Jewish History on the Temple Mount: Did Jews Abandon It?

One of the most common misconceptions is that Jews abandoned the Temple Mount after the destruction of the second Temple by the hands of the Romans in 70 CE, which is absolutely wrong. I used to believe this myth myself.

As I have studied the actual history of the Temple Mount and what happened to the Jewish presence and prayer on the Mount after the destruction of the second Temple, I was surprised to discover that we have had a continual Jewish presence on the Mount, as well as on the Mt. of Olives east of Mt. Zion facing the Holy Temple.

I also discovered another important and surprising fact. It was Christians that often made sure to prevent Jews from returning to the Temple Mount, rebuilding the Third Temple, or even praying on the place on which both Temples stood!  Read more

Horrific Video of Muslim’s Treatment of Jews on Temple Mt

Perhaps no other video to date so clearly shows the problem of the Israeli authorities ignoring this issue and letting it ferment, instead of asserting its sovereignty and upholding human rights on the Temple Mount.

“Over the Passover holiday 2014, Jews were allowed to ascend up to Judaism’s most holy site, the Temple Mount. This horrifying video captures the anti-Semitic violence towards the Jews and their children by the Arab and Muslim people on the Mount.”(Breaking Israel News, April 24, 2014)

It may be hard for Westerners to understand the gravity of the verbal abuse and hate being hurled at this Jewish family for visiting the holiest site in Judaism. It is common that stones get hurled at non-Muslim visitors. Who knows what would have happened i a handful of Israeli police were not there?

Yet, for visiting foreign dignitaries, Israel is able to secure calm on the Mount.


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