A New York Times headline declares “Historical Certainty Proves Elusive at Jerusalem’s Holiest Place” and respectfully cites “many Palestinians” who “increasingly expressed doubt that the temples ever existed” on the Temple Mount.
This ignorant article all but ignores the surviving Western Wall, built at the edge of the Temple Compound by King Herod in the first century BC, or the remains of Robinson’s Arch, which connected the holy site to the street at the time of Christ. In the 12th Century, Crusader knights took possession of Al Aqsa Mosque and called themselves “Templars” because the Mosque had been built above ruins of Solomon’s Temple.
As recently as 1923, Islamic religious authorities, the Waqf, published a guidebook touting the Temple Mount as the site of both ancient Temples. But the New York Times neglects literally thousands of years of textual and archaeological evidence out of respect for Palestinian propagandists, thereby displaying its abiding anti-Israel bias.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/228392889″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
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