This has to stop. We should not be prevented from praying upon our own Temple Mount. Seriously, who could think this is a Moslem site?? . . . It was built long before Mohammed was born!!
Jews pray facing the Temple Mount.
Arabs pray facing Mecca--with their rear-ends facing the Holy of Holies.
It is our most sacred place. It has been our most sacred place for over 3,000 years.
It is only a sacred place to Arabs for a few hundred years because someone thought that some dream that Mohamed had about flying to a "far away Mosque" referred to the Temple Mount (and a lot of Islamic scholars disagree with the belief that it referred to the Temple Mount--especially since, at the time, Arabs had never regarded the Temple Mount as a Holy place.)
Why can they pray there, but we can't? What could possibly be so offensive about a Jew standing quietly on our own Temple Mount. He didn't enter their abomination of a Mosque there. He was outside on the grounds.
What is so offensive?
The answer is that they don't want the Temple Mount because they believe it is Holy. They want the Temple Mount because we do.
Their "Mosque" on our Holy Mountain is a proclamation of victory over the Jews. Nothing more, nothing less.
Islam doesn't allow anyone else to express a religious belief. You are either a Muslim, or they won't let you pray.
This is OUR OWN TEMPLE MOUNT!!
This man simply stood there, quietly. His mouth wasn't moving, he didn't prostrate himself, he didn't break the rules, he simply stood there.
Ah, but that isn't allowed!
A Jew BREATHING is not allowed.
We must act like visitors on our Holiest site. We must tiptoe and act like a dhimmi to them.
It is disgusting. We should not allow this to go on one more moment.
Jew Arrested on Temple Mount for Daring to Seem to be Praying
by Elad Benari
by Elad Benari
A Jewish man in his 30s, who took advantage of the holiday of Sukkot in order to visit the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, was arrested on Sunday morning simply because an Arab security guard suspected that he was praying during the tour of the complex.
“At 7:30 this morning I had the privilege of going up to Temple Mount with 20 other Jews,” said Ha’Ivri and added that Israeli police officers as well as inspectors from the Waqf accompanied the Jews who took part in the tour of the area. Among their responsibilities, explained Ha’Ivri, is to ensure that no Jew violates the instructions he receives upon entering the complex, which include a prohibition to pray at Judaism's holiest site.
“After the checkpoint at the Mugrabi Gate, a police officer gives a list of guidelines in a cold and dry voice,” described Ha’Ivri. “Do not pray. Do not tear a garment. Do not prostrate yourself. It is forbidden to take any action that the Muslims may see as a religious act.
“We went up [to the Temple Mount] and we heard a lecture from Yoel Elizur about the location of the Temple and about the holiday,” continued Ha’Ivri. “Right before we returned a young Jewish man stood on the sidelines and they suspected that he was praying. A Waqf man rushed towards him and asked him to move and to stop. He didn’t react and the Waqf inspector called a police officer, who immediately told him to stop and called for reinforcements, saying that ‘there are problems here…’ They took him to the police station and we returned to the Mugrabi Gate to pick up his shoes that had been left there before we went up the mountain, as is the custom. We waited at the station to give them to him. He was taken to Kishla (the police station near the Jaffa Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem) and has not been released up until now, three and a half hours later.”
Last year on Sukkot the Temple Mount was also closed to Jews, after an incident in which a group of some 50 Chassidim attempted to reach the Mount of Olives and were attacked by a mob of Arabs.
Ha’Ivri noted that despite the harsh criticism regarding the policy on the Temple Mount, those Jews who visit the area yearn to be there so much that they strictly adhere to the rules in place, in order to avoid being placed on the “black list” of those who will no longer receive permits to visit the Temple Mount complex in the future.