Chief Rabbi begged Moshe Dayan to destroy Temple - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • David
    • 15.10.09 | 17:02 (IST)

    It is common knowledge that Moshe Dayan was requested urgently by the Chief Rabbi at the time to destroy the Golden Dome. It is also common knowledge that he refused on the basis that it was a religious site. So much for morality. However, it is without a doubt that if the situation were reversed and there was a Third Jewish Temple sitting where the Golden Dome presently is, that it would have been torn down and probably looted, as the first two Temples were. Withour passing judgement on anyone, from a purely historical perspective, had the Golden Dome been destroyed, it would have established the continuation of the conquerors. There is no doubt in my mind, that the hesitancy and then inaction on the part of Moshe Dayan was a major reason for the upheaveals we all face today. It is too late to correct this error and, unfortunately, Israel must, at some point in time factor in this claim to Palestinian legitimacy in Israel as part of the negotiations with them. Moshe Dayan was

    from the article: Share the Temple Mount
    First published 03:11 15.10.09 | Last updated 08:41 15.10.09
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