JD: When we talk about Al Aqsa are we talking about the Mosque or are we talking about the entire Temple Mount?
IM: The Palestinian Authority and their religious leaders try to keep expanding the areas they want to have religious jurisdiction on. But Israel now wants to have Jews walk up on the Temple Mount as well. I mean the Temple Mount is the holiest site for the Jewish people. The Palestinian Authority keeps claiming that the Temple Mount which is many many times the size of the Al Aqsa Mosque is actually all part of Al Aqsa Mosque. They meant that a Jewish presence in a Muslim holy site vials the holy site. It’s a racist statement in and of itself but what they’re doing is they’re trying to expand it to not only the entire Temple Mount but they’ve actually said many times that it applies to the Western Wall as well.
JD: We talked about at the beginning of the broadcast the Israeli plot. If the Muslim world doesn’t stand up and protect Al Aqsa Mosque something is going to happen and the world is going to have to pay for it. What is this Israeli plot that they are talking about?
IM: The Palestinian Authority leadership including Mahmoud Abbas all said that Israel is planning to destroy the Al Aqsa Mosque. Israel has never said that we’re planning to destroy the Mosque but the leadership wanted to have terror. So they created this lie and the people believed them. So when they say now Israel having a plot and the world will pay dearly it raises a very significant alarm. They’re implying that the world will pay with terror and with violence. So this is a very clear threat to the world. If you want to have quiet then you have to do what we want regarding the Temple Mount.
JD: Itamar Marcus with the details on the Israeli plot to destroy the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.