The Abomination of Desolation
Israel - Middle East
Thursday, August 26, 2004
Jack Kinsella - Omega Letter Editor
According to a report on July 2, 2004, by Israel Television Channel One Jerusalem police reporter Uri Cohen Ahronov, Israel has removed Palestinian Authority control over the Temple Mount and has restored Jordanian administration.
Moreover, the restoration of Jordanian administration of the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif has been confirmed by high-level Israeli, Palestinian, and Jordanian security and diplomatic sources.
It didn't get much attention among Western reporters currently preoccupied with electing John Kerry, acquitting Scott Peterson or recruiting for al-Qaeda by providing ample reasons why America is evil. But while they weren't looking, Arafat got booted right off the top of the Temple Mount.
The Israelis restored control of the Temple Mount to Jordan's King Abdullah. Jordan's Hashemite kings claim direct descendency from Mohammed -- Abdullah would therefore be the 43rd generational grandson of Islam's prophet.
The expulsion of the Palestinian Authority from Jerusalem and the Temple Mount came after a number of secret, high-level meetings between the Israeli and Jordanian governments.
Jerusalem Police Chief Mickey Levy went to Amman where he met with top advisors to King Abdullah regarding the situation on the Temple Mount, after Arafat's strategic use of violence had forced Jerusalem police to retake control of the plaza no fewer than 13 times between 2000 and 2002.
The acute danger of collapse of the compound's southern and eastern retaining walls were also discussed - the result of the removal by the PA-controlled Waqf administration of nearly 20,000 tons of rubble and Jewish antiquities from beneath the Temple Mount since 1996.
On several occasions beginning in late 2002, and as recently as April 2004, delegations of Jordanian and Egyptian officials, including engineers and architects, arrived in Jerusalem to assess the damage and initiate repairs to the southern and eastern retaining walls.
Amman has taken a leading role in the restoration of the compound's southern wall, and collected at least $4 million from Morocco and other Arab states for repairs to the Golden Dome and the Al Aqsa mosque. Jordan invited Egyptian engineers to spearhead repairs to the "bulging" eastern wall. And Israel Police under the overall direction of the Prime Minister's Office brought an end to illegal Waqf digging and the major mosque construction both on and under the Temple Mount.
Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, and other Arab states had come to share Israel's concern about Arafat's violent political exploitation of the al Aqsa Mosque, which he claimed as a "Palestinian national inheritance'.
To Arafat, control of the al-Aqsa Mosque was the key to raising his status in the Arab world. Having that control wrested from him and returned to the Jordanians was a body blow to the old terrorist.
Arafat used the mosque site as a pretext for starting the current Palestinian war against Israel. In October, 2000, Arafat was under global pressure for having cancelled the September election that he most certainly would have lost.
Ariel Sharon requested advance permission from Arafat's Muslim Waqf for him to pray at Temple Mount on Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement. The permission was requested and granted well in advance of Sharon's visit, which was scheduled for five in the morning.
As Sharon left the compound, a 'spontaneous' Palestinian demonstration unfolded, following the Arafat Terror Playbook, line by line, precept upon precept.
Here's how the Arafat Playbook says to create a riotous mob and turn it into a 'spontaneous demonstration' at the same time.
1) First, call CNN and let them know when and where to bring their cameras.
2) Start piling up rocks all around the normally swept compound and surrounding streets. (Since Sharon visit was scheduled for five am, the rocks could be stockpiled at night so they didn't interfere with traffic.)
3) Circulate news of the visit and the schedule among members of Hamas, Islamic Jihad, al Fatah, etc., so they have time to raise a rabble and let them know when and where to meet to be roused. (Israel kept the visit secret to prevent problems)
4) Ensure that CNN is able to record plenty of Palestinian casualties. If there aren't any, fake them. (Or create them yourselves, if you need bloodied victims for close-ups)
5) Blame Israel for being 'provocative' and let CNN take it from there.
It helped that Arafat appointed Sheikh Ikrama Sabri as mufti of Jerusalem, who quickly overshadowed the Jordanian Waqf appointee, Adnan Husseini.
Sabri delivered weekly vitriolic sermons against Israel and the United States, including a widely quoted prayer prior to the 9/11 attacks on the U.S. for "Allah to paint the walls of the White House black."
(A popular myth on the Palestinian 'street' after 9/11 was that Sabri's prayers were answered.)
The Arab 'street' is beginning to realize that Arafat deliberately destroyed any opportunity for Palestinian statehood in order to maintain his increasingly tenuous grip on power.
And the transfer of power over the Temple Mount back to Jordan could signal an eventual Jordanian annexation of the West Bank, a solution that residents of the West Bank, exhausted from nearly four years of intifada and spiraling intra-Palestinian violence, find increasingly attractive.
They are craving the return of the rule of law, economic stability, and diplomatic credibility with the West that a larger Jordanian role could provide.
Not to mention all the foreign aid that is no longer coming in because of Palestinian corruption.
Jordanian annexation would solve Israel's problems and most likely result in the security fence becoming Israel's defacto border.
But it is a pipe dream. Jordan doesn't want the West Bank or its troublesome population, meaning the Palestinian 'question' will remain unanswered while the Palestinian Authority continues to unravel.
And the Palestinian population continues to roar down the path to civil war -- guaranteeing the eventual necessity for international intervention, no matter what Israel has to say about it. As Javier Solana told a press conference after a July 23rd meeting with Shimon Peres;
"Europe is an important power and it is going to play an important role in the region whether Israel likes it or not." The prophet Daniel said the same thing 2500 years ago.
The Bible also says that in the last days, the centerpiece of global attention would be the tiny piece of real estate located in the center of the tiny city of Jerusalem in the tiny, materially inconsequential land of Israel.
That prophecy, dormant for two thousand years, is being fulfilled in this generation, over the Temple Mount and which Muslim Authority controls it -- an 'abomination', according to Jewish religious law.
The reason that Israel supports the lesser abomination of Muslim control is to prevent the greater abomination of an impending collapse as a consequence of Muslim desolation of Jewish holy places within the Temple Mount.
"When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)" (Matthew 24:15)
"And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. . . and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled." (Luke 21:20,24b)
Excerpted from the Omega Letter Daily Intelligence Digest Volume:35 Issue: 8
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