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Jan 15 10 1:11 PM

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Something astonishing, even alarming is taking place in the battle over the future of Jerusalem.  Even as Palestinian rioters run amok on the temple mount, egged on by radicals of the Islamic movement, much of the anger and dismay in the Israeli and International press is being directed, ironically enough, at Jews who merely wish to visit the site.

Mustering all the righteous indignation at their disposal, the media have been filled in recent days with all kinds of pejoritives to describe them, ranging from "extremists" to "fringe" to "ultra-right-wing," as though a Jew's desire to exercise his basic, fundamental right somehow constitutes an act of provocation.

Before our very eyes, we are witnessing a concerted effort to deligitimize and even demonize our people's most cherished dream: the longing for the Temple.  The very aspiration that was born in the moments when the Roman flames engulfed the Second Temple more than 1,900 years ago, and which was carried in Jewish hearts throughout centuries of exile, has now become an object of scorn, mockery and ridicule.

Make no mistake:  This is nothing less than an unbridled assault on Judaism itself, and it's time for the derision and name-calling to stop.

Opine all you want about how to "solve" the Jerusalem issue, but don't belittle the place of the Temple in Jewish eschatology or belief.  Like it or not, the longing for a rebuilt Temple is no less central to Judaism than the desire for peace or social justice.  And dreaming of a time when the Temple will stand again is no more fanciful or fanatical than hoping for the day when poverty and hunger will be eliminated.

Just open any prayer book and you will see what I mean.  Every day, three times a day, Jews conclude the Amida prayer, which is central to our liturgy, with the following plea: "May it be your will , O Lord our God and the God of our forefathers, that the Holy Temple be rebuilt, speedily in our days."

Is this utterance the province merely of the "ultra-right-wing"?

The Temple and its sacrificial rites are a core component of our faith, and they play a central role in the Jewish vision of a better world.  Vilifying those who uphold this belief is simply an act of small-minded intolerance and bigotry, and it has no place in the current debate.

By Michael Freund

The Jerusalem Post
29 October 2009, pg. 15.

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Jan 15 10 7:33 PM

From a logical stand point there should be no reason as to why the Jews should not be allowed to build their temple in Jerusalem.

The stand against it really is nothing more than a act of spitefulness.

Blessings in the name of my Lord Jesus Christ who came in the flesh and now sits at the right hand of our God on high. A confession of faith that the modern Evangelical movement can no longer make!

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Jan 16 10 7:30 AM

Objectives of the Temple Mount Faithful

Author: Gershon Salomon

Long Term Objectives:

1. Liberating the Temple Mount from Arab (Islamic) occupation. The Dome of the Rock and the Al Aqsa mosque were placed on this Jewish or Biblical holy site as a specific sign of Islamic conquest and domination. The Temple Mount can never be consecrated to the Name of G-d without removing these pagan shrines. It has been suggested that they be removed, transferred to and rebuilt at Mecca.

2. Consecrating the Temple Mount to the Name of G-d so that it can become the moral and spiritual center of Israel, of the Jewish people and of the entire world according to the words of all the Hebrew prophets. It is envisioned that the consecration of the Temple Mount and the Temple itself will focus Israel on (a) fulfilling the vision and mission given at Mt. Sinai for Israel to be a chosen people separate unto G-d, a holy nation, and a nation of priests, and (b) becoming a light unto all the nations [Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 42:6] so that the Name of G-d may be revered by all nations and the Biblical way of life may be propagated throughout the world.

3. Rebuilding the Third Temple in accordance with the words of all the Hebrew prophets. This temple will be a house of prayer for the people of Israel and all nations.

4. Providing a Biblical point of assembly in order that all Israel may fulfill the commandment to assemble three times annually at the times of G-d's festivals and at the place where G-d established His Name forever.

5. Making Biblical Jerusalem the real, undivided capital of the state of Israel.

6. Rejecting false "peace talks" which will result in the dividing of Israel and the breaking of G-d's covenant. G-d promised to Abraham and to his seed that the land and the borders of Israel are eternal and cannot be divided and given to other people and nations.

7. Supporting the settlements in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the Golan Heights as they are holy. No one is allowed to break the Word and the Will of G-d by commanding the settlers to leave. In the Biblical era, G-d commanded the people of Israel to settle the land completely. This command is applicable today. The holy connection and covenant between G-d, the People of Israel and the Land of Israel is eternal.

Short Term Objectives:
1. To strengthen the organizational structure of the movement in Jerusalem in order to pursue its Long-Term objectives.

2. To raise the awareness of the people of Israel to the significance of their nation in G-d's plan of redemption. This will be accomplished in a number of ways including (a) youth education, (b) formation of youth clubs, (c) publication and propagation of relevant educational materials.

3. To demonstrate the fulfillment of the TANACH to the people of Israel.

4. To publicly proclaim the message of the Temple Mount and Land of Israel Movement in newspapers, flyers, posters, newsletters, radio and television.

5. To demonstrate publicly to raise awareness of Israel to the issue of the Third Temple, the Temple Mount and the Land of Israel.

6. To buy a house in the Old City (Biblical Jerusalem) near the Temple Mount to establish a spiritual and educational center to be used by everyone. The four-ton cornerstone will be stored and exhibited on this site. This first stone of the Third Temple will soon be laid.

7. To organize conferences for the study of the issues dealing with the Temple Mount and the Third Temple.

About the Author:

Gershon Salomon, chairman of the Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement, helped to liberate the Temple Mount during the Six Day War of 1967, and continues to campaign tirelessly toward the holy goal to which he has dedicated his life to G-d: the restoration of the Temple Mount as the Temple Mount - the construction of the Third Temple in Jerusalem!


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Jan 17 10 8:38 AM

Israel, like no other nation on earth, has more problems than any other country could possibly handle, but Jerusalem is the epitome of the conflict.  On the one hand are the Jews who insist that it is but natural to build their temple on Mount Moriah, but on the other hand, there are the Muslims, supported by the whole world.  All are solidly united against the Jews rebuilding their temple.

But the temple issue will be solved when the Lord returns; thus we read in Zechariah 14:2 and 4: "For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city...And His feet shal stand on the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst therof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half toward the south.

From:  News from Israel
           January 2010.

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Jan 17 10 8:51 AM

The battle over this city is not political it is spiritual.

Satan knows the prophecies regarding this city and the mosque is there in an attempt to prevent the prophecies from being fulfilled. War over the subject of the temple is inevitable and the eventual outcome predestined.

You can already see Ezekiel 38 in the making. Now the Moslems are attempting to claim Eziekiel as their own in an effort to change that too. Pathetic!

Blessings in the name of my Lord Jesus Christ who came in the flesh and now sits at the right hand of our God on high. A confession of faith that the modern Evangelical movement can no longer make!

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