Police Close Temple Mount to Jews
from Arutz Sheva
Israel's Police have announced that the Temple Mount, Judaism's holiest site, is now closed to Jews. The decision followed threats of Muslim violence leveled by Islamist Mufti of Jerusalem and other Arab leaders, who promised they would not allow rabbis to ascend the mount as planned Monday.
The Movement for the Establishment of the Third Temple issued a statement in response to the decision. "The movement is not surprised by that the Kadima government continues its tradition of surrender to Hamas violence by closing the Temple Mount to Jews tomorrow. This surrender will be reflected in the ballot box, when the public sees its weakness in the face of the Arab enemy, while at the same time using an iron fist against those in the Jewish nation who want to ascend and pray at the holiest site to the Jewish people."
Me: ALL Jews need to band together and let the Israeli Government know that this is an unacceptable move. Whether you hold it is mutar or assur to go up, the secular government should not forbid Jews to go anywhere in Eretz Yisrael especially our Holiest site! Speak out and let the Knesset know that they should not bow to Muslim pressure and cave to terrorist threats.
Email addresses to MKs:
Ehud Olmert (Kadima) - Probably a waste of time, but he should know that we have a voice.
Benjamin Netanyahu (Likud) - Let him show some koach if he has any left
Yitzchak Cohen (Shas)
Amnon Cohen (Shas) - Hopefully two Kohanim (I'm assuming) will have the guts to speak up!
Gila Finkelstein (National Religious Party)
Meir Porush (Agudat Yisrael)
Eliezer Cohen (Yisrael Beitenu) Another Kohain (again, I assume)
Yitzchak Levi (Renewed National Religious Zionism) A Levi
Moshe Gafni (Degel HaTorah)
The Temple Mount should not get mixed into Israel election politics.
Har HaBayit B'yadienu.