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REVEALED: Temple Mount Movement’s Goal to Build ‘Third Temple’ on Ruins of Al Aqsa

21st Century Wire says…

This topic is effectively blacklisted from the US and European media – and for good reason. It is ‘off limits’ because it reveals one of the most dangerous aspects of the radical Zionist agenda which permeates Israeli society as well as the designs of radical Christian Zionists in the United States – including many members of the US government. 

Leading the way for this messianic extremist movement, is the Likud Party in Israel, currently headed by embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is also under investigation for multiple counts of corruption. Netanyahu views the extremist Zionist Right as a key component of his tenuous support base – a political strategy predicated on conflict and maintaining Israel’s brutal brand apartheid. Zionist incitement of Muslims by threatening the holy Al Aqsa Mosque is a recipe for perpetual instability – and something which the Likud coalition government requires to maintain its own grip on power in Israel.

Below is a summary of the extremist Zionist agenda to further marginalize the native Arab Palestinian population by desecrating one of the world’s most holy sites – in order to re-establish an arcane Biblical concept, before finally transforming Jerusalem from being a ‘neutral’ city, into the global capital of a radical religious movement…

The Dome of the Rock. (Photo: Mersiha Gadzo)

By Mersiha Gadzo 

After failing to blow up the Dome of the Rock in 1984, Yehuda Etzion of the “Jewish Underground” messianic terrorist group realized his mistake while in prison.

Their plan to destroy the “abomination,” was appropriate; the only problem was that they acted ahead of their time, Etzion argued.

“The generation was not ready,” Etzion wrote in a letter while incarcerated.

Once out of prison Etzion established the Chai Vekayam (Alive and Existing) movement, which believes in shaping public opinion as a prerequisite for building a Third Temple in the religious complex in Jerusalem’s Old City where Al Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock are located, otherwise known as the Noble Sanctuary. In addition to housing Islam’s third most holiest site in the world, the compound is also one of Judaism’s most sacred sites and the desired location for the Third Temple.

According to messianic belief, building the Third Temple at the Al Aqsa compoundwhere the First and Second temples stood some 2,000 years agowould usher the coming of the Messiah.

In his prison letter he explained, destroying the Dome of the Rock could be part of the plan,

“We must build a new force that grows very slowly, moving its educational and social activity into a new leadership. Of course I cannot predict whether the Dome of the Rock will be removed from the Mount while the new body is developing or after it actually leads the people, but the clear fact is that the Mount will be purified [from Islamic shrines] with certainty…”

Three decades later, “the process of ‘preparing the hearts’ that precedes the practical stage of removing the Dome of the Rock is now underway in full force,” noted Israeli NGO Ir Amim in their 2013 report, “Dangerous Liaison.”

Since then dozens of organizations have formed with the goal of promoting “temple awareness”- raising awareness about the Third Temple’s importance and its construction. In 2013 Ir Amim noted 19 registered associations that call for changing the status quo at the Noble Sanctuary.

SEE ALSO: Jewish Extremist Plan to Bring Down al-Aqsa in Jerusalem

Since 1967, Israel has controlled the entrance to the Noble Sanctuary and the compound is administered by Islamic Waqf seated in Jordan. Non-Muslims can enter the site as tourists, but cannot pray there.

Today, discussion about changing the status quo on the Al Aqsa compound and building the Temple is part of Israeli mainstream discourse.

2017 was a record breaking year in many aspects including an increase of 75 per cent in Jewish visits to the compound. In 2017 around 25,600 Jews visited the compound compared to around 14,600 in 2016.

Last October, around 500 Jewish activists practiced their ritual next to the Southern Wall, closer to the compound than ever before. 

The Temple Institute’s model of the Third Temple. (Photo: Mersiha Gadzo)

The Temple Institute’s recreated Golden Menorah displayed outside is ready to be used in the Third Temple once it’s built. Temple Institute leadership claims that by placing the menorah in full view of anyone heading to the Western Wall from the Jewish quarter, helps promote the idea of rebuilding the Third Temple (Photo: Mersiha Gadzo)

“The struggle is about sovereignty”

Many Temple activists have openly admitted that praying at the compound is just the first step in achieving their greater goal of building the Third Temple inside the Noble Sanctuary. It’s why Palestinians remain concerned about increased Jewish visits to the compound.

Elishama Sandman, founder of Yeraeh, which publishes weekly statistics on the number of Jews visiting the Noble Sanctuary. Using the Jewish term for the compound, the Temple Mount, she stated:

“Our aspiration is to build a Temple on the Temple Mount. In order to get to a Temple, there is a path that must be followed, and along this path there are various milestones that are effectively our more immediate goals: Allowing open and free prayer on the Mount, extending entry hours for Jews as well as broad awareness among the people and so forth.”

Former Likud member Moshe Feiglin revealed the real intention behind the call to Jewish prayer at the compound:

“Let’s be truthful. The struggle here in not about prayer,” Feiglin admitted. “Arabs don’t mind that Jews pray to God. Why should they care? We all believe in God. The struggle is about sovereignty. That’s the true story here. The story is about one thing only: sovereignty.”

Last summer, right-wing rabbis called for increased visits “to strengthen our hold on this holy place.”

Motti Inbari, professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke agrees that the Jewish activists’ “act of going up the Temple Mount is an act of showing ownership” over the site…

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