Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Gay rights, YES; Jewish rights, NO!

Gay rights, YES; Jewish rights, NO! [A Voice from Hebron]
By Gary Cooperberg

The alleged “high court of Justice” in Israel has demonstrated clearly that it neither enforces justice, nor does it possess genuine esteem for either democratic nor Jewish values. Few people know that Israeli Law permits Jews to pray on the Temple Mount. They are prevented from doing so only by an “escape clause” which states that should the police determine that as a result of Jewish prayer the Arabs are likely to riot, and thus create a situation of danger, the police have the right to prevent Jews from praying there. The police neither wish to expose worshipers to danger, nor are they willing to invest the force necessary to protect them while exercising their legal rights, so they simply deny them those rights. The Arabs have taken note of this “escape clause” and are only too happy to provide the riots which enable Jewish police to deny Jews the right to pray on their holiest site. As such it has become an axiomatic fact that Jews are not permitted to pray there!

This same “high court of Justice”, in total disregard to the sensitivities of Jews, issued a permit for homosexuals to parade their brand of lifestyle in the streets of Jerusalem. After all the legal protests fell on deaf ears, a large number of hereidi Jews decided to take a lesson from the court’s reaction to Arab “demonstrations”. Clearly if the court permits Arab rioters to prevent Jews from exercising their legal right to pray; it would seem logical to assume that it would (democratically) follow that it would permit Jewish rioters to prevent queers from exercising their legal right to parade their brand of immorality in the streets of Jerusalem.

Strangely enough this logical conclusion did not apply. The same court which would not suffer the police to muster the troops needed to protect Jews from Arab rioters, had no trouble mandating the police to use whatever forces they needed to enable the gays to parade their immorality in the streets of the holy city.

Perhaps there is a brilliant lawyer somewhere in Israel who can at least use this obvious dual standard to demand that the police permit Jews the right to exercise their legal right to pray on the Temple Mount. It really wouldn’t take a genius to present the case, nor would it take a judge with the wisdom of Solomon to determine what to do. All it would take is a court which possesses honesty, courage and a genuine sense of justice. Thus there is little hope for a change under the present system.


Project Shofar is dedicated to spreading these truths wherever it is possible to do so. It is sounding the alarm, to Jew and Gentile alike, to open our eyes to the G-dly process that is presently underway, and work to support it. We dare not stand idly on the sidelines.

The Temple Mount and the Third Temple:

Jews Must Demand Rights to Temple Mount

Where's the Temple on the Temple Mount?

The Vatican Must Return the Temple Treasures!

A House of Prayer for All Peoples?

Third Temple Coming Soon to Jerusalem!

God and the Gays:

God and the Gays: To Be or Not to Be (Part 1)

God and the Gays: All that Glitters isn't Gold (Part 2)

God and the Gays: Once Gay, Always Gay? (Part 3)

God and the Gays: Of Vice and Men (Part 4)

God and the Gays: A Time to Heal (Part 5)

God and the Gays: Make Up Your Mind (Part 6)

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