web analytics
July 29, 2014 / 2 Av, 5774
Israel at War: Operation Protective Edge
 
 
News & Views
Sponsored Post
IDC Advocacy Room IDC Fights War on Another Front

Student Union opens ‘hasbara’ room in effort to fill public diplomacy vacuum.



Jordan Moves to Scrap Peace Treaty over Arrest of Jerusalem Mufti

World War III may have been close and may have been prevented on the Temple Mount, where the Jerusalem Mufti was arrested and then released for throwing chairs at Jews on Jerusalem Unification Day.
Muslims pray in front of the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount

Muslims pray in front of the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount
Photo Credit: Ahmad Jaber / Flash90

The arrest of the Jerusalem Mufti on Tuesday for throwing chairs at Jews on the Temple Mount prompted the Jordanian parliament on Wednesday to demand that King Abdullah expel the Israeli envoy. The legislators also called to start a draft for a law to scrap the peace treaty with Israel.

Police arrested an Arab from entering the Temple Mount, and an enraged Grand Mufti and other Arabs began throwing plastic chairs at five Jews who entered the Temple Mount under police escort. Arab media said they prostrated themselves, an act of prayer that the Waqf prohibits, except for Muslims.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told The Washington Post the group did not carry out any act of prayer. As usual, Palestinian Authority media exaggerated the entire scene. Arab media always report that Jews “stormed” the Temple Mount. The Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency reported that 50, and not five, Jews prostrated themselves.

Israeli police stepped in to end the clash before it could get out of hand and arrested the Mufti, a rare action.

It did not take much time for Jordan to hear of the altercation, and the country’s parliament unanimously agreed that the kingdom should expel the Israeli ambassador and recall its own ambassador from Tel Aviv. The parliament added its own imagination to the facts and claimed that Israel is trying to build a bridge between the Al Aqsa mosque and Jerusalem “settlements.” The parliament also called for drafting legislation to scrap the peace treaty with Israel.

Several hours later, Israel released the Mufti, which probably was not related to the Jordanian parliament’s move. The government knows full well that the Arab world will not sit passive with the Jerusalem Mufti being taken from his home for interrogation.

The U.S. State Department was asked by reporters to comment on the fuss, and assistant spokesman Patrick Ventrell told them, “We urge all sides to respect the status quo of this holy site and to exercise restraint and refrain from provocative actions.

As usual, the State Dept. does not what it is talking about.

Status quo? From when? From 1967?

The Israeli government passed the Protection of Holy Places Law on June 27, 1967.

It states:

“The Holy Places shall be protected from desecration and any other violation and from anything likely to violate the freedom of access of the members of the different religions to the places sacred to them or their feelings with regard to those places.”

The wise State Dept. does not also know much about the Mufti, Muhammad Ahmad Hussein.

In 2006, he stated that suicide bombings of Israelis were “legitimate, of course, as long as it plays a role in the resistance.”

On the other hand, one could say he simply was maintaining the status quo, which the Oslo Accords and the peace treaty with Jordan changed.

Jordan controlled the Temple Mount until the Six-Day War in 1967. Before then, Amman did not let Jews visit holy sites in the Old City of Jerusalem. It also prohibited Christians from most churches and holy sites in the Old City, Judea and Samaria, except for few and far between visiting foreign dignitaries.

After Jerusalem was restored to Israel in 1967, the Israeli government didn’t want to have much to do with the Temple Mount for many reasons, not the least of which was the concern of a religious war with Muslims as well as the complicated and complex issue in Jewish law of whether it is even permitted for a Jew to ascend to the site of the destroyed First and Second Temples.

The government left authority for the Temple Mount site in the hands of the Muslim Waqf site, with the stipulation that Israeli police could patrol the site and enter the mosque area, if necessary.

The “status quo” ended in 1969, when an Australian evangelical Christian tried to burn down the mosque to hasten the Second Coming, if not World War III.

Muslims began to renovate buildings on the Temple Mount and tried to minimize the presence of Israel soldiers. A plot by a Jewish underground movement to blow up he Al Aqsa mosque and Dome of the Rock to awaken Jews to a spiritual revival, or alternatively, bring on World War III.

About the Author: 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.


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.

Please use the Facebook Tab below to leave your comment:

17 Responses to “Jordan Moves to Scrap Peace Treaty over Arrest of Jerusalem Mufti”

  1. If the King is dumb enough to listen then there will be a real two state solution. Israel and whatever we don't want of Jordan and their fascist citizens.

  2. Tim Upham says:

    Is this a whole new generation, which has forgotten the past wars with Israel? Or do not want to remember how King Hussein used to frequently hear Israeli warplanes roar over his palace. So King Hussein is dead, and let us forget it all. If so a whole new generation of Jordanians will be facing a very grim future.

  3. Take over the Temple Mount. All religions have the right to be there; why not Jews. It is the Muslims who always try to dictate their stupid behavior. Jerusalem is the jewish City, not the Muslims… Whay these barbarians always have to open their disgusting mouth? Israel won the 1967 war, not Jordan. Besides, King Abdullah should be reminded that it is Israel who would probably save his butt if the Arab Spring moves on to Jordan….. What a fool.

  4. reading the comments, i, m appalled I ever made donations to israel,

  5. Why did Israel give up rights to the temple mount in the first place? They got Jerusalem back in the 1967 war and they give everything back, I don't understand.

  6. It's time to scrap Jordan.

  7. Cody Flecker says:

    It is time to kick out the Muslims from the Temple Mount. That includes the Waqf and all of the other rag heads. Their presence there is a stain on Judaism and on Israel. Jews are not allowed in Mecca, so now we can make the Temple Mount off limits to all Muslims. If they do not like it, then open up Mecca to all Jews and Christians,

  8. Boni Hugo says:

    Why?

  9. Steve Loeb says:

    Yeah why? Because Jews have the audacity to ant to pray at their holiest site? Because Jews defend themselves? Because Jews are angered by the racist fascist rants of Muslims that the so called liberal West chooses to ignore?

  10. I give respect to our israel Nassee but some time Peres sould keep his mouth shut he remind me of Biden and his 2 CENT MIND.

  11. one cent and 2 cents may be he is one cent.

  12. Thank you Tzvi for your great article.

  13. Anonymous says:

    let us see.
    Jerusalem is in the state of Israel Arabs do not have any rights to dictate to the state of Israel what to do and if they do not like it TOO BAD.
    you brake the law you pay even if you are the president.
    if Israel will not pump water to Jordan and Jordan want to cancel the peace with Israel they are welcome to it they can not do it and survive as they are a poor country and can not start rearmig.

  14. Arie's Pragmatic Politics says:

    Have to laugh! Anyone looking at LP's facebook page would be hard pressed to denote a difference between your page and mein kampf. "Donations to Israel?" Supplying bomb vests to jihadist homicide bombers is your version of a donation

  15. Arie's Pragmatic Politics says:

    Someone should remind abdullah that there were several attempts to murder his father and mother. Failed because of the Mossad. We should take the hint and let them succeed.

  16. Charles Shaw says:

    With all the religious significance of the temple Mount to both Jews and Muslims I would close the temple mount to both religions until they learned to get along. That means the temple mount would never be open to the public again.

  17. Charles Shaw says:

    With all the religious significance of the temple Mount to both Jews and Muslims I would close the temple mount to both religions until they learned to get along. That means the temple mount would never be open to the public again.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Loading Facebook Comments ...
Loading Disqus Comments ...
Current Top Story
Some of the missile fire comes from launchers planted in cemeteries, mosques, schools and hospitals. This is an aerial photo of one such launch in Beit Lahiya earlier this week.
Sleepless in Rishon Lezion, IDF Attacks in Gaza Continue
Latest News Stories
Some of the missile fire comes from launchers planted in cemeteries, mosques, schools and hospitals. This is an aerial photo of one such launch in Beit Lahiya earlier this week.

While Israelis couldn’t sleep in Rishon Lezion, IDF pilots were busy making sure Gaza terrorists were awake Monday night as well.

Rami Levy in one of his supermarkets.

Without fanfare, supermarket magnate Rami Levy has been quietly unloading truckloads of food and basics at the homes of all the fallen soldiers…

05_04_51---Candle_web

After killing 5 IDF soldiers, Hamas terrorists tried to steal the soldier’s bodies.

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, dining at the Prime Minister's residence, Jan. 4, 2014.

Kerry’s performance panned by Israeli public, media, and even the PA. Why fury directed only at the Israeli government?

Netanyahu and IDF Chief of Staff Gantz announce Israel will not stop the war until all terror tunnels are destroyed.

This is probably the first time in my life I’ve seen an IDF barber. Who knew we even had them! (Notice he’s using an electric shaver!)

2:29am Multiple rocket sirens towards Tel Aviv-Yafo, Rishon l’Tzion, Bat Yam, Holon….

The IDF spokesman has released the names of the soldiers who were killed this evening.

Bibi said: “Death from above, death from below,” will not continue to threaten the people of Israel.

IDF soldiers killed five terrorists who attempted to infiltrate from Gaza Monday evening near Nahal Oz in Sha’ar HaNegev, foiling another attack.

Intelligence minister meets journalists in Jerusalem, compares Gaza to Judea and Samaria as proof that quiet begets quiet.

Another massive missile barrage made it clear Monday night Hamas has no interest in a cease fire.

Moslem Brotherhood considered enemy number one in Cairo; Gaza branch responds to slight by firing at Israel.

Hamas terrorists attacked their own people Monday, with short-fall rocket fire exploding at Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza.

A Hamas rocket attack on the Eshkol region has murdered numerous Israelis…

Is MK Zoabi planning to copy her “rebbe”, former Balad MK Azmi Bishara, by skipping the country?

More Articles from Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Netanyahu and IDF Chief of Staff Gantz announce Israel will not stop the war until all terror tunnels are destroyed.

Hams shoots rockets at Israel from Muslim cemetery in Gaza.

Hamas not only has no respect for the living but it also has no respect for the dead.

Kerry is consistent. He has talked so much and promised so much that, like the peace process, his ceasefire delivered nothing.

Hamas proposed a truce after rejecting it, and true to its principles, continued to fire at rockets at Israel.

Twenty Days, 30 terror tunnels destroyed and 2,200 rockets fired at Israel. The price: 43 soldiers.

Jewish entertainers Joan Rivers and Howard Stern are lone pro-Israel voices from the entertainment world. Where is Streisand?

Hamas continues to attack Israel during Israel’s unilateral extension of humanitarian ceasefire.

Hamas once again helps proves the accuracy of a Psalm 120:7 – “I say ‘peace’ and they are for war.”

    Latest Poll

    Do you think the FAA ban on US flights to Israel is political?






    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/jordan-moves-to-scrap-peace-treaty-over-arrest-of-jerusalem-mufti/2013/05/09/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: