Image Of Jewish Temple Photoshopped Over Jerusalem Mosque Embroils US Embassy In Controversy

As if US-Palestinian relations weren't already at the lowest point in perhaps all of history, they just sank even lower after a controversial photo (to put in mildly) surfaced of the American Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, receiving a large aerial photograph of Jerusalem as he toured the largely ultra-Orthodox Jewish city of Bnei Brak, just east of Tel Aviv.

As Ambassador Friedman attended an event sponsored by an Israeli charity, one of the staff members presented him with the framed photograph which featured a photoshopped imagined Jewish Temple in the place where Al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock currently stand. 

Image source: Kikar Hashabat via Times of Israel

The Israeli Haaretz newspaper describes the image as "bearing a simulation of the Third Temple" placed in the photograph at the heart of Jerusalem's walled old city, with the 'Third Temple' featured front and center. 

Israelis refer to the area on top of which Islam's third holiest mosque sits as the "Temple Mount" as it is purported to be the site of two Jewish temples in ancient times, now the location of the Western Wall. There has long been a Jewish and Christian Zionist movement dedicated to restoring the temple, which was destroyed by the Romans in about 70 A.D. — an initiative that's practically impossible because it would mean razing the Islamic holy site.

Concerning the long-term controversy that's raged over the fate of the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock, the US has long held its official position of observing the status quo of the separate religious communities being allowed access their respective sites. 

Haaretz explains that the photo of the ambassador with the image first appeared on an obscure Jewish website before quickly going viral:

First reported on the ultra-Orthodox news site Kikar Hashabat, the photo was taken during a tour of Bnei Brak held by the Achiya organization, aids children who suffer from learning disabilities. 

It was unclear at the time whether Friedman noticed the change and was endorsing the picture or not.

Though the US Embassy is reportedly outraged at the incident which it says the ambassador did not endorse and was not immediately aware of, it's seems hard to miss the huge stone temple prominently at the forefront of the image.   

The embassy issued a statement claiming that Friedman "was not aware of the image thrust in front of him when the photo was taken. He was deeply disappointed that anyone would take advantage of his visit to Bnei Brak to create controversy." 

The official statement concluded with the following: "The U.S. policy is absolutely clear: we support the status quo on the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount."

As Haaretz reports further:

A U.S. Embassy official told Haaretz they have demanded an apology from the organization "for allowing one of their staff to present this controversial image to the ambassador during the visit."

For its part the Israeli charity responsible for the controversial photograph has issued an apology to Friedman and the embassy, saying further that Ambassador Friedman seemed unaware of the image's content, and that the staff member indeed took advantage of the situation.

Palestinian advocates on social media were immediately outraged:

The Achiya organization's apology statement reads as follows: "We wish to thank the ambassador Mr. David Friedman and the staff members for their professionalism and courtesy ... regretfully the entire event was marred by a cheap political act, the responsible staff member was identified and apologizes and we will deal with the matter internally in the organization."

Friedman, however, has been known for engaging in provocations aimed at showing his personal devotion to the Jewish state and preferred changes in US policy toward the conflict; for example, he's long attempted to pressure the State Department to use terminology more friendly to the idea that the West Bank belongs to Israel, something rejected by official American policy. The ambassador has also been known to spearhead fundraising efforts — to the tune of tens of millions of dollars  for Beit El settlement in the West Bank, known as among the most radical Jewish settler movements in the region

In both Gaza and Jerusalem tensions continue to mount after the US Embassy's ceremonial opening in Jerusalem a week ago, which came on the same day 60 Palestinians were gunned down by Israeli live fire after protesters approached the border fence area between Israel and Gaza, with also resulted in over a thousand Palestinians wounded. The United Nations Human Rights Council has since voted to open a formal investigation into the killings.

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revolla tmosley Tue, 05/22/2018 - 22:35 Permalink

TRUMP is the BIGGEST POTUS stooge of Israhell EVER!

There will be NO third Temple. And if they do, what are they gonna sacrifice? Goats, bulls, and sheep? LOL They would make VOODOO practitioners look like saints. Just picture a bunch of crazed joos dancing and splashing animal blood all over themselves! LOL

True Christians are the 3rd Temple (i.e., their hearts).

“Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?” 1 Corinthians 3:16

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revolla BarnacleBill Tue, 05/22/2018 - 23:44 Permalink

Agree. It's propaganda by Zionists.

The Bolshevik Jews destroyed 44,000 churches and left intact all the Joowitch temples. Yet Joos never mention that bit of history. And it's legal under Talmudic laws to burn down churches.

In Syria, there's a house of worship that's split in two: one half a Church + one half a Mosque. Living in harmony. And it was always like that until joos moved in the area and began to spread chaos and lies.

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JSBach1 Branded Wed, 05/23/2018 - 02:07 Permalink

The plan to rebuild third Temple?:

https://youtu.be/K36km5RL0Ho

http://jewishstandard.timesofisrael.com/leaked-plans-for-third-temple-i…

http://21stcenturywire.com/2018/02/17/revealed-the-temple-mount-movemen…

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/trump-s-compared-to-persian-king-cy…

Israel's aggressive behavior is prophesied in Hebrew Bible: Authored by: laurent guyenot

"...The paradox is only apparent, because for Zionists, the Bible is not a religious text, but a textbook of history. And so it should be obvious to anybody paying attention that Israel’s behavior on the international scene cannot be understood without a deep inquiry into the Bible’s underlying ideology. Only by taking account of the biblical roots of Zionism can one understand why Zionism has never been a nationalist movement like others. It could not be, as Gilad Atzmon remarked, from the moment it defined itself as a Jewish movement, aimed at creating a “Jewish state”.[6] Jewish exceptionalism is a biblical concept that has no equivalent in any other ethnic or religious culture. ... according to Deuteronomy Yahweh plans to deliver to Israel “seven nations greater and mightier than [it],” adding: “you must utterly destroy them; you shall make no covenant with them, and show no mercy to them."

https://russia-insider.com/en/israels-aggressive-behavior-embodied-and-…

And this courtesy of another ZH'er from a different thread:

lazarusturtle JSBach1 Tue, 05/22/2018 - 20:50 Permalink Many don't realise how close the zionist plan for world domination is to completion... Excellent update from Adam Green at SGT Report yesterday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHZPLvbhLh8&feature=youtu.be 

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LiteBeeer JSBach1 Wed, 05/23/2018 - 04:06 Permalink

Wrong place. The islamic military barrack aka mosque is build upon the Roman army fortress. One taking over the other. The 2nd Temple was a worship place and located aside of it.

Of course they will build the 3rd temple on the fortress beside the mosque, where the anti-Christ will declare himself as the false god.

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greven40 Implied Violins Wed, 05/23/2018 - 01:08 Permalink

The false prophet uses lying wonders to bewilder the world.  Lying wonders, not true wonders.  They write their own version of prophecy and teach it as if it were God's word.
 

It's not new.  As we're told in Acts, though the scribes and Pharisees read the prophets each sabbath, they did not understand them.  Why?  Because they had invented their own tradition as an overlay.  They preached a temporary world kingdom ruled by them, just like they still do, but Jesus, the promised seed God foretold, preaches the everlasting kingdom.  They taught they were special because of their descended flesh, while Jesus reminded them the important thing is they were spiritually the children of the devil.

 

These people over there now have simply taken up the same old traditions of the scribes and Pharisees and carried them forward over the years.  They have finally reached a point where they have gained power and control enough to actually force their own vision of so-called prophecy, and to see so-called "christians" being the backbone of the antichrist power is sickening, but probably shouldn't a surprise.  After all, what happened in the Old Testament are shadows of what was to come, and for examples to Christians.  So great apostasy in the "churches" to the point where they have become nuSynagogues that worship antichrist, should certainly be a sign of the coming end.

 

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jefferson32 Implied Violins Wed, 05/23/2018 - 04:51 Permalink

Yes!

People should realize the “end times” propaganda is being *heavily* pushed with all denominations. Everyone is probably aware of how prominent it has become among protestant Christians in the US in these past years... but also realize it is (by definition) the key precept of (theosophic) New Age, and that  Muslims are *also* being bombarded with talk about the “Dajjal”, “Mahdi”, and impending “Yawm al-Qiyāmah”.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_eschatology

Even some of the battles in Syria were carried out and timed to match Islamic eschatology. This is why they destroyed Palmyra btw. End-times is central in the Islamic State’s propaganda (and we all know who is behind IS, right?). 

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/04/opinion/the-problem-with-the-islamic…

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-30083303

My 2 cents: we are *not* about to enter “the end times”, there will however be a monetary & social calamity during which the global central planners will make an important push towards power consolidation. They have an interest in making sure as many people as possible let their guard down.

It is possible they are themselves also crazed messianists who are trying to fulfil their pet “prophecy”, force the “coming” of their little “moschiah”, and build their ridiculous “third” temple.

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rrrr jefferson32 Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:59 Permalink

The "end times" spoken of in the New Testament refers to texts written many hundreds of years before Jesus' lifetime, and when you investigate them you discover they are never talking about any time period but the era in which they were written. The prophecies of Isaiah were not about Jesus but were about the times in which Isaiah lived. You can easily understand this just by reading the book of Isaiah. When the apostles referred to such texts they were intentionally misrepresenting the words of men who lived centuries earlier than themselves, and you can understand this also simply by reading the book of Acts. Saul of Tarsus, and Peter both were unconscionable deceivers and abusers preaching to people who could not read and who knew nothing about the texts referred to. In fact, the end times were not prophecies but were vain threats made in place of practical action, because they were incapable of overcoming their enemies themselves. They said their deity would make war against them in the same way that some ancient Hawaiians used to believe that a goddess called Pele causes volcanoes to erupt. And now you have avid Christianers foaming at the mouth because they don't know anything about how the real world actually works, they believe anything whatsoever that their preacher tells them, and they haven't got the sense to actually read the Bible and understand what it says.

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rrrr Implied Violins Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:47 Permalink

In overcoming these affronts, we need to begin with our own young. They are vulnerable to harmful ideas because of their own lack of experience in life, and many of them will typically adopt any religion, philosophy, or social system that seems to them attractive just superficially, because they don't have knowledge or understanding of more important information. We need to instill in our own young valid and true ideas about what works in the world and how to deal with the world on its own terms, and not teach them concepts whose ultimate outcome includes their own extinction. By this I mean not only the Christian religion, which is extremely harmful to anyone who tries to practice what it teaches, but also other, more ancient ideas that produce outcomes which are beneficial in practical terms. Public schools cannot be trusted to accomplish this, one reason being that persons in charge of public schools cannot and do not reliably approve of children being taught what is true, and they do not have the real needs of our people in mind.

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kralizec MasterControl Wed, 05/23/2018 - 08:35 Permalink

Yes, mostly...they are the dregs kicked out of every Islamic nation in the region...the crap nobody wanted...they crap they all thought it hilarious to dump on other people.

There never were and are not a people by that name...it comes from the ancient Greeks via Heroditus who described a geographic district of Syria in the 5th century BC and it passed down to the Romans who used the term for their governing district.

Nobody...until the modern day Islamic nations kicked out their trash used the term "Palestinian" to describe their race or nationality, period.  It is a fact many refuse to accept.

Now, if those people called themselves Jordanians or Egyptians or even Philistines...it opens avenues they would rather not go...like go back to those nations or prove your Philistine roots like Native American tribes do in Indian lands across the US.

But that it the beauty of a made up nation...you get to make up a bunch of other stuff to fit your meme, to deceive useful idiots into supporting your aims...and in truth for many to satiate any excuse to hate all Jews some more.

There is no Palestinian people, zero zip nada. 

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rrrr kralizec Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:11 Permalink

What you've said is mostly propaganda. In fact, DNA tests have shown that the Palestinian people are the people most closely related to the Jews of all the people on our planet. There is also reason to suspect that the Palestinian people may have descended from those Hebrews who, during Jesus' lifetime, accepted his teachings and split off from the main body of synagogue congregations.

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are we there yet revolla Wed, 05/23/2018 - 05:49 Permalink

Out of the box thinking...Have Disneyland build 3 separate theme parks outside of Jerusalem ....one for Mickey Mouse, one for arab jerusalem stuff, and one for jewish jerusalem stuff. Bring the kids. Just bulldoze down those worn out old buildings cluttering downtown Jerusalem. Also next time they should paint the wailing wall a different color and wash it more often. Also for the arab theme park where the arabs pray by crouching down and sticking their buts in each other faces, that is just gross. At least put an extra few feet behind and ahead of each arab in case they have flatulence. Disneyland has higher standards than Irael and Islam.

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FBaggins BarnacleBill Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:59 Permalink

They tend to drive other faiths out and then they either tear down their places of worship or take them over. A good example of how intolellerant Muslims are to other faiths, is the  austraization and very often violence to any member of their family who converts to Christianity.  You will find in India far more tolerance by the Hindus to Muslims, than in Pakistan where there is very little tolerance toward Hindus by Muslims. It is the case everywhere you go. Then you have in the Middle East, the Zionist who are probably the most exclusive, intolerant, tribal group in the world, backed up by their Talmud and superstitions. And we take sides???    

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marsrecords BarnacleBill Wed, 05/23/2018 - 15:05 Permalink

Go back to the sea Barnacle Bill

Islam has murdered over 460 MILLION people in its history. 

As long as they have a book that ORDERS them to kill anyone that doesn't believe like they do, you have a problem.

Only Progressive Socialist Communist Liberals think otherwise.

And the joke is on the liberals.

If Islam takes over a country, about how many MINUTES do think those liberals have remaining on their lifespan? Here Einstein, let me help you. About 1 minute.

Are your feelings hurt yet? Is that bigoted? As the Hindus in India. 200 Million dead.

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greven40 Squid-puppets … Wed, 05/23/2018 - 01:18 Permalink

Nope.  That is a teaching inserted by the followers of Pharisaism(judaism).  See, if we simply go by the scriptures, they would have to admit the Messiah already came, because there had to be a temple present when he arrives.  Since they refuse, they simply roll out a new so-called "prophecy' where a temple must be rebuilt since a temple is required when Messiah comes.  So they just push all the prophecies fulfilled by Jesus to the future, and rather than preach the everlasting kingdom NOW, where the scriptures say Christians have been entering for almost 2k years, they preach a future kingdom on earth, just like the Pharisees believe.  Rather than a gospel of salvation to all who will believe, they preach the supremacy of a group calling themselves "jews" who they claim are naturally chosen without the need of the gospel of salvation.  Instead of looking to Heavenly Jerusalem, these "judeo-christians" are worshiping an idol in the Middle East.

It stems from the fact that the antichrists have sent their wolves among the sheep to devour them with false doctrines and strange teachings.  Instead of who God calls Israel, these "judeo-christian" proselytes of the "jews" call a "jewish state" Israel.
Instead of Romans 2:28-29 telling them who a Jew is, they listen to the traditions of antichrists who make up their own, changing, labels, which are directly opposite the scriptures.  Instead of teaching that Jesus entered once and for all, as the perfect sacrifice, and that his body, made up of Christians as lively spiritual stones that make up a spiritual temple, they want to build an abominable earthly temple with their hands and sacrifice the blood of goats and bulls.

Ultimately, they're like the ignorant mob shouting Crucify him! to this very day.

 

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secretargentman greven40 Wed, 05/23/2018 - 01:39 Permalink

Jesus' pronouncement of doom on the Jewish State and Religion:

“Hear another parable. There was a master of a house who planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug a winepress in it and built a tower and leased it to tenants, and went into another country. When the season for fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants to get his fruit. And the tenants took his servants and beat one, killed another, and stoned another. Again he sent other servants, more than the first. And they did the same to them. Finally he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and have his inheritance.’ And they took him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. When therefore the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?” They said to him, “He will put those wretches to a miserable death and let out the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the fruits in their seasons.”

Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures:

“‘The stone that the builders rejected
    has become the cornerstone;
this was the Lord's doing,
    and it is marvelous in our eyes’?

 Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people producing its fruits. And the one who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; and when it falls on anyone, it will crush him.”

(Matthew 21:33-45)

40 years later, the state of Israel was judged and brought to and end at the hand of the Roman General Titus, in the name of the 10th Roman Caesar. 

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Sjappie revolla Wed, 05/23/2018 - 06:45 Permalink

It basically means you are god. That's how we were created. That's what we are. Creators. gods.

If you like the bible so much, read the book titled; 'The book that will forever change our ideas about the bible'.

 

Everything is energy, so take a guess what it's all about? 

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