Palestine Press Agency reports that the "Al Aqsa Foundation" is complaining about a new synagogue that is opening today "only meters from the Al-Aqsa Mosque." Ma'an adds that this move is a "provocation to hundreds of millions of Muslims" worldwide. It also says that this synagogue was being built "at the expense of" an historic Muslim steam bath.
As usual, taking facts out of context is very convenient to the bigots who want to rid Jerusalem of Jews.
In fact, a synagogue is being re-dedicated today in the Old City. The Ohel Yitzchak synagogue was built in 1917 on land purchased by Hungarian Jews in 1867.
Those multi-cultural Arabs who are so concerned about the sanctity of world religions drove the Jew of Jerusalem to abandon the structure in the 1936 riots, and they destroyed the synagogue altogether in 1948. The restoration has taken 15 years.
And the ancient steam bath? Well, the Israel Antiquities Authority found that Mameluke steam bath during the synagogue restoration, and preserved it, so this rebuilding of the synagogue didn't destroy this historic bath - it discovered it!
This is another object lesson in half-truths peddled by the Palestinian Arab media, the outright lies of the Al Aqsa Foundation and the complete hypocrisy of Muslims who want Jerusalem to be Judenrein today.
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