The annual day of mourning for the destruction of the two Jewish Temples that once stood on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem focuses all Jews on the Temple Mount, but has also recently been the subject of discussions by Israeli Knesset members as they met to talk about the Temple, it's role in Jewish life and Israel's approach to the Temple Mount.
An expert on the subject, Dr. Mordechai Keidar, discussed the political implications of Israel's stance on the Temple Mount and said the struggle for Jerusalem is not territorial, it is theological and he downplayed the Palestinian claim for the Temple Mount since Jerusalem is not mentioned even once in the Koran.
The Moslem view of Judaism is the root of the PA's refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish nation and they firmly reject all Jewish claim to the Temple Mount while at the same time they reject that the Temple Mount is Judaism's most holy site.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
Judaism's claim that the Temple Mount is their most holy site and the rejection of that claim by the PA is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.
Dr. Mordechai Keidar speaking at the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, made a very profound statement that the struggle for Jerusalem is not territorial, but it is theological. The statement by the Moslem world that Judaism is no longer relevant will not make the controversy surrounding the Temple Mount go away.
However, when you turn to God's prophetic Word, we can see what the Lord has planned for this sacred site. The Psalmist wrote in Psalm 132:13-14 that God has chosen Jerusalem and especially the Temple Mount to dwell among His people, the Jewish people forever. The Lord made a covenant with the second Jewish king, King David, that one day He would bring all of the Jewish people to this spot and give them the land forever, II Samuel 7:10. On the Temple Mount one day there will be built a Temple where the Messiah, Jesus Christ, will rule and reign forever, Zechariah 6:13. In fact, Jesus will build that Temple, Zechariah 6:12.
If the discussions in the Israeli Knesset do not include these passages of Scripture, they are wasting their time.