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If [Palestinian Authority President] Mahmoud Abbas will mention Jerusalem three times a day, and Arabs will face Jerusalem for 3,000 years [of prayer], maybe there would be a reason to take his words more seriously than I do.”“Everybody knows that the Temple Mount is the holiest place for Jews in the world,” he said.
“None of the finds [from the sifting project] were intended to prove the Jewish link, or any other link to the Temple Mount.
“The whole thing is a political matter and misuse of ancient history for current political purposes.” Barkay dismissed any suggestion that his Jewish faith somehow obfuscates his use of the scientific method at the sifting project, which has repeatedly proven Jewish ties to the Temple Mount.
because we do not have living witnesses to testify to its existence.”Noting the fact that the Bible, Mishna and Greek and Roman historians wrote in depth about the Temples’ existence, Barkay deems Temple denial “shameful” and “anti-civilized,” because “UNESCO’s decisions are politically based on majority and self-interests.“If it would be in their interest to declare that the Earth is flat, they would have a majority vote [claiming so].The date for this event is 17th of the Hebrew month of Tammuz(1) .To this day, religious Jews fast on the 17th of Tammuz in commemoration of this event.According to Barkay, professor emeritus from Bar-Ilan University and recipient of the 1996 Jerusalem Prize for Archeological Research, “Temple Mount denial” is a political phenomenon that began during the period of the Oslo Accords.“Temple denial started in the 1990s, even though the Islamic Wakf itself in the 1920s and ’30s issued booklets which were given to visitors of the Temple Mount in which they said the existence of the Temples is beyond any doubt,” said Barkay last month.“It was accepted and in the Islamic literature through the generations there is a plethora of mentions of Solomon’s Temple and the Temple of the Jews in Jerusalem, so it is very strange that they deny it now.”“The place was shown as the Temple Mount by Muslim guides to visitors all the time for centuries,” he continued.“The whole change came when a very naïve Bill Clinton wanted to solve all the problems of the world, and somebody whispered into his ear that the Temple Mount is the crux of the Middle East conflict, and he wanted to solve the conflict by solving the problem of sovereignty on the Temple Mount.