Demand end to “Jew free zone” on the Temple Mount

“I intend to tour the Temple Mount with an emphasis on freedom of Jewish prayer.”

MK demand the right for Jews to pray on the Temple Mount.
Miri Regev demand the right for Jews to pray on the Temple Mount.

MK Miri Regev (Likud) was Wednesday appointed to chair of Knesset Interior and Environmental Affairs Committees.

She generated heated controversy when she said she intended to tour the Temple Mount with Interior Committee members to further the possibility of legalizing Jewish prayer at the site.

“Jews can pray at the Temple Mount,” said Regev, who in her new role could play a pivotal part in changing longstanding legislation barring Jewish visitors from praying there.

On a statement to the press Wednesday, she added that she will not hesitate to address the highly controversial issue.

“I don’t understand why a Jew is not allowed to pray in the most sacred place for him – the Temple Mount,” she said. “I intend to soon tour there, with an emphasis on freedom of Jewish prayer.”

MK Michal Roisin (Meretz) swiftly condemned Regev’s comments in a statement Wednesday, warning that her words could sabotage the peace process and ignite a “third intifada.”

“This is a low attempt and a cynical use of religion for political purposes to sabotage the peace process,” said Roisin.

Jewish prayer at this site is seen as threat to World peace.
Jewish prayer at this site is seen as threat to World peace.

“The government operates on an internal contradiction – on the one hand, it claims to adhere to the outline of two states for two peoples; and on the other hand, initiatives like this one by MK Regev hinder the process of negotiating”.

Source: Jerusalem Post

My comment:

Meretz is the left wing socialist party of Israel. Many people who vote for this party are secular, and do not believe there is a God.

It is interesting to note that an MK from this party defend Muslim prayer at the Temple Mount, but feels Jewish prayer on this site will be a treat to peace and stability in the region.

Here are some obvious questions the needs to be answered by Meretz:

1. Since there originally were two Jewish temple’s on this site, by which laws and regulations can any power ban Jews from praying on this site?

2. If you believe in freedom of religion, how can you ban Jews from praying on any open air site inside Israel?

3. How can the Israeli government accept that the Temple Mount being kept as a “Jew free zone”?

4. And: If you can accept Jews on top of the Temple Mount, why should they be permitted only to talk about the weather?

Socialists normally claim to be defenders of human rights and freedom of religion. This demand from the socialist MK display a different kins of ideas.

In this leftist political camp inside Israel, Zionism seems to be the problem, and Islam seems to be the solution.  Meretz and Islam are in a colorful union of secular and religious people who share a totalitarian mindset.

Written by Ivar

9 thoughts on “Demand end to “Jew free zone” on the Temple Mount

  1. The existence of the ‘Jews’ are a testament that there is only One true God. It also bears witness that every Word in the Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God. Which means that if the Bible is true, and it is, praying to any other God is a useless waste of time.
    All conflict will be resolved shortly. God bless.
    “But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.”
    (1 Corinthians 15:20-22 NKJV)

  2. If this is regarding public praying, yes I agree that Israelis should be able to pray wherever they want. Personal praying alone out of sight
    or in the secret closet is the kind of praying God is pleased with. This can even be done in public. Any Israeli is able to do that. There is no public place where one can’t pray. Matt.6:5,6,7,8 Jesus was speaking to his people Israel here and he says “And when you pray
    do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they receive their reward in full.6. But when you pray, go into your room,close the door and pray to your father, who is unseen. then the father who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 7. And when you pray, do not keep babbling like pagans,for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8. Do not be like them, for your father knows what you need before you ask him. Who were the hypocrites then and who are they now, for the Jewish people
    If Jewish people want to pray in public out loud at the temple mount,
    thats fine, But they have their reward in doing so.But as Jesus has said it’s better to get alone and pray secretly. I have never been to the wailing wall but have seen pictures and heard of the many that go their to pray. I believe they have their reward. Maybe it makes them feel good to do it, They should pray where there heavenly father likes them to pray mostly. In secret. Their is nothing like being alone with God. Did Jesus ever pray in public.
    Where did he intercede with his father. Jesus left us an example.
    we must follow in his steps

    1. Dear Todd.

      Shalom.

      You wrote:

      If this is regarding public praying, yes I agree that Israelis should be able to pray wherever they want. Personal praying alone out of sight.

      My comment:

      You miss the point, both in regards to public prayers and the Temple Mount.

      The Jews were called to pray in the Temple of Jerusalem. The Temple Mount is the site of two Temples, where God the Holy Spirit came and ministered to His ministers. Now this site, seems to be beyond Israeli national laws and regulations. And not an example of tolerance and religious freedom.

      In regards to prayer and rewards: Jesus never said: Do not pray when two people are gathered. If this is the correct understanding of the instructions of Jesus, we better tell our leaders to keep mum, close the door of every Church, and all of us go home and pray in our closed bedrooms.

      You comment is again anti-Jewish by nature. To tell the Jews to go and “pray” out of sight, is also tasteless and not welcomed on this blog.

      Todd: Do you regularly attend Bible studies and services in a Christian fellowship? If so: Please tell me where and when. You can write to me on: ivarfjeld@yahoo.com.

  3. Ivar
    Peace
    You say that my comment is again anti Jewish in nature. The words of Jesus must be anti Jewish then, but I don’t believe his words are anti Jewish. His words were spoken to his people,”the Jews”. My point was that Israeli’s/Jews can pray anywhere in Israel if they want to now. Even in a Jew free zone if they so desire. In the quietness of their heart and in secret even though their might be many people around they can still pray. Others around won’t even know they are doing it. They will be secretly doing it and God will reward them because it is done in secret. I have thought about the prayers prayed in public by some of the “great men or woman of God in our day. They are well thought out,eloquent,and use all the prayer lingo that mature Godly people use. When they are finished
    Many will say ” wow wasn’t that a beautiful prayer? Example; the inaugural prayer is always some eloquent prayer. It’s prayed that way because everyone is going to hear it and its going to be commented on by some media person and the one praying wants to come across looking and sounding like a great man or woman of God. He has his reward then and there.
    By the way, I did email you

    1. Todd

      Shalom, and love in Jesus.

      Thanks for the email.

      Jesus talks about those who give, pray, etc, to BE SEEN by others, to be praised by men, to get honor from men, and expecting a reward.

      If you take this out of context, to preach against joint prayers, you will soon become a lone wolf. Not going to fellowship, not praying with others, and probably not giving and shearing with others wither.

      Matthew 6:1

      “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.

      Matthew 6:5-7

       “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

      (end of scriptures).

      I fully understand what Jesus has taught us. Still i pray together with others, and pray for those who have come seeking deliverance, healing, help, etc.

      1. Ivar
        Peace and love in Jesus
        I pray together with others as well and for those who have come seeking deliverance,healing, and help,etc.
        Have a good day my friend.

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