Five Little Questions


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29 July 2017

Today’s Blog:

Five Little Questions

Your humble servant is in a darkly humorous mood this morning. Why don’t we, dear readers, play a little game of five questions based on the news yesterday and last night?

 

Question 1: Who were those two people holding the Palestinian flag last night in front of the Kepat HaSela (Dome of the Rock), under which is the holiest place in Judaism?

The scene last night on the Temple Mount as thousands of Muslims thronged the area raising Palestinian flags and chanting "Death to Israel."

The scene last night on the Temple Mount as thousands of Muslims thronged the area raising Palestinian flags and chanting “Death to Israel.”

Certainly one of them is Benjamin Netanyahu up there holding one side of the flag.

And is that Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman holding the other side? Or is it Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan? or IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot?

It is hard to tell at night, but it could just as easily be any one of these people–because they are the ones who made it possible.

Question 2: Who was that being victoriously carried on the shoulders of Palestinians through the streets last night?

Look closely. Who is the man being borne on the shoulders of Palestinians last night?

Look closely. Who is the man being borne on the shoulders of Palestinians last night?

Is the man in the white hat in the grainy photo from last night Benjamin Netanyahu or Gilad Erdan or one of the other seven Likud members of the “Security Cabinet” who voted to take down the metal detectors and security cameras?

It just as well could have been any of them because they made the celebration possible–not the Mufti.

Question 3: Who said the following last night? 

“There is no Jewish heritage at Al-Aksa and not in any other part of the city.  Everything the Jews have said about ‘their temple’ is a superstition; UNESCO has declared both the Al-Aksa Mosque and Al-Buraq (the Western Wall) Muslim holy sites.”

This one is multiple choice.

Was it:

A. Benjamin Netanyahu

B. Benjamin Netanyahu

C. Benjamin Netanyahu

D. The Mufti of Jerusalem.

The answer: it might as well have been either Netanyahu or the Mufti. Netanyahu’s actions support the Mufti’s statement.

Question 4: Who said the following last night ?

“. . . East Jerusalem [is] an integral part of the occupied Palestinian territory and  . . . the Temple Mount.”

Was it:

A. Benjamin Netanyahu

B. Benjamin Netanyahu

C. Benjamin Netanyahu

D. European Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini

The answer: it could have been either one. Netanyahu’s actions supported Mogherini’s statement.

Question 5: Who was it that granted even more concessions to the Islamic Wakf yesterday afternoon?

The Wakf announced yesterday that all of the Muslim-access gates would be opened, that no security restrictions would be present at any, and that no age restrictions would be enforced on the Temple Mount anymore.

Who granted those concessions?

A. Benjamin Netanyahu

B. Benjamin Netanyahu

C. Benjamin Netanyahu

D. Benjamin Netanyahu

The answer . . . well I suppose this is an easy one. It was Benjamin Netanyahu.

And so it goes on a warm sunny day here in Israel where a black cloud has descended over the Temple Mount.

 

 

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