Monday, July 24, 2017

Must Keep Temple Mount Metal Detectors for Arabs

Must Keep Temple Mount Metal Detectors for Arabs is also posted on Israel Blogger.

Now to make it clear to those who don't live in Israel or visit much. Metal detectors are all over, a normal part of life here in Israel.

You go through them when entering most medical clinics, supermarkets, hospitals, universities, cinemas, theaters, malls and large stores. Men no longer use their trouser pockets as change purses, since even a few coins get the alarms ringing. Metal hairclips and even gold jewelry can do the same depending on the sensitivity setting of the security device. Jews, Arabs, tourists, yes, everyone is expected to be inspected. It's a fact of life here. We've become very skilled at effortlessly piling our bags, backpacks, phones etcetera on security tables to be opened and conveyor belts that take them for x-rays.

Until a few days ago, the biggest exception to this rule was the Muslim-only entrances to the Temple Mount. While Jews and other non-Muslim tourists put up with very intensive security checks before ascending to the holy place, Moslems could just walk in with anything. Yes, that anything included weapons.

Now, due to the murder of two Israel Policemen, davka Arab Druse, by Muslims on the Temple Mount, finally the Israeli security authorities have installed metal detectors for Arab Muslims who want to enter the Temple Mount. And of course, the Arabs are rioting and using that as yet another excuse for murderous terror attacks against innocent Jews.

There is nothing at all to negotiate here. And there is absolutely no need for any foreigners to come to help mediate. The metal detectors must remain in place, and Arabs must undergo exactly the same security inspections as anybody else!!

That's it, as far as I'm concerned. Do you agree?

Security Inspection line on Temple Mount, Photo by Batya Medad, 2014

Lack of Security Inspection on Temple Mount, Photo by Batya Medad, 2014


NormanF said...

I agree.

If they have to be removed, remove the metal detectors for Jews and Christians.

There should be no special treatment for Muslims. Of course if they can't accept the principle of equality, they don't have to come on the Temple Mount.

Which suits me just fine.

Batya said...


Shiloh said...

They have no problem going thru metal detectors to get their money from the gov't. Its not about metal detectors, its a religious war.

Mr. Cohen said...

If Jews would give their synagogues more respect,
then G_d would certainly decree that the Gentiles
give more respect to the synagogues (including
the Western Wall and the Temple Mount) and also
give more respect to the Jews themselves.
Rabbi Avraham Yaakov HaKohen Pam taught:

Upon my first encounter with the Kotel HaMaarav
(the Western Wall), I was enwrapped in lofty thoughts ...

I prepared myself mentally as I stood ready to visit
a holy site on a holy day, when holy neshamot
(souls) would be present. To my dismay, when I arrived
there, it was like coming to the market.

“When did you arrive?” “Where are you staying?”
“When are you headed back?” “Which airline?”

I saw that people were conducting themselves there
the same way they conduct themselves in shul
-- the same conversation, the same lightheadedness.

If this is how they act at the Kotel, one
can assume that they will act this way as well at
the site of the Third Beit HaMikdash (Temple)...

Rabbi Pam said that the Kotel-plaza has
the status of a Beit HaKnesset (synagogue)
in which mundane conversation is prohibited even
when davening (praying) is not in progress,
see Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim 151:1.

Aside from this, he said, such behavior is wholly
inappropriate at the place from which the
Shechinah (Divine Presence) has never departed.

SOURCE: Rav Pam: The Life and Ideals of
Rabbi Avrohom Yaakov HaKohen Pam
(page 175)
by Rabbi Shimon Finkelman, year 2003 CE, Mesorah
Publications, ISBN 1-57819-384-2.

Rabbi Avraham Yaakov HaKohen Pam was born
in year 1913 and died in year 2001 CE. He was the
Rosh Yeshivah of Yeshivah Torah Vodaas
in Brooklyn, New York, for many years.
Ancient Roman historians connected
Jews with the Land of Israel
Why Israel’s 1967 Borders are Undefendable:
Why Muslims Hate Jews:

Batya said...

Apparently Bibi folded.

Shiloh said...

Of course he folded and then spins it to put some phantom sophisticated system in place at the cost of 100 million shekels. The Arabs will not go for that either because its about who is subservient to who.

By the way, a retaining wall built in dedication to Herod is holy to Jews? What nonsense. And to boot, the Temple was built in the City of David, not on the traditional mount. The Romans had complete control of that area. Even Josephus tells of that. So what are we fighting over anyways? We can build the Temple on the site in the City of David where excavations are occurring right now. Tradition rules over historical truth. Just like the Arabs fight over some fake story of mojo.

Batya said...

I am so sick and tired of this disgusting and dangerous weakness.