Tuesday, November 15, 2016

IBT's False Claims of Biblical Proportions - by Pesach Benson

...Unlike the impression given by the IBT, Jews are not looking to pray at a mosque, Islamic holy site, or Muslim sanctuary. If anything it is Palestinians who try to erase Jewish connections to Israel, their most recent attempt being to try to claim as their own the Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient Hebrew texts from the time of the Second Temple.

Pesach Benson..
Honest Reporting..
13 November '16..

In two separate articles, on its US and UK sites, the International Business Times distorts history and facts regarding Jerusalem and the Temple Mount.

On its US site, an IBT headline makes the bizarre and false claim: “Israel Wants Jews To Pray At Muslim Mosque In Jerusalem.”

John Walsh writes that “Some Israeli lawmakers want to allow Jews to pray at an Islamic holy site in Jerusalem,” disregarding Jewish ties to the Temple Mount, the site of the two ancient Jewish temples. Israeli lawmakers don’t want Jews to pray at an Islamic holy site – the third holiest site in Islam – they want Jews to be able to pray at the holiest site in Judaism.

The article claims “worshipers of the Jewish faith wishing to pray at the the Temple Mount complex can do so in the Western Wall plaza, but not in the Al-Aqsa mosque itself.” Of course it should go without saying that Jews have no desire to pray inside the mosque, but rather at the Temple Mount compound, where their temples stood.

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