Jun 27, 2022
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The Israeli police abandoned the Temple Mount and prohibited Jews from entering the site. Jordan is petitioning President Biden to make this the new normal with Waqf guards patrolling Judaism’s holiest site instead of Israeli police. As bizarre as this sounds, one end-of-day expert warns that the Arabs will win a battle against the Jews at the site before the Messiah.

Temple Mount: Arab riots, but the world blames Israel

Ten days ago, the government announced that non-Muslims would be prohibited from visiting the Temple Mount until Ramadan ends. The following week, the Temple Mount Administration announced the prohibition would be extended indefinitely “until further notice.” The initial closure for the end of Ramadan has become standard procedure in recent years as Palestinians have turned the Muslim period of increased devotion into a period of increased violence. The next morning, a PLO flag appeared on the gold Dome of the Rock and has remained there since.

The prohibition extended to the police who shuttered the police station on the Temple Mount and abandoned it, leaving an exclusively Muslim Arab presence at Judaism’s holiest site. But rather than appease the Palestinians, they used the absence of police as an opportunity to carry out violent riots.

 Arab violence targeting the holy site has continued throughout the month of Ramadan, which also saw a wave of Palestinian terrorism. 14 Israelis were murdered during the month of Ramadan, and several rockets were fired at Israel from both Gaza and Lebanon.

Arab violence targeting Jews praying at the Western Wall forced the Israeli police to reenter the Temple Mount on Friday morning. The police were attacked by the Arabs throwing rocks and incendiary devices. The police responded by firing rubber bullets and tear gas.

 

In preparation for Eid al-Fitr on Monday night, ending the month of Ramada, a huge Hamas banner was displayed on the Temple Mount.

 

Khaybar, Khaybar ya yahud,” which tells Jews to remember the battle at an oasis in Saudi Arabia where Mohammed slaughtered the Jewish community in 628 CE. 

 

In a public address on Saturday, Yahya Sinwar, the head of Hamas, threatened that if Israel did not evacuate the Temple Mount, he would initiate a regional war, firing 1,111 rockets at Israel. Sinwar praised the recent wave of terror in which 15 Israelis were murdered. 

“The recent heroic attacks in Israel proved that it is weaker than a spider’s web,” he declared. He also called for the Ra’am party to break from the coalition led by PM Naftali Bennett.

Jordanian King: No more Israeli police at the site

King Abdullah II of Jordan entered the fray. On Monday, the king contacted Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Egyptian President Abdul-Fattah El-Sisi, European Council President Charles Michel, Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to protest Israel’s “violations” and to coordinate efforts. 

After Israel unified Jerusalem in the 1967 Six-Day War,  Defense Minister Moshe Dayan granted custodianship of the site to the Hashemite rulers of Jordan. 

The Jordanian king then contacted US President Joe Biden, emphasizing the need for a “two-state solution” with a Palestinian capital in Jerusalem. The two-state solution would create an unprecedented militarized Palestinian state inside the borders of Israel, ethnically cleansed of Jews, with its capital in Jerusalem. Just as all of the holy sites inside the PA now, Jerusalem would have a Muslim monopoly at the holy sites.

He also demanded that Israeli security forces do not return to the Temple Mount and that security would be handled exclusively by Waqf guards in the future. The Waqf guards would oversee Jewish visitors.

Rabbi Winston: the final battle

Rabbi Pinchas Winston blamed one person for the current violence.

“If you made a list of the worst political blunders in history, Moshe Dayan relinquishing Jerusalem after the Six-Day War would be in the top ten,” Rabbi Winston said. “It was totally illogical, and no other country has ever done anything like it ever in history. The political atmosphere in 1967 was so pro-Israel that if we had declared sovereignty on the Temple Mount after the victory, the other nations would have supported us and even called for us to build the Temple.”

“But Dayan’s motivations were clear,” Rabbi Winston said. “He was afraid that if the Temple Mount were in Jewish hands, it would become too powerful a symbol, and Israel would become a truly Jewish state. We see leaders of Israel in the Bible who did not want the nation to serve God, so Dayan was just following in their footsteps.”

Rabbi Winston understood the current events to be related to a midrash brought in the esoteric book, Sefer Eliyahu; Pirke Moshiach. In the midrash, the Bnei Keturah (sons of Keturah) come to the Temple Mount at the end of days. Keturah was a concubine of Abraham. According to the Book of Genesis, Abraham married Keturah after the death of his first wife, Sarah. The midrash identifies Keturah as Hagar, the mother of Ishmael. Abraham and Keturah had six sons.

According to the Pirke Eliyahu, the Bnei Keturah will be friendly with the Jews in the end of days. She will invite them to a contest on the Temple Mount similar to the contest held by Elijah the Prophet on the Carmel against the Priests of Baal. 

The Bnei Keturah and the Jews each bring a sacrifice. Whoever’s sacrifice is not accepted must convert to the other religion. Shockingly, the Midrash states that fire comes down from heaven and consumes the sacrifice of the Bnei Keturah, indicating that their sacrifice was accepted. 

“This will be the final test of the Jewish people,” Rabbi Winston said. “Many will convert, but a small contingent will call out ‘Shema Yisrael, Hashem elokenu, Hashem Echad (Hear O Israel, God is our Lord, God is one). They will go out into the desert. Messiah will be among them. Forty-five days later, things turn around, and in the end, it is clear that the Jews are God’s Chosen.”

“It will only be a small group that hangs on faithfully,” Rabbi Winston said. “But the Arabs never give up, even when they get everything they ask for. There can’t be a negotiated peace with them. The two-state solution is the world telling the Jews to give up.”

The Temple Mount is where both Jewish Temple stood and is the holiest site in Judaism. It should be noted that the only Muslims who claim that the Temple Mount is sacred to Islam do so for political reasons based on a misunderstanding of Islamic theology. It is, in fact, deeply insulting to Sunni to make this claim as they believe that Al-Aqsa is located in Al-Ju’ranah near Mecca, in Saudi Arabia.