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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Metal Detectors, What's Good for The Goose...

This is also posted on Israel Blogger.

Ever since Arab terrorism had become one of the "expected" dangers of Israeli life, we've all gotten used to the fact that all public buildings, malls and some businesses require passing through metal detectors. In addition many other places of business or offices have some sort of guard screening those entering. That's besides the super-thorough security in airports all over the world, which have made wearing "money-belts" illegal. Here in Israel, most of us don't even think about it. We just automatically empty our pockets of keys, cellphone, put our pocketbooks, backpacks etc on the table for the guard to check  as we go through the metal detectors.

When I ascended the Temple Mount a few years ago, I didn't make a fuss about the awfully thorough security check my friends and I had to endure, but I was more than horrified to discover that Arabs entered freely. Not even their bags were checked. And the women could wear large tent-like robes with fabric thick enough to hide much more than their bodies. It made no sense to me. We should all be equally checked. And we should all have equal rights to worship there, but that's another point...

It was totally clear to me that the discrimination against Jews was not only immoral, but it was totally illogical. Now, after the latest rioting, metal detectors have been set up at the Arab entrances to the Temple Mount. Yes, Jews are allowed one crowded entry point, while Arabs can enter from a few different entrances. Yes, that's more anti-Jewish (and Christian) discrimination. Of course, the Arabs are protesting. I hope and pray that the State of Israel won't back down on this.

I also hope and pray that Jews will be given full religious and civil rights on The Temple Mount. It's time that we be allowed to pray in our Holiest Site in the World.

Jewish security check before entering Temple Mount


Arabs enter freely, while police talk and look at their phones

3 comments:

Mr. Cohen said...

Harvard Law Professor Alan M. Dershowitz said:

“Why is Israel singled out for super-scrutiny
and double-standard criticism, expected to
maintain a level of moral behavior not demanded
of anyone else?”

SOURCE:
Chutzpah by Alan M. Dershowitz (introduction
chapter, page 4) published in year 1991 by Little
Brown & Co ISBN: 9780316181372 ISBN: 0316181374
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Harvard Law Professor Alan M. Dershowitz said:

“We need a new term to describe this phenomenon,
this double-standard, this super-scrutiny of
things Jewish, this singling out of Israel.”

SOURCE:
Chutzpah by Alan M. Dershowitz (chapter 4,
page 121) published in year 1991 by Little Brown
& Co ISBN: 9780316181372 ISBN: 0316181374
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Harvard Law Professor Alan M. Dershowitz said:

“But more always seems to be demanded of the
Jewish nation and of the Jewish people than
of others. Jews, unlike other groups, are
expected to be in the forefront of defending
the rights of their sworn enemies.”

SOURCE: Chutzpah by Alan M. Dershowitz
(chapter 5, page 170) published in year 1991 by
Little Brown & Co ISBN: 9780316181372 ISBN: 0316181374
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Why Muslims Hate Jews:

https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/12/guest-post-why-muslims-hate-jews.html

http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/03/guest-post-famous-last-words.html

Forgotten Muslim Oppression against Jews:

https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2017/01/guest-post-forgotten-oppression.html

American anti-Semitism:

https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2017/01/guest-post-seven-times-stronger.html

https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2017/01/guest-post-jewish-nyc-mayor.html

Batya Medad said...

Just old-fashioned antisemitism.

Mr. Cohen said...

Every time I see Muslims I quietly curse them:

Tipach 'Atzmotam, VeYimach Shemam.

Why should I not curse people who have shed
oceans of innocent Jewish blood, both in
our times, and over the past 1,400 years?

Why should I not curse people who dream about
finishing the work Adolph Hitler and the Nazis,
by killing all Jews in the world?
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Why Israel’s 1967 Borders are Undefendable:

https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2017/03/guest-post-why-1967-borders-are-suicide.html