Saturday, January 19, 2013

Bayit Yehudi Canddiate Wants to "Blow Up" Dome of Rock

Israeli journalist Yehuda Nuriel came across this video of Jeremy Gimpel, number 14 on Naftali Bennett’s Habait Hayehudi (Jewish Home) party, speaking before a church in Florida on November 13, 2011.

The video caught the eye of veteran commentator Amnon Abramovich, who broadcast the video on the widely-viewed Channel 2 newscast on Friday night. In his lecture, Gimpel said:
 “Imagine if the Golden Dome - I’m being recorded so I can’t say ‘blown up’ - but let’s say the Dome was blown up, right? And we laid the cornerstone of the Temple in Jerusalem. Can you imagine? None of you would be here - all of you would be like, “I’m going to Israel, right?” No one would be here, it would be incredible!” Nuriel followed up with another video of a televised radio show in which Gimpel is quoted as saying the Dome of the Rock is so visually striking in Jerusalem in order to send the message that it “doesn’t really belong there.”