Saudis Say Temple Mount and Al Aqsa Not Important to Islam

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FILE PHOTO: An Israeli flag is seen near the Dome of the Rock, located in Jerusalem's Old City on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount December 6, 2017. REUTERS/Ammar Awad/File Photo *** Local Caption *** 02.01.18

Israel Today: Palestinian politicians, clerics and terrorist warlords tirelessly invoke the Temple Mount and Al Aqsa Mosque as a rallying cry to stir up pan-Muslim emotions against Israel. The Jews are threatening to “Judaize” this Islamic holy site, claim the Palestinians, even as they reject the biblical history of Mount Moriah.

But according to a bunch of Saudis and other Middle East Arabs on social media, the Temple Mount and even, gasp(!), Al Aqsa itself aren’t all that holy to them.

Last week on Twitter, Saudis conducted a campaign promoting Islam’s true holy sites, Mecca and Medina, while downplaying the importance of Jerusalem in their religion. (See: Islam’s Dome of the Rock in a Synagogue?)

One of the more viral tweets was posted by Saudi cartoonist Fahd al-Jabiri, who wrote that “the direction of the prayers of the Jews is not important to us, what is important to us is only our homeland.” By referencing the “direction of the prayers of the Jews,” al-Jabiri implicitly recognized the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount, thus contradicting the Palestinian narrative on the matter. Read More

Opinion: If I had to choose only 1 headline and 1 Bible verse as evidence that the prophecy of a third (tribulation) temple is close, the headline above and Daniel 9:27 would do it.

That Saudi Arabia, the primary Sunni power in the Middle East is moving on from control of the Temple Mount, give credence to the rest of the Sunni nations accepting as well..

“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 …”

The he in the passage is the coming Antichrist who will astound the world as he confirms, not creates, peace in the Middle East. How interesting that Donald Trump and Jared Kushner paved the way for that peace in 2020.

The Hebrew word for week shabua means 7 years. In the middle of the week, 3.5 years or 42 months, he will cancel animal sacrifice and offering that can only be done in a temple.

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