web analytics
September 3, 2015 / 19 Elul, 5775
At a Glance
Blogs
Sponsored Post


Neo-Nazism on the Temple Mount

Likewise, thousands in Kafr Kanna demonstrated this month in support of Morsi. Arabs near Hevron raised the swastika outright in May.
Palestinian supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi walk by his portrait hung on a wall at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem's Old City, Friday, July 12, 2013.

Palestinian supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi walk by his portrait hung on a wall at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem's Old City, Friday, July 12, 2013.
Photo Credit: Sliman Khader/Flash90

Neo-Nazis recently committed vandalism in Brooklyn and Portland, which some Jews will say proves the need to make aliya. Yet other anti-Semites desecrate Judaism’s holiest site in broad daylight.

To mark Ramadan, Muslims unfurled a neo-Nazi banner on the Temple Mount portraying ousted Egyptian leader Mohamed Morsi beside the flags of Hamas and Egypt. If the description neo-Nazi sounds excessive, consider the following statements from Morsi in 2010 and the Hamas Covenant:

“We must never forget, brothers, to nurse our children and our grandchildren on hatred for them: for Zionists, for Jews.”

“Our struggle against the Jews is very great and very serious…It is a step that inevitably should be followed by other steps. The Movement is but one squadron that should be supported by more and more squadrons from this vast Arab and Islamic world, until the enemy is vanquished and Allah’s victory is realized.”

Likewise, thousands in Kafr Kanna demonstrated this month in support of Morsi. Arabs near Hevron raised the swastika outright in May.

Other obscene sights on the Temple Mount prompted a report this month to ask if it has become a theme park. If one believes the condition of the Temple Mount with its unique holiness sets the tone for the nation, then a Nazi flag near Hevron and other monstrous events begin to make sense.

In just the past few months, a Jew has been beaten in Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter, mourners attacked on the Mount of Olives, the Cave of Patriarchs vandalized, a synagogue in Haifa spray painted, rockets launched on Yom HaShoah—and why should anyone be surprised? Why should Jews expect peace and normalcy when our holiest site is brazenly desecrated and Jews arrested for praying there?

Tisha B’Av nears, and Megillat Eicha will be read once again. With reference to this, in 1986 Rabbi Meir Kahane Hy”d wrote an article for The Jewish Press about the Temple Mount titled “Lamentations 5:17-18.” After noting the widespread outrage the Muslim world would display if Jews tried to build a synagogue in Mecca, Rabbi Kahane observed concerning the absence of Jewish sovereignty on the Temple Mount and religious repression there:

“Alas, when one comes to the Jewish people—the product of 2,000 years of an abnormality called the Exile—there is no self-respect, there is no sense of indignation for the attack on religion and the sanctity of Israel. For there can be no self-respect and no religious or national pride in a slave people, a people who, though physically leaving the Exile, retain all of its sick attributes in the marrow of their bones.”

There are some Israelis—more often overcompensating olim than sabras it seems—who enjoying indicting and berating Jews outside Israel for not making aliya. Yet what is the ongoing desecration of the Temple Mount if not an indictment of Jews inside Israel? Elderly women suffer harassment by Arabs in cities like Jerusalem and Lod, and this is not an indictment? Instead of divisive and evasive nastiness, maybe more national introspection and self-growth are in order.

About the Author: Menachem Ben-Mordechai has written for numerous publications on subjects ranging from Israel and Latin America to the sport of powerlifting and life insurance. He has also coached elite powerlifters as well as beginners. Menachem's other writing can be found under the name Myles Kantor.

The author's opinion does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Jewish Press.

If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

5 Responses to “Neo-Nazism on the Temple Mount”

  1. Yechiel Baum says:

    Around the world. this would not have been tolerated and those doing it arrested. Why was this permitted to go on unpunished. Shame Shame Shame! Stop worrying about the Arabs who use any excuse to riot and rape their women and consider Jewish sensitivities.

  2. I have to agree with Yechiel, this kind of antisemistism would be dealt with around the world and certainly would have made headlines. Due to the low IQ of Arabs 70 or just above on average, Israel is dealing with Mob behavior, Social Psychology has masses of studies on mob behavior, a more important aspect of psychology today than ever before.

  3. Tim Upham says:

    Why did Mohammed Morsi represent Nazism? I thought he represented the Muslim Brotherhood. Their symbol would be the halal and star.

  4. Menorah Seven says:

    Oy Gevalt! Really now isn't this getting old! Cant they find something better to do! Go build houses or clean the highways! Oh no that is just too hard to do!

  5. Why are we Jews tolerating in our country what not even Germans tolerate anymore in Germany?

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Keeping-Jerusalem
Marching On Toward Full Unification
Latest Blogs Stories
Doug Goldstein

Why is the study of demographics essential to predict the economy?

Seems Obama "Loved" Sderot when he was running to be Pres.

Jews & Israel will have a smaller role and value in the 2016 Pres. election campaign than in decades

obamatargetiran

No one wants war; sometimes there’s no choice. Sometimes it’s the lesser of 2 evils. US must prepare

Palestinians attack an Israeli soldier during clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinian protesters, Aug28, 2015, in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh near Ramallah.

Despite many IDF soldiers jailed for defending themselves, families say,”Rather jailed than dead.”

Why won’t the gov’t finally annex YESHA & Jordan Valley formalizing their status in State of Israel?

Both “Half-Shabbat” & R’ Yosef’s opinion champion an extreme. There most certainly is a happy medium

Trump’s slogan and story gives American restores hope to dream to: “Make America Great Again”

Is GDP outdated an measure of prosperity? Are there any alternative methods of assessing $ growth?

In their attack on Ban Ki Moon, Hamas admitted to committing a different war crime.

The ideal of Modern Orthodoxy should be not be viewed as a compromise the way most Charedim view it.

Israel shouldn’t rely on US; It has an awful record in protecting allies.

The Halacha of shmirat einayim (guarding one’s eyes) is incumbent on the MAN; it’s his obligation

Dem. presidential candidate Doug Shreffler talks about his campaign & its motto “as good as it gets”

I’ve decided to move away from my safety net-and I wouldn’t change that decision for anything.

Was “Jerusalem” the song Matisyahu planned to perform? It was the PERFECT response to BDS campaign

More Articles from Menachem Ben-Mordechai
Knesset and Menorah

Israel projects global material illumination not always the light of “morality” meant by the Navi

Hamas Demonstrating on Temple Mount.

None of the attacks on Jewish & property should come as a surprise in light of the Temple Mount.

He described Sharon as “the latest darling of the donkey-nationalists.”

Regev is part of the reason why numerous Israelis have suffered so many aerial acts of attempted murder from that region.

There are many good, solid reasons to support applying the death penalty to a variety of crimes.

Rav Soloveitchik stated that “to me it is something vulgar, this clamor of the liberals that abortion be permitted.”

That there is even a debate in the religious sector about obeying eviction orders reflects a warping of core values.

When a Jew is shot to death in Eretz Yisrael and the murderer plea bargains to a twelve-year sentence, Israel’s banner is low.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/blogs/a-banner-raised-high/neo-nazism-on-the-temple-mount/2013/07/14/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: