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    • r cummings
    • 04.10.09 | 21:48 (IST)

    The problem started with Jewish ideologists allowed onto the Temple Mount using the opportunity to pray. As I understand it, there is an Halachic decree that Jews should NOT do so because of the issue of impurity and also doubts about the exact location of the former Temple. Some extremists in the National Religious Party disagree and seek to push the boat out, in defiance of Halachic law and one could argue common sense. There were no reports or accusations of stones being rained down on worshipers at the Western Wall at the outset. If that has happened since it is because an issue like this inevitably inflames passions and creates its own momentum. Far better that the NRP ideologues are restrained from whipping up passions like this in the future, which the ideologues on the other side are more than happy to escalate. Life would be a good deal more peaceful without religious extremists dictating the events.

    from the article: Jordan rebukes Israel over Temple Mount strife
    First published 12:00 04.10.09 | Last updated 23:50 04.10.09
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