total lack of understanding of the religious situation - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String = ''; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = ''; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = ''; RW java.lang.String value = '20'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = ''; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String = ''; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = ''; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = ''; RW java.lang.String value = '5'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = ''; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • zionist forever
    • 16.07.10 | 08:49 (IDT)

    The modern day STATE of Israel is a totally different entity to both historic Israel and what the country will be in Messianic times. In 1948 politicians created an artificial country for jews inside part of the historic Kingdom of Israel but its not the same as what Israel was in the past and will be in future when the Temple will be rebuilt. What we have today is a kind of stop gap between diaspora & biblical Israel its not the Israel that will exist in Messianic times. When the Messiah comes there will be no democracy and non of todays problems will exist. Moshe Dayan ordered the Israeli flag to be taken down to avoid provoking the muslims which was a military decision not a political one. ASSUMING he made some promises to the Waqf back then its purpose was like taking down the flag an attempt to calm the situation. In 1967 certainly not in the first couple of hours of taking the city had any decision been made about allowing the Waqf to run the place and as Dayan was at the time a soldier rather than a politician with any authority to make any binding promises to the waqf. The main reason the government hasn't ordered the mosques to be pulled down and replaced with a Temple is firstly to avoid a war which it would spark and as the Temple is not supposed to be rebuilt until messianic times then there is no need for it. There are only a handful of orthodox jews who believe that we should pull down the mosques and rebuild the Temple now because as there has been no arrival of the Messiah there is not supposed to be a third Temple. As for secular jews not being interested in sacrifices those things won't be made until there is a Temple and the time is not right for that and when the time is right there will be no secular jews and there will be no democracy that will be the real return to zion and until then we fast and mourn the loss of the Temples.

    from the article: It is wrong to fast on Tisha B'Av?
    First published 02:20 16.07.10 | Last updated 02:20 16.07.10
Haaretz Headlines
A policeman confronts a protester at the Ethiopian-Israeli demonstration in Tel Aviv on June 3rd.
The Facebook squad: How Israel Police tracks activists on social media

It follows their Facebook pages, uses fake profiles to 'befriend' them and presents screenshots of posts in court – this is how Israel Police is adding social activists to its virtual surveillance list. 'They know what I write and do,' Ethiopian protest leader says.

09:46 06.02.16 | 2 comments
A watch tower along a barbed wire fence at the memorial site of the former Auschwitz death camp.
93-year-old former Nazi to be third Auschwitz guard to face trial this year

Defendant, whose name has not been released and worked at the death camp between Nov. 1, 1942, and June 25, 1943, is being charged as an accessory to murder.

11:43 06.02.16 | 0 comments
Syrians walk towards the Turkish border at the Bab al-Salam border gate, Syria, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016
The fall of Aleppo could mark a crucial turning point in Syrian war

The Syrian army is rapidly closing in on the rebels who are in control of the city, leaving a narrow corridor through which civilians are escaping on foot; Russian and Iranian support are tipping the balance in Assad's favor.

01:04 06.02.16 | 1 comments
The Palestinian side of the West Bank security fence in Bethlehem.
'It’s not only the two of us lying here': What the banned Israeli novel is really about

‘Borderlife,’ the book at the center of a controversy involving the Education Ministry, depicts a desperate attempt by the protagonists, a Jewish woman and an Arab man, to make love, not war. The issue of assimilation that it raises cannot be dismissed lightly.

10:21 06.02.16 | 0 comments