1. Larry Etkin
    January 6, 2023 @ 1:55 pm

    The “dream” reminds me of an earlier epoch where the Palestinians were said to “never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.” Could you imagine how flustered Gvir would have been if he had been met with the proverbial red carpet instead of all the invectives that came from Moslem authorities all over the world? I “imagine” that he wouldn’t have even known to respond in that positive manner your “dream” proposed.

  2. Joseph Alexander
    January 8, 2023 @ 10:42 am

    For a different take on Minister Ben-Gvir’s recent visit to the Temple Mount, read Liat Collins’ article in the Jerusalem Post. It is incisive and provides a great deal of historical, religious and legal context: https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-726772

  3. DS
    January 11, 2023 @ 1:23 pm

    This is so naïve and perfectly reflective of the fantasy world in which Zionists live. Why should the population having its human and civil rights abrogated ongoing 70 years show grace and hospitality to their oppressors? The man you say they should welcome with open arms is actively working to drive these people out of their homes, inciting multiple riots in the last year. Do you think Palestinians showing him kindness will in any way alter his beliefs that they are to subjugate themselves to Jewish people should they wish to remain in their own homeland? Do you think your olive branch here will alter in any way this man’s demonization of Reform Jews? No. Instead, you have merely given off the impression that ARZA and the URJ condone the aspirations of Israel’s Kahanist extremists to alter the status quo on the Temple Mount if not the methods they use to attain those ends.

    • Josh Weinberg
      January 11, 2023 @ 3:52 pm

      Maybe, but how has the “resistance” worked for them so far?

      • Josh Weinberg
        January 11, 2023 @ 3:53 pm

        And really??? I think I/we have been pretty clear with every fiber of our beings that we do not condone, but rather condemn everything that Ben Gvir stands for and does.

        “Everything Ben Gvir is doing is dangerous. Even if we ignore the fact that the top of the Temple Mount is unavailable to group Jewish prayer at the moment, his slow and steady attempt to normalize Jewish presence on the Temple Mount could augur World War III with the Muslim world. That would be a catastrophe for the State of Israel, the Jewish people, and world peace. Ben Gvir is playing with fire, and we can only hope that saner leaders take the lead and do nothing to change the Temple Mount’s status quo observed since the 1967 Six-Day War.”