Monday, August 19, 2013

Illustration of synagogue on Temple Mount freaking out Arab newspapers

There have been a bunch of articles over the past day throughout the Arab world claiming that there has been some sort of official approval to build a small synagogue on the Temple Mount, mostly because of this illustration that is on some Israeli sites showing what one might look like (bottom center, click to enlarge):

Of course, there has been no approval of anything, even though many dedicated Jews would love to see it happen. But whenever there is a whiff of an idea that Jews should be permitted to worship at their holiest place, hypersensitive Arabs go crazy, with officials falling all over themselves to denounce the supposed plans and to enforce the religious apartheid system that exists on the Mount.

Note that even in this supposed plan, the synagogue would not displace any Muslims, being placed in the large open plaza on the southern part of the Mount.