Erasing Jewish History

The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem is the Sunni Muslim cleric in charge of Jerusalem’s Islamic holy places, including the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Since 2006, the position has been held by Muhammad Hussein, appointed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

Good Morning friends.

We read this disturbing news report (see below) late Sunday evening. It was covered by the Israeli media. We figured that major US news outlets would carry the story as well, if not global news organizations.

Alas, here we go again.  An important, influential Muslim leader, someone who probably can make a difference within the Palestinian community, says something so historically wrong, so offensive and yet . . . mostly silence.

Go ahead and do a Google search for “Sheikh Muhammad Ahmad Hussein” or Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and see what you find.

We wonder why more people don’t ask:  What is the purpose of the continuing campaign to erase the Jewish connection to Jerusalem and beyond?

No matter where you stand politically on how to address the challenges between Israel and the Palestinians, this blatant anti-Jewish, anti-Israel, hate-fomenting attempt to rewrite history must be called out. It’s another Big Lie, and must be stopped – now!

Finally, and again regardless of your political leanings, these comments by the grand mufti are symptomatic of the real, underlying challenge for peace:  the regular, consistent denial of thousands of years of Jewish history and connection of the Jewish people with Israel and Jerusalem. Palestinian leaders refuse to prepare their people for real peace.


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Jerusalem mufti: Temple Mount never housed Jewish Temple

Sheikh Muhammad Ahmad Hussein says Al-Aqsa Mosque has been atop disputed holy site ‘since creation of the world’

October 25, 2015

By Ilan Ben Zion

The grand mufti of Jerusalem, the Muslim cleric in charge of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, said Sunday that there has never been a Jewish temple atop the Temple Mount, and that the site has been home to a mosque “since the creation of the world.”

Sheikh Muhammad Ahmad Hussein said in an Arabic interview with Israel’s Channel 2 that the site, considered the third holiest in Islam and the holiest to Jews, was a mosque “3,000 years ago, and 30,000 years ago” and has been “since the creation of the world.”

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Israel to World: That’s Okay, We’ll Help Anyway

Despite constant attacks from across the globe, Israel and Israelis are always quick to lend a helping hand.

Check out this cool Israel aid map from ISRAEL21C:

 

All the top locations where Israel offers aid to people in need around the world. Credit: Israel21C.

All the top locations where Israel offers aid to people in need around the world. Credit: ISRAEL21C.

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Update: Kuwait Airways Still Refuses Selling Tickets to Israeli Travelers

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October 22, 2015

By  Bart Jansen

The [United States] Transportation Department threatened legal action Thursday [October 22, 2015] against Kuwait Airways for refusing to sell tickets to Israelis.

The department ordered the airline to “cease and desist from refusing to transport Israeli citizens between the U.S. and any third country where they are allowed to disembark,” according to a letter from Blane Workie, the department’s assistant general counsel for enforcement.

If the airline continues to refuse, Workie said, “the department will have no choice but to pursue further administrative and/or judicial action.”

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Our Original Story:  Kuwait Airways Must Sell Tickets to Israeli Travelers (October 1, 2015)

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Ten Deadly Lies about Israel

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By Ron Dermer.  Mr. Dermer is Israel’s Ambassador to the United States.

October 20, 2015

As Israeli civilians are butchered by Palestinian terrorists, the truth about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is also being butchered by a campaign of vicious lies. Here are 10 of the most pernicious myths about the current attacks:

First: Israel is trying to change the status quo on the Temple Mount.
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False. Israel stringently maintains the status quo on the Temple Mount. Last year some 3.5 million Muslims visited the Temple Mount alongside some 200,000 Christians and 12,000 Jews. Only Muslims are allowed to pray on the Mount, and non-Muslims may visit only at specified times, which have not changed. Though the Temple Mount is Judaism’s holiest site—where Solomon built his Temple some 3,000 years ago—Israel will not allow a change in the status quo. The ones trying to change the status quo are Palestinians, who are violently trying to prevent Jews and Christians from even visiting a site holy to all three faiths.

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The truth about Jerusalem’s grand mufti, Hitler and the Holocaust

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By Abraham Cooper and Harold Brackman

Rabbi Abraham Cooper is Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Dr. Harold Brackman, a historian, is a consultant for the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

October 21, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went too far in recent comments that Nazi collaborator Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem before and during World War II, played a “central role in fomenting the Final Solution” by trying to convince Hitler to destroy the Jews during a 1941 meeting in Berlin.

Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini meeting with Adolf Hitler in Dec. 1941. Photo by Bild Bundesarchiv. Credit: Jewish Journal

Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini meeting with Adolf Hitler in Dec. 1941. Photo by Bild Bundesarchiv. Credit: Jewish Journal

But Netanyahu was right on when he emphasized the Mufti’s Holocaust complicity and activities before, during, and after the war when the Mufti lied about alleged Jewish intentions to expel Muslim and Islam from Jerusalem’s Temple Mount—the same lie that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas repeats today in support of the current “knife Intifada.”

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Israeli Fashion Designers at New York Bridal Show

Solo Merav exhibits at New York Bridal Week. Copyright photos: Shahar Azran. Credit: Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Solo Merav exhibits at New York Bridal Week. Copyright: Shahar Azran. Credit: Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Fourteen Israeli fashion designers exhibited their gowns at New York Bridal held in New York City from October 10-12, 2015.

Among the leading Israeli names exhibiting their designs on Manhattan catwalks were Pnina Tornai, Alon Livne, Berta, Yaki Ravid and Galia Lahav.

New York Bridal is the leading commercial event in the American wedding market, estimated at over $54 billion per year, of which 7% is spent on bridal gowns, amounting to about $3.2 billion per year. “Of the 40 exhibitions expected during New York Bridal, about one quarter are from Israeli designers,” said Israeli Economic Minister to North America Nili Shalev. “This testifies to the exceptional talent in Israel. Continue reading

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United Nations: Don’t Tamper with the Jewish People’s Holiest Site

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A new draft resolution due to be submitted to the Executive Council of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), declares that the Western Wall is part of al-Aqsa Mosque and, among other things, that the Cave of the Patriarchs and Rachel’s Tomb are part of a Palestinian state.


Dear Director-General Bokova (Director-General of UNESCO):

The Palestinian leadership is set to submit a new draft resolution to the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), declaring, among other things, that the Western Wall is part of al-Aqsa Mosque.

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