UPDATES 8 am Israel time, Sunday, October 5 2014:
**The statistics are already in from Yom Kippur yesterday:
2,319 Israelis needed medical help from MADA, including 68 who fainted, 18 who had to be resuscitated; 241 (children) who were injured in bicycle accidents, and 116 women who went into labor.
All in all, it was a wonderfully quiet Yom Kippur.
**For reasons unknown to your humble servant, much ado is being made about the “nothing” of Sweden deciding to recognize the state of “Palestine” a few days ago.
Why is it much ado about nothing?
In the first place, Sweden is not even the first European country to do so; it is merely following in the footsteps of Poland, Romania, and Slovakia.
But more than this, 134 countries in the world had recognized “Palestine” even before the beginning of this year, as shown by the countries in green on the following map:
So what difference does it make if Sweden recognizes “Palestine”, a nonexistent territorial entity?
Do you want to see a picture that makes your humble servant sick?
. . . tens of thousands of Muslims praying in the direction of the Al-Aqsa mosque for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, tens of thousands of Muslims from Gaza (yes!) and Hebron and Jenin and from all over Judea and Samaria, tens of thousands of Muslims praying on a Temple Mount on which not one Jew can pray.
Not one Jew.
. . . not one Jew who can even make a motion as if he is going to pray because if he bows toward the Foundation Stone which held the Holy of Holies under the Kipat HaSela (Dome of the Rock), he will be immediately arrested by the Jerusalem police. . . . not one Jew who can even carry a Torah to the Har Habeit without being immediately arrested by the Jerusalem police.
Every Jew in the world should be outraged that at the holiest place in Judaism, a place under complete Israeli sovereignty and a place where Jews were even “allowed” to pray when it was under control of Muslims 1200 years ago, Jews no longer can.
Every Jew in the world should be outraged that one of the ways that the Netanyahu government demonstrates its open-minded religious tolerance to the world is by encouraging more than a million Muslims to come to the Har Habeit to pray–while denying the rights of Jews to pray in the same place.
Where is the outrage? Where is the disgust? Where is the demand that the situation change?
Nowhere to be seen except in the voices of people such as individuals as Moshe Feiglin and Yehuda Glick and such organizations as “The Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement”. What can you do for Israel today?
Add your voice to theirs by clicking on this link.