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Israeli Third Temple Party Gains Traction

The Al-Aqsa Mosque at the Haram al-Sharif, or Temple Mount (Godot13/Wikimedia Commons)

  • Israeli Third Temple Party Gains Traction
    by Whether the upcoming government will be formed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or by Blue and White head Benny Gantz, one thing seems clear: The next Knesset will likely have a respectable representation of the Temple Mount Faithful movement, whose vision is to establish the Third Temple in Jerusalem.

    According to recent polls, former Knesset member Moshe Feiglin’s Zehut party, which means identity in Hebrew, will pass the electoral threshold and may well constitute the surprise of the elections. Feiglin promises his voters that he will act on behalf of legalizing cannabis, causing many youths to join him. If the momentum continues, Feiglin and his messianic movement may be the party that tips the scales to determine who will assemble the next government. Therefore, Feiglin is now keeping his views regarding the rebuilding of the Temple and transfer of Arabs to himself. Instead, he raises the banner for cannabis legalization — at least until after the elections, of course.

    But in his party’s election platform — probably unread by Feiglin’s cannabis voters — the political program is black and white. In the first stage, Feiglin proposes to abolish the Oslo Accords. After that, Israel could re-take control of the West Bank and extend its full sovereignty. The Feiglin plan offers non-Jewish residents of the West Bank either assistance in emigration (in other words, transfer); a status of permanent residency in the Jewish Halachic state (i.e., Israel governed by Jewish religious law); or citizenship. Citizenship will be granted only to those who wish to be loyal citizens and serve in the army. They will receive full citizenship after a “long and thorough examination track.”

    But the highlight of this agenda is the Temple Mount: Feiglin proposes dismissing the waqf (Muslim custodian) and transferring management to the Chief Rabbinate. The Israeli police would still have a permanent presence there. In addition, “a Jewish synagogue will be built on the Mount. Similarly, the Temple Mount will be opened to archaeological research without the limitations in place today.” Feiglin does not use the term “temple,” so as to avoid scaring off potential voters, but the “synagogue” mentioned above is only a euphemism for his real goal: a temple on the hilltop, with everything that entails.

    Many in Israel, including the Arab sector, were amazed and horrified by Feiglin’s success in the polls. A source in the Hadash-Ta’al party alliance told Al-Monitor that the rise of Feiglin and his opinions on the Temple Mount are a direct consequence of the ongoing incitement against Arabs championed by Prime Minister Netanyahu.

    Speaking on a Likud webcast on March 11, Netanyahu said, “The Arab citizens have 22 nation states around them and they do not need another.” The Hadash-Ta’al source noted in reaction that “no wonder that racist opinions on transferring the Arabs and taking over the Al-Aqsa Mosque are getting support.” The source added that “in the next Knesset [radical right activists] Bezalel Smotrich, Moshe Feiglin and Michael Ben-Ari will compete against each other on inciting against and excluding Israeli Arabs. Obviously, the Arab parties would have to operate as a blocking bloc against that.”

    The Arab street is also very worried. Dr. Raid Mahajna of Ar’ara told Al-Monitor that the poison infused into politics by Netanyahu and the right has infiltrated Israeli society. The public interested in legalizing cannabis is now ready to accept ideas such as the transfer and taking over of the Temple Mount. “You the Jews will ultimately be forced to pay for the shattering of Israel, my country as well, as it marches toward the abyss,” he said.

    The two extremist parties, Zehut and Otzma Yehudit, will certainly work together once their representatives serve as Knesset members. They will want to realize their great plan of taking control of the Temple Mount to establish the Third Temple.

    Israel has recently produced an impressive documentary series, “The Fall and Rise of the Jewish Underground,” directed by Shai Gal. The series followed the members of the Jewish underground who tried in the early 1980s to assassinate Palestinian mayors. They also murdered three students in the West Bank’s Islamic University with gunfire and grenades, and planned to blow up Al-Aqsa Mosque, believing this would bring redemption. In this series, former Shin Bet head Carmi Gillon states that if the plan had not been thwarted, a nuclear war would have erupted in the Middle East.

    Even if they do not succeed in transforming this hallucinatory idea into reality, the very fact that people talk about the establishment of a Third Temple (on the ruins of Al-Aqsa Mosque or next to it) constitutes a religious declaration of war.

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The chief rabbi is correct in asserting that the Muslim houses of worship need not be removed to build the 3rd temple, if you hold to the view that the temple was never at the same exact location as the Muslim mosque and Dome of the rock but slightly, sufficiently away from them by a few hundred metres. Click on image for article.

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The plan to demolish Al Aqsa mosque and build the 3rd temple on it is not a conspiracy theory. It is a widely announced, proclaimed publicly, fact. Click on image for article.

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March 14, 2019 - Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , ,

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