Yisrael Medad, in Israel since 1970, Hebrew U. MA, resides in Shiloh and is an activist for Zionism and Judea & Samaria.
Thu,Jul 31,2014 4 Av 5774
The Pope is here.
Yesterday, he was at a wall that needed to be erected to prevent the murders of Jews
and today, at a Wall constructed to support the Temple within which Jesus visited and overturned tables in a social protest.
As I was updated,
Irene, an Irish Catholic, has pointed out that the Pope's location this morning as to part of his schedule visit to Jerusalem [which I think could be spelled 'Jewrusalem' - YM] is not the Temple Mount:"The Pope’s Schedule from the official website of the Pilgrimage of His Holiness Francis in the Holy Land on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the meeting in Jerusalem between Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras (May 24 – 26, 2014)Monday, May 26, 20148:15 VISIT TO THE GRAND MUFTI OF JERUSALEM in the building of the Great Council on the Esplanade of the Mosques. Discourse of the Holy FatherThe "Esplanade of the Mosques" is the Temple Mount."
The original building was a synagogue later probably used by Jewish Christians. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, the building was spared during the destruction of Jerusalem under Titus (AD 70), though Pixner thinks it was likely rebuilt right after the war, and claims three walls of that structure are still extant: the North, East and South walls of the present King David's Tomb. Roman emperor Theodosius I built an octagonal church (the "Theodosian Church" or "Holy Zion Church") aside the synagogue (that was named "Church of the Apostles"). The Theodosian Church, probably started in AD 382, was consecrated by John II, Bishop of Jerusalem in AD 394.