Freedom of Religion for the Jewish People – Part One
Sometimes the unthinkable becomes the most thinkable thing that we must do to honor HaShem’s intentions for our destiny and life on planet earth. There has been a large movement in Judaism who has stated that it is unthinkable to act upon the divine concept that we must bring the sacred arena of G-d’s past blessings and Shekinah Presence back under the influence of Jewish leadership in the Land of Israel.
They have watched for decades the restriction, though unofficial that refuse to allow Jews to pray upon the Temple Mount and even allow Christians to bring a Bible upon the site in fear of a Muslim backlash their willingness to harm or kill anyone there who in not Muslim.
We see this concept today being spelled out in living reality as the Israeli people are growing increasingly fed up with the lack of religious freedom for Jews on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount; the most holy site of Judaism. Why? Is it because they are afraid of a backlash of the Muslims who today have control over the Temple Mount? Not necessarily! It’s because the Jewish people do not have the faith that the Jewish political leadership in the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) and in the High Court in Jerusalem will support the fact that it is time that the Jewish people must act in their own sovereign way and support the fact that the G-d of Israel has claimed Jerusalem to be one of His Zion’s and it is time for their redemption and the redemption of the Temple Mount where the next Jewish Temple is in preparation stage to be built.
It was on August 1, 2013 that Israel National News wrote about the call of the Israeli MK Moshe Feiglin who lives as part of the patriots and pioneering families in Shomron, that it is time for a mass protest at the Temple Mount during the last days of Ramadan for the Jerusalem Police in an “unprecedented” move have shut down the Temple Mount to Jews and Christians in the following article, titled, “Feiglin declares: “It’s Time to Flood the Temple Mount.”
Israel National News – “Israelis who believe the Temple Mount should remain in Israeli hands must take urgent action, Likud MK Moshe Feiglin warned Thursday. Feiglin, who heads the Jewish Leadership faction of the Likud party, visited the Temple Mount on Thursday despite knowing he would find it locked to Jews, as a display of protest.
In an “unprecedented” move, police on Wednesday informed Jewish groups that the Temple Mount will be closed to all non-Muslims until at least the end of Ramadan, on 11th August. The announcement has provoked renewed anger over anti-Jewish discrimination on the Temple Mount, and sparked calls by activists for a mass-protest on 7th August, at the start of the Hebrew month of Elul.
Temple Mount activists had complained that for the past three days the Temple Mount - the holiest place in Judaism - remained inexplicably closed to non-Muslim visitors. The only "explanation" offered was a bland sign which simply read "Today the Temple Mount will be closed to visitors." Those restrictions did not, however, apply to Muslim visitors, who continue to receive unrestricted access.
On Wednesday, Police Commander Avi Bitton finally informed representatives of the Organisation of Temple Movements - an umbrella of various Temple Mount groups - that the sign would remain up for at least another two weeks, until after the Muslim festival of "Eid", which marks the end of Ramadan.
Feiglin told Arutz Sheva on Thursday that the closure of the holy site to Jews for the Ramadan holiday is a real cause for concern. The unprecedented move is linked to diplomatic talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, he confirmed.
“There’s a process here of taking sovereignty over the Temple Mount into Islamic hands, and it’s part of an agreement that [Prime Minister Binyamin] Netanyahu and [Justice Minister] Tzipi Livni are going to build in the upcoming months,” he warned.
The political right must realize that unless it is willing to sacrifice for the sake of Jewish access to the holy site, nothing will happen, he added. “I call for everyone who hears us to come here, to understand that they are giving the very heart of Jerusalem to foreigners, to Islam,” he called.
Taking a conservative approach will not help, he said. “This isn’t a matter of policy, of authorizations – we’ve already tried all the accepted routes. We need to understand that there needs to be sacrifice here that one thousand people show up ready to make sacrifices, ready to be arrested,” he explained.”
Are we seeing the continuation of the Jewish revolt that may swell into placing the “facts on the ground” as stating that Jerusalem, the Temple Mount, and the “Mountains of Israel” are all G-d’s Holy Land. Will there become a day in which the Jewish people will arise and affirm their destiny of acceptance by the G-d of Israel and state that their actions in promoting the days of redemptions to come, now, is part of the ancient call of the Vilna Gaon to his disciples, that they must move to the Land of Israel and begin to establish the presence of the Jewish there and in Jerusalem before the “days of the messiah” will actually come to the Land of Israel.
Apparently the call to the Jewish people to protest their denial of rights to the Temple Mount resulted in a Knesset debate on Sunday, August 10, but a representative of the Netanyahu government did not attend the debate concerning the policies of the Jewish government concerning the Temple Mount. This left for the Knesset MKs plus the Temple activist in a quandary on how the government will handle the coming High Holidays of Judaism over Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Succot within the next six weeks. Neither was it addressed why the Jews were forbidden to enter the Temple Mount during a majority of the days during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
In the Israel National News article titled, “Government refuses to Clarify Position on Temple Mount Discrimination”, the debate did begin in the Israeli Knesset. It was kicked off by the Chairman of the Fund for the Temple Mount, Yehuda Glick, who described to the rest of the MKs attending of what had been done this years to the Jewish people during the month of Ramadan. He stated that the Jews were barred from entering the Temple Mount for a full 21 days, rather than just the days of the Eid al-Fitr period of time as had traditionally been done in past years. He went on to account that the Jerusalem police were not making adequate provisions including riot training in preparation for the coming High Holidays of the Jews in September, the month of Tishrei.
Since 1967, when control but not sovereignty right to the Temple Mount was given to the Islamic Trust called the Waqf, and also amidst the increasing threats of Islamist groups who inhabit the Temple Mount almost continuously 24/7, the Israeli police in Jerusalem have circumvented several Israeli court decisions to uphold the freedom of worship to all peoples in Jerusalem, by forbidding at time but allowing Christians to ascend the Temple Mount yet at the same time forbidding Jews.
They have become more emboldened to ban individual activists such as Jewish MK Moshe Feiglin and to make blanket prohibitions on Jewish people from ascending at all. In a more emboldened way, the religious Jews who are usually identified by wearing a kippah are followed very closely by the Israeli police and the ever present Waqf guards who are watching closely for anyone moving their lips as in prayer, or performing any form of the appearance of a religious ritual.
At the same time, non-Jewish visitors are not subject to such overwhelming visual guarding, which have caused some four Jewish girls to be arrested for praying and even the Jewish police have been injured in Muslim riots as they were subject to a volley of rocks thrown at them under the watchful and approving eyes of the Islamic Waqf.
The Jewish MKs including MKs Nissim Ze'ev (Shas), Orit Struk (Bayit Yehudi) and David Tzur (Hatnua) stated that they did agreed that the Office of the Prime Minister's Office was the responsible government body that should be taking charge of the policy formation on the “Ascent to the Temple Mount”. It was the prime minister and his representatives who were responsible to clarify this policy.
According to Col. Moshe Bareket, Commander of the Israel Police's David Precinct, which includes the Mount, he denied that policy regarding the entrance of Jews to the Mount during Ramadan had changed but actually changed over two years ago when the Israeli government in order to appease the Muslim populations eased the restrictions as to how many Muslims would be allowed to enter the Temple Mount during their holiday of Ramadan in comparison to previous years. Today, this appeasement has led to outright domination of the Muslim peoples on the Temple Mount for the enter month of Ramadan in which hundreds of thousands of them ascend the Mount on Fridays and tens of thousands on weekdays.
As such the Jewish people have been banned from entering the Mount on their holiday of Tisha B’Av, mourning the destruction of both the Temples of Solomon and Herod on that day. They have also banned all Jewish presence on the last ten days of Ramadan which were called by the police as “especially sensitive days.” He did affirm that the police were making every provision that the Jewish people would be allowed to ascend upon the Temple Mount during the 2013 High Holidays.
The only MKs to provide support to the Jerusalem Police and their policy making were MK Dov Khanin of the Hadash, a leftish Jewish and Arab socialist party which is in defense of the complete Palestinian rights to the West Bank, denial of all Jewish right to the biblical homeland of the Jewish and the Lost Israelites ancestral peoples, who first arose from the Black Panthers and the early Israeli Communist Party.
It was MK Dov Khanin who stated that “the police were justified in blocking Jews from entering the Mount since the status quo is that Jews pray at the Kotel and Muslims pray on the Mount. Breaking the status quo could damage the diplomatic process with the Palestinian Authority.”
Then there was MK Tamar Zendberg of the leftist Meretz Party who stated that “freedom of worship for all religions must be granted, and that this freedom stems from a belief in human rights and at the same time, stated that the current “peace process” will lead to a desirable result while with the Jewish populous; 62% of the Jewish voters now disagree.
The Knesset debate was closed by Israeli MK Miri Regev who protested as her new position as the head of the Knesset Interior Committee to advance the right of Jews to pray atop Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, that the Israeli Prime Minister’s office’s failure to show up to the debate, they were now impelled to rethink its decision. The next time the committee convenes to discuss the subject of the religious rights of the Jewish people, the prime minister’s must state their opinions or objections to the fact that the Jewish people must have access to the Temple Mount; and by law of the land, have equal rights to the freedom of religious expression on the Temple Mount.
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