Posted by Amtul Q Farhat
A Coherent and Rational Approach to Rebuilding the Third Temple: A Proposal for an International Architectural Competition
The Jerusalem Post:
We, the Jews, are lacking in a commodity almost every other Nation possesses – self-respect. Even oppressed ones possess this – the Muslim Nations and, in particular the Arabs ones, most of all. What other nation would have held its hand for over “forty years” (a good ‘Biblical’ term – 45 to be exact) from doing something about its most Holy of sites – so ‘holy’ that few will even approach it while allowing outsiders to trample all over it and, even worse, remove the archaeological remains of its original existence. On the other hand, we are, for the most part, utterly caring about others’ rights and privileges and particularly those of us who reside overseas ………………………………
THE GREATEST HERITAGE SITE OF ALL
We know how to commemorate the dead, but do we know how to commemorate the
A Proposal for an International Architectural Competition to Help Solve the Problem of
what to do about the Temple Mount.
The recent spate of news reports about international groups being unwilling to recognize – and even condemning – Israel’s designating such locations like Rachel’s tomb in Shechem or “the Tomb of the Patriarchs” in Hebron as Jewish Holy sites has brought the issue of all “heritage Sites” front and center again (this article was originally printed in its totality in The Huffington Post, 8/3/10 – a much curtailed version appeared as “Enough Crying over Herod’s Stones”, The Jerusalem Post, 13/3/10).