What Have the Detectors Detected?

Let us pay close attention to the statement of Jordan’s King, the great grandson of a previous King assassinated just outside the Al-Aqsa mosque in 1951 of yesterday:

Amman, July 24 (Petra) — His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Monday evening, discussed with Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, the crisis in the Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al-Haram al-Sharif.

During a phone call, His Majesty stressed the need to find an immediate solution and remove the causes of the ongoing crisis in the Al-Haram Al-Sharif, to restore the situation to what it was before the outbreak of the crisis and full reopen the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

King Abdullah also emphasized the necessity of removing measures adopted by the Israeli side since the outbreak of the crisis and the importance of agreeing on measures to prevent the reoccurrence of such escalation in the future, in a manner that ensures respect for the historical and legal status in Al-Haram al-Sharif.

Note the language:

remove the causes of the ongoing crisis in the Al-Haram Al-Sharif, 

So, the “causes” are…what, exactly?

Since the metal detectors are to be removed, they are the causes. Not the terror of Arabs?

As for the “status quo”, again, we read carefully:

to restore the situation to what it was before the outbreak of the crisis 

So, the “status quo”, we comprehend is once again one that is Islamic-oriented.  Security is not the foremost concern.

The detectors, it appears, or rather their removal, have now detected Israel’s government’s weakness.

But the new security cameras I am sure will serve as the next “cause” of a provocation that need be removed.

After all, the King had earlier

urged Netanyahu to cancel the new provocative measures and stressed the importance of an agreement on any measures to prevent a repeat of this escalation in the future

The detectors are the “provocation” we are told. And Jordan must be involved in any agreement (and even if it couldn’t carry through the previous agreement to affix surveillance cameras two years ago that could, perhaps, have prevented the terror attack of a fortnight away).

The detectors “escalated” the tension is .message

And this is all wrong.  All backwards.

And so appropriate for this pre-Tisha B’Av period.

About the Author
Yisrael Medad, currently is a Research Fellow at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem and Deputy Editor of the English Language Anthology of Jabotinsky's Writings. American-born, he and his wife made Aliyah in 1970. He resides in Shiloh since 1981. He was a member of the Betar Youth Movement World Executive and is a volunteer spokesperson for the Yesha Council. He holds a MA in Political Science from the Hebrew University and is active is many Zionist and Jewish projects and initiatives.
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