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Thanks Mr. Prime Minister for your fortitude and courage.

Reader comment on item: A Palestinian Victory at the Temple Mount

Submitted by J Pfeffer (United States), Jul 26, 2017 at 10:25

Yes it's shocking, who would have thought that Prime Minister Netanyahu would cave in on this issue. I wonder if his "negotiation expert" friend Donald Trump or his "sage" 36 year old son in law had anything to do with it?

An issue that had no practical implications to the average Arab, just raw symbolism reminding them that they are not defeated in their nationalistic ambitions. The Arab side turned the dials up to 10 on this issue so as to defend their right to do what they want on the Temple Mount including stashing weapons and conducting their Jihad from al Aksa Mosque. Israel after all only has sovereignty over all of Jerusalem and has at times said it will remain Israel's eternal Capital. What Netanyahu has taught the Arab side is that Israeli leaders fears the mob and that Western liberalism is willing to validate their "feelings" of victimhood at the drop of a hat. I would advise not to bet against seeing these antics repeat themselves in the near future over and over again, perhaps next time against house demolitions and or arresting terrorists in Area A.

Clearly, the Arab's won this round. Thanks Mr. Prime Minister for your fortitude and courage.


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3Palestinian-Jordanian citizenship to the Arabs, Israeli citizenship to the Jews. [364 words]MarkAug 10, 2017 15:34240450
Contemplations While Still Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop [78 words]M ToveyAug 10, 2017 15:30240449
Thanks to Netanyahu [11 words]Sohel BahjatAug 2, 2017 13:26240341
1Some "victory"! [37 words]Michael SAug 1, 2017 07:48240317
We thought IL had learned but it is not obvious! [13 words]stevenlJul 31, 2017 16:01240309
2Unreasonable Fear, the source that keeps bullies in business [234 words]Bruce PortnoyJul 28, 2017 07:55240274
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1Why is it a victory? [70 words]Abdel Rahman JamilJul 27, 2017 12:18240261
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2How about a campaign for Hagia Sophia? [150 words]PrashantJul 26, 2017 21:10240250
Islamic doctrine, international succor, and Israeli timidity.. [22 words]Wallace LiechtyJul 26, 2017 16:56240248
Can't access the rest of the Wall Street journal article [33 words]
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Anna SchifferJul 26, 2017 12:59240243
Thanks Mr. Prime Minister for your fortitude and courage. [205 words]J PfefferJul 26, 2017 10:25240241
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OOOOOPS [113 words]
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RJul 26, 2017 08:15240239
1A Palestinian Victory at the Temple Mount. The day is coming when Jerusalem's Enemies are to Be Destroyed. [310 words]Anne-USAJul 26, 2017 07:45240237
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Paul FijmanJul 26, 2017 07:30240235
Even worse than you say .... [17 words]Dina GrossmanJul 26, 2017 04:42240234
I could not access the full article via the link provided .. but never mind. [137 words]Anne JulienneJul 26, 2017 02:42240232
1Big Win for Islam [118 words]Michael Hanni MorcosJul 26, 2017 00:51240228
This MUST be a warning to the West and the Muslim world. [23 words]stevenlJul 25, 2017 23:46240227
Whipped dog [159 words]jeromeJul 25, 2017 23:38240226

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