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IDF Chief Rabbi Rafi Peretz delivers lecture.

IDF Chief Rabbi Brig. Gen. Rafi Peretz recently told yeshiva students that the Temple Mount has no religious significance to Muslims except for the Al Aqsa mosque.

The Kipa website published a video and partial transcript of Rabbi Rafi Peretz’s lesson to students at the Otsem “mechina,” a pre-military Torah academy.


During his lecture whose focus was on the holiness of Israel, Rabbi Peretz said, “There is no reference to Jerusalem anywhere in the Kuran, not even one hint. The Arabs simply imagine. Ninety percent of them don’t know what is written in the Kuran.

“There is an interpretation that explains something or another in the Kuran about a dream [in which the Prophet Mohammed goes up to the Temple Mount] but this is not even an interpreting but is a fable.”

He added, “The only mosque that is considered holy is Al Aqsa. Nothing else on the Temple amount has any religious significance [to Muslims]. What is the Al Aqsa mosque? It is written in the Kuran, “Make me a house of worship at the edge” – buy the intention is ‘the edge of Mecca.’

“When they [Muslims] bow down on the Temple Mount, their backs are the Temple Mount because the edge is the Saudi Arabia Peninsula.

“So what are they doing on the Temple Mount?”

The IDF spokesman responded to reports on the Torah lessons by stating that Rabbi Peretz’s remarks “were taken out of context and do not reflect his or the IDF’s position” and that “the rabbi apologizes if his words offended the Arab population.”

However, the video below, from 13:00-16:00 minutes, clearly shows the remarks were not out of context.

His apology was necessary for political purposes, and Rabbi Peretz, who spoke while in civilian clothes, probably is sorry that his lecture was publicized.

But he spoke the truth, and there is no reason to apologize for that.

Offending Muslims is not politically correct in the Western world, which is why radical Islam is taking over Europe. Next stop, the United States of America.

Rabbi Peretz’s remarks at the Torah lesson, which spoke of the holiness of the Temple Mount to Jews since the time of Avraham, highlight the core of the “Arab-Israeli struggle.”

It is not about land.

It is not about borders.

It is not even Islam vs. Judaism.

It is not even Muslims vs. Jews, because Jews simply are the front line for every other non-Muslim who stands in the way of the radical Islamic insanity to have the world for itself so it can lead it to destruction.

If radical Islam can defeat the Jews, it knows no one else has a chance.

That is why radical Islam wants the Temple Mouton all to itself.

Andi if this offends radical Muslims, I do not apologize.



  1. The ME conflict Is a conflict of ideologies;

    Muslims are born and bred to revere Death and Martyrdom.

    We are born and bred to revere Life and Liberty.

    This ideological chasm is far too wide to cross .

    Islam breeds psychopathic suicide Murderers the world over.

    Islam is a demonstrable Death cult.

    The demise of Israel would be the trigger for the 650,000,000 Muslim Jihadists to commence the Koranic directive of cutting the throats of the infidels.

    Muslims want their 'War of Blood' with their Mahdi leading them to a glorious victory over the infidels!!!

  2. On the Sabbath of the 6th of December, we will read the Prophesy of Obadiah, where it reads, for the day of the Lord is near upon all the nations; as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee; thy dealing shall return upon thine own head. And further on it says; and the house of Jacob shall be fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for Stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau….

  3. [“There is an interpretation that explains something or another in the Kuran about a dream [in which the Prophet Mohammed goes up to the Temple Mount] but this is not even an interpreting but is a fable.”]

    Does this not remind us of how our Christian brothers recall imanginary events they "believe" are in their bibles, as well? Just goes to show that you must read Holy Scripture for yourselves to show yourselves approved!

  4. I saw a video showing the Muslim's butts toward the Dome of the Rock as they were bowed in prayer. Rabbi Peretz's remarks are completely accurate. So what they offend Muslims. Islam is an offensive and evil religion. May the True God whose name is NOT Allah destroy it!

  5. I see no reason whatsoever to apologize to Islamists. Ever. They are attempting to destroy a by-and-large decent world. IDF Chief Rabbi Brig. Gen. Rafi Peretz was 100 per cent accurate in what he said, and should NOT have been forced to apologize. This is happening in every western democracy today: All of us are having to apologize for telling the truth, because of the threats and intimidation that issue forth from Islam each time we open our mouths or even look at them with amusement because they are ridiculous.

  6. …. angry, violent, murderous, evil, cruel, sadistic, insane, vicious, MAD DOG, demonic, terrorist bastards …. the worlds largest gang of thugs, rapists, pedophiles and murderers …masquerading as a religion of peace …

  7. Yes Jerusalem is not mentioned even once in the Koran, and the Koran is got a lot of mistakes in it. to understand what I mean, please go to and listen to the program on the Koran.

  8. True, offending muslims is not politically correct but, more importantly is pretty stupid. (And since he has nothing to gain by insulting them, he contributes to "sin'at hinam). In general , the general should not comment about political issues. And the Rabbi should not comment about topics he is not an expert at (Has he completed his studies at Al Azhar? and if not, has he asked muslim scholars?

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