A Jew visiting holiest site is a provocation

Posted: June 23, 2009 by Jonathan Boyko in Israel, Israeli Palestinians, Palestinians

Internal Security Minister Aharonovitch

IF YOU ARE a Jew, and afraid of negative publicity, you shouldn’t visit the holiest site for your religion – or you will be viciously attacked. As Ariel Sharon in 2000, Internal Security Minister’s visit to the Temple Mount – a site that sparked much violence in recent years and where preachers urge their followers to murder Jews – was labeled a “provocation”, despite the fact it was fully coordinated with the Waqf – a Muslim organization responsible for the Al-Aqsa mosque and its surroundings. While Arab press attempts to attribute Aharonovich’s visit to alleged Israeli “plans” to destroy the Al-Aqsa mosque (totally ridiculous and unfounded), it must be made clear that it is Aharonovich’s duty to visit the site of so much friction in past years. The Second Intifada begun here and there are still cases of unrest on Mount’s top.


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