Friday, October 9, 2015

Third Temple Extremism in Israel Today

From Mondoweiss in an article discussing Third Temple Extremism in Israel today:
Last year Phil interviewed several of these religious zealots at a demonstration in Jerusalem. The demonstrators chanted in Hebrew, “The mosque will burn, the temple rebuilt.” One spoke of possibly blowing up the mosques during a war. “We don’t know the exact details. There are some hints in scripture. It’s possible an earthquake could destroy the buildings, it’s possible a war could destroy it,” he said, then cited a leading Israeli rabbi who in 1967 “called someone powerful in the Israeli army and told him to blow up the Al Aqsa Mosque.” But the Israeli army missed “that window of opportunity.” ... earlier this year the Israeli intelligence service thwarted a plan to blow up the mosque. (Mondoweiss.)

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