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EDITOR'S NOTE -- The excerpt in the article below has not been edited for accuracy or spelling, grammatical, punctuation or basic sentence structure errors.

On July 23, 2012, in a scathing attack against the Islamic Waqf (literally translated, means "endowment"), the opening paragraph from an opinion piece by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) stated: "This year, as Israel observes the traditional period of national mourning for the destruction of the Holy Temple on Tisha b'Av (which starts at sundown on Saturday), it has again been revealed that the Islamic Wakf is carrying out unsupervised work at the Temple Mount, potentially causing irrevocable damage to Judaism's holiest site."

A December 2011 article by Beirut-based newspaper "Al-Akhbar" gives full details of Israel's attacks against the waqf [Muslim religious property which includes homes, shops and cemeteries]. But, there is another dimension to these attacks--a Messianic aspect which is far more alarming than just stealing land from its rightful owners. The inherent danger from the Israeli obsession over the Temple Mount was first detailed in a June 2010 article titled " Nukes and Temples ." An excerpt from the article follows:

Evidently, American presidents wish to continue to guard Israel's nuclear "secret" ". Today, the secrecy continues, as does the aid--perhaps towards a messianic return - the building of the Third Temple.

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In 2006, the Israeli government began work on an exact replica of the Hurva synagogue on its original site. The story of the Hurva has received little attention other than coinciding with Joe Biden's visit to Israel and that government's insistence on building more illegal settlements. But Hurva is the beginning of the end.

As the United States, acting as Israel's proxy, imposes its will on the world and pushes for sanctions and war on Iran, thereby distracting the international community, rabbis are being tailored for the special kind of garments they will be wearing in a "rebuilt temple." These rabbis believe that the return of Jews to Jerusalem are the obvious signs - "Less obvious are the more subtle realities that add up - the rebuilding of the Jewish Quarter, Jews steadily moving into the Old City, even the Temple Mount tunnel excavations. But alas, those big mosques are still situated on the Temple Mount. For now." " In 1990, there was another attempt by the Temple Mount Faithful to bring a cornerstone for a reconstructed Third Temple to the site. In 1996, the opening of an archaeological tunnel adjacent to the Mount led to the first outbreak of widespread violence across the territories between Israelis and Palestinians since the signing of the Oslo accords. In 2000, Ariel Sharon staged a provocative visit to the Temple Mount and said: " The Temple Mount is in our hands and will remain in our hands. It is the holiest site in Judaism and it is the right of every Jew to visit the Temple Mount , ".

It took four years to complete the work on Hurva. The Hurva synagogue signals the renewed attacks on the al-Aqsa Mosque to make way for construction of the ThirdTemple. A move championed by Zionists, and Christian Zionist leaders in this country, political leaders among them. War waged against other countries based on unfounded accusations has distracted the international community from Israel's stockpile of nuclear weapons - a nation more likely than any other to use their nuclear weapons based on their deep religious ideology.

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Of particular concern is the Gush Emunim, a right-wing religious organization, or others, hijacking a nuclear device to "liberate" the Temple Mount for the building of the Third Temple. The completion of the Hurva synagogue has increased these chances. On April 6, JTA reported that "Our Land of Israel" party had put posters on 200 city buses in Jerusalem showing an artist's rendition of the Third Temple on the site now occupied by the al-Aqsa Mosque with the slogan, " May the Temple be built in our lifetime."

Equally disturbing, a 1997 article reviewing the Israeli Defense Force repeatedly stressed the possibilities of, and the need to guard against, a religious, right-wing military coup, especially as the proportion of religious in the military increases". The warming was not unfounded. The once secular army now has combat units filling with those who believe Israel's wars are "God's wars" as the role of military rabbis has become more prominent.

With the help of the United States, this small nation with unimaginable influence in the Western world continues to commit crimes against humanity, instigate conflicts and unleash terrorists in its region and beyond, all the while distracting the global community by focusing on Iran's nonexistent nuclear program and presenting Iran as a threat. Meanwhile, the zealots prepare for the Messiah's Temple unhindered. Heaven must be hell.

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Soraya has lived and studied in-Iran, UK, France, and has obtained her Master's degree in Public Diplomacy from USC Annenberg and USC School for International Studies, Los Angeles.- She is an independent researcher, public speaker, radio (more...)
 

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