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It’s War, Part II

And since it is war, we proudly offer this very cool snuff film:

An Israeli teenager was stabbed in at a gas station near Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday morning.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the victim was taken to hospital in moderate condition and that police”saw the terrorist holding a knife, shot and neutralized him.”

Just to clear things up (if you are as confused as I was), this is not the same stabbing that occurred Saturday night.

That murder (and subsequent neutralization) looked something like this: [Warning: very disturbing.]

A terror attack in Jerusalem Saturday night left two people dead and was followed hours later by a stabbing near the Old City’s Damascus Gate, leading to fears of sustained Palestinian unrest.

Israeli troops in the West Bank are carrying out raids against suspected terrorists, including those thought responsible for the murder of two Israeli parents in the West Bank Thursday night, as police and the IDF attempt to crackdown on the weekend’s wave of terror.

Oh, and don’t confuse it with this stabbing either:

“I thank God that I was saved by a miracle; I could have died,” Malka recounted Sunday morning to Arutz Sheva, speaking from his bed at Shaare Zedek hospital. “Now I will take with me something for self-defense, I will not walk around like that in the street.”

“The general feeling among Jerusalemites is fear to walk around the city streets, defenseless.”

Malka had been walking toward the Old City from his yeshiva when he was attacked.

“During the walk I saw an Arab who looked as if he’s waiting for something to happen, and then began running toward us with a hand in his pocket,” he recounted. “We started to run away, I got stuck on the sidewalk and he began to stab me.”

Both attacker and victim dropped to the pavement, buying some time – but the terrorist still got away.

But, after repeated terrorist attacks with bricks and blades that have taken four lives at last count, we have an Arab condemnation:

After days of silence amid a string of terror attacks and skyrocketing tensions in Jerusalem and the West Bank, the Palestinian Authority on Sunday condemned Israel for its “policy of escalation,” after two Palestinian assailants were killed as they carried out terror attacks.

In a written communique published on the official news agency Wafa, PA government spokesman Ihab Bseiso called on the international community to intervene following “the killing of two young men in occupied Jerusalem and the series of incursions into cities and villages in the West Bank.”

The statement made no mention of the fact that the two dead Palestinians had been killed while carrying out stabbing attacks against Israeli civilians.

The concept of good versus evil is not natural in today’s world. Our morals are perpetually eroded by the steady drip of “context” and “perspective”. I’m not sure myself how good we can be—though that the last act, the last thought, of one of the victims in the Oregon massacre was to drape his mortally wounded body over a friend to shield her, using his blood as a disguise for hers, tells me we do indeed have quite an upside—but I sure believe in evil. The Oregon shooter was evil. He was possessed by evil, and his last acts on earth, murder and suicide, were evil.

We make no secret of our unqualified support for Israel and Zionism. We could do so out of goodness alone, with religious, cultural, historical, political arguments. But even if you do not agree with us—and you are wrong—you have to reject the evil that permeates the other side. There is no “neutrality”. From the murderous scum that lurks in the night, to their suited inciters and enablers of ethnic loathing, to their cheerleaders and supporters in liberal bastions—media, academia, etc.—across the globe.

All of that evil focused on the tip of a blade. It was indeed a miracle that Moshe Malka survived. With apologies to our rational, scientific minds, nothing else explains it.


It’s War

It’s more than foolish to think it’s anything else, it’s dangerous:

One person was killed and four wounded in a terrorist attack near the Lion’s Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City on Saturday night, shortly after the end of Shabbat.

Several of the victims are members of the same family.

The 40-year-old father was hospitalized at Jerusalem’s Shaarei Tzedek hospital in critical condition with multiple stab wounds, but was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

At least one other victim – another 40-year old man – is also in serious condition; the three other victims were moderately-to-seriously wounded, including a two-year-old child.

The terrorist was shot and critically injured by security forces, and died of his wounds soon after.

The attack began when an Arab man approached a Jewish family on their way to prayers, at which point he drew a large knife and began stabbing. The attacker then snatched a pistol from one of his victims and began firing towards tourists.

Another account says two people died, apart from the dead terrorist.

In a related story:

In a cartoon published on the website of Fatah’s Information and Culture Commission, Israel is portrayed as an Islamic State executioner dressed in black with a Star of David on his hood and the text “Judaization” across his robe. The executioner is swinging an axe, about to decapitate a Palestinian whose head is the Dome of the Rock. The Palestinian is resting his head on a sleeping chopping block labelled “the international disregard.”

As of now, Mahmoud Abbas has yet to apologize for the death of the two parents, Eitam and Naama Henkin, on Thursday, though his Fatah goons claimed credit for the hit. We’ll put him down for a “no comment” here too.



Dawn breaks after Kristallnacht:

Today was the scariest day of my life. They tried to murder me, my husband and my children. There is no other way to put it. It is the stuff of nightmares. It happens all the time. But today it happened to me.

We were driving back from my parents’ house in Efrat. We had brunch there together, outside in their sukka. We had bagels and cream cheese and chocolate milk. The baby took a nap.

And then we drove home to Tekoa, about a 10 minute drive away. Part of the road trails through a Palestinian village, and as we entered we saw dozens and dozens of Palestinian kids walking home from school, wearing their uniforms and backpacks. I warned my husband to drive carefully, g-d forbid he should accidentally hit someone, as they were walking on the edge and straying into the road. He drove slower.

And then suddenly there was a loud boom. And another, and another, and then another. And I couldn’t see a thing, and I heard my children screaming, the baby crying, I looked out my window and saw the Palestinian children, and then an Israeli soldier. I fumbled for my cell phone, following the protocol I had been taught but never had to use.

I called for help. I heard my voice shaking as I tried to explain where we were, what had happened, and as I did my car’s windscreen finally came into focus, it was smashed, my legs and arms were covered in glass, my knee was burning where a shard of glass was stuck inside my skin. And then I dropped the phone, suddenly remembering my children, ohmigod my children, the baby! I climbed out of my seat to look behind me as my husband continued driving away as fast as he could.

They were screaming, my 3-year-old was crying hysterically, my 6-year-old was yelling “what happened mommy, what happened!” over and over again. And the baby, was crying, screaming, oh, he’s such a good baby and he never cries, and then I saw he was covered in millions of tiny pieces of glass. The entire back windshield of the car had smashed in, there was glass everywhere, all over my children, all over my baby. In his hair, on his face, on his little onesie. I gently tried to shake the glass off him as my hands trembled, “drive faster, quickly, quickly, we have to check the baby,” I cried to my husband, who had somehow not lost control of the car during the attack.

And then forever passed, but it was only minutes, and we had reached the entrance to Tekoa, and security surrounded us. I grabbed my kids out of the car and held the baby up, I brushed him off, I analyzed his face, he was okay, thank god he was okay, they were all okay. My son was screaming that I was bleeding, and I saw the glass in my knee and a trail of blood down my leg but felt nothing but relief.

It’s in the news all the time. Rock throwing. It seems trivial. But it wasn’t rocks. It wasn’t pebbles. It was giant blocks of stone, the rectangular kind that are used to build houses. And it can kill. Rocks, stones, guns, are all the same. They are weapons. They are violence. They are tools to commit murder.

They could have killed us today, me, my husband, my three beautiful, innocent children who don’t understand why those kids walking home from school wanted to hurt us. They killed two other parents today. They left four other children orphans. And it accomplishes nothing. The culture of hatred, the education of violence, kids trying to kill other kids, it’s insanity, and it must stop.

I thank her for her story—it is imperative that people understand the danger—but I’ll do the editorializing, if I may.

Of course boulder-hurling accomplishes something. She tells us so herself: two dead parents, four orphans, and a family scared half to death (plus many other victims of blessed memory over the years). Not bad for a day’s work. She also calls the situation “insanity”, which it may be. But isn’t the definition of insanity “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”?

Israel has finally woken to the nightmarish reality of terrorism by stoning. They have passed a law to treat it as a serious crime. Good. But obviously not enough, as this story attests. She said she saw an Israeli soldier among the rock-throwers. What did he do? Knowing the outcome can be death (to Asher and Yonatan Palmer, to Adele Biton, to Alexander Levlovich), what limits, if any, should be placed on Israeli security? These were Arab “kids” wearing backpacks and school uniforms. But they were also attempted murderers. The soldier would have been condemned as a monster had he fired even a warning shot, but would he have been praised for his forebearance had he held fire and this family of five died in the attack? Not by me.


No Way, Norway

Aggie texted again (see, what’d I tell ya) to alert us that Abbas has repudiated the Oslo accords.

But as with his periodic threatened resignations the and on-again, off-again reconciliations with Hamass, it’s not so clear what he means:

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday that he will no longer be bound by any agreements that the Palestinian Authority signed with Israel unless the Israeli government lives up to its commitments.

Not exactly a no.

The Oslo Accords of 1995, which created the Palestinian Authority, were designed to be the basis for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Abbas said the Israeli government had worked to prevent a two-state solution, and asked the U.N. to provide international protection for Palestinians living in the occupied territories, “before it is too late.”

The transitional Oslo Agreement and its annexes, and the subsequent agreements signed with Israel, stipulated that the agreements would be implemented within five years, ending in 1999 with full independence for the State of Palestine and the termination of the Israeli occupation,” Abbas said. “We declare that as long as Israel refuses to commit to the agreements signed with us, which render us an authority without real powers, and as long as Israel refuses to cease settlement activities and to release of the fourth group of Palestinian prisoners in accordance with our agreements, they leave us no choice but to insist that we will not remain the only ones committed to the implementation of these agreements.”

Would it be impolitic of me to remind you here that Abbas is nearing year 11 of his four-year term?

In other violations of the rule of law:


Prevention of Hostile Acts

Both sides shall take all measures necessary in order to prevent acts of terrorism, crime and hostilities directed against each other, against individuals falling under the other’s authority and against their property, and shall take legal measures against offenders.

Go ahead and bail, Abbas, I beg you. Israel would be free of your ball and chain. But you haven’t done it yet, not in this lame speech anyway.

PS: Oslo was once a lot more popular among the Pallies:

Without Oslo, and being armed through Oslo, and without the Palestinian Authority’s “A” areas, without the training, the camps, the protection afforded by Oslo, and without the freeing of thousands of Palestinian prisoners through Oslo – this Palestinian resistance and we would not have been able to create this great Palestinian Intifada.”

PPS: Arafat signed it, but even he had a love-hate relationship:

“Al-Quds Al-Arabi” Editor-in-Chief, Abd al-Bari ‘Atwan:

“After the Oslo Accords were signed, I went to Tunisia to visit him [Arafat] in July. I told him: ‘We disagree. I don’t support this agreement. It will harm us.’

[Arafat] told me: ‘By Allah, I will drive them crazy. I will make these [Oslo] Accords a disaster for them [Israel]. It won’t be in my lifetime, but you will see the Israelis run away from Palestine. Have a little patience.’

The Al-Aqsa Brigades [Fatah terrorist wing] were founded and armed by him [Arafat] as a reply, as a counterweight to the historic mistake of the Oslo Accords.”

PPS: Arafat had a good role model:

The Hudaybiyyah peace treaty was a 10-year truce that Muhammad, Islam’s Prophet, made with the Quraish Tribe of Mecca. However, two years into the truce, Muhammad attacked and conquered Mecca. The PA Minister of Religious Affairs stressed in his Friday sermon that Muhammad’s agreeing to the Hudaybiyyah treaty was not “disobedience” to Allah, but was “politics” and “crisis management.” The minister emphasized that in spite of the peace treaty, two years later Muhammad “conquered Mecca.” He ended his comparison by expressing the view that the Hudaybiyyah agreement is not just past history, but that “this is the example and this is the model.”

PPS: A little more here.

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The Seven Words You Can’t Say on the Temple Mount

Am Yisrael Chai are three. (“Next year in Jerusalem” might be the other four.)

Prominent right-wing activist and attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir was detained and questioned by Jerusalem Police during a visit to the Temple Mount Wednesday, for responding to Muslim extremists’ shouts of “Allahu Akbar” by calling out the popular Hebrew slogan “Am Yisrael chai!” (The nation of Israel lives!)

In footage taken by other Jewish visitors to the Mount, Ben-Gvir can be heard informing members of his group that police and Waqf guards had no legal right to follow them closely to check that they were not praying.

Because, as we all know, if you go to the site of the First and Second Temples, prayer is verboten.

When Muslim extremists start screaming “Allahu Akbar,” Ben-Gvir turned and responded with his chant. But while the Muslim group were ignored by police, Ben-Gvir was quickly arrested and led off the Mount.

“We didn’t return to our land to hear that the sentence ‘the nation of Israel lives’ is forbidden to say,” Ben-Gvir said in a statement. “They didn’t detain those (Muslims) who shouted at me – this is a racist policy by the police which harms democracy and freedom of expression.”

Israel lives, yes, but I can’t get out of my head the old line about preferring to die on one’s feet than live on one’s knees. Israel is Jerusalem, and Jerusalem is Israel. So is Judea and so is Samaria. I don’t know who they think they’re pleasing by not making it law, but not me. And not G-d.


Palestinian Olympics

Making Jewish kids cry—gold medalists:

A hassidic child cries, clinging to his father’s hand as an angry mob hounds them, hurling anti-Semitic abuse.

Scenes not from Europe in the early twentieth century, but from the streets of Jerusalem’s Old City on Sukkot, 2015.

Muslims in the holy city have been rioting for more than two weeks now, clashing with police and attacking Jewish residents. Several people have been injured and one man – 64-year-old grandfather Alexander Levlovich – was murdered by Muslim terrorists who hurled rocks at his car, causing a fatal crash.

Arab Muslim rioters claim their actions are in order to “protect” the Al Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount from Jewish “invasions”; Jews note such “invasions” are merely peaceful visits to the Temple Mount (not even the mosque itself), which is Judaism’s holiest site, and that the violence is meant to prevent them from visiting the Mount and even to drive from the Old City altogether.

The above video was taken Monday morning, on the first day of the Jewish festival Sukkot, and shows mobs of Muslims harassing Jews on their way to pray at the Kotel (Western Wall).

The footage shows one terrified young boy crying to his dad “abba abba!” as the mob converges on them.

As infuriating as the image is, it’s great art. The expressions are brilliant: the terror on the kids’ faces; the gloating of the Arab gargoyles; the resignation in the eyes of the father. He’s seen this for millennia.


Muslims Don’t Dig Archaeology

The world is appalled, and rightly so, at ISIS’s destruction of the spectacular ruins at Palmyra. And you never heard such bitching as when Iraqis looted their own antiquities museum after we liberated them from the benighted rule of Saddma Hussein. (Sorry about your amphorae and armless torsos, but we were a little preoccupied with dismantling Uday’s acid vats and Qusay’s chipping machines.)

But we should have saved our breath. Destroying history is what Muslims do:

In 1999, thousands of years’ worth of fragile and irreplaceable Jewish archaeological antiquities were surreptitiously and violently dug up by Arab bulldozers at Judaism’s holiest site, Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, to build an entrance to a subterranean mosque.

The resulting thousands of tons of invaluable debris – believed to contain over 1 million artifacts dating back to the First Temple period – were then carted off in dump trunks and discarded like garbage to a nearby landfill in Jerusalem’s Kidron Valley.

According to internationally recognized archaeologist Gabriel Barkay, PhD, who is the co-director of the Temple Mount Sifting Project, located near Mount Scopus, the removal represents perhaps the greatest archaeological crime in history.

“Approximately 400 truckloads saturated with the history of Jerusalem were illicitly removed – barbarically removed – from the Temple Mount by the Islamic Wakf in November 1999 to promote a political agenda,” says Barkay at the sifting projects headquarters earlier this month.

“Barbarically removed”: well put. I flit among barbaric, savage, unhuman (even subhuman) in describing some Muslim behaviors. It certainly fits here.

“All of that was dug up with bulldozers in a place where even a toothbrush is too large a tool to carry out excavations,” he says.

“The Temple Mount is the most delicate and the most important archaeological site in this country, and it was never ever excavated because of politics.”

As a result, Barkay says, the historic plateau where the First and Second Temples once stood has become a “black hole in the history of Jerusalem.”

“Jerusalem may be the most excavated place on earth, but the most important place in Jerusalem is totally unknown,” he says. “It’s terra incognita; a piece of unknown land.”

He’s right, of course. Only the sacreligiosity of politics could place the control of Judaism’s holiest site, the Temple Mount, in the Muslim hands of something called the Waqf. Bulldozing and destruction are to be expected.

PS: I believe I’ve written this before, but when I toured India years ago, it was commonplace to see mosques that had been built on the sites of razed Hindu temples. It’s not an aspersion on Islam; or rather Islam should not take it as one. They happily, proudly, knock down any manifestation of another faith—see the Bamayan Buddhas in Afghanistan. (Except you can’t, not anymore.)
From their point of view, that’s what they’re supposed to do. The rest of the world can pound sand, or waste their time digging in it, for all they care.


What Have I Been Telling You?


They have come to this city by the tens of thousands, propelled by German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s pledge to welcome at least 800,000 asylum seekers into the country. Many are Syrians, but there also are migrants from Iraq, Pakistan, Albania, Afghanistan and other countries.

But many Jews are watching the wave of migrants flocking to Germany with some measure of alarm, concerned with what a massive influx of Arabs could mean for Germany’s Jews and the country’s relationship with Israel.

“This is not yet France, this is not yet London,” said one Israeli who has lived in Berlin for about 10 years and asked not to be identified. “Yet,” he added pointedly.

Jews are already advised not to wear kippahs. How much worse could it get?

Oh wait. This is Germany. Plenty worse.


Camp Obama

Don’t they usually name athletic facilities after their benefactors?

Journalist David Bedein, head of the Center for Near East Policy Research, spoke to Arutz Sheva on Thursday about how Iran is funding terror camps in Gaza that teach children there how to murder Jews.

Bedein’s center just last Thursday released a new video entitled “Iran: Billions for Terror?,” revealing the involvement of the Islamic regime in funding terrorist training in Gaza and summer camps, where children are taught to conduct attacks against Israel.

Those camps are “a systematic education for children to learn how to use weapons to murder Jews,” explained the journalist.

According to Bedein, Israel has made a policy mistake in choosing to emphasize the threat of Iran’s nuclear capability in its opposition to the Iran nuclear deal.

“The nuclear capability is one thing, which most people can’t understand – not in Israel and not abroad. What people can understand is what it means to put thousands of guns in the hands of children and to train them systematically to murder Jews.”

Bedein warned about the effects in Gaza of sanctions relief from the Iran deal, which gives the leading state sponsor of terror a windfall of up to $150 billion.

I saw a headline somewhere yesterday that put it perfectly: Europe has dropped its sanctions on Iran and placed them on Israel. You can kill a lot of Jews with $150,000,000,000. Perhaps all of them. Thanks a lot, Obama.

Here’s the video, if you have the stomach:

It’s working.

On a children’s show on the Hamas-owned Al-Aqsa TV channel, young children, dressed in military fatigues, were asked what they want to be when they grow up.

Following are excerpts:

Palestinian girl, host of the show: And who discovered your talent for poetry?

Muhammad Ali Zakariya Al-Astal: Mom.

Palestinian girl, host of the show: Mom… May Allah grant long life to such a mother, Muhammad. Okay, Muhammad, let’s hear the poem.

Muhammad Ali Zakariya Al-Astal: Oh Jerusalem, I shall redeem you with my soul and my blood. I shall liberate you from the Jews by means of the Al-Qassam Brigades, of course. I bring glad tidings to our prisoners: Salvation is near.


Palestinian girl, host of the show: What do you want to be when you grow up, Muhammad?

Muhammad Ali Zakariya Al-Astal: [A member of] the Al-Qassam Brigades.

Palestinian girl, host of the show: Of the Al-Qassam Brigades? Fine. And you, Zakariya, what would you like to be?

Palestinian child, guest on the show, Zakariya: An engineer.

Palestinian girl, host of the show: An engineer? Why do you want to become an engineer?

Palestinian child, Zakariya: So that I can blow up the Jews.

Palestinian girl, host of the show: You want to blow up the Jews? No, we want to blow up the Zionists. You mean the occupation, right? Okay, so that is why you want to become an engineer?


Wissam, what would you like to say to these two children?

Wissam, child guest host: Keep waging Jihad, and Allah willing, when you grow up, you will wage resistance against the Jews…

Palestinian girl, host of the show: The occupation…

Wissam: …bomb the occupation, and the Al-Aqsa mosque will be liberated.

Palestinian girl, host of the show: Allah willing.

I like the way the girl TV host keeps trying to limit the indiscriminate Jew-killing to “the occupation”. But the little moppets have been taught otherwise: “So that I can blow up the Jews.”


WTF Waqf

Follow my line of thinking here.

If Islam’s holiest site can change hands…

The unusual crane collapse last Friday at the Grand Mosque in Mecca has apparently sparked a fallout in the Muslim world regarding its holiest site, as senior Egyptian religious figures called for Saudi authority over the site to be changed.

The collapse killed 107 people and wounded 238 at the holiest site in Islam which houses the Kaaba cube Muslims pray towards, and it ironically took place on September 11, caused by high winds and a sandstorm. It came just two weeks before the Hajj pilgrimage, and has led Saudi Arabia to bar the Saudi Binladin Group from new projects – the Group is owned by the family of Osama bin Laden.

Sheikh Salman Mohammed, an adviser of Egypt’s Ministry of Religious Endowments, told Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency that Saudi Arabia’s sole authority over the Grand Mosque where the Kaaba is located needs to be changed.

Then surely its third holiest site can change hands:

Yesterday, Palestinian Authority Chairman Abbas described Jews on the Temple Mount as “filth”:

“The Al-Aqsa [Mosque] is ours… and they have no right to defile it with their filthy feet. We will not allow them to, and we will do everything in our power to protect Jerusalem.”

“We bless every drop of blood that has been spilled for Jerusalem, which is clean and pure blood, blood spilled for Allah, Allah willing. Every Martyr (Shahid) will reach Paradise, and everyone wounded will be rewarded by Allah.”

Note: This report did not appear on WAFA’s English website, only on the Arabic one.

The Temple Mount, obscenely, is run by Jordan. Was. Was run by Jordan. Out: Waqf. In: STFU. Any problems and the blood will be on your hands, Mahmoud. Your “filthy” hands.


NOW You’re Talking! [UPDATED]

Always bring a gun to a rock fight:

Israel’s government is looking to fast track a number of measures to crack down on rock throwers and allow live fire to be used against rioters, in response to ongoing unrest in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday he was determined to see significant changes in policy to counter the uptick in attacks.

The measures would include increased use of rubber bullets and the use of live sniper fire by police in Jerusalem in some cases, as well as severely increased penalties against those convicted of throwing rocks or Molotov cocktails.

Rubber bullets? Are the stones and bricks they’re throwing at cars made of rubber? Are the bottles containing the Molotov cocktails rubber? I sure as hell hope that by “live sniper fire” they mean deadly force. For the sakes of Adele Biton, Asher and Yonatan Palmer, and the latest vicitm, Alexander Levlovitz.

Shoot ’em, shoot ’em all.

Go ahead, Mustafa, throw it. I dare ya.

In a glimpse of the government’s promised “war on rock throwing,” Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein on Thursday approved use of the Ruger rifle by police against certain rock throwers in Jerusalem.

Previously, the IDF was allowed in certain circumstances to use the Ruger rifle, which is considered less life-threatening than other IDF guns due to the less lethal ammunition it fires, to contain violence in the West Bank.

But until now police were prohibited from using the weapon in Jerusalem.

However many rocks the Palestinian Arab punks have, I wager Israel has more bullets.


No Jews

Hey, colored people, there are plenty seats in the back of the bus. Don’t start anything by sitting up front.

Ladies, why should you take a job that could go to a man? Get your biscuits in the oven and your buns in the bed.

Look, I don’t care what you queers get up to behind closed doors. But keep it to yourself, would ya?

English, Hop Sing! Here we speak English!

Do you Jews have to pray on the Temple Mount?

International leaders have called on Israel to continue a ban on Jewish worship on the Temple Mount, Judaism’s holiest site, in order to maintain calm and placate Muslim extremists who have been rioting for three days straight in Jerusalem.

UN coordinator Nickolay Mladenov warned during a Security Council meeting Tuesday that clashes between Palestinian rioters and Israeli security forces could provoke violence by Muslims elsewhere in the Middle East.

The envoy called for “restraint” and said it was “imperative that the historic status quo is preserved” – namely allowing limited access to Jews to visit, but not pray, at the site.

?Meanwhile, United States on Monday condemned “all acts of violence” at on the Temple Mount – and urged the Israeli government not to lift restrictions on Jewish visits.

“The United States is deeply concerned by the recent violence and escalating tensions surrounding the Haram al-Sharif Temple Mount. We strongly condemn all acts of violence,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said, calling on all sides to exercise restraint.

“It is absolutely critical that all sides exercise restraint, refrain from provocative actions and rhetoric and preserve unchanged the historic status quo on the Haram al-Sharif Temple Mount, in word and in practice,” Kirby said.


As I demonstrated above, “the historic status quo” is hardly to be admired. “The historic status quo”, this president should know, led to “whites only” fountains and lunch counters, segregated schools and colleges, and 3/5ths humanity. The United States of America’s stated policy supports religious bigotry—calls for it, in fact!



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