In the last days, the Internet was aflame with the “antisemitic decision” trying to “deny Israel’s connection with the Temple Mount”.
Not quite. If you actually read, it’s denouncing alleged restrictions caused by Israel on Muslim worship in the mosque there. I have no idea if the claim is true (UNESCO seems to think so, but maybe it was indeed a politicized vote). Still. I don’t get the outcry.
The document only speaks specifically of the Arab worship and claim (after anyway remarking that the site is sacred to all three Abrahamitic religions) because that’s what it is taking about. Of course the Jews have their own claim. It seems to me that nobody is mentioning it, _because that in no danger whatsoever_. Israelis are in full military control. Isn’t it all a bit like those guys wondering why there isn’t a Pride Parade for straight people?
Premier Netanyahu added that
“To say that Israel has no connection to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall is like saying that China has no connection to the Great Wall of China and that Egypt has no connection to the Pyramids.”
Now, I’m Italian. And I’m standing in view of the Coliseum right now.
And yes, it’s amazing to think that the Roman civilization was once here.
But I’ll be the first to say that we’re not the same people whose idea of fun was to make slaves fight to death in those pits.
The world has changed, and us with it. For the better, mostly.
The last time we felt a “deep connection” to those stones, come to think of it, wasn’t that much ago. But it didn’t end well for us. It also ended even worse for Jews.
Maybe it’s time to leave thousands years old myths to rest.