Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Incitement

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For ABC Wednesday "I" Day, I find it incredible, the rumor that led to today's riots on the eastern side of Jerusalem.
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Incitement by the Islamic Movement in Israel and by Hamas urged Palestinians to make a "Day of Rage" and to defend al-Aksa mosque (on the Temple Mount) from a perceived approaching Jewish take-over.
They told the people that after last night's dedication of the Hurva (see previous post) Synagogue, which is in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City, the Jews would enter the (Muslim-administered) Temple Mount and lay a cornerstone for the Third Temple.
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Believe me, this little play model of the Third Temple (with my reflection like cherub wings) displayed in the window of a gift shop in the Jewish Quarter is the closest thing to a real-life Temple that we will ever see in Jerusalem.
No one is going up to the Temple Mount to rebuild the Temple.
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This little note next to the model--I think it is very funny.
It is a joke!
Everybody chill.
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28 comments:

Kay said...

Oh my...
We've been hearing things here in Hawaii, too. Things are quite tense, hunh?

Robin said...

Can I just say ditto to your post?

Dina said...

Hi Kay. I think "unrest" is a nice way to say it.

Robin, as a fellow Israeli you sure can say ditto!

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» appreciates the little joke card...

On a more serious note is Melanie Phillips' column in The Spectator. U.S. readers take note and put the heat on your Congresscritters...

lv2scpbk said...

Nice photos.

On the behalf of ABC Wed. team thanks for playing.

√ Abraham said...

I think I got it. Sounds like our economy.

Al said...

All I can do is to keep praying for peace in your part of the world.

Cloudia said...

Thank you for telling us the UNREPORTED part of the story!!!!



ShAloha from Hawaii Sis


Comfort Spiral

Chuck Pefley said...

The rumor mill is quite amazing ... and the gullibility of people.

Keeping fingers crossed ...

Suzanne said...

Dina,
Thanks for that clarification. I couldn't figure out why in the world a Day of Rage would follow the Huerva dedication.

crederae said...

beautiful Dina, I wish I had encouraging words for this post but you know all I can think of saying is that-
there is really no room for heaven on earth....

I'll make up for this on my next visit. I am usually pretty upbeat.
love and light
shalom.

Petrea said...

This is what I read on a website called the Jerusalem Post:
"Hamas also urged Palestinians on Tuesday to step up the protests against Israel’s measures in Jerusalem. The appeal came after the Islamist movement called for a day of “rage” in Jerusalem on Tuesday to protest plans to build new homes in Ramat Shlomo and the inauguration of the old synagogue."
I do wish everybody would chill, as you say, Dina.

Pietro said...

Last evening our television news fully reported the "Day of Rage". I always pray for peace and serenity in Jerusalem.

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

Lovely humor.... everybody chill indeed.

You are very diplomatic, indeed.

Just want to wish you HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!

Have you a great one!

hugs

shakira

Oscar Wilde-The IRISH Gentleman

ART OF GENEROSITY

Vaggelis said...

amazing

Anders og Birgit said...

Thanks for shareing your view! It's hard to figure out what's really going on in your part of the world by watching the news from my part of the world...

I'll start following your blog

Grace and Bradley said...

You are living in such a world of conflict, everything is so sensitive and can explodes at any moment. Take care.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

All so compicated, I, for one don't know when to laugh or cry. I'm trying to learn through your posts!
I is for Interesting, at Dina's!

Jan
GDP

Hilda said...

Riots because of rumors? That's so sad. I really pray that things cool down soon.

Spiderdama said...

Everything is so often made errors in the media here with us about Israel, but we praying for peace in your country.
Interesting post as always!
Wish you a great day:-)
Shalom

moneythoughts said...

The Arab leadership is so corrupt on so many levels. In 61 years, all I have seen of Palestinian leadership is rage. What have they built? I wish I could be more sympathetic, but using people's ignorance to maintain control, I find deplorable.

Israel, unlike the Arabs, protects non-Jewish religious sites. Perhaps, some day the Palestinians will wake up to the fact that tourism is good business.

crederae said...

Beautiful Dina,
It is St. Patrick's Day today and I would like to pass onto you some of that luck of the irish.
Ireland is one of my four nationalities.
HEre is wishing evergreen peace in the middle east
and the luck of the irish to you beautiful Dina.
We are so lucky to have your beautiful journal of the holy land.
HUGS

VP said...

Yerushalaim all of gold
Yerushalaim, bronze and light
Within my heart I shall treasure
Your song and sight.

(Jerusalem of Gold, Naomi Shemer)

Roger Owen Green said...

my goodness - that must be a frustrating environment

Jew Wishes said...

Love that little note. LOL. It is a good bit of comic relief within the "unrest".

jeannette stgermain said...

Sigh -no wonder we are urged to pray for the peace of Jerusalem!
funny joke about the temple sale:)

Sara said...

"Incredible" is just the right word. I'm not an Israeli, but I'll add my "ditto" to Robin's if I may.

JM said...

Yes, I've also heard about the Day of Rage!... Will this ever ends?!?!