Wanting the cave to be ours doesn't make it so. 81% of the building is controlled by the WAQF according to the Wye River Accords. Of course Netanyahu sees no need to get their approval because we are the stronger power and "might makes right". The unfortunate outcome of his shortsighted strategy is that without any kind of relationship building with the Arabs, the only path left open to them is the use of terror. Build away Bibi, but please invest in more ambulances and emergency first-response teams because more of us will be shot, stabbed and blown up because of your decisions.
4. Regardless Of Muslim Dominated U.N. Abraham Was A Jew!
Islam twisted the truth about the JEWISH story, which came thousands of years before Islam and its moon god Allah were invented.
The Tomb of The Patriachs and the Tomb of Rachel are Jewish tombs! They were never Muslim! Islam should understand that the Torah teaches the truth and taught it long before their perverted, child molester -murderer Mohammed deprecated the Torah and changed the truth to serve his evil purposes. The Torah teaches that Yitschak was going to be Abraham's sacrifice. It was not the outcast, "wild ass", Ishmael. In fact, if Ishmael had been sacrificed, the world would be a safe and much better place.
Robert Blum ,
New Albany, USA
5. Blame falls on silent Christians & UN.
The obscene silence to blood libels, Protocols of Zion, denial of the Temple, etc, which are parading the Islamic world, have led to such bold & blatant falsehoods. They will turn back to haunt the silent ones.
6. The PLO land grab has gone on for too long
I think it is time for Israel to annex all of our holy sites and the disputed territory. Those Arab settlers remaining can be given a choice to peacefully live with full autonomy in Israel or are free to leave.
It is clear that the PLO/Hamas has no interest in making peace with Israel and the best for both parties is to have no more misunderstandings. Our cave of the Patriarchs is not negotiable, nor is our capital Jerusalem. I think Israel must make this very, very clear.
Chaim Ben Kahan ,
7. Rebuild Temple on Temple Mount
The Arabs claim all of the land of Israel as theirs. This is the agenda of the Arab settlers. Israel is resisting the Arab occupation now for centuries. It's time we liberate ALL of Israel. This will lead to peace. Every time Israel appeases it's enemies it only prolongs the conflict.
Chaim Ben Kahan ,
8. Cave of Patriarchs
What would Abraham say about fighting between the son's of Issac and Ismael over his tomb? I don't think he'd approve of it.
The renovation is going to be a flash point.
I pray HaShem is with us.
9. The problem, the solution
The problem is that the Muslims deny that Jews have any claim to the land and that we must get off or submit to their rule, i.e. meaning Jews are dihimis.
The solution is to ignore them and all of their claims unless they have written proof of ownership.
You can give a lenghty lecture about Islam changed the truth about true judaism and the muslim will give a reverse version of your stories. Who's telling the truth?
11. # 8 Easy
Ishmael is an ASS
Ishmael wants the whole world to bow to his will. If the world is more stupid than an ass, he will get away with it.
It can't afford to give away more ground else the battle becomes messy. Mali could be a moment of truth.
There'll never be peace as long as you squat on the stolen property. Sooner or later the rightful owner will come calling on your door.
13. # have written proof of ownership.
Neither do you. Your piece of paper only valid among yourselves and acceptable only in kanggaroo court.
14. Claiming Arab sites
The only thing Arabs have a right to complain about is if Jews claim Mecca as theirs. Everything a Jew rightfully owns, Arabs want. When is a Jewish government going to say to the world, we are Jews, if you claim the tomb of Avraham, Yitzchok, and Yaakov is not ours, then you can go to h@ll.
15. Why should Jews, and the nation-state of the Jewish people,
renovate, promote visits to, and elevate the importance of sites located at the very heart of the Jewish people's ancestral homeland where the roots of the Jewish people as a people are found, and which make for the cradle of the Jewish people's own civilization, i.e. Judaism?
Only those infected with a sense of racism, anti-Jewish racism at that, would object to us, Jews, promoting the importance of sites of our 4,000 year old heritage!!
Jehudah Ben-Israel ,
16. Misleading article
The renovation is part of a 7 year plan to improve 300 cultural sites including the the Tomb of Ben Tzvi (former president of Israel). It isn't specifically related to sites beyond the '49 armistice line but it doesn't exclude them either.
17. Peace will come only when the enemies of Israel surrender
This is how WWII ended. The enemies of Israel are like the Axis powers. Only when the Axis powers surrendered unconditionally there was peace. Now a days Germany and Japan are allies of the United States and this is what I wish for to occur between Israel and the Arabs. However, For this occur Israel must force their enemies to surrender unconditionally, if not we will be at constant war. Think about it.
Chaim Ben Kahan ,
18. #17 is wrong, Peace will come when enemies are no more...
19. King Herod Jewish??
Not really. He was an Edomite and not an Israelite. Any idea of his family's conversion to the Faith of Israel is dubious at best. "Conversion" in the days of the Maccabees was hardly similar to the rule & regulation Rabbinic formula of much later times. Difficult to simply call him a Jew with a strait face, historically. But I do otherwise support the development of these national heritage sites. Sorry the Yanks and Euros and the UN do not care for Israelis having historical sites in Israel!
David N. ,
20. #4, #10, #13 koran and #8
You mischaracterize the Koran.
According to the Koran most of the prophets are Jews (like Issa, Daoud, Suleiman) and the events in bible are true.True Muslims do not deny our claims.
It is just Jew-hating Leftists, colonial powers and corrupt Arab politicians who deny our claims.
#8 Abraham would support Issac: Issac's children renovate the tomb and make it accessible to everyone. Ishmael's children prevent any one else but themselves visiting.
israel israeli ,
21. The blessings of Avraham came through Yitzhak not Ishmael...
and Yitzhak and Rebecca and Yaacov and Lea have NOTHING to do with Islam or the Arabs....
Past Israeli governments made HUGE mistakes giving them rights to the kever and to Hebron. Bibi is among the worst offenders.
Secular Israeli leaders want to distance the people from our religion and make Israel a country without G-d but it will destroy all of us... even the secular.
I blame Bibi and the Israeli governement.
22. "...spark a religious war" what have we had for last 100yrs?
23. # 8 Ishmael was NOT burried there
Only Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, and Leah were. Therefore, the Cave of the Patriarchs belongs to Jacob's descendents.
24. a nation that gives away it's holy sites....
to its enemies is condemned to the ash bucket of history!
uncle meir ,
Both Jordan and the PA in the past have neglected to invest in and maintain religious and cultural sites.
This investment will give a big boost to the areas concerned.
Instead of being criticised Israel should be applauded for taking such an initiative.
Get Real ,
26. Who was Abrahams' first born? Who lead his funeral? Not us !
27. West Bank?
It is Judea and Samaria-the Land of Israel-Israel's Liberated Historic and Biblical Homeland and NOT West Bank. It is time the media stops promoting the propaganda of Israel's enemies.