69 million page views

Israel should reward Morocco and Jordan with control

Reader comment on item: Israel and the Temple Mount's Five Muslim Rivals

Submitted by Dave (United States), Feb 7, 2021 at 11:55

Of the five parties mentioned, only Morocco and Jordan have taken significant and concrete steps to make peace with Israel, so Israel should acknowledge that by ousting the PA from the site and turning control over to those states.
The PA has done nothing but cause trouble for Israel, exploiting the sanctity of the site by using violence and demagoguery. Israel owes the PA nothing. Indeed, the local Arabs have a terrible history marked by terrorism, and during World War II, their leader, Haj Amin Al-Husseini, was a Nazi ally who encouraged Hitler to perpetrate the Holocaust. The Moroccan King, on the other hand, made a sincere effort to protect Jews during the war, although there was little he could do against the French Vichy. Jordan has also taken peaceful steps in recognizing Israel, although the peace could be a lot warmer.
By giving Morocco and Jordan as much control as possible, Israel will be signalling to the other rivals for Mosque control, as well as to the entire Muslim community, that reconciliation has its rewards, thereby providing a further incentive for others to make peace.
(Sorry, I totally forgot about Jordan in my first post!)


Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2024 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)