Friday, August 22, 2008

Those 'Scheming Jews' Again

Al-Saqer calls for combating Jewish schemes

Arab Interim Parliament (AIP) President Mohammad Al-Saqer called on Wednesday upon Arab, regional and international parliaments, the UN, Arab League and the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) to combat the Israeli scheme to divide the Aqsa Mosque into separate sections for Muslims and Jews.

Al-Saqer said in a statement to the press that the Israeli plan "is crime much graver than burning of the Aqsa Mosque in 1969." He added, that the Jewish settlement plans and digging under the Aqsa Mosque had reached a dangerous stage. Asserting that the continuing Israeli violations of international resolutions and the Fourth Geneva agreement in 1949 exceeded all boundaries.

Al-Sager asserted that such inhumane activities are unacceptable, especially as they are increasing on daily bases, including arrests, destruction, building settlements and the separating wall in the West Bank.

Al-Sager called upon Palestinians to join efforts in facing this crisis and overcome their domestic disputes, as the Jewish plans are a greater crisis.

By the way, to which "plan" are they referring?

(Kippah tip: IMRA)

And now this. A Crusade?

Jordan Summons Israeli Envoy over Work at Temple Mount

Jordan has revived charges that Israel is illegally excavating the site at the Rambam (Mughrabi) Gate at the Temple Mount and has summoned the Israeli Ambassador. Abu Hdeib, head of the Jordanian parliament's lower house committee on international affairs, accused Israel of violating the 1994 peace treaty with Jordan by planning to build a bridge at the gate.

He told the French news agency AFP that the project "threatens the foundations of Al Aqsa…[and] would also lead to a new violent conflict in the Middle East because Jerusalem is a red line for Muslims and Arabs."

Foreign Minister Salah Bashir said he talked with ambassadors of the European Union (EU), Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States to persuade them to pressure Israel to refrain "from making unilateral moves in Jerusalem that would change the legal status of the holy city."

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