The Foundation for Constitutional Democracy

10-Sep-2007

Let Us Erase This Infamy

Filed under: Islam & ArabJudaismA SOVEREIGN STATEHOOD — eidelberg @ 8:55 pm

When the Israel Defense Forces gained control of the Temple Mount in the Six-Day War of June 1967, the commander Moshe Dayan not only ordered the removal of Israel’s flag from the Temple Mount. He also returned control of this holiest of Jewish sites to the Muslim authorities, the Wakf.

By so doing, Dayan signaled to the Arab-Islamic world the spiritual decline of the Jewish State at the very height of its greatest military victory. Indeed, by affirming Dayan’s mindless orders, Israel’s government of national unity took the first step toward undoing the miracle of the Six-Day War. We see the consequences: Israel’s on-going retreat to her indefensible pre-1967 borders.

Is it any wonder that Israel’s government does nothing while the Wakf desecrates the Temple Mount, destroys every vestige of a Jewish presence on this holiest of Jewish sites? Let us understand what is happening here and why. (more…)