• Bleeping Lobster@lemmy.world
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    6 months ago

    It needs to be administered by a secular peacekeeping force.

    The mosque was built over the Jewish temple. Both groups have a historical claim to the site… and neither can be trusted.

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    6 months ago

    Israel’s far right is out of control and using the Gaza war for cover to recruit and radicalize. If Israel doesn’t figure out how to shut them down it won’t matter if they win the war. The country will be doomed.

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      6 months ago

      I lived in Israel for 11 years. The government has been slowly but surely progressing the goals of the religious right. To keep it simple they believe the Messiah will come and march on Jerusalem to retake the temple mount and erect the Jewish temple where it once stood. Some modern interpretations I heard in yeshivah simply talk about taking back temple mount and demolishing the Muslim temple to erect the Jewish Temple.

      There are a lot very rich and influential Jews who have been using their money and influence to further the ultimate goal of rebuilding the temple. Check out the Jewish National Fund.