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President Reuven Rivlin.

President Reuven Rivlin underlined in a speech to the Knesset late Monday afternoon that the connection between the Jewish People and the Temple Mount is “undeniable.”

The president made a special effort to address the attempt by radical Islamists to ignite a third intifada by local Muslims against Israelis, and thus destroy long-standing co-existence.


“We must strengthen mutual trust,” Rivlin said.

“The Jewish People and Israel are not at war with Islam,” the president stressed in his speech to the opening day of the Knesset’s winter session.

“The lie that we want to change the status quo at the Temple Mount is dangerous libel,” he said.

The northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel organization, an extremist Islamist group in Israel, is bent on the destruction of the state but is not yet outlawed.

The group has been inciting local Arabs for years against Jews and Israelis, and propagating lies about Israel’s intentions regarding the Temple Mount.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


  1. He is clearly unaware of what Islam is all about. I think he should visit a few schools in East Jerusalem and take a look at the books UNWRA provided for the Arab children. He will immediately take notice that he, a Jew is their enemy and must be killed according to Islam. The Arab teachers in Israel are teaching this garbage to Arab children and that is why Arab youth are killing Jews all around Jerusalem and Israel. They didn't get indoctrinated to do this killing outside the borders of Israel but within them. Do you know what that means? It means the Israeli government was either unaware (which I doubt) or they allowed it. Wake up Rivlin denial will only get more Jews killed!

  2. of course not, the jewish people are not at war, but islam yes, islam is at war with israel and the jewish people…and the christians too, and the world too..ah..ah..did not he realise yet…?? another leftish delusional..wait until he wakes up…

  3. The President needs a reality check. The animals who are attacking Israelis all just happen to be muslims. He needs to wake up to the fact that myslims are at war with Israel. Time for him to stop making stupid PC statements. It is not gping to stop an arab attack by saying "Hey Mohommad. I'm not at war withislam"


  4. Spiritually, philosophically, and politically, I am at war with Islam.

    I detest all slavers, and all forms of slavery. And Islam is slavery, pure and simple. Allah is your uncaring, haughty master; you are his fearful, submissive slave.

    But for me, Hashem redeems; and I am his grateful servant.

    The difference between the two, between Allah, as slaver, and Hashem, as Father, is like night and day.

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