Police Bar Jews from Temple Mount on Chanukah
by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
(IsraelNN.com) Arab fears of Jews taking over the Temple Mount convinced police to ban Jews from the site during Chanukah, which celebrates the Jews' return to the Holy Temple. A report in an Israeli newspaper, disseminated worldwide by United Press International (UPI) stated that Jews planned a “mass pilgrimage” numbering in the “hundreds” to the Temple Mount on Thursday.
The “mass” throng actually consisted of only 200 Jews, but the reports set off panic among Arabs and left Jews outside the site as police blocked their entrance, as has happened several times in the past after Arab clerics spread fears of a “Jewish takeover.”
This knee-jerk response by Nazi Muslim and Hellenist Israeli police is old and tired. It's past time those in the spirit of the Maccabees remove the threat, liberate the Temple Mount and cleanse the Knesset, so help them God.
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