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Israeli police discrimination at Temple Mount Complex


Iphonista

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The Temple Mount in Jerusalem is considered sacred to both Judaism and Islam. For Jews, it is the site of two ancient Jewish temples as well as being the place where God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac. The location is the holiest site in Judaism and is the place Jews turn towards during prayer. For Muslims, it is the place from where the Prophet Mohammed (peace and blessings upon him) ascended to heaven and this is marked by the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the site.

Since the 1967 Six Day War, the area of Jerusalem in which the Temple Mount is situated passed to Israeli control. However, administration has been left under the Islamic Waqf which has managed the site since the 12th century.

Under the law, everyone is guaranteed equal access to the site. However, in reality, despite its sacredness to Judaism, access is often restricted to Jews and Jews found engaging in anything that could be regarded as praying are physically removed from the site by the Israeli police. No such restrictions are imposed on Muslims.

In the story below, one politician was very surprised at how Jewish visitors to the site were forced to wait for hours. After an extremely long wait, he was told by police that the site was closed to Jews due to one alleged incident when a Quran fell from the hands of a Muslim worshipper. The worshipper blamed an Israeli police officer.

Whatever the truth, it was Jews who were barred from their most sacred site.

Former Labor MK Shocked to Discover Temple Mount Discrimination - Israel National News
 

borntorum

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All three major theistic religions want Jerusalem. The only possible solution is to make it an international city under the auspices of the UN, with all entitled to pray there.
 

Iphonista

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All three major theistic religions want Jerusalem. The only possible solution is to make it an international city under the auspices of the UN, with all entitled to pray there.
With all due respect, that's not the issue of this thread. But since you mention it, shouldn't this apply to all sites sacred to more than one religion?
 

borntorum

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With all due respect, that's not the issue of this thread. But since you mention it, shouldn't this apply to all sites sacred to more than one religion?
As long as Jerusalem and the Temple Mount is controlled by any one religion, these sorts of incidents are going to happen
 

Iphonista

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As long as Jerusalem and the Temple Mount is controlled by any one religion, these sorts of incidents are going to happen
Jerusalem isn't controlled by any one religion. As for this suggestion that it be made an international city, what if Jerusalemites don't want that?
 

patfitzbally

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All three major theistic religions want Jerusalem. The only possible solution is to make it an international city under the auspices of the UN, with all entitled to pray there.
can you give me an example of where the un intervention has been successful in an inter religious dispute
 

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With all due respect, that's not the issue of this thread. But since you mention it, shouldn't this apply to all sites sacred to more than one religion?
What is the issue of this thread then?
Just to stir the Sh*t?
Or claim that Jews are hard done by in Israel?

Have you all had instruction to start frivolous threads to take heat off the Israeli government?
 

Iphonista

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What is the issue of this thread then?
Just to stir the Sh*t?
Or claim that Jews are hard done by in Israel?

Have you all had instruction to start frivolous threads to take heat off the Israeli government?
Gosh, Eyelight....given your well documented dislike of Jews, I thought you'd approve.
 

Shqiptar

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Anti-Jewish discrimination by the Israeli police? Carlos the Jackal, Eyelight et al will be eagerly sending in their CVs. :D
 

Hitch 22

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All three major theistic religions want Jerusalem. The only possible solution is to make it an international city under the auspices of the UN, with all entitled to pray there.
That would be a nice solution except that the Jews, Christians and Muslims want to cancel each other out.
 

eyelight

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Gosh, Eyelight....given your well documented dislike of Jews, I thought you'd approve.
Documented dislike of Jews?
That's a new one on me. Don't let reality intrude on your little fantasies though.
Anti-Jewish discrimination by the Israeli police? Carlos the Jackal, Eyelight et al will be eagerly sending in their CVs. :D
Woo hoo ! You guys really are chasing your tails.
 

Shqiptar

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What is the issue of this thread then?
Just to stir the Sh*t?
Or claim that Jews are hard done by in Israel?

Have you all had instruction to start frivolous threads to take heat off the Israeli government?
Roughly half of your threads consist of you ranting about Israelis and Jews. More sense of irony, less obsession, please.
 

Bonsai Experiment

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Under the law, everyone is guaranteed equal access to the site. However, in reality, despite its sacredness to Judaism, access is often restricted to Jews and Jews found engaging in anything that could be regarded as praying are physically removed from the site by the Israeli police. No such restrictions are imposed on Muslims.
But why would a person of Jewish faith go there to pray when it is religiously forbidden to go there at all?
 

Kev408

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As long as Jerusalem and the Temple Mount is controlled by any one religion, these sorts of incidents are going to happen
Isn't that where U2 had their first gig?
 

eyelight

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Roughly half of your threads consist of you ranting about Israelis and Jews. More sense of irony, less obsession, please.
Never ranting.
Just informing.
Sometimes about Israelis.
Rarely about Jews as such.
 
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