Mount of Olives Mosque Construction Proceeds Apace

November 21, 2011
(israelnationalnews.com) Arabs are building an illegal mosque on the Mount of Olives adjacent to the graves of late Prime Minister Menachem Begin and modern Hebrew rejuvenator Eliezer Ben Yehuda.
In an interview with Arutz Sheva, Land of Israel Foundation chairman Aryeh King said the struggle to stop the mosque’s construction has yet to bear fruit and that official responses have been filled with platitudes and untruths.

Illegal Mosque Construction
Illegal Mosque Construction
Flash 90

King said in recent days it has been established the area the mosque is being built in is clearly designated as a part of the cemetery itself on land some 200 meters into undisputed Israeli territory.
“The city places the blame on the police and the police lay blame on the municipality – while the criminals are celebrating and we are ashamed to exercise our sovereignty,” King said.
Instead, King says he received a letter from an attorney for the Israel police asserting there are no grounds for action against construction at the site because the only work being done is the renovation of the lavatory and moving a sink.
Aerial photographs recently published by King, however, shows construction on land that – until 18 months ago – was occupied by fruit-bearing olive trees. King noted, in addition to the failure to obtain a permit for such work, that the uprooting of trees for the purpose of construction is illegal.
“The Israeli government is allowing it to happen,” King said. “The Minister did not lift a finger. We were not able to convince them the importance of place , and thus we failed,” King said – emphasizing government inaction came despite the Mosque’s close promity to Begin and Ben-Yehuda’s graves.
King said, “There is no way to explain this reality except for the fact that the District [Police] Commander is afraid of upsetting the Arabs. There is no other explanation for a document filled with lies.
“Even when he was police chief in the Old City he allowed Arabs to bury their dead in the compound, which is defined as a national park – right in the Old City itself. How can police produce a fallacious document when there are clear violations happening right under their nose – the use of heavy equipment – which can be clearly seen from the Temple Mount?”
King said rabbis he lobbied for support were reluctant to pressure the authorities. King also said Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat had not issued a demolition or stop work order at the Mosque site.
“We need to rouse the public to action,” King said.

that is a mighty big sink you are building on the Mount of Olives, sheik!


Illegal Mosque Next to Jewish Holy Graveyard

October 5, 2011
So…..tear it down – just like the houses in Migron.(9-11 Do more then never forget Stop Islam) Illegal construction of a mosque continues just feet from an ancient Jerusalem graveyard. Illegal construction continues at a Jerusalem mosque immediately adjacent to an ancient and holy Jewish graveyard, Jerusalem activists have reported. Workers continue to expand the mosque on the Mount of Olives despite official orders ruling that they must stop. The illegal extension will be located just feet from the graves of revered Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Kook and former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin. Senior city officials recently pledged to put a stop to the illegal building, but activists say work continued over the Rosh Hashanah holiday. The latest work included uprooting a stretch of sidewalk, and the destruction of some Jewish tombs recently restored after they were vandalized months earlier.
Veteran Jerusalem activist Aryeh King visited the scene and took pictures showing new work and new construction materials that had been brought in. Also brought in were Arab laborers from Judea and Samaria, who lacked work permits, King said.
“We are facing a nightmare that will all but deny Jews access to graves on the holiest and oldest Jewish cemetery in the world,” said Avrohom Lubinsky of the Committee for the Preservation of the Mount of Olives. He accused city officials of failing to enforce stop work orders.
Jeff Daube, head of the Israel office of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), termed the ongoing problem “an outrage.”
“We are so concerned about the legal status of three buildings in Migron and will make every effort to tear those down, and in the meantime the Arabs are permitted to continue to build illegally with impunity right next to what, outside the Maarat Hamachpelah [Tomb of the Patriarchs – ed.], is the holiest graveyard in Jewish history,” he told Arutz Sheva.

PA wants ancient Jewish cemetery at Mount of Olives

October 12, 2010
The Palestinians are cruel heartless bastards. It is pointless to negotiate with them if this is an issue. A Jewish cemetery that the Arabs have a history of desecrating should not be put on the table. Only the bloodless Europeans who threw six million Jews to the Nazis could think this kind of negotiation can lead to peace.

From JPost: (via Daily Alert)

The Internal Security Ministry and the Housing Ministry announced that millions of Shekels will be invested to boost security at the Mount of Olives site in Jerusalem, Israel Radio reported on Tuesday.
The new plan will include hundreds of cameras and sensors, and will increase the activities of the border police at the site, according to the report.

The fact is that it is dangerous, even today, for Jews to visit the graves of their loved ones and ancestors on the Mount of Olives.
And that mountain is considered “occupied.”
While many people discuss the issue of the Old City of Jerusalem in any final status discussions, there is very little written about the Mount of Olives. Yet that ancient burial ground has no sanctity nor history for Arabs or Muslims (although it has meaning for Christians.) There should be no question that this holy spot should remain under Jewish control.
And yet, last month, Ehud Barak hinted that the Mount of Olives can be placed under a “special regime” – meaning, at least partial Arab sovereignty.
Last year, JCPA published an important summary of all the issues around the Mount of Olives:

The Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives, that the Palestinians demand to transfer to their control, is the most important Jewish cemetery in the world. The area has constituted a religious and national pantheon for the Jewish people and the State of Israel, containing the tombs of the illustrious dead of the nation over the course of 3,000 years and serving as a site for Jewish gathering and prayer at the time of the ancient Temple and even prior to it.
Under Jordanian rule, Jewish access and the continued burial of Jews on the mount was prohibited, despite Jordan’s explicit commitment in the Israeli-Jordanian Armistice Agreement of 1949. During the period of Jordanian rule, the cemetery was destroyed and desecrated, and 38,000 of its tombstones and graves were smashed to smithereens.
Since Jerusalem’s reunification, burial ceremonies were renewed at the site and large sections of the cemetery were rehabilitated. Nevertheless, attempts by Palestinians to damage the cemetery have never totally abated, and there have been periodic attacks on Jewish mourners escorting their dead for burial.
Previous Israeli governments that consented to discuss arrangements in Jerusalem with the Palestinians rejected their demand to transfer the Mount of Olives to PA sovereignty and control. Nevertheless, those governments were prepared to give their assent to the transfer of neighborhoods that control the access routes to the mount. Should any such agreement be implemented in the future, it could endanger freedom of access to the site and continued Jewish burial there.
In any future arrangements, in order to allow continued Jewish burial on the mount, Israel must guarantee freedom of access to the site by controlling the arteries leading to it, as well as the areas adjacent to it. On the previous occasions that Israel transferred areas that included Jewish holy sites to Palestinian control, the Palestinians severely encumbered or refused to allow Jewish access to these places. Sometimes these sites were even severely damaged.

This is not an issue that Israel can compromise on.

Abbas aka Abu Mazen is a Holocaust denier. He has no interest in a Jewish state. He has no interest in anything but destroying Judaism.