The Buraq Conspiracy Theory and Natan Sharanksy

April 11, 2013

(My Right Word)The Al-Aqsa Foundation in a statement today announced that

the Israeli occupation continues excavation and destruction in by the Mughrabi Gate – which is considered an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque – and operates dozens of diggers a day to accelerate the creation of empty spaces underground for
…synagogues that would be linked to the rest of the Buraq square [the Western Wall], and noted a “Plan Sharansky”…part of the comprehensive plan to Judaize the whole area – which includes the Wailing Wall…and around the Wailing Wall to the place of prayer Israelis under the name “Wailing” -, while confirming the institution that the entire Western Wall is part precious al-Aqsa mosque is the exclusive right of the Muslims alone,

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Police: Indict Feiglin Over Temple Mount Bowing

January 2, 2013
( The Jerusalem District police intends to recommend that Likud Beytenu candidate Moshe Feiglin be prosecuted over his visit to the Temple Mount and that it be done even before the elections, Channel 10 News reported on Tuesday.
Moshe FeiglinFeiglin, head of the Likud’s Jewish Leadership faction, was detained by police on Tuesday morning after bowing down during a visit to the Temple Mount. This is not the first time that Feiglin has been arrested for worshiping on the Mount.
The Temple Mount is the holiest site in the world according to Judaism. It is also home to the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Police allow Jews to visit the site, but they are forbidden to pray in the area or show other outward signs of worship due to fears that Jewish prayer would inflame Muslim anger.
According to Channel 10, the police decided to recommend that Feiglin be prosecuted for offenses of obstructing the work of a police officer, violating a legal order and misconduct in a public place.
The report noted that the police are aware that Feiglin is a realistic candidate for the Knesset on behalf of the Likud Beytenu and therefore want to try him before January 22’s election.
Feiglin was released from police custody despite having refused to sign a pledge to refrain from prayer on the Temple Mount for a set period of time.
He was previously arrested during the Sukkot holiday for allegedly praying on the Temple Mount – a charge he denied. Then, too, police insisted that he agree to restrictive conditions prior to release, but he refused to sign.
A court ordered his release later in the day, and he walked free immediately.

Video: Wakf destroys more priceless Temple Mount artifacts

December 24, 2012

(Carl)We’ve seen this before. The ‘Palestinian’ Wakf is bulldozing the Temple Mount again destroying thousands of priceless artifacts.
The story is told in Hebrew here. In 2004, Israel’s Supreme Court ruled that excavations cannot be carried out on the Temple Mount without archeological supervision. While there is apparently some dispute as to whether a permit was obtained, what is clear is that there was no supervision other than the person in the video who sought to stop the work. The Antiquities Authority was not allowed to go through the material before it was dumped.
More here and here.

Bodies of massacred Jews found on Temple Mount?

July 31, 2012

The bodies of Jews who were massacred by the Romans during the destruction of the Second Temple some 1940 years ago may have been found on the Temple Mount.

According to daily newspaper Israel HaYom, [archaeological journalist Benny] Liss screened a video clearly showing thousands of human skeletons in what appears to be a mass grave.
Liss “told the amazed audience that the film had been shot in a spacious, underground cavern in the area of the Mercy Gate [Sha’ar Harachamim in Hebrew, a sealed gate in the wall of the Old City, opposite the Mount of Olives, ed.], near the eastern wall of the Temple Mount, but just outside it,” the newspaper reported. Liss raised the possibility that the skeletons were the remains of 6,000 Jews, mostly women and children, killed on the Temple Mount when the Romans destroyed the Second Temple.
The massacre is described in the writings of Josephus Flavius, who defected from the Jewish to the Roman side and witnessed the destruction.
The movie shows Liss entering the cave, followed by a lighting technician and cameraman. The three first pass through a narrow passage and then enter the cave with the skeletal remains. As soon as Liss left the cave, Antiquities Authority (IAA) staff resealed the entrance to it, he said.
“The Romans stayed on the Temple Mount for a month after the destruction of the Temple until going on to conquer the upper city [today’s Jewish Quarter],” says Liss. “They had to get rid of the thousands of decomposing bodies and the most obvious place to do this would have been the natural caves on the upper slope of the mount, around Mercy Gate.”

Hmmm. By the way, because the IAA resealed the cave entrance, the official line is that ‘no one can determine’ whether the bodies are Jewish or Muslim.

horrid… horrid… even if it was 1940 years ago… sickening

So, The Quran Relates Temple Tales

July 4, 2012

(Word) Excerpts from a paper, The Temple in the Qurʾān, presented by William J. Hamblin, Professor of History, Brigham Young University today

Taken together, all of the elements mentioned in this passage [Sūrah 34:12b-13a] –Solomon as builder of a place of worship, the massive use of bronze, the jinn as workers, the images, and water basins — make it certain that this passage is describing the building of Solomon’s Temple, viewing its construction as having been ordered by God and facilitated by divine intervention.

 In these Qurʾānic narratives about Mary, the temple appears in Qurʿān 3:35-37, describing the birth of Mary and her dedication as a youth to serve in the temple, where she is miraculously fed by God. 

  •  The Qurʾān also includes a rather detailed description of the destructions of the Jerusalem temple by the Babylonians and the Romans in 17:4-8.  


The Qurʾān views the temple of Jerusalem through three different lenses.  First, the Qurʾānic temple was an Israelite holy place intimately tied to the lives of the ancient prophets.  Solomon built it by divine decree and with miraculous assistance.  It was commemorated as a place of repentance and miracles.   Second, it was a Christian holy place, where God fed Mary miraculous food, and angels spoke to Zachariah.  Finally, it was a contemporary Muslim sacred place, directly linked to the spiritual life of the Muslims, where Muhammad ascended to heaven in vision.  But, despite its holiness, it was destroyed because of the apostasy of the Jews.  For the Qurʾān, the Jerusalem temple is thus a sign of God’s miraculous power, and a warning, that sacredness does not derive from a place alone, but from submission (ʾislām) to the will of God.

The Temple Mount, when King Herod enlarged and rebuilt it and the Temple in 19 B.C.E. Secrets of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, by Leen and Kathleen Ritmeyer. BAS, 1998. via

Koran PROVES Jerusalem is Jewish? But Jerusalem isn’t even mentioned!

March 2, 2012 ready to be confused… Islam is aware of a Jewish city that the Jews pray to, but Mohammad never names it…

(EOZ)( A Muslim scholar explains why Jerusalem is not in the Koran) It is strange, mysterious, and enigmatic, … that the name of the city ‘Jerusalem’ (Arabic ‘Quds’ or ‘Bait al-Maqdis’) does not appear in the Qur’an! Yet so many of the Prophets mentioned in the Qur’an had links with that Holy City, and in it is located that only other House of Allah, apart from those built in Makkah and Madina, ever built by a Prophet of Allah, Most High. Not only is that House of Allah (Masjid al-Aqsa) mentioned in the Qur’an but so, also, is the miraculous night-time journey in which Prophet Muhammad (sallalahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) was taken from Makkah to Jerusalem and to that House of Allah. Perhaps the reason for this mysterious treatment of the subject is located in the Islamic view that Jerusalem is destined to play a central crucial role in the Last Age. Hence there was, perhaps, a divine need to cloud the name of the city, as well as its destiny, with a sacred cloud that would not be lifted until the appropriate time had come, and Jerusalem was poised and ready to play its role in the End of History.

There you go! The Quran doesn’t mention Jerusalem because it is too darn holy!

(Yid With Lid)(Koran, Sura 2:145, “The Cow”) “…They would not follow thy direction of prayer (qiblah), nor art thou to follow their direction of prayer; nor indeed will they follow each other’s direction of prayer…”
Commentators explain that “thy qiblah” (direction of prayer for Muslims) clearly refers the Ka’bah of Mecca, while “their qiblah” (direction of prayer for Jews) refers to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

This Koranic passage appears to show that the holiness of Jerusalem a Jewish concept, and should not be confused with an Islamic concept.
The 13th-century Arab biographer and geographer Yakut noted: “Mecca is holy to Muslims, and Jerusalem to the Jews.”
(Read further for an overview of early Anti-Semitism from Egyptian, Greek and Roman sources. These ancient hate sources make mention of Jews and Jerusalem before Mohammad. They might not like the Jews, but they know where they come from)

Islam understands that Jerusalem is the central location of Israel even if it doesn’t name it, and the Temple Mount is the epicenter of Jerusalem. This is why the Muslm Waqf and Abu Mazen AKA Abbas is destroying it. They do not want it… they want to destroy another faith. Obviously the Quran still believes in a Jewish Holy City… it just doesn’t clarify it’s place or name. Mohammad never conquers Jerusalem… but he flies there on a flying unicorn before his death (even though no Christian has a record of this). The whole thing is silly. They claim ownership of land that isn’t clarified.. essentially claiming anywhere they want to be Muslim… which I guess is the idea. sigh…when it gets this complicated it is because it is simple.

Israel Netanyahu allowing the Temple Mount to be destroyed

February 26, 2012

Four and a half years ago, (Carl) warned that Israel was complicit in the destruction of all evidence of Jewish life on the Temple Mount. This weekend, YNet updated the story.

According to specific Antiquities Authority instructions, any digging at the site was not allowed to exceed 60 centimeters (roughly two feet) and was not to be undertaken using mechanical equipment. However, reports drafted by Pasternnack and other sources, exposed for the first time by Yedioth Ahronoth Friday, indicate that workers largely ignored the instructions.
Much of the work was done using a tractor, continued during the night with the help of a flashlight, reached deeper than the permit allowed for. Moreover, the clods of earth removed from the site, which apparently comprised valuable remnants from the two Jewish Temples, were thrown away to an improvised garbage dump by members of the Waqf (the administrative Muslim body in charge of Temple Mount.)
Archeology expert Dr. Gabai Barkai, a world-renowned expert on Temple era excavations, was shocked by the reported work: “How could one dig up such sensitive area at night? How could one dig using mechanical equipment? Every such move is a crime. This is first-rate barbarity.”

Where was YNet four and a half years ago when (Carl) reported that? (Carl) posted pictures (including the one above) of the destruction of the Temple Mount, including the tractor here. (Carl) reported that the destruction of the Temple Mount was carried out with the approval of then-Prime Minister Ehud K. Olmert. (Carl) even posted a video of the destruction here, which (Carl) is re-posting below.
Let’s go to the videotape.
And I wasn’t the only one who knew about it. Then Congressman (and now House Majority Leader) Eric Cantor (R-Va) knew enough to protest about it.A Druze policeman (no – the Jewish ones went along with it!) tried to no avail to stop the destruction.
Oh – but wait. YNet’s story is about why the Israeli government is trying to cover up the destruction of the Temple Mount. So I’ll blog that story below, and leave it to future investigation why Israel’s mainstream media has been complicit in that coverup until now.

An investigative report by Yedioth Ahronoth revealed the ongoing failure of various Israeli authorities in safeguarding the rare archeological treasures found on Temple Mount. Information elicited by the newspaper showed that the Waqf is consistently erasing any trace of Jewish history at the site.
Mideastern affairs expert Dr. Mordechai Kedar says these acts are undertaken in the framework of an Arab practice known as “erasing the signs,” aimed at eliminating the remnants of any civilization that preceded Islam.
Members of the State Comptroller’s Office launched an investigation into the affair four years ago and drafted a report about it. However, the Knesset’s State Control Committee decided to impose a gag order on the report for “security reasons.”
However, Israeli intelligence officials told Yedioth Ahronoth there is no reason to prevent the report’s publication. A senior Shin Bet Security Service official said following the Committee’s session on the matter: “I’m ashamed. This is akin to cheapening national security to the lowest point possible.”
Former Mossad Chief Meir Dagan has also questioned the gag order. “There is no connection whatsoever between the failure to publish the report and national security. As far as I know, both Mossad and Shin Bet said there is no reason not to publish the report…apparently there are other considerations here, pertaining to political motives.”
Conversations and interviews held with dozens of officials involved in drafting the State Comptroller’s secret report indicate that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is among the senior officials interested in shelving the document. Attorney Yisrael Caspi, who represents a group fighting the destruction on Temple Mount, says the PM is unequivocally responsible for the ongoing failure.

For those of you who don’t speak Israelspeak, allow me to enlighten you. What they’re saying is that if they disclosed the truth – that there is ongoing destruction on the Temple Mount – it would prove conclusively that the Muslims (and it’s not just the ‘Palestinians’ here because the Wakf acts in the name of the Arab and Muslim governments) are not even willing to acknowledge a Jewish (and Christian) presence on the Temple Mount and therefore there is no chance – as in “none” “zero” – that they will ever make peace with the existence of a Jewish state on any part of the land of Israel. That’s the truth. And if Netanyahu (who didn’t start the policy – as noted above – but continued it) were to acknowledge that, what would he say to President Hussein Obama in Washington next week?
But make no mistake about it: Netanyahu is continuing his predecessor’s policy on the Temple Mount:

“One cannot underestimate the prime minister’s responsibility for the state of affairs on Temple Mount; one can only refer to it as absolute responsibility,” he said. “We know with certainty that nothing happens on Temple Mount without the advance knowledge and permission of the Prime Minister’s Office and its head. All the criticism, all the negligence, all the failures, the entire cover-up and the helplessness in dealing with the matter – and therefore all the historical responsibility – are his.”
Caspi says Netanyahu does not want to be reminded of the “historical scandal” of handing over the holy site known in Judaism as Solomon’s Stables to the Waqf during the PM’s first term in office, in the 1990s. “This turned Solomon’s Stables, an amazing archeological site…into a place that Jews are not allowed to enter and into the largest mosque in the State of Israel,” he says.
“These days too, three tractors are being used on Temple Mount,” Caspi says. “Construction materials are also continuing to be brought into Temple Mount in violation of police pledges…Temple Mount looks today like a construction materials’ warehouse…materials being brought in today will be used for illegal works tomorrow.”

Netanyahu is shirking the blame.

The Prime Minister’s Office issued the following response to the story: “As opposed to the claims, the body that imposed a gag order on the (State Comptroller’s) report was not the government, but rather, the sub-committee of the Knesset’s Defense and Foreign Affair’s Committee…any argument alleging that the report is not being published as result of irrelevant reasons is baseless and disconnected from reality.”

Who is the sub-committee? Who is on it? From whom does it take orders? Who is its chairman? Who are its members? Since when can the Prime Minister’s office be prevented from publishing something by a ‘sub-committee’ of the Knesset?
And the Wakf is denying that they’re doing anything wrong.

The Waqf issued the following response: “The Waqf’s management was sorry to hear the claims made in the story pertaining to the Waqf’s policy on Temple Mount. In the Waqf management’s view, all these claims are baseless and constitute false charges. Our official policy is to preserve and respect any human heritage. You are invited to visit the mosque and see for yourself well preserved Roman, Byzantine and Crusader artifacts, among other items.”

But not Jewish ones of course. In the Wakf’s world, those never existed.
Read the whole thing. I hope that this won’t be the last time the mainstream media discusses this issue.