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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.