A conference of ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jews in West Jerusalem has called for the destruction of Al-Aqsa Mosque and the building of the "3rd temple" on its ruins. In response, the Aqsa Foundation for Endowment and Heritage warned of an escalation of the attempts by the Israeli occupation authorities and "its arms" - conferences such as this- to market construction of the so-referred to as "3rd temple" at the cost of Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock.
In a press release, the Foundation explained that Israeli Primary Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is behind these phone calls. The Jewish groups pushing for the temple have urged Netanyahu to fulfil his assure that in the function of his re-election, he would approve and arrange for Jewish prayers to be held in Al-Aqsa.
Ultra-orthodox Hasidim have turn out to be much more active in recent weeks, focusing on Al-Aqsa Mosque, desecrating it and functioning towards its "Judaization". Reports and images from the convention held on thirtieth December have been published on a number of proper-wing and ultra-orthodox internet sites. The conference, it is claimed, was held particularly to address the Temple issue. Its programme incorporated demonstrations of the rituals to be noticed in a new temple the organisers presented the conference as if such rituals would be getting location in situ sooner relatively than later on. Correct-wing Israeli groups have demanded that the Israeli Primary Minister helps make the necessary preparations with the police so that Jews can pray inside of Al-Aqsa. Letters dating from 1995 and 2005 have been made as evidence of Netanyahu’s assure to facilitate this kind of prayers if he turned Primary Minister for a second term he was re-elected in 2009.
Successive Israeli governments have played down claims that Jews are planning to demolish Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock and replace the historic Islamic sites with a Jewish temple, despite the overpowering evidence that a lot of organisations inside of Israel and in the Jewish diaspora have that as their primary goal ( via middleeastmonitor.org.uk ).