Countdown for the construction of the "Third Temple" is accelerating

Al Aqsa Mosque
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AMMAN – The French university professor, Jean-Pierre Filio, wrote that the bidding of the racist ministers in the Israeli government encourages small Christian groups that want to build the Third Temple in the current mosque square in Jerusalem. While reality has not yet surpassed imagination, the countdown for the prospective Third Temple has now entered a state of acceleration.اضافة اعلان

As reported by Khaberni, Filio, in his column in Le Monde, based his analysis on the book "The Third Temple" by author Yishai Sarid, to paint a picture of what is happening and what is planned regarding the replacement of the alleged Temple in place of the existing mosques in the Al-Aqsa square. This gained momentum, especially after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promoted two racists to top ministerial positions: Bezalel Smotrich as Minister of Finance and Itamar Ben Gvir as National Security Minister with authority over the future "National Guard."

Filio reviewed the book, which is based on hundreds of hours of interviews with activists from the Christian movement in West Bank settlements. The author took the apocalyptic speeches of "End of Time" activists literally after 20 years since the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin by a fanatic from these movements.

The Third TempleAfter recounting the history of the holy temple and its destruction for the first time in 586 BC by the Babylonians, then the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 AD during Rome's suppression of the Jewish uprising, the writer pointed out that the memory of these two events has been associated with the Western Wall, or what is now called the "Wailing Wall."

If Israel retained in 1967 the mosque square, or the "Noble Sanctuary" in Arabic, or the "Temple Mount" in English, from destruction, it - according to the writer - forcibly destroyed the Moroccan neighborhood adjacent to the Western Wall and forcibly designated it for Jewish worship. Later, it allowed them to enter the areas of the sanctuary and perform their prayers there under police protection.

The author mentioned the establishment of movements associated with the temple, such as the "Salvation Movement" and the "Believers of the Temple" group, and the Temple Institute, which is closely linked to American Evangelicals. It was founded in 1992 in the Old City of Jerusalem and occasionally raises some problems with its attacks on the Noble Sanctuary. It continues its conspiracies to demolish it and replace it with the alleged temple. The Temple Institute even brought five completely red heifers from Texas whose ashes were ritually purified for the Temple. This was done in the Noble Sanctuary area, paving the way for the construction of the Third Temple.

However, tension in Jerusalem increased - as the writer says - with the entry of the racist ministers into Netanyahu's government, after they made statements and provocative initiatives. Itamar Ben Gvir visited the mosque square three times in 2023, and during two of these provocative visits, accompanied by the extremist Orthodox Rabbi Shmuel Elboim, who claims, on behalf of the "Temple Mount Management," that he replaced the Islamic authorities.

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