Tuesday, August 21, 2007

CNN Warrior

From a report on CNN's "God's Warriors"-

One colorful personality that Amanpour interviewed for the documentary was Yehuda Etzion, founder of the Israeli settlement movement and once a leader of the Jewish underground. Etzion was convicted and imprisoned for his involvement in the plot to bomb the Islamic shrine Dome of the Rock in 1984. In an interview with Amanpour, Etzion (commenting on the religious importance of the Temple Mount) intoned, “Redemption without the Temple is like trying to revive someone without a heart.” In contrast, another character featured in God’s Warriors, Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, the Grand Mufti (Islamic scholar) of Jerusalem pertaining to the same topic said, “The temple [the Jewish Temple] only exists in the illusion of people who speaks of it.”

And as for "tired" Olmert:-

Palestinian negotiators drafting an agreement behind the scenes with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's office have made clear they will not accept any final peace deal with Israel unless the Jewish state forfeits the Temple Mount, Judaism's holiest site, WND has learned.

According to a report in Israel's Yediot Aharonot daily yesterday, Olmert is willing to discuss joint Israeli-Palestinian control over the Temple Mount complex. The report didn't state the positions of the Palestinian side on the issue.

A chief Palestinian negotiator, speaking to WND on condition his name be withheld, said yesterday, "there can be no agreement with Israel unless we get complete sovereignty of the Mount. Once Palestinian control over the [Temple Mount] is fixed, then we will make assurances for Jewish visits to the site."


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