War can come at anytime in the Middle East. Iran is working fervently to obtain the nuclear weapons it covets. Moderates like Egypt are casting a baleful eye on Iran wondering how they’ll like a world where a nuclear armed Islamic state calls the shots and Egypt has no choice but to fall into line. Obama is bowing low to the Saudi King while destroying Americas Economy with Childlike denial and profligate spending. The Americans are becoming used to rule by crisis and the idea that our way of life is forfeit in the face of the new green transnationalism sweeping the globe. Neither Obama nor his team has any regard for Israel and they intend to steamroll Israel into making suicidal concessions to a band of thugs that will, of course, backfire creating a war that finally destroys Israel or frightens everyone into peace. War can come at any time in the Middle East but that’s nothing new.
In the midst of great peril in Israel there is a dream that won’t die; the Rebuilding of the Temple of Solomon. While it’s inconceivable in today’s world that the Temple could be built; in the world of tomorrow, it may become a spoil of war or a symbol of new peace. If the upcoming war with Iran and Israel is sufficiently terrifying for both sides it may prompt world powers to demand a real peace from the Arabs. If ever there was an enticement that could compel the Israeli’s to sign a peace treaty, perhaps with a Palestinian State, the ability to rebuild the Temple might be the inducement to end the hostilities. The powers of an Oil Dependant Planet can’t afford to allow continued instability in the Middle East as the upcoming war with Israel and Iran will make clear to everyone. This coming war isn’t going to be a cake walk and there’s going to be casualties aplenty including, possibly the limited uses of WMD’s before it’s over.
I know there’s a prophesy out there about Damascus Syria being wiped out that is yet to be fulfilled. I believe there’s also a prophesy about a bunch of casualties in Jerusalem from something that sounds like a chemical or biological weapon as well. Given the fact that Israel and Iran are heading for war over the Iranian nuclear threat this may be the time something like Damascus getting wiped out from launching a chemical attack on Jerusalem will be played out. It’s possible. Given how oil dependant every economy on Earth has become it’s possible that the world will insist on real peace so it can sleep nights knowing all the worlds factories are still humming along.
Consider this most interesting article from the Jerusalem Post. Its still, I admit a pipedream, but in a post war world where too much bloodshed has changed minds and softened the hearts of the most committed fanatics it may happen. It’s an interesting exercise to think about how the conditions may arise to rebuild the temple, on the temple mount, and what conditions would be necessary to precede such an event.
Feiglin: If I were PM, I’d rebuild the Temple
Apr. 20, 2009
Matthew Wagner , THE JERUSALEM POST
Moshe Feiglin, head of Manhigut Yehudit (Jewish Leadership Movement) said last week that if he was elected prime minister, he would try to rebuild the destroyed Temple in Jerusalem.
“I don’t know if I will have the merit of doing something that is the aspiration of every Jew,” said Feiglin. “But if I become prime minister I will take away control over the Temple Mount from the Wakf [the Islamic trust] and reinstate Jewish sovereignty over the entire mount and, hopefully, rebuild the Temple.”
Feiglin said that rebuilding the Temple and all that it symbolized was the essence of a Jewish state.
Feiglin made the comments during the second annual Ramle Conference, sponsored by the religious Zionist settler movement Komemiut and a small group of young rabbis who are involved in outreach in Ramle.
The subject of the conference was “Between Israel and the Nations of the World.”
Speakers who included Rabbi of Safed Shmuel Eliyahu and Rabbi of Hebron-Kiryat Arba Dov Lior managed to draw only a few dozen people to the event. The conference, which took place at Ramle’s community center, was also broadcast on Arutz 7’s Internet site.
Feiglin said that Israel’s political leadership since 1967 had missed the chance to “realize every Jew’s aspiration.”
“I am not saying that I will fulfill this dream, but I am saying that if I get the chance I will do my utmost to bring our hopes in line with reality. It may seem altogether disconnected from reality to talk about rebuilding the Temple, but imagine how an Auschwitz survivor would have responded if he were told in 1945 that the Jewish people would have a state of their own with a Jewish army,” he said.
In December of last year, ahead of national elections, Feiglin, who was number 20 on Likud’s list, was sidelined by Likud chairman Binyamin Netanyahu. In an internal party decision, Feiglin was bumped down to the number 36 slot, leaving him out of the present Knesset.
However, Feiglin, who spoke with The Jerusalem Post Sunday, said he still harbored ambitions of replacing Netanyahu and becoming Israel’s next prime minister.
Meanwhile, Rabbi Zalman Melamed, a leading spiritual leader of the settlement movement and rabbi of Beit El, envisioned a time when a majority of Israelis would be religious.
“There is a steady process unfolding in which the state is gradually becoming more religious,” said Melamed.
“Haredim and families from our crowd have large families. Also, there are growing numbers of newly religious families. There is a deep feeling that people want the redemption to arrive already. And part of that process will be the rebuilding of the Temple.”