Israel’s national security chief discusses the Golden Gate crisis with Amman

Meir Ben-Shabat, Israel’s national security adviser, is holding talks with the Jordanian government on a solution to the dispute over the Golden Gate. This ancient Temple Mount gate building has been shuttered for 16 years. Now the Islamic religious authority, the Waqf, has tried to open up the structure for holding prayers. Israel has prevented this on the grounds that it violates the status quo for religious sites in Jerusalem and has taken into custody Waqf officers in breach of this inter-religious accord. The Waqf then called for a mass demonstration at Al Aqsa on the coming Friday. Israel and Jordan have agreed on the need to avert further disturbances at a shrine sacred to three faiths. However, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu stresses that the Golden Gate cannot be seized for conversion to another mosque.

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3 thoughts on “Israel’s national security chief discusses the Golden Gate crisis with Amman

  • Mar 6, 2019 @ 23:19 at 23:19
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    Amman should receive all those fake “refugees” entrenched in Judea and Samaria.
    Now the whole World knows this old Arafat trick with “refugees”, no need to pretend anymore.

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  • Mar 6, 2019 @ 23:43 at 23:43
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    Like always the Prime Minister Netanyahu is absolutely, totally, and essentially right.

    But, this is why he is the PM, and this is why he stays the PM.

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  • Mar 8, 2019 @ 7:44 at 7:44
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    Ezekiel Chapter 46 explain significance of the Eastern or Golden Gate. Moreover, see Ezekiel Chapter 43 for most certain description of significance of the Golden Gare for Israel. “The Glory of the LORD entered the Temple through the gate facing east”.

    When Allenby entered Jerusalem in 1917, followed in 50 years with Israeli arms and mighty arm of God securing the Temple Mount, any claim Islam exercised (without Scriptural credentials) over Mount Zion is nil. Islam is allowed on Mt. Zion as a courtesy of Israel and TEMPORARY forbearance of God. Scripture is clear.

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