The Washington Post: ”Each week, hundreds of Jews ascend the creaky wooden ramp built above the Western Wall and enter what is often called the most contested real estate on Earth. Many then embark upon a game of hide-and-seek with their police escorts — whispering forbidden prayers while pretending to talk into cellphones, and getting in quick but banned bows by dropping coins and then bending to pick them up.
Their proposals, long dismissed as extremist, are now being debated in the Israeli parliament and embraced by an expansionist wing in the ruling coalition government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
These political leaders, many in Netanyahu’s party, want Israel to assert more, not less, control over the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Old City, including the place known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif, or the Noble Sanctuary.”
Opinion: Take it to the bank. There will be a third Temple in Jerusalem.
Daniel 9:27 “Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering, And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate.”
Daniel prophesied the final anti-Christ will stun the world by confirming a 7 year peace treaty with Israel and her neighbors. Three and 1/2 years into the false peace, he will put an end to animal sacrifice and stand in the Temple and declare himself god. The 2nd abomination will be fulfilled.
Jews can only offer animal sacrifice in the temple. The first abomination took place in 168 BC when Antiochus Epiphanes slaughtered a pig on the holy temple altar, which led to the rededication and the Jewish feast of Hanukkah.
But God emphasized the point of a third Temple in Ezekiel 37:26-28. Zechariah 6:12, Matthew 24:15, 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 and Revelation 11:1-2, so that there would be absolutely no doubt.