August 30, 2007

Possible remains of second temple found in Jerusalem

Leave it to non-Jews who have no spiritual awareness to find it odd that Jews would want to live right near their holiest site. Of course, non-Jews have no problem when Muslims want to live near their holy sites in Medina and Mecca, but when Jews want to live near their holiest site, it becomes an "international incident". And, frankly, I'm getting disgusted by the hypocrisy of it. From Breitbart:

Remains of the Jewish second temple may have been found during work to lay pipes at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in east[ern] Jerusalem, Israeli television reported Thursday.

Israeli television broadcast footage of a mechanical digger at the site which Israeli archaeologists visited on Thursday.

Gaby Barkai, an archaeologist from Bar Ilan University, urged the Israeli government to stop the pipework after the discovery of what he said is "a massive seven metre-long wall."

Television said the pipework carried out by the office of Muslim religious affairs, or Waqf, is about 1.5 metres deep and about 100 metres long.

The compound, which houses both Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock, is located in east Jerusalem, which Israel occupied in 1967 and then annexed. It is the third holiest site in Islam after Mecca and Medina.

For Jews it as known as the Temple Mount, which they revere as the site of the Holy Temple, which was destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD. It is the holiest site in Judaism.

All that remains today is the Temple's Western Wall, or Wailing wall.