Al Aqsa mosque

Incitement Works Both Ways

Palestinians keep accusing Israel of planning to alter the status quo on the Temple Mount by tearing down the Al Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock to make way for a Third Temple.

Preposterous, says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  He insists repeatedly and loudly that Israel always has and will continue to respect and protect the status quo on Mt. Moriah, including banning Jewish prayer.

So where do Palestinians get such dangerous ideas? 

Witness: What Do You Do When The War Comes to Jerusalem?

A reporter and her family head for the bomb shelter, shattering their notion that rockets fall only in the south.
11/18/2012 - 19:00
Israel Correspondent

In the past, every time Israel fought a war, we Jerusalemites took comfort in the belief that no Arab leader in his right mind would risk hitting Al Aqsa mosque with a rocket.

That’s how we interpreted the fact that Saddam Hussein, who pummeled Tel Aviv with Scud missiles during the 1991 Gulf War, seemed to deliberately steer clear of the Holy City.

How naïve we were.

The Klein family in Beersheva sleep in their home's reinforced room every night. Michele Chabin
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