Legal Law

Jews must demand rights to the Temple Mount

During a 1995 Root and Branch conference in Jerusalem, Professor Nahum Rakover, author and then Deputy Attorney General of Israel, publicly agreed with me that It is not it is illegal for Christians or Jews to pray on the Temple Mount, even if the police forcibly prevent it.

I expressed the frustration we (the Temple Mount Faithful and, fortunately, now, many others) feel when we abide by the law, receive the necessary police clearances for our legal demonstrations, and even obtain written Supreme Court approval of our actions. , only to be denied “freedom of access” to our holiest place, the Temple Mount, and treated with harshness and contempt for even attempting to exercise our democratic rights.

I asked Deputy Attorney General Rakover why the Israeli government was, in effect, encouraging people to act outside the law (which they know we have never done, unlike other groups who feel why bother wasting time trying to reason with corrupt officials) , as well as rewarding Muslim militants for their terrorist threats of riots and violence (if Israel really upheld its 1967 law guaranteeing, in writing, “freedom of access” to the Temple Mount) and strangely punishing self-respecting people the law by denying them entry to the Temple Mount. . Why not remove the threat? Isn’t that logical? Isn’t that legal?

Professor Nahum Rakover basically said that today we are in this situation because THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE WHO WANT TO EXERCISE THEIR RIGHT to that religious site: the Temple Mount!

Why should Israel change the status quo when it is under no pressure to do so? It has been said that politicians don’t see the light until they feel the heat. The fault is ours! As I have written in a letter published in the Jerusalem Post, the Temple Mount is not in our hands, because it is not in our hearts and minds.

I was later wrongfully deported for highlighting the plight of the Temple Mount under Nazi-Muslim occupation in an article published in Jerusalem and Israel, calling for the restoring of the Temple Mount as the Temple Mount – a House of Prayer for All Peoples – which the Israeli High Court ruled out as dangerous ideas.

Why should Jews continue to pray at the Western Wall, a site designated by the Turks for Jewish worship instead of the Temple Mount, and continue to submit to such Gentile decree instead of obeying the biblical mandate to ascend the Mount? From the temple?

Why obey men before God? Isn’t that idolatry? Isn’t that immoral? Is not God the King of Israel, the only Husband of Israel? Who are the nations to dictate what the bride of God should do?

Why do Jews gather at the pitiful Western Wall to mourn the destruction of the Temple? do something constructive Y DEMAND Jewish legal and biblical rights to the Temple Mount.

Fortunately, the Third Temple is coming soon!


Holy Places Protection Law

June 27, 1967

1. The Holy Places shall be protected from desecration and any other violation and from everything that may violate the freedom of access of members of different religions to the places sacred to them or their feelings regarding those places.

2nd Whoever desecrates or otherwise violates a Holy Place shall be punished with a term of imprisonment of seven years.

b. Anyone who does anything that might violate the freedom of access of members of different religions to places sacred to them or their feelings regarding those places, shall be punished with five years’ imprisonment.

3. This Law will complement and will not repeal any other law.

4. The Minister of Religious Affairs is in charge of the application of this Law, and may, after consultation with, or on the proposal of, the representatives of the religions concerned and with the consent of the Minister of Justice, issue regulations on any matter. related to such implementation.

5. This Law shall enter into force on the date of its adoption by the Knesset.

Levi Eshkol

Prime Minister

Zeraj Warhaftig

Minister of Religious Affairs

Shneur Zalman Shazar

state president

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