Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Netanyahu Collapses on Temple Mount Approach Bridge

No, he's healthy.  No medical emergency.

But something else has been collapsed.  This type of news will make headlines and spread acroos the Internet and the social media instruments:

Israeli bulldozers demolished a dairy factory in Hebron and Bedouin homes east of Jerusalem early Tuesday, witnesses told Ma'an.  Locals said Israeli troops escorted two bulldozers and two excavators to the al-Rama neighborhood in northern Hebron and began demolishing the factory, which is owned by Hebron's Islamic Charitable Society.

This probably will not:

רה"מ הורה על פירוק גשר העץ החדש להר הבית בעקבות לחץ מבית המלוכה הירדני
לדברי פקיד ישראלי בכיר, הקמת הגשר הארעי נעשתה ללא אישור הדרג המדיני. "רצינו להימנע מהאשמת ישראל בהבערת המזרח התיכון בעת הזו"


The Prime Minister ordered the dismantling of the new wooden bridge approach to the Temple Mount following pressure from the Jordanian Royal Court.  According to a high Israeli official, the construction of the temporary bridge was done without authorization by the diplomatic echelon.  "We wished to avoid Israel being accused of igniting a Middle East conflagration (or: to avoid setting the Middle East ablaze".

All those ascending Mount Moriah to enter the Temple Mount precincts, tourists and Jews, via that old bridge should make sure they have adequate insurance coverage or inquire whether the Israel government can be sued if, God forbid, it does crumble.

As for Netanyahu's crumble, well, there's always the next election.


There's this there:

“In light of the Jordanian government’s messages and the fact that the temporary bridge is of doubtful importance, and because it was built without coordination with the prime minister ... a decision was made to dismantle it right away,” the official said.
“The entire area of the Western Wall is under the prime minister’s responsibility precisely because of such sensitivities. We wanted to avoid a situation in which Israel is accused of igniting the Middle East — now of all times.”


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