“He who rules the Mount rules the land,” wrote the poet of accusation and faith, Uri Zvi Greenberg.
When we surrendered sovereignty in exchange for quiet, we always lost both: we lost sovereignty and we got war. “You were given the choice between war and dishonor,” said Churchill as his countrymen rejoiced over Chamberlain’s Munich Pact. “You chose dishonor and you will have war.”
Churchill was referring to dishonor in a conflict zone far from Britain’s borders. What awaits us when we choose the greatest dishonor of all: the surrender of the Temple Mount?
This column was translated from Hebrew and originally appeared in Makor Rishon.