Just when you thought the internet couldn’t spew even more Jew hatred, a search on Google Maps reveals a startling find.
Google Maps users discovered that searching for “Death to the Jews” on the Google application pulls up the location of the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem.
The most holy site in all of Judaism and the third most holy in Islam, the Temple Mount has become a source of violent conflict between Israel and the Palestinians over the last several weeks.
Recently, Israel’s chief rabbis issued a statement reiterating a previous decree banning Jews from visiting the Temple Mount.
“We have been blessed, by the grace of God, to witness the fact that this holy place is in our possession, and many among the people of Israel flock to it, so that they may see it with their own eyes. Some even venture into the Temple Mount, despite the generations-old warning barring us from setting foot anywhere on the premises, so that we do not fail and, heaven forbid, infringe on the purity of this sacred place,” the rabbis’ statement read.
In response to the rabbis statement, Rabbi Yehudah Glick, founder of the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation, slammed the move, telling Breaking Israel News, “It is very sad that at this time many rabbis exploit this sensitive situation that we are presently in to promote their legitimate political opinion!”
“The dispute between rabbis is not a new one but to publicize it presently, as if there is only one side, one official rabbinical authoritative view, works to strengthen our enemies. This is a totally non moral way of behavior and should be condemned by all parties.”