20 maart 2017

Wat gaat Israel doen met de Tempelberg dit Jubeljaar?

“Wie op de HEER vertrouwt is als de Sionsberg,
die ontwankelbaar vast staat voor eeuwig.
Psalm 125:1

Volgens een bericht op breakingisraelnews is Israël naar mogelijkheden aan het zoeken om de Tempelberg te “reclaimen”

De viering van de Jubeljaar nadert en volgens BIN heeft het Israëlische parlement voor het eerst voorgesteld om een Overheidsinstantie op te richten voor het versterken van de verbinding tussen de Joodse staat en de Heiligste plaats voor het Jodendom: de Tempelberg. Uiteraard heeft deze stap de woede opgewekt van de Palestijnse politici, die dachten na de recente inspanningen in de VN dat deze Joodse verbinding succesvol was gewist.

Volgens BIN hebben de Minister van Cultuur: Miri Regev en Jeruzelem Minister: Ze’ev Elkin voorgesteld om een nieuwe stichting op te richten om de Joodse verbinding met de Tempelberg te promoten. Hiervoor is een jaarlijks budget van $550.000 beschikbaar gesteld wat zal worden toegevoegd aan het reeds bestaande Western Wall Heritage Fund tot de oprichting van het Tempelberg Heritage Foundation met als doel: “onderzoek, voorlichting en pleitbezorging” voor de Joodse verbinding met de site.

Arabische leden van de Knesset hebben dit voorstel veroordeeld zoals te verwachten was, maar Yehuda Glick van de Likudpartij, bekend als “Tempelberg” activist was enthousiast.

Kijk hier voor het Interview van IsraelCNN met Yehuda Glick vorig jaar:


Yehuda Glick - Likud Party from IsraelCNN.com on Vimeo.

“Na vele maanden, ben ik blij dat onze inspanningen uiteindelijk vrucht hebben gedragen. Dit is een goede tijd, en dank God dat het eindelijk aangebroken is, al is het vijftig jaar te laat (eigenlijk 2.000 jaar te laat). De Israëlische regering heeft erkend dat de Tempelberg is onze nationale site is “


Vorige week berichten we al over de onthulling van het logo voor de viering van de hereniging van Jeruzalem, nu 50 jaar geleden: lees verder:

https://israelcnn.com/news/jerusalem/voorbereiding...


Culture Minister Miri Regev presents the official logo for the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem’s reunification. (Facebook)

Read more at https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/85006/time-jeru...

English:

As Jerusalem Jubilee Approaches, Knesset Seeks to 'Reclaim' Temple Mount

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz March 14, 2017 , 11:30 am

“A Song of Ascents. They that trust in Hashem are as mount Tzion, which cannot be moved, but abideth for ever.” Psalms 125:1 (The Israel Bible™)

The Temple Mount in Jerusalem (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

As Jerusalem’s Jubilee celebration approaches, the Israeli parliament has, for the first time, proposed establishing a government body focused on strengthening the connection between the Jewish State and its holiest site: The Temple Mount. This move has generated anger among Palestinian politicians, who believed recent efforts by the UN to erase this Jewish connection were successful.

In a move that has attracted the ire of the Palestinians, Culture Minister Miri Regev and Jerusalem Minister Ze’ev Elkin proposed a new foundation to promote the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount. A $550,00 yearly budget will be added to the already existing Western Wall Heritage Fund, establishing the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation. It will be responsible for “research, information and advocacy” about the Jewish connection to the site.

Arab MKs attacked the proposal in the Knesset, claiming the site is holy exclusively to Islam.

Ahmad Tibi of the Joint Arab List decried the foundation in the Knesset hearing, declaring, “The Al Aqsa Mosque and the Holy Sanctuary (The Dome of the Rock), and all of its surrounding land, are holy to Islam and they are all an Islamic Mosque.

“That is how it has always been, and that is how it will remain, despite the conquest, and despite this new funding.”

MK Yehudah Glick (Likud), who has been advocating universal prayer at the site for many years, was enthusiastic.

“After many long months, I am pleased that our efforts have finally produced fruit. This is a good time, and thank God it has finally arrived, albeit fifty years late (actually 2,000 years late). The Israeli government has recognized that the Temple Mount is our national site.”

The move comes as Israel is about to celebrate Jerusalem’s Jubilee, the 50th anniversary of the IDF conquering the city in its entirety in the 1967 six day war. At a cabinet meeting last week, Regev unveiled the logo for the occasion, explaining its significance.

“It tells the true story of Jerusalem,” she said.”The base of the digit 5 is a harp, reminiscent of David, King of Israel, who founded Jerusalem as our eternal capital 3,000 years ago. The head of the 5 is a lion – the symbol of the modern city of Jerusalem.”

Culture Minister Miri Regev presents the official logo for the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem’s reunification. (Facebook)

She noted that some had criticized the logo’s wording describing the event as the “liberation” of Jerusalem rather than its unification.

“The fact that Jerusalem was liberated should be above all political dispute,” Regev said to the ministers. “I am saddened that any Israeli, whether right or left, is bothered by this.

“The Jewish nation’s bonds to Jerusalem are perhaps the deepest there have ever been in history between a people and a city. If we are unable to tell ourselves that we have liberated Jerusalem from generations of foreign conquest, how can we complain against the rest of the world for not recognizing our intrinsic connections to the city?”

Regev was referring to a series of UNESCO resolutions last summer which tried to erase any connection between Judaism and its most holy sites, renaming them in Arabic, while blaming Israel entirely for the conflict in the region.

The Israeli government has not allowed Jews to pray on the Temple Mount since shortly after the Six Day War, when it gave control of access to the site to the Waqf (Muslim authority). According to the agreement between the government and the Waqf, Jews were permitted to visit the site for the first time since the destruction of the Temple, but were prohibited from praying.

Source: Breakingisraelnews