Friday, April 08, 2005

Palestinians Making Play For Jerusalem

Qureia said those who seek to unilaterally change Jerusalem “from a city of coexistence into a city of racial hatred, religious enmity, and eternal animosity…will be the losers.”

I'm going to give you all the chance to be flies on the wall during my phone call with PA Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia:

"Hey Pot, it's Kettle.... You're black!"


At 10:25 AM, Blogger Gindy said...

This guy is one of the most redicules of the leadership. He says outrageously biggoted things.

At 12:57 PM, Blogger patrickafir said...

The Temple Mount should have been bulldozed in 1967. It would have created a furor then, but it would have beenthe right thing to do and would have prevented the contention that is a constant source of animosity today.

At 1:00 PM, Blogger Esther said...

hmm.... I'm not sure bulldozing the holiest site (the Holy of Holies) in Judaism would have gone over well with Israelis.

At 1:16 PM, Blogger patrickafir said...

lol I guess I should have been more clear. I just meant the execrable mosque complex at the top. To make way for the Third Temple, if Israelis so desired to have it there.

At 1:19 PM, Blogger Esther said...

lol, i should have realized that's what you meant. I think i still have jet lag.

At 12:39 AM, Blogger MissingLink said...

There was a partially succesful attempt to burn the first temple down.
Apparently it was a fellow Australian who in 1969 I believe lit fire to the place.
Extract of what happened:

April 15 State Attorney Zvi Bar Niv responding to an order against the Police Minister Shlomo Hillel, explains that Jews should not be allowed to pray on the Temple Mount because "premature prayer" by Jews on the Temple Mount would raise grave security and international political problems. The plaintiff is the Faithful of the Temple Mount.

August 21 A fire at the Al Aksa Mosque guts the southeastern wing. Brigades from West and East Jerusalem fight the blaze together for four hours while an angry Moslem crowd chants "Allah Akbar" and "Down with Israel." A curfew is imposed on the Old City. The president of the Moslem Council claims arson and charges deliberately slow response on the part of the fire brigades. Arab states blame Israel.

August 23 A non-Jewish Australian tourist, Dennis Michael Rohan, identifying himself as a member of the "Church of God" is arrested as a suspect in the arson. East Jerusalem and major West Bank towns go on general strike as an expression of grief and sorrow over the fire. Police use force to break up a demonstration at the compound exit. Angry demonstrations break out in Arab capitals.

August 27 Rohan tells the court he acted as the Lord's emissary" in accordance with the Book of Zechariah. The Temple Mount is closed to non-Moslems for two months.

Dec. 30 Court convicts Rohan but declares him not criminally liable by reason of insanity.

Patrick, as you can see: Nihil novi sub sole.

At 9:53 AM, Blogger Esther said...

Wow, felis. Thanks for posting that. I didn't know that stuff. Very interesting.


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