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Ateret Cohanim Yeshiva Students Sport Sweatshirts Calling for Destruction of Dome of Rock

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Ateret Cohanim sweatshirt calling for destruction of Dome of Rock: 'Sometimes you have to take off the kippah.'

Apparently, one of the hot fashion items this season in the far-right Israeli yeshiva culture is a sweatshirt sold by students at the Ateret Cohamin yeshiva which calls for the destruction of the Dome of the Rock.  The sweatshirt, a picture of which is displayed here, says in literal Hebrew:

Sometimes you have to take off the kippah.

Kippah can mean either yarmulke or “dome,” hence the double meaning.  This “wit” passes for political commentary in the Jewish terror crowd.  Ateret Cohanim is the settler extremist group which is fraudulently “buying” East Jerusalem Palestinian property, evicting residents, and installing kosher Jewish settlers in their place as part of the orchestrated campaign to rid the city of Arabs.  It also is training potential High Priests who can resume the sacrificial ritual of the Holy Temple once it is rebuilt, and presumably the Dome of the Rock destroyed.  The sweats have been sold since at least 2007 according to messages posted at far-right message boards.

Imagine if Fatah youth sported sweatshirts calling for blowing up the Western Wall.  How would that be received?  I haven’t heard a peep from Itamar Marcus and his boys at Palestine Media Watch about this latest form of religious incitement against Palestinian holy places.  I wonder why?

Former JDL leader and current New York Democratic powerhouse Dov Hikind is closely identified with Ateret Cohanim, as his wife is the paid fundraiser for the American affiliate.  Last year, they brought former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem to endorse their efforts, where he also joined Irving Moskowitz at the recently stolen Shepherd Hotel property.

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  • Aonee January 17, 2012, 4:37 PM

    How can an israeli buy property if no arab is willing to sell one?

    If the palestinians stop selling their property at any cost there will be no such fraudulent “buying”, right?

    • Richard Silverstein January 17, 2012, 10:07 PM

      You’re presuming the settlers buy the land from a legitimate Palestinian owner. As Therese says, most often they don’t. They forge deeds, they forge signatures, they forge identities. And they don’t even do it particularly carefully.

  • Therese January 17, 2012, 8:41 PM

    Many of the sales are legally dubious – they involve exchanges with someone who claims to be the owner, but is not.

    In other cases, there is no purchase, but rather a ressurected claim that this property belonged to Jewish people in the past, and must now be restored to them. Again, these claims are very disputed, and the courts very biased. Also, there is the entire notion that Jewish property rights persist, from the 17th century until now, but Palestinian property rights are extinguished by prior to 1948.

    • david January 18, 2012, 2:26 PM

      I”m sorry, your comments are also rather dubious. Please put some facts into your claims. Do you have an actual case to quote?

      I’m not saying your point may not be valid, but the claim you are making should be supported by facts.

  • yankel January 18, 2012, 4:28 AM

    “there is the entire notion that Jewish property rights persist, from the 17th century until now, but Palestinian property rights are extinguished by prior to 1948″ – Her you hit the nail on its head, for this is the crux of the Israeli Apartheid.

    The much touted Israeli Supreme Court has long upheld this concept of applying one legal standard to (Jewish) colonists and another to (native) Arabs.

    • yankel January 18, 2012, 4:30 AM

      Ooops, mine was supposed to be replying to Therese…

  • dickerson3870 January 18, 2012, 1:43 PM

    RE: “one of the hot fashion items this season in the far-right Israeli yeshiva culture is a sweatshirt sold by students at the Ateret Cohamin yeshiva which calls for the destruction of the Dome of the Rock.” ~ R.S.

    ALSO SEE: IDF rabbinate edits out Dome of the Rock from picture of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, By Gili Cohen, Haaretz, 01/05/12

    (excerpt) Israel’s military rabbinate released an educational document ahead of the holiday of Hanukkah last month, featuring a photo of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount without the Dome of the Rock, Haaretz learned on Thursday.
    The photo was featured in a packet prepared by the Military Rabbinate issued to Israel Defense Forces bases ahead of Hanukkah, under the section titled “The Festival of Jewish Heroism,” which included an article and a quiz on the Jewish struggle against Hellenistic rule.
    One reserves officer talking with Haaretz said that when he “received the materials from the battalion rabbi something seemed strange about that picture.”
    “We get material from the rabbinate every week and it’s mostly positive things,” the IDF officer said, adding that the edited picture was part of an “official release, which is why it’s problematic the army is distributing it.” …

    SOURCE – http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/idf-rabbinate-edits-out-dome-of-the-rock-from-picture-of-jerusalem-s-temple-mount-1.405602