Netanyahu: Ceding Temple Mount will Lead to War (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gil Ronen 05/20/12)
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At a ceremony honoring the reunification of Jerusalem in the Six Day
War, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu made some of his strongest
statements to date regarding the right of the Jewish nation to
sovereignty over its ancient capital of Jerusalem.
"A lasting peace can only be made with a strong nation," Netanyahu
asserted. "Without a united Jerusalem, the state of Israel will be a
body with a weak heart. Our heart will never be divided again."
Speaking at a Jerusalem Day ceremony on Jerusalem´s Ammunition Hill,
Netanyahu noted that wherever Jewish people pray, anywhere in the
world, they do so facing Jerusalem – "the place that was always the
center of our lives; the place that reminds us of our glorious past
and serves as a focus for our future hopes."
"We will not turn our backs on those who faced Jerusalem throughout
the ages," he said. "We will safeguard Jerusalem because Israel
without Jerusalem is like a body without a heart – and it was on this
hill that the heart went back to beating at full strength."
"On Jerusalem Day, the divided city became whole – and it will remain
"I have doubts, to put it mildly, that if we deposit the Temple Mount
with foreign forces, we will not very quickly slip into a religious
sectarian war," he said. "Only under Israeli sovereignty, the
accessibility and freedom of worship for all religions is a
certainty, and will remain a certainty. Only under Israel are peace
and quiet maintained." (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 05/20/12)
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