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.
last page of the booklet discusses
the substructures of the Temple Mount. It states:
is known for certain about the early history of the chamber
itself. It dates probably as far back as the construction of
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