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Temple Mount in Jerusalem is Jewish territory and has been since prior to the building of the two Jewish temples

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Submitted by YJ Draiman (United States), Oct 15, 2015 at 20:46

Meeting with Mahmoud Abbas aka Abu Mazen is a mistake. You are legitimizing a terrorist murderer and a convicted killer as a leader.

Deluding yourself after years of Arab deception of peace is another mistake.

The Arabs have a state and that is Jordan which has taken about 80% of Jewish allocated land under international law and treaties of post WWI. The Arabs also have the over 75,000 square miles of land the Arab countries confiscated from the million expelled Jewish families which is 6 times the size of Israel.

It is time to take another approach. Peace talks, not until the Arabs can prove they can control their population and live with the Jews in peaceful coexistence for at least 5 years and eliminate the education of its people to commit terror and violence and replace it with education and practice of living in harmony and coexistence. Nothing less will be accepted. It is not negotiable.

Temple Mount in Jerusalem is Jewish territory and has been since prior to the building of the two Jewish temples (as a matter of fact King David of Israel had paid the Jebusites money to purchase that property, to avoid conflict). Israel after liberating it in 1967 graciously permitted the Arabs to continue to pray there. Now the time has come to terminate that arrangement. It is the Arabs who are defiling The Jewish holy of holies.

After years of abuse of this privilege, by committing violence and violently interfering with Jewish worshipers on a consistent basis, Israel has the right, duty and obligation to revoke that privilege.

Let us take back our sacred ground, once and for all.

I am sure the Arab-Muslim would not permit anyone in the world to build and control the holy Muslim Site in Mecca.

Let the Arab-Muslim have Mecca and the Judeo-Christian have Jerusalem and the Temple Mount.

My mother in law was sent to the gas chamber in Auschwitz 3 times and somehow she crawled out and survived while loosing most of her family in the Nazi extermination camps. I proudly say and practice, NEVER AGAIN. Enough is enough. Ghetto mentality of capitulation is over.

I will not and can not cower to Arab terrorism, violence, intimidation, threats, etc and I am sure no self respecting Israeli is willing to cower to terrorism and violence.

To prevent such a scenario, Israel must go on an unrelenting offensive to claim and take what belongs to Israel and its people. World opinion; be damned.

The time for negotiation and compromise is over.

YJ Draiman

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