Giving away the Temple Mount

The Prime Minister of Israel, Ehud Olmert, is apparently ready to negotiate the status of the Temple Mount and share it with the Arabs! See this israelnationalnews item.

This is incredible! Who does Ehud Olmert think he is to have the right to negotiate the Temple Mount with the Arabs, who want the Jewish people to relinquish any right to the Temple Mount. The Temple Mount is the third holiest site for Muslims, but the first and only real holy site of the Jewish people.

Historically, the Temple Mount was purchased by King David from the Jebusites for 600 shekels of gold (1 Chron. 21.25). It has never changed ownership since that time. The Temple Mount belongs therefore legally to King David and the nation of Israel. The Temple Mount was the place ultimately chosen by God to place His name there (see i.e. Deut. 12.5; Psalm 78.68).

By even thinking of negotiating away the only dwelling place chosen by the God of Israel, the Government of Israel has started the process of disowning their God. How can they expect to be blessed by God if they treat Him like this?

4 thoughts on “Giving away the Temple Mount”

  1. In the efforts to gain peace and the end to the killing, why not. This endless hostility has gone on long enough. If you are worried about God, he is not on the mount, he is in your heart or is supposed to be.

  2. Hello Dr. Ritmeyer,
    I found your interesting site through “Bible Places”. I heartily agree with what you have said here! I was so shocked when I read that information a few days ago. To tell you the truth, I have been on the watch for something to happen concerning the Temple Mount, since this year is the 40th year since it was taken back in the 6th day war… and 40 has always been a number symbolic of a testing or time of “probation” with regards to an enlarged dominion. (At least according to E.W. Bullinger, “Numbers in Scripture”.) Moshe Dayan made the first blunder by allowing the Muslims back on the mount after it was taken in 67… I hope Olmert doesn’t make an even larger mistake now in 07!
    Just my opinion… 🙂

  3. It is naive to think that Arabs will ever accept the existance of Israel.How then can the relenquishing of land for any purpose be a path to peace?

    Jerusalem belongs to Israel and any attempt to disrespect that biblical doctrine will be met with disaster.

    May G-d bless Israel.

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