More than 250 people were in attendance on Tuesday evening for American for a Safe Israel’s (AFSI) annual memorial tribute to Ze’ev Jabotinsky, which was held in New York.
Speakers included AFSI Chairman and regular Arutz Sheva op-ed contributor Mark Langfan, Rabbi Pesach Lerner, Executive VP Emeritus of the National Council Young Israel. The final speaker was Likud MK Moshe Feiglin.
Speaking to Arutz Sheva during the event, MK Feiglin brought up the issue of Jews not being allowed to worship on the Temple Mount and promised that he will not let Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu alone until this issue is taken care of.
“It’s not only me who's not allowed on the Temple Mount,” he pointed out. “The entire Interior Affairs Committee of the Knesset, led by Miri Regev, asked to go and was not allowed.”
Feiglin said that it appears as though Netanyahu “has agreed to officially give away sovereignty of the Temple Mount to the Muslims as part of an agreement which is being prepared behind our backs.”
He called on other MKs, in the Likud and in the Bayit Yehudi, to stand up and take action in order to restore Israel’s sovereignty on the Temple Mount, by voting against the coalition, as he had done with the budget.
Langfan, who put together a series of maps explaining the dangers of Israel giving away parts of Judea and Samaria to the Arabs, told Arutz Sheva that a safe Israel means a safe America.
“Israel is the tip of America’s sphere in the Middle East, and if Israel is somehow harmed, what will be harmed is not just Israel but the entire Western civilization,” he warned.
“I see Israel as the very element that is saving Western civilization from being washed by a terrible Islamic tidal wave,” said Langfan.
“The Arab Spring did not begin in January of 2011,” he added. “The Arab Spring began in 1948, when there were Jews in the British Mandate. Those Jews brought light unto the Arabs and unto everyone that was around that area.”
Also speaking to Arutz Sheva was radio host Charlie Bernhaut, who noted that Langfan’s maps are a great tool to explain how small Israel is and what kind of danger it would be under if it gave up 35% of its land to Arabs.