Poll: Israelis want their temple back

Only 23 percent of Israelis say they do not want a Third Temple.

Jews wants to build a third temple, but do not want to take the Temple Mount by force. They took military control of the mount in 1967, but gave it back to Islam.

Israelis on Monday evening marked the beginning of Tisha B’Av, the national day of mourning over the loss of Israel’s ancient temples.

The First Temple was destroyed 2,500 years ago by the Babylonians, and the Second Temple was demolished 2,000 years ago by the Romans.

To mark the day, the Knesset TV Channel conducted a survey asking Israelis if they desire the building of a Third Temple. A 49 percent plurality said they do. Only 23 percent said they do not want a Third Temple.

However, 48 percent said they don’t think the State of Israel should take active steps to reclaim control of the Temple Mount and build a Third Temple there. Israelis across the board fear the hostile and violent international and Muslim reaction that such a move would certainly evoke.

The Muslim authorities that today control the Temple Mount play off those fears, and Jews are rarely allowed to visit the site. Jews and Christians alike are forbidden to utter prayers or carry Bibles atop the Temple Mount.

Source: The Israeli Magazine, Israel Today.

3 thoughts on “Poll: Israelis want their temple back

  1. For thou hast said in thy heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the {i} north:

    (i) Meaning, Jerusalem of which the temple was of the north side, Ps 48:2. -Geneva Bible-

    That’s what Satan said in his heart. God knowing all from beginning to end could already have condemned Satan. It seems his judgement is based on what is done, he allows it to continue. Satan is only given what God allows. The passage doesn’t say this will come to pass. Seems enough a crime to covet Gods throne, proof of that intent would be enough? Do you think God will let Satan sit on his mountain?

    1. Dear Ed.

      Shalom.

      You asked:

      Do you think God will let Satan sit on his mountain?

      My reply:

      2 Thessalonians 2:4
      He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.

      Please read the full chapter.

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