Turkish Inspectors to Mughrabi Gate Construction Site: Defusing the Situation or Opportunity to Blast Israel, Construction by Implication?

Committee Against Destruction of Har HaBayit Antiquities Appealing to High Court

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Here’s more on the month-long Islamic digging on Har HaBayit and their systematic attempt to seize control of the site. To read a few of this blog’s recent posts, click here and here.

Archaeologists: Muslim Dig Damaged Temple Wall, by Etgar Lefkovits (Jerusalem Post)

“The Islamic infrastructure work comes just months after an Israeli excavation outside the compound ahead of a now-nixed plan to build a new bridge to the Mughrabi Gate led to low-level Arab violence.” read more

Antiquities Authority, Police Play Politics with Islamic Digs on Har HaBayit

Commentary;

Very interesting how the recent Mughrabi Gate construction and maintenance drew the virulent ire of the Arabs, the West and the Israeli left such that the weak-willed Olmert called in the Turks to be “impartial inspectors” and then shortly after, the project was ditched.

But, the unsupervised Arab digging on the Temple Mount, taking place for years, and Arab consolidation of their hold on Judaism’s Holiest Site continues to this day amidst the silent complicity and acquiesence of successive Israeli governments. MB read more

Israel’s Hasbara: A Principled, Competent Gov’t with Integrity Dumps MSM, Utilizes Blogosphere

Circumvent Old Media-Go for the Blogosphere, by Michael Freund (Jerusalem Post)

Commentary;

But who said that the government of Israel is at all principled or competent — at any level? Instead of repeatedly being made to look like bumbling fools with face in hand for shame over false accusations made by MSM (mainstream media), Israel’s friends in blogosphere root out and expose the truth.

Below Michael Freund’s article are just a few cases where blogosphere beat msm to a pulp in getting at the truth. A government truly interested in Hasbara; in national security and unity, rather than preoccupied with the promotion and exploitation of prejudice, hate and divisiveness between population sectors in order to solidify and perpetuate their agenda and their hold on power; such a truly hasbara-oriented government would rely heavily on blogosphere in the media war for perception. This media war appears every bit as important as the physical battlefield. MB read more

And The Turks Didn’t Know Their Airspace Used for Iran Contraband? Olmert, Give Us a Break!!

Commentary;

What about Olmert’s vaunted “Turkish objectivity” regarding the construction site at Mughrabi Gate now? For context, click here and here. MB

“Olmert Showed Turks Proof Iran Used Their Airspace”

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Prime Minister Ehud Olmert reportedly exposed “sensitive intelligence information” before the Turkish government which shows that Iranian arms supplied to the Hizbullah passed through Turkey’s airspace. This claim was published Thursday in Lebanese newspapers. read more

Kever Yosef: The Visible Lessons for All Who Would See and Learn

The Lessons of Joseph’s Tomb, by Arlene Kushner (Israel National News)

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“The memory of what was done to Joseph’s Tomb is especially bitter in the face of current fallacious and deliberately inflammatory Islamic claims that we are threatening their holy sites by re-building a bridge to the Mughrabi Gate on the Temple Mount. While all work is being done outside of the Mount, their inciteful cry is that Israeli efforts threaten the Al-Aksa Mosque.” read more

Surviving Today, No Future but the Moment: Ghetto Mentality of Israel’s Government, Politicians = Submission

Bowing to the Enemy, by Paula R. Stern (Israel National News)

“There can be no future for the ghetto Jew. With our backs to the wall and the enemy at the gates, the ghetto was a haven, a place in which our only hope was to survive today. There was no tomorrow in the ghetto, no future beyond the moment.”

If we Jews learn only one lesson about our relations with other religions and nations from the Holocaust, it must be that there can be no future for the ghetto Jew. With our backs to the wall and the enemy at the gates, the ghetto was a haven, a place in which our only hope was to survive today. There was no tomorrow in the ghetto, no future beyond the moment. read more

On the Precipice of a New War

Column One: As We Bumble Into War, by Caroline Glick (Jerusalem Post)

“Defense Minister Amir Peretz is preparing to renew his hostilities against his greatest foes – the Israelis who live in Judea and Samaria. As to the Palestinians, Hezbollah and their state sponsors, Peretz has nothing constructive to say.”

“As is her practice, Livni ignored the fact that her ‘moderate’ friend Abbas stands at the center of those “extremists” inciting for war.” read more

Prevention of Maintenance at Western Wall Plaza = “Dangerous Path Towards Disappearing from the… Map of the Middle East”: MK Eldad

´The Arabs Want the Overpass to Collapse, to Keep Jews Out´, By Hillel Fendel (Israel National News)

“Eldad said, ‘The struggle is over the preservation of the only Temple Mount gate left out of Wakf [Muslim Authority] hands and in Jewish hands.'”

“‘It’s true,’ Eldad said, ‘that the original sin was when the Jewish People, immediately after the Six Day War in 1967, ceded its hold on the Temple Mount in an unholy alliance between the Chief Rabbinate and Moshe Dayan – each side for its own reasons – but now the danger is that the Arab sovereignty on the Temple Mount will spill over to the Western Wall plaza, and from there to other places.'” read more

Friday’s 5.3 Earthquake Causes Large Hole on Temple Mount

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Commentary;

Is there a Divine message in the large hole opened on the Temple Mount by Friday’s earthquake? MB

Israel Earthquake Damages Only Temple Mount and Shechem, by Ezra HaLevi (Israel National News)

Excerpts;

An earthquake shook Israel at 12:37 PM Friday. The only damage reported in Israel was on the Temple Mount and near Shechem (Nablus).

The earthquake measured 5.3 on the Richter scale; its epicenter was located in northeastern Lebanon. Earlier last week a quake measuring 4.1 was felt in northern Israel, also originating from Lebanon, near its northern city of Tyre. read more