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Ra'am's Mansour Abbas Warns Jewish Prayer at Temple Mount Will 'Lead to War'
Mansour Abbas, chair of the Islamist Ra'am party, warned Thursday in an interview with Israel's Channel 12 News that allowing Jews to pray on the Temple Mount will "lead to war."
Mansour said he is worried about the incoming right-wing government of Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu, comprised mostly of religious Jewish parties.
"Let's not be naïve," he said. "When you're talking about the most sensitive subject, which is the holy sites. . . people's minds stop working and religious feelings take over.
"We've seen how many rounds of escalation were sparked by provocations at Al Aqsa Mosque," he added.
Abbas neglected to mention, however, that those provocations were the work of Islamist extremists at the Al Aqsa Mosque who attempted to prevent visits by Jews to the Temple Mount compound, site of both Jewish Holy Temples.
Netanyahu has always upheld the historic status quo agreed to by the government following Israel's victory in the 1967 Six Day War, during which the city of Jerusalem was reunited, and its ancient Jewish sites recaptured from Jordan's 19-year occupation.
On Monday, prior to the election that he won decisively a day later, Netanyahu said he would "maintain the status quo."
That status quo maintains the rights of Muslims to pray at the mosques on the Temple Mount but prohibits Jews from doing the same.
In recent years Israeli authorities began correcting the discriminatory policy and quietly allowed Jewish prayer.
Arab terrorist factions – and for that matter, the Palestinian Authority leadership as well – have repeatedly claimed that Israel is planning to destroy the mosques on the site, using the threat to whip up Arab hysteria against Israel.
Albert Einstein Museum to be Built in Jerusalem By Hana Levi Julian
Israel's government cabinet on Sunday approved the establishment of an Albert Einstein Museum, to be built in Jerusalem within the Givat Ram campus of Hebrew University.
Einstein, lauded as one of the greatest scientists of all time, helped found the Hebrew University.
On Saturday night, alternate prime minister Naftali Bennett said via Twitter that while he was serving as prime minister, he had asked what was being done with the archive and writings left by the world-renowned scientist upon his death.
"Albert Einstein is an asset, the biggest brand name in the world for intelligence, science and genius," Bennett said.
"Around the world, in China, India, the US and everywhere, Albert Einstein is synonymous with genius," he noted, and said he hoped the new museum would "serve as a pilgrimage site for anyone who wants to become familiar with Einstein, Jewish intelligence and intelligence in general.
"Israeli teens as well as tourists and scientists from around the world will be able to receive inspiration from him," he said.
Einstein, who was Jewish and fled Nazi Germany in 1933, was offered the chance to become Israel's second president upon the death of Chaim Weizmann in 1952 (Israel's first president) but declined, saying his expertise was in "objective matters" and that he lacked both "the natural aptitude and the experience to deal properly with people and to exercise official functions."
He lived in Princeton, New Jersey until his death three years later at the age of 76.
The scientist, who had strong ties to Judaism and to Israel, bequeathed his archive and writings to Hebrew University in Jerusalem, but up to this point the school did nothing with it.
Once it is built, the museum will serve as a center for science and technology education as well as highlight the scientist's ties to Judaism and Israel. The museum will exhibit Einstein's writings and the rest of his archive, which presumably also contains material on his game-changing Theory of Relativity and his work on quantum mechanics theory, which won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921.
The construction of the museum is budgeted at NIS 41 million.
Israel Postal Service to Trim Hours at 142 Branches
The company signed recovery agreements with the Finance Ministry about a month ago that will see the retirement of 1,000 employees – 20 percent of its postal workers – in exchange for government financing and a collective agreement for its workers.
The service plans to launch customer service on WhatsApp and says it will increase the number of package delivery points outside its branches.
"The reform of the Israel Post is finally underway, in a process that is carried out with complete transparency and ongoing dialogue with the heads of the settlements and with the public," the Israel Postal Service said in a statement.
"As part of the changes, adjustments are being made these days to the way the post operates, after decades in which it was not adjusted to the needs of the public and the changed market for letters and packages, and in some postal units there will no longer be public reception on Fridays.
"In hundreds of postal units throughout the country, the activity on Fridays will continue as usual, along with hundreds of small businesses where packages can be collected.
"Therefore, it is recommended to keep up to date with the postal application or the postal website regarding the operating hours of the various units."
At the same time, "many resources are being invested in order to save the public the need to go to the branch to perform operations and receive service," the Postal Service added. "Already today many services can be received in the Israel Post application or on the website."
The Enigmatic And Contradictory Jewish History Of Judah Benjamin
My wife says I never listen, or something like that.......................
A woman worries about her future until she finds a husband, but a man never worries about the future until he takes a wife.
Marriage is an institution in which a man loses his bachelor's degree, and the woman gets her master's.
Early in your marriage you will find it difficult to get the last word in any discussion. With time, though, you will learn how to always get the last two words in every discussion; just make sure the words are: 'Yes dear.'
And my favorite...
To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little. To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.