donderdag 20 maart 2014

Moshe Feiglin: Why The Temple Mount Has Become A Powder-Keg

After being illegally banned from the Temple Mount by order of Prime Minister Netanyahu for the duration of one year, Knesset Member Moshe Feiglin resumed his monthly ascent in February, 2014. Today, March 20th, in his second ascent since his ban was rescinded, Moshe was greeted by a pre-planned mob of Muslim thugs who hurled stones and insults at Moshe and the Jews who accompanied him.

As has come to be expected, instead of punishing the culprits, the police responded to the Muslim violence and contempt by quickly calling off Moshe's visit, and instead of allowing the group to follow the usual path all along the Mount, they were quickly lead off the Mount via the Chain Gate, some 70 meters distance from where they entered.

MK Feiglin can be heard advising the police commander to at the very least, allow him to ascend to the elevated platform, the place of the Inner Courtyard of the Holy Temple, (as he had done in his previous ascent), as an expression of Israeli sovereignty over the Mount. The commander refused.

In this video clip, Moshe Feiglin makes clear his position that sovereignty over the entire land of Israel begins with sovereignty over the Temple Mount, and that peace will not prevail in Israel until peace has been assured on the Temple Mount.

This video was originally posted on the YouTube Channel of The Office of Knesset Member Moshe Feiglin: