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  • Mohammad Tamimi: 'They beat me into confessing'
  • Video: East Jerusalem Palestinians fear new Damascus Gate checkpoint marks change in status quo of the city
    • Annie, it is the Arabs who have connected the Temple Mount to the entity that you call the "city"
      The two are inseparable in their eyes. You continue to fail to understand that the conflict is all about control of the Temple Mount. One day it may begin to dawn on you. I won't hold my breath. As the Arabs continue to deny the connection and history that Jews have to the Temple Mount, this leaves Israel with no other option but to continue to control the entire region for security and other reasons. But first and foremost is security. The Arabs have violent plans for Jews. Is this news for you?

    • Maghlawatan, Jews are willing to share. What are you prepared to do? Are you prepared to support Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount? You will of course answer no. So we really have little to talk about until you do. You sound almost hysterical. You know, if you don't start talking about sharing instead of "its all Muslim", you will land up less and less. Why are you so afraid of Jewish prayer when Jews and Muslims pray to the same God?

    • Notice how the Arab in the video, Nassar Isa, says that Jews have no historical connection to the city. As long as Nassar and Co are allowed to believe this, either from their own lack of research and lack of study, or having been manipulated by Arab elites for political purposes, the further apart the sides will continue to drift which means, zero chance for real peace.

  • Israelis disfigure Damascus Gate with steel watchtower
    • Is there anything that the Palestinians have ever done that disgusts you?

    • No less than the place deserves. Actually I don't think it looks that bad. Makes me think of the glass pyramid at the Louvre. Hopefully, if ever needed, it will offer enough protection from those savages.

  • 'Preparing the hearts' - how the Temple Mount movement works towards their goal of building the Third Temple over the ruins of Al Aqsa
    • Roha, zaid writes his name in lower case. Can you not respect him? Or is it that you know better, just like what is right and what is wrong when it comes to the Israel/Palestine conflict? Climb down from your tower already, you elitist and arrogant pos.

    • Annie, Islam has changed its positions over the years. For political reasons and only in recent history, has the whole compound been referred to as Al-Aqsa. You will not find references to the whole compound as being Al-Aqsa in any, and I repeat, any material dating back prior to the 1960's. In short, political Islam is full of you know what. As long as the Palestinians deny the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount, then you are supporting an evil cause. Also, there are plenty of references in Islam recognizing the place for what it really is. But you should carry on supporting the cause. Jolly for you.
      By the way, notice how the support for the Rahinda cause melted away so quickly on mondoweiss. Flash, and it was gone. Move on, no Jews to be found here.
      And getting back to your point, Jews are not asking for yours or anyone else's permission on what and how to refer to the Temple Mount.

    • "Alaqsa is the entire compound (144000 m2) , this is not disputed among Muslim scholars" say zaid. And when the lost prophet Maghdi does not return or reveal himself, the Muslims are going to say "All of the holy sites must be Muslim". And when the lost prophet Maghdi still does not return they will say "All of Jerusalem must be Muslim". And when the lost prophet Maghdi still does not return they will say "All of the land must be Muslim". And when the lost prophet Maghdi still does not return they will say "All of the world must be Muslim".
      Muslims are going to blame the Jews for all their problems. How convenient. And the Mondoweiss faithful who generally reject religion, are so eager to accept zaids religious fantasies. Two faced hypocrites, that's what you are.

    • Zaid! actually part of the JewishTemple does still stand. The outer wall of the Temple. It's called the Western Wall. That's where Jews currently gather and pray for the rebuilding of the Temple, amongst other things.

    • A picture is worth a thousand words. Seeing and standing in these places only strengthens the knowledge that the Jewish Temple was right nearby. The settlement that is now there, the Al Aqsa mosque will one day be removed, together with the Dome of the Rock, God willing.

    • Ronald, the next time you visit Jerusalem, make sure you visit the archeological site of the City of David. There you will find an array of fascinating objects, including marble stairs leading up to the Temple Mount.

    • zaid, what you have just said about turning your back on Medina and using this act to justify turning your backs to the Dome of the Rock, is a demonstration of how you and your friends mix and abuse politics in the conflict. You have actually shown us that the most important site for Muslims is Mecca and all other sites are secondary, as far as the religion is concerned. So then you are left with using these sites for political reasons. The Temple Mount, the site that now has the Al-Aksa mosque and the Dome of the Rock, is the most important site for Jews. You cannot change this fact zaid. You cannot justify religiously occupying a site belonging to another religion and so you revert to dirty distortions and lies. Go back to Mecca zaid. Jerusalem is not yours. It always belonged to the Jews. It may be the third holiest site for Islam today but third holiest is not good enough to then say that it is not as important for the Jews. Those reading your comments should understand how radical Islam can be which is not prepared to share with anyone. Therefor peace has no chance at all until there is a major change in Islamic thinking.

      By the way, Herod's Temple was not completely destroyed. You just have to dig a few feet down on the Temple Mount to find archeological evidence of the Jewish Temple. I am not proposing that this is done but everyone, including yourself, knows this to be true. The next time you enter the Temple Mount area, know that you are standing over remains of the Jewish Temple.

    • zaid, don't you love the fact that when Muslims pray on the Temple Mount they turn their backs to the dome of the rock and face Mecca?
      Also, as we do not know for sure, it could have been that that the Jewish Temple was either built on top of the rock as well. Who knows? On top, around, inside? What we do know is that it was right there. But facts are facts and sometimes we all would prefer "other" facts. Not so? And just to put the facts straight, Al-Aksa mosque is the one with the black dome. The dome of the rock has the gold plated roof done not too long ago by the Jordanian King. This dome was also black before this. And that's a fact.

    • Roha, so what you are saying by listing your understanding of events, is that the current structures on the Temple Mount are settlements, and by the same logic you apply to other settlements not too far away these settlements, which were built on other peoples land, must go. Wow, finally we are getting somewhere. Need more like you to finally understand this fact. Or is there a statute of limitations in this case? And if there is, what are its conditions? Judea and Samaria are the heartland of the Jewish story. Does your statute of limitations also apply here?

    • "many times more Muslims than Jews" : So what you are saying Roha, is that its a numbers game. Never mind the facts. Throw your integrity out the window. Sorry, you don't have any so there's nothing left to part with. You discount every piece of evidence that supports Jewish claims on the one side, The Torah, The Bible, historians who lived in Jerusalem at the time, but then you have nothing on the Palestinian side, except for recent history with facts on the ground. If that's what you are suggesting then swallow the facts that are now on the ground because you leave Israel no alternative.

    • Roha, you are a hypocrite. Why do you have no comment about Islamic claims to the site when all there is in Islamic texts is a vague reference to the journey Mohammad made on his way to heaven when he stopped off at the place of the rock? And this nearly 700 years after the Jewish Temple was destroyed and for the second time. Now tell us, how many rocks are there in the world? When you are finished counting I suggest you come back here and admit that your comments have an evil purpose to them. And then tell us how you feel about Islamic claims. Looking forward to reading your reply.

    • Mersiha, you lie and distort. If your article talks about Al-Aqsa, then why do you show a picture of the Dome of the Rock? Al-Aqsa is the mosque that is also on the Temple Mount, the holiest site for Jews. But this is not what you show. The Dome of the Rock is built on top of the ruins of the Second Jewish Temple. The Al-Aqsa mosque is build over to the side of the compound. The Jews will build the Third Temple on the site of the Dome of the Rock and not, I repeat, not over Al-Aqsa. So let the readers know that you lie and distort the truth for political means.

  • Zionists should be excluded from left-oriented protests
  • I'm blacklisted and banned from Israel, but for many others this is nothing new
    • Misteriso, are telling me that the numbers, as presented by the Palestinians, are accurate? Go on, take a stand. Accurate or Inaccurate? Careful now, you need to live or die by your answer.

      How many examples from me, showing gross inaccuracies, will it take for you to change your mind? Two, three, ten, twenty, fifty? What's the number?

    • John O, you talk about photographs. This is an interesting subject as the numbers manufactured by the Palestinian propaganda machine do not match up both to the photographs and the actual headcount per land mass of many of the villages. You see there is one thing the Arabs like to do. They like to build on the hills overlooking the fields below. On many such villages overlaying the average house size over the hilltop, taking into consideration an average number of family members, you cannot then reach the numbers inflated by the expert liers they are.

    • Misterioso, If any units received and undertook Plan D it was only a few days before the end of hostilities. So what you have written has little impact on the bigger picture. There was not enough time to move the number of Arabs the Palestinian propaganda machine enjoy spewing out. Did some units force some Arabs out their villages? Probably. Did this reflect the events at the time. Definitely not.

    • Talkback, Jews have historic rights as well. To deny this emphatically, as you all seem so willing to do, is to live in lies and deception. If Jews do have rights that extend prior to recent history, then why don't you list some for us? If you cannot, or do not want, then band standing on "human rights" means nothing. Oh, I see, Jews are not human. Now, where have I heard that before?

    • Implementation of goals as presented by some in the BDS movement would mean the end of the state of Israel and the Jewish state. Return into Israel proper, of so-called Arab descendants of those who say they left or were forced out of Palestine in 1948, would swing the numbers away from anyone with Jewish interests (besides Neturei Karta and similar). So yes Jack, you are a Kapo. And to deny the above is a confirmation that your head is so deep inside. To make things worse, there is no consensus within the BDS movement and this alone should have made you realize that the right thing to do was to pull your support a long time ago. You are being used. The term is a "useful idiot".

  • 'Without UNRWA we have nothing': Palestinian refugees speak out against US aid cuts
    • Israel completely pulled out of Gaza and Hamas went on to smuggle and actually fire rockets into Israel and into civilian population centers. There is no excusing the behavior of Hamas and then ignorantly say its Israel's fault.
      To blame Israel for problems between Muslims is to ignore the elephant in the room. I suggest you do a little research on Iran and the Sunni/Shiite divide and the many years of peace and harmony between Arabs and Muslims. Don't worry, its a short but violent book.

    • Eljay, how many Muslim states are there? How many Arab states are there?

    • Only smuggle and attack army outposts? What wonderful people you are supporting. Makes you want to get up in the morning, does it?
      And if I understand you correctly, are you agreeing that money went to building tunnels instead of education and civilian infrastructure?

    • Kaisa, as most of the Arabs from the Ottoman era period moved around the area and have families in many of the modern day countries created after Sykes-Picot, let the Arabs who's great grandparents once lived in Palestine, and for a short period of time, move to Syria, or Iraq, or Lebanon, or Jordan, or Egypt or Saudi Arabia. The Arabs living in refugee camps should have been given citizenship of the countries they are now in. Includes Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq and so forth. If the Palestinians want to return, let them return to an Arab country. They will be more at home there.

    • Kaisa, you only strengthen my case with your comment. When the Jews were exiled by the Romans, there was no "UNWRA" looking after them. They got on with it. They did not buy weapons and wage war and terror. They encouraged their kids to study and make something of their lives. What's UNWRA's message? Even the schools that UNWRA run teach the next generations that they are victims and they encourage the next generations to hate. What's their message? No need to move on when UNWRA's around. And don't forget the free food handout's as well. The Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas are well known to use the free lunches to indoctrinate the poor. And UNWRA is controlled by Hamas. You and elegy and Misteriso will continue to bury your heads in the sand. Unfortunately you are not helping the Palestinians.

    • The Palestinian people are being used as political pawns. They are being abused mainly by their own leadership. Instead of investing in the people, they purchase arms and build underground tunnels to attack Israel. When Israel pulled out of Gaza and left an impressive infrastructure to grow vegetables and flowers, what did Hamas do? They destroyed it. Why? Because they did not want any left-overs from Jews. In all of history, there is no other case when the second generation of refugees are also regarded as refugees. Only with Palestinians is this the case. Now the third and so on. What is this? The hate of Jews pushes the weak to make irrational decisions. UNWRA only institutionalizes the hate of the Arabs and prevents the new generations from moving forward.

  • The checkpoints, by Rawan Yaghi
    • I am trying to make a point of course. And the same can be said about stealing property, selling the property and the new owner needs to give it up, by law and by every standard in modern society. The land was stolen from the Jews. It has reverted back to the rightful owners.
      But for those cynics, if you speak to Palestinians and King Abdallah of Jordan, there was never a significant Jewish presence in Palestine nor the Kingdom of Israel. And you brain-dead bots just follow the line.

    • It's not a numbers game. The same could be said about the number of Germans who were bombed in Dresden in WWII. The Allies did the right thing as they had no choice. Same with Israel.

    • Proud to be a Palestinian? Not so fast.

      In the early part of the 20th century, Arabs in Palestine rejected that they were referred to as Palestinians. I'll am searching for some references to this very interesting item of news, which I fully believe to be fact. The Arabs at the time, under the Ottoman rule, would refer to themselves as being part of their families in Syria, in Iraq, in Egypt and Arabia. Yes, this strengthens the belief that most of the modern day Palestinians came from the region. Of course, you lot are going to reject this out of hand. The other part of this is that the Jews living in Palestine were okay with being referred to as Palestinian.

    • It was Jewish land before it was Palestinian Arab land.

    • History did not start in 1947, however much Palestinian Arabs want this to be the case. The intransigent nature of how modern day Palestinians view Jewish history and heritage is what is preventing peace. And don't forget that the Koran has verses that will not allow sharing as well. So what hope do we have? Not much I say. And the Arab leadership is not interested in sharing as well, no matter how strong a case the Jewish people have of claiming Judea and Samaria, Jerusalem and other places central to the Jewish story.

    • Islam, the type practiced by the Palestinians, rewards death. Kill Jews and you get 72 virgins and your family will receive a monthly stipend. As the Palestinians reject Jewish history, especially in Jerusalem and especially the holiest site for Jews, the Temple Mount, they the Palestinians have resorted to violence to delay the inevitable. It may take hundreds of years but eventually the Palestinians will need to accept that the Jewish religion was alive and active long before Islam came to this world. Unfortunately for the Palestinians, Islam decided to build mosques and other buildings over sites holy to Jews. As little can be done to change this fact, the Palestinians resorted to violence and death. And so the need for checkpoints arose. The Arabs are responsible for the situation they are in. They caused it by rejecting actual history.
      Regarding the Christian Palestinians, I don't know what game they are playing as we know Islam does not treat Christianity "kindly". As with the Shuni/Shiite divide, so it will be between Muslim and Christian Palestinians. This is the way of the Arab world. By the way, Israeli Arabs are doing very well at the moment and are going through a golden period regarding work and standard of living. But as things go in the Middle East, there is some group waiting to change things and cause havoc.

  • What Palestinians can learn from South African anti-apartheid struggle
    • It's quite simple Talkback. Jews are indigenous to this land. If you don't accept this then we will never be able to agree on anything. You will need to decide one day that you are open and willing to learn a slightly different history of the events to the one that is causing your brain to fuse. The Arabs are not going to support a Jewish state anywhere. And please spare us your Zionist supremacist crap.

    • Mooser, are you not amazed at how the hate for Jews keeps energizing you and you're friends, despite all the major negatives things the Arabs have done? And when I say Arabs don't forget to include the Palestinians in the bunch.

    • When the Blacks were offered a split in the country, whereby they would receive a majority of the land, they turned down the offer. Hang on, this never happened in South Africa. It happened in Palestine.
      When the Blacks refused to split and share the country, they launched an all-out war against the Whites and had all their brothers from neighboring countries launch an all-out war against the Whites. Hang on, this also did not happen in South Africa. Silly me, it happened in Palestine.
      Before the end of apartheid, the Whites and the Blacks met not too long ago and the Whites made another offer to the Blacks. This was not as good as the first offer but a highly generous offer never the less. Hang on, this never happened in South Africa. It did happen at Camp David of course.

      The bottom line is the two conflicts have nothing in common. The Palestinians have nothing to learn from the Blacks. If this is not enough, the Palestinians are not deserving of their support. The Palestinians are responsible for their own shit they are in. Stop blaming others. The entire Middle East is full of war, conflict and bloodshed. ITS NOT ISRAEL'S FAULT!!!!!!!!!

  • Ahed Tamimi offers Israelis a lesson worthy of Gandhi
  • Finally a 'New York Times' columnist says liberal Zionism is dead
    • Because the "Palestinian" story is like Swiss cheese. It's full of holes. The more it is examined the more it is found wanting. Before the 1967 war, there were no settlements yet the Arabs and Palestinians declared war on the Jewish state. The Palestinians have also shown no willingness to share with the Jewish people. They, therefore, are the main party responsible for the situation they are now in. Hey James, enough with believing the fake news the Palestinian propaganda machine. Enough with the Swiss cheese.

    • Equal Rights? If it's about equal rights then where are the Jews pushing the Muslim world for acceptance of Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount, the holiest site for Jews and the 3rd holiest site for Muslims? What no "equal rights" for Jews? The liberal Jews who are singly focused on "Palestinian rights", have no idea what is really going on. Useful idiots you bunch are.

  • Israel issues BDS blacklist against 20 organizations-- 'badge of honor,' Munayyer says
  • 'We have taken Jerusalem off the table' -- Trump bullies Palestinians
    • The more Jerusalem is placed under the microscope, the more the ignorant will come to understand the historic importance this city has to the Jewish people, an importance that far out-dates claims by Arabs and Muslims.

  • The never-ending crisis of Zionism
    • The only thing I agree with you on is the part they you are honest enough about, and its in your name, that you are lonely.

    • It would seem that most Jews, also on the Left, understand that especially in the Middle East, Israel is up against a formidable enemy who has to be blamed for a lot of what has occured over the past 120 years. They also hold thoughts that the Palestinians and their Arab brothers will never accept a Jewish State. Maybe they have been listening to Palestinians talking in Arabic over the years? It's another story of course with Leftist Jews who's monthly income depends on finding ways to blame Zionists for every woe. Also true for those empty vessels who have found a cause to give their missable lives some meaning. And apparently most of the Jews who claim to be on the Left and are not taking action against Israel have found other meaningful ways to live their lives.

  • Israeli forces shoot boy in face, arrest cousin for protesting, her mother for looking into it
    • Sheren, with the amount of times stories have turned out to be complete distortions of the truth and often out and out lies, you may want to be a little more restrained in your reporting. I suggest you try something like "It was reported that". Otherwise you land up with mud in your face. But of course, when it comes to issues that are anti-Jewish, anything goes.

  • A Thousand Voices for Truth. Add Yours!
    • Adam, you can be really proud. Izz ad-Din al-Qassam, the armed brigade of Hamas has a twitter account. They are following two accounts, and you guessed right, one is Mondoweiss. Your mother will surely be proud of you as well. Not a doctor, not a lawyer, but an Israel basher. Well done, you must be doing something right. And there are plenty of funds going around in this department. Puts bread on the table, right?

  • Palestinian officials say, Trump 'destroyed' the two-state solution
    • Did anyone believe a deal between the Arabs and Israel would have Israel leave Jerusalem? Jerusalem has been the capital of the Jewish people for 3,000 years and nothing will every change this. The reaction to Trump's move just shows how unwilling the Palestinians are to accept that there is also a place for a Jewish State. And so they continue to miss opportunities for real peace. There will never be a 2-state solution if the Palestinians continue to believe that Israel can and should be destroyed. Their actions show they are not ready to compromise with Israel and the support they get from alt-Left sites like this just keep them out there believing that Saladin is on his way to give them a state on a plate.

  • Trump just 'pushed the two-state solution over the cliff'
    • For a moment there Talkback, I thought you may be taking us all back hundreds if not thousands of years. All you could manage was the 1929 massacre of Jews by Arabs in Hebron. Violence is just a way of life in some circles. That's how it was and that's how it will be. Not so Talkback?

    • Some Jews refuse to move out from under the antisemites shadow. Some Jews believe they should always be there.
      Some Jews will always blame Jews first.
      Some Jews refuse to accept that Jews can and should have a state where Jews are masters of their own fate.

      You Mooser, are one of those Jews. I am getting a sense that you are a black hatter. Am I right?
      Do you own a shtreimel?

    • eljay, first of all, the Palestinians cannot give up stewardship of the Temple Mount because they don't have it and have never had it. The Jordanian Wakf temporarily does.
      In answer to your factually incorrect statement, the conflict can be resolved with land swaps, together with the Palestinians deciding to live along side and accept an independent Jewish state. This will include compensation by Arab countries that confiscated property and expelled Jews from their lands. An acceptance by Palestinians that the land is part of the ancient Jewish story, will include the understanding that most of the stories in the Torah occurred in the area that you call the West Bank and what I call Judea and Samaria.
      Palestinians need to give up on their false dream that they, this group of people with a short history that started in 1964, will gain stewardship of the Temple Mount. Help them on their journey instead of blowing smoke up their dark side.

    • Moser, no Jews don't bring conflict. It's the simple people like you who prefer spending money on alcohol than spending on kids education. Jews make do and place importance on community. And those who do not belong, like you, who blame the Jews for problems of your own making. And so it went with the Germans.

    • Anybody who has been to East Jerusalem will realize that it's not too glamorous. So what's going here? Why all the fuss? And the Mondoweiss cult have no idea.
      So pay attention. The fuss is all about the Palestinians being in charge of what Muslims already have. The Muslims like to build mosques over others religious holy sites. There are many instances of this happening. And so it goes for the Temple Mount. The Koran and Hadith support the Jewish narrative and yet for prestigious reasons, the people now called Palestinians want to run things on the site that is the First Holiest for Jews and the Third holiest for Muslims. That's what is behind the conflict. There are minor other issues as well that can be resolved. The issue that cannot be resolved at the moment is Palestinian pride that has been artificially inflated by the likes you, the Mondoweiss dumblings. If you really want to help the Palestinians then tell them at every opportunity that they will never and should never control the Temple Mount. It's the holiest site for Jews. And this is the compromise that the Palestinians need to make for peace. If they do this then the other stuff will be resolved, and quickly.

    • eljay, what is an atheist doing a website that has two competing narratives, both entrenched in religion which forms the basis of the conflict , but you only support one narrative? Do you have some bias that you find difficult to explain? We know the type and have learn't ways to deal with this well known disease. You know what they say? "The bigger they are the harder they fall."

    • What are you talking about? You are not making sense. Kindly elaborate on showing them.

    • Arafat threw the two state option over the cliff, not Trump. Arafat showed that when it came to crunch time that the Palestinians are not willing to share. Go read Bill Clintons take on Camp David 2000 and start learning what the Palestinians are really like. If they are not willing to share then remain with nothing.

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