During the last week in August I was with my friend and work colleague Avshalom Kapach at the Western Wall plaza. We wanted to check out whether the Third Temple is really recognizably in the planning stages, or even already being built, as the Palestinian media often claims. Palestinian politicians are continually warning of Israel’s plans to build a temple. “The Israelis, together with the Americans, want to remove all Palestinian Muslims from Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque,” ranted Najah El-Bakirat of the Al-Aqsa Academy. He even reported that Jews were planning to storm the mosque during the Islamic holidays.…
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