4 Av 5777
Maybe this is the precursor to actual prophecy's return at the End of Days. I very much hope this statement is what's called an "unwitting prophecy," one which comes true, but not in the manner the person saying it had intended.
"...Top Muslim Official: Worshipers won’t return to Al-Aqsa Mosque"
If only it would be true!! Imagine if this signals the end of the Muslim presence on the Temple Mount! How close must Mashiach be?
A lot of the news is repetitious so, when we read a title that sounds like the same thing we've already read five times, we tend to move on. However, that would be a mistake with this article which I found to be well worth the read and with a different focus from anything else I've seen, very informative, very insightful. Here are some highlights.
...The initial quarrel over metal detectors has evolved into a battle over sovereignty at what is possibly the world’s most sensitive holy site.
Complicating matters for Israel is the fact that the thousands of Palestinians heading to pray in the streets of the Old City of Jerusalem every day have no clear leader.
While the Jerusalem Waqf — a branch of the Jordanian government that administers Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem — may have initiated the boycott of the Temple Mount in protest at the metal detectors, the situation has spiraled out of its control.
...It’s now the street controlling the Waqf.
As one worshiper at nighttime prayers outside the Mount put it on Tuesday, “Do we have a leader? Yes. The unified voice of the people.”
...Many Palestinians have become tired of politics, but their religion and its symbols remain a force of mass mobilization.
Underlining this, Tuesday night saw the largest crowd of worshipers since the start of the crisis....
...Another man explained that the current Temple Mount crisis was the fulfillment of a Quranic prophecy about a struggle between Jews and Muslims at Al-Aqsa.
For one whole minute during the Tuesday evening service, the crowd chanted “Oh God, Oh God” repeatedly with the fear of losing Al-Aqsa likely at the forefront of its thoughts — however improbable this seems to Israelis, and no matter how many times Israel promises it won’t change the status quo at the site.
[On a soul-level, they know it's coming to an end and this may already be it!]
...Mohammas Rowais, from Ras al-Amud, said goals now included “for the police to be completely removed from the site, and for religious Jews to stop going up there.”Now, at the same time as - during the most intense period of - our mourning over Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, not only do we have this sudden, unexpected confrontation with our enemies, but we are also being forced to confront a long-standing internal debate - the very character of what we call The Jewish State.
Here are two takes on it...
...The bill was intended to anchor the status of the State of Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people in law. This includes legally enshrining Israel's democratic character, its state symbols, Jerusalem as the capital, Hebrew as the official language and the right of return for Diaspora Jewry.
The bill also seeks to grant the right to preserve the heritage of all residents of Israel, regardless of religion or nationality, and protect the holy places of all religions.
..."This committee is meant to write a foundational document that will establish what the State of Israel is, what is its character, and in what light will state authorities and institutions function," committee chairman Amir Ohana (Likud) said. "Whoever says this bill is racist is saying that Zionism is racism.
...It is the natural right of the Jewish People to be like every other nation and stand on its own in its sovereign state."
"Are we strong enough as a society to gather around the joint Zionist ethos and define it?" Ohana asked.
...Joint List chairman Aiman Odeh said: "We didn't come to Israel, Israel came to us. Our language is part of this space, of our homeland...No apartheid law will erase the fact that there are two nations here."On the soul-level, everybody knows we are at a major turning point in the history of the world. Everything is going to change and no act of Congress or Parliament, no street-protests or uprisings are going to stop it.