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Israeli or Palestinian?

November 2007

President Bush, Condoleezza Rice and world leaders are pressuring Israel to surrender Israel’s Biblical capital of Jerusalem to the Palestinians. The issue hinges on the Temple Mount.

 For centuries, Moslems agreed the Temple Mount was originally Jewish domain. Both Jews and Christians believe that was the site of the two Jewish temples. The first, Solomon’s Temple was destroyed by the Babylonians and then replaced by the Second Temple that King Herod later embellished.

Yasir Arafat and his appointed Mufti of Jerusalem Ikrima Sabri denied that there ever was a Jewish presence on what they referred to as the “so-called Temple Mount.” Arafat insisted that if these two Jewish temples ever did exist—they were never any place near the Temple Mount.

 Two noted Arabs actually refute Arafat and his Mufti’s denial. First, Sheikh Professor Abdul Hadi Palazzi, who heads the Islamic community in Italy and is Imam of the world’s largest mosque. Palazzi noted that Imam Qurtubi (died 1273), the greatest Islamic commentator, quoted an earlier noted commentator Imam Tabari (died 923) concerning Mohammed’s view of Solomon’s Temple. Tabari quoted Mohammed’s “words about the destruction of the Temple, which tally in every detail with the Biblical account of the Temple’s destruction by the Babylonians, reconstruction and final destruction by the Romans.”

Mohammed believed the Judeo-Christian Biblical account that the two Jewish Temples were built on Mount Moriah—the Temple Mount! Who are the Palestinians to question Mohammed?

 The second confirmation that Solomon’s Temple was built on the Temple Mount is also astounding. This proof is found in the booklet, A Brief Guide to al-Haram al-Sharif, published in 1930 by the “Supreme Moslem Council” that was headed by Hajj Amin al-Husseini. Husseini, appointed by the British in the 1920s as the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, was Yasir Arafat’s uncle. (This is the same Husseini who joined Hitler to exterminate the Jews in the Holocaust.)

It is incredible and ironic that someone with such hatred of the Jews gave one of the strongest proofs that the Temple Mount was Jewish—the site of Solomon’s Temple!  Speaking of the Temple Mount, the Grand Mufti said, Its identity with the site of Solomon’s Temple is beyond dispute. And he quoted the Jewish Bible to prove it.

 The last page of the booklet discusses Solomons Stables, the substructures of the Temple Mount. It states: ...little is known for certain about the early history of the chamber itself. It dates probably as far back as the construction of Solomons Temple... According to Josephus, it was in existence and was used as a place of refuge by the Jews at the time of the conquest of Jerusalem by Titus in the year 70 A.D.

Mohammed, Islam’s founder, Husseini, the notorious killer of Jews, Josephus the Jewish turncoat—all Jewish antagonists—confirm that historically Muslims up to the time of Arafat’s revisionism believed in a Jewish Temple Mount because it was the site of Solomon’s Temple.

 The Temple Mount—and Jerusalem—are Israel’s by Divine Right from time immemorial. Israel recaptured its historic capital, Jerusalem, when the Arabs threatened to push the Jews into the sea. It is wise not to question Divine providence.