the map, neverhteless, it could be labeled.

The map, after all, is entitled "Ancient Jerusalem".  The Temple Mount surely belongs in that category.  Even if to identify it so that people shouldn't mistake the area for a soccer pitch - and the Muslims do play football up there - they could, and should, have notated it.

The Temple Mount is important.  Very much so.  Within that triangle is a crucial piece of real estate, and it the reason we are here in Zion, in Eretz-Yisrael.  It is our past and our future.

It shouldn't be missing.