Jewish leaders today worried that Obama will eventually divide Jerusalem and cede the Temple Mount.
YNet News reported:
“Only time will tell if the US president is Barack or Hussein,” Yesha Council Director-General Pinchas Wallerstein said Thursday in response to Obama’s historic speech in Cairo, in which called for a “new beginning between the United States and Muslims.”
Yesha Council Chairman Danny Dayan was more critical of the American leader, saying “in many respects the speech pandered to Islam; it emphasized ‘Hussein’ more than it did ‘Barack’, and proved that we must not allow the Obama administration (impose its will regarding Israeli construction in the West Bank and Jerusalem). He will eventually cause us to divide Jerusalem and cede the Temple Mount.”
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“However, we must keep in mind that the decisions are made in Jerusalem,” Dayan said.
The Shomron Settlers’ Committee issued a statement saying “The State of Israel is paying the price for its leaders’ defeatism. Hussein Obama opted to adopt the Arab’s bogus versions over the Jewish truth.”