The Temple mount has been under these type of restrictions as long as there has been a modern Israeli state. The Knesset has agreed to these rules throughout modern Israel’s short tenure. This is one reason Netanyahu is willing to maintain the “status quo”. I understand that there are those willing to give it over to Israel carte blanche, but I have to side with the Knesset on this one. This is where I will probably get called anti-Israel even though I am not.
"I understand there are those willing to give it over to Israel carte Blanche"... Chuckle!
First off, Israel did not liberate Jerusalem in the War of Independence (1948-49). In 1967, Israel did liberate the Eastern section of the city, including the Temple Mount. Moshe Dayan unilaterally handed control of the Mount to the Muslim Waqf, without the approval of the Knesset. Here is some background: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/15980#!
I also find it saddening that otherwise tolerant people seem to lack tolerance for non-Muslims. How can anyone except Muslims justify a prohibition against Jewish prayers on the holiest site in Judaism? Nobody in Israel is talking about denying the religious liberties of Muslims, only of Jews. It is disgraceful. As a famous poet once said, "he who controls the Temple Mount controls all of Israel." At the very least, there ought to be a Jewish synagogue built on a small portion of the large, unused area of the Temple Mount. Besides, Israeli control of other holy sites in Israel (the many sacred Christian sites, the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron) demonstrates that Israel is very capable of both preserving order and permitting freedom of religious expression for all at any site it controls. It is the fear of the Left and some on the Jewish religious far-right that keeps Israel from asserting itself on the holiest site in Judaism.
 November 18, 2014 at 6:17pm
I’d be willing to bet CNN isn’t smart enough to manage that. They probably use interns to do graphics and the producer would be lucky to make minimum wage.
November 18, 2014 at 5:00pm
And yet Deon McPherson is black also. Hmmmm?
 November 18, 2014 at 4:58pm
Still in critical condition with burns over 50% of her body.
 November 18, 2014 at 4:12pm
Pretty sure the hero was black also. What’s your point jackwad?
November 12, 2014 at 8:39pm
I gotta give the guy some credit here. If the story is accurate he stepped out to speak with the crowd. He then got accused of using it as a photo op. When he started to exit he was then told “you can’t ignore the people”. Regardless of what you think of the net neutrality issue this guy could not win with this crowd outside of taking a beat down.
 October 18, 2014 at 2:00am
I live in this community. Honestly, I would expect no less from our police “force”. Surprised they fired him.
Kids had physicals yesterday. We were asked if they were eating, peeing, and pooping normally. No talk of guns, or vegetables. Both boys (6 and 10) are both moderately overweight (as determined by who knows) and not one word was said. Know your healthcare provider people. It helps.
 June 26, 2014 at 2:19pm
I’ve seen plenty of video of non-resistant arrests where the cops start screaming “STOP RESISTING!”. I’ve seen some with hands in the air and they are using the catch phrase. Frankly my first response if someone grabs me is to “resist” regardless of what color your shirt is.
 June 26, 2014 at 11:39am
Why is “Quit resisting!!” seem to be the catch phrase as soon as they touch the arrestee?
HOW CAN ANYONE PROVE THEY ARE NOT RESISTING?
Insisting that your protected rights be observed is now called RESISTING. Obstruction is even a better charge. The Police are now trained how to insure none of your rights are permitted. There is no longer any protection against what the police do to you. Even if police criminal activity is recorded on video, Judges refuse to acknowledge it.
Because in all these videos people are resisting. If it was a smooth arrest, it wouldn't be newsworthy.
Because of law suits.
We all need to remember to yell "I'm not resisting" if ever in this situation.
 June 20, 2014 at 10:14pm
Staunch conservative at 20 and a raging libertarian at 38. That’s my story.
 June 13, 2014 at 11:42pm
I can choose how to respond to my attractions. Just a sayin.
 June 10, 2014 at 12:41pm
Distracted driving includes much more than cell phones pappy. Me eating my chicken nugget would be considered “distracted” driving.
 June 10, 2014 at 12:37pm
@ ultraright: Agreed. They probably did their own “data mining” before the show. I give my phone number out for many different reasons. One could just be buying movie tickets online.
 May 31, 2014 at 7:48am
Who said let God fix it? I understand your premise but I did not take that from any of the comments I have seen. We can encourage each other with words but you are right that there needs to be someone within “the body” to physically be there.
Obviously I did not mean that is what they ACTUALLY said.
When all you have to offer, without any personal feeling or expression of condolence is a default scriptural reference, then in essence what you are saying is - let someone else help and in this case that someone would be - God. And yes, it struck me that they were passing the buck.
Scripture is easily flung about,
but not so easily carried out.
Susie-God will honor his word even if the person speaking it doesn't.
 May 31, 2014 at 7:42am
A husband supporting his wife’s dream and still wanting a parent at home to take care of the kids. Sounds like you are demeaning stay at home mothers to me. We know all they do is “wanna stay home and bake muffins”. (sarc)
May 31, 2014 at 3:38am
Who are you to say that this is not God’s calling for her and her family at this time? Sounds like she is raising her children just fine.
 May 31, 2014 at 2:39am
Blink, you just stated the problem from both ends. People of faith hate the intentional removal of anything religious. You seem to hate anything religious being intentionally put in. You like to show your disdain for faith. Why don’t you keep it to yourself? My guess is for the same reason some of us like to wear our faith on our sleeves. Faith and anti-faith should both be welcome in the public square.
 May 31, 2014 at 2:13am
What some people fail to realize is it’s not just the info YOU put online that can be a problem. We live in a small community of about 15,000. Some lady took a picture of my children playing in a fountain at the park and posted it to Facebook stating it was disrespectful and this is “the future of America”. Because my wife and I are active on Facebook we found out about this and were able to confront it. This was a stranger to us but she felt it was okay to post about my children! Web inactivity does not equal security.
 May 30, 2014 at 7:27am
If the USA really is screwed, it’s because of people like you.