Israeli Archaeologist Censured By Islamic Guards On Temple Mount



JANUARY 4, 2017 9:24 AM

Israeli Archaeologist Censured by Islamic Guards on Temple Mount


The Temple Mount. Photo: Wikipedia.

The Temple Mount. Photo: Wikipedia. – A preeminent Israeli archaeologist was censured by Islamic guards on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount for using the term “Temple Mount” while delivering a lecture to a group of students.

Dr. Gabriel Barkay, who gained international fame for his archaeological discoveries as part of the Temple Mount Sifting Project, was delivering a lecture to a multi-faith group of students from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) on the Temple Mount Sunday when guards from the Islamic Waqf approached him, attempting to have Barkay ejected by Israeli police for repeatedly using the name “Temple Mount,” according to The Times of Israel.

Israeli police told the Islamic guards, who patrol the site for the Jordanian-run Islamic Waqf, that they had no grounds to eject Barkay, while also telling the Israeli archaeologist to refrain from using the term for the rest of the visit. Barkay proceeded to refer to the site by its initials “TM,” the report said.

The incident comes amid Palestinian attempts to erase Jewish connection to Jerusalem’s holy sites. In October, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) passed a series of Palestinian-backed resolutions that referred to the Temple Mount exclusively by its Muslim names – Haram al-Sharif and Al-Aqsa Mosque – while ignoring any Jewish or Christian ties to the holy site.

4 thoughts on “Israeli Archaeologist Censured By Islamic Guards On Temple Mount

    1. Ms. Kristi, I agree with you totally on this issue. Even though I am an American Christian I know that I would give my life for Israel in a heartbeat. To me, by my beliefs, to be an enemy of Israel is to be a total idiot. I hope, I pray, that you and your loved ones have a great week. Stay warm, stay safe, God bless.—ted


      1. We have to STAND with the Holy Land of Israel-Yisrael, because Jesus-Yeshua Christ was born in Bethlehem and was born too Jewish Parents, as Mary was given HIM through the Holy Ghost!!

        Jesus-Yeshua and died in Jerusalem and AROSE on the Third Day!! Jesus-Yeshua Christ is alive at the Right Hand side of God our Father who art in Heaven Above!!

        Love Always and Shalom ( Peace ), YSIC \o/

        Kristi Ann

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