5 Marcheshvan 5776Shavua tov!
As expected, an international protection force has been suggested for the Temple Mount.
Deputy Ambassador to the UN, David Ruth, attended an emergency Security Council meeting Friday evening regarding the deteriorating security situation in Israel, saying that the Jewish State would not agree to the presence of international forces on Jerusalem's Temple Mount.
...The emergency meeting came amid increasing violence between Israelis and Palestinians who have accused authorities of trying to take over the Temple Mount and prevent Muslims from praying there.
Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama addressed the spring in violence for the first time during a press conference with South Korean President Park Geun-hye at the White House.
Obama decried all violence and blamed both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for recent incitement, calling on the two to tone down their rhetoric and demand peace.Eventually, the Israeli government will give in, if it hasn't already in some secret deal. It's coming, so get ready for it. If the planned "mass ascent" to Har Habayit actually takes place on Monday, it might be even sooner than we anticipated.
But the US appears poised to take an even more active role in ending what many are calling the third intifada, or Palestinian uprising. A CNN report indicated that US Secretary of State John Kerry would meet with Netanyahu next week during his visit to Germany to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel.