Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Whose "Long History" in Jerusalem?


Jordan’s custodianship of Al Aqsa ‘in danger’, officials warn
Jordan’s historic custodianship of Al Aqsa Mosque is facing renewed legal and political threats by Israeli attempts to assume control over the holy site, officials and religious leaders warned...At the opening of an international conference on Jerusalem, held under the patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah and attended by HRH Prince Ghazi on Monday......“Every day there is a new motion in the Israeli Knesset attempting to subvert Jordanian authority over Al Aqsa and place it under Israeli control,”...“There is a very clear strategy by the Israeli government and extremist Israeli groups to end the Jordanian and Palestinian role in Jerusalem and Al Aqsa Mosque and place it entirely under their control.”...“Extremist groups and politicians are now forcing their way into Al Aqsa and Al Haram Al Sharif every day to claim the site as theirs and to create a prayer area within the mosque,” said Azzam Khatib, head of the Jerusalem Awqaf Department, which functions under Jordan’s Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs. Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Hayel Dawood [said] “Our responsibility towards Al Aqsa Mosque and the Palestinian cause is deep... a core responsibility that has been carried by the Hashemite monarchy in its long history,”

"Long history"?

Can you imagine?  Our history in Jerusalem outdates Jordan by some 3000 years, including the First and Second Temples.


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