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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

UN Says Temple Mount Dig Is NOT Causing Damage

Hey what do you know? Israel isn't trying to destroy the Holiest site in all of Judaism. A few months of Muslim whining about the Dig at at the temple mount. and the UNESCO is actually saying that there is no damage to the Mosque. A UN organization with a pro Israel announcement? Who says the Lord no longer performs miracles.

Don't get too excited the UN also said that Israel should allow closer supervision. THEY HAVE IT ON A 24 HOUR WEB CAM WHAT THE HELL ELSE DO THEY WANT.

Israel would never harm the mosque, especially since it sits on holy ground, the Temple Mount. Now UNESCO finish the job...take a look at how the Palestinians treat Jewish Site, remember the destruction of Joseph's Tomb? Or the attacks on Rachel’s Tomb? What about the new mosque they built near Solomon's Stables? Ask them why each time a Jewish artifact was found the Arabs working the site threw it in the trash. We have teams of Archaeologists digging through their dump site finding treasures. To date there have been many amazing finds (just Temple relics--no sightings of Jimmy Hoffa)

This controversy has nothing to do with a Mosque. It is about denying the Jewish people any legacy to the land. By removing the Jewish historical connection to Israel they take away some of Israel's legitimacy.

Remember in Israel Muslim's pray five times a day facing Mecca, which means that most of the people on Muslim prayer mats have their backsides pointing toward the Temple Mount (their supposed "third most holy site"). Three times a day Jews in Israel face the temple mount to pray, begging Hashem to rebuild the Holy Temple on top. For us there is no other place even close to its status of Holiness.

UNESCO says Jerusalem dig not damaging Temple Mount

The UNESCO report on the controversial Antiquities Authority excavation near the Temple Mount has concluded that it is not damaging the holy site. Nevertheless, the report calls on Israel to suspend the dig to allow for international observation, Israeli officials said on Tuesday.

The report is expected to be presented to UNESCO's director-general, Koichiro Matsuura, on Wednesday.

The report, which was compiled by a four-member team that visited the site last month, finds that the excavation was being done with complete transparency, and in no way damages the Temple Mount, according to Israeli officials.

At the same time, the report concludes that Israel should have consulted with all relevant parties ahead of the dig - referring to UNESCO and the Wakf (Islamic trust) that administers the Mount.
Both the Foreign Ministry and the Antiquities Authority deferred comment on the report until its official publication.

Israeli officials who have seen the document said it sent a very "mixed message," in that the findings were supportive of Israel and the conclusions were to the contrary.

UNESCO spokeswoman Sue Williams said on Tuesday the organization would have no comment on the report before an executive board meeting that starts on April 10.

The routine salvage excavation, which began last month in the archeological garden adjacent to the Western Wall ahead of the planned construction of a new bridge to the Temple Mount's Mughrabi Gate, has triggered protests throughout the Muslim world.

The dig touched off low-level Arab violence in Jerusalem following assertions by Islamic leaders that the work, which is taking place dozens of meters outside the Mount, could damage the Al-Aksa mosque on the Mount.

The UNESCO technical team members who visited the excavation were shown the real-time 24 hour video system set up by Israel at the site, which can be viewed on the Internet.

The dig began after the decades-old stone walkway leading to the Temple Mount was deemed unsafe after it was damaged by a snowstorm and a minor earthquake in 2004.

Israeli law requires such an archeological excavation in advance of any construction.

The UNESCO team came to Jerusalem at the invitation of the State of Israel as part of its efforts to display "full transparency" over the dig.

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