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MATTHEW  24:15-21


The Olivet discourse or Olivet prophecy is a biblical passage found in the Synoptic Gospels of Mark 13,Matthew 24, Luke 21.

It is known as the "Little Apocalypse" because it includes Jesus' descriptions of the end times, the use of apocalyptic language, and Jesus' warning to his followers that they will suffer tribulation and persecution before the ultimate triumph of the Kingdom of God.[1] The Olivet discourse is the last of the Five Discourses of Matthew and occurs just prior to the narrative of Jesus' passion beginning with the Anointing of Jesus. In the narrative is a discourse or sermon given by Jesus on the Mount of Olives, hence the name. It is widely believed by scholars to contain material delivered on a variety of occasions.[2]

For the most part, the passage refers to the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem and the events leading up to it, although there are also references to events following this.[2] This is one reason why scholars date the Gospel of Mark to the period just before, or just after, the events of the year 70.[2][3]


It is unclear whether the tribulation Jesus describes is a past, present or future event.[4]:p.5 In each of the three gospel accounts, the sermon contains a number of statements which at first glance seem predictive of future events. However, modern Christian interpretation diverges as to the meaning of the additional topics in the discourse. Many evangelical Christian interpreters say the passages refer to the Second Coming of Jesus.[citation needed] They disagree whether Jesus describes the signs that accompany his return.


The setting on the Mount of Olives is also thought by some scholars to have been not incidental, but a quite deliberate echo of a passage in the Book of Zechariah which refers to the location as the place where a final battle would occur between the Jewish Messiah and his opponents.

According to the narrative of the synoptic Gospels, an anonymous disciple remarks on the greatness of Herod's Temple,[5]  a building thought to have been some 10 stories high and likely to have been adorned with gold, silver, and other precious items. Jesus responds that not one of those stones would remain intact in the building, and the whole thing would be reduced to rubble.

The disciples asked Jesus for a sign, "When will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?" The disciples, being Jewish, believed that the Messiah would come and that his arrival would mean the fulfillment of all the prophecies they hoped in. They believed that the Temple played a large role in this, hence the disciple in the first part boasting to Jesus about the Temple's construction. Jesus' prophecy concerning the Temple's destruction was contrary to their belief system. The Master sought to correct that impression, first, by discussing the Roman invasion, [Matt. 24:4-34] and then by commenting on his final coming to render universal judgment.[24:35-51]

Jesus first warns them about things that would happen that should not
 be interpreted as signs:

Then Jesus identifies the beginnings of birth pangs, a metaphor for 'false alarm' (some older translations incorrectly read sorrows):

Next he described more birth pangs which would lead to the coming Kingdom:

Jesus then warned the disciples about the Abomination of Desolation "standing where it does not belong". The Gospels of Matthew and Mark add "—let the reader understand—". This is generally considered to be a reference to two passages from the Book of Daniel.[Dan. 9:27] [11:31]

Some consider these declarations to be unlikely or implausible. However, there also are noted Christian theologians who believe that each of Jesus' declarations were prophecies. One view (Futurism) is that the future Jesus predicted is the unfolding of events from trends that are already at work in contemporary human society.
[6] Another prophetic view (Preterism) is that all of these predictions were fulfilled by the time Jerusalem fell in 70 AD.[7] A key issue in Jesus' discussion concerns the illustration of the fig tree (and other trees). This is a juxtaposition, balancing the two parts of the discussion. The first part being the answer to the first question concerning the destruction of the Temple, the second part being the answer to the question of Jesus' return at the end of the world. Hence, concerning the first he says that "this Generation" would see the fulfillment, whereas the second, "No man knows", not even Jesus himself.

Although the passage in the Book of Daniel internally claims to be a prophecy dictated to Daniel by Gabriel during the Babylonian captivity, some modern scholars believe that the Book was pseudepigraphically written in the mid-2nd century BC, and that rather than being a genuine prophecy the passage was a postdiction, written as a polemic against the shrine to Zeus set up in the temple in 168 BC by Antiochus IV Epiphanes, which had apagan altar added onto the Altar of the Holocausts
[8][9][10] Exactly how the Synoptics meant it to be reinterpreted or interpreted, however, is a matter of debate among Christian scholars:

The reign of Gaius Caligula (37-41 AD) witnessed the first open break between the Jews and the Julio-Claudian empire. Until then—if one excepts Sejanus' heyday [19-31 AD] and the trouble caused by the census after Archelaus' banishment [6 AD]—there was usually an atmosphere of understanding between the Jews and the empire….

These relations deteriorated seriously during Caligula's reign, and, though after his death the peace was outwardly re-established, considerable bitterness remained on both sides. ... Caligula ordered that a golden statue of himself be set up in the Temple in Jerusalem. ... Only Caligula's death, at the hands of Roman conspirators (AD 41), prevented the outbreak of a Jewish-Roman war that might well have spread to the entire East.[15]

Great Tribulation[edit]

See also: Tribulation

Jesus' biblical prophecy[edit]

After Jesus described the "abomination that causes desolation", he warns that the people of Judea should flee to the mountains as a matter of such urgency that they shouldn't even return to get things from their homes. Jesus also warned that if it happened in winter or on the Sabbath fleeing would be even more difficult. Jesus described this as a time of "Great Tribulation" worse than anything that had gone before.


Jesus then states that immediately after the time of tribulation people would see a sign, "the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken".[Matt. 24:29-30]

The statements about the sun and moon turning dark sound quite apocalyptic, as it appears to be a quote from the Book of Isaiah.[Isa. 13:10] The description of the sun, moon and stars going dark is also described in the Old Testament.


Joel wrote that this would be a sign before the great and dreadful Day of the Lord.[Joel 2:30-31] The Book of Revelation also mentions the sun and moon turning dark during the sixth seal of the seven seals, but the passage adds more detail than the previous verses mentioned.[Rev. 6:12-17]


Two opposing interpretations[edit]


Within conservative, evangelical Christian thought, two opposite viewpoints have been expressed in a debate between theologians Kenneth L. Gentryand Thomas Ice.[4]:pp.197–199

Tribulation as a past event (Dr. Gentry)
  • The Great Tribulation occurred during the 1st century.
  • Those events marked the end of God's focus on and exaltation of Israel.
  • Jesus' prophecies marked the beginning of the Christian era in God's plan.
  • The Tribulation is God's judgment on Israel for rejecting the Messiah.
  • The Tribulation judgments will be centered around local events surrounding ancient Jerusalem, and also somewhat affecting other portions of the former Roman Empire.
  • The Tribulation judgments are governed by Jesus as the Christ to reflect his judgment against Israel, thus showing that he is in heaven controlling those events.
Tribulation as a future event (Dr. Ice)
  • The Great Tribulation is still to come and is rapidly approaching prospect.
  • Those events marked the beginning of God's focus on and exaltation of Israel.
  • The prophecy says the Christian era will be concluded just after the church is taken from the world.
  • Rather than being God's judgment on Israel, it is the preparation of Israel to receive her Messiah.
  • The judgments involve catastrophes that literally will affect the stellar universe and impact the entire planet.
  • The coming of Christ in the Tribulation requires his public, visible and physical presence to conclude those judgments.


Coming of the Son of Man[edit]

In the Olivet Discourse, Jesus states that after the time of tribulation and the sign of the sun, moon and stars going dark the son of man would be seen arriving in the clouds with power and great glory. Jesus would be accompanied by the angels and at the trumpet call the angels would gather the elect (God's chosen) from the heavens and the four winds of the earth.[Matt. 24:31]


Some Christians have seen this as a prediction of Roman tyranny being overcome by Christianity. Christianity did eventually become the official religion of the Roman Empire. The Eastern Roman Empire remained Christianized until its fall to the Turks in 1453, and large portions of its former territory, such as Greece, remain largely Christian to this day.


The Synoptics also describe Jesus as stating that "the elect" would be gathered together from across the earth and heaven. His actual wording is that they would be gathered "from the four winds, from the furthest part of the earth to the furthest part of heaven". Although most scholars, and almost all Christians, read this as meaning that the gathering would include people not only from earth but also from heaven, a few Christians, mostly modern American Protestant Premillennialists,[16] have interpreted it to mean that people would be gathered from earth and taken to heaven—a concept known in their circles as the rapture. Most scholars see this as a quotation of a passage from the Book of Zechariah in which God (and the contents of heaven in general) are predicted to come to earth and live among the elect, who by necessity are gathered together for this purpose.[Zech. 2:10]According to the ancient gnostics, this passage was to be interpreted as implying that the teachings of the son of man would automatically bring those who heard and fully understood them (the elect) together.



In the Olivet Discourse, Jesus stated that when all these signs are seen, his second coming would be imminent. He went on to say that this generation would not pass until all these things had happened.


Historically, this has been one of the most difficult passages to resolve with a literal interpretation of the text. At face value it would seem to imply that the disciples would still be alive today. Awkward legends arose suggesting that the disciples to whom Jesus was speaking did not die but remain alive, eventually developing into legends like those of the Wandering Jew and Prester John. C. S. Lewis called this "the most embarrassing verse in the Bible".[17]


The fourth-century church father John Chrysostom held this interpretation:

After this, that they might not straightway return to it again, and say, “When?” he brings to their remembrance the things that had been said, saying, “Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled!”

All these things. What things? I pray thee. Those about Jerusalem, those about the wars, about the famines, about the pestilences, about the earthquakes, about the false Christs, about the false prophets, about the sowing of the gospel everywhere, the seditions, the tumults, all the other things, which we said were to occur until His coming.

How then, one may ask, did He say, “This generation?” Speaking not of the generation then living, but of that of the believers. For He is wont to distinguish a generation not by times only, but also by the mode of religious service, and practice; as when He saith, “This is the generation of them that seek the Lord. ”

— John Chrysostom[18]

In the earliest known Christian document, the First Epistle to the Thessalonians, Paul seems to envisage that he and the Christians to whom he was writing would see the resurrection of the dead within their own lifetimes: "For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. (ESV)"[4:15-17] Some argue that the Second Epistle to the Thessalonians was forged, essentially for the sole purpose of contradicting the first epistle.[19]


In modern times, a popular (but far from unanimous) opinion is that Jesus in the Olivet Discourse is using the apocalyptic language of his timesymbolically, as did many Jewish prophets. Nevertheless, throughout history there have been many groups who read the discourse literally. Christian thought continues to include groups who say that the end of the world is near, some even giving exact dates which have since come and gone without an intervening end of world (see also Second Coming).[20] 


Some Christians believe that predictions of several events are related: the second coming of Jesus, the war of

Armageddon, the arrival on earth of the Antichrist, the Tribulation, the Rapture, some horrendous natural disaster, etc.


Jewish, Islamic, psychic and occult predictions have also been offered as well.[21] lists over 7 dozen past predictions of the end of the world, none of which has come true. Some very prominent individuals have been consistently wrong when they predicted the end of the world. End-of-the-world predictions have been common throughout Christianity and other religions for almost 2000 years.



There are four quite different interpretations of Matthew 24. By far the more prominent are futurism and preterism.


Futurism dominates the more conservative theological viewpoints at present, though preterism is seen in a resurgence.



The Idealist (timeless) sees no evidence of timing of prophetic events in the Bible. Thus they conclude that their timing cannot be determined in advance. Idealists see prophetic passages as being of great value in teaching truths about God to be applied to present life.


Idealism is seldom applied to Bible prophecy except in liberal scholarship. It is not a factor in current mainstream

conservative deliberation over when prophecy will be fulfilled.[4]



Preterism[4] (from Latin for "past") considers that most, if not all, prophecy has been fulfilled already, usually in relation to the destruction of Jerusalemby the Romans in AD 70. This doctrine differs on some important points:

  • Full preterism says all biblical prophecy was fulfilled by AD 70. It does not hold to a future judgment, return of Christ, or resurrection of the dead (at least not for non-Christians). Due to the belief that all biblical prophecy has been fulfilled, it is sometimes considered "radical" and usually described as "unorthodox" because it goes against all of the early Christian creeds.



Historicism considers that most prophecy has been or will be fulfilled during the present church age. It was the chief view of Protestants from theReformation until the mid-19th century. Only among Seventh-day Adventists is historicism applied to current conservative Christian interpretation of Tribulation understanding.[4]



Futurism typically holds that all major unfulfilled prophecies will be fulfilled during a global time of catastrophe and war known as the Great Tribulation, in which many other prophecies will be fulfilled during or after the Millennium Reign of Jesus Christ. According to many futurists, many predictions are currently being fulfilled during the Church Age, in which lawlessness and apostasy are currently plaguing secular society. This is seen as a major sign of the approaching fulfillment of all other prophecies during the Tribulation. Within evangelical Christianity over the past 150 years, futurism has come to be the dominant view of prophecy. However, around the 1970s evangelical preterism—the polar opposite of futurism—was seen as a new challenge to the dominance of futurism, particularly within the Reformed tradition. Yet, futurism continues as the prevalent view for the time being.[4]:p.7


Futurists anticipate many coming events that will fulfill all eschatological prophecy: the seven-year period of tribulation, the Antichrist's global government,[23][24] the Battle of Armageddon, the Second Coming of Jesus, the millennial reign of Christ, the eternal state, and the two resurrections.

  • In his popular book, The Late Great Planet Earth, first published in 1970, evangelical Christian author Hal Lindsey argued that prophetical information in Matthew 24 indicates that the “generation” witnessing the “rebirth of Israel”
  • is the same generation that will observe the fulfillment of the “signs” referred to in Matthew 24:1-33—and that would be consummated by the second coming of Christ in approximately 1988. He dated it from the “rebirth of Israel” in 1948, and took a generation to be “something like forty years. ”[25] Lindsey later stretched his forty-year timetable to as long as one hundred years, writing that he was no longer certain that the terminal "generation" commenced with the rebirth of Israel.[26]
  • Another detailed analysis, one written by theologian Ray Stedman, calls it the "Olivet Prophecy: The most detailed prediction in the Bible". According to Stedman: "There are many predictive passages in both the Old and New Testaments, but none is clearer or more detailed than the message Jesus delivered from the Mount of Olives.
  • This message was given during the turbulent events of the Lord's last week before the cross".[6]


See also[edit]



  1. Jump up^ "Frontline" TV series. PBS. Online:
  2. Accessed: 19 September 2008
  3. ^ Jump up to:a b c Ben Witherington The Gospel of Mark: A Socio-rhetorical Commentary page 340.
  4. Jump up^ Morna Hooker, The Gospel According to St. Mark (Continuum, 1991) page 8.
  5. ^ Jump up to:a b c d e f Gentry, Kenneth L.; Thomas Ice. The Great Tribulation—Past Or Future?: Two Evangelicals Debate the
  6. Question. Kregel Academic & Professional, 1999. ISBN 978-0-8254-2901-9
  7. Jump up^ Kilgallen, John J. A Brief Commentary on the Gospel of Mark Paulist Press, 1989. ISBN 0-8091-3059-9
  8. ^ Jump up to:a b Stedman, Ray C. What on Earth Is Happening? What Jesus Said About the End of the Age. Discovery House
  9. Publishers, 2003. ISBN 1-57293-092-6
  10. Jump up^ Jackson, Wayne. "A Study of Matthew Twenty-four" November 23, 1998. Christian Courier. Contains in-depth
  11. discussion of the significant of the chapter and the signs that have come to fruition.
  12. Jump up^ Souvay, Charles. "Altars (in Scripture)". The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 1. New York: Robert Appleton Company,
  13. 1907. 5 September 2009htm.
  14. Jump up^ Brown, Raymond E. et al. The New Jerome Biblical Commentary. Prentice Hall, 1990. ISBN 0-13-614934-0. p.624
  15. Jump up^ Miller, Robert J. (ed.) The Complete Gospels. Polebridge Press, 1994. ISBN 0-06-065587-9 p.44)
  16. Jump up^ Craig Blomberg, Jesus and the Gospels, Apollos 1997, pp.322-326
  17. Jump up^ Wright, N.T., Jesus and the Victory of God (Christian Origins and the Question of God, Volume 2), Fortress 1996. 
  18. ISBN 978-0800626822. pp. 348ff.
  19. Jump up^ Gospel of Mark
  20. Jump up^ Brown, Raymond E. An Introduction to the New Testament. Doubleday 1997 ISBN 0-385-24767-2144
  21. Jump up^ Ben-Sasson, H.H. A History of the Jewish People. Harvard University Press, 1976. ISBN 0-674-39731-2, pp. 254-256
  22. Jump up^ Rosen, Christine. Preaching Eugenics. Oxford Press, 2004.
  23. z7Xj6CMYPaBuVlmWVYKEtNLd7DU&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=4&ct=result
  24. Jump up^ C. S. Lewis The World's Last Night and Other Essays
  25. Jump up^ LXXIV.
  26. Jump up^ Without agreeing with this theory, biblical scholar Leon Morris reports it in his book The First and Second Epistles to the Thessalonians. Eerdmans, 1991. ISBN 978-0-8028-2512-4
  27. Jump up^ Ravitz, Jessica. "Road trip to the end of the world". [1] Accessed 6 May 2013
  28. Jump up^ Web:
  29. Jump up^ Gentry, Kenneth L. Jr. "Falsely Declaring 'The Time. ' The Great Tribulation in Progressive Dispensationalism (Part 5)". Dispensationalism in Transition: Challenging Traditional Dispensationalism's 'Code of Silence. ' November 1998. Online: Accessed: 13 December 2008.
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  32. Jump up^ Lindsey, Hal. The Late Great Planet Earth. Grand Rapids, MI. Zondervan, 1970.
  33. Jump up^ Lindsey, Hal. 1977. Eternity, January 1977


Jesus Predicts the Destruction of the Temple


24 Then Jesus went out and departed from the temple, and His disciples came up to show Him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down.”

The Signs of the Times and the End of the Age

Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will bethe sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”

And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all[a] these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences,[b] and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.

“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. 11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

The Great Tribulation

15 “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’[c] spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), 16 “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house. 18 And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes. 19 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 20 And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.

23 “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it. 24 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you beforehand.

26 “Therefore if they say to you, ‘Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms!’ do not believe it. 27 For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 28 For wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together.

The Coming of the Son of Man

29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

The Parable of the Fig Tree

32 “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer isnear. 33 So you also, when you see all these things, know that it[d] is near—at the doors! 34 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.

No One Knows the Day or Hour

36 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven,[e] but My Father only. 37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39 and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 40 Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. 42 Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour[f] your Lord is coming. 43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. 44 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

The Faithful Servant and the Evil Servant

45 “Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season? 46 Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing.47 Assuredly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all his goods.48 But if that evil servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’[g] 49 and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards, 50 the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him and at an hour that he is not aware of, 51 and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.


  1. Matthew 24:6 NU-Text omits all.
  2. Matthew 24:7 NU-Text omits pestilences.
  3. Matthew 24:15 Daniel 11:31; 12:11
  4. Matthew 24:33 Or He
  5. Matthew 24:36 NU-Text adds nor the Son.
  6. Matthew 24:42 NU-Text reads day.
  7. Matthew 24:48 NU-Text omits his coming.





















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Aerial photo of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem showing the Proposed Northern, 
Central and Southern Sites for the First and Second Temples.


"As the navel is set in the centre of the human body,
so is the land of Israel the navel of the world... 
situated in the centre of the world, 
and Jerusalem in the centre of the land of Israel, 
and the sanctuary in the centre of Jerusalem, 
and the holy place in the centre of the sanctuary, 
and the ark in the centre of the holy place, 
and the foundation stone before the holy place, 
because from it the world was founded."
Midrash Tanchuma, 


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9-2-11 - DREAM -  I was in downtown Milwaukee with my husband who looked rather like Kevin from The Young and the Restless TV show. We were walking down the street with sheets of paper in our hands with apartment drawing layouts and we went to the apartment building I used to manage on Jackson St.

We went into the building in the lobby.  I wanted to ask the Manager if apartment 395 was available which was on the far corner on the 3rd floor.  I knew it had been empty earlier and hooped it still would be.  I wondered how I would explain that I had seven kids.  I was going to tell them that I baby sat two of them, like five would be okay. 

We walked into the lobby and the Manager was a red headed woman, whom I recognized but can't remember where I know her from.  She recognized me too.

She went back to talk to some other people about renting an apartment, and I went into the lobby where there was a huge sofa, and there sat Ed, resting and reading a newspaper or something.

I can't remember what I said to him, but my husband and I then went to the north side of town.  Apparently it was either flag day or the 4th of July because all the houses and street lights had flags on sticks and each flag had white lilacs attached to the tops of the sticks.  It was really pretty and I was impressed how patriotic these people were in that neighborhood.

(My grandfather was born on the 4th of July, so that might be a clue)

I asked my husband what we were doing down on 8th St. where my grandfather lived and he said, "We're going to draw down your house".

I have no idea what that means but it sounded good.

I could see my grandfather standing at the window of his house and we waved to each other.  I then climbed the steps and went into my grandfather's house.  He sat on the sofa which was in front of the large front windows.  There was a worn quilt on the sofa and I was amazed at how clean my grandfather's house was because he was living alone there, my grandmother evidently had died.  (I think they died in reverse order in reality)

My grandfather commented on my husband that he seemed like a nice guy compared that ''boyfriend' I had.  I had to agree that he was. 


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Two colors of the lilac are especially meaningful. The white lilac represents youthful innocence and purity. Purple lilacs often symbolize first love, while in some contexts purple lilacs can suggest protection





Number 395 is a blend of the vibrations and influences of the numbers 3, 9 and 5. Number 3 brings its energies of encouragement, communication, manifesting prosperity, growth, enthusiasm and joy. Number 3 also resonates with the vibrations of the Ascended Masters. Number 9 adds its attributes of Universal Spiritual Laws, lightworking, leading by example, duty and calling and Divine wisdom. Number 5 lends its attributes of major life changes, freedom, versatility and variety, courage, motivation and opportunities. 

Angel Number 395 is a message from the angels, Ascended Masters and Archangels that the work and effort you have put towards achieving your goals will have long-term benefits as it manifested auspicious new opportunities for you to take full advantage of. These important life choices and changes will see an influx of abundance in your life that will ensure that your needs are met as you continue on your Divine life purpose.

The repeating Angel Number 395 is a message to continue listening to your intuition and the guidance from the angels as you are being left through important life changes that will certainly align you with the next step along your spiritual dual-purpose   Trust the impressions and messages you receive and follow accordingly. 


NOTE FROM DEE:  I have to be honest and tell you that I really didn't know what to do with this dream, but I knew it was important at the time.  However, since then, I've been hearing strange things about the 4th of July that I had no idea were important.

this came to light a couple days ago - on the 14th of September when I listened to an interview with a man named FREEMAN by Mel Fabrigas on VERITAS Radio Show.  Here is the link to the interview:

 Towards the end of the 1st hour of the interview, Freeman mentioned the 4rh of July and said that he said that he was predicting the beginning of WW III because someone had visited the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Irwell.

I had to listen to the interview  second time to make sure what I was hearing.

Subsequently, I went on  to look up the connections of the 4th of July with the Temple Mount.

After that I found out that Obama's daughter was born on the 4th of July in 1998, and that on that day it was exactly 222 years to the day of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.   (That number is very important as well, and so is the year 1998.

I have been searching for the TRUTH of How and Who really runs the world for many years. It wasn't until I saw the last episode of The Edge TV interviewing this bloke called Freeman until all the pieces of the puzzle finally came together.

He Predicted the 911 Terrorist Attack and the last Market Crash October 13th to the day.

His latest Prediction is that the Vatican will take control over the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on the 4th July 2010 or 2011 which will start WWIII.

His Prediction starts @ 3.10 mins into Part 8 of a 10 part interview.



Palestinians proposed giving Temple Mount to the Pope

The PALASTINIANS  In Ramallah told the US it is willing to give the Old City of Jerusalem to a proposed joint committee to administer the Temple Mount.


The Pope is longing to set up his throne on the Temple Mount, and gains support from Islam. These wicked men are in agreement.

Wikileaks have done it again. Displayed double standards, and the true motives of the“peace makers” in the Middle East.

The battle is not for justice and democracy. The battle is for the control of Mount Zion, the very site of the two Jewish temples in Jerusalem. The man who soon will sit there will be worshiped as God, the Father Jesus addressed as the “Holy Father“. But the man on the Temple Mount, will be a fake, and a very powerful deceiver. Millions will worship this man of lawlessness.

This is what the Israeli Daily Haaretz write on the latest catch of “secret documents”.

The documents also reveal that the Palestinian negotiators, in an effort to move forward on the hyper-sensitive issue of the holy sites

in the Old City of Jerusalem, proposed a joint committee to administer the Temple Mount.

The offers were made in 2008, in the wake of the Annapolis conference, and were privately hailed by chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat as giving Israel “the biggest Yerushalayim [the Hebrew name for Jerusalem] in history.”

To get the full picture, please also read these two links:

1. Message from former Israeli PM, Ehud Olmert

2. The Special regime prompted by Old City of Jerusalem Initiative.

The PA In Ramallah is on the pay role of the US and the Papacy. They are not interested in grabbing land in East Jerusalem, for any other purpose than bringing the head of the One World religion back to his former throne in East Jerusalem. The Bishop of Rome ruled in Jerusalem from 1090 A.D to 1291. A.D.

Palestinian negotiators secretly agreed to concede almost all Jewish areas of East Jerusalem to Israel, the Guardian newspaper and Al-Jazeera TV reported on Saturday.

As many as 1,600 Palestinian documents on peace talks with Israel, obtained by Al Jazeera TV and given to the Guardian, covering more than a decade of exchanges, provide a unique look into the breakdown of the peace process.

The biggest leak of confidential documents in the history of the conflict has revealed that Palestinian negotiators secretly agreed to accept Israel’s annexation of all but one of the neighborhoods, Har Homa, built in East Jerusalem.

Source: Israeli Daily Haaretz.

Written by Ivar



Jerusalem: Dozens wave Hamas flags on Temple Mount

December 13, 2010

Dozens of people embarked on a procession at the end of the Friday prayer at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, waving Hamas flags.

Hamas normally parade their flag in Gaza. Their last parade was in Jerusalem, on top of the Temple Mount.

Meanwhile, dozens of youths marched in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan.

The security forces are preparing for a possible riot. Two firefighting teams are putting out a Molotov cocktail thrown at a guarding post in Silwan. There have been no reports of injuries. (Yair Altman)


My comment:

Everything seems to be permitted to mock God, as long as its puts pressure on the Jews, to give up Zionism and half of Jerusalem.

I wonder what would have been written in the Word media, if there was a parade on the Temple Mount, of Jews waiving Israeli flags?

Let me give you a hint:

“Israel insults Worlds Muslims”.

After the Islamic terrorists paraded their flags on the same site, the World responds with total silence.

The Jews in fact has their chance to evict Islamic oppression from the Temple Mount in 1967. But the secular Israeli leadership blew it.

This is the painful truth.

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Government of Israel racist policy against Jews on the Temple Mount

December 1, 2010

The Israeli High Court Blocks Shurat HaDin’s Prosecution of Islamic Waqf.

Jews are allowed on the Temple Mount. But if they pray, they will be arrested.

The Israeli Government is very determined in its strange protection of Islamic totalitarian rule on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

Jews are denied even the right to pray at this, the most Holy site in Judaism.

This is what the trust “Shurat HaDin” wrote in their website 4th of November:

Israel’s High Court of Justice has handed down a decision which blocks a first-of-its-kind private prosecution brought by Shurat HaDin against the Islamic Waqf (“Trust”) in Jerusalem.
The Waqf is the radical anti-Israel authority which the government allows to oversee Muslim holy places including the mosques on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.

Following months of reports that the Waqf was utilizing bulldozers on the Temple Mount to carry out unauthorized construction that was obliterating ancient Jewish artifacts and the refusal of the Israeli police to act to safeguard these relics, we decided to go to Court against the Muslims.

On October 11, 2007, we filed a private criminal action against the Islamic Waqf on behalf of more than 150 Israeli citizens, indicting the Waqf members for the illegal bulldozing and destruction of Jewish artifacts. Many of these relics being destroyed date back to the First Temple Period!

We accused the Islamic Waqf of seeking to eradicate all evidence of Israel’s ancient connection to this holy site and trying to rewrite Jerusalem’s history.

We argued that it is nothing less than a religious, cultural and archaeological crime against the entire world Jewish community. We were seeking to imprison the Waqf’s leaders.

We turned to the High Court (BAGATZ) after the Attorney General (AG) moved in May 2008, to have our indictment dismissed.

At that time we were notified by the AG, that his office was attempting to halt our private prosecution on the grounds that an issue with such broad public implications and interest cannot be prosecuted by private citizens.

In essence, the AG refused, out of fear of the international response, to prosecute these Islamic extremists and he moved to obstruct Shurat HaDin from undertaking the litigation ourselves.

In response, Shurat HaDin argued that the AG’s motives in this case were not of a pure legal nature and, thus, his office should step aside completely and not involve itself in the proceedings. We demanded that the AG be compelled by the High Court to either prosecute the case himself or allow us to continue with our legal action independently as provided for by the law.

At the oral arguments before the High Court in February 2009, we argued that the AG has a political agenda and was voicing his political considerations, rather than purely legal ones as he was mandated to do.

We insisted that the AG is simply too afraid of the Arab states, the European Union, the UN and US State Department to legally defend Jerusalem. Just to note the absurdity of the BAGATZ deliberations, at one point one of the justices urged that we withdraw the petition because status of “the Temple Mount is very emotionally charged.”

We replied we know, and that is why we brought the indictment and the petition in the first place – it is Judaism’s holiest site. This week the BAGATZ rejected our petition and gave the Islamic Waqf a free pass to continue its destruction of Israel’s sacred heritage sites.

The justices held that our efforts to safeguard the ancient First Temple artifacts on behalf of world Jewry could not be done by means of a private prosecution. Alternatively, it refused to order the AG to take action against the Waqf.

It is absurd that while the Israeli government is mounting an international campaign against UNESCO to protest its labeling Rachel’s Tomb and the Cave of the Macpelah in Hebron as Muslim mosques and denying their Jewish origins, it obstructs Shurat HaDin from acting to safeguard the status of the Jewish people’s holiest site.

Source: Shurat-HaDin website.

My comment:

To claim that the state of Israel upholds religious freedom in Jerusalem, is only partly true. It is correct for Muslim, and it is correct in regards to Christians.

But the Government of Israel do discriminate against its own Jewish brethren. That is a huge paradox. While the Muslims cries foul without reason, Jews who believe in God of Israel is forced to accept that their holiest site is under Islamic occupation.

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1998 - 1776 = 222
1776 = 2 x 888 (Greek Gematria for Jesus)
1776 = 8 x 222

1998 = 9 x 222
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    For decades, the Arab-Israel conflict was a potential fuse to the igniting of an international military confrontation - dreaded of nuclear magnitude. The historic signing of the Oslo Peace Treaty on 15 Sept. 1993, suddenly turned the spotlight onto the back stage of the world drama, as Jerusalem, in glittering array, stepped challengingly through the darkened crimson curtains of history, onto the centre of the stage - revealing itself as the pivotal, contentious issue in the millennia-old struggle for control of it's soul.

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    Recent developments in the Middle East Crisis, have been drawing the spotlight onto the real nucleus of this explosive subject, which until now has been totally overlooked by the news media, namely the real 'inner soul' of Jerusalem - the Sacred Temple Mount. Here currently stands an internationally well known landmark - the golden domed Muslim Bayt al Maqdas, known as the Dome of the Rock - and next to it, the silver domed Al Aqsa Mosque (Masjid e Aqsa).

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    And that is what makes this Temple Mount Site, which is pivotal to the opposing interests of the world's three major religions, the real flash point in "The Battle for Jerusalem.


    Latest News from Israel . . . .

    February 7, 2007

    Islamic Arabs now calling for another Intifada.

    Confrontation at the Mughrabi Gate excavations

    - by Jerry Golden, Jerusalem

    Once again we are seeing the interference of Iran and Syria using any and everything they can to promote more Arab kids being wrapped with bombs and sent into Jewish public places to kill as many Israelis as they possibly can. You might remember the rash of killings because of the excavation near the Western Wall known now as the Western Wall tunnel, but originally it was known as the Hasmonean Water Tunnel, but actually it dates back to the first Temple Period. What happened then is the Arabs who like to call themselves “Palestinians” used the opening of the northern end as a reason to kill more Jews. Before that tunnel was opened, tourists had to go in one group at a time and the next group would have to wait until they came back out the same entrance. All we did was open the far end (northern) so groups could be moved through the tunnel more easily. But if you listened to the News on CNN, BBC and others you’d think Israel was doing some terrible thing to these poor Islamic Arabs.

    We are seeing the same thing happen again, but this time I want to show you a couple of pictures and explain what is being done so when you hear this on the news you will know the truth and possible be able to tell otters.

    For those of you who have been to the Temple Mount while visiting Israel - you will remember going through a gate near the Western Wall. In Arabic it is called the Mughrabi Gate and you will be hearing that name in the news for a while.

    You will notice in this picture that there is a temporary ramp that was built. The first reason was, that the old earth ramp was the only thing left after the excavation on both sides of the Western Wall many years ago in order to expose more of the Western Wall. This mount was left as a ramp to give entrance to the Mughrabi Gate. You will also notice that it has absolutely nothing to do with the Al-Aksa Mosque that you will be hearing so much about. You will also notice that the new ramp has a roof over the walk way, the reason for that roof was to protect tourists from getting hit in the head by Arab rock throwers. What caused the building of the wooden ramp, was the earth quake a couple of years ago that caused much of that ramp to collapse.

    Explanation: Looking East - The Wailing Wall Prayer square. with the 2 ramps on its right, leading to the Temple Square.

    The temporary roofed Ramp in the right hand foreground (blue tinted)

    To the right of it, the old silver domed ramp on a mound of earth which covers the ancient ravine which also passes under the prayer square.

    The Al Aqsa Mosque is between the clumps of trees on the Temple Square.

    The Dome of the Rock, Muslim Temple on the Site of the ancient Jewish Temples is directly outside the left side of the photo, on the Temple Square, to the left of the Al Aksa Mosque.

    Refer to the photo at the top of this Page - which is taken from the opposite (Eastern side), looking West.

    The Al-Aqsa Mosque is at least 150 yards from the retaining wall of the Temple Mount (visible on the photos behind the Mughrabi Gate at the top of the Ramps) and could in no way be affected by building a better and more permanent ramp for Tourists to enter the Temple Mount. Once again we are seeing the Islamic Arabs using any and every possible event to kill Jews and we can be sure to see the Liberal Media assist them in every way possible.

    The 2nd photo gives a closer look - where you can see the entrance to the Gate and the old mount of earth that must be removed. But removed in the Holy Land means excavated.

    One thing the Moslems are frightened of is that Israel will find much more Jewish History as this mount goes right over one of the main Roman roads (in the ravine) that ran near the Wall. Already we are finding many items in the Kidron Valley where they (the bArabs - refer below) have dumped the earth removed from Solomon’s Stables. (Refer to the latest report about the excavations now stopped, while they are investigating new archeological finds due to the repair work to the Ramp)

    So now when you hear the news, you will better understand it. As usual, these people, who love to kill Jews and even each other, are simply trying to set the world stage to excuse another round of Islamic killings.

    Jerry Golden, The Golden Report

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    Feb. 13, 2007

    Ruins discovered at Mughrabi site
    Yaniv Salama-Scheer, THE JERUSALEM POST 

    As the controversy swirls around the construction of the new bridge leading to the Temple Mount at the Mughrabi Gate, archeologists have already uncovered finds from the medieval period and early Islamic era that shed new light on Jerusalem's history.

    "We have dug three meters down and discovered massive walls which we believe are from the early Islamic Umayyad period," Jerusalem's chief archeologist Yuval Baruch said. "Because of its proximity to the Wohl Archeological Park, I personally hope to find the rest of the Umayyad palaces."

    The archeological park currently has the only uncovered ruins of the Umayyad 
    palaces which were destroyed in 749 CE by an earthquake. They were built in the eighth century as the seat for the Caliphate when visiting Jerusalem. The uncovered complex includes a harem for the caliph's wives, bathhouses, a kitchen, a dining area, and quarters for the caliph's family and servants. The palace also featured a bridge that allowed the caliphs direct access to the Aksa Mosque

    Among the findings at the site currently being excavated for the rebuilding of the bridge to the Mughrabi Gate, the archeologists have found pipes belonging to a medieval water system, but for Baruch, "the most interesting find is that we have found the evidence which suggests that right under the Umayyad ruins are Byzantine ruins [135-638], and under these, we believe there are Herodian roads and other ruins from the Second Temple period." (Ed. These are thee facts that the Palestinians try to smother).

    "The main excavations of the Umayyad and Byzantine ruins at the Mugrabi area 
    will begin in a couple of days, and if we are patient enough, in five or six months time we could find Second Temple period ruins" to add to what has already been discovered in the adjacent archeological park, Baruch added. (Refer 'Digs, Lies and the Mugrabi Bridge - next article hereafter).

    "We have uncovered pieces of Jerusalem's history," Baruch said, "but we are unsatisfied with the amount of archeological results in Jerusalem. We need to continue with our work so we can find out more of the history of these buildings which gives us more information."

    Baruch also expressed concern that if the excavations stopped, the new ruins would be damaged if they are not immediately and properly salvaged.

    The findings at the excavation site could pose a problem for the initial project to reinforce the Mugrabi bridge. The original plan would have seen pillars placed under the bridge for support. Now, due to the findings, Baruch acknowledged that some re\planning might be necessary.

    February 17, 2007

    Digs, lies and the Mugrabi Bridge

    By Nadav Shragai 
    HaAretz Daily Newspapers, Jerusalem

    The Mugrabi bridge plan exposes the great Muslim denial - the denial of. the Jewish bond to Jerusalem, the Temple Mount and the Temple. 

    Who among us knows, for example, that the al-Aqsa Mosque, which according to contemporary studies was built some 1,400 years ago, is now claimed to have been built at the time of the world's creation, during the days of Adam or Abraham? And who is aware of the fact that increasing numbers of Muslim academics and religious leaders claim it existed even before Jesus and Moses and that Islam preceded Judaism in Jerusalem?

    Today, thousands of Islamic rulings, publications and sources deny the Jewish roots in Jerusalem and its holy places. They claim that the Temple didn't even exist in Jerusalem but was located in Nab1us or Yemen. An Islamic legal pronouncement (fatwa) on tbe Jerusalem Waqf (Muslim religious trust) Web site says King Solomon and King Herod did not build the Temple at all, but merely refurbished an existing structure that had been there from the days of Adam. Today, many Muslims call the Temple "the greatest fraud crime in history" and many Muslim adjudicators attach the world "so¬called" to the word "temple." 

    Muslim religious figures attempt to portray the Jewish presence in Jerusalem as having been short-term. The Western Wall is a Muslim site, they argue, and say Jewish affinity for it was invented for political purposes and dates only to the 19th and 20th centuries. Their aim is to disprove the centrality of Jerusalem to Judaism. Above all they stress the "precedence and supremacy of Islam-over Judaism, which contaminates the city's Muslim character."

    Muslim religious leaders, with at least partial academic backing, are today rewriting Jerusalem's history and introducing new terms and content into Muslim and Palestinian discourse. These terms are total nonsense, even according to known Muslim historians like al Makdessi' (who lived in the 11th century). 

    It is therefore easy to understand why the Muslims are so afraid of archaeological digs, not only on the Temple Mount itself but also around it, although these digs also shed light on Jerusalem's Muslim history. Muslims fear these excavations, not because they physically endanger al-Aqsa's foundations, but because they undermine the tissue of lies proclaiming that the Jews have no valid historical roots in the city and its holy sites.

    Sept. 26, 2004

    ' Temple Mount Wall

    in serious danger

    of collapse'

    The bulge, hidden by scaffoldings

    Senior Israeli Defense Officials report that Israel is very concerned that the area on the Temple Mount known as "Solomon's Stables" could collapse and bury thousands of Moslem worshipers expected to arrive at the Mount during the month of Ramadan (mid-Oct. 2004 onwards).

    Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has already instructed officials to take every measure in order to prevent such a disaster which the army says is virtually certain if the expected 100,000 worshipers come to Jerusalem.

    In three weeks, scores of worshipers are to arrive at the Temple Mount, with many opting for the area of "Solomon's Stables", an underground space on the east side of the Mount. Eight years ago, the Moslem Waqf turned the area into a mosque and concentrated the worshipers on two main plateaus, on the ground level and on the roof. The unsupervised digging carried out under the site, together with a heavy set of tiles constructed on its upper plateau, the effect of recent regional earthquakes and the 'wear and tear', have turned the area into a very dangerous spot as the levels and walls shifted, creating cracks in the supporting pillars.

    Unnamed senior officials have met privately with King Abdullah of Jordan to inform him of the seriousness of the danger and ask for his assistance in dissuading people from coming to the Mount. The Arab reaction was predictable. Spokesmen are claiming that this is just a ploy by Israel to keep Muslims from praying. However, given the collapse of two walls of the Temple Mount area in the past year and the bulge in the Southern Wall, the Arab protest is hardly valid.

    This fear has been constantly raised by Israeli authorities over the last two years but it the controlling Waqf (Arab body) showed no concern and offered no co-operation. Last year, the Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement sent an open letter to Ariel Sharon. In which the chairman of the Movement, Gershon Salomon, stated that the reason for the bulge and the “danger” of the wall collapsing is the Hand of the G–d of Israel. Gershon wrote in the letter that the bulge and probable collapse is no accident but the commencement of a godly move for the collapse of all the strange, pagan Arab presence on the Temple Mount which is the most holy site of the Temple. This is a fulfilment of the prophecies of the prophets of Israel for the redemption of the Temple Mount, Israel and all the world. Gershon called on the Israeli authorities and the archaeologists not to interfere in G–d’s activities and to prevent any activity to repair the wall. The G–d of Israel is moving the end-time history of Israel and all the world towards the purification of His holy hill from the foreigners and their desecration and towards the rebuilding of the Temple. This is also the start of G–d’s judgement on these foreign enemies on the Temple Mount who have desecrated, vandalised and destroyed the remains of the First and Second Temples, built new mosques on the holy site of G–d and still continue their activities to convert the Temple Mount into an Islamic site by eliminating the remains of the Jewish Temples. They dared to lift their hands against the G–d of Israel and the people of Israel. They were deluded into thinking that they could deny and ignore the existence of the Temple on the Temple Mount and in this way prevent the godly historical end-time step of the redemption of the Temple Mount, Israel and all the world.

    The G–d of Israel showed them that no one can raise their hands and fight against Him. So many enemies of Israel who have occupied the Temple Mount and Jerusalem since the destruction of the Second Temple in 70CE have completely disappeared from the stage of history like dust in the wind under the judgement of G–d. This and even worse will be the fate of the current enemies of the G–d and people of Israel on the Temple Mount and all over the land of Israel.

    "It looks like a scenario that could ignite the entire region: Part of the Temple Mount collapses, hundreds of worshippers are killed, thousands morestream to the holy place in fury," the Maariv newspaper said Wednesday.

    January 21, 2002

    Opposition against letting Jews on Temple Mount

    By Nina Gilbert and Tovah Lazaroff

    JERUSALEM - Reports that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon plans to allow Jews on the Temple Mount for the first time since October 2000 on the advice of the Shin Bet, aroused widespread consternation among Israeli and Palestinian politicians, who warn the move would further escalate the current conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

    "Sharon is liable to drown us all in a deluge of terror," said Meretz leader Yossi Sarid.

    "It will cause a blood bath", warned MK Abdel Malik Dehamshe (United Arab List), head of the Islamic Movement.

    "We all know what happened when Sharon (then the opposition leader) visited there," Dehamshe said. Sharon's visit in late September was followed by a series of riots that led to the breakdown of the seven-year Oslo peace process.

    But Jerusalem Mayor Ehud Olmert said he supports returning Jews to the Temple Mount. He said he isn't familiar with any recent decision by the security services to allow such a move, but said that he knows they support it.

    "It's time that Jews will be given the same privilege as Muslims to visit the most sacred and important place in Jewish history," Olmert said. "It can be orchestrated in a peaceful way. We are not interested in antagonizing anyone. Arab MKs who claim entry of Jews onto the Temple Mount will cause violence do so as "provocateurs" of the Palestinian Authority and in "complete disloyalty to Israel,"

    But speaking in a radio interview on the Voice of Palestine, Sheikh Ikrema Sabri, the mufti of Jerusalem, said the presence of Jews on the Temple Mount would certainly escalate violence at this time. Such violence would be Israel's fault, Sabri said.

    MK Ran Cohen (Meretz) said everyone has a right to visit the Temple Mount. However, he said that since the government gave control of the mount to the wakf (Islamic trusteeship), visitation there should be coordinated with it and not "imposed in a manner that will cause conflagration and bloodshed."

    The "Voice of Judea" pointed out that Jews were expected to endure discrimination in their own land, so as not to upset the Arabs. "If Israel truly wants to make the Arabs happy, then they need to take an immediate, collective jump into the sea, " the Judean Voice commented. "The new decision which would return the status of the Mount to the "second class Jew status" before the last intifada began, should not fool anyone. Jews will still be permitted to ascend the mount, only as individuals and they will be prohibitted from praying."

    BIBLE REVELATIONS COMMENT - What we have here, and seemingly unnoticed, is that the Jews are gradually loosing more and more of their restricted rights and movement in the City which the Bible awarded them as their Inheritance. Now the Arabs, supported by the noisy Israeli left, is even opposing the limited rights that the Jews enjoyed up to Oct. 2000, the start of Arafat's War to procure Jerusalem for the Palestinians who has never had a capitol in history before! The restoration of these limited rights will then be enough reason to arouse the Palestinians in their 'legitimate struggle', to further 'justified' murders of the 'occupying Israeli Zionists' .

    17 July 2001

    A Flare of Sudden Renewed Jewish Interest in the Temple Mount

    As the Jewish commemoration of Tisha B'Av approaches, this year (29 July 2001), sudden flares of interest are shooting up all over.

    For the last 2 years, reports of flagrant desecration of the Temple Mount by the Palestinians, have been shunned by the Israeli government and authorities (ref. reports elsewhere on this Page).

    On 17 July 2001 the Knesset's Education and Culture Committee heard and examined evidence by the commander of police in Jerusalem's Old City about a large electric saw which is hacking away at stones every day on the Temple Mount. Photographs of the four-meter wide, one meter high power tool, with sawed-off stones lying next to it, were shown to the committee. Also submitted were photographs taken from a helicopter rented by members of the Committee to Prevent the Destruction of Temple Mount Antiquities, showing a bulldozer on the Mount on July 4th. At one point in the meeting, the Department of Antiquities director walked out in protest against the submission of evidence.

    19 July 2001 - The Rabbinical Council of Judea, Samaria and Gaza called on all rabbis to bring their communities to visit the Temple Mount - "in accordance with halacha (religious law)" - and it urged the Israel public to do the same.

    This is the first time a group of rabbis representing a substantial segment of the religious Zionist public, has ruled it is permissible for Jews to ascend the Temple Mount, as long as certain areas are avoided. Most leading Torah sages have ruled that Jews are not allowed on the mount at all, lest they accidentally tread on the sites to which they would have been forbidden entry when the Temple was standing.

    The Rabbis, who met in Jerusalem, plan to ask the Yesha Council of Jewish settlements to organize mass trips to the mount from the settlements.

    They concluded their meeting by "calling on all the rabbis of Israel to put their shoulders into saving the honor of the Temple Mount, which is closed to Jews [since the outbreak of the Intifada in Oct 2000], and to participate in demonstrations and marches that will take place on Tisha b'Av. Rabbis who disagree with the council's new ruling, were urged to show respect for it nevertheless, arguing that Jewish apathy toward the Temple Mount is one cause of the difficulties Israel is currently experiencing.

    Rabbi Yitzhak Shilat added that since religious law does permit Jews to visit certain areas of the mount, "our right, obligation and ability to pray on the mount is many times greater than that of the Muslims, and we need to say this openly."

    This is a surprising change in Rabbinic attitude towards the holiest Site in Judaism. An essay by Rabbi Levi Zipperstein which was circulated on the Internet at this time also, pointed out that "the vast majority of Rabbis of this generation, have prohibited the Jewish people from entering the Temple Mount." His discourse examined the rights and obligations of Jews to visit the Mount within certain parameters.

    "The impression that world Jewry now maintains concerning the issue of entering and maintaining control over the Temple Mount, is a false one", he writes. In support of this statement, he quotes various Rabbinic leaders of the past on the rights and obligations of Jews to enter there. "Perhaps the most important aspect of the Temple Mount issue, deals with the concept of 'conquest'. that is to say, gaining and maintaining control over the Temple Mount", he concludes. He emphasises the Torah directives to conquer and settle the Land, removing foreign ownership especially of the Temple Mount.

    "After 2000 years of prayers, asking that G-d return us to Zion and speedily rebuild the Temple, what excuse could there be for preferring the Wall of Tears over the House of G-d?"

    "Remaining in a state of atrophy, will not only allow the status quo to continue, it will cause needless and unimaginable suffering to the Jewish people. Just as we witnessed the destruction of six million Jews because of inaction concerning the return to Zion, so will we endure terrible tragedy should we opt for the same inaction concerning the Temple Mount", he concludes. "If the Mount is redeemed, and the Temple replaces the desecrations that now stand in its place, then the Jewish obligation to the G-d of Israel is attained."

    On July 19th 2001, the “Temple Mount Preservation Act of 2001" was introduced at a press conference in Washington D.C. in the USA.

    The bill calls for the cutoff of all funding to the Palestinian Authority because of their desecration of the Temple Mount and sends a clear message to Yasir Arafat that it will no longer be tolerated. The bill specifically asks that all assistance [US dollars] provided to the Palestinian Authority, or its instrumentalities be halted unless the President certifies that no excavation of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is under way.

    Enclosed within the bill is a detailed description of illegal activities by the Palestinian Authority after their subversion of the WAQF (Islamic Religious Trust), the Islamic group responsible for the daily oversight of the Mount. Additionally, the bill details illegal construction and destruction of theTemple Mount It also expresses its concern over Yasir Arafat’s and the Palestinian Authority’s actions as an attempt to destroy all historical evidence of Jewish presence on Temple Mount thereby discrediting Israel’s claim to sovereignty over the Mount.

    It is the conviction of the publishers of BIBLE REVELATIONS, that when the Jews return to the Temple Mount and insist on their God-given Rights to the Land, thereby reinstating its Sacredness to the God of Israel, the Blessings on Israel will return, the current devastating drought will be broken, the hold of the Palestinian usurpers will be smashed and security and freedom within the Borders of the Promised Land, will return to its Jewish inhabitants - the Divinely mandated heirs thereto.

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    24 October 2000

    Arafat's March on Jerusalem!

    After the conclusion of the Arab leaders' Summit in Cairo on the last Festive Day of the Jewish Feasts of the 7th month (21 Oct. 2000), Arafat vowed to continue the Intifada against Israel with the "Palestinian March to Jerusalem" - and if Barak did not like this, "He can go to hell!".

    The War of Attrition that ignited at the start of the Jewish Festive Season between Israel and the Palestinians, this time reached the outskirts of Israeli cities. By the end of the Festive season, it reached Gilo, a suburb of Jerusalem, a few kilometers from the Holy Mount.

    Truly, the Battle for Jerusalem has now taken war-format. Whether neighboring Arab countries will come to the assistance of the Palestinians, will determine the further development of this Battle for Jerusalem - into Armageddon? It could take yet some time for the forces of 'Gog and Magog' to consolidate for the Final onslaught on Jerusalem

    17 October 2000

    Can a Jewish leader's Visit to the Holy Mount 
    start the War of Armageddon?

    YES! Absurd as it may seem to those who are well versed in the Scriptures.

    On Thur. 28 September 2000, two days before the Jewish New Year which inaugurated a series of Sacred Biblical Feasts of the 7th month of the Sacred Calendar (Feasts which all prefigure the Time of the Final Judgment), Israel's Minister Ariel Sharon and a group of Jewish 'rightist' government officials visited the Site of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. This antagonised not only the Palestinians, who's Sacred 'Dome of the Rock' stands on the same Site where, in Biblical Times, two successive Jewish Temples stood, but also several western nations and the Left Wing in Israel, which controls the Media and Television in Israel.

    This visit, sparked the current escalating disturbances in Israel which, for the first time, involved all of Israel and not only the 'hot spots' in Gaza and Hebron. Main roads were cut off by the Israeli Army and Arab cities sealed off in order to prevent the further spreading of unrest to Israeli areas and for the protection of road users who were stoned and shot at by Palestinian rioters.

    When Israel brought in helicopters, the Western media spewed out accusations against Israel for its overpowering might against the stone throwing Palestinians. TV commentators seemed ignorant of the fact that stoning was the ancient method of execution, and ignored the fact that Palestinians (yes, even police officers), were using guns (originally issued to them by Israel as part of the 'Peace Agreement') against Israeli civilian road users. Two Israeli civilians were mowed off by gun swinging Palestinians while shopping, another while changing a tyre on his car along side the road, a Rabbi for daring to take a short cut through a Palestinian area. In the estimation of the media, swung by the loud outcries and threats of the Palestinian authorities and commentators, only the Israelis were guilty, and this was stated loud and clear around the world. How could 12-year old Palestinian children be shot? - and they had powerful video evidence.

    Not one of the Israeli commentators who were aggressively posed the same question over and over by international TV commentators, drew the viewers attention to the long footage TV News evidence of stone throwing children in the Palestinian rioting crowds, Palestinian authorities are well aware of the propaganda power inherent in such incidents involving children, to gain international support. According to Israeli sources, these authorities financially reimburse families in case of injury or death of 'children in action'.

    Not one of the agrressively accusing TV commentators, using snide remarks in judgment of Israel's and Sharon's actions, seemed to be acquainted with the overwhelming Biblical evidence of the role which this very same Temple Mount played in Jewish history, going back 3 000 years. They all side with the Palestinians and their totally unfounded propaganda, claiming that Jews have no rights to the Sacred Mount, neither any historic links to it. This is tantamount to a total rejection of the Bible which contains Oath upon Oath of the Divine Intention of Israeli and Jewish Guardianship of this Sacred Mount! Western Media has labeled Sharon's visit to this Jewish center of 'Guardianship' as 'extreme provocative action!'

    Yes, Jewish leaders 'dared to visit' their own historic religious sites, over which they have sovereignty at this time! This was enough reason for the Palestinians to turn Israel into chaos - for according to their claims (unfounded in the Bible), Jerusalem's Temple Mount and Holy Sites belong to them. At least, Sharon has proven by his visit, that Jewish sovereignty over the Temple Mount (supposed to be an Israeli right) does not exist in the estimation of the Palestinians, nor of the world media, neither any of the nations of the world. That makes the Palestinian demand for sovereignty over the Holy places, "so as to ensure religious freedom", a total hoax - as is proven by the discrimination against Jews and Christians in Arab lands. What has become clear from the current developments in Israel regarding the Palestinian claims on the Temple Mount, is that Palestinian sovereignty over ancient Jerusalem, if granted, has no place for a Jewish presence of any kind on this Biblically Jewish, and ancient Jewish Most Holy Site.

    Secondly, and deservedly so, the Jewish attitude towards and the lack of their physical presence on the Mount, earned them the arrogant denial of ownership by the Palestinians. Since the 1967 Six Day War, when Moshe Dayan conquered the Mount, but, 'for the sake of peace', granted the Arabs temporal jurisdiction over this Most Sacred Jewish Site, Jews avoided visiting their ancient Holy Site. Rabbinic leadership has also dissapproved of Jews visiting the Site, being such Sacred Territory. The world now has no interest in any Jewish claims and support the Palestinians in the protection of the sacredness of their third only most holiest Muslim site in the world. The Arab Mosques adorning the Site, were built 6 centuries after the Jewish Temple, in which even the 'Christian' Messiah worshipped and preached (as a practising Jew to Jews) 2000 years ago! It was built on the very ruins of the ancient Jewish Temple, to which history testifies of its destruction by the Romans in the year 70, C.E. The Mount on which the Islamic Golden domed Bayt al Maqdas Temple today stands, holds the ricchest archeological proof of the two Jewish Temples that adorned this Site, centuries before - which is the very reason why the Palestinians so frantically build and destroy the archeological evidence today!

    BIBLE REVELATIONS' interpretation of Biblical Prophecy has been stated all along, that the Temple Mount will be the ultimate spark to ignite the Armageddon nuclear holocaust, to end this Dispensation of worldly kingdoms and to inaugerate the Kingdom of God on earth.

    The question which arised after the Palestinian uprising in response to Sharon's visit to the Mount, was: "How could this stone throwing uprisal ever develop into Armageddon?"

    The answer took shape by the 7th day of the uprising, when neighbouring Arab countries Syria, Egypt, Iraq and Iran, expressed their support and concern for the Palestinians. Commentators in the Western News and TV media started discussing the serious escalation and the probability of what has always been referred to as the 'unthinkable' - a war of grave implications in the Middle East. Once other nations get involved, the rest will depend on where the final line will be drawn - this side of Armageddon or not. The stage is set - Jerusalem has become "an intoxicating cup to the surrounding nations" (Zech. 12:2,3).

    Refer to Grave Risk of 1973-style Arab attack facing Israel and 
    Jerusalem - Final Countdown to Armageddon 

    27 June 2000

    The Approaching Battle for Jerusalem

    and the War of Gog and Magog

    Copy of a Newsletter published by The Temple Mount Faithful 
    (an Orthodox Jewish organization, Jerusalem, Israel)

    As we have previously stated in this news-letter, Israel is now living in the most critical time in her history. On the one hand Israel is in the midst of her godly end-time redemption while on the other hand she is in the midst of the political and violent attacks of he Arab enemies in the Middle East together with their backing of many Islamic nations as well as their supporters all over the world led by the UN and the President of the United States, Bill Clinton.

    Using the false and evil Oslo so-called “Peace” agreements, they cut off piece after piece from the body of the land of Israel and give them to the foreign “Palestinian Authority” which grows like a cancer in the midst of the body of the Holy Land of Israel. These agreements were signed by the weak and secular government of Israel under the pressure of the above powers. Now these powers are putting pressure on Israel to give away more parts of the land and the main pressure is now on Jerusalem, the capital of the G–d and people of Israel.

    The former terrorist and murderer, Yasser Arafat, has stated that there will never be peace and that he will renew the Intifada, the battle against Israel, unless Israel agrees to give him Jerusalem as the capital of a “Palestinian” state and give up her sovereignty over Jerusalem. More than this, he is demanding all the area of Judea, Samaria and Gaza to be immediately given to him and that he will declare a “Palestinian” state in those areas with Jerusalem as its capital which he knows that the UN and all the nations will recognise.

    The agents of Arafat on the Temple Mount are now in the midst of an intensive, violent campaign to destroy and remove all the remains of the First and Second Temples and to change the identity of the Temple Mount into an Islamic site. They realise that, whether they want it or not, the Third Temple is going to be built on the Temple Mount as a major event in G–d’s end-time prophetic plans. By this barbaric violence against the G–d and people of Israel they try to prevent this even through such a terrible revolt and violence against G–d and His holy house.

    In a speech which Arafat gave in Ramallah (the Biblical city of the Hill of G–d, Givat Elohim, and was a Jewish city settled by Jews but occupied by the Arabs in 630 CE) he stated that he is ready for a war and that he is not afraid of the Israeli tanks and aircraft. The same threats of war are coming closer and closer to Israel from the north from the Hisb’allah terrorist organisation in Lebanon which has stated that their battle will not stop until they have occupied Jerusalem. The same spirit of war is coming form Syria, Iraq, Iran and Egypt, all these enemies of Israel who are preparing their weapons including nuclear, biological and chemical warheads and who are preparing their forces to destroy Israel. The UN and the European Union have stated on more than one occasion and made resolutions that Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel but occupied territory and that Israel should withdraw from Judea, Samaria, Gaza and the Golan Heights.

    All of this brings Israelis to the conclusion that the time is very critical and that the prophecies of the prophet Ezekiel about the War of Gog and Magog against Israel and Zechariah’s and other prophets’ prophecies about the war of all the nations against the land of Israel and Jerusalem are soon to be fulfilled. Never since the foundation of the State of Israel in 1948 has Israel felt that the black clouds of this terrible war were so close to Jerusalem. This war will not be a simple war and Israel will pay a high price because of the sinful weakness over her leadership. Zechariah states that half of the population of Jerusalem will go into exile. However, the Israelis, after great disappointment in the behaviour of their leadership, are coming closer to the G–d of Israel and understanding that they can only trust in their One Father, the G–d of Israel, Who saved has repeatedly saved them over the last 4000 years and Who will save them again now from all those powers and nations who will attack them and that He will severely judge all their enemies as He promised in His Word. “Son of man, set your face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, And say, Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal; ... After many days you shall be called upon; in the latter years you shall come against the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered from many peoples, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste; but it is brought out from the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them. You shall ascend and come like a storm, you shall be like a cloud to cover the land, you, and all your bands, and many people with you. ... And you shall come up against my people of Israel, like a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring you against my land, that the nations may know me, when I shall be sanctified in you, O Gog, before their eyes. ... And it shall come to pass on that day, when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, says the Lord God, that my fury shall be roused. For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel; ... And I will contend with him by pestilence and by blood; and I will rain down upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, a torrential rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will make myself known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the Lord. ... You shall fall upon the mountains of Israel, you, and all your bands, and the peoples that are with you; I will give you to the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured. ... And I will send a fire on Magog, and among those who dwell securely in the islands; and they shall know that I am the Lord. And I will make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them profane my holy name any more; and the nations shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel.” (Ezekiel 38:2,3,8,9,16,18,19,22,23; 39:4,6,7) 
    “For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women raped; and half of the city shall go into exile, and the remnant of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. ... Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of reeling to all the people around, and it shall also be against Judah in the siege against Jerusalem. And on that day I will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all the peoples; all who burden themselves with it shall be grievously hurt. And all the peoples of the earth shall be gathered together against it. ... And the Lord shall be king over all the earth; on that day the Lord shall be one, and his name one. All the land shall be changed like the Arabah from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem; and she shall be lifted up, and remain in her place, from the Gate of Benjamin to the place of the first gate, to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananeel to the king's wine presses. ... And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem shall dwell secure.” (Zechariah 14:2,3;12:2,3,6,9; 14:9,11)

    The prophet Zechariah states that the weapons (the nuclear, chemical and biological weapons) used against Israel will backfire and will hurt the enemies of Israel and not Israel: “And this shall be the plague with which the Lord will strike all the people who fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their sockets, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth. And it shall come to pass on that day, that a great panic from the Lord shall be among them; and they shall lay hold everyone on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.” (Zechariah 14:12,13)

    We know that the coming time will not be an easy time in Israel. This will be the climax of all the end-time troubles which Israel through which Israel is now passing. Israel must trust in G–d and be strong and, together with the G–d of Israel, we will overcome these terrible events. The G–d of Israel is determined to accomplish the redemption of Israel and all the universe and nothing can or will prevent Him.

    The Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement and all the others in Israel who are with the G–d of Israel and who are in His army to serve and fight with all their devotion and dedication for Him and His end-time plans are ready to face these events and their challenges as they have been up to this time. We do not fear the enemies of the G–d and people of Israel but only G–d and we trust and love Him and we shall continue to serve Him and His prophetic plans with all the strength which He gave us.

    We warn all the enemies of Israel and their allies all over the world that G–d will severely judge and punish them because of their violence and there battles to destroy Israel.

    To all the wonderful friends of Israel all over the world who decided to be with the G–d and people of Israel at this great and critical time we send our sincerest thanks and love and the deep appreciation of the G–d and people of Israel. Exactly as the prophets prophesied, you will be redeemed together with the people of Israel whom you love and support with such devotion. It is so good to know that, together with the G–d of Israel, we have righteous friends and brothers and sisters like you who have placed themselves together with Israel at a time when it is so needed. You are an important sign, example and a great hope for this prophetic, godly time in which we are now living. Continue to be strong with the G–d and people of Israel and the G–d of Israel and the Universe will continue to bless you richly.

    The Temple Mount Faithful 

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    The Destruction of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem


    From the Web Site of Zachi Zweig at

    Visit this Site for important information

    From the Web Site of Zachi Zweig at Visit this Site for important information 
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    Reports about Palestinian construction of new Mosques on the Temple Mount have been constantly surfacing over the last few months. Truckloads of soil have been removed without any regard whatsoever for any archeological relic treasures in this richest of archeological sites in the world.

    Latest development - Opportunity for concerned people to participate with positive reaction

    27 September 2004

    This Web Site has featured the above photos since 2000. Zachi Zweig, the producer, is one of the pioneers for bringing this untenable situation to the attention of Jews and Israeli authorities. He has now obtained the appropriate licenses for executing the project for sifting the Temple Mount dumps. This project urgently needs funding support since it has to begin before the winter. There are also other ways in which you can assist.

    More information can be found at

    The Israeli government, Israel's official archeology authorities and the media have smothered or played down this flagrant disregard of the Palestinians for the tons of Biblical evidence that lie buried in this, to the Creator God, the Most Holiest Site in all the world. This is the Place where 2 Jewish Temples were built to His Glory and according to His Divine Directives. This is the exact Place where the New Jerusalem, Center of His Coming World Kingdom Rule, will be erected, after the kingdoms of the nations will have disintegrated in Chaos at the time of the War of Armageddon ('Gog & Magog', according to Scriptural Prophecy).

    The reports of this destruction, mainly by religious 'rightist' Jews, 'guardians of the Walls of Jerusalem', have been disputed by the leftist secular authorities and these witnesses were labeled a 'risk to State Security'. Contra reports were made of 'exaggeration' by these witnesses and the public was assured that there was no such damage being done. In the mean time, investigations by the press and media were officially barred and authorities were withheld from doing proper investigation.

    The matter has now however become a main topic in Israel and true evidence points to exactly such desecration and destruction. It is eerily strange and unbelievable why Mr. Barak, the previous Prime Minister of Israel, seemed to have willfully supported this destruction by allowing it to continue without official interjection. The present government under Mr Ariel Sharon is doing no better.

    Following are reports that you may not easily find in the normal news media which are adding their support to the destruction by covering it up. It is not hard to envisage the condemnation if Israel were to have been guilty of such disregard in conduct.

    Is it simply because these ruling authorities and the media have no longer any place whatsoever for anything to do with a Biblical tie-up - and their endeavouring to route out the last symptoms of these 'misguided tendencies' in modern mankind?

    22 June 2000

    Eyewitness Report by THE TEMPLE INSTITUTE, Jerusalem

    For eight months, we have reported on the Moslem Waqf’s illegal excavations in the southern part of the Temple Mount. It has been established that these unsupervised excavations have facilitated the deliberate and calculated destruction of archaeological remnants from the Holy Temple. Now, the desecration and destruction has moved into a new phase. Recently, new reports have begun to circulate that the Wakf has renewed its illegal construction activities on the Temple Mount. A number of articles on the subject have appeared in the Israeli press over the past few days. In one of these articles, appearing in the Hebrew daily Ha’aretz, correspondent Nadav Shragai wrote: “The Islamic Movement in Israel has a master plan to build a forth mosque on the eastern side of the Temple Mount, according to a detailed report prepared by security officials.”

    We were recently able to ascend to the Temple Mount to view this construction activity firsthand. What we saw there was so staggering that it is difficult to convey the images in words. Under the open skies, and with no pretenses, the entire eastern section of the Mount has been turned into a busy construction site. Activity is taking place at a fever pitch. Not one inch of the eastern section of the mount remains untouched. Haphazard heaps of archeological remnants of major significance, freshly unearthed, are strewn about everywhere. Next to these sit large consignments of newly hewn masonry stones, still wrapped in neat plastic packaging, just delivered to the site. A structure near the Golden Gate is already at an advanced stage of construction. Tractors are at work and other heavy machinery can be heard; there is activity of paving and other aspects of ground preparation, digging, masonry and more. It should be noted that this construction is taking place in areas that are clearly within the boundaries wherein chambers of the Holy Temple stood. Thus the actual site of the Holy Temple is now being turned into a Moslem site, all over again.

    In the southern end of the Mount, new ornamental skylights have been fixed over the area of the new underground mosque now in use. Many other permanent changes in the area can also be plainly seen.

    The plans of the Waqf and the Islamic movement also include a number of other changes. However these plans have not been published and are not publicly acknowledged. A petition has been made to the Jerusalem District Court by Yehuda Etzion of the Chai V’kayam movement, demanding that the Waqf reveal their plans for the site based on the Freedom of Information Act. However the state has refused to divulge this information on the grounds that it is “secret,” and the court has yet to hear this petition. Similarly, several months ago the commander for the Jerusalem District of the Israel Police revealed to the Knesset Education Committee that the Waqf has six plans for the Temple Mount – but he refused to elaborate, citing state security. Meanwhile, the Israel Antiquities Authority as well as the Committee for Prevention of the Destruction of Antiquities on the Temple Mount, have called upon both the Attorney General and the Prime Minister to personally intervene and put a stop to the illegal activity.

    What we were able to see on our own visit substantiated, beyond a shadow of a doubt, what we have always known: Motta Gur’s immortal declaration “The Temple Mount is in Our Hands,” uttered in June 1967, is a fantasy that has no basis in reality. It is an unhealthy dream from which the people of Israel must wake up. It has been completely shattered; even the most skillful ostrich can no longer delude himself. Israel exercises no sovereignty whatsoever on the Temple Mount. On the very day of our own visit, a group of Knesset Members on a fact-finding mission to the Mount were prevented by the Israel Police from carrying out their task – and the police, in turn, while entrusted with carrying out the law of the State of Israel, were simply manipulated by the Waqf, the real power and control on the Temple Mount. Thus the Knesset members, who are the lawmakers of our nation and who are entitled to Parliamentary immunity and extra-legal status, were prevented from photographing the illegal construction; they were prevented from moving about freely on the Mount, and were not able to enter the underground structures. The group’s guide, archeology student Zachi Zweig (, was physically attacked and threatened by the commander of the police.

    However, the worst is yet to come. The Committee for the Prevention of the Destruction of Antiquities on the Temple Mount has pointed out that if the Waqf implements all its plans, the face of the Mount will be completely altered, aside from the damage that will be caused to the antiquities at the site.

    All the deliberate destruction of archeological remains, and the dumping and trashing of hundred of tons of precious Temple remnants that we have focused upon until now, is ancient history – for the Waqf has now moved on from the destruction of Temple remains, to the complete and permanent alteration of the Temple site.

    The matter is clear. The Waqf saw that they were able to destroy archeological remains that are precious to the people of Israel with impunity. They were not stopped. Now they are confident that in the face of Israel’s weakness, they can truly do anything. Thus they are rapidly attempting to change the physical reality of the Mount, in a permanent fashion. By creating new facts on the ground, the Waqf is successfully de-Judaizing Jerusalem, and wresting the city from the people of Israel.

    We call upon all people, wherever you may be, to appeal to the Prime Minister of Israel to exercise Israeli law on the Temple Mount and put an end to this destruction. He has the power to change Israel’s power concerning the Mount. We also call upon you to communicate with your elected representatives, and ask them to condemn the outrageous actions of the Palestinians and the Palestinian Authority, who receive funding and use those funds to destroy precious archeological artifacts. Building a new mosque over the area of Israel’s ancient Temple is a contemptible sacrilegious act which reveals the true intentions of the Palestinians towards Israel – as reflected in the official Palestinian Charter, which remains unchanged and still calls for the annihilation of Israel. Israel has zealously protected the shrines of other religions, including Moslem sites. Yet Islam is destroying the holiest shrine of Judaism, and the Government of Israel, whose only interest is the quick implementation of the American “peace process,” is impotent.

    The continued destruction at the site of the Holy Temple will result in an irreparable loss for the entire world. We urge you to act immediately.

    Rabbi Chaim Richman 

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    Associated Press reported today:

    JERUSALEM (AP) - Prime Minister Ehud Barak gave Palestinian religious authorities the go-ahead Wednesday to keep expanding prayer space on the Temple Mount, prompting protests from politicians and archaeologists.

    Also Wednesday, Palestinians clashed with a small group of hard-line Jews protesting digging on the mount. Police spokesman Shmuel Ben-Ruby said five Palestinians were detained.

    The Wakf - the Islamic religious council that administers the Temple Mount, which is holy to Jews and Muslims - recently launched the work at the site, saying it can barely accommodate the thousands who arrive for Friday prayers.

    Work may continue at the site known as the Temple Mount to Jews and Christians and the Haram as-Sharif to Muslims, Barak's office said in a statement. The statement said measures are in place for ``maintaining the status quo and not damaging archeological artifacts.''

    The Temple Mount, site of the First and Second Jewish temples, abuts the Western Wall - the only remainder of the Roman sacking of the Second Temple in 70 A.D., and Judaism's holiest site.

    Two mosques in a 13th century Muslim sanctuary atop the Temple Mount make it the third holiest site in Islam. The site has remained under Muslim control even after Israel captured the walled Old City in the 1967 Mideast War.

    Barak's decision prompted outrage from politicians and archaeologists, who say the expansion is destroying rare Jewish and Islamic relics at the site.

    ``Barak gave a green light to an explosive situation,'' said Eilat Mazar, an archeology professor at Hebrew University.

    When news of the construction work first emerged earlier this year, archeologists identified rare and ancient shards in a dump outside Jerusalem where workers left debris.

    Wakf officials have said that Israeli protests are a political attempt to undermine the Muslim claim to the site.

    Jerusalem Mayor Ehud Olmert, a leader of the hard-line opposition Likud party, said he was concerned that important historical artifacts could be lost forever.

    Olmert said the Wakf was promoting a political agenda to wipe Jewish traces from the area so that Israel can no longer claim it has ties.

    He described Barak's decision as a ``big mistake.'' (Ed. 2006 - Today, Olmert is PM and leader of the leftist party Kadima, and follows exactly the weak-kneed policy of Barak and other leftist leaders.)

    Danny Yatom, a senior Barak adviser, said the presence of archaeologists would guarantee the preservation of antiquities. ``The decision is excellent,'' Yatom said.

    Tensions over the rival religious claims sparked bloody riots in 1929 and 1990. 

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    (July 13) - Under the premiership of Ehud Barak, (current Internal Security Minister Uzi) Landau was one of the loudest voices protesting against the government's disregard for the wanton and unsupervised destruction of antiquities on the Temple Mount by the Wakf, which was engaged in seemingly endless construction projects there. It is particularly disturbing to see his 180-degree turnabout on the issue of protecting antiquities on the Temple Mount. Landau probably did not imagine that within months he would be the minister of internal security, and therefore would have a pivotal role in ensuring that such destruction did not continue.

    The fact that Landau's role is so pivotal is one of the problems he was meant to solve. Since last September, the Israel Police and the Wakf have together blocked all non-Muslims from entering the Temple Mount. This prohibition includes archeologists from the Antiquities Authority and all journalists - except those hand-picked by the Wakf. The police, therefore, are the only thin reed by which the outside world knows anything about whatever construction is taking place on the Mount.

    This week, the Committee to Prevent the Destruction of Antiquities on the Temple Mount, a non-partisan group of archeologists, authors, and public figures, released photographs of heavy equipment working in this sensitive area, and a large saw used to cut massive ancient stones for reuse in construction projects. The committee has repeatedly charged that the police have misinformed the public and its minister as to the extent of the work going on, and has demanded that the area be open to the press and subject to archeological supervision. The committee further claims that, contrary to an assurance by Landau this week in the Knesset, the saw is still being used, large amounts of construction materials have been brought in, and hundreds of volunteers from the Islamic movement have been working on construction projects on the Mount.

    Today, for only the second time since the formation of the (new) government, and only after significant attention by the press and the Knesset, Landau will be meeting with the committee to review the evidence it has collected. So far, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the heads of the Antiquities Authority, the police, and Education Minister Limor Livnat (who has jurisdiction over the Antiquities Authority) have all refused to meet with the committee.

    The behavior of the government in this instance is as inexplicable as it is inexcusable. Sharon, Landau, and Livnat were all at the forefront of demanding that the Barak government not allow one of the most sensitive archeological sites in the world - certainly to the Jewish people - to be exempt from the supervision to which almost any road or construction project is routinely subjected, as required by law. The police are not in position, nor do they have the expertise, to do this themselves. Furthermore, the police have, by consistently minimizing what the Wakf has done, demonstrated that they have a clear conflict of interests - it is simplest for them to let the Wakf go about its business.

    It is absurd, even pathetic, that Israel and the world must rely upon smuggled and aerial photographs to get some sense of what is happening in the heart of Jerusalem, at a site of unmatched historical and religious significance to the Jewish people. The first, most urgent way to shed some light on the situation is to lift the ban on press access to the Temple Mount.

    Perhaps security considerations can justify preventing tourists and the non-Muslim public from visiting the Temple Mount, though this, too, should not be considered a normal and acceptable situation. But even if such a general prohibition makes sense, it cannot justify the imposition of a journalistic blackout on the area. In other areas, such as parts of the Gaza Strip, that have been closed to Israelis for security reasons, an exception has been made for journalists.

    The introduction of journalists into the Temple Mount should not be considered a sufficient form of supervision of the area. The committee correctly demands that all construction and destruction on the Temple Mount 
    be subject to a detailed, transparent approval process, and close supervision by the Antiquities Authority.

    The Temple Mount has a rich history stretching over thousands of years, and bears the imprint of Jewish, Islamic, and Christian civilizations. If any other country had entrusted the Temple Mount to Islamic authorities - which deny any non-Muslim connection to the area and have a record of destroying non-Muslim artifacts in keeping with their extremist ideology - Israel and the Jewish people would be up in arms. If, in addition, this other country had prevented a modicum of supervision by archeologists and the press, Israel would be screaming bloody murder. 

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    With Jerusalem and the Temple Mount now "on the table" in the Peace negotiations, it is interesting to hear the views of a leftist leader, who has in the past been instrumental to get the Peace Talks and the gradual surrender of Israel territory to the Palestinians, going. Mr Peres is highly critical of Israeli Prime Minister Barak's handling of the Camp David negotiations and sees very little hope of permanent Peace.

    The Israeli daily, Ha'aretz reports as follows on 24 Aug. 2000: "In private conversations Shimon Peres fears deeply for the fate of the peace process with the Palestinians, and is scathingly critical of Barak.

    "The Camp David focus on the issue of sovereignty over the Temple Mount was a recipe for an impasse, Peres believes. Compromises are possible in politics, he says, but logic stops where matters of religion begin. Now, with the Old City of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount on the table, it will be far more difficult, perhaps impossible, to reach a partial agreement, or to defer the resolution of the Jerusalem question.

    "Substantively, Peres believes the Palestinians should not be given sovereignty over the Temple Mount. Barak was also wrong to agree to debating the division of the Old City between Israelis and Palestinians, as suggested by President Bill Clinton.

    August 2000


    Israel's High Rabbinate considered a proposal to build a synagogue on the Temple Mount. Debate over the proposal is believed to have been shelved due to behind-the-scenes pressure from the Israeli government, who is mindful of the likelihood of angry reactions by Palestinian Muslims.

    Protesting Arab newspapers expressed Arab fears that "the Israeli government seems to begin reconsidering its policy on that matter. A manifestation of that change of policy.occurred at Camp David when Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak reportedly proposed ... that in the context of a final settlement for the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel should control the area "underneath" the two mosques on the Temple Mount."

    "This is a criminal proposal -- a direct invitation to war," said Jerusalem's mufti, Ikrema Sabri {Arafat's appointee) in reaction to the proposal, adding that "these criminal intentions could set the entire region on fire because Muslims are not going to sit idle while their holy places are taken away from them."

    Hamas, founder and leader, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, warned that "the destruction of Al-Aqsa mosque would be followed by the destruction of Israel. ..."

    What really was said at Camp David

    over Jerusalem's Holy Places

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    The Jerusalem issue was at the core of the Camp David Summit negotiations. The Palestinians regard East Jerusalem as a part of the occupied territories falling under UN Security Council Resolution 242, and therefore demand full Israeli withdrawal to the June 4, 1967 lines. For Israel, East Jerusalem is an indivisible part of its territory after being annexed by Israel in 1967.

    However, it is the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem that place the question of Jerusalem in the center of the negotiations. On July 23, the United States submitted a proposal - based on an Israeli proposal - to grant the Palestinians full sovereignty in the Muslim and Christian quarters [including Christian holy sites] while leaving the Jewish and Armenian quarters under Israeli sovereignty.

    In response to this proposal, Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Yasser Arafat told US President Clinton, "I will not agree to any Israeli sovereign presence in Jerusalem, neither in the Armenian quarter, nor in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, neither on the Via Dolarosa, nor in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. They can occupy us by force, because we are weaker now, but in two years, ten years, or one hundred years, there will be someone who will liberate Jerusalem [from them]." (1)

    Palestinians Claim Holy Sites

    Palestinian claims to sovereignty over Temple Mount are based primarily on its holiness in Islam. They stated repeatedly that the Muslim holy places have the status of an Islamic Waqf [religious endowment].

    Arafat stated again and again that he represents all Muslims, reminding President Clinton that he serves as the permanent deputy chairman of the 'Islamic Conference' organization, (2) and that: "The Arab leader who would give up Jerusalem has not yet been born." (3)(I)

    Regarding himself as the heir to the legacy of the Muslim conqueror of Jerusalem (in 638), Caliph Omar Ibn Al-Khattab who protected Jerusalem's Christians, Arafat also demanded recognition as the defender and custodian of Christian holy sites in Jerusalem. "Arafat told us," said PA negotiator Saib Ereiqat, "that the Christian quarter is more important to him than the Muslim quarter because of his wish to uphold the terms of the 'Omar Pact' [regarding the status of non-Muslim monotheist religions according to Muslim tradition]." (4)

    Israeli Claims and the Palestinian Reactions

    Israel too presented its demand for sovereignty over the Temple Mount on the basis of its holiness in Judaism, as the site of the first and second temples. On this basis, it raised - for the first time - a demand for a Jewish prayer site on the edge of the mountain. 
    (I) The secretary-general of the Arab League, Dr. 'Ismat Abd Al-Maguid, also, stated that "no Arab leader is allowed to relinquish Jerusalem." Saut Al-Haqq Wa Al-Hurriyya, August 18, 2000. 

    The Palestinians rejected both demands, regarding them as an attempt to foil any chance for an agreement. The Islamic Waqf [Islamic endowments] Council in Jerusalem explained this position: "The Al-Aqsa Mosque belongs to the Muslims alone, according to a divine decision, and is part of the Muslim faith. Prayer in it by non-Muslims is forbidden by [religious] law. Any attempt to harm its holiness or the site itself, or to desecrate it would injure Muslims all over the world." (5) (II)

    The PA Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine, Sheikh 'Ikrima Sabri explained that the buildings surrounding the Al-Aqsa mosque are also holy and therefore establishing a synagogue there would be impossible: "All the buildings surrounding the Al-Aqsa mosque are an Islamic waqf. These buildings have direct openings, doors and windows, to the site of the Al-Aqsa mosque, and therefore their status is similar to that of Al-Aqsa in terms of blessing and holiness. Therefore, according to Islamic law, it is impossible to plunder any of these buildings and turn it into a synagogue for the Jews." (6)

    The Palestinian rejection of Israel's demands to sovereignty and prayer sites on Temple Mount is based on a complete denial of any Jewish affiliation with Temple Mount. According to the Palestinians, the "so-called temple" that Israel recalls, has never been there, and there is no evidence to suggest its existence. This position was voiced by Arafat as well as many high-ranking Palestinians, such as PA Minister of International Planning and Cooperation Nabil Sha'ath (7), Saib Ereiqat, (III) and PA Legislative Council Chairman Abu 'Alaa.

    Arafat told Clinton in this regard: "I am a religious man, and I will not allow it to be written of me [in history] that I. confirmed the existence of the so-called temple underneath the mountain." (8)

    Abu 'Alaa claimed that the Israeli demand is nothing but a plot: once it is accepted that the temple existed beneath the mosques, and Israel gains sovereignty over the land under the mosques - "It will mean that within a few years they will destroy the mosques." (9) This was a reference to the September 1996 Western Wall Tunnel riots, in which the Palestinians claimed that the tunnel was dug with the aim of destabilizing the foundations of the mosques, to ultimately destroy them.

    Abu 'Alaa also claimed that "at Camp David the Israelis offered Palestinian sovereignty over the ground and Israeli sovereignty under the ground. Who would agree to this? They offered Palestinian sovereignty, and Israeli super-sovereignty. There is no precedent such a thing. They also offered Palestinian control under Israeli sovereignty, in a sort of diplomatic representation, similar the status of an embassy that has sovereignty in Israeli land. Whoever agrees to such offers betrays faith." (10)

    A classified report by the Palestinian leadership on the Camp David summit refers to this Israeli offer: "The Israelis offered to divide the sovereignty .so that the Palestinians would have vertical sovereignty from the sky to the ground, and the Israelis would have sovereignty from the surface to the center of the earth. What they intended by this offer was the right to dig for the remains of the so-called temple, which [archeological] digs have failed to find for the last seventy years." (11)

    PLO Executive Committee Chairman Abu Mazen too denied the right of the Jews to a prayer site on Temple Mount. He raised a practical argument: the Palestinian experience with Jews in joint Jewish-Muslim prayer sites. He stated: "We have learned the lessons of the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, and Rachel's Tomb in Bethlehem. The Jews asked to visit them, then it became the basis for [further] demands. In the Hebron mosques, they asked to pray at the site, and today anyone who visits the Tomb is beaten [by them]. For these reasons, as a matter of principle we will allow neither [Jewish] sovereignty nor prayer in, around, or above the mosques. (12)

    (II) Arafat recalled that even Moshe Dayan himself prohibited Jews from praying on the Temple Mount after 1967: " [So] why do they want to do it now? The [Israeli] proposals are like mines that will ignite fires in the region and throughout the world. Beware not to repeat these proposals [because] they are dangerous and destructive." Al-Ayyam. August 6, 2000.

    (III) According to the reports, Ereiqat made this denial at a Camp David meeting in the presence of President Clinton, who noted that the Christian Minister at Camp David believes Israel's version. Ha'aretz (Israel), July 27, 2000. 

    Akram Haniya, editor of Al-Ayyam and an Arafat advisor who participated in Camp David, criticized the Israeli demands, and furthermore their acceptance 
    by the US: "The secular [Israeli] negotiators began speaking the language of extremist religious Jews. Suddenly, the Jewish access to the [Muslim] holy sites and Israeli sovereignty over the mountain became a basic Israeli demand. But the dangerous thing about it was that the Americans endorsed these demands without hesitation or any thought about the implications." (13)

    Palestinian claims to the Western Wall

    The Palestinians state that the Western Wall is also a holy Islamic site and an Islamic Waqf. Its holiness derives, according to The Koran and Muslim tradition, from its being the site where the Prophet Muhammad landed in his divine nocturnal journey from Mecca to Jerusalem. The Western Wall is where he tied his horse called 'Al-Buraq,' and it is known in Islam as 'The Al-Buraq Wall.'

    At Camp David, Arafat also based his claim to the site on an "assertion by the British mandatory government in 1929 that the Western Wall is the Wall of Al-Buraq, and that it is regarded as an Islamic Waqf and an historic Islamic right." (14)

    The PA mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine, Sheikh 'Ikrima Sabri explained that the Western Wall is part of the Al-Aqsa Wall, and therefore is an Islamic Waqf. On the other hand, he asserted: "no stone of the Al-Buraq Wall has any relation to Judaism. The Jews began praying at this wall only in the nineteenth century, when they began to develop [national] aspirations, as Yossi Beilin has said." (15)

    Nevertheless, the Palestinians are ready to acknowledge the right of Jews to pray at the Western Wall out of "respect to Judaism," but only on the condition that the sovereignty over it will be Palestinian.

    PA Minister for Jerusalem Affairs Feisal Al-Husseiny explained that: "The PA is ready to discuss all the arrangements relating to free access, worship and Jews visiting Jerusalem, on the condition that the sovereignty over the city be fully Palestinian." (16) However, as Abu 'Alaa asserted: "there is no point in discussing the details of these arrangements, before Israel has recognized Palestinian sovereignty over [East] Jerusalem." (17)

    Abu Mazen recognized the fact that "Jerusalem is holy for all [religions]" and explained that even though the Jews would be granted the right to pray at the wall - the wall will remain an Islamic Waqf: "All parties have a right to their religious worship on the mountain. The Jews have the right to visit the Western Wall and pray there, despite the fact that the British Commission asserted in 1929 that the wall is an Islamic Waqf. Arafat has always said that he will allow them to pray at the site." (18)

    Arafat expressed this idea in an interview with the Japanese news agency NHK during his last visit to Tokyo. While rejecting Israel's claim to sovereignty on Temple Mount, he added: "However, I offered them [the Jews] freedom of prayer at the Western Wall. They are praying there, and I offered that they would be able to continue with their prayers, because I respect Judaism." Arafat reiterated this statement repeatedly during the interview. In an answer to the interviewer's question about the holiness of the Wall to the Jews too, he said: "I have offered them free access to pray at the Western Wall .they will have an open corridor to reach the Western Wall." (19)

    PA Mufti Sheikh 'Ikrima Sabri, dismissed the concern that the prohibitions that kept Jews from reaching the "Al-Buraq Wall" from 1948 and 1967, may be repeated if a Palestinian State is granted sovereignty over the Western Wall. "Circumstances have changed," he said, "[now] there is international recognition [of the right to religious worship] - and the Jews are able to reach the Wall. Arafat can tell them: 'Give me sovereignty over Jerusalem, and I will make it possible for you to reach the 'Al-Buraq Wall' and pray there. I promise you freedom of worship.' [However] granting free access to the wall does not mean that the Wall will belong to them. The Wall is ours." (20)



    Abbas: All hell has broken loose ahead of UN statehood bid

    Palestinian Authority president admits he is under "huge" international pressure over statehood gambit as US, Russian, EU and UN diplomats meet in ongoing effort to persuade PA to forgo move.

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday said that he remains committed to seeking full membership for a Palestinian state at the United Nations despite the fact that that he is facing "huge" international pressure to abandon the plan and he expects "difficult times" in the aftermath of the bid.

    "We decided to take this step and all hell has broken out against us," Abbas was quoted by the Ma'an news agency as tellling reporters on his flight to New York.

    Netanyahu says he'll address UN ahead of PA state vote
    UN’s Serry: Only diplomacy can secure Palestinian state 

    “The Palestinian people and their leadership will pass through very difficult times after the Palestinian approach to the United Nations through the Security Council to seek full membership for the Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with east Jerusalem as its capital,” Abbas added, according to AFP.

    A last-ditch international push began in New York on Sunday to try to relaunch Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and avert a crisis over Palestinian statehood at the United Nations as members of the so-called Quartet of Middle East mediators met in New York.

    Officials met two days after Abbas said he would demand full membership of the world body for a Palestinian state at the UN General Assembly this week, setting up a diplomatic clash with Israel and the United States.

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held talks with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. Asked before the meeting if either could report any progress, Clinton replied, "We are meeting to talk about the way forward." Asked if that meant no progress, she said, "I didn't say that."

    Senior diplomats from the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations - the Quartet - met on Sunday, an EU official said, as part of an intense effort in recent weeks to persuade the Palestinians to drop their UN plans.

    The official said the diplomats were assessing the situation, but gave no further details.

    The United States says it will veto in the Security Council a Palestinian application for full UN membership, but former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who serves an an envoy for the Quartet, said on Sunday a showdown could still be averted.

    Blair told reporters, "The Palestinians are here at the UN now, so the question is ... can people find a way that enables the Palestinians to take a significant step forward to statehood at the same time as not ending up in a situation where the UN replaces negotiations?"

    Abbas said that he had considered proposals put forth by the Quartet to stave off the statehood bid, but they did not support the PA's goal of a sovereign Palestinian state with east Jerusalem as its capital.

    "We told them that any proposals which do not include a Palestinian state based on 1967 borders and an end to settlement expansion are unacceptable," he was quoted by Ma'an as saying.

    Abbas was scheduled to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to discuss the statehood bid on Monday in New York


    Mabus plus tost alors mourra, viendra,
    De gens & bestes vn horrible defaite:
    Puis tout à coup la vengeance on verra,
    Cent, main, faim quand courra la comete.

    Mabus then will soon die, there will come
    A horrible undoing of people and animals:
    At once vengeance one will see vengeance,
    One hundred hands, thirst, famine, when the comet will run.



    John Hogue says:

    The man we know as Mabus may be some obscure future terrorist who, if he is not identified and restrained in time, will trigger World War III and the extinction of civilization as we have known it.

    The time we have left to positively decode who or what Mabus is, and how to prevent the foretold terrible destiny, may already have passed. The final line could date the beginning of his legacy of terror around the time of the appearance of Halley’s Comet (1985-86), the collision of the comet Shoemaker-Levi (1994), or the comet Hale-Bopp (1997), which appeared right at the millennium of the Jewish lunar calendar.

    Mabus could be a cryptogram for Thurbo Majus, the classical Roman name given to the infernal god of Hannibal, or a cryptogram for Megabyzus, one of several conspirators who overthrew a Zoroastrian priest who had usurped the throne of Persia.

    An argument could be made that upon this classical foundation, Nostradamus is building a prophecy for the near-future debacle of Saddam Hussein from within, by a Persian (Iranian) ally.



    More from John Hogue:

    The time has come to reexamine the 16th-century prophet’s dire warnings if full-scale war should be the next step. Such a war could trigger the fulfillment of certain important predictions that will enable us to clearly name who Nostradamus intended to be this third and final “man of evil.” We may also discover how the death of this man, early in the next conflict between Arab and Jew, may scourge the world with a twenty-seven year war of terrorism.

    A number of Nostradamus’ prophecies infer that the first Antichrist was Napaulon Roy (Napoleon King), the second Hister (Hitler). The third is code named Mabus. His fate in the prophecy mentioned above possibly implicates him as one of the first to fall in a devastating war that only begins with his death. The reference to the “undoing” of people and animals not only suggests war but also a plague — perhaps one caused by the use of nuclear, biological or chemical weapons. The undoing or unraveling of civilization in a future 21st-century Balkanization of the world is a common theme in Nostradamus’ prophecies. Such a world civil war comes as a result of a possible breakdown of the climate and the human food chain (“thirst, famine”). The stress of these added to the demands of an exploding population drags a hundred “powers,” or nations, into a world war “free-for-all” fought over dwindling resources no later than the 2020s.

    Nostradamus chases home the theme of a long and devastating war coming “after” the early death of its perpetrator in Quatrain 77 of Century 8, when he says: “The Third Antichrist very soon annihilated. Twenty-seven years his war will last. The heretics dead, captives exiled. Blood-soaked human bodies, and a reddened, icy hail covering the earth.”

    Many historical facts support the prescient clues of Nostradamus that the present day is slotted for Mabus and his war to appear. A “great comet” did pass through the skies as a harbinger of things to come—Comet Hale/Bopp in 1997. The turn of the millennium saw human population cross the threshold of 6 billion. There are over 100 nations that one could say are suffering the widespread distresses of malnutrition and a lack of fresh water (“famine, thirst”) that could lead to a plague of civil and national wars. Worldwatch Institute reported in the 1990s that in the coming decades over 100 nations could go to war over water disputes alone. These nations include Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, and also the West Bank region which at any time could declare its nationhood as Palestine. The eight months of fighting so far in this new and more deadly chapter of the Intifada is indeed a war of vengeance and counter vengeance. The “hundred hands” or “powers” could stand for Middle Eastern nations, terrorist factions (be they Jewish, Arab and Iranian) that spring to action if “Mabus” the Third Antichrist should fall.

    Who is Mabus?

    According to my interpretation of this enigmatic code name in such books as Nostradamus: The Complete Prophecies and Nostradamus: The New Revelations, I posed that Mabus is a North African or Middle Eastern Arab terrorist. I base my theory on Nostradamus’ habit of hiding his messages in classical cryptograms. To me, Mabus stands for Thurbo Majus, the classical Roman name given to the “infernal God of Hannibal” referred to in Quatrain 30 of Century 2 (See pages 177-179 of Nostradamus: The Complete Prophecies). Majus (Mabus) is the Romanized name for the city God of Carthage in North Africa. The ruins of Carthage, in Tunisia, are but a few miles from what was once the chief headquarters for the PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organization) for much of the 1960s and 70s. Thus any number of shadowy figures of Arab terrorism have spent their time near Thurbo Majus, hiding their true identities under code names beginning with “Abu” (Arabic for “father”).

    The wide use of Abu fits the prophet’s rules of anagram decoding. You can drop one or two letters in a word, for instance, the “m” and “s” from “mABUs” and you get “Abu.” The Majus-Mabus link implies those individuals or organizations using that PLO North African base or those organizations and their operatives who are code named “Abu” — such as Abu Amar, Abu Nidal, or Abu Abbas, etc. — as candidates for the Third Antichrist.

    Beyond the PLO connection, Nostradamus scholar, Bardo Kidogo, uses classical Persian metaphors to unveil Mabus as a modern-day Iranian Ayatollah. He sees Mabus as a cryptogram for Gobrayas Megabyzus who was one of several conspirators who overthrew a Zoroastrian priest (or magus) who had usurped the throne of Persia (Iran) in ancient times. Megabyzus (Mabus) later helped Darius become Emperor of Perisa. Later, as a governor of Persian holdings in Europe, Megabyzus showed himself to be a real tyrant with a flair for terrorism. His favorite modus operandi was to attack enemy states from within. I would add that currently leading Ayatollahs in Iran’s Islamic fundamentalist leadership are encouraging and financing fringe Palestinian terrorist organizations such as Hamas, as well as the Shi’ite-Lebanese Hizbullah. Hizbullah regularly shells Israeli targets from Lebanon and more than once has nearly triggered a widening Middle Eastern war in the last eight months of the new Intifada. Spokesmen for Hamas have stepped forward and claimed responsibility for the recent Tel Aviv disco bombing.

    Mabus could also be currently hiding out in Afghanistan. The Saudi terrorist, Osama Bin Laden, who commands his war of jihad on America and Israel from a base camp in remote Afghanistan, often sees Western reporters phonetically misspell the Arabic pronunciation of his first name. It is “Usama.” Thus a true phonetic spelling makes his name a classic fit for Mabus if one follows Nostradamus’ rules of wordplay. “Usama” = maaus. Drop the redundant “a” and replace with a single letter allowed by the rule and Insert a “b” = Mabus.

    Then there is Saddam Hussein of Iraq. You can find his name matching that of Mabus by using a simple occult word game. First spell m-a-b-u-s backwards; then turn any letters around that can represent a new letter once reversed, such as “b” turned to a “d.” Thus, Mabus spelled backwards is “Sudam.” Use the law of replacing one letter and you get “Sadam.” Phonetic redundancies allow you to spell it with an extra “d” and it becomes “Saddam.”

    Despite the current bellicose climate between Israelis and Palestinians, I still hold that Saddam Hussein of Iraq is the chief candidate for Mabus, to date. He considers himself the protector of extremist Palestinian aspirations—namely; the deep rooted desire to push Israelis into the sea and take back all Palestinian lands seized in Israel’s 1948 war of independence. He has pledged a force of up to 5 million armed Iraqi Mujahadeen poised to assist their Palestinian brethren in the coming conflict. Intelligence reports indicate that Saddam Hussein is rapidly rebuilding his chemical and biological weapons arsenals. He may yet produce atomic bombs — either smuggled from former Soviet sources or through manufacturing a crude bomb of his own. The most conservative Pentagon estimates say Iraq could build or procure an atomic weapon in less that five years.

    One cannot rule out that Nostradamus intended Mabus to be a thing rather than a person. There is possibly one of Nostradamus’ complicated double entendres working in this enigmatic code name. Mabus the “thing” then is Saddam the “person’s” weapon of mass destruction, hurled at Israel. One of the Iraqi leader’s arsenal of “al-Abbas” (Mabus) scud missiles could be the payload for a future chemical, biological, or even nuclear attack on Tel Aviv. In such a scenario the famous “Mabus” prophecy could describe the launch of an al-Mabus missile that “soon dies” in the flames of its own successful explosion after its seven minute supersonic journey. If the target is Israel, she may reply with one of her own 200 nuclear weapons. The last Gulf War clearly demonstrated how scuds or other intermediate-range missiles are perfectly designed for surprise in the compact theater of the Middle East. The chemical or nuclear extermination of just one of the region’s cities would set alight “all at once” the Holy Land’s ancient vengeances in an “undoing” of men and animals” in a region-wide Armageddon. Mabus the missile and/or the person would be instantly consumed in a World War III in miniature that erases the land where Moses wandered, Jesus walked, and Muhammad drove his camels.

    Although I deem Mabus to be Saddam Hussein, there is one last important candidate who at this very moment may hold the key to peace or Armageddon waged between Israeli and Palestinian, Chairman Yasser Arafat. Before he became a peace broker for his people, his PLO secret code name was “Abu Amar.” Drop the last two letters “ar” and replace with “s” to get Maabus. The “aa” phonetically stands for one “a” = Mabus.

    Given the volatile situation in the Middle East, an observation I made back in late 1997 deserves review. It speculated on how the successor to Pope John Paul II may be drawn into collapsing Middle Eastern peace efforts to play a significant part as a peacemaker in the near future. On page 334 of my book The Last Pope [a study of the Latin papal prophecies attributed to the medieval Irish St. Malachy], I said the following:

    “Arafat and the Palestinian leadership are preparing for a defensive war they cannot win code-named Field of Thorns. The pope’s role as peacemaker may be set in motion after Israeli troops get bogged down in bloody warfare and negative global public opinion when they fight an intifada of lead bullets rather than stones in street wars with West Bank Palestinian police.”

    If, in the coming days, Yasser Arafat where to “soon die” in Israel’s expected retaliation — or he dies in subsequent fighting as the current intifada becomes a full fledged war — the vengeance sought for Arafat’s martyrdom could trigger a 27-year war of terrorism.* The same could also be said if in the coming conflict missiles find their mark in one of Saddam Hussein’s bunkers as retaliation for drawing Iraq into such a war.

    If I am reading these prophecies correctly the clues unlocking who Mabus is requires the following facts and events to transpire:

    1.) He is a figure from the North African/Middle East axis of nations using desperate acts to achieve his goals.

    2.) He will be one of the first to fall in the coming war.

    3.) It will only appear that his death ends hostilities. Decades of vengeance attacks by means of terrorism will follow.

    4,) He could be a known leader of an organization or state that is overwhelmed and destroyed by an overpowering counterattack.

    5.) Unlike the first two Antichrists, Mabus could be a minor political figure — even the terrorist bomber himself — who, in detonating his weapon, vaporizes himself and triggers 27-years of warfare as a repercussion of his one violent act. For example, if peace cannot be found, the mystery bomber who detonated his lethal explosion in the cue of a Tel Aviv beach side disco on 1 June 2001, may yet be remembered as the one who was soon annihilated by his own explosion, yet triggered the next great slaughter of people and animals in the Middle East.

    I await events.

    I pray that none of my interpretations of Nostradamus’ fearsome and shadowy “Mabus” come true.

    *UPDATE 30 June 2001: So far both sides continue to stare at the abyss rather than jump in as they try to sustain a cease fire. The Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, in a recent interview for Newsweek made what sounded to me like a veiled threat to take Yasser Arafat out of action in the near future. Clearly he believes Arafat is in the way of achieving at least his idea of peace terms. I cannot help sensing that the Israeli government is contemplating some kind of assassination or bombing “accident” that could take out the Chairman of the Palestinian Authority. And, if they do, then Arafat’s death as “the first to fall” in the coming conflict will make him a martyr and a means for others to wage a 27 year war of terrorism on Israel and the world.












    I'm re-sending the following now that Obama at the UN has announced the absurdity of rejecting Palestinian UN membership - while okaying the membership of an un-elected, illegitimate, "rebel" mob in Libya!
    If any naively still think the Israeli government will EVER allow Palestinians to live free, just examine history and past Israeli statements. "Negotiations" will never end, while more and more Palestinian land is gradually confiscated by the State of Israel! - D.F.
    "Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that... I want to tell you something very clear: Don't worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it." - Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon to Shimon Peres, October 3, 2001 (just after the 9/11 attacks) as reported on Kol Yisrael radio.

    When the U.S. Goverment this week VETOES Statehood for Palestine, it will confirm that Ariel Sharon was correct with his above boast!

    The State of Israel, with its all-powerful ZIONIST LOBBY now dictates American Foreign Policy - and demands our continuing murderous wars against Muslim nations targeted by Israel

    The past several White Houses and nearly every one of our Senators and House Members have been slavishly obedient to Israel's all powerful Zionist Lobby. That was evident when the vast majority in Congress supported, even applauded, Israel's one-sided military slaughter in Lebanon and more recently in Gaza. Soon, we may also attack Iran to "defend" the "frightened" little State of Israel (which possesses an estimated 600+ "defensive" nuclear warheads).

    The Zionist Lobby's zealous members either outright OWN all our major "news" media (and entertainment) - or dominate the few remaining through pressure from Corporate Zionist advertisers. The Lobby's influential members also saturate the upper echelons of major Corporations, Banking and high Finance in America.
    Amazing when one considers Jewish Americans make up less than 2% of our nation's population - and the above Zionist influence peddlers are only a small percentage of the 2%.

    Perhaps we should move the White House and Congress to Israel, where they can get their daily instructions more directly!

    - Dick Fojut in Tucson