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Jewish prayer at t\he Western Wall of the ancient courtyard of the destroyed Holy Temples.

Look with favor, L-rd our G‑d, on Your people Israel and pay heed to their prayer; restore the service to Your Sanctuary and accept with love and favor Israel’s fire-offerings and prayer; and may the service of Your people Israel always find favor.

Given the State Dept.’s general ignorance of the Middle East and of Judaism, it is conceivable that some of the “experts” in Foggy Bottom might pen some advice that Jews should change their prayer in order not to incite Muslims.


None of this should be considered tongue-in-cheek. Muslims take Jewish prayer very seriously. That is why they are go ballistic when a Jew prays on the Temple Mount. They are afraid that God might hear their prayers.

They do not understand that despite their loudspeakers, God hears the prayers of those who beseech Him in truth.

According to radical Islam, that is incitement.


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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.


  1. It isn't that takes Jewish prayer seriously and are scared God will listen to us. It's that they attack everything in the world that isn't Orthodox Islam. They're having a ball destroying ancient priceless world treasures in Syria & Iraq.

  2. It is not incitement that Jews have been praying to return to Jerusalem from exile, and rebuild their Temple, for the past 2000 years. It is the desire that kept the Jewish nation together through thick and thin. We were exiled by force, but never gave up title to the land of Israel, and certainly not to the Arab invaders.

  3. It is right for the Jews to Pray for the rebuilding of their Temple. If that is what they are Praying for, GOD is putting that in their "Spirit" to do it. Futhermore, why is it wrong for the Jews to have their Temple? The Muslims and Arabs have Mecca and other temples and the Jews have none. I, too, have been Praying for the Jews to rebuild their Temple; And I Pray every day for the "Peace Of Jerusalem" which means I am Praying for JEHOVAH (JESUS) to return now. In fact, I stop what I am doing several times a time and "Pray" for the "Peace of Jerusalem".

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