Israel: Jewish Temple to Replace Al-Aqsa Mosque

Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem (photo: Brian Jeffery Beggerly)

Just hours after the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would not change the status quo in Al-Aqsa Mosque, a prominent minister in his government said that Israel would build a Jewish temple in place of the mosque.

Israeli Housing Minister Uri Ariel said that Israel cannot maintain the status quo in Al-Aqsa Mosque, which, he claims, “was built in the place of the holiest place for Israel”.

Speaking to the Israeli Kol Berama radio station run by the Jewish extremist movement Shas, Ariel said building the Jewish temple is the paramount demand of the Torah as it is at the forefront of Jewish salvation.

He expressed hope that the upcoming elections would change the political reality so there would be a chance to take to build the third Jewish temple, stressing that the Israeli governments have to respect the views of the public, which support the idea of building the temple.

Source: Middle East Monitor

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5 Responses to Israel: Jewish Temple to Replace Al-Aqsa Mosque

  1. Michael says:

    I also heard him say (on Israeli Channel 2 TV) that “The Jewish people still do not deserve the construction of the Temple”. He also expressed hope that visits by non-Muslims (including Jews) to the Temple Mount will be made easier, like it used to be until a few years ago. Perhaps the Middle East Monitor had difficulties translating his words. If the MEM would provide a link to the interview, we could listen to the original words on Kol Berama, and verify what he said.

  2. Howard says:

    American Christian Fundamentalist Zionists have been selling pictures of the Mount with the Mosque removed in photoshop for years.

  3. Howard says:

    So is the Fascist Ariel advocating converting it or bulldozing it ? At least in muslim history like in Constantinople theyr converted the Byzantine cathedral into a Mosque and retained symbols of Christianity in it.

  4. someone says:

    The picture dos NOT show the al-aqsa mosque but the al-shakhra mosque. Why do people always confuse them?

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