Sunday, October 02, 2005

How about a little Jewish Pride?

The Jerusalem Post reports that Uzi Landau, Likud leadership candidate, plans on visiting the Temple Mount over the upcoming Holidays. This would represent the first such high profile visit by an Israeli politician since Ariel Sharon's visit in 2000.

Of course, there are those in Israel who are opposed to Landau's visit:
Interior Minister Ophir Paz-Pines said Landau visiting the site would be a provocation. He said he hopes that Internal Security Minister Gideon Ezra and Police Inspector-General Moshe Karadi prevent the visit.

If I may be so bold as to ask, why is it that an Israeli (Jewish) politician visiting the Temple Mount is considered to be a provocation?

Last I checked, Israel and the Jewish People never relinquished their right / claim to the Temple Mount (even if the Muslim Waqf was given day-today control). True, the Arabs may not appreciate such a visit, but are we willing to place the fate of Judasim's holiest site at the mercy of Arab goodwill?

Perhaps the year 5766 will be the year when our leaders, both elected and self-appointed will once again lead us with Jewish pride and dignity, and restore the glory to this once proud nation.


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