The Ninth of Av
It is an historical fact that the destruction of Israel’s two temples, first by the Babylonians in 586 BC, and later in AD 70 by the Romans, happened on the same day of the calendar.
Jews the world over still remember these terrible dates, every year. It is fascinating to note that just recently, Israeli archaeologists found a new section of wall damaged near the Temple Mount, a remnant of that Babylonian invasion so long ago. Jewish history is everywhere in the Land—a fact that bolsters Israel’s territorial claims and rebuts their enemies’.
Now with Israeli festivities planned to mark the anniversaries, Hamas is there to muck it up:
“Hamas warned that Israel is “playing with fire” on Friday by allowing Jews to visit the Temple Mount and march around the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem on Tisha Be’av, which marks the day when the two Temples in Jerusalem were destroyed.”
The Jerusalem Post report highlights the intersection between two religions:
“This year, Tisha Be’av coincides with Eid al-Adha, known as the ‘festival of sacrifice,’ which coincides with the completion of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and commemorates Ibrahim’s (Abraham) readiness to sacrifice his son in order to demonstrate his dedication to God (Muslims believe that the son was Ishmael; Jews believe it was Isaac). In past years, clashes have broken out on the Temple Mount on Tisha Be’av.”
For decades, the Palestinians have been desperate to invent their own history, while denying that of the Jews. They do this in myriad ways and the emotional gymnastics they go through is a sight to behold.
I’ve walked among the ruins of the Babylonian invasion in Jerusalem’s Old City, yet I’ve never happened upon any type of “Palestinian” ruins or archaeology. At every turn, the Arabs and their international supporters undermine Jewish history.
When Yasser Arafat used to claim there was no evidence for the Jewish temples in Jerusalem, idiot politicians and diplomats from Bill Clinton on down pacified him. How outrageous!
And don’t forget, Christian leaders have joined in that diabolical scheme. More than 20 years ago, writer Phillip Yancey called Jesus a “Palestinian rabbi.”
So Hamas stirs up violence and dissension among the Jerusalem population today. Don’t expect the new government to oppose it. Just like the Biden regime won’t stand with the Jews.
But do you remember what happened after each Temple was destroyed?
History tells us that the Jews came back. And their Temple will be rebuilt yet again one day.
And no one will ever deny their history again.