Temple Mount, Essence of Jewish Rights

Batya Medad ,

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Batya Medad
New York-born Batya Medad made aliyah with her husband just weeks after their 1970 wedding and has been living in Shiloh since 1981. Political pundit, with a unique perspective, Batya has worked in a variety of professions: teaching, fitness, sales, cooking, public relations, photography and more. She has a B.S. in Journalism, is a licensed English Teacher specializing as a remedial teacher and for a number of years has been studying Tanach (Bible) in Matan. Batya blogs on Shiloh Musings and A Jewish Grandmother. ...

Temple Mount, Essence of Jewish Rights

Beit HaMikdash, Jewish Holy Temple on Temple Mount
(photo by me, Batya Medad)

One does not need to be a PHD in World History to know that Judaism predates both Christianity and Islam and that Islam is the baby of the three. That's why the only fuel to the nonexistent denials to the rantings of Arab preachers, politicians etc that the Temple Mount is originally theirsmust be antisemitism, pure hatred of Jews and Israelis.
The preacher, Mohammed Salim, declared that the compound belongs solely to Muslims, claiming that the proof is in its name “Al-Aqsa” (lit. the extreme). In light of this “fact”, claimed Salim, the question is “how the Jews are lying about their sovereignty and claim that the Temple stood on this mountain?”
Salim stressed that the Muslims are the sole owners of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and that praying in it is the right of Muslims. Control of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the entry of Muslims is a matter of their own and no one has the authority to intervene but Muslims, said he added. (Arutz 7)

photo by me, Batya Medad

Unfortunately not enough Jews and Israelis really care about history and our rights to the Temple Mount and even the Land of Israel. And they don't listen carefully to what our Arab enemies are saying. The Arabs are speaking very clearly of their ultimate aim, which is our destruction and banishment, Gd forbid.

Jews who cooperate with those who ban Jews from visiting and praying on the Temple Mount are in essence also lending a hand in belittling our rights to the Land of Israel and weaken the legitimacy of the State of Israel. These two issues are actually one. That is because the Temple Mount is the essence of the Jewish Religion, which is the core of Zionism and Jewish History.

Amputating Jerusalem or parts of it from the State of Israel will only facilitate destruction, Gd forbid. The pre-June, 1967 Israel was a poor and backwards country. If we had lost the Six Days War, the country would have been destroyed. Our victory and subsequent growth has been miraculous and phenomenal, unprecedented in World History.

The Six Days War victory was without any human ally; no country helped Israel in any way. The United Nations assisted Egypt by withdrawing the so-called "peacekeeping forces," and the United States stood on the sidelines with all other countries.
 

Rabbi Yosef Elbaum and Rachel Sela, two Jewish Rights on Temple Mount activists. (photo by me, Batya Medad)

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu should remember that as well as I do; we are the same age. And therefore he should make it clear to Obama that we owe the United States nothing. The USA should be apologizing to Israel for supporting our enemies. Bibi must renege on his support for "two states." There must never be a Palestinian State; it would destroy the State of Israel, Gd forbid.