Jewish Press: An emboldened Islamic Waqf Authority is demanding Israel reopen an area of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem that was closed more than a year ago by court order – and is joining the Palestinian Authority in threatening violence if Jerusalem Police don’t comply.
This comes after the Jordanian government last week broadened the size of the Waqf — which manages the Temple Mount Compound in accordance with agreements signed between Jordan and Israel after the 1967 Six Day War — from 11 members to 18.
The small compound being discussed is located on the eastern part of the Temple Mount, and is called the Bab a-Rahema. It was closed because the Islamic Movement, a radical Islamist movement banned by Israel, was using it as a meeting place. The Islamic Movement had ties to Hamas. more …
Opinion: One might ask, why is the Temple Mount under the control of Jordan and the Islamic Waqf, considering that Israel won the Six Day War of 1967 capturing East Jerusalem?
Glad you asked. About once each year we dust off what happened after the ’67 war, and which Israeli general made one of the biggest mistakes of the 20th century.
History records that Israel scored a stunning victory in just 6 days by remembering a victory over the Persian army in 400 BC when the Jews pre-empted an attack and struck first (Esther 8:11-17).
In 1967 a small Israeli army preempted a massive attack from Egypt, Syria, and Jordan, uniting east and west Jerusalem in a victory that has every Arab nation reeling from embarrassment, and the progressive left still demanding that Israel give back all the land.
By the looks of this headline, one would think that Jordan was the victor. So what happened in 1967 that makes the Temple Mount prohibited to Jews?
War of 1967:
In the 6 day war, Israel indeed liberated the West Bank, East Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip, the Golan Heights and the Sinai Peninsula. The leader of the Israeli forces was General Moshe Dayan (above). Like most Israeli generals, Dayan was a secular Jew.
Arab leaders at that time were sure that Dayan would order the al-Aqsa Mosque to be destroyed and a Jewish Temple to be built. They, and the rest of the world, never expected what would happen next. Dayan, fearing that the fighting would never stop, decided to relinquish ownership of the Temple Mount to the Arab Waqf (religious authority) as a sign of peace and good will.
Dayan ordered the Israeli flag removed from the top of the Dome of the Rock, and ordered Israeli troops to bring fleeing Arabs that were on their way to Jordan back to Judea. Inexplicably, Dayan gave them the cities of Bethlehem, Hebron, Ramallah and Jenin.
Bible Prophecy, however, demands a third temple will be built:
- Ez. 37: 26-28
- Dan. 9:27
- Micah 4:1-7
- Zech. 6:12
- Mat. 24:15
- 2 Thess. 2:3-4
- Rev. 11:1-2
Ezekiel 40-45 gives us the exact details of the temple that the secular world says will never be built.