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UPDATE: Hospital Will Not Release Yehuda Glick on Sunday

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Update: The doctors at Shaarei Tzezek will not be releasing Yehudah Glick on Sunday as previously planned. On Friday, the doctors decided to run some additional medical treatments on him.


Shaarei Tzedek Hospital officials said that Rabbi Yehuda Glick will be able to go home Sunday following his miraculous recovery from gunshot wounds at the hands of a Jerusalem Arab who tried to assassinate him last month.

The chief rabbis of Jerusalem and of Israel visited Glick this past week, challenging themselves in the art of diplomacy considering their interpretation of Jewish law that Jews are prohibited from visiting – let alone praying – on the Temple Mount.

Rabbi Glick is the leading activist to encourage Jews to listen to the rulings of a growing number of national religious rabbis who have stated there is no problem with visiting certain areas of the site that covers the ruins of the First and Second Temples.

All rabbis agree that it is forbidden to walk in certain area, such as where the Holy of Holies once stood and where only the High Priest was allowed to enter once a year, on Yom Kippur.

Jerusalem Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Aryeh Stern visited Glick in Thursday. Despite his opposition to Jews visiting the Temple Mount, he tactfully said, “It is with the help of God that He wants your words, and your intentions are in the name of God, and that is most important.”

Glick to told Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau earlier this week that the Jerusalem Arab who shot him first told him, “I am sorry. But you are an enemy of Al Aqsa” and then pumped four bullets into his chest, one of them puncturing a lung.

It is not surprising that Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef did not visit Glick. Rabbi Yosef last week was not satisfied with reiterating the Haredi stand that Jews aren’t allowed to visit the Temple Mount. He went to the extreme of disgracing himself by labeling rabbis who permit visits as “fourth-rate” rabbis.

Doctors at Shaarei Tzedek will hold a press conference on Sunday before Glick goes home to continue his recovery, which he will not consider complete until he returns to the Temple Mount. Of courses, no one will allow him to pray there because Muslims are afraid that God may hear his prayers,

The idiots don’t know that God also hears a silent prayer.

 

British Baroness Compares ‘Storming of Al Aqsa’ with Har Nof Massacre

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

A British baroness and former lawmaker is under fire for a Twitter post that tied the terror attack in a Jerusalem synagogue to Israel’s policies on the Temple Mount.

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi tweeted Tuesday in the hours after the attack: “Israeli extremists storm Al Aksa & intimidate worshipers, Palestinian extremists storm synagogue & kill 4 worshipers #Tragic #peacenotwar.”

Warsi, who had served as senior minister of state at Britain’s Foreign Office and minister for faith and communities, resigned from Parliament in August over Britain’s policies on Gaza. Her resignation came during Israel’s 50-day operation in the Gaza Strip.

Warsi, the daughter of Pakistani immigrants, became a member of the House of Lords in 2007. She was named Conservative Party co-chair by David Cameron after the 2010 general election,

“Both Palestinian & Israeli lives have been lost in recent weeks at the hands of extremists, condemn both #Peace not #Hypocrisy,” she later tweeted, responding to Britain’s Zionist Federation.

A spokesman for the Israeli embassy told the Jewish Chronicle that Warsi’s comments were “morally reprehensible and shameful.”

Warsi was named one of the world’s “500 most influential Muslims” in 2010 by a Middle East think tank and was the House of Lords youngest member when she was appointed as a peer.

Har Nof Massacre: Opening The Door to Cleaning Out The Temple Mount‏

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Just before I got home I received this message on my smartphone:

please post something!!!About today’s pogrom in Har Nof! My emotions are too heavy, I can’t write, I’m crying all day & night. Innocent men going to pray to Hashem, slaughtered like sheep, by savage animals who the world thinks deserves to take over our Land! I mean, how sick is that??? Are we back in Nazi Germany???
thanks

I wasn’t home today, which is the reason I didn’t get to write about the Har Nof Massacre, which I guess is the best name to call the brutal murder of innocent men praying or on their way to or from prayers by Arab terrorists. This sort of massacre, so incomprehensible for all peace-loving, tolerant people must become the Kristallnacht, the Bombing of Pearl Harbor in the saga of Israeli-Arab relations.  Those two attacks were game-changers, and the best reaction to the vicious murderous terror attack this morning should be that the State of Israel makes a swift and strong change in policy.

Does this look like a scene where Israeli police might have shot "two Palestinian civilians," as CNN claimed?

Does this look like a scene where Israeli police might have shot “two Palestinian civilians,” as CNN claimed?

Off with the gloves, and off with the dangerous western mollycoddling of sociopathic Arab terrorists. 

“The time has come…” is not quite the most accurate way of starting what I want to say, because in all honesty, we should have done it years, decades ago. Ahh hah, what’s the “it?”

The “it” is to take full sovereignty over Har HaBayit, the Temple Mount, the holiest place in the entire world for Jews. In the time of the Holy Temple, there were workers, repairmen on staff. So now, we must have Israeli police and soldiers taking full control of security. They must empty it totally of Arabs, Muslims, non-Jews and clean it totally, yes, including the mosques there. The Arab terrorists and their supporters all over the Arab and Moslem world have proven by their support of the murder of innocent Jews in a synagogue, no less, that they are not morally qualified to have any power on our holy site. And by murdering in a synagogue, and previous Arab terror attacks on yeshivot and other holy places, they have made it clear that they do not respect the holiness of houses of prayer. Since that’s the case, we should take it very seriously.

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Arabs in Jerusalem wield axes and guns in a macabre ceremony celebrating the attacks

Yehuda Glick at Temple Institute

Yehuda Glick standing at model of Beit HaMikdash

Please, before anyone says that we’d be “doing the same…” Utter poppycock!” Searching for and cleaning out weapons and incendiaries from a mosque is not the same as invading a synagogue with weapons in order to murder and injure innocent people. Get real!

During this cleaning process, let Jews up to Har HaBayit for prayer, and yes, there can be security inspections. Actually there should be inspections to make sure that nobody is disguising themselves as a Jew and trying to bring in more weapons.

The friend who sent me that note compared the attack to a pogrom and Nazi Germany. And just like although the Zionist Movement began to bring back Jews to the Holy Land many decades before the Declaration of the State of Israel, many people push the theory that we have a state because of the Holocaust. In this case, too, we can use the Har Nof Massacre to explain/rationalize/justify clearing the mosques and totally changing the conditions for any non-Jew who wants to go to the Temple Mount.

Some people may not like what I’m saying and even justify their position by claiming that the Jews killed, injured and attacked today don’t support my position that there must be a Jewish presence on the Temple Mount. 

We are now almost a half a century since the 1967 Six Days War when we liberated Har HaBayit from foreign rule, and it is extremely important for the Jewish People, the Jewish Leaders, including the religious leaders to understand what a game-changer that war was. Until a relatively short time ago, when we’re discussing the thousands of years of Jewish History, it was perfectly acceptable for Jews to pray on the Temple Mount. Most of the area is Herod’s Extension, where there is no problem for Jews to be according to most experts. 

I have a very firm, immovable belief that only a policy like this will bring the Moshiach. G-d plays matching funds with us. When we give, G-d gives. And therefore we must clean up Har HaBayit first. G-d willing, speedily in Our Days….

Policemen Injured Near Temple Mount

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

3:49 PM: Two policeman have been injured by Arab stone throwers near the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem, in the past hour.

One was hit in the shoulder, the second in the head when a cinderblock was dropped or thrown at them. Both have been listed as lightly wounded.

Both have been transported to Hadassah Ein Karem hospital.

Abbas Follows Kerry’s Orders and Condemns Violence

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas condemned Tuesday’s massacre in a Jerusalem synagogue – and also called for an end of Israeli “incitement” after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told him to do so.

Kerry called Abbas after the attack, Israel Radio reported. He also expressed his sympathy to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who told Kerry that Abbas is directly inciting terror.

Abbas issued a statement that “we condemn the murders” Tuesday morning but he also added that “we condemn violence no matter where it comes from.” He also said Israel must stop” incitement’ by allowing Knesset Members to ascend the Temple Mount.

One hour before Abbas’ statement, the official Facebook page of Fatah, the party Abbas leads, praised the murders of Jews while they were praying.

Hamas, which is part of the unity government with Abbas, said the attack was a “natural response to ongoing Israeli crimes against the Al-Aqsa Mosque,” and he urged Arabs to carry out more attacks.

The Islamic Jihad stated, “The operation in Jerusalem was a natural reaction to the crimes committed by the Israeli occupation and its settlers,” according to the Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency.

The Popular Resistance Committees described the attack as “heroic” and a response to “the Israeli occupation’s crimes against our people and our holy places in occupied Jerusalem.”

Yehudah Glick Medical Update

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Rabbi Yehudah Glick was spotted zooming through the halls of Shaarei Tzedek hospital on his wheelchair, bundled up with blankets – and without any breathing tubes or other equipment plugged into him. Utterly inspiring.

This is a miraculous recovery for the Jewish Human Rights activist who was shot 4 times at close range by an Arab assassin on October 29, 2014 outside the Begin Center in Jerusalem.

Glick underwent multiple surgeries to remove parts of his intestines, lungs, and repair other internal damage from the shooting. Besides the shots to his stomach and chest, Glick was also shot in the arm and neck.

It was only a week that ago doctors were finally able to first wake him up and begin weaning him off the respirator.

Refuah Shleimah, and we hope to see you back soon on the Temple Mount.

Israel Says ‘Radical Muslims’ Trying to Change Status Quo on Temple Mount

Friday, November 14th, 2014

The “status quo” on the Temple Mount gives the right to all non-Muslims to visit – but not pray – on the Temple Mount, but “radical Muslims are trying to change the situation, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s spokesman told The Jewish Press Friday.

All parties – the United States, Jordan, the Palestinian Authority and Israel – have been tossing around the term “status quo” but not all of them mean the same thing.

The true status quo, as per the Jordanian-Israel peace pact, allows Jews on Temple Mount. Prayer is not specifically prohibited, but except for very few unauthorized prayer gatherings, the status quo has excluded Jews from praying there on a regular basis since the Six-Day War in 1967 restored the Old City to the country after 2,000 years.

Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas was noticeably absent in Thursday night’s meeting between Prime Minister Netanyahu, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Jordanian Foreign Minister Nassar Judeh.

Also noticeably absent was a statement from the Prime Minister.

Kerry and his Jordanian counterpart did all the taking.

“Prime Minister Netanyahu strongly reaffirmed Israel’s commitment to uphold the status quo on the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount and to implement these steps. And King Abdullah also agreed to continue to take affirmative steps to restore calm and implement practical measures to prevent further escalation of tensions. And obviously, the proof is not in the words; the proof is in the actions,” said Kerry.

Judeh said,:

His Majesty, during his meeting with Mr. Kerry this afternoon, explained Jordan’s position and the stance regarding the necessity of maintaining the status quo of the Holy Shrines, and they should not be touched or affected by any means. And this is part of the Hashemite custody of these Christian and Muslim sanctities in Jerusalem.

And here is what Abbas had to say this week:

Keep the settlers and the extremists away from Al-Aqsa and our holy places. We will not allow our holy places to be contaminated. Keep them away from us and we will stay away from them, but if they enter al-Aqsa, [we] will protect al-Aqsa and the church [???] and the entire country.

Status quo, anyone?

Netanyahu told the Federations of North American in a video speech this week, “President Abbas himself called on Palestinians to prevent Jews from entering the Temple Mount. He used the words: ‘by any means possible.’

“See, this – the Temple Mount, the holiest place in Judaism, where Jews have visited peacefully for years – President Abbas says we should not set foot there. That’s changing the status quo.”

Presumably, Kerry understood last night in his talk with Netanyahu that “status quo” means Jews can visit the Temple Mount.

Prime Minister Netanyahu said last night that everyone must use “restraint” and act responsibly.

But what about Public Security Minister Aharonovitch’s warning this week that Jewish Knesset Members will not be allowed on the Temple Mount if it might set off Arab blood pressure? Are MKs not part of the “status quo?”

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who perhaps is worried Jewish MKs visiting the Temple Mount  might win some votes besides upsetting the Arabs, has flatly stated they should stay away.

Mark Regev, the spokesman for the Prime Minister, did not directly respond to the question. He told The Jewish Press, “The goal is to goal is to make sure the holy site are respected and there is safe and peaceful behavior.”

The status quo of allowing Jews to visit, but not pray, on the Temple Mount was respected until the intifada in the late 1980s.

The Palestinian Authority, through violence is trying to change the definition of the term, and that might be one reason Abbas was not in the official conversations between Netanyahu, Kerry and Jordanian officials.

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