The Temple Mount In the News

This page is a web log of important quotes concerning the Temple Mount.

Jul. 15, 2004 11:27 | Updated Jul. 16, 2004 21:12; 22 bombings and a heart attack; By ETGAR LEFKOVITS

Levy said that the Temple Mount, which he dubs "the volcanic mount of the world," took up no less than one-third of his time as Jerusalem police chief.

"Every time Arafat wanted to raise the Palestinian issue he would order that disturbances be carried out at the Temple Mount," Levy said. "It didn't bother him at all that this was a holy site."

During his tenure as Jerusalem police chief, Levy said that he ordered his policemen to storm the mount to quell Palestinian rioting no fewer than 13 times, although, learning from lessons past, and aided by new anti-riot equipment, each move ended without fatalities.

"I did not give Arafat what he wanted: dead and blood on the Temple Mount," he said.

Levy said that the Mount would never again be off-limits to Jewish and Christian visitors due to new security guidelines and a heightened police presence now in place at the compound.

Over the last 11 months, 50,000 Jews and Christians have entered the site during weekday morning visiting hours, he said.

While the Temple Mount's reopening was viewed as long overdue, and carried out only under increasing public pressure, Levy asserts that the peaceful reopening of the site - which he termed "a point of no return" - was made possible thanks to a year of preparatory covert police activity there.

He said that "brains and not brawn" were needed in dealing with Jerusalem's - and Israel's - most sensitive and bitterly contested site.

"I told my successor that an unwise decision by the Jerusalem police chief at the site that triggers fatalities could engulf the whole country in an all-out war," he said. "The war here is a war of religions, a war that is not one of intellect but one of emotions and guts, and as such is the most dangerous kind of war," he said. (source...)

["...a war of religions." How very true. And such a war cannot be won with bullets alone. It takes superior ideas to give one the will to fight this kind of war. Why not just surrender to the jihadists, so that there will be peace? Because their religion is a religion of lies, immorality, violence, and slavery. It is better to die fighting for freedom, then to live under the deceit of Islam.

Muslim leaders know that the Bible predicts that the Temple will be rebuilt. For the Temple to be rebuilt requires that the Al Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock be first torn down. The rebuilding of the Temple would prove that the Bible is true, and that Islam is false. That is why Muslims fight so hard to retain control of the Temple mount. But they are sure to be defeated in this, for they are not fighting against men, but against God.]

Louis A. Turk, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.


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