Friday, July 12, 2013

Alter The Temple Mount Status Quo

Maagar Poll:

59%:23% Moslems and Jews should share Temple Mount like at Machpela Cave in Hebron

(thanks to Dr. Aaron Lerner of IMRA for saving me need to translate)

The survey was conducted by Maagar - Interdisciplinary Research and Consulting Institute Ltd., managed by Professor Yitzhak Katz.

[UPDATE: Full Report here]

Are you for or against erecting a Temple on the Temple Mount?

Total: For 30%  Against 45% Don't know/not sure 25%

Secular/Traditional: For 31%  Against 45% Don't know/not sure 24% National religious: For 43%  Against 21% Don't know/not sure 36% Ultra-Orthodox/National Ultra-Orthodox: For 20%  Against 62% Don't know/not sure 18%


Should the state enforce an arrangement on the Temple Mount, similar to one that exists in the Machpela Cave in Hebron, of Jews and Moslems sharing it?

Yes 59% No 23% Don't know/not sure 18%

Would you like to visit the Temple Mount as part of visit to Jerusalem?

Percent of yes: National Religious  68% Secular 60% Ultra-Orthodox 20%


Should the state enforce the right of Jews to pray on the Temple  Mount?

Total Yes: 48%


What is Judaism's holiest site?

Western Wall 66% Temple Mount 29%

Full Hebrew results here.

And from Sunday there'll be a Tent Portest in Independence Park through til and including Tisha B'Av, with a secondary protest at Paris Square near the Prime Minister's residence, come visit:

"And God Has No House"

Hagai 1:

 ... הָעָם הַזֶּה אָמְרוּ, לֹא עֶת-בֹּא עֶת-בֵּית יְ-וָה לְהִבָּנוֹת.
... כֹּה אָמַר, יְ-וָה צְבָאוֹת:  שִׂימוּ לְבַבְכֶם, עַל-דַּרְכֵיכֶם.
 עֲלוּ הָהָר וַהֲבֵאתֶם עֵץ, וּבְנוּ הַבָּיִת; וְאֶרְצֶה-בּוֹ ואכבד (וְאֶכָּבְדָה), אָמַר יְ-וָה.
This people say: The time is not come, the time that the LORD'S house should be built.'...Thus saith the LORD of hosts: Consider your ways. Go up to the hill-country, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the LORD.



Nadav Shragai on the Temple Mount conference last week.


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