I just came across some news about the EU passing some law that allows Jewish people to go to the temple mount to pray. First off… why is this up to the EU or any other country for that matter, this is Israel a sovereign country, and the temple mount is part of Israel’s borders. Second, could this be the first step in the possible construction of the Third Temple. You know the temple I’m talking about … the one that the AC himself will sit in and act like some kind of messianic figure to suck in the world; including the Jews who will receive him despite their own history which pretty much tells them not to trust a leader who comes bearing gifts. Maccabees is a book that I highly recommend as it speaks of their history with a leader who is but a shadow of THE one to come. Jewish people still celebrate the feast of Hanukkah to this day. But, as Jesus said… I have come in My Father’s name, yet you don’t accept Me. If someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him. My prayer (along with other issues) is that more and more Jewish people recognise their Jewish saviour and messiah in Jesus/Yeshua.
I might just quickly point out that the Dome of the Rock may not have to be removed before a Third Temple can be built. I have written a post about that HERE. If you haven’t read it and are wanting to know how this can be done then I recommend that you do read it to gain some basic knowledge about this issue.
Anyway here is what happened…
Israel might have just scored European Union support for finally allowing Jews the right to pray atop Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, the holiest site in the world for Jews and many Christians.
Whether or not it was her intent, EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on Friday issued a call for religious freedom in Jerusalem that by definition must also include Jewish access to the Temple Mount.
“The High Representative is disturbed by recent events in East Jerusalem such as those that took place at Orthodox Easter, the unrest in the area of the Haram al Sharif/Temple Mount and the temporary detention of the Mufti of Jerusalem. …It is essential that access to the holy sites in Jerusalem for peaceful worship for all denominations is fully respected,” said Ashton’s spokesperson.
For years Israeli police have denied Jews and Christians the right to pray, even silently, atop the Temple Mount for fear of sparking a Muslim riot. Islamic officials follow every Jewish and Christian group visiting the holy site to ensure this restriction is obeyed.
The European Union has never before supported Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount, and Ashton herself views the presence of Jews on the eastern side of the holy city as an obstacle to peace. As such, it is highly unlikely that she intended to throw her weight behind true freedom of religious expression for Israeli Jews in Jerusalem. [source]
- Palestinians rail against Temple Mount ‘Judaization’ (timesofisrael.com)
- Regev Vows to Help Jews Pray on Temple Mount (israelnationalnews.com)
- Abbas Warns Israel Over Al-Aqsa Mosque (israelnationalnews.com)
- Did the EU just back Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount? (menorahblog.typepad.com)
- Ministry to review Jewish prayer on Temple Mount (timesofisrael.com)
- Unexpected Support for Jewish Prayer on Temple Mount (israelnationalnews.com)
- EU backs third temple on Jerusalem’s holiest site, say Jewish extremists (thetimes.co.uk)
- Jews attacked for praying on Temple Mount (menorahblog.typepad.com)
- Religioiu Affairs Ministry to organize Jewish prayer on Temple mount? (israelmatzav.blogspot.com)
- Jews attacked for praying on Temple Mount (iamnotashamedofthegospelofchrist.com)