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“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.
About the Author: Moshe Feiglin is the Deputy Speaker of the Knesset and a member of Israel's Security and Defense Committee. He heads the Manhigut Yehudit ("Jewish Leadership") faction of Israel's governing Likud party. He is the founder of Manhigut Yehudit and Zo Artzeinu and the author of two books: "Where There Are No Men" and "War of Dreams." Feiglin served in the IDF as an officer in Combat Engineering and is a veteran of the Lebanon War. He lives in Ginot Shomron with his family.
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