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A War Over the Temple Mount Is Just a Matter of Time



Palestinians clash with Israeli security forces at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City earlier this month. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
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The messiahs of the right are correct when they attempt time after time to burst into Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount to establish Israeli sovereignty there. In their eyes, the main thing is not prayers but sovereignty. Control, ownership, authority.

For them, without the Temple Mount, Israel cannot be a Jewish state, the reason for its survival will evaporate. For them, even if a religious war erupts, and even if Israel’s relations with its old and new Arab friends are severed, and certainly if sanctions are imposed on Israel – absolute control of the Temple Mount is worth the price.

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