By Alyssa A. Lappen
Chicago Tribune | Mar 10, 2001. pg. 24
Some years ago, when Jewish archaeologists opened an entrance to a passageway near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, a huge outcry from Palestinian Arabs led to considerable coverage in your paper.
Yet for nearly a year, the Muslim Wafq controlling the Temple Mount in Jerusalem has been digging both on and under the holiest site in Jerusalem without so much as a word from the news columns in your publication.
The Wafq plan is to build several more mosques on and under the Temple Mount, which would summarily delete Jewish history and presence at this holy site.
Already Jewish prayer is entirely prohibited.
The Waqf has carted more than 1,500 tons of earth to the Kidron dumps, including priceless Second Temple artifacts.
While giving enormous play to Taliban destruction of 3rd and 5th Century Buddhas, you ignore the destruction, since last May, of Judaism’s holiest site.
This is not only a Jewish issue, just as the Buddhas are not only a Buddhist issue.
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