Days after a terror attack inside its perimeter, the Temple Mount has been reopened, albeit with new security measures.
Israeli police lifted a ban on Muslim worshipers entering Jerusalem’s Temple Mount compound after it was closed in the wake of a deadly attack that resulted in the deaths of two Border Police officers. At this stage, two gates will open to the public – The Gate of the Tribes and The Council Gate.
The ban was lifted after police decided that new security measures would be taken at the site, including metal detectors that were placed at the entrances to the compound in an effort to monitor and prevent smuggling of the weapons inside.
Shortly after Israeli authorities re-opened the Temple Mount for prayer services, members of the Jerusalem Islamic Wakf, the Muslim religious body that oversees the compound, protested the new security measures and called on Muslim worshipers to avoid entering the compound.
So the Muslims are protesting the new security arrangements after Muslims attacked and killed two police officers. Makes sense.
The United Nations, arguably the most anti-Semitic political organization on Earth, just passed a resolution denying Israel of any claims to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. UNESCO instead gave all rights to the structures to Islam, a religion formed hundreds of years AFTER the holy sites were erected.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) renewed the resolutions that criticized Israel for what it says are its policies that restrict Muslim access to a site considered holy by both Jews and Muslims in Jerusalem’s Old City.
The site is revered by Jews and Muslims alike, known to Jews as Temple Mount and to Muslims as the al-Aqsa compound or Haram al-Sharif (which is the Arabic translation for ‘Noble Sanctuary’).
But a draft of the latest version of the resolution, posted on UNESCO’s website and dated Oct 12, showed the site repeatedly described only by its Muslim names – something Israel says amounts to a denial of its Jewish history.
Many U.S. politicians spoke out against this ridiculous resolution, but a more powerful option would be to finally expel the United Nations from the country. This racist, anti-Semitic cesspool does far more harm than good.