Two hundred Egged buses were plastered with posters Sunday that call for the construction of the third temple "quickly and in our time". The posters carry a drawing of Temple Mount without the mosques situated there.
The posters were made by an extreme right-wing group called Eretz Israel Shelanu (Our Land of Israel), headed by Rabbi Shalom Dov Wolpo and Baruch Marzel.
'Build temple quickly, in our time' (Photo: Shmulik Grossman)
Despite the negative emotions the campaign has stirred up in the capital's non-Jewish sectors, Rabbi Wolpo told Ynet, "The people of Israel look forward on Passover to the construction of the temple and the coming if the messiah.
"The Arabs and US President Barack Obama know that the third temple will be established at Temple Mount and that the mosque is there temporarily."
It was the second time the drawing had appeared in public in integrated cities. Two weeks ago an unknown person distributed Passover haggadahs sporting a drawing of Temple Mount with the Dome of the Rock removed to kindergartens and other locations in Jaffa.
In place of the mosque was a model of the temple. The haggadahs sparked anger among the Arab residents of the city and Kamel Agbaria, chairman of the Ajami neighborhood council, said, "I hope someone will stop those who are inciting in time, so that the already tense situation won’t boil over."