Founded in 1987, the Temple Institute — the most prominent of some 30 ultra-Orthodox/Zionist organisations vociferously calling for the rebuilding of the Temple and the reinstatement of ritual sacrifice — is categoric and uncompromising in stating that its ultimate goal is to rebuild a “Third Jewish Temple” on Temple Mount — though there is no evidence whatsoever as to the existence of a “First Temple” — because Judaism regards the Temple Mount as the place where God chose the Divine Presence to rest:
“Here am I, and the children the Lord has given me. We are signs and symbols in Israel from the Lord Almighty, who dwells on Mount Zion”
Furthermore, according to the rabbinic sages — whose debates produced the Talmud — it was from here that the world expanded into its present form and from where the Abrahamic God gathered the dust used to create Adam, the first man. According Young Earth Creationism (http://influence.99k.org/youngearththeory.htm) based on the Genesis creation narrative, all of this occurred during a relatively short period of time somewhere between 5,700 and 10,000 years ago.
The problem with using Biblical myths to justify or legitimise religious or political claims of the present, is that such myths are easily disproved by irrefutable scientific evidence. Scientific consensus, for example, with backing from a 2006 statement by sixty-eight national and international academies, asserts that evidence-based fact derived from observations and experiments in multiple scientific disciplines show that the universe existed almost 14 billion years ago in an extremely hot and dense state. It was about that time, according to the Big Bang theory, that the universe then began to cool and expand towards its present dispersed state with the earth being formed 4.5 billion years ago and life first appearing no less than 2.5 billion years ago. That self-induced expansion is still ongoing to this day without any influence or input from some God or Supreme Being.
As for Adam being created on Temple Mount, it is now an established fact that the evolution of human beings — Homo sapiens — first began definitely in Africa (either East or South) where archaeological evidence of our ancestral Y chromosome and mtDNA (mitochondrial DNA) has been discovered. It must therefore be very disconcerting for white supremacists and other like-minded people to learn that geneticists have identified groups of chromosomes called haplogroups — “genetic fingerprints” which define populations — that trace their ancestral origins to the “subhuman” races of Africa. The ethnocentric concepts of a God Chosen People, a Master Race, or the feasibility of producing perfect “Racial Purity” as in the Nazi Lebensborn breeding programme (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebensborn), are therefore unadulterated racist nonsense.
“Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.”
Article 18 of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
While all individuals have — and quite correctly so — the right to pursue the religious beliefs of their choice, they have no right whatsoever to either impose those beliefs on others, or to use such beliefs as justification for committing crimes against humanity as is the case of Judaism’s persecution of the Palestinian people. Any suggestion by some Jews that Judaism is not represented by Israel and therefore Israeli crimes have nothing to do with Judaism is without doubt disingenuous because Judaism cannot have it both ways — Israel is either a Jewish state or it is not!
There is no escaping the fact that in the May 14, 1948 The Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israeli_Declaration_of_Independence) the document categorically defines Israel as a Jewish state. It stresses that the sovereign authority in Israel is the Jewish people: “This right is the natural right of the Jewish people to be masters of their own fate, like all other nations, in their own sovereign state.” It repeatedly uses phrases to emphasise the point that “Jewish people . . . in its own country,” “Jewish people to rebuild its national home,” “Jewish state,” “right of the Jewish people to establish their state,” “Jewish people in the upbuilding of its state,” and “sovereign Jewish people.” It should be noted that in their infinite holy wisdom, the Jewish people have decided that the document’s reference to “ . . . people to be masters of their own fate, like all other nations, in their own sovereign state,” is not applicable to the Palestinian people who after all do not actually “exist,” and if they do, then they are no better than “beasts.”
Judaism’s intemperate and somewhat unfounded claim to the Holy Land in general and the Temple Mount in particular, is unfortunately — to the detriment of hopes for universal peace — also up against equally justified claims by two other Abrahamic religions. The Christian Church of the Holy Sepulchre (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_the_Holy_Sepulchre) — located within the the walled Old City of Jerusalem — is venerated as the site of Calvary (Golgotha) where Jesus is said to have been crucified and subsequently buried. As it is also the alleged site of the resurrection, it has served as an important Christian pilgrimage destination since the fourth century.
Temple Mount (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_Mount) is the current site of three monumental Islamic structures consisting of the al-Aqsa Mosque, the Dome of the Rock, and the Dome of the Chain which have stood there since 705, 691, and 691 respectively. This Islamic presence on Temple Mount for more than 1,300 years (far longer than any Judaic structures), however, does not appear to be a problem for the ultra-Orthodox/Zionist objective of a Third Temple — even if it means dismantling Islamic structures and moving them to an alternative site — which is not a recent phenomenon, but an old one that became a feasible reality following Israel’s unprovoked attack on its Arab neighbours in 1967 resulting in the annexation of East Jerusalem so as to make all of Jerusalem the undivided capitol of an Apartheid Jewish state of Israel and thereby facilitate the building of a Third Temple.
This raises the question of the Islamic world’s reaction to such a scenario and irrespective of all possible Islamic responses, ultimately there can only be the spectre of a nuclear holocaust on the horizon. While the political leaderships of all Islamic countries — and particularly the Arab ones —
have offered the usual meaningless mealy-mouthed expressions of feigned disapproval over Israel’s treatment of the Palestinian people, they have on the whole been indifferent to Palestinian suffering. Such indifference has been ably led by treacherous military dictatorships in Egypt that for decades have on behalf of Israel been bought off by the U.S. with substantial annual military aid packages (http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2014/04/225147.htm) which the pro-Israel lobbying group the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) with its control of Congress always insists on and gets. (http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/06/aipac-us-aid-egypt-stop-cut.html).
So while Israel can expect continued Islamic acceptance of its persecution of Palestinians, it is very doubtful that the same degree of tolerance would be forthcoming from an estimated 2.08 billion world Muslim population (http://www.religiouspopulation.com/World/) in the event of an Israeli ultra-Orthodox/Zionist takeover of what is a de facto Islamic Temple Mount. So How would Israel react if such overwhelming odds were to become a serious threat? It would react in the same way it was prepared to do in the 1973 Yom Kippur War:
“Though the Israeli intelligence system rightly enjoyed an excellent international reputation, it repeatedly — right up to the last minute — missed or ignored every possible indicator that Egypt was preparing for war. The coalition of Arab states led by Egypt and Syria had chosen to attack on October 6, 1973 which as the day of Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) was the holiest and most solemn day of the year for Jewish people. Within forty-eight hours of the surprise Arab attack starting, Israel was staggering and in a desperate position with Syrian forces storming into the Golan Heights and their tanks taking positions on the hills overlooking the Sea of Galilee and pre-1967 Israel.
In the south, the Egyptians had sent five infantry and two armoured divisions across the entire length of the Suez Canal and penetrated Israeli front-line strongholds. Having initially estimated the possibility of up to 10,000 fatal casualties for the assault, the Egyptians lost only 200 men and the canal crossing has since been rated as one of the best-orchestrated obstacle crossings in history. By October 7, a defending Israeli regular division had 180 of its 270 tanks destroyed by Egyptian infantry antitank weapons. On 8 October 1973, the first two Israeli reserve armoured divisions finally arrived in the Sinai to launch a major counter-attack against Egyptian positions but one division was badly mauled and the other apparently indulged in aimless manoeuvres due to confused battle progress reports.
By the end of fighting on that fateful day the Israeli forces had suffered what the late Trevor Nevitt Dupuy (1916-1995), a retired U.S. Army Colonel and prolific author as a noted military historian, described as ‘the worst defeat in their history.’ On that same evening Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan said to Prime Minister Golda Meir that ‘the Third Temple [the state of Israel] is going under’. It was probably at that moment that an Israeli decision was taken to use nuclear weapons.
It is on record that on the following day Golda Meir was sufficiently concerned to propose travelling to Washington for a face-to-face meeting with President Nixon but abandoned the idea after being assured that the U.S. would replenish Israel’s military hardware. On October 12, Golda Meir stressed the urgency of the situation in a personal communication to Nixon that stated that Israel would be forced to use ‘all available means to ensure national survival’ if U.S. military hardware was not immediately forthcoming. This implicit threat to use nuclear weapons was confirmed years later by Henry Kissinger to a trusted colleague.”
Bearing in mind the unconscionable ease with which Western leaders — led by an AIPAC-controlled U.S. government — have unleashed illegal and still ongoing wars resulting in the death of millions in the Middle East, you can rest assured that Israel would have even less compunction in doing likewise. These racist humanity-hating fanatics — led by that war criminal maniac Benjamin Netanyahu — would quite happily initiate a nuclear holocaust in order to retain Israel’s grasp on its ill-gotten gains.
“In everything, we are destroyers — even in the instruments of destruction to which we turn for relief . . . We Jews, we, the destroyers, will remain the destroyers for ever. Nothing that you will do will meet our needs and demands. We will destroy because we want a world of our own.”
Maurice Samuels in You Gentiles, pages 152, 155, and 147, Harcourt, Brace & Co., New York, 1924.