‘It could have led to a nuclear war in the Middle East’

Back to the days of the Jewish underground in a controversial film.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Dome of the Rock on Temple Mount
Dome of the Rock on Temple Mount
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In the early 1980s, a group of Israeli settlers plotted to blow up Jerusalem’s Dome of the Rock—that iconic shrine with the golden dome that’s holy to Muslims everywhere. The people involved were religious Jews who felt that by getting rid of the shrine and rebuilding the ancient Jewish Temple in its place, they would hasten the coming of the Messiah.

In a new documentary that has stirred controversy in Israel, filmmaker Shai Gal revisits the episode and describes how some of the plotters now hold positions of power in Israel.

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