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Reuters Reports Lie That Israel Changed Status Quo on Temple Mount

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 The Temple Mount. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The Temple Mount. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

It is fascinating, and frightening, to see how Palestinian Arab lies are accepted by the mainstream media.

From Reuters, adding background information to an article about recent violence:

A campaign of stabbings, shootings and car-rammings by Palestinians has killed 19 Israelis and a U.S. citizen since the start of October. Israeli forces have killed 109 Palestinians, around two-thirds of whom the army identified as assailants. Palestinians are frustrated at the failure of long-running peace efforts with Israel and its 48-year occupation of the West Bank. Many sympathize with Hamas calls for Israel’s destruction.

The bloodshed has also been fueled by Muslim agitation over stepped-up Israeli access to Jerusalem’s al Aqsa mosque complex, which many Jews revere as a vestige of their biblical temples.

Exactly how has Israel “stepped up” access to the site compared to 2013? 1998?

They haven’t, but Arab media outlets have been plastering articles about every single visit by Jews to the area on their front pages for months as a reason to incite violence. And it has worked. The articles often report supposed Israeli plans to build a Temple or divide the site so that only Jews can ascend at certain times. All of them have been false.

There has been no increased Jewish access to the Temple Mount. But there has been a marked increase in Muslims violently opposing any Jews visiting peacefully.

Recently, the head of the “Arab Parliament” condemned Jews visiting the Temple Mount on Sunday, claiming that their purpose was to provoke the feelings of Muslims worldwide and that any Jews on the Temple Mount were pouring fuel on the fire of Arab resentment. This incitement is constant in Arab media and governmental pronouncements.

And Reuters gives it credence.

The supposed Israeli plans to take over the complex is in fact the entire stated reason for the stabbings and shootings and stonings and rammings. Nothing about “frustration” with the peace process. It is called the Al Aqsa Intifada in Arab media. And it is based on lies.

But Reuters will never say that.

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  • Francois

    The only thing that has changed is that two Muslin paid protest groups have been outlawed on Temple Mount. But that is not increasing access for Jews.

  • steven L

    Reuters obviously support BDS behind the scene. Reuters belong to those who like BDS want the cleansing of the Jews from their land. Is that different from the NAZI goal?

  • eSther

    This is “very good” news.

    The way the snake speaks is often in reverse. “Truth” become lies but “lies” become Truth.

    There is a “Temple Mount” in the spiritual.

  • Maybe Israel should take-over the site, re-build the Temple, and fulfill Prophecy.

    since they are accused of doing so anyway, might as well get the benefits

    • rulierose

      totally agree.

  • brenrod

    Israel should ban reporters of lying news services, duh????

  • Patty Ann Smith

    “Just to note the platform on the Temple Mount is 144,000 square metres or about 20 football fields or 37 acres’, there will be 144,00 Jews that wit thettll be sealed to protect them from the evil of satan. Revelation .12:& Revelation13

  • Joseph Feld

    The Israeli Supreme Court under Chief Justice Aaron Barak ruled that Jews had the legal right to ascend the Mount and to pray privately on those areas permitted by Jewish Law. Israel follows the principle of protecting all holy sites. The Temple Mount is the holiest Jewish site and therefore should follow the Supreme Court ruling. In fact Jews have been stopped from praying on the Mount in spite of the Supreme Court ruling. Just to note the platform on the Temple Mount is 144,000 square metres or about 20 football fields or 37 acres. Jews are not in any way interfering with the Mosque or the Dome. Halachically many Poskim object to ascending in our state of ritual impurity.