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Jews can kiss the Western Wall goodbye if the Palestinian Authority becomes a sovereign state.

Senior Palestinian Authority ministers and clerics have hardened their positions on the Western Wall, which they call the Muslim Al-Burqa wall, and are making it clear that Jews would not be allowed there under a Palestinian state.

Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) once again has translated and published official Palestinian Authority hatred of Jews and denial of a Jewish connection to Jerusalem.

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Palestinian Authority Minister of Religious Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash and the former Chief Justice of the PA’s Religious Court both recently declared that the PA’s Islamic belief and political position is that Jews are prohibited from praying at the Western Wall of the Temple Mount.

The PA claims that the area of the Muslim holy site, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, includes not only the mosque itself, but extends over the entire Temple Mount and includes the Western Wall.

PMW has found a statement made in an Arab-language newspaper by  Sheikh Tayseer Al-Tamimi, former Chief Justice of the PA’s Religious Court, who said, “The Al-Aqsa Mosque includes all its courtyards, foundations, skies, gates, domes, walls, and specifically, its western wall (Al-Buraq Wall), [parentheses in source], which is, after all, a part of it…”

PA Minister of Religious Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash, quoted on official Palestinian Authority television late last year, said, “Jerusalem is religion’s trust and history’s trust in the hands of all Muslims, in the hands of this Ummah (Islamic Nation)… The Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., the Western Wall of the Temple Mount) is an authentic part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque only.”

To use an expression repeated often by former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, a trained ape could see the obvious pattern developed by the Palestinian Authority.

When it says it wants to create a future state on the Temporary Armistice Lines declared in 1949, it means more than that. It wants to duplicate Jordan’s policy at the time of barring Jews from the Western Wall and any other holy sites throughout Judea and Samaria.

Sheikh, Al-Tamimi, the former Chief Justice of PA Religious Court, stated in the Al-Hayyat Al-Jadida newspaper in February, “Allah decreed that the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque is Islamic and belongs to Muslims alone… It is part of the religious belief of a billion and a half Muslims, and the Jews have no right to it. No party, no matter how much power and international support it has, can change this established fact by giving the Jews any right to it, or the right to pray in any part of it. The Al-Aqsa Mosque includes all its courtyards… and specifically, its western wall.”

Al-Habbash, the Minister of Religious Affairs, pointed out that no one, God forbid, should think that he would keep Jews from visiting holy sites. “Freedom of worship in our Jerusalem is guaranteed to all,” but then he added the clincher that “nonetheless, we have rights, principles and positions that cannot possibly be altered.”

He would not harm the rights of others, and the good Muslim cleric is so learned he knows what sites are Jewish. Since the Western Wall is not one of them, there is no reason for Jews to be allowed to desecrate the Wall by even coming near it.

In any future Palestinian Authority state established according to the wishes of Mahmoud Abbas, Kerry, with his brilliant diplomatic skills, could broker a deal by which Jews would be allowed to pray at a replica of the Western Wall to be built outside the State Dept.

Below is a video of Abbas, as far back as three years ago, categorically stating to the Arab League that Muslims must “save” Jerusalem from the Jews.

Isn’t funny that no one says the Jews must save Jerusalem from the Muslims?

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Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.

197 COMMENTS

  1. Regardless of who is in the driver’s seat in the US, Israel must be ‘run’ by Israelis. If some one else ‘controls’ Israel it is at its own peril ALWAYS.And the PA needs to learn that no country will save them from their attacks against Israel. Tear them a new one.

  2. No, ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!! I’ve been to the wall, it’s beautiful to see Gods ppl. praying there..and sticking the paper notes in the cracks…I’m was answered by god…NO again do not be pushed around by the PA, you Jewish communities build the 3rd temple..

  3. Perhaps you shouldn’t speculate on what the U.S. is going to suggest because it sounds like an anti-Obama bias much like what the right-wing, racist, homophobic, anti-Semite, and Fascist led (Aryan) Tea Party promotes. The U.S. contributes how many billions to Israel? The problem the U.S. has is in thinking there’s a real solution to the Palestinian issue.

  4. Israel will never give up the Western Wall. Israel only has the Kotel Wall to pray on as the remaining wall from the Holy 2nd Temple. It is a violation that the Dome of the Rock is on the sacred site. Israel will not bend to other countries/people trying to make her capitulate to the Muslim tyranny. God Bless Israel and protect her from the terror and muslim world who seeks to destroy Hashem’s sacred Holy Land promised only to the Nation of Israel!

  5. my spirit burns hearing this insanity…as my love for Israel grows hotter…its in these times that we should always remember Israel in our prayers; The Prime Minister, The IDF and the poeple. God is with you Israel, never fear, be strong and be very Courageous!

  6. The State of Israel must rebuild the Temple of God, because it is written in the Torah, in Exodus 25:8, that God commanded Israel to make for Him a sanctuary.
    The State of Israel must forbid the practice of Islam in the Land of Israel, because it is written in the Torah, in Exodus 22:19, that God commanded that, if a human being sacrifices to other god, he be condemned to death, and the Muslims sacrifice to other god, because their god, in the Quran, said words that contradict the words that the true God had said before, that are written in the Tanakh. For example: In the Quran, the false prophet Muhammad said that his false god said that the holy day is the sixth day of the week (Quran 62:9), when the true God had said before, in Exodus 20:8-11, that the holy day is the seventh day of the week.

  7. The State of Israel must rebuild the Temple of God, because it is written in the Torah, in Exodus 25:8, that God commanded Israel to make for Him a sanctuary.
    The State of Israel must forbid the practice of Islam in the Land of Israel, because it is written in the Torah, in Exodus 22:19, that God commanded that, if a human being sacrifices to other god, he be condemned to death, and the Muslims sacrifice to other god, because their god, in the Quran, said words that contradict the words that the true God had said before, that are written in the Tanakh. For example: In the Quran, the false prophet Muhammad said that his false god said that the holy day is the sixth day of the week (Quran 62:9), when the true God had said before, in Exodus 20:8-11, that the holy day is the seventh day of the week.

  8. Some of this problem is the responsibility of the Israeli government. Bibi should immediately demand an apology from the PLO/PA and tell Kerry that negotiations are suspended unless the PLO/PA renounce this in Arabic on Arabic television as well as in public in the Israeli media. By not doing this, the Israeli government perpetuates this charade of negotiations with racist Jew haters and bigots.

  9. You notice that we don't troll Christian websites telling you that your religion is wrong, Coralee, because we respect your right to have beliefs that are different from ours. Perhaps you should take that as a sign to not do it to other people? Just a thought.

  10. We christian believe the G>D of Israel is the G>D, who you called HaShem, Jesus is not the G.D, but he is the messiah you been waiting for. unfortunately he was not up to your expectation. In due time HaShem will show you.

    Israel is G.D special choosen land to the offspring of Jacob, therefore whenever Israel govt give away G>D’s gift to Israel, to anyone else, G>D get upset. Gaza is the best example. we christian loves Israel, lets not fight each other, but fight your real enemy.

  11. There is no reason that Israel should give back land that their people bled and died for. After all it was the Arabs that attacked Israel first in 1948 and lost and every time since then when they have fought Israel the Arabs have lost land and the war they just need to except the fact they have lost territory and cannot intimidate into giving it back.

  12. Billions of people drowned together with their lands and their animals long ago hence oil is a product from living things.Am i wrong to kick it off using my own formula?. In history middle east has lots of scriptures that mankind sinned to God then they were washed by floods while other drowned together with their lands.Even in Africa and Abeshia something happened and it is why i call upon carbon tax for our God has smelled their poison hence brought to us Hurricanes etc.I am not ashamed to collect this carbon tax and slave some of them who don’t pay tax to work for me because they brought a disease that was inherited unlike farms so that i can harvest much for health.It is time to act.

  13. Rosanna, it actually hasn’t been “both sides” that way at all.

    Israel has extended the hand of friendship and peace to the so-called “Palestinians” (who stole even their made-up name from the Jews…long story)–

    Israel has made every attempt to include them, welcome them, help them, be kind and understanding to them. Has gone way above and beyond even that. And every attempt at peace has been met with violence from the “Palestinians” against all Jews–women, school children, people sleeping in their beds. The situation is completely ONE SIDED. That isn’t how the biased American media present it; but that’s how it is.

  14. What has been stolen by the Arabs, will be returned to the rightful owner, the Jewish People. The robbery and jealousy will not help the Arabs. They cannot have what The God of Israel gave to the Jewish people.

  15. Some of this problem is the responsibility of the Israeli government. Bibi should immediately demand an apology from the PLO/PA and tell Kerry that negotiations are suspended unless the PLO/PA renounce this in Arabic on Arabic television as well as in public in the Israeli media. By not doing this, the Israeli government perpetuates this charade of negotiations with racist Jew haters and bigots.

  16. Al Aqsa mosque is nothing but a toilet of evil, it’s time to flush the whole lot…allowing the evil ones to perch on the foundation stones of our Temple and throw rocks and do every vile thing to Jews, their protectors…goes beyond sad and annoying. Israel has been struck with a great plague, islam…it must go as must these infidels of evil submission. “They Must Go!”

  17. the world of Islam dont recognize any one else but themself only.and for us to be expell from the kotel to prsy by a replca out side of zjerusalem, this time to react, pray and maintain your Torah studies and defend your rights always

  18. We christian believe the G>D of Israel is the G>D, who you called HaShem, Jesus is not the G.D, but he is the messiah you been waiting for. unfortunately he was not up to your expectation. In due time HaShem will show you.

    Israel is G.D special choosen land to the offspring of Jacob, therefore whenever Israel govt give away G>D's gift to Israel, to anyone else, G>D get upset. Gaza is the best example. we christian loves Israel, lets not fight each other, but fight your real enemy.

  19. For this reason alone, all negotiations should be permanently halted, all pretense to a processed “peace” be scrapped, the Waqf disbanded and its members exiled to Jordan or beyond, the buildings OCCUPYING the FIRST holiest site in Judaism demolished and the rubble dumped in the desert (we don’t need to do them any favors and ship the pieces to Mecca; all goodwill has been forfeited), the PA abolished, and Israeli sovereignty established FROM THE RIVER TO THE SEA once and for all. ENOUGH WITH THE CHARADES.

  20. This is the latest in the dance …. there will not be peace with the so called palestinians in our life time! One can’t make peace with those that only your destruction. Get real!!!

  21. Run Guo Agreed, and we know what Christians believe of course, but I think both Jews and Christians need to respect that we both believe different things sometimes, instead of saying things in a factual way like "Jesus is coming!" which is basically saying "your beliefs are wrong!"

    It's an issue of mutual respect, and of course I certainly defend your right to believe what you do 🙂

  22. What would King Solomon do? Remember the story of two women claiming one baby? He was able to determine the real mother, by suggesting the baby be cut in half. Of course, this is not between two persons, but between to countries vying for the same land. The reasons stem back to Biblical times, and the competition between two brothers. It is a battle over heritage. So the battle that is being fought is not of this day and age. And this needs to be recognized in dealing with each side. Kerry is trying to promote peace with a people that doesn’t want peace, there goal/intention is pushing Israel into the sea..and this has remained consistent over all of these years. They have made that very plain. With all of the hoopla being done, in the guise of cooperation and possibilities, their underlying aim remains the same. They cannot accept the idea of sharing, no matter which way it is suggested. This peace treaty is a waste of time, money and words. It is, ……tell them anything they want to hear, but we’ll do it our way in the end. After Israel, who’s next? They have to want peace, to live peacefully. After they conquer the world, certainly they will live humdrum peaceful lives. But, it’s possible, then they will pick on each other. Oppps, they are doing that already!

  23. Al Aqsa mosque is nothing but a toilet of evil, it's time to flush the whole lot…allowing the evil ones to perch on the foundation stones of our Temple and throw rocks and do every vile thing to Jews, their protectors…goes beyond sad and annoying. Israel has been struck with a great plague, islam…it must go as must these infidels of evil submission. "They Must Go!"

  24. Do not take infidels as allies (friends, helpers), unless you do it as a trick. (Peace process in the Middle East? Yeah, right!)

    Literal translation: “Let not believers take disbelievers as allies rather than believers. And whoever of you does that has nothing with Allah, except when taking precaution against them in prudence.” [Quran, Surah 3:28]

  25. the world of Islam dont recognize any one else but themself only.and for us to be expell from the kotel to prsy by a replca out side of zjerusalem, this time to react, pray and maintain your Torah studies and defend your rights always

  26. For this reason alone, all negotiations should be permanently halted, all pretense to a processed "peace" be scrapped, the Waqf disbanded and its members exiled to Jordan or beyond, the buildings occupying the FIRST holiest site in Judaism demolished and the rubble dumped in the desert (we don't need to do them any favors and ship the pieces to Mecca; all goodwill has been forfeited), the PA abolished, and Israeli sovereignty established FROM THE RIVER TO THE SEA once and for all. ENOUGH WITH THE CHARADES.

  27. that will be an outrage that will have as a consequence that ALL Jews around the world will unite and defend the KOTEL with our lives if necessary…Jabotinsky and Date Leumi are so right…what G-d gave us is not for sale, negotiation, exchange or whatever…

  28. Actually, the Israeli left might go along with that. Since they hate religion and Judaism, they might say, “So what? Peace is more important!”
    This is the sad reality in Israel these days.

  29. What would King Solomon do? Remember the story of two women claiming one baby? He was able to determine the real mother, by suggesting the baby be cut in half. Of course, this is not between two persons, but between to countries vying for the same land. The reasons stem back to Biblical times, and the competition between two brothers. It is a battle over heritage. So the battle that is being fought is not of this day and age. And this needs to be recognized in dealing with each side. Kerry is trying to promote peace with a people that doesn't want peace, there goal/intention is pushing Israel into the sea..and this has remained consistent over all of these years. They have made that very plain. With all of the hoopla being done, in the guise of cooperation and possibilities, their underlying aim remains the same. They cannot accept the idea of sharing, no matter which way it is suggested. This peace treaty is a waste of time, money and words. It is, ……tell them anything they want to hear, but we'll do it our way in the end. After Israel, who's next? They have to want peace, to live peacefully. After they conquer the world, certainly they will live humdrum peaceful lives. But, it's possible, then they will pick on each other. Oppps, they are doing that already!

  30. Do not take infidels as allies (friends, helpers), unless you do it as a trick. (Peace process in the Middle East? Yeah, right!)

    Literal translation: “Let not believers take disbelievers as allies rather than believers. And whoever of you does that has nothing with Allah, except when taking precaution against them in prudence.” [Quran, Surah 3:28]

  31. Islam is not even a religion!….it is a cult in every meaning of the word. Muhammad stole/plagiarized shamelessly from the Torah and the Old/New Testaments….and he wasn’t even capable of pulling this off any sense of rhyme or reason! I have read the Qur’an in English, Spanish, German and yes….managed with the help of some Egyptian and Syrian Friends was able to go through the book of fairy tales in Arabic as well! How could ANY individual with more than two brain cells to rub together in an otherwise empty head believe ANY of the stupidities to be found in this abomination?? The world is flat??…how come Allah didn’t drop down and rescue his boy from looking stupid?….well, I believe that Muhammad was a thieving/raping/murdering/lying con man who glommed on to a scam and the book shows it….why does anyone think the muslims get so hysterical when you begin to take a good close look at this piece of linguistic garbage…the holes in the so called “Holy” qur’an are so huge that you could drive a truck through them!…so much so that they had to invent tens of thousands of “hadiths” to try and explain the sheer horse manure one begins to notice when trying to make sense of them. Muslims and their cult feel “insulted” by facts and the truth because once exposed to the light of enlightened examination….the qur’an is exposed for the scam and fraud that it is…apparently, we are supposed to believe that his Allah….the alleged god of his fevered imagination was kept at this Muhammad’s beck and call to take time out of say, Allah’s running of the Universe to arbitrate this psychotic, kleptomaniac’s inability to handle affairs among his “wives”. Even his child bride Aisha, who it seems saw right through him noted how conveniently these “revelations” arrived….and this cult demands ownership of Judaism’s Holiest Site? We KNOW when the so called Al Aqsa mosque was built and it was thousands of years after the Jews had FOUNDED the City of Jerusalem. Building their filthy mosques ON TOP of other cultures’ Holiest Sites is well known outside the gutless West though, the cult did try this at the World Trade Center and the Citizens of the City of New York (GOOD FOR THEM) put a well deserved stop to that though they did whine and snivel the “Victim” game that plays so well with the multi-cultural fools outside of the nightmare that is the muslim world! I say spit in their faces and boot them into Jordan where they REALLY belong….How interesting though that their fellow muslim brethren in Jordan want them like they want syphilis or gonorrhea….they know Palestinian women are nothing but brood cows and would breed the Jordanians literally out of house and home.

  32. This is not an Utopian plan.. Yehuda Glick who is the nicest person around.. is banned from ascending Temple mount… his crime? being a Jew.
    So now Temple Mount is on the chopping block…
    Enough is Enough is …Enough!

  33. This is not an Utopian plan.. Yehuda Glick who is the nicest person around.. is banned from ascending Temple mount… his crime? being a Jew.
    So now Temple Mount is on the chopping block…
    Enough is Enough is …Enough!

  34. Janice Amrani I did specify (in the comment higher up) that I would build a ramp for them on a southern side of Har Habayit with an access to the Al Aqsa Mosque. Nobody should be allowed around the "Dome of the Rock" No Muslims, no Jews, nobody. But no, we are not just as bad, if we deny them access to Har Habayit altogether. To be as bad we'd have to commit countless number of atrocities… and call upon all the nonbelievers to be killed – which is not a credo of Judaism. In fact, what distinguishes Judaism from most (all?) religions, is that one need not be Jewish to have a "helek of olam habo" salvation – if you wish.

  35. Andrzej Lozowski, Of course, to be as bad we’d have to commit all those atrocities, but that’s not what I meant. I meant that we’d be just as bad in this one particular way: denying religious freedom to others. In any case, how do I access “comments higher up?” I didn’t see the comment that you mentioned.

  36. Andrzej Lozowski, Of course, to be as bad we'd have to commit all those atrocities, but that's not what I meant. I meant that we'd be just as bad in this one particular way: denying religious freedom to others. In any case, how do I access "comments higher up?" I didn't see the comment that you mentioned.

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